Miguel Pastor
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Miss Universe 101
by Miguel Pastor - June 5, 2005 - 12:00am
One night in Bangkok...or one morning or one afternoon, depending on wherever you were on the planet when you watched the live telecast of the Miss Universe 2005 Pageant last week, May 31, in that mystical Land...
New York’s WTC: Ruins and Memories
by Miguel Pastor - September 7, 2002 - 12:00am
The image of two planes crashing into the World Trade Center plays over and over in our minds. The gruesome images of WTC’s towers crumbling to the ground have been rapidly stored in the aestheticized image...
New York: Shop talk
by Miguel Pastor - August 17, 2002 - 12:00am
New York is a place where anything can happen. New Yorkers know this, and for that reason, nothing surprises them anymore. Historians may conclude that the collapse of the 110-storey World Trade Center towers may...
A bite of the Big Apple
by Miguel Pastor - July 20, 2002 - 12:00am
A sense of guilt pervades New Yorkers’ favorite recreation, and dining in the city’s restaurant mecca presents both a personal dilemma for the individual, and a real problem for some restaurateurs. In the...
High on hudson hotel
by Miguel Pastor - June 29, 2002 - 12:00am
Design euphoria finally has a New York home. With the opening of the 1,000-room Hudson Hotel, the tandem of Ian Schrager andPhilippe Starck fires the latest and best salvo yet in an ongoing war against the status...
A not-so-folksy Museum of American Folk Art
by Miguel Pastor - June 15, 2002 - 12:00am
Time in New York has moved much faster since September 11. Though last autumn was one of the most difficult and dramatic in the history of New York and its people, it saw the opening of a truly unusual public building,...
PRADA reinvents shopping
by Miguel Pastor - June 8, 2002 - 12:00am
The Prada Store in New York City is triptych and peep show – touch screen, magic mirror, switchable glass. As a genetically-modified museum, shopping mall, disco and maybe even Eros center, the Prada "epicenter"...
Viva! Havana
by Miguel Pastor - May 25, 2002 - 12:00am
What’s the hottest urban destination in the Caribbean? If you say Nassau or Kingston, guess again, because the answer is Havana. After four decades of isolation, Cuba’s seaside capital is now swarming with...
Splendors of Cuba
by Miguel Pastor - May 18, 2002 - 12:00am
Yeah, Cuba’s cool, but you gotta get there soon," says Carrie Bradshaw of Sex & the City. That line sounded so apt when I heard it, and it kept ringing in my head until the day I finally reached my...
Northern Lights Of Toronto
by Miguel Pastor - May 11, 2002 - 12:00am
Tell people you are going to Toronto and they will probably ask what on earth for. Whatever reason would you have for visiting Toronto the Good, where the sidewalks are almost free of people from 8 o’clock at...
The Grand Hyatt Shanghai: High aspirations
by Miguel Pastor - May 4, 2002 - 12:00am
If Shanghai is Beijing’s dream, Pudong is its wet dream. Almost a decade ago, China announced its intention to build a super city on the other side of the Huangpu River. About the size of Singapore, the area...
Shanghai Sizzles
by Miguel Pastor - April 27, 2002 - 12:00am
Shanghai, a city of unmet expectations. Its global reputation as the slinky hostess of one of the world’s wildest parties is so firmly etched in the modern mind that it evokes in visitors a sense of longing...
Great dome, great court: London’s British Museum
by Miguel Pastor - September 22, 2001 - 12:00am
Culture vultures have never had it so good in London. Philistines have never had so many places to seek shelter from the rain. London celebrated the millennium with a massive renaissance in the public arts. Several...
London wake-up call
by Miguel Pastor - September 15, 2001 - 12:00am
I’m a hotel addict. I love the sight and smell of a hotel. The energy in the lobby. The play of color and materials on the walls. The uneasy cohabitation of hospitality and design. But what I love most about...
15 of the best in Milan's Salone Mobile 2001
by Miguel Pastor - July 28, 2001 - 12:00am
Milan, there is simply no other place like it. Where else would you bump into Paul Smith, Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, and Wallpaper* editor Tyler Brule all in a single day? And for the latest fashions in furniture...
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