Evening Hues
Our favorite part of the day at Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. We’re always discovering new color palettes while watching the sun go down.

Evening Hues

Our favorite part of the day at Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. We’re always discovering new color palettes while watching the sun go down.

The Best Beaches in San Diego
Guest post by Andaz Cultural Insider Julie Falconer
San Diego is known for sun and sand, and the city’s beaches are some of the best in the world. From surfing to sunbathing, cliffs to dunes, there is a beach in San Diego for every kind of traveler. If you want to paddle out, the best surfing beaches in San Diego are Blacks and Sunset Cliffs, both of which are famous for their great waves. If scenery is more your thing, La Jolla Shores has beautiful cliffs and Coronado Beach offers long stretches of sand and natural dunes. The latter also has one of the only dog beaches in San Diego. If you’re traveling with children, Bay Beach is a great choice for its family-friendly ambiance, and if you want a secluded beach away from the crowds, Shelter Island is always a good choice. And don’t forget Powerhouse Beach up in Del Mar, which is my personal favorite. Its combination of wide swathes of sand, beautiful cliffs at the northern end, and great beach houses along the shore make it a great place to spend a sunny day in San Diego.

The Best Beaches in San Diego

Guest post by Andaz Cultural Insider Julie Falconer

San Diego is known for sun and sand, and the city’s beaches are some of the best in the world. From surfing to sunbathing, cliffs to dunes, there is a beach in San Diego for every kind of traveler. If you want to paddle out, the best surfing beaches in San Diego are Blacks and Sunset Cliffs, both of which are famous for their great waves. If scenery is more your thing, La Jolla Shores has beautiful cliffs and Coronado Beach offers long stretches of sand and natural dunes. The latter also has one of the only dog beaches in San Diego. If you’re traveling with children, Bay Beach is a great choice for its family-friendly ambiance, and if you want a secluded beach away from the crowds, Shelter Island is always a good choice. And don’t forget Powerhouse Beach up in Del Mar, which is my personal favorite. Its combination of wide swathes of sand, beautiful cliffs at the northern end, and great beach houses along the shore make it a great place to spend a sunny day in San Diego.

Under the Sea
Take vacation adventure to new depths with the Andaz Beach Crew at Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. 

Under the Sea

Take vacation adventure to new depths with the Andaz Beach Crew at Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Fine China from China 
This specialty ceramic plate is from our signature Shanghainese restaurant, Hai Pai. Like everything else at Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai, it’s meant to tell a story about the city. The plates were designed originally for Andaz and feature the image of a beloved local Chinese cartoon from the 1960s.

Fine China from China 

This specialty ceramic plate is from our signature Shanghainese restaurant, Hai Pai. Like everything else at Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai, it’s meant to tell a story about the city. The plates were designed originally for Andaz and feature the image of a beloved local Chinese cartoon from the 1960s.

Cheers! Andaz in the Big Apple
Guest post by Andaz Cultural Insider DJ Lindsay Luv
Being basically bi-coastal has its advantages: like year-round sun on one coast and the perfect slice of pizza waiting for you on the other. But beyond the obvious draws to splitting much of my time between Los Angeles and New York, it’s the friends and family on each coast that makes them home. And when I am back in the Big Apple the first thing I want to do when I am not performing is meet my besties for some great cocktails and laughs! The last month has brought me to NYC twice and both times I have escaped from both the swampy heat and the hustle and bustle of the city with cocktails and tapas at my favorite respite: the bar downstairs at Andaz 5th Avenue! Check out my sultry snaps, sounds, and sips today on LUVLIFESTYLE!

The underground bar has a speakeasy feel with a sexy swank, serious cocktails and seasonal Spanish-style tapas. With no windows and comfy leather armchairs, one can sink back and lose all semblance of a tight NY schedule after just one delicious sip! My go-to cocktail is a smoky, spicy and sweet number: the Mexican Firing Squad, which is a blend of Blanco Tequila, pomegranate molasses and bitters (see DIY below!) And for snacks I can’t resist the perfectly blistered Shishito Peppers and tender grilled Octopus with baby potatoes. The rock shrimp ceviche has the perfect tang and my guests went nuts for the rich lamb meatballs.

