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Tru: The Art of Progressive French Dining

Dec 30, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Chicago Restaurants: Dining at TRU has been a dream of mine for some time. Being the devout foodie I am, I was so excited to get the opportunity to dine at one of the Windy City's most acclaimed restaurants.... Read More

The Talbott Hotel, Chicago: Home Away From Home

Dec 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Luxury Hotels: The first stop on our luxury tour of the Windy City was The Talbott Hotel, a boutique hotel nestled into the heart of the Gold Coast neighborhood.... Read More

Drinking it Old-School at Hollywood’s Hemingway’s Lounge

Dec 28, 2010  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  1 Comment

Los Angeles Nightlife: Usually the New Year is all about abstemious resolutions. No smoking. No red meat. More exercise. All those things we should be doing the rest of the year, but end up relaxing after about a month or so.... Read More

The Lincoln Room: San Diego's New Restaurant and Bar

Dec 21, 2010  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Dining: When we went in for our personal tour of the Lincoln Room's newly renovated interior, we were instantly transported. Walking in the door was like stepping out of a time machine and into Abe Lincoln’s 19th century home, modernized for the 21st century crowd.... Read More

Truffles and Caviar at Dominick's New Year's Brunch

Dec 21, 2010  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Dining: Everyone will probably agree that 2010 was a pretty rough year--economically, politically, basically in every way we're not supposed to talk about in polite circles. But that doesn't mean we can't be optimistic about the year to come.... Read More

Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival

Dec 21, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Events: The 34th annual Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival takes place on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.... Read More

A New Years’ Resolution that is Crystal Clear

Dec 21, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Events: Produced in the Champagne wine region in Northern France, Saint Crystal, a new, elegant sparkling vodka, is holding a pre-launch of the brand in Miami at the W Hotel while the Grammy-nominated musical artist Drake rings in the New Year.... Read More

Flyers and Sixers Luxury Seating at Wells Fargo Center From MyPremiumTix.com

Dec 20, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Entertainment: Enjoy Flyers and Sixers games, as well as concerts, family entertainment and more with Premium Seating at the Wells Fargo Center stadium.... Read More

Billboard Magazine Ranks Boardwalk Hall Among America's Top 10 Mid-Sized Venues

Dec 20, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Venues: Billboard Magazine has ranked Boardwalk Hall among the top mid-sized event venues in North America and worldwide, the seventh time in the past decade the seaside arena has earned the distinction.... Read More

Radius Restaurant Comes Full Circle in Boston

Dec 17, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston Restaurants: In Boston, the name Michael Schlow has become synonymous with deliciously complex cuisine that incorporates seasonal ingredients, classical technique, and the use of flavored oils, emulsions, juices and reductions.... Read More

Hair Salon Blowing the Others Away: Drybar Los Angeles

Dec 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Health & Beauty: Botox, micro-dermabrasian, peep-toe boots. There's no doubt about it--Los Angeles is the place where fashion and beauty trends are set. That's why the city is setting a new trend in the form of a chain of upscale, bar-themed blowout salons called Drybar, with locations in some of the city's toniest neighborhoods.... Read More

Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles Opens Wolfgang Puck's Newest Restaurant WP24

Dec 15, 2010  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Los Angeles Dining: Opened this year atop the twenty-fourth floor of the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles sits Wolfgang Puck’s newest culinary creation, WP24. He is serving up his latest interpretation of Chinese cuisine along with sweeping views of the 2.5 billion dollar downtown L.A. sports, residential and entertainment district.... Read More

Knockouts High Style Grooming for Men

Dec 13, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston Salons: Every woman loves a nicely groomed man so why not send your guy off to Knockouts for a day of grooming? The salon/spa offers everything for the man in your life. From haircuts and massages to grooming services and even hair coloring, the girls here at the boxing themed salon are experts in skin care and grooming.... Read More

Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel in North Carolina Opens Dynamic New State-of-the-Art Event Center

Dec 10, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Events: Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel unveils the Labor Day 2010 Weekend opening of its spectacular 3,000-plus seat Event Center making it the leading concert, events and entertainment venue in the region.... Read More

Harrah's Entertainment Atlantic City Announces Paula Deen to Headline 2010 Food Network Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival

Dec 10, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Food & Spirits: Harrah's Entertainment Atlantic City announced that Paula Deen, host of Food Network's "Paula's Best Dishes," has joined a team of prestigious chefs from around the country to host the second annual Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival. The four-day festival is a partnership between Harrah's Entertainment, Food Network and Conde Nast Traveler and was held at all four Atlantic City properties, including Harrah's Resort, Caesars, Showboat & Bally's.... Read More

The Chelsea Boutique Hotel Brings Luxurious Amenities to Atlantic City

Dec 10, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Hotels: As the first non-gaming hotel to hit the streets of Atlantic City since the 1960s, The Chelsea Hotel was designed with today's sophisticated traveler in mind. The boutique hotel offers guests a luxurious lineup of onsite amenities and serves as one of the most trendiest locales along the Atlantic City Boardwalk.... Read More

Borgata Announces Savor Borgata - A Taste of France, Spain & Italy

Dec 10, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Resorts & Casinos: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa hosted its annual SAVOR BORGATA – A Taste of France, Spain & Italy – at the Borgata Event Center.... Read More

Rolex Presented by Mayors Open at Mall at Millenia

Dec 8, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Shopping: Today, Mayors is opening its first Rolex Presented by Mayors store, located at Mall at Millenia in Orlando, Florida.... Read More

Dancing Deer Baking Co. Delivers Gourmet Gifts

Dec 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston Bakeries: Not sure what to get that hard-to-buy-for person on your list this holiday season? Call the folks at Dancing Deer Baking Company and they will find the perfect gift for you. Located just minutes from the Dedham town line, the Boston baking company creates up to 400 packages daily during the off-season but in peak holiday packaging... Read More

Tuesday Fashion Nights at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in December

Dec 6, 2010  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Los Angeles Nightlife: The only thing we like better than upscale drinking dens...are upscale drinking dens where we can also get our holiday shopping out of the way. That's why, on Tuesdays in December, you'll find us checking out the season's most stylish fashions at Windows Lounge at the Four Seasons Los Angeles during the hotel's series of Fashion Nights.... Read More

Buca di Beppo Opens in Lexington

Dec 6, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Dining: When Vinny T's restaurants closed their doors in Massachusetts, everyone anxiously awaited what would take over the locations. Enter Buca di Beppo, an authentic Italian restaurant that offers flavorful cuisine served up in enormous portions.... Read More

Four Seasons Palm Beach Receives Total Transformation

Dec 3, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hotel News: Striking a serene, spa-inspired sensibility that suits both the sophistication and natural beauty of its oceanfront locale, celebrated Canadian interior designer Brian Gluckstein is at the helm of a total transformation of the guest rooms and suites at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach.... Read More

Vigilance Winery Lives Up to its' Name Near the Heart of Napa Valley

Dec 3, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Winery & Vineyards: Overlooking Anderson Marsh State Historic Park in Lake County’s Red Hills appellation, Vigilance Winery & Vineyards is firmly taking root. The 305-acre vineyard property has been managed for many years by Clay Shannon, owner of Shannon Ridge Vineyards & Winery. When the property came up for sale, Clay leapt at the chance to make the land his own. ... Read More

Restaurant in London with a Garden View

Dec 2, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Food and Spirits: The Folly bills itself as London's secret garden, but it's clear this little gem is no secret. It's packed the Friday night my friends and I decide to pay it a visit. ... Read More

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: Sin City's Newest Luxury Casino Resort

Dec 1, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Luxury Resorts: It's a city where over-the-top theatrics and luxury collide; a city where overindulgence is encouraged, inhibitions are ignored, and just about everything is served in excess. Ahh, Las Vegas! Despite some of the country's recent economic hardships, Las Vegas continues to evolve... Read More

Celebrate Christmas Deliciously at Beso Steakhouse

Nov 30, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Las Vegas Dining: Beso Steakhouse, Eva Longoria Parker’s signature restaurant at Crystals in CityCenter Las Vegas, invites guests to enjoy a delicious holiday menu this Christmas. On December 25, guests will enjoy a delectable three-course dinner from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.... Read More

The Grand Del Mar Awarded Coveted Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond Award

Nov 30, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Resort News: Reinforcing its status as one of the country’s premier resorts, The Grand Del Mar has received a 2011 Five-Star ranking from the Forbes Travel Guide for both its Spa and fine dining venue, Addison.... Read More

Downtown Napa Goes Uptown: Stay, Eat & Play

Nov 30, 2010  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Luxury Vacations: The city of Napa, formerly an often passed-by "marker" on the highway to the wine country, is now the proud gateway to one of America's most popular tourist destinations, namely Napa Valley. Before there was wine there was the river. And the story of Napa's ups and downs parallels the rise and fall of the tides.... Read More

Style by Dependable Offers Couture Cleaning

Nov 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston Services: Dependable Cleaners recently introduced Style by Dependable, the new way in couture fashion to clean your precious garments. Through Style, each garment is individually cleaned and restored one piece at a time to ensure every item receives personal attention and care.... Read More

Bal Harbour Ups the Luxe Factor in Miami

Nov 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Luxury Vacations: Just in time for winter getaways, Bal Harbour is upping the luxury factor for visitors. The exclusive beach town is transforming into a world-class destination with a brand-new luxury hotel, ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa (and St. Regis is set to open... Read More

Red Bull Racing Drives Out One of a Kind Artwork in London

Nov 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Modern Art: A limited-edition collection of unique, functional art objects, hand-crafted from components which have run and raced on Red Bull Racing’s Formula One cars, has been launched.... Read More

Stowe Mountain Lodge's New England Winter Escape

Nov 24, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Luxury Resorts: New Englanders love to plan their winter getaways even before the first snowflake falls but what many people might not realize is the northern destinations offer year-round fun for the entire family.... Read More

25 Lusk: A Refined Lounge in San Francisco

Nov 24, 2010  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta

San Francisco Restaurants: It is very rare when I come across a restaurant that is consistently impressive. The bar might have a great cocktail list, or the decor is note worthy, maybe the restaurant has a great appetizer list but the desert menu isn't up to par, regardless it is a rare occasion... Read More

KO Prime's Flavorful Menu Shines in Boston

Nov 24, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston Restaurants: The name Ken Oringer has been synonymous with success since the famed chef opened his first restaurant, Clio, here in 1997. Since then he has several other restaurants to his credit, including Uni, KO Prime, La Verdad and Toro as well as a coveted James Beard... Read More

LA Closet Design Transforms Closets into Man Caves

Nov 24, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Home Decor: Man caves are all the rage, with men taking over everything from basements to spare bedrooms to stow their junk. But the ultimate man cave takes over the closet space, making it into an elegant and manly retreat for bachelors.... Read More

Jaeger-LeCoultre Presents Limited Series at The Cabinet of Curiosities by Thomas Erber

Nov 22, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Luxury Watches: Luxury Swiss watch manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre is set to present a limited series of three Master Memovax International timepieces at the prestigious Parisian concept store, Colette. As part of the project, “The Cabinet of Curiosities by Thomas Erber,” the series of limited edition watches will be on display from November 29 to December 31, 2010.... Read More

The Luxe List: INside San Diego: 7th Annual San Diego Bay Food & Wine Festival

Nov 22, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

INside SD Report: As an ever-appreciative San Diego resident and a good life connoisseur indelibly on the hunt for the best of the best, it's incumbent on me to experience and inform you, dear reader, about notable San Diego-area "happenings" — you know, those society events, grand openings, launch parties and... Read More

The Yacht London Private Membership Club

Nov 22, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Private Clubs in London: With arguably the best views of the city, The Yacht London is stepping up the pace when it comes to private members’ clubs. Situated on the River Thames, diners and drinkers have breathtaking panorama incorporating the Millennium Bridge, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. It’s based on what’s known as the ‘Mayfair of the river’, where the City meets the West End.... Read More

Paleta Delivers Healthy Meals to Your Door

Nov 22, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Food & Spirits: Eating right can be hassle, especially with a busy schedule. Luckily Paleta provides healthy gourmet meals, delivered right to your door.... Read More

Chicken & Waffles: Recipes from Carneros Inn, Napa,Ca

Nov 19, 2010  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta

Food & Dining: As we approach the holidays, food plays a critical role in the overall excitement of the season. The Holidays are a time to eat, indulge, and visit with friends and family. A few of our acclaimed chefs from restaurants ranging from San Francisco to Napa, have shared with us a few of their favorite comfort food recipes. Perfect for this fall and winter.... Read More

Mayfair's Babbo Italian Restaurant

Nov 18, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Dining Review: Every now and then you stumble upon a gem of a restaurant buried in the maze of streets that is London. My friend and I discover Babbo while wandering around Mayfair on a cold winter evening – it’s about a five-minute walk from The Ritz.... Read More

Brooklyn Winery: Make & Bottle Your Own Wine

Nov 17, 2010  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

Wineries in New York: It wasn’t that long ago that in order to make your own wine, you had to purchase fertile land, carefully plant your rootstock, hire a winemaker, harvest your vintage and pray that it didn’t taste like vinegar. But thanks to urban wineries such as The Brooklyn Winery, making your own wine has never been easier.... Read More

Café Fleuri's Sunday City Brunch at Langham Hotel

Nov 17, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston Restaurants: Picture an entire room practically overflowing with fabulous food, live music and fun for the entire family and you can immediately envision the Sunday City Brunch held each week at Café Fleuri. Located on the second floor of the Langham Hotel in Boston's Financial District... Read More

Paris Mansion Listed for Sale at $140 Million is World’s 2nd Most Expensive Estate

