Want to Know Some Hot Spots? Introducing UrbanDaddy and the Morgan Hotel Group’s THE LIST.

If you’re looking to travel and you want a quick list of some of the hottest places in a big city where do you start? You can throw a forum question up on theMET and get some great answers (ex. San Francisco, New York) and you can check out this new website from UrbanDaddy and the Morgans Hotel Group called, THE LIST. A little about both companies: UrbanDaddy is an exclusive, daily email magazine devoted to keeping you in the know. You have to apply and be accepted but it’s not a rigorous process. Rather than bombard you with a million different things each day, they send you one nice email with one nice and useful tip that’s specific to your city. The Morgan Hotel group claims to have introduced the "Boutique Hotel" concept, characterized by personalized service and home-away-from-home ambiance in a setting of timeless elegance. Under their umbrella they have everything from the Royalton and Hudson in New York to the Mondrian in LA and the Clift in SF. If you’re into finding out what’s hip and happening, check out their new website, THE LIST. Sure it highlights the Morgan Hotels but they also have a great list of the very best in restaurants, parties, bars, shopping, services and must-sees. From their website: “Through this new alliance, Morgans Hotel Group and UrbanDaddy will redefine the way guests think about hotel websites. ‘The List’ will serve as a digital destination for travelers and locals in search of the best in town….The List’ will be updated daily by expert concierges on each property, and give site visitors access to UrbanDaddy’s vast, dynamic and up-to-date database of cleverly written news about the latest nightlife, food, fashion and events for each market.” A list you may want to bookmark!

December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.

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December 1, 2016

Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

Artist Crystal Liu intimately ties her emotional states to beautiful abstract paintings. In large-scale works, she constructs landscapes that are metaphors for the intangible forces that drive us. Visually, elements of the Earth and sky are the actors for the feelings we cannot easily imagine. Together, the sun, mountains, and more depict “narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope.” These symbols allow Liu to seem removed, yet make the pieces deeply personal.

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