Private Air New York

Winter 2015/2016

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Page 72 of 87 Private Air New York | Winter 2015 73 HOLIDAY FLIGHTS OF FANCY By: Gina Samarotto For Those Longing for Luxury, Yet Short On Timeā€¦ Three Indulgent Destinations Just Three Hours Or Less From Manhattan W hen the mind wanders and the soul craves exploration, the allure of a weekend away is difficult to resist. Whether you choose to lose yourself in art, surround yourself with nature, immerse yourself in history or simply wallow in the warmth of some tropical sunshine, there's a destination for you - and at less than three hours from Manhattan, its never been more convenient to indulge in a little wanderlust. Mid Western Allure World Class Art And Architecture In e Windy City A cultural treasure trove rich in history, rife with luxury; Chicago is everything you love about big city life tempered with a sprinkling of Midwestern charm. "Chicago is home to some of the most remarkable architecture anywhere in the country and this theater is one of it's most important gems," says Brett Batterson, Executive Director of Auditorium eater. Currently celebrating it's 125th anniversary, the legendary Auditorium eater has welcomed the likes of John Phillip Sousa, Sarah Bernhardt and FDR to it's well-trod stage. Today, the "acoustically unrivaled" landmark serves as the permanent home of e Geoffrey Ballet and host to an impressive array of global performances including those by the Alvin Ailey American Dance eater, the Twyla arp 50th Anniversary Tour, and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. Just steps from the Auditorium eater is the world renown Art Institute of Chicago where a collection of instantly recognizable masterworks reside. What sets this museum apart from others of its caliber is the accessible, welcoming aura that envelops the brightly lit galleries. Here, aficionados can lose themselves in the museums brilliantly curated special exhibits or set their gaze on the AIC's breathtaking permanent collection that includes masters like Monet, Van Gogh, Dali, and Picasso - all viewed from within a mammoth, not to mention architecturally divine, Chicago landmark. Blue Moon WEEKEND

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