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Hard Rock Las Vegas 11/11/11 Luxury Package

Oct 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

What date could be luckier for casino-goer than 11/11/11? To celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime occurrence Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is offering a one-off “Extravagant Package” for the weekend in question priced appropriately at $11,111. A new high in lavish offerings for the famed escape, the package combines the property’s boutique hotel amenities with its impressive entertainment offerings.... Read More

Boston Nightlife Goes Underground with Descent at the W Hotel

Oct 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you’re looking to experience some fun nightlife this weekend then be sure to head over to the newly opened Descent lounge located in a subterranean space at the W Boston. Descent’s funky interior was designed to pay homage to the city’s former “Red Light District” with its unique look, feel, sound and design.... Read More

XXXX Magazine Soiree at La Villa to Celebrate Paris Fashion Week

Oct 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

As the clock struck midnight in Paris, and as all the Cinderella’s rushed home, I just began my evening at the XXXX Magazine Screening and Party at La Villa restaurant and nightclub. It was a stellar event to celebrate Paris Fashion Week, hosted by XXXX Magazine and Made in NYC’s Karim Amatullah and Dimitri Hyacinthe.... Read More

Fleming's Providence Offers Steakhouse Excellence

Oct 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Over the years, Providence has become a foodie lover’s paradise and with the recent addition of some great steakhouses, the city has really made its mark. Enter Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, which is located on the ground floor of the new Westin Residence Tower just an hour south of Boston.... Read More

Los Angeles New Restaurant Roundup | October Openings

Oct 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Another month, another slew of new restaurants and bars to visit around Los Angeles, with faces both familiar and new behind the stove and the bar at several of them. Here are our picks for the most exciting new places to try in town this month.... Read More

5 Bites of Philadelphia

Oct 25, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

To most outsiders, the city of Philadelphia is mediated through a small handful of stereotypes that aren’t, shall we say, fresh.... Read More

The Beauty Scalp Balance Treatment at Prive Los Angeles and Ona Spa

Oct 24, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

There’s a new treatment in town unlike any other. Bold statement? Yes. Unbelievable bliss? Absolutely. I recently headed over to Prive Salon Los Angeles to try the latest offering on their menu, the Beauty Scalp Balance treatment, not quite knowing what to expect.... Read More

Burtons Grill of Hingham | Flavorful Steakhouse Menu

Oct 24, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Burtons Grill in Hingham has been attracting quite a following since its opening a few years ago. Since then, it has become a favorite destination for great steaks on the South Shore.... Read More

Bentley Continental GT in Passion Pink to Debut at W San Diego

Oct 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Symbolic Motors and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Organization are teaming up send Breast Cander Awareness Month off in style. On Friday, October 28, Symbolic Motors will unveil the first and only “Passion Pink” Bentley Continental GT at the W San Diego to benefit the charity, and will have several other Bentley vehicles on display outside as well.... Read More

First U.S. Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy for Teens to Open in L.A.

Oct 20, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The first U.S.-based Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy, with a training center for teenagers, is set to open in Los Angeles, California.... Read More

L'Espalier Offers 'Mock' James Beard House Dinner Menu Tonight

Oct 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Every chef knows receiving an invitation to cook at the James Beard House in New York is one of the most coveted offerings. L’Espalier is doing just that on October 27 but before doing so, they are offering Boston diners a chance to experience the Beard House offerings right here in the city.... Read More

Vertu Launch Party | Hollywood Stars Try Out the New Constellation

Oct 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Vertu has long been the standard for luxury smartphones, and last night in Milan they held a launch party for their first touch-screen product, the Vertu Constellation. The party attracted several beaus and beauties from Hollywood to Milan's Palazzo Serbelloni, which was transformed into a surreal interpretation of outer space by Chinese architect Ma Yansong.... Read More

SpookyWorld Opens The Fear at Fenway Park Tomorrow Night

Oct 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Every New Englander knows that once fall comes, SpookyWorld will soon be rolling into town. The fun Halloween adventure started out 20 years ago in Berlin, Massachusetts, moved out to Foxboro and is now permanently situated up in Litchfield, New Hampshire. SpookyWorld now brings approximately 70,000 patrons through its gates each year.... Read More

The 2011 New England Cigar Expo Comes to Providence Tomorrow

Oct 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Cigars, food and The Sopranos? That’s exactly what the 2011 New England Cigar Expo promises at its festival being held on Saturday, October 15. Located about an hour from Boston at the Rhode Island Convention Center, the exposition is being held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow.... Read More

The World's Best Sushi is in...Los Angeles?

