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7 Keys to Rembrandt’s Secret

by Zhenya Gershman Rembrandt is unquestionably one of the most famous and beloved artists of all time.  His work has been scrutinized for centuries with fascinating books on just about every aspect of his career including such titles as: Rembrandt’s Nose, Rembrandt’s Eyes, Rembrandt’s Reading, Rembrandt and the Female Nude, Rembrandt’s Jews, and The Rembrandt […]

Travels with Journey and Friends: Four Seasons Biltmore is one of the Best Pet-Friendly Resorts in the World

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving Media Group and Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Barbara California photos courtesy LuxEcoLiving “I have traveled throughout the world and I have yet to feel the immeasurable sense of well-being as much as I have at the Four Seasons Biltmore.” Nancy Chuda ARE YOU READY TO V.I.P.? […]

Doris Day Welcomes Travels with Journey to the Cypress Inn: All Pets Agree it’s A Palace

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Travels with Journey to the ultra LuxEcoLiving4U pet resort in Carmel California Meet Sadie. She’s the Director of Pet Relations at the fabulous, extraordinarily exquisite,  Cypress Inn at Carmel-by-the-Sea. No bones about it. If you are looking for the most […]

The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco Hosts Travels with Journey

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World The perfect pet friendly choice for any occasion! High on a hill it calls to me. The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco remains one of the most prestigious stays in all America. Dignitaries, presidents, heads of state, celebrities even  members […]

The Point: Reliving a Great Camp in the Adirondacks its Magic and History

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and co-founders of Healthy Child Healthy World Repurposing wealth for the preservation of natures most incredible gifts. An environmental habitat shared in perpetuity and the opportunity to connect with nature. The Point offers this and much more. Understated elegance. The Point rekindles the lifestyles of America’s rich […]

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Art

Two Tales from the Tavern infuse Hope Faith and Remembrance: Sarah Lee Guthrie Johnny Irion and Jeffrey Foucault

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of HealthyChild Healthy World Santa Ynez California Courtesy of Jeremy Ball A Magical Night! Tales from the Tavern at the Maverick Saloon was a mixture of musical latitudes blending, folk, rocking faith, and preserving the freedom to choose. Eric Heywood and Sarah Lee Guthrie “God’s in […]

Food

Travels with Journey and Friends:The Cliffs Resort gets 5 paws!

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World “Best in Show for Service, Pet Amenities, Accommodations, Location, and Marisol’s Fabulous Cuisine” Nancy Chuda The Cliff Resort gets LuxEcoLiving’s 5 paws for one of the best pet-friendly hotels in America         Olivia Newton-John and husband John Easterling and […]

Art

Mary Nohr is one of a kind: A mechanic and artist who broke through the glass ceiling

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and  co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Artist Mary Nohr Courtesy of LuxEcoLiving “She’s got your back under the hood! “That was my first impression when I met Mary. She’s a mechanic. Works only on Mercedes-Benz, BMW’s, Volvos and Porsches. Knows just about everything you would need […]

Architecture

The Green Home: Upstaged by Meridith Baer

Meridith Baer is a storyteller. For the past 15 years, Meridith has designed interiors by imagining who might live in them and telling their story with ease and elegance. Meridith Baer Home has over 100,000 square feet of warehouse space overflowing with furniture, artwork, rugs, lighting, plants, and accessories. Meridith and her buyers are constantly […]

Food

The Brothers Red Barn Brings Back That Lovin Feelin…Again

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World   The Brothers know how to bring home the beef. They don’t raise it… but we sure praise it. Courtesy of LuxEcoLiving Get along little doggie…if you want to experience pure authenticity head to The Red Barn in […]

Art

Joanna Staniszkis Creates Fine Art Fashions Spun From Cocoons

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World “All that is authentic and true to one’s spirit offers a magic antidote to the sea of sameness that floods this world….Thenticau.” Courtesy of Thenticau     Very few fashion designers understand the impact of nature. Most are […]

Food

Ichiban Sushi is one of Santa Barbara’s Best: Rivals Beware

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Eating Tatami Style Brings Serenity and a Connection to Authentic Japanese Cuisine       Photo credit James Chuda courtesy of LuxEcoLiving Head north on highway 101 to Santa Barbara. Don’t miss the sunset. A superb eating experience […]

Art

Woody Allen is Zhenya Gershman’s “Sunny Side Up”

By Zhenya Gershman artist, historian, and LuxEcoLiving contributor Photo courtesy of Dean Chapple It really happened! My dream come true- Woody Allen held my painting lovingly in his arms…on stage! Yesterday, at an unforgettable concert, Woody Allen performed with his New Orleans Jazz Band at UCLA Royce Hall. He received a standing ovation deservedly. But […]

Food

Kimberly Jones purveys the best affordable wines from France

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in Chief LuxEcoLiving and co-founder Healthy Child Healthy World Queribus Castle and the Cru overlooking Maury France If you had to choose between Santa Barbara County or Maury France where would you like to buy an affordable bottle of wine? My favorite Kimberly Jones selection is a 2008 Fin Amour […]

