75 Seconds to Win – Palio di Siena

For The Siena’s townsfolk, “Palio di Siena is history, tradition, and life itself.” Four days of festivities culminate in just seventy five thunderous seconds of racing, where a horse can win “scosso” – without its rider!

This public event is uniquely focused on residents rather than tourists. Ten of Siena’s 17 contrade, or districts, take turns to compete in a race as old as Tuscany itself. For visitors, securing a spot on a balcony overlooking the piazza is a priceless privilege.

The atmosphere amid the emotionally-charged crowd is exhilarating. In Quantum of Solace, the twenty-second movie in the James Bond series, an intense chase through dark passages is intercut with heart-thumping scenes from the horse race in the piazza outside. As well, Cosima Spender’s documentary, Palio, provides rare insight into the underworld of Italy’s most famous horse race and one of its most prominent cultural events.

Although a secular festival, the Palio is swathed in religious rituals and symbolism, from a blessing of the horses and riders at a traditional mass, to the Madonna represented on the silk Drappellone hand-painted by local artists every year.

The race circles the Piazza del Campo where jockeys who are hired to bring out the best in horses they have met only days before the race, ride bareback at breakneck speeds. The magnificent mounts that participate in the Palio are mixed breeds selected for their speed, strength, and temperament.

This year’s twice-annual Palio races had thrillingly close finishes. The Giraffa team, both horse and rider, extended their stride to win July’s race, and Selva’s mare, Remorex, took the honors “ scosso” reminiscent of her win in the 2018 Special Edition Palio.

The Rainbow Project

Louis Vuitton unveils “The Rainbow Project,” a series of global showcases that will be gradually unveiled in stores worldwide during the month of May and June.

“The Rainbow Project” is a global initiative with local adaptations. Louis Vuitton has invited its employees, as well as its children, to participate in the creative conception of current windows. Participating stores have selected the children’s drawings of local employees to carry a message of hope and joy that will spread on the streets of cities around the world.

The Rainbow Project comes to Mexico in June and will be on display in Artz and Masaryk stores. Enjoy! #spreadhope

“… A message of hope and joy that will spread on the streets of cities around the world.”


Zürich, Switzerland


Milan, Italy
Vienna, Austria

Your Guide to Live-streamed Music & Virtual Concerts


Originally posted by Billboard.com

April 29: The Grammy Museum is releasing its digital public program with Brett Young here.

April 27: The Grammy Museum is releasing its digital public program with Sabrina Carpenter here.

April 25: The Grammy Museum is releasing its digital public program with Ben Platt here.

April 24: The Struts, NETTA, Flora Cash, Hanson, MILCK and more are set to perform during Twitch’s free virtual music festival April 24 and 25. Donations will benefit MusiCares. More details are available at Loop.tv.

April 22: The Grammy Museum is releasing its digital public program with Courtney Barnett here.

April 20: The Grammy Museum is releasing its digital public program with Richard Marx here.

April 18: The Grammy Museum is releasing its digital public program with Los Tigres del Norte here.

Alyssa Bonagura goes live at at 5:00 p.m. EST on Facebook and Instagram.

April 17: Los Angeles-based indie rockers Sure Sure invite people inside their shared abode at 8 p.m. ET for their Home Home Tour, with tickets available here. Friday, April 17: Mike’s Bedroom.

BTS‘ “Bang Bang Con” livestream concert series kicks off with four of eight classic shows, spread out over two nights.

April 16: Sound Mind Live launches the Closer In Crisis virtual benefit concert at 8 p.m. ET to build a community of support and open dialogue around mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. Hosted by Chris Gethard with performances from Chad Urmston of Dispatch, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Foy Vance, Langhorne Slim, Jade Bird and Ballroom Thieves.

Los Angeles-based indie rockers Sure Sure invite people inside their shared abode at 8 p.m. ET for their Home Home Tour, with tickets available here. Thursday, April 16: Upstairs Hallway.

April 15: The Grammy Museum is releasing its digital public program with Alice Merton here.

Avi Kaplan will be streaming “Full Moon” live from YouTube Space LA at 9 a.m. PST here. 

