Only those in the know will experience the luxury of the Maison Souquet, hidden behind an understated façade signaled by two red lanterns. The bawdy, wanton legend of the City of Light was forged in the area around Montmartre, a legend of which the Maison Souquet now forms part.
See below what I captured during my stay.
See below what I captured during my stay.
It’s a happy clash between up-market hotel suite and homely B and B bedroom, where contemporary chic meets the Renaissance and the definition of Hobart.
There is something about the Islington Hotel that makes us want to stay in, by the fire, with a tea cup in hand, for the rest of winter. It’s so deliciously homely we’re resisting every temptation to move in permanently. Is it the deep mauve colour palette, the strategically available chess board, the sense of complete privacy, the careful play on light or the relationship between in and out door – we don’t know and it doesn’t really matter because the love affair is already well evolved.
A palette of 50 shades of grey, clever use of moody shadows and a love affair with leather is hardly a combination that screams ‘artist in house’. But somehow there is plenty of art going on in house at Art Series Hotel and it all works perfectly to create the ultimate palette for luxury. It’s the interior design, perfectly executed aesthetic and location that makes the Art Series Hotel really pop among its peers.
Nestled deep in the pulse of Bendigo’s art heart, the hotel relies as much on the in-house design as the city’s design. They resonate with each other through street-scape grunge meets modern luxury for the ultimate combination of contemporary minimalism.
Bendigo Art Gallery is a refreshing nod to traditional works but with the classic Bendigo-modern twist the city is known for. Bendigo Art Gallery was home to Maticevski’s Dark Wonderland exhibition earlier this year (among many others in years gone by), a contemporary Australian fashion design encapsulated perfectly by the Art Series Hotel. It was the city’s and the gallery’s enthusiasm for contemporary works that makes the Art Series Hotel right at home in Bendigo.
Beyond the expected art forms, Bendigo is also home a plethora of antique shops worth exploring. Think pre-loved art and furniture, vintage fashion finds and the odd hidden gem, if an easel isn’t within your souvenir budget, something antique will be. Days can be spent getting lost beyond the buzzing streets in absolute wonderlands of treasures with a back story.
The Art Series Hotel is one of the many products of Bendigo’s art fever combined with clever use of artistic passion and design. It’s minimalist but so luxurious at the same time and makes one feel as though they have just stepped into the art studio of the world’s leading artists. The relationship between calm and chaos, shadows and light and texture and colour creates a very happy medium that gels perfectly with Bendigo’s aesthetic.
Check out our complete Art Series Hotel Guide: the Blackman Hotel || the Cullen Hotel Prahran || the Schaller Studio Bendigo || TOP things to do in Prahran || Olsen South Yarra || Melbourne Travel Guide
Accommodating luxury into hotels which are dedicated to Australian contemporary artists, Bloggers Boyfriends continues to vacate at another hotel boutique in Melbourne with the Art Series Hotel Group. This time, Bloggers Boyfriend dropped his luggage at Blackman Hotel! Melbourne is known for many things and here in the Blackman Hotel, you get to experience three of them- art, food and location!
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Drip, drip, drip and the next thing you know, rain is falling down from the sky. It’s a great excuse to get close and cosy with that special someone isn’t it? So how do you spend a romantic raining Sunday afternoon in Tasmania, you ask? This magical place looks like somewhere where the greatest love stories would have taken place. You will feel like the rest of the world doesn’t exist and the whole world now belongs to the two of you. With land that has no ending and the ocean that can be awed from the top of the cliff- it’s your window to Thalia Haven.
Perth has a lot to offer to its locals and travellers. Along with great restaurants, beaches, weather and nightlife the hotel industry has especially heightened its game with spectacular interior. Bloggers Boyfriend stayed at one hotspot “The Lodging” in Fremantle and is now dying to share with you!
Need to find a place to hold your small wedding party or need a spot to gather a large family/close friends for something special? What about just for a quick romantic weekend getaway? In the heart of Fremantle, The Lodging, a guesthouse which has all the ‘Pinterest-able’ interiors you can only imagine, is currently landing on all the covers and features of all the interior magazines and jet-setters tick lists.
“Wherever art appears, life disappears”- Robert Motherwell.
Sure you may like to travel places, appreciate beautiful scenery, learn to speak another language or watch a classic film but in this coming of age when we are always on the go, trying to pay our bills and survive in this doggy dog world, we scarcely to get the chance (or even choose to make the time) to stop think, see and experience art. Or do we?
There are so many fancy hotels in Australia: Hilton, Mantra, Ovolo, Novotel, Sofitel, Accor… these luxury chained hotels are like Superman, Batman, Ryan Gosling, Tom Cruise, you will (have to) see them once a year with your friends, lovers, family, bffs, bbfs, just to satisfy your own needs or theirs, but once a while or once a life time, you have to try something different, aka The Gift? or Knock Knock? Just like Islington Hotel Hobart, when u read about it before you going in, you be like “yeah yeah yeah, oh one another luxury boutique hotel.” but once you left, the memories does stand out from all others… So team Bloggers Boyfriend experienced this most luxury and historic boutique hotel in Hobart recently, where Tasmania experience just feels as good as the movie GIFT, without the creepy parts of course. or maybe you can add that when you playing games in that crunchy floored long-hall in the lobby.