The Elysian Bar, New Orleans – USA

Located within Hotel Peter and Paul in New Orleans’ Marigny neighborhood, The Elysian Bar is an experience driven restaurant, bar and café from the team at James-Beard-nominated, Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits.
Out of the doors from the bar lies the Rectory’s courtyard. Weather permitting, the courtyard can be a lively center of activity with with iron garden furniture reminiscent of a Provincial French terrace.
Upon entering The Elysian Bar, guests are greeted with a beautiful wooden center hall stair, to the right is the café, formerly a side chapel. The space is open daily from 7:00 am–1:00 pm for coffee beverages provided by local roaster Congregation Coffee. Guests will notice the blue and white delft tiles, and a hand-painted mural of lemon trees and a trompe l’oeil tented ceiling by local artist, Ann Marie Auricchio.
Just beyond the atrium is the “jewel box” bar with an All American wine list curated by Bacchanal. The bar room features immersive fretwork pattern lacquered millwork in tones of warm honey and amber—and the bar itself a piece of art—derived and abstracted from images of cypress tree roots in the Louisiana bayou. The wooden bar top is hand-painted in trompe l’oeil with treasures abound, again by Ann Marie Auricchio. Custom lighting by ASH NYC keeps the space glowing in warmth and speaks to the adjacent courtyard space.
The parlors are the common spaces of the Rectory. Both Parlors 1 and 2 feature two working Italiante fireplaces, antique seating sourced from all over Europe sitting atop a grounding expanse of rich saffron colored rugs. The windows are dressed in an orange vine patterned fabric from Claremont, in a unique tent-flap-style drapery inspired by John Dickinson.
The Church at Hotel Peter & Paul has been lovingly restored to show the life that it has lived, through various eras and paint schemes. Hints of ivory, pink and pale blue surround the original stained glass windows & amber light streams through the Church’s front façade.

Photo courtesy: The Elysian

The Elysian Bar
2317 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Phone: +1 504-356-6769

Suzy Q by 1522, Bangalore – India

Suzy Q by 1522 is the newest venture from Plate Project Hospitality. They have projects such as 1Q1 Kitchen & Bar and the cloud kitchen That Curry Place to their name. Their vision is to create exemplary hospitality experiences for the well-heeled and well travelled.
The interiors of Suzy Q are a heady mix of the classical and the edgy. From the eye-popping artworks peppered on the walls to quirky statues, it represents what Suzy Q is all about – strong, fierce and full of personality. The overall vibe is relaxed, casual and open.

Photo credits: Shamanth Patil Photography
Design: Maze Concept

Suzy Q by 1522
No.1, Express Building, Queens Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
Phone: +91 80 4725 0088

Chow Chase, Karlstad – Sweden

In the small town of Karlstad, Sweden, a progressive restaurateur wanted to create a mind-blowing dining experience – a great journey through time, place and taste. With a menu of tapas-sized favourites from all over the world, the ambition was to offer fun dining and total escapism for a broad audience.
The Chow Chase restaurant experience could be described as a night together with Rockefeller, Edith Piaf and Lawrence of Arabia on steroids, served and entertained by Lady Gaga. A Jules Vernesque journey between different food concepts and ambiences that challenge all of your senses. It’s bold, colorful, fun and somewhat eccentric when the big world comes to a small town.
Food and drinks are ordered via a mobile app allowing guests to easily shape and change their experience during the meal. The Chow Chase brand was created along with the design concept to enhance the search for exciting tastes within the restaurant’s different settings. The interior design offers a stylish and contemporary take on New York during the 1920s/30s Art Deco era, a slightly surreal version of Paris and La Belle Époque, and a personal adaption of the exotic Orient.

Photo credits: Erik Nissen Johansen
Design and description: Stylt Trampoli

Chow Chase
Kungsgatan 14, 652 24 Karlstad, Sweden
Phone: +46 70 724 37 07

Mercado 19, Atelier Playa Mujeres, Cancun – Mexico

In Mercado 19 traditions and gastronomy meet to offer an inviting experience through the flavors, aromas, and textures of Mexico’s cuisine.
Mexican markets are well renowned for portraying local gastronomy, and for preserving Mexican traditions and customs. Mercado 19 offers a great variety of gourmet creations to enjoy contemporary Mexican cuisine.

Photo credits: Daniel Kelleghan
Design: Curioso

Mercado 19
Prolongación Bonampak S/N Mz 1 Lote RTH4, SM3, Complejo Playa Mujeres, Zona Continental, 77400 Q.R., Mexico
Phone: +52 998 500 4800

Bar Marilou, New Orleans – USA

Bar Marilou is a spirited sanctuary for craft cocktails, natural wines and French-inflected fare, opened in partnership with Parisian group Quixotic Projects, the team behind acclaimed locales Candelaria, Le Mary Celeste and Hero.
Located in the Warehouse District in New Orleans at Maison de la Luz, Bar Marilou lives in the former library of City Hall Annex and is bedecked with books, eccentric curiosities, inventive, sophisticated cocktails and elevated French classics, all set in a distinguished yet relaxed environment. Inspired by romance, rebellion and spirited with easy elegance, everyone is welcome — long, leisurely nights encouraged.

Design: Studio Shamshiri

Bar Marilou
544 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Phone: +1 504-814-7711

Polet Café, Moscow – Russia

The interior of the ‘Polet’ restaurant reminds the scenery for a sci-fi movie. The sleek steel shapes and portholes at the entrance make the room look like the cabin of a space shuttle. One of the main principles in the interior of ‘Polyot’ is minimalism. There is a lack of decor to which the audience in Moscow restaurants is so used, no patterns and ornaments on the walls and in design elements. Instead there are large shining objects. Huge silver Martian goddesses like figures are installed on symmetric columns at the entrance. They can be easily placed in the decorations of the Hollywood movie about new civilizations.
High ceilings, lots of air, shiny surfaces, silver curtains, glass and monumental objects like spectacular concrete panel illustrating the takeoff of the aircraft (there was an airfield once on the Khodynka Field), are balanced with the wild greenery that covers the walls of some of the halls, delicate shade of furniture and Sailormoon chairs. The game of colors occurs due to the use of various surfaces – matte or reflective.
The space turned out to be significant, stylish and with a bit of irony. The interior does not press with its seriousness, but on the contrary inspires and gives wings.

Photo credits: Mikhail Loskutov
Design: Asthetique

Polet Cafe
Phone: +7(926)066‑06-99

Petit Victor Hugo, Paris – France

Institution of the west of Paris, Petit Victor Hugo is the seafood brasserie, with a marine menu designed by chef Sandrine Esteves, that wakes up the 16th arrondissement with freshness.
Closed since the summer 2019, the PVH – for friends – reopened in early October 2021 with a new décor with seventies inspirations, patio, terrace and monumental cocktail bar.
Radiant with colors and patterns, the two-level restaurant seems like out of a movie.
Petit Victor Hugo is an institution: the kind of brasserie that makes Paris famous worldwide.

Photo courtesy: Groupe Bertrand
Design: Laura Gonzalez

Petit Victor Hugo (PVH)
143 Av. Victor Hugo, 75016 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 83 26 00 01

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