LYNN YAEGER is a contributing editor for Travel & Leisure, and a
MARA GALEAzzI is Principal Dancer at The Royal Ballet. She was
frequent contributor to Vogue, The New York Times, The Atlantic and
other stylish publications. The two loves of her life are fashion and
MARCELO ÁLVAREz is internationally recognized as one of the most
important tenors of his generation and has been acclaimed at virtually
all the great opera houses of the world including the Metropolitan
Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Opera National
de Paris Bastille, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Vienna State Opera,
and at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. He returns to Covent Garden
to perform the role of Radames in David McVicar’s new production of
Verdi’s Aida which opens on 27 April 2010.
DEBORAH BULL is the Creative Director at The Royal Opera House
where she is responsible for developing the creative program, including
the archive of materials, BP Summer Big Screen live relays to more than
40 screens nationwide, daytime activities in the iconic Royal Opera
House building and the On the Road program taking performances to
other parts of the country. A dancer with The Royal Ballet for 20 years,
Deborah left the Company in 2001 to take up this new position.
ABIGAIL R. ESMAN is an award-winning freelance writer based
in New York and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with over 20 years
experience writing for Salon.com, Vogue, Esquire (Holland), Town
& Country, Art & Auction (where she is a contributing editor), The
born in Brescia and studied at La Scala, in Milan. She joined The Royal
Ballet in 1992 and was promoted to First Artist in 1995, Soloist at the end
of the 1997/98 Season and Principal in September 2003. This year, Mara
was honoured with the Cavaliere Del Lavoro, Italy’s highest honour,
from Giorgio Napolitano, the Italian President. Mara will perform in
Washington, DC and Cuba in June/July 2009 with The Royal Ballet. The
Royal Ballet Season at Covent Garden opens again in October 2009.
CHEF GU Y SAVOY is one of France’s most revered and award-winning
chefs with restaurants in Paris and Las Vegas, and opening soon in
Moscow and Dubai. He’s received three Michelin stars, an entry in the
Larousse encyclopedia, the Legion d’Honneur and was voted France’s
Chef of the Year by his peers.
WENDY LYN is a Paris-based journalist and travel planner who designs
upscale culinary experiences for discerning food and wine travelers.
She is featured in the Luxe City Guides Paris 2009 as “the go-to gal for
all things culinary” and Food Arts Magazine April 2009 as one of the top
culinary tourism specialists in France.
JULIE TARASKA is a NY-based freelance journalist and editor who
thanks the Sex Pistols for her career. After winning a fellowship to study
British punk, she moved to London and began writing professionally.
Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Men’s Vogue,
Metropolis, Interior Design, and icon.
Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Artnews,
and others. Her reporting on post-9/11 politics in Europe has received
ELLEN LUPTON is director of the Graphic Design MFA program at
worldwide attention, and her articles and essays about art and design
Maryland Institute College of Art, where she is also director of the
have appeared in virtually every major art magazine.
Center for Design Thinking. As curator of contemporary design at
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum since 1992, she has produced
KELLY WEARS TLER has fine-tuned contemporary notions of elegance
numerous exhibitions and books, including “Design Your Life: The
since establishing her firm, Kelly Wearstler, Inc., a decade ago. Her
Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things” (St. Martins Press, May
projects are frequently featured in fashion, design, travel, lifestyle and
2009). Lupton is a 2007 recipient of the AIGA Gold Medal and she has
business publications and continually magnetize design cognoscenti
contributed to various design magazines, including Print, Eye, I.D.,
around the globe. Currently she is preparing six hotel projects, which
Metropolis and Readymade magazines.
are underway in Anguilla and Mexico’s Riviera Maya. As the namesake
and creator of several product lines, the designer shares her signature
SAxON HENRY, a journalist with a passion for design and architecture,
style via the Kelly Wearstler boutique at Bergdorf Goodman. Her
has written for Architectural Digest, Germany, The New York Times,
handmade carpets for The Rug Company debuted last year, followed by
Interior Design and is a regular contributor to Robb Report Vacation
a fabric and trim collection for Groundworks at Lee Jofa and a soft home
Homes. In October 2009, her book Four Florida Moderns will be
goods series for Sferra this spring. A native of South Carolina, Wearstler
released by W. W. Norton & Company.
received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. She resides in
Beverly Hills, California.
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International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, The Los Angles Times,
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