Magellan Events Listing: Fashion Fabulous

Visiting a Magellan partner hotel and looking for something interesting to do? Here is a select listing of events taking place across our cities.

Events are presented in chronological order.

New York City 

Anna Wintour Costume Center @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Masterworks: UnPacking Fashion
18 November 2016 – 15 February 2017
Fashion provocateurs Viktor & Rolf pose the question: Is fashion art or is art fashion? The 60 iconic pieces in the exhibition represent the best of the best of fashion from the early 18th century through the 21st: exquisite craftsmanship, design, materials and ideas. Each are snapshots of the political, social and economic moment in time in which they were created. 

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Fashion Week – London & NYC

London

London Fashion Week
17 – 21 February

London Fashion Week Festival
23 – 26 February, 2017

New York City

New York Fashion Week
09  – 17 February – Women’s
30 January – 02 February – Men’s

New York City

The Big Flea & Antiques Market 
21 – 22 January, 2017
Lexington Avenue Armory, 68 Lexington Ave
The Big Flea bills itself as the largest antique flea market in Manhattan. Their one-of-a-kind finds include vintage clothing and estate jewelry as well as fine art, furniture and collectibles.

Los Angeles

FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) Museum & Gallery
The FIDM Museum and Library collects, preserves, and interprets fashion objects and support materials of outstanding design merit while fostering student and public engagement. The collection includes more than 15,000 pieces covering 200 years of fashion history, with a focus on women’s fashion and accessories. The museum is free and only open only during exhibitions. Behind-the-scenes Curator Tours can be made in advance by calling 213-623-5821 x3367.

San Francisco

ICEFDT 2017 – The 19th International Conference on Eco Fashion Design and Technology
27 – 28 April 2017
Interested in the stories and technologies behind the clothes you wear? Want to make more enviro-friendly choices? ICEFDT 2017 will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Eco Fashion Design and Technology. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field.

Miami

The Original Miami Antique Show & Jewelry History Series

Jewelry History Series 

08 – 09 February 2017
The Jewelry History Series @ The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is an educational conference centered around the history of jewelry during select time periods. This event is open to anyone with an interest in learning about the history of antique jewelry!

Antique Show (includes jewelry)

10 – 13 February, 2017
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show will be held at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in 2017. As the world’s largest indoor antique show, it presents nearly 1,000 recognized dealers from 28 countries for four days only. Attendees can explore collections from Renaissance to Art Deco eras including fine art, American and European silver, antique jewelry, 17th-19th century furniture, porcelain and more

NYC Shopping Bonus!

New York Magazine offers an online calendar listing sales on all brands and types of merchandise by month. Click here to see complete listings for winter sales in November and December 2016 including MaxMara, Vera Wang, Liz Lange, Nicole Farhi and even Vivienne Westwood.

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NYC Pairings: The Fashionista

NYC Pairings: The Fashionista is a New York City pairing for those who love all things fashion and design.

City Pairings offer thematic itineraries, seasonally adjusted, that answer the six core questions of travel: Where should I stay? What should I do? What should I see? Where should I eat? What should I drink? and What should I buy?

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Racing Miami

There are a number of enticing options for motorsports racing in the Miami area. If you want to watch the action, there’s the upcoming Race of Champions at Marlins Park and the Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But if you prefer doing rather than spectating, you can always take to the track yourself behind the wheel of a high-performance automobile. And how fun would that be? Continue reading Racing Miami

NYC Pairings: The Sporting

City Pairings offer thematic itineraries, seasonally adjusted, that answer the six core questions of travel: Where should I stay? What should I do? What should I see? Where should I eat? What should I drink? and What should I buy?

NYC Pairings: The Sporting is for those who love all things professional sports.

A Place to Stay:

The New York EDITION
5 Madison Ave.
Housed in the 1909 Met Life Building skyscraper, this luxury hotel is located across from Madison Square Park in the Flatiron District. Most of its guest rooms and suites offer outstanding park, city and/or Empire State Building views.  Its central location provides easy access to uptown, downtown and the east and west villages. For sports fans, it is less than 15 minutes by taxi or 20 minutes on foot to Madison Square Garden and less than 20 minutes by subway and under 10 minutes by taxi to the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Fine dining, entertainment options and some of the city’s finest architecture is at your feet.

Something to Do:

Already have a favorite sport or sports team?  Click on the individual website to find schedules and ticket info to begin your trip planning.

NY Rangers
Madison Square Garden
For schedule & tickets

NY Islanders
Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn
For schedule & tickets

NY Knicks
Madison Square Garden
For schedule & tickets

Brooklyn Nets
Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn
For schedule & tickets

Big Ten Super Saturday – College Hoops & Hockey
28 January 2017
Madison Square Garden
Get tickets

New York Jets
Met Life Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
For schedule & tickets

New York Mets
Citi Field, Queens
For schedule & tickets

New York Yankees
Yankee Stadium
For schedule & tickets

Something to See:

Who Shot Sports?: A Photographic History 1843 to the Present @ the Brooklyn Museum until 08 January 2017

From the website: The installation is guest curated by distinguished photographic historian Gail Buckland, and highlights sport photographers and their place in the history of photography, not merely sports history. Featuring more than 200 photographs Buckland has chosen for their aesthetic, cultural, and historical significance, the exhibition includes images of many different sports from nations around the globe.

Madison Square Garden All-Access Tour (daily)

From the website: Explore exclusive VIP areas of the state-of-the-art arena and commemorate over 130 years of legendary Garden history. Discover the spectacular Chase Bridges, get the inside scoop on all your favorite players when you explore the Knicks and Rangers locker rooms, and view the arena like never before.

