San Francisco has for recent decades, been a haven for emerging artists and their craft, but this fall the works of 17th century European artists are popping up all over the city. Several of the large world-renowned museums here, and one smaller yet superb venue, are currently exhibiting the works of many big-name Dutch, Flemish, and French artists. ... Read More
Wine touring isn’t just for grownups anymore. At least it’s not in Sonoma County, where familystyle is always "in." So pack a picnic and bring everyone along. Rent a bike to see the sights, stroll around the quaint towns on foot, or head to the countryside for horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, or a hot air balloon ride.... Read More
The Atlantic City skyline is about to shine a little brighter with the addition of Revel, to be complete midyear 2012. You can stay, gamble, party, and dine in this $2.4 billion property...but whatever you do, don’t call it a casino.... Read More
Upscale audio and video product producer Bang & Olufsen opened a new showroom this week in Beverly Hills. The new 1,300-square-foot showroom, at the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard, augments the Denmark-based firm’s presence in the West Los Angeles community. There also is a B&O-owned store in West Hollywood.... Read More
If you are looking to relax, rejuvenate and refresh then head down to Spascape Day Spa in Scituate for a day of relaxation and total pampering. The spa offers everything from massages, wraps and facials to hair removal, chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Located just 45 minutes south of Boston, the full service med spa is now offering cosmetic injections, including Botox.... Read More
Karl Lagerfeld has designed the most spectacular haute couture garments for decades for the House of Chanel. His design aesthetic and discriminating eye for texture, fit and all things beautiful has gained him much deserved notoriety in the fashion world. Karl Lagerfeld is a fashion history maker and runway rule breaker. He ‘marches to the beat of his own drum’ and the fashion world would love to be his percussion section. It is partially due to Karl Lagerfeld talents that Chanel is synonymous with class, status and stature within the fashion community all around the globe. It comes as no surprise that Chanel... Read More
With its red geraniums and signature red awnings, the Plaza Athénée blooms with elegance and glamour on the beautiful avenue Montaigne. On entering the lobby, you are immediately aware of a stylish operation, oozing charm from every corner with a team of friendly, dedicated and highly professional staff, pre-empting your every whim. ... Read More
The Dorchester Collection's legendary Hotel Bel-Air is set to re-open in October after a two-year, multimillion-dollar renovation that will bring the iconic property into the 21st century.... Read More
It’s the end of the summer and you are on a euro tour. You happen to make a stop in London. Here are five haunts that are not to be missed. Note the emphasis on the word “haunts” as you will spot celebs at a given time in any one of these venues. This list was created taking into consideration luxury and variety. Among the list are two private members venues and three restaurants (two of which are Michelin starred).... Read More
The Palm steakhouse has been around since 1926 and certainly made a name for itself when it debuted in Boston. Its caricature lined walls of famous guests, prominent location in the Westin Copley and fabulous steaks have garnered quite a reputation as one of the best steakhouses in the city.... Read More
Las Vegas has a lot in common with New York City – as it too is a city that never sleeps. And at night, and sometimes the afternoon, is when "sin" city rolls out some of the best theatrical entertainment geared toward families – go figure. (That means you don’t have to worry about nudity or vulgarity).... Read More
The Pump Room inside Public Hotel announced on Monday the staff that will take over the kitchen for the re-imagining of this Chicago favorite, and the list is as impressive as the clientele served by the restaurant over the years. ... Read More
When connoisseurs of fine wines imagine a modern-day Mount Pramnos, Las Vegas is unlikely to be near the top of the list. Perhaps the City of Sin deserves a closer look, however, thanks largely to the efforts of the staff at the MGM Grand. ... Read More
To many, San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is a center for good times and good grub. With over 150 restaurants and bars packed within 10 blocks, it's impossible not to find enticing happy hours, flashy nightclubs, and every type of worldly cuisine within a 10-minute walk.... Read More
Honoring the 55th birthday of world renowned Chef Alain Ducasse, Adour Alain Ducasse at the St. Regis New York is offering food connoisseurs a once-in-a-lifetime wine and culinary experience.... Read More
The Massachusetts car czar with a billion-dollar empire and the well known name to back it all up, Ernie Boch, Jr. has made quite a name for himself over the years. An accomplished musician, author and philanthropist, he has turned his father's well known slogan "Come on Down" into a family brand. We chatted with Boch recently to hear more about his Ferrari and Maserati dealership, personal Citation jet and why his foundation, Music Drives Us, is so near and dear to his heart.... Read More
One of the best things about Las Vegas is that you can take your stomach off the clock. Want waffles for dinner? Steak and shrimp cocktail for breakfast? Done and done. In addition to leaving your inhibitions outside the state lines, you can also let those gastronomic fantasies run wild. But amid the deep-fried Oreos and the endless buffets there is also a lot of fine dining by some of the country's top chefs, many of whom have outposts at Las Vegas resorts.
