In New York on 145 Spring Street in SoHo, the French luxury brand Sandro has opened up its first U.S. men’s store, the Sandro Homme Workshop, which will be featuring a different shopping concept and experience. From my article for AskMen.com, along with the chic fall and winter styles, the Workshop will feature in-store artist collaborations that includes showcasing a new artist each month through the end of the year. Each artist will have a week-long live installation in the beginning of their time in the Workshop towards the front entrance, with their work staying on display through the rest of the month.
More about the new store, which will remain open through the end of 2014 as Sandro looks for a new spot to open up a flagship, on AskMen.com. And if you are wondering what Sandro is offering this fall, I’ve picked out my five favorites below:
Lady Gaga’s released an 11-minute ARTPOP film for her song “G.U.Y”, which along with performing the provocative single also features the song “Venus”. The video follows Gaga after being reborn (or as she enters the next stage in life) and makes her way to a white mansion that’s filled with familiar faces from the Bravo family (like Andy Cohen as Zeus) and turns into a big Gaga-esque party. The entire video is flawless, with the dance numbers reminding me of her “Paparazzi” days, but something that’s also worth mentioning is the location of where the video was shot, the Hearst Castle on the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California in its own town of San Simeon.
The beautiful central Californian castle, a National and California Historical Landmark mansion designed in the Mediterranean Revival style, can actually be visited and able to host events. It dates back to 1919 and can look like a castle in the sky as it is perched on a hill with an altitude of 1,600 feet.
Here’s a look inside the castle and its grounds beyond the “G.U.Y” video:
The High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, has officially opened and has been lit up for all the Las Vegas Strip to vast in its neon glory. Standing at 550 feet, it changes the city’s skyline just as the London Eye did 14 years ago over across the pond.
As part of The LINQ by Caesars, it is the key concept in the project of an outdoor area that is now filled with (and will continue to add) new activities, shops, dining options and nightlife. The LINQ will span more than 300,000 square feet, with a pedestrian mall running about one-third of a mile from Las Vegas Boulevard to the High Roller.