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Best things to do in Brussels

Among Europe’s big cities , Brussels doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Yet Belgium’s capital has prime architecture, public parks, and 19 municipalities, each with its own distinct vibe. These include trendy Ixelles, artsy Saint-Gilles, and the city center with its Grand-Place on the main square, surrounded by opulent buildings. Add to that a unique artistic sense, excellent cuisine, and multilingual conversation — French, Dutch, and German are all official languages, and English i...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Belgium, Brussels, All, Art Nouveau, Nouveau, Gilles, Brussels Belgium, Manneken Pis, Horta, Ixelles, Neuhaus, Hergé, Peyo, Sablon


'Bouillon Julien' in Paris Revels in its Art Nouveau Heritage

Established in 1906 at Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, Bouillon Julien is a veritable Parisian gem both for its exceptional Art Nouveau interior and its famous clientele such as Ernest Hemingway, and Edith Piaf who frequently dined at ‘table n. 24’ with her lover, Marcel Cerdan, the champion boxer.
Tags: Art, Paris, Edith Piaf, Art Nouveau, Ernest Hemingway, Marcel Cerdan, Bouillon Julien, Nouveau Heritage, Rue du Faubourg Saint, Denis Bouillon Julien


You can have breakfast with a Disney princess — for only $125 per person

Disney princesses are a perennial favorite worldwide, and now the Disneyland Resort has added its first meal dedicated to them since Ariel’s Grotto closed in 2017 at Disney California Adventure. The resort has begun accepting reservations for the breakfast, which is slated to begin March 30 at the upscale Napa Rose restaurant at Disney’s Grand Californian hotel. In the past, Napa Rose has been known for fine dining and its copious wine cellar — in fact every server there is required to also be a...
Tags: Facebook, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Disney Princesses, Ariel, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Art Nouveau, Orange County Register, Mickey, Disney Parks, Charles Rennie, Disney Disney


Japanese Art

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, MAD for short, has been having an exhibit of Japanese art along with how it influenced the world of European art, especially Art Nouveau. Japan was isolated for a long time so when travel there finally started it hit Europe like a wave. There was art from the 1600’s to present, Japanese and French, to see and, as usual, it was really well presented. The walls along the stairs and the stairs themselves had that Japanese feeling. A gorgeous platt...
Tags: Travel, Art, Europe, Japan, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Art Nouveau, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Musee Arts Decoratif, Nouveau Japan


Trip to Turkey- Istanbul

Istanbul and Turkey have been on the top of my travel wish list for years but in recent times it hasn’t been safe to travel there because of the political situation. After my experience in Strasbourg in December, where I was at the site of the shootings 90 minutes before they happened, I have an altered viewpoint about where it’s safe to travel. I believe there aren’t many places left in the world that are truly safe to travel and not immune to danger. Although I am a responsible traveler, my a...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, New York, France, Turkey, Morocco, Paris, Bastille, Strasbourg, Hermès, Istanbul, Vincent, Art Nouveau, Blue Mosque, Versailles


Something free to do at the Disneyland resort: Tour the Grand Californian hotel

Stained glass doors open to the lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) The lobby of the Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel in is early 20th Century Arts and Crafts style in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Paintings inside the Storytellers Cafe illustrate stories set in California...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dell, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Pasadena, Frank Lloyd Wright, Art Nouveau, Scott, Anaheim, Wright


Sonic Art, or, Groovy Rock Posters

"'It clicked: Reverse everything I had ever learned! A poster should transmit its message quickly and simply? No! Our posters were taking as long as they could to be read, and were hanging up the viewer!'" -- Victor Moscoso, p. 28 The artwork associated with rock music from the '60s to the '80s is as varied and influential the groups from the era. Rock Graphic Originals: Revolutions in Sonic Art from Plate to Print '55-'88 is a collection of rock art—posters, album covers, magazine spreads, ...
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, Psychedelia, Nolan, Griffin, Grateful Dead, Art Nouveau, Miles, Santana, Gandalf, Kelley, Golding, Conklin, Moscoso, Holding Company


Vintage Engagement Rings For The Unconventional Bride

One could argue the best love stories of all time have already been written — novels like Anna Karenina and Pride & Prejudice are prime examples. We’d say the same about engagement rings. Some of our favorite styles were commissioned well before the 21st century. (Just imagine the romantic histories that could be tied to each piece.) Of course, this is not to knock any contemporary designers who create that magic out of thin air. In fact, many of the modern design elements we're loving right no...
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, England, Russia, India, Africa, Egypt, Paris, Victoria, Bing, Edward, Queen Victoria, De Beers, Tutankhamun, Empire State Building


