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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

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: Christy 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

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

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

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

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