Everywhere we look around the globe, there’s something new to love. Join our inveterate cool hunter Jake Gaines as he scopes the world near and far for the most unique new opportunities you can experience, too.


At Art Basel Miami, join over 200 of the world’s leading international Modern and contemporary art galleries display artworks by over 4,000 artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video, and digital art. You can buy works ranging from editioned pieces by young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces. December 1—4.

At ArtBasel.com

Photo courtesy of Art Basel Miami


The new Hotel Zaza, an offshoot of its hipster predecessors in Dallas and Houston, is part of Austin’s downtown Republic Park regentrification project. With a rooftop pool and restaurants, Group Therapy and Perfect Strangers, and the ZaSpa, it’s the place to see and be seen, so what are you waiting for?

At HotelZaza.com

Photo courtesy of Hotel Zaza


The stunning Brooklyn Museum exhibit, Pierre Cardin: Future of Fashion, is the first New York retrospective in 40 years. Over 150 objects that date from the 1950s to the present celebrate the master designer’s pristine point of view that still feels completely fresh today. Through January 5, 2020.

At BrooklynMuseum.org

Image 01 : Lauren Bacall, Leslie Bogart and Alain Delon at Pierre Cardin’s fall 1968 fashion show

Image 02 : Sketch for a Cardin minidress, 1968


The most coveted and difficult place to get into L.A. these days is the new San Vicente Bungalows in West Hollywood. The former clothing-optional hotel court, distinctly inspired by the Beverly Hills Hotel pink, green and banana leaf motif, has been reinvented to accommodate the glitterati who swarm there to stay, eat and drink. The strict no-photos policy means stickers are placed on your cell phone camera to avoid any temptation of taking photos of your favorite box office stars.

Photo courtesy of Visit West Hollywood


A film retrospective honoring Austinite and Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Richard Linklater will be hosted by the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He will be presenting, for the first time, the retrospective of all his films, and an exhibition reflecting the central theme running through his films. We are mighty proud of our fellow Texan being honored on this international level. November 30.

At CentrePompidou.fr

Richard Linklater. Photo courtesy of Austin Film Society


As Texan as it gets, Perini Ranch Steakhouse: Stories And Recipes For Real Texas Food by Lisa and Tom Perini is sure to be an instant classic with page after page of mouth-watering recipes that will have you feeling like you’re on the ranch, even if you aren’t. $35.

At PeriniRanch.com

Photo courtesy of Perrini Ranch