Returning for its 9th holiday season, prestigious local dance organization Goh Ballet presents The Nutcracker at The Centre. Since premiering in 2009, the production of this masterpiece has given tens of thousands of audience members the opportunity to be swept away by this world-famous Christmas story.
This year’s production features Principal Dancers Jerome Tisserand and Elizabeth Murphy from the Pacific Northwest Ballet, who will perform as the Cavalier Prince and the Sugarplum Fairy, respectively, alongside more than two hundred local and international talents.
今年舞剧将由来自西北太平洋舞团的Jerome Tisserand和 Elizabeth Murphy 领衔，分别扮演Cavalier王子和糖梅仙子，还有超过两百多名本土及国际舞蹈达人倾力加入。
The cast will dance to choreography by Emmy award winning dance visionary, Anna-Marie Holmes, as well as musical accompaniment by the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, which will be performing Tchaikovsky’s iconic Nutcracker Suite, under the musical direction of Conductor Leslie Dala.
Unlike other storytelling mediums, the ballet has very few words. We decide what we want to believe and watch it play out, a feast to all our visual and aural faculties except those mechanical turns by which we process words.
Like the holidays, the nuance, the execution, and the final result are open to our interpretation. The Nutcracker is a must-see piece of our holiday culture, from which there is a lot to learn. Come join us at the theatre on Friday, December 15th to enjoy the season and joyous holiday spirit!
It’s the most beautiful time of the year, lights fill the streets, spreading so much cheer. The holidays are a time when twinkling lights brighten up our world. The city is aglow and it feels like magic is in the air.
Glow Christmas at Langley’s Milner Village Garden Centre
(Nov. 24, 2017 – Dec. 30, 2018)
We will be getting 103,000 square ft. of beautiful Christmas lights, with over 500,000 twinkling bulbs and Christmas spirit that's overflowing. Glow Christmas Light Gardens & Market is bringing the holiday magic to the Fraser Valley. This massive indoor Christmas event will feature 4 Christmas-themed light gardens and a stunning 210 ft. long musical light tunnel, and a huge Christmas market with food, beverages, and local pop-up shops.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park celebrates the winter holidays by decking out its major adrenaline-pumping attractions. The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and Canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment.
Every December, Stanley Park's famous miniature train transforms into the Christmas train and takes riders on a journey through a magical forest full of twinkling lights and fantastic Christmas displays. Along with the train ride, Bright Nights includes a chance to visit Santa and see the Parade of Trees.
Arguably the most famous display of Vancouver Christmas lights, the incredibly dense and elaborate Festival of Lights transforms the gorgeous VanDusen Botanical Garden into a winter wonderland. Millions of colorful lights are strewn around flower beds, trees, shrubs, and decorations, combining to create an awesome spectacle.
Wander around the water’s edge of Lafarge Lake for some fun this winter with the lights. At Lafarge Lake, located about 18 miles east of downtown Vancouver, visitors can tour 100,000 twinkling lights at this magical outdoor display. You can hop on SkyTrain's new Evergreen Extension and get off at the Lafarge Lake Douglas Sky Train Station to reach the lights easily.
流连于Lafarge湖畔的水边，享受冬日灯光效果的乐趣吧。Lafarge湖，位于温哥华市中心以东18英里处，游客们可在这一神奇的户外展示中欣赏到100,000闪烁的彩灯。坐上SkyTrain最新的延伸线，并在Lafarge Lake Douglas Sky站下车，就能方便地到达所在地。
Vancouver Parade of Carol Ships
One of the most uniquely Vancouver Christmas lights displays takes place on the water (naturally). Carol Ships, decked out with elaborate Christmas lights, parade through Vancouver's waterways in nightly processions. To go aboard the Carol Ships costs money, but it's free to watch the spectacle at any of the shoreside Carol Ship events
Now the designers of major brands are constantly changing their designs according to customers' tastes and trends every year. The concept of "simple and fashionable" is growing in trends; more and more young independent fashion brands continue to emerge, including a cutting-edge women's brand - "VOIR LAB" created by a group of fashion enthusiasts, which has successfully attracted many bloggers and celebrities.
