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

Art Project Los Angeles: Singular Cause, Singular Event

It’s a rare occasion for me to post two blogs in one day, but this weekend’s APLA event can’t go without notice. One of the biggest social and charity events of the year here is the Art Project Los Angeles Auction—a collaboration of AIDS Project Los Angeles and Bonham & Butterfield auction house. Read More

Throwdown in the Original Farmers Market

Most foodies out there know about Throwdown with Bobby Flay, the Food Network show where the Boston chef travels the country challenging other celebrity cookers to better his bites. Well, we’re getting our own Smackdown this weekend, and it couldn’t be a better way to celebrate just what good food we get to enjoy in Southern California. Read More

Why Scream? Just Say Gelato!

When you’re in the mood for something cold and sweet but the ordinary choices seem…well, ordinary…you want to visit Gail Silverton. Silverton? Why does that name ring a bell? Ah yes, Nancy Silverton, of LaBrea Bakery and Mozza fame. That’s Gail's sister. So you can expect a familial dedication to doing it right. Read More

Ready to Bare It: The Haute 5 Summer Spa Treatments in Los Angeles

Summer in Los Angeles is the best time of year, but also in some ways the hardest. Not only does the weather and activity of the season put the most strain on your skin and muscles, but it also demands that you look your very best. That’s why a spa treatment is practically essential. Here are some specialties of LA’s Haute 5 retreats: Read More

Variety is the Spice: A Silver Lake Seasoning Mecca

Call it completism, call it compulsion, call it category-killing; the obsession to be the best in any one area is something that always impresses. Especially in the culinary field. Which is why the Spice Station is such a Godsend. Any serious cook knows one of the hardest ingredients to obtain are freshly dried, accurately sourced herbs and spices. Spice Station’s Peter Bahlawanian and wife Bronwen Tawse aim to do nothing but solve that one serious problem. Read More

Pop’s Tops: A Haute Father’s Day Guide

Although it’s probable that most LA dads got their favorite present last night with the Lakers NBA Finals victory, you still might want to consider doing something special for your on Father’s Day. Of hundreds of options in Los Angeles, these are ones that combine refinement and fun. Read More

Dancing Queen: The Haute 5 Dance Clubs in Los Angeles

There are plenty of places that play dance music in Los Angeles, but you don’t want to go just anywhere. And you don’t want to be greasing a doorman to get past a rope not worth crossing. Which is why you’re reading the Haute Five places to take your guy or girl and get the groove going and the sweat flowing--from Avalon to Zanzibar. Read More

Cheers: The Haute 5 Local Bars in Los Angeles

Sometimes the simplest requests can be the hardest to answer. For instance, where to get a drink. Oh sure, there are no shortage of places that serve alcohol, even offering a respectable selection. But where are the reliable, time-tested classics that promise a fine frolic without a lot of bullion. Here are our five: Read More

Sustainable Chic: Kendall Conrad’s New Venice Boutique

Some designers try to create chic with scarcity, positioning and celebrity clientele. For others, the products simply do it themselves. Kendall Conrad is clearly one of the latter. Which is why the Montecito-based designer’s first freestanding boutique, on Venice’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard, is something to cheer about. Read More