Showing posts with label TRAVEL. Show all posts
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Sunday, October 23, 2016


Pet Shop Boys

The Pet Shop Boys performed at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada to a huge crowd. We think the hat is some kind of antenna to reach outer space!


Melanie Martinez

Melanie Martinez was in concert and very much in fashion as she performed at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada the other night.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016



Richard Branson

DALLAS TEXAS -- Surface Magazine celebrated its October Travel Issue alongside cover subject Richard Branson. Guests included Bill Hutchinson, Virgin Executives Jason Felts (CEO,Virgin Produced) and Raul Leal (CEO, Virgin Hotels,) and Sotheby's Capera Ryan. Surface Senior Editor Charlie Curkin and Surface CEO Marc Lotenberg joined the VIP crowd of over 100 at the Dallas-based Quill Lounge for custom ellt by Stolichaya cocktails. Curkin led a Q&A for the crowd, focusing on Sir Branson's choice of Dallas for the latest iteration of the Virgin Hotel brand, his expansion to space, and the October Issue feature in Surface. 

Highlights from the behind-the-scenes Q&A included: 

On marijuana on Mars: "Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and I decided that whoever gets there first will declare it legal."

On space currency: "We will use a barter system."

On getting Into hospitality: "The experiences these days are have a few drinks, can't find your get in, can't find the lights...the list goes on."

On the next Virgin adventure: "We've registered Virgin Aquatic...Once we get to space, we'll probably go down there."

On going beyond the center of the Earth: "Well, we've registered Virgin Volcanic."


Read the full feature from the October Travel Issue of Surface:


About Surface Media

Surface Media is a storytelling company that looks at the world through the prism of design. With various channels, including print magazines, websites, social media, live events, and custom publishing, it sets the standard for quality across a vast range of creative disciplines and industries.

About Surface Magazine

Surface is the American magazine of global contemporary design. For more than two decades, the publication has produced authoritative and thought-provoking editorial content on architecture, art, design, fashion, and culture. Surface offers a clean aesthetic and incisive writing with an emphasis on process and craftsmanship. Every issue is an event. Surface is a compass for today’s creative leaders and a barometer for what’s new and what’s next.

Courtesy Of Antwan Duncan For Surface Magazine

Sunday, October 02, 2016

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Friday, September 02, 2016


Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart pictured at HartBeat Weekend Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-Stars at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Monday, August 29, 2016


Nicole Arbour

Nicole Arbour hosted the Strip's Biggest Champagne Shower at GO Pool at the Flamingo Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016


Ringo Starr

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono looked stunning as she joined Ringo Starr and others at The Beatles LOVE by Cirque Du Soleil at The Mirage Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016


Adrienne Bailon

Josh Peck

Tori Spelling And Daughter

Celebrities hit up the KIA Beach House over the July 4th weekend with guests including Tori Spelling, Adrienne Baillon, Josh Peck and Morgan Stewart.

Guests were refreshed with Essentia Water and Appa Sangria as they snacked on Popchips Ridges. The celebs also enjoyed gifts from Teva, Jetsmarter, House of Shroom by Mellow Mushroom and Secret Deodorant. There, we got all the plugs in. 

Photos Courtesy Of: Dan Steinberg / Kia Beach House

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Angie Martinez

Radio personality, author and actress Angie Martinez enjoyed a relaxing vacation at Ocho Rios’ newest luxury all-inclusive Moon Palace Jamaica Grande. While at the AAA Four Diamond property, “The Voice of New York” enjoyed the resort’s unmatched amenities, multiple lavish swimming pools, top-shelf liquor and gourmet cuisine. Martinez also had a blast swimming with the friendly dolphins at the property’s dolphin habitat. For more information on Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, please visit

Saturday, June 04, 2016




Victor Banks And Carol Johnson

Victor Banks With Mrs. Donna Banks And Caridgan Connor

New York, NY -- The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) presented the first Anguilla Ambassador Awards to three honorees who have made a significant contribution to the success of Anguilla as a premier vacation destination. The festivities took place at the Per Se Restaurant in New York -- like Anguilla, an esteemed culinary destination -- to celebrate the fact that Anguilla Is Back!