Nov 16, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Real Estate: An incredible private mansion on Paris’ famed Avenue Foch has been listed for sale at $140 million, making it the second most expensive residential property in the world (in terms of current listings), just behind the $150 Spelling Manor in Beverly Hills. Offered by Christie’s Great Estates affiliate Daniel Féau, the ultra-exclusive estate was built in 1912 for the Duchesse de Montmorency and represents an extremely rare opportunity to acquire one of Paris’ last great private houses.... Read More

Champagne Krug Tasting Menu at London's Lanesborough Hotel

Nov 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

London Restaurants: Situated on the borders of Knightsbridge and Belgravia, in the heart of London and with panoramic views of Hyde Park, it seems impossible for The Lanesborough to be any more luxurious.... Read More

Win Exclusive Bon Vivant Concierge Services

Nov 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

London Concierge: Short on time? No problem, UK-based Bon Vivant Luxury Concierge & Lifestyle Management Service to the rescue. Even better, the exclusive company is giving away three months of services to a JustLuxe reader.... Read More

Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik On Upcoming UK Tour

Nov 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Exclusive Interview: John Rzeznik called 30 minutes ahead of schedule — something which is unprecedented when it comes to rock stars. But that’s the Goo Goo Dolls all over. The American band — frontman John, bassist Robby Takac, and drummer Mike Malinin — do things differently.... Read More

French Hotel Spa Treatments Soothe Winter Skin

Nov 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Luxury Spas: If you're heading to France this winter, stop in at the new Majclub Wellness Centre at the Villa & Hotel Majestic in Paris, and the Valmont Spa at the luxe Hotel de Charme Les Airelles in Courchevel.... Read More

The Liberty Hotel: Spend the Night in a Boston Jail

Nov 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Luxury Hotels: Imagine being able to spend the night in a former jail, walk along the same catwalk where prison guards held watch and dine in a restaurant that pays homage to its prior prison days. That's exactly what you will do at The Liberty Hotel, which was recently transformed from its former self, the Charles Street Jail.... Read More

Chef Michael Mina's Ambullneo Wine Dinner at Four Seasons' Bourbon Steak

Nov 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes  |  1 Comment

Wine Dinners: Famed Chef Michael Mina will host a very special wine dinner at Bourbon Steak, his fine dining restaurant located at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC on November 12. The dinner will feature exceptional wines from Ambullneo Vineyards in Santa Maria, California... Read More

The Source by Wolfgang Puck Expands Asian Menu

Nov 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes

Washington DC Restaurants: After repeated requests from diners, Wolfgang Puck's flagship restaurant, The Source will expand its Asian menu in the lounge replacing the mostly American one starting January 20, 2011.... Read More

Santoro's Sicilian Trattoria Brings Authentic Italian Cuisine to New England

Nov 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston Restaurants: Chef/owner Tina Santoro Asmar is putting the finishing touches on a lemon layer cake that she calls "a test cake," a demo for a client that she wants to perfect. But for now her sample product will be consumed by her... Read More

Barnes Foundation: An art gallery on an arboretum

Nov 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Arts & Culture: The Barnes Foundation is a threefold forum of art, culture, and nature located in the Greater Philadelphia area. in Merion, Pa. The facility is both an art gallery and an arboretum with a garden that highlights Mother Nature's artistic flair equally well.... Read More

Luxury Hotels in Orange County: OCeanfront Style

Nov 5, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Hotels: When the rest of the world thinks about California, it’s the big three: weather, wealth, and that glorious "I’m-so-fit-and-tan-in-my-Audi R8 Sypder" way of life. Stuck in 3 feet of snow back East someplace “feeling Minnesota?” Try rocking a little California swagger as a pick me up...even if it’s just for a weekend jaunt to get your groove back.... Read More

Four Must-See Sites in Philadelphia

Nov 4, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Philly Sights: All luxuries do not necessarily come with an expensive price tag. the four Philadelphia must-sees recommended here offer valuable insight as to how the United States became united. While there are many high-end options for nightlife, dining, shopping, and sightseeing in the City of Brotherly Love, these places will remain national treasures forever.... Read More

Caledonia: Related Companies' New York Apartments Offer Hospitality-Based Services

Nov 3, 2010  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani  |  1 Comment

New York Condos: You’ve found that job in New York City and now it’s time to find an apartment. If you want to live among the cognescenti, you have myriad housing options from historic brownstones in the West Village... Read More

Favorite San Francisco Bars & Restaurants

Nov 3, 2010  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta

San Francisco Favorites: Whether it's the colorful graffiti art hiding down a random ally, the new restaurant opening up down the street, or a faithful bartender coming up with some new cocktails, there is never a shortage of cool things to see and do in SF.... Read More

Zaytinya: DC's Top Mediterranean Restaurant

Nov 3, 2010  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes

Washington DC Restaurants: Last week a colleague suggested lunch in the Penn Quarter area which has no shortage of good restaurants. But quick, fresh, upscale and different, too? We both agreed on Zaytinya, one of DC's more inspiring restaurants.... Read More

PAFA's Bacchanal! 2010 to Celebrate Pinot Noir

Nov 2, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Arts & Cutlure: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) will host the Bacchanal! Wine Gala and Auction on November 13 at the PAFA in Philadelphia. The affair will feature internationally distinguished winemakers and celebrity chefs. Bacchanal! 2010, Pinot on the Palette, will celebrate the best of Pinot Noir from around the world. This is the the twelfth anniversary of the event. Bacchanal! has become a nationally regarded fine wine and auction event in the Philadelphia area that has raised approximately $3 million to help fund PAFA's student scholarships and education programs... Read More

Playboy Club Returns to London's Mayfair

Nov 1, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London Nightlife: “My father was horrified when I told him I was a bunny girl. He was a high-ranking police officer,” Barbara Haigh tells me. Well, this was the early Seventies when working for Playboy was considered controversial.... Read More

Philadelphia Penthouse for Sale in National Historic Landmark

Oct 31, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Philly Real Estate: This cavernous 16th-floor penthouse sits atop a National Historic Landmark with enough living space in the living and dining rooms to host a party with 80 guests. Welcome to the featured unit of the Phoenix in Philadelphia's Center City.... Read More

VIP Walking Tours in Philadelphia

Oct 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Luxury Tours: If you are interested in an historical sightseeing tour mixed in with some physical activity, one of the private VIP Walking Tour packages presented by the Constitutional. Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and the National Constitution Center are four of the sights on the elaborate walking tours. The tour takes in more than 20 historic sites in 75 minutes.... Read More

The Mark Hotel: Perfect for Auction Season

Oct 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Luxury Hotels: Thinking about heading to the Big Apple for auction season? Maybe you still need to find a place to stay, but can't decide which auction house you want to be closest to? Never fear, The Mark's coveted location is the place for you.... Read More

Richard Gere’s Bedford Post Inn Rings in Fall with New Chef & Getaway Packages

Oct 28, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Luxury Inns: The Bedford Post Inn, Richard Gere’s perfectly restored eighteenth-century country inn located an hour outside New York City near the actor’s Westchester estate, has a new chef and some special offers to welcome the fall season.... Read More

La Belle Époque Presents London's Best Halloween Party

Oct 27, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London Nightlife: Halloween means dressing up. However, this year, why not choose an event which means you can really unleash your creative side? Celebrating everything bohemian and debauched, La Belle Époque will be recreating the absinthe-fuelled hedonism of 19th Century Paris.... Read More

PSPCA's Good Dog Gala and Bad Dog Ball

Oct 27, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Philadelphia Events: The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals proudly presents the 4th Annual Good Dog Gala and the 1st Annual Bad Dog Ball charity events on November 6, 2010, both at the Loews Philadelphia luxury hotel.... Read More

Spa Merge at Hilton Club Offers Anti-aging Facial

Oct 27, 2010  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

New York Spas: Spas around the country are constantly on the search for the next innovative, results-driven treatment. With major plastic surgery on the wane, women have begun looking for less invasive ways to fight the signs of aging.... Read More

Custom House Hotel: Boston's Most Historic Stay

Oct 26, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Luxury Hotels: If you have ever wanted to stay in a clock tower, now is your chance. The Custom House located just outside Faneuil Hall and steps from the bars and nightlife of State Street offers one of the most historic accommodations in downtown Boston.... Read More

Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse in Back Bay

Oct 25, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston Restaurants: Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse has been on the must-visit list of steakhouses in Boston since it was opened by Steve DiFillippo in 1985.... Read More

Marina And The Diamonds: Interview with Singer Marina Diamandis

Oct 21, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver  |  1 Comment

London Music: When I speak to Marina Diamandis over the phone, she’s barricaded herself into her North London home as she tries to cure a throat infection.... Read More

Hottest Restaurant in Towne Emerges on the Boston Dining Scene

Oct 20, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston Restaurants: When word got out that renowned chefs Lydia Shire (Excelsior, Locke-Ober and Scampo) and Jasper White (Summer Shack and Jasper's) were coming together to open a restaurant, the city could hardly wait.... Read More

Coombsville Wine Tours: A Napa Valley Secret

Oct 19, 2010  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta  |  1 Comment

Winery Tours: Within the vast vineyards that give Napa Valley its name, is an area that not only utilizes the natural elements unique to the land, but combines it with traditional wine making techniques and eccentric innovation. This area, rich in viticulture is known as Coomsbville.... Read More

Winery Reviews: von Strasser Winery in Calistoga, California

Oct 19, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: For the past 20 years, von Strasser Winery has enjoyed an enviable reputation for producing handcrafted wines of distinction with great depth and balance. In fact, it has been fortunate enough to be recognized as “Winery of the Year” for eight consecutive years by Wine & Spirits magazine.... Read More

Winery Reviews: Tayson Pierce Estate Wines in Rutherford, California

Oct 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: With a fascination for wine that began in his teens, Eric Rothchild saw the bottling of his first vintage of Tayson Pierce wine in 2006. The Florida eye surgeon, who had moved his wife Susan and their three sons to the Napa Valley...... Read More

Four Points by Sheraton Eastham Cape Cod Hotel - The Thrill of it All!

Oct 15, 2010  |   Contributor: Debbi & William D. Kickham, Esq.

Luxury Hotels: No doubt about it. The Four Points by Sheraton, located on Cape Cod, Mass., in Eastham, is the ONLY full-service hotel on the lower Cape. We’ve stayed at numerous properties in the area – many of them small motels that haven’t...... Read More

Paramount Hotel: A Modern Manhattan Boutique

Oct 14, 2010  |   Contributor: Mark Alyn

Luxury Hotels: There is no city like New York City. The people. The buildings. The food. The shopping. There is an energy there that crackles with electricity everywhere you go. The apex of the energy emanates from Times Square.... Read More

Wynn Las Vegas Undergoes Room Renovations

Oct 14, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Luxury Hotels: Since first opening back in 2005, Wynn Las Vegas has been a favorite among Las Vegas' well-heeled whalers, golf aficionados, and those discerning travelers who demand nothing but the best.... Read More

Foggy Ridge Hard Cider: Move Over Wine...Cider Rules

Oct 14, 2010  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes

Food & Spirits: When Diane Flynt talks about varietals of apples and the delicacies of hard cider it would be easy to mistake her for a winemaker from the heartland of Virginia.... Read More

Hotel Review: The Water Club – Not your typical Jersey Club

Oct 13, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hotel Review: When you think of Atlantic City you think of New Jersey, which these days make you think of Snooky and the Situation but the situation is quite luxurious at The Water Club at Borgata. One of the Atlantic City Expressway’s first stops, set back off the ocean and a trolley ride from the boardwalk sits the Water Club, an extension of the Las Vegas style Borgata Hotel and Casino.... Read More

Literati Book Club Launches at Grosvenor House; Lucia van der Post Presents

Oct 13, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London Events: Get prepared for the festive season in style with Grosvenor House as it launches its winter Literati book club. Lucia van der Post, known as the fairy godmother of style and luxury, will present ‘Celebrate: The Art of the Special Occasion’ which contains a wealth of inspiration and practical advice at the event on December 2.... Read More

Winery Reviews: Papapietro Perry Winery in Healdsburg, California

Oct 13, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California:The story of Papapietro Perry Winery began in a garage with two friends, Ben Papapietro and Bruce Perry, who were bitten by the winemaking bug. They started making wine, as both of their grandfathers had, for the enjoyment of their families and friends.... Read More

McQueen Nightclub: East London's Newest Hotspot

Oct 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London Nightlife: Walking into McQueen is like walking into your Steve McQueen-obsessed trendy multi-millionaire friend’s New York loft apartment. The first thing I notice as my friends and I enter the glamorous bar is how spacious it is, and the stylish rich-chocolately masculine decor throughout.... Read More

Ink 48: Kimpton Hotels Brings Luxury to Hell's Kitchen

Oct 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Mark Alyn

Luxury Hotels: New York’s Hell’s Kitchen has a reputation of being the bad part of Manhattan. It has a rough and tumble history with shades of Damon Runyon written all over it. The musical Westside Story was loosely based on the ethnic conflicts of the area. On a New York trip just...... Read More

Dress for Success Miami Honors Neiman Marcus VP Ken Downing

Oct 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

News & Trends: Ken Downing, Senior Vice President and Fashion Director, Neiman Marcus Stores is more than just a fashion know-it-all. He is also a big supporter of Dress for Success, an organization that helps women re-enter the workforce by providing professional attire, employment training and skills.... Read More

Jumeirah Essex House: A Luxury Central Park Hotel

Oct 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Mark Alyn

Luxury Hotels: Walking in to the Jumeirah Essex House on Central Park South in New York City is like traveling back in time to a time that was simpler, grander and more alluring. At the same time there is also a sense of the contemporary, with a modern flair, a nice medley of the past...... Read More

