Inside his fifth-floor room at The Savoy London, painter Claude Monet produced dozens of landscapes that are now housed in the Art Institute of Chicago. Hôtel Beau Rivage in the South of France hosted many artists and writers who created works there, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henri Matisse, and Friedrich Nietzsche. Picasso spent three months in Hotel de Russie in Rome with poet Jean Cocteau to devise the first-ever Cuban ballet. Salvador Dalí used room 1610 at The St. Regis New York as his personal retreat every winter for 40 years.
Taking time away to recharge one’s batteries and bask in a change of scenery can do wonders for relaxation, elevating the parasympathetic nervous system and helping to create new neural pathways to invent the next best thing and level up your game.
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