Pickathon Presents A Concert A Day is hosting DakhaBrakha at 1 p.m. PST on Facebook, Twitch and YouTube.

Alyssa Bonagura goes live for her third “Quarantined and Ready to Rock” show at 9:00 p.m. EST on YouTube.

April 14: Phish’s “Dinner and a Movie” series this week features their Aug. 22, 2015, show from Magnaball in Watkins Glen, NY. The stream kicks off on their Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. EST

The Seder Stream Music Festival, curated by Kosha Dillz with the nonprofit Value Culture, will include Passover performances from Southern Avenue, Kosha Dillz, Howi Spangler of Ballyhoo!, Flavia, Verbs and Devmo, Bud. E. Luv, Ray Goren, DJ Vala Nirenberg, Black Crystal Wolf Kids and more. It runs from noon to 9 p.m. PT and will raise funds for charities of the artists’ choosing.

Los Angeles-based indie rockers Sure Sure invite people inside their shared abode at 8 p.m. ET for their Home Home Tour, with tickets available here. Tuesday, April 14: Laundry Room.

Pickathon Presents A Concert A Day is hosting People Under the Stairs at 1 p.m. PST on Facebook, Twitch and YouTube.

April 13: Code Orange’s livestream series “You And You Alone” continues tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST on the band’s Twitch channel. It will feature the band’s own Reba Meyers hosting a guitar clinic and playthrough Q&A with fans.

Miley Cyrus’ “Highlighting Heroes” special of her “Bright Minded” livestream series launches this week, honoring those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic who are working tirelessly and to serve others. The songstress will be speaking every day at 11:30 a.m. PST to people from across the country who are making a real impact in their communities and who are inspiring others.

Lisa Loeb goes live at 11:00 a.m. EST every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a family-friendly color and sing-along session on Facebook.

The Grammy Museum is releasing its digital public program with Common here.

Pickathon Presents A Concert A Day is hosting Damien Jurado at 1 p.m. PST on Facebook, Twitch and YouTube.

April 12: Los Angeles-based indie rockers Sure Sure invite people inside their shared abode at 8 p.m. ET for their Home Home Tour, with tickets available here. Sunday, April 12: The Kitchen.

Pickathon Presents A Concert A Day is hosting Tank & the Bangas at 1 p.m. PST on Facebook, Twitch and YouTube.

Pussy Riot will host a live stream here at 1 p.m. PST.

Boys Noise does weekly sessions on Twitch every Ambient Sunday, Modular Monday, and Techno Tuesday at 5 p.m. PST.

Andrea Bocelli will be performing here live from the Duomo in Milan at 5 p.m. EST.

Alex Campos will host a special Easter performance here at 5 p.m. EST.

Marcos Vidal will be hosting a “Marcos Vidal En Vivo desde España” Easter performance here at 1 p.m. EST.

Steve Aoki & Friends will be hosting a virtual dinner party here at 9 p.m. EST.

April 11: Facebook Live will be hosting Human to Human, a benefit event from noon to midnight ET. Confirmed performances include Alec Bejamin, Andrew McMahon, Butch Walker, Grouplove, Hunter Hayes, Jensen McRae, Jewel, Lauren Daigle, Lucie Silvas, Nicolas Petricca (Walk The Moon), Sam Nelson Harris (X Ambassadors), Skylar Grey, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Tori Kelly and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit PLUS1’s COVID-19 Relief Fund working in conjunction with MusiCares and Sweet Relief. Viewers will be to contribute via Facebook’s Donate feature or by texting PLUS1H2H to 50155.

VICE: NOISEY NIGHT IN, a virtual concert fundraiser, will stream at 5:00 p.m. EST on the Noisey YouTube and Vice Facebook pages. The event “will unite artists while driving donations to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which financially supports artists in need.” Margo Price, Overcoats, Diet Cig, Balming Tiger, Brian Fallon, Nothing Beabadoobee, Open Mike Eagle, Anna Burch, Kristina Esfandiari, Black Lips, Twin Peaks and Pa Salieu are all on the lineup.

