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Monthly Archives: October 2014
This October, owner Mark Alexiou, of the ironing Coco Club in Verbier and the global club brand, Pangaea, opens Le Peep Boutique with its 1920s Paris glamour themed restaurant and cocktail bar in Park Lane, London. With its grand opening in the start of October, this member’s club extravagant venue will offer a unique experience of a night out.
The Morgans Hotel Group has opened it’s first Mondrian branded hotel outside of the United States, opening on London’s South Bank. The dramatic building with nauticle handcrafted copper features is a welcome addition to the electic South Bank scene.
Leblon Cachaça stormed into our glasses with the eruption of the World Cup in Brazil this summer. In fact, the drink, Cachaça has been round since the early 1500’s and is the first spirit of the Americas. It is the third most consumed spirit in the world and as a result of the popularity and growth of Brazil, Cachaça is now one of the fastest-growing new spirits internationally. With the growth and fascination with Brazil it is expected to increase significantly in the coming years and especially with the recent 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
As part of the Pre-Frieze Auction, Christie’s announce its major sale of 44 works from The Essl Collection to be sold in a stand-alone evening auction on Monday, 13th October 2014. The masterpieces collected over 50 years by Agnes and Karlheinz Essl include works by German Post-War and Contemporary Artists Gerhard Richter, George Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, Sigmar Polke and Neo Rauch, with additional international artists Cindy Sherman, Frank Stella, Louise Bourgeois and Morris Louis, and Austrian artists Friedensreivh Hundertwasser and Maria Lassnig.