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Fashion Labels Open New Designer Restaurants – See the List

Fashion Labels Open New Designer Restaurants   See the List
Courtesy Ralph Lauren

Chanel, Armani, Bulgari — these fashion heavyweights are known for their haute couture. But haute cuisine?

Off the runways, fashion houses are making their mark in the culinary world with their own designer eateries, from fine-dining restaurants to grab-and-go coffee shops. See our guide to the most stylish spots around the globe.

Ralph Lauren

The Details: This week, Ralph’s Coffee (pictured above) opened on the second floor of the Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store in New York City, with a menu that includes pastries and sandwiches alongside teas, juices and a special offering of Ralph Lauren’s own private coffee blends.

The Scene: Bright, clean and all-American with marble-top bistro tables, white-and-green color scheme and branded ball caps available for purchase

The Location: N.Y.C.

What to Order: Herb roasted turkey sandwich with cranberry chutney, arugula and mayonnaise on artisan cranberry pecan bread

Fashion Labels Open New Designer Restaurants   See the List
Courtesy Cavalli Miami

Cavalli

The Details: Roberto Cavalli entered the restaurant scene in 2002 by opening a cafe next to his Florence clothing boutique. Since then, his designer eateries have popped up across Europe and then in Miami in 2013.

The Scene: Restaurant by day and model-spotting club by night, Cavalli Miami could not be more over-the-top: Animal print chairs, floral-patterned table cloths and futuristic light fixtures fill the dining room. The Tuscan cuisine matches the grandeur, with hearty pasta dishes and generous mains of fish and meat.

The Locations: Florence, St. Tropex, Dubai, Milan, Beirut, New Delhi, Miami, Ibiza

What to Order: Crab ravioli with artichokes and Genova pine nuts

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Courtesy Palazzo Versace

Versace

The Details: The gilded Palazzo Versace was the first fashion-branded hotel when it opened in 2000. It now houses four restaurants, all with varying degrees of decadence and grandeur — but Vanitas, the hotel’s main restaurant, takes the crown.

The Scene: An illuminated blue lagoon, Corinthian columns and floor-to-ceiling windows surround the candlelit restaurant. The modern Australian cuisine, offered as both a tasting menu and a la carte, is served atop brightly-colored, Versace-embellished plates. Think of it as a cross between Versace and Versailles, but with more Aussies and no Marie-Antoinette.

The Location(s): Queensland, Australia

What to Order: The 32-year aged beef with smoked garlic

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Courtesy Armani/Ristorante

Armani

The Details: It seems that the designer mogul has his sights set on becoming a food mogul as well. His vast portfolio of restaurants and bars includes N.Y.C.’s Armani Ristorante (pictured above), Emporio Armani Cafes and the new Armani/Caffe, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

The Scene: The posh Armani Ristorante opened above Armani’s Fifth Avenue storefront in 2008, complete with a catwalk and white circular booths with black leather tops. Despite its tourist-centric location, Armani’s authentic Italian menu pulls in both hungry New York natives and curious out-of-towners.

The Locations: N.Y.C., Istanbul, Tokyo, Abu Dhabi, Cannes, Paris, Kuwait City, Tokyo, Santiago, Dubai, Milan

What to Order: Ossobuco Alla Milanese, braised veal shank “Milanese style” with saffron risotto

Fashion Labels Open New Designer Restaurants   See the List
Courtesy Tommy Bahama

Tommy Bahama

The Details: Hawaiian shirts and palm tree-printed swim trunks aren’t just a fashion statement — they’re a lifestyle at the brand’s in-store, island-inspired restaurants.

The Scene: It’s an easygoing type of luxury: The Mauna Lani location in Hawaii (pictured above) features beautiful views from its outdoor deck and tropical-themed entrees (jerk chicken, anyone?), but all we can think about is sipping a frozen drink on that picturesque patio.

Locations: Several locations in California, Florida and Hawaii, as well as in Las Vegas, N.Y.C., Houston and Scottsdale, Ariz.

What to order: A Leap Of Faith cocktail with jalapeño tequila, grapefruit, agave nectar and lime

Fashion Labels Open New Designer Restaurants   See the List
Courtesy Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo

Chanel

The Details: Mademoiselle Chanel and renowned French chef Alain Ducasse joined fashion and food forces to create Beige, the restaurant located on the top floor of the Chanel Ginza Building in Tokyo.

