Archive | March, 2010

Hotel Mela – NYC

Posted on 30 March 2010

After running around the whole day in Manhattan, I was looking for a hotel to relax and I found Hotel Mela. It is a very convenient solution if you are visiting Midtown.  Clean, easy, functional and with a modern design.  Located on 44th Street between 6th and 7th Ave, it is in the heart of […]

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Hotel Borg – Reykjavik, Iceland

Posted on 29 March 2010

Review & Photos by Yvan Rodic
Hotel Borg is a marvel. First of all it has the best location in Reykjavik that you can imagine. All the designer stores, vintage stores, bars and clubs where you want to go are literally a two minutes walk from your room. It’s so great after a wild night [...]

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Gansevoort Hotel – Park Avenue

Posted on 28 March 2010

If you fancy a stylish midtown atmosphere I have one recommendation. Exclusively located at the corner of Park Ave and 29th Street in the most central location lies the latest addition to the Gansevoort collection of hotels:  Gansevoort Park Avenue. Sleek and spacious rooms designed with the colorful Miami deco tradition mixed with modern urban […]

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“Rooms” – A Group Exhibition

Posted on 23 March 2010

Opening April 24, Scion’s Installation L.A. Gallery presents “Rooms,” a group exhibition curated by Roger Gastman that brings eight diverse artists together under one roof. “Rooms” will feature unique installations and new works by Kime Buzzelli, Adam Wallacavage, Dueling VHS, Chris Stain, Bill Daniel, Justin Van Hoy, Rocky Grimes, and Dan Monick with Caitlin Reilly. […]

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Chaya – Venice

Posted on 22 March 2010

Bob Schriner Walking around Main Street in Venice I was amazed by how empty the streets were; traffic in cars and on foot was sparse. I wondered where all the people were, was this some night of the comet scenario? Then I walked into Chaya and realized that this is the place where everyone comes […]

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Hardly roughing it at the Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic

Posted on 20 March 2010

Gayle Hendrix This year I was lucky enough to attend The Master Chef Classic at Beaver Creek, Colorado for the fifth time. So, I can definitely say from experience that it only gets better every year. This was the second year that the Grand Tasting was held at the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch and it is […]

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Other Criteria – Art for All

Posted on 18 March 2010

Currently running two stores in London and the latest store located in NYC Other Criteria originally began as a publishing company created by Damien Hirst, Hugh Allan, Frank Dunphy with creative directorship from Jason Beard. The company evolved into an established art store destination with offbeat gifts, art, books, jewerly, tees, home decoration and knick-knacks, […]

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Michel Rostang – Paris

Posted on 18 March 2010

I was excited to visit the gastronomic Michel Rostang as I had heard so many amazing things about it. Visiting Michel Rostang is not just any other dinner visit, it’s like a visit to the opera. You can really make a special occasion of it. I read the menu and some reviews earlier in the […]

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New Features from HURLEY ART

Posted on 17 March 2010

Youth lifestyle brand Hurley is championing the underground through its clothing collaborations, Hurley Art editorial brand, and gallery shows, demonstrating its long-running commitment to outsider and cutting edge art {…}

Enoteca – Barcelona

Posted on 15 March 2010

With Michelin starred executive chef Paco Perez at the helm of chic restaurant, Enoteca, you quickly realize that this isn’t your average Spanish restaurant, or your average dining experience. Located in the fashionable Hotel Arts, Enoteca features low lighting and dark cherry wood, a study in modern Mediterranean style minimalist design. While we selected from […]

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The Spa @ Mandarin Oriental – Barcelona

Posted on 11 March 2010

Barcelona is a big, beautiful city brimming with marvelous historical sites, excellent shopping destinations and some of the best dining options in Europe. However just like any other big and beautiful city, Barcelona can be quite stressful. The air quality permeating the city appears to be exasperated by the fact that it seems like everyone […]

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The Avalon Hotel – Catalina Island

Posted on 09 March 2010

Review and Photos by Stryder Bartow The Avalon hotel is a very quaint, homey hotel located central to everything Catalina has to offer. I arrived to the avalon in the late evening to a friendly receptionist who was incredibly helpful in escorting me to my room. I was led down wood paneled hallways lined with […]

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Fat Tire Bike Tour: Barcelona

Posted on 08 March 2010

The Barcelona City bike tour runs through city and beach spanning approximately seven miles over a four hour period. If Google maps married Lonely Planet, this tour would be their nerdy, bike riding love child. Hosted by highly knowledgeable tour guides who let you in on the secrets you need to know about the city […]

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LUXX XL – Bangkok

Posted on 03 March 2010

LUXX XL has that homey feeling that is sometimes hard to find when you are thousands of miles away from home. It’s hard to believe that this minimalist cool structure would have this feel to it, but you have to stay here to believe. It’s far from that annoying bed and breakfast feel where you […]