Archive | March, 2009

L’Etoile – A Star is Reborn in Paris

Posted on 30 March 2009

Forget what you knew and open your mind. From the moment you enter L’Etoile you are transported into an ambient atmosphere of relaxation. The lighting seems to be the main ingredient with blue and rose lights softly playing off the white linens and modern clean lines. The bar is a comfortable lounge with soft music […]


Whitley Kros – Fall 2009

Posted on 29 March 2009

“Whitley Kros is a character we created to inspire us. She is a traveler and a wanderer. Where she goes, what she reads, what she listens to is what inspires each collection. It’s the contents of her suitcase, as if it were to fly open in an airport, you would hopefully see our collection…” -Marissa […]

Arbutus & Wild Honey – London

Posted on 25 March 2009

By Haya Zoubi
We recently ate at Arbutus in London’s Soho area and Wild Honey in Mayfair which both offer seasonally fresh and healthy yet delicious dining. We also took a moment to chat with one of the co-owners of both restaurants, Chef Anthony Demetre.


Jazz After Dark – London

Posted on 24 March 2009

Intimate yet acoustically delightful and jam-packed with aficionados of live music, there isn’t a better place to catch live music up close and personal than at Jazz After Dark in London’s Soho. You can stay late until all hours of the night and enjoy the extensive food menu which includes Spanish tapas or drink groovy […]


Social Aspen – Aspen, Colorado

Posted on 23 March 2009

By Gayle Hendrix Have you ever had one of those days, or weeks in my case, where you feel as though you are surrounded by incompetence, poor service and bad product? I had one of those weeks recently and I am pleased to announce that it came to a screeching halt at Social. I was […]


Colony Palms Hotel – A Moroccan Oasis In The Desert

Posted on 22 March 2009

By Jennifer O’Neill After undergoing extensive renovations, the Colony Palms Hotel has re-invented itself as a colonial Moroccan-inspired 4 star boutique property. Designed by Los Angeles based Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, no detail was overlooked. As soon as you enter the property you immediately feel as if you’ve entered an enchanted garden. The view of the pool […]


60 Thompson Hotel – NYC

Posted on 18 March 2009

Review and Photographs by the Cobrasnake

The 60 Thompson is very cozy. When I stayed there I felt like I was in my own home. There were copies of all the latest New York centric magazines, a mini-bar full of classic junk food and exotic treats and a bed that was very relaxing. The bathroom was small but ample with a jar of Q-Tips (you can never have enough Q-Tips), [...]


Mucho Ultima Mexicana in Manhattan Beach

Posted on 15 March 2009

By Robb Wirt I used to be the only person in California that didn’t really care for Mexican food. Notice I said “used to.” I am a changed man, thanks in part to Mucho. Mucho is located in the hip beach town of Manhattan Beach, near the pier, is an unexpected reservoir of tasty delight. […]


A Wine Chat with Sean Tevik

Posted on 14 March 2009

By K.L. Riley I had an opportunity to sit with Sean Tevik, Sommelier from Spaghetti Western Productions last week and I want to share some of our conversation. Spaghetti Western Productions is an umbrella company that boasts 3 eclectic restaurants ( Cowboy Ciao, Sea Saw, Digestif ) and a wine bar ( Kazimierz) in Scottsdale […]


Issey Miyake – Fall 2009

Posted on 12 March 2009

By Haya Zoubi Master of technology driven design, Issey Miyake previewed his AW 2009 Ready-to-Wear collection at Le Carousel De Louvre in Paris on Friday March 6th 2009. The show was a study in body movement and geometric principals. The presentation featured four karate players: Sabrina and Jessica Bual, Kenji Usuri (who performed in the […]


An Intimate Evening at the Standard with Curt Smith of Tears for Fears

Posted on 12 March 2009

By Robb Wirt “Never mind the starting gun, Cover’s up the curtain’s drawn, Standing in the outline…” Those are the opening lyrics to Curt Smith’s song “Coming Out”, from his new album Halfway, Pleased. Those lyrics struck a nerve in me. They reminded me of my own past. I noticed many heads in the audience […]


Chilean Wines at the Langham Pasadena

Posted on 09 March 2009

By K.L. Riley The Langham Hotel in Pasadena California is now hosting a monthly winemakers dinner. There couldn’t be a more perfect setting than this 5 diamond resort nestled in the outskirts of downtown Pasadena. Diamond chandeliers, marble floors, and impeccable service create an impressive backdrop for you to enjoy fine dining with fine wine […]

Seed Macrobiotic Restaurant – Los Angeles

Posted on 08 March 2009

By Jennifer O’Neill and Thuy Nguyen Tucked away in a Venice Beach strip mall, the tiny “seed” restaurant storefront could easily be overlooked, but you would be doing yourself a great disservice if this were to be the case. As a restaurant committed to ecological sustainability, seed engages in responsible business practices including the use […]


Rough Luxe Hotel – London

Posted on 01 March 2009

At Rough Luxe you must set aside all thoughts of hotels with conventional air-conditioned constancy, marbled flooring, polished finishes and bland colors. Rough Luxe is the complete antithesis to all of that…..