The Hon. Victor Banks, Chief Minister of Anguilla, presented the awards to Melanie Reffes, outstanding journalist from USA Today; Carlson Connor, Founder and president of the Anguilla Progressive Association of New York (APANY); and Maurice Bonham-Carter, President & CEO of the ID Travel Group, and owner of the Arawak Beach Inn in Anguilla.

Carlson Connor With Melanie Reffes And Maurice Bonham-Carter

The Chief Minister updated the industry partners, media representatives and investors present on the new developments and priorities for Anguilla’s tourism industry, and assured them of the government’s commitment to restoring growth. “Our strategic approach to growing Anguilla’s tourism industry centers on developing and implementing three primary and interrelated policies -- investment in our infrastructure, to improve access to the island; investment in our plant and product, to expand current visitor options; and investment in technology, to provide new marketing platforms and foster entrepreneurship,“ he stated.

The Chief Minister closed on an optimistic note, expressing his appreciation for the affection and goodwill displayed towards Anguilla, and thanked all partners for their continued support and dedication. He noted that 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Anguilla Revolution, the beginning of their challenging yet rewarding journey as a nation to self-determination, and invited everyone to come to Anguilla to join in the celebrations.

Several private sector stakeholders attended the reception, including Jeffery and Susan Goldstein, owners of Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa; Ian “Sugar George” Edwards, Managing Director of Sunset Homes; Neil and Wendy Freeman, owners of Beaches Edge East and West and Alegria Villas; Tom Montvel-Cohen, part owner of Ce Blue; Simone Connor and Ian Alexander, owners of Sandy Island.

The government delegation headed by the Chief Minister included The Hon. Cardigan Connor, Parliamentary Secretary with Responsibility for Tourism, Sports Youth & Culture; Mr. Merwyn Rogers, Permanent Secretary; and Mrs. Donna Banks, Chairperson, ATB.

ATB North America representatives Noel Mignott, Alison Ross and Jill Ackerman organized and attended the event.

For more information on Anguilla please visit the official website of the Anguilla Tourist Board: and follow them on Facebook:; Instagram: @Anguilla_Tourism; Twitter: @Anguilla_Trsm, Hashtag: #MyAnguilla .

About the Honorees

One of USA Today’s most outstanding travel writers, Melanie Reffes is a prolific travel writer who has written a wide range of articles and social media postings about Anguilla that have greatly enhanced the island’s reputation.

Carlson Connor founded APANY 20 years ago with the vision of providing assistance for the educational, social, economic and cultural needs of Anguillians both at home and abroad. Under his leadership the organization has expanded over the years, providing college scholarships through their Heritage Fund and supporting the Arijah Children’s Foundation for children with special needs.

As President and CEO of ID Travel Group, Maurice Bonham-Carter’s tour operator, Island Destinations, is one of the highest producing companies for the island’s top hotels and resorts. He is also the owner of Arawak Beach Inn, and his relationship with Anguilla goes back over 17 years. 

About Anguilla

Tucked away in the northern Caribbean, Anguilla is a shy beauty with a warm smile. A slender length of coral and limestone fringed with green, the island is ringed with 33 beaches, considered by savvy travelers and top travel magazines, to be the most beautiful in the world.

Anguilla lies just off the beaten path, so it has retained a charming character and exclusivity. Yet because it can be conveniently reached from two major gateways: St Martin and Puerto Rico, and by private air, it’s a hop and a skip away.

Romance? Barefoot elegance? Unfussy chic? And untrammeled bliss?
Anguilla is the answer. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016


The String Cheese Incident In Concert

The String Cheese Incident

The String Cheese Incident played at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada last night to a huge crowd.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015



Southampton Inn

The serene seaside villages that make up the Hamptons are best known for their white, sandy beaches and fabulous homes. This summer, explore some of the East End’s hotspots, where you’ll find some of the finest restaurants, clothing boutiques, and luxury oceanfront resorts. Memorial Day marks the start of the Hamptons social season. A look at some highlights on where to stay, where to eat, and what to do:



Southampton Inn

91 Hill Street

Southampton, NY


New this season - renovated guest rooms, THE new ballroom for your perfect Hamptons wedding or corporate retreat and a new outdoor patio for socializing are all part of the allure of the new Southampton Inn this summer 2015. Hungry for more? Then why not experience breakfast, lunch and now dinner at the reinvigorated CafĂ© Oso, under the talented hand of Chef Peter Ammar serving small plates using local fish and farm produce daily from 07:00am to 9:00pm. Boasting several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for bustling city-dwellers. Winner of numerous awards, including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic get-away, or enjoy precious time with the entire family – Southampton Inn has everything for the discerning traveler. With 90 well-appointed guestrooms, many of which were renovated this past winter, the Inn is located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a short drive from highly-rated Coopers Beach. The outdoor patio and ballroom were also renovated to ensure the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.