Winery Reviews: Gloria Ferrer Estate Vineyards in Sonoma, California

Oct 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: In 1982, when Gloria and José Ferrer first visited the Sonoma Carneros cattle ranch that would become home to Gloria Ferrer Estate Vineyards, they could already picture the terrain lined with vines of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The couple, who also own the...... Read More

Winery Reviews: Fritz Winery in Cloverdale, California

Oct 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: Barbara and Jay Fritz were actually ahead of the game when they started Fritz Winery in 1979. They had been farming their 100-acre vineyard on the edge of Dry Creek Valley since 1971. From the beginning, majestic redwood trees offered ideal microclimates, and a fresh spring was utilized for simple irrigation.... Read More

New York's Best Private Dining Rooms

Oct 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

New York Restaurants: Emyr Thomas, founder of Bon Vivant, a concierge and lifestyle management company in London, shares his thoughts on the best private dining rooms in New York.... Read More

The Savoy London Reopens October 10

Oct 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Hotel Opening: After a three-year ?220million renovation, The Savoy hotel has reopened following one of the most ambitious restorations in British history. More than 1,000 craftsmen, artists and artisans have worked tirelessly to create interiors that are in keeping with the hotel’s original and much-loved spirit.... Read More

Cityhouse at Park Central New York Hotel Shines

Oct 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Mark Alyn  |  3 Comments

New York Restaurants: There is nothing as exciting as the opening night of a play. The glitz, glamour and excitement are everywhere! Restaurants are theater as well, offering a combination of sensations for the eyes, ears...... Read More

Top 5 Spring Trends from London Fashion Week

Oct 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum

Fashion & Style: While crisp autumn may be quickly infusing London with chills, designs from five uniquely UK designers showcased spring's hottest trends blossoming on the runway during London Fashion Week.... Read More

Vendôme London Nightclub Attracts Mayfair's Elite

Oct 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum

London Nightlife: It’s Industry Night at Vendôme, an elite Mayfair nightspot alive with the glory of glamour, and above all, the fever of an approaching weekend. My own night is strictly the latter, as I am late, lost, and fresh from the grunge... Read More

Travel to Philadelphia: The City of Brotherly Love

Oct 7, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Vacations: While Philadelphia is a great place to vacation for a spectacular Fourth of July celebration, there is lot more to the City of Brotherly Love than its historical sights and world famous Philly cheese steaks.... Read More

Nick Varano Opens Yet Another Restaurant in Boston

Oct 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Restaurant News: Nick Varano of North End Strega fame has just opened yet another restaurant - Strega - Waterfront. Located in the hot new area of Fan Pier, the harbor side restaurant features outdoor dining and an expanded dining room. The North End restaurant still exists catering to a more intimate crowd while the new larger location offers 5,700 square feet of both indoor and patio dining, as well as a bar, lounge seating, three private dining rooms and even an intimate eight-seat wine room. Both the main dining room and bar are also complemented with two roaring fireplaces.... Read More

Q Restaurant's Fun Mongolian Fondue Experience

Oct 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Restaurant Review: Boston's dining scene takes on a new look with the arrival of Q Restaurant, which features Mongolian fondue-style cuisine. Better known as "hot pot," the menu includes a good variety of sushi as well as some fun cocktails. Located on the base-level of the new luxury Archstone Boston Common complex at 660 Washington Street in the Theater District, the restaurant offers diners an interactive experience.... Read More

Visiting Napa Valley's Quaint Yountville

Oct 6, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Touring Yountville: With over 450 wineries, California's Napa region boasts 4.5 million visitors a year. My recent trip to one of the World's Nine Wine capitals was limited to only three days, so I had to carefully schedule my time to relish the area's best. That brought me to Yountville, the quaint and budding town in the middle of the valley, a perfect landing spot for exquisite dining and lodging. Here is a very short list of my favorite finds:... Read More

Le Bec-Fin: Philadelphia's Finest French Cuisine

Oct 5, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Philadelphia Restaurants: Le Bec-Fin's exquisite French cuisine has been a Philadelphia institution since 1970. The interior (completely renovated in 2002) is reminiscent of a 19th Century Parisian dining salon.... Read More

Delaware River Yacht Club Offers Fun For All

Oct 5, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Boats & Yachts: The Delaware River Yacht Club was organized in 1925 and chartered in 1926, with an original membership of 20. Today it is a family-oriented club offering camaraderie, social functions and boating education, including weekly sailboat races and "work parties."... Read More

S Factor Retreat: Pole Dancing Lessons at Paradise Point

Oct 5, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

San Diego Events: Wanna get your groove on? S Factor's Sheila Kelley, widely regarded as the founder of the pole dancing fitness movement, has announced the first ever, women-only, super sexy S Factor Fitness Retreat this month.... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Captures AAA Five Diamond Award Within Months Of Opening

Oct 4, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Charlotte Hotels: The The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte has been awarded Five Diamonds from AAA after less than a year of operation.... Read More

New Mint Museum Uptown Opened on 1 October 2010

Oct 4, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Charlotte Culture: October 1st, 2010 marked a transformative moment for The Mint Museum. The debut of the new Mint Museum Uptown – one year prior to the institution's 75th anniversary brings together the Mint Museum of Art and the Mint Museum of Craft + Design under one roof, double the permanent collection on view and hone the Mint's ability to attract and organize major traveling exhibitions.... Read More

Context Travel: Culinary Walking Tour in Manhattan

Oct 4, 2010  |   Contributor: Amy Lombard

Culinary Tours: On my last visit to New York City, I was on the lookout for something different. The Whitney's current "Off the Wall" exhibit notwithstanding, I was in the market for a day activity that could be enjoyed by my parents and husband and offer an unexpected side of New York.... Read More

Grill 23 Remains Best Steakhouse in Boston

Oct 4, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston Restaurants: Recently named (yet again) as the #1 steakhouse in the city, Grill 23 consistently churns out some of the best cuts of beef in town. From the moment you walk into this great ate, you will know you have arrived.... Read More

Lobel's of New York: Generations of the Best Beef

Oct 4, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Food & Spirits: For five generations Lobel's of New York has been providing customers with the highest-quality beef. Now, thanks to the Internet, Lobel's ships their amazing meat selection around the country, giving everyone from celebrities and prominent executives to people who value the finest quality... Read More

Runway Shows: Fall Fashion at Fashion Valley Mall

Sep 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Kristi Brooks

Fashion & Style: Fall fashion is looking fierce, and thanks to a fabulous show at Fashion Valley, I can't wait for the temperatures to drop! Riviera Magazine and Fashion Valley teamed up to give San Diegans a taste of autumn's killer trends.... Read More

Modul and Toke Integrated Design Studio

Sep 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Home Decor: Is it me, or is San Diego suddenly becoming a little destination of design? The latest evidence: Now open in Little Italy is Modul and Toke Integrated Design studio, a 2,000-square-foot playground packed with sleek kitchen designs, naturalistic furniture and chic, eclectic art.... Read More

Winery Review: Domaine Carneros in Napa, California

Sep 22, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: Gently rolling hills cascade endlessly away from Domaine Carneros Winery’s 18th-century château-style estate. Seated between the Mayacama Mountains and San Pablo Bay, the 36,900-acre property is rich in all elements favoring outstanding Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, two of the essential varietals in its award-winning portfolio of sparkling wines.... Read More

Winery Review: Murrieta’s Well Winery in Livermore, California

Sep 20, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: Springing from a tale as old as California itself, Murrieta’s Well Winery is defined by its distinctive blended wines, stunning location, and a rich heritage that began during California’s Gold Rush era. The feeling still resonates today in the beautifully restored old stone winery.... Read More

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: A Gourmet Playground

Sep 20, 2010  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta

Food & Spirits: On a Saturday morning when the weather is warm and the day is lazy, one of my favorite places to go is the Farmers Market at the Embarcadero. Not only is this a place to get inspired to find your inner Tyler Florence or Giada, it is a place to eat and sample some of the best fruits, cheeses, sausages, and well... Read More

G2O Spa & Salon Emerges on Newbury Street, Boston

Sep 20, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

Best Boston Spas: G2O Spa & Salon has just completed the final touches on its all new "green" location on Newbury Street. Located at 278 Newbury Street, the spa for men, women and couples offers the same treatments of its former location (hair, nail and skincare) but has introduced several new signature services, including Brine... Read More

Hermes Introduces Leather Floor and Limited Edition So-Black Collection

Sep 20, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

New York Shopping: In keeping with its rich heritage of leather goods, Hermes has introduced a new leather floor into its flagship Madison Avenue store, just in time to herald the arrival of the limited edition So-Black collection to the States.... Read More

Domus - Luxury Philadelphia Apartments

Sep 19, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Philadelphia Real Estate: Named after the Latin word for "home," Domus offers eight stories of luxury urban living in the heart of University City, home to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Residents enjoy all of the excitement and sophistication the city has to offer, while able to retreat to the serene surroundings of their homes.... Read More

Climb Aboard the Philadelphia Yacht Club

Sep 17, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Yachting & Entertainment: Originally founded in the 1850's, the Philadelphia Yacht Club grew quickly after the Civil War, as the sport of boating became popular. At its peak, the Club had buildings and piers on the Delaware River south of the Schuylkill River and the Navy Yard in the area west of Tinicum Island in Essington, Pennsylvania; it even had its own stop on the local railroad. In the days before air conditioning, members often used the Club as an escape from the city's infamously hot summers, actually staying at the Club's quarters on the weekends, where they mingled with friends, played games and of course enjoyed their boats.... Read More

Philadelphia Culture: The Mummers Museum

Sep 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Arts & Culture: Although the art of mumming has its genesis in medieval Europe, arguably there is nothing more uniquely "Philadelphian" than the Mummers. The Mummers Parade is held every New Year's Day in Philadelphia Local clubs spend months crafting intricate, elaborate, dazzling costumes (which can cost tens of thousands of dollars to make and weigh over 100 pounds) and moveable scenery to compete in one of four categories: Comics, Fancies, String Bands, and Fancy Brigades.... Read More

Milliken Creek Inn and Spa in Napa Valley

Sep 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Hotel Review: If I were to be up a creek without a paddle, I'd sure hope I'd make it to the shore of the Milliken Creek Inn and Spa. The stunning 12-room inn tucked deep in the busy area of Napa Valley... Read More

Poste Moderne Brasserie Favorite in Penn Quarter

Sep 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes

Restaurant Review: Penn Quarter is definitely the "new" Georgetown of downtown DC. Bordered by the Verizon Center, National Portrait Gallery, Shakespeare Theater and National Building Museum, at the epicenter is Poste Moderne Brasserie, one of my favorite restaurants in downtown DC.... Read More

Kiskadee Worth a Detour to Del Ray

Sep 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes

Day Trips: The charm of Del Ray's neighborhood is the turn-of-the-century cottages revamped to house specialty shops full of coffee, chocolate and vintage wines. My favorite for fashion and home furnishings is Kiskadee, a two-story curio of upbeat accessories, fine accents for the home and casual wear.... Read More

New Forest: Luxury Camping in London?

Sep 14, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Camping in London: "Glamorous camping" has always struck me as an oxymoron. Surely the two words are as polarised as Tiger Woods and monogamy or Simon Cowell and tact. However, seeing as it seems to have become such a global phenomenon, I decided to find out whether sleeping in a tent... Read More

Things to Do in Chicago: My Kind of Town

Sep 14, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Luxury Vacations: Sinatra had it right — Chicago is my kind of town. Less condensed than New York, more refined, I'd argue, than San Francisco, and friendlier than any Midwest town, Chicago is a stunning destination... Read More

Albrecht Tuebke Makes London Debut At James Hyman Gallery

Sep 14, 2010  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum

London Culture: Coinciding with London Fashion Week, The James Hyman Gallery of London will present 14 original works from German photographer Albrecht Tübke's most recent collection of portraits. Opening for public view on September 15, the show runs until November 6, marking not only the kickoff... Read More

Eat, Pray, Love Writer Elizabeth Gilbert Makes London Appearance

Sep 13, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London Events: She’s the most talked about author at the moment, and this week, Elizabeth Gilbert will be affording a London audience with an exclusive appearance. The Eat, Pray, Love writer... Read More

Green House Hotel: "Greenest" Luxury UK Hotel

Sep 13, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Luxury Hotels: It’s on a cold rainy day that we drive to the Green House Hotel – I’m hoping that, as the name suggests, it will be warm inside. The friendly staff certainly are as we are checked into our spacious room of this luxury hotel, which has a rather prestigious title to live up to.... Read More

Dragons of Walton Street: London Georgian Dolls’ House

Sep 13, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Home Decor: It’s something every little girl dreams of owning – and now, thanks to a London company, the humble dolls’ house is being brought into the 21st century with modern designs.... Read More

Baccarat Crystal Flacons Exclusively at London Perfume House

Sep 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Luxury Fragrances: A special edition of perfume in three Baccarat Crystal flacons is to go on sale exclusively in the UK at the Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie in Harrods, London. The rare impressive... Read More

Cape Cod Parasail Offers Endless Summer Fun

Sep 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Luxury Vacations: If you are looking for a quick escape from the city this summer, then head down to Cape Cod and book a ride aboard Cape Cod Parasail. The only Coast Guard inspected parasail boat on Cape Cod, this might be the most fun you will have all summer and it's guaranteed!... Read More

Redwood Room: San Francisco's Clift Hotel Hotspot

Sep 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta  |  1 Comment

San Francisco Nightlife: The Redwood Room at The Clift Hotel is by far one of my favorite lounges to go to when I want a fabulous start to an even better night.... Read More

Independence Seaport Museum: Philadelphia's Maritime History

Sep 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Arts & Culture: The Independence Seaport Museum, located at Penn's Landing, lets boating enthusiasts of all ages immerse themselves in the maritime history of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.... Read More

