Google+

Category: Arts & Culture

Aqua Art Miami Announces 14th Edition 12/5-12/9

Aqua Art Miami will kick off its 14th edition at the Aqua Hotel (1530 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139) with a VIP Preview on Wednesday, December 5th before opening to the public December 6th – 9th, 2018. The energetic preview has become the destination for influential collectors and art professionals, many of whom migrate from Aqua’s sister fairs, Art Miami and CONTEXT conveniently nestled between the Venetian Causeway and the MacArthur Causeways, and Art Basel Miami Beach, which is located just a few blocks away. Aqua Art Miami is the premier location for art aficionados to procure works by young, emerging and mid-career artists. Throughout...

Read More

Hollywood Glamour Meets Moroccan Style

This year, the glamourous Es Saadi Marrakech Resort in Morocco is continuing its long-standing partnership with the International Film Festival de Marrakech.  Acting as a base and hosting a variety of events throughout the week-long festival, the prestigious hotel will maintain its 50-year reputation as a celebrity hangout as it lights up with Hollywood glamour this November. From 30th November, Marrakech will be awash with the bright and beautiful – from internationally acclaimed film stars to celebrated directors, cast and crew – all there to attend the 17th Annual International Film Festival of Marrakech, of which Es Saadi Marrakech Resort has...

Read More

Unknown Titanic of the Pacific

“For God’s sake, hurry. The water is coming into my room!” (One of the last dispatches from the telegraph operator aboard the Princess Sophia.) S.S. Princess Sophia The steamship SS Princess Sophia was a steel-built coastal passenger liner in the coastal service fleet of the Canadian Pacific Steamship Line. Built in 1911, the vessel was known as a coastal class “pocket liner.” Named after Princess Sophia, granddaughter of Queen Victoria and daughter of Emperor Frederick III of Germany, the ship entered service in 1912 and plied the coastline of British Columbia from Vancouver and Victoria up to Skagway, Alaska as a...

Read More

Seriously, Go To Cleveland!

Music has always evoked strong memories in me. When I hear a familiar song from my past, I am suddenly transported back to a distinct time in my life, and the experience is vivid and visceral. This is especially true when it comes to the rock music of my youth and early adulthood. So, you can imagine all the emotions that began flooding over me as I stepped through the doors of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. A visit to the “Rock Hall,” as it’s commonly called by locals, is a pilgrimage for many...

Read More

A Sneak Peek Into the Governors Ball at This Year’s Emmy Awards

Recently I had the opportunity to see, taste and experience the 2018 Emmy Awards Governors Ball at L.A. Live up on the Event Deck. Hollywood’s largest dinner party is produced by Cheryl Cecchetto of Sequoia Productions and/or the legendary chef and Patina Restaurant Group Founder, Joachim Splichal and the Patina Catering team will serve the nominees, presenters and guests an array of 35 chef-driven small plates and bites and tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, including some celebrated favorites from the Michelin-starred Patina and the fabled Nicke + Stef’s Steakhouse. Before sipping on an Emmy cocktail, guests can fill up at the Nick & Stef’s...

Read More

2018 Julia Child Award Winners Too Hot Tamales – Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

When Los Angeles based celebrity chefs, television personalities, cookbook authors and philanthropists Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger learned that they were receiving the 2018 Julia Child Award, they were thrilled. A distinguished panel from the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts awarded these two chefs. They are not only the first women to receive this honor, but also the first chef team to be acknowledged by this prestigious non-profit organization. The Foundation will be presenting their award on November 1, 2018 in association with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History at a gala event...

Read More

Cher’s Original Mansion

Beyond her unique contralto vocals and risque stage costumes, Cher’s less heralded but equal talent is her exquisite taste in creating elegant homes with plush rusticity.  For years these homes have graced the pages of the architectural and decor authority Architectural Digest with her style of pristine white furniture against antique wood beams and textured stucco with a touch of Moroccan influence, which catapulted into the look so replicated today.  This, her first serious home after her divorce from Sonny Bono, which she designed and built in Beverly Hills in 1980, was a testament to her new found success...

Read More

Rozvadov – The Spiritual Home Of Poker

No one can be sure when gambling first started. It is just known that the ancient Greeks, the Romans, and the Chinese have played games of chance for centuries. In China, evidence has been found of gambling dating back as far as 2300 BC, and in Egypt, dice dating back to 1500 BC have been discovered. Most gambling took place covertly in gambling dens or in the back rooms of saloons, and there was not anywhere designated for this pastime until 1638. Then the local council in Venice opened a building for trouble-free gambling during the carnival season. The...

Read More

Art in Asia

All over Asia, from Bangkok to Taipei, it’s onward and upward with the arts as hotels deepen channels between their guests’ accommodation and their access to art.Today, hotels are investing big money in art galleries and collections along with dispatching guests into the environs with art experts. Here are some hotels that are rewriting the rules of engagement between their guests and the local art scene. The Reverie Saigon, Vietnam The Reverie Saigon came onto the scene in 2015 as Vietnam’s most lavish hotel. Boasting interiors by some of the biggest names in design from Italy, the hotel has...

Read More

James Picard: “The Dark & The Wounded” Paints Hope

James Picard, a mixed media and experiential artist, sculptor, documentary filmmaker and humanitarian screened his multi-award (15+) winning documentary short, The Dark & The Wounded. May 14th, at the Cannes Film Festival (2018), The Buzz of the Day at Cannes confirmed that Picard’s film has captured many hearts at the 71st festival, billing it as “the sleeper hit of the festival.” While James Picard’s name and his artwork are not familiar to many, they will be very soon. His work already has caught the attention of collectors worldwide and hangs in many museums next to art by some of...

Read More

An Insider’s Guide to Art Fairs

By Jeremy Larner Art fairs have seen a tremendous boon over the past decade. Taking place throughout the year, and on every side of the globe, they attract a sophisticated and discerning crowd. Art fairs are an extension of any gallery’s program and often set the pace, tastes, and prices for the upcoming year. The art fair movement is in part occurring due to a shift in the demographics of art collectors, as we’re seeing a younger and wider range of art collectors become the faces of the art scene. These Cultural Experiences Are Entering Travelers’ Must-See Lists Attending...

Read More

Shakira’s Miami Beach Home for Sale

Never a dull moment for pop superstar and TV’s “The Voice” judge, Shakira. Seen in Miami in March – possibly checking out the chic renovation plan on her Miami Beach residence, back to Spain which she considers her home base, and two days after putting her Miami Beach estate on the market, off to Hamburg, Germany to kick off her El Dorado world tour, family and team in tow. In August she will bring the tour to America – Chicago the first stop. Shakira lives in Barcelona with her partner, Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué and their two sons. Now 41, she...

Read More

VIP Offers

Pin It on Pinterest