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Perfected Pizza at San Diego's Pizzicato

Dec 30, 2009  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

San Diego Dining: Food is one thing, but cuisine is a fine art. Even the humble ‘ol pizza pie has taken new artistic heights in fine dining restaurants in the last few years, and recently I found a sharp casual restaurant portraying the pie with n... Read More

Villas of Grand Cypress, Orlando: World-Class Golf Resort

Dec 29, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hotel Review: Often times, a resort is renowned for an element of their property, whether it be their excellent dining, outstanding service or lavish spa treatments.... Read More

The Best New Year's Eve Nightlife in London

Dec 17, 2009  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

New Year's Eve: This New Year's Eve brings with it more reasons than ever to celebrate in style.... Read More

Sunset Restaurant Shines on Legendary Malibu Sands

Dec 17, 2009  |   Contributor: Alyson Dutch

Fine Dining: Some of the best kept secrets are hidden in far flung places, in corners of the world where no one would expect a world-class culinary encounter, never mind one with artisanal wine on the menu for under $20.... Read More

Callaway Vineyard & Winery Temecula, California

Dec 17, 2009  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries: Marking its fortieth anniversary this year, Callaway Vineyard & Winery has much to celebrate.... Read More

Star Chefs in Paso Robles: Local Ingredients Worth a Day Trip

Dec 17, 2009  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

Fine Dining: When Villa Creek Chef Tom Fundaro first moved to Paso Robles from New York City six years ago, he started looking locally for the ingredients he needed, but he couldn’t find what he was looking for.... Read More

Millennium Tower Residences: San Francisco’s New Luxury High-Rise

Dec 17, 2009  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Luxury Real Estate: Located in the heart of San Francisco’s trendy SoMA district, just steps from the Embarcadero, the 60-story Millennium Tower is the tallest residential building west of the Mississippi.... Read More

OH Pool Bar + Cabanas Named One of the "World's Coolest Pools" By Travel & Leisure

Dec 16, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Travel News: The December 2009 issue of Travel + Leisure magazine ranks the OH Pool Bar + Cabanas at the Hotel Valley Ho as one of the “World’s Coolest Pools”.... Read More

Longines Swiss Watch Co. Teams Up With Andre Agassi Prep Academy

Dec 13, 2009  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Las Vegas News: Longines Swiss Watch Company has partnered with The Andre Agassi Foundation to create the Longines Elegance Scholarship Fund to benefit students of the Agassi Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas.... Read More

Stars Turn Up in Sin City for Fight Night

Dec 11, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Las Vegas News: The historical fight at the MGM Grand between Manny Pacquiao...... Read More

Barneys NY CO-OP at Philadelphia’s 10 Rittenhouse Square

Dec 10, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Real Estate: There is a new high-rise luxury address in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square that draws from the old, the new, and the contemporary of the historical rich city—10 Rittenhouse Square.... Read More

Luxury Condos: Aqua at Lakeshore East- 81-Story Luxury Property

Dec 10, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Mixed Use Luxury Real Estate: Aqua at Lakeshore East is an 81-story luxury high-rise community that is pouring itself fluidly into the real estate “pitcher” of the Windy City.... Read More

NYC Transit: Luxury Collectibles On Track

Dec 9, 2009  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Collectibles: Collectors of railways and transit memorabilia interested in owning authentic collectibles of the nation’s largest urban-mass-transit system, the MTA New York City Transit, can go directly to the source online.... Read More

Goodstone Estate & Inn Lulls Washingtonians to the Country in Middleburg, Virgina

Dec 9, 2009  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes  |  1 Comment

Luxury Retreats: Less than one hour outside the Beltway, far from roll calls and late night sessions of Congress, is Goodstone Estate and Inn, a 265-acre luxurious hideaway and working farm nestled in Middleburg, VA.... Read More

Miss Q's Nightclub Opens in London

Dec 9, 2009  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

London Nightlife: Earl’s Court has a history of music, with legendary rockers playing in the venues and theatres that line the gentrified area.... Read More

The HBO® Shop Celebrates Holidays with Winter-Inspired Interactive Display

Dec 8, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

New York City Shopping: In the spirit of play and winter, the HBO Shop has turned its window into a Giant Interactive Snow Globe.... Read More

Lamborghini Debuts Los Angeles Fashion Boutique

Dec 3, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Los Angeles Shopping: Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., today welcomed customers, VIPs and Lamborghini executives to the exclusive grand opening celebration of the newest Automobili Lamborghini Boutique, locate... Read More

Harney Sushi Voted Best in the 2009 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Dec 2, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

San Diego Dining: A favorite among San Diego locals, Harney Sushi has now been officially named the best.... Read More

Bentley Styling & Design Art Project raises ?70,000 for The Christie cancer hospital in Manchester.

