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Opening the door to a romantic retreat at The Little Door in Los Angeles

December 24, 2012

LOS ANGELES, USA – Even in a city where the constantly rolling cameras make everyday life a public spectacle, the best action usually happens behind closed doors. Celebs retreat to their gated mansions, hipsters huddle behind the unmarked doors of speakeasy-style clubs, and couples looking for a romantic evening of… (more)
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The spoils of southern Spain at Spa Montage in Beverly Hills

December 23, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, USA – If you want to understand my disproportionate delight over the Spa Montage in Beverly Hills, you must first know about my soft spot for Andalusia. Huh?? Allow me to explain. In the southernmost part of Spain, bridging Europe and Africa, the region of Andalusia is the… (more)
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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire at Katana in West Hollywood

December 22, 2012

WEST HOLLYWOOD, USA – The Japanese eatery Katana is smoking both inside and out−and I don’t mean that they buck the state-mandated no smoking policy. The kitchen smolders with robata-yaki (Japanese-style open flame charcoal grill cooking), and the très Hollywood scene is so red hot that it’s smoking too. The… (more)
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The dynamic hair duo at Warren-Tricomi in West Hollywood

December 19, 2012

WEST HOLLYWOOD, USA – There’s a saying that two heads are better than one, and in the case of famous duos, that definitely rings true. Crime fighters Batman and Robin weren’t called the dynamic duo for nothing. No one could burn the floor like Fred and Ginger. And where would… (more)
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From haute to healthy at Joss Cuisine in Beverly Hills

December 17, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, USA – It’s rare, but it happens: a Sunset Boulevard starlet grows up and goes traditional. The glitzy Hollywood days come to an end, and suddenly she’s got a role on a TV miniseries and a baby bump. Such is the case, so to speak, with Joss Cuisine/Traditional,… (more)
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Bye bye rock revelry, hello tropical villas at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood

December 16, 2012

WEST HOLLYWOOD, USA – No matter where you turn on the luxury hotel scene in Los Angeles, you’re going to find tales of legendary celeb antics, whether it’s Marilyn Monroe bunking down at the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows or Vivien Leigh holing up at the Chateau Marmont. But there’s… (more)
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A Weekend Passport to Los Angeles for Kids and Kids at Heart

December 12, 2012

LOS ANGELES, USA – Think of a little girl dressing up in her mom’s high heels, make-up and sunglasses, and you’ll have an approximation of the essence of Los Angeles. Sure, the city has a veneer of glamour with its Hollywood hullabaloo, and its cultural offerings from art to fashion make… (more)
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Ditching the young and the restless at the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills

December 10, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, USA – 40 may be the new 30, but in Tinseltown, youth still reigns supreme. Ageism is rampant in casting calls, and Young Hollywood just seems to get younger and younger as years pass. On the nightlife scene, one is often hard pressed to find a decent spot… (more)
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Grit meets glam along Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles

December 9, 2012

LOS ANGELES, USA – They say elephants never forget. If that’s true, then the mammoth marble elephants at the top of the Hollywood & Highland complex have a lot on their minds. The decorative pachyderms (part of a design scheme inspired by D.W. Griffith’s epic Intolerance) lord over what’s become… (more)
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A Renaissance of amenities at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

December 5, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, USA – We’ve all heard the term “Renaissance man,” referring to a gentleman (either classic or contemporary) who dabbles in a breadth of worldly knowledge and pursuits. But what about the Renaissance woman? While the gentlemen were off mastering the arts and sciences, ladies during the Renaissance period… (more)
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