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by Claudia Melatini "Spoil me." These are wise words for an eighteen year old songstress from Devon, England. Hearing Joss Stone's soulful voice pour from various speakers around the house transports me into the mellow, relaxed mood I need after facing the demonic roadways of interior...

by Alex Palmer One block west from the intersection of Hollywood and Vine the Hotel Cafe's red neon sign perpetually reads "Vacancy", but there are plenty of nights where even standing room is hard to come by in here. It's characteristic of this club to be uninterested...

by Alex Palmer There's more culture to Downtown LA than the Walt Disney Concert Hall. It's true that Grand Avenue in the Bunker Hill District of Los Angeles is best known for the refinement of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the hard-to-miss Disney Hall,...

Largo has everything you would expect from an L.A. club. Located right at the edge of the Hollywood circus, near the corner of Fairfax and Melrose, the musty, modest-sized club is a hot spot of celebrity sightings, fine drinks, and hard-to-get reservations. Beck, Tom Petty,...

by Adam Denno Autumn is celebrated throughout the country in various ways: in New England the rolling Green and White Mountains are draped in oranges, reds and yellows, the air turns cool and the sweet smell of fresh maple syrup makes even the most patient of...

By Fayeruz Barbari In order to properly experience Napa, you need a driver. No one's willing to man the wheel and smile along as their friends gush about deep cabernets and lively zinfandels. My girlfriends and I were in town to celebrate my upcoming wedding, and...

An idea for a summer pairing party is to feature musical duets - enjoy some lovely wines with some classic and swinging sounds. See which duets you like the best, and which wines compliment the music most effectively. One timeless classic that is a must...

Have a Spanish theme wine party and blast the sultry music of the Gipsy Kings!! Try the Spanish Vinos Pinol 2003 Portal Crianza, for just $17.99 a bottle. This wine is rated 91 by Wine Advocate and is a luscious blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,...

Serve four kinds of sake, two hot and two cold. You can serve Masumi "Okuden" sake hot, and the "Arabashiri" which is best served cold. Both are about ($25.00) for 24 ounces serving and the "Arabashiri" is described on our featured wines page. Also, try...

by Carol Duboc The 10-time GRAMMY® Award winning a cappella jazz group known as “Take 6” has managed to get even better with time. Mixing elements of jazz, gospel, R&B and vintage doo-wop is what Take 6 does best, and I don’t think they have ever...