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.
For my recent trip to Europe, I flew Business Class DELTA Airlines from New York JFK to Rome, and return from London, back to New York. I must say, I was happily surprised by their seats, service, meals and overall experience. Punctual, comfortable and smooth, despite a lightning struck our aircraft Boeing 676-400, just as we were taking off London Heathrow, which caused quite a scene and noise onboard. The incident was clarified by the Captain, not as quick as the entire crowd would have liked but comforting.
I flew Aeromexico from New York City to Cancun, to come to Riviera Maya. The experience was, although I flew on Economy, very enjoyable, not to mention that it is such an easy flight. Only in 3 hours, we were landing, early… shocking right, at Cancun International Airport. Member of SkyTeam, therefore you will collect miles with the Delta Airlines group. I flew on a brand new state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800, being the youngest fleet, I would risk to say, flying in between United States and Mexico.
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.
As almost everyday, today I went out to enjoy a lovely sunny Sunday running along the Hudson River at the Hudson River Park, in Manhattan, New York City, on the West side. Since my running partner abandoned me today, I was bored and played a bit with my iPhone while running, to keep me away from thinking how many more minutes or miles I had left. (3,5 miles / 497 Cal). Hope you enjoy my live video
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.
Intimate evening of Fashion previews and Dress-Ups by Rubin Singer sponsored by Four Seasons Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit , Mexico. Location: Rubin Singer Studio, Garment District, Manhattan, New York. Produced by Carlos Melia. Catering by Ofrenda NYC / More at www.rubinsinger.wordpress.com.
Another fabulous evening at Malbec House and Tango House. This time hosting the top New York Luxury Hotel Concierges by Les Clefs d’Or UICH. Produced by Carlos Melia. Attended by: Gramercy Park Hotel, RitzCarlton Central Park South, Waldorf Towers, The Peninsula, Kitano Hotel, Mandarin Oriental, The Plaza New York, Four Seasons NewYork and St Regis. (photos by Raita Saiwan and David Moreno). Special Thanks to Michael Romei – General Secretary UICH Les Clefs d’Or International.