72 Hours in Las Vegas

72 Hours in Las Vegas

When asked what city I consider to be quintessentially ‘American’, many people are often surprised to find that my answer is not New York, Los Angeles or even San Francisco. Instead, my response to this query is invariably Las Vegas. Why? Because Las Vegas is the kind of place that...
Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

Sex. Drugs. Scissors. Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. Their names are often casually spoken with a familiarity generally reserved for a loved one. You might even be wearing an article of clothing that bears the imprint of one or the other as you read this.  But what do you know...
NYC's Most Artsy Hot Spots for Spring/Summer 2016

NYC’s Most Artsy Hot Spots for Spring/Summer 2016

What is summer without a little culture? To assist in planning your spring/summer NYC travel itineraries, I reached out to award-winning art historian and art consultant Natasha Schlesinger for her advice about the hot spots that showcase New York at its artsy best. Here are Schlesinger’s tips for exploring the cultural side...
Art in NYC: A Curator’s Guide to Frieze New York 2016 and Beyond

Art in NYC: A Curator’s Guide to Frieze New York 2016 and Beyond

When it comes to art, Natasha Schlesinger is a big deal. Not only is she an award-winning art historian and art consultant who has been working in the art field for the past 20 years, specializing in the history of fine and decorative arts, she is also the Art Curator/Art...
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...
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...
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...
Latest entries
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 race around fraternizing at the...
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 clotheshorse who lives to get...
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 charms and glamorous inhabitants, the...
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 among the most compelling sites...
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 region of the island. Meanwhile,...
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 city as a whole projects...
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 explore. Next door, you’ll also...
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 said, there’s more to life...
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 that? Fall/Winter 2015 is all...
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...
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 my favorite looks in black...
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,...
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
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...