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.
I’ve recently saw a post fromCulture Shock Tourabout ‘Hai Pai’ aka ‘Shanghai Style’ that really inspired me. The combination of Chinese and Western culture resulted in the birth of inclusive and an openness to diversity – Hai Pai.
Hai Pai is rooted in traditional Chinese culture, based on the fusion of the essence of Wu and Yue culture, from Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces, and absorbs to a lot of western culture. It embodied rebellion against traditional conventions and boldness in innovation.
One of the first expressions of Hai Pai, ‘cultivated’ by old generations till these days and shocking foreign newcomers, was adopting the habit of wearing…Pajamas! Proud Shanghailanders started wearing it outside to make sure everyone around noticed how stylish they were.
Another significant example of inclusive Hai Pai’s spirit was the transformation of traditional Qi Pao/Cheongsam. Influenced by western aesthetic standard, traditional Chinese Qi Pao was shortened and became more fitted. The new Qi Pao, originated in Shanghai, quickly took over the rest of China in no time.
The multinational crowd of foreigners gather at countless fashion events and fairs, bringing new designs and inspiration that locals embrace almost immediately.
After all, the city’s chic reputation, that took years of efforts to gain, could not be ruined in the eyes of foreign guests! The answer was ‘Why not? It’s Shanghai!’ Yes – whether you call it the Hai Pai, Mo Du, Paris of the East or even paradox. Hai Pai never ceases to make its own, bold, fashion statement and I consider myself lucky to be witnessing it!
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.
Every autumn, as the leaves begin to change color, and the cool fall breezes begin to blow, I immediately start to think about Halloween. Halloween has been the longstanding favorite holiday worldwide. It is the perfect time to be creative – and “creepy”.
Decorate your front porch. Your front porch will be the portal to all of the creepy things inside your home, so it should be as scary as possible to lure your unsuspecting guests inside your house of horrors. Here are some great ways to add some Halloween spice to your front porch:
Use the stairs leading to your porch to create some great visual impact for your Halloween display and incorporate different shapes and sizes of planters and pumpkins.
Add some cobwebs and spiders
Make some spooky friends
A bucket of dead white flowers and painted white pumpkins
Scatter some tree branches on the ground.
Decorate your front door and windows. The door and window are the eyes and mouth of your home's Halloween soul. Adding just a few ghoulish touches to your front door and windows will make your house look haunted.
Cover your couches and chairs with white sheets. Pick the oldest sheets you have to make it look like your home hasn't been used for years. Brownie points if the sheets have some natural-looking holes in them.
Cover your tables with tattered black tablecloths. Take an old black sheet and cut ragged edges all over it.
Drape your bookshelves in cobwebs
Strategically place a few fake skulls to spice up drab pieces of furniture.
Light up your home. Your lights will help set the eerie ambiance for your home, so you should make the most of the lights you have while keeping the house looking fairly dim, so that something spooky could pop up at any time. If it's too bright in your home, you won't have enough room for mystery.
Tape plastic bats to the inside of the shade of an ordinary lamp. When you light the lamp, the bats will stick out.
Light some white candles with "blood" dripping down them. Simply put some white candles over a towel or paper towel, and light a red candle over them until you've dripped enough wax over it to make it look like fake blood is oozing down the sides.
Light a few orange paper lanterns and drape them all over the house.
Carve a spooky face, a silhouette, or another spooky design on a pumpkin and light the inside.
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.
One57 is the “Tower of Power”, the first of several residential skyscrapers transforming Midtown Manhattan into “Billionaire’s Row”, available for the Ultra High Net Worth buyer for its prime location and un-paralleled luxury.
One57 (157 West 57th Street), a luxury 90-story skyscraper, is at the epicenter of Manhattan where The Plaza District meets Central Park. It is the ultimate landscape of society, culture and commerce. Much of New York’s iconography and mythology was born in this neighbourhood.
It is one of NYC’s tallest and the most expensive penthouse, with an average price near $7000 per square foot. Rising to over 1000 feet, One57 elevates New York living with the longest South-to-North views of Central Park ever offered in private residences.
Designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Christian de Portzamparc, One57 provides each residence with extraordinary views and abundant natural light. The walls of glass and the exterior design creates Gustav Klimt’s painting effect. It is an artistic sculpture, billowing upward in a cloud-like formation, while the elegant striated custom curtain wall appears to flow toward the earth like a cascading waterfall.
由普利兹克奖得主著名的建筑师Christian de Portzamparc操刀设计，One57的每一居室都拥有绝佳的视野和充足的自然光线。大楼的玻璃外墙和设计，都呈现出Gustav Klimt的绘画效果。它就像一座颇具艺术感的雕塑，如云浪般滚滚冲向碧空，而优雅传统的玻璃幕墙，也让大厦从外面看起来，仿佛瀑布般飞泻而下。
One57’s developer, Extell Development Company, is a top NYC real estate firm that develops and invests, with an A2 rating from Moody’s. The Founder and President, Gary Barnett, has been committed to delivering quality, value, and beauty. The name “Extell“ is derived from two words: Excellence and Intelligence.
The company’s portfolio exceeds 20 million square feet and includes four luxury residences in Manhattan. They also hold three commercial properties in the borough as well as three mixed use buildings and four luxury hotels, including the W Times Square, The Hyatt at Times Square and the Park Hyatt New York.
About 80% of the units in this 90-story building are already sold, according to Extell. The residential portion is located above the Park Hyatt New York hotel, and residents have access to all the amenities the hotel provides.
Visas Consulting Group only choose high-end and risk-free for our EB-5 projects, mostly in NYC. One of them is by the same developer, Extell, whose success story includes developing some of the world’s most elevated residences and redefining luxury development throughout the City.
“China as a universe unto itself, forever evolving and changing into a new order.”
I felt very emotional after this exhibition at The Guggenheim Museum. It sums up a sense of oppression the artists felt from 1989 to 2008, as they were making these works. It bracketed by the end of the Cold War in 1989 and the Beijing Olympics in 2008, arguably the most transformative period of modern Chinese and recent world history.
The chronology covers two distinct periods: The Political Repression after Tiananmen and The Economic Boom in the 2000s.
这段历史横跨两个特点鲜明的阶段：天安门事件后的政治压迫 和 21世纪起的经济腾飞。
For Art and China, the year 1989 was both an end and a beginning. The June Fourth Tiananmen Incident signaled the end of a decade of relatively open political, intellectual, and artistic exploration. It also marked the start of reforms that would launch a new era of accelerated development, international connectedness, and individual possibility, albeit under authoritarian conditions.
The exhibition is on view from October 6, 2017 to January 7, 2018
It features nearly 150 significant works by 71 artists and groups active across China and worldwide whose critical provocations aim to forge reality free from ideology, to establish the individual apart from the collective, and to define contemporary Chinese experience in universal terms.
Artists were at once catalysts and skeptics of the massive changes unfolding around them. Using the critical stance and open-ended forms of international Conceptual art, they created performances, paintings, photography, installations, and video art, and initiated activist projects to engage directly with society.
Their emergence during the 1990s and early 2000s coincided with the moment the Western art world began to look beyond its traditional centers, as the phenomenon of global contemporary art started to take shape. Chinese artists were crucial agents in this evolution.