It’s no surprise that the work of Mary Katrantzou is featured in V‘s upcoming ‘Discovery’ issue, featuring the next generation of emerging fashion designers. A relatively new designer, Mary has already made her mark with her simple silhouettes, emblazoned with hyper-realistic, richly innovative, bold colour prints. Her Spring 2011 collection is entirely printed with images of lavish hotel and stateroom interiors by digitalizing fragments of pages from vintage copies of Architectural Digest and The World of Interiors. Whether you dig her dresses or not (and I do!!), you can’t deny her talent and willingness to take a risk.
How necessary are these industrial laundry carts? Anything that makes doing house chores bearable is always a plus in my book. And yes, something as superficial as a handsome laundry cart will make doing laundry more enjoyable for me. Manufactured by the same company that’s been supplying hotels, restaurants and the U.S. government since 1918, these Dandux industrial-quality carts are available at Restoration Hardware.
Ranked in Travel & Leisure‘s 45 Best New Hotels of 2010, Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara proves that the desert truly beckons. This dreamlike retreat is located in the legendary Liwa Desert in the Empty Quarter of Abu Dhabi, the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world. In addition to relishing in the resort’s luxurious offerings, guests are encouraged to explore the vast landscapes and the adjoining 9,000-square kilometre protected wildlife reserve. I’m adding this to my extensive travel bucket list. Immediately.