Miss Clara: Glamorous Lodgings in a Former Girls’ School in Stockholm

Swedish hotelier Nobis Group (you may recognize their work from Nobis Hotel Copenhagen) have renovated a former girls’ school in an Art Nouveau building, transforming it into Stockholm’s must-visit hotel. At Miss Clara, the guest rooms offer sparse yet warmly detailed Scandi comforts, and the public spaces are resplendent with Art Nouveau décor. Join us for a virtual tour. Photography via Miss Clara. Above: The original 1910 building was designed by Swedish architects Hagström & Ekman; the mo...
Tags: Books, Sweden, Clara, Stockholm, Art Nouveau, Hotels & Lodging, Design Travel, Wood Floors, Wood Paneling, Hotels & Restaurants, Nobis Hotel Copenhagen, Gert Wingårdh, Nobis Group, Hagström Ekman, Stockholm Small Space Solutions, Hobo Hotel Shopper


50 Vintage Type Designs with Detailed Decorative Flourishes

The beautiful style of lettering from the 19th century with its influences from Baroque and Art Nouveau art movements has remained a popular style that is often replicated by typographers and calligraphy artists today. This vintage style is characterised by detailed decorations and ornate flourishes that produce extravagant designs. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 50 type designs and hand-lettering pieces for posters, editorial designs, product labels, logos and more, all with a beauti...
Tags: Design, Typography, Inspiration, Articles, Washington Dc, Vintage, Art Nouveau, Lettering, Jamie, Showcase, Isles, Laura, Design Inspiration, Mateusz Witczak, Alex Rinker, Tobias Saul


The Best Things to do in The Hague

The Best Things to Do in the Hague Over 40 Suggestions of Things to do in Den Haag I love the Hague. I'm a travel writer and I have a favourite city. One I enjoy returning to again and again. There, I've said it.I love the variety of things to do in the Hague. Arty things to do in the Hague. Unusual things to do in the Hague. Serious things to do in the Hague. Tasty things to do in the Hague. Even shopping in the Hague.I've visited in summer, winter, spring and even darker win...
Tags: Travel, Art, Europe, England, Hollywood, London, Eu, Netherlands, Amsterdam, International criminal court, Holland, Johannes Vermeer, Scarlett Johansson, Nuremberg, Utrecht, Jewish


European capitals ranked by cost

Europe used to be cheap. Like dirt cheap. Ask your parents about their 1960s backpacking adventures across post-World War II Europe and they’ll tell stories of 10-cent hostels, five-cent beers, and the best pizza you ever had for a quarter. Like a lot of your parents’ stories, they’re highly exaggerated, but they’re also a far cry from the $7 pints and $200-a-night hotels you find in big Euro capitals now. That’s not to say the entire continent is a bank-breaker, though. Look hard enough and ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Travel Planning, France, Germany, Berlin, America, Georgia, Eu, Cyprus, Rome, Danube, Prague, Vienna, Budapest


The 15 best hostels in Europe

For some, that extra “s” in the word hostel means the difference between a clean, comfortable room and basically reliving their frat house days with people from 14 different countries. Though hostel quality used to run the gamut from “not that bad” to “sleep with a baseball bat,” in recent years, they’ve actually gone quite a bit upscale. A variety of boutique, modern properties have cropped up around the world, and you’d be surprised how cool hostels actually are in 2018. Now, you may choose...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Milan, America, Prague, Austria, Vienna, Budapest, Paris, Italy, Ikea, Switzerland, Poland, Denmark, Cardiff, Slovakia


Clive Christian XX Art Nouveau and XXI Art Deco Collections

  In July 2018, Clive Chistian launched four new fragrances belonging to the Noble XX Art Nouveau and Noble XXI Art Deco collections. The fragrances are inspired by some of the ingredients that are essential in the composition, continuing the trend started in 2016 by the duo Noble VII. The Noble XX Art Nouveau collection is inspired by the fluidness of Art Nouveau, while the XXI Art Deco cele... Read full article: Clive Christian XX Art Nouveau and XXI Art Deco Collections from Fragrantica ...
Tags: Fashion, Art Nouveau, Fragrantica Perfumes, Clive Christian XX Art Nouveau, Clive Chistian


Amazing synagogues

Houses of worship represent some of the world’s most brilliant architecture. Religious monuments like Paris’s Notre-Dame Cathedral and Istanbul’s Blue Mosque attract millions of visitors every year, both as important cultural landmarks and active places of prayer. Fewer synagogues around the world are immediately recognizable though many are considered top attractions by the cities that host them. Here are seven breathtaking synagogues from around the world that you should definitely visit. ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Berlin, Jerusalem, Ukraine, Architecture, Prague, Austria, Budapest, Hungary, Paris, Istanbul, Franz Joseph, All, Art Nouveau


