December 26, 2012 |
Here's a nice holiday treat for the heirs of Steve Jobs. A dispute over the Apple founder's yacht has been resolved and the good ship Venus could soon be on its way to the United States. According to Agence France-Press , the Jobs estate paid a deposit of an unspecified amount to designer Philippe Starck, who claimed he had not been paid all he was owed for his role in crafting the $127-million boat. "The Venus is no longer impounded; we have found a solution," Gerard Moussault, a lawyer for Jobs' heirs, told AFP on Monday. "A security deposit was paid into a bank account, but I cannot say for how much.
December 21, 2012 |
Though the details are fuzzy, the mega-mega-mega yacht that was being built for Apple founder Steve Jobs is stuck in an Amsterdam port over a financial disagreement. According to the Associated Press , the 256-foot super-duper yacht has not been allowed to leave because the Frenchman who helped Jobs design it says he's still owed money. Product designer Philippe Starck and Jobs worked together on the design for Venus. But Starck recently hired a debt collection firm because he claims he was still owed 9 million euros (almost $12 million)
December 7, 2012 |
Echo Park's Allston Yacht Club is undergoing a transformation. Come 2013, the restaurant will reopen as Allumette, with 24-year-old Miles Thompson -- who spearheaded the summer pop-up series Vagrancy Project there -- as executive chef. Allston Yacht Club owners Bill DiDonna and Charles Kelly were inspired by their partnership with Thompson to open Allumette, which translates to "matchstick" -- a nod to classical French cuisine ( allumette is also a slender knife cut).
December 6, 2012
MUSIC For a band at the vanguard of contemporary arty dance music, Yacht sure has staying power. The duo, known for its arch disco and gentle psychedelia, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a career-encapsulating set. The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd, L.A. 8 p.m. Sat. $15. attheecho.com.
November 27, 2012 |
Nature lovers waiting for their ship to come in might enjoy sailing into the Baja California sunset aboard the Safari Endeavour, an 86-passenger yacht-style boat that in December will begin cruising the islands of Mexico 's Gulf of California. The InnerSea Discoveries ship, which is new to Baja, was renovated this year and will sail a new itinerary that includes a stop in Loreto, plus stops at Isla Espiritu Santo, Los Islotes and Isla San Francisco and Bahia Agua Verde.
July 21, 2012
Vagrancy Project at Allston Yacht Club info Vagrancy Project at Allston Yacht Club Where: 1320 Echo Park Ave., L.A. When: Seatings at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Bar seating from 7 p.m. Price: Prix fixe menu $70 with optional $50 beverage pairing Info: Reservations made through email@example.com ; http://www.allstonyachtclub.com