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The Lincoln Motor Company previews the Lincoln Continental Concept 30-Way Seats

The Lincoln Motor Company previews the Lincoln Continental Concept 30-Way Seats


First-Class Travel Behind the Wheel


The Lincoln Motor Company has once again revolutionized the way we travel. At an event in Los Angeles, the automaker previewed its newest creation — the Lincoln Continental Concept 30-Way Seats. Continue reading “Lincoln Continental Concept 30-Way Seats” »

Chef Curtis Stone cooking with Peter Roelant, Manager of Culinary Operations of Princess Cruises

Chef Curtis Stone cooking with Peter Roelant, Manager of Culinary Operations of Princess Cruises


Princess Cruises has announced its collaboration with renowned chef Curtis Stone. His specialty restaurant SHARE will debut aboard select ships this year, offering guests a singular dining experience. Continue reading “Princess Cruises to Debut Chef Curtis Stone’s Specialty Restaurant SHARE” »

Ethiopian Airlines' Dreamliner

Ethiopian Airlines’ Dreamliner

Saturday June 20, 2015 marks the inaugural Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles with a stopover in Dublin. This celebrates a momentous occasion for the fast growing airline ( and already the largest in Africa) since it is the first direct service connecting Africa to the West Coast of the United States. 

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100 Things for Every Gearhead to Do Before They Die

By Jason Fogelson

(Reedy Press, LLC, 2015)



100 Things For Every Gearhead to Do Before They Die

Jason Fogelson’s new book is a grand bucket list for gearheads

Automobile aficionados must add this book to their collection. Although the Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of “gearhead” can be broad, the word means “a person who is very interested in mechanical and technical things (such as cars and computers),” t
he book will appeal to anyone who’s somewhat interested in automobiles, motorcycles, their history, how they are made and where you can see them perform.

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2015 Cadillac Escalade Front

2015 Cadillac Escalade

SUV – AKA Sport Utility Vehicle

by Alain Gayot

The SUV has symbolized many things, from rugged individualism to crass ignorance, from the ideal of suburban family life to gaudy celebrity wealth. But despite their ability to carry cultural baggage as well as literal luggage, SUVs remain a practical choice for many in need of spacious or off-road capable vehicles.

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The lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

The lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

No Nonsense Luxury Hotel in San Francisco

Enjoying a convenient SoMa location just blocks from Union Square, the Four Seasons San Francisco offers a retreat for both business and leisure travelers. Guests enter from Market Street or a quiet cul-de-sac, then check in with the personable staff at the fifth-floor lobby, granting them access to all the hotel’s impressive features, such as the luxurious accommodations, 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space located on the floor just below and 127,000 square feet dedicated to fitness and wellness on the second and third floors. The 277 guest rooms and suites provide guests with creature comforts such as down duvets and pillows, thick terry bathrobes, twice daily housekeeping, an iHome alarm clock, multi-line phone with voicemail, in-room safe, refrigerated private bar, Wi-Fi and floor-to-ceiling windows. On-site amenities include a 75-foot junior Olympic pool, a 24-hour business center, a private art collection of 90+ works and MKT Restaurant – Bar. The menu features a local, California-inspired cuisine of steaks and small plates, as well as artisanal cocktails, craft beers and California wines.

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A guest room at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

A guest room at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

What do you get when world-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa and two-time Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro get together? A modern luxury hotel, of course.

April 2013 marked the beginning of Matsuhisa’s hotel venture, when his first lodging opened as a hotel within a hotel at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. But the duo’s collaboration didn’t start there, as De Niro previously co-funded and provided creative direction for Nobu restaurants worldwide. He’s also responsible for luring the Japan-born Los Angeles chef to New York.

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"We Love You, You Bastard"

“We Love You, You Bastard”

Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed by:
 Claude Lelouch
 Johnny Hallyday, Sandrine Bonnaire and Eddy Mitchell
Released by:
 Les Films 13

Fandango  - We've Got Your Movie Tickets!

by Alain Gayot

The 18th annual COL•COA French Film Festival debuted at The Director’s Guild Theater Complex in Los Angeles, where renowned director Claude Lelouch’s 44th film, “We Love You, You Bastard” was presented by Axel Cruau, French Consul General in Los Angeles. Produced by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, COL•COA is the largest French film festival outside of France, bringing together 60 writers and producers and 20,000 attendees.

Once the Champagne de L’Argentaine and food from some of LA’s popular restaurants like Church & State, 9021Pho and Lexington Social House was enjoyed, a throng of VIPs, actors, directors and other moviegoers proceeded into the theater for the feature presentation of “Salaud, on t’aime” AKA stateside “We Love You, You Bastard.” After the credits rolled, “Mad Men” creator/executive producer Matthew Weiner moderated a Q&A session.

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The Valencia Suite at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, California

The Valencia Suite at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, California

R&R Paradise

At this Mediterranean-inspired SoCal escape, private gates open onto 45 acres of gardens, olive groves and 49 casitas, which have all been thoughtfully renovated (along with the restaurant, bar, meeting spaces, spa and fitness center) to the tune of $30 million. Better yet, more than seven miles of fields dedicated to polo and horse training separate the all-suite Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa from the I-5 freeway, guaranteeing peace and quiet for guests.

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The exterior of Hotel Giraffe in New York City

The exterior of Hotel Giraffe in New York City

When it comes to choosing a great hotel, it isn’t always about “location, location, location.” But a convenient space in one of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods sure doesn’t hurt. Named after owner/entrepreneur Henry Kallan’s favorite animal, Hotel Giraffe enjoys an opportune spot on the corner of Park Avenue South and 26th Street in NoMad, or north of Madison Square Park, which is also home to a creative business community made up of architecture, Internet and design firms. The building was purpose-built in the late 1990s to house the Library Hotel Collection’s Giraffe Hotel, which opened in 1999.

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