Based in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is Contributor for JustLuxe, reporting on travel, entertainment, ...(expand)
Based in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is Contributor for JustLuxe, reporting on travel, entertainment, lifestyle and fashion. She is also Editor for Holiday Goddess, the online destination for chic women travelers from the editors of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Conde Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, and BBC. She's co-author of the bestselling Holiday Goddess books (HarperCollins and iTunes) including 'The Holiday Goddess Guide to Paris, London, New York, Rome' which spent nearly 10 months in the travel Top 10. Four city guidebooks followed and were named 'books of the month.' As editor, Vicki's other books include 'Sinatra' (DK), 'Inside Mad' (Time-Life) and 'Virgin Los Angeles' (Virgin Books). She is one of the Usual Gang of Idiots for MAD Magazine, an entertainment reporter (Daily Variety, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, CREEM), and authorized biographer for pop culture icons from the Beach Boys to Beastie Boys, Paul McCartney to MC Hammer.
Gifting suite promoters come and go, but some of the more consistent events are staged by Secret Room, Bravo, Red Carpet, and specialty companies with smaller, more intimate spaces to provide beauty treatments and fashion styling. But hands down, the favorite gifting lounge producer among A-list Hollywood is GBK Productions, founded by Gavin Keilly and his executive team, Carla Domen and Ana Martins. Lavish items -- from bicycles to jewels -- and luxe travel packages are the norm. And GBK goes the extra mile by providing VIPs with chauffered car service and thank them for their attendance with good-karma donations to such charities as Red Cross and City of Hope. This year's Oscars event spans two days, and promised to be their best one yet.
Diamond Mountain District is best known for its big, structured Cabernets, exemplified by the enormously concentrated wines of Diamond Creek Vineyards. For Cabernet Sauvignon, Spottswoode is Napa's star producer. The Oakville area is the Malibu of Napa Valley, home to all the newest Napa stars. The older celebrities-Robert Mondavi Winery, Silver Oak Cellars and Opus One-still have many loyal fans but have been challenged lately by new luminaries like Harlan Estate, Dalla Valle, Screaming Eagle, PlumpJack and Rudd Estate. Cheers!