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Drake One Fifty Giveaway: Win a Dinner With Olaf

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 10 months ago

Contest! On Saturday, June 27, internationally-acclaimed artist Olaf Breuning will be at Drake One Fifty for A Dinner Party With Olaf, a special talk + prix fixe dining experience. And we're excited to be giving away a spot at the table.

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Pride 2015 Kick-Off Recap: A Night At The Vernissage Ball

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 10 months ago

On June 14, we kicked off Pride 2015 with the help of Dutch Lanvin + Jazmyn Monroe, who hosted A Night At The Vernissage Ball, a ballroom survey of important moments in art's history and its current iterations. Our resident Drake Underground photographer Patrick Biller attended the Ball, and captured its denizens in their dip, drop, strut runway glory.

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Postcards From Marrakech

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 10 months ago

Local stylesetter Stefania Yarhi has long trained her eye on the street. Whether its outside the tents of New York Fashion Week or a beach on the coast of Italy, the photographer and writer behind the celebrated Textstyles blog has a stamp-filled passport attesting to her dedicated documentation of international street style.

On June 8, Yarhi will launch Fashion 2.0, a summer talk + mixer series exploring fashion's evolution in the digital world. The first edition will focus on, natch, global street style, and will feature a RSVP Room 222 talk on the very subject with special guests Randi Bergman (Executive Digital Editor of FASHION Magazine), Stephanie Mark (Co-Founder of the Coveteur) and fashion and lifestyle blogger Gracie Carroll. (And since its also the seventh anniversary of Textstyles, a celebration on the Sky Yard.) The monthly event will run in July and August, focusing on e-commerce and the future of fashion blogging, respectively.

Earlier this Spring, Yarhi visited the Moroccan city Marrakech, which may be familiar to any of our guests who have had the chance to visit our much-loved rooftop patio this summer. Below are five snaps from her trip, and commentary on what makes this city such an enduring inspiration.

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Toasting the End of an Era: Our Fave “Mad Men” Cocktails

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 11 months ago

As we toast the end of the 1960s with our Man Men final episode viewing party in the Hotel’s North Lounge, it seems appropriate to acknowledge the show’s role in introducing to a new generation the Manhattans and proper old-fashioneds tippled by our hard-boozing ad execs.

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Drake Devonshire Artist In Residence: Keith Cole

Posted by Rea McNamara, 3 years ago

Earlier this month, Toronto performance artist Keith Cole did a Drake Devonshire artist residency. Cultural programmer Rea McNamara spoke over the phone with Cole, who discussed his residency, Tom Thomson, and his thoughts on residencies as an alternative form of arts education.

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The 7 Best Artworks at NYC 2015 Art Week

Posted by Drake, 3 years, 1 month ago

With temperatures yo-yoing in NYC — didn't you read about the airplane that skidded off La Guardia's runway? — the same could be said for its massive Art Week. Every March, the international artworld circuit descends on Manhattan, with collectors and art professionals swarming art fair booths and Chelsea shows. The art varies — folded aluminium, neon, sculpture-furniture, ye old painted canvases — and its enough to make this art-viewing a marathon.

Our curatorial team, head of cultural programming Mia Nielsen and assistant curator Rea McNamara, got caught in the maelstrom, but came out safely with some sure art bets for 2015. (Think pink, and yes, maybe even sculpture-furniture.)

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