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From time to time, we interview one of our loyal readers. One such reader we would like you to meet is Nikki Glenn, a professional musician, vocalist and private luxury event performer.  Nikki Glenn speaks to EAT LOVE SAVOR in this exclusive interview. Ms. Glenn for the last 20 years, has been a provider of musical entertainment for events, private and corporate. A Moment with Nikki Glenn Congratulations on the long running success in your music career! Tell us about the origins of your passion for music. What drew you to a career in music? I have had a love for music as long as I can remember. As a young child, I put on “shows” for my parents where I would lip-synch to the records! When I had the opportunity to pick an instrument to study in school, I chose the violin because I’d been inspired by virtuoso violinist…

On display at Address Downtown hotel in Dubai are impressively sized and distinctive five 8.5-metre-high paintings commissioned for the 63-storey by artist and designer Beth Nicholas. The paintings, which are located in the Address Downtown’s vast lobby, are illuminated from behind, further enhancing their impact; . beautifully hypnotic they draw you into the depths of their elegantly graceful fluidity. These dramatic artworks, executed in Nicholas’s signature style – swirling cosmoses of blues and whites, embellished with startling bursts of gold and silver – are the centrepiece of the newly-refurbished, 220-bedroom hotel, which opened this June 2018. Commissioned in 2017 through the art consultancy Soho Myriad, the paintings took three months to produce. Nicholas visited the hotel to oversee the installation, as she does for all her large-scale commissions. Evoking Aspects of Nature Evocative equally of oceans and the minerals beneath the earth as they are of aerial photographs, the paintings…

Chaumet is set to present the exhibition The Worlds of Chaumet, at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum of Tokyo, from June 28th to September 17, 2018 The exhibition features a new journey through its history, culture, savoir-faire and style. The historical link that the Maison has built with the Arts is echoed by the vocation of the most “European” of Japanese museums, dedicated to the fine and visual arts. Nature’s delicacy provides never-ending inspiration to the more than 300 jewellery creations dating from the 18th century to today, object’s d’art, paintings and drawings, an a number of archives previously unseen, that will be on display to the public. The beautiful exhibition will unfold through a succession of different chapters each with its own theme. Discover more: https://exhibition-tokyo.chaumet.com/en

AUCTIONS A series of panel designs that helped Alphonse Mucha establish himself as the master of Art Nouveau will appear in Swann Auction Galleries’ Vintage Posters sale on August 1 with an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000. “Times of the Day”, from 1899, was the fourth of six panel series that Mucha created from 1896 to 1902, starting with The Seasons and ending with The Moon and the Stars. In typical style, they depict beautiful young women draped loosely in flowing robes, surrounded by flowers in nature and framed with decorative motifs. Ranging from Morning Awakening (Eveil du Matin) to Rest at Night (Repos de Nuit), the four lithographs lead a Mucha offering at the Swann Galleries sale that also includes a poster for the 1921 Mucha Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum (estimate $10,000 to $15,000), as well as advertising posters for the Salon des Cents from 1896 and Bières…

AUCTION Bonhams shares highlights from the upcoming auction of Modern Decorative Art + Design, which will take place on June 7 at 2pm. The sale encompasses over 130 lots and includes a broad selection of works from renowned designers such as Harry Bertoia, George Nakashima, Frank Lloyd Wright, Claude Lalanne, and Carlo Scarpa. Additional highlights include a Robert Goossens chandelier that was a special commission by fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga, Pierre Jeanneret armchairs directly from Chandigarh, a rare wall light attributed to Gino Sarfatti, and an exquisite enamel centrepiece by Thorolf Holmboe, circa 1907. Eclectic Sculptures Highlighting the sale is an eclectic collection of ten sculptures by Harry Bertoia that were mostly gifted from the artist to Michael Hall, a family friend. The works span the spectrum of Bertoia’s career from the 1950s to the 1970s and leading the collection is Untitled (Bush Form) circa 1970 (estimate: $80,000-120,000). This magnificent full-bodied piece was inspired by the…

