MoMA Temporarily Closes Museums and Stores in New York
MoMA announced today that it will close The Museum of Modern Art on 53rd Street, MoMA PS1 in Queens, and the MoMA Design Stores on 53rd Street and in Soho, effective immediately and through March 30. MoMA will continue to monitor developments with COVID-19 and regularly reassess this temporary closure.
Glenn D. Lowry, The David Rockefeller Director of The Museum of Modern Art, said: “Nothing is more important to MoMA than the health and safety of our community. We take seriously our responsibility as a civic institution to serve the public good. With that in mind, as it is more and more challenging to predict the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have decided to temporarily close MoMA.”
MoMA has been prepared for this possibility for several weeks and made the decision in ongoing consultation with public health experts, city and state officials, peer institutions, and the Boards of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1. There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among MoMA employees. Plans are in place to continue to support employees and MoMA’s better than best practice cleaning and sanitization protocols.
MoMA plans to re-open at the first opportunity that ensures the health and safety of all visitors and employees.
All Events at Carnegie Hall from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020 are Cancelled
All March events cancelled in effort to reduce spread of COVID-19
With the health and safety of its public, artists, and staff as its foremost priority, Carnegie Hall today announced that it will be closed for all public events and programming through the end of March, effective midnight tonight, in an effort to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
All events and programming at Carnegie Hall from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020 have been cancelled. For a list of performances at Carnegie Hall that are affected, please see the attached list or click here. Carnegie Hall events on Thursday evening, March 12 will take place as scheduled.
Upcoming education programming presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute—whether taking place at Carnegie Hall or in off-site locations—is suspended through March 31. All free Carnegie Hall Citywide performances in venues throughout New York City are cancelled through March 31.
All other scheduled concerts and programming starting on April 1, 2020 and beyond remain on the schedule pending the reopening of Carnegie Hall. The general public is encouraged to check carnegiehall.org/events for the most up-to-date programming information.
Patrons who purchased tickets by credit card from Carnegie Hall for a performance that has been canceled will receive automatic refunds; those who purchased by cash at the Box Office may email a scan or photo of the tickets to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with complete contact details (name, mailing address, and phone number), through June 30, 2020, for a refund. Those who purchased tickets directly from other concert presenters should contact that presenter for refund information.
Patrons who have any further questions should contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or email email@example.com. Please note that email and call volume may be high with limited in-house staff, and tickets may be refunded on a delayed schedule. We thank you for your patience as we navigate this evolving situation together.
Asian Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Announce Temporary Closure Effective March 14, 2020
The Asian Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), comprising the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) collaboratively announce a temporary closure to the public effective at 5 pm PST on Friday, March 13. With their united focus on the health and safety of their visitors and staff members, the museums made this decision to align with local and federal guidelines and social distancing recommendations for the containment of the coronavirus.
The Asian Art Museum and SFMOMA will tentatively reopen to the public on Saturday, March 28, 2020, and the FAMSF museums will reopen on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The museums will individually evaluate whether the closure timeframe needs to be extended.
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The closure of the Asian Art Museum includes the museum, its café (Sunday at the Museum) and its store. More information can be found at asianart.org.
SFMOMA’s closure includes the museum, its restaurants (In Situ, Cafe 5 and Sightglass coffee bars), stores (museum and SFO store) and the Artists Gallery at Fort Mason. For the most up-to-date information including information on rescheduling a visit, go to sfmoma.org/coronavirus-update.
Travel leader also introduces Norway and Slovenia adventures, expands cycling and Grand Canyon collections
REI Co-op‘s adventure travel company has introduced its first active trips in Shenandoah National Park, along with new trips in Norway and Slovenia. The global leader in small group active travel also announced its first international backpacking trip in Patagonia and continued expansion of its Grand Canyon and cycling collections.
“We intentionally design every active adventure to connect with local communities in a meaningful way that only REI can offer,” said Mark Seidl, REI divisional vice president of Experiences. “By doing so, we want our guests to gain a broader perspective of the world and be transformed through the experience.”
On REI’s multisport trip, guests hike to Shenandoah’s highest point and through deep caverns with streams and anthodite formations, zipline through the treetops, and float down the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. Star-filled evenings at camp are complete with hearty meals to refuel guests. The company’s lodge-to-lodge itinerary hikes a section of the Appalachian Trail from the doorsteps of iconic lodges that boast unique histories. The company’s cycling weekend stays at charming inns and lodges, providing a welcome reward from vigorous daily rides of 40 to 60 miles along the spine of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Adding to REI’s postcard-perfect national parks adventures is its expansion in the Grand Canyon. The company recently added six itineraries for a total of 14 adventures Grand Canyon National Park that range from three to eight days of hiking, backpacking and cycling. With so many options, adventurers can confidently select a trip based on his/her available time, interests and ability.
Backpacking Patagonia – Where Nature Reigns Supreme Building on REI’s widely popular North America backpacking trips, the company is introducing its first international itinerary to explore the undiscovered heart of Patagonia’s remote and rugged beauty. On Backpacking Patagonia – Fitz Roy and Los Glaciares National Park, the eight-day adventure starts in the small outpost of El Chalten known as the region’s trekking capital. Guests hike through meadows and lenga forests, across moraines and glaciers, and up to breathtaking vistas. A trip highlight is a trek past iceberg-laden bays and over high passes to reach the unparalleled views of the second-largest non-polar ice mass in the world.
The co-op now offers seven itineraries in Patagonia ranging in length from seven to 13 days for hiking, cycling, kayaking and volunteer trail maintenance to protect the famous “W” trail.
New Europe trips: Norway and Slovenia Known as the “land of the midnight sun” because one-third of the country is in the Arctic Circle, REI is expanding its classic Norway offering with the launch of two more itineraries – Norway Lofoten Islands Hiking and Norway Fjords Cycling. The nine-day archipelago hiking trip offers unparalleled beauty as guests hike up glacier-carved mountains to the reward of epic views, kayak “little Hawaii,” and experience life in remote fishing communities. Highlights also include a cruise through one of the country’s steepest and narrowest fjords in search of Europe’s largest eagle, a visit to the outermost and wildest islands of Værøy, and plenty of opportunities for traditional cold-water swims.
On REI’s Slovenia Hiking – The Alps to the Adriatic trip guests venture into the quiet solitude of the Julian Alps and more. The rugged Julian Alps are just as awe-inspiring as their Swiss and French cousins, with a big difference: far fewer hikers. Over eight days, marvel at high limestone peaks and dense spruce forests; raft the Soča River and swim in its pools and waterfalls; take a private tour of the subterranean chambers of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Škocjan Caves; and discover the region’s wine, olive oil and local cuisine with visits to a prosciutto producer and local beekeeper farm. For such a small country, its beekeepers produce up to 2,500 tons of honey a year.
An Expanded Range of Sketchers Styles Feature Goodyear Rubber Technology Outsoles For Enhanced Grip, Stability And Durability
Global footwear powerhouse Skechers is building on the technology in its footwear through a new collaboration with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Select styles across multiple categories for men, women and kids will utilize Goodyear rubber technology in custom Skechers outsoles that will deliver increased grip, stability and durability.
“This collaboration is an example of two trusted brands coming together to create a high-tech product that will truly benefit our consumer,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “Through this effort, select products will feature Goodyear Performance Outsoles, offering that extra edge where it’s needed most—be it enhanced stability on a run, excellent grip over slippery surfaces in the workplace, or durability on the playground for long-lasting wear. We expect this will resonate with our customers who need these innovations in the comfortable Skechers footwear that they love.”
“Goodyear has always worked to create innovative products that provide consumers with high-performance tires, and now we’re using that same ingenuity to enable consumers to wear high-performance shoes,” said Christian Jurado, Goodyear’s global director of licensed products.
The shoes, featuring Goodyear Performance Outsoles, are designed for durability with long-lasting wear, excellent grip on a variety of surfaces and weather conditions and enhanced stability through exceptional traction. This is made possible with Goodyear-developed rubber technology that contains a special polymer including sustainable soybean oil—a renewable, bio-based material used in some of the company’s top-performing tires – available in the U.S. and Canada – the Assurance® WeatherReady®, Eagle® Exhilarate® and Eagle® Enforcer® All Weather® and the Assurance ComfortDrive®.
Enjoy the best of both worlds with the ultimate city and mountain getaway filled with winter fun, including skiing, snowmobiling, ice-skating, snowshoeing, a spa retreat and the finest gastronomy the city has to offer
Guests can take advantage of a Third Night Free offer when booking two consecutive nights to extend the fun
Montreal is the seductive Paris of North America sitting at the edge of the Canadian wilderness. So, as such, the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal has crafted the quintessential winter experience to treat travellers and locals to the perfect Montreal winter escape. The luxurious package features a two-night stay with a complimentary third night to enjoy seasonal activities from intense to utterly relaxing.
On arrival, guests will settle in at MARCUS Lounge + Bar inside the Hotel’s bustling Social Square, where the city’s who’s who and global travellers mingle. They will challenge the resident mixologist to craft a bespoke cocktail just for them and follow their libation with dinner at MARCUS Restaurant, the first Canadian outpost by internationally-acclaimed Chef Marcus Samuelsson. Their senses will be awakened with an innovative feast of seafood and farm-to-table vegetables at this lively contemporary brasserie.
On the second day, guests will head for a rugged snow adventure at Mont-Tremblant, North America’s #1 ski resort in the East. They will ride a chauffeured SUV or private helicopter to exhilarating mountain slopes and sharpen their skiing and snowboarding skills with elite instructors. Alternatively, they may explore invigorating forest trails on a snowmobile, snowshoe or skate on a majestic frozen lake, and warm up with a hot chocolate at a luxurious mountain chalet. At nightfall, they will stroll under the twinkling lights of Mont-Tremblant’s European-style pedestrian village and enjoy dinner before returning downtown to the enveloping comfort of their Four Seasons room.
On the last day, their winter adventure will continue on Mount Royal Park, a mountain in the heart of the city, minutes away from the Hotel. They will venture through its winding paths on snowshoes or cross-country skis, skate on Beaver Lake, or snow-tube down the hills with their whole family. As the sun sets, they will relax and restore their body and mind at Four Seasons Spa, where they may explore the sensations of Kneipp hydrotherapy, solo or couple massages, steam sauna, and a glass of champagne poolside before drifting to dreamland on a Spa daybed.
Advance booking is required with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice. Inclusions cannot be modified or substituted. This experience is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or contract, and does not apply to groups. Rates are per room, per night, may vary by arrival date, and do not include taxes, service charges, gratuities or surcharges, unless otherwise noted. Early departure fees may apply, and rates and availability are subject to change, with some blackout dates in place.
All Images provided by the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal.
The creative genius behind Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar won the 13th Annual Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender Competition. From New Orleans to Texas, and all the way north of the border in Ontario, Canada, twelve finalists made the trip to Chicago to participate in the competition.
Prior to the final round, Longo participated in a series of competitions across the United States, including in Nashville and his current home, Miami. His undeniable talent and creativity brought him to the grand finale where he participated in three challenges. Continuing to push boundaries and think outside of the box, Valentino mastered each stage of the competition, the Botanical Stage, the Canvas Challenge and of course, the Final Cocktail Challenge.
Incorporating the premium gin, Bombay Sapphire, the finalists were instructed to craft an original, new and innovative cocktail to present to the judges in under seven minutes. His final cocktail, The Decisive Moment used Bombay Sapphire Gin, fortified bergamot and sherry lactic blend, garnished with two drops of coconut olive oil and two drops of coffee balsamic.
Though dreaming up beautifully handcrafted cocktails is what he does best, to Longo, the art of bartending is a method of storytelling, a state of mind and a philosophy. Between his craftsmanship and unique view on bartending, his narrative certainly resonated with the judges. The Most Imaginative Bartender competition feeds into Bombay Sapphire’s “Stir Creativity” platform, based on the belief that creativity exists within everyone, and Valentino’s artistry is unparalleled.
“Competing with eleven of the best bartenders in the US has been not just a privilege, but a true honour,” says Longo. “We all learned how much we can give and how much we believe in ourselves but mostly, we learned that we’re true artists in what we do in and outside of the bar. Thank you to Bombay Sapphire and Tales of the Cocktail for giving us a platform to express ourselves, reaching spaces that we didn’t even know we could. Thank you for believing in this industry.“
Longo will return to Miami as a national winner and continue to share and showcase his expertise with those who visit the Surfside paradise. Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 3:00 pm to 12:00 midnight, and Friday through Saturday from 3:00 pm to 12:30 am.
STORY at Macy’s teams up with Well+Good to demystify wellness with curated products, health tips and experiences at 36 stores nationwide
STORY at Macy’s, the ever-changing, narrative-driven retail concept inside 36 Macy’s stores nationwide, unveils its latest theme: “Feel Good.” Now through April 2020, Feel Good STORY brings a fresh focus on wellness and uses merchandise curation and events to explore simple and actionable ways for customers to find greater balance, energy and nourishment. In partnership with the award-winning fitness and wellness media platform, Well+Good, Feel Good STORY leverages its expertise in the field to help define and demystify what it means to live a healthy life through both editorial tips and product picks.
The wellness-focused retail narrative invites discovery through three curatorial spaces and each introduces merchandise and experiences to help you feel Balanced, Energized and Nourished. The Balanced moment is all about mindfulness and invites guests to pause for a complimentary meditation in partnership with Calm, the number one app for sleep, meditation and relaxation. To feel Energized, customers are invited to explore something new, from weighted arm bangles by Bala to an in-store barre fitness class. Finally in Nourished, healthy habits are the focus with new takes on snacking from Dada Daily and alcohol-free elixirs by Seedlip.
STORY at Macy’s product curation meets with editor-approved intel from Well+Good to add a simple, informative layer to the experience. For example, shoppers will discover that to get a good night’s sleep, editors suggest “cooling down your bedroom,” alongside the dodow, a glowing timer that teaches you to fall asleep. Additional tips cover topics like the benefits of dark chocolate, relaxation techniques, and how to maximize your crystals. Well+Good also supports STORY’s merchandise curation by leveraging its 2020 Wellness Trends to inform product selections like snack-able chickpeas. Within these broad moments, STORY at Macy’s and Well+Good take aim at trending topics like sleep, self-care, exercise, hydration, muscle recovery and healthy snacking.
