February 11, 2013 |
Ruth Reichl has always been fearless, as a restaurant critic, as a boss and as a friend. She'll tell you exactly what she thinks, good and bad. In an interview this weekend with the fashion website Daily Front Row , it's good to see nothing has changed. Writer Alexandra Ilyashov got the former L.A. Times and New York Times restaurant critic and former Gourmet magazine editor-in-chief to open up over lunch at Barbuto. Although, knowing Ruth, "getting her to open up" probably consisted of turning on the tape recorder and asking the right questions.
July 11, 2012 |
Magazine publishing giant Conde Nast shook up its corporate sales staff Wednesday by placing digital advertising boss Josh Stinchcomb over sales for print, digital, mobile, video and marketing services. The change displaced Tom Hartman, vice president of corporate sales, who is leaving the company that publishes Vogue, Glamour, GQ, Allure, Vanity Fair and 13 other titles. Hartman previously served for five years at Gourmet magazine, ending as publisher. He is one of a dozen staffers leaving as a result of the changes.
April 19, 2012 |
Prepare to dream. The Conde Nast Traveler's 2012 Hot List of new hotels, resorts, spas and restaurants is out -- offering lots of travel fantasy fodder. Editors, not travelers, compiled the list of the best 121 new (which includes the seriously renovated) hotels in the world. These in the West made the cut: -- Hotel Bel-Air , 701 Stone Canyon Road, L.A., which just emerged from a two-year renovation. Its Prairie spa also won a best-spa mention. -- Mr. C Beverly Hills, 1224 Beverwil Drive, L.A., scored high marks for its high-rise style.
October 11, 2011 |
What does Charleston, S.C., have over Los Angeles ? The Southern charmer for the first time was selected top dog for U.S. cities, according to results released Tuesday in Conde Nast Traveler's 2011 Readers' Choice Awards . Los Angeles didn't make the cut on the list, which, after Charleston, ranks these cities as the 10 most popular: San Francisco, Santa Fe, Chicago, Honolulu, New York, Georgia's Savannah, tiny Carmel, Seattle and Boston....
October 11, 2011 |
What's it like to stay in the best hotel in the United States? While that title is strictly subjective, Conde Nast Traveler readers singled out Chicago's Elysian Hotel for that top 2011 honor for big-city hotels. And survey results released Tuesday also picked Peninsula Chicago as third best. Rooms at these places are pricey, but even luxury digs sometimes have special offers for those who want something extra with a splurge. Elysian Hotel (11 E. Walton; 800-500-8511)
HOME & GARDEN
July 30, 2011 |
Shifting reading habits and a brutal recession may have caused the demise of Domino, Metropolitan Home and House & Garden, not to mention smaller publications such as Oprah Winfrey's O at Home and Martha Stewart's Blueprint, but a surprising phenomenon has been developing elsewhere: While shelter magazines fold in the States, a new generation of interior design titles has taken off in Brazil, Russia and, most aggressively, China. We're not talking digital click-throughs, the online decorating guides such as Lonny that have sprung up here, sometimes staffed by writers and editors who were laid off during the industry meltdown.