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2010’s Top 29 Cities

A new 2010 list of the top 29 cities to live in has been released, and naturally Haute Living's favorite markets made the cut. From the best areas to play, work, and live, to the region holding the best dating odds, check out the ranking of cities from around the globe most suited for men. Read More


Lyn Devon Debuts Groundbreaking Collection In San Francisco

With a background like Lyn Devon’s, it’s no wonder the New-York based designer has become the go-to girl for fresh, innovative American luxury sportswear. While designing for Ralph Lauren after graduating from Parsons, she began to produce custom clothing for a small circle of private clientele. This allowed her to develop the vision that would soon lead to her clothes being covered in the pages of Vogue, W, and Harper’s Bazaar, and worn by such style icons as Sarah Jessica Parker and Lake Bell. Read More


Haute Films: Cannes Film Festival Announces 2010 Line Up

As tradition goes, Cannes aka Cote d’Azur has been the French playground due to its scenic landscapes, beautiful architecture and haute vie attitude, not to mention the ideal location for the world’s hautest film festival. The time of year has come, when the fabulous load their yachts, pack their luggage with couture and head to one of the most chic events in the world, the Cannes Film Festival. Good news has finally arrived for all films buffs because the line up has been announced and this year we have the artistic talents of Tim Burton as President of the Competition Jury. Read More


Derek Lam Takes On the Antiquing World

It seems fitting that after all his success in women’s wear the San Francisco-born designer Derek Lam has touched the world of antiquing. OK, so he won’t be rummaging antique shops or hosting the Antiques Road Show with Mark Walberg anytime soon, but he is holding a special position for San Francisco’s Antiques Show. San Francisco’s Fall Antiques Show has named Derek Lam as Honorary Chair for the 2010 show. This year’s theme Chinoiserie: Rococo to Eco (which ties into the city-wide theme of Shanghai Celebration is set to occur October 28-31, 2010. Lam will be hosting the preview party on October 27 at the Fort Mason Center with show chair, Michele Goss. Read More


Eclipse Facing Fierce Competition from A

Remember that tiny little boat Roman Abramovich decided to make? Eclipse, we believe it’s called? Well, it seems as though an intense “my-boat-is-better-than-yours” competition from fellow banking heir Andrey Melnichenko is commencing. Heck, it’s so fierce, Melnichenko gave it a one-letter name. The ostentatiously named A is a 394-foot bomb-proof boat that cost so much to build, it’s already put two companies out of businesses (possibly a third). Read More


The Getty Museum Transforms Food into a Piece of Art

Food turned art? The representation of food has expanded itself to become useful in more ways than one. A recent exhibition at the Getty Museum brings food away from its normal role of simply filling that hunger void in our stomachs and transformed it into a collection of art. The exhibition, called “In Focus: Tasteful Pictures,” features a wide expansion of works of art dating back more than 150 years to the mid-19th century into the present day. Read More


The Luxury of Lather

When celebrities start buzzing about what keeps them looking, well, like celebrities, we all start to listen. When magazines pick up the buzz and start suggesting products, we consider the line. When Oprah Winfrey says she loves it, we all drop what we’re doing and start the shopping. While Lather definitely benefits from the endorsements of public figures, their excellence stands on its own as both a brand and a retail establishment. Lather opened up in Scottsdale’s Kierland Commons in 2003 and since then has become increasingly more popular. Read More


Yamashiro and Magic Castle Ownership Battle

A legal decision will finally be announced later this year in regards to the ownership of the 10-acre landmass that encompasses the Yamashiro restaurant and the Magic Castle in Hollywood. Current owners, family members of original buyer Thomas O. Glover who have owned the property for more than half a century, are enduring a lawsuit filed against them three years ago by hotel magnate Sean MacPherson. Read More


Moby Buys Hollywood Estate from Jay Faires and Debbie Matenopoulos

Original outstretched castle construction, more than three acres of Hollywood landscape, and an extending ocean view only begin to provide imagery for this colossal fortress. DJ and singer-songwriter, Moby, formally known as Richard Melville Hall, recently purchased the Hollywood Hills home, Wolf’s Lair, for a whopping $3,925,000. Read More


Coi Branches Out Towards New Developments with “Plum” in the Making

Coi chef/owner Daniel Patterson is on the move again, pushing towards ventures to open a second Oakland restaurant he’s named Plum. The four-star chef is showing no signs of slowing down, even during an economic downside. Facing delays with the opening of his neighboring Oakland spot Bracina, Patterson has taken on the development of his new Coi-inspired addition Plum in the Uptown district. Read More