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Interview with World Photographer Nadia Salameh

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Jerusalem-born and San Diego resident Nadia Salameh is an award-winning photographer who is internationally recognized, not only for her achievements, but for her intensely personal and emotive style. Holding a Master of Photography degree and the title of "International Photographer of the Year" from the Professional Photographers of America, Salameh uses her friendliness to pull you in, creating lasting relationships with people all over the world.... Read More

Photographer Gustavo Lacerda Talks About His "Albino" Series

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Born in 1970 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Gustavo Lacerda is a photographer who turns his lens towards those who society has pushed into the background. With his "Albino" series, Lacerda has created a new standard of beauty that has nothing to do with the surface and everything to do with the quiet and resolute strength from within.... Read More

Beat Chilly Nights with Ten Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Nov 26, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Many of us are spending the holiday season scrambling to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones, scouring shops and websites until our frazzled nerves can't take any more. If you're feeling the holiday pressure, take some time for yourself and mix up one of these seasonal cocktails. From a warm Kilbeggan Ginger Toddy to a creamy Pumpkin Spice Latte, we have all you need for a quiet night in or the perfect holiday party!... Read More

James Bond and Aston Martin's Shared History

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The day you've been waiting for has arrived! "Skyfall" has been officially released in America. I know I'm not the only one that had been counting the days until I could immerse myself, once again, in the stimulating and nostalgic world of James Bond. With "Skyfall" you get everything you could ever want: fast-paced action, sex, smooth lines, oo7 cool, a creepy villain, and of course, taunting shots of Aston Martin's beautiful luxury vehicles.... Read More

American Artisans: Martha Stewart's Favorites & More

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

The Audience Choice Award for the inaugural Martha Stewart Presents American Made small business competition went to Brian Howell, who has kept his own beehives and operated Bee Man Candle Company since he was 13 years old. He intends to use his $10,000 cash prize to build educational installations in his New York State retail store.... Read More

Fall Cocktails to Please Your Booze-Loving Heart

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Everyone knows that with fall comes cool breezes and Halloween costumes, but some may not know that the season also brings with it a plethora of new cocktails to try out. Some of these may seem strange to you - who puts truffles in a cocktail? - but give them a shot before you wrinkle your nose in distaste. After all, experimentation is what makes spirits so much fun, right? With these specialty drinks you can find hot apple cider, vodka steeped with truffles, and tangy citrus, each promising some heat to warm that booze loving heart of yours.... Read More

Photographer Chris Buck Talks Hiding Your Favorite Stars Within His Portraits

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In a world where celebrities are reported on more reliably and steadily than news regarding world events or politics, we've gotten used to our day-to-day life being saturated with images of famous faces. You can try to stay away from what happened between Kristin Stewart and Robert Pattinson, but without a doubt your plan will be ruined when your coworkers start discussing whose side they're on. As a society, we've gotten so obsessed with the lives of our favorite stars that even giving something the title of Russell Brand will pique interest, which is something photographer Chris Buck plays with in his new photo book "PRESENCE: The Invisible Portrait".... Read More

Beautiful Pottery and Woodwork From ShackletonThomas

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Irish (by way of Woodstock) furniture designer Charles Shackleton and his wife, the notable potter Miranda Thomas, are standard bearers for a craftsmanship commitment that prevailed in luxury goods before the Industrial Revolution, and is coming back into vogue again alongside the local-sustainable food movement.... Read More

Our Top 5 Furniture Picks

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It can be incredibly hard to find the right furnishings for your home, often taking months (or even a year), to find a piece of furniture that not only fits the space, but looks amazing in it. We always try to find the best products and design companies to highlight in our articles and now we've narrowed those down to bring you the best of the best. Hopefully you can find something of interest in this collection and if not, maybe something will spark an idea to help you find that perfect addition to your dwelling.... Read More

Master Photo Re-Toucher Erik Johansson Talks About His Process

Jul 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Imagination offers us the unique ability to see beyond our material realities into another world that may not make logical sense, but always resonates with us emotionally. Certain forms of technology have allowed us to present these emotional landscapes in incredibly realistic ways, forcing us to possibly even question what reality means to begin with. Many artists have taken to playing with these ideas while using photography as their tool, but very few of them are able to present an image so real, it forces the viewer to accept it, not as a material possibility, but as something larger than that.... Read More

