Last night we assisted to the 2013 Rickard Tucker Music Gala at the at the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, in New York City, where Soprano Aylin Perez, performed live wearing two Rubin Singer couture designs. Aylin Perez, winner of the 2012 Richard Tucker Award, is increasingly in demand at the world’s leading opera houses and cultural capitals. Read the full post, see videos and photos at Rubin Singer Blog.
So las night I experience a VIP backstage of SNL – Saturday Night Live, and got to hang out with Lady Gaga, during and post the show. I must be fully honest, I never cared much for her, and yes I got hooked up many time to her songs and marketing, but tonight I saw a different side of her. The live performer, the professional and the human being, and I must say I was impressed by them all in no particular order.
If there is something that always intrigues and interests me about iconic landmarks and destinations, is to dig deep into their apparent facade and learn about the myths and legends behind them. You saw my recent post on Buenos Aires, from my visit last week, and now New York. Invited to join this exclusive group of luxury concierges of Manhattan, by my friend Michael Romei, I took part of this exclusive behind the scenes 3hs tours of Grand Central Terminal and Beyond. The tour was conducted to detail and perfection, by Docent-in-Chief Daniel Brucker, who not only is an erudite in the subject, but also is known and referred as “The Keeper of Grand Central’s Secrets”.
Last week, I had a express stay at the Hôtel Americano in New York City, member of the Grupo Habita and Design Hotels. Located in the heart of the Chelsea between the High Line and the Hudson River. Quaint small hotel, very happening, on a rather quiet street, only two blocks from the Hudson River Park over 27th Street, between 10th and 11th.
Inspired by the history and rise of the apothecary in Europe as well as the artistic influence of absinthe dens in 19th century Paris, Apothéke is the first of its kind. The entire experience from wandering down a hidden street to find the entrance, to tasting the first sip of a specialty cocktail made with exotic herbs and fruits – is a privilege. I have only experienced such take on mixology before at The Alchemist in Manchester, UK.
Fabulous evening last night in West Village, New York trying two fantastic venues I would strongly recommend. The sophisticated, sexy chic and exclusive private rooms at Omar’s La Ranita, over Filthy Vodka Martinis and great company. After that, onwards to a classic Italian dinner at Morandi Restaurant w/ Rubin Singer. Just priceless TGIF in Manhattan.
What a lovely evening over Malbec, Tango and great company along Gay & Lesbian Press & Travel friends and colleagues hosted by MALBEC House and Tango Show, myself CarlosMeliaBlog and MLGTPP – Metropolitan Leading Gay Travel Professionals & Press NewYork. Thank you Juan Fabri, Felicitas and all the staff at MALBEC House for such a a great time.
One more FAB weekend among friends in Fire Island. Relaxing chilling, nature, outdoors, beach and thank God, despite of the weather forecast, a lovely and sunny weekend. See all the photos below. Check more on Fire Island. Have a great week ahead everyone. I am off to Phoenix, Arizona for 4 nights tomorrow, so stay tuned to all my posts and reviews on hotels, restaurants and attractions.
New York Perfect Summer Evening | New York, United States | This is what I call a New York perfect Summer Evening. Drinks at my favorite Manhattan hotel The Mark, over filthy Vodka Martinis EXTRA olives with my FAB client, planning her next trip to South East Asia. After that walk back home strolling by […]
Yes ladies and gentleman, after month and month of wait, I finally made it at this basic but high demand Ramen shack in Hell’s Kitchen, #NewYork City. The verdict is …” has been totally worth the wait…”. I would say, one of the best Noodle Ramen I have had in New York, therefore now I fully understand why it is always sold out. My choice Chicken Paitan Ramen (USD 9,75) straight homemade noodles cooked al dente style in a whole chicken and premium sauce based soup topped with scallions, onion and a nori. おいしい aka. yummy. Curating the best experiences for you worldwide. さようなら