Month: May 2013

Puttin’ On The Ritz

by Alex R. Travers Over the years, Quest has resolutely set out to find exciting getaways. Our latest travel destination: Montréal. Just 360 miles from New York City, Francophiles from all over gravitate to La Métropole du Québec to take in its rich culture. Here, with the Ritz-Carlton Montréal as a temporary home and a …

$585,000 Bubble Gum Art Deal Blows Up

COURTHOUSE NEWS SERVICE – The renowned art collector Jane Holzer has sued Stephan Stoyanov and his gallery in New York state court for derailing an IRC 1031 “like-kind exchange” of four artworks. Holzer alleges that because Stoyanov bounced a check and failed to pay the third-party intermediary (Gagosian Gallery) for her two relinquished artworks within …

Lacoste’s Latest Fragrance: Noir

by Alex R. Travers Lacoste’s latest eau de toilette, an intense fragrance aptly named Noir, was inspired by a warm summer night. The top notes, which evaporate rather quickly, are reminiscent of pineapples and watermelons. At the heart of the scent is lavender, Egyptian basil, and verbena. The base notes of Noir—dark chocolate fused with …

ARIS On The Art Market

ABC NEWS – Bank of America is suing in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and two real estate executives, Harold Barry and Christian Schoen, for failing to deliver scheduled artworks used as loan collateral and the proceeds promised from a completed sale of a Warhol painting. Barry and Schoen …

Barrique: The Third Life Of Wood

by Lily Hoagland An Italian non-profit organization, San Patrignano, has partnered with over 30 of the world’s leading designers and architects (think Angela Missoni, Daniel Libeskind, and Marc Sandler, to name a few) to give a new purpose to old wood. The designers took old wine barrels and created high-end furniture and decor out of them. This …

Punk: Chaos To Couture

by Alex R. Travers Can’t speak for purveyors of punk or high commanders of couture, but for someone like me, who’s been religiously visiting museums and in recent years has found it almost impossible to stumble upon an above-average fashion exhibition, “Punk: Chaos to Couture” may be the savior of the genre. It’s raw, stimulating, …

Boys & Girls Harbor Salute 2013

On Wednesday, May 15, Boys & Girls Harbor will announce the 2013 Salute to Achievement honor to its Founder, Tony Duke, a man who has dedicated the last 76 years to serving young people in Harlem. Tony is a humanitarian, veteran and visionary. He has spent a lifetime educating children, growing the Harbor from a …