America's Most Extravagant Ice Cream Treats

Jul 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Right in time to combat record East Coast temperatures, here’s a showcase of the most decadent and elaborate ice cream desserts in the USA—starting with the Kitchen Sink, trademark dessert from Food Network favorite Jaxson’s in Fort Lauderdale. Absolutely do try to replicate any of these at home—and when you do, invite the neighborhood.... Read More

Photographer Tyler Shields Talks Controversy and Famous Friends

Jul 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Hollywood is synonymous with glitz and glamour, revolving around beautiful people with iconic lives. However, there's also a darkness lying beneath the bright lights of Hollywood and it's filled with meaningless sex, addiction, breakdowns, vicious rumors, loss of privacy, overexposure, and depression. Not many people have publicly delved into that world but with every new generation comes a person who enjoys digging the dirt out from under the mask, reconciling the beauty with the trauma. Photographer Tyler Shields is such a person.... Read More

Artful Sports Car Photography By Dejan Sokolovski

Jul 2, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Based out of Gothenburg, Sweden, photographer Dejan Sokolovski has gained attention for his impressive sports car photography. With a stylistically artful scope, Dejan captures a variety of luxury cars speeding through urban streets and cutting through desolate wastelands. Using landscape, Dejan manipulates diverse terrain to highlight the stunning profile of the vehicles while also creating an image that has an added depth of visual interest.... Read More

Jordan Winery Art Competition Brings Sonoma to Cities

Jun 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Ask a hundred artists what the taste of wine looks like, and you'll get a hundred different visions. This is precisely what venerable Sonoma County estate Jordan Vineyard & Winery did to celebrate its 40th anniversary. And to up the creative ante even further, CEO John Jordan donated $32,000 in prize money to the artists that best depicted "Jordan in the City" in four different metropolises. The competition, named Jordan 4 on 4 and co-hosted by arts foundations in each city, brought out talent from New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Dallas.... Read More

Surrealism & Music Combine in Imaginative Photography

May 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

"The pictures speak for themselves; inventive, stylish, evocative and above all, tastefully current, in today's re-definition of classical music imaging." Hyung-ki Joo, Pianist "Igudesman and Joo" See our exlusive interview with Nikolaj Lund... Read More

Contemporary Kitchen Design Round-up

May 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Andrew DeGregorio

Over the course of the years the kitchen has become the heart of the home. Family and friends tend to gather in this area more than any other room in the house.... Read More

Assouline Puts the World on Your Coffee Table

May 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

In a world where too many people have forgotten the aesthetic and tactile pleasures that a really fine-quality print publication can offer, luxury publisher Assouline reminds us why neither Web nor the fanciest mobile device will ever be a substitute for a great coffee table hardcover. Since 1994, the company has released dozens of books in the fashion, travel, architecture/design, art, photography, epicurean arts, and spirituality sectors—but no matter what the theme might be, the product itself is always a work of art.... Read More

Innovative Architecture in Clarke Quay Riverfront District, Singapore

Apr 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Spark,an international architectural and design agency with many accolades for its work in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and interior design garnered critical acclaim for its first major development in Asia, a dramatic, contemporary design located in the riverfront district of Clarke Quay in Singapore. Spark's innovative and visually catching structures are already succeeding in revitalizing the area and enticing tourists and residents alike back to the historic district. Seen here is an aerial view of this impressive project.... Read More

Spring's 10 Best Vegetables

Apr 12, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

A veritable cornucopia of tender lettuces make their first appearances in the spring: soft, floppy butter lettuce; sharp, peppery mizuna; and crimson-tinted red leaf, which go for around $2 to $4 a head. Grab a few different heads — the darker and greener the leaves, the more beta carotene and vitamin C they have — and serve them in a mixed raw salad with a lemony vinaigrette and a pinch of salt for flavor.... Read More

The Eclectic Designs of The Novogratz

Mar 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

The world is more colorful through the eyes of The Novogratz. Design television frontrunners and bohemian bon vivantes, husband-and-wife duo Robert and Courtney globe-trot with their seven children, creating gorgeous spaces, publishing the occasional coffee table book, and currently filming Season 2 of their HGTV show Home by Novogratz. Take a virtual tour of some of their favorite projects - with exclusive Novogratz narration.... Read More

