Escape to The Boutique Hotel of a Paris Fashion Stylist

Hotel Henrietta Paris

 

My intern, and resident Europe-ophile Christelle is back today with a dreamy Parisian getaway that will make you all book an Air France flight stat.

 

Hotel Henrietta Paris

Hotel Henrietta Paris

Hotel Henrietta Paris

Hotel Henrietta Paris

Hotel Henrietta Paris

Hotel Henrietta Paris

Hotel Henrietta Paris

Hotel Henrietta Paris

Hotel Henrietta Paris

Hotel Henrietta Paris

Hotel Henrietta Paris

What is the epitome of a Parisian-chic getaway ? The Rive Gauche Hotel Henriette has become an indisputable choice as the balmy haven redefining the notion of hospitality accommodation.

Sitting somewhere between bohemian, scandinavian and rustic atmosphere, the neat yet quirky decor takes on mix and match aesthetic turning trends into a timeless and dreamy space. Hotel Henriette is the brainchild of fashion stylist and owner Vanessa Scoffier, whom with great flair and without the help of an architect or decorator individually furnished 32 rooms with vintage finds and designer pieces.

The design space has is adorned with splashes of pastel and graphic colors, painted floors, contrasting wallpapers while I can’t get enough of the original details channeling a shabby-chic apartment such as the plywood headboards, Moroccan rugs and sheepskin, rattan chairs, can mirrors, linen sheets and bold pillows.

In the same intimate and romantic atmosphere, the hotel also counts on a luxurious conservatory winter garden, a retro inspired breakfast room to enjoy brunch and a cozy lounge with books to grab and read. Am I crazy to say that I would like to move in ?

 

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Photos: Courtesy of ArchiLovers.

Inside a New San Francisco Hotel

Hotel Buchanan, San Francisco

 

“The hotel balances city sophistication with a local perspective.”

—Nicole Hollis, Designer

 
Hotel Buchanan, San Francisco

Hotel Buchanan, San Francisco

Hotel Buchanan, San Francisco

Hotel Buchanan, San Francisco

Hotel Buchanan, San Francisco

The Buchanan Hotel sits at the edges of affluent Pacific Heights and historic Japantown in San Francisco. The once dated hotel was revived with the help of designer Nicole Hollis—whose main goal was to reflect the essence of the two neighborhoods in the design. She achieved this by adding subtle nods to traditional Japanese craft, mixed a sort of sophisticated but welcoming bohemian feel that’s very San-Fran.

The lobby’s ceiling is graced with a chandelier composed of 3,100 Japanese whiskey bottles. Perhaps my favorite aspect sof the design is the De Sede leather sofa that wraps around the lobby’s public areas, and the fiber arm chairs that surround the communal table.

 

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Photos: Laure Joliet via Lonny.

Inside Australia’s Newest Cool Hotel

Alex Hotel, Perth Australia

 

The space was designed by Sydney interior design firm Arent & Pyke, in a conscious effort to make it feel like a home away from home.

 

Alex Hotel, Perth Australia

Alex Hotel, Perth Australia

Alex Hotel, Perth Australia

Alex Hotel, Perth Australia

Alex Hotel, Perth Australia

Alex Hotel, Perth Australia

A few days ago I wrote a MyDomaine story about the Alex Hotel in Perth, Australia. I have only visited Perth once in 2009, and although I could feel the pulse of a city that was on the brink of a big real estate boom (Perth’s economy is doing very well due to the mining industry in Western Australia), I could not have foreseen a place quite this cool.

This place looks like it belongs in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Buenos Aires all at once. It’s edgy, colorful, bright and utterly cool. I’m particularly fond of the mix of pinks and green tones and the exquisite choice of lighting. See the rest of the tour on MyDomaine.

 

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Photos: Anson Smart via MyDomaine, design by Arent & Pyke.

Life Lately: A Summer Recap

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Oh hey! Is everyone enjoying the last days of summer to the fullest? Great! I’ve been wanting to do a summer recap for a while now, and Garance inspired me with hers. So here we go. It’s not over yet folks!

I’d love to hear your summer recap! Answer some (or all) of the questions in the comments below.

 

Resolution of the summer  To drink a cup of warm water with lemon AND a tall glass of green juice every morning (since I’m never hungry for breakfast). So far, so good.

Song of the summer  I’m still not 100% sure on that one, but I’m really digging the songs on my Soundcloud these days, especially this Bob Marley remake.

Meal of the summer  A tie between ZZ’s Clam Bar in NYC and Lavanderia in Montreal.

Cocktail of the summer  A Shark Attack at Mother of Pearl. Order it and you’ll see what I mean.

TV Show of the summer  I don’t watch a lot of TV (especially not when it’s nice out!) But Wet Hot American Summer is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

Shortcomings of the summer  I kind of forgot to workout on the reg. Oops! At least I improved my tennis and golf games.

Shop of the summer  MONC XIII. Love. That. Place.

Party of the summer  It involved the Hamptons house of former Hercules star Kevin Sorbo, a performance by JaRule and an unfortunate bush fire. It was on 4th of July.

Iced latte of the summer  Hands down Toby’s Estate Coffee in the West Village. I crave it every day.

Pinch me moment  Seeing my face in print magazine in the September issue of House & Home. Pick up your copy now, my apartment is featured. Eeeek!

Bucket list moment  Attending the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic with a few gal pals. Been wanting to do that for a few years and it did not disappoint!

Purchase of the summer  The never-been-worn Burberry tunic I got at my aunt’s consignment store for a steal(sshhh)!

Book of the summer  Not that I read a lot (add that to shortcomings) but China Rich Girlfriend was the perfect beach read.

Hotel of the summer  Crow’s Nest in Montauk where I stayed last weekend with Lauren and Sam. Sean MacPherson, you outdid yourself again!

Local haunt of the summer  Montreal’s No Name Bar. The classic cocktails, the 50s music, the banana leaf trees, the tuxedo’ed waiters, the slow moving fans… it’s just so Casablanca.

Ugh moment of the summer  It’s a tie would be a tie between getting blisters til I bleed on my way to a meeting, or not being to find a cab in the pouring rain and walking 30 blocks in what I’m pretty sure were garbage water puddles. Yuck.

Photo-op of the summer  This one.

Recipe of the summer  Watermelon salad. I ordered it, made it endlessly in all it’s varieties. Yum.

Destination of the summer  With 7 times and counting since May, this one goes out to NYC.

This is summer moment A crab boil with chef Chris Rendell of Surf Lodge and the Google Play Music team. We learned to make tuna tartare from the best!

Images via Instagram.