Their design is simple and chic, focusing on details and quality. They aim to redefine the quintessential wardrobe for the modern women, seeing the best versions of themselves: confident, beautiful, and utterly comfortable with who they are.
As a modern woman, I’m always looking for artistic, simple and modern apparel. VOIR LAB breaks the framework for fashion; it’s simple and neat without losing its unique and innovative design. Its minimalist lifestyle reflects to attitude of life and the sense of fashion. Believe in yourself and be prepared to work hard!
It was clear that Shanghai Fashion Week aims to be the most influential fashion trade platform in Asia. Press, buyers and a lot of fashion fans crowded around the venues of the main Xintiandi tents and the independent Labelhood platform to see what China’s fashion forces have to offer.
There is a total of 93 brilliant shows for this Shanghai Fashion Week 2018 SS. The platform this year presented an excellent selection of Chinese and Asian designers with an international reach, as many have showcased their collections also at Fashion Weeks in London and Paris.
Xiong Ying, the chief designer behind Heaven Gaia, is known for making couture dresses for "China’s Spring Festival Gala". In this collection, Heaven Gaia aimed to revive the "Four Great Beauties", who gained their reputation not just for their looks, but also for their influence over emperors.
Hong Kong-born Minki Cheng is one in a long line of Central Saint Martin’s graduates making their mark at Shanghai Fashion Week. Minki is a really creative brand, that proposes a modern approach to design, playing with sartorial memories, experimentations on innovative fabrics and unusual materials.
Combining Chinese heritage and craft innovation, Angel experimented and integrated in SS17 collection boundary-pushing fabrics and new techniques like dissolvable embroidery fillings, creating multifunctional pieces that can be worn dozens of different ways, taking the principle of unisex to a new level.
The Fashion Week also featured fairs and showrooms: Mode Shanghai, On-Timeshow and Not Showroom, to name only a few, that gave the chance to numerous brands to show their creations to buyers and insiders.
There are countless people devote to every season of Shanghai Fashion Week, with many attentions worldwide. The future of Shanghai Fashion Week will continue to uphold the cultural awareness and cultural self-confidence, moving forward to explore more lavish and suitable for locals, leading the fashion industry and taking the role of convergence!
Shanghai Fashion Week is a biannual schedule of fashion shows, presentations and events. The streets of Xintiandi were packed with China’s fashion set, as the country’s biggest and brightest fashion week kicked into gear.
When it comes to a frightfully good Halloween party, your dining table is another creative playground to welcome your guests. There are so many options for your Halloween treats that will add up to the ultimate Fright Night.
Cupcakes are always a crowd-pleaser and Halloween cupcakes are sure to be a hit! Use your favorite recipe for the cupcake mix - they should taste great, but the important thing is the look. I suggest coloring the frosting orange, purple and white and using chocolate, sprinkles and candy corn to create spiders, mummies, ghosts, pumpkins on the top.
Fabrics are some of the most important elements as you make your decorating plans.
They can set the mood and influence the way you feel.
Looking at fabrics can be a dizzying affair. Whether you’re outfitting a new outdoor collection, bringing a vintage side chair back to life, or looking for dramatic drapes to frame your windows, these fabrics will take your project to new and exciting heights. Check out our picks from the latest collections.
Far from your typical sailor stripe, these patterns bring energy to a space without overpowering. Designer Miles Redd proved its worth by using an awning stripe fabric to outfit the outdoor dining pavilion of a Bahamas vacation home.
Bright pink is certainly an unexpected choice for upholstery. But when contrasted with rich neutral tones like the stone-gray walls that set the backdrop for seating covered in Cowtan & Tout's Kazan fabric, the result is less precious and more punchy.
432 Park Avenue (between 56th and 57th Streets), designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, is another billionaire-attracting building and the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.
432 Park Avenue（就在56街和57街之间）由乌拉圭建筑师Rafael Viñoly设计，它当之无愧是吸引亿万富翁入住的大楼，也是西半球最高的住宅大厦。
This extraordinary 96 story tower will rise 1,396 feet and redefine the Manhattan skyline. All windows measure an expansive 10 feet by 10 feet, flooding residences with abundant natural light and spectacular views of Central Park, the Hudson and East Rivers, Atlantic Ocean, and many iconic Manhattan buildings and avenues.