Dec 2, 2009  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

London News: An invitation-only gala auction of artworks by the men and women of Bentley’s design and styling team last night raised more than ?70,000 for The Christie cancer hospital in Manchester.... Read More

Eva Longoria Parker's Beso and Eve at CityCenter, Las Vegas Opens New Year's Eve

Dec 2, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Las Vegas News: Eva Longoria Parker will introduce her contemporary steakhouse with Latin flair, Beso, and her luxurious new nightclub, Eve, with a New Year’s Eve grand opening celebration at the much anticipated CityCenter complex in Las Vegas.... Read More

Bond No.9 Perfume Creates New Orleans Scent

Dec 2, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

New Orleans News: What is the scent of New Orleans?... Read More

Dashing through the Glow: A Guide to Christmas Events

Dec 2, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

New Orleans: In a city famous for turning every day into a holiday, New Orleans celebrates Christmas with unmatched fervor.... Read More

Choclatique Wins Top Award at L.A. Luxury Chocolate Salon

Nov 25, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Gourmet Chocolates: Gourmet-chocolate maker Choclatique’s received eight awards at the recently held 2009 Los Angeles Luxury Chocolate Salon.... Read More

A luxury hotel in Miami with a private marina—that’s Epic!

Nov 24, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Luxury Hotels and Resorts: Imagine chartering a yacht (or bringing your own) and seeing the best of Southern Florida by land and by sea.... Read More

Driver Does Vegas, Hudson Gets into ‘Bodies’

Nov 21, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Las Vegas News: NHRA Top Fuel driver of the U.S. Army Dragster, Tony Schumacher and other drivers were in town for the series’ Las Vegas event and took part in a free autograph session for fans at the Stratosphere on Oct. 30.... Read More

Renee Zellweger Smartens Up, Newlyweds Hang out with Oprah & Paris Gets Scared

Nov 19, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Las Vegas News: Renee Zellweger flew into town under the radar for a weekend with her girlfriends and went a decidedly different route while in town.... Read More

Fall Cocktails at Bourbon Steak Feature What Else? Bourbon

Nov 19, 2009  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes

Washington DC Restaurants: As a native-Kentuckian anything on the menu made with bourbon catches my attention.... Read More

San Diego's Boudoir Divas Make You a Supermodel For the Day

Nov 19, 2009  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond  |  1 Comment

San Diego: Sometimes it’s difficult for a woman to remember her stunning beauty, especially on a daily basis.... Read More

Bosse Sports: Among America’s most luxurious gyms

Nov 18, 2009  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Health Clubs: A well-known men’s health publication recently reported that the average yearly cost of an individual membership to a health club is approximately $500.... Read More

Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommes: "Mane" Stream

Nov 5, 2009  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Men's Hair Salon: Here is one for men only. Next time you are in NYC, take a grooming timeout and book a session of maximum indulgence at the Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommes.... Read More

Sovereign: Atlanta's highest luxury-condo community

Nov 1, 2009  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Properties: Just one look at this building is all it takes to see that this is someplace special. The high-society high rise, Sovereign Buckhead, lives up to its kingly name majestically.... Read More

Find your Bliss... in Scottsdale.

Oct 26, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Vacations: When the stresses of everyday life lay claim to your inner peace, look to Scottsdale, Arizona, for a getaway that will relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.... Read More

W New Orleans -- French Quarter Offers Something For Everyone

Oct 21, 2009  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Luxury Hotels: Located in the heart of the Crescent City, the W New Orleans -- French Quarter is the place to see and be seen. It is here where dreams are realized, romances are rekindled, and memories are made.... Read More

Busker's Lounge, a Classy Addition to Boston's Canal Street

Oct 20, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Although Canal Street in Boston is known for its numerous bars of varying taste, the owners of Boston's popular bar/nightclub, The Grand Canal, have recently made a classier edition to the Canal Street Scene with Busker's Lounge.... Read More

Biz and BLISS at New W Hotel, Washington D.C.

