Photo: Artwork © Helen Marden. Photo: Robert McKeever. Courtesy Gagosian. Helen Marden spent the pandemic year painting and with family, her life slowed down but not in every way a bad way. “I felt lucky,” she says, “but extremely sad.” Despite her privilege, it’s not as though she wasn’t in the viral crosshairs: She’s almost 80, and her husband of over 50 years, Brice Marden , has been stalked by cancer. A number of her friends died of COVID, including one of her closest, the architect Edward Tuttle , whom she remembers meeting on the Greek island of Hydra back in the 1970s as if it were yesterday. “He was like 27, and I knew I was going to love him” — Helen is confident in her first impressions, as she seems at first to be in most things. “He had an Enter the Dragon T-shirt on and, I think, pearls,” she says. We’re sitting together, masked up and vaxxed up, at Gagosian’s first-floor gallery on Madison (the floors polished black, her hair Warhol white), surrounded by the lacquered tropicality of her paintings, eddies of plume-y pink, yellow, blue, and gleaming white, many shining with seashells, for an exhibition she has called “ Bitter Light a Year. ” Helen Marden and Brice Marden. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images There is a hard-candy determination in the work and, one suspects, in her. Helen is a fierce and imperious globe-trotting grande dame who has known several generations of pretty much all the accomplished and interesting people worth knowing. They flock to the Mardens’ many homes: the eclectic Greenwich Village townhouse, the place on Nevis in the Caribbean, the one in Marrakech, the mini family compound upstate in Tivoli, the place they’ve had for decades on Hydra. Actually, the two, since they gave the one at the top of the hill (at some point, it was just too many stairs) to their daughters: Melia , the chef, known for the Smile , and Mirabelle, who co-owned for a time the gallery Rivington Arms, where both … [Read more...] about Helen Marden’s Bitter, Lucky Light
April 11, 2012 - 08:59 BST hellomagazine.com ¡HOLA! Puerto Rico has launched it's first issue in the Caribbean, becoming the 19th member of the HELLO! and ¡HOLA! family The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is welcoming a new addition to its newsstands on April 11, 2012 as ¡HOLA! Puerto Rico arrives to spread its unique brand of celebrity and royal news. ¡HOLA! Puerto Rico , the 19th member of the rapidly growing HELLO! and ¡HOLA! publishing house, will be keeping a finger on the pulse of the cultural and social life of the island. Without Trace fame, Roselyn Sanchez, and her American actor husband, Eric Winter, presenting their new-born baby Sebella Rose. The weekly also shows legendary crooner Julio Iglesias and his family in their paradisiacal home in Miami. Also featuring in the launch edition is iconic UK TV personality Sir Bruce Forsyth with a tour of his UK abode which he shares with his wife, Lady Forsyth, an ex Miss Puerto Rico. In commenting on the brand's editorial success around the world, ¡HOLA! Puerto Rico editor, Juan Soto-Melendez, echoed the words of Eduardo Sanchez Perez, the Spanish-based CEO of the HELLO! and ¡HOLA! publishing company: " ¡HOLA! magazine is the froth of life, it doesn't weigh you down. One shouldn't make things complicated for the reader but, instead, present a product that's not pretentious but entertaining. "While maintaining good taste, discretion and avoiding hurt or scandals - that's what ¡HOLA! Puerto Rico is going to be all about too." Produced by BrandInk Group, ¡HOLA! Puerto Rico will be the first international magazine to be produced and printed entirely in Puerto Rico. HELLO! and ¡HOLA! has a joint readership of 15 million, is published in 11 languages, and is sold in 100 countries. Globally there are specific editions in the UK, Spain, Russia, Greece, Middle East, Canada, Turkey, Thailand, Mexico, Malaysia, … [Read more...] about ¡HOLA! Puerto Rico launches their first edition
Last modified on Sep 09, 2020 12:09 BST Chloe Best 21 of the world’s best adventure holidays to put on your post-quarantine bucket list Need a little dose of travel inspiration? If you're dreaming of an exciting break, you’ll love these action-packed adventure holidays in destinations as diverse as Peru, Zimbabwe, and Canada. Whether you want a challenge to test your physical and mental strength or simply want a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you’ll never forget, we’ve got it all and then some. Read on for our top adventure holidays around the world… RELATED: 21 UK staycations you need to visit on your next weekend getaway 1) Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu It’s no wonder Machu Picchu often features high on many people’s travel bucket lists; this ancient city is set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, with the trek to get there an adventure in itself, involving four days of hiking at altitudes of up to 4,200m. If you don’t fancy doing it alone, book onto an organised tour along the Inca Trail, many of which include activities like paddle-boarding and zip-lining along the way. 2) Run the Great Wall Marathon Sure, you could walk along part of the Great Wall of China, but why not test yourself even further by running the Great Wall Marathon? Considered one of the world’s most challenge marathons, the arduous course includes some 5,164 steps and passes through the lower valley and into the neighbouring villages. It was completed by none other than Pippa Middleton in 2016, with the Duchess of Cambridge ’s sister crossing the finish line in an impressive 4 hours and 54 minutes. MORE: 9 virtual tours to keep you busy during self-isolation: from NASA to The Louvre 3) Take the Three Peaks challenge You don’t have to leave the UK for an adventure holiday; challenge yourself by taking on the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales. … [Read more...] about 21 of the world’s best adventure holidays to put on your post-quarantine bucket list
