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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: Christy Stewart

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

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: Christy 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

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

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