Summer, Sand, Sun: The Islands of Southern California

Summer, Sand, Sun: The Islands of Southern California

  When most people think of Southern California, they immediately conjure up images of Los Angeles or San Diego or, perhaps, for the desert and Coachella lovers among us, Palm Springs. However, for real aficionados of the Southern California lifestyle, the aforementioned metropolitan hubs are merely promising previews of the...
Levi Kreis: Broadway at the Keys

Levi Kreis: Broadway at the Keys

Since the debut of his very first recording, One of the Ones, it has become a bit of tradition that whenever Tony Award-winning actor and singer/songwriter, Levi Kreis, releases a new musical project, we sit down and have a chat to discuss it.  And, true to form, a few weeks...
A Very Royal Tour: 48 Hours in Copenhagen

A Very Royal Tour: 48 Hours in Copenhagen

  As I begin this account of my self-described “royal tour” of Scandinavia, allow me to say from the outset that if European royals or their biographies hold little or no interest to you, then you might just want to skip ahead to the “48 Hours in” section of these...
Dance, Dance, Dance | James Whiteside’s White-Hot Summer Tour

Dance, Dance, Dance | James Whiteside’s White-Hot Summer Tour

  “I choose to live my life with a certain fearless vitality that I think more people should try.” — James Whiteside, Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre I find the ballet to be a lot like life when it comes to men – the bad boys always stand out. To...
Behind the Scenes of 'Churchill' with Miranda Richardson and John Slattery

Behind the Scenes of ‘Churchill’ with Miranda Richardson and John Slattery

“We shall not fail or falter. We shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.”  – Sir Winston Churchill Quotes like the one above are...
Best of Menswear Spring/Summer 2017

Best of Menswear Spring/Summer 2017

Taken as a whole, the Spring/Summer 2017 menswear collections were among the most wearable presented in some time despite the fact that they offered something of a mixed bag as designers took radically different approaches to the warmer months ahead – that is at least, in the Northern Hemisphere. That...
Welcome to LivingWells Concierge

Welcome to LivingWells Concierge

For years, I have been asked about my tips for planning visits to any number of destinations. Where to stay? What to do? What must absolutely not be missed? And it Is with those questions in mind that I decided to create a vehicle for answering all of those queries...
Fire Island: Don’t Be So Quick to Judge

Fire Island: Don’t Be So Quick to Judge

When was the last time you were unfairly scrutinized by someone (or a group of someones) without even being given the benefit of the doubt? And how did that make you feel? With the debut of Logo’s Fire Island on the horizon tonight, that very question has been much on...
LA Samples America: Five Foodie Treasures in the City of Angels

LA Samples America: Five Foodie Treasures in the City of Angels

  Allow me to begin by saying that I love food. Anyone who knows me at all knows at least that much. This is important to state because I think it necessary to establish my street cred right of the gate. So broad and far-reaching is my food obsession that...
Puerto Vallarta: Through the Lens of Hollywood

Puerto Vallarta: Through the Lens of Hollywood

Lights! Camera! Action! Like Hepburn and Tracy or, more contemporarily, Lawrence (Jennifer) and Cooper (Bradley), Tinseltown has enjoyed a long and fruitful alliance with our neighbors to the south. And, by neighbors, I am of course referring to Mexico, and more specifically to Puerto Vallarta, that cinematic hamlet on the...
72 Hours in NYC: The Return of a Local

72 Hours in NYC: The Return of a Local

Like much of the breathing world, last November I found myself staring at a television screen as it panned across the streets and landmarks of New York City. Despite the momentous nature of the events that would unfold over the course of that evening, the travel scribe in me could...
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Canali | A Well-Dressed Man Defined

Canali | A Well-Dressed Man Defined

Tis a harsh truth but it must be said – If you don’t know Canali, then you probably don’t know much about menswear. It is perhaps not as flashy as other Italian labels, but the essence of great style is neither flamboyant, nor does it demand the immediate attention of a room. Superlative style instead...
First Look: The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

First Look: The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

The heavily trafficked intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards in Beverly Hills has been the source of both great anticipation and speculation among Angelenos for quite some time now. The hallowed location that, among other distinctions, counts the home of the Golden Globes, otherwise known as the Beverly Hilton, as its neighbor and the...
Gomorrah: Crime and Consequence

