Haute Author

  • NAME Christina Bohnstengel
  • BIO After growing up in North Florida and graduating with a degree in Creative Writing, Christina Bohnstengel relocated to Miami to pursue a life in the big city. Today, she is the editor at Haute Living magazine, working in their corporate headquarters in the Magic City. She contributes daily to the Haute Living website, as well as to the print editions of the luxury lifestyle publication.

Articles By Christina Bohnstengel


Father’s Day Brunch and Barbecue in the Terrace Courtyard at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Father’s Day is fast approaching and forgetting to plan something special for dear old dad might get you written right out of the will. We are here to ensure that such tragedies never happen, and in the coming weeks will offer a plethora of suggestions for gifts and events that will make sure to cement your spot in the heart of the one who loves you best. Read More


Richard Mille Limited Edition RM 028, Available This Fall

It’s certainly not a new trend for luxury watchmakers to team up for sponsorships of elite sporting events, and Richard Mille is certainly not one to ignore the trends. Back in April, the brand marked its foray into yachting regattas with its sponsorship of “Les Voiles de St. Barth” regatta on the Caribbean island of St. Barth. The sailing race attracted 23 teams competing to win the trophy, plus Richard Mille’s RM 028 as a grand prize. Read More


Watching the World Cup in Style

While mainstream Americans may love the idea of spending a Sunday afternoon in a dimly-lit sports bar, surrounded by the aromas of draught beer and chicken wings, we know that our readers may relish in something a bit more upscale. Thank goodness The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami is here to save the day for World Cup soccer fans of South Florida. Read More


Westime Featured on PBS Documentary with Hugh Downs

We know you’ve got nothing but weekend festivities on the brain, so we’ll tell you about this now, and remind you about it again next week. Starting on Monday, May 24, Hugh Downs will host "Insights HD" documentary series that will air on public television stations across the nation (and in 136 countries across the globe). Why is this news for you? Because Westime, the distinguished retail destination specializing in extraordinary watches, will be the subject of the episode that begins airing next week. Read More


Domenico Vacca Personal Appearance at Bal Harbour Shops Tomorrow

It’s gearing up to be another haute weekend here in the Magic City, with a plethora of options when it comes to fun in the sun. But it’s not just hautels like W South Beach, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, The Raleigh, and the Setai that will be heating things up in the land of plenty. Bal Harbour boasts its own roster of fun each weekend. Tomorrow, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m., we suggest taking a break from the sunshine for a bit of retail therapy at Bal Harbour Shops. Specifically, you will want to check out the launch of Domenico Vacca Demin. Read More


House Hunting in NYC’s Lower Fifth

Every city has its neighborhood, and every district has its day. Soho, Meatpacking, the Village and more have all relished in the heyday of glory. As of late, it seems that our favorite fashion icons are perking up and paying attention to the Lower Fifth. If fashion demigods like Valentino and partner Giancarlo Giammetti are poking around the neighborhood, it’s worth following what they may be up to. Read More


Insider Scoop on the Changing of the Guard at Drai’s Hollywood

Since we first caught wind of all the haute happenings taking place around the W Hollywood, thanks in large part to info provided by one of our favorite realtors and top brokers, Russ Filice, we haven’t been able to get enough of it all. From the celebrity sightings, to the exclusive events, to the elite dining venues, not a day goes by that we aren’t getting new updates. Read More


Haute 100 Los Angeles Update: Henry T. Segerstrom

Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Today, we are focusing on Orange County’s own Henry T. Segerstrom. Why? Because the father of the O.C. is about to be honored with one of our nation’s most prestigious awards. Read More


Famed Defense Attorney Roy Black Takes on New Client

It is quite the blessing when one can find and claim their true calling in life, and more often than not it will lead down the path of success. When looking for examples of such good fortune, one need not look further than criminal defense attorney Roy Black. Just the mere mention of his name conjures up a roster of A-list celebrity faces. He has represented the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Marv Albert, Kelsey Grammer, Mary Hart, Peter Max, Dennis Rodman, and our own cover subject for last year’s June/July edition, Helio Castroneves. Read More