LivingWells Recommends | Farmhouse Inn

LivingWells Recommends | Farmhouse Inn

One of the most popular misconceptions about a globetrotting life is that it is always glamorous. Not only is such an assumption misguided, it is naïve at best. But every once in a while on a globetrotter’s journey, one comes across an experience or place that stands so far apart...
Extreme Voluntourism: A Transatlantic Challenge with a Cause

Extreme Voluntourism: A Transatlantic Challenge with a Cause

Sacrificing your holiday and all the trimmings that come along with it to go on an adventure that will benefit the greater good? Might that not be the greatest gift of all? This holiday season as most of us check the final items off our last minute shopping lists and...
Superstar Danish DJ MORTEN Talks Travel, His New Single with Juliette Lewis and His Epic Adele Remix

Superstar Danish DJ MORTEN Talks Travel, His New Single with Juliette Lewis and His Epic Adele Remix

“It is very important in the world we live in today that we as humans can just let go of what we’re doing sometimes and just enjoy ourselves and dance. I love to give people that experience.” — MORTEN The Danes are coming! While the Swedes may have laid claim...
Out on the Road Spain with Davey Wavey

Out on the Road Spain with Davey Wavey

Duane Wells and Davey Wavey on a road trip across Spain together for 10 days?  That just sounds crazy right? And yet it happened. It wouldn’t be a stretch to describe Davey and I as the modern incarnation of the odd couple. Take for example the fact I am an unabashed...
Out on the Road Spain | Costa del Sol

Out on the Road Spain | Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol literally means “Coast of the Sun”, a name which feels quite fitting after spending any time in Málaga, Marbella and Torremolinos, the most popular destinations in this sun-soaked paradise that might best be described as Spain’s answer to Côte d’Azur. Noted for its temperate climate year-round, Andalusian...
Out on the Road Spain | Granada

Out on the Road Spain | Granada

  The allure of Granada essentially lies in the city’s unique history as told by its dominant architectural legacy which hearkens back to a time when the Moors controlled Spain. The famed La Alhambra Palace and the neighboring El Albaicín quarter with its Moorish dwellings seemingly untouched by time are...
Out on the Road Spain | Gran Canaria

Out on the Road Spain | Gran Canaria

Just a short flight from mainland Spain, Gran Canaria is an island so distinguished by its chameleon-like qualities that it appears enchanted to the uninitiated. In Las Palmas, the island’s capital, you’ll find broad stretches of beach and as much urban bustle as you can expect to unearth in any...
Out on the Road Spain | Valencia

Out on the Road Spain | Valencia

Valencia is a city of subtle but powerful appeal. It eschews the razzle dazzle and fast pace of its slightly larger sister cities, Barcelona and Madrid, in favor of a more carefree vibe. While the city’s pristine beaches are busy they are not overly burdened with sun-seeking bodies. Likewise, the...
Out on the Road Spain | Costa Brava - Girona

Out on the Road Spain | Costa Brava – Girona

    Spain’s Costa Brava is equal parts wild and wonderful. In Girona in particular, wide swaths of beach meet a coastline unspoiled by not a single hi-rise hotel or condominium building. In their stead, you’ll find a rambling town and an impressive legacy of Greek and Roman ruins to...
Out on the Road Spain | Barcelona

Out on the Road Spain | Barcelona

Beaches, beautiful people and nightlife. That is immediately what comes to mind when I think of Barcelona. Rivaling Berlin as the party capitol of Europe, Barcelona has the benefit of better weather and a seaside location – two cards it plays like trumps in the game of attracting tourists. That...
Best of Outerwear | Menswear Fall/Winter 2015

Best of Outerwear | Menswear Fall/Winter 2015

Layers! Oh glorious layers! If you’re sad because temperatures are taking their annual nosedive, I implore you to find some comfort in the knowledge that cooler temps are merely opportunities to wear more rather than less. Instead of two pieces, you can now wear 5 or 6. How brilliant is...
Culture in Los Angeles: It Does Exist

