Tuesday, November 21, 2017

One Of Our Favorite All-Inclusive Resort Brands, Bahia Principe Is Offering Up To 55% Off Travel Through Dec. 2018 & Kids Stay Free For Cyber Monday

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Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

From all-inclusive romantic getaways to family escapes, Bahia Principe has something for everyone’s taste in the Dominican Republic – where the brand was named the hotel chain of the year, Jamaica and Mexico.

  • DealBahia Principe Hotels & Resorts – the leader in all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean --- wants guests to experience happiness with up to 55% off nightly rates and a kids stay offer at select properties in Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica.
  • Travel window: The discounted rates apply to travel between Nov. 18, 2017 and Dec. 22, 2018.
  • Booking window: Travelers must book between Nov. 18 – 28, 2017.
  • Booking Link: www.bahia-principe.com
  • Extra Info: In addition to up to 55% off nightly rates, the brand’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotion includes up to two kids free at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, Grand Bahia Principe La Romana, Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo and Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica, and one child stays free at the brand’s newest property – Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia, and beachfront Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda in Punta Cana. Blackout dates apply. Kids free is applicable when staying with two adults.

Travelore's 2017-2018 Holiday Gift Giving Recommendations

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For holiday and everyday celebrations Prosecco has become the choice of many wine lovers. One of our recommended selections is Mionetto Prosecco DOC made with organically grown grapes. Expect the delicate bubbles of a fine champagne with undertones of elder-flower and green apples. 
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Qatar Airways Offering Special Thanksgiving Rates, Book By November 27th For Travel Through May 31st 2018.

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Qatar Airways has launched special U.S. offers with fares starting at $615 to many exciting destinations! Some of our top fares include:

Los Angeles-Bali: $675
Philadelphia-Manila: $720
D.C.-Bali: $680
Atlanta-Mumbai: $615
Los Angeles-Chiang Mai: $725
Houston-Beirut: $675
Boston-Nairobi: $865

To take advantage, book by November 27, 2017 for travel on January 11, 2018 through May 31, 2018. Full terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.qatarairways.com/en-us/offers/thank-you.html?cid=EMUS486180

Major International Exhibition To Explore The Legacy Of Berthe Morisot, A Founder Of Impressionism

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Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist Marks Landmark Presentation 
of the Artist’s Work in North America and France

PHILADELPHIA–  –  The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec City, Canada), the Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia, PA), the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX), and the Musée d’Orsay (Paris, France) announced the internationally touring exhibition dedicated to one of the revolutionary artists of the French Impressionist movement, Berthe Morisot (1841–1895). Co-organized by the four institutions, Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist will focus on the artist’s figure paintings and portraits through approximately 50 to 60 paintings from both public institutions and private collections. This tour will be the first dedicated presentation of Morisot’s work to be held in the United States since 1987, the very first solo exhibition of her work to be mounted in Canada, and the first time since 1941 that a French national museum will devote a monographic show to this important painter. 

One of the founding members of the French Impressionists, Berthe Morisot was celebrated in her time as one of the leaders of the group, and her innovative works were coveted by dealers and collectors alike. Despite her accomplishments, today she is not as well-known as her Impressionist colleagues, such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Co-curated by Sylvie Patry, Chief Curator/Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Collections at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris and Consulting Curator at the Barnes Foundation, and Nicole R. Myers, The Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art, Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist will both illuminate and reassert Morisot’s role as an essential figure within the Impressionist movement and the development of modern art in Paris in the second half of the 19th century.

The exhibition traces the exceptional path of a female painter who, in opposition to the norms of her time and social background, became an important member of the Parisian avant-garde from the late 1860s until her untimely death in 1895. Through her portrayal of the human figure, Morisot was able to explore the themes of modern life that came to define Impressionism, such as the intimacy of contemporary bourgeois living and leisure activities, the importance of female fashion and the toilette, and women’s domestic work, all while blurring the lines between interior and exterior, public and private, finished and unfinished. 