“Well+Good decodes and demystifies wellness to help our community live a healthy lifestyle in a way that works for them,” said Alexia Brue, co-founder of the award-winning media company Well+Good. “Partnering with STORY at Macy’s allows us to share our rigorously researched editorial content in a new and exciting way, giving people in-person tips to feel more Balanced, Energized and Nourished.”
To bring the Feel Good experience to life, STORY energizes its in-store environment with meditation spaces in partnership with the Calm app at all locations and a range of community-centered events focused on wellness. The concept will host events featuring local experts in the health and wellness space for cooking classes, panel discussions, journaling and meditation workshops, a manicure bar, yoga and barre classes, and mocktail-faking workshops.
A special selection of STORY at Macy’s wellness product will also be available on macys.com, curated by the three focus areas. From a lavender mimosa candle by Paddywax in Balanced and collapsible foam roller by Brazyn Life in Energized to a mocktail faking kit by Luckies of London in Nourished, online shoppers will be able to discover something that will make them feel good, too.
MO BAR at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, recently listed on World’s 50 Best Discovery will launch the second volume of its menu series, drawing inspiration from the travels taken by Bar Manager Michele Mariotti and his team since the bar’s opening in late 2018. Building on the first menu’s theme of “People of the Sea”, the progressive new menu concept invites guests on a whimsical journey across Asia Pacific.
In each destination, the group partnered with local experts to explore the markets and meet purveyors to discover herbs, spices and ingredients unique to the location. This menu has been curated to pay homage to the cities visited and features 16 drinks, including non-alcoholic options, ensuring a beverage to appeal to every palate. Highlights include:
The T And T was inspired by Hong Kong, when Michele worked alongside Jay Khan of COA. With a tequila base, the drink utilises lemon verbena and fig leaves, ingredients sourced from a farm in northern Hong Kong.
The Harvest Queen features Agricole Rhum from south of Hanoi, combined with apple and guava in a shaken, fruity tipple.
The Chiang Mai-inspired Expedition celebrates the coffee plantations of the region and combines green coffee, grapefruit and vermouth.
The Silk Market, a temperance cocktail with Mandarin cordial, fermented honey and corn is served in a unique vessel made of preserved cloth from pineapple fibre.
Widely known as “the city in a garden”, Singapore is an ideal destination for a weekend getaway or luxurious retreat. Located in the heart of Marina Bay, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore’s prestigious address is highly accessible to various attractions and fun-filled activities. Bed and breakfast rates are available at the hotel, priced from SGD 429 for two people sharing.
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore is one of the world’s foremost luxury hotels. It is the only hotel in the city that has been awarded Five-Star status for both accommodation and spa in the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide for eight consecutive years (2012 to 2019). This award-winning property has a prime location, close to the financial hub, with easy access to nearby luxury boutiques and entertainment venues, and minutes away from Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The hotel features an impressive atrium lobby with 527 rooms and suites. Facilities also include the Oriental Club Lounge, an intimate spa, extensive meeting and banqueting facilities, five renowned restaurants and two lounges overlooking the spectacular Marina Bay.
Inspired by Valentine’s Day,Mandarin Oriental, Parisis offering a romantic accommodation package in collaboration with Guerlain. Guests booking the February 2020 Be my Valentine by Guerlainoffer will take home the new La Petite Robe NoireSo Frenchy limited-edition fragrance created by the perfume and cosmetics house and enjoy other romantic treats during their stay in the ‘City of Love’.
Since 1828, Guerlain has explored, innovated and perfected. In Fragrance, Skincare and Makeup. Daring creators, mythical creations, timeless know-how. Culture of Beauty as its signature. Their teams, “Explorers by nature” combine day after day luxury and sustainable development. In the Name of Beauty for our Clients, In the Name of Beauty for our Creations, In the Name of Beauty for the Planet.
On arrival, Be my Valentine by Guerlain package guests will be welcomed to their room with rose petal arrangements and other romantic treats, including sweet-tasting delights and pink champagne, and receive their bottle of La Petite Robe Noire So Frenchy. A take on timeless French chic, this eau de parfum combines sultry rose with dark notes of black cherry, patchouli and black tea. The new Rouge G lipstick in a matte soft pink, decorated with cherry blossom on both the stick and case, will be presented to guests too.
Also included in the package is a perfume consultation at Guerlain’s Vendôme boutique, a few steps away from the hotel, where guests will be warmly welcomed and have their perfume bottle engraved with their names or a message. Back at the hotel, guests can indulge in pure relaxation at The Spa, with EUR 100 credit per day.
The Be my Valentine by Guerlain package is priced from EUR 1,175 per night and includes:
Daily breakfast for two, in-room or at Caméliarestaurant
A 50 ml bottle of the new La Petite Robe Noire So Frenchy eau de parfum and a Rouge G lipstick to take home
A personalised bottle engraving and fragrance consultation at Guerlain’s Vendôme boutique on 356 rue Saint-Honoré
Complimentary bottle of Louis Roederer Pink Champagne and sweet-tasting treats delivered to guests’ room upon arrival
Romantic room set up, including rose petal arrangements
The package is available between February 1-29, 2020, subject to availability. Rates are based on two people sharing. For enquiries or bookings, please visit the website.
Mandarin Oriental, Paris is a celebration of Paris today and tomorrow, inspired by fashion and artistic creativity and underpinned by the brand’s legendary service. This truly Parisian five star hotel provides an oasis of tranquillity and a cocoon of luxury. The 96 chic and elegant rooms and 39 spacious suites offer guests an exceptionally stylish Parisian experience with their nod to couture and unique art pieces. Located in the very heart of the city, the hotel’s best kept secret is its inner garden providing a sanctuary from the bustling city and a peaceful dining haven. A wide range of dining options are overseen by celebrated Chef Thierry Marx, including two-Michelin starred, fine-dining restaurant, Sur Mesure, all-day dining Camélia, a Cake Shop by Mandarin Oriental, a cool cocktail bar, as well as L’Honoré serving health conscious cuisine. Finally, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental offers unique wellness and relaxation experiences, in a soothing, contemporary environment, featuring luxurious private treatment rooms, an indoor pool and a state of the art fitness centre. Mandarin Oriental, Paris is the preferred choice of discerning travellers who believe they have found the city’s best kept secret address.
The Peninsula Hotels has announced a calendar of fun festive activities and experiences for all to enjoy this season, including bountiful brunches brimming with festive fare; celebratory cocktails crafted by on-site mixologists; gingerbread making classes led by each hotels’ professional pastry chefs; and live story-telling sessions of The Peninsula’s digital storybook for children ‘The Gingerbread Man’s Tale,’ available to download on a complimentary basis via Peninsula.com’s festive webpage.
Putting The Spice Back Into Life The hero and leading character of this year’s story – which has been specially written for The Peninsula Hotels – is the Gingerbread Man. A familiar sight hanging within decorated trees, the Gingerbread Man represents the ‘Stories from within the Tree’ chapter of The Peninsula Hotels’ three-year festive campaign titled ‘Stories from the Tree’.
After kicking-off with ‘Stories from Under the Tree’ last year and closing with ‘Stories from the Tree Top’ next year, this year’s theme is about sharing the joy and fun of the season. Adding a Scandinavian touch to the festivities, The Peninsula Hong Kong will welcome Santa Claus from Finland Santa Claus Village on December 11 at The Lobby as the Grande Dame joins hands with Finnair this winter. More collaboration will be announced by the end of December 2019 for a truly Nordic celebration.
In line with this, the magic of the festive season will be celebrated at each of the ten Peninsula hotels around the globe with giant Christmas trees erected in the grand lobbies, and resplendent decorations on view for all to enjoy. To prolong the festive joy throughout the season, the hotel mascot, The Peninsula Bear will appear at The Lobby, giving adorable surprises spontaneously to guests.
A Time Of Reflection Often, the joy and fun of the season is felt most strongly by the children in our lives. In support of those less fortunate, the six ‘Stories from the Tree’ characters will be available to purchase at each hotel in the form of tree decorations and pins, with US$5 from each purchase being donated to Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong and Room to Read. Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong, an organization that grants one life-changing wishes for children aged between three and 17 with critical illnesses in Hong Kong and Macau, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Room to Read, a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
In The Peninsula Hong Kong’s legendary lobby, the much-loved tradition of Afternoon Tea will be given a festive makeover to present ‘Teas of Hope’ Afternoon Tea. Available now through to December 20 and December 27th to 30th 2019, the set is priced at HK$ 398* per person or HK$ 718* for two, and includes a festive pin. For each tea set sold, US$5 will be donated to the above charities.
The Joy Of Festive Gastronomy The festive sounds of Rhythm and Harmony will also be a feature of the lobby, with the big band performing live each evening from December 24th to 31st. Guests can enjoy movie theme-tunes, bossa nova hits, and popular songs from the 70s and 80s. The nightly live entertainment of top performers will make this place the live lounge music capital of Hong Kong. Guests who enjoy a more traditional approach to Christmas are well catered for too, priced at HK$ 508* per person, the classic afternoon tea will be served in The Lobby from December 21stto 26th.
For lovers of classic Cantonese cuisine, there are few better places in Hong Kong to ring in the New Year than at Spring Moon. The New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner on December 31st will see the Spring Moon Band performing a blend of Shanghai classic songs and American music, to celebrate ‘East meets West’. A festive lunch and dinner will also be available from December 24th and 25th.
French fine dining institution Gaddi’s offers the perfect Christmas Eve treat with a six-course festive dinner on December 24th created by Chef Albin Gobil, in addition to a four-course festive lunch and five-course dinner menu on Christmas Day. Guests can enjoy ‘new vintage’ music performed by the Gaddi’s band, which mixes 1940s jazz and classic pop in a roaring 20s-style adaptation.
Those with a penchant for the avant-garde can enjoy a Christmas meal created by Chef de Cuisine Juan Gomez in Felix on December 25th, choosing between a three-course early seating from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, or a five-course dinner from 8:00 pm onwards. Those dining between 24 to 31 December will also be treated to live music each evening from 8:00 pm onwards.
Explore the Best Restaurants and Bars Around the World
50 Best, the brand behind The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars annual ranking and awards, announces the launch of 50 Best Discovery.
For 17 years, 50 Best has been compiling authoritative rankings based on the votes of its extensive international network of experts. Until today, 50 Best only revealed the restaurants and bars which received sufficient votes for them to be ranked. With the launch of 50 Best Discovery, the organization now provides a deeper, richer library for people to draw on for eating and drinking inspiration as they traverse the world.
50 Best Discovery is the world’s most exciting database for eating and drinking and operates as an unranked extension of the annual 50 Best rankings of restaurants and bars. The venues featured on 50 Best Discovery have all received votes from the experts who create the rankings of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars, as well as Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Asia’s 50 Best Bars and Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. The digital collection is compiled from the results of these five annual 50 Best rankings but extends far beyond the elite establishments celebrated in each list. The result is a more diverse range of expert-recommended restaurants and bars across the world, offering everything from emerging talent and local favourites through to fine dining and fine drinking establishments. To qualify, a restaurant or bar needs to receive a significant number of votes in the most recent round of polling for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants or The World’s 50 Best Bars, or appear on one of our other annual rankings. Restaurants and bars cannot apply to be part of 50 Best Discovery.
50 Best Discovery gives discerning diners and drinkers the chance to explore restaurants and bars that have received votes from 50 Best experts across the world, featuring more than 1,600 reviews of venues in 75 countries. The library combines destinations from all the lists’ rankings and other far-flung locales to comprise a diverse and tempting range of restaurants and bars, empirically recommended by its Academy. This 1,700-strong Academy comprises the world’s leading food and drink writers, chefs, restaurateurs and bar owners, global gastronomes and regional cuisine specialists.
A new website features a powerful search engine, which allows users to search by city, town and region to find restaurants and bars in a destination they may be travelling to, or to look for a reliable new dining or drinking experience closer to home. Locations and reviews sit side by side to allow easy-to-navigate functionality with each entry displaying location, price, contact details, imagery and a bite-size profile.
Whether searching for the hottest back-street ramen bar in Tokyo, boundary-pushing fine dining in San Francisco, or the best martini in Madrid, 50 Best Discovery allows adventurous gourmets to explore hidden gems, secret spots and timeless classics, providing a unique itinerary for culinary and cocktail adventures.
William Drew, Director of Content for 50 Best, says: “This exciting new way to explore the world is completely guided by the recommendations from the 1,700-plus independent expert voters behind the 50 Best restaurant and bar rankings. Never before have the best local and international destinations in which to eat and drink been featured in one place, on one intuitive website. We are confident that it will become a go-to resource for anyone looking for a reliable gastronomic experience almost anywhere in the world.
“When The World’s 50 Best Restaurants was established in 2002, it started a journey that would see us showcase the very best places to eat and drink. Gastronomic tourism has become a cultural phenomenon in recent years, evident in the rapid expansion of our social media followers to more than two million and the continued growth of our global events. For the first time, we are now able to offer a comprehensive library featuring a vast number of restaurants and bars. For food and drink lovers this is the ultimate map of the world; essential for planning gastronomic adventures.“
The 50 Best family includes The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, The World’s 50 Best Bars, Asia’s 50 Best Bars and the #50BestTalks and 50 Best Explores series, all of which are owned and run by William Reed Business Media. Since 2002, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has reflected the diversity of the world’s culinary landscape. The annual list of the world’s finest restaurants and bars provides a snapshot of some of the best destinations for unique dining and drinking experiences, in addition to being a barometer for global gastronomic trends.
Denver’s Newest Holiday Attraction – A 110-Foot Digital Tree – Amplifies The Excitement Around The City’s Seasonal Blockbuster Exhibitions, Events And Performing Arts
year, along with hundreds of holiday traditions and festivities, The
Mile High City will feature two
brand-new lighting attractions illuminating downtown, making the city
look and feel more festive than ever. The Mile
High Tree – the tallest digital tree in North America –
will feature pre-programmed LED light shows choreographed to
multicultural holiday music; and Night
Lights Denver – an outdoor projection mapping
installation featuring local artists – will also light up the city
new attractions complement the already robust programming that makes
up Denver’s Mile High Holidays.
