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    HudsonMOD’s Friday Favorites

    As we gear up to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, let’s take a moment to appreciate all of the luxurious happenings that took place this past week!

     
     

    Favorite Hotel Launch: Cuba opened it’s first luxury hotel this week: the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski in La Havana, Cuba

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    Favorite Fashion Moment: Bella Hadid walks the Spanish Steps in Rome solo during the launch of the #GoldeaRomanNight perfume with Bulgari

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    Favorite Auto Moment: Monaco Grand Prix 2017 kicks off

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    Favorite Drink: A million dollar bottle of Pasión Azteca designed by Mexican artist, Alejandro Gomez Oropeza

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    Favorite Outfit at Cannes: Aishwarya Rai

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    Images via: Kempinski; Bella Hadid’s Instagram; CNN.com; Luxury Insider and

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    Fornasetti’s Cilindro Collection

    Screen Shot 2017-05-23 at 12.24.07 PMKnown for its bold innovations and colors, Fornasetti stands at the forefront of the design world. From candles to home decor, Fornasetti enchants consumers with every released collection, and its most recent collection stands true to this statement.

    The Cilindro, a limited-edition collection, boasts three different cylinder-shaped pieces that could be used for a variety of functions including cabinet space for glasses, a center table or simply as a stand-alone piece that adds pops of color to a neutral space.

    Inspired by tubes in an electrical sub-station, Piero Fornasetti always admired compact forms, which is why many of the brand’s designs follow this type of design. The Cilindro made its official debut at the 2017 Design Week in Milan.

    “Its cylindrical outline is a true all-rounder, playing host to a multitude of different decorations,” says the company in a press release. “Its extremely clean, simple lines reflect the importance of the quality of both concept and functionality, essentials for Barnaba Fornasetti [director and artistic heart of the brand], who has been breathing new life into the Atelier’s themes and objects since the Eighties.”

    Screen Shot 2017-05-23 at 12.24.00 PMThe Cilindro comes in three different styles including the Vetrina Comme des Forna, an ode to Comme des Garcons—the clothing brand that was an inspiration to this year’s Met Gala; Tamburo Comme des Forna; and Cilindro City of Dots. Each are fashioned with wood, lacquered and hand-painted, giving a certain personality to each piece.

     

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    For more information on Fornasetti’s Cilindro collection, please visit their website: www.fornasetti.com.

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    Summer Hotspot: Hotel Indigo Lower East Side

    Screen Shot 2017-05-22 at 4.02.41 PMWith Memorial Day Weekend right around the corner, people are gearing up for the official summer kickoff. Typically, New Yorkers head out to the Hamptons; but residents who don’t want to leave the confines of the concrete jungle can escape to a place that offers both superior amenities and a relaxing atmosphere: the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side.

    Known for its close proximity to some of the city’s most notable nightlife locations, restaurants and shops, the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side will be one of the hotspots to go to this summer due to its super luxe rooftop pool, which will open just in time for the holiday weekend.

    Screen Shot 2017-05-22 at 4.00.36 PMWhile guests lounge in the sun, they will also be able to soak in the stunning 360-degree view of the iconic New York City skyline. What better way to ring in the summer season other than standing on top of the world in the greatest city? I can’t think of anything better.

    Guests who join in on the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side’s summer kickoff bash will also get to enjoy fresh cocktails and lite bites from Mr. Purple—the hotel’s 15th floor rooftop bar. Mr. Purple boasts two terraces that overlook the city, the perfect way to end your day of R&R.

    To learn more about the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side or to book your stay for Memorial Day Weekend, please visit: www.hotelindigolowereastside.com.

     

     

    Photos via HotelIndigoLowerEastSide.com. 

     

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    Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons’ Pop-Up Shop is in NYC

    unnamed-3If you are a contemporary art enthusiast, you must have heard of Jeff Koons or his art pieces. The widely recognized figure, best known for his large balloon sculptures and “Gazing Ball” paintings, is collaborating with Louis Vuitton to combine art with fashion.

