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W es Anderson loves trains almost as much as he revels in the golden age of cinema. The H o u s t o n - b o r n filmmaker, famous for creating eccentric cinematic worlds and vintage-tinged sets, has invented train compartments and carriages for Wes Anderson's British Pullman Carriage, England several of his movies, including The Darjeeling Limited. Anderson's real- life design for a private luxury train is the storied British Pullman, which debuted in 2021 and is owned by British travel company Belmond, proprietor of the Simplon-Orient-Express train and Hotel Cipriani in Venice, among other destinations. Each carriage aboard British Pullman has a unique history and design with details such as Art Deco-inspired marquetry paneling. Anderson reimagined the 1950s Cygnus — or Swan — carriage with his signature symmetry, unusual retro color pallet, and Art Nouveau touches. Take Wes Anderson's Cygnus carriage on any journey on the British Pullman, which runs rails all across England, including murder mystery lunches through the Kent countryside and dinners hosted by up-and-coming guest chefs. Pullman Dining by Wes Anderson starts at $545. Two new private coupés in the Cygnus carriage offer seclusion and free-flowing champagne, starting at $2,455. Full carriage hire price upon request. British Pullman by Wes Anderson, ON THE HORIZON K en Fulk's boundless creativity can't be boxed in. For the past 25 years, he's designed interiors for private homes, jets, restaurants, and hotels and produced over-the-top parties for high-profile clients around the world. The design force behind Major Food Group restaurants like Carbone in Miami and Dallas, he's been nominated twice for a James Beard Design Award. And now, Fulk adds hotelier to his ever- expanding list of accomplishments. His foray into hospitality evolved after working with Austin developer Clark Lyda on the restoration of the city's historic Commodore Perry Estate, which reopened in 2020 as part of the Auberge Resorts Collection. Hotels have struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic, so Fulk and Lyda have become a lifeline for many privately owned properties, spending the past two years buying historic hotels around the country and refurbishing. To date, Fulk and Lyda have five historic hotels in varying stages of restoration, all slated to open within the next two or three years. They include Soniat House, a historic 19th-century inn in New Orleans' French Quarter; Mankas, an epicurean retreat in the midst of Point Reyes National Seashore; The Berkshires' famed Blantyre estate; and Harthan hotel set in a historic house in Austin. The Paramour, located in a former private estate in Los Angeles, is still under development. Wes Anderson in the British Pullman carriage he designed Belmond's British Pullman Ken Fulk at Blantyre Cygnus carriage designed by Wes Anderson JOHN DOLAN 61

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