Velathri Art Gallery and Cum Quibus Restaurant present an extraordinary collaboration, combining contemporary art with culinary art, in the historic town of San Gimignano. Femme Sublime is curated by the Vitalita Association in collaboration with Velathri Art Gallery and coordinated in the course of the exhibition dedicated to femininity:  [Onna], a show programmed for the Pignano Art Gallery of the Borgo Pignano and at the Palazzo Priori in Volterra. The exhibition space is in the Michelin star awarded restaurant, Femme Sublime featuring a solo show of the Tuscan artist Fabio Calvetti. This collection of works is a story of feminine introspection plucked from time and space, creating an atmosphere of intimacy, depth and wistful reflection. Its a journey into the private world of contemporary femininity, caught in that intimate moment withdrawn from the surrounding chaos, where the more inward and vulnerable qualities of woman are expressed in settings of engaging…

New World Development, a leader in property, retail and hotel development, last year announced its plans for Victoria Dockside, a $2.6 billion, 3 million square foot art and design district, on the promenade of Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Set to fully open in 2019, the mixed-use development will offer Grade A office space, an ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotel, Rosewood Residences, and premier art, design and leisure experiences with views of Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong Island. But in April, 2018, Victoria Dockside’s newest event, #MakeWaves, is set to begin. It will take place at the K11 ATELIER, a creative workspace in the new Victoria Dockside neighborhood, set to reinvigorate the area, and create a top destination for both Hong Kong residents and its 60 million annual visitors. K11 Atelier is the first office tower under the K11 brand, whose office space opened late last year. The luxury hotel and…

Date of Auction, 3 April, Hong Kong Masterworks: Imperial Alchemy – A Rare Falangcai Bowl This bowl was thrown and fired at the Imperial kilns and painted at the Forbidden City’s workshops. The gold-pink rare falangcai bowl is among the very finest enamelled porcelains made for the personal use of the Kangxi emperor. It was once owned by celebrated collector Henry M. Knight. This is its first appearance on the market in over thirty years and is a highlight of Sotheby’s upcoming sale Imperial Alchemy The H.M. Knight Falangcai Bowl (3 April, Hong Kong).

Visitors to Versailles 1682–1789, a popular exhibit originally opened at the Château de Versailles in France, will move to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue in New York and will be on display from April 16–July 29, 2018. This exhibit is a significant compilation of what visitors and travelers to Versailles would have seen and experienced during this crucial time in French history as well as daily life at Versailles. The exhibition is the first on this subject and will turn the spotlight on these visitors through more than 300 works from the late 17th century to the French Revolution. With portraits and sculptures, Court attire, travel guides, tapestries, Sevres and Meissen porcelain, display weapons and snuffboxes, the exhibition will reveal what visitors discovered upon arriving at Versailles, the sort of welcome awaiting them, what they saw and their impressions, the gifts or memories they left with. A Shift…

One of the most significant artists in the world today, Zhuang Hong Yi, is bringing his exciting ‘Radiance’ exhibition to London. Zhuang’s latest exhibition will be presented in a thrilling format, split across two resplendent venues belonging to HOFA Gallery. The first part will take place from 19 th to 25 th March in their St James’s gallery, then moves seamlessly to the highly anticipated new HOFA Gallery opening on 58 Maddox Street (corner with New Bond Street) from 26 th March until the 8 th April. As the UK’s top selling Asian artist, with his works appreciating every year 20% to 40%, Zhuang Hong Yi has been enlightening the art industry for years. He has exhibited at all the renowned global art fairs – including Scope in NYC, Tefaf, and Art Basel – with exhibitions and shows proving a sell out before opening night. Unique Art and Highly Skilled…