Residents will enjoy 30,000 square feet of amenities, including a lounge, private restaurant, outdoor garden for dining and events, 75-foot indoor swimming pool, fitness center and spa with sauna, steam, and massage rooms, library, billiards room, screening / performance venue, conference room, children’s playroom and yoga studio. In-suite dining and room service, concierge, 24-hour doorman, onsite parking garage and valet services will be provided by the building’s staff.
Most buyers of super luxury apartments want to keep their privacy. 432 Park Ave. has an exclusive restaurant that is open only to residents and their guests.
多数选择超豪华公寓的买家，都想要保障他们的私密性。432 Park Ave.就设有专属餐厅，只对住客和他们的宾客开放。
Michelin-Starred Chef Shaun Hergatt, formerly of now-closed Manhattan eatery Juni, is hired to run this unnamed restaurant, which is designed by world-renowned hospitality-design firm Bentel & Bentel and will occupy the whole of the 12th floor of the skyscraper.
Mr. Hergatt’s partner in the venture, and in Mind the Gap Hospitality, is Scott Sozmen, who worked at Per Se and Jean-Georges. Michael Scaffidi, the head sommelier at Jean-Georges Restaurant, will be in charge of the beverage program.
Hergatt先生的合伙人还有Scott Sozmen，他是Mind the Gap Hospitality的成员Scott Sozmen，在Per Se和Jean-Georges都有过掌勺的经历。Michael Scaffidi，Jean-Georges餐厅的侍酒主管，也会参与餐厅饮品的管理工作。
If you have been dining there more often, the restaurant will have a computer database of each resident's dietary restrictions and preferences. Among the extras residents can purchase are climate-controlled wine cellars and staff apartments. The living lifestyle elevates with all these exclusive and world-class amenities.
You shall understand. Once you’ve seen the best of the world and there is really someone who is living the life you dreamed of and you know you deserve better, you will be more assured and work much harder regardless.
Whether you’re looking for some of the best Japanese food in NYC or simply a high-class spot, the best fine-dining restaurants in New York have got you covered. I will introduce you some of my favorites in Midtown Manhattan:
Masa is undoubtedly the best sushi and Japanese restaurant in NYC. All the dish comes every other day directly from Tokyo Tskuji fish market. Chef Masa Takayama is behind the sushi bar in person preparing and over watching food and service. The offerings are Omakase (no menu) only, with chef-selected meals. Masa garnered the Michelin Guide's highest rating starting with the 2009 guide and was the first Japanese restaurant in the U.S. to do so.
La Grenouille is a historic and award-winning French restaurant. It’s classic and classy. Delicate ravioli is stuffed with chopped lobster hinting of tarragon and dressed with creamy, tart beurre blanc; an exquisitely tender-seared beef filet arrives with pommes Darphin and a lick of perfect sauce au poivre; and for dessert, the île flottante is heaven under a cloud of spun caramel.
Aside from its haute French cuisine, the restaurant is also famous for its lavish floral arrangements.
Majorelle (28 East 63rd Street)
Newly opened Majorelle specializes in French cuisine with a Mediterranean-influence by Charles Masson, former La Grenouille frontman and four-star Chef Christian Delouvrier. Highlights from the menu include foie gras with warm apple délice, roasted chicken with potato mousseline, and rosemary-skewered shrimp with saffron rice. There is even an in-house braiserie, dedicated to making exquisite broths, sauces, and soups.
新开张的Majorelle主打地中海的风味的法国菜，由前La Grenouille主管 Charles Masson和四星大厨Christian Delouvrier管理。推荐菜肴有，温热苹果鹅肝、烤鸡配土豆泥、迷迭香大虾配藏红花饭。店里还有一处专门炖煮高汤、酱料和靓汤的地方。
Its vaulted ceiling, marble columns, and trellised garden with up-lighted fountains set the stage for fine French Cuisine and Service in an atmosphere of harmony and luxury for all the senses.
Daniel is a New French restaurant, run by French celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud, New York's longest-reigning four-star chef. It is two-star rated by the Michelin Guide.