Crosby Street Hotel: Chic & Eco-Friendly in NYC

Sep 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

Luxury Hotels: Hotel chains are always opening new outposts in New York City. Properties are demolished to make way for new structures and some are built from scratch.... Read More

The Capital Grille: Boston's Top Steakhouse

Sep 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston Restaurants: Being a top steakhouse in Boston is a difficult thing but when you are The Capital Grille, quality, consistency and excellence comes easy. Upon arriving at the Newbury Street location after shopping along the city's toniest street, we knew we were in for a special evening.... Read More

St. Regis Monarch Beach Hotel Exudes Pure Luxury

Sep 7, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Hotels: Considering a stay at the St. Regis Monarch Beach? No need to think twice. Further South of Newport and Laguna Beach, the 172-acre resort, St. Regis Monarch Beach, will surely put your mind at ease and peace. Upon arrival, I was greeted by a valet attendant who was extremely... Read More

One Tough Cookie: Custom Cookie Creations

Sep 3, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Food & Spirits: Gail Dosik was in the fashion industry for 20 years before she decided what she really wanted to do was bake. Lucky she did, because One Tough Cookie has become a favorite treat.... Read More

Spirit of Philadelphia Yacht Charters

Sep 1, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Boats & Yachts: Want to host a beautiful, unique event that will thrill your guests and create memories to last a lifetime? Then climb aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia yacht! You and your guests will cruise down the historic Delaware River and take in stunning views of the city skyline... Read More

Mansion at Bala Philadelphia Luxury Apartments

Aug 31, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: Located between Center City Philadelphia and the Main Line, in the Bala Cynwyd/City Line District, Mansion at Bala luxury apartments and townhomes offer the tranquility of country living right next to Center City.... Read More

Georgia Mancio Presents London Season of Jazz

Aug 30, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Concerts in London: To add a dash of pizzazz to the final days of summer in the city, award-winning vocalist Georgia Mancio is presenting a season of jazz. With a decade of experience under her belt, the Anglo-Latino singer has already established herself as an important new artist.... Read More

Eastside Inn: London's Own French Brasserie

Aug 30, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London Restaurants: It’s our first visit to Eastside Inn – but already it seems like a friendly place; the guests waiting to be seated in front of us are embraced by who we later discover is one of the owners. I wonder if all regular diners are greeted with such warmth as we’re shown to our table in the restaurant... Read More

Maxim Hometown Hotties Party at Hard Rock San Diego with Pete Wentz, Stephanie Pratt

Aug 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

News & Trends: Last night San Diego’s elite showed up for what was the closeout party of the summer at one of the city’s hottest destinations: The Hard Rock Hotel’s poolside venue, Float. Stephanie Pratt of The Hills along with co-star Frankie Delgado walked the red carpet followed by Pete Wentz who later took to the turntables to crank out a mix for the Maxim Hometown Hotties party celebrating the top 10 finalists in the annual contest.... Read More

Louis Vuitton's New Bond Street, London Maison

Aug 23, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

London Shopping: Louis Vuitton has a long history with the city of London and is paying homage to the old city by opening a new house on luxurious New Bond Street.... Read More

Restaurant Eve Serves Lunch Lickity Split

Aug 23, 2010  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes

Restaurants in DC: A popular spot for lunch in Old Town Alexandria is Restaurant Eve, a refurbished warehouse nestled in a brick courtyard a few blocks from some of the oldest establishments in the DC area.... Read More

How to Get The Best Table in a Restaurant

Aug 23, 2010  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

Food & Spirits: Emyr Thomas from Bon Vivant, London's most affordable and personal concierge service, shares his thoughts on how to secure the best table at your favourite restaurant.... Read More

Monte Carlo Resort & Casino Opens Minus5 Ice Bar

Aug 19, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Las Vegas Nightlife: There is no denying that Las Vegas is hot, and no, we're not talking about the tables or the showgirls. Because Las Vegas can reach extreme summer temperatures, luxury hotels along the strip have found some creative ways... Read More

Winery Reviews: Clif Family Winery in St. Helena, California

Aug 19, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: With an ever-growing passion for good food farmed sustainably, Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford started Clif Family Winery in 2004.... Read More

JW Marriot Chicago Opens This Fall in the Historic Burnham Building

Aug 18, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hotel News: Housed in famed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham’s Continental & Commercial National Bank Building, Marriott’s first JW Marriott hotel in Chicago will open this fall, after a $396 million restoration, with 44,000 feet of meeting space and state-of-the-art conference and recreation facilities.... Read More

Rose Tasting with Nicolas Feuillatte's Chef de Cave

Aug 18, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

LA Events: Nicolas Feuillatte's Jean Pierre Vincent came to LA for a summer styled soiree at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood. The esteemed chef de cave hosted a sparkling event for a privileged group of Angelenos.... Read More

I Tan, You Tan at iTAN Solariums in San Diego

Aug 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond  |  1 Comment

San Diego Travel Guide: When a swanky spa makes my beauty boost a one stop shot, I'm interested. When I learned iTAN solariums, with 24 locations throughout San Diego, was more than a tanning haven, I quickly made it to their Mission Valley location for an investigation.... Read More

Best Gastropubs in London

Aug 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

London Gastropubs: Welcome to Bon Vivant's selection of the best gastropubs in London. The Duke of Wellington, Marylebone: The Duke W1 is widely regarded as one of Marylebone's best-kept secrets. The bar and upstairs dining room are intimate, if a little cramped, with a cosy and friendly atmosphere.... Read More

One Hyde Park: $220 Million Penthouse Sale 'Reported' in London

Aug 16, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Real Estate: With many high-priced luxury real estate remaining on the market for what must seem like ions to sellers, out of the fog London...and the dust in the air due... Read More

Gap Pop-Up Store Showcases Designer Jewelry

Aug 13, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

New York Shopping: The Gap isn't exactly where you'd expect to find unique designer jewelry, but the popular brand has recently launched a new pop-up store collaboration with the winners of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.... Read More

Car Culture: Classics & Racecars on Display at the Simeone Foundation

Aug 13, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Cars: This spectacular automotive museum located in Philadelphia, Pa., contains more than 60 of the world's most unique racecars ever built.... Read More

Seaport Village Celebrates 30 Years in San Diego

Aug 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

San Diego Events: In celebration of its third decade, Seaport Village in San Diego has announced an unprecedented event that promises to be fun for the whole family. The downtown shopping and entertainment venue will host... Read More

Rancho Valencia Spa: Intimate Escape in San Diego

Aug 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Luxury Spas: Intimacy is an elusive quality for resorts and spas to master, and I often write how it's a quality so paramount to the guest experience. On a recent visit to Rancho Valencia's spa,... Read More

The Luxe List: Stones Restaurant at the Marina del Rey Marriott

Aug 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern  |  1 Comment

Restaurants in LA: When visiting the Los Angeles coastal region, do yourself a favor and stop into Stones Restaurant at the Marina del Rey Marriott for a bite.... Read More

The Luxe List: Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel Has Much to Offer

Aug 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Luxury Hotels: Los Angeles-bound business travelers and pleasure-seekers find themselves drawn to the Marina del Rey Marriott — and with good reason. Not only is this beautiful harbor-side property located within walking distance of L.A.'s famed Venice Beach... Read More

The Butler & The Chef...And a Really Good Breakfast: San Fransisco's Finest French Bistro

Aug 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta

San Fransisco Restaurants: Do not bring a Starbucks into this restaurant. The chef will personally greet you, take your drink, dispose of it, all while muttering obscenities under his breath (in his heavy, thick, French accent). Poor tourists.... Read More

Winery Review: Blue Victorian Winery in Suisun Valley, California

Aug 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: The sky-blue Victorian house on Suisun Valley Road always stood out, but since it became Blue Victorian Winery, it stands out even more. Owners Frank and Liz Vezér purchased the 160-year-old home intending to lease it to another winery.... Read More

Winery Review: Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery in Healdsburg, California

Aug 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: When Frederick P. Furth flew his plane over the rugged, hilly terrain that would someday be Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery, he fell instantly in love. The rolling, undeveloped hills brought fond memories of vineyards in Germany... Read More

Winery Review: C. Donatiello Winery in Healdsburg, California

Aug 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: Set in the heart of the Middle Reach of the Russian River Valley, C. Donatiello Winery is dedicated to the production of this noble region’s finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.... Read More

One&Only Palmilla Becomes Premier Cabo San Lucas Hot Spot

Aug 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Kamran Razavi

Luxury Resorts: Cabo San Lucas is quickly rising to the #1 position on everyone’s list of beach locations to visit in North America, and the area is home to some of the most luxurious resort locations you can find. Among them is the extraordinary One&Only Palmilla.... Read More

Duane Street Hotel is Tribeca’s Hidden Gem

Aug 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

Luxury Hotels: Tribeca is famous for its celebrity residents (Robert DeNiro, Steve Buscemi), posh eateries ((Bouley, Nobu) and yearly international film festival. In-the-know locals are familiar with all the area hotspots — or so one would think.... Read More

Capella Pedregal Soars as one of Cabo San Lucas’ Most Beautiful Resorts

Aug 6, 2010  |   Contributor: Kamran Razavi

Luxury Resorts: Cabo San Lucas is one of the hottest locations for exotic escapes this summer, and that’s no surprise when you take into consideration properties like the lavish and exclusive Capella Pedregal.... Read More

Tales of the Cocktail: New Orleans Fine Spirits Fest

Aug 6, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

New Orleans Event: This summer cocktail enthusiasts from across the globe once again poured in to New Orleans for the city's 8th annual spirits fests.... Read More

Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale in Boston Serves Up Prohibition Era Fun

Aug 5, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Best Bars in Boston: When word got out that Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale had opened in the Downtown Crossing area, we weren't quite sure what to expect. Is it a brewpub or a steakhouse? The answer is neither.... Read More

The Luxe List: RH Restaurant West Hollywood Nails SoCal-French Fusion

Aug 2, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Restaurants in LA: Andaz West Hollwood is the first in a series of Andaz-branded properties owned and operated by the Hyatt Hotels Corporation, all located in various jet-set international locals.... Read More

The Luxe List: Andaz West Hollywood Hotel Undergoes Renovation

Aug 2, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Luxury Hotels: For those unfamiliar, Andaz West Hollywood hotel is a key part of Hyatt's burgeoning boutique brand that also boasts properties in San Diego, New York and London.... Read More

The Luxe List: Los Angeles Promotions: Sunset Strip VIP All Access Pass

Aug 2, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Los Angeles Promotions: Planning a visit to L.A. over the next six months? Those planning to hit the club scene while in town will want to know about the currently running Sunset Strip VIP All Access Pass promotion.... Read More

Zoom! London's Luxury Teeth Whitening Service

Aug 2, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Best London Dentists: It’s considered the must-have celebrity accessory – a stunning bright smile. Try if you might, you will not see an A-lister with discoloured teeth. And it’s a trend that’s catching on. So much so, you can now have your gnashers whitened in your lunch hour.... Read More

Mayfair Hotel, London's Cupcakes & Cocktails

Aug 2, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Luxury Hotels: Think afternoon tea and England springs to mind. Think cocktails and you automatically think of Sex And The City. So what happens when you combine the two? This is the question bosses at the stylish May Fair Hotel found themselves asking.... Read More

Henley Festival: London's Premiere Music Festival

Aug 2, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London Music Festival: He was always going to pull in the crowds. Although I didn’t expect to see Ronan Keating fans arriving at the Henley Festival quite so early. But that’s exactly the sight that greeted us as we arrived at this year’s event finale... Read More

Clifton Inn Delivers Exceptional Food, Boundless Beauty

Aug 2, 2010  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes

Luxury Hotels: There are plenty of ways to get from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA, but the best way is through the backroads. Horse farms framed with white picket fences and blossoming magnolia trees along two-lane roads make the 95-mile drive into the angelic countryside... Read More

The Varnish Bar in Downtown LA Serves Up The Classic Gin Cocktail

Aug 2, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Bars in Los Angeles: In the spirit of Tales of the Cocktail, the summer Spirits Fest and Awards ceremony in New Orleans, I decided to tip back a couple of gin classics with LA's nominee Eric Alperin (American Bartender of the Year) in his classically inspired and nominated (Best American Cocktail Bar) Varnish... Read More

Bliss Spa: Get Bliss-ed Out in Hollywood

Jul 30, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Los Angeles Spas: Bliss has been taking the spa scene by storm since it set up residence in New York's SOHO district in 1996. Now with 22 spas worldwide, the blissful empire recently took up residence in the heart of Hollywood at the new W Hotel on Hollywood and Vine.... Read More

Iconic L.A. Artist John Baldessari Introduces New Artistic App

Jul 30, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Los Angeles Arts & Culture: John Baldessari is a busy man, with work currently being featured in more than five shows in the greater Los Angeles area, including the stellar prints he collaborated on with Gemini G.E.L., and the Sediments show at Margo Leavin.... Read More

Incredible Vintage Vuitton Collection at Christie’s London

Jul 30, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

News & Trends: On September 28th Christie's in London will offer an incredible collection of vintage Louis Vuitton luggage during its Interiors: Style & Spirit sale. Over 20 original pieces from the famed French luxury goods house dating from the late 19th century to the 1940s will go on the block, including perfectly patinated suitcases, cabin trunks, small trunks, hat boxes and vanity cases. Each timelessly luxurious item tells a different story, with many still sporting vintage travel labels from trips with their original owners on steamships and to exotic locales, while others feature hand-painted monograms and colorful custom st... Read More

The Luxe List: Talesai Thai Restaurant in West Hollywood

Jul 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Restaurants in LA: When in West Hollywood, there are endless top-shelf dining options. Restaurants of every sort abound, especially on the Sunset Strip where diners' expectations decidedly higher.... Read More