There are also world-class exhibitions, like Claude Monet: The
Truth of Nature and The Science Behind Pixar, at the
city’s museums; innovative and immersive performing arts like Camp
Christmas and movies with the Colorado Symphony; and
plenty of local gifts to be found in neighborhoods, galleries,
boutique shops and marketplaces.
are just a few experiences to be found during Mile High Holidays.
For more information on how to spend a night or a long weekend in
Denver, and to take advantage of holiday hotel deals starting at $99,
Monet: The Truth of Nature, through February 2, 2020
Denver Art Museum is the sole U.S. venue for the most
comprehensive exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades.
The exhibition features more than 100 paintings spanning Monet’s
entire career and focuses on the celebrated French impressionist
artist’s enduring relationship with nature and his response to the
varied and distinct places in which he worked. In connection with
Denver Art Museum, several hotels have created VIP packages
that include untimed, skip-the-line tickets, which allow access to
the exhibition even if the date is sold out to the general public;
these packages can be found at https://monetindenver.com.
Science Behind Pixar, through April 5, 2020
a unique look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and
technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their
characters with The Science Behind Pixar at Denver Museum
of Nature & Science. This interactive exhibition showcases
the science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts used by
the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s
award-winning films to the big screen. With more than 50 interactive
elements, the exhibition’s eight sections each focus on a step in the
filmmaking process to give you an unparalleled view of the production
pipeline and concepts used at Pixar every day. Participate in fun,
engaging hands-on activities, listen to firsthand accounts from
members of the studio’s production teams, and even come face-to-face
with re-creations of your favorite Pixar film characters, including
Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL•E.
Sports: Beyond Human Limits, through April 12, 2020
will be put to the test as they jump, fly, dive, climb and explore
some of the riskiest activities in the world at this Denver Museum
of Nature & Science exhibition. Physical, multimedia and
creative challenges place guests inside the minds and bodies of
extreme athletes and their passions such as wingsuit flying, ice and
rock climbing, parkour, and free diving. Amid exhilarating speeds,
breathtaking heights, and profound depths, the stories of these
passionate athletes will leave visitors inspired to push their own
Here! Brewing the West, through August 9, 2020
Colorado’s brewing industry from the saloons of the Gold Rush
through Prohibition to today’s booming craft beer scene at
History Colorado Center‘s Beer Here! Brewing the West.
Learn about the Centennial State’s brewing past, present and future
through historical artifacts, interactive elements and more.
Christmas, November 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020
newest indoor immersive installation from Denver Center for the
Performing Arts, Camp Christmas, will feature mesmerizing
displays of decorations that shift time and reality. Performed at
Stanley Marketplace, Camp Christmas is Denver’s newest holiday
experience, where yuletide traditions of the past and present get
merrily mashed together in a massive 10,000-square-foot wonderland.
All ages are welcome at this family-friendly experience.
Hip Hop Nutcracker, November 23-24
digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A.
Hoffmann‘s beloved story from traditional 19th Century Germany to
the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of contemporary New York City.
Through this re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic,
performed at Buell Theater in the Denver Performing Arts
Complex, the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker take
audience members on a journey that celebrates love, community and the
magic of a New Year.
Nutcracker, November 30 – December 29
and adults will enjoy Colorado Ballet‘s 58th annual production
of the classic Christmas ballet The Nutcracker, held at the
Ellie Caulkins Opera House and
featuring unforgettable characters, classic choreography, exquisite
sets, dazzling costumes and Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement
performed live by the Colorado Ballet
Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, December 3-8
Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical returns
to the Buell Theatre in Denver to steal Christmas after a
blockbuster debut in 2014. More than 2.5 million theatre-goers across
America have been delighted by this heart-warming holiday musical,
featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch”
and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated
TV special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming
Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to
steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos. Magnificent sets
and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations transport
audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and helps remind them of
the true meaning of the holiday season.
at the Symphony: Home Alone in Concert, November 29; Love Actually
in Concert, December 6
holiday classic, Home Alone will feature renowned composer
John Williams‘ charming and
delightful score performed live by the Colorado Symphony at
Boettcher Concert Hall as the
film is shown on large suspended screens in Boettcher
Concert Hall. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin
McCallister, an eight-year-old boy who is accidentally left
behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must
defend his home against two bungling thieves (Joe Pesci and
Daniel Stern). Hilarious and heartwarming, Home Alone
is holiday fun for the whole family.
Actually is the ultimate romantic holiday comedy. Featuring an
all-star cast, the film will take audiences on a tour of love’s
delightful twists and turns. The score will be performed by the
Colorado Symphony and conductor Christopher Dragon.
Dances to a Holiday Drum, December 7-22
28 years, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble has been
blending dance, live music, spoken word and seasonal celebrations and
customs from around the world into a memorable holiday tradition like
no other. A Denver original, Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum
is a family favorite that inspires audiences of all ages to discover,
celebrate and honor the holiday traditions of cultures from around
Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour, December 8
celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing group, Celtic
Woman, will be coupled with the Colorado
Symphony in Denver’s stop of The
Best of Christmas Tour. The performance at Boettcher
Concert Hall will feature music from the all-female ensemble’s
most favorite Yuletide songs.
Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, December 13-14
one and only Moscow Ballet will present the Great Russian
Nutcracker at Denver’s Paramount Theatre. Featuring world
class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and
jubilant Nesting Dolls – Great Russian Nutcracker brings the
Christmas spirit to life for all ages.
Christmas and New Year celebrations are on offer at the glamorous
Oriental Jumeira, Dubaithis
festive season. A majestic canopy of frost-white lights and other
seasonal decorations will create the perfect festive atmosphere for
guests to enjoy a series of activities and culinary treats at the
resort over the holidays.
a merry holiday gathering, Noor
will be available starting
featuring a delectable array of scones, finger sandwiches, cakes and
other tasty bites.
decorated Christmas cakes, petit gâteaux, gingerbread houses and
panettones will be available at The
Mandarin Cake Shop.
Guests can spoil loved ones by gifting them an elegantly wrapped
packed with Christmas biscuits, chocolates, Panettone and other
mouth-watering seasonal delicacies.
Christmas menus will be offered at the resort’s highly acclaimed restaurants on December 24 and 25, including an extravagant buffet of international festive favorites at The Bay, the relaxed brasserie-style restaurant with two terraces overlooking the beach. On Christmas Day, Santa will delight children by making a special appearance at the restaurant to bring them gifts.
Historic Hotels and Recipients Honored at the Awards Ceremony and Gala at Pinehurst Resort (1895)
Hotels of America®and Historic
Hotels Worldwide® are pleased to announce the winners of the
2019 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence. Recipients were
honored at a special ceremony and gala at Pinehurst Resort (1895)
on Thursday, November 7. Awards were presented before an
audience of more than 200 industry leaders, owners, senior
management, and representatives of the finest historic hotels from
across the United States of America and from around the world. Honors
were given in multiple categories ranging from Hotelier of the
Year and Hotel Historian of the Year to Best Historic
Resort, Historic Hotelier of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and
more than 200 nominees, the following Historic Hotels of America
and Historic Hotels Worldwide hotels and hoteliers were
honored with these prestigious annual awards for 2019:
Hotels of America New Member of the Year: Blackburn Inn (1828)
Historic Hotel (76-200 Guestrooms): Historic Hotel Bethlehem
(1922) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Historic Hotel (201-400 Guestrooms): The Wigwam (1929) Litchfield
City Center Historic Hotel: The Hermitage Hotel (1910) Nashville,
Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guestrooms): Grand Hotel Golf Resort &
Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama
Four Seasons Invites Guests To Stunning Holiday Celebrations, Perfect For Family And Friends To Gather And Make Memories
Christmas and Chinese New Year are important times of celebration across the Lion City. It is also a time when the city comes alive with numerous fun activities at many key attractions to rally young and young-at-heart together. One can revel in the spectacular Christmas light up and Christmas villages on Orchard Road just at the door step of Four Seasons Hotel Singaporeor feel the energy of colorful Chingay Parade during the Chinese New Year season that celebrates harmony in Singapore as well as with the city’s friends from abroad. Children below five years of age also enjoy complimentary dining when staying with Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and kid-friendly amenities such as kid-sized bathrobes and bedroom slippers, a soft toy and age appropriate amenities.
in the City
in the heart of the city just steps away from the excitement of the
island’s longest Christmas street light-up, complete with
photo booths, Christmas villages for fun games and great al
fresco dining, as well as unbeatable year-end shopping sales in malls
dressed up in the season’s best.
time to savour the delectable Christmas-inspired lunch and dinners at
One-Ninety, a Modern Asian Brasserie at Four Seasons Hotel
Singapore too. Tuck into entrées in a garden-like ambience and
enjoy favourites such as traditional oven-roasted turkey with
chestnut stuffing and grilled winter vegetables, and Asian-spiced
glazed ham with lemongrass, pineapple raisin sauce among others; end
with a decadent desserts such as tropical coconut mousse and calypso
mango yule log, Valrhona chocolate pot de crème, assorted macarons
and chocolate pralines all made in-house by the pastry brigade led by
Pastry Chef Audrey Yee, a Four Seasons veteran and graduate of
the renowned Le Cordon Bleu School in London.
55 sailings of enriching discovery, adventure and all-inclusive
luxury, Crystal Yacht Cruises announced today the
comprehensive roster of 2022 and early 2023 itineraries for Crystal
Esprit. A number of new options punctuate the collection of
regionally focused voyages, with dozens of seven- and
eight-night options catering to busy travel schedules or
easily combined into longer adventures. In addition to exploration of
hubs of profound history, featured destinations also capitalize on
the 62-guest Crystal Esprit’s adventurous spirit, with numerous
locales that are ideal for active, outdoor pursuits. Featured are 11
new itineraries in the areas most popular among Crystal yachting
guests, including five in the Greek Isles; four along the
Amalfi Coast and French and Italian rivieras;
the United Arab Emirates; and the Holy Land.
scope of choices available to Crystal yacht guests in 2022 and into
2023 blends some of the world’s most famously captivating
destinations with less visited spots, including harbors not
accessible by larger vessels. We continue to listen to what our
guests want most and are thrilled to add more voyages in those
regions,” said Mark Spillane, Crystal Yacht Cruises’ director
of sales and marketing. “Crystal Esprit was made for
destinations like the Seychelles, the Italian Riviera, the islands of
Greece and Cyprus and Capri – places ideal for exploring in the
carefree atmosphere of a private yacht, with the exceptional onboard
experience and service for which Crystal is celebrated.”
Crystal Yacht Cruises experience is consistently lauded by
travelers worldwide and was recently voted “Best Small-Ship
Cruise Line” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.
Among the options for Crystal Yacht Cruises guests in 2022 and
2023’s first quarter are:
Greek Isles discoveries, with a dozen seven- and
eight-night voyages to the ancient icons, UNESCO World Heritage
Sites and white-washed seaside villages in Mykonos and
Santorini in response to guest demand; a morning call to Delos,
allowing guests to explore the UNESCO Site before most other
visitors; Hydra and others, as well as Nydri/Lefkada
and Parga on the western shores of the mainland. Select
itineraries also feature calls to the Peloponnese region and
Corinth Canal and Turkey’s Turquoise Coast in Kas,
Kuşadasi, Bodrum and Kalkan;
Mediterranean riviera voyages for the first time in three
years, with six-, seven- and eight-nights, highlighting the glamour
and regal history with overnights in Nice, Monte Carlo, St-Tropez,
Capri and Porto Venere, as well as calls to Cannes,
Corsica, Marina di Carrara, Positano, Portofino and a maiden call
to Otranto, the gateway to the baroque city of Lecce.
At least one overnight on each itinerary allows deeper exploration
beyond the ports and more time for guests to wander the famous
coastlines at their leisure;
Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the world-renowned and only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, has unveiled its Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Bars, naming Z Bar at The Peninsula Chicago, The Club Bar at The Peninsula Beverly Hills and The Bar at The Peninsula Manila as three of only 45 bars around the world to earn the accolade. This comes on the heels of the Forbes Five-Star Awards announcement in February 2019, in which The Peninsula Hotels achieved Forbes Five-Star status across all ten of its hotels, resulting inThe Peninsula Hotels being the first and only hotel brand to achieve the highest possible FTG rating for all its hotels.
honour of this calibre is truly extraordinary, especially given the
amount of hard work and meticulous attention our team collectively
puts into each of these establishments,” said Carson Glover,
Vice President of Brand Marketing & Communications at The
Peninsula Hotels. “Every detail, from the design and ambiance to
the unparalleled service, to the incredible food and drink offerings,
is carefully curated to provide an exceptional and unforgettable
Bar at The Peninsula Chicago
above Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue, The Peninsula Chicago’s
recently-opened rooftop lounge, Z Bar, boasts expansive city
views, an array of distinctive, globally-inspired cocktails,
boldly-flavored food and the latest tunes from around the world.
After being transported to The Peninsula Chicago’s rooftop terrace
via dedicated elevators cloaked in lush forest artistry, guests can
enjoy an expansive indoor-outdoor space including a rooftop terrace,
the perfect place to experience a sophisticated take on Chicago’s
Club Bar at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
of an elegant gentleman’s club, with beautiful California
birch-paneled walls and gleaming brass details and sconces, The
Club Bar offers guests premium drinks and gourmet small bites.
Luxury leather chairs surround the crackling fireplace, creating an
authentic yet timeless atmosphere. The Club Bar’s drink list includes
rare single-malt whiskies, scotches, tequilas and cognacs, as well as
a comprehensive selection of wines by the glass, along with the
hotel’s private-label Keller The Peninsula Sonoma Pinot Noir.
Bar at The Peninsula Manila
a few steps from Salon de Ning and a short walk from the
famous Lobby, The Bar at The Peninsula Manila echoes the dimly
lit bars of Cuba, and is the ideal setting to enjoy the signature
Batangas Old Fashioned, or savor a malt whisky in an intimate space.
The plush armchairs and leather couches encourage intimate
conversation among guests. The Bar, boasting predominant colors of
cobalt blue and dark brown, is inspired by the character of an old
school gentleman who enjoys a flavorful cigar and a crisp drink.