Farm Aid teams up with AXS TV to broadcast At Home With Farm Aid, featuring performances by Farm Aid Board Members Willie Nelson (joined by his sons Lukas and Micah), John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. Broadcast starts at 8 p.m. ET on AXS TV and FarmAid.org.

DJ Premier will go head-to-head with RZA for a live set, under the Verzuz banner. Watch from 9pm ET here.

Alyssa Bonagura goes live for #AloneTogether and to share a new song at at 5:00 p.m. EST on Facebook and Instagram.

The Grammy Museum is releasing its digital public program with Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings here.

LIVIT will be hosting a virtual concert, Wi-FEST, at 6 p.m. PST with powerful performances by rising talent Shalom Dubas, Emani 22, KoraTheArtist and more. All proceeds from Wi-FEST will be going to WHO and United Nations Foundation.

Columbia’s Livestreams continue on Instagram with Lennon Stella (5pm ET) and Diplo (11pm ET).

The fourth virtual North American tour date set by The Buckleys kicks off at 6:00 p.m. EDT, and can be streamed via Live Nation’s Facebook page.

Pickathon Presents A Concert A Day is hosting Charles Bradley at 1 p.m. PST on Facebook, Twitch and YouTube.

Kim Petras will be headlining NYX Cosmetic’s “Epic Together” Virtual Music Festival at 6 p.m. PST, which can be watched on Instagram (@nyxcosmetics). Jessie Reyez (Friday) and Princess Nokia (Sunday) will also make appearances.

David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, the nonprofit charity started by Megadeth co-founder and bassist David Ellefson, will partner with Grammy Music Education Coalition to host “Oh Say Can You Stream,” a livestream online fundraiser to raise money for the School’s Out initiative, which provides online lessons, instruments and gear to kids and aspiring musicians during quarantine. The event will take place at 4 p.m. EST on GMEC’s Twitch and Facebook, David Ellefson’s Facebook and YouTube channels, and DEYMF’s Facebook page.

Justin Moore will do a live performance at Simmons Bank Arena in Arkansas at 7pm CDT. At the And The Beat Goes On event, Moore will play to an empty arena with Tracy Lawrence, Joe Nichols, Adam Hambrick and Heath Sanders streaming in remotely to benefit Feeding America Food Banks in Arkansas and Hunger Relief Alliance.



Ocean Blue World announces their latest alliance with top social INFLUENCERS in the world´s premium niche markets. Revealing the hot topic tagged #OnTheMove Influencers, Ocean Blue World is proud to collaborate with digital celebrities who are making their mark as experts in the travel, fashion, health, beauty, sports, and entertainment scenes. Representing the Ocean Blue World brand message of delivering luxury lifestyle opportunities, these modern mavens are crushing it, all the while inspiring the growing count of dedicated followers of the global networking platform that is Ocean Blue World.

Flowing from the pages of the limited-edition Ocean Blue Magazine, #OnTheMove Influencers spotlights the likes of Netflix´s Made In Mexico star, Chantal Trujillo, who details her travels throughout the world on her fashion and lifestyle blog and Instagram, including one of her favorite spots Cabo San Lucas; to Giselle Zarur Maccise, one of Mexico´s leading female personalities in sports journalism, and Californian model Alexandra Themm who boasts an impressive resume from television shows and commercials, to music videos and photo shoots.

Aeroméxico, luxury client to Ocean Blue World, brought seven global influencers from Paris, Barcelona, Madrid and London to experience true paradise in Los Cabos, Mexico, as part of their #WelcomeHome program. Collaborating with The Los Cabos Tourism Board and Ocean Blue World, this #TotalCABOExperience made for some unforgettable opportunities for documenting their adventures and blowing up their blogs and Instagram feeds. The three-day agenda brimmed with adventure, relaxation, exquisite dining and the ultimate in luxury accommodations. It began with a gripping ATV desert and beach tour with G-Force Adventures, followed by safari camel rides with Cabo Adventures. Next with High Tide Los Cabos was kayaking and swimming near the iconic Land´s Endthe unique location where the Pacific Ocean playfully unites with the Sea of Cortez. The evening unfolded with rich culinary creations at Nick-San Palmilla exuding the unique fusion of Japanese cuisine with traditional Mexican ingredients. Returning to Viceroy Los Cabos, these #OnTheMove Influencers creatively tapped into the #MustHave moments of this architectural masterpiece capturing unique discoveries at every turn amidst first-class service and the very best in amenities and modern luxuries.

