Le Procope, the oldest café in Paris, has just gotten a refresh.
Photo: Alexandre Tabaste

The Artful Life: 7 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From Burberry’s takeover of Harrods in London to Le Procope’s ultra-chic new tea room in Paris

Windsor Charity Polo Cup. Photo: BFA

1. The Biennial Windsor Charity Polo Cup Promises an Exciting Day of Events

This Saturday, the Windsor Charity Polo Cup will be hosted again in Vero Beach, Florida. Since its inception in 2012, the match has raised almost $2 million for non-profit organizations. The beneficiaries this year are the Homeless Children’s Foundation of Indian River County, Ballet Vero Beach, and the Indian River Land Trust. While world-class, high-goal polo may be the focus of the day, especially with players such as Nacho Figueras on the field, an array of activities adds to the festive nature and include a luncheon for 600 guests, a themed tailgate celebration, a retail experience, and an automobile concourse. For all these reasons and more, the biennial event has become a favorite at Windsor, a private residential sporting club community situated on 472 acres of barrier island. —Jacqueline Terrebonne

Jacob Hashimoto. Photo: Nick Ballon

Artist Jacob Hashimoto's Beyond textile pattern for Maharam. Photo: Courtesy of Maharam

2. Maharam Introduces Textile Collection with Artist Jacob Hashimoto

New York artist Jacob Hashimoto is known for the ethereal installations he crafts using painting and sculpture, like his site-specific work This Particle of Dust, currently on view at the Tampa Museum of Art, that combines more than 2,500 handmade paper kites into a dazzling constellation. Now, his artworks of playful discs have been reinterpreted into the artist’s first textile collection with Maharam, featuring two distinct designs, Beyond and Midair, available in six colorways. “Jacob’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional disciplines and techniques made extending our collaboration to woven textiles so natural,” says Mary Murphy, senior vice president of design, said in a statement. “His ambitious approach to layering, movement, and space presented a unique opportunity to accomplish something new with woven textiles.” Each layered with a multitude of shades, Beyond features a multitude of circles enhanced with geometric patterns while Midair displays a web of artfully adorned kites, their expressive prints creating a visual symphony of color. —Jill Sieracki

Café-Glacier Lounge at Le Procope by Friedmann & Versace. Photo: Alexandre Tabaste

3. Legendary Paris Café Le Procope Adds Extravagant New Space

Perhaps one of the most noteworthy cafés in the 6th arrondissement of the City of Lighthistoric spot Le Procope has welcomed a new sumptuous tea room courtesy of two local talents. Spearheaded by Virginie Friedmann and Delphine Versace, founders of Paris-based design studio Friedmann & Versace, the new Café-Glacier Lounge possesses a flurry of regal touches which honor past and present. Drawing on both the building’s existing architecture, the design duo incorporated contemporary touches alongside furnishings of warm color palettes and complementary patterns to evoke a true “savoir-faire” feel. —Shelby Black

An installation view at Aktion Art. Photo: Courtesy of Aktion Art

4. Palm Beach Exhibition Features Masterpieces from the Wynn Fine Art Collection

“Sans Titre,” a new exhibition at Aktion Art in Palm Beach, is a collaboration between Wynn Fine Art in collaboration with Charles Riva Collection, aiming to capture the spirit of the art scenes of New York, Palm Beach, Paris, and London. On view are major works by Andy Warhol and Keith Haring from the Wynn Fine Art collection, and Robert Motherwell, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Sherrie Levine and George Condo, from the Charles Riva Collection. The works span Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism to the contemporary. “We are thrilled to announce our first collaboration with Charles Riva Collection, and are excited to present these exquisite works from around the world to the Palm Beach community,” says Nick Hissom, Director Wynn Fine Art; Founder Aktion Art. —Lucy Rees

Interior view of the Bellagio Tower Suites, conjured by Champalimaud Design. Photo: Ye Rin Mok

Interior view of the Bellagio Tower Suites, conjured by Champalimaud Design. Photo: Ye Rin Mok

5. Champalimaud Design Reimagines the Tower Suites at the Bellagio in Las Vegas

While Sin City is still buzzing with post-Super Bowl fervor, a more tranquil environ is ready to welcome guests. Fresh off a $110 million renovation, The Bellagio is unveiling the new look to its Spa Tower suites, masterminded by New York studio Champalimaud Design. Here, the designers drew influence from the hotel’s Mediterranean theme, crafting serene accommodations with an emphasis on Italian design. The color palette pays homage to Northern Italy—deep pomegranate reds, Mediterranean blues, romantic wisteria, and regal lapis and jade—while furniture and art nod to the region’s sartorial style. “We wanted to create a residential aesthetic with the timeless sense of luxury that is uniquely Bellagio,” Winston Kong, partner at Champalimaud Design, said in a statement. “We found inspiration in the colors of Lake Como’s surrounding flora and the classical style of the building’s architecture.” —J.S.

Vipp Cold Hawaii is the brand's eighth guesthouse and joins a growing portfolio of bookable, architecturally significant properties. Photo: Vipp

6. Hospitality Brand Vipp Opens Chic Guesthouse on the Danish Coast

There’s no other house in sight at this revamped fisherman’s cottage, perched on the sandy shore of Denmark’s largest national park, Thy. Renovated courtesy of design brand Vipp in conjunction with architecture studio Hahn Lavsen and Copenhagen interior designer Julie Cloos Mølsgaard, the bookable property is the latest from Vipp, which operates eight architecturally striking guest houses in remote regions across Europe. Dubbed Vipp Cold Hawaii after the surfing area’s nickname, the two-story dwelling contains three double bedrooms and two baths—set on 2.4 rugged acres right on the the Northern Sea. “I aimed to make it as tranquil and comfortable as possible, creating somewhere guests would want to stay longer and where they could simply relax surrounded by the untamed nature,” says Cloos Mølsgaard, who opted to utilize a material palette of muted wooden tones, metal, glass, and stone to emphasize a soothing melody of texture rather than color. —Geoffrey Montes

Burberry Turns Harrods Knight Blue. Photo: Courtesy of Burberry

The Harrods’s green men wearing Burberry knight blue check, the first time the uniforms have been redesigned by a fashion house. Photo: Courtesy of Burberry

7. Burberry Takes over Harrods for Store’s 175th Anniversary

In celebration of Harrods’s 175th anniversary, Burberry has taken over the famous Knightsbridge store. The heritage luxury brand transformed the landmark building by illuminating the store with its signature shade of blue and dressing their typically “green men” in new knight blue check outfits from Daniel Lee’s Spring 2024 collection. Stop by Burberry‘s food truck for pastries and wintery drinks, then peruse the latest capsule collection of over 40 pieces, exclusively available at Harrods until the end of the month. The beloved Harrods bears are even dressed to the nines, sporting limited-edition miniature hand-embroidered scarves. Hiking accessories, orienteering maps, and a limited series of picnic blankets are also available at the Burberry Camping Corner. — Stefanie Li

Cover: Le Procope, the oldest café in Paris, has just gotten a refresh.
Photo: Alexandre Tabaste


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