AN IMPERIAL REBIRTH

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After more than a quarter of a century of providing legendary hospitality, The Peninsula Beijing proudly reclaims its position as the finest hotel in the city with a spectacular transformation, combining timeless artistry and craftsmanship with a contemporary interpretation of Chinese luxury.

Featuring the city’s largest guest rooms and a work-of-art lobby, the hotel aims to set new standards of service, sophistication and style in the heart of China’s dynamic capital.

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THE SALON ART + DESIGN “THE BEST DESIGN FAIR IN AMERICA”

 

From the opening evening until the last hours, collectors, designers and tastemakers streamed into the Park Avenue Armory to view and buy at The Salon Art + Design. The fourth edition of the fair was a resounding success for its participants. The 55 exhibitors brought a stylish mix of vintage, modern and contemporary material, leading numerous critics to dub The Salon “the best fair in America.”

Trendsetting designers sought and found the best examples of art deco, mid-century modern, ’60s and ’70s European furniture and ceramics, as well as contemporary design, broadening and deepening the desire for this important material.

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NORTHPARK CENTER IN DALLAS CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

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Dallas’ premier shopping destination, NorthPark Center, is celebrating 50 years of art and style. Through January 4, 2016, NorthPark presents “Art Meets Fashion: 1965–2015″ in partnership
with the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, featuring 29 looks spanning the last 50 years of fashion. NorthPark’s unparalleled collection of luxury boutiques includes Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Cartier, Hublot, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo and more.

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THE PENINSULA HOTELS

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The ultimate gift for this festive season!

The lovable holiday ambassador SnowPage returns this year with a chic designer makeover by luxury toy-art collective Papinee. The Peninsula Hotel introduces 10 exclusive, limited-edition SnowPage toys inspired by the arts, culture and architecture of each Peninsula destination, with just 300 of these plush toys created for each city. Guests who purchase the SnowPage gift box have a chance to win the ultimate Peninsula experience with “Golden Tickets,” offering glamorous prizes for the whole family.

A percentage of proceeds from each SnowPage will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

For more details, please visit peninsula.com/snowpage

THE ART OF SAVING

admin-ajaxJet-setting to the latest art gallery opening in Paris is one of life’s many luxuries—but not for your wallet. GEICO has been saving people money on car insurance for more than 75 years so that you can satiate your love of art and travel.

Get a FREE quote at geico.com, call 1-800-947-AUTO (2886) or your local office.

Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or in all GEICO companies. See geico.com for more details. GEICO and Affliates. Washington DC 20076. © 2015.

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Meet Mara Roszak, Celebrity Hairstylist for L’ORÉAL PARIS and this Month’s Guest Guru

Screen Shot 2015-08-10 at 3.22.52 PMMara Roszak exudes raw creative talent, marked by her effortless, soft approach to styling hair. Mara has built an impressive client list featuring some of Hollywood’s best, including Emma Stone, Lily Collins, Julianne Moore and Zoe Saldana. Her roster of clients is an indicator of the number of top-tier editorials that have celebrated her talent. In high-profile fashion and beauty publications across the globe, Mara has mastered manes cover to cover.

What’s the best way to care for my color?
You want to make sure you aren’t stripping or drying your hair. Using the L’Oréal Paris Ever Sulfate-Free collection is the best way to ensure you’re bringing color and conditioning to its greatest potential.

Blonde hair faces a lot of elements in summer months.
What can women do to keep up color and condition?
A few weeks into summer I start to notice changes in my blonde clients, mostly from chlorine and sun exposure. To freshen up color, use the EverPure Blonde shampoo, conditioner and brass neutralizing treatment. The subtle purple shade cuts brass and brightens overall.

Learn more at sulfatefreeshampoo.com.

Obsessed With….
The Granola Bar

Nestled in the town of Westport in Fairfield County, the Granola Bar has a chic yet homey feel that is only accentuated by its creative and diverse menu. Not only does the restaurant not have fryers or a stovetop, resulting in a guaranteed healthy plate, but the servers are patient and considerate. The menu is also boast-worthy and offers a wide assortment of items. From oatmeal to granola to smoothies, they have several topping options that serve as great flavor enhancers and set the café apart from a typical restaurant. Their coffee isn’t lacking in taste either- the Nutella and Salted Caramel flavored iced lattes are beyond your wildest dreams! Stop by for avocado toast at brunch or a parfait smoothie in the afternoon and you won’t be disappointed.

#Obsessed With…
Maybelline Baby Lips

maybelline-baby-lips-group-shotForever searching for a lip color that wasn’t too overwhelming for my light hair and fair skin, I was delighted to find this completely affordable and accessible product. Maybelline Baby Lips, which comes in several different tones from nude to cherry, not only provides a long-lasting color, but also serves as a lip balm and leaves your pout soft and moisturized! Pink Punch is my personal favorite- the visible yet light rosy shade is perfect for a day at the office to a night on the town. No need to search far for this steal- pick your stick up at the local CVS.

Two Hands

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Known particularly for the avocado toast that regularly graces the accounts of several Instagram bloggers, Two Hands, an Australian café located in Little Italy, offers smaller meals that are both filling and nutritious (unless you decide to indulge in a coffee milkshake- by the way, it’s worth it). Don’t miss out on the avocado toast with egg or the acai bowl, washed down with an iced latte.

Location: 164 Mott St, New York, NY

#Obsessed With…
The Brave Collection

It is not often that we have the opportunity to experience the intimate details that make up the backstory of a certain product. What is truly remarkable about the beautiful pieces of jewelry featured by The Brave Collection is the process of making them. Cambodian artisans, who come from underprivileged backgrounds or have disabilities of some sort, dedicate their time and effort to carving and weaving these necklaces and bracelets by hand.

The result? Simple, yet beautiful and meaningful pieces you can wear on any occasion, from a trip to the beach to a nighttime outing in the city. Even better, 10% of the profits are donated towards the fight against human trafficking in Cambodia.

Look good while giving back!

Spotlight:
#TroopJBRAND enlists Marta Pozzan

 

Marta Pozzan joins #TroopJBRAND wearing the Lucy Camisole in White and 8090 Tavi Mid-Rise Utility Jogger in Chrome

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A texturized sheen supplies allover luxe to a sleek zip-up jacket. A shrunken fit, gathered elastic hem, and cargo pockets denote safari style.

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Marta Pozzan joins #TroopJBRAND wearing the Atlantic Blouse in White and 811 Mid-Rise Skinny in Jungle.

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In J BRAND's lightweight Japanese luxe twill, Byrnes is a mid-rise skinny cargo, tailored with seams along the front and back legs and accented with zippers at the back calves for a sophisticated appeal.

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Marta Pozzan joins #TroopJBRAND wearing the Shanan Sweater in White and 7035 Ani Button-Front Utility Skirt in Olive Drab.

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Inspired by traditional utility style, the mid-rise Tavi jogger invites a relaxed fit with vertical zip detailing at the pockets and hem.

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Relaxed and distinctive, this button-down is subtly utilitarian with chest pockets and shoulder epaulets.

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