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Miami Art Week Showcases Bold and Beautiful Artwork Around the City

Nov 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

A dozen upright pianos play peek-a-boo in Miami’s public spaces, sprouting wings and sporting the words "Bling-Bling" above googly-eyed cartoon faces.... Read More

Top of the Hub | Fine Dining With a View

Nov 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Way atop the city skyline lies the best view of Boston (52 floors above the Prudential Center to be exact), where the Top of the Hub continues to make a name for itself churning out flavorful contemporary cuisine. The picturesque setting offers breathtaking 360-degree views from Logan Airport to Cambridge, north to Revere and south to South Boston and beyond.... Read More

The Belamar Hotel | Beachside Escape Without Leaving the City

Nov 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

With the onslaught of the holidays upon us, a chic, beach getaway may already be at the top of your wish list; but with jam-packed schedules and airport mayhem, traveling seems less and less appealing these days.... Read More

Handel and Haydn Society's Messiah Performs in Boston Next Weekend

Nov 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Now that the Christmas season is almost upon us, it’s that time of year to get your tickets to the long-awaited Handel and Haydn Society’s 158th annual Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Artistic Director Harry Christophers arriving in Boston next weekend.... Read More

Sherlock Holmes Package at the Langham London

Nov 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The luxurious Langham Hotel in London, used by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as a setting in the original Sherlock Holmes stories, is celebrating the release of the new movie about the great detective with a special package.... Read More

Trione Vineyards & Winery of Geyserville, California

Nov 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

As a tribute to the distinctive grapes of the Alexander and Russian River Valleys, the Trione family founded Trione Vineyards & Winery and started making wines of its own.... Read More

MiniLuxe on Newbury Street Offering Variety of Fabulous Nail & Spa Treatments

Nov 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Newbury Street is well known for its boutique shops and high-end labels, but what you may not realize is there is a great salon called MiniLuxe that offers a variety of nail services topped off with a little bit of luxury.... Read More

Erinn V Opens First Showroom in Beverly Hills

Nov 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Erinn Valencich (Erinn V) is a global design magnate. Her portfolio paints a diverse picture: celebrity home design to TV and award show sets, HGTV host, and eHow.com decorating expert. As a decorator to Hollywood, it’s a welcomed surprise that she just now launched her first furniture collection and showroom in Southern California.... Read More

Nine Zero Hotel and KO Prime Deliver Quality Service

Nov 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

You are planning a visit to the city and are looking for a hotel that is upscale, downtown and pet friendly but not sure where to stay — enter the Nine Zero Hotel located on Tremont Street across from the Boston Common that offers everything you need for a fun urban getaway.... Read More

Sequoia Grove Winery | Award Winning Cabernet Sauvignon of Napa Valley

Nov 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

If there’s a sweet spot in the Napa Valley for Cabernet Sauvignon, Sequoia Grove Winery holds a front row seat— with 22 estate acres in the heart of the valley’s Rutherford Bench.... Read More

OSKA Opens First West Coast Store in Pasadena

Nov 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

European style makes its way to the West Coast with the opening of OSKA Pasadena. OSKA is a German brand which began in Munich in 2004 and then spread out to London and New York.... Read More

Exclusive Patrón XO Cafe Noir Pop-up to Open in London

Nov 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

For three days only, a unique luxury bar will be popping up in London. The exclusive Patrón XO Cafe Noir, a cocktail speakeasy, promises a unique flavor in the run-up to Christmas.... Read More

Damien Hirst Unveils New Artworks Using 1,000 Panerai Watches

Nov 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Bad boy British artist Damien Hirst has just unveiled two new artworks in Milan for which he used more than 1,000 Panerai watch dials to adorn the canvases.... Read More

The Grand Del Mar Wins Three 2012 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards

Nov 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Just two weeks ago, I traveled to The Grand Del Mar, in Del Mar, California, this time to interview Warren Sheets, the architectural and interior designer of the Grand del Mar, The Villas At The Grand Del Mar and Addison, The Grand Del Mar's restaurant.... Read More

London's Iconic Met Bar Re-Opens After Makeover

Nov 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The Met Bar in London’s hip, modern Metropolitan London hotel grabbed headlines in the late '90s when the likes of Kate Moss and rock star Liam Gallagher made it their second home.... Read More