Artist: Bita Vakili The CAMA Gallery Of Iranian Art in Teheran has become a new international market leader in Modern and Contemporary Iranian art. Their success has been so substantial that CAMA has recently announced the opening of their new London gallery, with an inaugural exhibition of nineteen contemporary Iranian artists. The exhibition, entitled “Sensation” is dedicated to the various works of artistic luminaries from Iran. While the works of all the artists are vastly diverse in theme and style ranging from hyper-realistic painting to calligraphy, each piece selected is focused on stimulating all the senses of the viewer. The artists whose work are exhibited are  Bita Vakili, Meghdad Lorpour, Behrang Samadzadegan, Mojtaba Tajik, Flora Feizbakshsh, Samira Alikhanzadeh, Azra Aghighi Bakhshayeshi, Saeid Ahmadzadeh, Morteza Pourhosseini, Elham Yazdanian, Babak Roshaninejad, Ali Nedaei, Tahereh Samadi Tari, Ojan Shirozhan, Mostafa Nourbakhsh, Fereydoon Omidi, Maryam Salour, Mohsen Jamalinik and Mohammad Tabatabai. Iranian Art Making Its…

Home to over 400 works of art, owned by keen art collectors, France’s legendary Bauchet-Bouhlal family – Es Saadi Marrakech Resort is more than a resort, it is a living museum, reflective of the diversity, breath-taking talent and vibrant culture of modern Morocco. A true art enthusiast, Élisabeth Bauchet-Bouhlal, CEO of Es Saadi Marrakech Resort, has been an active supporter of Moroccan artists for more than 40 years. Each year, Es Saadi hosts one of the year’s most highly anticipated cultural events, in collaboration with Paris’ famed auction house Artcurial. This year’s theme is “Majorelle and his contemporaries” and the incredible auction will be held simultaneously in Paris and Marrakech from 27th December – 30th December. The Bauchet-Bouhlal family have always been keen art collectors, particularly so Madame Bauchet-Bouhlal who, as Es Saadi’s owner, has introduced Moroccan artists on a global stage, allowing them an international platform in which to…

The Tenors & Frederico Paciotti announced as Carly Paoli’s special guests at Cadogan Hall concert, with Grammy award-winning conductor Steven Mercurio. Having performed with The Tenors at her concert ‘Music For Mercy’ in the Roman Forum and recently in New York, and with Federico at La Dolce Vita concert and at the Abbey Madonna Della Scala, Carly is delighted to be inviting them to join her in London. “I adore working with The Tenors. They were my special guests in my concert ‘Music for Mercy’ in the Roman Forum where they enchanted everybody with their singing. I have a special memory of them starting on the stage and then moving into the audience and thrilling them with their musicality, charm, and sheer brilliance. This time I will get to sing with them as well and I just can’t wait” said Carly. Multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning vocal supergroup, The Tenors, comprised of Clifton…

Anchored by the encyclopedic holdings of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence, opening March 12, will illustrate the horticultural boom that reshaped much of the French landscape during the 19th century. As shiploads of exotic botanical specimens arrived from abroad and local nurserymen pursued hybridization, the availability and variety of plants and flowers grew exponentially, as did the interest in them. The opening up of formerly royal properties and the transformation of Paris during the Second Empire into a city of tree-lined boulevards and parks introduced public green spaces to be enjoyed as open-air salons, while suburbanites and country-house dwellers were inspired to cultivate their own flower gardens. By 1860, the French journalist Eugène Chapus could write: “One of the pronounced characteristics of our Parisian society is that . . . everyone in the middle class wants to have his little house…

Gary Oldman is the Golden Globes winner in the category of “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama,” for his portrayal as Sir Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. To help complete the actor’s portrayal of the legendary British Prime Minister, Breguet created a replica of his iconic pocket watch – the Breguet No 765 pocket watch. A permanent fixture at his side, it was affectionately known as “the turnip” and is memorialized in several Churchill biographies. Inherited Pocket Watch Goes Down in History Sir Winston Churchill inherited the Breguet No 765 pocket watch from his grandfather, John Spencer Churchill, the 7th Duke of Marlborough, also an ancestor of Princess Diana. Purchased in 1890, the rattrapante minute repeater, chronograph, with enamel dial, boasts a prominent chain at the waist seen in many celebrated Churchill photographs. Original On Display The original Breguet No 765 pocket watch resides permanently…