Tours of MetLife Stadium (Meadowlands Complex), NJ

From the website: Unlike any other NFL facility, MetLife Stadium is home to two NFL franchises, the New York Jets and New York Giants. In addition, MetLife Stadium continues to host world class concerts, college football, International soccer and many other timeless events…Your guided tour will visit some of our premium spaces, such as the Commissioners Club, Coaches Club and our luxury suites, as well as taking a walk on the field where some of your favorite athletes play each week

In addition, the Giants have built the Legacy Club which contains the team’s Super Bowl trophies, jerseys of its best-known players and artifacts from its long history. The club is located on the main concourse and is free and open free to all fans on game days.

NY Yankees Stadium Tour (Daily, with a few exceptions)

From the website: During the offseason, Yankee Stadium tours are held almost daily at the ballpark from 11:00 a.m. – 1:40 p.m. with tours leaving every 20 or 40 minutes in that time span. Bilingual (Spanish/English) tours may be available. Please call the Tours Department at 646-977-8687 to check availability. At times when tours sell out, other time slots may become available. Keep in mind, the time on the ticket is the time of the tour.

Tour during the off-season: New York Yankees Museum, Monument Park, Press Box and the Warning Track/Legends Outdoor Seating

NY Yankees Hands on History: (seasonal)

From the website: Hands On History offers an unprecedented opportunity for guests to touch historic Yankees artifacts. Participants connect with Yankees history through game-used bats, jerseys, baseballs, World Series rings and more from Yankees legends, past and present. The program takes place within the New York Yankees Museum presented by Bank of America. Each session begins approximately 90 minutes before gates open to the public for a game. The pregame experience is led by our knowledgeable Museum Curator, who shares entertaining stories while guests hold baseball’s most treasured artifacts. All guests enjoy a detailed tour of the Museum’s rotating exhibits. Photography is welcomed and encouraged during the program.

Something to Drink:

Tavern on 51 @ the Lotte New York Palace
24 E. 51st
The Tavern on 51 is a sophisticated, old school (in a good way) bar inside The Lotte New York Palace Hotel. Not only does it offer an array of vintage and specialty cocktails and a good beer list, it is an oasis of calm within the hyper-activity of midtown. A very civilized alternative to the classic sports bar.

The Gold Bar @ The New York Edition
5 Madison Avenue

From the website: With mahogany walls, carved plaster ceilings, original herringbone floors and hundreds of pieces of photography hung in gilt frames, there is no better place for a pre or post-dinner cocktail than the Gold Bar. Guests can sip craft cocktails under the 3-foot fiberglass globe chandelier designed by Eric Schmitt, which is suspended over the intimate horseshoe shaped bar made entirely of 24k gold leaf. The billiards room, adjacent to the Gold Bar is a bonus.

The classic billiards room is adjacent to the bar. 

Feiles Bar & Restaurant
131 W. 33rd
Less than a block from Madison Square Garden, Feiles Bar and Restaurant makes a good pre-and post-game destination. It is the official home of Formula One racing in the city and the largest F1 meetup in the world. It is also home to the New York Rangers and New York Knicks and offers the full Major League Baseball package in season.

Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant
18 W. 33rd
Foley’s is a combination pub/museum. Its memorabilia collections are the big draw.

From the website: Foley’s has one of the most extensive and unusual public displays of sports memorabilia in America, including 3,000 baseballs, 500+ bobbleheads, game-used equipment, signed jerseys, World Series rings, stadium seats, and other items.

Stan’s Sports Bar (Seasonal – during Yankees games & special events)

From the website: If you’re the the type of person who has been to the Cask N Flagon on your way to Fenway or stopped at Murphy’s Bleachers after leaving Wrigley, then Stan’s is the bar for you at Yankee Stadium…[It] is the anchor of the 161st Street Business District, underneath the famous elevated 4 train and across from the footprint of where “the real house that Ruth Built” stood.

Somewhere to Eat:

The Clocktower @The New York Edition
5 Madison Avenue
Located on the second floor of the New York Edition hotel, this gastronomic gem is under the direction of Executive Chef Jason Atherton and offers a restaurant menu of updated classics and contemporary British fare. Guests can enjoy all-day dining in a series of three rooms, each with its own unique theme, before capping off the meal in the billiards room or at the aptly named Gold Bar. A chic take on a supper club

11 Madison Park – Michelin***
Contemporary Cuisine
With three Michelin stars, Chef Daniel Humm’s 11 Madison Park isn’t the kind of place you drop in to and hope to get seated: You’ll want to plan ahead. The restaurant offers prix-fixe seasonal tasting menus in a drop-dead gorgeous space. Just a stone’s throw from the New York Edition Hotel.

Hill Country Chicken – a Michelin Bib Gourmand Selection
1123 Broadway
American Cuisine
Chicken, chicken, chicken and chicken. Its prepared two ways – the classic and Mama El’s, skinless and cracker-crusted – and served with sides like creamy mashed potatoes and grilled corn salad, 12 kinds of homemade pie and milkshakes. Good food doesn’t have to be fussy or exclusive.

Something to Buy:

Most bricks and mortar collectible shops have gone the way of the dodo and are exclusively doing business online. Here is one notable exception:

Brigandi Coins & Collectibles, 60 W. 44th St.

Since 1959, the Nation’s preeminent dealer of rare, high-quality and authentic collectibles.

Their collection of rare memorabilia includes a Babe Ruth-signed baseball and a 1934 NY Yankees signed baseball (Ruth & Gehrig)

A Selection of Online Shops/Auctions:

Sotheby’s

Heritage Auctions

The New York Times Store
Includes a substantial collection of signed memorabilia, focussed on baseball

Cooperstown Collection of Vintage Jerseys;

NY Yankees Books: Online or at the Yankee Clubhouse Shops around the city

Book: Who Shot Sports? A Photographic Historic 1843 to the Present by Gail Buckland
Available at the Brooklyn Museum and online.