Celebrations

Home is not where you live but where you LOVE

By Zhenya Gershman artist, art historian, educator and contributing author to LuxEcoLiving I “met” my parents not long after they first fell in love.  I say first – because for as long as I know them they continue to fall for each other deeper and deeper.  I grew up surrounded with tenderness and mutual respect. […]

Healing

How human hearts are helping to save Lucky Puppies lives

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Step into the world of Suzanne LaCock Browning and you will be tortured, almost mentally abused if YOU DON’T ADOPT A PET. Her reasons are grounded on solid statistical information that will leave you speechless and worse, GUILTY, if […]

Art

“Mocking Birds” by Caleb Penn and Jacob Breslaurer: Raw Footage Reveals a Life Healing

By Caleb Penn author, producer, director and Jacob Breslauer, director of photography and editor. Caleb Penn Mocking Birds Introduction by Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Damages run deep in the psyche of a child’s awareness of abuse that stems from an environment of single parent […]

Lifestyle

Karla Bonoff Energizes Past with Present: Tales From The Tavern at the Maverick Saloon

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Ynez Valley Maverick Saloon Tales From The Tavern Karla Bonoff sings to a sold out crowd wanting to more It’s about pure unconditional love…. isn’t that what we all need? Tootsie, is a well mannered and I […]

Celebrations

Living the Good Life with Friends at Full of Life Flatbread Pizza in Los Alamos California

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Los Alamos California population 1,890. Full of Life Flatbread Pizza Restaurant… the whole darn town. An Organic Gold 5 Star Restaurant that brings the art of food into Family Style Dining. Crave pizza and you will seek the best crust west of […]

Art

Sue Turner-Cray’s One-Woman Manchester Girl is My Fabulous Fair Lady

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Heading for Broadway!   Santa Ynez California Studio D. Where’s that you ask? “I’m from Lestah!” That’s Leicester England. If your looking to book a room there don’t! Instead head for any theater in the states or Europe that […]

Art

Hotel Bristol in Vienna is one of the Best in the World: Part 2

By James and Nancy Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Hotel Bristol Kärntner Ring 1  1010 Vienna, Austria Discovering the finest Austrian Art at the Belvedere Museum and world famous Horses at the Spanish Riding School. A Taste of Sacher Torte. Witness why you want to book today! ART and Culture Vienna Austria, […]

Art

The Hotel Bristol in Vienna is one of the Best Hotels in the World: LuxEcoLiving’s pic for Resplendent Repurposed

By James and Nancy Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Vienna Austria on the Ringenstrasse at Hotel Bristol: Part One Have you ever dreamed of going to Vienna? I went to Austria to discover my roots. Like the taste of the dark, rich, chocolate in Sacher Torte, I fell in love with […]

Children's Health

Captain Planet Seeds Students to Grow a Greener Future for Agriculture

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Paula California Limoneria Ranch An Afternoon in the Orchard Celebrating Sustainable Agriculture Not only are we losing critical top soil meant to harbor and grow food but worse, we are losing the future of agriculture. Students, if asked, have never been […]

Life Goes Retrograde Series

Olivia Newton-John Walks Heart to Heart for Health and Wellness

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Melbourne Australia We may not be winning the war against cancer but we have won warriors to provide hope. Olivia Newton-John lives life as a “thriver” and leads the way for others to follow. As the world turns […]

Lifestyle

Great Organic Food: From Sides Hardwear and Shoes to A-RU Sushi

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Heading Sideways in Santa Ynez Valley from Los Olivos to Buellton Two Great LuxEcoLiving4U Picks for locally grown organic food and safer-seafood caught fresh for sushi. Sides Hardwear and Shoes and A-Ru Sushi. Get ready to motor up and try two fabulous […]

Food

Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos embraces timeless history but fuels creative cullinary change

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Emily and Robbie Wilson pay homage to the new Mattei’s Tavern   Los Olivos California. Dining with best friends, James and Nancy Chuda are joined by Olivia Newton-John and John Easterling at the new Mattei’s. History counts. Mattei’s […]

Lifestyle

Nancy’s Organic Kitchen goes blog to blog for Lemon Pie

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was Nancy’s Organic Kitchen. I take great pride in my heritage and the fact that I carry the “foodie genes” of my families love for cooking. Although I never knew […]

Food

Amy Dixon Bakes the Very Best at The Baker’s Table

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Ynez California breakfast at The Baker’s Table 3563 Numancia Street COME HUNGRY! You might think Christmas came early in our little town of Santa Ynez. Newly opened, The Baker’s Table, an artisan bakery, is the IN spot for locals and tourists […]

Art

A Street Car Named Inspire: Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine Goes South

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Oh! How I miss the “eggs!”     I’m so blue over Jasmine. Is Woody Allen frantically trying to tell us that his overactive libido is running out of speed? Has he bedded too many socialites to uncover […]