Oct 20, 2009  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes

Spa Escape: Mention "the W" in Washington DC and most politicos think you're referring to the 43rd President, George W. Bush as opposed to his father and 41st President, George H. W. Bush.... Read More

Mr Chow Celebrates 30 Years in Manhattan

Oct 19, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Fine Dining: Famed Manhattan hotspot Mr Chow celebrates 30 years at its chic 57th Street digs this fall, and will kick off a six week long champagne celebration beginning next month.... Read More

Bisbee's Black & Blue Marlin Tournament 2009

Oct 13, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Cabo Tournaments: Compete for your share of $3 million in cash prizes in the Marlin fishing tournament this month, from October 20-24. This tournament, held annually in the shores of Cabo San Lucas, and has awarded 7 lucky teams with million dollar prizes within the last six years.... Read More

Philly Neighborhood Food Week 2009

Oct 12, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fine Dining: If you've ever doubted whether the City of Brotherly Love has any more to offer than cheese steaks and soft pretzels, now is the perfect time to make your rounds through the participating neighborhoods, including: Northern Liberties, East Passyunk, Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, Penn's Landing, and the Food Week newcomer, South Street.... Read More

555YVR: Eco-Friendly Homes in San Francisco

Oct 8, 2009  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Soon residences of San Francisco's Walnut Creek will have the opportunity to live, work, shop and play, all without leaving home. Award-winning KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, has announced that the 555YVR project is nearly complete.... Read More

Exquisite Cuisine at Royal India Restaurant

Oct 8, 2009  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Indian Cuisine: There's a new class of curry in downtown San Diego: Royal India, a spacious Indian restaurant cloaked by a bright golden awning, has set an unprecedented standard in Southern California for truly authentic Indian cuisine combined with an invitingly elegant environment.... Read More

Must Experience: Vegas Entertainment, Spas, & Restaurants

Oct 7, 2009  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Vegas Attractions: Indulgence- that's one word to epitomize Vegas, perhaps the most elaborate adult playground in America. On a recent trip to Sin City, I enjoyed whirlwind sampling of the Strip's latest offerings. Here's my roundup on entertainment, spas, and restaurants in 72 hours.... Read More

Go West! 48 hours in West Hollywood

Oct 7, 2009  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

West Hollywood: Who would guess that a town encompassing just 1.9 square miles would be the epicenter of the world's A-list Oscar and Emmy parties, celebrities, and the most creative talent of the entertainment industry? West Hollywood is small only when measured in square feet. Here's my latest roundup of findings to feast on in the west side of Tinseltown.... Read More

Roar and Snore at San Diego's Wild Animal Park

Oct 6, 2009  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Luxury Camping: I haven't embarked on some luxurious African safari yet, perhaps because the idea of the open African terrain, with its rhinos and cheetahs, and me housed in a flimsy tent is a tad unsettling. Fortunately, a lovely and more secure way to experience the mystic and majesty of Africa's creatures is at the San Diego Wild Animal Park's... Read More

Amazing Yachts For Sale & Charter at San Diego YachtFest

Sep 29, 2009  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver  |  2 Comments

Boats & Yachts: This year when San Diego YachtFest sailed into town, it brought with it a variety of luxury vessels to suit virtually any taste.... Read More

Americana Manhasset: A Luxury Shopping Destination

Sep 21, 2009  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Shopping: Located on Long Island's North Shore, Americana Manhasset is home to more than 60 shops of the most recognized luxury brands. There are shops of world-renowned fashion designers and jewelers in this luxury-shopping destination. From Giorgio Armani to Ermenegildo Zegna, this is luxury-shopping nirvana! Americana Manhasset is an enclave of retailers like no other. It is a lineup of the best of the best shops.... Read More

San Diego Restaurant Week 2009

Sep 21, 2009  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta  |  95 Comments

