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The Eating House's Second Location Headed to Coconut Grove With $1M Budget

Nov 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Following a November 20th vote, the City of Miami Commission approved a 25-year lease for The Eating House to open in Coconut Grove from celebrity chef/owner Giorgio Rapicavoli and Francesco Balli. Proposed by Glasshouse Coconut Grove LLC. and designed by Celano Design Studio, the eatery is estimated to cost around $1 million to renovate the facility that once housed the Grove chamber of commerce.... Read More

Art Miami Director Nick Korniloff Gives Us an Inside Look at This Year's Art Week

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

As tens of thousands of travelers including celebrities, curators, international art collectors, and culturists descend upon Miami for its annual art week from December 2-7, the media focus turns towards the beach and the shows making up art week: Art Basel, Art Miami, CONTEXT, SCOPE and Aqua Art Miami.... Read More

Rutherford Chandelier Room Giltters With the Light of 1,500 Swarovski Crystals

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If glittering lights are one of your favorite aspects of the holidays, you’ll want to visit Hall Wines’ Rutherford Chandelier Room. Sitting underground, below the Sacrashe Vineyard, the cave is considered one of the most beautiful wine tasting rooms in the Napa Valley.... Read More

Exec. Chef Franco Carubia Serves up a Unique Twist on New England Fare in Duxbury

Nov 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Finding a great restaurant south of Boston used to be a difficult feat, but The Winsor House Inn restaurant is making it a bit easier. Located in the quaint little seaside village known as Duxbury, the inn resting on Snug Harbor is now under new ownership, offering a unique twist on New England fare.... Read More

Zip Around in a 2010 Ferrari California While a Guest at Scottsdale's Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort

Nov 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's one thing to stay in a luxury hotel while on vacation, but it's another to get a free luxury car to zoom around while you're there. Scottsdale's Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain resort is offering their guests access to a 2010 Ferrari California (which costs around $229,000 to own) through their Seek Adventure package—you can book it for two ($299; limited to 100 miles) or six hours ($699; limited to 200 miles), or an entire day ($1,400; 4000-mile limit). ... Read More

Cabo's Mobile Spa Service Brings Luxury Treatments to Your Doorstep

Nov 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Vacation is a time for relaxation and letting others cater to your every need—so why do we spend it running from shops to restaurants to spas looking for a little down time? Ditch the itinerary, relax (and stay relaxed!) while vacationing in Los Cabos with Suzanne Morel Face & Body Care, a mobile spa that will provide you with luxury services anywhere in the area.... Read More

Fort Mill's Passion8 Finds New Home & Brand New Look in Charlotte

Nov 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Formerly of Fort Mill, Passion8 has arrived in its new location in the outskirts of uptown Charlotte. If you ever visited its previous spot, you know that it wasn't exactly spacious, but that's not a problem anymore since its new home on Elizabeth Avenue can fit 120 guests inside it's high-ceilinged building—there's even a 10-seat chef's table that can see the bustling kitchen through a plate-glass window. ... Read More

Celebrate Good Health & Try Traditional Dishes at The Feast Day of the Madonna della Salute This Friday

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Venice can get pretty touristy, but if you're looking for an event that tends to draw in just as many locals as it does visitors, the Feast Day of the Madonna della Salute is it, and it's just a quick day trip from Milan. The religious festival takes place on November 21, celebrating the end of the bubonic plaque that terrorized the city from 1630 to 1631 and allows people to give thanks to the Virgin Mary for stepping in and saving the day.... Read More

Nab Artwork from Alice Bandini, Mélissa Wago-Lala & Others at Le White’s Colorless Art Gallery

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

A new art gallery has opened in Saint-Ouen that is sure to be a hit with artists and minimalists alike. The Le White concept store just outside of Paris lives up to its name with an exhibit that is entirely white—from floor to ceiling every display, wall, window, even the light fixtures, are entire devoid of color.... Read More

Award-Winning Director Baz Luhrmann Unveils Holiday Windows for Barneys NY

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you need to take a break from your holiday shopping this year while bustling around New York City, you’ll want to make a stop by Barneys, even if it’s just to take a look at the new holiday windows that went up last week.... Read More

Asian Megachain Crystal Jade Opens 1st US Restaurant Under New LVMH Management

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you frequent Asia, you’re probably already familiar with Crystal Jade restaurants offering traditional Cantonese and Teochew cuisine in 120 restaurants throughout the nine countries within the continent. Having been acquired by luxury brand LVMH, the popular chain opened up their first stateside eatery yesterday at Four Embarcadero Center in San Francisco.... Read More

