Archive | November, 2012

Brooklyn Winery – Williamsburg

Posted on 26 November 2012

Brooklyn Winery gives the traditional wine bar a DIY Williamsburg twist. The big draw is the Brooklyn Winery Wines, hand-crafted small batches made by the resident winemaker Conor McCormack. The bar offers ten or so tap, including “The Bruno” Chardonnay, made without yeast or sulfites, and the “Brooklyn Noir” Pinot Noir, with its cherry and […]


OXO Tower Restaurant – London

Posted on 24 November 2012

With stunning views of the Thames, and sweeping scenic eye candy as far as the eye can actually see, it is difficult to determine whether the food or the views at OXO Tower restaurant, takes center stage, as they are both unparalleled. One would easily be forgiven for drooling at the incredible sights as much […]


Feng Sushi – London

Posted on 24 November 2012

Feng Sushi is but a hop and a skip away from the epicentre of the uncontrollably buzzing borough of Camden, and therefore a extremely popular spot. Luckily, it’s pretty good. As the name hints, the restaurant offers a wide selection of Japanese style dishes from a huge assortment of only the most sorted of fish. […]


Riva Lofts – Florence

Posted on 20 November 2012

I had the great pleasure of staying a night just south of the Arno River at Florence, Italy’s Riva Lofts. These posh, modern lofts were renovated from a nineteenth century factory and are a great place to spend your next vacation in Florence. I checked into the Riva Lofts and a very nice hotel clerk […]

The Canyon Suites – Phoenix

Posted on 18 November 2012

Entering the lobby of The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, your personal Canyon Ambassador greets you and your tension melts away. Surrounded by translucent Italian marble, Chinese maple furniture, and floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s impossible to not be relaxed. Spend your days golfing at The Phoenician’s 27-hole championship facility, comprised of three nines, each named for […]


Grand Hotel Villa Cora – Florence

Posted on 17 November 2012

In Florence, Italy I had the great pleasure to stay two nights at the Grand Hotel Villa Cora. This amazing five star hotel is a mansion from the nineteenth century which was home to an Italian princess and baron at one time. If you want to live like royalty in Florence, then I definitely recommend […]

Todd James & Alexis Ross presented by Andy Valmorbida and PM Tenore

Posted on 16 November 2012

November 13, 2012- New York, New York Andy Valmorbida and PM Tenore presentedBeyond Elegance, sponsored by VistaJet, Bombardier and RVCA Artist Network Program. The exhibition will run through November 30, 2012. Andy Valmorbida and PM Tenore were pleased to present Beyond Elegance, an exhibition of multimedia works by Todd James and Alexis Ross. The exhibition opened at […]


South Place Hotel – London

Posted on 13 November 2012

London natives always seem to bristle at overcast skies. I guess being a former desert dweller from Arizona I will always associate clouds with relief.  So when driving up to London after a short trip to Brighton, the GPS told me I had 100 plus Kilometer’s to drive I took a certain comfort in having […]


The Palladio Hotel & Spa – Venice

Posted on 10 November 2012

The Palladio Hotel and Spa of the Bauer Hotel group in Venice is on the island of Giudecca just across from San Marco. It faces St. Mark’ s Square and has some amazing views of Venice during the day and in the evening. This five star hotel is the exclusive way to vacation in Venice. […]


Drain Expressions opens at PRISM gallery

Posted on 07 November 2012

PRISM is delighted to announce the forthcoming exhibition by Jim Drain, ‘Drain Expressions.’ This is the artist’s first solo presentation at the gallery. ‘Drain Expressions’ proposes a level of visual fecundity that has long been present in the artist’s work – elaborate woven compositions, deconstructed paintings, immersive wall patterns, wall-mounted sculptures and gently satirical promotional […]


The Halkin Hotel – London

Posted on 03 November 2012

As I walked into the lobby, one thought kept repeating in my head, “please don’t recognize me, please don’t recognize me”. I just wanted to check into my room and keep a low profile. A few steps from the door and I can tell the concierge reads my blog and wants to get at me. […]


Ca Gottardi – Venice

Posted on 02 November 2012

Ca Gottardi is a quant, boutique hotel in the heart of Cannaregio of Venice, Italy. This hotel has a wonderful vibe where the caring employees make you feel right at home in this beautiful city. The rooms are decorated in the classical Venetian style reminiscent of the 18th century Italy. The rooms are red and […]