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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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Music Video Director Shane Drake Discusses His Path to Films, Mega Budgets & Breaking Into the Biz

Nov 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

You know when you hear a new song that causes you to take notice of the title so you can mentally add it to your music collection? There is something so satisfying about discovering something you’ve never heard before, and then you watch the music video. A good video can resurrect those initial feelings you had and even give you a greater love for the song.

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Q&A: Co-Founders Lisle Richards & Eric Marx on the Success of Their 3 NYC Venues

Nov 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

“If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere,” claim Frank Sinatra’s legendary lyrics from New York, New York; which ring particularly true when talking to restaurateurs in the Big Apple. Six of nine Michelin three star restaurants are in New York City, but Business Insider reports that 80 percent of restaurants located in the area close within five years. In short, it’s grueling competing with the best of the best. 

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Have You Tasted the Gourmet Insects at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo’s Mandarin Bar Yet?

Oct 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Damon M. Banks

While it’s not every day that you find yourself with the option of sampling of insects with your evening cocktail, it’s certainly possible at the Mandarin Bar at Tokyo’s luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Always curious to try new things, we were eager to learn more about these exotic bites. Thomas Combescot, Food & Beverage Director at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, was kind enough to give us a behind-the-scenes look at this culturally significant snack.

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Irish-Born Musician Hozier "Slithered Here From Eden" to Bring Us His Gospel

Oct 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

Hozier may not have been a household name this time last year, or heck, even five months ago, but the Irish musician is certainly on his way to being one now. Putting his own spin on the blues and gospel of the 1950s, Andrew Hozier-Bryne is exactly how he appears to be: charming, soft-spoken, intelligent, modest, and incredibly sweet.

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Designer Francis Bitonti Uses 3D Printing to Bring Fashion to the 21st Century

Oct 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

We’re definitely fans of wearable tech, 3D printed jewelry and the still unreleased Apple Watch, but we had never heard of 3D printed fashion until now. Designer Francis Bitonti is picking up speed as one of the first designers to take technology and fashion to the next level by creating pieces using a 3D printer.

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Enhancing the Sense of Place: Sharon Woods of Santa Fe's Woods Design Builders Talks of a Home's Soul

Oct 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Many great writers have defined, as best as they could, the poetry and mystery of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and even more artists have called it home (George R.R. Martin, Cormac McCarthy, Georgia O'Keeffe, to name a few). It is the oldest capital in the United States and at 7,000 feet above sea level, it is also the highest. The early cold and the bracing, high altitude air, as D.H. Lawrence once wrote, makes "the stars snap like distant coyotes, beyond the moon."

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