On Purpose

Photography by Chi-Lin Sun

On Purpose

by Carrie Storke Williams | Modern Luxury Orange County magazine | November 23, 2011

A visit to LMNOP (aka Let’s Make Nice on Purpose)—a vibrant new retail shop in Newport’s Cannery Village—is like joining in a conversation between great friends. It starts in the middle, with a sense of intimacy and comfort that assumes a shared history and, in this case, an appreciation for beautiful items that help us live, create and play. It’s apropos, considering this anything-but-general store got its start as a collabo between two friends with a shared vision.

Mind Your Manners!

Photography by John Gilhooley

Mind Your Manners!

by Carrie Storke Williams | Modern Luxury Orange County magazine | November 23, 2011

It seems that, in large part, our manners have flown the proverbial coop here in O.C., lost in a sea of emails and evites. While we advocate proper comportment year-round, we feel it’s extra important to mind your Ps and Qs during the holidays, when being naughty or nice takes on new meaning.

Arigato for Makoto

Photography by Robin Hill

Arigato for Makoto

by Jen Karetnick | Miami magazine | November 23, 2011

Ever since sushi entered the realm of the refrigerated section of the local supermarket and the concession stand at the ballpark, I’ve kind of gone off the stuff. Not because it has ceased to be a luxury item (though heaven forbid the same mass franchising happens to foie gras or caviar), but because this ubiquity has morphed into overexposure.

Talent Show

Talent Show

by Riki Altman | Miami magazine | November 23, 2011

They look like ordinary teens and 20-somethings—some randomly pierced with silver studs, tattooed in very visible places, or prepped up in Izod—but that’s where the similarities end. Unlike their peers in the “regular” high schools and colleges, New World School of the Arts students are creativity’s Second Coming… and their resumes prove it.

Cocktail Culture

Photography by Robin Hill

Cocktail Culture

by Nicole Berrie | Miami magazine | November 23, 2011

What happens when you team up two veteran South Beach scenemakers with the emerging stars of the contemporary art world? Answer: Ricochet, a new party space in Midtown whose art collaborations are poised to change the city’s nightlife one coaster at a time. After months of heated hype and teaser pop-ups in the Hamptons, the buzzed-about nightspot from Tai Entertainment’s Alan Roth and Tommy Pooch has opened its doors with a mission to cater to in-the-know locals and players of the Wynwood art scene.

The Cat in the Hat

Photography by Tyler Kandel

The Cat in the Hat

by Andrew Myers | Angeleno magazine | November 22, 2011

“I don’t want to be Norma Desmond,” says José Eber, who, as a lad in his teens, was a buzzed-about coiffeur in Paris before moving to his beloved L.A. for the lifestyle in the mid-’70s. He eventually opened his own salon in the ’80s, attracting the supernova likes of Farrah Fawcett, Cher and Jaclyn Smith.

Elizabethan Era

Photography by Steve Shaw

Elizabethan Era

by Kimberly Davis Tarne | Angeleno magazine | November 22, 2011

If learning to speak German and Norwegian convincingly for her star-turning performance in 2005’s Sweet Land isn’t impressive enough, Elizabeth Reaser managed to do so in less than nine days.

Down on the Farm

Photography by Carin Krasner

Down on the Farm

by Lesley Balla | Angeleno magazine | November 22, 2011

If there were ever fried chicken worth making a pilgrimage across town for, it’s the crisp, golden bird at Farmshop in the Brentwood Country Mart. Chef Jeff Cerciello was with the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group for 13 years, acting as culinary director of casual dining for Bouchon and Ad Hoc in Napa Valley for seven, the latter being the restaurant that made Keller’s fried chicken a must-have dish for anyone going to wine country.

Six Sense

2012 BMW 650i Coupe

Six Sense

by Nate Chapnick | Modern Luxury San Diego magazine | November 22, 2011

Six Sense

2012 BMW 650i Coupe

Six Sense

by Nate Chapnick | Modern Luxury Orange County magazine | November 22, 2011
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