Alexis Bittar

Alexis Bittar is a man that fully gets into the holidays—and naturally, chooses to showcase his holiday spirit through his designs. “What I love about the holidays is the sense of fantasy," he says, adding, "That’s the whole purpose of jewelry—to play. You can explore your personality with jewelry. People uncover who they really are with the jewelry they choose to wear, because it brings out everyone’s individual sense of style." Here, this jewelry designer to the stars reveals how he adds a little sparkle to the holiday season. Read More

Simon Baker

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. Read More

Elizabeth Chambers

Elizabeth Chambers is a busy girl. The model and co-owner of the wildly popular Bird Bakery in San Antonio, Texas, is also the chief correspondent for the Human Rights Foundation and has served as a correspondent for the E! News Bureau and Access Hollywood, and well as worked as an anchor and correspondent for Current TV. She spends her time jetting between San Antonio, where her bakery is based, and Los Angeles, where she resides with actor husband Armie Hammer. We sat down with Chambers to discuss her travels, how she and her hubby handle their sometimes long-distance relationship and her secret recipe for making Bird's infamous Monster cookies. Read More

Jane Weitzman

As the wife of footwear maestro Stuart Weitzman, Jane Weitzman is certainly a woman whose life revolves around shoes. To indulge her own love of fantasy footwear, Weitzman has created "Art & Sole," a coffee table book which features a spectacular selection of fantasy shoes; 150 fantasy art pieces made of highly unique materials she has discovered and commissioned by artists for the first Stuart Weitzman shop on Madison Avenue in the mid-1990s. Made from feathers, paper, ceramic, metal, resin, playing cards, corrugated cardboard, Swarovski crystals, even fresh flowers and frosting, many of the shoes featured in "Art & Sole" are in printed form for the first time. We spoke to the shoe designer's sole mate about her foray into publishing, the perks of being married to a shoe guru and the most opulent pair of heels she owns. Yes, you will be jealous. Read More

James Franco

Today, AOL Originals unveiled three all-new episodes of its 10-episode comedy “Making a Scene With James Franco,” an innovative comedy showcasing Academy Award nominee James Franco’s recreation of cinema’s most iconic moments. Whether it’s an irreverent twist on genre or a mash-up of two entirely different scenes, the series throws convention out the window and in the end delivers a truly unique— and always hilarious —twist on cinematic history. The latest installments of “Making a Scene"—all available now—deliver a trio of fresh mashups, including "I'm the King of Wayne's World," an absurdist look at what happens when "Wayne's World" poses as "Titanic"; "Forrest to the Future," a glimpse at what might have been if "Back to the Future's" Doc Brown took a journey with the titular Forrest Gump; and "I'm the One That I Want," a new, narcissistic slant on mega-musical "Grease." Making a Scene With James Franco is a 10-episode comedy on AOL Originals. Read More

Dee Ocleppo

We sat down with Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger to chat about her eponymous handbag line—which is sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue—the best business advice she's received from her hubby and, of course, luxury. Read More

5 Questions with Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell: How to Drink Bourbon and More

Whether you call them mixologists or bar chefs these days, bartenders are returning to their roots and making classic cocktails like Manhattans and Old-Fashioned once again. That couldn't delight Wild Turkey's legendary Master Distiller Jimmy Russell more. He's celebrating his 60th year with the brand, which is calling 2014 "The Year of Jimmy Russell." Haute Living caught up with the Bourbon Hall of Famer who knows a thing or two about whiskey—how to make it and how to drink it— at an exclusive whiskey tasting at Churchill bar in Duboce Triangle during his recent trip to San Francisco. Read More

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

We chatted with British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes—an adventurer who holds several endurance records—about the collaboration between Land Rover and Virgin Galactic, exploration, adventure, travel and Discovery. Read More

Cookie Johnson

Cookie Johnson had a problem: she couldn't find a great pair of jeans to emphasize her curvy and athletic shape. Frustrated by what she found on the market, she came up with a solution: she would create her own denim company. Five years ago, CJ by Cookie Johnson was born, and has been an overwhelming success. Says Johnson, "There was nothing really out there for a woman with a feminine body, which is why I created these jeans. The majority of the world is like this!" Thankfully, the fashion entrepreneur (who also happens to be Magic Johnson's wife) is here to sharesher secrets on how to find the perfect pair of jeans. Read More