Ocean Dunes

379 Bluff Road

Amagansett, NY


Four acres of nature preserve surround this oceanfront resort with private beach access within walking distance of upscale Amagansett. Rent one of Ocean Dunes Resort’s one- or two-bedroom units and survey the surrounding environment from your private balcony, relax by the outdoor heated pool, or dine al fresco at the on-site picnic area. The resort is also within walking distance of transportation, making travel between Ocean Dunes and NYC fast and convenient.


Panoramic View Resorts & Residences

272 Old Montauk Highway

Montauk, NY


Located on the beach in popular Montauk, Panoramic View Resorts & Residences offers cozy accommodations with in-room kitchenettes, close to the village’s popular restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, and surfing areas. Set within a 10-acre nature sanctuary with 1,000 feet of pristine beaches, Panoramic offers towel, chair, and umbrella service for lounging on the sand as well as an on-site heated pool with cabanas and pool house. The property also is home to a number of one- to five-bedroom turn-key luxury residences with access to an on-site fitness center, massage therapists, personal trainers and year-round staff.



Osteria Salina

108 Wainscott Stone Road

Wainscott, NY 11975


A stunning new location for the established masters of Sicilian cuisine at Osteria Salina. After three years of creating a loyal following and serving authentic Sicilian dishes highlighting the specialties of Salina located in the Aeolian islands, Osteria Salina has moved from 95 School street in Bridgehampton to 108 Wainscott Stone road in Wainscott. The new Osteria Salina has undergone a thorough refurbishment that has restored the grandeur of this iconic location known formerly as Sapore di Mare. Experience the intimate private dining room, La Saletta. Enjoy the Georgica Room with panoramic views of bucolic Georgica Pond. Socialize in the main room against the backdrop of a castle like fireplace, hand hewn beams, Osteria Salina offers features including a wood burning pizza oven in addition to a classic baby grand piano bar lounge, and will continue its tradition of serving fresh, clean local fare coupled with genuine Sicilian hospitality. Set to open this Memorial Day weekend, followed by a private invitation gala on June 5th & 6th, 2015, Osteria Salina, helmed by Executive Chef & Owner Cinzia Gaglio and Host Tim Gaglio, can now accommodate private events; guests will enjoy live entertainment in the piano lounge and dine in one of its many old world dining rooms.


75 Main

75 Main Street

Southampton, NY


Recognized as one of Long Island’s best brunch spots by USA Today, 75 Main has attracted such high-profile clientele as Barbara Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joe Biden, and Alex Rodriguez with James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Mark Militello’s menu of creative classics. Tuck into seasonal items including watermelon salad with arugula, crumbled feta, chopped pistachios, red onion and passion fruit vinaigrette; truffle crumb stuffed chicken breast with broccoli rabe and Portobello mushroom fries; or Mark’s Burger—a massive sandwich topped with onion-tomato jam, bacon, arugula, Gruyere, blue cheese and a secret sauce—then stay into the wee hours to toast the summer with specialty cocktails like the 75 Main Cosmopolitan or Tuscan Sunset Martini while well-known DJs spin the hottest tracks of the summer.



Hampton Hills Golf Club

County Road 31

Westhampton Beach, NY


Built in 1965 by Francis J. Duane, a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and former course co-designer with icon Arnold Palmer - Hampton Hills Golf Course respects the natural splendor of the Hamptons while offering a challenging par-71, 18-hole course. The members-only establishment has hosted a number of esteemed New Yorkers including Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, David Tyree, Tommy Hilfiger, and Rudy Giuliani for golf and al fresco dining on the patio that overlooks the scenic 18th hole. Set on 209 acres of rolling hills, Hampton Hills also offers a wonderful serene, private & low key atmosphere to its exclusive membership.