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Kate and Will Wed with 2 Billion Viewers

Apr 29, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

A wedding is a wedding. But, a royal wedding, well, now that’s a wedding … especially if it’s British. Earlier today London at Westminster Abbey with its majestic fanned and vaulted ceiling, Wills and Kate got hitched with virtually everyone's attention.... Read More

SLS Hotel's Royal Wedding Package

Apr 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

Last minute arrangements for the Royal Wedding are well underway this week as Prince William and Kate Middleton prepare to walk down the aisle. But here in the States, you, too, can pamper yourself like a prince and princess at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles.... Read More

MoMA Presents Destination: Istanbul Collection

Apr 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

This May, geometric patterns, rhythmic lines and vibrant colors of emerging Turkish designers are to enchant New Yorkers at the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Design Store. Exclusive lifestyle designer products - inspired by a city where continents meet and empires have fallen - will be showcased as a part of MoMA's "Destination: Design" series.... Read More

Mens Fashion by Unionmade: Timeless Pieces for Every Occasion

Apr 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

The debate over state workers' collective bargaining rights might have already been settled (well, for now) in Wisconsin, but here in Los Angeles we've had a little union-related excitement lately as well. All positive though, since the union we're talking about is the recent opening of Unionmade Goods, a casually hip, nostalgic men's clothing store that's just set up shop in the Brentwood Country Mart.... Read More

Rhythm and Vine Music & Wine Festival San Diego 2011

Apr 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

As an ever-appreciative San Diego resident and a good life connoisseur indelibly on the hunt for the best of the best, it's incumbent on me to experience and inform you, dear reader, about notable San Diego-area "happenings." You know, those society events, grand openings, launch parties and such where the A-listers lurk...and that make the local luxury scene tick.... Read More

Barre Las Vegas: Where Small Movements Make Big Changes

Apr 22, 2011  |   Contributor: JoAnna Haugen

I took dance classes growing up, and I’m still a relatively active person with a passion for running, so when I learned that Las Vegas had a ballet barre workout studio, I quickly signed up for a few classes. After all, a girl can always use a little more flexibility and balance in her workout routine — not to mention her daily life.... Read More

Tamás Estates: Bringing Global Varietals to Livermore Valley

Apr 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

With a passion to fashion California wines in a style honoring their varietal heritage, Tamás Estates vineyards flourish in Livermore Valley’s Mediterranean climate, bridging an appreciation for famous global varietals to California’s Central Coast.... Read More

Pierre Gornes Named Executive Chef of RH Restaurant West Hollywood

Apr 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Andaz West Hollwood boasts more than a storied past. It's also the home of RH Restaurant, named in homage to the legendary host hotel's former 70s nickname "Riot House" - then a playground for Jim Morrison of The Doors, Axl Roe of Guns 'n Roses and other infamous rockers with a penchant for partying.... Read More

Madrid, Spain: An Insider's Guide to Shopping in the City

Apr 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Maria Martinez

Variety is the essence of shopping in Madrid, as there in no defined style to the retailers and products one might find. It is a city where you find almost everything, particularly if you are seeking the sophisticated, the unique or the eccentric.... Read More

Ray's and Stark Bar Pay Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor

Apr 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

We like to think of ourselves as art-loving individuals. But much as we hate to admit it, with our busy lives and the amount of fun things to do in L.A., it takes something pretty special to get us out to a museum these days.... Read More

The Botanist is in Bloom for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Apr 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

It’s nearly time for the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show – and what better way to celebrate than with a summertime cocktail?... Read More

Carmel's Aubergine Restaurant Now Offering Gourmet Cooking Classes

Apr 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

If you've ever wanted to learn how to cook like a professional chef, Aubergine restaurant at L'Auberge Carmel in Carmel, California is giving foodies and amateurs a glimpse into the kitchen with their new "In the Aubergine Kitchen" hands-on classes taught by Chef de Cuisine Justin Cogley and Executive Pastry Chef Ron Mendoza.... Read More

Savin Bar + Kitchen Opens in Dorchester

Apr 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Savin Bar + Kitchen recently opened in Boston's neighborhood section of Dorchester following almost a year's worth of improvements to the historic building. Owners Kenneth Osherow and Driscoll DoCanto have transformed the former tavern into a warm inviting space, opening the kitchen and knocking down walls to create additional window space allowing for an open air feel and better lighting.... Read More

Laguna Beach Pacific Edge Hotel's Endless Summer Ultimate Surf Package

Apr 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

We're not easily wowed by hotel packages. Free overnight parking? Yawn. Access to the Executive Floor? Too much work. However, we recently came across a truly special hotel package right in our own backyard - or down by the beach, rather - that had us reading the fine print and waxing up our surfboard.... Read More

Bulgari Residences to Debut in London's Knightsbridge

Apr 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Christie's International Real Estate has just announced the debut of the Bulgari Residences in London's Knightsbridge, a world-class development designed by the famed Italian fashion house as part of its upcoming luxury hotel.... Read More

Boisdale Canary Wharf Opening April 18

Apr 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

A celebrated mix of live music, fine food and Scotch comes to Canary Wharf this week with the official opening of Boisdale Canary Wharf - the world’s leading Scottish restaurant and whisky bar.... Read More

