After the post-South and Central America blues kicked in, Sarah and a couple of our team decided to recapture the essence of the beautiful area and go to see Cirque Du Soleil’s Luiza at The Royal Albert Hall. It certainly did not disappoint. We absolutely loved the set design which included a 50ft onstage waterfall with light projection that produced amazing patterns as the water fell, and a life-sized metallic horse where the puppeteers created an incredibly lifelike performance. The cast of the show provided a much needed and faultless narrative in response to Trump’s scaremongering of alleged threats from Mexico. This vibrant and electrifying performance celebrated a nation whose name has recently been tarnished. An opulent incorporation of spectacular visuals coupled with evocative music and faultless performances made this year’s Cirque Du Soleil one to remember.
Cirque Du Soleil is running at the Albert Hall until 1st March 2020. The perfect activity for a family day out.
Our annual trip to Maison Objet in Paris this year was fabulous. This year our director Rosie Ward went along and noticed some trends forming. There was far greater emphasis on sustainability and natural products, in theme with the drive for a more environmentally friendly world. A whole range of natural products, highlighting textures and mixed materials was a focus this year. Stunning and complex lighting created a rustic and original feel throughout the exhibition. A more artistic and homemade stance has clearly been adopted by many designers and we absolutely love it here in the studio. Maison Objet never fails to bring tasteful, elegant and cultural design through its doors.
Le Coupe Chou
Well of course we couldn’t go to Paris and not indulge in what the French do best – food and wine! One evening we went to a hidden gem in the heart of Paris, a divine boutique restaurant called Le Coupe Chou. This historic marvel of three buildings each from different centuries makes for a dining experience like no other. Think spacious fireplaces fit for a king, and traditional interiors that only get better with age. The beef was cooked to perfection and the quirky restaurant boasted ambience that was second to none. This place is appropriate for any mood, with various rooms from a salon full of antique sofas to a tasteful dining experience, there is something for everyone. If you’re in Paris.