Coronado's Rooftop Stake Chophouse & Bar Now Open With Exec. Chef Tim Kolanko at its Helm

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If the above photo of what must taste like sugary sweet heaven doesn't lure you into the new chef-driven Stake Chophouse & Bar in Coronado, CA., the rest of these photos definitely will. The 4,600-square-foot, rooftop modern restaurant, which is run by Blue Bridge Hospitality, features a 50-seat dining room with a patio, lounge, and a bar with 2,000 stocked bottles.... Read More

The Lyttelton at The Stafford London Honors Princess Diana with Rare Exhibit

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills and The Lyttelton at The Stafford London have come together to offer locals and visitors the Chef’s Spices Afternoon Tea with a rare glimpse at the designs worn by HRH Diana, Princess of Wales.... Read More

Ring in 2015 With Lil Jon & Surrender Nightclub's $100K Package for 10 People

Nov 17, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Sparkly Elie Saab dress? Check. Perfectly-tailored Tom Ford suit? Check. Ten friends to celebrate the New Year with? Definitely. Now all that is left is the perfect venue to ring in 2015 in high style. This year, Surrender Nightclub and Andrea's restaurant in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas are teaming up to offer guests three Ultimate VIP NYE packages.... Read More

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Unveils New Cabana Curated By Webster Boutique's CEO

Nov 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As if there weren't already enough reasons to visit The St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami Beach, now there's the recent opening of the Webster Cabana to draw you in. The luxury hotel has teamed up with high-end fashion boutique The Webster (which now has a location right across the street at the Shops at Bal Harbour), allowing the retailer's CEO and Co-Founder Laure Heriard Dubreuil to have full creative reign over the new 600-square-foot oceanfront cabana. ... Read More

Fifth Annual Art Stage Singapore Offers a Glimpse at Asia's Visual Contemporary Art

Nov 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The fifth annual Art Stage Singapore has been announced and will be returning to the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center from January 22-25, 2015. Galleries from over 29 countries will be exhibiting their visual contemporary art at the event which will include paintings, sculptures, installations and videos.... Read More

Madrid's Newest Hotel is the City's First 5-Star Boutique Property

Nov 15, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In August, Madrid’s first five-star boutique hotel, URSO Hotel & Spa, opened in a palatial 19th-century building from the team behind Cap Rocat in Mallorca. The 78-room property retains a neo-classical style and sits between Chamberi, the Chueca district and the Tribunal area.... Read More

Three Decades in the Making, 1st Phase of $515M Dr. Phillips Center Complete

Nov 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida has literally been some three decades in the making—from its conceptual beginning in 1985 to the doors finally opening this month—and it's actually only the first phase of a two-part $515M project. According to Venues Today, the performing arts center includes the "2,731-seat Walt Disney Theater, the 304-capacity Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, the 400-capacity DeVos Family Room that overlooks downtown Orlando, and the Seneff Arts Plaza, an outdoor space that can accommodate nearly 10,000."... Read More

Giorgio Armani Revisits Water Themes in Curated Pieces for Paris Photo Exhibit

Nov 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Over 160 exhibitors from 35 countries around the world are coming together for the 18th edition of Paris Photo, an annual photography art fair that takes place at the Grand Palais every fall. This year Giorgio Armani, an official sponsor of the event since 2011, will be showcasing images with a water theme for the fifth year in a row.... Read More

Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani Finally Opens the Siena Tavern Miami

Nov 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you're looking for a new restaurant to check out this weekend, you're in luck because celebrity chef Fabio Viviani's new Siena Tavern Miami is finally open. As the second Siena Tavern from Chicago's DineAmic Hospitality Group (of which Viviani is partner), this new location has been in the works for a year, with a lot of effort going into renovating the 10,000-square-foot space.... Read More

Millennium Tower Boston Rivals NYC Real Estate With $37M Penthouse for Sale

Nov 13, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When you hear about a $37.5M price tag for a condo, Boston probably isn’t the first city that pops into your mind when considering its location. But that’s exactly where the new Millennium Tower’s 13,000-square-foot penthouse is being sold.... Read More

