Some of Our Favorite Spots Around Your Favorite Towns

Local Restaurants   Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Ty Lounge Dom Pérignon launched its national "By the Glass By The Shell" campaign this spring on La Pacifica Terrace at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. The campaign now runs every Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., as the Luna Terrace at the Ty Lounge is transformed into the Dom Pérignon Lounge. For $530 you can book this spot and ...

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Culinary Competition

At the 26th Annual Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival, there was, of course, wine and beer aplenty, but let’s take a moment to discuss the food. Local restaurants came out with their feathers fanning, sharing everything from gourmet pizzas to stuffed avocados, bruschettas, ceviches, salsas, mini cakes, brownies and more. Guests could be seen balancing glasses and plates, and coming back for more.   And amid all the palate tempting was ...

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Wonders In Westlake Social Scene

When Westlake folks take care of their own, amazing things happen. Such was the case one recent night at 101 North’s soon-to-be-revealed late night lounge. North Ranch resident Laney Ziv decided to keep the celebration for her 50th birthday local and tapped in to a few of the best that are Westlake to transform the fabulous (even in a pre-opening state) space with spectacular flowers and event decor by Sarah ...

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Coastal Cape Cod–and Beyond

The inside story on what makes the villages along coastal Cape Cod and beyond so special Like a whimsical wave curling off the coast of Massachusetts, Cape Cod dots the coastline with quaint New England towns and harbors. The unspoiled beaches there, bordered with dunes, beaconing lighthouses and weathered, shingled colonials call. Cape Cod is a playground for celebrities, captains of industry, politicians and presidents alike. While chilly winters offer ...

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For the Troops Social Scene

For The Troops held its 7th Annual Military Tribute Gala honoring World War II and Korean War Veterans at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Patrick Cassidy served as Master of Ceremonies while Jack Cassidy wowed the crowd with a special performance, along with Danny and Pamela Seraphine,. Founded in 2006 by Paula Cornell and Janie Josephson, For The Troops is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization. For the Troops provides members of ...

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Floral DIY with How2Girl Courtney Sixx

The colorful hues of the season instantly spruce up any entertaining space. Here, the latest floral DIY from How2Girl Courtney Sixx One of our favorite details about late spring and summer—aside from al fresco dining, sundresses and fun beach bags—is the plethora of flowers that can be picked or gotten from the garden, the farmer’s market, the supermarket or the flower district. The selection, colors and scents are beyond compare as ...

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The Modern Day Girlfriend Fiancé

Arianna Thomopolous, founder of The Modern Day Girlfriend, partners with The Knot to share wedding inspiration. Arianna Thomopolous’ blog, The Modern Day Girlfriend, has been a go-to for any advice that a sister out there might need: friendship, fashion, careers and, of course, romance. From pet-friendly travel to online dating hacks, Arianna’s been the girl with the answers. So, when she announced her engagement in December, she got a new topic ...

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Lady Gaga–Born to be a Shining Star

How music and performing have always been the beacon in Lady Gaga’s life She’s a pop star. She’s a movie star. She’s a superstar to legions of fans who vibe with her experimental style, her outspoken message, her honesty, her individual expression. She is Lady Gaga and in the ten years since she launched her first album The Fame, her star is shining just as bright if not brighter. When asked ...

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Catalina Island: Time Machine Travel Just Off The Coast of Southern California

We often dream of being able to step back in time to experience history in the making, up close and personal. One popular era that many historians relish sharing information about is the Roaring Twenties, a time of histrionic social and political change. Jazz music, flappers, gangsters, Prohibition, speakeasies, Model Ts, women’s rights and more exciting happenings made up what many referred to as a cultural civil war, all taking ...

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Amber Thayer and Jewelry with Soul

Los Angeles based jewelry designer Amber Thayer launched Amber Thayer Beverly Hills in 2008 after touring the world with then rocker-husband KISS guitarist, Tommy Thayer. She has since run her private atelier from her home in Los Angeles, California. This native Texan’s first collection presented looks composed of large, bold materials and delicate tassel skirts, fastened together with various methods of braiding, metal work, crochet, and macramé. In the winter of 2011, Amber met Nancy Cooke de Herrera, who guided Amber through a ...

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