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Ever Wanted to Live in a Jewel Box Home? Nautilus Wants to Customize You a Lavishly Detailed Smaller Residence

Jan 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Small homes have become far more trendy in the past few years among the affluent. Though living in something a little on the smaller side may have once indicated financial woes, it's no longer the case. Many people choose a less expansive house in addition to their existing estate (think vacation home), while others do it to limit their carbon footprint and live more simply.

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Del Frisco Grille NYC Tenders Twists on Comfort Food Classics

Jan 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

When I travel to New York City, I seek out those venues where I can be “one with the locals,” and immerse myself in the culture to get a true sense of an area. More often than not I find these opportunities off the beaten path, in mom-and-pop eateries or neighborhood watering holes where authentic atmosphere and Provincial fare reigns supreme, but nary a tourist can be found. 

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Love New Music? Rising Aussie Artist Josef Salvat Needs To Be on Your 2015 Playlist

Jan 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

From the moment a close friend sent me the music video for This Life by Josef Salvat, I was obsessed. Almost bordering on indecent, his infectious beats are woven with introspective lyrics that feel intimate. Just in the span between our interview and the time of publication, Josef's song Diamonds (the track penned by Sia for Rihanna) was used in a Sony advert and recording indie... Read More

From Censorious Iran to Spirited San Francisco: Designer Gelareh Alam Makes a Name for Herself

Jan 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Jenna Intersimone

After being raised in repressive Iran, a country known for its severity, especially towards women, now-fashion designer Gelareh Alam found herself in an entirely different world upon arriving in San Francisco in 2001.

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Stefano Pastrovich On the Future of Yacht Design and Why He Never Makes the Same Vessel Twice

Jan 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With Genoese Stefano Pastrovich at the helm, Pastrovich Studio continually creates sailing and motor yacht designs that are not only beautiful, but challenging to the status quo. From the beginning of his career collaborating with the Martin Francis Design Studio to being appointed Chief Designer at Wally Yachts to starting his own company in 2005, Pastrovich has developed a unique synergy with the sea that doesn't rely on contemporary styles or trends. 

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Why Cooking is a Way of Life for "Jewel of the Desert" Executive Chef Gordon Maybury

Jan 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

When the historic Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix was looking for an executive chef in early 2013, one can only assume that the establishment—which is nicknamed “The Jewel of the Desert”—received resumes from many of the world’s finest culinary masters. In the end, they selected Chef Gordon Maybury to be the jewel of their culinary operations, which includes all of their six restaurants and lounges.

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Award-Winning Culinary Master Chef William Bradley On Changing How People Perceive Cuisine

Dec 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

At only 39, William Bradley is the Executive Chef/Director of the award-winning Addison at The Grand Del Mar. The San Diego native started cooking in his teens at a quaint Italian restaurant in Bonita, a small town north of San Diego. He then trained under Chef James Boyce at Azzura Point at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, then moved to Arizona where he was the sous-chef at The Phoenician Resort’s elite restaurant, Mary Elaine’s, before finally became executive chef at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale.

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Katey Sagal and Jimmy Smits Spill their Guts on the Sons of Anarchy Series Finale (SPOILERS)

Dec 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

(Spoilers Ahead) Get ready for a rumble to top all outlaw motorcycle club rumbles. Tonight at 10 p.m. the final FX episode of Sons of Anarchy roars into the sunset, leaving behind a memorable, blood-stained legacy as one of the most-macho, most-brutal and most-addictive television series of all time. One where gang-violence, merciless killings and partial nudity were all in a day’s work for actors Charlie Hunnam and Jimmy Smits, just as was wiggling into skin-tight leather and push-up bras has been for Katey Sagal (RIP Gemma Teller-Morrow), the wife of SOA creator Kurt Sutter.

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Get the Insider Scoop on How Art Basel Transports Its Multi-Million Dollar Artworks

Dec 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Over 70,000 people flocked to Miami Beach over the weekend to check out Art Basel, the leading international gallery that showcases countless pieces from renowned and emerging artists. With everything on display, from sculptures and paintings to installations and films, it can be very easy to get lost in the cultural smorgasbord, giving no thought to how it was actually put together. After all, someone had to have delivered all of those artworks safely for you to enjoy them with cocktail in hand.

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Indie Watch: Wildcat! Wildcat! is the Next Band You Need to Obsess Over

Nov 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Los Angeles is full of aspiring bands, actors and various entertainment artists hoping to hit it big. And it absolutely happens to the lucky, talented and hard-working. Usually it requires all three. Comprised of longtime friends Jesse Taylor, Mike Wilson and Jesse Carmichael, Wildcat! Wildcat! is poised to be just be such a group, so if you like to brag about pegging a band as the next “big thing” stay in-the-know when it comes to rising musical talent, you should probably pay attention

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What's Next for Artist Adrien Broom Now That She's Done With the Color Project?

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Last time we checked in with artist Adrien Broom it was when she was in the middle of her acclaimed Color Project, an eight-part series that explored the world of color through the eyes of a child. Finally, after two exciting years, the Color Project is finished with the completion of the rainbow world and it was well worth the wait.

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Talking Wine With Luxury Brand LVMH's Newton Vineyard Estate Director Rob Mann

Nov 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Michelle Winner

Recently, while wrapped in the mist of an early Napa autumn morning, we visited the Newton Vineyard property on Spring Mountain in California's Napa Valley. We were given a tour personally by the recently appointed Newton Estate Director and winemaker Rob Mann, who chatted with us about preparing the foundation for some truly spectacular future vintages.

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Meet the 10-Year-Old Blogger Who Wants to Teach You All About Luxury Cars

Nov 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  3 Comments

Usually when a self-professed auto expert appears on our radar, they're at least in their late 40s, but not this kid. Meet Sky Rota, a 10-year-old luxury car enthusiast who may just know more about your Bugatti Veyron than you do—and he can't even legally drive it. Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based Sky has his own exotic car blog and YouTube channel, reporting on his favorite models "SkyStyle." Not only is Sky pretty adorable, he advocates for dyslexia awareness and is probably going to end up as CEO of one of his favorite marquees—or a famous movie star—so you better keep an eye on him.

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Kasabian Frontman Tom Meighan Chats the New Album, Performance Scars & Why He Loves Jack White

Nov 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

You may not know this yet, especially if you're not exactly up on the music scene, but English rock band Kasabian (made up of front man Tom Meighan, songwriter/guitarist Sergio Pizzorno, bassist Chris Edwards, and drummer Ian Matthews) is widely considered to be the best act in the world—at least the Q Awards think so since they've awarded them with the title twice now (once in 2010 and again this year).

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Estate Manager Bryan Peele Has a Key For What Goes On Inside Million-Dollar Estates

Nov 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Not many people are aware of just how much goes into keeping a luxury household running, but estate manager Bryan Peele certainly does. As the President and Founder of Estate Managers Coalition, Peele has worked with some of the world's biggest celebrities, top-tier billionaires and industrialists, and has become one of the most trusted figures in the luxury realm.  

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