    From now until July 31, Louis Vuitton has a pop-up store on Madison Avenue in New York, solely offering leather goods and accessories from this exclusive Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons collab.

     

    unnamedInspired by Koons’ “Gazing Ball” paintings, the series of reimagining works by the Old Masters, the collaboration highlights re-created masterpieces by DaVinci, Titian, Rubens, Fragonard and Van Gogh.

    Koons’ reproductions of masterpieces have been placed on iconic Louis Vuitton bags, like the Speedy, the Keepall and the Neverfull, in addition to other small leather goods and accessories.

    unnamed-1The store, adorned with gold LV x JK monograms, displays enlarged prints and descriptions of the original pieces inside. On the front of the two-story glass building, double-height LED screens illuminate four show windows, honoring the Old Masters and their works.

    In addition to the masterpiece elements, the Inflatable Bunny is another feature of Koons’ artwork that has been reimagined into bunny keychain for this collaboration. The collection, which will be coveted for its collectors-worthy products, is shoppable now and worth a peek next time you’re in New York City.

     

    Store Info:

    LOUIS VUITTON MASTERS – A COLLABORATION WITH JEFF KOONS POP-UP STORE

    655 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128

    Opening hours:

    Monday – Friday: 10am – 8pm

    Saturday: 10am – 7pm

    Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
    Photo credit: Louis Vuitton/Paul Warchol

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    Celebrating World Whisk(e)y Day

    As we gear up to celebrate World Whisk(e)y Day this Saturday, May 20th, let’s take a moment to thank the master creators for crafting such smooth beverages all these years. From Tullamore D.E.W. to Glenfiddich to Balvenie, each bottle offers its own form of perfection. Whether you enjoy a delicate balance of ingredients or a bold flavor, make sure to pour yourself a glass of one of the three below whisk(e)ys in celebration of the holiday!

     

    Screen Shot 2017-05-19 at 9.53.34 AMGlenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask Finish

    Glenfiddich is a fan favorite when it comes to whisky, which is why the brand keeps pushing its boundaries when it comes to flavors. Brian Kinsman, the company’s Malt Master, enacted the Glenfiddich Experimental Series and will soon debut his first installment: the India Pale Ale Cask Finish. With notes of green apple, pear and spring blossom, the India Pale Ale Cask Finish offers both a sweet and zesty take on whisky. According to the company, the India Pale Ale Cask Finish is first whisky to be aged in beer barrels. For a twist, Kinsman suggests to serve it over ice with a splash of blood orange.

     

     

     

    Screen Shot 2017-05-19 at 9.53.20 AMTullamore D.E.W. 18 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

    In the whiskey world, Tullamore D.E.W. needs no introduction. Fans of this Irish drink will be excited to know that the brand has launched a new single malt range, which features a 14 Year Old Single Malt as well as an 18 Year Old Single Malt. The 18 Year Old, however, is the oldest age that Tullamore D.E.W. has released to date, which means it will be impeccably smooth while drinking. With notes of cinnamon, apple and toasted marshmallows, this rich blend will leave drinkers with a sweet taste.

     

     

     

    Screen Shot 2017-05-19 at 9.54.22 AMThe Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    If Anthony Bourdain enjoys drinking Balvenie’s DoubleWood 12 Year Old Single Malt, you know it’s going to be good! This bottle is aged for 12 years in an oak cask, giving it a rich taste, and finished off in sherry oak casks, the golden touch to Balvenie’s bottles. This drink will leave you with notes of fruit, sherry, honey and vanilla, the perfect drink to have on a summer’s night. If you really enjoy the bottle, you can watch how it’s made on Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain himself!

     

     

    How will you be celebrating World Whisk(e)y Day? Let us know below!

     

    Featured Image: Glenfiddich.com

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    Head to the Ocean House this Summer

    Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 2.35.52 PMThe Ocean House, one of New England’s most notable resorts located in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, will soon kickoff the summer 2017 season with a variety of luxury experiences for guests to partake in.

