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.
Without visiting, it’d be easy to throw Chicago into any number of categories. Everyone thinks they know Chicago; after all, it’s the third-largest city in America, the most prestigious foodie city in the country, the city of jazz, a comedian’s playground, an architect’s dream, a writer’s paradise. The list goes on. Only when walking the streets themselves do you realize there’s nothing categorical about the Windy City, especially as it continues to evolve.
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The best 5-star hotels wholly personify their location, transforming a vacation into a fully immersive experience. This can be said about many of the ultra-chic, small-scale boutique luxury hotels in Paris built into gorgeous, architecturally significant former homes or apartment buildings. While these fashionable gems embody the fantasy Paris sojourn, InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel & Spa can as well, even as it houses 458 suites and rooms. It’s worth noting there are also marked advantages to its size (as a stellar spot for destination weddings and business conferences) and central location in the 9th arrondissment.
Copa Airlines is celebrating its 75th anniversary by showcasing a Boeing 737-800 NG in an aircraft livery that harkened back to the airline’s look in the 1990s. During that time, Copa Airlines launched an expansion of their network to become the Hub of the Americas®, changing the way to travel to and connect in our Continent.
Following the recent unveiling of Hotel Genevieve’s website and booking engine, the Louisville property officially announced it opens for bookings starting May 3. As Bunkhouse Hotels Group’s first hotel in Kentucky, this new hotel will feature an all-day, ground-floor restaurant and rooftop bar and lounge.
On game day, Super Bowl host cities stand to gain almost as much as the teams competing on the field, if not more. The game can mean hundreds of millions of dollars in the days leading up to, during and immediately after the game, but it can also have an economic impact that lasts for years.
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
If you enjoy cruising, you’re not alone. According to the Cruise Lines International Association, in 2019 the global cruise industry welcomed nearly 30 million passengers. During that time the industry created jobs for 1.8 million people worldwide and contributed more than $154 billion to the global economy. Now that cruising is back to pre-pandemic operations, the seafaring future looks bright for cruise lines: CLIA is expecting a full recovery by the end of 2023 ... and even an increase of 12 percent over 2019 numbers in 2024.