Christie’s International Real Estate writes in his online magazine luxury defined that in these uncertain and challenging times, the company aims to continue to connect with its global online community through inspiring and uplifting content on real estate, lifestyle and design. So we at Wüst- und Wüst-magazine will continue to highlight luxurydefined content whenever it will brighten up our readers’ everyday lives.
In this article, for example, the magazine points out a way to experience some of the best cultural activities in the world first-hand, from museum exhibits to cooking classes, through virtual tours.
These may have temporarily closed their physical doors, but thanks to global networking, you won’t have to miss anything, even if you stay at home.
See the most beautiful works of art in the world
Thanks to Google’s Arts & Culture Project, culture enthusiasts can satisfy their appetite and explore the exhibits of dozens of the world’s most famous museums – wherever they live.
Virtual tours include exhibitions of iconic fashion by Coco Chanel and Christian Dior at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, while the Museum of Modern Art features the work of Dadaist Sophie Taeuber-Arp. The Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City, on the other hand, offers a fascinating view of the celebrated artist’s lively, idiosyncratic wardrobe.
Improve Your Culinary Skills
If there’s ever been a good time to get in the kitchen and make some fantastic home-cooked dishes, it’s now—and you can do it in the company of a Michelin-starred chef.
Every day at 9:00 pm, celebrity chef Massimo Bottura, head of Gucci’s Osteria restaurant in Beverly Hills, is hosting daily live cooking demonstrations on Instagram. Kitchen Quarantine is a new edition of his 2019 Masterclass series of tutorials – but unlike those (which cost $90 each), these new lessons are absolutely free.
Kitchen Quarantine is a reprise of his 2019 Masterclass series of tutorials—but unlike those (which cost $90 each), these new lessons are absolutely free.
Ebullient and engaging, Bottura delivers his lessons with gusto and then follows them up with online Q&As. Given that his first restaurant, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, has twice been crowned the best in the world, you can be sure that his recipes—from Italian classics to Thai curry—will inspire you to widen your repertoire.
Having a drink and chatting with friends
The simple pleasure of sharing food and drink with loved ones is not an option for the time being. So why not follow the example of Henry Porter, the editor of Vanity Fair UK, and start a video cocktail hour with your friends or family?
Porter started by inviting a few friends for a drink every day – but instead of meeting in a bar or chatting at home, they raise a glass in front of their laptop or phone and chat with each other via a video conferencing app.
Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum
In #GuggenheimBilbaoLive, a new section of the museum’s website, museum staff will give you a look behind the scenes. You can explore exhibitions in the museum that have been unveiled so far. For families, there are videos that stimulate children’s creativity and interest in art. You can also take a look at previously top-secret activities that keep the building designed by Frank Gehry in operation – including areas that are not normally open to the public.
Go to the Opera
“During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark.” That’s the message from New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, which is streaming a different encore presentation from its Live in HD series every day, so you can lose yourself in epic performances from the archives free of charge.
The schedule featuring masterworks by Wagner, Verdi und Bellini includes complete performances from the past 14 years and stars some of opera’s greatest singers. Each performance is available from 1.30pm until 0.30pm the following day, both through the Met’s website and its Met Opera on Demand app for streaming devices. There’s also a wealth of additional articles and videos to peruse and enhance your home opera experience.