Gomorrah: Crime and Consequence

By any standard, the fictional Savastano clan central to the Weinstein Televison Company-distributed hit Sky Italia series, Gomorrah, is not one to be trifled with. For those who come into contact with the Savastanos, and indeed even for those who count themselves among its ranks, life is a tenuous affair subject to be taken on...
The Fabulous Gypset Glamour of Catalina Guirado-Cheadle

The Fabulous Gypset Glamour of Catalina Guirado-Cheadle

Speak to Catalina Guirado-Cheadle for any length of time and you’ll soon come to realize that there is not much ground she hasn’t covered in her 20-plus year career. The only daughter of celebrated Spanish artist Juan Antonio Guirado, Catalina has lived in the glamorous world of the gypset (gypsy + jetset) since childhood and...
100 LGBT To Look Out for in 2017

100 LGBT To Look Out for in 2017

It’s always an honor to be thought of favorably and this is especially the case when said honor comes from one’s peers and colleagues. Many thanks to the editorial team at Hornet and Unicorn Booty for including me in their list of 100 LGBT to look out for in 2017. I am inspired to make...
Out on the Road Southwest: Las Vegas, Pt. 2

Out on the Road Southwest: Las Vegas, Pt. 2

The final leg of my latest roadtrip across the American Southwest with Davey Wavey was, thankfully, decidedly less rustic and more in the vein of how I generally prefer to travel. That is to say, it was more luxurious and there was not a teepee or recently slaughtered animal anywhere on the itinerary from this...
Out on the Road Southwest: Palm Springs, Scottsdale & Beyond, Pt. 1

Out on the Road Southwest: Palm Springs, Scottsdale & Beyond, Pt. 1

Call me a sucker, or a glutton for punishment even, but when my good friend, YouTuber Davey Wavey invited me to join him on a new roadtrip, I didn’t hesitate even an instant before saying yes – despite the obvious foreboding that should naturally have accompanied such a decision given our most recent escapades in...
Out on the Road | Southwest (Video)

Out on the Road | Southwest (Video)

Watch the hijinx that ensue when Davey Wavey and I set off on a new roadtrip adventure across the great American Southwest.
Austin | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 3

Austin | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 3

The final chapter of our Lone Star State trek finds us in Austin (aka Hipsterville). Austin On the second to last day of our journey across Texas, we zipped into Austin and made a beeline to Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. O ye of little faith who thought this trip could possibly end without a spot...
Houston | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 2

Houston | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 2

On day 4 our Lone Star State road trip took us to Houston. Houston If Dallas hadn’t beat them to the punch, it occurs to me that Houston might have just as easily adopted the tagline “Big Things Happen Here” as well because let there be no doubt that Houston is certainly big. The city,...
Dallas | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 1

Dallas | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 1

The open road holds an enduring allure and there is arguably no destination with more of said road than Texas. Or at least such is the feeling experienced by anyone who has ever dared engage in the daunting, yet revelatory adventure of driving across America’s second largest state. Defined by its reputation for cattle, cowboys,...
On Point: Rhys Kosakowski and the Houston Ballet

On Point: Rhys Kosakowski and the Houston Ballet

If there is one thing traveling has taught me, it is that the world is full of glorious surprises. Whereas expectation gives way to revelation so do preconceived notions necessarily give way to unexpected marvels. Such were my thoughts as I slipped into the architecturally revelatory Houston Ballet for a tour during a recent visit...
The Wonderful World of Brian Wonders

The Wonderful World of Brian Wonders

Remember how New York’s The Plaza had Eloise – the hotel’s most notorious, if elusive, resident? Well, allow me to introduce you to Brian Wonders, who could well be a descendent of one of The Plaza’s most eccentric guests. In fact, you might even think of Brian as Eloise’s globetrotting, hipster-in-training great nephew who, like...
The Singer’s Singer: On the Road with Oleta Adams

The Singer’s Singer: On the Road with Oleta Adams

“I’m not cool. I’m just honest.” — Oleta Adams   There are a handful of singers who stride into the limelight and captivate audiences not with a catchy hook, a dizzying flurry of choreography or a parade of outlandish interviews and costumes. They instead stand on unadorned stages, without artifice or ego, enrapturing music lovers...
The New Face of Luxury on Lake Tahoe

The New Face of Luxury on Lake Tahoe

It seems only fitting that the first and only AAA Five Diamond resort in the Lake Tahoe region would also be home to a new project that promises to represent the new face of luxury on Northern California’s most famous lakefront. Heretofore, one of the great conundrums posed by a visit to Lake Tahoe has...