Beyond the glitz of Cannes on the glamorous French Riviera, a short drive into the beautiful back country and you can lose yourself in the ancient villages, histories and landscapes that have inspired great artists such as Picasso and Chagall.
Driving around the green bucolic hills of Somerset you might not expect to come across a world class, contemporary art space, set in grade II listed farm buildings. But this is exactly what Hauser & Wirth have created and fabulous it is too.
There is nothing more wonderful than a building with history. Whether it has crumbling old walls or delicate decorative features - an old building tells a tale we all want to unravel. This impressive barn in a small village in the Uckermark, north of Berlin, has been converted into an eye-catching country house. Beautiful old bricks, large open arches, raw wooden beams and a fireplace that the A Magazine office wish we could sit around for hours…
More than forty years ago, John Lennon and Yoko Ono got into bed to protest against the war. The world’s most popular artist couple of that time made their honeymoon public by stating: “Make love, not war!”. Simultaneously, the bed turned into a political instrument of visual art.
If you are planning a northern hemisphere summer holiday and want to get away from the heat and bustle of Spanish cities, take a look at this painstakingly restored 18th century monastery in Mallorca, Spain.
Although London winters are renowned for being long, dark and bone-chillingly cold – spring arrives, as often, seemingly overnight, in a flourish of blooms and gentle warm sun, and much welcomed it is too – especially for this sun-deprived Sydney-sider.