Our Luxury Hotel Consultants Recommend:

The New York EDITION - Magellan Luxury Hotels

Located in the Flatiron District in what was once the iconic Met Life Tower, The New York Edition is the newest (and hottest) addition to Manhattan’s burgeoning boutique hotel scene. The 273 guest rooms and suites feature some of the best views of New York City, modern styling, incredible amenities and, of course, location, location, location.

Gansevoort Park Ave NYC - Magellan Luxury Hotels

The Gansevoort Park Avenue is a rare gem that offers not only style, but also exceptional service and a plethora of amenities. Located on Park Avenue at 29th, the Gansevoort Park Avenue is close to some of New York’s most celebrated landmarks. This urban resort features a trendy, contemporary atmosphere where guests can mix with the in-crowd at one of the four bars and lounges on-site.

The Roger - Magellan Luxury Hotels

With soundproof windows and a quiet Murray Hill location, The Roger New York is a calm retreat in the midst of one of the world’s busiest cities. The Roger New York has a classic New York feel mixed with a residential vibe. This boutique property has an eco-friendly attitude and offers beautiful, terraced guestrooms that boast impressive Empire State Building views. These landscaped terraces provide an ideal spot for guests to relax with a glass of wine in the evening and enjoy the city views.

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NYC Pairings: The Creative

City Pairings offer thematic itineraries, seasonally adjusted, that answer the six core questions of travel: Where should I stay? What should I do? What should I see? Where should I eat? What should I drink? and What should I buy?

NYC Pairings: The Creative is a New York City pairing for those who love all things arts and culture.

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NYC Pairings: The Gastronome

City Pairings offer thematic itineraries, seasonally adjusted, that answer the six core questions of travel: Where should I stay? What should I do? What should I see? What should I eat? What should I drink? and What should I buy?

NYC Pairings: The Gastronome: is the New York City pairing for those who love food and drink.

A Place to Stay:

Lotte New York Palace
The Lotte, pronounced “Low-Tay,” is no common luxury hotel. More than a century ago it was commissioned by financier Henry Villard as a private mansion. Created by Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White fame, it was designed in the neo-Italian Renaissance tradition, after the Palazzo della Cancellaria in Rome. The architecture and interior detail is extraordinary and the midtown Madison Avenue location, just steps from Rockefeller Center, is unparalleled. A visit to the exclusive Rarities @the Lotte could be the highlight of your trip.

Something to Do:

Feast of Jerusalem
18 November 2016 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Yotam Ottolenghi, chef, author, and restaurateur
Laila El-Haddad, author and journalist
Maggie Schmitt, author and educator
From the website: An evening of inspired conversation and “Hafla” (family-style feast) with acclaimed chef, food writer, and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi (Jerusalem: A Cookbook) and writers Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt (coauthors, The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey), highlighting the food and culture of Jerusalem. Guests will enjoy a menu jointly conceived by the three hosts, and prepared under the direction of Ottolenghi, each dish telling a piece of the complex, multilayered story of Jerusalem.

Food Lectures and Book Signings @92Y (Ongoing)

A well-kept “local secret,” the 92nd Street Y is “one of the world’s leading cultural and community centers, dedicated to promoting individual and family development and participation in civic life.” Their events listings read like a “Who’s Who” of American and international arts, entertainment, politics and business. The biggest names will sell out in advance, but many events are available day of if you’re in town and looking for something to do that night.

New York Restaurant Trends: What’s New and Hot
02 November 2016 @92Y
From the website: Food historian Francine Segan leads a discussion about NYC’s food, wine, restaurants, culinary innovations and all things edible. With Dana Cowin, creative director at Chefs Club International, Jessi Singh of the East Village’s acclaimed Babu Ji restaurant, and Will Elliott, bar director for Maison Premiere, 2016 James Beard Award Winner for Outstanding Bar Program.

Masaharu Morimoto in Conversation with Kate Krader: Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking
10 November 2016 @ 92Y
From the website: Iron Chef Morimoto has a reputation as one of today’s most creative culinary geniuses. Born and raised in Hiroshima, he trained at NYC’s Nobu before opening his namesake restaurant, Morimoto, in Philadelphia. His restaurants now extend from Mumbai to Mexico City. Join him and discover his secrets for making traditional Japanese dishes at home and hear about recipes and techniques from his new book, Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking.

Scandinavian Comfort Food
14 November 2016 @ 92Y
From the website: The doyenne of Scandinavian cuisine – who has cooked for artists such as Elton John, Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones – teaches us how to get the most out of seasonable vegetables, give new life to Scandanavian dishes and fit bread-making into our busy lives. Trine Hahnemann draws us into a world of steamed-up kitchen windows, cake parties on deserted Scandinavian beaches and ‘hygge,’ a Danish word with no English equivalent that communicates coziness, relaxation with friends over good food and drink. Join Hahnemann and Clark for a glimpse into the history of sweet baking, with some recipes to go along with it.

Restauranteur Andrew Tarlow and Anna Dunn Discuss “Dinner at the Long Table”
07 December 2016 @ 92Y
From the website: Diner opened in 1999 in a old Pullman Car in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. From there, Marlow and Sons, Roman’s, Reynard and the Wythe Hotel, She Wolf Bakery, Achilles Heel — in all, 6 restaurants, a hotel, a bar and bakery that make up the empire of Andrew Tarlow. It’s a parallel, but no less magnetic world that Andrew, along with Anna Dunn have created in Dinner at the Long Table. Organized around seventeen expansive, inspiring and surprising menus, Dinner at the Long Table is full of recipes to celebrate birthdays, mark the coming and going of seasons, or usher in a new year.

