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

Shear Madness: The Top 5 Hair Salons in Los Angeles

Selecting a Haute 5 of hair salons isn’t easy in Los Angeles. The entertainment industry here obviously makes it a focal point—virtually every world famous stylist has a serious presence here—and many major training institutes also call LA home. Still, taking into account the endorsements of celebrities and “normal” people alike, the following are some of the best for your tress. Read More

Haute Tribute: The Academy’s Classic Cinema

Even those of us with great home theaters like to get out and see a movie sometime. Say what you will, there’s nothing like sharing an experience in a dark room with dozens of strangers. But if the summer slate of movies leaves you uninspired, believe me, you’re not alone. Read More

This Monday, Try Missing The Meat

For the past year there’s been a growing campaign to embrace Meat Free Mondays, a suggestion that we eat meat-free one day a week, to promote health, nutritional diversity, and ecological balance. Celebrities including longtime vegetarian Paul McCartney, daughters Stella and Mary, chef Mario Batali, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, Sheryl Crow, Ricky Gervais, Woody Harrelson, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, and even LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa have lent their enthusiastic endorsement. Now, in recent months, several local restauranteurs have also joined the battle cry, by offering special vegetarian options on Mondays. Read More

Keep Your Lid On: Hollywood’s Haute Hatter

A label with the name of a world-famous designer makes a bold statement. But nothing makes a bigger statement than a label which says “made expressly for you.” And when it comes to hats, little can beat a topper from Baron of Burbank. Read More

Vive Le France: The Haute 5 French Restaurants in Los Angeles

Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité! That’s the battle cry of the French Revolution, commemorated every year on Bastille Day, July 14. Nowhere is the connection between America and France more celebrated than here in Los Angeles (did you know Beverly Hills and Cannes were sister cities? They are!). Now of course, if I wanted to recommend the very best spots for Angelenos to celebrate France, I’d suggest a quick trip to Vegas for the restaurants of the best French chefs in the world—including Joel Robuchon, Guy Savoy, Alain Ducasse (Mix) and Pierre Gagnaire (Twist). But here in town, we do okay too. Here’s our Haute 5 spots: Read More

Local Dish: The Haute 5 Favorite Restaurants for Locals in Los Angeles

Despite an ever-increasing array of dining options in all categories, Angelenos can be a very persistent bunch, loyal to their favorites through thick and thin. Some of these places (which shall remain nameless) are so aware of this good fortune that they don’t even bother trying. Others, like those below, continue to win new fans even as they keep the old. Read More