• Chile – Enchantment on the Other Side of the World

      By Lisa France There are very few places left on the planet where we can travel and feel as if we are truly far away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, while also feeling the ease and comfort of our own homes. The Chiloé Archipelago, a group of islands off the [...]

  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House

    In February, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House — an iconic architectural masterpiece -— was reopened, in the heart of the vibrant, artistic, cultural, and recreational Barnsdall Park. A significant part of Los Angeles’ storied architectural history, Hollyhock House -— a National Historic Landmark — was one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s magnificent masterpieces marking his [...]

  • Bettolino – Redondo Beach

    Bettolino, a family-owned modern Italian Kitchen has opened at Riviera Village in Redondo Beach. Brother and sister, Vince Giuliano and Andreanna Giuliano Liguore, opened the restaurant with the mantra “We don’t come to the table to eat, we come to eat together.” Michelin Star winning Executive Chef Fabio Ugoletti has recently moved to the South [...]

  • Art, Food and Culture on a Swing Through Three European Destinations

    By Lucinda Anderson and Frank DiMarco BARCELONA Neighborhood Overview Grácia neighborhood is in a great central location — vibrant and away from most of the tourist hubbub. Grácia Dining La Pubilla: The food is fresh, indicative of the Catalan cuisine, and the place is filled with happy locals having long lunches. Rooftop Bar at the [...]

  • Sweet, Sweet Music

    Motown: The Musical opened last night at Hollywood Pantages Theatre. It’s not everyday that you get to see music legend, Barry Gordy Jr, dance on stage at the Pantages Theatre. Last night the chairman got down after a terrific show celebrating the story and the history of Motown Records, which he started in 1959 in [...]

2015 Volkswagen Golf & GTI

2015 Volkswagen Golf & GTI

With a pedigree backed by 40 years of production, 30 million sales, seven generations, and lifespan innovations ranging from the three-point seatbelt to a seven-speed
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Palm Springs Thrives Anew, Arts and Cultural Events Drive a Desert Renaissance

Palm Springs Thrives Anew, Arts and Cultural Events Drive a Desert Renaissance

  Don’t worry, if you miss this week’s festival, there’s another one next week, or so it seems in Palm Springs these days. Music, Theater,
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California’s Artisan Cheese Festival

California’s Artisan Cheese Festival

  March 20 – 22, 2015 Sonoma County’s bounty is no mystery, but wouldn’t an insider’s tour be great? Last April, I eagerly attended the
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From Grandeur, To  Grandeur

From Grandeur, To Grandeur

Adrian Forty, Professor of Architectural History at University College London insisted, “No design works unless it embodies ideas that are held common by the people
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  • Food & Wine

  • Bettolino – Redondo Beach

    Bettolino – Redondo Beach

    Bettolino, a family-owned modern Italian Kitchen has opened at Riviera Village in Redondo Beach. Brother and sister, Vince Giuliano and Andreanna Giuliano Liguore, opened the restaurant with the mantra “We don’t come to the table to eat, we come to

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  • California’s Artisan Cheese Festival

    California’s Artisan Cheese Festival

      March 20 – 22, 2015 Sonoma County’s bounty is no mystery, but wouldn’t an insider’s tour be great? Last April, I eagerly attended the 8th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival. I was new to the bay area and love

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  • Beauty & Technology

  • Burke Williams

    Burke Williams

    For the past 30 years, Burke Williams has been providing outstanding spa experiences throughout Southern California. Inspired by European day spas, Burke Williams offers a vast array of treatments that continue to evolve along with the changing needs of their

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  • Hair, Make Up & Style

    Hair, Make Up & Style

    Luxury accessories designer and native Angeleno Elisabeth Weinstock opened her first boutique in West Hollywood. Formerly an interior designer, Weinstock dedicated three rooms of the 1,800-square- foot space to each of her collections and built in a “Dining Room” for

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  • Community & Green Trends

  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House

    Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House

    In February, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House — an iconic architectural masterpiece -— was reopened, in the heart of the vibrant, artistic, cultural, and recreational Barnsdall Park. A significant part of Los Angeles’ storied architectural history, Hollyhock House -—

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  • Eric Trump, His Family’s Passion and Charitable Pursuits

    Eric Trump, His Family’s Passion and Charitable Pursuits

    Eric Trump is a likable guy. He is an accomplished and media savvy professional, and is very generous in his philanthropic efforts. As part of the Trump team, which includes his controversial father, his gorgeous sister and another brother, he

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  • Entertainment & GRAMMY Central

  • Sweet, Sweet Music

    Sweet, Sweet Music

    Motown: The Musical opened last night at Hollywood Pantages Theatre. It’s not everyday that you get to see music legend, Barry Gordy Jr, dance on stage at the Pantages Theatre. Last night the chairman got down after a terrific show

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  • Cruzmatik, Connoisseurs of California Style

    Cruzmatik, Connoisseurs of California Style

    Cruzmatik is a pair of great musicians named Reggie Stevens and Jason Williams. They are, as the name implies, from Santa Cruz and have a rap meets rock vibe producing fun Cali sounds that are prefect for the beach party

    Oct 23, 2013 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Golf & Automotive

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf & GTI

    2015 Volkswagen Golf & GTI

    With a pedigree backed by 40 years of production, 30 million sales, seven generations, and lifespan innovations ranging from the three-point seatbelt to a seven-speed dual-clutch direct-shift gearbox; the Volkswagen Golf has more than been around the block — the

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  • Los Angeles Auto Show

    Los Angeles Auto Show

    November is always a pretty exciting time for us gearheads, but this one in particular has proven to be especially memorable. Across the realm of international motorsport in this month alone, we’ve seen massively impressive feats achieved by the likes

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