Culture in Los Angeles: It Does Exist

When I hear someone bemoan the lack of culture in Los Angeles, I always feel the need to pipe up and explain to the poor lost soul that culture does indeed exist in the City of Angels for those who know where to find it. So when Passport Magazine asked me...
Men in Black | Best of Menswear Fall/Winter 2015

Men in Black | Best of Menswear Fall/Winter 2015

Some say call it too somber while others call it downright funereal but I believe there’s something extremely elegant about wearing head-to-toe black. A perennial LivingWells favorite, irrespective of season, black is especially well suited to Fall/Winter. So with that in mind I have taken the liberty of picking out...
All Aboard: The Napa Valley Wine Train

All Aboard: The Napa Valley Wine Train

  Sometimes a video is worth more than a thousand words. So watch what happens when my world collides with a candy apple red Lexus‬, a few great friends, the Napa Valley Wine Train and many bottles of excellent wine in Wine Country courtesy of Passport Magazine and Out in the Vineyard.   http://www.lexusexperience.com/wp-content/uploads/video/WineTrainV10.mp4...
Gilded Newport: Monuments to America's Fortunes

Gilded Newport: Monuments to America’s Fortunes

“Newport, Rhode Island, that breeding place–that stud farm, so to speak–of aristocracy; aristocracy of the American type.” – Mark Twain Newport. More than a few movies and books have been written about it. Just as more than a few American presidents have made it their ‘summer White House’ and socialites like...
Element Lifestyle: Concierge to the A-List

Element Lifestyle: Concierge to the A-List

Dream maker, dream maker, make me a dream. Ever wondered how the celebrated glitterati of our time manage the fantastically dreamy lives that are, on a weekly basis, splashed across the covers of those glossy periodicals and sensational tabloids that paper newsstands at grocery store checkout? How do they book...
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Celebrating the Essence of the ‘Polished Man’

Celebrating the Essence of the ‘Polished Man’

The contemporary notion of ‘polish’ has become synonymous with a range of superficial attributes ranging from the cut of a man’s pants and the shine of his shoes to the grooming of his person and the affectation of his speech. But the true definition of a “polished man” cuts deeper, encompassing not only the man...
REVUE Makes a Splash at Pride at Dive

REVUE Makes a Splash at Pride at Dive

LivingWells Lifestyle Events is thrilled to announce that REVUE is set to make its inaugural appearance at Pride at Dive on October 3, 2015 at Harrah’s Resort SoCal. On the heels of a successful debut at a Graton Resort and Casino over Memorial Day Weekend, REVUE returns with Candis Cayne (I Am Cait, Elementary) as...
Best of Menswear | Fall/ Winter 2015

Best of Menswear | Fall/ Winter 2015

There is so much in menswear this season deserving of the happy dance that one hardly knows where to begin. From the surprisingly daring Balmain collection for H$M to Valentino’s plaids and Givenchy’s bold patterns, tis the season to be thankful. Personal favorites f this season include Richard James, whose collection showed such sophisticated restraint,...
Boutique NYC | Big City, Little Treasures

Boutique NYC | Big City, Little Treasures

  In the big city it is the little pleasures that can, at times, be the most alluring. After all, even those of us who thrill at the thought of urban life with its spectacle of sights, sounds, smells and swarms of people, simultaneously long for a respite from it, if only for a few...
REVUE in Review: Drag, Divas and Comedy

REVUE in Review: Drag, Divas and Comedy

A Memorial Day to remember…   (Scroll over image for description) Over Memorial Day Weekend 2015, LivingWells Lifestyle debuted the star-studded new event REVUE  at Sonoma County’s Graton Resort and Casino to rave reviews. With the iconic Candis Cayne as both a performer and mistress of ceremonies and a line-up that included:Grammy-nominated dance music legend,...
Kit Harington: On Yorkshire, His New Film ‘Testament of Youth’, and How He Really Sees Himself