Organized semi-chronologically, the exhibition will examine Morisot’s painterly innovations and fundamental position within Impressionism across the arc of her productive, yet relatively short life. The exhibition explores the following periods and themes of Morisot’s work:

  • Becoming an Artist – The introductory section looks at Morisot’s formative years, when she left behind the amateur artistic practice associated with women of her upbringing and established herself as both a professional artist and a key contributor to the emerging Impressionist movement in the late 1860s and early 1870s.

  • Painting the Figure en plein air – A selection of Morisot’s plein-air paintings of figures in both urban and coastal settings highlights her innovative treatment of modern themes and immersive approach that integrates her subjects within their environments through brushwork and palette.

  • Fashion, Femininity, and la Parisienne – The importance of fashion in constructing modern bourgeois femininity forms a central part of the artist’s paintings of the 1870s and 1880s. This interest is revealed in Morisot’s creations and adaptations of quintessential Impressionist subjects, such as elegant Parisian women shown at the ball or dressing in their homes, and the leisure activities associated with suburban parks and gardens.

  • Women at Work – Morisot’s depictions of the domestic servant—the majority of whom she employed in her household—reflect her own status as a working professional woman. Her interest in painting these women raises questions about bourgeois living and the intimacy of the shared domestic setting.  

  • Finished/Unfinished – The increasing immediacy of Morisot’s technique, and her radical experimentation with the concept of finished and unfinished in her work, exposes the process of painting and furthers the indeterminacy between figure and setting begun in her plein-air work.

  • Windows and Thresholds – Morisot’s interest in liminal spaces is revealed in her paintings of subjects such as doorways and windows. Within these often spatially ambiguous settings, Morisot’s masterful evocation of light and atmosphere, the most ephemeral of her subjects, serves to anchor the human figure within these transitory spaces. 

  • A Studio of Her Own – Morisot’s late career paintings from the 1890s often depict her personal  domestic space, which served as both studio and setting. During this period, Morisot reached a new expressiveness in her painting as figures become increasingly enveloped by their surroundings. The vibrant, saturated palette and sinuous brushwork that she adopted in these final works demonstrate their visual and symbolic affinities with the emerging Symbolist aesthetic of the time.

Exhibition Organization:
Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist is organized by Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Barnes Foundation, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Musées d’Orsay and de l’Orangerie. The exhibition is co-curated by Sylvie Patry, Chief Curator/Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Collections at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris and Consulting Curator at the Barnes Foundation, and Nicole R. Myers, The Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Exhibition Tour:
  • Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec (June 21–September 23, 2018)
  • The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia (October 20, 2018–January 14, 2019)
  • Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (February 24–May 26, 2019)
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris (June 17–September 22, 2019)

Exhibition Catalogue:
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue that emphasizes the importance of understanding Morisot’s work in light of her dialogue with contemporary artistic movements—Impressionism, but also Post-Impressionism and Symbolism. Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist makes an important contribution to the field, with interdisciplinary scholarship and a specific focus on Morisot’s pioneering developments as a painter first, woman second. Edited by Sylvie Patry, an English- and French-language catalogue will be co-published by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. and the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, in association with the Dallas Museum of Art and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec. A separate French-language catalogue will be published by the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. The book contains essays by Morisot scholars including the exhibition co-curators Sylvie Patry and Nicole R. Myers; Cindy Kang, Barnes Foundation; Marianne Mathieu, Musée Marmottan; and Bill Scott, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, as well as a chronology by Amy Wojciechowski with additional research by Monique Nonne (hardcover, $55).
[Images (left to right): Berthe Morisot, Self-Portrait, 1885, oil on canvas. Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet, Fondation Denis et Annie Rouart, Photo courtesy Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, France / Bridgeman Images; Berthe Morisot, The Cradle, 1872, oil on canvas, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, RF 2849, Photo by Michael Urtado. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY; Berthe Morisot, Woman at Her Toilette, 1875–1880, oil on canvas, The Art Institute of Chicago, Inv. no. 1924.127, Photo courtesy The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource, NY; Berthe Morisot, Winter, 1880, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Gift of the Meadows Foundation, Incorporated, 1981.129]

About the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Located in Québec City, the MNBAQ makes known, promotes and preserves Québec art from the 17th century to today with its rich collection of more than 38 000 works. The MNBAQ’s four pavilions are situated in the heart of the magnificent National Battlefields Park: the Gérard-Morisset pavilion (the original museum, 1933), the central pavilion (built in 1991), the Charles-Baillairgé pavilion (a prison dating from 1867), and the new Pierre Lassonde pavilion, giving the MNBAQ a street-front presence on one of the city’s main arteries, the Grande Allée. Designed by OMA New York in association with Provencher_Roy, this building enabled the MNBAQ to display its contemporary art, design, and Inuit art collections.

