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Easy Rider
Carita Rizzo | December 1, 2014

A custom Bratstyle 1976 Honda motorcycle pulls up outside of Foodlab, a gourmet deli in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, making heads turn as its engine loudly revs. Jai Courtney, looking every bit the action hero he portrays on screen, enters the cozy eatery wearing a black T-...

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Season’s Eatings
Katie Bianco | November 20, 2014

1. 2941
Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel’s Thanksgiving menu features Americana with a French twist with a three-course prix-fixe menu that includes butternut squash velouté, wild boar...

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Tremendous Truffles
Nevin Martell | November 14, 2014

1. Bibiana
Executive Chef Nicholas Stefanelli has a love affair with truffles, using up to 70 pounds of them a year. His favorite way to showcase the pungent...

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Pop-up Presents
Katie Bianco | November 7, 2014

1. Via Umbria
This homage to all things Italian recently opened its doors as a holiday pop-up featuring a gorgeous selection of glassware and Italian ceramics, as well as imported food and...

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Gala Glam
Michael McCarthy | November 5, 2014

It’s easy to understand why Dr. Katy Nelson adores the gala season and its celebration of seasonal couture: When she’s not making TV appearances on ABC 7 or wrapping up another episode of The Pet Show on News Channel 8 (Saturdays...

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Rare Bird
Cara Sullivan | November 5, 2014

There’s far more than meets the eye to the Magnipheasant Feathers collar from British jeweler Stephen Webster. The aptly named pièce de résistance pays homage to the glorious game bird. A single glance at the hand-selected marquise-cut amethyst,...

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Nectar of the Feast
Nevin Martell | November 5, 2014

Planning and preparing Thanksgiving dinner is usually so all-consuming that choosing worthy beverages is often forgotten. We decided to make it a bit easier this year, so we asked the kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton’s ...

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Boulud Plate Special
David Hagedorn | Photography by Greg Powers | November 4, 2014

When word got out that Daniel Boulud was opening a restaurant in the CityCenterDC downtown, expectations ran high. After all, Boulud is one of the most venerated chefs in the United States, if not the world. His...

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Season of Giving
Katie Bianco, Michael McCarthy and Nevin Martell | November 3, 2014

The Crusader
Reality television has a (mostly deserved) bad reputation for showcasing the worst qualities in people. Becky Lee soundly defied that trend when she was recruited for...

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Statement Piece
Nate Chapnick | November 3, 2014

There’s nothing quite like piloting a Rolls-Royce, and nothing quite like stepping out of one either. The British maker’s newest model, the Wraith, makes no excuses for its luxurious largesse. This vehicle is as much about making a grand entrance...

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Gone Girl
Cathy Alter | October 30, 2014

“It was some years after his death when my grandmother casually told me that she had destroyed my grandfather’s personal correspondence,” writes Sarah Wildman in her new book, Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind ($28,...

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Virgin Territory
Mike Espindle | October 29, 2014

Visitors to idyllic Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands who stroll along the shoreline along Valley Trunk Bay have been asking one question for years: What exactly is that Balinese-style house just in from the beach? What it is, exactly, is a lovingly...

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