Stories / December 2018

24 hours in Venice: La Prima Parte...

The Rake’s founder Wei Koh ventured out to the floating city with Eleonor Picciotto, founder and editor of The Eye of Jewelry, to soak up the delights that Venice and The Gritti Palace has to offer…

Wei wears a Grey Cavendish windowpane check VBC flannel wool coat, Grenfell; Black prince of wales bespoke suit, Cifonelli; Black wool polo shirt, John Smedley; LORD (1961) Exclusive photochromic lens eyeglasses, Oliver Goldsmith. Eleanor wears a Loro Piana hat, Yves Salomon coat.

“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go," So said the author Truman Capote and who are we to argue? Italy's most enchanted city - and they boast quite a number of them - stirs the soul and captivates the mind like no other place on earth. Historically, it played such an important part in global trade, connecting the spoils of the Silk Road with the riches of the European aristocracy. As such, Venice was, and in many respects still is, a fulcrum of luxury, a place where one feels the world's of art, fashion, cuisine, hospitality and decadence fuse into the best expression of 'la dolce vita.'

In that vein, The Rake's founder Wei Koh ventured out to the floating marvel with Eleonor Picciotto, founder and editor of The Eye of Jewelry (www.theeyeofjewelry.com) to soak up the delights that Venice has to offer. Discover the first part of his journey below to reveal how to look every bit the Italian city's equal...

We'd like to say a special thanks to The Gritti Palace for their warm hospitality.