Fine Dining: It is that time again, where restaurants flaunt their menus and entice the community to walk through their doors and sample their menus. San Diego Restaurant Week is here!... Read More

Simon Fashion Now Event in San Diego

Sep 18, 2009  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

This past weekend, JustLuxe joined in a celebration of fall fashion at Fashion Valley in San Diego. Both Friday and Saturday were both filled with new looks for the season, must-have accessories for fall and a wide variety of booths offering everything from hors d'ouvres to champagne.... Read More

Waldorf Astoria's Exclusive Orlando Destination

Sep 16, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As the first newly built Waldorf Astoria hotel since the original in New York City, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando had a few expectations to live up to.... Read More

Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa: A Phoenix Landmark

Sep 14, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Resorts: Favorite of celebrities and US presidents throughout its history, the "Jewel of the Desert," also known as the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, offers sprawling grounds and countless ways to enjoy yourself in one of the most extrava... Read More

Where Celebrities Dine in NYC

Sep 10, 2009  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Like the rest of us, celebrities often unwind from a long day of work by heading to their favorite restaurant.... Read More

Mary J. Blige's Charity Event to Feature Ltd Edition Gucci Twirl Watch

Sep 9, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In honor of the partnership between globally recognized icon of luxury, Gucci, and Mary J. Blige's Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, Inc. (FFAWN), Gucci is hosting "Gucci For FFAWN Day" on September 16th at its New York 5th Avenue Flagship store.... Read More

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego For Sale...For the Holidays

Sep 8, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hotel News: This holiday season, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is proving it is better to give than to receive with an unprecedented hotel take-over package that will give one person a chance to play the ultimate Santa for more than 800 friends,... Read More

The Copley Square Hotel, Boston's Newest Boutique Property

Sep 3, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Copley Square Hotel, Boston's newest boutique property located in the heart of Boston's Back Bay and steps from Newbury Street, recently underwent an $18 million facelift transforming it into a modern luxe property. After much anticipation, the hotel reopened in January with three dining and entertainment options located directly on-site, including XHALE, the ultra chic nightclub Saint, and relaxed lounge setting of Minibar.... Read More

First Annual Ferrari Hamptons Rally Revs Up

Aug 31, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The First Annual Ferrari Hamptons Rally is about to kick off in the storied vacation spot on Sept. 5th, combining exclusive supercars, stylish surroundings, gourmet edibles and refreshing cocktails.... Read More

Supercar Life: Racetrack in Las Vegas

Aug 28, 2009  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

When the casinos and clubs of Las Vegas start wearing thin, Supercar Life offers a special opportunity to experience extraordinary luxury.... Read More

New San Diego Nightlife Spot, Syrah, Hosts Fashion Show Event

Aug 22, 2009  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Recently we received an invite to go down the rabbit the hole at Vin de Syrah for a fashion show featuring some of the latest Betsey Johnson and Custo Barcelona designs now at Fashion Valley.... Read More

New Chinese Restaurant Opens in Philadelphia: Kong Offers Authentic Fare

Aug 19, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

On August 15th, the up-and-coming neighborhood of Liberty Heights in Philadelphia introduced Kong, a contemporary Chinese eatery with authentic, exciting dishes at reasonable prices.... Read More

Where the Locals Eat in Downtown San Diego: Cafe Chloe

Aug 19, 2009  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver  |  1 Comment

Off the Beaten Path: There are dozens of awesome restaurants in Downtown San Diego. Where to eat while on a San Diego vacation can be a daunting decision for visitors. Café Chloe is a bit off the beaten path from the touristy Gaslamp... Read More

Hottest Pool Party in San Diego: Intervention at Hard Rock

Aug 18, 2009  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Where the Party's At: So it's Sunday, and you haven't had your fill of the Gaslamp District in Downtown San Diego. This town is full of things to do every day of the week, but on Sundays, it can seem like everyone is sleeping in - that is... Read More

Gaylord Palms Hotel Has It All

Aug 17, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

hat famously brilliant Florida sunshine appears to shine a tad brighter at the Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center.... Read More

Bova Ristorante & Nightclub Slated to Open at Casa Causarina

Aug 17, 2009  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

South Beach is getting a new nightclub and it is located at the exclusive address on Ocean Drive, the former Versace Mansion.... Read More

