The Treasures Within Perrier-Jouët’s Maison Belle Epoque

Inside the largest private collection of French Art Nouveau in all Europe

While the sight of toiling nomadic harvesters plucking stems of robust Pinot Meunier grapes in the autumn sun may be an eternal Champagne landscape, newly refurbished interiors of the 200-year-old Maison Perrier-Jouët in Epernay blend its reserve of Belle Epoque treasures with a trove of installations by 21st Century artists. The former is, in fact, the largest private collection of French Art Nouveau in all …

The Native Hotel, Malibu

Design firm Folklor breathes new life into a charmed property

The faint lettering of the former Malibu Riviera Motel’s logo peeks out beneath the roadside signage now in use by The Native Hotel. The newest illumination in the sleepy coastal town’s night sky, rising from a thicket of palm trees along the Pacific Coast Highway, signals new life within the caterpillar of interconnected cabins that have laid snug in the wilderness just north of Point …