Oct 12, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

There was an interesting little Los Angeles culinary mystery buried in a discussion at the New York City Wine & Food Festival last weekend. It came from an exchange between the interviewer, former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni and his subject, the world's most famous chef, Ferran Adrià:... Read More

Weekender’s Guide to Chicago | Best Places to Sleep, Eat & Play in the Windy City

Oct 12, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Unlike any other American city, Chicago has a duality that makes it incomparably unique. It’s a place where high and lowbrow art coexist, where the restaurant scene is equally notable for cutting edge food preparation and classic street sausages, and where high-powered business suits mix with wetsuits on Lake Michigan. With a great architectural pedigree, a buzzing food scene, and plenty of places to throw back a brewski till 5 a.m., Chicago is nonstop fun.... Read More

The Capital Grille Boston Relocates and Introduces New Lunch Menu

Oct 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

After 20 years on Newbury Street, The Capital Grille of Boston has relocated to the Hynes Convention Center on the corner of Dalton and Boylston Streets in the Back Bay.... Read More

Eastern State Penitentiary's Scariest Halloween Tour

Oct 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

One of the best Halloween events that every horror fan should check out is Terror Behind the Walls, America’s largest haunted house, at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. With easy flights from Boston or a five hour drive by car, a visit here makes for a fun weekend getaway.... Read More

The Setai New York's Luxury Helicopter Package to the Berkshires

Oct 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Autumn weekends are a time when thoughts turn to crisp apples, the gold and red of New England fall foliage, and a cozy fireplace. To complement this, The Setai Fifth Avenue, a Capella Managed Hotel, has unveiled an amazing new experience.... Read More

Award-Winning Flute Champagne Bar to Open in London

Oct 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Flûte, the award-winning champagne lounge and bar, is set to bring a touch of New York City nightlife to the capital this autumn.... Read More

Forum Restaurant Opens in Boston's Back Bay

Oct 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Restaurateur Euz Azevedo and his Boston Nightlife Ventures team (the folks behind Noche, The Federal and The Tap) have recently opened Forum Restaurant in the former Vox Populi space in the Back Bay.... Read More

Burger Popularity Soars with Two New Restaurants in Atlanta

Oct 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

While the Hamburg steak has its origins in Europe, the hamburger has become a bastion of American culture. Two new gourmet burger shops have recently opened in Atlanta, signaling a rebirth for the American classic here in the South.... Read More

Bullfighting May Be on the Way Out in Catalan, but Madrid's Las Ventas Perseveres

Oct 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Bullfighting was born in Spain centuries ago, and enjoyed many decades of popularity in the Catalan region. This area, however, had its last bull fight at the end of September after it voted to ban the practice a year ago.... Read More

Baroque Art from Pinacoteca di Brera May Be Stolen Nazi Plunder

Oct 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

When Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera loaned pieces of 16th-century art from their collection to a museum in Florida, USA, they probably expected to get them back—but that may not be the case. U.S. authorities have informed the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science that they may have borrowed a painting that was looted by the Nazis during WWII, and due to this they cannot return it.... Read More

5 Favorite New York City Spots for a Negroni

Oct 5, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

For whatever reason, the Negroni has become the bartender’s favorite tipple. From Munich to Manhattan, Sydney to San Francisco, it is the one universal cocktail that we barkeeps tend to drink after work, on our nights off, before dinner, at a BBQ...... Read More

Bubble Food Unveils Molecular Christmas Menu

Oct 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

First making headlines with its "Colombian Asparagus" powder, now food design and events company Bubble Food has unveiled its Christmas menu. The winter wonderland reveals a selection of culinary masterpieces.... Read More

Legoland Florida Set to Open October 15

Oct 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The former Cypress Gardens property outside Orlando is set to return to life next weekend with the grand opening of Legoland, Florida. The brand new park is the second Lego theme park in the United States, and sits on 150 acres promising 50 rides, shows and attractions across ten distinct zones.... Read More

Phoenix New Times Brings the Best Restaurants Together This Weekend

Oct 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

On Saturday, October 8 the Phoenix New Times will host the 12th annual Best of Phoenix A’fare. This event brings together 35 of the area’s best restaurants and bartenders for a night of fun at the Biltmore Fashion Park.... Read More

Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Opens New Dessert Restaurant | Bar Cocoa

Oct 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte opened a new dining and drinking venue last weekend with the debut of Bar Cocoa. The bar is a restaurant and retail space featuring all shapes and forms of chocolate. All-day dining, daily chocolate teas, and a five-course dessert menu are just a few of Bar Cocoa’s offerings.... Read More

Antique Collectors Coming to Ellis Boston in October

Oct 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The Ellis Boston Antiques Show is being held October 20-23, 2011 at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama and will feature 40 American and European exhibitors offering an array of antiques, decorative arts, fine art, jewelry, silver, antiquities, quilts, rare maps, books and prints.... Read More

London Hotel Offering Special Deals for Shoppers

Oct 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Looking to book a girly weekend away, or just fancy a spot of retail therapy? The Radisson Edwardian Berkshire has an exclusive offer for shopaholics and fashionistas alike.... Read More

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