Awakening to a surreal sunrise, the digital trendsetters continued their sphere of influence with an exclusive shopping experience of premium collector items thanks to Ultrafemme at Luxury Avenue Los Cabos. Thereafter, it was a journey on the seas aboard the Ocean Blue-branded yacht in partnership with Craic Yacht Cabo. Breathtaking vistas paired with an excellent tequila-tasting session by Tequila Clase Azul staged the perfect lifestyle portrait. As the final stop on this experience of a lifetime, followers were treated to a private farm-to-table experience at Los Tamarindos Organic Farm and Restaurant, under the glowing star-filled night sky with stylish beats by #OceanBlueWorld DJ´s RCKLSS. Drawing the spotlight to Ocean Blue World´s luxury clientele and Mexico´s fastest growing destination, this was indeed the #TotalCABOExperience with an impressive reach of 3.8 million users along for the ride.

The story of Ocean Blue World continues to expand ensuring a focus on the new communication generation, adopting trendsetting messages that create impact and social influence. Ascending the luxury tier through the magazine, events and experiences, social and digital platforms, luxury toys, sponsorship, and productions, Ocean Blue World is thrilled to introduce special alliances with top global social INFLUENCERS, a move set to take the luxury brand to the next level. Be sure to follow our global influencers and partners in 2020. #WheresNext.

Country for Kids Concert: For a Better Future in Los Cabos

Inspire Mexico FoundationGet your tickets here for Inspire Mexico Foundation’s Country For Kids concert in support of the Los Cabos Youth Center. Taking place at 6pm at San Jose del Cabo’s Flora Farms on Thursday, March 23, the evening fundraiser will feature a concert from an international country artist, dinner and live auction.

Come dressed in casual Country Western attire and support the development of an essential community facility, which will house three local nonprofit organizations including: the Boys & Girls Club, Gente Joven Por Un Cambio, Mobilize Mankind and Los Cabos’ First Food Bank. Help build a better future for youth in Los Cabos.

Tickets are also available at these locations in San José del Cabo:

Front Desk at The Shoppes At Palmilla: +52 624-144-6999
Offices of Gente Joven Por Un Cambio: +52 624-105-6212
Café Doña Nena: +521 624-299-9653

Drink tickets will be sold day of the event, starting at $5USD ($100Pesos)
If you are not able to attend and you want to be part of our auction, you can start the bidding online now! Click here!

A Look Inside The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel

Uninhabited for decades, lower Manhattan’s 5 Beekman Street has been passionately transformed to its former glory. Built by the architecture firm Silliman & Farnsworth in 1883 and reinvigorated by award-winning designer Martin Brudinzki, the historic Beekman contains some of most magnificent interiors. A perfect blend of classic and contemporary elements, The Beekman is illuminated from within by a soaring pyramidal skylight capping a stunning nine-level atrium, framed by Victorian railing and creating a one-of-a-kind architectural experience.

Beekman New York Ceiling

Beekman Hotel New York Lobby

Well preserved and originally styled moldings, age oaked floors, and understated period chandeliers, adorn The Beekman’s spacious rooms. Appointed with an eclectic mix of vintage furnishings, sourced from antique collectors across the world, guests are fully immersed in the history and luxurious feel of the American Romantic period.

Beekman Hotel Deluxe King Room

Welcome to the Beekman Hotel

The Beekman provides a world-class dining experience as award winning chefs, Tom Colicchio and Keith McNally surprise and indulge, reflecting on the cultural and culinary history of lower Manhattan. Thus, The Beekman has quickly become a renowned downtown destination since opening in September 2016.

Within the majestic walls of one of New York’s most exceptional landmarks, The Beekman is an architectural gem, exuding elegance and charm.

123 Nassau St
New York, NY 10038
*Photos courtesy of thebeekman.com

Mayakoba – A Resort Development Like No Other

Mayakoba: a luxury destination like no other, where you are immersed in unspoiled natural beauty near the mysteries of an ancient civilization and pampered by the outstanding service of its hotels.

