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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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:
Best of Outerwear | Menswear Spring/Summer 2016

Best of Outerwear | Menswear Spring/Summer 2016

As the thaw of winter gives way to balminess of summer, a few smart wraps are generally essential to fashionably straddling the bridge between seasons. As the season dictates, be bold, be colorful or be classic, but, for the love of all things holy, be chic, With that though in mind, here are my picks...
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 could only exist in America....
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 of the men behind the...
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 of the Big Apple:  ...