Melding elements of architecture, cuisine, design, art and performance, the 4th Annual Venice Design Series kicks off April 28 with the Venice Dinner Party with chef Josiah Citrin of Melisse & Charcoal. Nancy Griffin and architect Steven Ehrlich host the dinner at their home. The following day, the Magical Malibu Tour takes in the famous Malibu Wing House designed by architect David Hertz, built from a decommissioned Boeing 747 airliner. On May 5, the Venice Architectural Tour allows participants to get an inside view of a selection of historic, cutting-edge contemporary homes in Venice, with lunch prepared by chef Todd Barrie at the century-old black Craftsman home of Laura and Jim Maslon, overlooking the Marina Channel.
The Gems of Pacific Palisades & Rustic Canyon tour takes place May 12. The expedition is led by landscape designer and event founder Jay Griffith, followed by a luncheon at a compound in Rustic Canyon. On May 19, the Downtown Los Angeles Artists’ Studio Tour takes participants into the studios of a selection of artists, led by art collector Cecilia Dan. Finally, May 19, the Hancock Park Art Tour & Dinner Party unfolds with a private tour of the Marciano Art Foundation, a former Masonic Lodge now the home to the Marciano Brothers’ vast collection of Hollywood memorabilia. The dinner party will be held at a Palm Beach-style mansion, hosted by Griffith and architect Kulapat Yantrasast.
Less than five years ago the world’s first hybrid cruise ship, Hurtigruten Expeditions’ MS Roald Amundsen, set sail for Antarctica in November 2019 with 450 passengers. The battery-hybrid-powered ship, named for the first man to cross the continent and reach the South Pole, was built specifically for voyages in polar waters. Its battery-hybrid power reduces the ship’s consumption and CO2 emissions by 20 percent compared to equally sized ships.
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It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Medellín, Colombia, with us.
There is something magical about sipping a glass of local wine while watching the sun slip into the Aegean Sea as the afterglow tinges traditional, white-washed Cycladic houses with glorious shades of rose, purple and gold. Ancient Greeks believed Helios, the Sun God, caused sunsets by driving his fiery chariot into the sea. Standing at water’s edge in Mykonos, watching the sky slowly turn from purple to inky black, you almost believe it.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) believes business travel is a fundamental force for good and brings the industry together to connect, innovate and set new standards. With members from across the globe, GBTA engages the many voices of business travel to build a collective future, providing a platform for buyers and suppliers to come together, connect with peers, grow their network and shape the future of the industry.
I hadn’t even made it to my first cup of coffee when I got an early phone call from my sister, who lives two time zones away. “OMG, Kristy, Patsy Cline came on twice while I was driving the kids to school today,” she laughed. “You know what that means, right?” We both gasped and then instantly began singing the lyrics to “La Bamba,” an inside joke we’d shared since our family’s Alaskan cruise decades ago when we, unintentionally, won the ship’s karaoke contest among a sea of Patsy Cline tributes.
Swiss International Air Lines, part of Lufthansa group, announced plans to serve even more North American destinations in 2024. Currently, the airline will serve Washington, D.C. and Toronto, with further expansion of its European network, as well.
Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
Powered by oars and, later, the wind, the world’s first seagoing vessels were, as we would call them today, zero-emission. That all changed in the 18th century when industrial-age engineers figured out how to harness the steam engine’s power for maritime use. Diesel engines soon followed and, before long, ocean liners plied seas around the world.