Archive for the ‘TOP 5’s’ Category

Previously published on By Emily Waldorf It is staggering how many auction house clients, including seasoned collectors who should know better, fail to read the fine print when bidding at auction. In the February 2009 issue of Art + Auction magazine, art lawyers and brothers, Charles and Thomas Danziger discuss in their column, “Brothers […]

By Lauren Dickinson My predictions for the coming year… #1 Eating in: being short on cash will probably encourage a lot of people to start cooking again, which is not a bad thing- it’s a great feeling to make a nice dinner for your friends and family, and no one is going to rush you […]

By Lauren Dickinson Break up an afternoon of fall shopping or gallery perusing with the time honored tradition of afternoon tea. 1) Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay: Classic tea service with a gourmet bent, though the real reason to go out of your way is the stunning ocean views. Gaze at the crashing waves while curled […]

By Lauren Dickinson Close enough for a quick weekend getaway with the charm of a small town but the sophistication of an increasingly popular wine and food destination; Carmel and Carmel Valley are ideal spots for an Indian summer trip. – Corkscrew Café in Carmel Valley- linger for a long lunch sampling locally produced Georis […]

Top 5 Aspen


By Emily Waldorf 1) Galerie Maximillian:  Meet the very knowledgeable Michelle Bryan and learn all about the printmaking process and the gallery’s hard-to-find works by Chuck Close, Richard Prince, Damien Hirst, and Mel Bochner, as well as important prints by modern masters.  602 E. East Cooper Avenue, +1 970 925 6100 2)  Jimmy’s:  Have a […]

I can’t get enough of of the virtual antiquing opportunities on 1stDibs and frequently stay up into the wee hours, designing fantasy rooms with my new finds.  The beauty of it is that you can find the best selection of antiques from well-vetted dealers all over the world from the privacy of your home.  Here […]

Forbidden City Synchronized swimming not your cup of tea?  Beijing has a smorgasbord of cultural offerings ranging from cutting edge contemporary art to decadent imperial treasures.  Tony Chen is a fantastic guide and can arrange for everything from highly customized tours to a top-notch driver (ask for William).  A few hours spent exploring the Forbidden City is […]