Sojourn in South Beach, part three

After a good night’s rest, I take advantage of the balmy weather and have my coffee outside.  Bypassing cabanas and a large-scale chess set on the Stanton’s terrace (stantonsobe.com), I make my way to the...

Sojourn in South Beach, part two

On my first full day in Miami, I’m under the weather. It occasionally happens when I travel (the combo of little sleep, re-circulated air on planes, and the lack of real food are the usual culprits), so I...

Sojourn in South Beach, part one

A northeastern winter is cold, grey and – seemingly – endless. You spend hours plotting an escape to someplace sunny and warm... if only for a few days. Luckily, there are a few options that aren’t...

The Henry Serves Up Sweet and Savory in West Hollywood

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) PHOTO: Elizabeth Daniels West Hollywood is no stranger to hotspots and delectable dishes. But attention should be paid to The Henry on L.A.'s famed Robertson Boulevard...
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Fifty is found

A secret can be described as something that is meant to be unknown or unseen by others. It’s a positive when you're trying to hide something special. A treasure or a gem that only you – and a few people...

A new kind of Anejo

For tequila connoisseurs, añejo is a distilling process that ensures a subtle flavor and smooth finish. As with other spirits aged in casks, tequila takes on the essence of the woods, while the harshness of...

Time for The Happiest Hour

Coined in the 1960s, "happy hour" was a period of time at a bar, during which drinks were offered at reduced prices. It allowed customers to loosen up and let off some steam after a long day at work, without...

Winning the retail race

For the past few years, the demise of traditional shopping has been a concern for many in the retail industry. With the advent of the web, people are flocking to e-commerce sites that offer home delivery with...

West coast road trip, part two

Although we had a great night sleep, our day start would start early as we were going on a hike at Torrey Pines Gliderport + La Jolla Trail. Very early, as in we were out by 8:30 a.m. Lucky for me, I survived...

West coast road trip, part one

Every once in a while there’s a time in your life when you feel like you need to leave it all behind and escape. Why? Work, family, friends, stress? For me, it was because I needed a break from technology....