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Bok Tower Gardens, Florida: Sound of Tower Bells

May 29, 2012
Bok Tower Gardens, Florida: Sound of Tower Bells

A AAA Travel Editor’s video of the Bok Tower bells in Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida.

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Tower Bells at Bok Tower Gardens – AAA Travel Editor

May 29, 2012
Tower Bells at Bok Tower Gardens – AAA Travel Editor

A AAA Travel Editor’s video of the Bok Tower bells in Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida.

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Family Defends Suspect in Homeless Killings

January 17, 2012
Family Defends Suspect in Homeless Killings

The parents of Itzcoatl Ocampo don’t believe their son is a killer, but they say he returned from Iraq, a changed man. More here: Family Defends Suspect in Homeless Killings

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EaterWire : Tar & Roses Adds Signage, Ben Bailly at Cliff’s Edge, More

January 17, 2012
EaterWire : Tar & Roses Adds Signage, Ben Bailly at Cliff’s Edge, More

SANTA MONICA— Over the weekend signage went up for Andrew Kirschner’s Tar & Roses located on Santa Monica at 6th. Peeking into the space, once can see stacked furniture and a finished interior. Anticipate an opening in the near future . OpenTable page coming soon. [EaterWire] SILVER LAKE— Ben Bailly has been off the map since his Fraiche days , but a release today brings word that the French chef has landed at Cliff’s Edge effective January 3. Bailly is slowly introducing a new Mediterranean small plates menu. [EaterWire] COACHELLA— Daily Dish relays news on a slew of food vendors slated to serve at Coachella ’12. Food trucks: Kogi, Border Grill, Gravy Train Poutinerie Truck, Coolhaus and the Greasy Wiener; non-mobile vendors: Spicy Pie, Waffleman Ice Cream Sandwiches, Jackelope Ranch, Las Casuelas Quinta, Fisherman’s Market & Grill, and La Quinta Baking Co. Also expect a beer garden as per usual and a new certified farmers market . [Daily Dish] AROUND TOWN— The paint is still drying at Little Bear, but chef/owner Andre Guerrero is already thinking about the future. Guerrero says that his next order of business will be “a bakery with great coffees.” [EaterWire] Read the original here: EaterWire : Tar & Roses Adds Signage, Ben Bailly at Cliff’s Edge, More

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LeBron’s Late Blunders Open Door For Clippers

