Under the shadow of the towering Sydney Harbour Bridge and around the corner from The Rocks lies Walsh Bay. Now the heart of Sydney’s thriving performing arts scene, home to the Sydney Theatre Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre and Sydney Dance Company, it’s one of our favorites areas of Sydney. Smell the harbour breeze, take in a show, join a dance class or simply soak up the views. All this only a short drive or enjoyable walk from Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.
MATISSE NEW YORK
In the late 1940s, Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to cut paper as his primary medium. "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs", now on view at MoMA only moments from Sofitel New York, is a groundbreaking reassessment of this important body of work.
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). Palmette (Feuille violet sur fond orange). 1947. Gouache on paper, cut and pasted. 28 x 21” (71.1 x 53.3 cm). Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Marron, New York.
Thirty-one new galleries and 105 returning galleries will take part in this year’s edition of Paris Photo, the French capital’s premier photography fair. Held under the glass dome of the Grand Palais, the event includes three exhibitions—“Recent Acquisitions,” “Private Collection” and “Open Book”—showcasing historical and contemporary photography. Nov. 13 through 16;
Chromogenic print by Rodolphe Hammadi, “Staircase series”. 1983-1986.
HILLWOOD / DC
Hillwood Museum and Garden is the former estate of art collector and philanthropist Marjorie Merriweather Post.
Just a short drive from Sofitel Washington DC, this hidden gem contains a magnifique mansion and garden, an impressive collection of 18th-century French decorative arts and one the most comprehensive collection of 18th century Russian imperial art outside of Russia.
This season jewelry also plays a big part with the “Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Dazzling Gems” exhibit showcasing a selection of pieces collected by one of the jeweler’s most prominent and devoted American clients, a well as one-off pieces like this badge, on display in the French Drawing Room, belonged to Prince Lobkowitz. Ask our concierge for details. Magnifique!
STYLE / CARTAGENA
Imposing white coralstone fortresses defy the color that really defines this magnifique colonial seaport. Houses painted in bright blues, yellows and pinks, fruit vendors with wares the color of the rainbow, bougainvillea resting lazily over walls and arbours. Yet the most colorful thing about this city is its rich history.
Discover Sofitel Legend Santa Clara for yourself.
Inspired by the intense color, glistening surfaces, and hidden beauty of the underwater world, the Ready-to-Wear Spring Summer 2015 collection by Elie Saab is a glorification of the ocean and the colors of the season.
One of our favorite art entities, Artsy, has a great editorial featuring some of the trending artist under 40 at this year’s Frieze London. Opening tomorrow, Frieze London is one of our favorite art fairs of the season — you may remember our coverage of the New York fair earlier in the year.
Philadelphia-born, Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Crowner is one of the 1,000 exhibiting artists that caught our eye with her signature sewn canvases, created by stitching together separate pieces of painted cloth. See more of her work at this year’s Frieze London, not-to-be-missed if visiting Sofitel London St James this week. Opens today!