From a celeb philanthropy-enabler, to an epic Hollywood castle, to a musical chef, here are the highlights of the New York Times Sunday Styles section this week.
Laura M. Holson has a fascinating profile of Trevor Neilson, a 38-year-old philanthropic adviser to celebs like Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore (and formerly Angelina Jolie). He can also boast a client roster of Shakira (for schools in Colombia) and Ben Stiller (for education in Haiti). The article provides an interesting glance at the altruistic padding some stars add to compensate for past blunders (read, Lohan, Lindsay) and the other motivations celebs have for furnishing do-gooder reputations.
Janelle Brown takes an interesting gaze at the legendary West Hollywood hotel Chateau Marmont (built by André Balazs and its filled-to-the-gills-with-celebs reality. In the face of the venue's former downward spiral, the piece chronicles the Chateau's rise to its current high point with its prominence in Sofia Coppola's new movie, "Somewhere."
David Colman's piece investigates the musical stylings of John DeLucie, the erstwhile chef of the Waverly Inn who defected to start the Lion. The chef describes how he unwinds from a day in the kitchen with his Gibson ES-330.