Get Maine Lobster Delivered to Your Home for the Holidays

Nov 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Some New Englanders love this time of year when the cool weather approaches, but it also means the days of sitting in the sun with a lobster roll are long past — until now.... Read More

Hotel Healdsburg | Your Wine Country Hideaway

Nov 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

No one needs to entice me to visit wine country. I could probably pitch a tent in a vineyard and be content with the charm of the Californian countryside and the aromas of a culinary rich landscape. Fortunately, though, I didn’t need to brush up on my Girl Scouts skills on a recent trip to Sonoma.... Read More

Tuyo Restaurant Opens Above the Miami Culinary Institute

Nov 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Chef Norman Van Aken's latest restaurant is a rooftop jewel set above the Miami Culinary Institute in Miami, Florida. Tuyo serves a fusion of New World cuisine and has spectacular views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline.... Read More

Spectacular Winter Wonderland Opens in Hyde Park

Nov 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London’s most spectacular Winter Wonderland is returning to Hyde Park for the fifth year running. With beautifully decorated attractions set out across 20 acres of historic parkland, the event offers seven weeks of festive fun, and there's free entry.... Read More

Best Things To Do in Chicago | SkyDeck, Stone Crab & More

Nov 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Chicago is an incredible city with so much cultural activity and a vibrant restaurant scene. From theaters to museums, there is something for everyone in this lively locale.... Read More

The Bristol Lounge's Decadent Burger at Four Seasons Boston

Nov 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

There is something to be said for a big juicy burger complete with all the fixings; but when you have one with an even more indulgent side of truffle fries (who’s counting calories here?), you know you have finally arrived.... Read More

The Boston International Fine Art Show Comes to Town November 17-20

Nov 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The 15th annual Boston International Fine Art Show is coming to town November 17-20, 2011 at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for The Arts.... Read More

Archer Street | The Trendiest New Cocktail Bar to Open in Soho

Nov 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

There's a cool new cocktail bar opening in trendy Soho in Central London. Archer Street will have the same ethos as a member's only venue, appealing to a more sophisticated crowd.... Read More

Chopard Opens at South Coast Plaza

Nov 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

Orange County is about to get considerably more glamorous! Chopard is re-opening their South Coast Plaza store next week after much anticipation, and we took a sneak peek at the space to share with JustLuxe readers.... Read More

Los Angeles Restaurants Serving Up Gourmet Thanksgiving Feasts

Nov 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Thanksgiving can be such a hassle. The shopping, the cooking, the hosting, the cleaning...when all you really want to do is spend time with family and maybe catch the parade...or a football game.... Read More

New Restaurant Opening | Wolfgang Puck at the Hotel Bel-Air

Nov 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Back in the late 1980s when he was just building his restaurant empire, Wolfgang Puck came on as a consulting chef at the fabled Hotel Bel-Air in the hills above Los Angeles.... Read More

Horton Vineyards of Gordonsville, Virginia | Producing 20 Grape Varieties on 100 Acres

Nov 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Twenty years have passed since the first crop of grapes was harvested at Horton Vineyards and made into wine. Since then, the original 55 acres founded by Dennis Horton and longtime business partner Joan Bieda, have expanded to 100, with more than 20 grape varieties under cultivation. But that’s not what sets Horton Vineyards apart.... Read More

The Greater Boston Beverage Society Shakes It Up at House of Blues on November 13

Nov 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

On Sunday, November 13, The Greater Boston Beverage Society will host "Shakin’ It Up!" at House of Blues from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will be a carnival of the cocktail featuring live music and comedy, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails galore and The Left Bank vs. Right Bank Bartender Competition, a battle to determine which side of the river is home to the Boston-area’s best bartenders.... Read More

Atlantic City Events | Party Above the Pier with One Atlantic

Nov 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The Pier Shops at Caesars are a great place to spend an afternoon of shopping, but there’s more to behold above the retailers, within the One Atlantic event space. This over-water venue opened in early 2010 and stretches 100 yards out over the Atlantic Ocean to truly define your next event.... Read More