Ina Garten in Conversation with Danny Meyer: Cooking For Jeffrey
31 January 2017 @ 92Y
From the website: Come and be inspired by the Barefoot Contessa’s approach for food made with love as she shares their favorite recipes and stories from their life together. She talks with superstar restaurateur Danny Meyer, Chief Executive Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group, the Founder of Shake Shack and the force behind the legendary Union Square Cafe, Blue Smoke, The Modern, Maialino, Marta, North End Grill, Porchlight and Untitled at the Whitney Museum.

Wine Auctions (Ongoing)

@Christie’s

@Sotheby’s

@Acker Merrall & Condit

Something to Look At:

The Historic Villard Houses @ Lotte New York Palace

The Madison Room – originally a triple drawing room, it is noted for its marble walls, coffered ceiling, detailed mosaics, stained glass windows, large fireplaces at each end of the room and romantic murals by P.V. Galland.The Gold Room – This two-story Renaissance-style room is almost entirely gold, including gilt ceilings walls and wainscoting and highlighted by music-inspired motifs.

The Drawing Room – Its elegant, old-world ambiance is reflected in carved- walnut, coffered ceilings and walls accented with gold ormolu. Nineteenth-century oil portraits hang on the walls and Italian marble fireplaces flank both sides of the entrance.

The Library – McKim, Mead & White created the cozy Library from two smaller rooms during extensive remodeling in 1910-11. The focal point of the book-lined, carved paneled room is the barrel-vaulted ceiling decorated with rosettes and shields bearing the colophons of famous publishers of the day.

The Courtyard, the grand staircase, the Villard ballroom, and the Reid Salon are other spaces and features worthy of note.

In Food We Trust: The Yum Yum Met Tour
From the website: Yum Yum MET Culinary Art Tour is a delicious journey through the Metropolitan Museum’s food-related artworks.

Something to Drink:

Rarities @The Lotte New York Palace
One floor up from the grand entrance, via a discreet set of stairs, is an equally discreet door bearing a small brass plate that quietly announces one has arrived. A host greets and seats guests at candlelit tables in the entry room or at sofas with low tables in the larger salon referred to as The Red Room. Glass cases filled with bottles bearing exotic labels remind guests that this is far more than a common bar: They are partaking of a drinkable museumRead more

Somewhere to Eat:

There is no shortage of Michelin-starred restaurants at or near midtown. Here are three in close proximity to the Lotte New York Palace:

Le Bernardin
155 W. 51st

Aquavit
65 E. 55th, between Madison & Park

Jean-Georges
1 Central Park West

Michelin-Starred Restaurants & Bib Gourmands
As a serious foodie, you’re familiar with the Michelin-starred rating system, but did you know about their Bib Gourmands collection? Bib Gourmands are restaurants that serve excellent but more affordable food and drinks within a price range that is set for each market ie. $40 for a two-course meal and a glass of wine. Click on the above link for a map of Michelin-rated restaurants in the five boroughs.

Something to Buy:

Kitchen Art & Letters
1435 Lexington Ave.

Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks – Out of print & antiquarian
28 E. 2nd St.

Korin – Fine Japanese Tableware and Knives
57 Warren St.

ABC Carpet & Home
888 Broadway

NYC Pairings: The Intellectual

City Pairings offer thematic itineraries, seasonally adjusted, that answer the six core questions of travel: Where should I stay? What should I do? What should I see? What should I eat? What should I drink? and What should I buy?

This is a New York City pairing for those looking for the exchange of ideas and new perspectives. Think of it as curiosity gone wild.

Someplace to Stay:

The Westhouse Hotel New York
The location of this midtown luxury hotel is best described as “in the middle of everything.”  Within 10 blocks of Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the theaters of Broadway, it evokes the glamour of the art deco era without being fussy.

Something to Do:

Thought Gallery
An excellent one-stop source to discover hundreds of the best and brainiest NYC talks, readings, screenings and more. Includes TimesTalks, 92Y, ThinkOlio and New York Historical Society events.

The World Chess Championship, South Street Seaport
11 – 30 November 2016
This highly-anticipated contest pits 25 year-old reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway against 26 year-old Sergey Karjakin of Russia.

The match arena is within the historic Fulton Market building and offers dedicated Spectator and VIP Lounges with panoramic views of the Brooklyn Bridge. The championship can be experienced in person or digitally: it features Virtual 360 and Virtual Reality provide by FIDE and Agon Limited.

The Disruptive Innovation Festival 
7 – 25 November 2016
The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) is an online, open access event that invites thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses, designers and learners to explore the question “The economy is changing – what do I need to know, experience and do?”

Something to Look At:

Pierpont Morgan Library & Exhibitions
Housed in one of NY’s most exquisite buildings, the Pierpont Morgan Library is, without a trace of hyperbole, a treasure trove. In 1924 J. P. Morgan, Jr. gave his father’s extraordinary library to the public. J.P. Morgan, Sr. collected “on an astonishing scale.” The architecture and building details are as enthralling as the contents, which include all manner of rare books, manuscripts, drawings, prints, and ancient artifacts.

The New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Academy of Sciences is the world’s nexus of scientific innovation in the service of humanity, with a mission “to advance scientific research and knowledge, to support scientific literacy and promote the resolution of society’s global challenges through science-based solutions.” Prominent members have included U.S. Presidents Jefferson and Monroe, Thomas Edison, Louis Pasteur, Charles Darwin, Margaret Mead, and Albert Einstein.

Download the Academy brochure to learn more about their mission and initiatives.

Click to see upcoming events.

Something to Drink:

The Den @ The Westhouse
A fresh and modern interpretation of a classic New York City speakeasy, The Den boasts an antique fireplace and bookish bar, offering a curated menu of charcuterie and crafted cocktails.

The Scotch Walk
21 January 2017
A day-long NYC walkabout. Ticket includes premium Scotch tastings at eight of the city’s favorite bars. The walking and brisk winter air should help keep you upright.

