I was invited to the Downtown Los Angeles launch party (11.12.10) for LA Canvas Magazine. The party was hosted at some really great wearhouse that was equipped with an open bar, sick DJ, and great company.
The Lotus Elite ($180,000) has a 5-liter V8 engine, with optional hybrid technology made possible with KERS. They have a live countdown on their site for when the car will be presented at the Paris Motorshow. Should be a great car to witness first hand.
I wish the US supermarkets had a Wine filling section. This is a clever idea. France is fixing the economy by going back a few centuries. Back when you use to go to the shops in tonneaux and fill your own jugs.