L’Oiseau Blanc Restaurant | Paris, France | Taking Parisian dining to new heights The Peninsula Paris’ crowning glory is the L’Oiseau Blanc restaurant, bar and terrace, located on the sixth floor of the hotel and serving up 360° views over Paris’ most iconic monuments, complete with a retractable roof, making it one of Paris’ most stunning and unusual restaurants. The restaurant showcases the very best of France, with traditional dishes revisited and reinterpreted with contemporary flair and techniques by Chef Sidney Redel – a former protégé of Pierre Gagnaire since 2005 – in a “bistronomique” menu of satisfyingly authentic fare with a modern twist, locally sourced of seasonal and regional ingredients, together with an extensive list of French wines. Meanwhile Chef Pâtissier Julien Alvarez’ talents come to the fore once again, with a collection of heavenly desserts and temptations. Continue reading L’Oiseau Blanc Restaurant
Malbec & Tango with Les Clefs d’Or | New York, United States | 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, Ritz Carlton 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. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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My long Weekend in Los Angeles for 429 MAGAZINE | Los Angeles, United States | Hi there dear readers, my weekly column on Luxury Gay Travel for 429 Magazine at dot429 is OUT and ONLINE. Check it out. This week, I share with you my long weekend in Los Angeles, California. My favorite hotels, restaurants and attractions. Till next week in full luxury. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Boom Boom Room Standard Hotel New York | Meat Packing District, New York | Come on… go ahead and just ask me. Carlos which is your absolute favorite Roof Top bar in New York so far? Well my friends, after tonight I would have to say that Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel in NYC is the one.
Deadly combination of great atmosphere, design, crowd, views and music. What else, gay or straight can you ask for.? So far my absolute favorite roof top in NYC. On the 18th. floor of the Standard Hotel New York, with views of the Hudson River and lower Manhattan, and the city on the other side with the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.
But hhmmmm kind of brings me memories of my premium roof top bars in Hong Kong, but quite not there yet… anyhow between you and me….. I think they copied the bathroom concepts of the FELIX at The Peninsula in Kowloon. Just to say… watch out Philippe Stark. Those who know what I am talking about will understand.
I was there with my favorite and contemporary colleague Lyndsey Green, the Travel Agent of the starts. Little gossip, just between you and the other 70K people that read this blog, she is the private fantastic absolute VIP travel agent of Lady G. if you know who I am talking about…. yeah Don’t be a Drag, just be a Queen. !!!
Anyhow and summarizing, are you in town… plan to spend a brief evening at the Boom Boom Room, decent drinks, Prosecco and cocktails. Hot bartenders, trendy gossip girls and lots of fun. Sorry it is just on the 18th. floor. Otherwise why bother going to the Top of the Rock right.
Reporting live from the TOP of Manhattan, with the best night panoramic views of the Hudson River with a glass of Prosecco in my hand. CM
Hong Kong Show of Lights | Kowloon, Hong Kong | If you happen to be in Hong Kong and in the island of Kowloon, please follow my advice and block your 8PM appointment at the Tsim Sha Tsui Harbor Walk to experience the unique Show of Lights. If you are lucky enough to be in Hong Kong for the Chinese New Year or the 31st. DEC you will also be able to see the Laser/Lights show complimented with the extra fire works. Continue reading Hong Kong Show of Lights