At the bar downstairs, there is only one motto to live by: The Problem with Some People is that when they aren’t Drunk, they’re Sober. Touché Andaz! I can’t wait for the next trip and the next round!
Check out the bar menu HERE & recreate this seasonal drink at home:
LLUV MEXICAN FIRING SQUAD COCKTAIL DIY
Blanco Tequila
Pomegranate Molasses
Angostura Bitters 
Fresh Lime 
*Shake the Blanco Tequila, dash of bitters, dash of pomegranate syrup, fresh lime juice and a splash of soda water together. Pour over cocktail ice cubes in a low ball cocktail glass and garnish with a lime.

Cheers! Andaz in the Big Apple

Guest post by Andaz Cultural Insider DJ Lindsay Luv

Being basically bi-coastal has its advantages: like year-round sun on one coast and the perfect slice of pizza waiting for you on the other. But beyond the obvious draws to splitting much of my time between Los Angeles and New York, it’s the friends and family on each coast that makes them home. And when I am back in the Big Apple the first thing I want to do when I am not performing is meet my besties for some great cocktails and laughs! The last month has brought me to NYC twice and both times I have escaped from both the swampy heat and the hustle and bustle of the city with cocktails and tapas at my favorite respite: the bar downstairs at Andaz 5th Avenue! Check out my sultry snaps, sounds, and sips today on LUVLIFESTYLE!

The underground bar has a speakeasy feel with a sexy swank, serious cocktails and seasonal Spanish-style tapas. With no windows and comfy leather armchairs, one can sink back and lose all semblance of a tight NY schedule after just one delicious sip! My go-to cocktail is a smoky, spicy and sweet number: the Mexican Firing Squad, which is a blend of Blanco Tequila, pomegranate molasses and bitters (see DIY below!) And for snacks I can’t resist the perfectly blistered Shishito Peppers and tender grilled Octopus with baby potatoes. The rock shrimp ceviche has the perfect tang and my guests went nuts for the rich lamb meatballs.

At the bar downstairs, there is only one motto to live by: The Problem with Some People is that when they aren’t Drunk, they’re Sober. Touché Andaz! I can’t wait for the next trip and the next round!

Check out the bar menu HERE & recreate this seasonal drink at home:

LLUV MEXICAN FIRING SQUAD COCKTAIL DIY

Blanco Tequila

Pomegranate Molasses

Angostura Bitters 

Fresh Lime 

*Shake the Blanco Tequila, dash of bitters, dash of pomegranate syrup, fresh lime juice and a splash of soda water together. Pour over cocktail ice cubes in a low ball cocktail glass and garnish with a lime.

A Hop, Skip, & Tram Ride Away
Experience aerial views of NYC with the swipe of a subway card when you visit Roosevelt Island, a tram ride away from Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street.
Once there, it’s only a short walk to the Southpoint Park and the North Point Lighthouse, and of course the RIVAA Gallery. Visit the “Camera, Brush, & Chisel” exhibit before it ends on September 7th.

A Hop, Skip, & Tram Ride Away

Experience aerial views of NYC with the swipe of a subway card when you visit Roosevelt Island, a tram ride away from Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street.

Once there, it’s only a short walk to the Southpoint Park and the North Point Lighthouse, and of course the RIVAA Gallery. Visit the “Camera, Brush, & Chisel” exhibit before it ends on September 7th.