The Luxe List: Get Your Grub On in Los Angeles

Jul 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern  |  1 Comment

Restaurants in LA: Bacon lovers rejoice! I had heard about Grub restaurant's so-called "crack" bacon, which purportedly keeps patrons jonesin' for more until their next fix. So I stopped into the West Hollywood eatery to give it a try. I'm now a bona fide addict of this Sweet and Sassy slice of Heaven.... Read More

Hotel Review: St. Regis, San Francisco — A Bay Area Best

Jul 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Hotel Review: Enter into a lobby saturated with elegance through rich Zebrano wood and Italian travertine flooring paralleled with a 16-foot fireplace highlighting the class and sophistication of the St. Regis San Francisco.... Read More

The Luxe List: Dining Review: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, San Diego

Jul 27, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Dining Review: When considering where to go in San Diego for a fine cut of beef cooked to utter perfection, put the nationally acclaimed Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar...... Read More

Boutique HOTEL 32: Las Vegas Luxury Accommodations Atop the Monte Carlo

Jul 27, 2010  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Hotel Review: As of late many boutique hotels have been opened in Las Vegas, many as separate towers or extensions of existing hotels on the Strip. Mandalay Bay has THEhotel, MGM offers Skylofts and just recently Monte Carlo opened HOTEL 32. One of the first things that I noticed upon approaching the Monte Carlo is its proximity to the new City Center, as well as its general location on the Strip. Location is very important to me when I stay in Sin City.... Read More

The Luxe List: INside San Diego: Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack

Jul 26, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

INside SD Report: As an ever-appreciative San Diego resident and a good life connoisseur indelibly on the hunt for the best of the best, it's incumbent on me to experience and inform you, dear Reader, about notable San Diego-area "happenings"...... Read More

Winery Review: Beaulieu Vineyard in Rutherford, California

Jul 26, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: In 1900, as Napa Valley legend has it, when Fernande de Latour first laid eyes on the land that would become her and her husband Georges’ first vineyard, she exclaimed, “Quel beau lieu!” (What a beautiful place), and Beaulieu Vineyard was born.... Read More

Best Cocktail Bars in London

Jul 23, 2010  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

Best Bars in London: Whether your drink of choice is a martini, a mojito or a negroni, here are Bon Vivant's suggestions for the best cocktail bars in London. Let us know if you agree or if you have your own favourites to add.... Read More

Restaurant Review: BLT Steak Scottsdale Raises the Stakes

Jul 23, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Restaurants in Scottsdale: Located inside the Camelback Inn with a breathtaking view of Camelback Mountain, BLT Steak quickly became a hit when it opened and after a visit, it's no wonder why this steakhouse has now been elevated to one of the best...... Read More

Winery Review: Ballentine Vineyards in St. Helena, California

Jul 23, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: The legacy of Napa Valley winemaking stretches back many generations at Ballentine Vineyards. Betty and Van Ballentine, who met when they were kids, both grew up in grape-farming families.... Read More

Winery Review: Arrowood Vineyards & Winery in in Glen Ellen, California

Jul 22, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: When Richard Arrowood and his wife and business partner Alis opened Arrowood Vineyards & Winery in 1987, Richard wasn’t ready to quit his day job. After all, he was working as wine master at Château St. Jean Winery...... Read More

Boston Restaurants: Chill Out This Summer at Woodward Park

Jul 22, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston Restaurants: Woodward at Ames has just unveiled Woodward Park, the city's hottest outdoor venue for eating and drinking. Designed by Morgans in-house design team, Woodward Park's Executive Chef Mark Goldberg recently...... Read More

Longwood Gardens: Blooming Fun in Philadelphia

Jul 21, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Philadelphia City Guide: A short drive south of Center City Philadelphia, in Kennett Square, sits one of the premier botanical gardens in the country. Longwood Gardens offers 1,050 acres of color, beauty and tranquility, with 20 indoor and 20 outdoor gardens.... Read More

Philadelphia Dining: Lacroix at the Rittenhouse Hotel

Jul 21, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Philadelphia Restaurants: Located inside the world-famous Rittenhouse Hotel, Lacroix at the Rittenhouse has become a luxury destination in its own right. Upon its premiere in 2003, Esquire magazine named it the "Best New Restaurant in the United States." Gourmet Magazine has numbered it among the...... Read More

Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt

Jul 21, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Arts & Culture: Discover the mystery and opulence of Ancient Egypt with Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt. Philadelphia's Franklin Institute is the first stop for this exhibit, which was organized by National Geographic and Arts and Exhibitions International, with cooperation from the Egyptian...... Read More

Luxury Beauty Line Napoleon Perdis Lands in L.A.

Jul 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

City Guides: Aussie beauty brand Napoleon Perdis is expanding its stores to the United States, including the Napoleon Perdis concept flagship store on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.... Read More

Rialto Restaurant Opens Patio

Jul 15, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

City Guides: Just when you thought dining with Chef Jody Adams couldn't get any better, she goes and opens a stylish patio at her famed Rialto restaurant located in Harvard Square. Located in the Charles Hotel, the 32-seat patio was designed in the spirit of Italian al fresco dining. The beautiful, new outdoor space overlooking Charles Square courtyard, housed under a giant pumpkin-colored awning and lighted overhead trellis, is located adjacent to the Rialto lounge and serves both the main dining room and bar menus.... Read More

First and Hope - A Sultry Supper Club

Jul 15, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Nightlife: One would expect a dark downtown alley or a discreet entrance that required a code, special knock or secret handshake to gain entrance in the new supper club in downtown LA. Au contraire! After a few missed spins around the block, we finally parked it on the corner of, you guessed it, First & Hope and found ourselves in a small mini strip mall in downtown LA. ... Read More

Chicago Gourmet 2010: A Celebration of Food & Wine from Bon Appétit Magazine

Jul 15, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

City Guides: For the past three years, Chicago Gourmet has been showcasing the best and brightest culinary and wine masters that the Windy City has to offer. This year, the special event is adding some new features and keeping old favorites. ... Read More

'The Pee-wee Herman Show' Is Heading to Broadway

Jul 15, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

City Guides: The Pee-wee Herman Show is heading to Broadway, after a successful limited engagement at Club Nokia @ L.A. LIVE. Creator-writer-actor Paul Reubens will again play the laughing man-child, and he is bringing his old friends and some new ones, according to production notes, "reunites the one-and-only Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) with many of the original Playhouse cast of characters including Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Pterri the Pterodactyl, Jambi the Genie, and Chairry for an all new celebration of sophisticated silliness. An eye-popping 90 minutes of subversive humor and childlike wonder, The Pee-wee Herman Show charts a day in the life of our bow-tied hero, one of the most inspired comic personas of our time." ... Read More

LA Red Carpet Summer: 5 "Must See" Reasons to Visit LA

Jul 14, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Los Angeles Events: You're invited to enjoy a red-carpet treatment with an exclusive Red Carpet Summer Hotel Package that includes free breakfast each morning plus a $50 gift card to the Westfield Shopping Center (Century City, Culver City...... Read More

Wyndham Airport Miami: Where You’ll Return Over and Over

Jul 13, 2010  |   Contributor: Debbi & William D. Kickham, Esq.

Hotel Review: Perfect for departures to destinations near and far the Wyndham Miami Hotel at the airport is perfect when you’re readying to take a cruise. Definitely check into a hotel at your embarkation destination several days in advance, to make sure that you’re there well in advance, with time to unwind from the commute. The Wyndham Miami Hotel at the Airport does a booming business with cruisers – and it’s easy to see why. “We do a lot of pre- and post bookings,” said Bob LePore, General Manager. There’s a special Bon Voyage package, which charges about $189 per night for your accommodations, full breakfast, complimentary airport transfers, and complimentary one-way to the cruise port. “We wor... Read More

The Baptist Temple: Philadelphia's Newest Arts Venue

Jul 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

City Guides: In 1882, pastor, lawyer, and orator Russell Conwell came to Philadelphia to lead the Grace Baptist Church. One of his congregants was a young man who didn't have the time or money to seek an education. Conwell agreed to tutor him at night, in the church basement, and soon other young men began showing up for classes. Such were the humble beginnings of Temple University. In 1891, construction on The Baptist Temple was completed, and the building became home to both the church and the fledgling Temple College. In the mid-20th century, such luminaries as Martin Luther King, Jr., President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Helen Keller and General Eisenhower spoke at the Temple. The building was certifie... Read More

San Diego's Be Beauty Boutique and Spa: A Little Italy Gem

Jul 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum

City Guides: Tucked in the heart of the picturesque Little Italy neighborhood, Be Beauty boutique and spa offers much more than meets the eye. With an ethos to beautify from the head to the toe with top of the line products, services, and apparel, Be Beauty aims to transcend the norm in not only fun fashion for all ages but with a focus on cutting edge spa techniques and original pieces from the area’s most vibrant designers. From classic lines featuring soft contemporary casuals to vibrant dresses for every occasion, Be Beauty ... Read More

Michaud Vineyards: The Art of Creating Beautiful Wine

Jul 10, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Food & Spirits: Standing 1,500 feet above sea level in California’s Gabilan Mountains, the terrain of Michaud Vineyard brings an exceptional quality to its wine. The Pinnacles National Monument stands just three miles east of the vineyard. Its rocky crags and peaks serve as a visual reminder of what the earth in this part of the world is made of: a combination of decomposed granite and limestone. This soil composition was so unique it prompted the formation of the Chalone appellation just over 25 years ago. ... Read More

Summers Best in Londontown

Jul 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

City Guides: Summer is finally here. So if you’re looking for top entertainment to wile away the, hopefully, balmy evenings in London, look no further. Here's our guide to hot ways to keep cool. Cinema Under The Stars Sip champagne and watch your favorite films by moonlight at Cinema Under The Stars in the elegant Syon Park House gardens. Choose from Dirty Dancing, Wolfman, Top Gun, Up or Pretty Woman from Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 August 2010 at the stunning location in Brentford. Gates open at 7.30pm so guests will have time to enjoy a picnic and wander around the London home of the Duke of Northumberland before the movie begins at 9pm.... Read More

Hampton Court Fest A Bright British Tradition

Jul 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

City Guides: Given that it is only June and this is the UK, arriving at the Hampton Court Palace outdoor festival with neither an umbrella or rain jacket was hardly sensible. The gray clouds threatened to downpour as we wandered into the vast grounds of Hampton Court Palace. In defiance – and in what appears to be a British stiff-upper-lip unity - guests carried on regardless of the drizzle and relaxed in deckchairs while picnicking under the row of mushroom-shaped English Yew Tress which align the entrance. ... Read More

Hottest Nightlife: Luxe Leisure in Los Angeles

Jul 6, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

City Guides: With all the celebrities that the LA area boasts, it has a frequently rotating cast of nightlife options, from late night dining and bars to clubs. These are the newest offerings from the widespread City of Angels . ... Read More

Philadelphia: Top 5 Luxury Hotels

Jul 6, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

City Guides: Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia - a favorite among both business and leisure travelers because it is close to the financial and commercial districts, yet located in the heart of the city's finest shopping, dining and historical attractions. All rooms include twice-daily housekeeping, with evening turndown service, a DVD/CD player with access to DVD and CD libraries, an iPod docking station in all suites, L'Occitane bath amenities, even special amenities just for kids. All guests get complementary access to the hotel's fitness center, including free weights, bicycles, treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, a whirlpool and a sauna, and an indoor 45-foot pool.... Read More

Hottest Nightlife in Las Vegas

Jul 6, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

City Guides: Hottest Nightlife in Las Vegas In Las Vegas, there's always something going and someplace bigger and better opening. On your next trip to Sin City, be sure to check out these desert hotspots: ... Read More

Summer in Los Angeles: Top Things to Do

Jul 6, 2010  |   Contributor: Nicole Pollard

City News: The luxe of the luxe, and the best of the best, can be found at the exclusive West Hollywood’s SoHo House. And by exclusive, we mean you need to apply for a membership to this sanctuary in the sky above the > LA skyline ... Read More

Bikini Week San Diego Kicks-off at FLUXX Nightclub

Jul 1, 2010  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

San Diego Events & Nightlife: Last week, as a precursor the Bikini Week, we told you that San Diego was going to attempt to break the world record for the largest bikini parade, right here in the Gaslamp. Hundreds of bikini-clad women showed up to march themselves up and down 5th, to the delight (and in some cases surprise) of bystanders. Michelle “Bombshell” McGee and creator of Bikini Week, Michael Lee, led the group cheering the entire way during the mile-long walk. Another parade is already being planned for next year, so if you didn’t make it down this year, be sure to be there next summer. Check ou... Read More

The Luxe List: Forman's Foundation Celebrity Gala and Fund Raising Dinner

Jul 1, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

INside SD Report: Although breast cancer is a difficult subject, it is an important topic that has become the impetus for many wonderful charitable organizations and fundraising efforts to help fight the insidious disease. One such organization of note here in San Diego is Forman's Foundation - a non-profit established to not only help fund research to find a cure for breast cancer, but also help current breast cancer victims find a way to have badly needed early detection tests done to identify metastasizing breast cancer before spreading to other parts of the body - as happened with the founder's wife Tracy who sadly lost her 5-year battle in 2008.... Read More

Hop Kiln Winery: When Hard Work Pays Off

Jul 1, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Food & Spirits: California Historic Landmark Number 893 in Sonoma County is also home to Hop Kiln Winery. Although hops are no longer processed here, the majestic old kilns now serve as Hop Kiln’s spectacular tasting room. The former ranch, dating from the 1850s, changed ownership in 2004 with the purpose of “upscaling and excellence,” according to CEO David Di Loreto. Currently there are estate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Grigio vineyards with immediate plans for other site-specific plantings that flourish in this appellation. The winery produces two brands: Hop Kiln and HK Generations.... Read More