Travel Guide’s The
Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Barsrecognizes
45 distinguished bars, across 13 countries, and represents hotel bars
that performed exceptionally on standards related to the quality of
their beverage programme, their presentation and their luxurious
hotel bar was meticulously inspected and scored using criteria such
as elements of luxury standards, which reflect sumptuous comfort,
choices and conveniences, including a special level of attention to
details, and also food and beverage quality standards, which play an
important part in the guest experience. Bars must also demonstrate
the technical aptitude of their staff, such as their ability to
listen to guests’ individual preferences and to deliver beverages
at correct temperatures.
seen hotel bars evolve enormously in our 60-plus years of operating
Forbes Travel Guide, hence the focus of our fourth Verified List,”
said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Hotel bars are
now destinations in their own right and have the ability to transform
a hotel experience. We congratulate all of the bars on the list,
which were vetted and verified based on the most rigorous standards.
They not only scored highly, but also provided the most luxurious
experience for hotel and local guests alike.”
Verified List throws a spotlight on amazing hotel bars in China,
France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Morocco, the Philippines, Portugal,
Singapore, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom
and the United States.
in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), The
Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) is the holding
company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and
management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential
properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as
well as the provision of tourism and leisure, club management and
other services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The
Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula
Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula
Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Paris, The
Peninsula Bangkok, and The Peninsula Manila. Projects
under development include The Peninsula London, The Peninsula
Istanbul and The Peninsula Yangon. The property portfolio
of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower
and St. John’s Building in Hong Kong; The Landmark in Ho
Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and 21 avenue Kléber in Paris,
France. The clubs and services portfolio of the Group includes
The Peak Tram in Hong Kong; Thai Country Club in Bangkok,
Thailand; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California;
Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services, Peninsula
Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong.
Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels,
restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate
based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on
exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s
best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star,
Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our
independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes
Travel Guide, please visit forbestravelguide.com.
Park Celebrates Milestone In 2020 With Pre-K Child’s Imagination Season Pass, Return of Gazillion Bubbles Show
Dollywoodcommemorates its 35th anniversary season in 2020 with a gorgeous
new festival, a calendar packed full of must-see events, and new and
returning entertainment offerings featuring some of the greatest
performers from around the world.
member of the family should have their 2020 Dollywood season pass
early, because it’s going to be an anniversary celebration no one
will want to miss.
35th Anniversary Season begins on March 14, 2020
with Festival of Nations (March 14-April 20). The epic
stage production of Namaste India and Ole!
headline the festival. Namaste India provides
guests a journey across India via the myriad dance forms for which
the country is known, and Ole!features the
self-proclaimed “Gypsy Kings of Comedy.” Popular returning
acts are Drumstruck, JigJam and the Invaders Steel
Orchestra. International food favorites pair well with the
diverse entertainment offerings for an escape around the world in the
heart of the Smokies.
“budding” new event, the Flower & Food Festival (May
8-June 14), features brilliant splashes of spring color with
numerous vibrant displays of expertly-manicured flowers and plants
created by tremendously-talented horticulturists. This springtime
event is blooming with fun and discovery around each corner thanks to
a number of iconic displays.
partnership with the internationally-acclaimed Mosaicultures
flower sculpting team, Dollywood creates living,
larger-than-life sculptures including a butterfly umbrella, a
depiction of Dolly Parton’s mother quilting the Coat
of Many Colors, various animal scenes and beautiful environmental
imaginations. Interactive displays also are found throughout the
area. A stunning visual element greets guests on Showstreet,
as hundreds of colorful umbrellas are suspended above the pathway
creating a dazzling “Umbrella Sky.”
addition to the beautiful flowers and landscaping, a wide-selection
of culinary creations that take inspiration from spring in the
Smokies will delight guests’ taste buds. Featured items
include spring beef over crispy potatoes, heirloom tomato and feta
cheese galette, savory lime chicken legs over rice pilaf, and caprese
skewers with a balsamic reduction. Refreshing specialty drink options
include pink watermelon lemonade slushy, rose lemon spritzer and
fresh violet slushy.
From a limited-edition 007 Aston Martin to a Michelin-starred Taste of Italy, the 2019 Fantasy Gifts are revealed in a digital campaign brought to life by award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan, filmed in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards
Today, Neiman Marcusunveiled the 2019 Christmas Book, a curated selection of nearly 800 extraordinary holiday gifts for everyone on the customers’ wish lists. Included in the Christmas Book are the legendaryNeiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts, which celebrate their 60th anniversary and were unveiled last night at an event in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards.
Neiman Marcus Christmas Book and our Fantasy Gifts are a tradition
that customers look forward to year-after-year,” said Lana
Todorovich, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus.
“For the 60th anniversary of Fantasy Gifts, we’ve pulled out
all the stops – both with the gifts themselves and the way we’re
unveiling them to customers.“
The 2019 Fantasy Gifts will delight customers this holiday season through a series of videos starring award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan. “Rachel perfectly brings our Fantasy Gifts to life and truly reveals them in a magical way to our customers,” said Todorovich. The series, which will be promoted through Neiman Marcus’ social channels, introduces each gift in a whimsical way that evokes the feeling of holiday nostalgia. In addition, for everyFantasy Gift purchased with a Neiman Marcus credit card, purchasers will receive an InCircle membership to the President’s Circle; subject to credit approval.
year’s Christmas Book also presents an assortment of
extraordinary holiday gifts across a broad range of categories and
price points. A few notable and exclusive gifts include a Neiman
Marcus-edition Moët & Chandon Vending Machine
($35,000, page 29), a Versace Punching Bag
($1,550, page 184), a Bey Berk Cigar Humidor
($165, page 205), and a Funboy Holiday
Inflatable Snowmobile($99, page 227), to name a
First published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was initially intended as a Christmas card to the store’s best customers. Over the years, the book has evolved into a legendary source for alluring and spectacular gifts while maintaining its personal and timeless touch.
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK Neiman Marcus has a history of giving back and community outreach has always been an integral part of the company’s core values. In 2018, the efforts of The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation impacted more than 2.5 million children. As in years past, a portion of every Fantasy Gift is donated to the foundation, bringing art-enriching experiences nationwide.
year, Neiman Marcus continues its three year partnership with the
& Girls Clubs of America, an
organization committed to offering resources to help benefit 4.3
million kids and teens nationwide to reach their full potential as
productive, caring and responsible citizens. Neiman Marcus has
pledged a $750,000 financial commitment over three years to focus
both on local and national programs aimed at bringing meaningful art
experiences to communities in need.
2019 Fantasy Gifts include:
ASTON MARTIN DESIGNED BY DANIEL CRAIG
your secret agent fantasies in an Aston
Martin DBS Superleggeradesigned by 007 himself, Daniel Craig. Available in a
run of seven – naturally – each limited-edition car comes in a
beautiful inky blue and features a powerful twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12
engine, producing immense torque and extraordinary in-gear
performance. As if that weren’t enough, you’ll also receive one of
only seven limited-edition, all-platinum Seamaster Diver 300M
OMEGA timepieces – each featuring a unique hand-engraved case
back – plus tickets to the world premiere of No Time to Die,
the 25th installment in the James Bond series.
the purchase of each 007 Fantasy Gift, 12 percent of the
Fantasy Gift purchase will be donated to The Opportunity Network,
with a guaranteed minimum donation of $330,000; shipping
charges and taxes may apply. Limited production of seven packages
available. ($700,007; page 259-260)
VERY VIP TASTE OF ITALY
all foodies: This gift’s for you. Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip
for two kicking off in Modena, Italy. Get ready for food and fun—and
more food—in the days to come. Visit the Pastificio Di Martino
factory, where you’ll learn the art of Italian pasta making from
third-generation pasta maker Giuseppe Di Martino. The next day
enjoy a cooking lesson from Chef Massimo Bottura, followed by
dinner at an exclusive table inside the wine room of his
three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Osteria Francescana.
Continue with a guided tour of the local markets, all while driving
exotic cars through the Emilia Romagna region, aka “Italy’s
the purchase of the Taste of Italy experience, $10,000 will
be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and
Pastificio Di Martino will make a donation of $50,000 to
Food for Soul, a cultural project raising awareness of food
waste and social isolation; shipping charges and taxes may apply.
Gift limited to one experience ($200,000; page 265-266)
FASHION WEEK LIKE AN INDUSTRY INSIDER
fashion fantasies will come to life as you and a plus-one jet to New
York City to join a Neiman Marcus insider at FASHION WEEK.
Sit front row at four of the week’s most coveted shows—you’ll get
to pick a look from each designer—hobnob with designers backstage,
and reminisce over the view from the front row with cocktails in hand
at Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards. You’ll enjoy five-star
treatment from doorstep to red carpet, and you’ll look good while
doing it, thanks to hair, makeup, and styling courtesy of Neiman
the purchase of the Fashion Week experience, $12,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($250,000; page 273-274)
IT IN TOKYO WITH SNEAKER LEGEND, JEFF STAPLE
for the latest drops? This is your chance for all-access to the
mastermind of cool collaborations, Jeff Staple. You’ll head to
Tokyo to meet the designer and streetwear icon for a
once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visit Jeff’s favorite boutiques, enjoy
a private dinner with Jeff at his favorite restaurant, Narisawa,
and stay at Aman Tokyo, a five-star hotel conveniently located
near the shopping hubs of Ginza and Shibuya. Then,
every collector’s dream: Throughout 2020, you’ll also receive a
minimum of eight Staple collaborations, each with a signed
letter of authenticity from Jeff himself with the option to have each
the purchase of the Sneaker Legend experience, $7,500
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($110,000; page 267-268)
IN A MAKEUP BY MARIO INSTAGRAM VIDEO
every beauty junkie’s dream come true: an hour in the chair of
makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Travel to meet up with Mario
for a personalized makeup session, and see for yourself why
celebrities around the world book him a year in advance. He’ll do
your makeup using some of his favorite products from Neiman Marcus,
and you’ll be featured on his Instagram channel, where he’ll showcase
your ultimate beauty look. The fun doesn’t end there. You’ll receive
tickets to The Masterclass, Mario’s sought-after makeup master
class, including a special meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with
Mario. Finally, you’ll also receive a special package with some of
the products Mario used during your glam experience.
the purchase of the Makeup by Mario experience,$15,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($400,000; page 271-272)
CUSTOM PET PARADISE BY ROCKSTAR PUPPY AND DENISE RICHARDS
your dog feel most at home in a Cape Cod beach cottage or a Brooklyn
brownstone? Maybe his style’s more midcentury modern with a
traditional twist. In any case, make your pampered pet feel right at
home in a one-of-a-kind doghouse, produced in collaboration with
Rockstar Puppy, purveyors of a luxe canine lifestyle, and
actress/animal lover Denise Richards. Houses are designed to
your specifications inside and out, and nothing is off limits. You’ll
share your vision with Jessica Clark, the creative mind behind
Rockstar Puppy, discuss the design with Denise via video chat, and
then Rockstar Puppy will work its magic, bringing your unique
creation to life.
the purchase of the Pet Paradise gift,$5,000 will be
donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and Denise
Richards will make a donation of $25,000 to American
Humane Society; shipping charges and taxes may apply.
Limited to one gift. ($70,000; page 269-270)
BEHIND THE SCENES EXPERIENCE WITH BOUCHERON
treasure trove awaits at 26 Place Vendôme in Paris, home of
Maison Boucheron since 1893. Meet Creative Director Claire
Choisne and enjoy exclusive access to the house’s workshops and
design studio, where you’ll get an up-close look at the artistry that
goes into creating each spectacular piece. Take home the exclusive
Perle Au Trésor, a precious objet d’art that opens to reveal
a necklace, bracelet, and two broaches. Then, retire in style with
luxury accommodations, including two nights at Le 26,
Boucheron’s stunning Place Vendôme apartment. You and your guest
will be among the few to stay in the highly exclusive apartment,
which was added during a recent refurbishment of the historic
building, formally known as Hôtel de Nocé. Très magnifique.
the purchase of the Boucheron experience, $35,000 will
be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping
charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($695,000 page 261-262)
A COUTURE PAIR OF CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTINS
jetting to Paris to paint the town red à la Christian Louboutin.
You and a guest will visit the designer’s favorite haunts and browse
the original Christian Louboutin boutique on rue Jean
Jacques Rousseau, where you’ll select five pairs from the latest
collection. Next, you’ll visit the designer’s atelier and work with
the atelier director and a group of master artisans to design your
very own one-of-a-kind custom couture shoe. Wine and dine at
Michelin-starred restaurant Divellec, enjoy a show at the
legendary cabaret club, the Crazy Horse, and call it a night
in a two-bedroom signature suite at the luxurious Mandarin
Oriental, Paris, an award-winning, five-star hotel on chic rue
Saint-Honoré. After you’ve bid Paris au revoir and returned home,
your one-of-a-kind pair of shoes and an original sketch of the design
from Mr. Louboutin himself will be delivered to your door.
the purchase of the Christian Louboutin experience, $18,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($125,000; page 263-264)
AROUND THE WORLD
For the first time ever, Neiman Marcus presents an additional Fantasy Gift accessible exclusively to InCircle members. Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next Ice Hotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah. For more information and to join InCircle, visit www.incircle.com. ($575,000)
Neiman Marcus!” said award winning actress Rachel Brosnahan.
“After 60 years you’ve simply outdone yourself. Nothing puts me
in the holiday spirit like these glamorous goodies… an 11-room
doggie mansion, a 10 out of 10 makeover by Mario, nine courses of the
Italian countryside, eight Jeff Staple collaborations, 007’s Aston
Martin, six pairs of Louboutins, five curated destinations, four
fashion week shows, three Boucheron baubles. This holiday season, the
gift of fantasy is two words and one of a kind… Neiman Marcus.”
Neiman Marcus is a Dallas-based luxury retailer, providing luxury customers access to exclusive and emerging brands, anticipatory service, and unique experiences since 1907. Each day, Neiman Marcus digitally connects with customers around the world while delighting them with interesting, interactive, and immersive experiences across a physical 43-store presence in the U.S. From delectable dining and indulgent beauty services to bespoke experiences and exclusive products, there’s something for everyone. Neiman Marcus is part of the Neiman Marcus Group, which is comprised of a multi-branded, luxury shopping experience under the Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodma, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Horchow brand names. To keep up with the latest news and events happening at Neiman Marcus, visit www.neimanmarcus.com or follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and WeChat.