The Whitehorse Tavern
Founded in 1880, The White Horse Tavern is one of NYC’s best-loved historic literary hangouts. Welsh poet Dylan Thomas frequented the bar and, unfortunately, perished from his substantially imbibing. Other literary patrons included James Baldwin, Norman Mailer, Anais Nin, and beat writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. It is an inviting place to hunker down during the winter months and the best patio from which to people-watch in the summer.

The Blue Bar @ The Algonquin
Al Hirschfield drawings hang over the leather banquettes of this pricey martini bar in midtown Manhattan. Worth a visit for those waxing nostalgia for the days of Dorothy Parker and The Algonquin Roundtable.

Somewhere to Eat:

Keens Steakhouse
Dining at Keens is like eating inside of an extraordinary museum. It houses the world’s largest collection of churchwarden pipes. According to their website “the tradition of checking one’s pipe at the inn had its origins in…England where travelers kept their clay pipe at their favorite inn” to protect them from everyday damage.

The early inhabitants of New York City, formerly known as New Amsterdam, brought their habits from home; an estimated 50,000 pipes were imported every three years and it was a pipe warden’s duty to register and store the pipes. Pipe storage was so popular that more than 90,000 names – including Teddy Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, “Buffalo Bill” Cody and General Douglas MacArthur – were inscribed on the membership roster of the Pipe Club.

Keens Steakhouse, formerly known as Keens Chophouse, was founded in 1885 and was a recipient of a James Beard Foundation 2013 America’s Classics Award. The menu includes their Legendary Mutton Chop, steaks (as expected), selections from a seafood raw bar and other seafood main course offerings.

Michelin-Starred Restaurants & Bib Gourmands
You are likely familiar with the Michelin-starred rating system, but did you know about their Bib Gourmands collection? Bib Gourmands are restaurants that serve excellent but less expensive food and drinks within a price range that is set for each market ie. $40 for a two-course meal and a glass of wine. Click on the above link for a map of Michelin-rated restaurants in NYC.

Something to Buy:

Bookshops
There are a variety of campus bookstores including the Columbia University bookstore at Lerner Hall, NYU bookstore, and The Cornell Store at Weill Campus.

Two of NYC’s favorite independent bookshops are McNally Jackson Books and Housing Works. Both offer weekly events, including author readings, that are worth checking out.

Our Luxury Hotel Consultants Recommend:

WestHouse Hotel New York - Magellan Luxury Hotels

WestHouse Hotel New York was born from a passion: for Art Deco design, style, fashion, luxury and comfort. While the hotel tips the hat to the 1920s, there’s a decidedly modern theme throughout that promises first-rate amenities and services. The 172 guest rooms and suites (located on floors 19 through 25) will please even the most finicky of WestHouse’s “residents” (their term for guests) with a full range of comforts and tasty treats.

The Mark - Magellan Luxury Hotels

Located at the corner of 77th and Madison Ave. since 1927, from the outside The Mark appears to be a beautiful heritage hotel. But step through the doors and you’ll be amazed by the contemporary chic of the interior. Rooms feature custom-made beds, Italian linens, specially chosen furniture, and incredible finishing. And with helpful staff and plenty of nearby shopping, dining and dancing, you’ll be at the heart of it all.

The Surrey - Magellan Luxury Hotels

Located in one of Manhattan’s most desirable neighborhoods, The Surrey is an Upper East Side luxury hotel that is elegant and whimsical. Just one block away from Central Park, The Surrey features residential-style accommodations that evoke a home-away-from-home feel, while providing guests with an array of thoughtful amenities and the generous service one would expect from a Manhattan luxury hotel.

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IfOnly: Remarkable Curated Experiences

San Francisco-based company IfOnly describes themselves as “a marketplace for incredible experiences.”

They pair clients with local and international experts in their field – as well as big-name celebrities – for once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as Heli-skiing with Robert F. Kennedycycling with Patrick Dempsey or the ultimate adrenalin rush, a balloon expedition over Mount Everest. They offer experiences and bespoke gifts priced from under $150 to more than $1,000,000 that include: individual sports coaching; culinary packages; insider walking tours; personalized, global travel; behind-the-scenes concert meet-and-greets; style consults and makeovers; and rare wine and spirit tastings. Pretty much anything you can imagine, they can arrange. And a percentage of every purchase supports worldwide charities such as Girl Rising, Waterkeeper Alliance and Oceana.

IfOnly experiences and notable objects are available for purchase in three ways: through timed auctions, ‘buy now’, and personalized experiences created by you. Fresh opportunities are added regularly. Here are a few current packages from their website:

Dine in the Heart of Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse Kitchen: A Convivial Supper at an Iconic Restaurant (Berkeley/San Francisco)

IfOnly Chef Alice Waters Chez Panisse

“Journey to the Berkeley, CA restaurant where farm-to-table was invented. Dine in the kitchen, the best seat in the house, and the one that is nearly impossible to reserve.”

Charity Partner: The Edible Schoolyard Project

Private Quarterback Camp & Chalk Talk with a Quarterback Legend Joe Montana (San Francisco)

IfOnly Joe Montana

“Of all the quarterbacks in NFL history, none are more equipped to teach you the incredible skills needed to compete at the position than Joe Montana.”

Charity Partner: Four Rings Montana Family Foundation

Sail with Dennis Conner on His America’s Cup Yacht (San Diego)

IfOnly America's Cup

“Few sports build a stronger bond than team sailing. Go on a unique nautical experience with master of competitive yachting Dennis Conner aboard his 1992 America’s Cup yacht ‘Stars & Stripes’ Sail # USA-11.”

Charity Partner: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Personalized Voicemail from Sarah Silverman 

 

IfOnly Sarah Silverman

“Sarah Silverman commandeers your phone for a tongue-in-cheek message.”