The Luxe List: Fine Dining at Don Manuel's: Cabo's Best New Restaurant

Aug 14, 2009  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Located in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico's newest and most exclusive resort, Capella Pedregal, which made its much anticipated debut in July 2009, Don Manuel's Restaurant...... Read More

Best Rooftop Bars in New York

Aug 13, 2009  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Rooftop Bars: Trendy New Yorkers are going to great heights this summer to enjoy a tasty, cold one. Rooftop bars provide not only a birds-eye view of the New York skyline, but also a refreshing change of scenery from the hustle and bustle of... Read More

The Fountain Restaurant, Philadelphia's Finest

Aug 13, 2009  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Located in the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, Fountain Restaurant has the distinction of being named the number one restaurant in the City of Brotherly Love by the Zagat Survey.... Read More

Madame Tussauds Opens in Hollywood

Aug 12, 2009  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

News & Trends: While there's always a chance of running into Beyoncé Knowles on the star-studded streets of Los Angeles, the chances of getting past her entourage for a photo-op are quite slim. Fortunately for the aspiring paparazzi in all... Read More

Celebrity Sightings at Society Café

Aug 12, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Vegas Dining: Sin City secret: professional athletes love Encore's elegant Society Café. NBA Player Nick Collinson (Oklahoma City Thunder) returned for the second day in a row to this new upscale eatery and this time brought along... Read More

Carmen Electrifies Classic Crazy Horse

Aug 12, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Insider: After her one week guest spot critics are wondering...will Carmen come back? Carmen Electra made her official debut as the celebrity guest star of MGM Grand's Crazy Horse Paris July 8. Walking the red carpet in a stunning... Read More

Rihanna Returns to Vegas

Aug 12, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Insider: It's been a rocky year for Rihanna, and she seems to be finding her freedom and a path to her future in Las Vegas. Her young boyfriend Chris Brown, whom many thought she'd marry, admitted to hitting her on the eve of the... Read More

American Teenagers, Dancing Stars, Politicians & the UFC

Aug 12, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Insider: Francia Raisa knows the secret to a great birthday, have it in Las Vegas! "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" star flew into town in early August with a group of gal pals for her 21st birthday.... Read More

Holly Madison Gets Hef Backstage

Aug 12, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Insider: New Vegas star Holly Madison received a special guest after her topless show last month. Hugh Hefner and his bevy of beauties came to town to let loose and take in some shows.... Read More

Mel Gibson and Son Hit Vegas

Aug 12, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Insider: It was a male bonding week in Las Vegas for Mel Gibson. The actor, his son young Tommy and two friends flew into town mid-July for a midsummer bonding vacation far from the media glare. The actor and director skipped the... Read More

Luxury Mansions For Sale in Los Angeles

Aug 11, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Looking for a stunning property in the City of Angels?... Read More

Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center: Luxury Vacationing on the Potomac

Aug 5, 2009  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Located right on the banks of the Potomac River, the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center offers guests everything they need to enjoy the capitol city and its vast surrounding area.... Read More

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Offers New Butler Service

Aug 5, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat & Spa, located on the pristine Pacific Ocean side of the Baja Peninsula in Los Cabos, announces a new and complimentary personalized butler service in all Ocean View Suites.... Read More

Simon Fashion Now Fall Tour San Diego

Aug 4, 2009  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Simon Fashion Now is bringing runway fashions to San Diego during the Simon Fashion Now Fall Tour.... Read More

Morgans to Open Ames in Boston This Fall

Jul 24, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

"Benjamin Franklin meets a supermodel" is how the ultra-chic Morgans Hotel Group describes its newest property, the Ames in central Boston, which is slated to open by November.... Read More

Nikki Beach Is #1 on World's Sexiest Beach Bars

Jul 22, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Nikki Beach is celebrating like it's 1997! A dozen years later and the Nikki Beach beach-parties are bigger and better than ever.... Read More

Head to Toe Treatment at Beauty and Body Lounge

Jul 15, 2009  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Discover the San Diego based gem along Washington Ave that has mastered the balance of one-stop service with a cozy ambience: The Beauty and Body Lounge.... Read More

