Archive | May, 2011

Opera Hotel – Madrid

Posted on 31 May 2011

If you are visiting Madrid, staying at the Opera Hotel becomes a very strategic idea. The four-star hotel is located in the historical center of the city in the district of Los Austrias, opposite the Royal Opera House. Outside the hotel you have a metro station, a cab station or even better you can stroll […]

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Sanctum Soho – London

Posted on 25 May 2011

Nothing says “sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll” like a round bed, mood lighting, and gigantic mirrors. Soho Sanctum is like Austin Powers-meets-Brian Jonestown Massacre; kind of swanky, kind of space-age, with silver walls, purple leather settee, a smoky topaz mirrored wet bar, a ROUND BED! There’s even an escape route through the bathroom in […]

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British Heritage Bespoke Tours

Posted on 24 May 2011

British Heritage Bespoke Tours aims to change clients’ understanding of a chauffer. Something of a boutique service, its small, elite team offers a wide range of tours that allow customers to tour London in style. The company’s tours include tastes of the city’s culture, entertainment and culinary delights in the company of friendly and knowledgeable […]

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SkinCeuticals Teams Up with Melanoma Research Alliance

Posted on 24 May 2011

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month but you can join the fight against skin cancer all year round. SkinCeuticals has teamed up with the MRA (Melanoma Research Alliance) to fight Melanoma in support of National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. SkinCeuticals is asking users to post videos or written testimonials (i.e., how Melanoma has either affected […]

Davines – “Beauty Will Save the World”

Posted on 20 May 2011

THINK: “Beauty will save the world.” And sustainability can make it happen. WHAT IT IS: A balance between ethics and esthetics. This harmonious approach to beauty integrates the individual and the environment. In developing its innovative hair care line, Davines sought to do more than provide targeted products that deliver beautiful hair. The Parma-based brand […]

FIG – Santa Monica

Posted on 18 May 2011

When I first heard of my 6:30 dinner reservations I thought, why so early. Traffic down to Santa Monica was light and I arrived a little early. When I got to my table the sun was just was starting to take its evening bath. The scene was a perfect way to start our dinner.  We […]

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Caviar 101 at Petrossian – Beverly Hills

Posted on 18 May 2011

Caviar 101 takes place from 7:30-8:00 p.m. the first Thursday and Friday during the month of June. Normally offered just the first Thursday of each month, in June students can participate in a Caviar 101 class either Thursday or Friday, June 2nd or 3rd. For $35 guests have the opportunity to sample up to the […]

Scarpetta – Beverly Hills

Posted on 17 May 2011

On a fine May evening in Los Angeles, I visited Scarpetta where I was seated amongst a plethora of the good looking Beverly Hills set. The open patio doors welcomed the coming of summer breeze and as we looked out onto the courtyard, it felt as if we had taken a trip to the Riviera. […]

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Number Sixteen – Kensington

Posted on 16 May 2011

Number Sixteen forms part of a row of gleaming white stucco mid Victorian townhouses. It originally opened in the 1980’s and instantly became popular with discerning travellers looking for an alternative to the larger Park Lane hotels. Now several years on, the hotel has a Firmdale point of view. Kit Kemp redesigned the hotel in […]

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Malmaison Glasgow’s Dark Charms

Posted on 15 May 2011

I knew I had arrived somewhere special before even setting foot into Malmaison Glasgow. Set inside what was formerly St. Jude’s of Blytheswood Square, a 19th century church, the 72-room hotel still boasts the place of worship’s striking Greco-Egyptian edifice. Located on West George Street, just a few blocks from Glasgow’s teeming shops and museums, […]

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Hansar Hotel – Bangkok

Posted on 15 May 2011

On my way back from Sydney to London, I wanted to spend two days in Bangkok to relax. The city offers the best selection of luxury/design hotels in South East Asia, so the choice was not so obvious. I decided to try a freshly opened boutique hotel located near Siam Square, The Hansar. The word […]

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Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery – Glasgow

Posted on 14 May 2011

Perhaps the best way to begin discussing Two Fat Ladies’ The Buttery (or just “The Buttery” as locals call it) is to describe what it is not. First, it was not actually created by two chubby women, and certainly not the hosts of the BBC cooking show “Two Fat Ladies,” which many visitors assume. The […]

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Sketch, The Gallery – London

Posted on 13 May 2011

It makes sense that Sketch’s Gallery restaurant is actually an art gallery by day, bringing modern art creations to London’s stylish and moneyed Mayfair area. Entering The Gallery, guests encounter a huge open space with a mix of furnishings that are works of art themselves. A massive video projection covers the entire top half of […]

Malibu Food & Wine Festival

Posted on 12 May 2011

An afternoon of Food, Wine, Beer and Spirits in Beautiful Calabasas, California! 2pm – 6pm Your $150 ticket includes a special tasting of over 200 great wines, beers, spirits and delicious food, all while helping raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. This years event Honors Barbara Lazaroff with a lifetime achievement award and gratitude […]

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“Flight and Fable” @ Corey Helford Gallery – Los Angeles

Posted on 12 May 2011

Sarah Folkman, Krista Huot and Isabel Samaras Opening Reception Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 7-10pm On View May 21 – June 8, 2011 On Saturday, May 21, Corey Helford Gallery is pleased to present “Flight and Fable” featuring new works by three remarkable female artists from New Contemporary Fine Art Movement: Sarah Folkman, Krista Huot […]

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