Archive | April, 2009

GARY BASEMAN at Cory Helford Gallery

Posted on 28 April 2009

Gary Baseman’s Exhibition and Festival “La Noche de la Fusión” opens this Saturday, May 2 at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles.
The celebration is the manifestation of Baseman’s desire to create a holiday celebrating the beauty of the bittersweetness of life!


Vanilla London

Posted on 26 April 2009

VA⋅NIL⋅LA  –noun, adjective 1. Any tropical, climbing orchid of the genus Vanilla plaifolia, bearing podlike fruit yielding an extract used in flavoring food, in perfumery, etc. 2. Informal, i.e. Plain Vanilla. Austere, clean, folksy. Uncluttered and uncomplicated. Vanilla is a members only lounge, bar and restaurant that features sleek design and unpretentious modern French cuisine. […]


RH at the ANdAZ – West Hollywood

Posted on 26 April 2009

In the fray that is Sunset Boulevard, newcomer RH Restaurant located in the sleek ANdAZ hotel (formerly the “Riot Hyatt House” famous for legendary rock stars riding their motorcycles through the hallways) makes a statement with its careful sourcing of ingredients and commitment to turning said produce into fresh, delicious grub for locals and visitors […]


iChauffeur Bespoke Tours and more in the UK

Posted on 22 April 2009

iChauffeur is an ultra luxury (with an emphasis on luxury) chauffeur service in London that offers everything from airport transfers, bespoke tours of different parts of Engalnd or rides for shopping trips and even weddings. Anything you need a ride for around London, iChauffeur will provide. Vehicles in the iChauffeur fleet include Rolls Royce Flying […]


Tea & Jumping Jacks at Montagu Place Hotel – London

Posted on 21 April 2009

Review & Photos by the Cobrasnake

The Montagu Place townhouse hotel is really great. It’s very intimate and will make you feel like you’re right in your own home. My room was perfect for London. There isn’t an elevator but that’s okay. After I walked up 4 flights of stairs I was ready to relax in [...]


Jonathan Brofsky’s Human Structures at Deitch Projects

Posted on 16 April 2009

May 08, 2009 — June 20, 2009 76 Grand Street, New York Five Large Paintings from Jonathan Borofskyʼs Human Structures series will be installed at Deitch Projectsʼs 76 Grand Street gallery from May 8 to June 20, 2009. In his Human Structures series, Borofsky continues to express the most integral theme in all of his […]


Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments – London

Posted on 15 April 2009

The Athenaeum hotel is a special place to stay when visiting London for so many reasons. From the moment you walk into the Athenaeum, you’ll know you’re not in a generic hotel. You’ll be warmly welcomed by the friendly doorkeeper as you stroll into the exquisite ground floor lobby which features 135,000 mother of pearl […]


Gran Hotel Guadalpin Byblos – Spain

Posted on 15 April 2009

By Jacqui Passfield Wherever you are in the Hotel Byblos you are assured of wonderful views, whether it is the distant Andalucian hills dotted with white-housed villages; the rolling greens of the overlapping golf courses; the beautifully kept gardens suffused with the scent of orange blossom and jasmine; or the two magnificent outdoor swimming pools. […]


Kuwait Airways

Posted on 14 April 2009

I tried the Kuwait Business Class on a London to New York flight. My journey started at Heathrow Terminal 4, where Kuwait shares with Etihad a luxurious lounge, that makes you forget that you are actually waiting for a flight in airport. I spent half an hour being completely spoiled by the super-nice staff. I […]

Bryant Park Hotel & NY Fashion Week

Posted on 13 April 2009

By The Cobrasnake

The Bryant Park Hotel is the perfect hotel to stay at during NYC fashion week. It’s located directly across from the tents so you are never late to a show. The staff is extra helpful and friendly. The rooms are great. My room had an amazing view and was full of great natural [...]


Les Ambassadeurs at the Hôtel Crillon- Paris

Posted on 12 April 2009

Throughout history, the most powerful philosophical minds have striven to define the elusive concept of perfection. Aristotle declared that “pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” while Oscar Wilde was noted as saying “It is through Art, and through Art only, that we can realize our perfection.” The crux of gastronomic perfection is attained at Les […]


Sam Flores – “Ego” at Subliminal Projects

Posted on 10 April 2009

Sam Flores Ego, Addiction and Other Bedtime Stories at Subliminal Projects May 2 – May 20, 2009 Opening Reception: May 2, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. In his show Ego, Addiction and Other Bedtime Stories, Sam Flores tackles what is perhaps one of the most pervasive themes in human existence: the struggle between light and […]


Park Yourself at the Parker in Palm Springs

Posted on 07 April 2009

By Jennifer O’Neill Quirky is the only way to describe the Parker Palm Springs Hotel located in the heart of the Desert. With interior design by Jonathan Adler, the décor is not for the faint of heart. The ambiance is reminiscent of a 70’s inspired psychedelic acid trip, with its topsy-turvy lamps and a sign […]


Sunshine Came Softly Through My Window Today…

Posted on 04 April 2009

Swell City Guide visits the Swell Apartment in Montmartre, Paris


Sylvia Ji – “Haute Epoque” at Corey Helford Gallery

Posted on 03 April 2009

Sylvia Ji “Haute Epoch” at Corey Helford Gallery – Los Angeles Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 7 to 10pm On View April 11 until April 28, 2009 Corey Helford Gallery is proud to present “Haute Epoch”, a solo exhibition of new works by highly-collected Los Angeles artist Sylvia Ji. Returning to Corey Helford […]