Archive | June, 2010

The Island Hotel – Newport Beach

Posted on 24 June 2010

Review & Photos by The Cobrasnake
The island hotel is a great hotel. A very classy establishment. The check in process was easy, valet’ed the car and had a warm greeting with a very friendly staff. The hotel feels fresh and relaxing. Wide open spaces and green plants everywhere you look [...]


The Polo Lounge – Beverly Hills

Posted on 23 June 2010

Bob Schriner
With restaurants opening all over town at the hands of skilled planners, deep pockets and great chefs; there is a real challenge for the old guard to maintain. Just the same, I was excited to visit the Polo Lounge and see if this LA landmark was worthy of the legend [...]


FBE Holistic Spa – Los Angeles

Posted on 22 June 2010

As the only spa of its kind in not only Los Angeles but the rest of the world, Firm Body Evolution (FBE) is your solution for a lifetime of health and fitness plans that don’t work or at the least, don’t work as well as they could. At FBE, the philosophy is simple: Don’t exercise […]


The Inn at Irving Place – Gramercy Park

Posted on 18 June 2010

Photos & Review by Haya Zoubi
Located in the heart of New York’s Gramercy Park within two historical landmark townhomes is The Inn at Irving Place and Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon. While walking on Irving Place, If you don’t pay attention you might miss the Inn because there is no sign indicating that the building is the “Inn at Irving Place”, so look out for a golden plaque at the top of the brownstone’s stairs that says “Lady Mendl’s” [...]


Corey Helford Gallery presents “My Heart Shall Not Fear”

Posted on 15 June 2010

This summer, Southern California artist Brandi Milne joins Corey Helford Gallery for a special engagement entitled “My Heart Shall Not Fear”. Milne’s second solo exhibition with the gallery reveals a more personal side to her paintings than before. For “My Heart Shall Not Fear”, Milne explores narratives about life, death and new awakenings. Her work […]


5 City Favorites: Kihei, Maui

Posted on 09 June 2010

Victoria Namkung has been writing for major magazines and newspapers from her Los Angeles home base for more than a decade. Covering fashion, celebrities, trends and dining, Victoria currently contributes to the Los Angeles Times,, Los Angeles Confidential and The Huffington Post. Her work has been published widely in USA Today, InStyle and C […]


The Mark – NYC

Posted on 08 June 2010

The Mark is a fresh excursion from the usual stuffy hotels and establishments known of the Upper East Side. Walking into the sleek black and white tiled lobby, if you’re not already informed you might never guess that the hotel opened in 1927 or that the building was originally designed by the preeminent architects of […]


Hugo & Victor Patisserie – Paris

Posted on 07 June 2010

Drop into the patisserie that looks like a high end jewelry shop in the lovely St. Germain area of Paris. Instead of picking out sapphire rings or ruby necklaces to wear you can buy some colorful macarons to eat! Skip a dazzling pearl necklace for a luscious chocolate ball. All of the pastries here look […]


Thompson Beverly Hills Hotel

Posted on 07 June 2010

Review and Photos by Face Hunter
The Thompson Hotel is the perfect sexy oasis for a short stay in Los Angeles. The interiors are mainly dark and alluring, and the furniture is both modern and minimal, mixing wooden and metallic elements. Located right on Wilshire in Beverly Hills, just 2 blocks from Rodeo Drive, you [...]


James Conran Design

Posted on 06 June 2010

Interview with muralist, painter and designer James Conran, founder of James Conran design: 1. When did you start creating murals? I painted my first mural at about 15 for a girl I knew. It was a few life size dolphins on her bedroom wall. My dad liked it and took a picture of it and […]

A Summer in India

Posted on 06 June 2010

Nichole Barber
It’s the summer and if you are anything but a native to India you are going to stick out like a sore thumb. No matter the people are friendly and very curious. The air is rich with spices and incense. The noise of passing rikshaws fill the air. The options of things to [...]

M Cafe – Los Angeles

Posted on 04 June 2010

The menu at M Café macrobiotic vegan cafe in Los Angeles varies from salads, wraps and sandwiches to larger Asian-influenced dishes like rice bowls, noodles, and delectable desserts from their patisserie.