November 2009 Archives

Ciao-Ciao, Mr. Chow

Monday, November 30, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

Just before Thanksgiving—and en route to Antigua, Guatemala, where the Nixon clan celebrates the holiday—I spent a few nights in Miami to catch up on what’s doing in this balmy, beachy burg. There have been a slew of new hotels and restaurants open of late in South Beach, so I wanted to check in on the latest and greatest.

Read more

Tales of Paper Trails

Monday, November 16, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

Where would I spend my last dime, you might ask? Travel, certainly. Maybe a trip to Buenos Aires or Marrakech. On a good tailor, no doubt. On a terrific bottle of wine, perhaps a Super Tuscan. And most definitely upon fabulous stationery. I truly believe that handwritten notes are absolutely essential in today’s helter-skelter world of e-mail, Tweets, text messages and other electronic-driven ephemera.

Read more

Feasts & Fêtes

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

I am especially partial to throwing dinner parties. After all, what’s better than sitting down to a fabulous repas at someone’s home, n’est-ce pas? For a dinner party is so much more personal than a meal at a restaurant and much more intimate and conducive to delicious conversation.

But planning the perfect dinner at home does take work and planning.

So here are a few fun and frisky tips:

Read more

About Jason Oliver Nixon

Jason Oliver Nixon

Global Lifestyle Editor Jason Oliver Nixon is always on the prowl for the latest and greatest finds, whether it’s ferreting out the grooviest new restaurant in Paris or unearthing a home design store in Dubai. "I am attracted by color and energy, passion and verve," says Nixon. "Who wants to be beige and boring?" The former Editor in Chief of Gotham, Hamptons, and Los Angeles Confidential magazines, Nixon makes frequent appearances on television as a style authority. A resident of Brooklyn, New York, Nixon escapes to London whenever possible, where he can be found happily ensconced at Fortnum & Mason perusing new-fangled jams.

To contact Jason Oliver Nixon with your comments, questions, and blog suggestions, e-mail him at Or, post your comment on his blog!