Kit Harington: On Yorkshire, His New Film ‘Testament of Youth’, and How He Really Sees Himself

As the world marks the centenary of the First World War, the new film Testament of Youth, directed by James Kent and starring Game of Thrones hero Kit Harington and Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, revisits the landscape of the England that inspired Vera Brittain’s seminal memoir upon which the film is based, while simultaneously celebrating...
Gaspard Ulliel Takes On Yves Saint Laurent’s Paris

Gaspard Ulliel Takes On Yves Saint Laurent’s Paris

“The most important thing is that they say they are moved because if they are moved it means that the film hit some part of their memory and that at some point it feels real. And that’s enough.” – Gaspard Ulliel on what he hopes the surviving members of Yves Saint Laurent’s circle would say...
Lights...Camera...REVUE!

Lights…Camera…REVUE!

The dancers. The music. The drag. The laughs. When people say weekend nights in Sonoma are a drag that will be a very good thing. That is, at least on this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend (May 23 -24, 2015) when LivingWells Lifestyle Events debuts the intoxicating REVUE, a new two-night extravaganza of entertainment that promises...
Tension Fitness Trainer:  Stop, Drop, and Workout

Tension Fitness Trainer: Stop, Drop, and Workout

We all know how important fitness is to maintaining a healthy body and mind, but let’s face it, there are times when we all get stuck. Whether it’s that we have plateaued, or that we simply don’t know where to begin, workouts (or even the mere thought of them) can work up a lot of...
Kauai's Poipu Beach: Do You Know the Way to Paradise?

Kauai’s Poipu Beach: Do You Know the Way to Paradise?

Paradise may well mean many things to many people, but there are a few places about which there can be near universal agreement on granting such a designation and by my estimation Poipu Beach would almost certainly have to be one of them. And that is coming from someone who readily confesses to not being...
Oakland Anew | Out of the Shadows

Oakland Anew | Out of the Shadows

Oaklanders love Oakland. Let’s begin with that understanding. On a visit to ‘The Town’, as the city is familiarly known, it’s nearly impossible not to take notice of the affection that the city’s residents bear for their municipality. It is an almost visceral pride that rivals that of Chicagoans and New Yorkers. In fact, so...
Order it like Beckham: David Beckham Gives US Debut to One of Scotland's Oldest Treasures

Order it like Beckham: David Beckham Gives US Debut to One of Scotland’s Oldest Treasures

David Beckham’s name is synonymous with many things. Football, or soccer as it is known on this side of the pond, is, of course, one of them. High style, as demonstrated by his frequent ranking as one of the world’s best dressed celebrities, is another. And, underwear, as evidenced by his ubiquitous and much commented...
Caught a Chill? Five Luxuriously Warm Winter Getaways

Caught a Chill? Five Luxuriously Warm Winter Getaways

Though the dog days of winter may well be almost fully upon us, a slew of new properties and hotels in veritable hotspots around the globe have either recently debuted or will soon be opening to help chase away the winter blues. Here are but five of the more luxurious options set to heat up...
LivingWells Icon | Egerton House Hotel

LivingWells Icon | Egerton House Hotel

That London’s Egerton House Hotel should be the first hotel named a LivingWells Icon will not at all come as a surprise to anyone who has had the distinct pleasure of a stay at this regal and historic property secreted away in the bosom of eternally fashionable Knightsbridge. Located just steps away from Harrods, Harvey...
Hot Property | The Jade Hotel

Hot Property | The Jade Hotel

With the holidays fast approaching, there isn’t a more romantic time to visit New York City. The Jade Hotel located in Greenwich Village cuts through the chaos of honking cabs and the electrifying, if unceasing, buzz of the city. Both subtle and sleek, the Jade Hotel fits right in with its trendy neighborhood home where...