Brown's Hotel & Globe-Trotter Luggage Partner for Bespoke Holiday Travel Package

Nov 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

There’s nothing like the sights and sounds of the holidays—the soft glow of candlelight, the smell of pine needles and the glittering sparkle of falling snow—but this year you can take a little of that magic home with you after December is over.... Read More

$1M Baccarat Chandeliers Illuminate Rodeo Drive This Holiday Season

Nov 12, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

For the first time since 2008, Rodeo Drive will be illuminated this holiday season by Baccarat chandeliers in celebration of their 250th anniversary and the centennial anniversary of the City of Beverly Hills. Lining the median of the picturesque thoroughfare, the display will include 16 chandeliers that will light up the 200, 300 and 400 blocks of the iconic street.... Read More

Gordon Ramsay Set to Open New Pub & Grill Location at Caesars in Atlantic City

Nov 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's no secret that we love Gordon Ramsay, so naturally news of his opening a new restaurant is going to brighten our day. If you're familiar with the Caesars Palace in Atlantic City, you may know already that Mia's is on its way out. Its owner, Chef Chris Scarduzio, is heading to Delaware County to work with friend and restaurant owner Alberto Guadagnini on new eatery Teca Newtown Square. ... Read More

American Food and Beverage Opening Soon, or Later, But Definitely This Year

Nov 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Buckhead, Atlanta is about to get a lot more exciting for foodies, now that a new American Food and Beverage location will be opening its doors to the public this Friday, November 14 or by December 1 at the latest (official date not yet released). The restaurant, which is owned by Consilient Hospitality, will be pretty similar to the establishment's first location in Fort Worth, Texas, except the menu will be notably different. ... Read More

Have a Taste of Traditional Japanese Cuisine During Hungry for Tokyo Restaurant Month

Nov 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Those looking to feast on something new this November should make a few stops around Los Angeles, as 21 local restaurants will be taking part in Hungry for Tokyo Restaurant Month. Home to more Michelin star restaurants than any other city in the world, Tokyo is known for its culinary masterpieces and one-of-a-kind menus.... Read More

If You're Headed to the City This Fall, Don't Miss These 4 Hotspots

Nov 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Everything is just classier in the fall—novels, films, fashion, foods—and New York seems to embrace the crunch of leaves and the mood of this time of year better than any other. Autumn remains one of my favorite times of year to stroll in the Big Apple, and there's plenty the city has to offer amid its painted pumpkins and couture jackets. Here are my best finds this season in New York City:... Read More

Union Market Hosts Gilt City Warehouse Sale and John Varvatos Pop-Up Shop

Nov 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Wondering what to do this weekend? Thinking your closet could use a seasonal overhaul? Well then you’ll probably want to head over to the Gilt Warehouse Sale Pop-Up Shop that’s happening on Dock 5 at Union Market.... Read More

Singapore's First Luxury Pet Hotel Pampers Its Guests on a Very Human Level

Nov 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We have good news for pet lovers traveling or living in Singapore: the very first luxury pet hotel will be opening its doors in mid-November. According to Global Post, the new 4,317-square-foot establishment, called The Wagington (yes, you read that right), is in a 1920s pre-war bungalow and has 27 air-conditioned rooms of varying sizes. To just give you a sample of what your prized pooch will be enjoying while you're off on vacation, The Royal Suite (which will cost around USD $280 per night to board Fido in) can hold up to five to seven small dogs in a 96-square-foot room, has a chandelier and its own television.&&a... Read More

A Bloody Mary Bar and Creole Fare Make Atchafalaya the Place to Go For Killer Brunch

Nov 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

You might have a hard time wrapping your mouth around Atchafalaya’s name, but rest assured you won’t run into the same problem when it comes to the food. At least when it comes to brunch, as I found out on a recent trip to New Orleans. Just a quick ride from the Canal at Carondelet streetcar stop near the French Quarter (get off at St. Charles at Louisiana), this little café is a short walk past Magazine Street.... Read More

Johnny Sánchez Bringing Progressive Mexican Fare to Downtown New Orleans

Nov 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Opened just last month, brand new modern Mexican joint Johnny Sanchez was totally packed when our small group of four arrived. Despite having reservations, we still waited several minutes before being seated, and while delivered with a sweet southern smile, service was a tad bit wanting. ... Read More

Your High-Roller Fantasies Come True With Caesars’ Anthology Las Vegas Suites & Villas

