The inaugural Longines Los Angeles Masters was an unqualified success. The four-day event came to a close on Sunday afternoon with eighteen-year-old Belgian rider Jos Verlooy taking the top prize in the Longines Grand Prix, the most prestigious class of the four-day competition. Verlooy emerged the winner with a timing of 38.11 seconds; Steve Guerdat of Switzerland places second, and Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, placed third.
Ever wonder what the most powerful leaders, business execs and celebrities keep on their desks? Well, we’re about to tell you. Our biweekly “What’s on My Desk” feature will take a look inside the offices and at the desks of the world’s most influential power players.
Haute Hollywood turned up in spades to check out Carole Bayer Sager’s latest exhibition, “New Works: Paintings by Carole Bayer Sager” at the William Turner Gallery.
Whether you like them shaken or stirred, there’s no denying that these five libations are the very best martinis you’ll find in the City of Los Angeles.
When you think of Savannah, Georgia, you might already have a vision of Mint Juleps, sweet tea and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Though Savannah is the oldest city in America and comes with a distinctive old world, old money pedigree, it’s younger—and more fun—than you’d suspect. Sure, there are those that will go for the trolley tours, honey trapping at the Savannah Bee Company and exploring the stately homes of past residents like Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, or checking out the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America), but there are others who will go for a glimpse of the past while enjoying the present. Thanks to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), hotelier Richard Kessler at one outrageous St. Patrick’s Day parade, among others, Savannah has a whole new, youthful groove. Here is what you’ll experience when you go down south to this stunning port city.
Gucci brand ambassador Blake Lively discusses the brand’s new fragrance, Gucci Premiere.
There were many restaurant openings and one sad closing that was announced in L.A. this week, plus cool casting news regarding HBO’s “It” show, True Detective and a fabulous partnership between Trump National and Terranea that is sure to keep even the most jaded golf aficionado happy. Without further ado, here is our week in review.
Rob Floyd is a man who knows his libations. Floyd has been an influencer on the mixologist scene since 1989, designing cocktails for the Emmy’s, Grammy’s and Oscar’s. After running the bar at Chateau Marmont for eight years, he then joined the opening team of the SLS Hotel to focus on The Bazaar by Jose Andres, before heading to the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood to act as lead at the Library Bar. This led him to his current home, Santa Monica’s members-only club 41 Ocean, as National Director of Mixology. Along with being one LA’s top men behind a bar, he is currently on a national radio show with Chef Jamie Gwen, composing new creations and sharing tips with listeners. Floyd also created a popular educational tasting series “Cocktail Theatre,” a cocktail show, described as “The History Channel meets The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” performed throughout the country, to sold-out crowds in Vegas, with tickets selling out months in advance. Once a month 41 Ocean relinquishes its members-only rule, offering “Cocktail Theatre” a select crew of revelers. Trust us though, it’s a hard experience to describe: you have to live it to believe it (if you think we’re joking, just ask the scantily dressed male fairy walking around the club, though he may, in all likelihood, just grunt at you). We sat down with Floyd to pick his brain about the best libations in LA, the City of Angels thriving mixology scene and his baby, Cocktail Theatre.
The haute chefs of Los Angeles came out in droves to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand and serve up some haute cuisine at the fifth annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade extravaganza over the weekend.
Venice’s Abbot Kinney, “The coolest street in America” has one more too-cool-for-school addition: Rag & Bone’s third L.A. boutique.