Rosewood Mayakoba
Rosewood Mayakoba
Rosewood Mayakoba

Under the vast blue skies of Mexico’s Riviera Maya stands Mayakoba, as beautiful as the nature that surrounds it. Once just a dream of a resort community of luxury hotels standing along crystal clear waterways and white sand beaches, Mayakoba has grown from a vision to provide one of the most captivating resorts in the Caribbean coastline. Mayakoba holds the immaculate greens of Greg Norman’s 18?hole El Camaleón golf course, the luxurious casitas of Fairmont Mayakoba, the high?end Rosewood Mayakoba suites, the unique all?pool villas of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, the Jim McLean Golf School and the latest addition to the family, the Andaz Mayakoba which opened in 2016. The signature course is home to the OHL Classic at Mayakoba – the only PGA TOUR event in Mexico. Developed in complete harmony with the tropical forest and mangrove, Mayakoba is connected with a series of lagoons enabling guests to be transported through the resort using the “lanchas” (covered boats) as well as every beach restaurant of the resorts through the Mayakoba Connection ferry service.

Andaz Mayakoba
Andaz Mayakoba
Andaz Mayakoba
Andaz Mayakoba

Ocean Blue World prides itself on finding the most sophisticated getaways around the world to bring our readers a unique #OceanBlueExperience like no other. This luxurious and trendy resort brings the local culture, art and cuisine to life. Mayakoba, a place quite unlike anywhere in the world.

The Avra Energy Handicap Classic Polo Cup 2016 Comes To Mexico

For the first time in Mexico the Avra Energy Handicap Classic Polo Cup 2016 takes place, the most exclusive sports event of the year.

The Mexican Federation of Polo assists in the dissemination of the cup, to strengthen the participation of national and international players professionally.

As part of the awards, this year will be recognized the path of the international player, Ernesto Trotz.

Mexico City, February 8, 2016.- The Mexican Federation and AAA Elite Polo Production conformed by Antonio Madrazo, Alexis Head and Alejandra Llano present in Mexico the first edition of the Avra Energy Handicap Classic Polo Cup 2016, which will take place at the Polo Club Ameyalco from February 9 to February 13.

The main objective, besides offering a highest level sports show, is to create a platform to encourage the participation of professional national and international players, through the tireless work of its founder Toño Madrazo, who, with over 20 years of experience, recognizes the importance that plays Mexico as a hotbed of talent professionally.

“Mexico is one of the prominent countries in the polo world for its international performance and undoubtedly, will be a meeting point for the new generations of players with high handicap.” said Toño Madrazo, founder of th Avra Energy Handicap Classic Polo Cup. “That’s why we developed the tournament, besides being one of the most exclusive and anticipated events of the year, represents a platform that is committed to provide an unparalleled sports experience with the support of the Federation and sponsors.”

The assistants of the Avra Energy Handicap Classic Polo Cup 2016 will enjoy the performance of players like Chucho Solórzano, Ernesto Trotz, Diego Solórzano, Toño Madrazo, Guillermo Steta (President of the Mexican Federation of Polo), Miguel Gómez de Parada, Victor Setién and Diego Velarde, to name few, who will compete over five days and will demonstrate their experience in the field during the final to be celebrate on Saturday February 13

During the tournament, will be given a recognition to the Argentine player Ernesto Trotz, special guest of the Mexican Federation of Polo, to publicize his career within the sport. Ernesto is known for its long history and excellent performance throughout his career. Some of his most outstanding achievements are the Argentine Polo Open five times, Deauville Gold Cup in France, the CV Witney Cup in Fort Lauderdale in the United States and winner of the Olimpia de Plata among many other cups that has joined throughout his career.

This time the tournament will feature the participation of Iluminemos de Azul, Civil Association nonprofit that seeks to raise awareness to educate and inspire the society about what is autism through an auction of a polo equipment which will be donated by players.

For more knowledge about the activities offered by the Avra Energy Handicap Classic Polo Cup 2016 please refer to the website fmp.org.mx and handicapclassic.com which will remain constantly update with all the latest details of the tournament.


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