Sunday Seven

The Sunday Seven 07.07.19

Happy 4th of July weekend! Here's this Sunday's Seven.

Happy weekend, friends! Here’s this week’s Sunday Seven in wine, food, lifestyle, design and travel.

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Rem Koolhaas and the New Museum

The New Museum has flourished as an institution since it opened on the Bowery in 2007. A new expansion design by OMA, the Dutch firm cofounded by Rem Koolhaas, will take over the lot next door, currently occupied by a six-story former factory building. The building is chamfered in multiple dimensions, and I love the overall look between the two structures.

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Fyre Festival Island Can Be Yours

Saddleback Cay, the private island in the Bahamas that was used to promote the Fyre Festival, is currently available for $11.8 million. Though the festival itself never took place, the island is featured prominently in the ads used to sell the experience to thousands of credulous millennial concert goers. I watched the Fyre story on Netflix recently and was fascinated.

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Best Coffee Table Books

I was doing some coffee table book research recently and came across this link. It has a list of recommended coffee table books for every interest—from fashion to design to travel. Great ideas for yourself or for a gift!

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All About The Iconic Butterfly House

The Butterfly House was designed by San Francisco-based architectural firm Feldman Architecture. The homeowners and architect envisioned a home that was like “a butterfly landing in a meadow.” Located in Monterey County, CA, the concrete construction sits lightly on the land and thrusts out into nature, providing unobstructed views of the surrounding environment. Pictures of the interior and exterior at the link.

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July Travel Ideas

July is a popular time to travel. Whether you want to be adventurous or relax on the beach, there’s somewhere in the world for you to do it right now and this article gives you 10 ideas. We have some friends in Switzerland right now and their pictures are gorgeous. Also, loved seeing Santa Barbara on this list – we got married there and love visiting in the summer!

Master of Wine Exam Questions Revealed

Master of Wine (MW) is considered one of the world’s top wine credentials. This year’s Master of Wine exam was held in June, and the Institute of Masters of Wine released the questions on its website to let people see exactly what this year’s 160 test takers had to go through. It reveals which wines were served as part of the three 12-wine blind tastings. In addition, shares the topics of the five, three-hour question papers on viticulture, vinification and pre-bottling procedures, the handling of wine, the business of wine, and contemporary issues. When I took the test two levels below this one, the question papers were hands-down the hardest part!

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The Porsche Superyacht

Not that any of us can afford this, but luxury German automaker Porsche has just unveiled its plan to produce a beautiful $16 million model yacht. The interior was designed in collaboration with Minotti. They are only producing seven of them, so you may as well ogle while you can.

Hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing end to your long weekends. We are headed back from a lovely holiday in Wrightsville Beach this morning!

3 comments on “The Sunday Seven 07.07.19

  1. Always keeping it fresh!! Love the coffee table book suggestions. I was just in an antique shop looking for a book to gift… happy to learn about these recommendations!

    • breebasham

      Thanks Jess! I’m always in the market for a good coffee table book myself!

  2. Such a fun post!!

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