Best Restaurants in America for 2012

Mar 2, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

The Daily Meal compiled a list of the 101 Best Restaurants in America for 2012 which included restaurants being helmed by some of today's top chefs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Rick Bayless, and Jose Andres. We thought we'd cut to the chase, though and take you right to the top 15.... Read More

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model Kate Upton's Best Food Moments

Feb 27, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Kate Upton has been filmed sharing her love of sushi, her favorite food. She even claims to eat the Japanese delicacy as often as five times a week - with an extra order of pickled ginger.... Read More

Celebrities' Backstage Food Demands

Feb 22, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Selena Gomez has had kind of a rough year, what with Bieber's baby-mama-drama and rumors about her relationship flying all over Tinseltown. Even though she may not be able to count on things in her personal life remaining private, the one thing the singer can always count on is having supplies to make just your basic turkey sandwich backstage. Gomez is a stickler about her bread, though, as it states in her contract that she should never be provided with Wonder bread.... Read More

How Chefs Entertain at Home

Feb 10, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

When not tending to one of his three Huntsville-area restaurants, including Cotton Row and Pane e Vino, Boyce can often be found at home, entertaining a group of friends and family around his family's large 7-by-11-foot marble island. "It's like a... Read More

Sweet Gift Inspirations for Valentine's Day 2012

Feb 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

In every long-term relationship, there comes a Valentine’s Day (or perhaps a birthday) where one confronts an uncomfortable truth: Heart-shaped boxes of chocolates make boring gifts. In fact, most of the classic sweetheart presents show no creativity. Twee little pastel parcels of cupcakes? So 2010!... Read More

10 Outrageous Super Bowl Parties

Feb 2, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

The most exclusive Super Bowl party in 2011 didn't take place in Dallas. President Obama and first lady Michelle hosted members of his Cabinet and Congress along with pals from Chicago (plus J-Lo and Marc Anthony, says ABC News).... Read More

9 Tabletop Trends for 2012

Jan 18, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

According to Drorbaugh, gold and metallic finishes and accents are still trendy. But in a nod to consumers' scaled-down approach, the tones are less statement-making, and more subtle, like the rich pewter finish on Juliska's dishware (left) or the muted, antiqued finish of these mercury glass candlesticks from Pottery Barn.... Read More

Luxury Watches by Top Fashion Designers

Jan 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The watch industry is no longer dominated exclusively by big name watch manufacturers like Rolex or Panerai, as top fashion designers have expanded their repertoires and added watch collections to their already expansive list of products.... Read More

Sexiest Celebrity Couples of 2011

Jan 13, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Ever the eternal bachelor, George Clooney always makes sure to have a beautiful, young woman on his arm. For the moment it's the former "Dancing With the Stars" runner-up Stacy Keibler. All we can say is good luck to these two!... Read More

10 Foods That Will Fill You Up

Jan 13, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Goldilocks had the right idea when she ate up all of Baby Bear's breakfast that is, assuming she wanted to be full and satisfied for the rest of her adventurous day. Whether you call it mush, gruel, or oatmeal, it contains whole grains which help you feel fuller longer. There are plenty of fibers in whole grains which take longer for your body to digest, making you fuller on few calories and loading your body with many nutrients. Tip: If instant oatmeal isn't for you, try making your own from a slow cooker rather than your microwave. Use skim milk to keep this recipe healthy and filling!... Read More

America’s Healthiest and Unhealthiest Airline Meals

Jan 12, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

With the help of a Montreal-based company called Food with a Conscience, Air Canada's in-flight offerings are top-notch in the nutrition department - they even named their food "Air Canada NutriCuisine." Instead of just pretzels, enjoy cashews or celery and carrot sticks. And the vegetarian sandwich - just 390 calories - is not just for vegetarians.... Read More

Celebrity Fashion | Menswear Inspires Pantsuits for Women

Jan 5, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

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10 Lavish Athlete Birthday Bashes

Jan 4, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

In July, former NBA rebounding legend and flamboyant personality, Dennis Rodman, held his 50th birthday bash at the Chateau nightclub in Las Vegas. Except his birth date is in May. But who’s counting?... Read More

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