At the tender age of 16, after having walked to Paris from his hometown of Jura, France over the course of nearly two years, Louis Vuitton began an expedition that would live on in history. As a young boy, Mr. Louis Vuitton began apprenticing for Monsieur Marechal. In these days of horse drawn carriages, boats and trains, when the rough handling of luggage mandated it be light weight, yet durable, quality was important. Mr. Vuitton quickly became a master of the art of carpentry making solid trunks and soon thereafter launched his own label of handmade leather goods, Louis Vuitton. This is the story of his vision and the House of Louis Vuitton. Continue reading “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez: Navigating the Heritage and History of Louis Vuitton”
Since 1907 New York’s famed The Plaza Hotel has been the symbol of class, elegance and pure luxury. The dream of three of Manhattan’s elite, this classic hotel came to life when the three men purchased the property with the hotel of the same name and turned it into one of the most iconic hotels in all the world. With nothing but decadence and opulence in mind, the men spared no expense or detail in developing this Midtown marvel.