Friday, January 31, 2014

Luxury Concierge Network: Jade Ocean 2014

Our first “Luxury Lifestyle Showcase” of 2014 was hosted at the fabulous Jade Ocean in Sunny Isles. We created a fantastic experience for over 80 residents who descended from their oceanfront homes to the Fendi Room, by the pool deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and champagne were served, as guests enjoyed visually stimulating vignettes from luxury brands and services such as Ferretti Yachts, Markowicz Fine Art, Lou La Vie Members Club, Odubers Italy, Barone Antica Sartoria, and Bang & Olufsen.

We made sure all guests went back home with gift bags, and some of our brands gave away fantastic gifts to raffle, which included a $700 value car experience from Lou La Vie, a $350 leather purse from Odubers Italy, a Dinner/Show for 2 from Tatiana Restaurant, and tickets for “Assassins” from Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts.
Exquisite food was passed butler style, courtesy of Fascino’s Restaurant and Soho Asian Grill; Casa Botran Rum and Monte Carlo Vodka were in charge of the bars, and Tatiana restaurant provided with the fabulous champagne tree. Despite of the low temperatures (upper 50’s) our DJ Tavin Raiter played the sexiest tunes of his career from the pool deck.

Special thanks to our media partners Le City deluxe Magazine, and of course to the amazing management and staff at Jade Ocean, including star Concierge John Lenis, who is always a gentleman and outstanding professional.

Photo credits: Stephane Chiche / Le City deluxe Magazine

Monday, January 13, 2014

Phil MacQuet’s “Art/Digital” During Art Basel Week Miami 2014


From street art to avant-garde, digital age artist Phil MacQuet’s unique and interactive art uses high definition images combined with digital screens to make his pieces come alive through the interaction with a mobile device. His never before seen work, “street / digital” made its world premiere at Markowicz Fine Art in Miami on Saturday, December 7th during Art Basel Week Miami 2013.

Phil MacQuet has been using the computer as a means of expression for more than 20 years, as he witnessed its birth and took an interest in the advent of the sophisticated machines. MacQuet has taken art and technology one step further by developing a smart phone application which scans digital stencils from specific pieces of his art. The application then takes the user to an online video or images, sometimes with sound, that describe the meaning of that particular image within the context of the art piece, allowing the observer to experience a vivid and breathtaking view of the art.

The grand opening exhibit gathered a great crowd of art connoisseurs, collectors and enthusiasts who admired the innovative mind-blowing series, as the artist Phil MacQuet and gallery owner Bernard Markowicz, engaged guest with personal demonstrations with iPad devices.