Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Round Hill Hotel

I recently returned from a fabulous trip to the Round Hill Hotel in Jamaica. This former sugar and coconut plantation opened in 1953 as a complex of luxury cottages, hosting celebrities like the Kennedy's and Paul Newman. The modern day rooms were designed by Ralph Lauren but they still retained all of their original classic charm. They each have four poster beds, large soaking tubs and spectacular water views.  The British influence can still be felt in the high tea that was served every day. The scones and rum balls were a divine way to cap off the afternoon.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bar Luce

This weekend marks the opening of Bar Luce, in the new art and culture complex Fondazione Prada in Milan. It is my favorite director Wes Anderson's first permanent interior project. Staying true to his signature style the cafe features color block Formica tables, whimsical wallpaper, a graphic water closet and Steve Zissou themed pinball machines. Of course the fonts used through out the cafe are perfectly on point as well. 

When describing the design Anderson was quoted as saying," While I do think it would make a pretty good movie set I think it would be an even better place to write a movie. I tried to make a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in."