The chauffeurs at Black Car Sedans have established a standard for excellence that's based on three important metrics: safety, service, and speed. They can go ahead and add another "s" word to that trio: style. After all, these guys don't drive just any car that's painted black and wearing a giant cummerbund across its grille. They command a fleet that includes such fine automobiles as a Mercedes-Benz S550, a Maybach 52, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, and a Tesla Model S. These hot rides can often be found outside wedding receptions and swanky nightclubs, but they're also available to transport passengers to airports and other locations across the metro area.
Ladies and gentlemen, put your hair in pin-curls and grab your best fedoras. The train to old Hollywood romance and glamour is pulling into historic Union Station with today's Groupon to Traxx Restaurant. With today's deal, you get $50 worth of simple, refined dishes, and classic cocktails at Traxx Restaurant for only $25.
Photographer Stuart Townsley uses a trained eye and high-tech equipment to capture memories into frameworthy prints and digital art, using 10 of LA's most attractive landmarks as backdrops. The famed local sites where he sets up camp—such as the roaring Pacific Ocean under Santa Monica Pier or the 1930s architecture and picturesque fountain of Union Station—elegantly complement subjects' smiling visages. His shutter snaps hundreds of times during each photo shoot, immortalizing the faces, poses, and secret handshakes of families and well-behaved pets. Well-versed in state-of-the-art retouching gear, Stuart unfurls his astutely edited creations onto glossy prints, canvases, and online albums.
Stuart's advice on what to wear and bring to shoots, garnered through 12 years of professional experience, conveniently resides online to aid in the selection of appropriate outfits for every mother, father, child, or hamster.
Have you had a chance to see the best basketball team in town play live? With today’s Groupon, you can because $22 gets you one ticket to see the New York Liberty take on the Indiana Fever at Madison Square Garden on June 26 at 7:30 p.m. That's half off the normal ticket price! You'll also get cheer sticks and access to a post-game autograph session, where the players will write acrostic poems on basketballs and glossy photos.
Gotham Dream Cars lets drivers grip the throttle of exotic speed machines such as the Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo, and Bentley Continental GT for personal rental or specialized thrill experiences. During the Dream Car Sprint, auto enthusiasts slip into a Ferrari or Lamborghini on a closed course and whip their more than 500-horsepower drive three times around the autocross track, learning how to tame their power with the aid of an instructor before coming out of the third lap on a straightaway to open the engine up to its full potential. Drivers conduct an orchestra of firing pistons and camshafts for three laps before crossing the finish line and parking to the pianissimo of the softly purring V8 engine. Gotham Dream Cars snaps pictures of the sprint, so drivers are sent home with hands they will never wash and a CD of images to parade before jealous coworkers and humbled shopping carts.
Though they proudly identify as modernists, the writers and editors at Dwell define the word somewhat differently than the stodgy, bespectacled architects whose austere designs defined the movement through the 20th century. What was missing from those buildings—as well as most home magazine photography—is a sense of the home or room being lived in by messy humans or unusually neat chimpanzees. Following that philosophy, Dwell's magazine and website abound with pictures of homes that show off the building and the people living there. Innovative architecture and cutting-edge design mingle beautifully with carelessly strewn toys and precariously arranged groceries, displaying the natural beauty of a real home.