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

Event of the Season: Concours D’Elegance Arrives

It’s that time again. One of the grandest events of the season arrives next weekend: the 18th Annual Palos Verdes Concours D’Elegance. Hosted again at the Trump National Golf Club, the CDE is perhaps the ultimate charity automobile exhibition, combining a Road Rallye and remarkable motor display. Read More

Pamper. Rinse. Repeat. Spa Week hits Los Angeles!

Coupon clipping is not really what this blog is about, but sometimes a deal is just too good not to share—and that deal is Spa Week. A national promotion shared by literally hundreds of spa and salon facilities, Spa Week, from September 13-19, offers a huge variety of hair, facial and body treatments all for a flat $50.00, giving you the chance to sample many different products and services. Read More

Haute Hybrid: Miyako Hotel and spaRelaken

Los Angeles has plenty of boutique hotels and spas, but none quite as singular as the Miyako Hybrid. A branch of the popular Japanese chain hidden in Torrance among the US Headquarters of several Japanese corporations, it offers a truly International experience, with authentic Japanese touches that are nonetheless accessible to Western tastes. Read More

Fashion Night Out: A Global Celebration of Style

It’s almost here! The biggest fashion party in history is less than four days away, and Los Angeles is getting ready to play a major part in the worldwide event. On September 10, Fashion’s Night Out will be celebrated in cities around the globe with special events, promotions and prizes from some of our greatest houses of Haute. Read More

Perfect Portraiture: The Photographs of Yousuf Karsh

Ottawa may not be regarded as much of an artistic incubator, but that was the unlikely location of Yousuf Karsh’s studio. For those who don’t know the name, Karsh was one of the 20th Century’s most respected and admired portrait photographers, responsible for iconic images of Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot (above), Humphrey Bogart (below), Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Walt Disney, Christian Dior, Ernest Hemingway, Muhammad Ali, Marian Anderson, Albert Einstein, Fidel Castro, Andy Warhol, and Nelson Mandela among many others. Read More

Haute off the Grill: Your Neighborhood Butcher

You’re having a holiday barbeque. You’ve gone the extra mile to make the invitations, decorations, desserts and drinks special and different. Are you just going to get the meat from the supermarket? No, you are not. And without maligning our fine market meats, sometimes you want to see a specialist. Read More

When You’re Haute, You’re Haute: LAT Food and Wine Fest

When it rains, it really pours. Not only does LA have the four-day-long Taste of Beverly Hills celebration this weekend, featuring some of our best chefs and restaurants, but on Sunday September 5, food lovers will be torn between that and the annual Los Angeles Times Celebration of Food and Wine. Read More

Found Horizons: The Sexy Scene at Shangri-La

In the ever-expanding realm of LA’s chic boutique hotels, very few feel both contemporary and classic. Which is what makes Ocean Avenue’s Shangri-La so special. Just putting the finishing touches on a radical renovation, owner Tamie Adaya’s personal attention to every detail has made it something of a Chateau Marmont by the sea. Not in terms of style, mind you, but spirit and substance. Read More