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Interview with dancer choreographer Dwight Rhoden and preview of the season of Complexions Contemporary Dance Company at the Joyce in NYC.
Dwight Rhoden Shares His Insights on Complexions Dance Company
Here at Dandelion Chandelier, we're passionate about dance. So whenever we get the chance, we catch a performance or conduct an interview with a luminary in the dance world. We recently pulled up a chair for an interview with brilliant dancer and choreographer, Dwight Rhoden and heard the story of the Complexions Contemporary Dance Company. Who is…
5 Wine Trends Best to Know When Entertaining in Summer 2022
Hosting summer festivities at your house this year? Or spending the day at someone else's home, and looking for a bottle of wine to bring over? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy shares her conversation with Regine Rousseau about her wine company and her expert recommendations on the 7 wine trends to know and the best labels to buy when entertaining in Summer 2022.
Anna Deavere Smith on the Essence of the American Spirit
In the autumn of 2017, we sat down in Los Angeles for an interview with the brilliant artist Anna Deavere Smith to talk about Notes from the Field, race in America, and reasons for hope in turbulent times. Her wisdom, grace and prescience are astounding - her words are as relevant today as they were the day we spoke almost three years ago. Here are her essential and timeless insights on the beating heart of America, and the essence of the American spirit.
See Luxury in a New Light with Designer Rebecca Allen
The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Café is the place to find a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing their origin stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents. In this edition, we interview founder and designer Rebecca Allen, head of the luxury shoe brand that bears her name. They're shoes to match every skin color, and they're gorgeous.
See Luxury in a New Light with Designer Jessie Randall
The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Café is the place to find a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing their origin stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents. In this edition, we interview founder and designer Jessie Randall of the luxury accessories brand Loeffler Randall.
See Luxury in a New Light with: Alex Stupak
The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Café is the place to find a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing their origin stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents. In this edition, we sit down with star New York chef and restaurateur Alex Stupak.
Can Art Ever Capture the True Spirit of the Sea?
Is it possible for an artist to capture the essence of the ocean? Its mystery, texture, and movement? Its fantastical and majestic denizens? The smell of it, the saltiness of it, the awe that it inspires? A gifted and hard-working visionary can take those elements and viscerally bring them into even the most earth-bound environments. Jennifer Clifford Danner is one such talent. We visited her studio recently to view her work and hear her story, and we were swept away.
See Luxury in a New Light with: Jennifer Clifford Danner
The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Café is the place to find a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing their origin stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents. It's guaranteed to be illuminating. 
See Luxury in a New Light with: Wynton Marsalis
The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Café is the place to find a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing their origin stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents. It's guaranteed to be illuminating.  Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer and bandleader, an educator and a leading advocate of American culture. A child prodigy, at age 14 he performed with the New Orleans Philharmonic. He attended Juilliard, afterward performing with several jazz legends, including Art Blakey, Sweets Edison, Elvin Jones, John Lewis, Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughn. Through his tireless performing and teaching, Wynton rekindled widespread interest in jazz throughout the world and inspired a renaissance that attracted a new generation of fine young talent to jazz. In the realm of classical music, Wynton has recorded 11 classical records, to critical acclaim. He has produced over 80 records, including three Gold Records. A prolific and inventive composer, he has created and performed an expansive range of music for groups of every size and many genres: quartets to big bands, chamber music ensembles to symphony orchestras and tap dance to ballet, expanding the vocabulary for jazz and classical music with a vital body of work that places him among the world’s finest musicians and composers. His lauded works include The Jungle, Concerto in D, Swing Symphony, All Rise, and Blood on the Fields, which won a Pulitzer Prize.
See Luxury in a New Light with: Billy Peelle
The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Café is the place to find a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing their origin stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents. It's guaranteed to be illuminating.  Billy Peelle is the General Manager of Eleven Madison Park. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Billy attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Art History and Political Science.  It had always been his intention to work in hotels and restaurants; after college, he went to work for the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia. Subsequently, he moved to New York City and attended the French Culinary Institute, while also working as a cook, to deepen his understanding of restaurant operations. Upon graduation, he took a job as a kitchen server at Eleven Madison Park, where he ultimately rose to Captain.  In 2012, Billy became one of the opening managers at the NoMad, Eleven Madison Park's sister restaurant. In the years since, he has been a manager at both restaurants, holding several positions, including Dining Room Manager and Service Director. In the fall of 2015, he returned exclusively to Eleven Madison Park as the General Manager.
