One of the many colorful, delicious dishes at Noe.
By Claire Harper
Photo by @olacollective
Noe hosts an exclusive one-night-only dinner and wine pairing.
Mark your calendars May 18 for the culinary event of the season: The “Chef Guest Dinner” at Noe. For one-night-only chef Ryo shares the kitchen with highly acclaimed chef Donato (Flavors of Italy) for a savory five-course meal and wine pairing. Start with fresh Ahi before moving on to homemade stracciatella followed by risotto, beef filet and finally a Pistachio panna cotta. For the single evening event, guests can also book a room at The Four Seasons ($350). Sign us up!
The French Room, Bullion and Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek will host brunches on Easter weekend.
With spring in full bloom and Easter weekend just around the corner there are a few spots in Dallas that offer a fine dining, experience. The French Room will host a brunch on Sunday, April 21 in their dining room. Open to guests of all ages, the restaurant will have small plates catered by the Adolphus’ culinary team. The French Room will offer two different seating times at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Look for plenty of delicious, funky bottles, like Weingut Brand’s 2016 Pet Nat Rosé, at All Together Now.
By Ariel Cheung
Photo by Carolina Mariana Rodriguez
Dive into the world of natural wine with the help of three local shops and their knowledgable owners.
Ask three experts to define what natural wine is, and you’ll end up with three different definitions. To purists, “you crush the grapes, let the juice ferment, and bottle it, with absolutely no intervention whatsoever,” says Adam Kamin, who opened Off Premise (1128 W. Armitage Ave.), his wine-and-whiskey offshoot of The Delta last summer.
Jean de Merry (left) and Christian Darnaud-Maroselli
By Kelly Phillips Badal
Portrait by Jessica Sterling
We chat with the partners behind luxury furniture and decor venture Jean de Merry.
With a recent move to a dazzling sixth-floor space in L.A.’s Pacific Design Center and a new launch of LED-focused lighting and updated furniture—the most modern collection to date—partners Christian Darnaud-Maroselli and Jean de Merry of the namesake line Jean de Merry describe their trend-defying commitment to artistry and handicraft.
Photo by Heather Haggerty courtesy of @flyinghaggertys
Roaring Fork Valley local takes trapeze to the outdoors.
He flies through the air with the greatest of ease, but surrounded by the canopy of aspen forests instead of a circus tent. After over a year of performing La Nouba with Cirque du Soleil, valley resident Jordan Tribble is putting a new spin on the flying trapeze with his performance troupe Pneumatic Arts. For 159 years, trapeze has been "stuck in a tent," he says. An opportunity arose to set up his system at Thirteen Moons Ranch, an artists' enclave on the Crystal River outside of Carbondale.
The ranch hosts more than 100 workshops and 1,000 students annually.
A Wonderful Addition
By Hayden Gamble
Photo courtesy of Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Anderson Ranch Arts Center welcomes Peter Waanders into its creative community.
A hub for creating art and critical dialogue, Anderson Ranch Arts Center draws artists from around the globe to its serene Rocky Mountain creative space for in-depth workshops and residencies. Since 1966, artists of all disciplines and calibers have sought out the ranch to examine, discuss and further their craft. “To me, the first step is really to honor the art-making history of the ranch and delve into an experience with that,” says Peter Waanders, who joined ARAC as the new president and CEO in January.
Part of Waanders' immersion into his new role will be taking an art class. Photo by Daniel Bayer
“It’s a general curiosity,” he explains. “I need to, and want to, learn more about the history of the ranch, but also really connect with the artists—the people coming in for workshops and the residents in the artist program.” One of his goals is to draw more high-level international artists, programs and work with the help of a curator-in-residence, who has yet to be named. “We want to bring in more people and more ideas. But, also, it’s really about doing more of what we do really well,” he says. 5263 Owl Creek Road, andersonranch.org
We asked the District’s pros how to shake up sustainable sips in your abode.
“If it’s not an ingredient, then it’s not a garnish; use the skins and the fruit throughout the same cocktail. Flowers are also a beautiful and sustainable option.” Buffalo & Bergen, 1309 Fifth St. NE, 202.543.2549
Catch Alan Cumming while you can during his one night only stint, Legal Immigrant.
“It’s going to be funny, sad, all of it—a smorgasbord,” says Tony Award winner Alan Cumming of his upcoming cabaret show titled Legal Immigrant at Musco Center for the Arts. “I became an American citizen 10 years ago,” he shares.
Bungalows at The Resort at Pelican Hill have 18-foot-tall wood-beam ceilings and large patios with glass partitions to ensure un
Editor’s Pick: The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach
By Lauren Swanson-Tyda
Photo courtesy of Pelican Hill
With miles of sandy shores, breezy SoCal vibes, and an impressive collection of yachts and mansions, Newport Beach is the place to see and be seen.
Newport Beach has long been a quiet seaside hideaway for wealthy individuals looking to escape the flashbulbs of Los Angeles. Hulking yachts bob in the harbor, often occupied by barking seals hoping to catch some rays. Cotton-candy sunsets abound. Fresh fish practically leap from the ocean onto the plate at local restaurants. It is largely undiscovered for destination travelers and a bit more private than San Diego.