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When it comes to Boston and great steakhouses, there are a number of amazing options but when you come out of the city, that suburban list becomes somewhat slimmer. When the Hotel Indigo in Newton opened just a few years ago, they believed their in-house steakhouse, Bokx 109 American Prime, would be a great fit. They were right.... Read More
North County’s newest addition to its growing dining list premiered this week, when the doors to Crush Italian Cuisine and Lounge opened. Located along Pacific Coast Highway in a vibrant and bustling shopping plaza, Crush features coastal-inspired Italian fare, with a wine bar offering over 160 international wines.
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The South End's Noche has been heating up the dining and nightlife scene since it opened here just over a year ago. Owned and operated by Boston Nightlife Ventures, which also owns The Tap, The Federal and the recently opened Forum in the former Vox Populi space on Boylston Street, Noche serves up sophisticated modern Latin cuisine in a sleek modern subterranean space.... Read More
Although Miraflores is relatively new on the wine tasting maps, it has already earned a place at the top of the savvy wine tourer’s list of places to visit. It’s just a short drive along winding country roads from the old gold rush town of Placerville until one comes upon the majestic winery, perched on a hill above undulating vineyards.... Read More
It was exactly five years ago today (July 5, 2011) that the Algonquin Hotel was officially designated a literary landmark. Tucked on W. 44th street in Midtown Manhattan, stepping into the sprawling lounge invites you to dream that you are being written into a page of history — where literary institutions of today were conceived of and spun into gold, drinks made famous, and tradition served with every perfectly crafted Manhattan. H.L. Menckin once called it "the most comfortable hotel in the world."... Read More
London's five-star The Berkeley hotel, a luxurious hideout in Knightsbridge favored by the likes of Madonna, Gisele Bundchen and Leonardo DiCaprio, has unveiled a new Secret Garden adjacent to its beloved rooftop pool.... Read More
Gaelic Storm is breezing into Boston this week with a performance to be held Thursday night, August 11 at The Wilbur Theatre. The Celtic band is comprised of five members, who play everything from the bagpipes to the fiddle. We recently chatted with singer/guitarist Steve Twigger to find out what inspires the band, how the music scene in Europe differs from the United States and what he loves most about Boston.
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Spectacular waterfront views, luxurious accommodations and decadent dining are exactly what InterContinental Boston delivers guests during their stay. The hotel is a chic all-glass waterfront property that opened in 2006 in the Fort Point Channel neighborhood and offers some of the best ocean views in town. History buffs love the fact the hotel is located on the actual site where the Boston Tea Party took place in 1773 and its modern design is reminiscent of the tall ships of yesteryear.
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It's August...which means a whole month of perfect outdoor dining opportunities in the city of angels. Just because most of summer has already flown by doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the best weather of the season and some of the city's best food in some of its most amazing alfresco restaurant spaces. Here are a few recent openings (and reopenings) that will have you longing for fresh air and open skies long after summer has gone.
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For the up-and-coming plastic surgeon who just can't stand the commute, may we suggest this Upper East Side townhouse, complete with an in-home operating room. The five-story castle of chemical peels is listed by Stribling at $19.9 million, with showings starting in September.
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Audi of America announced that it is the official automotive partner of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The new partnership kicks off with several events leading up to the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. This year's awards presentation will be held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, on September 18, 2011. FOX will air the program live in L.A. and broadcast it worldwide the same day. The special show will be produced and hosted by Mark Burnett and Jane Lynch, respectively. ... Read More
Since the spring, one exhibit more than any other at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has lured thousands of visitors. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, a retrospective of the late British designer's head-turning avant-garde looks, has broken attendance records at the historic museum.... Read More
Comedian Brian Regan stopped by The South Shore Music Circus this past weekend to provide some side-splitting comedy from his new album, "All By Myself," which was released on December 7. He is currently on tour promoting the album along with some of his classic comedy routines, including his famous "you too."... Read More
During the last few years, airport hotels have evolved beyond serviceable necessities to places you'd actually like to visit for more than just convenience. Joie de Vivre, which has populated Northern California with a bevy of distinctive boutique hotels, continues to take on Southern California with its latest assault on cool — the newly refreshed Custom Hotel, situated near LAX.... Read More
As soon as the weather gets nice, every New Englander wants to spend as much time on or near the coast as possible. We are no exception, which is why we decided to head up to Camden, Maine for the 4th of July weekend for a visit to the much talked about Grand Harbor Inn.... Read More