Vina Vik – The Arrival

Hard to believe it was merely a week ago that I visited the art filled avant-garde VINA VIK spa retreat in Millahue, Chile. As my clients are painfully aware, I am a passionate proponent of The Arrival…we expect our guests to be greeted by management on arrival and award multiple stars for grand gestures of hospitality.Vina Vik ChileIf the hotel sends a car to the airport for my arrival, I love receiving a cool fragrant towel, chilled drinks and snacks for the drive.

Vina Vik executes the guest arrival with one of my best-loved gestures: a chilled cocktail or juice beverage reflecting the produce of the local area. The message bestowed upon a traveler – you have arrived and we welcome you to our home. Simple, yes; however, I believe it sets the stage for the guest stay…leave your cares behind, we are here to enhance your Journey.

Vina Vik ChileVina Vik Arrival…if you view the night sky from the terrace, the millions of stars in the southern sky match the Vina Vik sense of style and hospitality.

Welcome Cocktail

Vina Vik Welcome Cocktail

London Theatre: Board Masters

Off to a Fabulous Weekend of Theatre in London. Two brilliant stars brighten the stage: Kevin Spacey in Clarence Darrow. Positively riveting in Richard III, he’s received critical acclaim for this role at The Old Vic. Running March 3- April 11.

Kevin Spacey returns to the role of pioneering lawyer Clarence Darrow after the critically acclaimed Old Vic production of Inherit the Wind and the PBS film Darrow. Thea Sharrock directs him in Rintels’ compelling one man tour-de-force in which the larger than life Darrow with his legendary wit relives some of his pivotal experiences, including the infamous Scopes ‘Monkey’ and ‘Thrill Killers’ trials which established his reputation as a courtroom giant and civil rights hero.

Opening May 14 Ralph Fiennes stars in Bernard Shaw production of Man and Superman Opens May 14 at the National Theatre.

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Sold out – not in our vocabulary!