Tired of eating in the chains? Checking Yelp? Chasing down the Michelins? Here are ten restaurants and cafés in some of the most interesting, creative and unexpected spaces and places from New York to London, D.C. to Miami. Venues range from high-end cafeteria to two Michelin star affairs, all drawing inspiration from their unique settings. Get ready to feed your […]
Futuristic. Modern. Classic. Palatial. Cosy. Thanks to London’s expansive history and appreciation of the importance of preservation, there are myriad opportunities to explore a wide variety of private and public homes. Goodbye Pinterest, hello five wildly inspirational London house tours.
Known as Art Square until 1883, Copley Square was Boston’s original center for educational and cultural institutions, a reflection of the city’s progressive aspirations. Built on the original site of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Fairmont Copley Plaza remains its Grand Dame. With Magellan’s carefully curated selection of luxury hotels and a high walkability index, there is no ‘bad’ […]
Visiting a Magellan partner hotel and looking for something interesting to do? Here is a select listing of events taking place across our cities.
If you spend most of your time getting around New York by walking, Uber or house car, it’s entirely possible to miss out on seeing the MTA Underground Art Museum, an Ali Baba-on-steroids-sized treasure trove.
Visiting a Magellan partner hotel and looking for something interesting to do? Here is a select listing of events taking place across our cities. Events are presented in chronological order. New York City Anna Wintour Costume Center @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art Masterworks: UnPacking Fashion 18 November 2016 – 15 February 2017 Fashion provocateurs Viktor & Rolf pose the question: […]
San Francisco-based company IfOnly describes themselves as “a marketplace for incredible experiences.” They pair clients with local and international experts in their field – as well as big-name celebrities – for once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as Heli-skiing with Robert F. Kennedy, cycling with Patrick Dempsey or the ultimate adrenalin rush, a balloon expedition over Mount Everest.
With earlier check-in times due to increased security measures, passengers have become a captive audience at airports worldwide. While the downside is longer waits, the upside is the push by many airport authorities to make the experience more pleasurable. The installation of public art in airports – architectural builds, sculptures, water features, moving walkways, murals, mosaics, lighting […]
Not unlike Santa’s workshop, there is a studio in Rhinebeck, New York that spends the better part of the year creating fantasy-sized articulated creatures, hand-crafted giants who lumber and slouch, sway and dip at the whim of their puppet masters. There are thousands of lesser masked and costumed beings who come alive on Halloween night, as well as […]
For a place open just 33 months and closed for half a lifetime, New York’s Studio 54 should be nothing more than a footnote in popular culture. But the memory of the nightclub remains fluid, the gold standard by which the success of any other is measured. It was wild. It was sexy. And it was packed with 2,000 of the world’s […]
Rafael Guastavino. If you’ve ever been to New York City, to almost any neighborhood, there is a very high likelihood that you have seen this man’s work. But unless you’re an architect or student of history, there’s little chance you’ve heard his name until now. So how can someone whose work is ubiquitous, who helped shape the look of the […]
Imelda Marcos? I don’t think so. Carrie Bradshaw? A lightweight. At 13,000 shoes and related artifacts spanning 4,500 years, the undisputed Queen of Footwear is Toronto’s Sonja Bata.
There are so many nooks, crannies and mysteries that lie unexplored in the streets of the neighborhoods we pass through as travellers and locals. They can be tucked away or in plain sight and somehow we don’t see them until we have cause to go looking or otherwise stumble across their path. While under the auspices of sex […]
The corset is probably the most controversial garment in the entire history of fashion, according to Valerie Steele, author of The Corset: A Cultural History. It has been promoted by popular culture as a coercive instrument of women’s oppression that crushed ribs and internal organs, caused diseases, and reduced them to ridiculous slaves of fashion with their attempts at the […]
Known as Art Square until 1883, Copley Square was Boston’s original center for educational and cultural institutions, a reflection of the city’s progressive aspirations. With Magellan’s carefully curated selection of luxury hotels, there is no ‘bad’ place to stay in Boston. But for a tightly-packed short stay, the Copley Square area, in the Back Bay […]
Public art and architecture is not only food for the head, heart and soul, it offers unparalleled backdrops that can make otherwise average photographs pop. Quick tips for better photos: Utilize color, unique form, reflective surfaces, patterns and unusual angles to form the shot. Shoot early or late in the day when shadows are longer and the light warmer. Consider how you […]
It may be an obvious statement that books – particularly those that are unique or rare – make excellent gifts. However, shopping for just the right ones can be both time-intensive and challenging. These three purveyors of new, old and antiquarian books offer exceptional personal service to create a buying experience that is enjoyable, enlightening and a fit […]
Books. Food. Drinks. You can rearrange those three words in whatever priority is most important to you, but the outcome is the same: the holy triumvirate of an interesting social experience known as Lit Crawl. It was the brainchild of San Francisco’s Litquake Literary Festival in 2004 and additional venues have launched in Manhattan, Austin, […]
We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. – Kahlil Gibran Like other great cities, New York is a museum unto itself. It is possible to visit and never set foot inside any building – save for your hotel – and come away filled to the aesthetic brim. It’s all eye candy: the people, the […]