Charity Partner: ACLU of Southern California

 

Meet the Rolling Stones in Las Vegas: 2 VIP Tickets and Limited-Edition Merchandise (Las Vegas)

IfOnly The Rolling Stones

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Private Makeup Workshop for a Small Group at the Bobbi Brown Studio (New York)

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Consider the Impossible: A Performance by an Acclaimed Mentalist (New York)

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Hands-On Aerial Photography Session by Helicopter (Los Angeles)

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Discovering Art in Airports

With earlier check-in times due to increased security measures, passengers have become a captive audience at airports worldwide. While the downside is longer waits, the upside is the push by many airport authorities to make the experience more pleasurable. The installation of public art in airports – architectural builds, sculptures, water features, moving walkways, murals, mosaics, lighting installations and performance art – are miracle workers in making any terminal pop.

And we’re not talking one or two token works here. There are dozens, and sometimes hundreds, of pieces in permanent and temporary installations that are accessible across terminals in a single airport. Many are characterized by their eye-catching scale, purpose-built into their space.

Here are five North American airports worth exploring with your eyes wide open and smartphone at hand.

Miami International Airport (MIA)

The primary mission of the Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs at the MIA is to commission and use contemporary art to communicate culture and “to humanize and enrich the airport environment.” Working through the award-winning Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, these installations represent a diverse group of international artists who bring work out of galleries and museums and into the broader life of the Miami community.

The art is funded through an ordinance passed in 1973 which allocated 1.5% of county construction funds for site-specific, permanent artworks which are intimately linked to the architecture of the site. The airport is one of numerous public sites across Miami-Dade county that takes advantageous of this fund to enhance their artistic vision.

Works to look for:

A Walk on the Beach by Michele Oka Doner
Level 2 (past security)

Long walks along Miami’s beaches observing shells, seaweed, and other marine forms deposited by the tides inspired this monumental site-specific art installation. A Walk on the Beach, a half-mile-long walkway featuring two thousand unique cast bronze elements embedded in a dark gray terrazzo matrix, celebrates the saltwater plants and vertebrate creatures inhabiting South Florida’s shallow coastal waters. Scatterings of mother-of-pearl create a richness of texture and reference the sea foam at the water’s edge.

Años Continuos, 1996 by Maria Martinez-Canas
Level 2 (past security)

Light plays an important role in Años Continuos, a mural composed of sandblasted glass panels filling a 40 by 40 foot atrium space.  Translucent images of maps, travel documents, and cultural symbols are juxtaposed to create a rich visual collage exploring issues relating to personal history, cultural identity, and the passage of time. In speaking of her work, the artist states, “photography for me is ‘drawing with light.’”

Flight Patterns by Robert Calvo
Concourse H, 2nd floor

Artist Robert Calvo investigates notions of time, travel, distance, location, and discovery in his 880-foot-long floor mural titled Flight Patterns. Fascinated with the tension between the impulse to travel and the need to return home, Calvo incorporated powerful symbols referencing maps, celestial cycles, and astrology in his floor imagery. On the stairways to the third level, Calvo inlaid evocative proverbs and poems, gently prompting the traveler to upper areas of the concourse. Executed in over ten colors of terrazzo, Calvo communicates with the traveler, creating a thoughtful environment and, in the artist’s words, “balancing transience and nomadism with domesticity and sense of place.”

Foreverglades by Barbara Neijna
Concourse J, 2nd floor

The vast, compelling work of art celebrates one of the world’s great miracles — the slow-moving “river of grass” we call the Everglades. But the art, which fills much of Miami International Airport’s Concourse J, is in many ways a miracle on its own. Barbara Neijna’s Foreverglades is one of the largest public-art projects ever built, covering floors and walls of two floors of the concourse, filling it with words and images, color and light — and even more, perhaps, with insight and inspiration.

Harmonic Convergence by Christopher Janney

A 72-foot-long window wall with diamond-shaped panes of glass in 150 transparent colors gradually changes its pattern of colors, similar to a rainbow. As short percussion instrumental plays at the top of each hour which is composed of sounds from the Florida Everglades, under the ocean and other natural environments.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Chicago’s airports have long served as a canvas for the City’s public arts with an emphasis on local and global interests. The City of Chicago’s world-renowned Public Art Program is dedicated to enhancing the air travel experience, which is reflected in the permanent and temporary exhibits which include dozens of sculptures, paintings, murals and exhibits.

Like Miami, the art program is funded by Chicago’s 1% for Art Ordinance.

Look for these installations specifically created for the airport.

The Sky’s the Limit by Michael Hayden

This fantastic art piece is a 745 ft-long kinetic light sculpture composed of 466 neon tubes. The sculpture includes 23,600 square feet of mirror reflecting over one mile of neon. The sculpture is located in the tunnel connecting Concourses B & C of Terminal 1, after the security checkpoints.

Sister Airport Paintings East Hall

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has entered into agreements with many airports around the world to share technical, commercial and environmental best practices. They are known as our Sister Airports. To celebrate the countries of our Sister Airports, there are a series of paintings located in the “Sterile Corridors” of the International Terminal 5. There are a total of 12 paintings, with six paintings in each Sterile Corridor. The east Hall features paintings by artists from Mexico City, Mexico; Casablanca, Morocco; Prague, Czech Republic; Warsaw, Poland; Osaka, Japan; and Shenyang, China.

E.B. and Maureen Smith Stained Glass Collection

Located in the Sterile Corridors of the International Terminal 5 is a collection of 48 pieces of stained glass from E.B. and Maureen Smith’s personal collection. Each Corridor features 24 pieces of stained glass, each unique and from different parts of the world.

The Field Museum Brachiosaurus Dinosaur

A skeleton model of a Brachiosaurus dinosaur excavated in 1900 by Field Museum paleontologist Elmer Riggs is located in Terminal 1, Concourse B near the entrance to the tunnel to Concourse C (past security). The model stands four-stories high, and 72 feet long. The exhibit was presented to O’Hare in 1999 by the Field Museum and United Airlines.