If you’ve ever dreamt about escaping the winter chill and immersing yourself in warmer climates, you’re not alone. In many parts of the U.S. the winter months can be long, frigid or downright dreary, especially after the holiday cheer has worn off. That’s why Expedia.com® and VISIT FLORIDA are teaming up to offer one lucky winner and a guest the chance to skip winter altogether and escape to sunny Florida, with the Skip Winter Sweepstakes.
need to settle for a quick trip to the beach this winter. The grand
prize winner and guest will spend up to 12 weeks lounging at a
vacation rental in a sunny Florida destination, with access to a
rental car and $1,000 towards a brand-new warm-weather wardrobe.
what you could win:
winner and a guest to receive up to 12 weeks of vacation rentals in
Florida through Expedia.com. Travel anytime between December 21,
2019 and March 20, 2020.
coach class airline tickets for two from winner’s home airport to
their favorite Florida destination
car rental to cruise around in Florida (up to $5,000)
$1,000 Simon gift card to shop for a new Florida wardrobe
is and has always been the go-to destination for a winter escape,”
said Dana Young, CEO VISIT FLORIDA. “We’re excited to
collaborate with Expedia to share Florida’s abundance of sunshine
with this very lucky winner and all our visitors this winter season.”
see travelers flocking to Florida year-round, but its beaches and
perfect temperatures become especially enticing when the weather
turns cold everywhere else in the country,” added Jennifer
Andre, senior director Expedia Media Solutions. “We’re
thrilled to collaborate with VISIT FLORIDA to give away an amazing
vacation that will allow the winner to get truly immersed in
everything Florida has to offer.“
Located at The City’s Best Address, The St. Regis Venice Features Exclusive Gardens and Private Terraces with Extraordinary Views of the City’s Iconic Grand Canal
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts today announced the debut of The St. Regis Venice, located steps away from Piazza San Marco and boasting the largest waterfrontage in Venice. The opening follows a two-year, full-scale renovation, restoring the grandeur of the former Grand Hotel Britannia, which opened in 1895 – the same year as the inaugural Venice Biennale. The hotel offers 169 guestrooms and suites, many of which boast private terraces or Juliet balconies for sweeping views of Venice’s iconic landmarks. Situated across the Grand Canal from Punta della Dogana, the hotel marries its celebrated heritage with the St. Regis brand’s modern design and bespoke service throughout a unique collection of five Venetian palaces, with the oldest dating back to the 17th century. The hotel’s spacious secluded garden sets the hotel apart, making it a lifestyle destination where guests and locals alike can enjoy remarkable views of the Grand Canal. The St. Regis Venice marks the brand’s third location in Italy, joining The St. Regis Florence and The St. Regis Rome.
is one of the world’s most inimitable cities; one which has
inspired royalty, artists, merchants and jet setters alike for more
than fifteen centuries,” said Jenni Benzaquen, Vice President
of Luxury Brands – Europe, Marriott International. “The St.
Regis Venice unites the captivating spirit of the city with the
timeless sophistication and service of the brand, re-interpreting
Venice’s rich history through a modern lens.”
its ideal location at the mouth of the Grand Canal, The St. Regis
Venice offers unparalleled vistas of some of Venice’s most
celebrated landmarks, including the Santa Maria della Salute
Basilica and the Punta della Dogana Museum. Behind the
hotel lies Calle XXII Marzo, a street which is home to elite
boutiques and contemporary art galleries, which allows for seamless
access to the Grand Teatro La Fenice, the city’s temple to
opera. With Piazza San Marco a four-minute walk from the
hotel, guests will find Venice’s famed attractions within easy
its storied history, The St. Regis Venice, in its various guises, has
played host to a roster of illustrious guests, global influencers and
tastemakers. The five ‘palazzi’ that make up the hotel enjoy a
position of privilege overlooking the Grand Canal, with Badoer
Tiepolo being the oldest palazzo, which dates back to the 17th
century. By the 19th century, palazzi Tiepolo, Barozzi and
Regina were converted into the Grand Hotel Britannia, more
recently known as Hotel Europa & Regina. The Grand Hotel
Britannia attracted notable intellectuals and socialites as well as
renowned painters J.M.W. Turner, John Singer Sargent and
Claude Monet, who in the autumn of 1908 was inspired by the
hotel’s spectacular views during his stay as a guest and worked to
capture the passage of light in his artwork. It is recorded in the
book “Monet in Venice” by Philippe Piguet that
Claude Monet’s wife, Alice, remarked in her daily letters to
her daughter during their stay, “the views from our hotel room
are the most magnificent of all Venice, and it’s all for Monet!”
The hotel was also the first in Venice to have electricity in every
and Avant-Garde: A Modern-Day Venice, by Design
by London-based interior design studio Sagrada,
The St. Regis Venice boasts 129
with a third of the rooms overlooking the hotel’s luxurious
gardens, as well as the Grand Canal. Following an extensive
restoration, each room has been reverently furnished to cherish the
artistic and cultural heritage of the building, while also embracing
the evolution of La Serenissima and the St. Regis brand’s spirit of
modern glamour. The exquisitely-designed suites include a
two-bedroom, art-inspired Presidential
true contemporary artist’s residence overlooking the Grand Canal –
and a three-bedroom Penthouse Suitewith
a wraparound furnished terrace showcasing extraordinary views over
Venice from three separate viewpoints. The five Roof
combine garden-inspired interiors with uninterrupted vistas and
contemporary touches while furnished terraces offer a quietly
seductive atmosphere. Set against twilight tones, the Venetian
crafted details of modern design, influenced by the artistic heritage
of the city, while the colour palette of the Monet
homage to the reflection of light across the Grand Canal. As a
hallmark of the St. Regis experience, all guests have access to the
St. Regis Butler service.
Honoured to maintain a long-standing tradition of making guests feel
at home, the St.
Regis Butler is
poised to provide an ever-present, yet unobtrusive, service attending
to guests’ every need.
Muse of the Arts
Inspired by the Venetian masterpieces of
former guest and Impressionist painter Claude Monet, the
interiors of the refined guestrooms showcase a distinctive colour
palette that represents how light changes throughout the day from
dawn to dusk. The design of the public spaces pays homage to Carlo
Scarpa, one of Venice’s greatest artists and architects.
Venetian styling is seen throughout the hotel in tailored fabrics and
custom, handcrafted furnishings inspired by the gentle curves of
gondolas, the patterns of the Doge’s Palace, the pavements
of St. George’s churchyard and the water flow of the canal.
by the artistic heritage of the city, an eclectic collection of
artwork and sculptures will also be curated, bringing ancient Venice
to today’s luxury travellers in a modern way. Paying homage to the
hotel’s tradition of welcoming famed artists, The St. Regis
Venice will host artists from around the world to take residence
and create unique pieces inspired by the hotel and its beloved
locale. The hotel’s first resident artist, Parisian Olivier
Masmonteil, has been commissioned to create original artworks for
the Gran Salone and the Monet Suites. The Venetian
tradition of glassmaking also lives on, celebrated through a
partnership with Glasstress. This unique partnership marries
contemporary art and historical glass blowing techniques, inviting
world class artists of various disciplines to collaborate with Murano
Maestros (masters) to create one-of-a-kind glass works of art.
the Vanguard: A Social Beacon for Contemporary
Uncompromising glamour extends naturally to the
hotel’s restaurants and bars, which offer a range of exquisite
dining and beverage options. Authentic, modern Italian cuisine will
be celebrated at Gio’s, the hotel’s signature restaurant
anchored by the Grand Canal and the hotel’s private garden, and
which promises to shake up Venetian and Italian traditions. Dishes
will be elevated and perfected at the table, with the freshest
ingredients to reflect the season. With immediate access to the
inviting garden, the mood of the restaurant transitions seamlessly
from a smart-casual setting during the day, to a more refined scene
in the evening, as the nightly St. Regis champagne-sabering ritual
secluded garden, with curated landscaping, reflects a modern
interpretation of classic Venice, further complemented by geometric
patterning, curlicue topiary, flowering plants and fluid pathways.
Designed to provide a refined space for local tastemakers and guests
to mingle, the garden is set to become Venice’s choice address for
relaxing and socialising. With extraordinary views across the Grand
Canal, the social heart of the hotel provides an opportune occasion
to sample the famous Spritz from the roaming, custom-made Spritz
Trolley, or enjoy the Santa Maria –the hotel’s unique
twist on the brand’s signature cocktail, the Bloody Mary.
Playful sculptures blend with the garden’s décor and discreet
seating to offer guests a moment for introspection away from the
intimate Arts Bar is a journey of the senses, serving
art-inspired modern and classic cocktails with a flourish. The
collection of drinks comprised of old favourites and new creations
reflect masterpieces by celebrated avant-garde artists. Notable
artworks include pieces from Banksy, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons,
and more. Upending tradition, the mood is set by modern Jazz
interpretations, live or DJ-led, with convivial service. As dusk
descends, the area transforms, unfolding into the early hours as
casual elegance spills onto the outdoor terrace.
total relaxation, The St. Regis Venice will feature the Spa
Suites, in partnership with Carita Paris. Treatments may
be cultivated around time – permitting short but effective beauty
lifts, or longer, more in-depth therapies and programmes. For those
keen to uphold their fitness regimes, the fully equipped Exercise
Room with Technogym® equipment provides an ultra-modern environment
for targeted workouts.
For larger celebrations and more formal
functions, The St. Regis Venice offers a choice of areas that can be
easily personalised to host guests, supported by an extensive menu of
locally-sourced cuisine. Crafted occasions can be held in the
Library, with its urbane atmosphere and curated selection of
books and art; in the well-appointed Lounge; or in its
adjacent Astor Boardroom. The Canaletto Room will
embody the modern spirit of a Venetian palazzo, with its impressive
ballroom making an ideal backdrop for celebrations and events.
Finally, the secluded garden and private terraces lend themselves to
unforgettable moments beside breath-taking views.
Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at over 40 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. For more information and new openings, visit stregis.com.
Regis is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy,
the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing
Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®,
and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The
program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands,
experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and
unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel
stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free
or for more information about the program, visit
S’more flights, mountaintop yoga under the winter sun, new downtown hotel and art hubs with long-range views and “Downton Abbey” at Biltmore
overlooked and underrated, winter in Asheville,
N.C., is a bit of a secret in a Blue Ridge Mountain city
world-famous for fall color and lush summer adventure. Mostly
moderate winter weather means Asheville’s Art Deco Downtown
remains walkable and cozy with picture-perfect long-range views of
snowy peaks, romantic restaurants and easy access to hiking and
walking trails. This winter brings a mix of cozy new offerings
including wellness experiences to beat the winter blues, a new
downtown hotel with expansive views and luxury wellness amenities,
“Downton Abbey” costumes and life-sized set
recreations at The Biltmore, beverages to warm the soul and
new cultural offerings to tuck into.
panoramic views, the best rates of the year and last-minute travel
deals from an array of mountaintop retreats and inviting B&Bs—some
offering private hot tubs overlooking the surrounding peaks and
valleys, fireplaces in epic locales and the chance to see nationally
traveling bands in intimate music venues. Find out more at
HOTEL WITH EXPANSIVE VIEWS & SERENITY-THEMED AMENITIES
opened, the Kimpton Hotel Arras has added a new icon and
four-star luxury property to Asheville’s famed Art Deco
skyline. In addition to a completely new Art Deco façade for
Asheville’s tallest building, the 128-room hotel offers grand views
of the surrounding mountains and an extensive food focus with two
restaurants by local chef Peter Pollay—Bargello, a
Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, and District 42, a more
casual spot with outdoor seating, small bites and hand-crafted
cocktails. The hotel also offers an artisanal serenity cart,
available upon request for guest room delivery, filled with
everything from books by Asheville authors to lavender sachets and
evening cordials. Wellness amenities also include a massage room and
ABBEY” AT BILTMORE
the heels of the hit
Abbey: The Exhibition arrives
at America’s Largest Home on Nov.
with set recreations and artifacts, more than 50 of the show’s
costumes and exclusive multimedia elements. Housed at Biltmore‘s
locations, the exhibition will run through April
and will highlight the parallels between the show, the movie and
Biltmore’s Vanderbilt family, friends and staff. (More
Check out the enlightening new Tea
and Tarot offering
Asheville Wellness Tours
that includes an educational, traditional Chinese tea experience and
a group tarot reading at one of Asheville’s coziest tea houses.
Your Spirit on Top of a Mountain:
is offering the Yoga
on the Mountain Hike
this winter. Make your way through the forest and then warm your
spirit with yoga under the winter sun. Enjoy a peaceful mountain,
crisp fresh air and long-range views along the way.
Fire Pits & Mountain Views:
Rooftop Bar Tours
offer a guided tour to some of Asheville’s most scenic spots. Winter
means gorgeous sunset views, crystal clear vistas of the surrounding
mountains, hot toddies and fire pits.
ART MUSEUM JOINS ARRAY OF FRESH, IMMERSIVE CULTURAL ADVENTURES
Inside & Out:
reopens this November with a new state-of-the-art building that
features education facilities, an art library, a lecture and
performance space, a new ArtPLAYce for families and children and the
addition of a rooftop sculpture terrace and café with views of
downtown architecture and the surrounding mountains. The opening
exhibition “Appalachia Now!” is a survey of contemporary
art in Southern Appalachia, highlighting 50 emerging artists from the
NEW Cultural Experiences Downtown:
of Asheville’s most beloved festivals now has a brick-and-mortar
location downtown. Opening to the public this winter, LEAF
Global Arts Center
will be a cornerstone in the continued rebirth of the city’s
historical African-American business district,
The Center will offer educational experiences for guests rooted in
music, art, community and culture inclusivity via a mini-theater and
global immersion room using virtual reality, unique musical
instruments and a stage for performances and interactive artist
this November, The
Center for Craft
is expanding with The
National Craft Innovation Hub,
including new public galleries featuring local and national makers,
lecture space, classrooms and a co-working space, cementing
Asheville’s reputation as a force in the nation’s fine art and maker
scene. To celebrate the reopening, the “Craft
Futures 2099” exhibition showcases
10 local and national artists and their craft objects of the future,
an exploration of what’s been and what’s to come in the world of
craft. The exhibition runs until February
Center for Craft galleries
are free and open to the public.
Brewery Blends National Park History and Maker Culture:
Set in the buildings that once housed young forestry workers of the
New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps,
Beer Co.’s Forestry Camp Restaurant and Bar
just opened, offering beer, wine and coffee and highlighting local
makers, from bakers to artists to musicians. James Beard
chef and owner of Cucina
leads the food program.
