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Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival Rises From the Ashes & Becomes a Model of Independent Festivals

Jul 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Whether you consider yourself a fan or not, you've probably quoted a William Shakespeare play without realizing it—especially if you have ever been tongue-tied, if your car keys vanished into thin air, if you have seen better days, or if you have had too much of a good thing. Shakespeare's permanence in the English language is probably the easiest way to see the full effect his words have on how we express ourselves and the way we relate to one another. 

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George R.R. Martin Offers to Slaughter Two Lucky Fans & Absolutely Kills It at Crowd Funding

Jun 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

If there's one surefire way to get the entire JustLuxe editorial team to stop working and engage in conversation, it's to bring up Game of Thrones. We're obsessed and we're not ashamed — which is why we started immediately pooling our funds when we heard about George R.R. Martin's new crowdfunding campaign. Anyone familiar with the books or HBO show knows that the author has a soft spot for wolves, so it's no surprise that he's raising money for The Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in his home state of New Mexico. 

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Buy Dracula's Infamous $80M Bran Castle & Live Like a Real Vampire

May 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Count Dracula is the vampire to end all vampires (none of that glittering nonsense we've been faced with lately). He lived in a Transylvanian castle that was the very definition of Gothic and creepy, and the real life castle that is thought of having been its inspiration is now up for grabs. 

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New Book Celebrates Designer Adam Tihany's Iconic Luxury Hotel and Restaurant Interiors

Mar 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Born in Transylvania and raised in Israel, Adam Tihany has become one of the most important and best known interior architects and designers in America. This month Rizzoli is publishing a lavish volume dedicated to some of his most renowned luxury hotel and restaurant designs, including the Gatsby-esque HMF at Palm Beach’s legendary The Breakers.

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$1M Exclusive Formula 1 Book Comes With All-Access Season Pass to Live Like Bernie Ecclestone

Jan 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Nothing in Formula 1 racing comes cheap. The tickets are expensive, the teams have enormous multi-million-dollar budgets, the cars themselves cost millions to develop and the drivers regularly rank among the highest-paid sportsmen in the world.

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Lavishly Illustrated New Coffee Table Book Celebrates a Century of the Rich and Famous in Beverly Hills

Jan 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

In 1914, after failing to find oil, a group of investors decided to turn a Southern California bean field into a housing development. They named it after a place on Boston’s North Shore called Beverly Farms and threw in the word “Hills,” because of the terrain. A hundred years later the town’s zip code has become synonymous with wealth and fame. 

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Photographer Chronicles Bruce Springsteen's Iconic Musical History in New Book

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Few people exemplify the American spirit with more heart and conviction than Bruce Springsteen. The iconic singer, songwriter, and spokesperson for the common man is bigger than life, yet remains an intensely private man. But award-winning photographer Debra Rothenberg is one of the lucky few who have had a close-up view of Springsteen for nearly four decades, and she’s collected the best of her deep portfolio for Bruce Springsteen in Focus 1980-2012.

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The New York Times Distributes Blank Pages For The Book Thief Advertisement

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you picked up a copy of The New York Times today, you probably noticed that pages nine and ten are completely blank, save for a URL at the very bottom. Before you wonder if Banksy got ahold of the famous paper for today's New York takeover art piece, it wasn't him and it wasn't a mistake — it's actually a pretty fantastic ad for 20th Century Fox's upcoming adaptation of Markus Zusak's novel, The Book Thief.

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The Two New Books Every Men's Style Maven Must Have

Oct 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Here are two new coffee table books that are a must for every serious aficionado of men’s style coming out this season: Unseen McQueen and GQ Men. Read More

"If I Can't Walk, I'll Fly!" Author and Speaker Janine Shepherd Soars On the International Stage

Sep 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

Australian author and motivational speaker Janine Shepherd is an inspiration to us all. The former Olympian hopeful in cross-country skiing experienced a horrific accident while training and was told she would never walk again, have children or achieve her life goals. Well, Janine achieved all of these, and so much more.... Read More

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With $2,500 Collector's Edition The Ferrari Book

Sep 16, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

teNeues is offering a Collector's Edition of their upcoming The Ferrari Book, which is slated for an October publication date. Filled with stunning auto photography, the book tells the impressive history of the Italian brand — from their beginnings in 1947 to their current status as one of the world's top luxury names.... Read More

Assouline's Craft Cocktails Celebrates The New Golden Age of Mixology

May 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Craft Cocktails, a cool new coffee table book from French luxury publisher Assouline, celebrates the new golden age of the cocktail as a “culinary art form”. In the posh volume world-renowned mixologist Brian Van Flandern, former chief cocktail maker at Michelin three-star chef Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York and the Carlyle Hotel, shares some of his innovative recipes conceived while working for Keller and other famed chefs — including Mario Batali and Michel Richard.... Read More

12 Awesome Décor Ideas For a Headstart on the Steampunk Trend

May 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Steampunk used to be a microculture, one misunderstood by the masses and fanatically embraced by those on the fringe of society, but in the recent years it has broken into mainstream culture in a big way. The trend has been covered by countless publications (IBM is even predicting it will dominate the fashion industry in the coming years) and we've seen the likes of Gary Oldman walking the catwalk for Prada's 2012 steampunk-inspired menswear.... Read More

Hollywood's Latest Darling: How Carey Mulligan Rose to Fame

May 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Starring as Daisy Buchanan may be throwing Carey Mulligan in the spotlight but the British actress has been deserving of the attention for years, playing one standout role after another. Whether you've been a fan of hers since you first saw her in 2005's Pride & Prejudice (where she played Kitty Bennet to Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Bennet) or since you saw her in 2009's An Education, it doesn't really matter because once The Great Gatsby is released, everyone is going to be claiming love dating years back.... Read More

5 Things You Didn't Know About Martin Miller: Everything But the Gin

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

The story of Martin Miller Gin is so oft-repeated and well rehearsed at this point, every booze chronicler has covered it. Everyone knows of the British entrepreneur’s industry-leading demand for quality, his journey to find the purest water, and his quirky personal brand.... Read More

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