On Tuesday 24th, I attended the official luncheon and premier of the magical, dreamy short film HERE produced by jewelry designer/actor/global traveler Waris Ahluwalia and Luca Guadagnino, the director of the Golden Globe- nominated film, ” I Am Love.” The film commissioned by The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, is a cinematic experience that offers a glimpse into the hidden treasures of some of America’s favorite destinations. Starring beautiful Agyness Deyn and styled by designer Heidi Bivens, with hair and makeup by Nico Guillis , the short film was shot at three of The Luxury Collection’s most iconic properties. From the stately Equinox in Vermont, to the sun-soaked Phoenician in Arizona, and across the Pacific to the legendary Royal Hawaiian.
At the premier, which was held at the fabulous Chatwal , a hotel also part of The Luxury Collection, I had the pleasure to talk with Ahluwalia about what inspired him to create HERE. ” I wanted to make a beautiful film, HERE is love story and a treasure hunt, I looked for properties that spoke to me, across America, the landscapes, experiences and history. ” The 15 minute film was shot so magically, I was fixated in it’s quiet beauty, I almost felt like I was there in the moment with Agyness as she journeyed to the three destinations following the clues to find her love. The brand’s mantra is ” Life Is A Collection of Experiences. Let Us Be Your Guide,” and through the film HERE you explore the unexpected joys of a cross country journey.
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