Art at Andaz: Local Artists Shine in WeHo
Guest post by Cultural Insider DJ Lindsay Luv
Stepping into the Andaz in West Hollywood is a verifiable explosion of the senses: the eclectic rustic-vintage meets urban-cool meets modern-chic interior design assembly provides the perfect backdrop to the eye-catching art dripping from every open space. And with their fingers on the pulse of all things Los Angeles, you can bet that the art finds its roots locally: the revolving showcase of Art @ Andaz WeHo features local artists whom the properties own art consultant, Merry Norris, curates and rotates biannually.

As an Andaz Salon Cultural Insider, I am always cool-hunting, and upon walking off the hot streets of the Sunset Strip and through the grand doors of the hotel my eyes were immediately drawn to the opposite wall which was splashed with a massive vintage photograph of the Strip screened directly on the wall. Upon further inquisition I learned this photo was taken by notable photog Robert Landau from his series of ‘RocknRoll Billboards of the Sunset Strip”. The feeling of looking back through time in the very same location so rich with art and music made things feel so very full circle. Check out the #AndazSalon video to learn more!
So many great artists are featured through various art mediums at the Andaz in West Hollywood and the best way to experience them is to go spend some time in their gallery of a hotel! Except unlike most art galleries you can go about your business of eating, sleeping, drinking and swimming all while enjoying the incredible art LA has to offer.

Art at Andaz: Local Artists Shine in WeHo

Guest post by Cultural Insider DJ Lindsay Luv

Stepping into the Andaz in West Hollywood is a verifiable explosion of the senses: the eclectic rustic-vintage meets urban-cool meets modern-chic interior design assembly provides the perfect backdrop to the eye-catching art dripping from every open space. And with their fingers on the pulse of all things Los Angeles, you can bet that the art finds its roots locally: the revolving showcase of Art @ Andaz WeHo features local artists whom the properties own art consultant, Merry Norris, curates and rotates biannually.

As an Andaz Salon Cultural Insider, I am always cool-hunting, and upon walking off the hot streets of the Sunset Strip and through the grand doors of the hotel my eyes were immediately drawn to the opposite wall which was splashed with a massive vintage photograph of the Strip screened directly on the wall. Upon further inquisition I learned this photo was taken by notable photog Robert Landau from his series of ‘RocknRoll Billboards of the Sunset Strip”. The feeling of looking back through time in the very same location so rich with art and music made things feel so very full circle. Check out the #AndazSalon video to learn more!

So many great artists are featured through various art mediums at the Andaz in West Hollywood and the best way to experience them is to go spend some time in their gallery of a hotel! Except unlike most art galleries you can go about your business of eating, sleeping, drinking and swimming all while enjoying the incredible art LA has to offer.

A Vacation Lens
#WhenInAndaz, it’s time to put down the email and focus on the important things. And remember, everything tastes better in a pineapple.

A Vacation Lens

#WhenInAndaz, it’s time to put down the email and focus on the important things. And remember, everything tastes better in a pineapple.

Summer Wine Dinner at Corkbuzz Wine Studio, NYC

On Tuesday, July 15th the JBF Greens celebrated summer at the acclaimed Corkbuzz Wine Studio. The chefs at Corkbuzz prepared a delicious multi-course menu highlighting the vibrancy of the season, which was expertly paired with owner and master sommelier Laura Maniec’s favorite summer wines. Forty JBF Greens guests enjoyed the following menu:

Yellowfin Tuna Crudo with Surryano Ham, Summer Melon, and Crispy Avocado paired with Alkoomi Frankland River Riesling 2012 

Whipped Housemade Ricotta Agnolotti with Meyer Lemon, Peas, and Bottarga paired with Clos Cibonne Tibouren Rosé Cuvée Spéciale Des Vignettes 2012

Rabbit Porchetta with Bacon–Mustard Jus, Market Vegetables, and Crispy Brussels Sprouts paired with Farmers Jane Field Red 2012

Almond Financier with Strawberry Variations and Pistachio Gelato paired with Domaine Des Schistes Muscat De Rivesaltes 2010

To stay up-to-date on Greens happenings, please visit www.jamesbeard.org/greens, and sign up for the Greens list to get emails about events and more.

Sights of Tokyo
Fall asleep to the sight of the city (but not the sound) at Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills. 

Sights of Tokyo

Fall asleep to the sight of the city (but not the sound) at Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Cultural Insider Lauryn Evarts’ fashion finds this fall. 
theskinnyconfidential:

…just seriously obsessing over these penny loafers 🎩 —- they look just like the Celine loafers but they’re a fraction of the price ( like, a huge fraction ). More on #theskinnyconfidential (at www.theskinnyconfidential.com)

Cultural Insider Lauryn Evarts’ fashion finds this fall. 

theskinnyconfidential:

…just seriously obsessing over these penny loafers 🎩 —- they look just like the Celine loafers but they’re a fraction of the price ( like, a huge fraction ). More on #theskinnyconfidential (at www.theskinnyconfidential.com)

Breakfast in a Bowl
Savoring the moment before digging in at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht. This seasonal fruit and fresh granola makes us wish breakfast came around more than once a day.

Breakfast in a Bowl

Savoring the moment before digging in at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht. This seasonal fruit and fresh granola makes us wish breakfast came around more than once a day.

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.