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Undercover Operations, Dangerous Extractions & Bittersweet Rescues: What It's Like Saving Abused Animals Around the World

Mar 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For most, a circus brings to mind a glitzy ringleader, acrobats, clowns, maybe some sword swallowers, and of course, exotic animals doing amazing tricks. The circus industry puts a lot of effort maintaining the illusion of caring and safety, into the idea that their animals are part of their big circus family and that they perform because they like to. 

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Inside the World of Divergent: Stars Chat About Auditions, Training, Fears & Favorite Scenes

Mar 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Divergent is without a doubt, one of the most highly anticipated flicks to come around since the first Hunger Games, with fans of the books practically salivating at the thought of seeing their favorite characters come to life. Sure, most people are excited to see Shailene Woodley and Theo James portray the two lovers at the heart of the story, but personally, I was more excited to see Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Christian Madsen play my two favorites from the book: Will and Al.

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Models Exposed: A Look Into the Dark Life Behind the Fashion Week Runway

Mar 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Jenna Intersimone

The insanity of Fashion Week starts at the very beginning, at the casting for the shows, which take place only a week or two before the event actually begins, giving models very little time to prepare.

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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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