Archive | October, 2009

Annika Syrah – Wine Review

Posted on 31 October 2009

By K.L. Riley When I heard that the best female golfer of all time was getting into the wine business I was excited and skeptical. I’ve tasted different wines from various professional golfers and the result has always been good but not overwhelming. Well Annika Sorenstam has really set a new standard and in my […]

House of the Devil @ Cinema Tuesdays

Posted on 31 October 2009

By Carey Steinberg

To celebrate some pre-Halloween festivities, the Montalbán theater in Hollywood, California invited special guests for a special evening of “Fright Night.” I was fortunate to experience this surprise horror movie premiere screening like no other before. There were refreshments galore and humorous and horrific actors scurrying throughout the theater. The surprise horror movie [...]

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“MIND THE GAP” at Prism Gallery

Posted on 30 October 2009

PC Valmorbida, in partnership with PM Tenore and RVCA Artists Network Program, are pleased to present “mindthegap,” the inaugural exhibition at PRISM, a new gallery space on the famed Sunset Strip. The exhibition will feature works by artists, Barry McGee and Phil Frost, who’s early graffiti work, complex paintings and installations have brought them both […]

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Hello Kitty – Three Apples Exhibits & Events

Posted on 25 October 2009

In honor of Hello Kitty’s® 35th Anniversary, SANRIO has developed three weeks of special events to run concurrently with the ‘Three Apples’ exhibition at Royal/T, the visually stunning and playful, Japanese-inspired art exhibition space, retail store, and maid café, located in Culver City, CA. The exhibition will be open to the public from October 23 […]

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Athenaeum – London

Posted on 25 October 2009

By Robb Wirt

One of my favorite places to stay, hands down! I don’t even know where to start. Give me a moment while I collect my thoughts… Hmmm, well, I guess it starts back at the tube station really. The hotel is located in the middle of Green Park and Marble Arch tube stops. Green [...]

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The Elgin – London

Posted on 25 October 2009

By Jessica Ainlay

This is the story of the re-birth of a London pub, re-furbished and raring to go…
It all started back in 2007. For four short but glorious months of my life, I had a flat in Notting Hill. Well, not exactly in Notting Hill but right up the road. Each day, I would walk [...]

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Blake Mycoskie – TOMS Shoes

Posted on 23 October 2009

Blake Mycoskie founder of the stylish, yet philanthropically conscious TOMS shoes is a dynamic entrepreneur with a unique philosophy. For every pair of Toms shoes purchased, a pair are donated to a child in need somewhere in the world.  Blake has traveled the world hand-delivering thousands of pairs of shoes to children in need. Mycoskie currently […]

Get WICKED in London

Posted on 22 October 2009

By Robb Wirt

So you’re in London and it’s a Thursday night. What to do? You could stay in your hotel suite watching reruns of Murder She Wrote, OR, you could head out to the theater. I mean, you ARE in London, which is a lot like going to NYC. You simply cannot go without catching [...]

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SF Chefs.Food.Wine – San Francisco

Posted on 21 October 2009

By Bob Schriner

After 20 hours on my feet in some very poorly chosen shoes my night should have been over. Yet feeling like there were as many blisters on my feet as toes would not keep me away from Chocolate Enchantment at the Westin St. Francis. Despite the sensory overload of BBQ night, I knew [...]

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Paris Hideaways – Sheherazade

Posted on 17 October 2009

Have you ever wondered what it means when someone says, “It’s so European?” This airy 1 bedroom + extra living room with roll out couch / 2 bath apartment known as “Sheherazade” by Paris Hideaways is a good answer. Inspired by modern European décor and fused with Moroccan influence. The townhouse features a serene private garden, perfect for […]

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Rough Luxe Hotel – London

Posted on 17 October 2009

Review and Photos by The Cobrasnake

Rough Luxe is a very small boutique hotel only with only a handful of very unique and different rooms. The hotel is located just next to the Kings Cross station with is quite a funny neighborhood great if you are looking for hard drugs. The hotel has some amazing [...]

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Hewitson Wines: Mad Hatter 2006 Shiraz

Posted on 15 October 2009

By K.L. Riley

Hewiton Winery is a great new addition to the fabulous wine making world of Australia. Founded in 1998, winemaker Dean Hewitson had a vision to produce fine wines using a combination of old vineyards and old world wine making techniques while maintaining an innovative style. Hewitson is dedicated to producing traditionally-made, expressive [...]

The Sanderson Hotel in London is Cool

Posted on 13 October 2009

The Sanderson Hotel in London is cool. The fact that it’s located in a plain old high rise building that was the site of a former fabric company and looks completely lifeless from the outside, makes it extra cool because that means that the Sanderson is ironic and irony is considered very cool. On the […]

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Due South – Brighton

Posted on 12 October 2009

By Jacqui Passfield

The sea may not be the sparkling blue of the Mediterranean and the beach more shingle than sand, but Due South, Brighton, offers the closest you can possibly get to an Al Fresco beach-front dining experience this side of the English Channel. We were very lucky to have visited on a warm late summer day, [...]

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Brunch & Art at CACHÉ – Santa Monica

Posted on 12 October 2009

Get your art and brunch fix at Caché! This simulateneously upscale yet laid back restaurant showcases a market-based menu by award-winning local chef Josiah Citrin (who is also the Chef/owner of the Michelin rated Mélisse Restaurant) and his Chef de Cuisine, Nyesha Arrington and is now offering a unique new weekend brunch service. Located on Main street just a few […]

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