TOAST OF THE TOWN Baltimor In spring, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore officially opened in the vibrant waterfront neighborhood of Fell’s Point. Along with its 128 luxury guestrooms came the opening of new NoHo Hospitality Group restaurant Rec Pier Chop House. At its helm is lauded chef Andrew Carmellini, a powerhouse in the culinary world whose past successes include impressive venues like Locanda Verde, The Dutch and Little Park. The eagerly awaited chop house (noted as one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2017) features classic Italian fare with an urban, soulful twist. Guests can expect to enjoy seasonal, locally sourced menu selections at the venue, which blends a countryside feeling with a modern steakhouse aesthetic. (recpierchophouse.com) FIREWORKS WITH A VIEW July 4 Each summer, cities and towns across the country host extravagant sky spectacles to celebrate Independence Day. Here’s where you can view fireworks from Montage properties. MONTAGE LAGUNA BEACH The Laguna Beach city fireworks show originates from Monument Point at Heisler Park and begins at approximately 9 p.m. It can be viewed from the the main Montage lawn and the public walkways in Treasure Isand Park above the beach. At Paintbox, children (ages 5-12) are invited for a fun-filled evening featuring an All-American buffet, karaoke, games, fireworks, movie, popcorn and a candy buffet. MONTAGE DEER VALLEY Montage Deer Valley guests are directed to head to Main Street in Park City or Park City Mountain Resort for the best viewing. The fireworks begin at dusk at Park City Mountain and guests typically enjoy the show best from anywhere on the mountain. MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY Guests at Montage Kapalua Bay can head to the town of Lahaina to watch the skies come alive on Front Street, accompanied by music. Watch from the sea wall to see fireworks shot from a sea barge across fom the Hard Rock Cafe. OPENING NIGHT AT THE BOWL June 17; Los Angeles Relish an evening of music at one of Los Angeles’ most extraordinary and iconic venues. The 2017 Hollywood Bowl season will commence with a summer gala where VIP guests will enjoy an exclusive preconcert cocktail reception, which includes a gourmet dinner. The reception is followed by a spectacular concert with a stunning fireworks finale. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its education and community programs. (hollywoodbowl.com) ARTISTIC HAPPENINGS Across the United States, the nation’s largest and most renowned galleries and museums are celebrating new acquisitions by established and burgeoning artists alike. “THE IMPOSSIBLE COLLECTION OF WINE” A must-have for the library of any dedicated wine connoisseur, the recently released, hand-bound, oversized edition of “The Impossible Collection of Wine: The 100 Most Exceptional Vintages of the Twentieth Century” from luxury publisher Assouline includes the ultimate list of coveted vintages. Acclaimed sommelier Enrico Bernardo, named best sommelier of the world in 2004, imagines a cellar filled with the finest wines of the 20th century, discussing the rarity, terroir, taste and historical mystique of each. Images are hand-tipped onto pages and the text is presented in a wooden case, making the limited-edition publication a sight to behold in a variety of ways. (assouline.com)
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