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TOP 5 OUT OF THE ORDINARY CARIBBEAN ATTRACTIONS ON A LUXURY YACHT CHARTER

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The Caribbean is not all sugar-white beaches and sapphire seas. The hidden Caribbean awaits on a luxury yacht charter, full of wild and wonderful attractions to discover. From boiling crater lakes to swimming pigs and buried cities, the Caribbean holds many wonders. What better way to see these spectacular, out of the ordinary attractions than on a Car[...]

MY TOP FIVE: MARIN HOPPER, DESIGNER.

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Marin Hopper's Hollywood legacy is not the traditional kind, that's for sure. Her mother, Brooke Hayward, met fellow actor Dennis Hopper at The Actor's Studio and were married in 1961 and divorced before Hopper's seminal role, Easy Rider.  Growing up Hopper was definitely off the beaten track, and that lifestyle and upbringing is reflected in her line of han[...]

MY TOP FIVE: SCOTT MITCHELL, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER.

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He's frequently mentioned the influence of architects like Richard Meier and the late Charles Gwathmey on his work, but there's no denying Scott Mitchell's own artistic prowess in the works he's created the world over since 1999.  Mitchell sees each project as a true collaboration between himself and his clients, as well as his team of designers, consult[...]

MY TOP FIVE: JARED HARRIS, ACTOR.

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(Actor Jared Harris and wife Allegra Riggio at a recent film premiere) 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 something that defines the actor as a continual go[...]

MY TOP FIVE: ATHENA PROCOPIOU: ACCESSORIES DESIGNER

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Born in Greece, raised in Switzerland and based in the UK, one can see the seedlings of a variegated background in much of designer Athena Procopiou's work. The Central St. Martins graphic design graduate creates multicolored scarves and cover-ups that mine a free-spirited vein, pivoting between the vibrant bohemian pursuits that thread through her spring-[...]

MY TOP FIVE: CURTIS STONE, CHEF.

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(Image courtesy Ray Kachatorian) Aussie born and raised chef Curtis Stone owes a lot to the women in his life. His mom and his grandmother taught him all about cooking; and recently he opened his latest culinary endeavor, Maude, in Beverly Hills. Here the internationally renowned chef gives us his top five favorites, from soup to nuts (pun intended). &[...]

MY TOP FIVE: ORNELLA IANNUZZI: JEWELRY DESIGNER.

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Ornella Iannuzzi  is  an  award-winning  London-based  jewellery  designer, creating mainly  one-of-a-kind  pieces  of  high  end  jewelry. Using a wide range of natural and previous materials, her work is characterized by harmonious composition of colors and textures, with a certain attraction for the unusual. She creates complex and sculptural eye-catc[...]

MY TOP FIVE: SIMONE DE LA RUE, FITNESS GURU.

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My Top Five is a new Destination Luxury column, where key individuals who appreciate all things luxury discuss of the people, places and things that are important to them. Whether it is a favorite restaurant, location, or perhaps just a wonderful experience, they've agreed to give Destination Luxury an insider's point of view into the things they love. [...]

MY TOP FIVE: LOUISE ROE, FASHION EXPERT AND TV HOST.

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(Image courtesy of Louise Roe) Louise Roe is your typical Angeleno, in the sense that she has a million different things going on at any given time. She's worked as a fashion correspondent for E!, Access Hollywood, and ABC, for shows like the Golden Globes, the Oscars and the Royal Wedding, and hosted NBC's hit show "Fashion Star." She also writes for the[...]

MY TOP FIVE: JOHANNA JOHNSON, FASHION DESIGNER.

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When you're trying to find the perfect wedding gown and nothing grabs you, what do you do? In the case of Sydney based fashion designer Johanna Johnson, you create your own instead. Within a very short period of time, other brides-to-be were clamoring for Johnson's nouveau take on the opulent designs of old Hollywood and the 1920's (think Great Gatsby). Whil[...]

MY TOP FIVE: AMANDA ELIASCH, FILM DIRECTOR.

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My Top Five is a new Destination Luxury column, where key individuals who appreciate all things luxury will discuss some of the objects, places and moments that are important to them. Whether it's a favorite restaurant, location, or perhaps, a just a wonderful experience, they've agreed to give Destination Luxury an insider's point of view into the things [...]