Archive | December, 2009

Concourse Hotel by Steve Aoki

Posted on 30 December 2009

When i checked in to Concourse Hotel in Madison Wisconsin it felt like a standard hotel nothing out of the ordinary. Lobby and reception looked and felt like most sub par hotels I’ve been in. They booked me on the top floor with a decent view. The room was a bit bigger than your average […]

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114 Faubourg – Paris

Posted on 29 December 2009

For days in advance I was eagerly looking forward to visiting 114 Faubourg. The new restaurant located within the ultra-fabulous Hotel Le Bristol in Paris. The restaurant is known for its traditional French cuisine set within a more casual Brasserie-Rotisserie style atmosphere in contrast to its high gastronomy 3 Michelin starred big sister known as […]

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Exploring the Heights of NYC Dining at Jean-Georges

Posted on 28 December 2009

By Alex Palmer

What is there left to say about Jean-Georges? With three stars from Michelin and four stars from The New York Times, not to mention plenty of breathless reviews from virtually every culinary critic who covers the city, the restaurant has reigned for years as the pinnacle of New York dining. Its namesake is [...]

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Hidden Hotel – Paris

Posted on 27 December 2009

Review and Photos by The Cobrasnake

The Hidden Hotel. What can I say. It’s hidden on a quiet street in the 17th Arrondissement of Paris. Its only been open for a few months but it has some character. The concept is that you should feel like you are in a cabin or something. I didn’t really feel [...]

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Dolada Italian Restaurant – London

Posted on 20 December 2009

I recently paid a visit to Dolada, the Italian restaurant located in a basement space in Mayfair. We walked in to warm, smiling faces who greeted us and created a positive feeling from the moment we stepped in the door. Dolada is not like your average Italian fare restaurants that offer heaping helpings of Spaghatti […]

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Christmas in France at Sur La Table – Los Angeles

Posted on 19 December 2009

By Bob Schriner

I have always wanted to take cooking classes. Between a perpetually busy schedule and not really knowing where to take them, I was excited when I heard about Sur La Table’s Christmas in France. Our lesson started out with a quick introduction to chef Martin Gilligan and his staff. He then demonstrated the [...]

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus @ Nike Cinema Tuesday’s

Posted on 16 December 2009

By Carey Steinberg

The Montalbán theater in Hollywood, California proudly presented another great movie premiere as part of their Cinema Tuesdays on the evening of December 8th, 2009. This time Nike, Flux, and Australians in Film presented a wonderful holiday treat for special guests called, “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.” The special guests and press [...]

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Le Pont De La Tour – London

Posted on 14 December 2009

A Robb Wirt Experience

“A one in a million chance, you know the moment that you crossed over the line, a casual glance, no one has to read between the lines, in the south of France it was spring time, special feelings come alive!” OK, so it’s actually London in the Fall, but whatevs. I’m sitting [...]

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Fall Harvest at RH Restaurant – Los Angeles

Posted on 10 December 2009

By Bob Schriner Set as the house restaurant of the Andaz Hotel, RH feels like nothing you would expect from a Hyatt. The high ceilings and big open spaces made me suspect that we were going to be sort of detached from the rest of the room. Yet, when I was seated our waitress Lauren […]

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7 Questions: Danny Roberts

Posted on 06 December 2009

Danny Roberts is a professional illustrator, photographer, and graphic designer based in Southern California. He attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in photography, and completed his studies at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco to study Fashion Illustration. His dreamy illustrations usually have a fashion related slant and he’s been featured in […]

Mandarin Oriental – NYC

Posted on 06 December 2009

There is no denying that the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Manhattan is serious about luxury with an added Far-East flair: chandeliers, Oriental marble and tapestries; over-attentive staff who aren’t uncomfortably stiff; glorious flower arrangements; divine bathrooms; ludicrously comfortable beds and floor to ceiling windows in some of the largest rooms in all of New York. […]

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Restaurant Sauterelle – London

Posted on 06 December 2009

By Robb Wirt

After an afternoon of high-power shopping at the iconic Royal Exchange Bank building, the historical home to some of London’s most luxurious boutiques (like Paul Smith, Bulgari, and Cartier), you’re bound to be hungry for an equally satisfying lunch, right? [...]

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Liana Yaroslavsky’s Charming French Atelier

Posted on 04 December 2009

Liana fondly refers to her atelier as her “little nest.” High ceilings, white walls and parquet flooring the color of honey create a haven where she can escape and tend to her creations undisturbed. Only the sun peaks in through large windows, its rays reflecting off of floor-length mirrors and elegant crystal chandeliers that bathe […]

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Red Cliff @ Cinema Tuesday’s

Posted on 04 December 2009

By Carey Steinberg

On Tuesday, November 17th, 2009, the Montalbán theater in Hollywood, California, proudly presented to the press and special guests, John Woo’s monumental account of a great battle during the height of the Han Dynasty era in a Chinese war movie called, “Red Cliff.” Once again, the Montalbán was most generous with their [...]

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BLISS spa – Los Angeles

Posted on 03 December 2009

After ten years of ‘saving face’, the top estheticians at Bliss Spas have tapped into their expert ‘glow-how’ to extract an overachieving age-defying facial called “The Youth As We Know It”. This needle-free collagen boosting treatment simultaneously works to erase time and relieves tension helping to relax both you and your wrinkles. This revolutionary spa […]

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