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On April 30, Chef Erling Wu-Bower (@erlingwubower) will bring his California-style, seasonal cuisine to the Windy Cindy with the opening of Pacific Standard Time (@_pacificstandardtime). The restaurant’s oak wood-fueled hearths will serve as visual centerpieces for the space and turn out fresh pita with green chickpea hummus, asparagus with black garlic molasses, and pork shoulder with ramen broth and bok choi.

For our picks of the best openings, tasting menus, and launches across the globe this week, click on the link in our profile. [📸: @brianwillette]

If you’ve lived in New York long enough, you know many of its brightest gems require a little searching—but are also both public and free. Tucked under subway grates, squirreled up on rooftops, or hidden in plain sight, the city’s numerous public art projects offer even the most jaded city slickers a chance to experience the wide-eyed tourist treatment.

For our guide to New York City's best public art, click on the link in our profile. 🚇🎨🏙

Summer on the mind? Late-night dance parties and meditation are unlikely bedfellows on the tiny island of #Obonjan, located in the Adriatic Sea. But for the past two years, the sliver of land has been host to a Who’s Who of electronic music (past performers include Fort Romeau, Erol Alkan, and Daniel Avery), as well as an incubator of cutting-edge wellness (yoga on an overwater deck; beachside stargazing). Accommodations are glamping-chic abodes with en suite bathrooms.

For our full lineup of the best festivals around the globe this summer, click on the link in our profile. [📸: @obonjan]

Auberge Resorts [@aubergeresorts] has created a new sea-to-mountain travel experience pairing its two luxury resorts in Central America. The six-night offering begins in southern Costa Rica at AltaGracia [@altagracia_cr]. The hacienda-style estate in the rugged mountains of Perez Zeledon is the perfect base for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. After three nights, guests will fly by private charter transfer to Mukul [@mukulresort]. The luxe resort on the Emerald Coast of Nicaragua fronts four miles of pristine beach and boasts world-class surfing, an 18-hole David McLay Kidd-designed golf course, and a world-class spa.

For more of the hottest openings in the world of travel this month, click on the link in our profile.

@dolcegabbana is the latest upscale newcomer to Miami’s booming Design District [@miamidesigndistrict]. Open now, the Italian brand’s newest boutique pays homage to the Teatro alla Scala in Milan with a glass facade spanning two floors, baroque mirrors, and walnut furniture. The store offers clothing and accessories for both men and women, as well as fine jewelry and watches.

For a full roundup of what’s new and notable in global women’s and men’s style this month, click on the link in our profile.

New York’s iconic @rainbowroomnyc is hosting a pop-up champagne bar now through May. The glittering Manhattan lights outside the bar’s sprawling windows are reflected in the décor with gold lanterns and floating candles. On offer are 15 varieties of champagne, as well as several bubbly cocktails and champagne flights. The playful menu, meanwhile, includes an elaborate pu-pu platter, lobster Cobb salad with crispy pork belly, and “tipsy” desserts like a roasted banana soufflé with champagne sorbet. April dates include: 17, 23, 24, 30. May dates TBA.

For more information and a full lineup of what to eat and drink around the world this week, click on the link in our profile.

Dispatch from Home & Design Editor @danrubinstein at #SaloneDelMobile in Milan. || Always inventive, the show at @dimorestudio took place in chic tents set inside darkened rooms, with assistants helping with flashlights. But the patio was sunny and so much fun, too. #MilanoDesignWeek

Looking to refresh from #Coachella? Today there's another lineup of sunshine, music, and exclusive experiences for #AmexPlatinum Card Members at the @AmericanExpress Platinum House in Palm Springs.
Highlights from Day One included @SoulAnnex classes with @SoulCycle Founding Senior Master Instructor and Platinum Collective member @staceygnyc, and the latest immersive installation from @danielarsham x @snarkitecture. Other club perks include live musical performances, festival-themed makeovers, and complimentary food and beverage from the @parkerpalmsprings. 👓💃🏻🍹🎉 For full details about opening hours and how to visit, click on the link in our profile. [📸: Christopher Polk, Charley Gallay, and Phillip Faraone/Getty Images]

Dispatch from Platinum Collective member @danielarsham at the @AmericanExpress Platinum House at @parkerpalmsprings.
@snarkitecture’s white mountain is open today and tomorrow—exclusive to #AmexPlatinum Card Members. For how to visit and experience more at #Coachella weekend, click on the link in our profile.

@AmericanExpress Platinum House kicked off this morning at @parkerpalmsprings with Meditation x Bootcamp class with @SoulCycle Founding Senior Master Instructor and Platinum Collective member @staceygnyc at the first ever @SoulAnnex pop-up.

SoulAnnex is the next evolution in fitness and wellness, where SoulCycle's top instructors pilot the latest and most effective off-the-bike experiences.

For details about joining @staceygnyc’s class tomorrow morning at Platinum House and more information about additional exclusive experiences for #AmexPlatinum Card Members, click on the link in our profile.

Weekend plans at @Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival? @AmericanExpress Platinum House returns for its second year to the Parker Palm Springs [@parkerpalmsprings]. This year it features even more unique experiences curated in partnership with the Platinum Collective including a dreamy, futuristic mountain-like installation from prominent artist @danielarsham’s design firm @Snarkitecture, and a @SoulAnnex pop-up from SoulCycle with @staceygnyc.

The house will be open from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, exclusively for #AmexPlatinum Card Members, and up to three of their guests.

For more information, click on the link in our profile.

Sweet music will once again fill the California desert air when the @Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicks off today. We've hand-picked a playlist of songs from some of the bands we’re most excited to see this year. For our curated selection of jams to get you into the swing of festival season, click on the link in our profile.

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