Also Waldorf-Astoria New York now into beekeeping

Hotels and restaurants have become a hive of activity in recent years as urban beekeeping grows in popularity on the rooftops of some of the most iconic landmarks around the world. The latest to join the beekeeping trend is the Waldorf-Astoria New York, which welcomed this spring 20,000 new guests to their rooftop penthouse where … Continue reading

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in NYC to close on June 30

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, the only New York City restaurant in the world’s most Michelin-starred chef’s portfolio, is closing its doors at the end of the month. The decision to close the restaurant was “amicable” between the restaurant and The Four Seasons Hotel on East 57th Street, where the restaurant is located, according to Florence Fabricant at The … Continue reading

Ritz-Carlton New York introduces an All Caviar package

Caviar, in a way, symbolizes luxury and its presence in any form is enough to make the experience luxurious. The Ritz Carlton New York, Central Park has created a package centered on caviar and justifiably it is called the All Caviar Package. Guests opting for it will be greeted with caviar martini on arrival. It is a … Continue reading

Audemars Piguet to scintillate St Patrick’s Cathedral

Francois-Henry Bennahmias, President of Audemars Piguet North America is proud to announce that the renowned Swiss watch company will be the official sponsor of FLASH: LIGHT ( an evening of site-specific light and projection art beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Mulberry Street, New York City. … Continue reading

Identita Golose 2011

The schedule of Identità Golose 2011 gets everyday richer and full of happy moments, intuitions and thoughts which convinced us to take a further step forward. We joined a closed and felt partnership withWinelove, the quality and low budget wine event, conceived and overviewed by Ludovica Amat. The 8th edition of Winelove will be hosted on the same location … Continue reading

A Tokyo-born chef and a former vegetarian butcher locally-sourced meats in L.A.

Erika “Grundy” Nakamura and Amelia “Lindy” Posada are readying their knives and cleavers to butcher the finest sustainable California meats. Opening up shop in L.A., Lindy & Grundy will peddle locally-sourced charcuterie including Rancho San Julian beef, Reride Ranch pork, Sonoma Direct lamb and Rainbow Ranch Farms chicken. After studying the art of butchering at Fleisher’s Grass-Fed and Organic … Continue reading

“What happens when” – a new restaurant concept

What Happens When is a NYC-based “temporary restaurant” set to launch within the month. Employing the talents of sound composer Micah Silver, designers Elle Kunnos de Voss and Nadia Tolstoy, and chef John Fraser, the project is an experiment in community-driven collaboration; based on the memories of patrons and supporters, the entire look and feel … Continue reading

The most expensive (Tequila) bottle in the world

  Ami Mesika of NYC based GM Diamonds was on 27th December revealed as the maker of the most expensive bottle in the world, called The Diamond Sterling, ever priced at $3.5 Million dollars. The bottle was designed by Fernando Altamirano and launched in Mexico City last month for Tequila LEY 925 produced by Hacienda La Capilla. … Continue reading

Best of 2010: Hotel openings

This year has seen some high profile luxury properties opening around the world. Here, a roundup of the best. Resorts World Sentosa Singapore, January 2010 This was the first of Singapore’s massive “integrated resorts” to open, boasting four hotels, a casino and a Universal Studios theme park. Andaz Wall Street New York, USA, January 2010 … Continue reading

The magic of the Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows

Legendary luxe New York department store Bergdorf Goodman, founded in 1901, is famous for its amazing, elaborate holiday windows which dazzle shoppers and passersby alike. This year is no exception, with the added attraction of some high-tech features debuting for the very first time. The 2010 windows, entitled “Wish You Were Here,” take their inspiration … Continue reading