Academy” Pairs Drinks, Food & Live Music:
This newly opened venture from Charlie
(Sovereign Remedies), Asheville
features cocktails, champagne and brandy menus, a small food program
and live music. The iconic downtown building, built in 1913, was
home to the Asheville Beauty Academy in the 1950s and more recently
a beloved jazz and blues bar.
New downtown brewery DSSOLVR
opens this November with beer offerings fit for the pickiest of beer
enthusiasts to the most casual of light beer drinkers, as well as
their own mead, wine, cider and cold-brew coffee.
known for ice cream sandwiches and their gourmet takes on
after-school snacks like moon pies and zebra cakes, is making winter
a little warmer with s’more flights. Think house-made marshmallows,
scratch-made graham crackers, dark chocolate and toppings in a
variety of rotating flavors.
Teas Infuse Local Flavors:
working with a dozen local and regional farms, is warming up spirits
this winter with their Snow
(utilizing French Broad Chocolate cacao nibs), Winter
(a blend of white tea, Fraser Fir, wintergreen, peppermint, birch
bark and yarrow flower) and Nutcracker
tea, cinnamon, hickory nuts and vanilla bean).
Views: Take in stunning panoramic views of the surrounding
mountains while on a winter hike. Multiple trailhead access points
remain open all year long on the Blue Ridge Parkway and
across Pisgah National Forest. Find your perfect winter trail
with Explore Asheville‘s NEW Asheville Hike Finder,
where you can sort by difficulty, distance from Asheville and
features like waterfalls or views.
Deals: Winter offers the best rates of the year for travel deals
+ fewer crowds. Cozy travel packages include wellness opportunities
and other winter adventures. Find more at
Fever: Asheville’s array of mountaintop retreats and inviting
B&Bs offers private hot tubs overlooking the surrounding peaks
and valleys, candlelight dinners and the opportunity to get away
from it all.
Season for Music: Deep-seated bluegrass roots harmonize with new
talent and innovative sounds in Asheville. In winter many nationally
traveling local bands come home to the region to play shows and pop
in to jam sessions.
with a View: From rooftops to cozy spots to imbibe, Asheville’s
trend of fireplaces accompanied by spectacular vistas of downtown
architecture and mountain scenery is highlighted at venues like
Capella on 9 at the AC Hotel Asheville Downtown and
Hemingway’s Cuba at Cambria Downtown Asheville. Other
hot spots with epic fireplace offerings: Omni Grove Park Inn,
Pillar Bar at the Hilton Garden Inn Asheville Downtown and
Wicked Weed Brewing.
winter events in Asheville include: The Big Crafty
(December), showcasing handmade art from hundreds of local artists;
The Fringe Arts Festival (January), an innovative series of
boundary-pushing arts performances; Big Band Dance Weekend
(January) at the Omni Grove Park Inn; and Asheville
Restaurant Week (January). Find more winter events at
Steps from Metro: LodgeWorks Partners, L.P. Hand-Picked Scotts Run South for Development of its 178-Room Luxe Property, Marking the Seventh Hotel for the Growing Brand
Hotel Tysons, a new-build property in the heart of Scotts
Run South, is officially underway. LodgeWorks Partners, L.P.,
the owner, operator and developer of the growing Archer
Hotel collection, hand-picked this location adjacent to the
McLean Silver Line Metro Station, which provides easy access
to Washington, D.C., just nine miles away, and the city’s
two airports, Dulles International and Reagan National.
highly anticipated hotel will be filled with curated luxuries,
thoughtful touches and local discoveries, all of which are at the
core of this award-winning brand’s success. In less than four years
Archer Hotelhas made
coveted “Best of Lists” in leading consumer magazines such
as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, in
addition to being at the pinnacle of its competition set –
occupying the top one to five percent (5%) spots in each city – on
trusted review sites.
ARCHER Hotelis a boutique collection with a focus on sincere service, curated luxuries and a dedication to details big and small. With properties in sought-after destinations and carefully selected suburbs, the hotels are designed to feel like welcoming residences, each with distinct nod to the location they call home. The hotels consistently rank in the top spots on trusted review sites based on guest feedback, with a strong theme of exceeding expectations. Current Archer locations can be found in sought-after cities – New York, Austin and Napa Valley – as well as up-andcoming destinations in top metro areas, such as Burlington, MA; Florham Park, NJ; and Redmond, WA. All of its city properties — New York, Napa and Austin — are in the running for Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, which was recently published in November 2019 edition of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
(The Archer Hotel Austin came in 19th (93.28 points)–of 20– on the Texas list of Best City Hotels. The Archer Hotel Napa came in 16th (96.18 points) –of 25– on the Northern California list of Best City Hotels in California. The Archer Hotel New York failed to place on this year list, but, hey, the competition was quite stiff all around with a record 600,000 registered voters, nearly 10,000 hotels, spas, airlines, trains, cruises, counties, islands, and destination resorts receiving votes. Of those, barely 15% made the final cut.)
Hotel Tysons is currently the only hotel in the development plans
for Scotts Run South. The dynamic Scotts Run development is
destined to be a new walkable urban village and will attract a
wonderful cross-section of guests with plans for approximately 6.5
million square feet of new residential and commercial development,
comprised of residential units, restaurants, retail, office space,
and an expansive public plaza. The Scotts Run stream valley park runs
through the site and on to the Potomac River, connecting
guests with wellness and nature.
Tysons locale boasts megacity attributes and infrastructure, while
retaining welcoming touches like tree-lined streets and a
lower-stress lifestyle. LodgeWorks is dedicated to bringing
sophistication to discerning guests who have an appreciation for
boutique hotel experiences and a fondness for attention to details
big and small. This the seventh hotel in the growing collection in
just five years since its first property opened. The preliminary
opening timeline for Archer Hotel Tysons is summer 2021.
seven-story hotel’s 178 guest rooms and suites will have a variety
of design palettes, which is true of all Archer properties. Just as
no two bedrooms in a home would be alike, the accommodations vary
throughout in both design and layout. Guests can choose from
Classic King, Double King (uncommon to find in hotels), Archer
King Suite and Archer’s Den, which are the largest
accommodations in the hotel. Archer’s Den is a one-bedroom suite
which offers a separate living area furnished with a comfy
chesterfield-style sofa, side chair and a 55-inch flatscreen TV.
Combine this with the fully-stocked wet bar and this room is the
perfect option for longer stays and entertaining.
by LK Architecture, Inc., Archer Hotel Tysons blends
historic adaptive reuse architecture with the modern urban infill to
create a distinctive experience at Scotts Run. Tumbled multi-color
brick mixes with contemporary metal panels, and floor-to-ceiling
muntin framed windows to create an urban chic destination in the
exciting new urban development.
Hotel Tysons will boast a rooftop event venue, a fitness
studio, bar and restaurant. The hotel will also
offer underground valet parking. Archer Hotel Tysons will
play host to meetings and events with more than 6,500 square feet of
space, including the rooftop with outdoor terrace, a board room
and several breakout rooms. Legendary James Beard award-winning
Chef Charlie Palmer who has already teamed up with
LodgeWorks at Archer in both New York and Napa, will operate the
hotel’s restaurant and be the exclusive provider of all food and
beverage services at the hotel including its events catering.
location of this hotel is ideal for both business and leisure
travelers. Tysons is the twelfth largest central business district in
the US, with 30 million square feet of office space, home to five
Fortune 500 headquarters and two super regional malls – Tysons
Corner Center, which is the 10th largest mall in the US, and
Tysons Galleria with anchors including Saks Fifth Avenue,
Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales; luxury stores
including Cartier, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton;
and technology stores which include Apple, Microsoft and
LodgeWorks Partners, L.P., is a privately held hotel development and management company with a rich history as hospitality brand innovators, industry-leading guest satisfaction, sophisticated development acumen and an experienced team that has successfully collaborated for more than 30 years. The company launched the ARCHER® Hotel boutique collection with a trio of high-profile U.S. destinations. In May 2014 Archer Hotel debuted in New York City/mid-town Manhattan, followed by an August 2016 opening in Austin at The Domain NORTHSIDE, and a much-anticipated November 2017 opening in downtown Napa, California. The collection continued its strategic development plan in upscale metro markets with a February 2018 opening in Burlington, MA (just outside of Boston), followed by a May 2018 addition in Florham Park, NJ, and in late May 2019 with a location in Redmond, WA (a high-tech Eastside suburb of Seattle).
LodgeWorks continues to own, franchise and/or manage a portfolio of branded hotels, including Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, Aloft®, Hampton Inn®, and Hilton Garden Inn®. For more information, please visit www.lodgeworks.com.
Festival to open with “Just Mercy,” close with World Premiere of “Verticals”
The ninth annualNapa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) has announced its film line-up, including Opening and Closing Night screenings. NVFF returns this fall with its five-day festival showcasing the year’s best new independent films, November 13-17. Organizers will showcase Napa Valley’s finest food and wine at all special events, including the Festival Gala, VIP receptions and Vintner Circle dinners, and will feature a lively series of filmmaker-chef collaborative demonstrations at the Monogram Appliances Demonstration Kitchen at the Oxbow Commons in downtown Napa. The seven screening venues located throughout the Valley include the Archer Hotel Napa, the historic Cameo Cinema, the CIA at Copia, Charles Krug Winery, Lincoln Theater, Native Sons, and the Uptown Theatre.
are excited to release another eclectic selection of highly-curated
comedies and dramas from established and emerging filmmakers,”
said Napa Valley Film Festival CEO Tom Tardio. “These films
consist of inspiring and compelling stories that will thoroughly
engage and entertain our festival-goers. At the intersections of
film, food, and wine, the festival continues to deliver tremendously
unique and exclusive experiences that only a world-class destination
such as Napa Valley can provide and only that NVFF can deliver.”
Preview Night, Opening Night and Closing Night
will kick off with their Sneak Preview Night on Tuesday,
November 12 with a special presentation of 20th Century Fox’s
Ford v Ferrari. The film is inspired by the remarkable
true story of visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and the
fearless British driver Ken Miles. Directed by James Mangold, the
film stars Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe,
Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon.
festival’s official Opening Night film on Wednesday,
November 13 is Warner Bros.’ Just Mercy, a powerful and
thought-provoking true story following young lawyer Bryan Stevenson
and his history-making battle for justice. The film is directed by
Destin Daniel Cretton and stars Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and
the festival on Sunday, November 17 is SOMMTV’s world
premiere of Verticals, a series that showcases Napa
Valley winemakers and the human condition through a bottle of wine.
This premiere is also the launch of SOMMTV, the first food and wine
dedicated streaming platform. The series is directed by Jason Wise.
(Neon) – Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a
toll on prison warden, Bernadine Williams. The emotional wedge in
her marriage grows and memories of a recently botched execution
plague her daily. As she prepares to end the life of another inmate,
Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her
job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned
to execute. Directed by Chinonye Chukwu and starring Alfre Woodard,
Aldis Hodge, Wendell Price, Richard Schiff and Danielle Brooks.
of a Lady on Fire (Neon) – In 1760 France, Marianne is
commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young
woman who has just left the convent. Marianne arrives under the
guise of companionship with the reluctant bride-to-be, observing
Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As
the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as
they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse’s
portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their
love. Directed by Céline Sciamma and starring Noémie Merlant and
The Stars (Samuel Goldwyn Films) – Iris, a bespectacled
and reclusive teen living in a god-fearing Oklahoma town in the
1960s, endures the booze-induced antics of her mother and daily
doses of bullying from her classmates. She finds solace in Maggie,
the charismatic and enigmatic new girl at school, who hones in on
Iris’s untapped potential and coaxes her out of her shell. When
Maggie’s mysterious past can no longer be suppressed, the small
community is thrown into a state of panic, leaving Maggie to take
potentially drastic measures and inciting Iris to stand up for her
friend and herself. Directed by Martha Stephens and starring Kara
Hayward, Liana Liberato, Malin Akerman, Tony Hale, Shea Whigham and
Zero (Amazon Studios) – In a tiny Georgia town in 1977, a
motherless girl named Christmas Flint dreams of life beyond the
confines of her trailer-park home and hopes to make contact with
outer space. When Christmas learns that the winners of the annual
Birdie Scout Jamboree talent contest will be included on a recording
to be sent into space for posterity, she tries to join the local
Scouts troop. When she is rejected by the snobbish group of girls
and their uptight leader Miss Massey, Christmas rallies a group of
elementary-school outliers to start their own chapter. Troop Zero is
an endearing and magical tale of friendship and individuality.
Directed by Bert & Bertie and starring Viola Davis, Mckenna
Grace, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Epps, Charles Shotwell and Allison Janney.
& Response – 2018 was the worst year on record for
natural disasters. Code & Response takes us into the heart of
the aftermath of some of those disasters as we meet the first
responders who are supported by innovative technology. Follow four
coders from around the world (Japan, Puerto Rico, California, and
Mexico) to learn about why they are getting involved, as well as how
they are building technologies to help first responders save lives.
Directed by Austin Peck.
– Bruno is still mourning his wife’s passing when his
in-laws evict him from the home he and wife built together.
Unwilling to let his beloved home fall into disrepair, Bruno sneaks
back to the house and meets the new owner of the home, Marie.
Determined to be the only person to make any changes to the house he
built, Bruno poses as a local handyman and Marie hires him for
renovations. As the two begin work on the house, Bruno is forced to
face the reality that his wife is gone, and he learns to move on
from his grief. Directed by Hernán Jiménez and starring Aden
Young, Parker Posey, Ken Jeong, Beau Bridges and Jacki Weaver. World
the Vine – Mark, a downtrodden CEO, is experiencing an
ethical crisis at work. In an attempt to re-calibrate his moral
compass, he travels back to his hometown in rural Italy. He finds
newfound purpose by reviving his grandfather’s old vineyard,
offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future and
reconnecting with his family in the process. Combining magical
realism and Italian neorealism, and set against the backdrop of
Italian wine country, From the Vine is about returning to your roots
and redefining your life when you’re at the bottom of the barrel.
Directed by Sean Cisterna and starring Joe Pantoliano, Wendy
Crewson, Marco Leonardi, Paula Brancati and Tony Cisterna.