About the Barnes Foundation 
The Barnes Foundation is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution that shares its unparalleled art collection with the public, organizes special exhibitions, and presents programming that fosters new ways of thinking about human creativity. The Barnes collection is displayed in ensembles that integrate art and objects from across cultures and time periods, overturning traditional hierarchies and revealing universal elements of human expression. Home to one of the world’s finest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early modern paintings—including the largest groups of paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Paul Cézanne in existence—the Barnes brings together renowned masterworks by such artists as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, and Vincent van Gogh, alongside ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and non-Western art as well as metalwork, furniture, and decorative art.

About the Dallas Museum of Art
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than 3.2 million visitors. For more information, visit DMA.org. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About the Musée d’Orsay
Located in an old railway station opened in 1900 before being refurbished for its current purpose, the Musée d’Orsay has been renowned worldwide since its opening in December 1986. Devoted to the second half of the 19th century, it features collections of artwork primarily created between 1848 and 1914. All of the artistic movements of the time are represented: Impressionism, Realism, Naturalism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, etc., and the illustrious painters. Its multidisciplinary nature brings together all artistic fields: painting, sculpture, decorative art, objets d’art, architecture, drawing, and photography. Since June 1, 2010, the Musée de l’Orangerie has joined the Musée d’Orsay as part of one and the same publicly administered establishment.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Four Seasons Announces 2019 Private Jet Itineraries