Stems of Summer
Tips for finding the freshest picks in the LA flower market. 
glamour:

How to shop the LA flower market *Dressed

Stems of Summer

Tips for finding the freshest picks in the LA flower market. 

glamour:

How to shop the LA flower market *Dressed

The Perfect Event for a Foodie Under 40

For the second year in a row, the James Beard Foundation Greens partnered with the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s own under-40 group, New Wave, to present an unforgettable evening of film and food at the organization’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

Guests started the evening by enjoying popcorn and a special screening of the acclaimed film Jiro Dreams of Sushi, followed by a Q&A with special guest chef Daisuke Nakazawa of Sushi Nakazawa in NYC, who is featured in the film. The evening concluded with a reception by Indie Food and Wine that featured some of New York’s finest chefs, sake, beer, and wine.

Participants:

Paul Carmichael, Má Pêche

Ed Cotton, Sotto 13

Shaunna Sargent, Indie Food and Wine

Craig Wallen, 'Cesca

Céline Legros, Canelé by Céline

Dassai Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Louis Jadot Wines

Stella Artois, Leffe Blonde, and Hoegaarden

Music designed by El Media

New York: Andaz 5th Avenue
Guest post by Andaz Cultural Insider Superfuture
If it’s one thing Andaz does well, it’s re-engineering space. We’re not talking about the outer limits of the cosmos; rather, the re-mastering of urban structures to accommodate an increasingly selective spectrum of global explorers. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Andaz 5th Avenue, housed in a historical pre-war building, in the heart of midtown NYC.

One of the less obvious places to find spacious, loft-style lodgings [we’d expect to find this more so over the bridge in Brooklyn these days], the hotel features 12 feet floor-to-ceiling windows, spectacular views of midtown Manhattan [including the iconic New York Public Library], mammoth open plan travertine floored bathrooms and over 300 square feet of room to play in. Not to mention the vaulted steel doors on the street level café, hand-selected reclaimed furniture in the atmospheric subterranean bar and modern accents like transparent glass closets, conceived by architect Tony Chi. The hotel is an ode to the seamless integration of both private and public spaces as well as combining progressive design with old world charm.

The key element of the 5th avenue location is its effortless combination of pre existing and modern features in a way that not only personalizes the place, but pays homage to its classic pre-war character. And as for the local area, you’re within a stones throw of world class retail, art and entertainment mayhem. It stands to reason then that while Andaz 5th Avenue is strategically placed centre stage in a chaotic metropolis, they are experts at engineering quite the opposite feeling once through their door. Location: 485 Fifth Avenue [midtown].

New York: Andaz 5th Avenue

Guest post by Andaz Cultural Insider Superfuture

If it’s one thing Andaz does well, it’s re-engineering space. We’re not talking about the outer limits of the cosmos; rather, the re-mastering of urban structures to accommodate an increasingly selective spectrum of global explorers. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Andaz 5th Avenue, housed in a historical pre-war building, in the heart of midtown NYC.

One of the less obvious places to find spacious, loft-style lodgings [we’d expect to find this more so over the bridge in Brooklyn these days], the hotel features 12 feet floor-to-ceiling windows, spectacular views of midtown Manhattan [including the iconic New York Public Library], mammoth open plan travertine floored bathrooms and over 300 square feet of room to play in. Not to mention the vaulted steel doors on the street level café, hand-selected reclaimed furniture in the atmospheric subterranean bar and modern accents like transparent glass closets, conceived by architect Tony Chi. The hotel is an ode to the seamless integration of both private and public spaces as well as combining progressive design with old world charm.

The key element of the 5th avenue location is its effortless combination of pre existing and modern features in a way that not only personalizes the place, but pays homage to its classic pre-war character. And as for the local area, you’re within a stones throw of world class retail, art and entertainment mayhem. It stands to reason then that while Andaz 5th Avenue is strategically placed centre stage in a chaotic metropolis, they are experts at engineering quite the opposite feeling once through their door. Location: 485 Fifth Avenue [midtown].

Sunset Scenes
Thinking pink this evening at Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. For the ultimate sunset view, take the Wailea Beach Coastal Walk and prepare to post with #nofilter needed.

Sunset Scenes

Thinking pink this evening at Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. For the ultimate sunset view, take the Wailea Beach Coastal Walk and prepare to post with #nofilter needed.