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Art Collection of Lauren Bacall Will Be Displayed at Bonhams’ Madison Avenue Galleries

Art Collection of Lauren Bacall will be displayed at Bonhams’ Madison Avenue Galleries. The preview will be held in New York, March 25 – March 30. The highly anticipated auction will take place on March 31 and April 1. The extensive art collection of the late acclaimed actress, Lauren Bacall, will go on view to the public at Bonhams’ Madison Avenue galleries from 25-30 March inclusive (10.00-17.30) before being auctioned on March 31 and April 1. Accompanying the sale is the lavishly illustrated auction catalog, a collector’s item in its own right. Numbering more than 374 pages and containing...

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Personalized Services in Travel’s Future

The most coveted time of the year is finally underway. As the weather has warmed and the sun has come out, luxury travel lovers have been fantasizing about all of the enthralling destinations they will visit this season, prepping their itineraries and their wardrobes. Skyscanner.net, an international travel comparison search site, took travelers’ imaginations to new heights by publishing a report on what they deem to be the future of travel in 2024. To no surprise, Skyscanner said that within 10 years, technology and personalization will advance our travel experiences by reinventing customer service. However, how will hotels and...

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Clothing Retailer ‘Inditex’ Permanently Bans Angora Wool, and Donates Remaining Stock

Clothing retailer ‘Inditex’ permanently bans Angora wool, and donates remaining stock. The world’s largest clothing retailer, Inditex, made history when it agreed not only to adopt a permanent ban on angora wool but also to donate its remaining stock of 20,000 brand-new angora wool garments manufactured in previous seasons to people in need. This week, PETA, along with Life for Relief and Development (Life USA), began distributing the sweaters and coats (which carry a retail value of approximately $878,000) to some of the 1.2 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The distribution took place in the villages surrounding the Lebanese...

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Rent The Runway Fashion Subscription Service Makes Debut

Rent The Runway Fashion Subscription service makes debut. “Rent the Runway is a fashion company with a technology soul. Powered by a transformative business model, proprietary technology, a unique reverse-logistics operation and some of the smartest people on earth, we’re in a position to challenge old systems and rewrite new rules. By giving people access to remarkable luxury experiences, we’re changing the meaning of ownership — and revolutionizing retail in the process.” Rent The Runway advertises an introductory price of $49 for your first month’s subscription of unlimited dresses and accessories, and then $99/month after. Learn more at renttherunway.com....

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Las Vegas Vdara Hotel & Spa Introduces New VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge

Las Vegas Vdara Hotel & Spa introduces new VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge. Vdara Hotel & Spa brings an intoxicating twist to the Las Vegas social scene with the introduction of its new concept VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge. VICE VERSA offers dual options such as classic or twisted cocktails, refreshingly light or indulgent bites, as well as intimate indoor or outdoor patio settings. “As a boutique hotel, Vdara’s lobby is the heart of the property and a place for guests to gather and enjoy a variety of experiences,” said Vdara General Manager Mary Giuliano. “Located center stage, VICE...

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Vienna Celebrates its Spanish Riding School’s 450th Anniversary

Vienna’s Spanish Riding School celebrates its 450th anniversary in 2015. In addition to a special gala performance by the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions, the Fête Impériale summer ball at the Riding School on June 26, 2015 will also take its inspiration from the jubilee. The world-famous Spanish Riding School will mark its 450th anniversary with a spellbinding jubilee performance by the Lipizzaner stallions on Heldenplatz. Visitors can admire the equine choreography on the square in front of the offices of the Federal President on June 26, 2015 at 7pm. The riders from the Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre will...

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Vienna’s Ringstrasse Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Vienna’s Ringstrasse celebrates its 150th anniversary by hosting events throughout 2015. From military grounds to showpiece boulevard: Vienna’s Ringstrasse celebrates the 150th anniversary of its opening in 2015. The largest construction project in Vienna’s history marked the capital’s transformation from an imperial capital to a truly European metropolis. Throughout the year the Ringstrasse provides the backdrop for a diverse range of large-scale events that play out in the buildings lining the boulevard and its squares and parks. Cultural highlights include the world-famous New Year’s Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Musikverein, the Music Film Festival on Rathausplatz...