January 12, 2012

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers couldn’t hit a basket in the final four minutes of regulation. The Miami Heat could barely make free throws. Two tired teams coming off road losses the night before staggered into overtime. Then the Clippers took over. They outscored Miami 9-3 in the extra session and earned the biggest win of their young season, 95-89 Wednesday night. “It’s good to get a win and get it by grinding it out,” said Blake Griffin, who had 20 points and 12 rebounds. Their next test against one of the league’s power teams comes Saturday against the Lakers. Chris Paul had 27 points, 11 assists and one turnover in nearly 45 minutes, Caron Butler added 20 points, and Chauncey Billups had 12 for the Clippers, 9-2 against Miami at home since 2001-02. DeAndre Jordan had 11 rebounds and six blocked shots to set the tone defensively. “They didn’t surprise us,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, who got ejected with 5 seconds left. “We have great respect for them. “That was great compelling playoff basketball in early January.” LeBron James had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the 200th double-double of his career, Mario Chalmers added 18 points, Dwyane Wade 17 and Chris Bosh had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat, who have lost their last four games against the Clippers at Staples Center. “They are a good team, they are a really good team,” Bosh said. “They are going to have some battles and adversity is going to come. We’ll see how they handle it and just keep playing.” The Heat were coming off an overtime loss to Golden State, while the Clippers had lost at Portland a night earlier. In overtime, James, Bosh and Wade missed on a combined seven shots. Miami’s Big Three struggled in the fourth quarter, as well, combining to go 3 for 8. James missed three consecutive baskets in overtime and he was 6 of 10 from the line in the final 5:49 of regulation. Chalmers hit a 3-pointer for Miami’s only points in the extra session. The Heat were 20 of 34 from the line, with James accounting for eight of their 14 misses. “I’ve been shooting the ball particularly well from the free throw line, but tonight I didn’t make enough. So I put our free throw shooting on me,” he said. “It’s kind of a rhythm when it trickles down to everybody else, so I’ve got to concentrate a little more and knock them down when I get fouled.” Wade added, “We haven’t missed this many free throws on this team, probably ever.” The Clippers’ shooting nearly let them down in the final 4 minutes of regulation when they missed on seven straight possessions, but were bailed out by Miami’s own problems. The Clippers led by two with 27 seconds left in regulation before James tied it 86 on a free throw. The Clippers called their final timeout and Paul dribbled around with James hounding him before putting up a shot that missed as time expired, forcing the Heat to the third overtime of their trip. “We defended and gave ourselves a chance to win, and that’s all you can ask for,” James said. “So we can be satisfied. I mean, you don’t like to lose, but we’re not going to hang our heads about this one.” With the Clippers trailing 84-83, Billups got fouled by James on a 3-pointer with 27 seconds left in regulation and made all three free throws. The Clippers finished 17 of 23 from the line. The Heat won two video reviews in the final 16 seconds of regulation, but they failed to make a field goal in the final 7:32. “A lot of times we were able to get LeBron to the rim and that’s what we wanted,” Wade said. “It’s not always going to go in, but we can leave here with our heads up high, knowing that we stuck to our game plan. We just didn’t get the win.” Neither team led by more than three points in a physical fourth quarter that featured Wade knocking Paul to the court and Norris Cole and Mo Williams colliding. “There’s a lot of guys out there that, if you look at them, they like to lift a lot of weights, so it is going to be physical,” James said. “These are two teams that have high hopes, so when that kind of clash happens, it’s going to be physical.” Notes: The Clippers went 1-1 in their first back-to-back of the shortened season. … The Heat are 5-3 in four back-to-back sets. … Paul evened his career rivalry with good friend James at six wins apiece. “We hate to lose to each other,” Paul said. … The game drew a standing room only crowd of 19,341. The Clippers have sold out all five of their home games and 17 straight dating to last season. … Celebs attending included Rihanna, Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Sinbad, Gabrielle Union, and former Los Angeles Angels teammates Jered Weaver and John Lackey. Union is Wade’s girlfriend. Here is the original post: LeBron’s Late Blunders Open Door For Clippers

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Oprah Wants To Lease Never Lived In Chicago Co-op

