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Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive Go Bold for the Holidays

  The second annual BOLD Holidays campaign kicks off on November 15 from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. with the highly anticipated Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration.  This multi-generational event is sponsored by the Rodeo Drive Committee in partnership with the City of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau and Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. The event will be hosted by TV and social media personality Dawn McCoy.  The festivities will include live music from electro hip hop violinist and America’s Got Talent contestant, Svet, and a specially curated 20-piece #BOLDBH band which will be playing a mix...

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Arrival of 35-foot Fraser fir signals the start of Christmas at Biltmore

A towering 35-foot Fraser fir tree arrived at America’s Largest Home this week, the finishing touch after weeks of decorating Biltmore House for the holidays. Christmas at Biltmore, the estate’s annual holiday celebration, formally begins Saturday, Nov. 3 and runs through Jan. 6, 2019. The 35-foot Banquet Hall tree is Christmas at Biltmore’s star attraction each year. Santa rode aboard a horse-drawn carriage to usher the tree to the front door of Biltmore House. It took more than 40 staff members to hoist the tree onto their shoulders and carry it into the Banquet Hall, where a system of ropes secured the tree in place....

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Mexico Prepares to Celebrate the Day of the Dead

The country will offer endless colorful experiences to the millions of visitors expected for the celebrations of this millenary tradition as the festivities are set to begin in Mexico City on October 27 with the third edition of its spectacular Day of the Dead Parade. As Mexico prepares to celebrate the Day of the Dead, visitors from around the world are invited to experience this unique holiday. Every corner of the country, from the island of Janitzio in Michoacán, passing through the towns of Chiapas and the great Zócalo of Mexico City, will be dressed in color and tradition waiting for millions of visitors who seek...

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Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Returns September 21-22

The Greenwich Wine + Food Festival presented by PepsiCo will welcome music superstar Tim McGraw to this year’s festival. The iconic performer will headline the festivities on Saturday, September 22 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich and his performance will cap the eighth annual event – which is held on September 21 and 22 – and will also feature appearances by culinary celebrities Daniel Boulud, Scott Conant, Mary Giuliani, Alex Guarnaschelli and Adam Richman. “Our event celebrates the best in food and beverage in our area and beyond and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the best in country music...

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Four UK Food Festivals to Visit in 2018

If there are two things in life that we love, they’re good food and a laid-back festival vibe. Lucky for us, then, that food festivals – a perfect marriage of our two favourites – are all the rage right now, with the best ones spread across the length and breadth of the UK. Looking for spectacular street food, mouth-watering wines and culinary masterclasses from some of the biggest celebrity chefs around? Then here are just four of the many fantastic venues that we’d recommend. The London Halal Food Festival One of our favourite things about being British is our fantastically multicultural...

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James Beard Foundation Taste America: Cities, Dates and What’s New for 2018

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced today the cities and dates for its sixth annual Taste America®. From September 28 – November 17, the traveling series will bring one-of-a-kind dining and educational experiences to 10 dynamic culinary destinations including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle. In addition to spotlighting the delicious food around the country, Taste America will focus on amplifying JBF food waste and sustainability initiatives and will directly contribute to the Foundation’s Scholarship programs.  Each city’s weekend-long program will feature a unique dining experience where chefs from around the country will partner...

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Three-Michelin Star Chef Massimo Bottura Partners with Palace Resorts

Palace Resorts, the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations – proudly announces a joint partnership with world-renowned Chef Massimo Bottura to bring The Osteria Francescana Experience to the Mexican Caribbean. Known as one of the Top 50 Chefs in the world, Massimo Bottura will bring his culinary talents to Moon Palace Cancun for only two exclusive nights, on August 18th and 19th2018. Proceeds from this upscale dining experience, in partnership with the Palace Foundation, will go to Food for Soul, Massimo Bottura’s non-profit organization that creates and sustains community kitchens around the world to raise awareness on the issues of food waste and social...

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Re-Released Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 22-Year-Old

This month, an extremely limited supply of Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 22-Year-Old will be re-released. Due to the rarity and renowned craftsmanship of the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery, Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old is in high demand. The re-release of Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old honors the 83rd anniversary of the opening of Stitzel-Weller Distillery, which continues to stand as a true staple in American whiskey history. Since its release, Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old has been recognized by many respected spirits awards including: Named “Best Straight Bourbon” and awarded Double Gold at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Awarded...

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Exclusive Derby Night Event Features Porsche-Sponsored Private Dinner

The newest and most innovative addition to the bourbon scene is ready to make a splash. Rabbit Hole will celebrate the grand opening of its brand-new multi-million-dollar distillery on May 5th during Louisville’s biggest weekend of the year (Derby weekend). The exclusive, invitation-only event kicks off with a dinner catered by Wiltshire Pantry and sponsored by Porsche. Later in the evening guests will imbibe cocktails mixed by Proprietors LLC, the team behind internationally acclaimed bar Death and Co. Sucré, an indie pop band from Nashville, TN formed by vocalist Stacy King (married to Darren King of Mutemath) will headline...

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Sotheby’s International Realty Hosts Exclusive Golf Tournament with Rafa Nadal Sports Center

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently hosted the Rafa Nadal Golf Challenge in association with Rafa Nadal Sports Center in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain.  The event was held as an exclusive networking opportunity for select members of the Sotheby’s International Realty® global network. The exclusive, first of its kind event, featured teams comprising Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates from around the world, including a team lead by Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, and another lead by Rafa Nadal. The event enjoyed strong participation from Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States who each leveraged this global event to network and establish new relationships with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and guests. The three-day event took place at Mallorca’s top golf courses, beginning at Pula Golf, continuing onto Golf Son Servera, and ending at Golf Son Gual. Team Rafa Nadal took first place in the tournament, Philip White and team took second place and third place went to team Czech Republic Sotheby’s International Realty and Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty. The Rafa Nada Sports Center, located in Manacor, hometown of Rafa Nadal, is a facility that is part of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. Founded by Rafa Nadal and his family, the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar aims to train young tennis players through high-quality training and by providing them with the tools they need to develop professionally. The Rafa...

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Balenciaga, Master of Couture at Montreal’s McCord Museum

The Montreal’s McCord Museum North American exclusive fashion exhibition on Balenciaga. From June 15 to October 14, 2018, the McCord Museum in Montreal is pleased to present a North American exclusive premiere–Balenciaga, Master of Couture, a major fashion exhibition organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A). Revered by his contemporaries and future fashion designers alike, Cristóbal Balenciaga represents the pinnacle of haute couture in the 1950s and 1960s. His exquisite craftsmanship, pioneering use of fabrics and innovative cutting set the tone for the modernity of late 20th century fashion. This exhibition takes an almost forensic look at...

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Super Bowl LII Infographic

by Felix Richter When Super Bowl LII is kicked off on Sunday, February 4, more than a hundred million Americans will be watching. Can Tom Brady carry his Patriots to yet another victory or will the Philadelphia Eagles finally get their hands on the Vince Lombardi Trophy? As the following infographic nicely illustrates, it is not only the biggest game of the year, but also a, albeit unofficial, national holiday. Image courtesy of...

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