The Westin St. Francis: The Grand Dame of Union Square

Jul 13, 2009  |   Contributor: Ruth Mitchell

Now when in San Francisco, you can meet at "the clock," in the lobby of the Westin St. Francis, the "Grand Dame" of Union Square, thanks to a $40 million transformation of the historic hotel, which opened in 1904.... Read More

The Luxe List: Perry's Beach Butler Brilliance

Jul 13, 2009  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

By all accounts celebrating Independence Day on a crowded beach can be daunting at best. That's why for this year's July 4th beach vacation in Santa Monica, I opted for a brilliant "Beach Butler" service... Read More

The Luxe List: Locanda del Lago Restaurant Offers Inimitable Italian Fare

Jul 13, 2009  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Located within Santa Monica's infamous outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment Mecca known as Third Street Promenade, Locanda del Lago is an experience unto itself.... Read More

The Luxe List: Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel Offers Playtime for Parents and Progeny

Jul 13, 2009  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Those seeking a fabulous Santa Monica beach vacation with the family need look no further than Viceroy Santa Monica...... Read More

Hotel De Crillon: Visit Paris in Luxury

Jun 30, 2009  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

The exclusive hotel offers the dedication of personalized attention that one expects in a private home, with the exception of having 103 rooms, 39 suites, and 5 luxury apartments offering exceptional views of the Place de Concorde as well as interior courtyards.... Read More

The Luxe List: Eat to the Beat at Anthology San Diego

Jun 29, 2009  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

My quest for all things "spectacular San Diego" inevitably led me to Anthology -- a distinctive venue offering a combination of avant-garde dining with an eclectic mix of live enterta... Read More

Hotel Concorde Saint Lazare: Stay in Timeless Luxury

Jun 24, 2009  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Hotel Concorde Saint Lazare is located in an elite section of Paris and offers luxurious surroundings as well as premium service to all of its guests.... Read More

The Luxe List: La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club

Jun 22, 2009  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

My loyal Luxe List readers know there's nothing I enjoy more than a weekend getaway with my friends, when we leave our over-stuffed schedules and worries behind if even for a day.... Read More

The Luxe List: George's Ocean Terrace Restaurant

Jun 22, 2009  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

As the literally translated "jewel" of San Diego, La Jolla is a seaside community rife with fine dining.... Read More

The Luxe List: Culinary Magnificence at The Marine Room

Jun 22, 2009  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

One of San Diego's brightest culinary jewels is The Marine Room restaurant, not only located in La Jolla Shores, but on it -- quite literally.... Read More

L'Hotel Fouquet's Barriere Est Magnifique! Haute Couture

Jun 19, 2009  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Hotels: Hotel Fouquet's Barriere is located on Champs-Elysées and Avenue George V. The Champs-Elysées, which is frequently noted as being the most beautiful avenue in the world, is a two-kilometer strip with many of Paris' fabled... Read More

Yacht Charters in Miami

Jun 16, 2009  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Selecting the ideal yacht-charter experience in Miami is like going to an ice-cream parlor with more than 32 flavors.... Read More

Awaken: The Lodge At Woodloch

Jun 11, 2009  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

When the stresses of everyday life feel even more burdensome than usual and routine seems more rut, you know it's time to take a vacation. Massages, facials, poolside lounging, perhaps a spa getaway is in order.... Read More

Eau Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach

Jun 8, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Spas: The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach opened its much-anticipated Eau Spa this past March to guests eager to relax in the luxurious accommodations Ritz-Carlton is famous for.... Read More

Christina Aguilera in Talks with Cher?

Jun 2, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Insider: Christina Aguilera cruised into Tao at The Venetian May 30 to host Stephen Webster's 2009 jewelry collection. "Stephen and I have been friends for many years and working together on a second campaign has been an amazing... Read More

Music Man

Jun 2, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Insider: Dave Matthews is tireless. After two sold out shows at the MGM Grand mid-May, he stopped by the cushy Studio at the Palms to play around with some tracks. The tireless artist ran into Sacramento Kings owner (brother to Palms... Read More

Change of Star at Peepshow?

