2014/04/20

Gentleman of the Courts: Fibak's Art

Inspired by the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters (congratulations to Stan Wawrinka), let's turn to a Polish tennis legend Wojciech Fibak: winner of the Australian Open (1978), as well as Monte Carlo Masters (1976) and Swiss Open Gstaad (1985), just to name one of the most prestigious. Besides being a former tennis star, he is also a passionate collector of Polish art and owner of the Fibak Gallery, inter alia. His collection comprises above all works of the XX century. Here are some insights into a post-sportsman world:

"Portrait of the composer Edgar Varese with his wife" Mela Muter, 1924
There is a very particular reason why I love this particular painting.

"Woman with rabbit" Eugeniusz Zak, 1920/1921

"Romantic landscape" Zygmunt Menkes, 1926

"The dance" Leopold Gottlieb, 1934

"Don Quixote" Stanisław Eleszkiewicz, 1960

Mr Fibak's living room near Bois de Boulogne, Paris

Mr Fibak's Painting Gallery in his residence in Greenwich, near NYC

Mr Fibak's signature, Gstaad

P.S. Wawrinka's grandfather was Polish. Just by the way..  

2014/04/19

LoveIt.ch


It is official: I am in love with Switzerland. Of course far not as much as with Monaco or with France (and to be clear my definition of France is Paris, Cannes and St.Tropez), but still I love Switzerland
The quality of life here is outstanding and above all the sincerity of Swiss is incredible, but true.. The passion for perfection and quality is omnipresent and these are indispensable conditions for breathing..

#perfect Easter thanks to Baur au Lac and Zürich

2014/04/17

TopModels in Paris

Magdalena Frąckowiak

Anja Rubik

Sasha Pivovarova

Lily Cole

Cara Delevingne

Freja Beha

Karolina Kurkova

Top or nothing..

2014/04/15

Munich's Highlights

Maximilianstraße


Coffee Time at Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski

Cocktail Time at Bayerischer Hof

KL Store

Goodbye..

It was so funny.. I went to Munich in order to visit the Lenbachhaus, but I did everything except from visiting the Lenbachhaus.. Next time.. I was more fascinated by another art: the art of living in Munich's two Leading Hotels: Bayerischer Hof and Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski. Here are four reasons why the latter is my TOP:

1) Location, location, location: Maximiliansstraße.
2) Outstandingly attentive service. Excellent.
3) Monaco Tonic Water. In Love.
4) International Spirit. The whole world united.

2014/04/11

Rich Humour


by Oliver Preston

"There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting" Buddha
From the Introduction to "Rich Pickings"