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

Haute Daycation: Paso Robles Wine Country Olive Fest

Thinking about a day trip? Consider a drive up to Paso Robles. The historic town in the middle of the San Luis Obispo county Central Coast wine region has become quite a hip little hotbed of wine producers, creative restaurants, some cute antiquing, and beautiful scenery. Read More

Kiss the Chef: The Haute 5 Chef’s Tables in Los Angeles

When an ordinary degustation just won't do... when you demand the best personal service... when you are as fascinated by the process as the final product in a restaurant... when you want to have an experience you'll never forget... you want to dine at a Chef's Table. Here are Los Angeles' Haute 5: Read More

Easy Does It Indeed: Upper West A Satisfying Spot

Balance is something often forgotten in the world of restaurants. So many places either focus on high concept—forgetting the factor of merely making people happy—while others stress “comfort food” staples to the point of predictability. That’s why Upper West is such a pleasant surprise. Read More

The Room IS The View: A Staycation at SLS

One day at SLS may certainly be able to erase an entire week. While many designers emulate (even copy) the aesthetics of Phillppe Starck, there is only one hotel in LA to have his design aesthetic on every inch: the SLS. You have never seen a hotel quite like this—or, I confess, I haven’t. Read More

Classics Revisited: Dick Van Dyke’s Geffen Benefit

Dick Van Dyke just keeps going. The legendary singer/comedian/dramatist who’s singularly lovable performances in Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and of course the Dick Van Dyke Show have been burned into a generation’s psyches, is still up-and-at-em at 84. Read More

Plate By Plate Gathers LA’s Best Chefs

‘Tis the season for food fests, apparently. There are several interesting ones coming up in LA in the next few weeks, and while I can’t endorse every one, the 8th annual Plate by Plate event happening this Saturday, August 14, is one I definitely can. Read More