If you’re lucky enough to be whisked off into the sunset for a romantic weekend break with the other half, the ambience and atmosphere of your hotel room play’s a major part in making or breaking your holiday experience.
Well, if you decide you want something a little more out of the ordinary, stay at the Maison Moschino Hotel in Milan and you’ll feel like you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole and stepped into a dreamland. A branch of the high-end fashion brand Moschino, the hotel houses 65 quirky rooms designed around the theme of fairy tales, to give guests a rather exciting and adventurous experience.
Room names include; “ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ”, “Alice’s Room”, “Luxurious Attic” and my fave “Sleeping in a Ball Gown”.
Trying to describe the rooms to you all would be an injustice to the fabulous design schemes, so have a little look for yourself!
Aline Johnson’s serene lighting designs have taken my breath away. Specialising in exclusive kilnformed glass vessels and platters, Aline also works with architects and interior designers making site specific lighting designs that have been commissioned for Dune, Covent Garden and the Foreign Office for the British Embassy in Doha, Qatar.
Born and bred by the sea, I just adore how Aline translates her rural roots of Dorset and seaside inspired palette into these beautiful and delicate designs. I’m instantly drawn to the “Rectangular Leaf” light which boast so much colour and positive energy.
If you want to catch a glimpse of Aline’s work , she will be showing off her fabulous designs at this years Tent Show in London – don’t miss it!
I’ve never been to the capital of love and was extremely fortunate to be whisked off at the weekend. I wanted to capture my trip in a way which represented how I would look back on my memories in my head. Confused you may be, but try this… when you reminisce, what do your mental memories look like? Well – this is how mine are! Enjoy the mood boards I’ve created and inhale the architectural beauty that is Paris in Spring!
Of course, as a Francais newbie, I had to capture the iconic Eiffel Tower. I played around with the colour in the picture to add an aged effect which I’m very pleased with – especially the purple sky effect. (Confession – I’m also a Photoshop newbie believe it or not!) Also, there was no doubt that I HAD to experience the street of high society, home to Versace, Christian Dior, Prada and the famous 5* Plaza Athenee Hotel - Avenue Montaigne.
Below is a classic French restaurant, Lasserre, which was poised beautifully at the end of Avenue Montaigne. The middle picture is my partner who so thoughtfully organised our Parisian trip and at the bottom, graffiti which was written on the top of the tunnel where Princess Diana tragically died.
The spiked tower below which pierces the French sky, belongs to the historic Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral. It reminds me of the spine that sticks out of the gruesome alien in the film Alien – very eerie. The stair case instantly struck me when we checked into our hotel – the range of bright colour, variety of materials and unusual design was an eclectic piece to feature in the centre of the hotel.
The carousel below looks like it’s bounced back from the 1930′s with the stained yellow film staining the accent colours. The man featured below was carefully re-arranging his souvenirs perfectly in line – the concentration was intense. But I adore this picture, it heavily contrasts with the romantic and luxurious stereotype that is attached to Paris. It humansises the city and exposes its roots.