Steadfast at Tiffany’s

Photography By Stefano Negri

Steadfast at Tiffany’s

by Luis R. Rigual | Miami magazine | August 24, 2011

Doodling on the floor of her legendary father’s studio while he created God knows which masterpiece and playing with her mother’s jewels as a child (“Like a little baby Lolita,” as she once put it) would influence Paloma Picasso for a lifetime. Later associations with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent would only solidify her penchant for creativity, which ultimately manifested itself through jewelry.

Rocking The House

Photography By Dove Shore

Rocking The House

by Luis R. Rigual | Miami magazine | August 24, 2011

Lenny Kravitz never holds back. Not on stage. Not when it comes to style. Certainly not in his personal life. His latest project surely qualifies in that regard. Through Kravitz Design, the firm he formed in 2003, the rock god is heading up the “lobby to penthouse” décor of Paramount Bay, a 47-story residential tower in Downtown (set for early 2012) that will be Kravitz’s largest design job yet—and his future Miami pad.

Royally Gorgeous!

SHE’S GOT THE LOOK Jaime King gives good face.

Royally Gorgeous!

by Erin Magner | Angeleno magazine | August 24, 2011

Anyone who’s been in front of as many cameras as Jaime King is sure to have learned a thing or two about beauty. This fall, the former face of Revlon not only appears as a Southern debutante on the new CW dramedy Hart of Dixie, but also takes on a role as lifestyle columnist for The Huffington Post.

The Belle of Bel-Air

The Terrace

The Belle of Bel-Air

by Andrew Myers | Angeleno magazine | August 24, 2011

Facelifts and augmentations are perilous propositions—never more than when a visage and corpus are as beloved as the Hotel Bel-Air, which reopens Oct. 14 following two years of major work. How do its famous gardens now grow? And what of its signature Spanish Colonial architecture, grounded in the lobby building (once the real estate sales offices of Alphonzo Bell, who developed the 600-plus acres he dubbed “Bel-Air” in 1922)?

Nothing to ’Luz

Photography by Andrea Bricco

Nothing to ’Luz

by Troy Johnson | Modern Luxury San Diego magazine | August 24, 2011

Restaurateurs in the ’burbs have it rough. By the time northern San Diego was developed, big-box malls were the only model. Architecture fell into the notorious “beige rectangle” movement. Soul and charm were discarded to make room for a surplus of stucco.

It’s All in the Name

Photography by Andrea Bricco

It’s All in the Name

by Kristen Schott | Modern Luxury Orange County magazine | August 24, 2011

I had heard about his crispy rice with spicy tuna. How the item is so popular that it’s been copied by admiring eateries throughout SoCal. (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, no?) How just one order—or two or three, even—isn’t enough. How, after your meal, you’ll go to your next destination, but you won’t forget that dish. No. You’ll wake up thinking about it the next morning—and it’ll remain with you, driving you back to Katsuya again and again. But I didn’t understand. And then I tasted.

Triumphant Return

Photography by Michael Pisarri

Triumphant Return

by Jen Karetnick | Miami magazine | August 24, 2011

Miami diners are like modern-day parents: They have no filters and will say just about anything to anyone, all in the name of raising a restaurant, or a kid, to their liking. And if a private scolding doesn’t work, then public schoolings via “reviews” on sites like MenuPages and OpenTable are in order, lest the eatery go the way of a toddler run amok. Some of the resulting “opinions” are grammatically inane and factually incorrect; others are over-the-top complimentary; a few are downright vitriolic.

Plucky Seven

Filet mignon, The Palm

Plucky Seven

by Dotty Griffith and Connie Dufner | Modern Luxury Dallas magazine | August 24, 2011

They’re hanging tough and tasting terrific—these era-defining restaurants defy capricious dining tastes and still pack the house.

Syndicate content