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In the heart of the Austrian Alps, Lech lives in a luxuriant nature made of frozen rocks, forests and large pastures, source of legendary stories.
Completely captivated by the Tannberg region’s originality, Le Collectionist decided to discover this fantastic universe, perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Beyond its mythical aspect, Lech am Arlberg, located in Tyrol’s borders, is an idyllic ski resort for winter sports lovers, that welcomed one of the greatest Alpine skiing world’s cup.
As an old rural village founded during the 14th century, Lech was transformed into an in-vogue ski resort in the 20’s while keeping its original charm. This stunning charm comes from its ideal geographic situation: nestled in a 200-million-year fossilized primitive lake, Lech is one of the last European wild fluvial landscapes. Magic waterfalls, mountain goats’ flock, rare plants and the spectacular suspended Holzagau bridge, everything is splendid. You will discover one of the most varied nature of Central Europe when following the « Green ring’s hike » ('Der Grüne Ring') where Daniel Nikolaus Kocher’s sculptures appear along the trail.
This legendary land feeds itself for multiple centuries. Indeed, in the Reutte’s market town, not far from Lech, the Ehrenberg's castles and Schlosskopf and Klause’s fortresses are a symbol to the Middle Age and Renaissance periods. These monuments are the key witnesses of both the Habsbourg’s dynasty and a crucial war period for the entire region.
The Lech village and region, notably highlighted by the writer Daniela Egger, leads its visitors to contemplate this astonishing nature, harmoniously mixed with a modern and luxurious environment.
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For the last forty-first years, Paris lives at the pace of the prestigious FIAC (Contemporary Art International Fair) that takes place in Paris under the impressive Grand Palais’ glass roof from October 23rd to 26th. This is perfect opportunity for Collectionists to discover the best of modern Arts, with more than 190 French and international galleries and a lot of different new and old artists.
However, to make this moment very unique, Le Collectionist decided to get off the beaten track for a special walk and enjoy a blend of art, exception and above all modernity with the Saint Germain des Près artistic promenade. Genuine artistic stroll for about 10 years, the Saint-Germain des Près artistic promenade offers amateurs as well as art collectors the chance to discover contemporary works perfectly mixed in their everyday life favorite places. Trendy cafes, luxury boutiques, in-vogue restaurants and mythical places will transform for a few days in temporary exhibition spaces. This brilliant initiative contributes to give a new lease of life to the trendy and famous Saint-Germain des Près area.
Approximately thirty artists exhibits at this alternative event, Le Collectionist’s crush falls on the French talent Artus de Lavilléon, famous for initiating the Art Posthume movement. Some of these humorous sketches, with both retro and modern style, are exhibited until October 31st in the Ted Baker boutique, located at 47, rue Bonaparte in the mythical 6th arrondissement of Paris.
A far cry from the “musical myth” that Ibiza often represents, the island shows an entirely different face thanks to a wealth of preciously preserved nature, imposing landscapes and outstanding historical sites.
Le Collectionist has been seduced by this island of the Balearic archipelago which offers landscapes of incredible beauty and several protected natural areas. The Mediterranean Basin, best known for its deep blue water, is home to the Posidonia meadows, an endemic plant species native to this area that supports a highly diverse community. Therefore, many beaches let the most die-hard scuba divers devote themselves to under-water photography. The bay of “Cala Xarraca” along with “Pou d’Es Lleo”, among others, has an extraordinary marine wildlife. Under a bright sunlight, the inland areas of red sandy soil are endowed with a sometimes dry and sometimes lush flora, where many small villages with white houses nestle.
In southeast Ibiza, a location kept secret until now will be revealed to those who dare to venture into a path marked with symbolic carvings and paintings. “Sa pedrera”, also known as Atlantis or “secret beach” used to be the holiday place of hippies. The area has been immortalized by Barbet Schroeder’s movie “More” which impresses through its various natural treasures; just like the stone nave solidifying into rock and that seems to have been subjected to the curse from a malicious fairy. Natural swimming pools carved into the rock, crystal clear waters, and a sea bed of unequalled richness: this rock cliff shrouded in mystery never fails to amaze.