Amelia Island Honors the Ferrari GTO at the 2012 Concours d'Elegance

Nov 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The 17th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance may be a few months out, but that hasn’t stopped excitement from arising in Florida and among auto enthusiasts worldwide. The event this year will be headlined by the celebration of the Ferrari GTO’s 50th anniversary.... Read More

Tropical Thanksgiving Dinner at Capella Pedregal Resort in Cabo San Lucas

Nov 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Among the memories that Thanksgiving evokes of family and turkey is the reminder that it’s going to be cold, you’ll want a fire to curl up next to, and you’ll travel to dinner in your warmest jackets in most parts of the country. And while America is the birthplace of Thanksgiving, only sharing the holiday with Canada, that doesn’t mean you can’t search out some sun to have with your celebration. Many celebrities head down to Mexico for the holiday, and you can follow their lead and celebrate abroad with Capella Pedregal Resort & Residences.... Read More

Exotic Car Rental Company in Los Angeles to Offer the Fisker Karma

Nov 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Imagine you have the biggest business meeting of your career. You get your suit pressed, grab a new tie, board your plane to LAX and the car rental company you chose doesn’t have the car you wanted, so you’re stuck with a Chevy Aveo. Gas mileage is great for the environment and all, but it’s a far cry from a power move. Now, you can avoid such situations altogether with California Rent-A-Car.... Read More

Fragrance Fanatics Flocking to Avery Fine Perfumery in New Orleans

Nov 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The sights and sounds of New Orleans are often spoken highly of by travelers, but now visitors to The Crescent City can treat their noses to luxury as well. Avery Fine Perfumery has established itself as the premiere perfumer of the city, and people have been coming to this small boutique in search of hard-to-find fragrances.... Read More

Shooting Range In Las Vegas Will Combine Lead and Luxury

Nov 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Those looking to shoot more than craps in Las Vegas will be pleasantly surprised early next year when the city welcomes the first luxury gun lounge in the world. Machine Guns Vegas (MGV) combines shooting lanes with the type of luxury lounge space that Las Vegas is known for, to provide an unmatched high-energy experience.... Read More

Peter Pan 360-Degree Experience Flies Into Boston Through December 30

Nov 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

When we heard Peter Pan was coming to town, we anxiously awaited the show’s arrival but when we learned they would be constructing a 360-degree tent in the middle of City Hall Plaza, we could hardly wait to see the unique setup... Read More

Sublime Views and Service at The Four Seasons New York

Nov 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

The Four Seasons brand is synonymous with stylish, sophisticated hotels providing the ultimate in comfort and five-star amenities, which is particularly true of its property in Midtown Manhattan.... Read More

Executive Hotel Vintage Court | Wine Country Charm in Downtown San Francisco

Nov 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Those who love to explore downtown San Francisco as much as they love to find new wines are delighted to discover Executive Hotel Vintage Court, just blocks from Union Square. From its stylish, yet cozy lobby, complete with a wood-burning fireplace, to its 106 rooms, each named for a nearby winery, the unique and historic boutique hotel exudes wine country charm.... Read More

New York Restaurants Welcome the Debut of The Orchard House in the LES

Nov 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The Lower East Side will welcome their newest restaurant offering next week, with the debut of The Orchard House. Located on Orchard Street between Rivington and Stanton, this brand new restaurant will offer contemporary American cuisine beginning with lunch before turning over to dinner and carrying into the night with a craft cocktail menu.... Read More

Bonfire Night With a Difference at the Disappearing Dining Club

Nov 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

A unique dining experience is offering a Bonfire Night with a difference this weekend. The Disappearing Dining Club is hosting its monthly dinner and dance event on November 5, taking place in an underground art space.... Read More

McCormick & Schmick's Lunch Menu Worth a Visit

Nov 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you thought McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant was just about seafood for dinner, think again. We visited the Providence, Rhode Island location recently (about an hour drive south of Boston) and were surprised to find out they offer an extensive breakfast and delicious lunch menu as well.... Read More

Order a Movember Mojito For a Good Cause at Park Plaza London Locations

Nov 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

If you fancy sipping cocktails while helping a good cause, London’s Park Plaza might have what you’re looking for. In a bid to raise money for charity, the company will be selling Movember Mojitos across all six of its London hotels.... Read More

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