The Spa at MacArthur, the Pool, and the Fitness Center are currently undergoing a rejuvenation and the Pool and Fitness Center will remain closed until September 29th. The Spa will continue to provide an array of facial and massage treatments. All three of our culinary experiences, Layla, a Mediterranean-meets-Sonoma inspired restaurant — the cocktail-forward Bar at MacArthur and The Porch coffee shop will continue to provide seasonal dining with farm-fresh ingredients. Learn more about the final phase of our transformation here.

Annelie Vandendael

Soie Belle 3
Photograph, Archival Pigment Print
The Bar at MacArthur
36 x 36”


One of our favorite pieces on property is “Soi Belle 3” — a surreal photograph of a woman with swim fins seated bareback on a horse. This ethereal 3’ x 3’ piece was created by Belgian-born artist, Annelie Vandendael, who shoots primarily with a Hasselbad analog camera. She writes, “I like to work with analog cameras. It feels more realistic. Today everything is manipulated and photoshopped. I like to see real people with their imperfections, which is more interesting! I put the human as a piece of nature or an object in my picture.

Her newest series of photographs are entitled “Sois belle” (be beautiful), a cheeky command to merge imaginatively with a larger than life environment as she playfully disrupts the glossy norms of fashion photography.

Annelie is part of Tappan Collective, a company that supports exceptional emerging artists and with whom MacArthur Place has partnered to amplify our art program.

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