Louis Vuitton has honored the South of Franceâ€™s defacto official sport, PÃ©tanque by creating a limited-edition pÃ©tanque ball set. The Luxury collection was created in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the sport pÃ©tanque. The set includes a leather-encased set of nine monogrammed balls and a cochonnet, or jack.
Kenzo – whose symbol is the poppy – keeps innovating following its concept of bringing nature into the urban space. A field of 200,000 poppies will spring up in the middle of the Place du Capitole in Toulouse, France, on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September. The LVMH-owned brand has held similarly floral festivities in [...]
Coming in behind saffron, macadamia nuts, beluga caviar, and white truffles, the fifth most expensive food in the world isn’t some exotic fish or endangered tropical fruit: it’s a rare variety of potato. Grown in France, the La Bonnotte potato sometimes achieves a market price of an astounding â‚¬500/kilo (US $300/lb). It is cultivated exclusively [...]
Louis Vuittonâ€™s mock Tudor store in Deauville, France has gotten a facial lift. Renamed the Villa Vuitton, the 960-square-foot boutique is typical of Normandy architecture and carries accessories and leather goods over two floors. To celebrate the opening Louis Vuitton launched a limited edition Neverfull bag with â€œDeauvilleâ€ written in purple on the front with [...]
Located just a short walk from the Trocadero and opposite the Eiffel Tower, the Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan Hotel is Parisâ€™s newest luxury boutique hotel. Conceived by the famous designer Francois Champsaur, the 48-key boutique hotel features ten suites, five with unrestricted Eiffel Tower views. The signature Eiffel Suite is a 430-square-foot one-bedroom suite located [...]
W Hotels has announced plans to open their very first Paris property by 2011. It will be close to Place Vendome, in the Opera area of the city. W Paris-Opera will feature 90 stylish guest rooms, a world-class contemporary restaurant and destination bar, a state-of-the-art fitness facility with spa treatment rooms, and W Hotels’ signature [...]