Jun 2, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Insider: Kelly Monaco, co-star in "Peepshow" with Spice Girl Mel B, was the victim of an in-room burglary in late April. The bungling burglar was caught on camera as he entered the 50th floor where Monaco was sleeping in her penthouse suite.... Read More

The Luxe List: Loews Santa Monica Ocean Spa & Fitness

Jun 1, 2009  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

As Los Angeles's first beach front hotel established in 1989, The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a true landmark - and a favorite among locals and visitors alike seeking to relax, unwind and enjoy ocean-side. This is exactly what drew me to Loews during a recent trip to Santa Monica.... Read More

The Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Invites You to Southern California

May 22, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Ten years in the making and only five years old today, the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is celebrating being only half a decade old and already seeing immense success, such as the AAA Four Diamond award and the status of one of the "Hottest New Hotels of the World."... Read More

A Serene Escape at Church Landing

May 22, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you are looking for an amazing weekend getaway, escape to The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls.... Read More

New Yorker Hotel: Art Deco Delight

May 20, 2009  |   Contributor: Ruth Mitchell

Luxury Hotels: Our friends at the historic New Yorker Hotel in Midtown Manhattan inform us the 43-story Art Deco classic has undergone a comprehensive, $70 million restoration. The hotel, designed by the architectural firm of Sugarman and... Read More

First Ferrari Store Opens in UK

May 13, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Car Brands: Ferrari's first store in the UK, on Regent Street in the heart of London's fashionable Mayfair, opened last week with a ceremony presided over by the famed auto marques Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen. The event marking the... Read More

Andaz Hotel Takes West Hollywood

May 12, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Designed to offer the best in personalized service and living spaces, Andaz has opened their newest location in West Hollywood: the hotspot for wild nightlife and exciting vacations.... Read More

Affordable Summer Getaways

May 12, 2009  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

As temperatures begin to rise, so does the anticipation of planning that annual summer trip.... Read More

Helmsley Announces Top of The Park Lane

May 4, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Despite -- or because of -- what is undoubtedly a difficult period for many businesses, The Helmsley Park Lane Hotel has decided that this is the time for truly upscale hotels to do more, not less.... Read More

Palihouse Holloway: Extended Bliss

May 1, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Hotels: Travel can be a very wearying experience. Between jetlag, time changes, and simply being in unfamiliar surroundings, frequent travel really can take a toll on a person. Palihouse Holloway, an exceptionally distinctive... Read More

M Resort Las Vegas Leads the Way in Luxury

Apr 29, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The World-Class M Resort in Las Vegas is set to redefine style and service in all its luxurious features.... Read More

Hugh Hefner Loves Love

Apr 15, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Insider: He's called himself an incurable romantic while toting his three girlfriends on either arm. But apparently Hugh Hefner is a man who love's love, for himself and his exes. Hef has spoken out about his ex Holly Madison, who was... Read More

Is Lindsay Leaving Las Vegas?

Apr 13, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Insider: She rocked the house, but she seemed rocked from the inside out earlier this month. Famed DJ Samantha Ronson rolled into Prive nightclub inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino late Monday to perform as the clubs celebrity... Read More

Glam Getaway: S? San Diego Exudes Cachet

Mar 30, 2009  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Life is busy. Too busy. I often get the urge to leave the daily grind behind and take single evening "power vacations" at local San Diego-area hotels near my home.... Read More

Spelling "Manor" on the Market for $150 Million

Mar 27, 2009  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Celebrity Properties: The home of the late producer Aaron Spelling has been placed on the market for a whopping $150 million by widow, Candy Spelling. The French chateau-style mansion, located in the exclusive Holmby Hills neighborhood, is... Read More

For Hot Bodies

Mar 22, 2009  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Health & Beauty: To most around the country, San Diego has a full-time summer season. With an average annual temperature of 72 degrees, San Diego really does seem to exist in a constant sunny season, and the expectation of having a... Read More

Highest-priced Condo in Philadelphia at $7.7 Million

Mar 20, 2009  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: The highest priced high-rise condominium sold in the city of Philadelphia is located on the 46th floor of the Residences Two Liberty Place. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the exact amount of the sale at $7.678 million.... Read More

