The Greater Than List is a list of contemporary awesome things, people and places that we at The Upper Echelon endorse…  From great food to music, technology, entertainment, locations, models, art, design and architecture the Greater Than List is sure to keep you up to date with the current cool.

(These entries are in NO particular order)


1.  iWatch Series 2


Built-in GPS. Water resistance to 50 meters.1 A new lightning-fast dual-core processor. And a display that’s two times brighter than before. Full of features that help you stay active, motivated, and connected, Apple Watch Series 2 is designed for all the ways you move.

Visit for more details.

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2.  iPhone 7/IOS 10



iPhone 7 dramatically improves the most important aspects of the iPhone experience. It introduces advanced new camera systems. The best performance and battery life ever in an iPhone. Immersive stereo speakers. The brightest, most colorful iPhone display. Splash and water resistance.1 And it looks every bit as powerful as it is. This is iPhone 7.

iOS brings iPhone and iPad to life in incredibly personal and powerful ways. The interface is beautiful and easy to use. Intelligent suggestions appear right when you need them. And advanced technologies protect your privacy and security. Once you’ve experienced iOS, you’ll understand why so many people love using iPhone and iPad.

Visit for more details.

3.  La Croix


Delicious calorie/sugar-free sparkling water beverage available in thirteen flavors: pure (unflavored), berry, coconut, cran-raspberry, lemon, lime, orange, lemon-lime, peach-pear, mango, passion fruit, apricot and pamplemousse (grapefruit).


4.  Maja Krag


Danish model represented by Unique and Wilhelmina Models.  She has been compared to Angelina Jolie and Cindy Crawford.

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5.  Airbnb


The Tech Platform that allows you to always have somewhere to stay no matter where you are.

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6.  Stranger Things


The Netflix original tv series brings back the essence of Sci-Fi


7.  YETI


Virtually indestructible and keeps your drink as cold (or hot) as science allows. With 18/8 stainless steel construction, double-wall vacuum insulation, and No Sweat™ Design, they’re perfect for all scenarios.


8.  Rita’s Water Ice


The Philly popularized  slushy/gelato/icy dessert that is a must have but no one can seem to fully describe. Check them out here.

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9.  Sara Sampaio


Portuguese model best known for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel (who looks an awful lot like Adriana Lima) and working for Calzedonia, as well as her appearance in the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, a first for a Portuguese supermodel, for which she won Rookie of the Year. She has appeared in magazines such as GQElleVogueGlamourand Sports Illustrated. She won Portuguese Golden Globes in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for Best Female Model.

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10.  Malibu by Anderson .Paak


Malibu is the second album by Aftermath (Dr. Dre’s record label) recording artist Anderson .Paak.  You will find that this perfect blend of soul/hip hop/and R&B will somehow remain on repeat.


11.  Tesla Model X


The X is Teslas latest model which happens to be a modern electric SUV that will blow your mind. Explore more here:

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12.  Free Range LA


The perfect fried chicken sandwich on 4 wheels. Click here to check out the menu.





The beloved/controversial Kanye West submits his 4th collection to the public in an unorthodox fashion show on New York’s Roosevelt Island.





14.  The Night Of



HBO eight-part crime drama tv show based on Criminal Justice, a 2008–09 British television series.  This is one that will cause a good ole’ fashion binge watch.


15.  Lemon Peper Wings


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  • 4 pounds chicken wings
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon-pepper seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Toss chicken wings and oil. Place wings on a wire rack set on a baking sheet, taking care not to crowd wings. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  3. Remove wings from oven. Mix melted butter and lemon-pepper seasoning and brush liberally onto wings (stir butter mixture as you go to make sure you have plenty of seasoning for each wing).
  4. Place on platter and serve immediately.


  1. Preheat deep fryer to 165F.
  2. Place chicken wings in oil. fry for 7-10 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  3. Remove wings from  the fryer. Mix melted butter and lemon-pepper seasoning in a large bowl
  4. Toss wings in mixture
  5. Serve


If baking be sure your sheet pan has sides to catch the grease! If you use a flat pan that has no sides, the grease will drip onto the bottom of your oven and cause it to smoke.