    After undergoing a multimillion dollar restoration, the resort is anxiously awaiting the unveiling that will showcase its coastal designs by Peter Niemitz, which features new technologies, an eclectic color palette, ceramic tiles and carpets. Along with the unveiling of the guest rooms, the Ocean House will roll out a multitude of summer fun for guests including new cabanas and a secret garden.

     

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    Summer is a time for fun, vibrant prints, so what brand is better to collaborate with other than Lilly Pulitzer? The Ocean House will reveal a new cabana branded with all of the company’s iconic patterns and colors that will be opened in time for Memorial Day Weekend. The cabanas will showcase pillows and towels that will all don the company’s summer designs.

    Cabanas are not the only place guests will see Lilly Pulitzer this season, either. They can also enjoy a newly designed one-bedroom suite that will showcase more designs in full. From hand-painted canvases to bedding and curtains, the colorful patterns will add an extra touch to any guest’s summer vacation. Guests who also stay in the Lilly Pulitzer-themed room will have access to beach totes designed by the brand as well as four limited-edition bikes that were a collaboration designed by Lilly Pulitzer and Martone.

     

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    Allow time for some serious R&R this summer and head to the Ocean House’s new Secret Garden bar, which will be open to the public starting on May 26th. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the bar will feature a new menu prepared by the resort which will include seafood and summertime favorites such as gourmet hotdogs during the daytime, and desserts after the sun goes down.

    Guests can sip on classic favorites from Veuve Clicquot including a new blend from the brand called Veuve Clicquot Rich. The new beverage from the famed champagne company is meant to be poured over ice with fresh ingredients added in, which means Secret Garden goers will experience an overload of light drinks, perfect for warmer weather.

    If you’re traveling to the New England area this summer or are in need of a new summer spot, definitely head to the Ocean House for both a luxurious visit and picture perfect views. For more information, please visit: OceanHouseRI.com.

     

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    Jeff Koons’ Seated Ballerina Unveiled in NYC

    Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 11.57.19 AMLast weekend, Rockefeller Center received a new guest, who will reside in the iconic New York City landmark until June 2. The Seated Ballerina, a 45-foot tall inflatable sculpture, was created by American artist Jeff Koons, and is a stunning take on an original porcelain figure from the artist’s Antiquity series.  

    The large inflatable sculpture portrays an elegant ballerina fixing her flats while sitting on top of a pink cushion seat. The Seated Ballerina is a sight to see as her silver skin sparkles in the sunlight, as well as her accessories which include her light blue leotard, signature ballerina bun in gold and a vibrant pink cushion seat.

    The sculpture was unveiled by Jeff Koons himself with the help of Chris Salgardo, President & CEO of Kiehl’s. The notable beauty company partnered with the artist and the Art Production Fund for this exciting launch, which aims to be considered as more than a “free art exhibition” for the public.

    Koons hopes that his Seated Ballerina spectacle helps raise awareness to National Missing Children’s Month, which is observed during the month of May. Koons, who is a board member of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), wants onlookers to understand the importance of this cause and begin a conversation as to how we all can make the world safer for children.

    Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 12.04.29 PMKoons is not the only one making strides to raise awareness for ICMEC. Kiehl’s is also taking a stance this month by launching a limited edition collaboration with Koons as well as donating 100 percent of net profits up to $100,000 made from its Midnight Recovery Collection to the organization.

    The limited edition collaboration with Koons is a tin that showcases the face of the Seated Ballerina’s face in a metallic gold with bright red lip. Customers who purchase items from the Midnight Recovery Collection will automatically receive the tin with their purchase. This offer applies to all Kiehl’s retail stores, counters and online orders.

    The Seated Ballerina sculpture will be on display in Rockefeller Center until June 2. For more information on ICMEC and how you can help raise awareness, please visit ICMEC.org.

