Forget El Niño, Chef Vincenzo Betulia is the Real Reason Florida's Restaurant Scene is Heating Up

Nov 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

This was a very good year for Chef Vincenzo Betulia, who scored a double whammy when he was honored with two 2015 Naples Illustrated Dining Awards: one for Best Restaurant and the other for Best New Chef. Born in Sicily, Betulia grew up in Wisconsin (which might account for his stellar house-made sausages) before settling in Naples, Florida where he opened Osteria Tulia in January 2013. He quickly followed the eatery up the next year by opening Bar Tulia right next door.

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Artist Sophie Kipner On the Unique Intimacy of Drawing Without Looking

Nov 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The intention behind Sophie Kipner’s DONTLIFTUPDONTLOOKDOWN series is not to create caricatures of the subjects, but to instead capture their essence. Her pieces are an abstract reinterpretation of whomever she is looking at, whether it is a pop icon, a family member or animals. 

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Seasonal Wellness: How Yoga Can Help You Have a Stress-Free and Healthy Holiday

Nov 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The holidays are some of the most stressful times of the year. Your family is visiting for a week or two, your to-do list keeps getting longer and longer, and the idea of trying to fit into your New Year’s Eve dress with all the sugary temptations around can make life seem impossible.

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Nicky Hilton Talks Travel, Fashion and Her New Collaboration with Designer Linea Pelle

Nov 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Some women love shoes, others vintage jewelry and some have a passion for designer bags—Nicky Hilton is most definitely the latter. At least that how she explains it. This season the hotel heiress and designer Linea Pelle teamed up for a capsule collection of seasonally-appropriate satchels, clutches and totes.

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Holiday Baking Championship Contestant Maeve Rochford Gives Us the Scoop On What TV Competitions Are Really Like

Nov 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship is our newest obsession and now that its second episode has aired, we’ve definitely found our favorite contestant. In its second season, the holiday-themed show brings 10 bakers (both professional and casual) together to compete for the $50,000 grand prize. While all the competitors are definitely talented, Maeve Rochford is the one who has caught our eye.  

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Behind the Camera: Sexual Harassment and Body Issues in the Male Modeling Industry

Nov 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The world of modeling is as glamorous and as high-profile as it gets. Beautiful men and women jet around the world having their photos snapped for major labels, or walk the runways in some of the biggest shows in the business. It’s a dream job for many, but it's also a double-edged sword.

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Actress Gemita Samarra On What It's Like to Be a Modern-Day Bond Girl Stunt Double in Spectre

Nov 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As an actress, stunt double and model, 22-year-old Gemita Samarra already has a pretty impressive career. Starting out young as part of an award-winning synchronized swimming team in the UK and competing in equestrian show jumping, Samarra’s move into modeling and film was a pretty organic one. 

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Interview: Alberta Cross Talks Going Solo & His Road Back to the Basics of Good Music

Oct 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Before Petter Ericson Stakee stepped inside an abandoned church-turned-studio in upstate New York to record a solo album, he was touring the country on the heels of his former band’s 2012 studio-produced album. Together with bassist Terry Wolfers, the duo called Alberta Cross, had claimed their stake in the music community with features on TV shows such as Sons of Anarchy and Californication.

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Victoria's Secret Angel Martha Hunt Talks Beauty, Designers and What Makes Her Feel Sexy

Oct 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

What makes you feel sexy? For Victoria Secret Angel Martha Hunt, and a number of the brand’s shoppers, it’s the city of San Diego. Voted America’s Sexiest City by Victoria’s Secret, the supermodel was in town last weekend celebrating the city’s win, and we had the opportunity to talk with her about what makes her feel sexy.

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If You Spot Celebrity Chef Mario Batali in His Summer Hideout, Introduce Yourself! Chef's Orders

Aug 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

Award-winning celebrity chef Mario Batali is an entrepreneur of eating. In addition to managing restaurants around the world and creating giant “Eataly” markets in New York and Chicago, he’s an Italian culinary expert who has authored 10 cookbooks and appears on ABC’s The Chew. With so many public projects going on, it begs the question if the 54-year-old feel less like a chef and more like a showman these days.

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In a Sartorial Slump? Here is Everything You Need to Know About Hiring a Stylist or Personal Shopper

Aug 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

With a closet full of designer labels, a good grasp on the latest trends and an eye for style, even the most fashionable women may not think they need the assistance of a personal shopper or stylist.

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Tamara Ecclestone Talks About Why Her New Luxury Haircare Line is a Show-Stopper

Aug 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Kavita Daswani

Most haircare products are not exactly designed to be flaunted, and are usually secreted away in a bathroom cabinet or underneath the sink. But in creating Show Beauty, an offering of luxury hair styling products that hits Sephora stores in the US this month, founder Tamara Ecclestone was going for a high bling quotient on the packaging—think rose gold, dramatic black canisters and accents that are reminiscent of Waterford crystal.

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Counterfeit Cosmetics: How Luxury Replicas Can Make Their Way Into Your Makeup Bag

Aug 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Counterfeit products are all around us. In this day and age all it takes is a simple click of the mouse to come across replicas and knockoffs, but for most luxury shoppers, these “bargains” are easy enough to avoid considering we’re not stalking the local flea market or eBay for a killer deal. Or at least that’s what we thought.

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Michelin-Starred Chef Julian Serrano Explains His Cicchetti Concept for Lago at the Bellagio

Aug 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Julian Serrano is a James Beard award-winning, Michelin-starred chef known not only in Las Vegas, but worldwide. His Picasso restaurant in the Bellagio has received the AAA Five Diamond Award 13 times and now his Lago establishment (which opened in April) is pulling in a lot of attention with its fountain-side setting and Italian-inspired menu. While most people see the famous Bellagio Fountains from a distance, the best view by far is from Lago’s shaded, waterfront patio. Guests are only about 30 to 40 feet away from the dancing fountains as they dine, sometimes even feeling the fine spray—which is refreshing instead of bothersome. 

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Artist Erin Hammond Peels Back the Paint Layers to Give Us a Peek at Her Process

Jul 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Erin Hammond's art pieces are deceptively simple at first glance, a few lines drawn with color washes. But if one looks long enough, you can see layers of effort, with each addition adding further detail. With a host of influences from her cr

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