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A landmark exhibition The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East, opens March 18, 2019, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, focuses on the remarkable cultural, religious, and commercial exchange that took place in cities including Petra, Baalbek, Palmyra, and Hatra between 100 B.C. and A.D. 250. During this transformative period, the Middle East was the center of global commerce and the meeting point of two powerful empires—Parthian Iran in the east and Rome in the west—that struggled for regional control. The exhibition will focus on the diverse and distinctive cities and people that flourished in this environment by featuring some 190 outstanding examples of stone and bronze sculpture, wall paintings, jewelry, and other objects from museums in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Highlights of the Exhibition Among the highlights will be a Nabataean religious shrine, reconstructed from architectural elements in collections in…

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group welcome the Lunar New Year, honoring Asian heritage with luxurious immersive moments. In celebration of the holiday, which officially starts on February 5, 2019, Mandarin Oriental properties offers a stellar lineup of packages and offerings including a chance to experience ‘Rolls-Royce Cullinan in Red,’ the most luxurious SUV ever. Special Celebrations in Boston, Miami and Washington D.C. Mandarin Oriental’s properties in Boston, Miami and Washington, D.C. will ring in the Lunar New Year with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, offering guests special access to the brand’s first-ever SUV, the ultra-luxury Cullinan. The cars will make a special appearance at each property from February 4 to 8, and will be a fortuitous red, selected for its symbolization of good luck and happiness in the Chinese culture. A Rolls-Royce White Glove Product Specialist will be onsite for drives and chauffeured rides within a two-mile radius of…

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The London On Water Boat Show has been renamed, rebranded and relaunched as London Yacht Show and will take place on-water at St Katharine Docks this May 8 – 12th 2019. Previously known as London On-Water Boat Show, the renamed London Yacht Show will fill the requirement for manufacturers and dealers who attract high end net-worth customers. This unique event will deliver a great platform to showcase their models, on water, in the City of London. Event Focused on Luxury Lifestyle Announcing the newly branded event, which will have a primary focus on luxury lifestyle, Andrew Williams, President, Maritime, Informa Global Exhibitions, said: “Since we acquired this event at the end of 2018, we have worked to understand the needs of the event’s exhibitors and have consequently taken the decision that we needed to relaunch this event with a brand new focus on luxury lifestyle yachting and boating, complemented by…

The history of Zuber & Cie is the history of wallpaper. The French company since 1797 still produces wallpapers using the traditional woodblock engraving method and the actual woodblocks from 1797 and 1830 in the printing process – they are the last company in the world to use this 18th century technique. Their archives contain 150,000 woodblocks stored in their medieval cellars; each one is a piece of history and they are actual historic monuments, part of the French heritage. To own this wallpaper is to own a piece of French heritage and history. Artistic and Historic, Modern and Timeless Wallpaper There is great beauty in their creations. Each one deeply feeling and expressive. To gaze upon their intricate designs is to lose yourself in the places and scenes depicted on this incredible elegant specialty wallpaper. More than a function to dress a wall, they are historical works of art.…