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“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
Last month a regular guest of Sofitel New York asked if we could assist in planning ‘the perfect setting for a spring marriage proposal’. Naturally our first thought was to utilize one of our terrace suites with beautiful news of Midtown. Fast-forward to today and we are pleased to congratulate Sara & Ross on their engagement late yesterday. What a wonderful afternoon adventure for our team and what a magnifique engagement ring from the nearby Carter on 5th Avenue.
Are you a fan of chocolates on turndown? We love this image from DC earlier today of our talented pastry chef adding the final touches to another batch (we make our own by hand, of course…)
A look through our wine collection demonstrates we are big fans of Veuve Clicquot. So why not celebrate spring with champagne? Maison Veuve Clicquot throws it’s first week-long party in Montreal: Yelloweek (May 14-19), with a series of art, food and fashion events, including: an evening of fashion and Veuve Clicquot champagne at Birks jewellery store on May 14; dinners that pair food and champagne at restaurants such as Milos, Ryu, L’auberge Saint-Gabriel, and more; a night of art and bubbly at Galerie 203 in the Old Port on May 15; and the free Yellow Picnic event, marking the opening of the terrace at New City Gas in Griffintown. How magnifique….
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LE CORBUSIER NEW YORK
We have always been big fans of The Center for Architecture in NYC. Now we love the AIANY even more after we read the amazing details of the upcoming Le Corbusier/New York - a two-day symposium in June that takes an in-depth look at this famous French architect’s relationship to our fair city! The program features an exclusive preview of MoMA’s upcoming exhibition “Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes” by its curator Jean-Louis Cohen. Engaging lectures at the Center will follow with Peter Eisenman, Yale Professor Stanislaus von Moos, Columbia Professor Mary McLeod, MoMA’s Chief Curator of Architecture and Design Barry Bergdoll, Jean-Louis Cohen, and others discussing how Le Corbusier’s ideas about New York City influenced his work and how, in turn, Le Corbusier’s legacy impacted the city’s built environment. Finally, go behind the scenes with a tour of the United Nations headquarters exploring the building’s architectural history, including Le Corbusier’s contentious collaboration with the project’s main architect Oscar Niemeyer. Check out all the details here!
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
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Gerold Miller, Set 138 & Set 38 & Set 28 (2012).
Reblogged from Art Ruby
Looking for the perfect New York weekend? New York City is home to hundreds of cultural institutions and historic sites, many of which are internationally known. Sofitel New York is ideally situated to take advantage of all that NYC has to offer. For example an impressive list of 360 ‘cultural and historic sites’ sit within a ten block radius each side of the hotel. What more could you ask for? How magnifique…
EDWARD QUINN COMES IN LA
During the “Golden Fifties” the Côte d’Azur was the playground of celebrities from the world of show biz, art and business. Edward Quinn (1920-1997) lived and worked there as photographer. The rich and the famous came to the Côte d’Azur, the French Riviera, to congregate and relax. But the movie stars knew how much their off-screen image counted and Quinn more than anyone else was at the right place at the right time being able to get spontaneous and enchanting images. Today the Edward Quinn Archive contains more than 100’000 photos from the 1950s up to the 1970s. And you can experience the debonair era of the French Riviera lifestyle at the new-look Riviera 31 Bar and Lounge inside Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, with nostalgic black and white photography from the archives & opulent drapery throughout.