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Selfridges are celebrating the 400th birthday of the world famous English poet and playwright William Shakespeare with a massive campaign called "Shakespeare Refashioned." Not only will the retailer pay tribute to the Bard of Avon through elaborate window displays and Shakespeare themes collections, but also through the installation of a 100-seat theater on its lower ground floor.
Heathrow has announced an “exclusive new collaboration with Michelin-starred British chef Jason Atherton”. He will be bringing some of his award-winning dishes – classic British cuisine with a contemporary twist, from his restaurants including Pollen Street Social and Berners Tavern. The highlight will be the “sumptuous five-star meal”. Available only for Heathrow VIP members, for Business and First Class passengers, the service lets you enjoy a “private and relaxing” transition through the airport in “just 44 steps”.
The Belmond Andean Explorer in Peru will be South America’s first luxury sleeper train, and is expected to cover terrains like none other. One of the highest train journeys on earth will start its journey in May 2017. The route will include some natural treasures on its routes, and passengers can choose one of four journeys. Cabins are all en-suite, meals are locally sourced and there is an open deck - plus a bar with cocktail chairs.
Touted as the “Olympics of the art world”, the Art Basel has come a long way since being founded by three Swiss gallery owners and is now one of the most internationally-recognized art fairs in the world, with sister events that now also take place in Miami and Hong Kong.
The site-specific sector welcomed 19 artworks under the curation of Basel native Samuel Leuenberger this year.
The Bâloise Art Prize
Two emerging contemporary artists from the Statement section did not only had their works exhibited in solo shows around Europe but also receive more than $30,000 in this prestigious art accolade.
Celebrated American performance artist Alison Knowles proved age isn’t a limit with her interactive piece “Make a Salad”.
It only makes sense that, with its sight set on expanding its reach in the world of luxury yachting, Port Montenegro Yacht Club provides guests with additional amenities. The club now houses a Sports Club, Tennis Club, 64m outdoor infinity pool and outdoor dining space, adding to its current line-up for members.
Thanks to the expansion, the club is now regarded as one of the Mediterranean’s elite yacht clubs. Designed by Richard Hywel Evans and first opened in 2006, the main building still stands out for its architectural design. Today, it boasts a newly refurbished private Members Lounge that was created with the help of MHZ of Paris. The lounge even comes with a view of the waterfront as well as the new infinity pool and restaurant.
The opening date of the Louvre Abu Dhabi is looming and the team behind the project is moving towards completing the structure. The structure uses a water system that is derived from ancient Arabian engineering, allowing water to flow between the enclosed galleries and outer areas of the museum. Amongst the works that will be on display, are several loans from some of France’s grand museums such as the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay and the Palace of Versailles. It will be part of a 30-year collaboration costing one billion euros. The opening of the museum will be followed by the Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
British luxury brand Aston Martin introduces Art of Living, an opportunity to experience the company’s legendary reputation for cutting-edge technology, iconic design and exceptional craftsmanship across a portfolio of the finest artisan products and truly bespoke experiences. The next extraordinary Art of Living by Aston Martin experience will take place at the world’s most thrilling endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. During an exciting three-day Fast Track Adventure at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, from 17 to 19 June 2016, guests will have the chance to immerse themselves in the heart of the action as the Aston Martin Racing team fights for glory. Beat the crowds by helicoptering into the circuit each day from the private chateau and meet the team’s racing drivers, before taking some of the best seats in the house for the big race.
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