     

     

     

    Photo Credit: Seated Ballerina, 2017 © Jeff Koons / Photo: Tom Powel Imaging, Kiehl’s 

     

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    WATCH: Steven Resnick on Life & Living with Joanna Gagis

    Watch HudsonMOD’s Virtuoso, Steven Resnick, speak with Life & Living‘s Joanna Gagis about family law and how to financially support children in college even after divorce.

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    (RED) Hot Products: The Fight for A Cure

    Since 2006 many business have went RED in an effort to show support for the fight against AIDS. To go RED means that every time someone shops or receives a service from a patriating brand, the partner makes a donation to the fight against the deadly virus. The idea came to be when Irish singer, Bono and activist Bobbi Shriver teamed up in hopes of creating an AIDS-free generation. They also hoped to raise money in an effort to help get drugs for AIDS to those in Africa that can’t afford them.

    So far, brands such as Apple, Starbucks, Coca Cola and Beats Headphones by Dr. Dre have partnered with RED. Take a look at some products that recently launched new RED products to support the cause below.
     
     
     
    iphone7plus-model-select-201703Apple iPhone 7

    Last month, Apple released its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition in a red matte aluminum finish. The iPhone 7, which offers a new camera system and improved battery life, is said to dramatically improve the iPhone experience for users. Apple’s partnership with RED has lasted more than 10 years and with help from their consumers, the popular brand has become the world’s largest corporate donor for the fight against AIDS. “The introduction of this special edition iPhone in a gorgeous red finish is our biggest (PRODUCT)RED offering to date in celebration of our partnership with (RED),” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO in a quote on their website.
     
     
     
     
     
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    Stephen Webster Cuff
    British Jewelry designer Stephen Webster is donating 25 percent of the purchase of its I Promise to Love You (PRODUCT)RED ‘More Passion’ cuff to the Global Fund in the fight against AIDS. Priced at $450, the cuff comes with Silver 925 and the phrase ‘More Passion’ is coated in red Nano plating.
     
     
     
     
     
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    (Andaz) RED Suite
    Guests staying at Andaz West Hollywood Hotel can now stay in The (ANDAZ) RED Suite designed by Jonathan Adler. The design of the room combines Adler’s signature aesthetic of Modern American Glamour with the hotels rock ‘n roll heritage. A custom mural by Kelsey Montague is painted in red and features a microphone and music notes in an effort to represent music and the work of RED. The room starts at $519 and 30 percent of each booking goes to the fight against AIDS. Not only can guest enjoy a world class stay for a good cause, but they can also leave in style as suite gives stayers the option to shop products by other RED partners.
     
     
     
     
     
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    Alex and Ani Bracelet
    Alex and Ani is offering a special edition Heart of Strength Charm Bracelet for $38, giving 20 percent of the profit to fight AIDS with RED. The bracelet is made with Swarovski® Crystals and is available in a shiny gold and shiny silver finish. Expandable from 2″ to 3.5″, the bangle comes with a red heart charm. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Images via Apple.com; Red.org & AlexAndAni.com

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    Tom Ford’s Soleil Clutch-Sized Lip Balm

    Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 12.02.36 PMTom Ford’s limited edition Soleil Lip Balm now comes in a convenient, small clutch size so you can bring it with you to any occasion easily. The lip balm is designed to match your natural lip color and you’ll eventually find yourself not wanting to leave the house without it.

    With six different shades to choose from such as the colors Cruising, Pure Shores, L’Odissea, Neoptropic, Fathom and La Piscine, the tinted balm will keep your look fresh all day long. The other nice perk to owning this product is its worry-free wearing. The Soleil Lip Balm adds moisture and a hint of color without over doing it. You won’t have to worry about re-touching after a few hours like regular lipstick. This feature adds more to the convenience of the product. You won’t ever have to worry about the color rubbing off or becoming uneven.

    This Soleil Lip Balm is also great for the transition from cold weather to warm with spring weather finally around the corner. Without over-doing it you can be comfortable and carefree while also getting that much needed moisture into dry and cracked lips.

    For more information about the Soleil Lip Balm or to purchase, please visit Tom Ford’s website by clicking here.

     

    Images via TomFord.com 

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