Chorus Deep South – In response to a wave of
discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states, the San Francisco
Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. The
tour brings a message of music, love, and acceptance to communities
and individuals confronting intolerance. What emerges is a less
divided America, where the lines that separate us in faith,
politics, and sexual identity are erased through the soaring power
of music, humanity, and a little drag. Directed by David Charles
Want My MTV – A nostalgic and thrilling ride, I Want My
MTV takes its audience back to the beginning, when the idea of a
television channel devoted to only videos seemed destined for
failure. The chronicling of this unique journey provides a peek into
how a team of young executives were tasked with growing this seed of
an idea, which would quickly flourish into a beloved and often
controversial cultural juggernaut. Features commentary from Sting,
Billy Idol, The Eurythmics, Jerry Cantrell, Pat Benatar, and more.
Directed by Patrick Waldrop and Tyler Measom, and starring Sting,
Billy Idol, Pat Benatar, Dee Snider, Norman Lear, The Eurythmics ,
Darryl McDaniel and Jerry Cantrell.
All Begins with a Song: The Story of the Nashville Songwriter
– It All Begins with a Song: The Story of the Nashville
Songwriter is a celebration of one of music’s most important
yet underrated forces: the songwriter. These songwriters have penned
melodies and lyrics for some of the biggest stars in the music
industry, yet few know their names. Pull back the curtain to reveal
the process of creating a successful song and learn more about the
origins of some of the world’s most iconic hits. Directed by
Anthony ‘Chusy’ Haney-Jardine.
Land of High Mountains – The Land of High Mountains is the
inspiring true story of the only pediatric hospital in Haiti. In a
country where one third of the population is under fourteen years of
age and foreign NGOs consistently come and go, Saint Damien
Pediatric Hospital has been providing life-saving healthcare to the
most vulnerable families for over thirty years. This is a powerful
account of the incredible people, both Haitian and foreign who,
despite encountering every conceivable obstacle, are working
together to create a brighter future for their patients and for
Haiti. Directed by Will Agee and starring Liferne Forestal, Phadoul
Amisial, Fr. Rick Frechette, Dr. Renee Alce, Dr. Jacqueline Gautier,
Fr. Enzo Del Brocco, Veline , Gaelle , Lourdy , Pierre Nadine,
Sainfleur Jean Israel, Marie Yolene, Vilaire Meralin and Christiana
Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound – Since the invention of
sound in films, sound designers have been influencing the landscape
of cinema. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound shines a
spotlight on the unsung heroes of sound design throughout cinematic
history. Through interviews with legendary directors and some of the
industry’s most-respected sound designers, we revisit film
classics that helped shape the way we listen to and experience films
today. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound reveals the hidden
impact of sound in cinema and how the auditory intake of a film
holds so much power over an individual’s experience of
storytelling. Directed by Midge Costin.
A Picture Story – In the 1970s, Martha Cooper was one of a
handful of photographers documenting the first vivid images of
graffiti appearing on New York City’s subway carriages. 20 years
later, she discovers that her book Subway Art has become one of the
most stolen books of all time – inspiring the spread of graffiti
around the globe and making Martha an unexpected icon of the street
art world. Now, at age 75, Martha must navigate her way through the
vastly changed culture of the modern world. Directed by Selina
Beautiful Stutter – After lifetimes of bullying,
isolation, and failed fluency training, witness the incredible
transformation of five kids who stutter when they enter a
groundbreaking program through SAY, The Stuttering Association. Over
the course of a year of events and workshops, these young people of
wildly different backgrounds experience SAY’s revolutionary
mantra: it’s okay to stutter. Directed by Ryan Gielen and starring
– Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words – How does a person
with three strikes against her rise to the highest court in the
land, the U.S. Supreme Court? RUTH – Justice Ginsburg in Her Own
Words tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg became
an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. It also reveals both the
public and private sides of a resilient, resourceful woman who has
survived the hostility of the profoundly male universe of government
and law to become a revered Justice and icon for gender equality and
women’s rights. Directed by Freida Lee Mock and starring Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Goodwin Liu, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky,
Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik, Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, M.E.
Freeman, Lilly Ledbetter and Kathleen Peratis.
Three Drinkers Do Scotch Whisky – Packed full of humour,
personality, and flavour, The Three Drinkers do Scotch Whisky is a
drinks-focussed travelogue, where three friends embark on a road
trip through Scotland. From Dufftown and Islay to Elgin and Jura,
they journey through breath-taking landscapes, visiting iconic
distilleries and touching on Scottish culture, tourism and
traditional dishes you can’t even pronounce. This is whisky for a
new, global audience, from twenty-one to ninety-one. Directed by
David Agrawal. World Premiere
Competitions (previously announced)
Me an Avocado, Directed by Maria Mealla and starring
Bernardo Peña, Sarah Burkhalter, Molly Ratermann, Candace Roberts.
Awhile, Directed by Tim True and starring Anna Camp, Steven
Strait, and Joe Lo Truglio. World Premiere
Directed by Stephanie Turner and starring Glynn Turman, Darby
Stanchfield, Josh Stamberg, Daisy Prescott, and Stephanie Turner.
Grandma, Directed by Sasie Sealy and starring Tsai Chin,
Corey Ha, Michael Tow, Woody Fu, Yan Xi, Wai Ching Ho, and Clem
Nomads, Directed by Brandon Eric Kamin and starring Tika
Sumpter and Tate Donovan.
This Town, Directed by Ricky Tollman and starring Ben Platt,
Mena Massoud, Nina Dobrev, Damian Lewis, Jennifer Ehle, and Scott
Up, Falling Down, Directed by Matt Ratner and starring Billy
Crystal, Ben Schwartz, Eloise Mumford, Grace Gummer, Caitlin McGee,
David Castaneda, Debra Monk, and Jill Hennessy.
School, Directed by Li Dong and starring Celine Tsai,
Jonathan Keltz, Michelle Monteith, Mpho Koaho, Darrin Baker,
Jonathan Malen, Matthew Edison, and Vas Saranga. World Premiere
Am Human, Directed by Taryn Southern and Elena Gaby.
Day Jew, Directed by Aliza Rosen.
Directed by Liz Canning.
Pollinators, Directed by Peter Nelson.
Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion, Directed by Lisa Cortes and Farah
Story of Plastic, Directed by Deia Schlosberg.
Is My Home, Directed by Karl Nickoley.
Groomed, Directed by Rebecca Stern.
As You Are, Directed by Richard Wong.
Grass, Directed by Dawn Luebbe and Jocelyn DeBoer.
Directed by Ryan Daniel Dobson. World Premiere
Call, Directed by Gavin Michael Booth.
Directed by Takashi Doscher.
of Life, Directed by Liz Manashil.
Trouble, Directed by Dan Erickson.
Way You Look Tonight, Directed by John Cerrito.
Bread, Directed by Beth Elise Hawk.
Directed by Gab Taraboulsy.
to Tail, Directed by Jesse Zigelstein.
Fancy: Diana Kennedy, Directed by Elizabeth Carroll.
The Culinary Internship, Directed by Abby Ainsworth.
Taste of Sky, Directed by Michael Lei.
festival will also feature Short Film Programs with:
Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is a five-day celebration
that blends the art of film, food, and wine together. Discover the
best new independent films of the year, savor exquisite cuisine
paired with legendary wines, and create lasting memories found only
in the Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Film Festival is presented by
Cinema Napa Valley, a registered 501c3 non-profit organization
headquartered in Napa, California. Cinema Napa Valley’s mission is
to celebrate the cinematic arts and enrich the community by
presenting an annual world-class festival and year-round education
and outreach programs. The Napa Valley Film Festival takes place
November 13-17, 2019. Visit napavalleyfilmfest.org for more
information on passes and festival events.
Sbrocco says, “I hope the show is a viewer’s virtual passport
Emmy– & James Beard Award-winning wine author and food
television host, Sbrocco’s job is to eat and drink the world…and
she does it with passion. On the series, Leslie’s ever-expanding
bucket list not only encourages viewers to spend 100 days visiting
remarkable places, but also to indulge in hundreds of palate-pleasing
classic eats to unexpected drinks, iconic attractions to undiscovered
treasures, viewers are taken on a virtual vacation in every
mouth-watering show as Leslie shares her knowledge and humorous take
on traveling the world with glass and fork in hand.
fun-loving journeys around the globe kick off this Fall with six
episodes, then another seven shows will begin airing in Spring of
2020. Each half-hour episode focuses on unique combinations of
drinks, dishes and destinations that are woven together in a fabric
of shared histories, cultural touchpoints, and fascinating people.
the inaugural season, Leslie ventures to Europe and pairs Austrian
sparkling wine, Sekt, with sausage at wurst stands in Vienna.
She journeys to Linz, Austria, to sip schnapps and make
Linzertorte. In Hungary, Leslie visits Tokaj’s centuries-old
caves where sweet wine was made for Hungarian royals. Back in
Budapest, she savors the flavors of goulash, hits hip ruin
bars, and tastes legendary elixirs. In Normandy, France, Leslie
imbibes liquid apple specialties —cider and Calvados
—and crafts classic Camembert cheese.
in the United States include learning tea-steeping etiquette in San
Francisco’s Chinatown with an 89-year-old master. Soaking in volcanic
mud baths in California’s quaint town of Calistoga where Leslie not
only dips in a toe, but dives in whole-heartedly. She strolls the
streets of Nevada’s Virginia City to drink in its eclectic history.
And, don’t forget Honky Tonk, whiskey and hot chicken in Nashville,
Tennessee, and Beauty, Biltmore, and Beer in Asheville, North
award-winning author, speaker, wine consultant, television host, and
founder of the new multi-media company, Thirsty Girl, Leslie
Sbrocco’s entertaining approach makes exploring wine, travel, and
first book, Wine for Women: A Guide to Buying, Pairing and Sharing
Wine (William Morrow), has been excerpted by two national
magazines — Redbook and Family Circle — and won the
coveted Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year award. Her
second book, The Simple & Savvy Wine Guide, (William
Morrow) was released to wide acclaim and she is currently at work on
her third book, Adventures of a Thirsty Girl.
Tasting Notes columnist for Epicurious.com,
and contributor to numerous online and print publications, Sbrocco’s
monthly musings are enjoyed by thousands. Her work has been published
in outlets such as O, the Oprah magazine, Coastal Living, Woman’s
Day, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, and Santé.
to completing Wine for Women, Leslie was a columnist for
The New York Times online and Cooking with the Times and
General Manager/Co-founder of WineToday.com,
the wine site of The New York Times Company.
appearing on television as the wine expert for the cooking show
Seasonings, cable television’s On the Vine series,
CBS’s Evening Magazine, or in regular appearances on the
Today Show, Sbrocco’s humor and passion resonates with viewers.
Her television project as host of the PBS series Check, Please!
Bay Area won both the coveted James Beard award and three Emmy
awards. Sbrocco is also a featured judge on the PBS national series,
sought-after speaker, Sbrocco has spoken at events ranging from O
magazine‘s “Hi Gorgeous” tour to the American
Dietetic Association national convention. She has been the
keynote speaker at numerous wine events including the Boston Wine
Expo, SF Food.Wine. Chefs, Pinot Noir New Zealand, and the
Washington D.C. International Wine and Food show. Her
corporate clients have included RedPrairie, Cisco Systems, Optos,
Ketchum, Southern Wine and Spirits, Target, Jackson-Lewis, Vineyard
Bank, and Fleishman-Hillard.
has consulted for companies as varied as Harry & David,
the Kimpton Hotel Group and Virgin America Airlines.
She has also been a wine educator for Crystal Cruises and
Holland America Cruise Lines. Furthermore, Sbrocco is a
respected judge at a number of the largest wine competitions both
domestically and globally including the Concours Mondial and
the San Francisco and Los
Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competitions.
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The Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that its 2021 Biennial, the 80th edition, will be co-organized by two brilliant members of the Museum’s curatorial department, David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards. The 2021 Whitney Biennial exhibition will open in the spring of 2021 and is presented by Tiffany & Co., which has been the lead sponsor of the Biennial since the Museum’s move downtown.
Pratt Brown Director Adam D. Weinberg noted: “The central
aim of the Biennial is to be a barometer of contemporary American
art. Each Biennial is a reflection of the cultural and social moment
as it intersects with the passions, perspectives, and tastes of the
curators. David and Adrienne will be a great team. They are
inquisitive, curious, and are acutely attuned to the art of the
current moment. No doubt they will bring fresh outlooks to this
historic exhibition and reinvent it for these complex and challenging
a long history of exhibiting the most promising and influential
artists and provoking debate, the Whitney Biennial is the Museum’s
signature survey of the state of contemporary art in the United
States. The Biennial, an invitational show of work produced in the
preceding two years, was introduced by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in
1932, and it is the longest continuous series of exhibitions in the
country to survey recent developments in American art.
Initiated by founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, the Whitney Biennial is the longest-running survey of American art. More than 3,600 artists have participated, including Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Alexander Calder, Louise Bourgeois, Joan Mitchell, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Serra, Lynda Benglis, Frank Bowling, Joan Jonas, Barbara Kruger, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jenny Holzer, David Wojnarowicz, Glenn Ligon, Yvonne Rainer, Zoe Leonard, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Mike Kelley, Lorna Simpson, Renée Green, Wade Guyton, Julie Mehretu, Cecilia Vicuña, Mark Bradford, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Ellen Gallagher, Rachel Harrison, Wu Tsang, Nick Mauss, Sarah Michelson, Laura Owens, Postcommodity, Pope.L, Jeffrey Gibson, and Tiona Nekkia McClodden.
The biennials were originally organized by medium, with painting alternating with sculpture and works on paper. Starting in 1937, the Museum shifted to yearly exhibitions called Annuals. The current format—a survey show of work in all media occurring every two years—has been in place since 1973. The 2019 Biennial (still on partial view on the Museum’s sixth floor until October 27) was organized by two Whitney curators, Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley. It featured seventy-five artists and collectives working in painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound.
