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Cantoni Designs Contemporary Model Home at Bleu Ciel

Bleu Ciel features three Model Homes each with their own unique style from a carefully curated list of designers. Modern furniture and design studio, Cantoni, selected to outfit our 01 Sky Home on the 7th floor.

The contemporary eye of this Dallas-based retailer and design studio lends itself to a sumptuous, modern home for the urban dweller. ”For the model, we wanted to keep it neutral and warm to help prospective residents envision themselves living in the space,” says Benji Rodriguez, Designer at Cantoni Dallas. “We opted for low profile furniture to let the home’s stunning views take center stage and integrated soft textures to add warmth.”

Step into the model unit and your eyes immediately lock onto a watercolor diptych featuring a striking blue ombré painting mounted on the wall. And the impressive artwork doesn’t stop there: avant-garde swivel chairs, phantom rectangular mirrors, large-scale photographs mounted on acrylic, and chandeliers suspended over the dining table. The space exudes a sense of drama befitting for any modernistic maven.

View additional photos from the Cantoni Model Unit at Bleu Ciel and visit the the Contact Page for Bleu Ciel to schedule your model home tour with our sales team.
 

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Meet the Interior Designers of Bleu Ciel's Model Homes

Since day one, Harwood International collaborated with the best in their industry in the design and execution of the dazzling tower and the designers selected to outfit our model units are no exception. Bleu Ciel will be collaborating with B&B Italia, Mitchel Gold + Bob Williams, Cantoni, Amy Berry, California Closets, and Boudreaux Associates. Each partner has a unique vision for their unit and together these model units will showcase an array of interior design preferences to help visitors feel at home. 

To learn more about the design inspiration and process for these partners, Bleu Ciel has initiated a “Thought Bubbles” lunch series at Dolce Riviera that combines two of our favorite things – sparkling wine and interior design. Both Cantoni and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams presented their plans and design process to a private group of brokers and clients in the exclusive event space on the Dolce Riviera patio. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams bring a transitional style to their home, mixing traditional with modern. This collection is ideal for going from a traditional home into a high-rise. Cantoni’s collection is more modern and in Bleu Ciel they will be bringing some warm, earthy tones to bring some of the outdoors inside. 

Danilo Di Nardo, general manager of the restaurant and HARWOOD’s sommelier, gave our guests a sampling of his favorites from our sparkling wine list including Ferghettina Francicorta Rosé, Canella Prosecco Superiore di Conegliano, and Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut. Each glass was expertly paired with a bite from the Dolce Riviera kitchen.

The Bleu Ciel model units will be opening up later this year for visits for prospective home owners. Stay tuned to the Bleu Ciel newsletter to keep up to date on when these homes are ready for preview. 
 

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Win a Completely Catered Thanksgiving Feast

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Hosting an office party or home gathering this November? Let Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens impress your guests! 

Enter to win a Completely Catered Thanksgiving Feast compliments of Marie Gabrielle. The gift to a lucky winner includes a Thanksgiving feast for six guests, catering professionals, and everything necessary to prepare and present this delicious holiday meal. Entries close on Monday, November 13.

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"Samurai" Opens at Bellagio

There's a brand new attraction at the luxurious Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection is on view now at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. More than 50 pieces of armor are showcased in this family-friendly exhibition, including full suits of armor and even life-size samurai riding their armored horses. Samurai runs through April 29, 2018. 

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Marie Gabrielle Makes Thanksgiving Easy

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Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens makes your Thanksgiving feast easy as ever. Online orders are now open through Friday, November 17 for the restaurant's delicious and customizable Carry-Out Thanksgiving Feast. Serving up to six, this hearty dinner includes an all-natural roasted turkey, salads, sides, and dessert. 

