Float Away With Me
Venice; the city of Water, of bridges, of masquerades, of canals, the Queen of the Adriatic. Whichever you call it, it’s magical. You can’t help but get lost in the city. Literally, you can’t. Sure, you get pulled into the charm and the beauty of Venice but it’s the streets that really grab you. All winding paths, cobblestones, bridges and dead ends, they require navigational skills of the highest order. RUSSH asked jewellery designer Lucy Folk, who travelled to Venice to showcase her latest collection, Poison Ivy at the Venice Biennial, for her top five recommendations for the city we love and are yet to know.
"This palace was transformed by Mariano Fortuny into his own atelier of photography, stage-design, textile-design and painting. The building retains the rooms and structures created by Fortuny, together with tapestries and collections. This was my favourite collection whilst I was in Venice."
"Since 2006 this beautiful Palazzo has housed leading contemporary art dealer François Pinault’s collection. Named one of the most influential people in art, Pinault has two galleries in Venice and both of them are exception(al). The building, which is built in the Venetian classical style, took 24 years to complete and was finished in 1772."
"The understated brother to Harry’s Bar… it's a boat ride away on the island of Giudecca and you can sit on the water, sip the signature Bellinis, eat artichoke salad with a tower of parmesan and not feel pillaged by the prices. It's quite nice looking back at San Marco and it seems more local."
"Situated on the canal... it's Venetian opulence at its best. Lunch is my pick… spritz, pasta and watch the boats cruise past. It's very romantic."
"This jewellery shop is an institution. It has been around for over a century and is a Venetian relic. The Codognato jewellers' bold, fantastical memento mori jewels have influenced many in the world of art, jewellery and fashion. Coco Chanel, Richard Burton and many royals have acquired pieces from this jeweller."