A look inside the Eagle’s Nest

An absolute gem among ski resorts, Val d’Isère in the French Alps has perfect snow, long runs, luxurious chalets and vivid nightlife, as FOUR discovers at Eagle’s Nest.

A Vision in White  Among winter sport enthusiasts the town Albertville will bring to mind one of the most impressive Olympic Games opening ceremonies in 1992. What it also brings to mind is the ski resort of Val d'Isère, where every year, the prestigious opening of the men's World Cup giant slalom is staged. The first weekend of December and it is that time again and people from all over the world flock to the Alpine resort. The...

October 22, 2017

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Behind every brand

Behind every great restaurant brand is a team who make it a success. A chef, of course, and troupe of kitchen staff. Front of house staff, too, and not forgetting the architects and designers who develop the space, setting the ambiance and tone of the venue. Behind all of that is the investor. The money man or woman who makes it all happen. In some rare cases it’s the chef-cum-restaurateur who, by some miracle, self-fund their own project, but most of the time it’s an investment company. Cue Alexander Orlov and his Bulldozer Group.

From Novikov to Cipriani and Moscow to Miami, the Bulldozer Group — led by its Russian president Alexander Orlov — has become synonymous with investing in a succession of high-end venues in destinations around the world. You might not instantly recognise his name, but you're sure to recognise many of the brands his company is behind. Launched in 2011, Alexander Orlov's Bulldozer Group is responsible for investing in restaurateurs...

October 19, 2017

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DesignTalks | Mang Mauritz

Creating unique and beautiful interiors from the heart of Munich, Mang Mauritz is at the forefront of interior architecture and design.

Where did you grow up? Stefan Mauritz: I grew up in Munich, Bavaria. Thomas Mang: I grew up in Lake Constance, Bavaria.   How did you get into your line of work? Mauritz: I started by studying Architecture in Munich and London, before going to work at Rolls-Royce and Philipp Plein. Mang: I also studied Architecture in Munich, before interning in New York, Chicago, and Switzerland.   Can you explain a...

October 17, 2017

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ArtTalks | An unattainable utopia

Will Martyr’s work conjures a timeless sense of elegance and nostalgia within a constructed reality.

With most of his work being almost entirely dedicated to private commissions, Will Martyr's new body of work in 2017 is a rare opportunity to see a completely new collection of work before it disappears into private collections. The twenty new original paintings depict pool sides, mountains, and beachfront idylls. Each of the canvases are uniquely euphoric and designed to trigger one’s own memories or daydreams of the past...

October 15, 2017

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