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Wedding Venue and Luxury Event Accommodations at Lucien's Manor

Jan 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Just over the river from Philadelphia, Lucien's Manor is a family owned and operated, world-class catering and banquet facility. They coordinate affairs like weddings, anniversaries, celebrations and corporate meetings.... Read More

Antiques and Nautical Collectibles at Lannan Ship Model Gallery

Jan 28, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

There are innumerable niches and categories to consider when collectible items are being discussed. Antiquarians are a special breed who search the world to find pieces to add to those eclectic collections.... Read More

Sushi Restaurant and Tapas Lounge Now Open in Long Beach: Suba Sushi

Jan 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Two of my favorite types of food have formed the perfect marriage: Sushi and tapas. Long Beach area's latest sleek lounge, Suba Sushi, is serving up a seductive splicing of both.... Read More

True Romance Awaits at The Pink Lady of La Jolla: La Valencia Hotel

Jan 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

How could I resist a stay at "The Pink Lady of La Jolla" this Valentine's season? The La Valencia Hotel, the iconic property of seaside La Jolla, still radiates with grace and elegant charm that makes any discerning traveler blush with delight.... Read More

Signature Theater Announces World Premiere of Musical Comedy

Jan 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes

Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre has announced its upcoming world premiere of the musical comedy, And the Curtain Rises (formerly known as Wheatley's Folly), which begins performances on Thursday, March 17, 2011.... Read More

Charlie Trotter's: Excellence in Culinary Arts

Jan 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Chicago Dining: Located amongst residences in family-friendly Lincoln Park, Charlie Trotter's has long given Chicago cabbies a run for their money-occupying space in two converted townhomes with very discreet signage. Once inside, the neighborhood feel evaporates as the welcoming staff invites diners to have a drink at the open and airy bar before their meal.... Read More

Zandra Rhodes at Mingei Museum

Jan 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Kristi Brooks

Balboa Park's Mingei International Museum was even more colorful than usual on Friday night with The Princess of Punk herself, the great Zandra Rhodes.... Read More

The Philadelphia Flower Show 2011: Springtime in Paris

Jan 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

This year's Philadelphia Flower Show pays tribute to the City of Light with a "Springtime in Paris" theme, featuring flowering trees, roses, lilacs and lavender.... Read More

Haru Sushi Boston: Incredible Seafood Offerings

Jan 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Dining: Looking for somewhere to relax after a full day of shopping? For some of the best sushi in Boston, you don't have to look any further than Haru Sushi. Located at the Prudential Shops, this seafood mecca serves up some of the freshest seafood in town.... Read More

Sports Club/LA's $2 Million New Year's Renovations

Jan 24, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

It's always right around the New Year that everyone finally decides to tackle those self-improvement projects they've been meaning to get to all year. Apparently, the same holds true for the gyms where people go to put those New Year's resolutions into practice.... Read More

Haverford Reserve Luxury Carriage Homes

Jan 24, 2011  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Philadelphia Living: The exclusive carriage homes of Haverford Reserve are specially designed to be reminiscent of European villages. With a landscaped, tree-lined complex entrance, the homes are situated on a rolling hillside, offering stunning views.... Read More

The Athenaeum Hotel London: A Destination Hotel in an Ideal Location

Jan 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Hotel Review: There are always plenty of wonderful hotels throughout a thriving city like London. Luxury chain hotels attract visitors through familiarity, others have ridden on the wave of fame that notable guests have left in their wake. Then there are those who have made a name for themselves by offering something unique: a prime location, a notable spa, restaurant or service. The Athenaeum boasts several reasons to call it home during your stay in this exceptional city.... Read More

Paris Hotel Le Bristol to Unveil One of World’s Most Expensive Suites

Jan 21, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Hotels: Paris’s Hotel Le Bristol, located on the famed rue de Faubourg Saint Honoré, has been a celebrity haunt since its first opened in 1925. These days its high profile patrons include Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio and Natalia Vodianova.... Read More

Valentine’s Day Weekend: Opaque Dining in the Dark

Jan 21, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

San Diego Dining: Opaque–dining in the dark–is rolling out a new Valentine’s weekend event in San Diego, CA and more cities to follow in 2012.... Read More

Farmers Market Dinner Series at FIG

Jan 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Los Angeles Dining: It's all about farmers' market fare and seasonal menus in Los Angeles restaurants these days. FIG at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica takes the trend a step further. They're offering a series of Farm Dinners where the individual farmers who actually supply the standouts on Chef Ray Garcia's menu get their moment in the sun. So to speak.... Read More

Virginia Wine Expo to Showcase Region's Best Food and Spirits

Jan 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes

Wine Tasting: Virginia wineries are catching the eye of wine lovers nationwide. The best chance to learn more is at the upcoming fourth annual Virginia Wine Expo, February 25-27 at the Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. All attendees will be able to sip wine from over 60 Virginia wineries and sample gourmet food from some of the region's finest chefs.... Read More

The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park: Where Luxury Meets Comfort

Jan 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Luxury Hotels: The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park manages to be simultaneously grand and welcoming. Walking into the Fairmont Chicago's enormous circular lobby could feel a bit overwhelming, but the affable staff is warm and welcoming and directs guests to anywhere they want to go. And even if no staff were around, there's a fancy-schmancy touch directory to help guests get around-giving everything from the local weather to the location of a special event.... Read More

