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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 Quinones  |  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

 
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