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

Los Angeles

Haute Reservation: Rick Bayless’ Red O

The first thing you notice about Red O is the décor—it practically demands your attention. As envisioned by designer Gulla Jonsdottir (a former associate of Dodd Mitchell), the dining and bar interiors juggle tradition and modernity, celebration and intrigue with a dance of textures and colors, and continually emerging surprises, such as the swinging chairs and daybed in the main bar, retracting ceiling and walls of the patio room, Moorish ottomans and one-carved-piece wood bar in the lounge past the Tequila tunnel. Read More

Los Angeles

Haute Work: The Beverly Hills Non-Surgical FAB Facelift

It happens. One day, we look in the mirror and see someone we don’t quite recognize. Whether time, the sun, or just the way nature has made us has brought our imperfections, it might be time to do something about it. But for many of us, plastic surgery can seem like such a serious move—a big commitment, a permanent change, and potentially a lot of downtime and explaining to our friends, family and colleagues. Read More

Los Angeles

Star Spangled Events: The Haute 5 July 4th Parties in Los Angeles

“It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.” So declared out second President John Adams about American Independence Day…although he originally envisioned it as July 2. This end of the continent, to be sure, knows how to celebrate the Fourth of July in fine form. There are so many fireworks displays in and around Los Agneles that it’s difficult to list them all. But of course, there are other forms of celebration as well. Here’s our Haute 5: Read More

Los Angeles

Dining with Our New Top Cheftestants: Amanda Baumgarten

Everyone across the country can watch the cheftestants on Bravo’s Top Chef challenge themselves with new creations every week, But we in Los Angeles have the advantage of enjoying the cooking of several of those Top Chef contenders, and even winners, in person. As Top Chef Michael Voltaggio announced his departure from the Huntington Langham hotel after July17 (to pursue his own restaurant), I decided it was time to get a jump on the next wave and visit the two Los Angeles-based cheftestants for this new season. Read More

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