The Scene: The contemporary French menu is influenced by local Japanese produce, while the décor is all-Chanel with subtly elegant tones of beige, brown and gold.

The Location(s):  Tokyo

What to order: Chocolate praline Chanel squares for dessert

Fashion Labels Open New Designer Restaurants   See the List
Courtesy Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London

Bulgari

The Details: The design house now owns several luxury hotels across the globe and outfits each with an equally-glamorous restaurant, like their Rivea London.

The Scene: Rivea London fits right into its hotel surroundings: Crisp decor, grand dining room and French- and Italian-inspired cuisine. The small plates menu offers modern, minimalist but totally delightful-sounding seafood and vegetable dishes.

The Locations: Milan, London, Bali, Tokyo

What to Order: Warm octopus and potato salad

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Coming Soon: Brooks Brothers

What goes better to go with a designer sport coat than a dry-aged, 20-oz. ribeye? Slated to open in 2015, the Brooks Brothers Steakhouse will be just around the corner from its flagship Madison Avenue store in N.Y.C.

—Morgan Gibson

Fashion Labels Open New Designer Restaurants   See the List
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Giveaway: Isabelle Grace Lux Leather Bangles Seen On Courtney Lopez

Giveaway: Isabelle Grace Lux Leather Bangles Seen On Courtney Lopez

TV personality Courtney Lopez has been seen all over Hollywood donning her pearl and turquoise Lux Leather Bangles by Isabelle Grace Jewelry. From the hair salon to the recent star-studded “Back to School/Christmas in August” event at The London Hotel in West Hollywood, she has been happily showing off the bangles while out and about.

The perfect balance of fashion and elegance, Isabelle Grace Jewelry’s Lux Leather Bangles are made of genuine leather cord in an array of trendy colors. Worn alone or stacked with other bracelets, they are the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe! They make a great pop-of-color accessory for autumn pea coats and skinny jeans.

Available in Pearl, Pink, Truly Teal, Grey, Kansa, Moroccan Red, Gun Metal, Sky Blue, Tahiti, Fern, Turquoise, Berry, Red, Royal Blue, and Lilac. Each set contains 7 bangles. To see the entire Isabelle Grace Jewelry line, visit their website.

We are giving away a set of Lux Leather Bangles to (3) three lucky winners (value: $98).

One easy way to enter:

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This contest ends Monday, September 22 at 12:00 am EST. This giveaway is open to continental U.S. residents over 18-years only. Good luck!

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Giveaway: Isabelle Grace Lux Leather Bangles Seen On Courtney Lopez
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Britney Spears’ Birthday Boys

Britney Spears’ Birthday Boys

Pop superstar Britney Spears shared a shot of her birthday boys via Instagram.

The Grammy Award-winning singer, 32, celebrated with both of her sons’ in a joint birthday bash Saturday. Sean Preston turned 9 on Sept. 14, while little brother Jayden James turned 8 on Sept. 12.

“Happy Birthday to my two little baby boys,” Britney captioned the image of her boys at their skateboard-themed party. “They are growing up too fast!!!”

It looks like guests dined on skateboard cake pops, krispie wheels, helmet cake pops and more.

Last week, Britney’s ex-husband Kevin Federline shared an Instagram video of their two sons enjoying skateboarding lessons.

“Thanks @stevebadillo @skatelab for teaching my kids how it’s done. Look forward to many more lessons. Preston found his passion… #skatelab,” the father-of-six captioned the video.

Britney Spears’ Birthday Boys
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Kevin Rahm & Wife Welcome First Child: Hunter

Kevin Rahm & Wife Welcome First Child: Hunter

Congratulations to Kevin Rahm and Amy Lonkar.

The Mad Men star, 43, and his cardiothoracic surgeon wife have welcomed their first child – a daughter named Hunter – the actor announced via Twitter Saturday.

“My new favorite Human,” the proud dad wrote. “Thank you @UCDavisChildren for your amazing staff and excellent care.”

As fans and friends went on to congratulation the new parents, it was revealed that their daughter’s name is Hunter.

Rahm and Lonkar – who were wed in 2012 – also took to Twitter to announce their pregnancy news back in April, creating a cute movie-poster-style announcement.

In addition to his role as Ted Chaough in Mad Men, Rahm is also known for playing Lee McDermott on Desperate Housewives.

Filed under: Births,Kevin Rahm

Photo credit: Twitter

Kevin Rahm & Wife Welcome First Child: Hunter
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