MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD’S EXOTIC RED O…

Martyn Lawrence Bullard designed the Red O, a new flagship restaurant.

 

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Newport Beach is known as one of the largest upmarket shopping destinations in the United States. It’s was a perfect location for Master Chef Rick Bayless to open a flag ship for his modern Mexican cuisine style Restaurant Red O

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The 9000sq feet eatery was custom built for the sole purpose of fun. I designed the entry to include a tequila temple, a structure tented and vaulted reaching 14 ft. high with walls of limestone niches reminiscent of a Turkish palace, housing the rarest and most exotic tequilas in the world. This space opens up to the main bar, clad in textured leather panels above Mexican tiles, I mixed in custom designed lanterns from Morocco and designed a vast Chandelier centered above the bar hung with a hundred hand blow glass Hundi lanterns.

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The main dining room design was inspired from San Miguel, an ancient town in Mexico where the aristocrats from Mexico City built their summer villas in the 19th century. The tile work that clads the walls I custom designed with Ann Sacks, adding distressed mirror paneling to create sparkle and romance at night. The main ceiling was covered in ottoman style lanterns with pierced brass work bases that throw delicate shadows across the room at night. I designed a central banquet to incorporate a vast planter where exotic palms and tropical orchids could be planted to create life and flow into the space, while pierced work Jali type screens punctuate the vast windows and add to the light play during the day.

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The terrace has a retractable ceiling and was clad in concrete tiles, custom designed and inspired from patterns in the Alhambra palace. Panels of sheer drapery add romance and create areas of privacy for diners, whilst a vast tile clad fireplacecreatesa cozy atmosphere in the winter months or chilly evenings.

Chef Bayless prides himself on his delicate flavors and spices that infuse his cuisine like no other in this field , the design too I spiced up to match his ethos and created a Restaurant that has many different areas to enjoy, whilst feeling rich, exotic and inviting.

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http://www.martynlawrencebullard.com/

Instagram @martynbullard

Tiffany Annual Gala Celebrates the 2017 Blue Book Collection

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Claire Danes, Jennifer Hudson, Ruth Negga, Reese Witherspoon and Haley Bennett dazzled in Tiffany jewels.

A showcase of the world’s most magnificent high jewelry

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Ring in platinum and 18k yellow gold with a 26.65-carat Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond and round brilliant white diamonds, from the Tiffany 2017 Blue Book Collection, the Art of the Wild.

Tiffany & Co. hosted its annual gala to celebrate the 2017 Blue Book Collection with a special performance by Jennifer Hudson. The star-studded event was held at the historic St. Ann’s Warehouse, which was transformed to reflect this year’s Blue Book theme celebrating the natural wonders of wild.

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Watch in 18k white gold with Enamel Grande Feu, mother-of-pearl, pink sapphires and round brilliant white diamonds, from the Tiffany 2017 Blue Book Collection.

Hosted by Michael J. Kowalski, chairman and interim chief executive officer at Tiffany & Co., the evening featured Hollywood luminaries and fashion influencers including Imaan Hammam and Doutzen Kroes.

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Model Imaan Hammam in Tiffany diamonds at the Blue Book Gala.
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Model Doutzen Kroes in Tiffany jewelry at the Blue Book Gala.

 

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Ring in platinum with a 13.22-­‐carat oval blue cuprian elbaite tourmaline, round pink, yellow, and fancy blue sapphires and round brilliant diamonds, from the Tiffany 2017 Blue Book Collection, the Art of the Wild.

 

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Drawing of pendant, from the Tiffany & Co. 2017 Blue Book Collection, The Art of The Wild

The Art of the Wild is the vision of Tiffany’s talented design team, who traveled on an inspiration trip to a remote tropical island for an immersive journey through nature.

The collection is composed of six themes — Whispers of the Rain Forest, Miracle Berry, The Falls, Leaves of the Sun, Feathered Cloak, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow — whose intricate designs and narrative are drawn from experiencing the wonders of the wild.

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Necklace in platinum and 18k yellow gold with baguette and round brilliant diamonds, from the Tiffany 2017 Blue Book Collection, the Art of the Wid.
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Earrings in 18k yellow gold with cushion-cut yellow and white diamonds, from the Tiffany 2017 Blue Book Collection, the Art of the Wild.

