Archive | May, 2009

Hotel Marina All Suites / Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Posted on 31 May 2009

Review & Photos by the Cobrasnake

The Marina All-Suites hotel is located directly across from the beach, in the heart of Leblon. I stayed there last week on my trip to Brazil. When I checked in I was offered champagne and was escorted to my room on the 6th floor. The room had an amazing view [...]

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Boa Steakhouse – (new location) West Hollywood

Posted on 30 May 2009

Everyone loves a nice piece of meat. Especially when it’s hot, juicy and deliciously tender. Some of the best meat in town can be found at BOA Steakhouse, a premium steak restaurant with locations in West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Las Vegas.

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Home on the River: Bingham Hotel – London

Posted on 30 May 2009

By Jennifer O’Neill

If you are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of Central London, but don’t want to embark on an endless road trip, park your car at The Bingham hotel, just a short drive from London and step inside your new home away from home.
In the quaint town of Richmond sits [...]

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Hotel Gansevoort – Meatpacking District/NYC

Posted on 28 May 2009

Located just a few blocks away from the Hudson River, the Hotel Gansevoort combines thoroughly modern and stylish design with luxurious comfort. I can’t rave enough about how cool this hotel is. The moment I stepped through the revolving door and walked up to the front desk I was greeted by friendly, smiling faces which can […]

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Cinema Tuesdays: Under Great White Northern Lights

Posted on 23 May 2009

Bob Schriner Getting a last minute invite to the Egyptian for a screening of the White Stripes tour documentary Under Great White Northern Lights was a thrilling prospect. I’ve been a fan of the band since their first singles so I was excited to see footage of their Canadian tour. If you have not taken […]

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Universal Studios Hollywood

Posted on 20 May 2009

You have all been to a theme park and seen someone like me. Maybe you are just like me. Some of you probably even prefer to have us around at a theme park. We are the ones who hold your purse and keys,  your half eaten snacks and drinks while you get in an hour-long […]

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Alcazar Restaurant & Mezzanine, Paris

Posted on 19 May 2009

Alcazar is a bright and wonderfully stylish eatery and nightclub with an interesting history. Located right off the St. Germain-Des-Près on a small but buzzing street and set in a 17th century tennis court, Alcazar was also once home to a notorious transvestite bar and nightclub. The former club next door was the infamous “Rock […]

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Hotel Emiliano – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Posted on 18 May 2009

Review & Photos by the Cobrasnake

My stay at the Emiliano hotel in Sao Paulo was out of this world. The energy of the hotel is fantastic. When I checked in I was greeted by an amazing staff that spoke great English, they offered me a drink as I filled out the paper work for my stay. The hotel [...]

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Katana Sushi – Los Angeles

Posted on 18 May 2009

By Haya Zoubi
Foodie Photos by Sarah Renard

While some other Japanese restaurants in Los Angeles are all about show, with conveyor belts, gaudy decor, and over-the-top presentation (cough, cough all included in the price of course!) Katana puts the focus on the food, and does it well while also maintaining a hip and stylish ambience.
Although the [...]

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Morgans Hotel – New York City

Posted on 16 May 2009

While staying at Morgans hotel in New York, I randomly had a few Patrick Bateman from American Psycho moments. Riding in the taxi cab over to the hotel, I annoyed my travel partner with comments such as “Hey! Is that Ivana Trump?” Once we arrived at the hotel I said: “Let’s try to get reservations […]

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The Grand Del Mar – San Diego

Posted on 15 May 2009

By Julie Sahley

From beginning to end of your stay at The Grand Del Mar Resort, you can rest assured that every detail of your trip will be tended to.
Once you’ve reached the main driveway that leads you to the resort- you know that you’re in store for a vacation that truly feels like you’ve left [...]

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Melodrama on the High Seas

Posted on 14 May 2009

By Robb Wirt

“Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, A tale of a fateful trip, that started from this tropic port aboard this tiny ship. …For a three hour tour, a three hour tour.” OK, it was only two and a half hours, and well, does tropic in spirit count? You get the [...]

David LaChapelle Retrospective at La Monnaie de Paris

Posted on 13 May 2009

David LaChapelle’s eye popping images run the gamut from the absurd and grotesque to bizarre and peculiar. Whether it’s Lil’ Kim playing the part of a ten year old with first period stains on her white panties or Amanda Lepore looking as fabulous as ever as Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe. Genius celebrity kitsch photographer David Lachapelle […]

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Nick & Toni’s Cafe – NYC

Posted on 13 May 2009

Alex Palmer
On a rainy New York evening, few places are more inviting than a cozy Italian restaurant. This was just what Nick & Toni’s Café, located minutes from the Lincoln Center in the upper west side, offered on a recent dreary day. The relaxing music and hand-painted Italian frescoes welcome guests as they enter [...]

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“Murazzo”

Posted on 12 May 2009

Cutlery objects designed for RIVA, created by renowned Brazilian architect & designer Arthur Casas & Brazilian designer/art director Rubens Simões are for sale at MoMa in New York. Interview after the jump:

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