Escape the crowds of the Biennale to the Venetian Lagoon's oasis of serene style and native sustenance.
Misha Pinkhasov in Vogue Arabia, June 2018
In Invisible Cities, novelist Italo Calvino describes a meeting arranged by an Arab trader between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan. Like Scheherazade, the Venetian explorer charms the Mongol emperor with story after fantastic story of the cities he’s seen. When the Great Khan asks his guest why he never speaks of his native Venice, Polo answers: “Every time I describe a city, I am saying something about Venice.” . . .
With rich contrasts of culture, Portugal’s capital cuts a fashionable figure.
Misha Pinkhasov for Vogue Arabia, June 2017 Lisbon is having a moment. Once the epicenter of a global empire, this forgotten city is tearing back to life, with tastemakers drawn to its high style and hidden secrets. Christian Louboutin is a long-time fan. Philippe Starck visits o en. Valentino too. The city appears in ad campaigns for David Beckham and Net-A- Porter. In 2015, the Aga Khan announced his move to Lisbon. Luxury e-commerce site Mr Porter named Lisbon one of its six cities to live in this year. In 2018, Lisbon will host Condé Nast’s International Luxury Conference. . . (Click any image to continue reading)