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Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards: Blending Wine With Spanish Tradition

Jul 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

It is more than fitting that Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards lies at the gateway to Sonoma wine country. While the wines are pure California, the culture is a charismatic blend of vibrant Spanish tradition and casual Sonoma County elegance, making it an ideal first — as well as last — stop in the wine tourer’s itinerary.... Read More

The Capital Grille Generous Pour Wine Event Offered Now Through September

Jul 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Don't miss the event of the summer being held now at The Capital Grille. The Generous Pour is running through September 4 and allows diners to sample nine fantastic selections from around the world picked by Master Sommelier George Miliotes.... Read More

The Out NYC: A New Planned Gay Resort For New York City

Jul 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Not long after the much-celebrated decision to sanction gay marriage in New York there are plans for a new gay hotel in New York City. Parkview Developers has announced The Out NYC which is billed as a gay urban resort that will be a destination for both locals and tourists.... Read More

Celebrities and Playboy Bunnies Descend Upon Comic-Con 2011

Jul 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Poor Comic-Con. Despite the huge studio releases, the massive crowds, the celebrities, and even cameos on the ultra-hip Entourage this convention just can’t seem to break into the cool kids category. Most local San Diegans, however, know full well that it makes for a great weekend to hit the Gaslamp to mingle with celebrities and do plenty of premier people watching. Lending an ear (or two) to the credibility of Comic-Con this year was the Camp Playboy Party with Sony Pictures’ Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star and Kru Vodka.... Read More

Eco-friendly Blowouts at a Brand New Salon Coming to San Diego This Week

Jul 25, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Naturale Hair Blows, the first all natural and organic blow dry salon, is set to open their debut store right here in San Diego. On Thursday, July 28 the doors to the brand new salon will open in downtown La Jolla, and they are already taking reservations.... Read More

Quincy's Marina Bay Welcomes Boston's First Houseboat

Jul 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you love being near the water and would like to spend your vacations literally on top of it, then head on down to the South Shore where Rowe Construction has just finished building the perfect houseboat with you in mind.... Read More

TAG Heuer Opens First U.S. Boutique at Vegas' CityCenter

Jul 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Leading Swiss luxury watch brand TAG Heuer just celebrated the opening of its first North American lifestyle boutique, located within Las Vegas' most prestigious shopping destination, Crystals at CityCenter. Bringing all TAG Heuer-branded products together under one stylish roof, the opening marks the first freestanding retail foray in the U.S. for the firm, which has more than 100 freestanding boutiques in major cities around the world, including Sydney, Melbourne, Shanghai, Prague, Kuala Lampur and Paris.... Read More

The Ranch at Live Oak / Malibu Unveils Expansion of its Luxury Fitness Facility

Jul 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The Ranch at Live Oak / Malibu, the fitness retreat that's a favorite of health-conscious celebs, has unveiled its first expansion since opening last fall. The new 2,200-square-foot Romper Room gym is a newly remodeled 1960s wood vaulted, beamed building with 16-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and mirrors that reflect the surrounding mountains and ocean views.... Read More

Virginia is for Wine Lovers: Tours and Tastings Across the State

Jul 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The beautiful Commonwealth of Virginia is a wonderful place to tour, taste, and vacation. Geographically, it runs the gamut, offering towering mountains, gentle rolling hills, green valleys, and flat coastal plains, peninsulas, and beaches.... Read More

Cartier International Day at Guards Polo Club: Brazil to Battle England

Jul 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Polo teams representing Brazil and England will battle it out on July 24 at Cartier International Day, the world's most prestigious polo event, at the UK's famed Guards Polo Club.... Read More

Rooftop Bars NYC: Drinks With an Altitude

Jul 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

Summer usually means heading to the beach to enjoy the waves, sunshine and the company of friends. But for anyone not lucky enough to have a Hamptons share, there are plenty of places to spice up your social life should you stay in the city. Rooftop bars are the most popular places to hang in the urban jungle during the dog days of summer. Here are five of the hottest new rooftop bars in New York City.... Read More

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Opens New Jewelry Gallery Tomorrow

Jul 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

On July 19, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will debut its latest exhibit, Jewels, Gems, and Treasures: Ancient to Modern, running through November 2012. The inaugural exhibition in the MFA’s new jewelry gallery is one of just a few galleries dedicated solely to jewelry in a US art museum.... Read More

Hollywood Restaurants: Mediterranean Magnificence at Delphine Eatery & Bar

Jul 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Next time you are in L.A. and hit West Hollywood to mix, mingle and munch with movers and shakers, Delphine Eatery & Bar is a must. Housed at the ultra-chic W Hollywood Hotel, directly across the street from the Pantages Theatre, this remarkable restaurant dishes up Mediterranean cuisine in a warm, inviting and electric brasserie setting.... Read More

Anthony David Opens New Salon in Burlington

Jul 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Anthony David Salon in Burlington has discovered a way to beat the heat by offering a summer hair special running now through August 31. If all this humidity has your hair in a... Read More

