Skin Proud is Glossier’s new 100% vegan and cruelty-free competitor
Skin Proud is Glossier’s new 100% vegan and cruelty-free competitor

Sarah Finnan

The dos and don’ts of supporting someone who might be suicidal
The dos and don’ts of supporting someone who might be suicidal

Erin Lindsay

‘You’re suddenly painfully aware of the fragility of all that is being asked of you as a mother’
‘You’re suddenly painfully aware of the fragility of all that is being asked of you...

Amanda Cassidy

What you need to know about Olivia Rodrigo and that plagiarism backlash
What you need to know about Olivia Rodrigo and that plagiarism backlash

Jennifer McShane

One of our readers’ favourite Irish homes from ‘IMAGE interiors’ is now on the market
One of our readers’ favourite Irish homes from ‘IMAGE interiors’ is now on the market

Lauren Heskin

Naomi Osaka has just launched her own skin care brand, specifically for people of colour
Naomi Osaka has just launched her own skin care brand, specifically for people of colour

Sarah Finnan

We love the warm tones and sculptural details of this Sandymount extension
We love the warm tones and sculptural details of this Sandymount extension

Megan Burns

Women’s education bursary set up in memory of the late Marian Finucane
Women’s education bursary set up in memory of the late Marian Finucane

Sarah Finnan

What to do when your career goes to plan but you’re still not happy
What to do when your career goes to plan but you’re still not happy

Colette Sexton

‘Don’t Look Up’ may have the best cast of just about any movie, maybe ever
‘Don’t Look Up’ may have the best cast of just about any movie, maybe ever

Sarah Finnan

Image / Editorial

Travel Hot List: Vienna, NYC & London


by Lucy White
18th May 2017
blank

The City Slicker: Vienna

Interiors at the Vienna’s creative hub Hotel am Brillantengrund are a reeling-in-the-years mash-up of vintage pieces, from 1950s glass-top kidney tables to 1980s wallpaper, thanks to its young director, Marvin Mangalino – an Austro-Filipino former film editor – hitting the flea markets out of financial necessity, not hipster-irony. And, boy, do the results work. No hotel in Vienna is more fun, more retro, while the Brilliantengrund’s inner courtyard comes into its own during summer, when hotel residents and locals commune over fantastic Pinoy cuisine (Marvin’s mum manages the kitchen) and house cocktails. It’s a genuine hangout of local creatives, many of which work in nearby TV, music and film studios, which means this boutique offering feels more like chilling in someone’s? (very cool) front room than a hotel. Rooms from €77. brillantengrund.com

The Exhibit: New York


The Italian photographer Massimo Vitali‘s latest exhibition, Disturbed Coastal Systems, explores the tribal nature of sun and sea-worship, and the tension between the natural world and human intervention where land meets ocean. Running at New York’s Benrubi Gallery until June 17, what appear at first to be aspirational holiday scenes have deeper levels of meaning, depending on what the viewer brings to the equation, for instance, the frisson between the safety of a sea-water lido and the danger of surf and serrated rocks. Whatever your interpretation, that Vitali’s strong compositions, interesting cropping and sun-bleached beaches are unarguably beautiful and well-crafted. benrubigallery.com

The Restaurant: London


Pay it forward with a worthy three-course meal at Spring restaurant in London’s Somerset House, where ingredients and even the furniture and furnishings have been donated by farms and interior designers (even the staff are volunteer students from the Cordon Bleu culinary school). This TABLE series coincides with Photo London festival and is the brainchild of Australian chef Skye Gyngell in a bid to help raise awareness of food waste and sustainability. Foodie off-cuts and cast-offs are coming in from generous farms, while Toast Ale is made from surplus bread. This clever initiative, set in Spring’s gorgeous, light and bright dining room in Somerset House’s new wing, runs between now and Sunday with tickets priced at €20. There’s?also a ?Solidarity? option, that allows guests to buy tickets on behalf of the charity Foodcycle, who will manage and distribute the donated tickets to those in need of a feed or company. www.springrestaurant.co.uk/table/tickets?


Featured image😕Massimo Vitali Disturbed Coastal Systems is at Benrubi Gallery from 20 April – 17 June 2017 www.benrubigallery.com

Also Read

blank
AGENDA, EDITORIAL
When speaking about ageing, we should follow Julianne Moore’s lead

Actress Julianne Moore is tired of all the cliched tropes about female ageing. The way we speak about it; the...

By Jennifer McShane

blank
EDITORIAL
‘Why do we keep snatching normality away from our children?’

This summer the government will allow my children into a bar, but not to their gymnastics camp. Amanda Cassidy on...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
‘Suddenly alive again’: The heartbreaking joy of finding a deceased loved one on Google Maps street view

“I look at my mum’s old house on Google maps street view, the house where I grew up. It says...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
You don’t have to love football to have been affected by the tragic scenes at the Finland Denmark game

There were heartbreaking scenes as footballer Christian Eriksen was given CPR at the European Championship game Questions have been raised...

By Amanda Cassidy

brain
EDITORIAL
8 easy ways to keep your brain healthy that you can do right now

Your brain health is just as important as that of the rest of your body, says psychologist and neuroscientist Dr...

By IMAGE

blank
EDITORIAL
Sarah Harding’s heartbroken mum announces the singer’s death aged just 39

Sarah Harding has died at the age of just 39, her heartbroken mother revealed today. The Girls Aloud star had...

By Amanda Cassidy

alternative asthma treatments
EDITORIAL
Three alternative asthma treatments to try this hayfever season

Approximately 80% of people with asthma also suffer from hayfever, which can make summer days a nightmare. These three alternative...

By Grace McGettigan