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Louis Poulsen Lighting

Courtesy of 1stDibs

It may seem an unlikely pairing at first: the venerated, 150-year-old Danish lighting company Louis Poulson and a couple of New York City creatives, whose experience ranges from set design, filmmaking and fashion modeling to glassblowing and launching a homeware brand, Home in Heven, with a new shop in Manhattan’s East Village. But seeming opposites often make the best matches. The result is a special edition of seven new lamp designs in handblown glass, all reimagined icons.


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Jeff Bezos expands Miami Portfolio

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire Amazon founder, continues to broaden his real estate footprint in Miami as part of his relocation from Seattle. His most recent acquisition, a $90 million purchase of a third residence on Indian Creek Island, underscores his commitment to the exclusive enclave, as reported by Bloomberg. Indian Creek, dubbed the “Billionaire Bunker,” is nestled in Biscayne Bay and boasts a population of fewer than 100 residents, including prominent figures like Ivanka Trump and Tom Brady. Accessible solely via a gated bridge, the island flaunts its own mayor and police force, further heightening its aura of exclusivity.


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Courtesy of The Real Deal

Cherry Blossom Festival

Courtesy of Washington.org

Nothing signifies the arrival of spring in the nation’s capital quite like the blooming of the cherry blossom trees and the National Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate the occasion. Visitors descend upon Washington, DC each year to admire the 3,000-plus trees. The Festival, which runs from March 20 through April 14, 2024, is full of events that honor American and Japanese cultures and represents a close bond forged between the two countries that began with Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki’s gift of the trees back in 1912.


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The 100 Best Restaurants in NYC in 2024

Pete Wells, a food critic at the New York Times, drops his annual ranking of the 2024 Best New York Restaurants. See what’s new, what moved and what left the list. Twenty-two places in this edition of “The 100 Best Restaurants in NYC” are new. He’s eaten at all 100 in the past 12 months, except La Pirana Lechonera and the Queens Night Market, both are closed for the season.


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Courtesy of NY Times

Featured Film: STEVE!

Courtesy of Apple

Steve Martin is one of the most beloved and enigmatic figures in entertainment. “STEVE! a documentary in 2 pieces” dives into his extraordinary story from two distinct points of view, with companion documentaries that feature never-before-seen footage and insights into Martin’s personal and professional trials and triumphs. “Then” chronicles Martin’s early struggles and meteoric rise to revolutionize stand-up before walking away at 35. “Now” focuses on the present day, with Martin in the golden years of his career, retracing the transformation that led to happiness in his art and personal life.


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Featured Restaurant

Courtesy of Sofia

Sofia

DESIGN DISTRICT

Offering a fresh perspective and refined approach to Italian cuisine, Sofia is committed to sourcing quality ingredients to pay homage to true Italian tastes. Set in a dramatic and exquisitely designed backdrop, coupled with premium service, and finally; showcasing a curated ever-evolving internationally acclaimed art collection. Sofia is a provocateur to stimulate appetites, conversations and memories of an unforgettable experiences.


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