Nickel & Nickel winery located on Sullenger Vineyard in Oakville is one of the most picturesque spots in Napa Valley. The winery is dedicated to producing single-vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. If you are going wine tasting you’ll be drawn to stop here when driving by because of the beautiful landscaping and charming farmhouse and barns at the front of the property. Continue reading to view additional images.
MoMu (ModeMuseum) in Antwerp is putting on an exhibition in homage to the iconic Disney character Minnie Mouse and her influence on fashion. The exhibition is called Maison Minnie Mouse and sees several young Belgian designers, Damien Fredriksen Ravn, Doriane Van Overeem, Emmanuelle Lebas, KRJST and Minju Kim, have the chance to give their interpretation of Minnie’s look. It will be on view until April 22. See MoMu.be For Additional Information.
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Prada has launched a new retail initiative at Harrods London called Pradasphere to be live from (2 April – 31 May 2014). The stores windows will be offering a unique history of the brand, highlighting key moments in the Italian fashion house’s background with archival pieces. In addition to this Prada has designed an exclusive capsule collection of ready-to-wear, bags, shoes and accessories for Harrods and will also be serving guests from the Pradasphere Café on the store’s fourth floor. Visit Harrods.com for Additional Details.
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Hotel Azucar is a resort located in Veracruz, Mexico, founded by hotelier Carlos Couturier, who has created some of Mexico’s coolest venues. Named after the sugar cane that grows in the area, Couturier wanted the Azucar to have a natural, anti-design feel. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the spot seems to achieve this vision with it’s thatched roof buildings, white-on-white interior palette mixed with hand selected pieces of driftwood and antique furnishings from Couturier’s grandparent’s farm. Continue reading to view additional images and information.
Antoinette Poisson is a Parisian interiors atelier named after the 18th century courtesan Madame de Pompadour. Located on Place de la Bastille, the store specializes in wall-papers which are hand-printed and sold by the sheet or made to order. Additionally you can hire out the Antoinette Poisson team for full interior design consultations to bring this elegant aesthetic to more than just the walls of your home. For more information visit AntoinettePoisson.com.
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A favourite place to hang out in Los Angeles is the Casbah Café in Silver Lake. This French-Moroccan restaurant has great coffee and the perfect selection of baguette sandwiches, pastries and freshly made juices. In the back you can purchase market bags and kaftans from the boutique section or get some work done under the lantern lights strung throughout. 3900 W.Sunset Boulevard, Silver Lake, California, 9002. See CasbahCafe.com for More Information.
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This major exhibition is a glamorous, comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story is explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to its reputation for quality and style. It includes both womens and menswear to highlight the exceptional quality of techniques, materials and expertise for which Italy has become renowned.
The exhibition examines Italy’s dramatic transition from post-war ruins to the luxury paraded in the landmark ‘Sala Bianca’ catwalk shows held in Florence in the 1950s, which propelled Italian fashion onto the world stage. During the 1950s and ’60s the many Hollywood films that were shot on location in Italy had an enormous impact on fashion as stars like Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor became style ambassadors for Italian fashion, fuelling a keen international appetite for luxurious clothing made in Italy.
On display are around 100 ensembles and accessories by leading Italian fashion houses including Simonetta, Pucci, Sorelle Fontana, Valentino, Gucci, Missoni, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Prada and Versace, through to the next generation of fashion talent. Read more about the exhibition on www.VAM.ac.uk now.
Yesterday the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted the press preview for the upcoming annual Costume Institute exhibition (the institute was recently renamed the Anna Wintour Center for Costume). This year the exhibition focuses on the career of the Anglo-American couturier Charles James. Entitled Charles James: Beyond Fashion, the exhibit “will explore James’s design process, focusing on his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today” and feature approximately seventy-five of James’s most notable designs. The preview yesterday showcased several of the designs that will be on display and featured model Elettra Wiedemann walking in a facsimile of James’ iconic Clover Leaf gown. Continue reading to view additional images.
Located on West 27th street in the heart of Manhattan’s gallery district Hôtel Americano is the latest concept from Mexican hospitality firm Grupo Habita. The hotel was designed by New York-based Mexican architect Enrique Norten, principal of Ten Arqitectos, and features a sleek but inviting interior design scheme. The cafe and adjoining in-house restaurant offer what is billed as ‘French fare with Latin flair’ and offer a great setting to decamp to on a winter afternoon. See Hotel-Americano.com for additional information.
Watch hosts Andy Cohen and Coco Rocha live from the red carpet opening of the new Diane von Furstenberg exhibition DVF Journey of a Dress along with Diane and friends! Plus, go behind the scenes for a sneak peek at the Journey of a Dress exhibition currently on display at the Wilshire May Company building in Los Angeles next to the LACMA campus.
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