Art Nouveau Mansions in Antwerp, Belgium

Last March I took a two-day trip to Antwerp, Belgium. Only 2.5 hours by train by Paris, it was an easy trip on the Thalys train from Gard du Nord. One of the highlights of my time in Antwerp was a visit to Zurenborg and Cogels Osylei area on the outskirts of the city. In the period between 1894 and 1806, an abundance of Art Nouveau, Gothic Revival, Neo-Renaissance, Greek Revival, and Neoclassical mansions were built. Ever since I moved to Paris, I have become enamored with all forms of ...
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Prague, Paris, Art Nouveau, Antwerp, Antwerp Belgium, Riga Latvia, Gard, Alphonse Mucha, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Lisbonne, Portugal Click, Nouveau Mansions, Zurenborg


Antwerp, Belgium – The Essential Travel Guide

We share our itinerary for the best things to do in Antwerp Belgium including the best hotels in Antwerp, great Antwerp restaurants, the top tourist attractions, and even where to buy the best Belgian chocolate in Antwerp. Don’t visit Antwerp with reading this travel guide! You wouldn’t think a city, a mere 30-minute train trip from Brussels, would be vastly different than Belgium’s capital, but visiting Antwerp feels almost like entering a new country. Besides the obvious language differences...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Europe, America, River, Unesco, Netherlands, Belgium, Brussels, North America, Chinatown, Alison, City Hall, Unesco World Heritage, Art Nouveau


BANAD Festival – Visit Brussels Art Nouveau and Art Déco Masterpieces

Want to visit Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings in Brussels, Belgium not normally open to the public? The BANAD Festival takes you behind closed tours for guided tours of Brussels most spectacular buildings. Ever since I was young, my top interest when visiting a new place has been architecture. The way buildings look, their style, their colour, the way they are preserved; are what make me say “I like this city.” These things have always been so important to me, when I was a kid, my parents ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Unesco, Belgium, Luxembourg, Brussels, Adrian, Slow Travel, Art Nouveau, Nouveau, Art Deco, Slow Travel In Belgium, What To Do In Belgium, Gilles, Brussels Belgium, Solvay


Pine cones...

Sometimes you are struck by the architecture of a building. This is the case with this one, 30 avenue Marceau. It dates from 1914 and is one of the first important jobs by André Granet (1881-1974). The style seems still to hesitating between Art Nouveau and Art Deco – most of Granet’s later works are much more clearly in an Art Deco style – he was e.g. involved in the construction of Salle Pleyel (see previous post). He was also very much involved in organizing and designing majo...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Art Nouveau, Eiffel, Peter Olson, Paris 8, Salle Pleyel, Marceau, André Granet, Granet, Gustaf Eiffel


Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Consolation

In the rather small street, Rue Jean-Goujon (named after the renaissance sculptor) there are two churches, one referred to as a chapel, Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Consolation , the other one referred to as a cathedral, Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Armenian Apostolic Church).   They are both rather modest in size, were built rather simultaneously (1898-1904) and have the same architect, Albert Guilbert (1866-1949, who later followed the “fashion” and made some interesting buildings in Art No...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Google Earth, Bavaria, Naples, Art Nouveau, Bernard Palissy, Ludwig II, Peter Olson, Paris 8, French Catholic, Pius X, Alençon, Dreux, Chapelle Notre Dame de Consolation


Save money in Budapest

Budapest is already known for its budget status: it doesn’t get much better than a place where a frothy beer is cheaper than a bottle of water. But you don’t have to fill up on the local lager to enjoy the city at a discounted price. There are many ways to trim your costs in the Heart of Europe. 1. Venture outside the city center. Even though Budapest’s city center is amazing in itself, it’s just as entertaining to wander outside of the bustling District V core. Some of the city’s best food,...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Budget, Danube, Budapest, Opera House, All, Art Nouveau, Danube River, Normafa, Buda Hills, Elizabeth Square, Gellert Hill, Margaret Island, Things To Do In Budapest, Szechenyi Gellért


Discovering Darmstadt: The City of Art and Science

Darmstadt rarely makes it onto the tourist route. About an hour from Frankfurt, this small town in the German state of Hesse seems like any other average German industrial town, but upon closer inspection you’ll find it’s rich in cultural curiosities and sites. I used to work at the particle accelerator (GSI) located in a forest just outside the town, in the unfortunately named village of Wixhausen (if you know German you’ll get why this sounds funny, but let’s say it sounds very much like anoth...
Tags: Travel, Science, Germany, Frankfurt, Curry, Darmstadt, Europe Travel, Hundertwasser, City Or Urban Travel, Jennifer Projects, Art Nouveau, GSI, Hesse, Glasgow City, Hessen, Wixhausen


