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British luxury brand Aston Martin introduces Art of Living, an opportunity to experience the company’s legendary reputation for cutting-edge technology, iconic design and exceptional craftsmanship across a portfolio of the finest artisan products and truly bespoke experiences. The next extraordinary Art of Living by Aston Martin experience will take place at the world’s most thrilling endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. During an exciting three-day Fast Track Adventure at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, from 17 to 19 June 2016, guests will have the chance to immerse themselves in the heart of the action as the Aston Martin Racing team fights for glory. Beat the crowds by helicoptering into the circuit each day from the private chateau and meet the team’s racing drivers, before taking some of the best seats in the house for the big race.
Of his inevitable end, Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "When I dream of afterlife in heaven, the action always takes place in the Paris Ritz." Luckily for patrons of all sorts, the famous hotel is reopened after four years of renovations. They created the unique movie to celebrate this grand day. Have a look inside:
Morocco was a big inspiration to the work of legendary late French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. Now a new museum in Marrakech will be dedicated to his archives. The new Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech will house a selection from the Fondation Pierre Bergé, Yves Saint Laurent’s personal collection, which comprises 5,000 items of clothing, 15,000 haute couture accessories, as well as thousands of sketches and objects, all currently archived in Paris.
In contrast with the classical ornate interior décor of the Palazzo Franchetti in Venice, the designs of Zaha Hadid stand as fiercely futuristic and sleek. Hadid is widely known for being one of the greatest female architects – as the first woman to achieve the Pritzker Architecture Prize and to receive the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects. A retrospective exhibition of Hadid will run in the palazzo, alongside the Venice Architecture Biennale, until November 27. It will feature paintings, drawings and models of her work – both finished and unfinished.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will once again open their Summer Studio this June, a moment that has come to herald the start of the International Summer Season in Porto Cervo. Until September, a hub of society, culture and fine living will centre on the Studio, designed to encapsulate and savour the art of true luxury, which is Rolls-Royce.
Source: Luxurious Magazine
Bordeaux will become the capital of wine on 1st June 2016 with the opening of La Cité du Vin. It’s the world’s first cultural center devoted to wine, designed by Parisian architects XTU and funded by its home city of Bordeaux. But this is more than just a very pretty tasting room (though, yes, there are three of them in the facility). La Cité du Vin places the history of wine within an immersive environment that blends theatricality—3D imagery, aroma diffusion—with multifaceted exhibitions exploring wine as a societal force, sculptor of landscapes, an inspiration to artists, and source of myth.
Situated on the 7th and last floor of the hotel, the Shangri-La Suite with its exceptional 100 square metres terrace and the incredible view over Paris is the most coveted in the capital. The Suit(e)-up Lounge will allow the happy few to sip champagne accompanied by savory petits fours in a chic and cosy ambiance. Created by the Chief Barman, “701” is destined to become a beacon champagne cocktail at these evenings: a restyled “spritz” with galangal infused Aperol, organic agave, and champagne.
Source: Shangri-La Hotel Paris