Southern California Travel With The Privileged Pooch

Apr 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher Boone

Maggie Espinosa, an award-winning travel writer and luxury connoisseur, is one of the 45 million households in the United States with a posh puppy, and part of the elite 21 percent that travels with her pet. A San Diego resident since 1990, Maggie loved traveling locally in SoCal for its perfect weather, beaches, shopping and outdoor activities.... Read More

Maria Menounos To Host Hollywood Glam Bash in Cambridge April 16

Apr 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Access Hollywood's Maria Menounos is coming to the Cambridgeside Galleria tomorrow from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a Spring Style Event.... Read More

Rancho Mirage's Ultimate Palm Desert Oasis: Rancho Las Palmas

Apr 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Some resorts offer a few amenities and then there are resorts so full of offerings that you'd never want to leave the property. Rancho Las Palmas, the Coachella Valley's most alluring destination, is just such a resort.... Read More

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale: Simply a Great Place to B

Apr 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to check out the grand opening celebration of the brand new B Ocean Fort Lauderdale.... Read More

W Westwood's Exclusive WIP Platinum Membership Piles on the Perks

Apr 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Do you ever get the feeling that you always have a much better time when you travel to other cities than you do when you just stay at home?... Read More

Cypress Bend Vineyards: A Century-Old Family Tradition

Apr 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Since the first commercial wine grape Mother Vine in the United States, dating back to Sir Walter Raleigh, resides in North Carolina, it makes sense that Cypress Bend Vineyards thrives here as well.... Read More

Omni Mount Washington Resort Offers a Historic Stay

Apr 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The historic Omni Mount Washington is located about 2.5 hours from Boston and offers a nice retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. The property opened in 1902 and recently underwent a $50 million renovation including new bedding in the main resort, new painting, expanded meeting space and a renovated dining room, to name just a few upgrades.... Read More

Trump SoHo Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Apr 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

The first year of a hotel's existence can be an overwhelming one. Locals and tourists can make or break the spot if they find it wanting. Service glitches can arise, staff come and go and owners run out of money.... Read More

Unique Spa Therapies at CityCenter, Las Vegas

Apr 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Whether a visitor sees it immediately or not, the identity of Las Vegas is slowly evolving. Boomers may always see it as a gaming paradise, a place where secrets and made and kept, where excess in all forms is available and most of the time, accepted.... Read More

Sleek Med Spa Helps You Look and Feel Your Best

Apr 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Sleek Med Spa offers all sorts of treatments to get you looking your best this season. The spa has four locations throughout Massachusetts, including Braintree, Burlington, Boston and Natick, as well as properties in New York and Florida.... Read More

Pali Adventures Luxury Camp for Kids

Apr 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher Boone

Kids want to experience adventure and travel too. Today, summer camps are catering to children and teens by offering extreme escapades for those with refined tastes.... Read More

The Garden Club of Virginia's Historic Garden Tour 2011

Apr 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes

Springtime around DC and Northern Virginia is ablaze with red and white azaleas, dainty pink cherry blossoms and a rainbow of flowers dotting the grounds. A favorite springtime event is The Garden Club of Virginia's Historic Garden Tour, this year from April 16-23.... Read More

Cellar360: San Francisco's Ultimate Epicurean Experience

Apr 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Cellar360 San Francisco opened its doors to the public in the heart of the newly renovated, historic a Ghirardelli Square on October 15, 2007, to acclaim from a broad scope of guests from around the world.... Read More

Straight No Chaser: The Biggest Band You've Never Heard Of

Apr 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Straight No Chaser looks like the type of men your mother could only dream you would take home. Couple this with the fact they are a phenomenal a cappella group and it makes their appeal almost unbelievable.... Read More

Four Seasons Georgetown Launches 'High Heel Appeal' Package

Apr 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes

If walking around the Tidal Basin admiring the cherry blossoms has left your feet begging for some attention, this spa-dining package is for you.... Read More

Vivienne Westwood Celebrates Store Opening in Los Angeles

Apr 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

There was quite a stylish commotion on Melrose Avenue on Wednesday night as what seemed like all of L.A. stopped traffic to warmly welcome Vivienne Westwood to town and toast her first flagship store in the U.S.... Read More

Nic's Beverly Hills Restaurant & Martini Lounge

Apr 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Whether you like yours shaken or stirred, you haven't really had a martini experience until you've been served at Nic's Beverly Hills - one part martini lounge with a decidedly cool vibe mixed with one part restaurant serving killer cuisine. This vodka-centric respite delivers tastes, sights, sounds and soul in the heart of Beverly Hills.... Read More

The Pool District at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Offers Three Distinct Experiences

Apr 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Things are heating up at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. From a vibrant social scene to a pampering retreat, The Pool District, which boasts three distinct poolside experiences, offers something for just about everyone.... Read More

Bostonians Love Pet-Friendly Hotels

Apr 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Most people love to travel but it can become a hassle when you are forced to leave your furry four-legged friend behind. If you are staying for a night or a week in Boston, here are some of the best hotels in town that will not only accept your pet, but roll out the red carpet for them.... Read More

La Belle: The Best Day Spa in San Francisco

Apr 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta

La Belle Day Spa & Salon is not just your typical salon - it is a soothing sanctuary that modifies and customizes every aspect of your experience.... Read More

The Most Expensive Bottle of Champagne Sold in London for £80,000

Apr 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

The most expensive bottle of Champagne ever sold in London fetched £80,000 at a new members' club last Thursday.... Read More

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