 

In cooperation with http://www.tiffany.com

Instagram @tiffanyandco

 

 

U.S. Open Polo Championship final

Valiente wins U.S. Open Championship

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The final was exciting from the second the ball left the umpire’s hand to begin the game. Orchard Hill’s Polito Pieres took the throw-in and found Facundo Pieres on the end of a pass. Facundo bounced a shot in off the goal post to open the scoring less than 30 seconds into the game. After both teams traded penalty goals with Facundo converting a penalty 4 for Orchard Hill and Diego Cavanagh converting a penalty 2 for Valiente, 10-goaler Adolfo Cambiaso drove downfield with time expiring. Shooting at goal from approximately 60 yards out, the ball sailed over the inside edge of the goal post, narrowly missing a goal by inches. The smallest of margins was determining the outcome of the game between two highly skilled and well-mounted teams.

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Diego Cavanagh – Facundo Pieres
The tense game continued as Diego Cavanagh took advantage of early fouls from Orchard Hill to score the first 5 Valiente goals (4 penalty goals, 1 field goal). Meanwhile Orchard Hill was controlling open play as Polito Pieres scored his first goal of the game while Facundo Pieres scored his third goal to maintain the 4-4 tie after two chukkers.
Orchard Hill exploded in the third chukker, outscoring Valiente 5-2. Orchard Hill converted 5 of 7 shot attempts as they looked to seize control of the game and gain a lead over a tough Valiente team that was set on making a comeback. The emergence of Polito Pieres for Orchard Hill was a huge factor. He had his best game of the season, highlighted by a first half that saw him score 4 of his 6 goals and win 6 of his game-leading 11 throw-ins on the day to give Orchard Hill a 9-6 edge heading into halftime.
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Valiente showed why they were the highest-scoring team of the 2017 season to start the second half as Cambiaso scored off the first throw-in to cut the deficit to two goals.
Cambiaso wasn’t done there, as Matias Torres Zavaleta hit a perfect backhand to set him up for a breakaway and put a lot of pressure on Orchard Hill as their 3-goal lead quickly shrunk to 1 goal. Just as it seemed Valiente would keep scoring, Polito Pieres snuck up behind Cambiaso and stole the ball, springing himself on a breakaway to give some momentum back to Orchard Hill. 
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Adolfo Cambiaso and Diego Cavanagh
Valiente hit their stride and won the fifth chukker 2-0 to tie the game at 11. After Cambiaso gave Valiente their first lead of the game with his fifth goal of the game,
Cavanagh had a penalty 3 opportunity to extend the lead to 2 with less than three minutes remaining. Surprisingly, he did not convert, a rare miss for the 73% penalty shooter. Polito Pieres answered by taking a Facundo backhand and hit a cut shot from 40 yards out that just found its way inside the goal post to tie the game. 
Seconds before the final horn Facundo Pieres caught Cavanagh on a turn near the Valiente goal. After a reversed call and a challenge, Orchard Hill had a penalty 4 opportunity. The ball sailed over the goalpost just wide, throwing the game into overtime.
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Best Playing Pony 2017 played by Adolfo Cambiaso

After six chukkers Orchard Hill had shot a very efficient 11 of 15 (73%) from the field, while winning the throw-in battle 20-9, possibly giving them a slight edge heading into overtime. Both teams had their chances to end the game, with Facundo and Polito Pieres both making runs at goal for Orchard Hill while Cambiaso missed a goal by inches on a shot from 40 yards out. After the ball went out of play approximately 100 yards from the Orchard Hill goal, Cavanagh broke out of the back end of the line-up and ran to goal, putting the ball through for his seventh goal of the game to hand Valiente the 13-12 victory and the 2017 U.S. Open Polo Championship title. 

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Horse of the Year was ”Los Machitos Jazzita,” played by Facundo Pieres

 

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Final Stats- Orchard Hill vs Valiente _US Open Final_

 

All photos © David Lominska/IPC

In cooperation with International Polo Club Palm Beach http://ipc.coth.com/

Instagram @internationalpoloclub

 

Silent cruising superyacht launched

Launch of the world’s first Fast Displacement with hybrid propulsion: Project Nova now christened HOME!

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Escape a world full of noise…

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The acclaimed Dutch shipyard Heesen, has officially launched the Fast Displacement 50m Home (formerly Project NOVA), this weekend in Oss, The Netherlands. Built in with hybrid propulsion, her technology makes her the first of a new breed for the shipyard. The Fast Displacement Hull Form offers fuel efficiency due to the use of aluminium, and above all Heesen’s ability to build to the highest standards whilst maintaining weight control. These technicalities prove she is not only an ultra-efficient, low fuel-burning yacht, but also one of the quietest on the oceans, offering the ultimate luxury: the option to cruise in silence.

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The silent cruising mode can reach up to 9 knots, all while remaining as silent as when anchored, creating one outstanding effect: sheer silence on the seas. Heesen’s in-house naval architects devised this hybrid propulsion by creating two sources of power: diesel mechanical and diesel electrical. Either or both sources can be used at once to provide less noise and vibration.