Breslin was recently named the DeMartini Family Curator and
Director of Curatorial Initiatives, a role he will assume this
month. Since joining the Museum in 2016 as DeMartini Family Curator
and Director of the Collection, Breslin has spearheaded the Museum’s
collection-related activities, curating a series of major collection
exhibitions and overseeing acquisitions. Working closely with his
curatorial colleagues, he has organized or co-organized four timely
and thematized collection displays, including Where We Are:
Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960, An
Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s
Collection, 1940–2017, Spilling Over: Painting Color
in the 1960s, and The Whitney’s Collection:
Selections from 1900 to 1965, which is currently on view on
the Museum’s seventh floor. In 2018, he co-curated (with David
Kiehl) the landmark retrospective David Wojnarowicz:
History Keeps Me Awake at Night.
came to the Whitney from the Menil Drawing Institute, where he
created an ambitious program of exhibitions and public and scholarly
events and helped to shape the design of the Institute’s new
facility. He also oversaw work on the catalogue raisonné of the
drawings of Jasper Johns and grew the collection. Prior to the
Menil, Breslin served as the associate director of the research and
academic program and associate curator of contemporary projects at
the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA; he also oversaw
the Clark’s residential fellowship program and taught in the
Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
Breslin co-edited Art History and Emergency: Crises in the Visual
Arts and Humanities (Yale University Press, 2016), a volume that
grew from a Clark Conference he organized with art historian Darby
2018, Adrienne Edwards was named Engell Speyer Family
Curator and Curator of Performance at the Whitney. Previously,
she served as curator of Performa since 2010 and as Curator at
Large for the Walker Art Center since 2016.
the Whitney, Edwards curated Jason Moran, the artist’s first
museum show, now on view on the Museum’s eighth floor. She
originated the exhibition at the Walker in 2018; it previously
traveled to the ICA Boston and the Wexner Center for the
Arts. The exhibition features a series of performances, Jazz on a
High Floor in the Afternoon, curated by Edwards and Moran. She
organized the event commencing the construction of David
Hammons’s Day’s End, featuring a commission by composer
Henry Threadgill and a “water” tango on the Hudson
River by the Fire Department of the City of New York’s
Marine Company 9. Earlier this year, Edwards organized Moved
by the Motion: Sudden Rise, a series of performances based on
a text co-written by Wu Tsang, boychild, and Fred Moten,
which presented a collage of words, film, movements, and sounds.
Performa, Edwards realized new boundary-defying commissions,
as well as pathfinding conferences and film programs with a wide
range of over forty international artists. While at the Walker, she
co-led the institution-wide Mellon Foundation Interdisciplinary
Initiative, an effort to expand ways of commissioning, studying,
collecting, documenting, and conserving cross-disciplinary works.
Edwards’s curatorial projects have included the critically
acclaimed exhibition and catalogue Blackness in Abstraction,
hosted by Pace Gallery in 2016. She also organized Frieze’s
Artist Awardand Live program in New York in 2018. Edwards
taught art history and visual studies at New York University
and The New School, and she is a contributor to the National
Gallery of Art’s Center for the Advanced Study in Visual Art’s
forthcoming publication Black Modernisms.
Rothkopf, the Whitney’s Senior Deputy Director and Nancy and Steve
Crown Family Chief Curator, said, “David and Adrienne truly
represent the best spirit and ideals of the Whitney. Not only are
they devoted to—and beloved by—living artists, but they bring to
the art of our time a deep historical and scholarly awareness. The
most recent editions of the Biennial have reaffirmed its vitality and
relevance, and I look forward to discovering how another pair of
Whitney curators will lend their voices to our signature exhibition.”
New Co-branded Products Will Be Added to Current Assortment of Premium Cocktail Mixes, Salts and Gift Sets
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Chao Phraya River embodies the spirit of Bangkok, with life on its
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sublime, beautiful spectacle of river life.
along 200 metres (650 feet) of uncluttered riverfront, architect and
designer Jean-Michel Gathy has conceived a fresh landscape that
integrates successive indoor and outdoor spaces through a series of
cascading buildings, courtyards, terraces and water features across
3.6 hectares (9 acres) along Charoenkrung Road.
dramatic. Sometimes intimate. But always charismatic,” says
Gathy of Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, where he’s placed new
surprises at every turn.
ceilings and glass walls provide breathing space, while pools and
flowing water echo the constant movement of the Chao Phraya River.
Thailand’s natural beauty and the city’s urbane charms come
together in every aspect of the interiors, punctuated by a serious
art collection amassed by Gathy himself. Celebrating the country’s
legendary craftsmanship and artistry, a dedicated Art Space will
showcase contemporary Thai artists.
Gathy has truly set the stage for a Four Seasons experience like no
says General Manager Lubosh
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to personalising every stay and every visit to the Hotel, its
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by an all-star team
of leaders from
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Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River
will offer 299
guest rooms including
suites with garden terraces and an extraordinary, two-storey
an urban spa
a focus on mind, body and soul; two infinity pools overlooking the
river; thoughtful amenities for families
a fully-supervised complimentary kids club; a private boat dock;
extensive event spaces highlighted by a waterfront ballroom and
terrace; and world class culinary offerings.
New Destination for Dining and Drinking in Bangkok
with a welcome drink offered by world-renowned mixologist
his bar team, the BKK
Social Club at
the heart Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is where the world comes
together – travellers and locals, cuisines and cocktails, past,
present and future. Located on the Hotel’s central courtyard in a
dramatic tropical space flanked by outdoor terraces, including one
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to herald a new era in Asia’s high energy bar scene. Think Buenos
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and Latin flavours, rare spirits and shared punch bowls, modern
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introduced for the first time at
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River
a high style Cantonese restaurant with a show kitchen led by
where Executive Chef Andrea
takes centre stage both indoors and al fresco on three terraces;
tropical French cuisine in a lively setting; The
the Hotel’s signature afternoon tea as well as casual dining and
drinks; and Café
a neighbourhood-style pastry shop for sweet treats, classic French
bread and brewed beverages; as well as chairside refreshments between
the Hotel’s two infinity pools, and 24/7 in-room dining.
Among the First to Experience the New Four Seasons:Four
Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River
is now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning February
includes USD 100 credit toward dining or spa with a minimum two
nights booked is available. To reserve, book online or call +66
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By Folk Art And Pop Art, Girard Created A Bold, Colorful, And
Girard (Born in May 24, 1907 in New York City, NY and died
on December 31, 1993 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) was one of the most
important and prolific designers of the 20th century. He created
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and even airplanes! He created textiles, typography, and tableware.
He designed exhibitions, toys, and a whole city street in Columbus,
Indiana. Inspired by folk art and pop art, Girard created a bold,
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The Palm Springs Art Museum (101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, 760-322-4800) has announced the West Coast debut of Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe. This exhibition, organized by Vitra Design Museum, presents the colorful universe of Alexander Girard through more than 400 objects—textiles, drawings, furniture, graphics, film, and folk art—in a richly layered installation and accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. Exhibition visitors will experience one of his best-known interiors—that of the 1957 Miller House in Columbus, Indiana—through a full-scale replica of its iconic conversation pit, which will be a place for repose and public programs.
The show will be on view from November 23, 2019 through March 1, 2020.
Practicing from the late 1920s until the late 1970s, Girard worked mostly for the American furniture company Herman Miller after becoming director of its textile division in 1951. Girard’s clients also included companies like Braniff International Airways and John Deere for which he created fresh new corporate brand identities, which, in the case of Braniff, extended from the planes themselves to the flight crew uniforms and passenger lounges. In addition to Girard’s own designs, this exhibition presents the creative universe from which Girard took his inspiration: folk art from all over the world, which the designer collected throughout his life. A selection of 300 objects from his folk art collection, gifted by him to the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, is also featured in the exhibition.
The Palm Springs Art Museum was founded in 1938 as the Palm Springs Desert Museum at La Plaza in downtown Palm Springs. Natural science exhibits, Cahuilla Indian artifacts, and hiking excursions dominated the institution’s programming.
museum moved several times within the downtown Palm Springs area
before building its first permanent structure in 1958, located on the
southwest corner of Tahquitz-McCallum Way and Indian Ave. Over the
years, fine art gained a greater measure of focus.
By the late 60’s it was evident the 10,000 square foot building was quickly becoming too small. In 1974, architect E. Stewart Williams was commissioned to design the current building for the museum. Further growth resulted in the construction of the Doris and Walter N. Marks Administration Building and the 1996 completion of the Steve Chase Wing and the Education Center.
renovations, and even bigger donations of art, transformed the
institution, which also sharpened its programming with nationally
significant exhibitions. In April 2004, the Board of Trustees decided
to shift the museum’s focus from a multi-disciplinary museum to a
world-class art museum with a vibrant theater program. In evaluating
the current strengths and directions of the museum, it became clear
that the art collections were growing and that the art audience was
expanding – primarily in the areas of architecture, photography,
and contemporary glass.
A study of the area’s other institutions also brought a realization that there were other established organizations providing exhibitions in the natural sciences. One year later, in April 2005, the museum officially changed its name from Palm Springs Desert Museum to Palm Springs Art Museum to reflect its emphasis on the visual and performing arts.
museum remains committed to serving as an innovative community
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services in the visual and performing arts.
In 2012, the museum opened a satellite exhibition and education space in Palm Desert (Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, 72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260, 760-346-5600), which features an architecturally distinctive building named The Galen that presents ongoing and temporary exhibitions of internationally important art and is surrounded by the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden that features significant sculpture works surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.
hub of the museum’s exploration of architecture and design features
related exhibitions and educational programs.
The collection also includes Frey House II, the historically significant residence in Palm Springs that architect Albert Frey designed for himself in 1963 and bequeathed to the museum upon his death in 1998.
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Palm Springs Art Museum has 28 galleries, two sculpture gardens, four classrooms, a resource centers, an artists center, five storage vaults, a 85-seat lecture hall, a 433-seat theater, a 1,000 square-foot store, and a popular local bistro.
variety of educational programs and activities will take place in
connection to the Palm Springs iteration; additionally, the museum’s
annual gala and biggest fundraiser on January
26, 2020 will be Girard themed in décor and ambience to bring
even greater attention to the exhibition.
Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe‘s global sponsors are Herman Miller and Maharam. Palm Springs Art Museum’s presentation is organized by Brooke Hodge, Director of Architecture and Design, with generous support from Joan & Gary Gand. Additional support is provided by Ellen Donaldson.
Announcing the groundbreaking new photo exhibit that explores the use of walls across civilizations and over centuries – plus, “Light the Barricades,” a companion multi-site public art installation
Space for Photography,
L.A.’s premier destination for photography, explores the creation and
use of walls over centuries and across civilizations with its new
Defend, Divide, and the Divine.
show also includes the companion interactive public art installation
located at three separate locations around the city, before coming
together for presentation on the plaza just outside the Photo Space
for the duration of the
Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting both digital and print photography in an intimate environment. The space features state-of-the-art, high-definition digital technology, traditional prints by some of the world’s most renowned photographers, and a selection of emerging photographic talents as well. The venue, an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation and its trustees, is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area, creating a new paradigm in the world of photography.
October 5, W|ALLS:
Defend, Divide, and the Divine examines the artistic,
social, and political use of walls throughout history. From the
Berlin Wall and
Jerusalem’s Western Wall,
to the Great Wall of
China – as well as barriers built in India, Nigeria,
Uzbekistan, Northern Ireland, and along the United
States’ southern border – the exhibition delves into our long
history of building walls and defining territories.
exhibit is divided into six sections: Delineation,
Invisible. In each section, the work of photographers and
artists – who have trained their eye on walls of all kinds
throughout the world – will examine their architectural role in
society, and the effects they have on the people who live near them.
The section meanings overlap and change over time, much like the
walls themselves – erected for one reason, their appearance and use
is altered and modified, reflecting the civilizations that have grown
and evolved around them. The show is curated by Dr. Jen Sudul
Edwards, the Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the
Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.
features more than 70 artists, including Carol
Guzy, Moises Saman, SHAN Wallace, Banksy, JR, John Moore, Marina
Abramović, and Tanya
Aguiñiga. Many of these featured photographers and artists
will be included in a new, original documentary commissioned by the
Annenberg Foundation exclusively for the exhibition.
Annenberg Space for Photography has a long history of exploring our
shared humanity around the world,” said Annenberg
Foundation Chairman, President, and CEO Wallis Annenberg.
“The W|ALLS exhibit will encourage visitors to
explore the complex and multifaceted use of walls and challenge
preconceived notions of why we build them. With Light the
Barricades, we’re also offering public spaces for reflection and
the Barricades is the Annenberg
Space for Photography’s first foray into public art. From
September 6 through September
22, the walls will be installed at three locations across Los
Angeles– the Annenberg
Community Beach House in Santa Monica,
Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, and the Natural
History Museum of Los Angeles County in Exposition
installation consists of three 8′ x 27′ solar-powered walls
illuminated from within (similar to a photographer’s lightbox) at all
hours and features a fable on one side and a station for visitor
reflection on the other. Created by Candy Chang (the artist
behind the popular Before
art project) and James A. Reeves, Light
the Barricades was
inspired by the I
one of the oldest Chinese texts. Each wall will feature a word in
large text that represents an emotional barrier: Resentment,
Judgment, and Doubt. Offering an engaging opportunity for
contemplation – both physically and emotionally – these walls
shine a light on the difficult emotions that face individuals every
we considered how walls are used today, our first thought was the
advertising that covers our cities. We want to translate the language
of billboards into a contemporary ritual for contemplation, perhaps
even a moment of humility,” said Candy
Chang and James A. Reeves. “We selected the
topics of resentment, judgment, and doubt not only because these
emotions are largely universal, but they feel especially resonant
today. They echo the psychosocial dynamics defining the current
American mood. By reckoning with these barriers at a personal level,
perhaps we can become more compassionate in our public life.”
the Barricades‘ three separate lightboxes will ultimately be
presented together as one installation at the Photo Space in Century
City for the duration of W|ALLS: Defend, Divide and the
Divine, from October
5 through December
a former Angeleno, I have visited the Annenberg Space for Photography
often, and have learned much about the beauty and difficulties in our
world through its illuminating shows,” said curator
Dr. Jen Sudul Edwards. “Photography documents the
human condition with a visual language broadly understood, capturing
even the most delicate, complicated, urgent, and uplifting
circumstances. The Annenberg Space for Photography offers a place to
come together and contemplate our shared history and humanity; I’m
honored to have been invited to curate W|ALLS and Light
the Barricades and to contribute to that
Annenberg Space for Photography will also offer a variety of public programs to coincide with the exhibition, including unique workshops, educational and participatory panels, and conversations, as well as field trips, family activities, and more.