Daniel是一家新式法国餐馆，由法国知名大厨 Daniel Boulud运营，他也是纽约资历最久的四星厨师。获米其林两星的荣誉。
Behold the striking sea scallop ceviche with red and green sea lettuce, Lilliputian matchsticks of radish and cucumber, a burst of finger lime, and white sturgeon caviar. Young beets are baked in a seaweed-salt crust studded with cardamom and finished tableside with pistachios, chive aïoli and crème fraîche for a presentation that is as theatrical as delicious. They also offer one-of-a-kind Private Dining experience with personal care of your custom printed seasonal menus, specially tailored wine pairings, floral decoration, take home gifts, musical entertainment…etc.
Jean Georges, named after Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, is a crown-jewel restaurant of the Trump International Hotel and Tower. It is a three-star rated by the Michelin Guide and is one of the top five best French restaurants in the Americas.
Jean Georges，得名自 Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten，是Trump国际酒店大厦里，餐馆的顶戴明珠。除了享有米其林三星的殊荣，它还是全美前五名的法国餐馆之一。
The top-rated food is breathtaking. Expect to find a wide range of gourmet items—such as Meyer lemon gelée with caviar and crème fraîche and toasted egg yolk caviar with herbs, Santa Barbara sea urchin, Veal Milanese and Maine lobster presented on custom-designed Bernardaud dinnerware, velvety foie gras terrine with spiced fig jam coated in a thin brûlée shell…etc.
Pastry Chef Johnny Iuzzini of Jean Georges is one of the leading figures in the modern Dessert Revolution and arguably the most influential dessert chef working today. Typically, any meal at Jean Georges ends with one of four dessert tastings — four dishes united by a single theme. Later Pastry Chef Joe Murphy, who has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the US Pastry Competition, takes over and continues the tradition and more classic.
Jean Georges的面点大师Johnny Iuzzini是现代甜点开发浪潮中的领军人物，也是当今备受瞩目和最具影响力的甜品师。Jean Georges的就餐体验，通常都已四组甜品中的一组收尾，以四道甜品构成的一个主题，称为四重奏。其后由面点大师Joe Murphy接棒延续了Jean George的传统，并将其发扬光大，他在美国面点大赛中获得过终身成就奖。
Once you've experienced the highest standards in quality and service in NYC with impeccable details and flavors, your taste buds will be spoiled! I adore this neighborhood. I adore New York City and its top-notch cuisines.
The interior work was carried out by Thomas Juul-Hansen and Extell Design, envisioned discreetly opulent interiors that reference great French modernists such as Jean Michel Frank. Each residence has been meticulously planned with gracious layouts, custom details, the finest natural finishes, wide dimensions and materials of the highest quality.
大楼的内部设计由Thomas Juul-Hansen和Extell Design承接，他们从伟大的法国现代主义大师Jean Michel Frank那里获得了灵感，并对此做了审慎的改动。每一居室都经过细心的规划、优雅的布局、自订的细节、精致的天然装饰、空间宽敞、选用的材料也是最高品质的。
Their luxury amenities includes: 奢华的康乐设施包括：
SWIMMING POOL 游泳池
The tranquil indoor swimming pool, with a custom-designed Jacuzzi and spa portico, is set within a triple-height space. The experience is enhanced by an underwater soundtrack curated by Carnegie Hall.
The One57 residential experience starts at the majestic double-height lobby. The lifestyle concierge service, provided by Luxury Attaché, can manage the daily, and extraordinary, requests of One57 residents, from securing reservations, arranging travel, procuring personal trainers or arranging in-residence dining and event planning.
The elegantly appointed, multifunction conference and dining room offers views of Central Park. The adjacent kitchen accommodates both in-house and outside catering.
It is a lifestyle enhanced by their exclusive amenities and the exceptional personal service of Park Hyatt’s new five-star flagship hotel. With beautiful views and just a block from Bergdorf’s, I think it doesn’t get any better!
We all should work hard to live in a luxury place like One57.
“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” — W. Clement Stone
“ 把月亮作为你的目标。如果你没打中,也许你还能打中星星。” — W. Clement Stone
As a woman, holding your own property is like an emotional security and a sanctuary of the soul. In order to really have the courage to choose the lifestyle we want, we should all work hard to have at least a place of our own.