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The option allows her captain and crew to start early and leave the port without waking the owners and guests. What better way to wake up, than already at sea to watch the sunrise?

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To determine exactly how one’s experience on board Home can be enhanced by this silent cruise mode, Heesen worked closely with Professor and sensory expert, Barry Smith. Looking at the activities guests mainly partake in during an outing at sea, the obvious daily activities are to enjoy good food and wine whilst anchored but also whilst cruising.

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Professor Barry Smith’s research shows that Home will allow guests to fully enjoy the small luxuries of life, by stating:‘Our research has shown that the brain’s processing of taste is affected by noise, which reduces the tongue’s ability to detect salt, sweet and sour. The beauty of Home is the  ability to run at a sound of around 46 decibels — the sound level of softly falling rain – enabling those on board to enjoy food and drink to the full with no diminution of taste’.

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Heesen believes that ‘silence is the ultimate luxury’.

The acclaimed Dutch yacht builders continually strive to complement technology and design. This stunning lightweight aluminium piece of technology is wrapped in an elegant design package with exterior lines by Frank Laupman at Omega Architects and interior styling by Italian designer Cristiano Gatto, appointed by the owner himself.

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http://www.heesenyachts.com

Culinary Secret

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Located at the luxury boutique hotel Sant Jaume on the Balearic Island Palma de Mallorca.

A classic Mallorcan cuisine concept where product and ingredients from the Balearic Islands take centre stage to showcase the main dishes of Majorca with a special nod to the city of Palma and its surrounding area. Tomeu’s objective is for “even the most local to become universal”. The restaurant roots have become a starting point to explore and discover through taste and our other senses.

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The creative team at the restaurant is led by Tomeu Caldentey, the first Majorcan chef to be awarded a Michelin star.

At Tomeu service is as important as the cooking, participation and dedication to reintroducing the value of a restaurant’s role by reviving the conventions and rhythms of its great past and adapting them to the modern day.

Also they have a wine selection that reaffirms their commitment to the same mission as the cuisine’s. A journey through aromatic notes and memories that begins in Mallorca and the Balearic Islands and then explores the most representative wine-making areas and their most characteristic varieties with the ultimate aim of harmoniously marrying with the dish.

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BARTOMEU MACERADOS & CO.

At BARTOMEU the tradition and artistry of an age-old technique: maceration. At the restaurant they only use natural products and the best distillates in this process. By macerating they can again offer classic cocktails with a personal touch and a surprising range of colours. Infusion, maceration, memory: the spirit of a vermouth bar combined with the elegance of a cocktail lounge.

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http://boutiquehotelsantjaume.com/index.php/en/tomeu-restaurant

Instagram @itmallorcauniquespaces

Bahamas

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BEAUTY THAT MAKES TIME STAND STILL

Grand Isle Resort & Spa sits on a mile-long stretch of ivory beach and sparkling clear waters of Emerald Bay on the island of Great Exuma. Recipient of the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award, this sun-kissed tropical Bahamas resort has a family friendly, low-key attitude that immediately puts guests at ease. From unrivaled sport fishing, fly fishing, diving and snorkeling from the Grand Isle Resort beach to exquisite cuisine and sublime spa services, this relaxing resort just a one-hour flight from Miami exudes authentic Bahamian style.

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SET YOUR SIGHTS ON AN EXUMA ADVENTURE

No visit is complete until you’ve taken a swim with Exuma’s world-famous swimming pigs. An experience you will never forget.

Great Exuma is all about life on and in the water. It’s the stunning beauty of the Exuma cays and the amazing creatures that call it home. From snorkeling and diving among vibrant coral reefs to championship golf with ocean views and world-class fishing, you’ll enjoy endless opportunities to explore Great Exuma’s unrivaled natural surroundings and local culture.

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Great Exuma’s beaches are breathtakingly beautiful. Just a short walk from Grand Isle Resort, the family-friendly Coco Plum Beach is a low-tide favorite for shelling.

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From the architecture and interior design to a host of modern conveniences and thoughtful touches, all of the one to four bedroom villas at Grand Isle Resort & Spa offer luxury, quality and extraordinary value in Great Exuma.

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The resort’s spacious oceanfront and resort view villas feature luxury amenities including custom furnishings, private balconies or patios with sweeping views of turquoise waters, a pristine golf course and gardens that make Great Exuma a nature-lover’s tropical paradise. Individually decorated, the villa interiors are well-appointed with gourmet kitchens and wireless Internet.

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http://www.grandisleresort.com/

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