New York Contemporary Art Weekend Tour

Jul 1, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

New York Art Tour: Curated Art Travel company Pinacoteca NYC and Bespoke Luxury Concierge company Pure Entertainment Group have put together an amazing travel experience of unsurpassed authenticity and comfort.... Read More

Dukes Hotel London: A Debonair Gem

Jul 1, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Hotel Review: The Martini is synonymous with class. When we think of what is possibly the world’s most renowned alcoholic cocktail, we think of James Bond, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemmingway. It’s an elegant drink: sophisticated, debonair and timeless. So it’s quite fitting that Dukes hotel, which fits all the adjectives above, should choose to launch a Martini as its summer cocktail (in the very bar Ian Fleming was said to have come up with the line, ‘Shaken, not stirred’).... Read More

Gourmet Experience Debuts in Del Mar This Fall

Jun 30, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

City Guides: Attention all gourmands, foodies, and wine, beer and spirits lovers! The producers of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival will present the Gourmet Experience this fall at the San Diego Convention Center. The two-day culinary event will present celebrity chefs sharing their recipes, special sipping sessions, and info on epicurean travel tours, and feature exhibits luxury products for home entertaining as well as new designs and kitchen layouts. ... Read More

The Luxe List: Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica Offers Relaxation & Revelry

Jun 30, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Hotel Review: In researching fabulous destinations for a “Memorial Day Girl’s Getaway,” I ultimately set my sights on Santa Monica’s iconic Hotel Shangri-La - a landmark 71-room art-deco hotel that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. This luxurious seaside reprieve, mere minutes on foot to the sand, has been a Los Angeles institution since 1939. But, with its recently completed $30 million renovation that fortunately maintained the hotel’s highly distinctive original architecture and retro design aesthetic, I can assure you this timeless property... Read More

Beaufort House: An Exclusive Delight

Jun 30, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Restaurant Review: Members’ clubs can often feel stuffy and stayed – so the launch of Beaufort House is like a breath of fresh air. Discreetly based on the Kings Road in Chelsea, the venue boasts champagne and cocktail bars, members’ room, private meeting areas and a restaurant – so you can decide whether to visit for drinks, nibbles or to dine... Read More

The Mark Hotel: Luxury Done Right on the Upper East Side

Jun 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Kamran Razavi

City Guides: From its coveted location to the impeccable service, anyone who frequents New York must put The Mark at the top of their list of places to stay.... Read More

A Voce New York Introduces a New Happy Hour

Jun 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

City Guides: New York neighborhood hangouts A Voce Madison and A Voce Columbus, part of the Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation (MARC) have recently introduced Happy Hours into their elegant casual repertories. ... Read More

London's Best Alfresco Restaurants

Jun 28, 2010  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

City Guides: Here are Bon Vivant's suggestions for London's best alfresco dining options. River Café, Hammersmith Widely regarded as London's best Italian restaurant with great pedigree in the kitchen that has produced many successful alumni and imitations, the River Café, with its minimalist, sleek design and light colour scheme that blend effortlessly with the riverside setting, creates an unforgettable dining experience.... Read More

Philadelphia Art Museum Hosts Late Renoir for Limited Time

Jun 28, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar  |  1 Comment

City Guides: From June 17 to September 6, 2010, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Late Renoir showcases the artwork of impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir through the final three decades of his life and career. It was during this time that he was considered to be at the apex of his creativity, despite the fact that he suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, progressive deformities in his hands and a host of other physical ailments. Although in constant pain, Renoir produced works of great joy and beauty, including colorful Mediterranean scenes and his famous Rubenesque nudes and bathers.... Read More

Avenue Q: Best of Broadway in San Diego

Jun 28, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

City Guides : My favorite street of a musical is coming to San Diego: Avenue Q, the world wide hit musical featuring puppets embodying the conflicts and struggles of today's 20-something year old, comes to America's Finest city from July 6th-11th.... Read More

CityCenter Shopping: Crystals in Las Vegas

Jun 28, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Las Vegas Shopping: As one of the newest shopping centers to hit the Las Vegas strip, Crystals is set to become one of the city's leading luxury lifestyle destinations. With its prime location in City Center -- an urban metropolis situated between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo -- Crystals features...... Read More

Pelican Hill Resort the Ultimate California Destination

Jun 28, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Luxury Vacations :The secret is out: Pelican Hill Resort, the 504 acre resort resting atop rolling golf greens and enjoying view of the Pacific Ocean in Orange County , has travelers flocking to it from around the world. Not even two years old, this impeccable resort has already racked up the industry’s top distinctions, including Travel + Leisure’s, It List and the Robb Report’s Best of the Best.... Read More

Bikini Parade, San Diego Kicks off Bikini Week in the Gaslamp District

Jun 25, 2010  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

San Diego Events: This weekend hundreds of women will be flaunting their beach bodies in an attempt to create a new world record. Starting at 1:30pm on Sunday, June 27, a bikini parade will be taking place in San Diego’s hottest neighborhood, the Gaslamp District.... Read More

Best Gems of New Orleans

Jun 23, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

City Guides: Any American, or foreigner for that matter, could spend a lifetime visiting America's array of cities and towns. It should be mandatory for all to visit one unique city for for a full Americana experience: New Orleans. Oozing culture and vibrant with its motley people, New Orleans is unapologetic for its quirks and imperfections. New Orleans is a delight for curious travelers. On a recent visit, I uncovered a few of the city's best gems.... Read More

Boyds Brasserie: A London Best

Jun 22, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

City Guides: We catch staff at Boyd’s Brasserie off guard. It’s a Sunday, but not just any Sunday. Today, thousands of runners are lining the streets of London for the annual marathon – and where the restaurant is situated is a base for some of the charities benefitting from the event. The manager is honest though. ‘This isn’t how we’d like you to see us,’ he confesses. ‘But we don’t have much choice today.’However, I think he’s underselling it – a bar with banter from good-spirited Londoners adds a lively and welcoming atmosphere. ... Read More

Le Manoir Oxford: Majestic Elegance

Jun 22, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

City Guides: Simply, the 15th century the Chiltern manor house Le Manoir is breathtaking. With a mission to “find perfection” in both food and accommodation – Le Manoir is just that, nestled against Oxfordshire countryside.... Read More

Westin St. Francis Union Square: The Saint of San Francisco

Jun 22, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Hotel Reviews: San Francisco, the sweet soul of California, still delights travelers the world over with its charm and historical prestige, perhaps best encapsulated by The Westin St. Francis.... Read More

Mandarin Oriental Boston Offers Stylish Stay

Jun 21, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

City Guides: When word got out that a Mandarin Oriental Hotel was opening in Boston, residents and guests alike could hardly wait for its arrival. The hotel did finally open its doors on October 2008 and it has lived up to every expectation offering the same five-diamond experience the brand has become so well known for.... Read More

Sugar and Spice Spa: An Old Town Treat

Jun 21, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

City Guides: Is it just me, or do most spa fanatics feel a little flutter in their hearts upon hearing a new spa is about to debut? When I learned Sugar and Spice Studio, by the notable ladies of First Class Wax, was about to open in Old Town, I nearly did a tap dance.... Read More

Kensington Roof Gardens: Living the High Life

Jun 18, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

City Guides: I have often seen the queues of well-dressed socialites outside the Kensington Roof Gardens. They would stand patiently, awaiting entrance to the building and the lifts which would take them upstairs into one of London’s premier nightspots. To those not ‘in the know’, it was intriguing – what was the appeal of standing for sometimes hours? So I was quite excited to finally be finding out. ... Read More

New Range Rover to Debut at Paris Motor Show

Jun 17, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

City Guides: A new Range Rover model will be introduced at the Paris Motor Show 2010 this fall. Whether it is by coincidence or plan, Land Rover's third model line is coming out the same years as the Range Rover's 40th anniversary. ... Read More

The Luxe List: Melting Pot Restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter Offers Fun For All

Jun 17, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

San Diego Dining: When considering where to go with your fun-and-food-loving friends for a girl's night out in downtown San Diego put The Melting Pot in the historic Gaslamp Quarter at the top of your list. This restaurant offers novel table-top fondue-style cooking combined with a lively atmosphere, stellar service, high quality fare and premium libations. While multi-unit chain and franchise restaurants are typically not my thing, this experience proved to be an exceptionally good time. Beyond a night on the town with the girls, The Melting Pot is equally apropos for a romantic dinner for two, fam... Read More

PGA Tour Stop in Philadelphia: 2010 AT&T National

Jun 17, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

City Guides: It will be another Fourth of July to remember in the City of Brotherly Love with the Aronimink Golf Club hosting the PGA Tour's 2010 AT&T National tournament on the Fourth of July weekend. Newtown Square, which is just south of Philadelphia, is the actual site of the event that runs June 29 to July 4. ... Read More

The Pierre Hotel: Esteemed Elegance in NYC

Jun 14, 2010  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Hotel Reviews: With $100M in re-design, the iconic Pierre Hotel has become even more esteemed, offering guests a venture into elegance and refinement with an inviting simplicity of a boutique hotel. With guests like Queen Elizabeth II, Coco Chanel, Katharine Hepburn, and Elton John staying at your hotel, every detail must be accounted for. ... Read More

Bon Vivant Luxury Concierge Services, Offer Peace of Mind

Jun 14, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Concierge Services: Do you often slip into bed at night, wondering where the day went? Or during the working day, do you receive a phone call from your mother to say you have forgotten your father’s birthday? Does your partner call to say that it would be nice to do something together as the last time they saw you was weeks ago?... Read More

LA Wedding Cake Designers: Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

Jun 14, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

City Guides: Whether your wedding is traditional, modern or filled with whimsy, three LA bakeries have the fairy tale ending to your wedding day and a cake designed to suit the individual style of any I Do Diva. ... Read More

World's Largest Yoga Event comes to Central Park Summer 2010

Jun 11, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

City Guides: The plan is to establish a world's record and to have the Guinness Book of World Records' people there to confirm it. Ten thousand yoga enthusiasts are expected to spread out over the lawn of Central Park in NYC on June 22 to participate in the world's largest yoga session.... Read More

Former Philadelphia Civil War Museum Now For Sale

Jun 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

City Guides: The listingof 1805 Pine Street in Rittenhouse Square offers luxury buyers the unique opportunity to purchase not just a piece of Philadelphia history, but American history. Built in 1856, this 5-bedroom, 7-bath mansion was the home of the Civil War Library & Museum from 1922 to 2008, and a historical plaque still sits outside the home to celebrate this rich heritage.... Read More

PPL Park Philadelphia to Open June 2010

Jun 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar  |  1 Comment

City Guides: A brand-new stadium will be the home of Philadelphia's newest major league sports team, the Philadelphia Union, an MLS soccer club. ... Read More

Hanh Vineyards: A Commitment to Excellence

Jun 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

City Guides: Rugged and teeming with natural beauty, the Santa Lucia Highlands vineyards of Hahn Estates/Smith & Hook Winery deserve to be protected. Hahn Estates founder Nicolaus (Nicky) Hahn recognized this two decades ago, when he first proposed the creation of the Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) appellation. ... Read More

No. 9 Park Restaurant Shines on Boston's Beacon Hill

Jun 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

City Guides: No. 9 Park is one of the city's best restaurants and after just one step inside, you will soon see why. Located in an elegant townhouse overlooking the Boston Common and Beacon Hill, the intimate European style restaurant highlights some amazing cuisine. The French and Italian inspired dishes focus on simplicity and flavor with entrees that include East Coast halibut, yellowfin tuna, grilled pork belly and organic guinea hen. ... Read More

Summertime In Beverly Hills: Long Nights and Delicious Days

Jun 10, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

City Guides: It’s the time of year for outdoor spa treatments, spicy barbeques and evening rooftop soirees. While glamorous outdoor activities abound in Beverly Hills, small-town, community-oriented options are plentiful too. From music in the park to chili cook-offs to “dive-in” movie nights, there truly is something for everyone in Beverly Hills, one of the world’s most sought-after locales. ... Read More

The Luxe List: Drai's Hollywood & SKYBAR: High Rolling Nightlife

Jun 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern  |  1 Comment

City Guides: In the ever-changing Los Angeles nightlife scene, two hotel-based venues are currently making an indelible mark: Drai's at the W and SKYBAR at the Mondrain, both in West Hollywood. These two highly distinctive clubs offer exclusive and extraordinary experiences, including mixing and mingling with the bold, beautiful and often famous patrons that make the town tick.... Read More

Acote Salon: Boston's Best Hair

Jun 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Debbi & William D. Kickham, Esq.

City Guides: Seeking to make the “Best Tressed List” with a stunning haircut and color? When you’re in Boston, there’s only one salon for those in-the-know: Salon Acote.... Read More

Normandy Impressionist Festival Sweeps the Streets of Northern France

Jun 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Luxury Vacations: As the first-ever Impressionist Festival kicks into high-gear, JustLuxe hits the streets of Normandy to celebrate one of the most influential artistic movements of all time.... Read More

Cosmetic Surgery: The Best of Boston

Jun 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Debbi & William D. Kickham, Esq.

