New Nail Art Just in Time For The Holidays – MARS The Salon

At MARS the Salon, located in West Hollywood, the best nail team in Hollywood has come up with the quintessential “Luxe Holiday” creations! With designs featuring snowflakes, a variety of colors, sparkles, and other adornments,  MARS The Salon has the perfect look for you!

The Christmas Shine
By Ayumi Namaizawa of MARS The Salon

 

 

    1-Apply clear gel.

2.Draw the bottom of French line with dark blue gel on thumb finger.

3.Draw the tip of French line with light blue on thumb finger.

4.Draw the dabble French line all fingers as thumb finger.

5.Draw the capital H with light blue color and capital A with dark blue color on thumb, capital N with light blue color on index, capital U with dark blue and capital K with light

blue on middle, capital A with dark blue on ring, capital H with light color on pinky finger.

Hanukkah Nails

By Yuki Sato of MARS The Salon

 

    1.Apply clear gel.

2.Draw the bottom of French line with dark blue gel on thumb finger.

3.Draw the tip of French line with light blue on thumb finger.

4.Draw the dabble French line all fingers as thumb finger.

5.Draw the capital H with light blue color and capital A with dark blue color on thumb, capital N with light blue color on index, capital U with dark blue and capital K with light blue on middle, capital A with dark blue on ring, capital H with light color on pinky finger.

 

 

Ugly Sweater Party

By Hiroko Fujikawa of MARS The Salon

 

  1. Apply a base coast.
  2. Apply Essie “Loophole” on all ten fingers.
  3. Using a thin nail art brush and Essie “Blanc”, draw two vertical lines on the edge of the thumb nail, leaving a little space on the outer corners.
  4. Within the leftover space on the outside of the thumb nail, using the thin nail art brush draw a vertical zigzag shape pattern.
  5. Keeping with the Essie “Blanc” color, drawn three “X” shapes vertically down the middle of the thumb nail.
  6. In between each of the four crosses of each “X” shape, using a toothpick, draw dots in the Essie “Blanc” nail polish.
  7. Repeat this process of the opposite hand thumb nail.
  8. Using Essie “Blanc” and a sharp safety pin, draw seven small diamonds in the shape of a flower on the index finger.
  9. In the middle of the flower shape, created by the diamonds, using a toothpick put a white dot in the center.
  10. Using the same toothpick, draw a straight line horizontally across the top of the index finger nails, leaving a small area of grey above.
  11. Using a new toothpick and the Essie “Stylenomics” nail polish, draw some dots on the horizontal white line.
  12. Using the Essie “Blanc” polish, draw one “X” shape above the flower and one “X” shape below the flower.
  13. Repeat this process on the opposite hand index finger.
  14. Using the Essie “Blanc” nail polish color; draw a “V” shape using a thin nail art brush on the nail bed.
  15. Draw three more “V” shapes, one of each side and one on top of the existing “V” to create an “X” looking shape.
  16. Repeat this process at the top of the middle finger nail.
  17. Using a sharp safety pin, draw an outline of a diamond in the center of the middle finger nail.
  18. Using the Essie “Stylenomics” nail polish color, fill in the diamond shape.
  19. Repeat this process on the opposite hand middle finger nail.
  20. On the bottom of the ring finger, using a thin nail art brush and Essie “Blanc”, draw a zigzag line.
  21. Using Essie “Stylenomics” and a toothpick, draw dots above and below the zigzag line.
  22. Using Essie “Blanc” and a thin nail art brush, create a “body” shape, with a small head to begin constructing a reindeer.
  23. Using a toothpick, draw four lines with a hoof shape at the bottom to create the legs of the reindeer.
  24. Using the same toothpick, connect the head of the reindeer with a horizontal line and “antler” shape lines to complete the reindeer.
  25. Using a toothpick, draw a straight line horizontally across the top of the index finger nail (below the feet of the reindeer), leaving a small area of grey above.
  26. Using a new toothpick and the Essie “Stylenomics” nail polish, draw some dots on the horizontal white line.
  27. Repeat the process on the opposite hand ring finger.
  28. Using Essie “Blanc” and a thin nail art brush, draw four lines, two at the tip of the finger and two at the nail bed. Leave space in between each line.
  29. In the space between the white lines, draw a zigzag pattern using a toothpick.
  30. Using Essie “Blanc” and a toothpick, draw white dots in the center of the nail.
  31. Repeat the process on the opposite hand pinky finger.
  32. Apply a top coat.

 

New Year, New Sparkle

By Yuki Sato of MARS The Salon

 

 

  1. Apply base coat.
  2. Apply pink gel color on all fingers.
  3.  Put on gold glitter gradation on thumb and ring of bottom finger.
  4. Put on random gold shell hologram on thumb and ring fingers.
  5. Draw a triangle in gold glitter color  on middle finger.
  6. Attach some stones randomly (red, crystal, silver) on glitter triangle and Attach gold star shell hologram top of triangle.
  7. Apply sparkle pink glitter on index and small fingers.
  8. Apply top coat

 

Victor Drai Brings Style and Vision to Rare by Drai’s -New Steakhouse Opening Dec. 2013

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RARE BY DRAI’S SET TO SERVE THE SEXIEST STEAKS IN L.A.

Victor Drai Brings Style, Vision and Sophistication to his new Steakhouse Creation

Located on Sunset Plaza, Rare by Drai’s will Open Dec. 2013


How do you take a classic staple of American dining, the steakhouse, and break down the traditional thinking to create something entirely new, sophisticated and sexy? That was the question that acclaimed restaurateur and nightlife impresario Victor Drai posed when he decided the time was right to reinvent what has long been the trademarks of the steakhouse genre –a typical setting with a masculine vibe, dark rooms and fancy waiters. The answer became Rare by Drai’s, a modern, stylish and welcoming steakhouse with just the right amount of excess to appeal to Drai’s Los Angeles-meets-Las Vegas sensibility (Drai has been a pioneer on the nightlife scene in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for the past 20 years). With the DJ setting the distinctive soundscape upon entry, a creative design aesthetic envisioned by Drai and an alluring bar and lounge, Rare by Drai’s marks the beginning of a new era for Victor Drai on the Los Angeles dining scene, and there is no better spot to launch than on L.A.’s famed Sunset Plaza. The restaurant is set to open in early December, 2013.

Walking into Victor Drai’s newest restaurant will be like walking into a great dinner party – and that is by design. For the past two decades, Victor Drai has been known for knocking convention to the side and setting the trends; from his iconic La Cienega restaurant which opened nearly 20 years ago to his latest nightclub creations in Las Vegas, Drai has always had an extraordinary vision and aptitude to raise the bar with a unique experience. With Rare by Drai’s, he will continue the quest by creating a new type of steakhouse with a French-inspired menu serving the classics with a fresh, modern twist. From the staff uniforms (expect something unconventional) to the design of the booths to the color on the walls to the plates on the tables, Drai himself has overseen every detail…right down to the menu.

Like all great steakhouses, meats and seafood will take center stage, but in collaboration with Executive Chef Patrick Florendo, Drai has designed a menu that goes beyond the ordinary and even features his personal favorite: a Whole Roasted Loup de Mer, scented with lemon and thyme and roasted on a bed of fresh aromatic fennel. In addition to Drai’s signature dish, the menu features all prime-grade aged steaks, (butchered in house and ranging from 7 oz. to 36 oz.), fresh seafood options, as well as appetizers and salads which pay homage to the classics. Add up the fresh ingredients and distinctive dishes and Drai’s vision for Rare begins to take shape. “We are going to have the most delicious traditional steaks for the true meat aficionados, but we’re also going to have a selection of amazing signature items such as the Pan Roasted Wagyu Hanger Steak, the New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Steam Bouchet Mussels and a Roasted Whole Range Free Chicken that will be deconstructed and then re-constructed for a shared table experience,” explains Victor Drai. “I know this is a steakhouse, but our chicken is going to have our guests coming in weekly asking for more.”

In addition to the favorites, the menu at Rare will deliver appetizer options such as the Spicy Tuna Tartare with chili, crispy shallot, crunchy taro, and avocado, a Grilled Skuna Bay Salmon, a selection of farm-to-table salads, seasonal soups and more than a dozen hand-crafted side dishes. Desserts will not be an after-thought at Rare, as all of the desserts are made in-house along with ice creams and sorbets. Sure to be a favorite will be the “The Godiva Candy Bar,” featuring three layers consisting of a chewy caramel, a Godiva mousse and crunchy peanut butter.

The bar and lounge at Rare, led by acclaimed spirit manufacturer Chris Hewes, will feature a selection of classics, as well as Hewe’s own creative drinks and cocktails. Unlike most steakhouses, the bar and lounge at Rare is not merely a waiting space before dinner. With 33 seats, a DJ and access to the patio, the bar and lounge is designed to become the social gathering spot on Sunset Blvd.

Rare by Drai’s is set to open in early December. The expansive restaurant features 220 seats split between the restaurant’s main dining room, private dining room, bar and lounge and patio over-looking Sunset Blvd. Rare by Drai’s is a partnership with ESquared Hospitality: an international restaurant and hospitality group owned by Jimmy Haber and Keith Treyball.

Rare by Drai’s is located at: 8720 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. Rare by Drai’s Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday: 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Follow Rare by Drai’s on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/rarebydrais and on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/rarebydrais

Richard Artschwager’s blps Presented by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), The Hammer Museum and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas August – September 30, 2013 in Los Angeles and Las Vegas

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Richard Artschwager’s blps Presented by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division),
The Hammer Museum and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
August – September 30, 2013 in Los Angeles and Las Vegas

 

In conjunction with the retrospective Richard Artschwager! on view at the Hammer Museum through September 1, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), and the Hammer Museum along with The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas present a citywide installation of Richard Artschwager’s blps – a word coined by the artist (pronounced “blips”) in the late 1960s which consists of black lozenge-shaped marks meant to inspire focused looking and draw our attention to the places and things around us that often go unnoticed.

 

LAND’s Director and Curator, Shamim M. Momin, selected a number of sites throughout Los Angeles to place the blps, including Annenberg Community Beach House, Barney’s Beanery, C. Christine Nichols’ Maya Lin Residence, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Covell, Creative Artists Agency, Fatburger West Hollywood, FOODLAB Silverlake and West Hollywood, Gas Station on Riverside Drive, James’ Beach, Jamie and Brad Schlei’s Residence, L & E Oyster Bar, LAND Office, Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Headquarters, Los Angeles Union Station, Lyn and Bill Norton’s Frank Gehry Residence, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Radiator, Strip Mall on Santa Monica Boulevard, Sun-Lake Drugs, The Dresden Restaurant, Venice Skate Park, and WeWork Hollywood.  A selection of blps can also be found in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan. A map with the locations of all blps is available for downloading at www.nomadicdivision.org and www.blp.la.

Artschwager’s blps were first installed at the University of California–Davis, and over the years, have been installed in numerous public locations in cities in the U.S. and Europe, such as on subways and building facades, as well as indoor locations such as galleries, and produced in a range of materials, including vinyl, spray-painted stencils, wood, and rubberized horsehair. The blps have transformed art spaces and city streets for decades, creating an opportunity for the “useless looking” the artist aspired to throughout his career.

 

About the Exhibition
The Hammer Museum is the only West Coast venue for Richard Artschwager!, a full-scale retrospective exhibition of the work of Richard Artschwager (1923-2013). Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art in association with the Yale University Art Gallery, and curated by Jennifer Gross, Seymour H. Knox, Jr. Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Richard Artschwager! features more than 145 works spanning six decades, including sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs, and prints. Often associated with pop, minimalism, and conceptual art, Artschwager’s work never fit neatly into any of these categories. The Hammer’s presentation is organized by Senior Curator Anne Ellegood. Following the presentation of Richard Artschwager! at the Hammer Museum, the exhibition will travel to the Haus der Kunst, Munich and the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco.

 

Special Thanks
Rachel Burke, Dr. Ondine Chavoya, Calvin Chu, Jessica Cusick, Candance DeGraff, James Evans, Jay Farrand, Nan Friedman, Chief Mike Gallagher, Jane Glassman, Jim Harris, David Houston, Matthew Kaner, Ben Kessler, Dustin Lancaster, Metro (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority), Nino Mier, Dean G. Ng, Pat Ngoho, Thao Nguyen, C. Christine Nichols, Marc Pally, Jorge Pardo, Chuck Perliter, AJ Sacher, Eyad Zahra, and Heidi Zeller.

 

About LAND
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is a non-profit art organization founded in 2009 as a public art initiative committed to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects, in Los Angeles and beyond.

 

About the Hammer Museum
The Hammer Museum, a public arts unit of the University of California, Los Angeles, is dedicated to exploring the diversity of artistic expression through the ages. Its collections, exhibitions, and programs span the classic to the cutting-edge in art, architecture, and design, recognizing that artists play a crucial role in all aspects of culture and society.
The museum houses the Armand Hammer Collection of Old Master, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist paintings and the Armand Hammer Daumier and Contemporaries Collection. The Hammer’s newest collection, the Hammer Contemporary Collection, is highlighted by works on paper, particularly drawings and photographs from Southern California. The museum also houses the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, comprising more than 45,000 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books from the Renaissance to the present; and oversees the management of the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden on the UCLA campus.

 

The Hammer presents major single-artist and thematic exhibitions of historical and contemporary art. It also presents approximately ten Hammer Projects exhibitions each year, providing international and local artists with a laboratory-like environment to create new work or to present existing work in a new context.

 

As a cultural center, the Hammer offers a diverse range of free public programs throughout the year, including lectures, readings, symposia, film screenings, and music performances. The Hammer’s Billy Wilder Theater houses these widely acclaimed public programs and is the new home of the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s renowned cinematheque.

 

For current program and exhibition information, call 310-443-7000 or visit www.hammer.ucla.edu.

 

About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the city’s newest luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include:  AllSaints Spitalfields, Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept. For more information visit: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.