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Pop Up Picnic San Diego Does Date Night Right

If you’re looking to up the ante on date night romance or turn an ordinary date into an extraordinary and memorable one, look no further than Pop Up Picnic. This company creates turnkey, one-of-a-kind experiences that are as elegant and imaginative as they are convenient and affordable. Conceived by Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals & Design, Pop Up Picnic proffers an instant date replete with everything needed for a dreamy, vintage-themed daytime or sunset picnic for two. You simply choose the date, time and location and let Pop Up Picnic handle the rest—the food, beverages, accoutrements and ambiance—for an al...

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Vienna Introduces New Restaurants for 2015 Restaurant Week

Vienna introduces new restaurants for 2015 restaurant week. A new restaurant for a top chef, a crossover store for a luxury sparkling wine brand and high-end patisserie, a bastion of traditional Viennese dining culture – and that’s just for starters. There’s never a dull moment on the Austrian capital’s restaurant scene. One of Austria’s best chefs launched his own restaurant in January 2015. Christian Petz, whose career highlights include cooking up a storm as chef de cuisine at the Meinl am Graben restaurant, helping the Palais Coburg Wien on its way to a Michelin star and providing the creative...

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Expansion Persists for ‘Soothe’ Mobile Massage-On-Demand

We’ve all had them. Those days that start off perfectly fine and then take a hard left turn onto the stress superhighway.  On these rough days in particular, there’s nothing like a relaxing massage to calm your nerves and alleviate anxiety. But, all too often we don’t know in advance we’re going to have a “bad day” and, thus, didn’t have the foresight to make a therapeutic massage appointment at the spa, which is surely booked solid weeks in advance. Indeed, unless you’d thought to book an appointment well ahead of time, that post-workday or workout massage is going...

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Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Hosts Third Annual Cheese & Wine Festival

The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort will be hosting its third annual Cheese & Wine Festival in Los Cabos, Mexico on March 7th. After the destruction of Hurricane Odile this past September, the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort is celebrating the rebirth of Los Cabos with the return of its third annual charitable Cheese & Wine Festival. On Saturday March 7, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m., locals and tourists alike will come together to indulge in wine, bread and cheese from 10 of the industry’s best cheese and wine vendors. “As Los Cabos continues to rebuild from the hurricane, it is important for us to help bring fun, light-hearted experiences back to the community for both locals and visitors to enjoy,” said Renato Mendonca, General Manager of the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar. “With the Sheraton being the only resort in the area with two five star diamond award-winning fine dining restaurants, we pride ourselves in bringing one-of-a-kind culinary experiences to Cabo. And similar to previous events, our Cheese & Wine Festival will benefit a local charity, Sarahuaro AC Foundation, which provides women and children with workshops focused on community action and building self-esteem.” The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar emphasizes creating events in the best interest of the local community all while providing guests with extraordinary culinary experiences. The resort strongly pushes programs that encourage...

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Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Wine Auction 2015 Nets $1.8 Million

***POST-EVENT ALERT & PHOTOS*** LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO’S WINE AUCTION 2015 NETS $1.8 MILLION The Triennial Event Contributes to Remarkable $4.5 Million Raised over the Past Three Months by The Women’s Board of Lyric Opera. WHO: The evening’s guest list welcomed Chicago’s philanthropic elite, including:Erica and Jim Sandner, Marilynn and Carl Thoma, Shirley and Patrick Ryan, Kim and Miles White, Nancy Searle, Christina and Ronald Gidwitz, Caryn and King Harris, Cathy and William Osborn, Tina and Byron Trott, Stephen Kaplan and Alyce Sigler, Nancy and Scott Santi, Alex and John Nichols, Lindy and Michael Keiser, Alpana Singh, Peter and...

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