City Guides: If you want to change your appearance, you want it done right – that goes without saying. Unfortunately, too many patients wind up having revision surgery, after countless hours of hand-wringing and researching a better surgeon. With any luck, they find themselves in the office of Dr. Anthony Weikel. Dr. Weikel frequently performs revision plastic surgery procedures on patients who are dissatisfied with the results from their original cosmetic surgeon. ... Read More

The Luxe List: Bar Marmont: A Chef's Playground

Jun 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

City Guides: Perched atop a bluff right off the Sunset Strip in the heart of Hollywood sits Chateau Marmont a fabulously over-the-top hotel modeled on an infamous royal residence in France's Loire Valley. Over its 81-year history, Chateau Marmont has famously hosted A-list Hollywood stars among other power players in its 63 secluded bungalows and cottages, glamorous penthouse suites, and graciously appointed rooms. ... Read More

London's Knightsbridge District: Luxury-Shopper's Haven

Jun 4, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

City Guides: The recent news of the selling of Harrods by Mr. al-Fayed to Qatar Holdings brings London's Knightsbridge District into the limelight. With Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and Selfridges as the hubs among other boutiques, eateries, and cult... Read More

Champion Poker Player Beth Shak Unveils Her Custom Walter Steiger Heels

Jun 4, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

News & Trends: Star poker player Beth Shak is giving JustLuxe the inside scoop as she plays in next week's World Series of Poker Tournament in Las Vegas.... Read More

Graziano Family of Wines: It's All in the Family

Jun 3, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

City Guides: It’s been said that Greg Graziano, owner of Graziano Family of Wines , never met a grape he didn’t love. The third-generation winemaker and winegrower has... Read More

Gershon Bachnus Winery: Tuscany in Temecula

Jun 3, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

City Guides: Tuscany meets Temecula at Gershon Bachus Vintners (GBV). The winery is located in the enthralling hills of the De Portola wine trail, where ocean breezes roll over coastal mountains creating the perfect spot for luxury wine tasting.... Read More

Top Summer Music Festivals Bring Festivity to the UK

Jun 1, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Luxury Vacations: If the word ‘festival’ conjures images of muddy fields, rain, queues for toilets and standing around for hours waiting to see your favorite band, let E... Read More

Milan's Best Shopping, Where to Dine & What to See

May 31, 2010  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Milan Travel Guide: There is no other city quite as synonymous with fashion and shopping as Milan. You certainly cannot visit the city without picking up the latest from Italian couture designers like Versace, Gucci or Armani, and you will find a wealth of names from across the globe as well. Nearby also lies one of the best food districts in all of Italy, so it's easy to visit both. Here is a list of the best places to shop while you are in town. After all, wouldn’t you be crushed to return home and learn that you missed shopping at the largest Armani/Casa store in the world?  ... Read More

The Top Festivals in Madrid for Summer 2010

May 29, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Summer Festivals: Madrid has a large variety of festivals and concerts going on for summer 2010, check out this round up and be sure to start planning your trip today. ... Read More

WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand Redefines the Las Vegas Pool Party Scene

May 28, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Las Vegas Pools: Daylife is born at WET REPUBLIC, an alluring 53,000-square-foot ultra pool at MGM Grand combining an exclusive nightlife... Read More

Exchange LA Nightclub: Vintage Building Comes to Life

May 28, 2010  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum

City Guides: While dancing and the stock exchange may seem worlds apart, Exchange LA, Downtown's newest nightlife hub seamlessly fuses the two. Located in the former ... Read More

Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub Debut

May 28, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

New Venues in Las Vegas: Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub, the newest and most highly-anticipated Las Vegas cl... Read More

CityCenter Unveils The Residences at The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

May 28, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Residences: After the impressive debut of the 392 guestrooms at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, CityCenter presents The Residences at Mandarin Oriental...... Read More

P Boutique: Fresh Fashion on Sunset Strip

May 28, 2010  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum

City Guides: A fresh fusion of New York Fashion, Parisian elegance and of course a uniquely West Hollywood vibe, new luxury botique P seeks... Read More

Fashion 26 Wyndham Hotel: Caters to a Chic Crowd

May 27, 2010  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

Hotels: Fashion is to New York what red wine is to Bordeaux. It’s a symbol of the city. During the twice-yearly Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, designers, models and fashion followers descend on the city to attend shows, openings and... Read More

United Nude Shoes Opens Luxe New Store in New York

May 26, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Shopping: United Nude shoes has transferred its sculptural artsy-looking shoes to the décor of its newly opened New York flagship in the Bowery.... Read More

Fashion Valley to Receive Face-lift

May 26, 2010  |   Contributor: Kristi Brooks

Fashion & Style If all the high-end stores (Bloomingdales, Neimans, Gucci, Jimmy Choo)... Oh I could just go on and on!) weren't enough to get you to San Diego's finest mall, Fashion Valley is about to get even more luxe with a $15 million dollar... Read More

Neighborhood: Serving Some of the Best Gourmet Burgers in San Diego

May 25, 2010  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Restaurant Review: One of my all-time favorite spots downtown is Neighborhood. Visiting this spot on a beautiful San Diego day is pleasant; enormous windows let in the breeze, imparting a very indoor/outdoor feel. Between the atmosphere and the del... Read More

Mandarin Oriental New York: Legend of Luxury

May 21, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hotel Review: As a Five-diamond Award property, the Mandarin Oriental New York is practiced in offering its discerning guests the absolute best in amenities that the hospitality industry has to offer – and then goes two steps further.... Read More

Hotel Griffou: New York’s Latest Nightlife Hotspot

May 17, 2010  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

City Guides Hotspots come and go. A watering hole can be the place du jour only to become passé once word gets out.... Read More

Westin Palace Madrid Provides Magic for Travelers

May 17, 2010  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Hotel Review: Spain. The name carries with it images of love, zeal and beauty. In this plush country, Madrid locals daily explore their passions through music, dance and food on warm summer evenings. Madrid immediately lures you into its culture with historical sites a... Read More

CityCenter Las Vegas: 48 Hours at One of the Strip's Best New Properties

May 15, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Travel Review: Only on the Vegas Strip could a stand-alone city be built. Not just any city, either. Vegas' CityCenter, MGM's most impressive and prodigious project ever, is nearly complete as the most modern, glimmering metropolis yet seen in N... Read More

Hollywood’s Slimming Secrets of the Stars

May 14, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Los Angeles News: It’s no secret in Tinseltown that slim celebs pull out all the stops to be picture perfect for their red carpet close ups. What looks effortless to the outside eye was a carefully calculated strict and regimented weight loss progr... Read More

Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show in London

May 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London Events: Rambling roses, beacons of hope, quiet reflection and the exoticism of the Far East are just some of the floral themes that will be coming together for the world’s most famous flower show this month.... Read More

INside San Diego: Stars and Strikes Bowling Extravaganza 2010

May 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

INside SD Report: As an ever-appreciative San Diego resident and a good life connoisseur indelibly on the hunt for the best of the best, it's incumbent on me to experience and inform you, dear Reader, about notable San Diego-area "happenings"... Read More

INside San Diego: Mama's Day 2010 Restaurant Tasting Event Benefiting Mama's Kitchen

May 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern  |  1 Comment

INside SD Report: As an ever-appreciative San Diego resident and a good life connoisseur indelibly on the hunt for the best of the best, it's incumbent on me to experience and inform you, dear Reader, about notable San Diego-area "happenings" — you... Read More

Prime Steaks at Umbria Prime

May 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Restaurant Review: If you are looking for a great steakhouse near Faneuil Hall, don't miss Umbria Prime located in the Financial District.... Read More

Smashbox Studios: From Startup to Success

May 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Los Angeles News: Smashbox Studios, the premier Los Angeles-based production studio has grown considerably since its inception, thanks to the hard work and foresight of native Angeleno Mikel Elliott.... Read More

Las Vegas Restaurants: An Overview of the Top Chef Judges' Favorites

May 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Las Vegas Restaurants: Popular reality show and cooking competition Top Chef is ever upping the ante for its chef competitors. But last season, the show also upped the caliber of guest judges.... Read More

Best Hotel Bars in London

May 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas  |  1 Comment

London Bars: Welcome to Bon Vivant's selection of the best hotel bars in London. Bon Vivant, a premiere concierge service based in London, is an all-encompassing lifestyle management and and concierge service that offers bespoke travel and leisure... Read More

Noble Experiment: San Diego's Best New Cocktail Lounge

May 6, 2010  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

San Diego Nightlife Review: There are many venues in San Diego that are worth reviewing. We have found one that blows them all away. Noble Experiment has gotten quite a bit of positive press already, and after visiting the establishment it’s easy t... Read More

Kristi Brooks' Style Lab: The Perfect Gift Just in Time for Mother's Day

May 3, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Fashion & Style: You're probably just as tired of giving your mom flowers and perfume as she is of receiving them. This year, celeb stylist Kristi Brooks is helping you give the gift of style as she uses the same red carpet treatments she provides to cele... Read More

The Luxe List: INside San Diego: "Art Alive" Opening Celebration at The San Diego Museum of Art

Apr 30, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

INside SD Report: As an ever-appreciative San Diego resident and a good life connoisseur indelibly on the hunt for the best of the best, it's incumbent on me to experience and inform you, dear Reader, about notable San Diego-area... Read More

Trattoria Cinque Brings Rustic Italian Cuisine to Tribeca

Apr 30, 2010  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

Dining: It isn’t difficult to find a good Italian restaurant in New York City. Stalwarts such as Babbo and Sardi’s attract wealthy and famous clientele. But many of the trendiest Italian spots favor Tuscan cuisine over any other Italian region.... Read More

Church is a Place of Worship for LA’s Fashion Forward

Apr 30, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

News: This heavenly boutique is sure to attract a mass of fashion followers. Before walking through the door of this ivy-covered oasis on Santa Monica Boulevard, you can already sense that something truly inspired is in store.... Read More

Andaz Wall Street Attracts Savvy Tourists to the Financial District.

Apr 30, 2010  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

Hotel Review: Andaz Wall Street Attracts Savvy Tourists to the Financial District. Downtown Manhattan took a financial hit after the September 11th attacks. Many businesses shuttered and residents moved to “safer” neighborhoods or... Read More

Hotel Review: St. James Hotel & Club in London

Apr 30, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Hotel Review: Tucked away in a quiet corner of the city, it’s hard to believe that St James’s Hotel And Club is right in the centre of the bustling city of London.... Read More

The Luxe List: INside San Diego: Rhythm & Vine Music & Wine Festival

Apr 27, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

INside SD Report: As an ever-appreciative San Diego resident and a good life connoisseur indelibly on the hunt for the best of the best, it's incumbent on me to experience and inform you, dear reader, about notable San Diego-area "happenings" — you know, those society events, grand openings, launch parties and...... Read More

Grand Hyatt Atlanta: Luxury Hotel in Buckhead, GA

Apr 22, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Luxury Hotels: A tranquil place to stay in the midst of a bustling urban environment, the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead offers a prime location with plenty to do.... Read More

Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel is Now Among Key West Hotels with Jet Ski Tours on Site

Apr 19, 2010

Luxury Hotels: The Key West Marriott Beachside is now offering Jet Ski tours on its own seven-acre beachfront property. This Key West Hotel recently announced its decision to utilize Barefoot Billy's, one of Key West's Jet Ski tour operators, to pr... Read More

Hotel Review: The Mercer Hotel in SoHo, New York

Apr 19, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Hotel Review: If it were not for a sharply dressed, demur, name tag-less bellhop, I would have never have found the Mercer Hotel in broad daylight.... Read More

L'Espalier Restaurant Moves to the Heart of Boston's Back Bay

Apr 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston Restaurants: If you ventured over to Gloucester Street in search of the famed L'Espalier restaurant, you won't find it here any more.... Read More

Restaurant Review: Moti Mahal in Convent Garden, London

Apr 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London Fine Dining: The concept of Indian dining has shifted. Long-gone are the neon signs, the artwork on the walls which lights up and the luminous curries - in their place instead stands an elegant sensory journey.... Read More

Jet Rhys Salon Opens New Solana Beach Location

Apr 15, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Salon Review: After throwing my hair back into a tight, unsightly bun for what seemed like months on end, I realized it was time to take control of my mangled locks. And when I heard the news that celebrity hair stylists, Jet and Rhys had recently... Read More

Hotel Review: Acqualina Resort & Spa, Miami

Apr 15, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Luxury Hotels: When you head to Miami, no other resort better encompasses the Miami lifestyle than the Acqualina Resort. The luxury resort property is ideally situated on 4.5 beachfront acres with 400 feet of stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline.... Read More

Hotel Review: Will you be seduced at The Metropolitan, London?

Apr 14, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London Hotels: Can you remember the last time you were romanced? Where that special someone planned a spontaneous trip, surprised you with a thoughtful gift or cooked you a special candle-lit dinner?... Read More

Hotel Review: Four Seasons New York - A Seasoned Classic

Apr 13, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Hotel Review: How I love a classic hotel, timeless and impeccable, cherished and refined. The Four Seasons Hotel on 57th Street, just a stroll away from Park Blvd and Madison Ave in the business mecca of Manhattan, couldn't be more classic.... Read More

BFI Southbank Screens Paul Newman Movies This Month

Apr 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Things to do in London: He was known for his piercing blue eyes, Adonis physique and charming personality. But what Paul Newman was best loved for were his acting skills.... Read More

Luna Grill in San Diego: Hoorah for the Kabob

Apr 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

San Diego Restaurants: I've never heard of a "kabobary," let along a "neighborhood" one. But Luna Grill, a restaurant with two locations in San Diego, is making "neighborhood kabobary" part of the foodie lexicon.... Read More

Jazz Lovers Flocked to the Time Warner Center to Celebrate “A Taste of Jazz”

Apr 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

New York Events: April is Jazz Appreciation Month and fans of the musical genre gathered in Time Warner Center on April 9 to celebrate the first ever “A Taste of Jazz” event, co-sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center.... Read More

The Magic of Mayfair - Traditional Elegance with a Contemporary Twist

Apr 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

Things to Do in London: Mayfair has always been synonymous with style, glamour and decadence, and today it can also be proud of a new 'cool' status as Londoners embrace their British heritage, with the contemporary seamlessly sitting alongside old... Read More

Join a Gardening Club: Kensington Roof Garden

Apr 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London Clubs: Look outside your back window. What do you see? If your answer is either ‘potential’ or a blooming array that would put the Chelsea Flower Show to shame, there’s a new event in London which you must get along to.... Read More

Breakfast in San Diego: Cherished Cody's - La Jolla Summer Pick

Apr 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

San Diego Breakfast Spots: There are too many hustle bustle breakfast nooks in San Diego where constant dish clanking and sloshing cups of coffee are the norm. That's why I cherish Cody's in La Jolla ever more.... Read More

The Best San Diego Winery Dining: Going Gourmet in Temecula Valley

Apr 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries: In the middle of Southern California’s Temecula Valley there stands a solid granite monument bearing the names of dozens of early pioneers who traveled bravely through this unknown region in search of something new and exciting.... Read More

Manhattan's Peninsula New York: Location, Location, Location!