Nothing Grey About It

Mar 18, 2009  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Food & Spirits: One has to look far and wide for a steakhouse that's not another chain, just not another cog in a vast restaurant group. It's not that I can't enjoy chain-eating, it's just that there's usually a deep character and story... Read More

Top Ten Places to Sip Cappuccino in Italy

Mar 17, 2009  |   Contributor: Andreanne Hamel  |  2 Comments

From espresso shots in Naples to coffee-flavored gelato in Rome, discover exactly where today's coffee culture got its start by taking a tour of Italy's best cafes.... Read More

Gordon Ramsay Sells Restaurant

Mar 16, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Although Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood opened less than a year ago, it seems that the footballer turned chef has already sold the place, citing money woes.... Read More

Rock On: San Diego's Hard Rock

Mar 14, 2009  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Many hotels and resorts try to give their guests rock-star service, but few can make a guest actually feel like a rock star.... Read More

Rates from $250: Romance Retreat at Bellagio

Mar 13, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hotel Specials & Promotions: Renowned for opulence, Bellagio will transport you into another world of elegance and luxury you both so richly deserve. Create precious moments with a breathtaking experience that will always be... Read More

Harrods Will Fly You to Your Superyacht in Style

Mar 2, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Transportation: Air Harrods, the high-end private aviation program run by the world famous London luxury depot, is partnering with Watkins Yacht Management to provide air and concierge support via helicopter and corporate jet to the... Read More

I-Spa at the Intercontinental SF

Mar 2, 2009  |   Contributor: Vicki Yang

Luxury Spas: I-Spa, the in-house spa and fitness center attached to San Francisco's Intercontinental Hotel, has managed to avoid the pitfalls which often plague hotel spas and is well on its way to establishing itself as a legitimate... Read More

Second Hard Rock Location to Open on the Strip

Feb 19, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Vegas Dining: As more and more tourists gravitate towards the glittering Las Vegas Strip, The Hard Rock Café prepares to open a second, and even more luxurious location in Sin City. "The foot traffic on the Strip has become its own... Read More

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Casino, Lake Michigan

Feb 13, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Casinos: The Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa opened for luxury last month and continues to impress guests with its modern feel and emphasis on comfort, in one of the area's tallest buildings. Overlooking Lake Michigan, the... Read More

Rare Celebrity Prints at Celebrity Vault

Feb 12, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Celebrity Art: The Celebrity Vault is the premiere source of artwork for all things celebrity. Located in the exclusive neighborhood of Beverly Hills, the Celebrity Vault has become a favorite source with both collectors and... Read More

Canyon Ranch Spa at the Venetian

Feb 11, 2009  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Luxury Spas: Larger than life-that's the vibe of Vegas.  On my last trip to Sin City, life felt beyond grand at the newly renovated Canyon Ranch Spa at the Venetian and Palazzo Hotel.  Nestled between the hotels, a few... Read More

Interview with Aaron Chang

Feb 9, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

World traveler and award-winning photographer Aaron Chang is getting ready to open his first gallery in Solana Beach, California. As part of his dedication to t... Read More

Chicagos New Obama-Themed Presidential Suite

Feb 5, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Hotels: The Fairmont Chicago hotel, recently reopened after a $50 million renovation, is celebrating native son Barack Obamas occupation of the Oval Office new top-floor Presidential Suite dedicated to the charismatic... Read More

Airship Ventures

Jan 27, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Adventures: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane! No it's a Zeppelin airship, perfect for your next luxury adventure. Airship Ventures is based on the mutual love of aviation from husband and wife team Brian and... Read More

The Plaza Hotel Reopens After $400 Mil Transformation

Jan 26, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Hotels: For over 100 years, The Plaza Hotel has been a New York landmark of luxury. Recently reopened, The Plaza Hotel has maintained its old elegance, with some modern upgrades. After undergoing a $400 million... Read More

Barack Obama's Cadillac Presidential Limo Revealed

Jan 22, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Presidential Limousines:With President Barack Obama now officially the nation's leader, a new presidential limousine was in call for and once again General Motors was assigned...... Read More

Hotel Solamar, San Diego

Jan 20, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Hotels: San Diego, a cultural melting pot for the trendy and modern, makes a opulent vacation spot for the adventurous. The Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel, is located in the center of downtown San Diego's Gaslamp... Read More

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