Looking Good Longer
CHINESE NEW YEAR 2014 -
by Betty Guy-
Los Angeles last month did its bid to celebrate the Year of the Horse. The festivities included a Beverly Hills event kicking off February with traditional entertainment including: a Lion Dance (with astronaut Buzz Aldrin feeding a lion dancer), music, ballet (ribbon dancers), a fashion show, martial artists, plus special artists all on Rodeo Drive. The public was invited and offered red fortune envelopes filled with special offers at Beverly Hills hotels, restaurants and stores.
Persons born within this year are recognized to be energetic, bright and intelligent. They also have excellent communication skills and love being in the limelight. There is a huge sculpture of the Horse weighing 2,500 pounds named “Storm Castle” by the renowned artist Deborah Butterfield. It is erected at the beginning of 2 Rodeo. The unique larger than life sculpture was created by constructing a form of a horse from wood gatherings then each piece is then cast in bronze and carefully reconstructed by the artist. This is an exquisite and unusual piece of art that has never been seen before. Storm Castle will be on display throughout February.
With Beverly Hills being one of the most prestigious locations in the world with grandiose mansions occupied by glamorous movie stars and “the rich and famous” it is only fitting that the Chinese New Year be celebrated here. Of course the beautiful ideal weather is another drawing card for visitors worldwide. They can shop at the world class boutiques, enjoy the best dining at exclusive restaurants and hotels to alfresco cafes and coffee shops. Beverly Hills is also known for its art and architecture, spas and salons; there is something for everyone. It is also easily accessible to the beaches, and all other areas of Los Angeles.