February 18, 2019 - 16:56 GMT Leanne Bayley Is this Queen Letizia's most stylish outfit? We think it might be! If you're not au fait with Queen Letizia 's epic style, you need to swot up because this is one royal you need to know about, we promise you. The Spanish royal, who is married to King Felipe VI, was photographed on Monday afternoon in a killer outfit as she attended the Fine Arts Gold Awards ceremony in Cordoba, Spain. We're talking a houndstooth skirt and top-combo (designed by Hugo Boss), which she teamed with a pair of sexy red stilettos, which we think you'll agree, really elevated the look. The 'Liza' shoes are by high-end Spanish label, Magrit, and this is Letizia's go-to designer for her footwear. Letizia completed her look, like all good royals do, with diamonds. Adorning her ears, she opted for a pair of diamond and ruby drop earrings. Simply stunning. Beauty-wise, the 46-year-old rarely disappoints! She stuck to her signature makeup look which consisted of a small amount of foundation, bronzer, a touch of blush and light brown smoky eyes. On the lips, she chose a rust-coloured red. MORE: Queen Letizia has these 5 style tips for Duchess Meghan in Morocco It's been a busy month for the royal couple, having just returned from Morocco where we saw her serve up sartorial masterpieces, including a white suit which we saw her wear on Valentine's Day . Her look for the day seemed to be a romantic nod to her 14-year marriage, since she chose to wear the Giorgio Armani trouser suit that she first wore in November 2003 to announce her royal engagement. How. Adorable. … [Read more...] about Is this Queen Letizia’s most stylish outfit? We think it might be!
June 30, 2014 - 12:26 BST hellomagazine.com King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain visit Pope King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain travelled to the Vatican City in Rome to attend a private audience with Pope Francis . first overseas engagement that Felipe and Letizia had carried out since the king was proclaimed Spain's ruling monarch earlier this month. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY VIEW GALLERY Queen Letizia and King Felipe VI of Spain privilege of wearing white to her meeting with the Catholic leader. She opted for a demure skirt and jacket ensemble and accessorised with her favourite nude wedges, a matching white clutch and classic pearl drop earrings. "Privilege du blanc," whereby female Catholic monarchs and the wives of Catholic monarchs are permitted to wear white in an audience with the Pope . VIEW GALLERY King Felipe VI, Pope Francis and Queen Letizia of Spain have a private meeting met with the Pope until noon local time, after which they attended a meeting with Secretary of the Vatican State Pietro Parolin before flying back to Madrid. VIEW GALLERY Queen Letizia was given the privilege of wearing white in keeping with Vatican protocol leader's papal inauguration in March of last year, which also saw other royals such as King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in attendance. King Juan Carlos was doing, as he had just had an operation. "He's getting better, little by little," said Felipe, as well as inviting the Pope to visit Spain. make the trip in 2015 , including a stop in Santiago de Compostela to commemorate the pilgrimage of Saint Francis of Assisi. travel to France, Portugal and Morocco in the upcoming weeks on official state visits. … [Read more...] about King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain visit Pope
Last modified on Apr 13, 2021 13:21 BST Carla Challis Outdoor garden mirrors have become the garden trend we’re totally on board with. Shop the best mirrors for your garden wall, from small mirrors to outdoor mirrors with shutters. The biggest garden trend this year? Creating a living room-style space in your back yard. And that’s where mirrors for gardens fit in. From outdoor rugs to patio heaters , hammocks and even lamp-style LED garden lighting , we’re shopping for garden decorations and accessories like never before. And a garden mirror is an absolute must. Outdoor mirrors can transform a cold, unwelcoming garden into something altogether cosier; use a garden mirror like you would in your home or think of them like a window or doorway – they can reflect light and add depth to your outdoor space, whatever its size. Where should a mirror be placed in the garden? Outdoor mirrors are usually fixed to a garden wall, but larger garden mirrors can be jauntily leaned against a wall or side of a shed. From garden mirrors with shutters to round mirrors, gothic-style and mid-century designs, shop the best garden mirrors. SEE THE PICS: 15 celebs with epic outdoor living rooms Glass pane outdoor wall mirror, £175, John Lewis SHOP NOW This contemporary metal frame mirror has a protective painted finish, so it won’t succumb to the elements. Brambly Cottage carothers window style accent mirror, £125.99, Wayfair SHOP NOW Choose from a pale green or white finish on this traditional outdoor window. It’s lightweight enough to be hung from fence panels too. Silver birch wall panel garden mirror, £136.99, Primrose SHOP NOW Mirror the flora and fauna of your garden with Primrose’s outdoor mirror, which copies the feel of silver birch trees to create a cool and contemporary mirror. SEE THE PICS: Prince Edward and Sophie … [Read more...] about 10 best garden mirrors for 2021: Stylish outdoor ideas from John Lewis, Dunelm & more