I love Ibiza. London and Stockholm aside, it’s is my summer happy place in Europe. I’ve been going for years now so whenever there’s an opportunity to come back, count me in! I recently joined Spanish luxury brand Loewe and my beloved Jonathan Anderson to celebrate the Loewe summer pop-up store opening at the El Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa (MACE) in Ibiza’s Old Town.
The pop up store carries a ton of terrific summer and beach-friendly essentials. They have the entire range of the gorgeous John Allen collaboration including beach towels, totes and pouches. They also have the classic espadrilles, eyewear, small leather goods and a select number of ready-to-wear looks.
If you’re in Ibiza before the summer ends be sure to swing by the pop up store.
Loewe Ibiza Pop Up
El Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa (MACE)
Ronda Narcis Putget,
s/n 07800 Ciudad de Ibiza
300 years is a very long time so a Tricentenaire calls for something extraordinary. A series of events will take place around the world to celebrate Martell‘s legendary history. To kick off the festivities, the French cognac house invited me to an unforgettable visit to Paris and of course, the palace of Versailles to celebrate their 300th anniversary.
Arriving at Versailles was an experience itself; tourists were still coming out of the gardens as the palace was taken over by 300 guests (including Solange Knowles, Olivia Palermo, Naomie Harris) in tuxedos and evening gowns. We were welcomed by Philippe Guettat, CEO of Martell who introduced us to Martell’s Ambassador, actress Diane Kruger, who looked stunning in my beloved Jason Wu.
A private tour of the palace followed. The Hall of Mirrors during sunset is a truly magnificent sight. After our tour, we went to the gardens to witness an excellent fly-past formation of the Patrouille de France (French Air Force).
Martell commissioned world-renowned French chef Paul Pairet to prepare a seven course dinner representing different stages in Jean Martell’s journey to Cognac 300 years ago. All courses were served with a suitable cognac while screens encircling the room changed sceneries to enhance the experience. My personal favorite? Martell’s rare blend, the Premiere Voyage!
The end of the dinner and start of the party was marked, as one could expect in such a place, by a delightful display of fireworks in the gardens.
It’s not every day I get to wear my tuxedo and celebrate in Versailles. Thank you very much to Martell for this incredible privilege!