We are living longer. Now what? The Business of Longevity

The economics of an aging world.   We are Living Longer.  Now what? The Business of Longevity – The Economist   By: Karina Mendoza Calayag   “The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” ― Robert Frost   There is an age-old problem that man has been grappling with throughout history and that is aging. …

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society – SMWS – Comes to America

cover photo credit: Gabi Porter, 2016, at Fine & Rare, NYC Scotch Malt Whisky Society – SMWS – Comes to America   By: Amber Creighton   It’s holiday time in New York City and holiday receptions abound. However, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s (SMWS) private tasting event held on December 1, 2016, announcing their expansion …

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Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology at The Met’s Costume Institute Spring 2016 Exhibition

Cover image: Wedding ensemble, Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), autumn/winter 2014–15 haute couture, back view; Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope     Costume Institute’s Spring 2016 Exhibition to Focus on the Handmade and Machine-made in Fashion …

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Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945–1975

Nashville’s Frist Center Hosts All-Star Assembly of Spectacular Italian Sports Cars, Including Vehicles by Alfa Romeo, Bizzarrini, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lancia and Maserati Cover Photo Credit: 1954 Alfa Romeo BAT 7. The Blackhawk Collection. Image © 2016 Peter Harholdt     by: Karina Mendoza Calayag   Bellissima!   The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945–1975 May 27–October 9, …

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A Hidden Treasure in The Heart of Monaco Beneath the Hotel de Paris

    A HIDDEN TREASURE IN THE HEART OF MONACO   NICOLE FORREST GREEN     Amidst all Monaco has to offer that is distinct and rare, I had the unique opportunity last year of visiting one of the Principality’s best kept secrets, the private wine cellars of the iconic Hotel de Paris.   Carved …

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AN EXCURSION TO THE LUBERON IN THE HEART OF PROVENCE

What is it that makes the Luberon so special? Is it the fields of lavender, the vineyards, the farmers’ markets and local cuisine, or the sounds of birds and summer cicadas that complement the cypress trees?         AN EXCURSION TO THE LUBERON IN THE HEART OF PROVENCE   by:  Nicole Forrest Green   …

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INDULGENCE FOR A GOOD CAUSE: WINE AND WISHES 2015

    Indulgence for a Good Cause: Wine and Wishes 2015 Written By:  Raymond Castillo     On the evening of Feb 7, 2015, as many as 800 attendees traveled to Treasure Island for the 14th Annual Wine & Wishes fund raising event.  This was a celebration organized together with the city’s best chefs and …

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DEATH BECOMES HER: A CENTURY OF MOURNING ATTIRE AT ANNA WINTOUR COSTUMER CENTER, THE MET

Cover photo courtesy of © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Karin Willis “Mourning Ensemble”, 1870-1872, Black silk crape, black mousseline. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Martha Woodward Weber, 1930 (2009.300.633a,b) Veil, ca. 1875. Black silk crape. …

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THE BEATIFICATION OF DON ALVARO DEL PORTILLO

  THE BEATIFICATION OF DON ALVARO DEL PORTILLO   by:  Raquel Guerrero       Born and raised in Madrid, Don Alvaro del Portillo was a faithful collaborator and the first successor of St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei.   He spent his life with service to others and lived a simple family life. …

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FESTIVAL DEL SOLE OPENS

    Festival Del Sole Opens at Castello di Amorosa with Joshua Bell     Napa Valley’s premier summer event Festival del Sole has opened its much anticipated series of concerts with The First Night performance that took place at Castello di Amorosa, Friday, July 11th. The evening filled with enchantment unique to this prominent …

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