Ödön Lechner: The Hungarian “Gaudí”

If you head to Budapest, chances are you’ll head down to the Danube, take photos of the impressive spires of the Hungarian Parliament Building, hike up to Buda Castle for some history, or take selfies in front of the Basilica. Once you’ve ticked off the must-see sights, and you’re an architecture lover, you’ll want to add some of the most beautiful buildings by Lechner to your visit. Lechner’s work may not feel as synonymous with Budapest as its more famous sites you’ll find on the side of a pos...
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Danube, Budapest, Hungary, Europe Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Jennifer Projects, Art Nouveau, Buda Castle, Lechner, Ödön Lechner, Hungarian Parliament Building


A la découverte du glacier de Vancouver La Glace signé Arithmetic

Arithmetic, agence de design global canadienne basée en Vancouver, présente La Glace, un glacier Premium spécialisé dans la crème glacée française à l’identité de marque expérimentale. Le studio Arithmetic est une agence d’idées créatives ayant un penchant pour le story-telling, le défi de convention et la création de belles expériences de marque à travers le logo, l’identité, le packaging et le design d’intérieur. Arithmetic prône l’art de vivre, différence moindre entre travail et jeu, tra...
Tags: Books, Design, Architecture, Restaurant, Canada, Retail, Decoration, Elle, Vintage, Logo, Interior Design, Benjamin Moore, Art Nouveau, Baroque, Horta, Deco


The Ultimate 10-Day Luxembourg & Belgium Itinerary

Our itinerary for 10-days in Belgium and Luxembourg, covering the best things to do, where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around. This flexible itinerary includes budget and luxury hotels and will give you plenty of activity options. Some of our most frequently asked questions about travelling to Belgium are regarding itineraries to maximise precious holiday hours. While we think you could spend months (or years!) exploring Belgium, we know the vast majority of visitors only get a few ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, France, Rome, Unesco, Munich, Belgium, Luxembourg, Brussels, North America, North Sea, Walk, Alison, Bruges, Unesco World Heritage Sites


Porto

 As it was getting close to New Year’s Eve Maurice suggested going somewhere as we had no plans for that evening. Maurice suggested Portugal and asked the guardienne who takes care of the buildings where we live for suggestions as she is Portuguese and she said Porto so we quickly booked a trip for three days. Porto turned out to be a really beautiful and interesting city, full of hills like San Francisco and beautiful architecture, a lot of it with embellished with blue and white tiles known a...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Architecture, Portugal, Churches, Porto, Art Nouveau, Maurice, Blue Tile, cafe Majestic


The Dancer Who Made Art Nouveau Into A Performing Art

"The [Paris] Exposition Universelle of 1900 marked the height of Art Nouveau and its flowing, feminine subjects inspired by nature. [Loïe] Fuller herself personified the movement, with performances that incorporated swirling yards of silk attached to bamboo wands sewn into her sleeves."
Tags: Art, Dance, Paris, Art Nouveau, Exposition Universelle, 12.11.17


The 8 Best Old Towns in Europe

How do you define an old town? For purposes of this post, I define an old town as a separate, distinct part of a modern city that is historical, beautiful, protected from further development, and often holding UNESCO World Heritage designation. London and Paris don’t have old towns, for instance, while Venice and Valletta are nothing but old town. Many old towns in Europe were destroyed during the World Wars (and some, like Warsaw, were painstakingly reconstructed); other old towns, like Vilni...
Tags: Europe, London, Featured, Scotland, Blog, Cyprus, David, Cities, Prague, Paris, Italy, Edinburgh, Cinderella, Venice, Florence, George Bernard Shaw


Interior Design Love: Vancouver's La Glace Ice Cream Shop

Interior Design Love: Vancouver's La Glace Ice Cream Shop ibby Nov 10, 2017 We're smitten with creative ideas agency Arithmetic's branding work for La Glace, a gourmet ice cream shop located in Vancouver. The team tapped into the notion that life’s best moments are bettered when cherished together as the core sentiment to express through the design details. You immediately taste the passion and heart that was poured into the work to create an emotional...
Tags: Design, Vancouver, Art Nouveau, Vancouver s La Glace Ice Cream Shop, La Glace


A Noir Inspired Halloween Wedding Editorial

Now, this is how you throw a chic Halloween wedding! This vintage, Noir-inspired editorial hits all the right notes with Art Deco touches and moody setting. The unexpected color palette of teal and deep purple shades with brass and burgundy all work in harmony for a romantic table, styled by il Ghirigoro bottega. The bouquet […]
Tags: Halloween, Wedding, Blackberry, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Design Inspiration, Infraordinario Studio