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Ketel One Distiller Reflects on Lessons Learned From Three Centuries of Generations Past

Mar 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Even though three centuries have gone by since the Holland-based Nolet Distillery was first established by Joannes Nolet in 1691, the business is still in the family. The purveyors of Ketel One Vodka are now in their 11th generation, with brothers Bob and Carl Jr. continuing the work of their esteemed family.

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Fifth-Generation Napa Valley Vinter Discusses the Science, Alcohol Content & Outlook for 21st Century Wines

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Some people are drawn to the world of wine by chance and others are quite literally born into it. Joseph Wagner is the latter. Following in the footsteps of four generations of Napa Valley-based winemakers (the Wagner Family of Wine), Joseph got his start in vineyard management before taking what he learned to found his own company, Belle Glos, in 2001.

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Here's Why Everything You Thought You Knew About Thread Count is a Lie

Feb 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it comes to the thread count of our sheets, we’ve always been told that the higher the number, the higher the quality and the higher the price—add the term “Egyptian cotton” and the price goes up again. It all seems logically sound until you start noticing Egyptian cotton sets boasting 800+ counts being sold at various discount stores for less than $100.

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Meet Jewelry Prodigy Hollie Bonneville Barden, the 28-Year-Old Head Designer at De Beers

Feb 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Some people work relentlessly toward their dream for years and nothing ever comes to fruition. Others are lucky enough to have it fall into their lap. De Beers Head Designer, Hollie Bonneville Barden, falls somewhere between the two.

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What It's Really Like to Captain a Yacht and Live Life on the High Seas

Feb 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Charter World

Captain Chris Stollery talks about the Berret Racoupeau-designed luxury catamaran LIR, his years of professional experience as well as life aboard this fantastic vessel. LIR is a beautiful Victoria 67 sailing yacht and at 20.44 meters (67 foot) provides comfortable and stylish accommodation in four spacious cabins to up to eight charter guests in total. All cabins have their own en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, and feature contemporary and elegant decor.

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Flying Privately to Super Bowl? Major Private Jet Firms Tell Us What to Expect This Weekend

Jan 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Last year's Super Bowl not only pitted two football teams against each other, private aviation companies also fought for clients and New Jersey airspace thanks to the limited landing options in the area. This year, on February 1 in Arizona, the Patriots are going up against the Seahawks in what will surely be a thrilling game. 

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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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