ARTIFICE began as an accidental blog in Paris and has grown into a point of view that is decidedly...(expand)
ARTIFICE began as an accidental blog in Paris and has grown into a point of view that is decidedly irreverent about the world of art, culture and luxury. ARTIFICE 'at its best' happens when the world of luxury meets boho sensibilities.
Pikke Allen is a Writer, Brand Curator and Principal Consultant of her own luxury brand atelier. Her passion for all things French is a tribute to her dad, French teacher and a devoted Francophile. Growing up on the left bank in Paris was a great education and she later studied formally at UC Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon in Fine Arts.
Ms. Allen has been published in VINGT PARIS magazine, a top Paris blog as well as GIRLS GUIDE TO PARIS and her own self-published blogs that bring together the changing world of creativity and digital media.
Creative Director/Editor in Chief | ARTIFICE ATELIER
I actually like the Fall season and just returned from my annual trip to France. The tourists are mostly gone, and there are many things to do like festivals, art shows, antique fairs, museum shows, and more. August is also a good time to go to Europe, in some cities the hotel rates go lower due to less demand from the Europeans who are on vacation elsewhere. Larger cities boast lower rates during August through the first week of September.
Kim Kardashian was photographed wearing a custom gown, not any from this collection. The designer is already on the rise in Paris, from the press and fashion elite. I will have a new report for the upcoming season next year!
I am excited to announce that I am launching a unique travel magazine that will feature charity fundraising along with travel! I hope you 'll feel free to invite your hotel partners to our magazine platform where we can share their unique qualities to the travelers who like to support charity efforts worldwide.
I can hardly wait for the AMERICAN AIRLINES fleet to be complete! I have been traveling via SWISSAIR to Europe for the past 3 years now as I was totally fed up with the American Airlines experience. Perhaps things are looking up for US air travel!
Thank you for mentioning that a woman of 48 is not only sexy, but worldly and talented. Sandra shows us all that getting older is not only sexy, but elegant as well. Bravo! There is nothing wrong with being young, its just not the only way to be!
I am so glad that this was inspiring for you! This event showcases truly the most beautiful work by the local florists who have a backdrop to work with, and, the retailers also pull out all the stops. Head over to the website at the gardens for more details!
This is such a wonderful idea for a hotel, to combine art, luxury and business, into something that benefits all. I would like to see more hotels envision the cross pollination between artists, and, the residents of a hotel, especially in cities like Paris, where the artist still remains, a poor cousin to this industry.
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