Haute Author

  • NAME E. C. Gladstone
  • BIO E.C. Gladstone is a seasoned journalist, having covered luxury, travel, food and wine, spas, entertainment, and other beats from coast to coast. A former contributing editor for Niche Media (Vegas Magazine, Ocean Drive), where he produced a record number of cover stories, and staff writer at US Weekly, he’s interviewed celebrities, chefs, musicians and moguls from Eva Longoria and Mary J Blige to Wolfgang Puck and Steven Spielberg. He worked closely with Robin Leach to launch the original wildly successful Luxe Life Vegas blog and has also experienced luxury travel throughout the U.S., Europe and many tropical destinations. At other times, he has been a professional musician and DJ, and a principal investor and creative partner in one of Silver Lake’s most beloved restaurants. He joins the Haute Living team as our dedicated Los Angeles contributor, and he will be covering the luxury lifestyle in Los Angeles and Malibu on a daily basis.

Articles By E. C. Gladstone

Sunday Night Soiree: Up On The Roof

I’m not typically the trendy type, but if there is one current fashion I can heartily endorse, it’s the slow cocktail movement—a.k.a mixology. Not too long ago, it seemed the only places Angelenos could find a reliable martini was at the Polo Lounge or Musso & Frank’s. Now, bartenders everywhere have caught the bug and understand the value of premium spirits mixed with fresh ingredients to order, making imbibing yet another exquisite culinary experience. Read More

Celebrating a Classic: Hollywood’s Catalina Jazz Cabaret

So many new places, people and things pop up around LA that it’s often easy to forget about those stalwart classics that manage to weather good times and bad, and soldier on. One we recently rediscovered is the Catalina Jazz Club, for decades one of the only places to experience live jazz in its natural setting: an intimate cabaret. Read More

Score!: The Haute 5 LA Places To Watch World Cup

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the month-long World Cup football (soccer) contest, broadcasting from Capetown, South Africa, which means most games will be live during early morning hours here in Los Angeles (often starting 4:30 AM). Typically, international football tends to be shown here in more grimy, no-frills working class bars popular with our city's international communities. But for those fans who might enjoy a higher comfort level, HauteLiving.com has uncovered some nice places who have pledged to open early for the games--and even offer specials to encourage conviviality. Read More

Dance: A Legendary “Occasion”

Though their objectives are always praiseworthy, benefit events are so frequent in Los Angeles that one can blur into the next. Not this one. On Monday, June 7, at the Roy and Edna Disney/Cal Arts Theatre (REDCAT), dance legend Mikhail Baryshnikov, 62, will make an extremely rare appearance as guest artist with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, as part of a special evening to raise funds for the Cunningham Dance Foundation. Read More

Locavore: The Haute Five Organic Restaurants for Los Angeles

Thanks to the explosion of farmer’s markets here—the world-famous Santa Monica one, and dozens more around the city—it’s never been easier to eat locally grown produce and protein. In some ways, listing a Haute 5 for “locavore” and Farm-To-Table dining is easy, because it’s virtually synonymous with the best dining in LA altogether. In another way, it’s hard because there are so many choices. Here’s a sampling: Read More