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Happy Anniversary High End Weekly™

Robert Doisneau, Paris

High End Weekly™ turned 3 last Friday, April the 11th. That means that three years ago, I decided to pour the passion that I felt about the luxury lifestyle into images and words, in order to tell a story and follow a particular path. And what a journey it has been. Along the way, I've made so many wonderful discoveries, been introduced to so many innovative ideas and products, and attended several  keynote events, to name a few. Yet among all the novelties, and glamour, it is the amazing and inspiring individuals that I met that made my journey even more enjoyable.


Chic Ideas for Frame Grouping

Peter Feterman Gallery

Like music, photography holds you in the moment. Maybe that's why I like it so much.

That is also why I enjoy my annual visit to Aipad - one of the world's most revered photography events, which ends today at 6pm at the Park Avenue Armory. The show opened last Thursday, April 10th, and today is your last chance to see over 80 of the world's leading fine art photography galleries who are presenting an assortment of photo-based art, videos, and new media. I witnessed so many good examples of picture grouping at the opening gala, that it brought to mind the times I get involved in a project by hiring a picture hanging company. And so here are some valuable tips for those of you who enjoy those DIY projects.


Meet Sarah Boutinon-Tharse

Sarah Boutinon-Tharse in Versailles, 2013

It’s official! Sarah Boutinon Tharse is High End Weekly’s Parisian Correspondent. Although she’s been contributing to this blog for more than a year now, I thought it was high time that you get acquainted with this chic Parisienne, with a fierce passion for the inner game of fencing.


Barry Friedman: The Quintessential Collector

Quotes and Highlights of Barry Friedman The Eclectic Eye Sale

The Barry Friedman's auctions at Christie's late last month coincided with the retirement of the celebrated dealer, and the closure of his namesake gallery in November 2013. Barry Friedman is known for making markets for countless artists and art forms as a result of his insatiable curiosity and his keen eye for distinct brilliance. The auctions represented the diversity of mediums and periods that Friedman has presented to the marketplace over the course of his career, including Decorative Arts and Design from the 20th and 21st centuries, Contemporary Art, Photography and Ceramics as well as Italian and Contemporary Glass. The sales included a combined total of approximately 400 lots.


Highlights of Asia Week New York 2014

Breaking News

Asia Week New York - the nine-day Asian art extravaganza - ended on a stupendous note: $200 million in sales, exceeding last year's number by $25 million. From the minute the 47 international galleries of Asia Week New York opened their doors on March 14, a whirlwind of activities invigorated the city. The annual event was celebrated with a magnificent reception at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 17, where the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed more than 600 collectors, curators and Asian art specialists. The event ignited excitement that burned for the entire week, and the Asian art world buzzed with exhibitions and record-breaking auctions that were thronged with international buyers from mainland China, Taiwan, India, Japan, Korea and the United States.


Inspiring Rooms from a Decorator Showhouse

Daun Curry/Modern Declaration

Sotheby's first designer showhouse opened to the public yesterday. Originally the end date was this Friday, but it was extended to Sunday, March 30th. This is indeed a small window, but you have to remember that the showhouse is held inside an auction house, where things take place at rapid speed. You may also remember my first post about this first-class "model home". However, if you are new to this blog, or may need to refresh your memory, I invite you to go to the article.


Postcard From Cartagena

Images by Rose Hartman
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Written by Rose Hartman

With its 400-year old Spanish colonial refurbished mansions, upscale boutique hotels, fusion restaurants, distinctive fashion labels, and fine jewelry boutiques, Cartagena, Colombia’s best-kept secret, is emerging as the place to visit this year. The country’s civil war has subsided and this vibrant seaside city is experiencing a stunning rebirth. While many visitors only knew about Cartagena from ‘Romancing the Stone’ or the fiction of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the city is resurfacing. Wealthy residents of Bogota have bought abandoned properties, and turned them into lavish weekend getaways-replete with terraced swimming pools.


At Home with Asian Art

Chinese Porcelain Company

Asia Week New York is ground zero for Asian Art. Are you in the market for art (some of which are quite affordable) that is inspiring, motivational, or just plain fun to collect? On my third year of covering this thrilling cultural event, I'm finding more and more ways that you can actually use these treasures for your home, and what's more, be able to pass it on to generations to come.
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