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DESTINATION LUXURY TASTEMAKER: JARED HARRIS, ACTOR.

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Written by Susan Michals. (Actor Jared Harris and wife Allegra Riggio at the premiere of The Crown) King George. Lane Pryce. Professor Moriarty. Andy Warhol. Actor Jared Harris is the eternal acting renaissance man. slipping from character to character as if by whim (at least to us viewers). But every move and machination is a calculated one, and somet[...]

DIRECT FROM SUNDANCE AT PEPSICO'S CREATOR LEAGUE LOUNGE.

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Yesterday in Park City in the midst of the Sundance Film Fest, a myriad of stars came to hang out, check in and talk creative at PepsiCo's Creator League Studio pop-up. Artists included Geena Davis, "Mad Men" alum Jon Hamm, stage and screen actress Lois Smith, writers of the Sundance breakout Brigsby Bear Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney, and the eterna[...]

BENJAMIN MILLIPIED AND NATALIE PORTMAN ATTEND L.A. DANCE PROJECT GALA.

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Last night, Saturday, December 10, Benjamin Millepied and L.A. Dance Project hosted their annual show stopping gala at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. In a review by the Hollywood Reporter, "Mr. Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project has thrown down the slipper in declaring the city’s standing in the ballet world. Through four exquisite pieces, Millepied and his troupe wo[...]

THE DESTINATION LUXURY GIFT GUIDE FOR 2016.

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The holidays have snuck up on us once again! Wondering what to give and what you might want to get as well? Presenting the Destination Luxury Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide. We’ve curated some of the top finds out there for your someone special (and maybe even for you, too). Perrier Jouet The Enchanting Tree ($523) Designed by Tord Boontje, this plant sculp[...]

MAIDEN VOYAGE: A TRIP DOWN THE DANUBE.

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We all have that burning desire to get away. And while traveling can be amazing, and it can also be a huge pain. The latter is usually the minutiae of tripdom - lugging your bags, airport security, checking in, checking out…and if you’re off on a jaunt of 10 cities in 14 days, this can not only be cumbersome, it can be ridiculously exhausting. But there’s[...]

AUDI HOSTS PRIVATE DINNER WITH ANNETTE BENING AT THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT.

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Audi, the presenting sponsor of the 2016 AFI Festival, hosted a private dinner for the film, 20th Century Women with distribution company A24 at the Hollywood Roosevelt.  20th Century Women, which stars Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha),  Elle Fanning and Billy Crudup, is the story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California[...]

LACMA'S ANNUAL ART+FILM GALA = ART+FILM STAR POWER

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Written by Susan Michals Saturday night in Los Angeles, LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) held it's annual Art+Film Gala - which has been dubbed “the Met Ball of the West” - and for good reason. Led by co-chairs Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio - two pivotal poster children for each respective industry, the annual event is designed to honor t[...]

FARM SANCTUARY'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY GALA COMES TO L.A. ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.

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Written by Susan Michals Cruelty to animals never seems to go away - but there are ways that we can diminish and hopefully - abolish - some of the horrible treatments they endure. Farm Sanctuary has made it their goal since 1986 to 'protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionat[...]

DESTINATION LUXURY INFLUENCER: IMMODESTY BLAIZE.

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Written by Susan Michals (Immodesty Blaize onstage. Image courtesy of Immodesty Blaize.) Immodesty Blaize is the definition of a chameleon - albeit one bedecked in sequins and feathers.  She began her career in the film industry, producing and directing commercials in London - now she is recognized the world over as one of the preeminent forces in bu[...]

THE ULTIMATE PHOTO AUCTION WITH BEYONCE, NORMAN REEDUS, RIRI, AND ANDY WARHOL.

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This Thursday, October 6th, Milk Studios will play host to PHOTO16, the second annual photography auction to benefit The AIDS Monument. The evening will be hosted by Dita Von Teese and Lisa Edelstein. The theme for this year's event is ICONS, in honor of The AIDS Monument that will become the world’s iconic landmark in West Hollywood. In keeping with the the[...]

EMMY AND AUDI COME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE TV'S BIGGEST NIGHT.

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Last night in Los Angeles, "The People Vs. OJ Simpson" and "Game of Thrones" were the big winners, and Matt Damon stole the show. But early on, it was all about the red carpet and this year, Audi was center stage alongside some of the world's biggest stars. The 68th Emmy Awards, Emmy winners and celebrity guests, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Wi[...]