CLOCK / MONTREAL

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Winner of the Golden Lion award at the 2011 Venice Biennale, Christian Marclay’s ‘The Clock’ is a cinematic tour de force that unfolds on the screen in real time through thousands of film excerpts that form a 24-hour montage. Appropriated from the last 100 years of cinema’s history, the film records the hours and minutes of the 24-hour period, by displaying a watch or clock. 

See it this weekend at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, not far from Sofitel Montreal. Closes Sunday 20 April 2014.

CLOCK / MONTREAL
DESIGN / BAHRAIN
Around 25 minutes from our hotel and spa in Manama, you will find one of the top tourist attractions in Bahrain, the massive Al-Fateh Mosque. One of the largest mosques in the world (capable of accommodating over 7,000 worshippers), the dome is currently the worlds largest fibreglass dome and is over 60,000 kg in weight. Let our concierge team at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa be your guide… 

DESIGN / BAHRAIN

Around 25 minutes from our hotel and spa in Manama, you will find one of the top tourist attractions in Bahrain, the massive Al-Fateh Mosque. One of the largest mosques in the world (capable of accommodating over 7,000 worshippers), the dome is currently the worlds largest fibreglass dome and is over 60,000 kg in weight. Let our concierge team at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa be your guide… 

DESIGN / BAHRAIN

Around 25 minutes from our hotel and spa in Manama, you will find one of the top tourist attractions in Bahrain, the massive Al-Fateh Mosque. One of the largest mosques in the world (capable of accommodating over 7,000 worshippers), the dome is currently the worlds largest fibreglass dome and is over 60,000 kg in weight. Let our concierge team at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa be your guide… 

MONTREAL CHOCOLATIER

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"Chocolate, for me, is the source of everything. Of pleasure… of course. But also of openness to the world, the integrity of craft, and respect for a noble product that evokes pure emotion" - Christophe Morel.

During your stay in Montreal, a visit to world famous chocolatier Christophe Morel is an absolute must. Recipient of numerous honors such as the ‘Grand Prix Canadien de la Chocolaterie’ and the ‘Coupe du Monde de Pâtisserie de Lyon’, the creations from this master chocolatier & pastry chef continue to dazzle the eye and treat the palate. Magnifique! 

MONTREAL CHOCOLATIER

THE LOUVRE

No trip to Paris is complete without a trip to the Louvre Museum - one of the world’s largest museums and a historic monument in its own right. The most famous resident? The Mona Lisa of course. 

The Mona Lisa was painted on a poplar wood panel. The wood, cut from a single plank and bearing no traces of woodworking tools, is of exceptional quality. On the back there are traces of an edging paper having been scraped off. A crack eleven centimeters long was prevented from widening by two dovetails. After one of these disappeared, canvas was stuck over the crack to consolidate it. The picture, which is slightly warped, was strengthened with an oak frame in 1951. History, perfected. 

THE LOUVRE

LEGENDARY ART

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The Whitney Museum in New York houses one of the world’s foremost collections of modern and contemporary American art. Right now don’t miss ‘American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe’, on view until the end of June. ‘American Legends’ explores the work of American icons in the Whitney’s permanent connection, including Paul Cadmus, Alexander Calder, Edward Hopper, Gaston Lachaise, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Joseph Stella. The artists have been rotating throughout the year, as each gallery serves as a small-scale retrospective on the artist’s work. Don’t miss it. 

Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), Still Life with Crystal Bowl, 1972. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 52 × 42 in. (132.1 × 106.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art.

LEGENDARY ART
SHOPPING BY DESIGN
We love the design and architectural detail of MyZeil, the shopping mall in the city center of Frankfurt. Designed by Roman architect Massimiliano Fuksas, the sculptural glass facade creates impressive and dynamic spaces within the public atriums, themselves inspired by geography, topography and historical context of the site. The fluid shape (pictured) comes from the connection of the Zeil, the shopping boulevard in the heart of Frankfurt, and the Thurn and Taxis palace. The two facades on opposite ends of the building also evoke the two distinct senses of the city. Architecture… perfected. 

SHOPPING BY DESIGN

We love the design and architectural detail of MyZeil, the shopping mall in the city center of Frankfurt. Designed by Roman architect Massimiliano Fuksas, the sculptural glass facade creates impressive and dynamic spaces within the public atriums, themselves inspired by geography, topography and historical context of the site. The fluid shape (pictured) comes from the connection of the Zeil, the shopping boulevard in the heart of Frankfurt, and the Thurn and Taxis palace. The two facades on opposite ends of the building also evoke the two distinct senses of the city. Architecture… perfected. 

SHOPPING BY DESIGN

We love the design and architectural detail of MyZeil, the shopping mall in the city center of Frankfurt. Designed by Roman architect Massimiliano Fuksas, the sculptural glass facade creates impressive and dynamic spaces within the public atriums, themselves inspired by geography, topography and historical context of the site. The fluid shape (pictured) comes from the connection of the Zeil, the shopping boulevard in the heart of Frankfurt, and the Thurn and Taxis palace. The two facades on opposite ends of the building also evoke the two distinct senses of the city. Architecture… perfected. 

CHINA, SOFITEL STYLE

For the ultimate luxury at Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon, may we suggest the 11-room Imperial Suite? If the in-suite fitness room and lake views are not enough, a wealth of resort facilities await including two swimming pools, two gyms, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, badminton, squash, and basketball courts as well as a summer water park. Magnifique! 

CHINA, SOFITEL STYLE
GUCCI / YELLOW
Gucci necklace with yellow flowers motif, via Gucci.

GUCCI / YELLOW

Gucci necklace with yellow flowers motif, via Gucci.

GUCCI / YELLOW

Gucci necklace with yellow flowers motif, via Gucci.