Haute Author

  • NAME Laura Schreffler
  • BIO Laura Schreffler may not have been born in Los Angeles, but she considers herself to be a tried and true California girl. This former columnist, celebrity editor and pop culture expert plans on riding off into the Hollywood sunset as she enjoys the life of a gal about (Tinsel)town as the Los Angeles Editor of Haute Living. She lives to travel, loves beauty, adventure sports and being mischievous. Her first book - a dating guide - will be published this fall.

Artcles By Laura Schreffler

The Best First Date Ideas for a Debut Rendezvous in Los Angeles

Back in the day (before Tinder), first dates were easy. Dinner, a movie, cocktails and conversation were rote. Nowadays, Angelenos who have been there and done that are looking for a little more spice to their initial meet and greets. Here are five first date ideas that will be sure to entertain—even if you can’t say the same about your company.

Simon Baker on Elegance, Longines, and Life after The Mentalist

Simon Baker is a perfect fit to wear the cloak of Longines’ Ambassador of Elegance. The Australian star, wearing a beautiful suit and a Longines timepiece, turned up at the 2014 Breeders Cup’ at Santa Anita Park on Saturday looking nothing but a class act. The 45-year-old The Mentalist star presented Longines’ Prize of Elegance to the man and woman at the Breeders’ Cup who best personified the brand slogan “elegance is an attitude” and was also on hand to see timepieces presented to the winners of the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf race, Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff race and Breeders’ Cup Classic. Somehow we think Baker is always the perfect host: after pouring us a glass of water, we sat down to discuss elegance, comfort and life after The Mentalist.