Art

Flowers in a Crystal Vase painting at the Getty Center

Review- Hope Springs Eternal: “Manet and Modern Beauty at the Getty Center”

October 11, 2019

Édouard Manet French, 1832 – 1883 Flowers in a Crystal Vase, about 1882 Oil on canvas Unframed: 32.7 × 24.5 cm (12 7/8 × 9 5/8 in.) National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection,1970.17.37 Image courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington EX.2019.3.100 Hope Springs Eternal: Manet…

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female rider on a white horse at circus

Review: By Day and by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque- A MUST SEE Exhibit at the Norton Simon

October 6, 2019

Review The darkness and light of LA Belle Époque at the Norton Simon Museum October 4, 2019-March 2, 2020 by Leticia Marie Sanchez La Belle Époque, which means the “beautiful age,” evokes thoughts of frothy, light-hearted spectacle: can can dancers, entertainment…

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The Sherry-Netherland: A welcome dose of Beauty and Civility

August 24, 2019

 Review: The Sherry-Netherland A welcome dose of Beauty and Civility in Manhattan by  Leticia Marie Sanchez Amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City is a place that embodies civility at its finest: The Sherry-Netherland. If you find yourself lost,…

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Leticia Marie Sanchez posing near the swimming pool

Review: The 2019 Hampton Designer Showcase House in Southampton

August 22, 2019

Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark Review: An artistic oasis in Southampton by Leticia Marie Sanchez Photo Left: Cultural Cocktail Hour Editor-In-Chief Leticia Marie Sanchez at the 2019 Hampton Designer Showhouse presented by Traditional Home to benefit Stonybrook Southampton Hospital. What struck me about the design of this Southampton…

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Cultural Cocktail Hour visits New York!

July 29, 2019

Throwback Tuesday to New York trip two years ago! Looking forward to visiting New York again next week! All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez “If London is a watercolor New York is an oil painting”- Peter Shaeffer Central Park, New York,  July 2016

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Get Lost! (Lost in Liberty Park, that is)

July 4, 2019

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Cultural Cocktail Hour in 2008. In 2017, the Sphere moved from Battery Park to Liberty Park, where it now overlooks the World Trade Center site. Fritz Koenig’s The Sphere by Leticia Marie Sanchez It is the stillness after the storm,…

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Cultural Cocktail Hour in Paris: Backstage at Palais Garnier, the Paris Opera, Part II

June 17, 2019

Backstage at Palais Garnier, the Paris Opera Part Two by Leticia Marie Sanchez All Photography and text © Leticia Marie Sanchez This article first appeared on Cultural Cocktail Hour in 2012 Charles Garnier declared, “I have two shows in my opera; one…

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Cultural Cocktail Hour Photography: Riviera Gardone, Italy

June 7, 2019

Cultural Cocktail Hour Photography: Riviera Gardone, Italy All Photography and text © Leticia Marie Sanchez Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark Lake Garda has long provided a wellspring of inspiration for creative-minded souls, including: Nobel Laureate Paul Heyse, Goethe, Thomas Mann,…

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Moonwalking at the Piccolomini Library, Siena

April 23, 2019

In honor of World Book Day- a ThrowBack Tuesday to Moonwalking at the Piccolomini Library, Siena Photography and text © 2013 Leticia Marie Sanchez Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark Scruffy tennis shoes tread on crescents more than five…

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Our hearts are with the people of Paris

April 16, 2019

Editor’s Note: Leticia Marie Sanchez Devastated to read about the fire at Notre Dame Remembering a peaceful morning stroll this summer with my son from Notre Dame to the bird market. CNN’s latest report is that ”The entire wooden interior of…

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