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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...
10 Tips for Planning Your Destination Wedding | A Photographer’s Perspective

10 Tips for Planning Your Destination Wedding | A Photographer’s Perspective

Weddings are, by nature, stressful affairs. And destination weddings, for all the beauty and majesty that accompanies them, only add another level of anxiety to what should generally count among the most memorable days in the lives of the event’s central players. That said, a modicum of forethought can go a long way toward reducing...
Five Vacation Getaways for the Luxe Lover

Five Vacation Getaways for the Luxe Lover

Luxury means so many different things to different people. For some luxury is as simple as having something done by someone else that one might normally be required to do without any assistance at all. For others, luxury implies decadence on a grand scale. And still for others, luxury means “best in class” –immersive experiences...
Fendi Celebrates 90th Anniversary in Iconic Fashion

Fendi Celebrates 90th Anniversary in Iconic Fashion

What better way to celebrate a storied 90-year history in the fashion world than by staging an extraordinary and unique fashion event at Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountain with none other than Kendall Jenner opening the show? Such was the case yesterday in the Eternal City as celebrities including Kate Hudson, Bella Thorne and Lottie Moss joined the...
LivingWells TV Sizzle Reel (Video)

LivingWells TV Sizzle Reel (Video)

So what exactly is “LivingWells”?  Spend some time with me as I explore my hometown of Los Angeles through the lens of LivingWells. From cooking at the Sofitel to a visit with a celebrity plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, LivingWells is life with the luxe factor ratcheted up a few notches.
Tales from Ticino | La Dolce Vita in Lugano

Tales from Ticino | La Dolce Vita in Lugano

Lazy meandering days by the lake. Balmy, temperate weather practically year round. Lingering lunches in rustic grottos where earthy fare is languidly served alongside countless glasses of local Merlot (though not a soul is counting). Beautiful, well-dressed throngs of residents who smile an inordinate amount of the time and almost seem to sway with an...
Tales from Ticino | Summer Sounds of Ascona

Tales from Ticino | Summer Sounds of Ascona

Just a short train ride from Lugano and you’ll find yourself in the tiny Swiss lakeside town of Ascona, which is packed with more outsized possibilities than its demure posture might suggest on the surface. With Lake Maggiore as a backdrop, Ascona hosts an open air market chock full of locally produced bounty every Tuesday...
Skydiving in Costa Brava (Video)

Skydiving in Costa Brava (Video)

There is perhaps no better view of Costa Brava than the one you get from 10,000 feet.
Spain: The Ultimate Road Trip

Spain: The Ultimate Road Trip

Ten days. During a normal work week, that seems like an eternity. In other circumstances, that same length of time can pass in an instant. With that in mind and a partner-in-crime in tow, I set out to make the most of a whirlwind 10-day journey, from the southern reaches of Spain up to the...
Gran Canaria: 5 Reasons to Travel to Paradise

Gran Canaria: 5 Reasons to Travel to Paradise

In these five notable locales, the jewel of Spain’s Canary Islands comes alive. 1. Explore Puerto de Mogán This picturesque marina, dotted with local shops and restaurants, is the perfect place to explore on a long, lazy afternoon. If you don’t plan on renting a car, there are buses from the city, so check with...
Brighton: 48 Hours by the Sea

Brighton: 48 Hours by the Sea

Just under an hour from London by train, the seaside enclaves of Brighton and Hove are a world apart from bustling London. The pace is slower, the scale of things more manageable, the locals friendly and, perhaps most importantly, a more provincial side of life in Great Britain comes into view. It’s the sort of...
Best of Menswear Spring/Summer 2016

Best of Menswear Spring/Summer 2016

Step into Spring/Summer 2016 looking your fashionable best. Neutrals are all the rage, as are pops of color and relaxed silhouettes. Greg Lauren’s collection was an all around standout. As were the collections from Loewe, Ports 1961, N. Hoolywood and Balmain. Below LivingWells picks the best looks in menswear for Spring/Summer 2016: