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Luxury 2.0: Brands Up the Ante for Travelers

Luxury 2.0: Brands Up the Ante for Travelers

“Someone should do a study of the human brain and how quickly it can adjust to luxury.” ― Tina Fey, Bossypants The stock market continues to soar to new heights. Silicon Valley continues to mint shiny new titans whose net worth is nothing short of staggering. And, according to recent studies, the number of millionaires...
Fly, Fly Away: 2017 Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Fly, Fly Away: 2017 Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Picture floating peacefully above the city of Albuquerque during the calm wee hours of the morning with the Sandia Mountains and one of those famous New Mexico sunrises as a backdrop and you can begin to imagine why droves of visitors annually descend upon sleepy Albuquerque to attend the city’s annual International Hot Air Balloon...
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 treasures to be beheld in...
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 back we hopped on a...
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 chronicles where I relay my...
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 be clear, in using the...
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 among the many that define...
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 said, there were some overarching...
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 and so many more. Today,...
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 I am the kind of...
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...
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 Bay of Banderas that has...