THE LUX­URY OF TRAVEL

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SLouis Vuit­ton stirs the imag­i­na­tion with its evoca­tive “Travel Book” col­lec­tion.

tart with Con­golese artist Chéri Samba’s por­trait of Paris, punc­tu­ated with vivid strokes of pink and blue. Samba re­vealed he had specif­i­cally cho­sen cheer­ful shades to add move­ment to an oth­er­wise grey at­mos­phere, and one can’t help but no­tice how they also lend a lively sense of ro­mance. Share a kiss by the Notre Dame cathe­dral or add another love pad­lock to the Pont des Arts, as sug­gested in the book.

Al­ter­na­tively, es­cape to Daniel Ar­sham’s Easter Is­land, where sparkling wa­ters wait to be surfed and mys­te­ri­ous gi­ant stat­ues kick up con­ver­sa­tion. “Easter Is­land has this strange ar­chi­tec­tural qual­ity – this mix­ture of man-made and nat­u­ral that cre­ates a very unique sce­nario,” says the tal­ented Amer­i­can. “When you’re on this is­land, you have the sense that it shouldn’t re­ally be there.” Jean- Philippe Del­homme’s vi­sion of Cen­tral Park

French painter Jean-Philippe Del­homme ex­plores the Big Ap­ple with bright gouache de­pic­tions of such bril­liance, they awaken a strong de­sire to re­lax un­der lush green trees in Cen­tral Park and ad­mire the dap­pled light play­ing across the skyscape as the rous­ing crescendo of Ge­orge Gersh­win’s “Rhap­sody In Blue” plays in the back­ground. “There is some­thing ex­tremely visual about New York,” he muses. “There’s some­thing very pic­to­rial, with strong lights and shad­ows. I con­stantly see things that make me feel like re­turn­ing to my stu­dio to draw new pic­tures.”

Lastly, visit Lon­don with Ja­panese il­lus­tra­tor Natsko Seki and com­mit the city’s sig­na­tures – red tele­phone booths, dou­bledecker buses, black taxis, and brol­lies for Eng­land’s de­light­ful driz­zle – and old-world charm to mem­ory. www.louisvuit­ton.com

The Travel Book Col­lec­tion from Louis Vuit­ton

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