LOUIS VUITTON CITY GUIDES

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We have always admired the sense to style that comes with being French. So no surprise that we are fans of the Louis Vuitton City Guides. This year more than 50 journalists, writers and personalities highlight some wonderful curated finds, offering globetrotters a comprehensive overview of addresses through the personal vision of the guests, local character or famous personality of each city.

Available for the cities of Paris, Beijing, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Venice, New York, Moscow, Los Angeles, London, Cape Town, Mexico City, Miami & Hong Kong.

Image: Louis Vuitton City Guide (Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg) snapped at Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena.

LOUIS VUITTON CITY GUIDES

SEASONAL COLORS

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Spring has sprung in masterful style at the de Young Museum. Founded in 1895 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, this SF icon has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city and a cherished destination for millions of residents and visitors to the region for over 100 years. Ask the Sofitel San Francisco Bay concierge for more details. 

Richard Diebenkorn / Seated Figure with Hat, 1967, oil on canvas via the deyoungmuseum

SEASONAL COLORS

VIVID SYDNEY

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The must attend Australian event is back! ‘Vivid Sydney' is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor 'gallery' of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world's most important creative industry forums and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails. 

Vivid Sydney takes over the city after dark until 9 June. Image via Sofitel Sydney Wentworth guest Mr Christiansen.

VIVID SYDNEY
ART / NEW YORK
When a recent Sofitel New York guest asked our concierge to ‘find out as much as possible’ about artist Erik Jones, we were intrigued… What we discovered was an American artist who manages to seamlessly combine the art of of portraiture and geometrics, don’t you agree? 
“Earthbound" And "Zero One" By Erik Jones. 

ART / NEW YORK

When a recent Sofitel New York guest asked our concierge to ‘find out as much as possible’ about artist Erik Jones, we were intrigued… What we discovered was an American artist who manages to seamlessly combine the art of of portraiture and geometrics, don’t you agree? 

Earthbound" And "Zero One" By Erik Jones

(via erikjonesart)

ART / NEW YORK

When a recent Sofitel New York guest asked our concierge to ‘find out as much as possible’ about artist Erik Jones, we were intrigued… What we discovered was an American artist who manages to seamlessly combine the art of of portraiture and geometrics, don’t you agree? 

Earthbound" And "Zero One" By Erik Jones

(via erikjonesart)

CHIC MONTREAL

Cracking the top 50 on the list of world fashion capitals according to the Global Language Monitor, Montréal is a city full of flair, style and innate fashion sense.

From haute couture to ready-to-wear fashion, from antiques to art galleries, Sofitel Montréal is well positioned to tackle this magnifique shopping mecca. Start your spree at the boutiques of Sainte Catherine Street, one of North America’s longest and most dynamic shopping arteries. From there, escape to our own underground pedestrian network, home to more than 1,700 shops and several department stores. The come up for air (and some cutting-edge chic fashion finds) at the iconic Holt Renfrew, one of our favorite department stores in all of North America.

Our award-winning concierge team at Sofitel Montreal will be happy to provide their seasonal favorites. Get shopping!  

(Image: Manolo Blahnik color via Holt Renfrew)

CHIC MONTREAL

HO CHI MINH / ARTS

'Saigon retains many buildings and architecture that display its colonial past.  The Saigon Opera House is a perfect example. It was built by the French in the late 1800s; it’s a beautiful building inspired by Palais Garnier – one of Paris’ opera houses and a smaller version of the opera house built in Hanoi’ - Quoc Cuong Luu, Sofitel Saigon Plaza Concierge. 

During April don’t miss Soprano Sung Hee Park and flutist Hyun Ju Ro perform ‘Voices of Spring’ at the Saigon Opera House, featuring classical pieces by Strauss, Dvorzak, Mozart and more. Magnifique! 

HO CHI MINH / ARTS
FRIDA KAHLO / LA
Many people don’t realize that Los Angeles has a host world-class art galleries and museums - many close to Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Until June 8 2014 visit the ‘Frida Kahlo, Her Photos’ exhibition at Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art. The exhibition presents over 200 images from Frida Kahlo’s personal Casa Azul archive in Mexico City.
Image: USPS issued a Frida Kahlo stamp, making her the first Hispanic woman whose face has appeared on a U.S. stamp. 

FRIDA KAHLO / LA

Many people don’t realize that Los Angeles has a host world-class art galleries and museums - many close to Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Until June 8 2014 visit the ‘Frida Kahlo, Her Photos’ exhibition at Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art. The exhibition presents over 200 images from Frida Kahlo’s personal Casa Azul archive in Mexico City.

Image: USPS issued a Frida Kahlo stamp, making her the first Hispanic woman whose face has appeared on a U.S. stamp. 

FRIDA KAHLO / LA

Many people don’t realize that Los Angeles has a host world-class art galleries and museums - many close to Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Until June 8 2014 visit the ‘Frida Kahlo, Her Photos’ exhibition at Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art. The exhibition presents over 200 images from Frida Kahlo’s personal Casa Azul archive in Mexico City.

Image: USPS issued a Frida Kahlo stamp, making her the first Hispanic woman whose face has appeared on a U.S. stamp.