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Mandarin Oriental Welcomes in Fall With Wine & Truffle Packages

Aug 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With autumn nearly upon us, Mandarin Oriental, Milan has created two packages for its guests visiting the resort between October 1 and December 21, 2016. Travelers can choose between a wine excursion in Franciacorta or a truffle hunting adventure in Alba.... Read More

An Epicurean Adventure at LA’s Original Farmers Market

Aug 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Beth Graham

Don’t think of a visit to the Los Angeles Farmers Market as an afternoon of wandering through stalls of fresh produce, instead consider it more as an around-the-world culinary excursion. I recently joined Melting Pot Food Tours for one of their trips to the city’s famed market. To fully appreciate all that this foodie paradise has to offer, you first have to understand its 82-year history. ... Read More

Master Sommelier Jaffer Kovic to Open Dilworth Tasting Room

Aug 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This October, Sommelier Jaffer Kovic will open the Dilworth Tasting Room in the former 2,800-square-foot Dilworth Billiards space. The venue will serve a rotating selection of wines from around the world as well as local brews. Hailing from a family of winemakers, Kovic had his wine course at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and learned about American-made wines before moving onto global spirits and beers. Today he is a sommelier with The Court of Master Sommeliers.... Read More

The Gray Floats Into the Windy City

Aug 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Yesterday, Chicago welcomed a new property to the neighborhood with the opening of the 293-room Gray hotel. Located in the former New York Life Insurance Building, the Kimpton hotel features custom-made materials that pay homage to the city and original pieces of art made by locals.... Read More

A Road Trip Epiphany: Explore Nor-Cal in a BMW i8

Aug 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s not a proper summer without venturing out on a road trip, especially when it entails a $140,000 sports car. Partnering with BMW, the Epiphany Hotel in Palo Alto and Carmel Valley Ranch are offering visitors the chance to experience Northern California behind the wheel of a BMW i8.... Read More

Philly's Hottest Condo is a Wine Lover's Retreat

Aug 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We’re not sure if you noticed, but this 3,084-square-foot condo features a full wall filled with wine—basically an oenophile’s dream. The Ritz-Carlton’s three-bedroom residence is one of the hottest homes on the market right now, and has all the bells and whistles to prove it. Decorated by interior designer Barbara (BJ) Nipon Spencer of BJS Design, the space features bold colors, Moderne details and luxurious furnishings.... Read More

Cabo's Newest Beachfront Community Includes Golf Course & Pedestrian Village

Aug 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In the past couple of years, Cabo San Lucas has transformed itself into a playground for affluent jetsetters. As the city continues to see growth in the form of luxury hotels and upscale restaurants, it would seem that now is a great time to purchase a second home in the area. Come 2017, the Solmar Group will open a new 834-acre residential community alongside its five-property portfolio.... Read More

The Colonnade: Boston's Homegrown Luxury Hotel

Aug 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

The Back Bay neighborhood is home to so much of what makes Boston a world class city. You're a quick walk from legendary Fenway Park, the seemingly endless blocks of Newbury Street's boutique shopping, the Skywalk Observatory atop Prudential Center, stunning emerald ribbons of parkland bordering the Charles River, and inventive dining helmed by a growing community of star chefs.... Read More

The Most Exclusive Shopping Experiences Available in Singapore

Aug 18, 2016  |   Contributor: The St. Regis Singapore

For those of you with a flair for ready-to-wear and a true eye for accessories, Singapore is the shopping haven you’ve been dreaming of—it actually looks like a fantasy come to life.... Read More

Miguel de Guzmán Transforms Madrid Pool Into a Mermaid's Paradise

Aug 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Step into this backyard in Madrid and you’ll immediately be blown away by the larger-than-life installation creating a backdrop at its pool. Originally created as a screen for privacy, the 49-foot-tall wall that sits behind the pool was designed by Manuel Ocaña. Recently, the installation got an updated look thanks to photographer and filmmaker Miguel de Guzmán and now resembles a mermaid's paradise.... Read More

James Taylor's Childhood Home Sold for $120K Over Asking Price

Aug 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Although Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter James Taylor’s childhood home sold in June, details of the sale have been kept closed until now. Purchased by James Keith “JK” Brown and Eric Diefenbach, major art benefactors from Manhattan, the seven-bedroom Chapel Hill house on Morgan Creek Road was bought for $1.66 million. ... Read More

Finding a Perfect Parisian Vacation Rental

Aug 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Oscar Raymundo

Our Parisian apartment was on the second floor of a residential building on the Left Bank, right around the corner from the picturesque open-air market on Rue Cler. Here, true Parisians shop for flowers, croissants and coffee on Sunday mornings, our greeter told us. We could also walk to the Eiffel Tower, or see the very tip of it from the living room window. ... Read More

Boston's Newest Penthouses Demand $300,000-a-Year Price Tag

Aug 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

At $26,000 and $30,000 a month respectively, the Charles and Fenway penthouses at 30 Dalton in Boston are clearly not your average luxury properties. Located inside a 26-story apartment community near Fenway Park, both residences are currently two of Boston’s most extravagant retnals on the market. ... Read More

Waldorf Astoria Heads to the City by the Bay

Aug 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Come 2020, the City by the Bay will feel just a bit more sophisticated with the opening of a new Waldorf Astoria property. The Hilton brand announced it will be debuting its iconic hotel on Mission Street between Ecker and 1st streets. It will occupy the first 21 floors of a mixed-use development that will include entertainment, retail and office space near the Transbay Transit Center.... Read More

DC's Century-Old Post Office Transformed Into a Trump Hotel

Aug 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On September 12, the iconic Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue in D.C. will be reborn as the Trump International Hotel. The 127-year-old landmark underwent a $200 million restoration to be transformed into the 263-room property.... Read More

Chicago's Cocktail Culture Might be Better Than NYC's

Aug 4, 2016  |   Contributor: The James Chicago

Chicago’s bar scene is certainly diverse, each neighborhood featuring its own variety of sports bars, dive bars, chic nightclubs, or craft cocktail venues. But it wasn’t always like that. There’s no doubt one of the city’s biggest influences on its present-day cocktail culture comes from that illustrious time in the ‘20s when alcohol wasn’t even legal. ... Read More

Coachella Valley's Newest Festival Brings Renowned Artists to the Desert

Aug 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Next year, Coachella Valley Music Festival will have an opening act before it kicks off its two-weekend run in April. Called Desert X 2017, the valley’s newest event will feature contemporary art exhibitions with a focus on creating location-specific art, engaging viewers, and narrowing in on the regions natural wonders.... Read More

Spain’s Largest Hotel Chain Opens Second US Location

Aug 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

New York City’s Restaurant Row has a stylish new eatery dressing up the recently-opened Riu Plaza in Times Square. "Fashion" is a chic breakfast, lunch and dinner spot for hotel guests and locals hungry for a pre-theater dinner or late-night bite. The $310 million Riu Plaza New York Times Square is RIU Hotels & Resorts’ first foray into NY, and Fashion’s menu is inspired by the hotel’s Spanish roots and global destinations. ... Read More

 
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