Architecture

Bion Rice Shines Heartfelt Light on Sunstone Winery’s History: With Grace and Gratitude

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Sunstone Winery Santa Ynez California Life happens! Even in the best laid plans one can never predict expectancy but one can assume that memories linger and with them come the force of spirit from grace. Bion Rice and his wife Anna have […]

Art

Gay Author’s Novel Cancelled by Publisher Because of One Word

By Alanna Brown, a LuxEcoLiving Advocate, author of Moonpennies and creator of Brown House Online David Powers King is a friend I’ve known since middle school. My heart ached to learn that his long-anticipated novel, “Woven,” had been pulled by its publisher. And why was it pulled? Because of a single word denoting homosexuality in […]

Art

Getting a Good Book Review Without a Hundred-Dollar Bribe

By Alanna Brown, a LuxEcoLiving Advocate, creator of Brown House Online, and author of Moonpennies John Locke broke an independent publishing record in 2011. He was the first indie author, and only the eighth author ever, to sell more than one million copies of his books on Kindle. How’d he do it?  Reports surfaced last […]

Fashion

DoubleD Ranchwear’s history and heritage and why you want to own it

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in Chief LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World. Every little girl grows up dreaming about ponies. There is something about our love of western heritage that just sticks. We had a few special women heroes to count on as kids. Annie Oakley and later Dale Evans… but somewhere […]

Food

Executive Chef Justin Everett at Murray Circle is one of the World’s Best

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and co-founders of Healthy Child Healthy World     It’s not fancy, austere, or elaborate. The environment inside Murray Circle restaurant at Cavallo Point is the perfect setting for a sitting of a spectacular series of courses prepared by Executive Chef Justin Everett. Murray Circle, under the […]

Lifestyle

The Many Husbands of Ganna Walska

By: Nancy Chuda, co-founder of LuxEcoLiving.com and Healthy Child Healthy World

“One need not be in California long before he feels his soul beginning to stir. The air is magnetized…the consciousness awakens …the soul must speak.” Ganna Walska, the flamboyant opera singer who wrote those words in her memoir, had not merely tired of New York. After a six-week stay in the Hollywood Hills in 1940, the 53-year-old Mrs. Walska truly believed that her destiny lay in this “sunny land” where “people are decidedly more interested in your being than in your pocket.”

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Meet the LuxEco Team and Advocates

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Nancy Chuda, Co-Founder of LuxEco Living and Healthy Child Healthy World
James Chuda, Co-Founder of LuxEco Living and Healthy Child Healthy World
Bethany Colson, Consulting Editor of LuxEco Living and Beauty Expert
Christopher David Kaufman, Marketing Director of LuxEco Living
Brooke Rewa, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Dow-Yung Kou, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Alanna Brown, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Jessica Borges, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Bradlee Gold, LuxEco Marketing Assistant
Derin Richardson, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Lauren O'Neill, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Hannah Canvasser, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Basil Vernon, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Michelle Dennis, LuxEco Marketing Assistant
Bernadette Bowman, LuxEco Advocate and Comedienne who writes the Life Goes Retrograde
F.R.E.E. Will, LuxEco Editorial Assistant and author of the In The Spice Cabinet series
Mary Villano, LuxEco Editorial Assistant and author of the Resplendent Repurposing series
Will Lana, Vice President of Trillium Asset Managment and LuxEco Advocate
Molly Rovero, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Leslie Harris, Interior Designer, Leslie Harris Interior Design and LuxEco Advocate
Kerin Van Hoosear, LuxEco Editorial Assistant and author of Kerin's Seasonal Cooking series
Kammie Daniels, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Lisa Adams, Designer and CEO of LA Closet Design and LuxEco Advocate
Sahar Ghaffari, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Joanna Bateman, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Dr. Harvey Karp, Pediatrician and Child Development Specialist and Creator of "The Happiest Baby on the Block” and “The Happiest Toddler on the Block” book and DVD series World and LuxEco Advocate
Florence "Flip" Ross, LuxEco Advocate
Nina Montee Karp, Executive Producer & Director The Path of Wellness & Healing and LuxEco Advocate
Emily Lynne Ion, LuxEco Advocate
Molly Cimikoski, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Lush Huxley, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, Executive Director/CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World and LuxEco Advocate
Zhenya Gershman, Artist and LuxEco Advocate
Anna Getty, Author and LuxEco Advocate
Christopher Gavigan, Board Member and Former Executive Director of Healthy Child Healthy World and LuxEco Advocate
Lewis Perkins, Founder of Women Are Saving The World Now and LuxEco Advocate
Francine LeFrak, Founder of Same Sky and LuxEco Advocate
Interested in contributing with our LuxEco Advocate program? We are looking for experts, researchers, academics, activists and everyday people who want to join our cause to make the world a safer, healthier place for all of and nature to flourish in, in harmony! Email the Manager Editor, Bethany Colson