Los Angeles

Amazon Premieres New Kindles

Amazon has announced the release of their third generation Kindle models. The new design improves the product by reducing the size by 20 percent and the weight by15, while still maintaining the 6-inch reading screen. Amazon has also improved the text-to-screen contrast by 50 percent. With enhanced battery life, a single charge (with Wi-Fi disabled) can last you up to one month of use. Read More

Los Angeles

Richard Mille Sponsors Le Mans Classic 2010

From July 9 to 11, Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille proudly sponsored the fifth biannual Le Mans Classic, the vintage race car event that takes place at the celebrated 13 km Le Mans circuit in France. Over the years, Le Mans Classic has become one of the most impressive displays of classic racing automobiles. It pays tribute to the historic 24 Heures du Mans, the oldest endurance sports car race in the world. Read More

Los Angeles

Out of the Humidor: La Vérité

While wine connoisseurs understand and embrace the idea that every year a particular house’s product will be different than the year before, cigar enthusiasts come to expect the same flavor and same experience from a cigar year after year. In order to do this, cigars are manufactured in a non-vintage style similar to the way many whiskies and NV Champagnes are. While a few cigar manufacturers have flirted with the Vintage concept for small run projects, Pete Johnson has taken it to a whole new level. Read More

Los Angeles

Automotivated: The Crossroads of Fashion and Automobile Design

The Phoenix Art Museum and the Petersen Automotive Museum have just put the finishing touches on a new exhibit that will run at the Petersen’s Los Angeles facility through late January. Titled Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles, the collaborative exhibit attempts to demonstrate the similarity of design concepts that existed in the fashion and automotive realms of the early 20th century, with particular stress placed on the Art Deco and Streamlining movements of the 1930s. Read More

Los Angeles

Exclusive Interview with Mayu Bijoux designer, Mayu McCartt

Mayu McCartt is a young up-and-comer in the jewelry world. This ambitious designer possesses both talent and unique perspective which merge into the flawlessness that is her Mayu Bijoux collection. Her work is feminine and delicate, yet strong. Her handcrafted pieces have a clear design vision with mass appeal. I had the unique opportunity to speak with Mayu about her life, experiences, and her new Mayu Bijoux line in this exclusive interview. Read More

Las Vegas

Haute Dining

About two weeks ago my phone started to ring and receive text messages non-stop. Now for some this may be typical, but for me quite the opposite other then work or my mother. There seemed to be a trend in the correspondence I was receiving and it went something like this, “I went to XIV last night and it was ridiculous." Read More


Haute Exhibit: My Mother’s Clothes

Famous photographer, author and Atlanta native Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s latest work will be exhibited at Jackson Fine Art from July 29 until August 27. Atlanta residents have the rare chance to see Montgomery Barron’s latest work, My Mother’s Clothes, which documents her late mother’s wardrobe through the years in a tribute to her mother’s style and her roots in Atlanta society. Read More