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.
Dimora Palanca, opened in summer 2021 under its new banner, epitomized modern luxury back in the 18th and 19th centuries and was restored to a new aesthetic and standard harmonious with modern tastes. Given that in earlier times, this private villa was a destination for artists, musicians and a variety of creative minds, architect Stefano Viviani and noted hotelier Laura Stopani preserved that spirit while making it open and airy for visitors looking for a crisp urban oasis. Fifty pieces of contemporary art by
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Swiss International Air Lines recently reinstated its New York (JFK) and Geneva (GVA) connection as the airline continues to expand its global options via the Lufthansa Group network. As travel ramps up again, this resumption complements SWISS’ ongoing service to Zürich (ZRH). Reinstating the New York and Geneva route will present New York-area travelers with a broadened portfolio of global destinations.
Scenic Cruises announced the highly anticipated return of its Scenic Eclipse trips to Antarctica starting this month and running through March. This return marks the first time Scenic Eclipse resumed its scheduled 2022 sailing program since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests can choose from the 13- or 19-day scheduled sailing trips in the region on Scenic Eclipse.
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from California. Surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be Embraced By Mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti.
Six Senses announced its newest addition and first property in the United Arab Emirates with Six Senses The Palm, Dubai. Set to open in late 2024, the hotel will feature 60 rooms and 162 branded residences. Six SensesThe Palm, Dubai will sit along a private stretch of beach on Palm Jumeirah’s West Crescent overlooking the gulf and Dubai skyline. Its exterior sees coral as the main inspiration behind its design, incorporating it not only on the outside but also inside the hotel in different details. With a central garden within the hotel, the natural shaded landscape will offer guests a tranquil space to walk the valley paths and courtyards.
Partnering with Sisely, the French phyto-cosmetology company, Air France offers guests ultimate relaxation before a day or night flight or between two flights in the La Première Lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Family-owned, boutique hotel brand Noble House Hotels & Resorts announced its newest addition: San Diego’s Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, the owner of the coastal hotel, will manage the property.