Riding In Style DC-NYC

Sylvie *3145[My friend Sylvie testing out the posh Mercedes roadster.]

04/08/14 It was a fun evening of cocktails & hors d’oeuvres at the launch party for Royal Sprinter on Wednesday night at the Park Hyatt in the West End.

“Entrepreneur Andy Seligman is the owner of Royal Sprinter, a luxury road transport between DC and New York City, launching next month. The new service offers a boutique travel experience unlike anything else on the market.

Each custom-designed Mercedes Sprinter features eight reclining leather seats with footrest extensions, placed at an angle so no passenger has anyone directly in front of or behind them. Spacious storage areas, personal flat screens with DIRECTV, Wi-Fi and complimentary refreshments are just a few of the added amenities. The partnerships Andy has created with hotels in both cities give Royal Sprinter customers even more of an advantage. With pick-up and drop-off spots at notable hotels like the Park Hyatt Washington and Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion in DC and the Loews Regency Hotel in Manhattan, guests have convenient arrival and departure locations and hotel patrons have a value-added amenity for their stay. Tickets are $90 each way and service begins Friday, April 11. Plans for expansion to Tysons Corner and Philadelphia are currently in the works.”

Fashion Of The Americas Show

 

Fashion Of Americas 1*2830

04/05/14 Fashion of the Americas show at the palatial former residence of the Spanish Ambassador on 16th Street in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night. The evening was a benefit to fight Diabetes with designers: Moisés Quesada from Dominican Republic; Geraldine La Roas from Argentina; Sarah Hernandez from El Salvador; Rosita Hurtado from Bolivia and special guest, Amparo Chordá from Spain.

 

A Glimpse at Andrew Wyeth’s World

Andrew Wyeth's Studio *588[Andrew Wyeth's studio]

03/27/14 In preparation for an upcoming exhibit of his artwork, the National Gallery of Art led a group to Chad’s Ford, PA to see the places that informed artist Andrew Wyeth’s life.

The tour started at the Brandywine River Museum where many of Wyeth’s paintings hang. Lunch was served in the studio of Wyeth’s famous painter father, N.C. Wyeth. We traveled next to Andrew Wyeth’s studio in an old schoolhouse down the road from the house he grew up in.

Abrew Wyeth Door*

 

Andrew Wyeth's Studio *624

 

Andrew Wyeth's Studio*0669

 

Kuerners' Farm *741[Upper room in the Koerners' farmhouse]

The tour ended at Koerners’ farm – Andrew Wyeth neighbors and the subjects of many of his paintings.

“Washington, DC—Andrew Wyeth’s fascination with windows is explored for the first time in an exhibition on view at the National Gallery of Art, its sole venue, from May 4 through November 30, 2014. Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In will present some 60 tempera paintings, watercolors, and drawings that stand out from among 300 or more works of art by Wyeth depicting windows in figureless compositions. Inspired by the gift of Wyeth’s first and one of his most important paintings on the theme—Wind from the Sea (1947), donated to the Gallery in 2009— the exhibition will include several works from private collections that have never been on public view.

“In these spare, elegant, and abstract window paintings and works on paper, Wyeth tackled the complexities presented by the subject throughout his career. We hope that this exploration both on the walls and in the catalogue will encourage a much closer look at Wyeth’s work and contribute to the reassessment of his achievement that is well underway,” said Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art, Washington.”