Category Archives: Lifestyle

EVENT: Unveiling of the Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador in New York City

The rooftop of Manhattan Motorcars was the place to be in New York City on Tuesday night as celebs, tastemakers and a select group of elite media sipped on NUVO Lemon Sorbet, toked on cigars and noshed on appetizers and cupcakes at the unveiling of the new Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador. Source Image Source Image  Photo: S. James For a mere $400,000, this speed machine, which features a 700hp V12 engine and comes in an array of colors, including the nero nemesis matte finish (pictured above), can be yours. Too rich for your blood? Mine too. While everyone was ogling

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Urban Spaces: A Snazzy Row House in the Nation’s Capital

For the past five months, Paul Shaw, an internal consultant for a government agency in the nation’s capital, has called a cozy row house home. Situated in Trinidad, a gentrified section of Northeastern Washington, DC, is his completely renovated two bedroom, two bathroom abode where African masks, chocolate browns and vibrant artwork pepper a sun-drenched open layout. Shaw, a native of St. Louis, MO and frequent entertainer, took me on a tour of his welcoming 1400 square foot digs, which includes a Club Monaco inspired friendship wall, a skylit bathroom – and an upscale kitchen that serves as the soul of the home. URBANE URBANITE:

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Kickin’ it in Cali: My San Fran-Napa Valley Wine Country Getaway

Image: S. James An unseasonably cool breeze whips through my rental car as I zoom up I-80 on my way from the San Francisco International Airport to The Meritage Resort & Spa in southern Napa Valley. After a six-hour flight from New York City, the fresh air is a welcome reprieve. The one-hour drive, which features glimpses of The San Francisco Bay, grassy knolls and rugged mountainous terrain, goes by in a flash. And before I know it, I pull up to a palatial 158-room resort that looks like an estate plucked straight from a Tuscan painting. I can’t wait to check in! Image: Courtesy

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