Three artists’ residences in which to stay this summer

Sleeping a few steps away from an artist’s studio, rubbing shoulders with his or her work and even sharing a meal with them. This is what several artistic residences in France and around Europe offer today, thus providing a unique experience. Acumen shares with you three exceptional places for an artistic stay.  La Casa Balandra […]

Alliance: Strength in numbers 

It was in 2015 that Shawn Joyeux decided to open his first restaurant, in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, by partnering with Japanese gourmet chef, Toshitaka Omiya. A year later, the restaurant Alliance received its first Michelin star and three toques (16/20) from Gault & Millau. Discover this innovative culinary treat where gastronomy collides with […]

To the quintessential Cavalli

Since his appointment as creative director two years ago, Fausto Puglisi has proven that the animal world of Roberto Cavalli suits him perfectly, starting with the Cavalli Mansion virtual experience, which highlights the interiors and prints so dear to the Italian designer. Antique pool party, lush garden, baroque lounge, nightclub atmosphere, street art backstage, pink […]

Three hikes for a change of scenery

Among the small pleasures of the summer, to leave on foot and be intoxicated by bewitching landscapes… In Belgium, from La Panne to Knokke The “Coastal Hike” follows the entire Belgian coast, from the French border to the Dutch border. That is to say nearly 70 kilometers of sandy beaches hemmed in by dunes and […]

Il Capri Hotel x Nomasei: focus on this new summer collaboration

The new Il Capri Hotel, created by the couple Arnaud Lacombe, will open its doors on July 1, 2022. A true Italian jewel, this neo-Gothic building with 21 powder pink rooms will pay tribute to the island. Worthy of a Lana Del Rey cover, the turquoise blue pool is enhanced by red and white umbrellas, […]

Glass made from shells 

Every day the list of biomaterials is getting longer and longer, offering exciting prospects for the creative world. One of them has been poetically staged by Bureau de Change, a London-based design studio. These creatives used artist Lulu Harrison’s “Thames Glass,” made from quagga mussel shells, combined with local sand and wood ash waste. From […]


Voted Cambodia’s Best Green Hotel 2022-24, Zannier Hotel Phum Baitang combines high standards of hospitality with low environmental impact. Ideally located near the most beautiful tourist sites, the hotel, which means “green village” in Khmer, acts as a guardian of nature. Nestled in eight hectares of lush gardens, the prestigious establishment is a showcase for […]

ICICLE: Minimalist serenity

Nestled in the heart of the Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in the 8th arrondissement, the eco-friendly Chinese brand opened its second Parisian address in February 2022. This gem on the right bank was designed by Belgian architect Bernard Dubois. This 226-square-meter showcase was designed as a continuation of its first address at 35 Avenue George V. The […]


Scorching heat, turquoise water, sunglasses: this summer, it’s not with a book in your hand that you’ll be indulging in the joys of idleness, but with headphones in your ears! With more than 2 million podcasts available on streaming platforms, the choice quickly becomes difficult. Or rather it does without counting on the editorial staff […]

 Le Galinier in Lourmarin, a hotel from another world 

Behind the fence in an 18th century Provençal bastide lies a hotel worthy of a fairy tale. Secular stones, patinated floor tiles, and bleached beams. The place gives way to an incessant play of light. The sun’s rays delicately caress the turquoise pool surrounded by orchards. This flowered space breathes calm and serenity, ideal to […]