Archive | October, 2008

A Chat With The Cobrasnake

Posted on 31 October 2008

When scrolling through thecobrasnake.com you might get struck by images that jump off the screen with dynamic subjects, a dash of humor and eye catching colors. The man behind the website, Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter travels the world with his camera chronicling beautiful and interesting people at everything from haute couture shows in Paris, high profile events, concerts, parties and more. His photography has also been featured in Los Angeles weekly, Nylon and Paper magazine.

On the Air

Posted on 30 October 2008

By K.L. Riley I was recently invited to talk about wine and Swell City Guide on the Jan D’atri show, an Arizona Talk Radio show. Miss D’atri is a saavy and sophisticated woman who is a purveyor of fine living, so it seemed like a natural place for me to talk about wine. I found myself to be a bit […]

A Beginners Lesson in Fractional Ownership

Posted on 30 October 2008

Imagine owning your own pied-a-terre in Paris, Rome, Barcelona or even all three locations. In this economic climate it might be unlikely that you can buy even one extra vacation home in any of these locations but fractional ownership might make it possible. First of all it’s not a timeshare, it is a percentage share […]

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Coast at Shutters on the Beach – Santa Monica

Posted on 28 October 2008

In the middle of a hectic work week, nothing sounds better than a relaxing evening on the seaside. Thankfully Shutters on the Beach brings us Coast, a soothing mix of calm and class with rolling waves just beyond your table. If the tranquil settings weren’t inviting enough, Coast offers a Farmers Market menu on Wednesdays […]

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VIP Hideaway – Bardot Hollywood

Posted on 26 October 2008

By Bob Schriner

When I learned Bardot was located above the Avalon I didn’t know what to expect. As far as venues go, the Avalon has a thick coat of charm. When I walked up the stairs to Bardot I felt like I had been whisked away to some place far away from Hollywood and Vine.

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First Crush Wine Bar, Restaurant & Lounge – San Francisco

Posted on 25 October 2008

In the heart of the San Francisco theatre district, experience a romantic evening with posh decor and sexy cocktails at First Crush Restaurant Wine Bar & Lounge.

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A Private Chat with Brett Deleuze President of ZD Wines

Posted on 23 October 2008

By K.L. Riley

This week I had the pleasure to make the acquaintance of Brett Deleuze president of ZD winery out of Napa California. Mr. Deleuze is a soft spoken, gracious and enlightened individual who allowed me to sit with him and I want to share my thoughts and our conversation.

Mama Shelter – Economical Luxury Designed by Philippe Starck

Posted on 20 October 2008

Located in the center of Paris, in the Saint Blaise Quartier, Mama Shelter is an oasis in the urban landscape allowing Parisians and visitors to experience the true romantic spirit of the city. Designed with the collaboration of Philippe Starck, Mama Shelter is poised to become the vanguard for a new type of boutique hotel. […]

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Vagabond, Writer & Director of Machetero

Posted on 16 October 2008

Post 9/11 definitions, ideas and notions of terrorism are challenged in this highly controversial and experimental film. Machetero is an allegorical narrative that follows French journalist Jean Dumont to a New York prison where he interviews Pedro Taino a so called “Puerto Rican Terrorist” played by Not4Prophet (lead singer of the Puerto Punk band RICANSTRUCTION). […]

The Weekly Wine: Tablas Creek Mourvedre 2003

Posted on 16 October 2008

By K.L. Riley
This week I want to focus on the grape mourvedre. Mourvedre is a grape that is indigenous to the southern Rhone valley of France. One of the most famous wines from southern Rhone is Chateauneuf–du–Pape which is traditionally a blend of 13 grapes, primarily Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre (also known as GSM).

L’Oranger – Provencal French Cuisine in London

Posted on 14 October 2008

By Haya Zoubi
Photos by Haya Zoubi
Considered one of London’s most beautiful restaurants L’Oranger offers Provencal French cuisine, delivering the seasonal French classics executed to perfection.

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San Francisco – Love Fest 2008

Posted on 14 October 2008

While Americans are struggling with an economic meltdown, ruthless hurricane season and political uncertainty of our future, San Francisco LoveFest provided some much needed love. The largest single day electronic dance music event in America, SF LoveFest is an integral part of the cultural fabric of San Francisco.

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Ultimate Escapes – Tuscany

Posted on 12 October 2008

Known for its breathtaking landscapes and its artistic legacy as much as it is known for its Chiante wines, Tuscany is arguably the greatest art repository in the world. From extraordinary paintings and sculpture to frescoes and architectural masterpieces, this enchanting destination is also replete with castles, fortresses, watch-towers, and ancient town walls that make medieval […]

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The American Food & Wine Festival

Posted on 12 October 2008

On Saturday September 27th, 2008, I decided to brush aside my neurotic fear of buffet style dinners and attend the legendary 26th Annual American Food & Wine Festival in the Universal Studios’ “Little Europe” back lot benefitting the Los Angeles chapter of Meals on Wheels. The evening started with a five minute tram ride that […]

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It’s Just Sex – Two Roads Theatre in NoHo

Posted on 11 October 2008

By Bob Schriner   It’s Just Sex starts out with Phil and a woman in a dark room quickly getting down to business. The room lights up when Phil’s wife walks in and the “other woman” quickly exits. We then see another couple Carl and Kelly getting ready for a party. Carl is the quintessential man with […]

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