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Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Honors One of Japan’s Most Notable Art Forms - Samurai Debuts November 3

  Nuinobedō tōsei gusoku  armor and military equipment, late Momoyama period, c. 1600 (chest armor, helmet bowl, shoulder guards); remounted mid Edo period, mid-18th century. © The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Photograph: Brad Flowers

Nuinobedō tōsei gusoku armor and military equipment, late Momoyama period, c. 1600 (chest armor, helmet bowl, shoulder guards); remounted mid Edo period, mid-18th century. © The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Photograph: Brad Flowers

Honoring the culture, lifestyle and art of the samurai warrior through centuries of Japanese history, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) will unveil its new exhibit, Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, on November 3.

The exhibit includes more than 50 pieces of samurai armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller collection, and will feature full suits of armor, helmets, weapons, horse armor, masks and more. The exquisitely crafted pieces represent the evolution of the samurai warrior’s appearance and equipment spanning 600 years from the 14th-19th centuries. During this time period, Japanese society recognized the advancement of the samurai as a great honor: from archers and swordsmen to an elite class of warriors respected for their military skills, refinement and intellect.

Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection will feature objects that were used both for combat and ceremonial purposes. The pieces convey the complete story of the samurai, a part of the intellectual Japanese elite who not only fought in battle, but also practiced poetry and calligraphy.

“With each of our exhibits, we look to curate compelling collections that combine elements of history and culture, allowing guests to not only view stunning art pieces, but also learn about the context and significance,” said Tarissa Tiberti, executive director of art and culture for MGM Resorts International. “The upcoming exhibit of Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection will embrace a vibrant Japanese art form so rich in tradition, history and creativity, unlike anything we’ve debuted before at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art."

This exhibit encompasses the entirety of samurai history to allow the visitor to see the evolution of armor as warfare progresses from bows and arrows to swords and guns. Intricate pieces such as lacquered metal helmets adorned with crests, and delicate, detailed armor capable of protecting the samurai in brutal combat, will be on display. Inside the gallery, visitors will experience the masterful craftsmanship of each object and the historical context of the samurai as they walk through this historical epoch in Japanese culture.  

“It is the combination of art and armor, the boundless creativity of the objects’ forms, and the aesthetics used by these fierce and cultivated warriors that drew us in to assemble our collection," said Gabriel Barbier-Mueller.

Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection will be on view November 3, 2017 through April 29, 2018.

Tickets to BGFA are $18 for adults; $16 for Nevada residents, seniors 65 and older, and students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. For groups of 10 or more, the gallery offers special pricing of $12 per person. For additional information, call (702) 693-7871 or (877) 957-9777, or visit bellagio.com/bgfa.

BGFA is open daily 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Last admissions are sold 30 minutes prior to closing. Guests may enjoy complimentary daily docent tours at 2 p.m., and private docent tours are available at an additional cost.

About Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Located at the heart of the elegant Bellagio Resort & Casino, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is Las Vegas’ premier exhibition space – where great art goes on vacation. Since opening in 1998, the gallery has presented exhibitions of artworks and objects drawn from internationally acclaimed museums and private collections, including I Am The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, Town and Country: From Degas to Picasso, Yousuf Karsh: Icons of the 20th Century, Picasso: Creatures and Creativity, Fabergé Revealed, Warhol Out West and Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form.

About The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection
The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller collection is the most complete and largest of its type in the world, selectively amassed by Ann and Gabriel and their children over the past twenty-five years. Centuries of craftsmanship are represented in the collection with objects dating from the seventh to nineteenth centuries.

The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection in Dallas, Texas was created in 2012 to permanently house their ever-expanding collection of samurai masterpieces. The Museum is in the district of HARWOOD at the historic St. Ann’s School where it is free and open to the public. Beyond the Museum, the dynamic and beautiful compilation of suits of armor, helmets, masks, horse armor, and weaponry are on display in a traveling exhibition as well as the lobbies of Harwood International developments around the world.

Select pieces from the collection have been displayed at the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac in Paris; the Musée de la civilisation in Québec City; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Ore.; the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago, Chile; the Denver Art Museum, Denver; the Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix; and La Biennale Paris in Paris. For more information, please visit www.samuraicollection.org.  
 

This release was published with permission from the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts. 

 

 

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The First annual Hope Fest A Great Success

On Saturday, September 30, 2017,  Harwood International hosted the first annual Hope Fest: Live from HARWOOD at Happiest Hour to support three nonprofit organizations: Cornerstone Achievement Center, Love Like You Mean It, and Connecting Point of Park Cities. Through the generosity of 30 sponsors along with more than 500 guests and donors, Hope Fest raised over $230,000 in its inaugural year. Proceeds will be used to support the unique initiatives of each organization, which includes funding education, advocacy, and support initiatives for individuals with special needs in addition to efforts to eradicate the trafficking of young girls and women in India.
 
When Happiest Hour opened doors at 3 p.m., guests made donations to win one of the many impressive raffle items including diamond jewelry and autographed sports memorabilia from top athletes like Roger Federer and Emmitt Smith. Enjoying special bites and new menu features from Happiest Hour, guests continued to mingle until event chairs Katelyn and Oliver Barbier-Mueller took the stage for welcoming remarks and an introduction of the first act, Michael Lee & The Wartime Limousines. The Barbier-Mueller family founded the global real estate firm Harwood International and is developing the HARWOOD District, a growing 18-city block neighborhood featuring residential and commercial property as well as seven restaurant concepts and a museum. 

As the night progressed, Cas Haley, the 2007 runner-up on “America’s Got Talent,” took the stage to perform hit songs for the Hope Fest crowd. Next up was the headlining act Josh Weathers, a local Fort Worth artist and founder of the charity Love Like You Mean It. Weathers captivated the audience with his bluesy, soulful voice and plenty of skillful musical showmanship. 

Among those supporting Hope Fest were host committee members including: Katherine Helms; Katlin and Zach James; Laura Reeder; Skyler and Robbie Baty; Meghan Looney; Stefanie and Michael Prentiss; and more. As members of the executive host committee, Barbier-Mueller family members were in attendance: Gabriel Barbier-Mueller; Niña and Trevor Tollett; and, Alexis and Bridget Barbier-Mueller. 

About Cornerstone Achievement Center:
Cornerstone Achievement Center was created to provide individualized and group educational services in a nurturing, supportive, and faith-based environment. With a team-oriented focus, Cornerstone gathers input from parents, teachers, previous testing, and assessment tools to help design the best possible curriculum.

About Love Like You Mean It:
Love Like You Mean It was created by Josh and Kady Weathers after a family trip to India where they witnessed children in extreme depravity. The organization seeks to change the treatment of young girls and women in India who are cast into trafficking. 

About Connecting Point of Park Cities
Connecting Point of Park Cities is an organization that provides impactful day programs for adults with special needs while integrating individuals with disabilities into the Texas communities.
 

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The End of Summer Soirée with the HARWOOD Tenants

HARWOOD District Tenants mixed and mingled at the "End of Summer Soirée". Guests were able to sample bites from Harwood District restaurants, listen to amazing music from Kirk Thurmond & The Millennials and try out Social Ice and The Cottonsmith under the beautiful decor and tree canopy.

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A Swiss Evening at Marie Gabrielle

The Swiss Concert at Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens was an evening that brought a fusion of Swiss culture, music, and culinary experience to the HARWOOD District and Dallas all in one night! With The Swiss Club of Dallas and North Texas, HARWOOD was proud to welcome a pair of renowned touring acts all the way from Switzerland. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed the beautiful works by Accordion Orchestra from Aesch and the Yodel Club Choir from Schlossbrünneli Möriken Wildegg. The Swiss Longhorns and Frohsinn Singing Society from the Dallas and North Texas also performed. Guests had the chance to enjoy some of the best and most traditional Swiss sips and eats. It truly was a one-night getaway to Switzerland!

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Hope Fest Giveaway

Get ready to party for a cause. The first-annual Hope Fest: Live from HARWOOD concert and party is September 30th and you could win a pair of tickets! With a jam packed entertainment schedule and plenty of fun to be had at Happiest Hour, you won’t want to miss this. Enter your email below for a chance to win!

Winners will be selected Wednesday, September 27th. 

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