November 17, 2011
Oprah Wants To Lease Never Lived In Chicago Co-op

OWNER: Oprah Winfrey LOCATION: Chicago, IL PRICE: $15,000/month SIZE: 4,607 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMAS NOTES: This afternoon we happily ride on the coat tails of reporter (and venerable real estate gossip) Bob Goldsborough at the Chicago Tribune who discovered and revealed this week that billionaire chat show host turned magazine tycoon turned television network owning mega-mogul Oprah Winfrey recently put a swank Chicago, IL co-operative apartment she owns up for lease at $15,000 per month. Miz Winfrey reportedly purchased the posh apartment in the urban-upscale Streeterville neighborhood in 2006 for $5,600,000. Despite securing the approval of the co-op board with a promise to make it her full-time residence, Miz Winfrey quickly had a real estate change of heart and never moved in to the 4,607 square foot apartment. From June 2008 until January 2009 Miz Winfrey had the mansion-sized apartment on the market for $6,000,000 but it did not, as far as we can tell, sell. Entered though a private elevator landing and a series of squeezy vestibules, the chunky floor-through apartment cleaves dramatically along a central spine, an enfilade that extends more than 80 feet from the bowed bay window in the lake-view formal living room clan through the reception gallery, formal dining room and solarium at the rear of the residence. The living room opens into a cozy wood-paneled and wood-floored library with fireplace wide bank of windows that afford of view through the tree tops to Lake Michigan and the popular Oak Street Beach. Extensive service quarters, tucked discreetly behind the elevator and formal dining room, include a well-equipped, galley style kitchen with antiqued white cabinetry, granite counter tops and breakfast area, separate laundry room, access to the service elevator, and a kitchen-size butler’s pantry with dark cabinets and granite counter tops. There’s also an oddly shaped home office with built-in desk and a separate wine/booze storage room with brick walls, floor-to-ceiling built-in bottle racks and a full height wine refrigerator. A guest suite has an enviably large walk-in closet, fireplace, private bathroom with window, and French doors access to a small terrace shared with the master bedroom. The approximately 1,300 square foot master suite wraps around the guest suite and stretches from the front of the apartment clear through to the back. In addition to three walk-in closets there are additional built-in storage cabinets and a substantial entertainment unit. The master includes not just one or even two but 2.5 bathrooms. Up front there is both a full bath–well, a three-quarter bathroom anyway–plus a completely separate bedside half bathroom. At the rear of the house-sized suite, in an area that was probably originally designed as a third bedroom with private bathroom, there’s another and significantly larger bathroom with jetted tub for two, separate party-sized steam shower for two or more, a private cubby for the crapper, double sinks and–harumph!–gold-plated fixtures. French doors open out to the small terrace shared with the guest suite. As far as we know, when in the Windy City, Miz Winfrey continues to occupy in her 15,000(-ish) square foot 4-unit combination duplex condominium at the mixed-use Water Tower Place complex in downtown Chicago where she’s lived since, well, we don’t know but a long time. Since she closed up shop on her long-running, hugely-successful and frighteningly-influential talk show–the eponymous Oprah Winfrey Show –Miz Winfrey has all but permanently relocated to the West Coast where her also eponymous Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) offices are located. Of course we don’t know a turnip truck from a fire hose but we none-the-less presume the still busy businesswoman and philanthropist now spends a considerable amount of time at her manicured 42-acre estate in the low key but eye-poppingly affluent coastal resort community of Montecito, CA. The OWN offices are located in Los Angeles Miracle Mile district, far to far to comfortably commute on a daily basis even by helicopter. We recently had lunch at the SoHo House in West Hollywood with gabby tattletale we’ll call Knelly Knowsathingortwo who swore to Your Mama on her seared Ahi tuna salad that Miz Winfrey is actively on the hunt for a bolt hole in Tinseltown. We have no specific intel but it makes sense. Iffin we were the betting type–and we’re not–we’d wager our long-bodied bitches Linda and Beverly she’ll gravitate towards a multi-million dollar condominium. She has a long history of owning apartments in urban and semi-urban locations, after all, but has she considered Ellen Degeneres’ house nestled privately into the rugged mountains above Beverly Hills? Just a thought. listing photos and floor plan:VHT Studios for

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Bob Arum: Manny Pacquiao hasn’t trained this hard since De La Hoya

November 4, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/v/-IPHhthaAJw?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Video by Melissa Rohlin Continue reading here: Bob Arum: Manny Pacquiao hasn’t trained this hard since De La Hoya

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Eater Inside: Comfort and Calm, Glitz and Glamour in Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

November 4, 2011
Eater Inside: Comfort and Calm, Glitz and Glamour in Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

Click here to view the full photogallery. Elizabeth Daniels 11/11 Although Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air is still holding tight its Mediterranean-California menu, up above, the grand reveal of the luxe restaurant, bar, and lounge which opened to the public on Tuesday after the property’s two year overhaul . With regard to the menu, PR says dishes will change seasonally, though Puck is still tweaking the final list of eats which should be finished within the next two weeks. In any event, the hotel invited in media for dinner earlier this week, and supposedly some of those dishes served will appear on the final menu: Parmesan Risotto, White Truffles from Alba; Grilled Prime Sirloin Steak & Braised Wagyu Cheeks, Parsnip Puree, Smoked Onion Marmalade, Apple Horseradish; and Sacher Torte, Raspberry, Red Currant, Red Pepper. The comfortably plush indoor-outdoor restaurant now feels modern and clean, with a mix of Spanish, Art Deco, and Hollywood Regency design influences found everywhere from art to furniture to lighting. Luxury hotel operator Dorchester Collection and New York interior designer David Rockwell worked together to create the vision which also incorporates in structural elements from the hotel’s past. The signature Hotel Bel-Air swans remained in place all through the renovation and those who sit on the outdoor patio have a view onto their lake (pictured above). Stay tuned for final menus. · All Hotel Bel-Air Coverage [~ELA~] Continued here: Eater Inside: Comfort and Calm, Glitz and Glamour in Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

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