I’ve Known Rivers by Alejandro Ramero and Gallery37

A 208-foot long mural painted in acrylics, that brings to life the words and spirit of the Langston Hughes poem, “I’ve Known Rivers” is located in the lower level Pedestrian Walkway tunnel between Terminals 1 and 3. This aesthetically pleasing work was proportioned to approximate the Golden Ratio.

San Diego International Airport

In 2006, San Diego International Airport formalized its Arts Program by establishing an Arts Program Master Plan that created guidelines and policies that were adopted by the Board. The program aims to engage travellers in “innovative, memorable and considerate experiences” that reflect the culture and unique attributes of the area.

The public art, temporary exhibitions and performing arts, including seasonal dance, theater and music concerts, are funded by a 2% art allocation from all eligible on-site construction projects.

To look for:

In Flight

“In Flight” is a suite of four Italian glass mosaic murals detailing a metaphor for the flying experience; a woman in transit, an informal family portrait and a variety of carry-ons are depicted in a renovated rotunda of the airport. As the airport is a point of arrivals and departures from our past, our home, our jobs, and is a place of transition to new connections and opportunities, passers-by may see themselves mirrored in this artwork. It is a mythic point of entry and return.

The Traveler

The progressive presentation of nostalgic images invites passersby to become personally involved as the story develops by way of displaying sentimental snapshots. Located at Terminal 1, Gate 1A, this piece represents a linear story expressed through photographs of Southern California narrated by a single quote – “Though we travel the world in search of the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”

 

Seattle: Sea-Tac Airport

The Art Walk at Sea-Tac Airport Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s diverse Northwest-inspired public art.

The walking route begins at Central Terminal food court with the piece “In Landing” and terminates at the end of Concourse A with “I Was Dreaming of Spirit Animals at gate A-14. The walk spans 1/2 mile (one way) and features over 100 works of art by regional and international artists.

Click here for the stories of individual pieces within the collection.

Works to look for:

Champion by Peter de Lory

The mosaic column of Peter de Lory showcases one of the defining icons of the Pacific Northwest – a Western Red Cedar.

Peter de Lory is a Seattle-based photographer who documents both the natural landscape and the urban infrastructure of the Pacific Northwest. Marrying the inherent contrasts of these two subjects for this piece, Peter photographed the tallest Western Red Cedar tree in the world and wrapped the photograph around a column, suggesting that parallels exist between the natural and the constructed.

Located on Nolan Creek Road near Forks, Washington, the tree stands on property owned by the State School Trust Land and is managed by the Department of Natural Resources. The tree has been saved by loggers in honor of its size and age: 178 feet tall, 19.4 feet in diameter, and estimated to be 1,000 years old.

Flying Fish by Judith & Daniel Caldwell

A stream of bronze salmon swim in terrazzo and curve along the floor of Concourse B.  It consists of bronze fish and leaves indigenous to the Northwest embedded in the terrazzo and meandering down the length of Concourse B. The fish carrying the suitcase is just one example of the many surprises you’ll find as you journey down the stream. It all adds to the whimsical nature of the work which has produced many positive comments from the public; but the best part is watching children respond in such delight as they interact with the artwork and discover those unexpected elements found in the cast artwork.

Pop Can Quilts by Ross Palmer Beecher

The quilts are constructed of soda pop cans and are bordered by tin links arranged into what Beecher describes as a “gum wrapper chain.” Two quilts feature flags and the other two depict quilted heart designs.

“People are humored when they see a common graphic, such as a Coke can, integrated into a grand-scaled banner or quilt […] people marvel at the fun, color, and cheerfulness of these quilts.”

I Was Dreaming…. by Cappy Thompson

Intense color and narrative charm merge together to form a massive stained-glass composition. Inspired by a series of dreams she once had, Cappy Thompson blended “symbolic allusions to modern, traditional, Native American, European, and astronomical sources” to create this piece. The radiant, jewel-toned hues heighten the tranquil surrealism of the characters, suggesting to the viewer that they are simply stargazing into the skies of the Pacific Northwest.

The grisaille technique of applying the gray tracery line was used by medieval European artists to paint the glass panels in cathedrals.

Toronto: Pearson Airport

Toronto Pearson has been building its public art collection since 2000. Eight permanent works reflect Toronto’s role as a gateway to North American air travel with a focus on “the essence of flight.”

Changing exhibition spaces emphasize the collaboration between local and provincial partners, including Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, CONTACT Photography Festival, the Design Exchange, Ontario Crafts Council, Open Studio and the Royal Ontario Museum.

Through its public art program Toronto Pearson “is proud to bring travellers a renewed era of design, amenities and customer service excellence. Designed to enrich travel through Toronto Pearson, an extensive art and exhibition program will offer a unique, uplifting and educational experience to many airport visitors.”

A complete art catalogue is available here.

Works to look for:

Earthbound…Unbound by Ingo Maurer

Since the 1980s, the whimsy and magic of his [Maurer’s] work has been featured in lighting installations, concepts for businesses, private and public spaces, and architectural projects.

Jetstream by Susan Schelle & Mark Gomes

The weather is our national pastime; it is a subject and language shared by all, and a dialogue that is always curious. Speculations never end, and the outcome, more often than not, is a surprise. It is the weather and the visual imagery associated with it that we have drawn from – a lexicon of positive atmospheric phenomena, an area of rich representation and familiar abstraction. Weather and flight are intimately linked, with no translation necessary. Weather is a fact with its own built-in sense of place.”

