Archive | September, 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier + Grande Maison Champagne

Posted on 27 September 2012

A name synonymous with fashion and popular culture, Jean Paul Gaultier has joint forces with Grande Maison Champagne Piper-Heidsieck resulting in two new exclusive bottles: Black Cancan and French Cancan. Champagne Piper-Heidsieck was founded in 1785 by Florens-Louis Heidsieck. Since its creation, Piper-Heidsieck has always been associated with the greats and the goods from Marie […]


Hotel Shangri-la – Santa Monica

Posted on 20 September 2012

Driving along Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica even in the thickest of traffic gives one a much different disposition than the three freeways that got me there. That change in attitude was a fitting transition as I drove up to the Hotel Shangri-la sparkling in the afternoon sun. As I walled into the lobby I […]


Meadowood – Napa Valley

Posted on 15 September 2012

Though most of us aren’t so fortunate as to own a sprawling private estate in California’s famous wine country, a stay at Meadowood Napa Valley is the next best thing. Whether you’re a big wine lover, or just want to spend a few days devoted to fine dining, spa treatments, or poolside lounging, this magnificent […]


The Ritz Carlton – Marina Del Rey

Posted on 15 September 2012

After a stressful day stuck in LA traffic and the bad luck of not finding the perpetual California sun on my trip there is nothing better than coming to find refuge in the calm and beautiful Marina Del Rey, more precisely at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey situated at only one mile from Venice Beach […]


Achraf Amiri

Posted on 14 September 2012

When the work of Brussels native/London based illustrator Achraf Amiri caught my eye, I quickly became enthralled with his hauntingly sexy yet quirky detailed drawings. I had to know more about this artist who managed to bring these whimsical  characters’ personalities to life: 1. When did you realize that you had artistic ability? Well, probably […]