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In Conversation With Sofía Sánchez de Betak

24 Feb 2015 / 0 Comments / in Blog

As part of the Focalized interview series, Focal Journey celebrates and highlights the hard work of colleagues (photographers, stylists, bloggers, designers, etc.) whose creativity and passion enhance the lifestyle, travel, and design industries. We had the great pleasure to chat with Sofía Sánchez de Betak, one of New York City’s most sought-after people in the […]

Ramses by S+arck: Design Wonderland

18 Feb 2015 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Located in Madrid’s iconic Plaza de la Independencia, Ramses offers a unique experience for those looking for a culinary experience that combines gastronomy, art, music, and design – all under one roof. (Please click on photo to enlarge and see slideshow). This painfully beautiful three-story urban oasis, designed by renowned French architect Philippe Starck, is […]

Tableau: Sexy & Casual Sophistication

27 Jan 2015 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Sophisticated and relaxed, one of the finest places to enjoy French gastronomy in Vancouver is most certainly Tableau Bar Bistro. This Paris bistro-meets-New York bar-type restaurant, designed by Gianfranco Avignoni, combines elements of classic bistro with pop art accents and showcases materials such as turquoise glass tile mosaics, solid wood paneling, marble, and rich leather […]

Guernica: An Icon of Cubist Style

12 Jan 2015 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Created by Pablo Picasso to be part of the Spanish Pavilion at the International Exposition in Paris in 1937, Guernica is without a doubt one of the great paintings of the modern world. Considered by some as the single-most important artwork of the 20th century, Guernica is an accurate depiction of the Spanish Civil War. Pablo Picasso’s motivation […]

Colette: The Essence of French Style

23 Nov 2014 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Celebrating the essence of French style, Colette Grand Café is the latest addition to Toronto’s highly celebrated Chase Hospitality Group. Located at the stylish Thompson Hotel, this gorgeous space exudes a refined beauty and sophistication thanks to Audax Architecture‘s principal, Gianpiero Pugliese and his Southern France-inspired design. The sophisticated 5,000 square-foot space (click on photo to enlarge […]