A few days ago I’ve been invited to a party hosted by Assouline, the famous publisher. It wasn’t exactly a party but rather a cocktail in the honor of Francisca Matteoli whose the new book is entitled “Escape Hotel Stories.”
Chilean-born with Scottish origins on the mother side, Francisca, spent her childhood in South America. She’s now living in Paris after spending many years in Brazil. From all of those trips, she retained a deep love and admiration for Nature, the beauty of landscapes, the serenity and the inspiration she could find… She wrote many travel essays and books. Her last travel book is based on some of the world’s most stunning hotels and follow in the footsteps of influential writers and inspirational artists who took refuge in many different places equally serene and inspiring. She brings us into her own world and reveals us all her favorite places where each time a hotel developed a unique relationship with its surrounding universe.
Born and raised in Paris, Delphine De Causans decided to move to NY after graduating from the Sorbonne where she got a master degree in social sciences and history of art mention contemporary art. Once in New York she went to the Christies School and she got a certificate degree. She used to work as an intern during all her studies for an auction house, several galleries and art dealers in both Paris and New York. She’s now working on her first book which is dedicated to contemporary art in general