My very hectic and eventful week in San Francisco plus a day in Sausalito | San Francisco, United States | My week in San Francisco was full of fashion, hotels, restaurants, private events and a lovely simple day out exploring Sausalito, which was the perfect balance to a hectic week. The main reason of my trip, was to attend RUBINSINGER’s – my husband – personal appearance and trunk show at Neiman Marcus San Francisco, and from there on, I built the itinerary and activities around. Take a look a my week in San Francisco, and for more minute-to-minute photos, check out my Instagram San Francisco Gallery. Continue reading My very hectic and eventful week in San Francisco plus a day in Sausalito
Traditional Night OUT in Beijing Opera and Dinner | Beijing, China | During our stay at the lovely Aman Summer Palace, one of our nights, we decided to continue our Royal experience and leave the Summer Palace to dedicated our evening to Chinese Opera followed by a traditional Imperial gourmet experience. So our concierge helped us organize all details, while we were spending our day out enjoying our tour to The Great Wall of China. The itinerary for our evening would be Chinese Opera at Liyuan Theater and dinner at Bai Family Mansion. Continue reading Traditional Night OUT in Beijing Opera and Dinner
My day walking Paris in photos | Paris, France | Here is my photo album of my entire day walking in Paris. I think I have been to Paris at least forty times in my life, and I never seizes to amaze me with it beauty. My day began walking up and down Champs Elysees, when I decided, due to the amazing weather, to visit a local Flea Market to buy a few things for our new apartment in New York. I asked to the concierge at my hotel, and her recommended the Marche Vernaison at Marche aux Puces in St Ouen. (Metro 4 – Porte de Clignancourt). Since the sun was out and the temperature was ideal, I decided to walk from Hotel de Sers to the flea market, which took me approximately one hour. Continue reading My day walking Paris in photos
2013 Richard Tucker Music Gala | New York, United States | Last night we assisted to the 2013 Rickard Tucker Music Gala at the at theat 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. What a weekend, mix of Pop with Lady Gaga at SNL on Saturday and Classic with Aylin Perez at the Lincoln Center on Sunday. So beyond proud of my partner Rubin Singer, and for such huge step in his career, week after week. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Hotel Check IN Park Hyatt Paris Vendome | Paris, France | Yes, yesterday I made it back to Paris, all the way from Moscow. I arrived late in the afternoon to check in at the stunning, sophisticated, exclusive and very well located Park Hyatt Paris Vendome Hotel. As its names implies, located steps away from Place Vendome, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Place de la Concorde and of course Opera. Below is the video of my room.
My Park Deluxe King is an oversized 30 to 40-sq.-metre room finished in exquisite detail with wood, bronze and silk, complementing a king bed with luxurious linens, generous work area with high-speed Internet access and limestone bath with soaking tub and stone-enclosed rain shower. Serene courtyard views from the three windows. Bathroom amenities such as plush robes and Blaise Mautin toiletries.
More will come later, since so far I have been only able to check in, go out for dinner, have a great drink at the Le Bar at the hotel, and go to sleep. Le Bar is an ideal place for international travelers to mingle with Parisians as they soak up the arty atmosphere and sip creative cocktails. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Ballet at the Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg | St Petersburg, Russia | Last week I came to see a live magnificent ballet performance of Don Quijote at the Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg. A three acts (almost 3 hours and 30 minutes) performance, that matched without a glitch the beauty of this theater by leading ballet company the Mariinsky Ballet. Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading Ballet at the Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg
LIVE from Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Last night I went to the Opera together with my friends and members of the Board of Directors of the Opera of Minnesota. But not to any opera house, we came to Teatro Colon, known to have one of the top acoustics in the entire world, not said by me, but by experts like Pavarotti. The Opera we truly enjoyed with an amazing production was “La Forza del Destino” by Guisepper Verdi. Continue reading LIVE from Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires