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DLX INFLUENCER: DAVID GHYSELS, FOUNDER OF DINNER IN THE SKY.

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David Ghysels is the founder of Dinner in the Sky and Hakuna Matata, a Brussels based marketing agency that creates unusual events to create a buzz for clients. In 2004, he pitched an idea to the Jeunes Restaurateurs d'Europe Association to host an airborne dinner because they wanted to communicate that they were the "Gastronomy at the Top." The client lo[...]

DLX INFLUENCER: CONTEMPORARY ARTIST, LINCOLN TOWNLEY.

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British contemporary artist, Lincoln Townley has revealed the latest addition to his extremely successful “Icons” series: a portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, in celebration of her 90th birthday this month. The original oil and acrylic painting, created in a Warholian homage style, was purchased within minutes of its release by an American collector.  The de[...]

DESTINATION LUXURY INFLUENCER: ANDRIA MITSAKOS.

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Written by Susan Michals. Andria Mitsakos could best be described as a serial entrepreneur. She is a myriad of careers and endeavors: publicist, writer, accessories designer, and self-proclaimed global Wanderlista (which also happens to be the name of her multi-platform site, launched in 2014). As President and CEO of her PR firm, Andria launched the [...]

FOUNDER OF BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS INSTAGRAM TALKS HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR FOLLOWERS

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With over 5 million followers, Beautiful Destinations is a top account on Instagram (after all the Kardashians, of course). Founder Jeremy Jauncey explains in a lecture at Skift Global Forums how the travel industry can utilize Instagram to engage new users. Why you should use Instagram if you are in the travel industry: Instagram has over 400 mil[...]

MEET RAFA FERRE, THE EXPERT AT CREATING SCULPTURES.

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Enamored by tall sculptures and beautiful 40-foot dinosaurs, we were curious to learn more about the individuals that put together large art pieces in public spaces. We came across a famous artist, Rafa Ferre, the face behind many sculptures and monuments around the world. He's designed sculptures in Mexico, Germany, Spain, and Belgium.

DESTINATION LUXURY INFLUENCER: DANIEL SAYNT, SOCIAL MEDIA GURU.

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Daniel Saynt is a thought leader on millennial marketing and the rise of the social influencer. He is a serial entrepreneur and innovator who has developed award winning campaigns for brands such as Lord & Taylor, Coach, Estee Lauder, and Conde Nast. Featured in WWD, Forbes, and The New York Times, Saynt’s work in the fashion and beauty industry has helped b[...]

DESTINATION LUXURY INFLUENCER: SIMONETTA LEIN, THE "WISHMAKER."

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Best-selling author, journalist, television and radio personality, international fashion and lifestyle influencer, brand ambassador, entrepreneur and philanthropist are just a few of the many accomplishments of Ms. Simonetta Lein. Born and raised in Northern Italy, and currently residing in Philadelphia, PA, Simonetta is a contributing fashion and lifesty[...]

DESTINATION LUXURY INFLUENCER: MAURICE HENNESSY.

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Global Brand Ambassador and 8th generation of the Hennessy family, Mr. Maurice Hennessy, hosted an intimate dinner and tasting at Asian fusion restaurant AnQi in Costa Mesa, California. Notable guests in attendance included internationally renowned actress Kieu Chinh, Chef Perry Cheung, business elites Wilson Wang, Terry Pan and Luke Duval. During[...]