Nov 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Butler service, personal chefs, private pools and rooftop decks—if these are a few of your favorite things—Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts has something new to make your most extravagant VIP demands become a reality. And like a custom tailor, they’ll make sure you can choose a Sin City suite or villa that’s exactly your style and size from a 700-square-foot love pad, to a massive 11,000-square-foot mansion in the sky so large that you could misplace a Lear jet.... Read More

Join the 44th National White Truffle Festival of San Miniato For a Taste of Tuscany

Nov 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

When Oprah went truffle hunting in Italy last month she made headlines because—well, she’s Oprah— but also because Italy is known for some of the most amazing truffles in the world. To celebrate the area’s famous white truffles, the National White Truffle Festival of San Miniato National White Truffle Festival of San Miniato is put on every November in Tuscany, just about a three hour... Read More

The St. Regis Brings Ice Skating and 6-Foot Gingerbread Houses to Atlanta

Nov 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are a lot of traditions people think of when the holiday seasons begins, from ice skating to making gingerbread houses (it's not as easy as it looks), so The St. Regis Atlanta is pulling out all the stops for their guests this year. The luxury hotel is bringing back their sixth annual Astor Holiday Ice Rink, which will be set up underneath a sheer tent in the 40,000-square-foot Pool Piazza. ... Read More

Madrid Museum Honors Hubert de Givenchy With First Retrospective

Nov 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum opened a new exhibit last month paying tribute to French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy. This is the first major retrospective on Givenchy worldwide, but for the Spanish art museum it is their first foray into the world of fashion.... Read More

Philadelphia Makes Way For Upcoming $125M Rittenhouse Square Boutique Hotel

Nov 6, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square will be getting a new 12-story boutique hotel on 17th Street that's planned for 2016. According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, the upcoming $125 million building will be a Hudson hotel by Morgans Hotel Group and will be built in place of the currently existing parking garage that holds Little Pete's diner.... Read More

Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas is No More, And We're Not Sure What to Think

Nov 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s no secret that Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas is on my list of favorite hotels visited (to date), so this morning’s announcement that the resort would no longer be affiliated with the Capella brand definitely came as a surprise. Going forward it will be called The Resort at Pedregal.... Read More

Q&A: Co-Founders Lisle Richards & Eric Marx on the Success of Their 3 NYC Venues

Nov 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

“If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere,” claim Frank Sinatra’s legendary lyrics from New York, New York; which ring particularly true when talking to restaurateurs in the Big Apple. Six of nine Michelin three star restaurants are in New York City, but Business Insider reports that 80 percent of restaurants located in the area close within five years. In short, it’s grueling competing with the best of the best. ... Read More

Napa's Senza Hotel Re-Opens Boutique Property Set at the Footsteps of Grape Vines

Nov 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

One of Napa Valley’s most beautiful hotels has just been rebranded and renovated into a chic new boutique property. The former inn, La Residence, is now Senza hotel, and has been outfitted with some of the best views and most modern luxuries the area has to offer.... Read More

From Thanksgiving to New Years: How to Ring in the Holidays at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Nov 4, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

San Francisco's Ritz-Carlton, the only AAA Five Diamond hotel in the city, is getting into the holiday spirit by offering a plethora of seasonal menus and special events. Starting with a Thanksgiving at their flagship restaurant Parallel 37 on November 27 to a December 31 New Year's Eve Party in The Lounge, you can pretty much spend the next two months hanging out at The Ritz.... Read More

A Significant New Exhibition: Fabergé Revealed at the Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Art

Nov 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

If you ask many people what first comes to mind when the word Russia is introduced, some don’t immediately think of the Kremlin, Putin, the Kirov Ballet, Stolichnaya Vodka or Doctor Zhivago. However, many think of the iconic Fabergé egg.... Read More

Here is How to Bike and Dine Your Way Through New Orleans’ Vibrant French Quarter

Nov 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

America has few castles and no ancient pyramids; but it does have the Big Easy. New Orleans—named after Frenchman Phillippe II, Duke of Orleans—is one of the oldest cities in America. NOLA’s oldest neighborhood, the French Quarter, was founded in 1718. This intoxicatingly vibrant borough still bursts with boozy jazz horns, horse carriages and voodoo knick-knacks.... Read More

Delice Bistro Will Stay Open Late on Weekends to Serve After-Hour Bar Goers

Nov 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

For Saturday night bar goers, the evening usually comes to a close with one last drink and a stop at a fast food chain or whatever grease-ridden, poorly lit diner is still open at that hour.... Read More

 
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