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  • NAME Cielestia Calbay
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Articles By Cielestia Calbay

Los Angeles

Your LA Guide to a Haute Halloween

Let’s face it—“elegant” may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of Halloween. But just because your trick or treating days are over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a sophisticated Halloween night out—sans the outlandish antics. From masquerade galas at Tudor-style mansions to a costume contest judged by acclaimed film designers, we’ve listed our picks for hauntingly haute fêtes in and around the city. Read More

Los Angeles

The Hautest Unique Cocktails in LA

In case you haven’t noticed, the phrase, “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” need not apply in this city. From dawn ‘til dusk, LA has more celebrated cocktail bars and restaurants than it knows what to do with. Thankfully, Haute Living is always on the lookout for a good drink and knows not all cocktails are created equally. From sweet concoctions to strong libations, we’ve handpicked our favorite boozy sips around the city just in time for the weekend. Read More

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Where to Eat During DineLA Restaurant Week

LA is deep into the summer season and that can only mean one thing: dineLA restaurant week is back! From July 15-26, the twice-annual event is serving up prix-fixe lunch and dinner deals for diners from Michelin-starred restaurants on the Westside to quaint cafes on the Eastside. With a little more than a week left, Haute Living has compiled a guide to the best dining options, why you should eat there and what to order. Read More

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Where to Take Dad for a Haute Father’s Day

Father’s Day can mean a lot of different things: boxes of cigars, pinstriped ties and, of course, the quintessential “World’s Greatest Dad” mug. This Sunday, we suggest ditching these go-to gifts and showing dad your appreciation with a filling meal. After all, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? Here are our haute picks for the best places to celebrate the most important man in your life. Read More

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Where to Celebrate Memorial Day in LA

There’s no question Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer festivities, which calls for al fresco brunches, rooftop pool parties, and everything in between. And after a brisk and chilly winter, Angelenos will surely be celebrating the three-day weekend on several levels. If you’re not spending a lazy day at the beach or firing up those grills at home, head to our haute picks for where to celebrate the holiday. Read More

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5 Haute Octopus Dishes in LA

A good plate of octopus is hard to come by, as turning these mysterious sea creatures into a vibrant salad, savory Carpaccio or tender braise takes a true culinary mastermind. Cooking octopus requires an investment—it takes long and slow hours before it becomes tender and ready to be manipulated, and its timing determines how dry and edible it is. To truly appreciate the art of a good octopus dish, we’ve come up with best places around town to enjoy our eight-tentacled friend. When swimming for options, head to these five haute spots. Read More

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5 Haute Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

The Mexican specialty isn’t hard to come by in Los Angeles—especially in a city where tableside ceviche or crab tostadas upstage the guacamole. However, all bets are off when it comes to Cinco de Mayo specials. Luckily, the holiday falls on a Sunday this year, which means you have the entire day to hop from muy loco event to the next. Here are our haute picks for the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo weekend. Read More