Four seasons
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today unveils three unique Private Jet itineraries set to take flight in 2019. Newly added is Latin Escape, a 16-day adventure for those looking to explore the most exciting natural and cultural offerings of Central and South America. Just over two weeks in duration, this new journey is shorter than the 24-day around-the-world journeys, and takes travelers to Miami, Costa Rica, Buenos Aires, Bogotá and even includes an escape to the Galápagos Islands, all in the care of Four Seasons.
The Four Seasons Private Jet allows travelers to fulfil their most extraordinary travel dreams aboard a custom designed aircraft, while enjoying personalized Four Seasons service every step of the way. Guests can opt into a wide range of experiences in each destination and tailor their trip to their interests, discovering authentic flavors and connecting with local cultures and communities without the added stress of planning. The dedicated team on each Private Jet journey takes care of everything, including all air travel, ground transportation, planned excursions, all meals and beverages and luxurious accommodations at Four Seasons hotels and resorts. While visiting the remote Galápagos Islands during the Latin Escape itinerary, guests will stay at accommodations carefully selected by Four Seasons.
“Each year, we expand our Private Jet offerings, pushing the boundaries of curated travel and bringing together like-minded adventurers with a desire to explore the world. Our new itinerary offering, ‘Latin Escape,’ was devised in response to increased interest in the Four Seasons Private Jet program by a wide range of travelers, some of whom are looking for a shorter travel experience while still in the comfort and care of Four Seasons. Our tailor-made itineraries highlight the unique character of each destination, creating truly personalized and exclusive experiences alongside the comforts of legendary Four Seasons service,” says J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Back by popular demand, two of the most coveted Four Seasons itineraries are also featured on the 2019 roster. Timeless Encounters is a 24-day exploration of lively city centres and remote islands, including a day trip to the Taj Mahal. International Intrigue, a journey across nine diverse destinations, celebrates the magic of culturally-rich cities such as Kyoto and St. Petersburg set in dynamic contrast to the untamed paradise of the Serengeti. Both journeys provide insider access like never before in the most captivating destinations and are projected to sell out once again.
2019 Four Seasons Private Jet Itineraries
NEW: Latin Escape (February 9 – 24, 2019)
Miami – Costa Rica – Buenos Aires – Bogotá – Galápagos Islands – Miami
Latin Escape kicks off in Miami, with dinner at the Versace Mansion, famed for its secret passages, celebrity guests and gold-plated mosaic tile pool. In Costa Rica, take in the southern sky like never before through a powerful GPS-guided telescope while savoring cocktails and culinary treats infused with real meteorite dust. Feeling brave? Harness up and slide along a series of zip lines suspended above the valleys and treetops of the dense jungle, enjoying breathtaking views while spotting wildlife.
Next, it’s off to explore the irresistible blend of European and Latin American cultures that is Buenos Aires. Fly to Iguassu Falls for the day to explore this astounding collection of 275 interlinking waterfalls. Later, enjoy a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Teatro Colón, one of the world’s best concert venues, renowned for both its acoustics and architecture. Visit one of the oldest ranches in Argentina to experience the gaucho lifestyle. Witness a display of traditional horse-riding skills and indulge in an authentic barbeque on historic grounds.
Latin Escape continues to Bogotá, Colombia’s lively capital city. Explore the innovative arts scene with a local artist or take a private salsa lesson with a skilled instructor. Sip cocktails while taking in 50,000 pre-Hispanic indigenous gold artifacts housed at the Museo del Oro, before sitting down to a gala dinner surrounded by rare treasures.
Continue on to the remote archipelago of Galápagos for four nights of legendary Four Seasons service aboard a private ship. Snorkel, swim and paddle through crystal-clear waters abundant with local marine life. Wake up each day at a new site ready to explore landscapes and wildlife found nowhere else on earth. This journey through the Americas ends back where it started in Miami, with time to unwind and toast to the trip of a lifetime over an exquisite meal of Latin-inspired flavors.
Timeless Encounters (September 17 – October 10, 2019)
Kona – Bora Bora – Sydney – Bali – Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai – Taj Mahal – Dubai – Prague – London
Timeless Encounters takes guests on a journey across four continents, beginning in lush Kona, Hawaii, and concluding in London. Activities over the three-week adventure include a visit to Tirta Empul temple for a traditional water purification ritual in Bali; a snorkeling safari with blacktip lagoon sharks in Bora Bora; a day trip to admire the intricate architecture of the Taj Mahal; and a personal welcome from Prince William Lobkowicz into his family’s 16th-century ancestral home for a memorable gala dinner in Prague.
International Intrigue (March 25 – April 17, 2019)
Seattle – Kyoto – Hoi An – Maldives – Serengeti – Marrakech – Budapest – St. Petersburg – London
International Intrigue departs from Seattle, taking travelers across Asia and Africa, before reaching Europe and concluding in London. In Kyoto, guests learn how to draw, pose and swing a samurai sword under the instruction of the choreographer of Kill Bill: Vol. 1. In Serengeti, travelers are welcomed aboard a hot air balloon to catch glimpses of the Big Five before enjoying a Champagne breakfast in the bush. In the Maldives, guests can unwind with an award-winning spa ritual underneath the night sky. St. Petersburg offers travelers private access to the world-renowned State Hermitage Museum before flying to London for a final farewell dinner.

Celebrate Rodin 100, The Father Of Modern Sculpture, At The Rodin Museum In Philadelphia #Rodin100

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Worldwide Celebration
Auguste Rodin
November 17

2017 is the one hundredth anniversary of Auguste Rodin’s death. To mark the occasion, the Rodin Museum is taking part in a worldwide celebration of the artist’s work and legacy.
Follow along with us all day on social media to join in on the celebration and learn more about this extraordinary artist. 
In the Galleries
The Kiss
On View
Discover what passion looks like in the hands of a master sculptor. This installation explores the artist’s intimate and powerful depictions of romantic love and the variety of approaches, meanings, and allusions that Rodin brought to his figures.
Roz Perry Memorial Lecture
Exhibiting Intimacy: Rodin, Sex & Modern Sculpture
Nov. 17, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Art historian David Getsy discusses Auguste Rodin’s themes of sexuality and love, and explores how they influenced Rodin's reputation and development as a modern artist.
Around Town
Kiefer Rodin Opening Party
Nov. 17, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
The Barnes Foundation invites you to be among the first to see contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer’s experimental responses to sculptures and drawings by Auguste Rodin. Enjoy after-hours art, music, drinks, and food.
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

