Los Angeles

Girls weekend getaway

Between chic events like the Napa Film Festival and Flavor! Napa, it's clear that Napa Valley has become a cultural destination that celebrates the best in food, wine, and film. While those affairs are phenomenal in their own rights, we couldn't help but want to get back to the basics, and enjoy Napa for what it's most famous for: wine, of course. So gather a small group of girlfriends like Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz did this spring and enjoy the ultimate girls weekend getaway in wine country. Read More

San Francisco

Madera Pastry Chef Mellisa Root Makes Sweet Music

As impressive as it is that Mellisa Root arrived at the Rosewood Sand Hill’s Madera restaurant from Per Se, Thomas Keller’s three-Michelin star eatery in New York, Manhattan wasn’t the place for this gold medal winning pastry chef to flaunt her culinary cleverness. Mixing her kitchen know-how — she graduated at the top of her class from the California Culinary Academy — with her creative mind — she studied music and visual arts growing up in Idaho — she brings an artistic approach to dessert making at the Michelin-starred hotspot that’s beloved by the tech community. It’s no wonder that Root’s face lights up like a Christmas tree as she talks about her craft: she is preparing to enter her fourth holiday season at Madera, after all. Read More

San Francisco

5 Reasons to Escape to La Quinta Resort & Club Now

If the recent rain made you start searching for a desert oasis to escape the next downpour, you weren't alone. Now is a terrific time to return to the legendary La Quinta Resort & Club. The sprawling property, located just outside of Palm Springs, recently unveiled a haute new look following a multi-million dollar facelift that would make any San Francisco socialite proud to sport. Read More

San Francisco

Come Inside AmEx’s Centurion Lounge, Opening Today at SFO

The Centurion Lounge, American Express' dazzling retreat for travelers, opens today at San Francisco International Airport. Haute Living was there for a sneak peek at this haute new space and chat with three-Michelin star chef Christopher Kostow of The Restaurant at Meadowood, who whipped up a scrumptious sit-down dinner for us and curates the seasonal cuisine available to jetsetters stopping in The Centurion Lounge. Read More