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Dasha Zhukova's Moscow

A mover and shaker in Moscow's thriving contemporary art world, Dasha Zhukova has been on the move since she founded the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture in 2008. With a gleaming new structure in Moscow's Gorky Park, designed by Rem Koolhaas, Garage has made its mark on the contemporary art scene with a series of international exhibitions including Louise Bourgeois and an upcoming triennial exhibition devoted to Russian art.

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A city that never sleeps.....
everything is possible and
accessible 24/7, from food to
blowouts & manicure."
                   -Dasha Zhukova

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Hotel Watch: Cheval Blanc Courchevel
To celebrate it’s 10th year, Cheval Blanc Courchevel has unveiled a new look reimagined by Sybille de Margerie as perfectly polished works of art with Zebrano marble and blond woods. The indoor pool resembles a cocoon with crystal glass garlands and delicate chandeliers, reflects the surface of the water as a snow white ceramic polar bear splashes alongside swimmers.
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Hotel Watch: The Laslett
Recently named Outstanding New Hotel by the Independent Hotel Show 2016, The Laslett is an under-the-radar gem of Britcreative Cool. Tucked away in the heart of Notting Hill, this 51 room listed property is spread across five connecting townhouses.
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GALIGNANI

«Just think Marcel Proust came here to buy his note books… » Danielle Cillien-Sabatier

Esensual Living and the Galignani Library team up to introduce a monthly’s selection of exceptional Lifestyle and Design books. Take your pick and enjoy !

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Hotel Watch: Hotel Providence

Following on the success of his latest bohemian chic Brasserie Barbes, Pierre Moussie and his wife Elodie have unveiled a discreet and under the radar find. A stone's throw from the Petit Saint Martin Theatre, Hotel Providence is a labor of love. Recently named # 2 on the top ten list of Paris Hotels by Conde Nast, this gem is located on a charming cobbled street next to the bohemian and trendy area of the canal Saint Martin and the Marais. It is a lively neighborhood with a wide choice of cafés, restaurants and original boutiques.

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Madison Cox's Tangier

Tangier…made an international zone in 1923, for thirty years the party never ended in a city of controversy, spies, bohemians, intrigue, and glamour made famous by the likes of Barbara Hutton, Yves St. Laurent, the Rolling Stones, and William Burroughs.

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After losing some its luster over the last decade, Tangier is back as the go-to-destination of designers and eccentrics seeking an authentic experience. Despite all of the changes to this exotic port city, it still manages to retain its authentic flavor without becoming too polished. Renowned Landscape Architect and long-time resident Madison Cox gives us his take on this mysterious and intriguing crossroad on the northern tip of Morocco.



To get the essence of Tangier,
Go to Place du Kasbah
which takes you back centuries.
But my favorite secret gem is
Fondouk Chejra where you
will find the textile weavers and
scores of beautifully handcrafted
blankets and scarves

- Madison Cox

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MAISON&OBJET INSPIRATIONS FOR THE FALL

The House of Games

Let’s be daring, transgressive. This Fall Vincent Grégoire for the Agence Nelly Rodi was inspired by the notion of game and fantasy in a new play-influenced creative approach.

Enter the game…

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Meet Eugeni Quitllet, Maison&Objet's Designer of the Year 2016

We meet on a Saturday morning, in front of one of these typical French cafés that smell of warm bread and pot-au-feu near the Musée Picasso. We take refuge inside in front of a “petit crème” before the lunchtime clatter begins. We were lucky to catch this top-notch personality of the design world, Eugeni Quitllet, elected Designer of the Year 2016 by Maison&Objet, in between flights.

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A Conversation with Sandra Nunnerley

Her book Sandra Nunnerley Interiors published by Powerhouse Books confirmed Sandra Nunnerley as a star in the firmament of interior design. Born in New Zealand, established in New York, and a natural globetrotter at heart, Nunnerley brought to the city her very own touch of style and glamour. She has that rare thing, an “eye”, which allows her to bring the best out of any space. With her purist vision of interior architecture, she installs harmonious backgrounds for antique pieces, mixing contemporary furniture and art effortlessly, creating a very distinctive style one could describe as classic with a twist. Here she talks to Esensual Living about her world.

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In the Atelier with Brodie Neill

While the idea of pairing the ‘digital’ with the ‘organic’ may seem incongruous, in the hands of East London-based designer Brodie Neill it represents the perfect marriage.

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