For more information on the exhibitions and programs listed here, including generous donors, please visit philamuseum.org.
The Thinker, modeled 1880–81 and enlarged 1902–4 by Auguste Rodin, cast 1919 by Alexis Rudier (Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, F1929-7-123). Copy of Rodin's "The Kiss" (detail), carved in marble 1929 by Henri Gréber, after Auguste Rodin (Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, F1929-7-62). Eternal Springtime, modeled 1884 by Auguste Rodin; cast between 1898-1918 by Ferdinand Barbedienne (Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929). Auguste Rodin: Les Cathédrales de France (August Rodin: The Cathedrals of France) (detail), 2016, by Anselm Kiefer © Anselm Kiefer (Photo: Georges Poncet).

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Disney Cruise Line Introducing Even More Fun For All Ages With New Spaces and New Experiences Debuting On The Disney Magic In 2018

Exciting new spaces and new experiences designed for guests of all ages are coming to the Disney Magic in March 2018. From family dining in an enchanted kingdom, to a transformed teen club, to a sophisticated café exclusively for adults, the ship’s newest highlights include:

An Enchanting Dining Experience for Families

At Rapunzel’s Royal Table, families will delight in an all-new dining experience inspired by the beloved story of Disney’s “Tangled.” The first table service restaurant themed to “Tangled” that features characters and live entertainment will transport Disney Magic guests to the kingdom of Corona for an evening of music and interactive fun featuring Rapunzel and the mischievous Snuggly Duckling Thugs.
Guests will step inside a regal ballroom in the royal castle, lit by glowing wish lanterns and adorned with colorful drawings that reflect Rapunzel’s artistic talents. Here, the King and Queen of Corona invite everyone to take part in a festive celebration of Rapunzel’s birthday and the anniversary of her return to the kingdom.
Throughout dinner, guests of all ages will be treated to live entertainment, including spirited singing and dancing led by the maître d’, a merry band of musicians, the mischievous Snuggly Duckling Thugs and of course, Princess Rapunzel herself.
The family fun is complete with themed menus, special activities and a lively parade to cap off the evening in Corona. The charm and enchantment of “Tangled” in Rapunzel’s Royal Table is the perfect pairing to “Tangled: The Musical” – the spellbinding original production that delights guests during each Disney Magic sailing.
Redesigned Retreat Just for Teens
Vibe, the space on the ship reserved for teens ages 14-17, is being transformed into a trendy urban loft environment. At Vibe, teens can enjoy a new coffee and smoothie bar, play video and virtual reality games, and check out other cool activities like a DJ spin-off and movie making. Activities at Vibe are organized and hosted by trained Disney counselors who facilitate the fun and interaction among teen guests. 
Refined Escape Exclusively for Adults
Adults can relax at Cove Café, an adult-exclusive retreat that will be redesigned in a sophisticated tropical style. It’s the perfect place to sip a specialty coffee or tea throughout the day, or indulge in wine or a cocktail and light bites during the evening hours. 
In this serene setting by the Quiet Cove Pool, adult beverage tastings are also available at select times for an additional fee. Just steps away, the adjacent Signals Bar will also be transformed with a similar look.
Elsewhere around the Disney Magic, other enhancement highlights include the addition of Club Disney Junior in Disney’s Oceaneer Club for children and a redesigned Rainforest Room with steam and hydrotherapy in Senses Spa for adults.
The new enhancements debut on Disney Magic starting March 9, 2018, on sailings from Miami, Fla.The four- and five-night Disney Magic sailings from Miami visit Key West, Fla.Nassau, Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Beginning on May 14, 2018, the Disney Magic repositions to Europe for the summer season.
These additions are part of an overall commitment by Disney Cruise Line to invest in their ships, helping to deliver incredible family vacation experiences for years to come. While making these enhancements to the Disney Magic, crews perform regularly scheduled and wide-ranging maintenance to keep the fleet in tip-top shape, further demonstrating the unwavering commitment by Disney Cruise Line to continually elevate the guest experience.
To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-DCL-2500 or contact their travel agent.

SOURCE Disney Cruise Line