Archive | December, 2008

Nice Genes! –

Posted on 24 December 2008

We’ve all wondered from time to time who our distant relatives are and where our origins trace back to. Parents are good for a few generations, but usually beyond their grandparents things get a little fuzzy. I wanted to know more and didn’t just want a list of names of people who married for the […]

Delille Cellars: Woodinville, Washington

Posted on 23 December 2008

By James V. Monaci

For Gift Giving… find DeLille Cellars 2007 Chaleur Estate Blanc, DeLille Cellars 2006 D2, and DeLille Cellars 2005 Chaleur Estate Rouge at select Enotria~Land of Wine, AJ’s Purveyors of Fine Foods, Sportsman Fine Wines, and Gourmet Restaurants/Resorts throughout Arizona. Just ask for it!

Spa Avania – Scottsdale, Arizona

Posted on 21 December 2008

To say that a spa is Zen-like might seem slightly clichéd, but that’s truly what I encountered at Avania Spa. I made my way through the spacious lobby of the Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch Resort, and finally entered the spa, I disrobed from my street attire and enrobed in the Avania uniform of a soft […]


Robert Craig Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted on 20 December 2008

By K.L. Riley Robert Craig winery represents a style and approach to wine that everyone can relate to.  I have met Robert “bob” on many different occasions but I recently had the opportunity to speak with him at one of his wine tastings in Scottsdale.  We both share a passion for Mount Veeder  wines  (a […]

Cabbage John the Cat

Posted on 12 December 2008

Cabbage Johnny

Chris Ringland 2006 Ebenezer Shiraz

Posted on 11 December 2008

Chris Ringland is a celebrity in Australia and his wines are considered a great representation of Barossa fruit. When I heard that his wines are as smooth as his personality I couldn’t resist the temptation try one of them.

David Stoupakis solo exhibit at the Corey Helford Gallery

Posted on 10 December 2008

“These Predicaments”, a solo exhibition of new works by pop surrealist David Stoupakis will be on display and open to the public at the Corey Helford Gallery December 13th-December 31st 2008. The opening reception takes places on Saturday December 13th, and the evening will include music scored by composer Geoff Gersh


Gourmet Candy Floss at Pearl – London

Posted on 08 December 2008

With over a million shimmering, hand-strung pearls hanging from the chandeliers and walls, Pearl Restaurant & Bar is hands down one of London’s most alluring restaurants. Now to contribute to its unconventional glamour, Ben Knell the head chef at Pearl is offering a signature line of gourmet candy floss (also known as Cotton Candy here in the US).


Steven Meisel Limited Edition Jigsaw Puzzle

Posted on 07 December 2008

This is no ordinary jigsaw puzzle: This limited-edition jigsaw puzzle features a pattern-on-pattern photograph of model Meghan Collison as a tatooed pin-up. The image originally appeared in Vogue Italia, a publication for which Meisel has created every cover and lead editorial story for nearly two decades.

Uniquely a Place like Home – London

Posted on 07 December 2008

London!  One of the most exciting cities in the world.  If you can’t live there, next time your travel plans take you to the UK, pretend to be a real Londoner and rent a luxury home from Uniquely A Place Like Home. This London based company specializes in short term lets and with over sixteen years in […]


London Fashion Week Luxury Package

Posted on 06 December 2008

London Fashion Week is the first stop on the European leg of the international fashion circuit following New York just prior to Milan and Paris. To celebrate 25 years of British Fashion, The British Fashion Council have announced a London Fashion Week VIP hospitality program which will run on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd February 2009. Limited tickets will be available so make sure you don’t miss this one off, opportunity to attend this exclusive fashion event.


2007 Sinister Hand by Owen Roe

Posted on 04 December 2008

By K.L. Riley

Wine quote of the week;
Bacchus we thank who gave us wine
which warms the blood within our veins;
that nectar is itself divine.
The man who drinks not, yet attains
by godly grace to human rank
would be an angel if he drank.
Pierre Motin
French drinking song

EAT OUT! For the Holiday’s

Posted on 03 December 2008

Check out some of the Holiday Culinary offerings by some of Los Angeles’ best restaurants


Top 7 Reasons to Stay at London Pied-à-Terre Phoenix House

Posted on 03 December 2008

Next time you visit London you should stay at Cheval Group’s Phoenix House, here are 7 good reasons why: