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Saints and Sinners
All summer long, Burlesque troupe Creole Sweet Tease are bringing old-school glamor to The Saint Hotel. We spoke to Artistic Director and dancer Trixie Minx to get the lowdown on the art of tease.
How does Creole Sweet Tease stand out from Burlesque shows?
We highlight the most elegant, high-end combination of gorgeous dancing girls – Madame Mystere, Piper Marie, Roxie Le Rouge, and myself – hot New Orleans jazz, and magic. The show is also interactive, so audience members are not merely observers.
What is special about performing Burlesque in NOLA?
During the 1950s, New Orleans was the epicenter for Burlesque. The dancers and musicians were celebrities. Its popularity faded with time, but in the late 1990s it came back into style. I’m thrilled to see it gain such a large following again.

What is it about The Saint Hotel that makes for good Burlesque?
The Burgundy Bar in the Saint Hotel is one of my favorite places to perform. There’s a huge window behind the stage onto the street, so people walking by get way more than they bargained for. Their reactions are hilarious.

Saints and Sinners

All summer long, Burlesque troupe Creole Sweet Tease are bringing old-school glamor to The Saint Hotel. We spoke to Artistic Director and dancer Trixie Minx to get the lowdown on the art of tease.

How does Creole Sweet Tease stand out from Burlesque shows?

We highlight the most elegant, high-end combination of gorgeous dancing girls – Madame Mystere, Piper Marie, Roxie Le Rouge, and myself – hot New Orleans jazz, and magic. The show is also interactive, so audience members are not merely observers.

What is special about performing Burlesque in NOLA?

During the 1950s, New Orleans was the epicenter for Burlesque. The dancers and musicians were celebrities. Its popularity faded with time, but in the late 1990s it came back into style. I’m thrilled to see it gain such a large following again.

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What is it about The Saint Hotel that makes for good Burlesque?

The Burgundy Bar in the Saint Hotel is one of my favorite places to perform. There’s a huge window behind the stage onto the street, so people walking by get way more than they bargained for. Their reactions are hilarious.

Bamboo Pavilion

Exactly Like Nothing Else: Artist Abin Chaudhuri’s bamboo-constructed temple pavilion, to feature in Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities, a MoMA exhibition, later this year.

designboom:

abin chaudhuri builds temple pavilion from bamboo

showing at uneven growth: tactical urbanisms for expanding megacities exhibition at MoMA from november 22, 2014 to may 10, 2015.

get a closer look at the temporary temple here.

Show Us Your #SummerAutograph
Summer is finally here and it feels good. We’re celebrating all season long by giving you the chance to win a 4-night stay at Carlton Hotel in NYC. To enter, show us your #SummerAutograph on Instagram – that one thing you’d pack before anything else on a summer trip. Start ‘gramming now!

Show Us Your #SummerAutograph

Summer is finally here and it feels good. We’re celebrating all season long by giving you the chance to win a 4-night stay at Carlton Hotel in NYC. To enter, show us your #SummerAutograph on Instagram – that one thing you’d pack before anything else on a summer trip. Start ‘gramming now!

Exactly Like Nothing Else
The artwork of Jeff Koons, featured in a recently opened retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York.
artsy:

“Art has this ability to allow you to connect back through history in the same way that biology does”—Jeff Koons

Exactly Like Nothing Else

The artwork of Jeff Koons, featured in a recently opened retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York.

artsy:

“Art has this ability to allow you to connect back through history in the same way that biology does”—Jeff Koons

THE SECRETS OF ATLANTIS

We have some big news. Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas has just joined our collection. Told you, this is big.
As one of the world’s most famous resorts, you’ve probably heard about things like its $25,000 per night Bridge Suite. But, there’s much more to Atlantis than meets the eye.
Underneath the hotel, there’s 50,000 sea creatures living in the world’s largest open air marine environment. While scattered throughout the resort, you can explore a collection of art that rivals many museums.
So, keep your eyes peeled. There’s even bigger news to follow in fall.

THE SECRETS OF ATLANTIS

We have some big news. Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas has just joined our collection. Told you, this is big.

As one of the world’s most famous resorts, you’ve probably heard about things like its $25,000 per night Bridge Suite. But, there’s much more to Atlantis than meets the eye.

Underneath the hotel, there’s 50,000 sea creatures living in the world’s largest open air marine environment. While scattered throughout the resort, you can explore a collection of art that rivals many museums.

So, keep your eyes peeled. There’s even bigger news to follow in fall.

BEE HOTEL
Life as a bee can be tough. All that buzzing and eating delicious nectar. IT’S EXHAUSTING. So, our St. Ermins Hotel in London, which plays home to over 300,000 permanent resident bees, has built the first-ever Bee Hotel on its roof. Hats off to our Queen (and Worker!) Bee, Camilla Goddard.

BEE HOTEL

Life as a bee can be tough. All that buzzing and eating delicious nectar. IT’S EXHAUSTING. So, our St. Ermins Hotel in London, which plays home to over 300,000 permanent resident bees, has built the first-ever Bee Hotel on its roof. Hats off to our Queen (and Worker!) Bee, Camilla Goddard.

Exactly Like Nothing Else

Deep diving in Earth’s Blue Holes

atlasobscura:

Blue Holes: A Descent into the World’s Hidden Waters

There are places in the world where it feels like you can swim forever into the Earth. Known as blue holes, the geological phenomenon is when a cave or sinkhole fills with water and becomes a vertical void in the landscape. Some descend hundreds of feet, others connect to mysterious systems of tunnels. And some people are brave enough to swim into the gaping abyss. In fitting tribute, we’ve rounded up six of the world’s most fascinating blue holes.

View the full photo gallery of our six favorite blue holes, on Atlas Obscura!