Seth Cripe - LOLA Wines, Ian Flanigan photographer

Meet Seth Cripe, owner/ winemaker of LOLA Wines Photographed by Ian Flanigan Editor’s Note: Seth lives between his home in Napa Valley, his native Anna Maria Island and his Venice Beach apartment.  By Frank Lutz Wine making is not an easy craft to learn, it’s part science and part art, with passion and instinct all combined with hard work. Many great wines come from family businesses that have been making them for generations, but once in a while a bright new star starts to shine in the industry, someone who has been graced with a lot of innate winemaking talent. Such is the case with the READ MORE

Bernadette Murphy and Izzy take a break

By deborah granger Feature photo by Adrienne Helitzer/Still productions Author Bernadette Murphy is not only a master of words, having written several well-regarded books, but in busting down the confines of self-imposed comfort zones. Risk is not just a Hasbro board game, for Murphy, it’s a new way to embrace life for post-child bearing women. But, then there is Fear. We all have it in some way shape or form, but not everyone deals successfully with this sometimes-debilitating emotion. For Murphy, the definition of fear is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real. “Fear gets worse as we age,” says Murphy, “My fear does. I have READ MORE

Buoy on blue pillow

After Natalie read Miss Annie’s book excerpts, Buoy decided to contemplate his interview questions in the photo above. “THE ISLAND” is Davis’s second book that carries on the saga of the Judge and Katy, his new squeeze, including Miss Annie on the Island of Catalina. In addition to interviewing his fellow canines, Buoy enjoys swimming at his family’s lake house, being told how handsome he is, and playing with his friends (a white Labrador named Dewey and a Shih-Tzu named Nellie, to name a few). READ MORE

Emily Henderson

The way she mixes Art in decorating is what we like most about designer and New York Times bestselling author Emily Henderson The book Styled is celebrated as “The ultimate guide to thinking like a stylist, with 1,000 design ideas for creating the most beautiful, personal, and livable rooms.” According to Emily, it’s easy to find your own style confidence once you know this secret: While decorating can take months and tons of money, styling often takes just minutes. Even a few little tweaks can transform the way your room feels. At the heart of Styled are Emily Henderson’s ten easy steps to styling any READ MORE

It's Spa time at San Marquis Hotel

Couples Romance Ritual Rose Petals & Candlelight adorn your private suite with a rainfall shower for two. Enjoy side by side Aromatherapy Massages, Champagne & Chocolate Covered Strawberries Sunset Marquis’ West Hollywood luxury spa offers the ultimate escape with world-class spa treatments, outdoor pools and more in a 1,800 sq. ft. oasis. Learn more. Source: Luxury West Hollywood Spa | Luxury Hollywood Hotels READ MORE