Archive | June, 2011

“Heridas” by Christian Gaillard

Posted on 30 June 2011

Christian Gaillard has painted portraits of the greatest contemporary matadors in modern time. His paintings are beautiful and raw, offering a peek into the struggles and passion of a matador. A retrospective will be featured in the upcoming show “Heridas” at the Galerie Ariel Sibony in Paris.

Les Deux Salons – London

Posted on 28 June 2011

Following on from the success of both Wild Honey and Arbutus Anthony Demetre and Will Smith have opened their third site, Les Deux Salons on William IV Street. A French Brasserie serving classic dishes such as Tarte Lyonnaise with organic salmon, Slow cooked pork belly ‘Petit Sale’ and Red mullet soup, green olive tapenade, as […]


Vai Spuntino – Soho

Posted on 27 June 2011

Vincent Chirico’s newest dining destination is Vai Spuntino Bar, a small-plates spot in the heart of SoHo. The appetizer-sized dishes offer a broad range of flavors ideal for sharing with friends or dates. The new project comes after the unhappy loss of his Upper West Side restaurant Vai, which was closed in April when the […]


Café del Rey – Marina Del Rey

Posted on 27 June 2011

Café del Rey offers diners a trip to the Mediterranean coast without leaving Los Angeles. The restaurant’s refreshing and robust flavors and romantic atmosphere offer a memorable dining experience—you may just have to remind yourself that the restaurant’s amazing waterfront view looks onto Marina del Rey, not the Mediterranean. At one end of the spacious […]


Bellamy’s Bruton Place – Mayfair

Posted on 22 June 2011

Located in Mayfair, among some of London’s most exclusive shops, hotels and restaurants, Bellamy’s Bruton Place brings classic French cuisine to the high-end area. Established in 2004, Bellamy’s management team comes from the well-loved Annabel’s, including Patron Gavin Rankin.  The décor exudes a traditional brasserie aesthetic, with paintings of the French countryside and colorful dancers […]


Kate Bosworth in tarte cosmetics for the premiere of L!fe Happens

Posted on 21 June 2011

Last Saturday celebrity makeup artist Amy Nadine created Kate Bosworth’s look for the premiere of L!fe Happens using all tarte products. Get the Look: Kate Bosworth Event: Premiere of L!fe Happens Makeup Artist: celebrity makeup artist Amy Nadine for tarte Date: 6/18/11 Overall Inspiration: “To compliment her hot pink Richard Nicoll dress, I opted for […]

Zero to Sixty – Corey Helford Gallery – Los Angeles

Posted on 19 June 2011

“Zero To Sixty” marks the fifth anniversary of Corey Helford Gallery opening its doors in Culver City, California, and on Friday, July 1 the gallery will salute the occasion with its most exciting group exhibition of the year. For the momentous event, more than fifty artists from around the globe were invited to create a […]


Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Posted on 19 June 2011

I could feel the anticipation as I drove along the windy rural roads towards Lake Casitas and the gorgeously green Ojai Valley wine country. My windows were open so I could savor the smell of orange blossums, sage and rosemary as I drove into the resort. Can a city person truly love nature so much? […]


Red Sun BBQ @ Katana – Los Angeles

Posted on 19 June 2011

Katana’s annual Red Sun BBQ re-launched over Memorial Day weekend and will be available through Labor Day.  Every Sunday from 5:30 to 11:30pm you can chill out on the patio and enjoy extended Happy Hour $5 drink specials.  This, the 8th annual event draws crowds to the famed Sunset Strip and Katana’s stylish patio, the […]


Hotel Diplomat – Stockholm

Posted on 13 June 2011

Everything within Hotel Diplomat is put together to make you love Stockholm. First thing, when you stay at this privately-run four-star hotel, you are situated on the most prestigious street of the Swedish capital: Strandvägen. Perfect location to explore my favourite hostpots in town like cult restaurant/bar Riche which is only a five minute walk, […]


HoMedics: DYI Spa at Home

Posted on 11 June 2011

When you don’t feel like shelling out a couple hundred dollars for a spa visit, why not create your own spa environment at home? Spanning a history of nearly 25 years, HoMedics offers a wide variety of products for beauty and health. Shut out the world for a while and breathe deeply of this relaxing […]

M Café – Los Angeles

Posted on 07 June 2011

M Café offers delicious macrobiotic cuisine that vegetarians, meat-eaters and omnivores will all enjoy. The fresh, balanced dishes are made from top-quality ingredients and prepared daily. While they build on the insights of macrobiotics founder Michio Kushi and eschew refined sugars, eggs, dairy, red meat or poultry, the dishes will likely appeal to all tastes. […]


“Doggy John” @ The New York Palace

Posted on 05 June 2011

The newest addition at Palace Gate, the outdoor lunch and cocktail venue located in the courtyard of The New York Palace, is more a feast for the eyes than the stomach. French Artist Julien Marinetti’s Doggy John “sits” atop a steel pedestal, perched eight feet in the air for diners and passer-bys to admire and […]


Mandarin Oriental – Washington DC

Posted on 04 June 2011

Located a few blocks south of the National Mall, the Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C. feels like a separate oasis in this busy city. It’s a fitting location for a hotel that draws on Asian décor and themes like zen and tranquility in its design.  Those staying in any of the Tai Pan Club Rooms on […]


Surrey Hotel – Upper East Side

Posted on 01 June 2011

If you fancy pure, stylish uptown atmosphere I have one recommendation. Exclusively hidden between Madison and 5th Avenue on the most superb Upper East Side location lies the almost royal looking Surrey Hotel. Beautiful and spacious rooms designed with half old New England stylish tradition and half modern urban rock’n’roll attitude. The interior is thought […]