See Luxury in a new light with: Jessica McCormack
The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Café is the place to find a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing their origin stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents. It's guaranteed to be illuminating.  Jessica McCormack designs exceptional diamond jewelry, handcrafted in her dedicated London atelier. The daughter of an auctioneer, Jessica grew up in New Zealand and inherited her father’s passion for interesting and unusual antiques, which led her to London to work in the jewelry department at Sotheby’s. In 2008, she began her career as a jeweler in partnership with diamantaire Michael Rosenfeld. Her bespoke and collection jewelry is hand-crafted and inspired by a wide-ranging set of influences, including contemporary African art, the Bauhaus movement, mid-Century American architecture, feminist photography and ancient design work. Her studio is located in a 19th century townhouse in the heart of Mayfair.
See Luxury in a New Light with: Sharon Khazzam
The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Café is the place to find a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing their origin stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents. It's guaranteed to be illuminating.  Award winning jewelry designer Sharon Khazzam is a star in the world of haute joaillerie. She was the sole in-house jewelry designer for Asprey for eight years. With Asprey’s support, in 1993 Sharon launched her eponymous collection, which reflects her tastes as an artist and also her expertise with gemstones. You can find her one-of-a-kind collection of earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces at Barneys New York, Isetan and Mitsukoshi in Tokyo, and Ylang 23 in Dallas. Or you can work directly with her to create a bespoke piece, choosing stones that speak to you, and seeing the design and the final product come to life in her studio.
See Luxury in a new light with: Anna Deavere Smith
The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Café is the place to find a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing their origin stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents. It's guaranteed to be illuminating.  Anna Deavere Smith is a playwright, actress, professor and journalist. She has delivered riveting theatrical performances in her one-woman plays, including Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; and Notes from the Field. All were shaped from stories she elicited through recorded interviews, which she then personally portrayed on stage. Anna has portrayed Presidential advisers on television and in film in The West Wing, The American President, and Dave. She has played roles on the hit shows Nurse Jackie and Black-ish. She has served as a professor at Stanford and New York University. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship “genius” grant; a National Humanities Medal, which she received from President Barack Obama; and a George Polk Career Award, one of the top awards in journalism.
See luxury in a new light with: COOL HUNTING
The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Lounge is a place to hang out, pour yourself something to drink, and listen in on a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents that will help all of us see luxury in a new light. COOL HUNTING was founded in 2003 by Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten. The online publication informs the global creative community about creativity and innovation in culture, people, places and things, often through the lens of design. In addition to its online publication and video series, COOL HUNTING provides brands with consulting services, offers hosted travel experiences, and offers its exclusive Omakase gifting service.  We stopped by the Chelsea offices of COOL HUNTING on a drizzly late-September New York afternoon to chat with Evan and Josh. They were joined intermittently by Logan, their 14 ½ -year old Sealyham terrier, and by the new puppy in their office, Eero, who is 3 months old (and Logan’s nephew). The pups remained mum on their answers to our queries, but they did consent to sit for a photo. Unless otherwise noted, Evan and Josh responded as one to our questions.
See Luxury in a new light with: Lauren Lovette
The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Café is the place to find a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing their origin stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents. It's guaranteed to be illuminating.  Lauren Lovette is a Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet (NYCB). Born in Thousand Oaks, California, she began studying ballet at the age of 11. In 2006, after taking courses there for two summers, she enrolled full-time at the School of American Ballet – the official school of the NYCB. She became a member of the NYCB corps de ballet in 2010, was promoted to Soloist in 2013, and became a Principal Dancer in 2015.
See Luxury in a new Light With: James Truman
The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Café is the place to find a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing their origin stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents. It's guaranteed to be illuminating.  James Truman is the charming and erudite proprietor of Nix, a Michelin-starred restaurant helmed by Chef John Fraser that celebrates vegetables as a healthy, environmentally-conscious way of eating for the 21st century. With the belief that eating vegetarian or vegan should feel more celebration than sacrifice, Nix features dishes that are seasonal, shareable and highly flavorful. Innovative cocktails, house-made sodas and an affordable, adventurous wine list complete the menu, all served in a lively Greenwich Village atmosphere. Before launching Nix in February 2016, James Truman was the editor-in-chief of Details magazine, the long-time Editorial Director of Condé Nast, and a culinary consultant to hotelier André Balazs for restaurant Narcissa in the East Village and the Chiltern Firehouse in London.
See Luxury In a New Light with: Trent Preszler
The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Café is the place to find a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing their origin stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents. It's guaranteed to be illuminating.  First up? Trent Preszler, CEO of Bedell Cellars and Founder and Owner of Preszler Woodshop.

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