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The Rio Carnaval - Rio de Janeiro - Feb, 21 2009 - Feb, 24 2009



The last couple years I have been fascinated with Brazil and have been wanting to go there. I'm going to try and make it to Rio's Carnaval early next year.



Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival Capital of the World. The Rio Carnaval is not only the biggest Carnival benchmark against which every other carnival is compared but also one of the most interesting artistic events on the Globe. Foreign visitors to it alone… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 27, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

LA Wine Fest - Hollywood, Ca - July 12-13



Good wine is a necessity of life for me. - Thomas Jefferson



The 3rd annual LA Wine Fest is being held on July 12 & 13 in Hollywood at the historic Raleigh Studios. Over 2000 Winos indulged in 2007 and the Wine Fest is expecting over 2500 attendees this summer! Cheers!



One Day Pass - $45

Two Day Pass - $80



LA Wine Fest Participants…

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Added by Eugene on May 24, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Esquire North: The Ultimate Bachelor Pad



For the fifth year in a row, Esquire has taken over an incredible home -- this one an $8.5 million triplex penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park in New York City -- and worked with the world’s top designers and luxury brands to transform it into the ultimate bachelor pad.



Here are a few of the rooms:



Living Room designed by Campion Platt for Versace

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Added by Eugene on May 21, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

The new Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios



D'OH!! Sideshow Bob is loose from prison to get revenge on Krusty and the Simpson family at the new ride at Universal Studios Hollywood opened on May 19, 2008. Brady MacDonald of the Los Angeles Times described the ride as "visually stunning" and said it "truly delivers — with loads of in-jokes and satire for serious fanatics and tons of thrills and fun for casual fans." At least 24 regular characters from the series make an appearance, all… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 21, 2008 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Griffith Observatory - See the real stars - not those fake hollywood ones!





If you have never been here or haven't been since it remodeled, Griffith Observatory is definitely worth checking out. The architecture of the building is amazing and I would recommend going right before sunset, as you and your date will surely enjoy a panoramic view of LA. The main attraction is the Samuel Oschin Planetarium Show, which is an IMAX on the ceiling. Wicked, I know...the show consists of informative info regarding… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 20, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Rising Ride - Documentary on China - Morono Kiang Gallery 5/24 @ 7 p.m - free



With a blazing economy, a radically different governemt, and so much news ranging from the earthquake to the olympics, I have had a growing curiosity about China. I recently stumbled upon this documentary, The Rising Tide, which investigates China's march toward the future through the work of some of its most talented emerging artists, whose work reflects the country's rising influence as an economic, political and cultural force in the global… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 19, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

Terra Cotta Soldiers @ the Bowers Museum - May 18 - Oct 12



Oohh...I'm so going to check this out!!



China's First Emperor, the boy king who united the country in 221 BC and began construction of the first Great wall, was not only obsessed with building but also a fanatic about death. To enforce his rule over the afterlife, he built a standing army of 7,000 soldiers. This terra cotta army of soldiers, servants, musicians, acrobats, and animals silently remained underground for two thousand… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 16, 2008 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

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