Auto Show of Philadelphia Black Tie Tailgate

Jan 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Teresa Rothaar

Events: The 2011 Philly Auto Show runs from January 29 to February 6 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Featured exotic cars include the Aston Martin DBS, Rapide and Vantage N420, the Audi R8 Spyder, and the Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed and Mulsanne. They are also showing vintage and antique cars such as a 1927 Bentley 3-Litre, a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham and a 1966 Cobra 427 Roadster.... Read More

Get in Shape With Ease in San Diego

Jan 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Health & Fitness: Ah, the New Year. Gyms are packed with eager patrons, laced up with their holiday running shoes. Parks are notably busier, abuzz with walkers, joggers and the like, bundled in new track outfits. It's the time of year when Americans vow, once again, to melt off lard that's crept up on their bellies and thighs. My question for this year, as I investigate how I, too, could melt away some booty bulge is: What is going to actually help me get to the gym? Fortunately in San Diego, there are some superb tools that have spurred my enthusiasm.... Read More

Dumpling Cafe Introduces Boston to Chinese and Taiwanese Specialties

Jan 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Dining: Dumpling Cafe has just opened in Boston's Chinatown serving fresh dumplings, Taiwanese specialties and distinct regional dishes from various areas of China. The Dumpling Cafe is the second Boston restaurant from Chef/Owner Pete Wang, also of the widely popular Taiwan Cafe, and Chef Charlie Chow. We recently chatted with Chef Wang to learn a little more about the inspiration behind opening the restaurant.... Read More

Burlesque Show Hurly Burly Comes to the West End

Jan 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Entertainment: Here’s something to look forward to in 2011–burlesque is heading to the West End for the first time!... Read More

Peninsula Hotel's Avenues: Modern Cuisine in Classic Surroundings

Jan 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Dining: Walking into Avenues at the luxurious Peninsula Hotel in Chicago, you'd expect to be dining on traditional stuffy French fare. But don't let the traditional, old-world style dining room fool you; the food Chef-de-Cuisine Michael Duffy serves up is anything but traditional.... Read More

Encore to Host World's First Premier Luxury Whisky Show

Jan 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson

Events: The angels over Scotland must surely be in a dither, waiting for their share of the heaven-bound bounty soon to be unleashed in Las Vegas.... Read More

Holistic Health in the Big City: Auriga Spa

Jan 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

Luxury Spas: New spas in New York City have veered into one of two directions. Some have adopted the medi-spa way. These are low-brow versions of a dermatologist’s office offering medical-grade treatments. Others are of the organic variety, utilizing holistic treatments and products. Auriga Spa at the Setai Fifth Avenue, a new luxury hotel in Midtown, is of the latter variety and is one of the best spas to hit the city in years.... Read More

New Cocktail Recipes Debut at The Met Bar London

Jan 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Food and Spirits: Just because the festive season is over doesn’t mean an end to the celebrations. Especially as The Met Bar has a completely revamped their cocktail menu.... Read More

W Hotel Downtown Atlanta

Jan 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Luxury Hotels: In the midst of a sizzling nightlife, surrounded by mouth-watering Southern dining, and close to upscale shopping destinations, sits the W Atlanta, bringing its sexy and hip attitude to downtown.... Read More

Miami's Heat Sizzles All Over the City

Jan 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

City Highlights: Latin American spice, electronic beats, silicone beauties on stunning beaches, and an unexpectedly thriving fine art scene are just a few of the themes that keep Miami permanently on our hot list of most exciting domestic cities.... Read More

Fine Dining at Chicago's L2O: A Michelin 3-Star Dining Experience

Jan 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Dining: L2O is simply phenomenal. Our experience was absolutely flawless. The food, the service, the atmosphere and ambience were all purely divine.... Read More

dineLA Winter 2011 Restaurant Week Starts January 23

Jan 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Events: This might be just its sixth season, but dineLA Restaurant Week has become a Los Angeles institution, and is returning bigger and better than ever. This year, an unprecedented 297 restaurants throughout Los Angeles County are participating, in not one, but two weeks of fine dining at bargain prices.... Read More

Cirque du Soleil Debuts in Boston January 5

Jan 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Arts & Culture: Cirque du Soleil kicks off the New Year right with eight performances beginning with opening night held on Wednesday, January 5 at the Agganis Arena. Running through January 9, the show promises to be fun for the entire family.... Read More

Bar 92: Visit London's Newest Restaurant and Bar

Jan 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Dining: In the heart of London’s West End, Oxford Street is alive with the hustle and bustle of tourists, shoppers and workers–especially over the festive period. With January seeing the launch of the sales in the many prestigious department streets which are dotted about the area, you’ll need to find somewhere to chill out in between hitting the stores.... Read More

Bienville House: Boutique Hotel in New Orleans' French Quarter

Jan 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson

Luxury Hotel: I confess: my mental image of New Orleans had a lot to do with numerous visits to Disneyland’s New Orleans Square. The closest I’d ever been to a swamp or bayou was at the start of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. With 125 miles to go before NOLA, I found myself driving on the Atchafalaya Swamp Freeway, 20-feet above the soggy habitat of alligators, turtles, snakes, birds, and deer.... Read More

Eco-Friendly Restaurant Opens in Canary Square

Jan 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Dining: From the moment you enter this local neighborhood eatery, you will know you have discovered something special. From the wood floors to the brick walls, the cozy eco-friendly restaurant takes great care in being consciously aware of the environment with recycled chairs and a bar of reclaimed wood.... Read More

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