Charbay Winery & Distillery of St. Helena, California

Jul 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The drive up winding Spring Mountain Road above St. Helena to Charbay Winery & Distillery is the first hint to visitors that they’re in for a real treat.... Read More

American Sommelier Six-Day Napa Intensive

Jul 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Some people want to be firemen when they grow up. Others want to be astronauts. Still others dream of being accountants (we don't really hang out with them). When we grow up, though, we want to be sommeliers. We want to sniff and swirl and sip wines and know everything about them.... Read More

Day Trips from New York City: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler

Jul 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

When the thrill of the city starts to wear on you, plan a quick luxury getaway. JustLuxe New York City Guide Editor and NYC expert Shandana A. Durrani shows readers how to relax and rejuvenate in her new travel book, Day Trips from New York City: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler.... Read More

Public Kitchen & Bar at the Hollywood Roosevelt: An L.A. Eatery for the People

Jul 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

The legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel has been a Los Angeles landmark since 1927, having hosted the first-ever Academy Awards and still serving as a playground for tinsel town's A-team. Fun-loving gastronomes like me also flock to the locale for another reason: Public Bar & Kitchen.... Read More

Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel's 1500 Degrees: A Foodie's Paradise

Jul 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Jule Guaglardi

The historic Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami Beach - landmark on Millionaire's Row - has remained the grand dame of classic Miami Beach style and elegance. Designed by architect and visionary Morris Lapidus, who helped to birth the cool-chic aesthetic that has come to define this small strip of south Florida, the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach has maintained its reputation as one of Miami Beach's iconic accommodations.... Read More

Blue Man Group's Hilarious New Performance

Jul 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Just when you think you have seen the visually stunning Blue Man Group performance before, the show gets even better. They recently added new material and are continuing its long-running performance at the Charles Playhouse.... Read More

Royal Haunt Stafford London Unveils New Look

Jul 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The five-star Stafford London by Kempinski hotel, located steps away from Buckingham Palace and said to be frequented by the Royal Family themselves, has just unveiled the results of a $10 million renovation.... Read More

Los Angeles Bastille Day Celebrations

Jul 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

French cuisine is the most famous in the world, so it only makes sense that French restaurants around Los Angeles are celebrating this Bastille Day (July 14, but you Francophiles new that already, of course) with prix-fixe feasts and edible treats worthy of a king. Just as long as there's no guillotine around...... Read More

Father Bill's FoodFest & Auction Fundraiser to be Held on July 26

Jul 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The summer is off to a great start here in Boston and there is no better way to celebrate the incredible outdoors than with a food festival to benefit Father Bill's. The 17th Annual FoodFest & Auction fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, July 26, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Ocean Club at Marina Bay in Quincy.... Read More

A Motoring Tour of England's Luxe Hideaways

Jul 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Looking for a new kind of adventurous excursion this summer? We have the perfect suggestion for you: Immerse yourself in timeless luxury by hiring a classic car and going on a tour of England's most alluring country house hotels. Luxury travel expert Meg Nolan van Reesema provides the perfect guide to the best destinations in her great new book, England's Hideaways: Discovering Enchanting Rooms, Stately Manor Houses and Country Cottages from Rizzoli.... Read More

Meals on Wheels: NYC Food Trucks Take to the Streets

Jul 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

Food trucks are nothing new in New York City. Halal carts and hot dog stands have long dotted the outdoor culinary landscape. But something strange happened two years ago.... Read More

Bentley in Newport for the J Class Regatta

Jul 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

On June 15 through 19, Newport, Rhode Island hosted the first competitive regatta of J Class yachts in the U.S. since the America's Cup in 1937. Among classic yacht enthusiasts the J Class is legendary.... Read More

Dropkick Murphys Tickets at Fenway Park on Sale July 7

Jul 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The Dropkick Murphys are coming to Boston in a big way this summer, playing at Fenway Park in an intimate concert set amidst the bleachers. We caught up with lead singer Ken Casey to discuss their new album, the Bruins Stanley Cup and, of course, Jonathan Papelbon's dancing.... Read More

A Century of Celebrity Sportsmen at Santa Barbara Polo Club

Jul 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

California's posh Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is celebrating its centennial this year with some high-profile events including a Royal appearance. The Club, founded in 1911, was frequented by the likes of Spencer Tracy, Will Rogers, Walt Disney and producer Darryl Zanuck in the golden days of Hollywood, with Jayne Mansfield and other bombshells regularly presenting trophies.... Read More

Piero's Italian Cuisine: Distinctive Las Vegas Dining

Jul 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

If you're looking to immerse yourself in one-of-a-kind Las Vegas lore, Piero's Italian Cuisine is an itinerary imperative. This revered Vegas restaurant is a bona fide landmark just off the infamous strip, exuding its 30-year history as an old school Rat Pack hangout.... Read More

Bellagio's Epicurean Epicenter Series: Combining Food, Art & Wine

Jul 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

I have written about events in Las Vegas before, from philanthropic to sporting events, all having a distinctly educational, yet sensuous component, and all often over-the-top.... Read More

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