Guido Raimundo: Visionary Cinematographer

Guido Raimundo: Visionary Cinematographer

Creative individuals are often optimistic and enthusiastic visionaries who lead us into the future, and, recognizing that, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for such innovative blithe spirits. I never tire of engaging with those who inhabit this realm and I even take delight in being in their orbit. It is quite rare to find the spark of such creativity in the young, but indeed I detected it upon meeting cinematographer…

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THE CEDARS: THE PAST IS THE PRESENT 

THE CEDARS: THE PAST IS THE PRESENT 

When renowned fashion designer Sue Wong undertook the restoration of her beloved The Cedars, the breathtaking palazzo she calls home, no detail nor expense was spared nor overlooked in reinstituting its past grandeur. The Cedars was once the fabled Grande Dame, the epitome of Old Hollywood glamour and reputedly the most opulent home of its day when she was conceived in the Golden Age of the 1920s.  The property came by its name in celebration…

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Sue Wong an Epic Life Journey

Sue Wong an Epic Life Journey

SUE WONG is a study in contrasts. She appears petite, yet possesses a commanding presence and grand energy that fills an entire room. While there is power and strength in her designs, there is a romantic fantasy and poetic lyricism that informs her work. The elegant economy of her gestures belies the strength and determination with which she had managed her business for over three decades. This collision of polar opposites creates the frisson that…

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Schnitman on Bryant

Schnitman on Bryant

A very personal public statement from the bottom of Joshua Schnitman’s heart. I would first like to start by acknowledging my heartfelt condolences to all of the family and friends of those that were affected by this horrific 1-26-20 crash! In regards to Kobe, I recall two different fan reactions to him throughout my young life. There was the one that made fun of me for wearing his #8 jersey every single day in the…

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Sue Wong at the LA Art Show: When Fashion Meets Art

Sue Wong at the LA Art Show: When Fashion Meets Art

Fashion has always been an artistic endeavour and the LA Art Show, an international art exposition held this year from February 5th to February 9th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, certainly realized that when it recognized the seminal contributions of world renowned designer Sue Wong to the world of fashion/art and saluted her with a position of honor in its show. The LA Art Show, which turned 25 this year and has as its…

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Sue Wong’s Brilliant View of The Oscars

Sue Wong’s Brilliant View of The Oscars

Sue Wong’s spiritually uplifting Academy Awards Gala, held on Oscar’s greatest night, February 9, 2020, at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, presented a living canvas of the international fashion designer’s accomplishments and aspirations. Indeed, the event was a stimulating and enriching experience which honored the glory and glamour of old Hollywood and simultaneously paid homage to the unconquerable human spirit within us all. The Wong gala was a diverse program, to say the least, featuring…

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Zoltan Papp: Master of Art Restoration and Recreation

Zoltan Papp: Master of Art Restoration and Recreation

When Zoltan Papp was asked by noted fashion designer Sue Wong to help her restore an old Hollywood mansion she had acquired to its previous glory, little did he realize he would be embarking on a three year project. At first, Ms. Wong asked him to restore the Norma Talmadge room of the estate, but before that they agreed that he would do a sample restoration for that room. When Ms. Wong saw his work,…

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THE LUXURY OF THE QUARTZ

THE LUXURY OF THE QUARTZ

Your warm dream designer home, with interiors by the world’s best furniture brands, Roche Bobois or Versace. Artworks of Damien Hirst or Piet Mondrian adorned the walls and demanded lavish floorings and surfaces. HAIQU Quartz is best suited to accentuate the entire villa, apartment or mansion. It is an engineered quartz surface brand. The world’s largest seamless quartz slabs were recently unveiled at the luxurious Hotel Trident, Nariman Point.  “Quartz is a new-age product that…

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The Terrific And The Phenomenal Volvo V90 Cross Country

The Terrific And The Phenomenal Volvo V90 Cross Country

On the way to Coonoor, climbing the hills, it is monsoon time. The smell of coffee filled the air. I was driving the Volvo V90 Cross Country and the valley drops on one side and the other. The hills are camouflaged with trees and a few monkeys jumping about. I have never ever felt so confident in a car. Driving flat out, negotiating the blindest curves in the blind curve, clasping the steering wheel tight…

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Harley Wallen’s Eternal Code Had a Star Studded West Coast Premiere

Harley Wallen’s Eternal Code Had a Star Studded West Coast Premiere

Multi award-winning filmmaker Harley Wallen’s Eternal Code had a star studded premiere in the heart of Hollywood at the noted TCL Chinese Theatre on September 4th. This much anticipated action crime thriller stars Richard Tyson (Black Hawk Down), Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1 & 2), Billy Wirth (The Lost Boys), Yan Birch (Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death), Erika Hoveland (Injustice For All), Damien Chinappi (Betrayed),…

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