Apr 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Hotel Review: The luxurious Peninsula boasts a location right in the midst of Manhattan's most prestigious neighborhood. Classic design, intimate ambience and personalized service all meet up The Peninsula New York, right in the middle of Midtown,... Read More

Global Commerce Solutions' Haitian Earthquake Benefit

Apr 7, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Charity Events: Acclaimed Actor Danny Glover, Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis and Haitian Ambassador to the U.S. were among exclusive special guests at the Global Commerce Solutions' Haitian Earthquake Benefit.... Read More

Winery Review: J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines San Jose and Paso Robles, California

Apr 6, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Winery Review: The name of one of the first and most influential winegrowing pioneers on California’s Central Coast is Jerry Lohr, founder of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines. J. Lohr’s estate vineyards are found in three of California’s most esteemed win... Read More

Trump Hotels Collection Introduces The Trump SoHo New York

Apr 5, 2010  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  2 Comments

Luxury Hotels: Four years since their announcement, the Trump Hotels Collection is ready to introduce the Trump SoHo New York to the world.... Read More

Top Ten: London's Best Venues for Afternoon Tea

Apr 3, 2010  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

The Best of London: Partaking in afternoon tea is a distinctly British tradition and it's a great way to reconnect with British heritage. This is Bon Vivant's selection of the best afternoon tea venues in London.... Read More

Acura ZDX Launch Party at the W Hotel Hollywood

Mar 17, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Los Angeles Events: Well known for their flawless execution, Acura did not disappoint the discerning crowd. VIPS, celebs and execs were a flutter flashing at the new four-door coupe concept by Acura.... Read More

The Luxe List: INside San Diego: Quality Social's RIVIERA-Sponsored Launch Party

Mar 15, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

INside SD Report: As an ever-appreciative San Diego resident and a good life connoisseur indelibly on the hunt for the best of the best, it's incumbent on me to experience and inform you, dear reader, about notable San Diego-area "happenings" — you... Read More

The Ames Hotel in Boston Aims for the Stars

Mar 11, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Hotel Review: If you are looking to stay within walking distance to Beacon Hill, Government Center, Faneuil Hall Marketplace or even Downtown Crossing then look no further than The Ames Hotel.... Read More

The Luxe List: INside San Diego: Morton's Stone Brewing Company Dinner

Mar 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

INside SD Report: As an ever-appreciative San Diego resident and a good life connoisseur indelibly on the hunt for the best of the best, it's incumbent on me to experience and inform you, dear Reader, about notable San Diego-area "happenings" — you... Read More

Four Seasons Boston Hotel Review: The Brightest Horizon of Hospitality

Mar 4, 2010  |   Contributor: Debbi & William D. Kickham, Esq.

Hotel Review: When you stay at a Four Seasons property anywhere in the world, you expect extraordinary service – it’s all part of their legendary reputation. Regardless, we were still blown away by the incredible service we experienced on our rec... Read More

Café 21 : A Blackjack of a Café in San Diego

Mar 1, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

San Diego Restaurants: Glitzy, grand restaurants have a certain appeal, but I've increasing been lured by little gem eateries that have a quaint flair and sweet coziness. My latest discovery in San Diego is Café 21, a darling and unassuming restau... Read More

Sail into a Luxury Voyage at London’s Prestigious Cruise Show

Feb 26, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London Events: If, to you, the word "cruise" conjures images of days stuck on a rusty boat with stuffy people, it’s time to think again.... Read More

W Boston: New Luxury Hotel in the Heart of the City

Feb 26, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Luxury Hotels: You wouldn’t know that we are in the midst of a recession with all the new hotels that keep popping up throughout Boston.... Read More

Bistro du Midi: Best New Restaurant in Boston

Feb 23, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston Restaurants: When Boston’s famed chef Lydia Shire closed the doors to Excelsior, the city was left disappointed until the recent arrival of Bistro du Midi.... Read More

Spotlight On The Edison: LA’s Trendy Nightspot

Feb 23, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Nightclubs in LA: From Wednesday to Saturday, LA’s most trendsetting hipsters can be found downtown at The Edison.... Read More

Winery Review: Clarbec Wines in Sonoma County

Feb 22, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: For more than a century, strong-minded women have made an invaluable impact on Sonoma County and Glen Oaks Ranch, the land that now grows Clarbec wines.... Read More

Vdara at CityCenter: New Luxury Boutique Hotel in Las Vegas

Feb 17, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Hotel Review: We were not kidding when we said Vdara is a breath of fresh air in Las Vegas. This luxury boutique hotel is a perfect escape from its smoky casino counterparts.... Read More

Family Vacations in Orlando

Feb 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Family Vacations in Orlando: If your summer vacation plans include the whole clan, Orlando, Florida is the perfect place for parents and kiddos alike.... Read More

Winery Review: Briar Rose Winery in Temecula, California

Feb 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: The storybook cottage of Snow White is a fitting home for Briar Rose Winery.... Read More

Yachting Lessons at Captains Club Boutique Hotel in England

Feb 15, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Travel Specials: Here’s a way to learn to become a better sailor and vacation in Dorset, England, where the sailing competitions of the 2012 Summer Olympics will occur.... Read More

Herm?s Opens Men’s Store in NYC

Feb 15, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Fashion News: What’s in store for men who shop in the new Herm?s for men’s store on Madison Avenue?... Read More

Winery Review: Wente Vineyards in Livermore, California

Feb 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: Last year marked the 125th anniversary of Wente Vineyards. It’s a remarkable testament to perseverance that German immigrant Carl Heinrich Wente founded a wine legacy in 1883 that is still owned and operated by fourth- and f... Read More

Winery Review: Chatom Vineyards in Calaveras County, California

Feb 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: Upon first meeting Gay Callan, the petite owner of Chatom Vineyards, it’s hard to believe she’s a farmer and self-made businesswoman. But that’s precisely what she is.... Read More

Review: 47 Park Street, London - A Marriott Residence

Feb 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Review: I make my way from Marble Arch station, battling against the wind and the rain, which is so strong, my flimsy umbrella threatens to pop inside out.... Read More

Restaurant Review: Rhodes W1 Restaurant Cumberland Hotel

Feb 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Fine Dining: On the face of it, the menu is beautifully simple. The panna cotta, parmesan and cauliflower emulsion amuse bouche translates to cauliflower cheese; the soft duck egg, chestnut mushrooms, watercress veloute with Roquefort and truffle soldiers is clearly dippy egg and cheesy toast – and obviously confit lamb belly, beetroot, roast onion and ticklemore is lamb with a tasty sauce.... Read More

Things to See in Miami

Feb 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Things to See in Miami: From its expansive beaches to its bustling city scene, Miami is the place to see and be seen.... Read More

Miami Best Hotels

Feb 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Luxury Hotels: With a tropical climate, a vibrant culture, and a laundry list of local landmarks, the greater area of Miami has long been a popular tourist destination.... Read More

San Diego Spa Review: Float my Boat

Feb 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

San Diego Wellness: I admit, I don't own a boat at this moment in time, nor does this latest JustLuxe experience involve a boat.... Read More

Clarissa’s Pilates: Private, Luxury Pilates Studio in Los Angeles

Feb 9, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Health & Fitness: Anyone who has tried Pilates can attest to what a different workout it is, while almost immediately rewarding.... Read More

Things to See in Los Angeles

Feb 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Things to See in Los Angeles: Los Angeles is unarguably a place where dreams are realized and stars are born. Whether in pursuit of fame, business, or simply an exciting vacation chocked full of entertainment, the star-studded streets of Los Angele... Read More

Los Angeles Best Hotels

Feb 9, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Hotels: From Hollywood to the Santa Monica Pier, the number of luxury hotels in Los Angeles proves to be endless. For each landmark hotel that has been around for decades, it seems as though there is an equally lavish, yet more contemporary... Read More

Gilt Groupe & Marie Claire Host Private Screening of When in Rome in Gaslamp

Feb 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

San Diego Scene: Recently, San Diego’s hottest crowd was invited to attended a special invitation-only screening of When in Rome, starring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel. Put on jointly by Gilt Groupe and Marie Claire magazine, the... Read More

Things To See in New York

Feb 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Things To Do in New York: For those looking for excitement, around-the-clock entertainment, and a hefty dose of culture, there is no better place to visit than the urban streets of New York City.... Read More

Ciel Spa at SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills: Where Luxury Meets Romance

Feb 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Luxury Spas: The SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills- The ultimate in Los Angeles decadence. Go there to enjoy the eclectic décor and wildly chic “scene” at their Bizaare lounge.... Read More

New York Best Hotels

Feb 8, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Luxury Hotels: With hundreds of luxurious hotels lining the streets of New York City, finding the perfect five-star hotel can often be overwhelming.... Read More

Bordello Chic: Trendy Design in Los Angeles

Feb 2, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Los Angeles News: Blame it on the latest vampire resurgence and a fascination for all things old, but the latest trend in Los Angeles has been dubbed “Bordello Chic” and can be seen in businesses and clubs across the city. It’ll probably be... Read More

Vacation Like a Vanderbilt at Revamped Fisher Island Resort

Feb 2, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Resorts: The historic Vanderbilt Mansion on Fisher Island, Florida, the private residential enclave routinely named as the country’s most expensive zip code, has just been restored to its original glory as part of a $60 million island-wide r... Read More

LA’s Dance Doctor to The Stars: John Cassese

Jan 27, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Los Angeles: Over the years, dance has undergone many transformations, but will always remain a form of self-expression. With endless styles, dance is an art form that can take years to master and John Cassese is an instructor that has spent years... Read More

W Hotel New York Completes the Manhattan Experience

Jan 22, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hotel Review: W Hotels Worldwide has made a name for itself being just what and where you want it to be. Luxury the world-over, amazing accommodations and properties in the world’s blooming and booming hotspots.... Read More

W Hotel South Beach Puts Miami Luxury on the Map

Jan 22, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Hotel Review: Visiting South Beach is an all-inclusive sensory experience. From sizzling and infamous nightlife to the world's largest collection of art-deco architecture, the who's who of pop culture have made a name for South Beach as one of the... Read More

Winery Review: Falkner Winery in Temecula, California

Jan 21, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: Loretta and Ray Falkner of Falkner Winery come from diverse business backgrounds but found a shared passion in wine.... Read More

2011 Mustang GT Official Pace Car Daytona 500

Jan 21, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Classic and Luxury Cars: The 2011 Mustang GT is the pace car for the 2010 Daytona 500. It is the first time a Ford has been a pace car to the event in 40 years.... Read More

JustLuxe Select Destination: NYC’s Juicy Meat Packing District

Jan 21, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

News: MPD is the short form of NYC’s culturally rich Meat Packing District.... Read More

Current Events & What to Do in Los Angeles, January 2010

Jan 20, 2010  |   Contributor: Nicole Pollard

Los Angles City Report: A Los Angeles is a city of reincarnation - celebrities change personas in the blink of an eye and January is our month to partake.... Read More

Stiletto Spy School: A Ladies' Las Vegas Retreat

Jan 19, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Las Vegas News: Listen up, ladies! If you’re looking for a Sin City retreat full of adventure, excitement, and activities that would intrigue James Bond himself, then this might be right up your alley.... Read More

London Fashion Week 2010

Jan 19, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London Fashion News: Calling all fashionistas! London Fashion Week will be taking to the catwalk next month, showcasing the creative, the stunning and the down-right wacky designs which are set to take stores by storm this winter.... Read More

Valentine’s Day Ideas in London: Wow That Special Someone

Jan 15, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Valentine's Day: If you haven’t booked anywhere special for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, now’s the time – before it’s too late.... Read More

Cirque du Soleil's New Varekai Comes to London

Jan 15, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London Entertainment: Starting as a group of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has come a long way.... Read More

Super Bowl Super Sunday at Miami Viceroy Hotel

Jan 13, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Luxury Events: This Super Bowl Sunday, you could be rubbing elbows with not only professional athletes, but also world-renowned chefs, legendary musicians, and celebrated comics. The first-ever Super Bowl Super Brunch is an exclusive VIP... Read More

Luxury in the Big Easy at the W New Orleans

Jan 13, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hotel Review: There are few ways to experience the Big Easy other than spending your time at the W New Orleans, at the heart of the action.... Read More

Hotel Special: Tryst with a Twist at Met London

Jan 8, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Travel Specials: The sophisticated Metropolitan London presents a classic romance package – with a little spice. Book Rendez-Vous at the Met in time for Valentine’s Day, or any weekend that requires some sizzle.... Read More

Jaeger LeCoultre Exclusive Watch at Beverly Hills Boutique

Jan 8, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Los Angeles News: Jaeger-LeCoultre announced yesterday production of the first Beverly Hills Boutique exclusive timepiece: The Master Compressor Diving Alarm Navy SEALs Incursion.... Read More

Richard Branson Debuts New Luxury Retreat Outside NYC

Jan 5, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

New York Retreats: Sir Richard Branson has just opened Natirar, the first outpost of his Virgin Limited Edition Collection of luxury retreats, in New Jersey consisting of a culinary center, resort, spa and private club.... Read More

 
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