What happened this week in Los Angeles? Well wouldn’t you like to know? For starters, George Clooney is officially off the market and for seconds, Mario Batali has finally confirmed where in LA his market, Eataly, will be. Get your official news fix here.
- 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
Dr. John Kim is a well-known name around Beverly Hills: this licensed acupuncturist is famous for inventing the ART Holistic Facelift, a non-invasive alternative for men and women who prefer to live a Botox-free life.
Ten years ago, Santa Barbara wine country received its Hollywood moment in a big way when Alexander Payne used the stunning seaside city as a shooting location for his bachelor wine tasting movie, Sideways. Who can forget Paul Giamatti’s most famous line? “If anyone orders merlot, I am leaving!” he declared. “I am not drinking f***ing merlot!” In addition to the film’s famous faces, each of the locales featured became characters themselves. One predominant “character” was The Hitching Post II—a frequent hangout for main characters Miles [Giamatti] and Jack [Thomas Haden Church] because the waitress Miles coveted, Maya [Virginia Madsen] happened to work there. We sat down with Frank Ostini, the chef and winemaker at Hitching Post II, to talk Sideways, its 10th anniversary, behind-the-scenes moments and, of course, merlot.