Eventually, history lovers will be thrilled by the wealth of sites dating from the Carthaginian, Roman and Arabic periods scattered throughout the island and which have attracted worldwide artists. In this way, the Ibiza highland town of “Alta Vila” and its fifteenth century fortifications reflect the influence the island once exercised on the Mediterranean region and on the building of the New World cities. Ibiza’s status as a UNESCO world heritage site stems from Ibiza’s unparalleled “biodiversity and culture”.
For Collectionnists who enjoy the contrast between authenticity, nature and hedonist activities, Ibiza provides a unique opportunity of uniting these different worlds.
‘On a bossa nova’s rythm, such as a muffled murmur coming from nowhere, I see an old transistor radio playing softly an airy voice and familiar complicated melodies. A light breeze on my face seems to relieve from the mesmeric heath, just for a second. When opening my eyes, the scenery is exactly as I imagined : a mix between ancestral history, sweet modernity and a moderato cantabile’s lifestyle...’
The old fishing village located at around 150 kilometers from Rio, Buzios peninsula has become an in-vogue seaside resort, where local tradition and bohemian life are perfectly mixed. Called the Brazilian Saint-Tropez since the Brigitte Bardot’s short break in the 60’s, the marvelous peninsula became a popular place for privileged travelers, with its about twenty heavenly beaches, such as Ferradura and Tartaruga.
After some tasteful shopping in the Osklen boutique and an enjoyable stroll along the cobbled « Rua das Pedras », it's time to watch the sunset behind the turquoise ocean. For romantic Collectionists, the most impressive sunset can be admired on Orla Bardot where you can find the iconic same-name actress’ honorary statue, designed by Christina Motta.
This exotic escape continues with the Rocka Beach restaurant, a connoisseurs’ address where you will taste the home-made ceviche that will please delicate taste buds. Later, the most hedonist Collectionists will stride along the cobbled streets for a night walk to the town’s different nightclubs. Brazilian joys, bohemian luxury and exhilarating music, all is gathered to feel the well-being and liberty’s wind blithely blowing on Armaçao dos Buzios and our epicurean souls.
Our crush: visit one of the most beautiful Brazilian beaches: Arraial do Cabo, just a 30 minute drive from Buzios.
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Collectionists who will visit London before the end of the year, will go without hesitation to the London Film Museum to discover the mythical James Bond’s vehicles, such as the loyal Aston Martin DB5, or the marvelous Rolls-Royce Phantom III that was in the 3rd release of the 007’s series: Goldfinger.
Whether you are a fan or not, David Bowie is one of the biggest stars of all times, and the « David Bowie Is » exhibition illustrates for the first time the British artist’s impressive career. Clothing, songs, photos and thoughts, more of 300 items are gathered in the Contemporary Art Museum in Chicago. A colorful electric exhibition that makes us want to listen again to his legendary songs, like ‘Space of Oddity’ or ‘Heroes’, co-written with Brian Eno.
At its first floor, the Brooklyn Museum of New York currently welcomes a great exhibition dedicated to the mythical heels, ‘Killer Heels’ exhibition is the opportunity to discover emblematic and original copies of famous collections, such as Chanel, Louboutin and Manolo Blanhik's mythical collections.
30 years after is death, the French Cinematheque gives film lovers the chance to discover an interesting exhibition about François Truffaut, who was a major personality during the New Wave’s period. The talented filmmaker was notably rewarded in 1959 for best director at the Cannes Film Festival with his well-known movie: « The 400 blows », a story about his own adolescence.
How women succeed to assert themselves thanks to their clothes ? This is a surprising exhibition about appearance’s importance. Princesses, top models, designers, CEOs or other powerful women have used fashion to attract attention and assert authority to be respected. A lot of these women, like Naomi Campbell, Zandra Rhodes or Princess Charlene of Monaco, have collaborated for this exhibition and it will take place at the London Design Museum.