Aluminum, granite, bronze; Six floor inlays: each 3 metres diameter;
Suspended configurations: 66 x 13 metres

Dinosaurs in Terminal 1

Travel back to a time when pterodactyls ruled the skies instead of airplanes. Our prehistoric installation, “A Scene from the Late Jurassic”, features two incredible dinosaurs courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), and is sure to thrill guests of all ages. Drop by Terminal 1 to see a large Allosaurus bearing down on an Othnielia that has fallen to the ground. Amazing!

 

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The 10 Best Plays of London’s Theatre Season

The launch of London’s theatre season for 2016/2017 is a portal into the universe of star-studded entertainment, Shakespeare and the collective history of English theatre, and thought-provoking productions of exquisite beauty. It marks the beginning of London’s winter social season, a time for dressing up, eating in and going out.

Here is a curated selection of London’s highest-rated and most-anticipated plays.

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2
Palace Theatre
Through May 2017 (& likely longer)
The much-anticipated Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.

Harry is no longer a child, but a middle-aged father of three and overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic. Complicated pasts have a way of rearing their ugly head and Harry’s is no exception. His youngest son, Albus, is reticent about his hard-to-escape family legacy. Together, father and son confront the fact that darkness of spirit can come from the most unexpected sources.

This two-part play can be booked for the same day, taking in a matinee + an evening performance or viewed over days. A limited number of premium tickets are available.

In the Heights
King’s Cross Theatre
Through January 2017
‘The Heights’ is the vibrant Latino neighbourhood of Washington Heights in New York. The steady creep of gentrification is complicating life in the Barrio; residents struggle as they are priced out of their homes and separated from the communities in which they grew up. It is another Tony award-winning Best Musical from Lin- Manuel Miranda, creator of the blockbuster Hamilton.

1984
Playhouse Theatre
Through 29 October 2016

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

Although written in 1949, George Orwell’s ideas are eerily relevant today, foreshadowing the technological advances that now make civilian surveillance child’s play. Does our sense of self change as we’re in the public eye? And are we better or worse off for such ‘advancements?’ What will we become? All the bone-chilling moments of a terrifying story without a lick of blood or gore.

Cymbeline
Barbican Theatre
31 Oct – 17 December 2016
A 21st century retelling of the tale built on powerplays, jealousy, sexuality and the role of identity.

An ineffectual Queen Cymbeline rules over a divided dystopian Britain that is alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart Posthumus in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. Behind the throne, a figure plots to seize power by murdering them both. In exile, Innogen’s husband is tricked into believing she has been unfaithful, forcing her away from court on a journey fraught with danger.

The second production of Cymbeline to grace the West End in 2016, this version features Gillian Bevan, the first woman to play the title role for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

No Man’s Land
Wyndham’s Theatre
Until 17 December 2016
It’s hard to overlook the dynamic duo of Ian McKellen (The Hobbit, X-Men, Lord of the Rings) and Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men, Shakespeare) who return to the London stage in this brilliantly entertaining play by Nobel Prize laureate Harold Pinter.

One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby.  As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

Obsession
Barbican Theatre
19 April – 20 May 2017
The always mesmerizing Jude Law inhabits the role of down-at-heel Gino, the dangerous and simmering third of a love triangle that is bound to end badly.

Drifter Gino, powerful and graceful as a puma, encounters Giuseppe and his much younger, trapped wife Giovanna at their roadside restaurant and petrol station. He and Giovanna are so irresistibly attracted to one another they begin an affair while plotting to murder her husband. But the crime does not unite them in this chilling story where passion can lead only to destruction.

If you’re intrigued by ‘Obsession,’ check out the other two Toneelgroep Amsterdam/Barbican productions directed by van Hove in 2017: Roman Tragedies in March and After the Rehearsal/ Persona in September. Age 14+

The Pianist of Willesden Lane
St. James Theatre
Until 22 October 2016
Based on the true story of performer Mona Golabek‘s family, this musical features the works of Grieg, Beethoven, Debussy, Bach, and Chopin, all performed live on a Steinway concert piano.

Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna’s storied Musikverein concert hall. But with the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything for Lisa changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream – as she is torn from her family and sent onto the Kindertransport to London.

The Go-Between
Apollo Theatre
Until 15 October 2016
The legendary Michael Crawford (Phantom of the Opera) returns to the London stage in this new coming-of-age British musical.

Leo Colston, a man still haunted by the events of 50 years ago during the hot summer of 1900 and the time spent in Norfolk at the country house of his school friend Marcus. He vividly recalls his unwitting role acting as a go-between for the beautiful upper-class Marian and tenant-farmer Ted. The illicit love affair, carried out against the wishes of her formidable mother and behind the back of Viscount Trimingham, drags young Leo into an adult world of passion and intrigue where he discovers feelings he’s never experienced before.

An Inspector Calls
Playhouse Theatre
4 November 2016 – 4 February 2017

J.B. Priestley‘s blockbuster thriller has played to more then 4 million people worldwide, winning more theatre awards (19) than any other production in history. Stephen Daldry (The Reader, The Hours, Billy Elliot) returns to the directorial helm of the National Theatre with this remounting of his masterpiece.

The story begins when the mysterious Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly on the prosperous Birling family home. Their peaceful family dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman.

Seating Note: Thanks to client Cameron Lund for recommending the Playhouse Theatre’s seating guide for finding the best seats in the house. 

Shakespeare Trilogy
King’s Cross Theatre
Until 17 December 2016
The all-female cast of 2012’s Julius Caesar – set in a women’s prison – and the female-led Henry IV of 2014 were the first two instalments in this trilogy. This fall they are joined in a 13-week repertory season by a production of The Tempest, moving from their previous digs at the Donmar Warehouse to a new 420-seat-in-the-round temporary theatre at King’s Cross. On select days, all three plays will be performed back to back.

With females in roles traditionally played by an all-male cast, these productions beg the question: Who owns Shakespeare?

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