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23.9.14

The Business of Chic Lifestyles



Internationally known for their exquisite volumes of lifestyle books on Fashion, Design, Travel, and Art (to name a few subjects) as well as their admired spirit and savoir-faire, Assouline, the celebrated publishing house who is celebrating their 20 year anniversary, is set to debut Assouline Interiors in the Fall of 2014. The conceptual luxury brand is well poised to feature a complete lifestyle furnishing collection for contemporary libraries and chic offices around the world. Last month, I traveled to the legendary Plaza Hotel, where their second floor bookstore has been transformed to one of the city's chicest destination, where fashionable New Yorkers, and infinite tourists can escape to the world's most vibrant cities, art and fashion spheres. The beauty of the bookstore is that, not only is it well situated, it is beautifully designed for individuals who have embraced the so called "good life". In this particular trip, I got to witness the launch of their book bags and candles.

25.8.14

Tennis-Inspired Images In Honor Of The US OPEN

High Tea and Tennis, what more could you ask for?

In honor of the US Open which starts today in Flushing, Queens, I've decided to revealed my continious admiration for a sport which is so dear to me, and is in fact, part of my everyday life. In tennis, love means nothing, but I absolutely love these fun art and fashion photographs!

9.8.14

The Best of Paris: Summer 2014 Edition

Guerlain, Paris

THE BEST OF FRANCE: WHO TO MEET, WHERE TO GO

Text and Images by Rose Hartman

There is something magical about Paris that draws me back to that city again and again. Of course, this is a feeling shared by millions, as it was evident during my recent trip in the mid-July season, when its hard to walk in the Parisian streets without facing a mob of tourists.

 Even then, the city offers pockets of solitude- probably the most extravagant luxury in the French summer. During this trip I discovered not-to be missed spas, and the personalities that make Paris so inviting.

4.8.14

Q&A with Interior Designer, Edward Lobrano

A rustic and elegant Napa Valey retreat by interior designer, Edward Lobrano

It takes only a moment to make an impression on someone, and if done correctly, that moment can last a lifetime. When I first met interior designer Edward Lobrano, I was working at The John Rosselli Showroom in the D&D Building, while attending Parsons The New School for Design. Ed, as he lackadaisically liked to be called, was one of the designers that left a favorable impression, in my early career in the design world. Over the years, I got to know him more through the works that he produced - mainly by visiting the venerable Kips Bay Designer Showhouse.

3.8.14

Meet Dee Dee Eustace!

Interior Designer and architect, Dee Dee Eustace

You're in for an excellent insider week, with 1 of 2 of the most fascinating interviews ever conducted on High End Weekly™. Besides my Q&A with Edward Lobrano, stay tuned for a terrific read and even greater visual delights from Toronto, and New York based interior designer, Dee Dee Eustace.

12.7.14

Hublot loves Football, and So Do We!

Brazilian football legend Pelé

The 2014 FIFA World Cup took soccer to an entirely new level. And during the last month, I pondered over whether THIS will be the moment for the United States to fall in love with soccer? Many of us hope so, including world-renowned luxury timepieces company Hublot. They love football. 

As High End Weekly™ loves football.

In fact, Hublot is the official timekeeper of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. As a long standing favorite, I've been keeping a close eye on their latest activities, both here in the US, and Brazil. Today, and tomorrow, I will be celebrating with the Hublot family and friends, the biggest sporting final event in the world at a trendy, and upscale European restaurant in the Meatpacking district, called Bagatelle.

4.7.14

Nest & Rest in The Hamptons

James Huniford's Interiors

It was an all white gala affair at the the 2nd Annual Holiday House Hamptons opening party presented by HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens)  last Saturday, June 28th in the quaint town of Sag Harbor, New York. This Decorators Showhouse which has quickly gained popularity for its high credentials of star studded list of high profiled designers and committee members, is also noteworthy for raising funds to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. This year, the model house took place at the much anticipated Watchcase (which is very much under construction, and we were told that every single unit is already sold). Holiday House Hamptons officially opened on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at 15 Church Street in Sag Harbor, New York.The showhouse will be open to the public daily through Labor Day, September 1st.
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