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Ex-Ivy Chef Opens New Solo Restaurant One Blenheim Terrace

Sep 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

A former chef at the renowned Ivy restaurant has launched his first solo venture. Ed Shaerf officially opened One Blenheim Terrace which is situated in St. John’s Wood last week.... Read More

The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort of Solvang, California

Sep 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort gives wine tourers enough outdoor activities to warrant a real vacation. Established as a cattle ranch more than 150 years ago, Alisal started welcoming summer guests in 1946.... Read More

Antique Furniture from Duncan Phyfe Headed to Hirschl & Adler Gallery

Sep 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Fifth Avenue’s Hirschl and Adler Gallery will continue their tradition of boutique exhibitions with The World of Duncan Phyfe- the Arts of New York, 1800-1847 on December 15. This multimedia show will celebrate the life and work of the famous New York carpenter, as well as the gallery’s own 60th anniversary.... Read More

Vacheron Constantin Debuts Three New Watches at their First American Store

Sep 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Vacheron Constantin opened their first ever American store this week on Madison Avenue at East 64th Street. To celebrate their official landing on American soil 179 years after they first began to sell their timepieces here, the company hosted three nights of big names and big parties.... Read More

Reliquary Spa at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino | Party Like a Rock Star, Relax like Royalty

Sep 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

When it comes to Las Vegas, there’s no shortage of enticing hotels, delectable eats, tranquil spas or energizing nightlife; in fact, the options are so dizzying, it’s easily overwhelming. For my most recent visit to Sin City, I opted for a change of pace, took a few steps away from the Strip and stayed at the iconic Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for an unforgettable rock star weekend.... Read More

Project Ethos Showcases Local Talent at House of Blues

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Project Ethos has done it again producing yet another fabulous event merging the worlds of fashion, music and art seamlessly. The House of Blues in downtown San Diego was home to the artsy affair on September 15. It was the ideal location for such an event, with a hip, underground vibe already built in.... Read More

Barbour Opens New NYC Outpost with Steve McQueen Collection

Sep 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Classic British outwear company Barbour is celebrating the opening of a new outpost in New York’s Soho with help from Steve McQueen's son.... Read More

The Inn at the Tides of Bodega Bay, California

Sep 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Simple elegance abounds, as it has for decades, at The Inn at the Tides. Set along the isolated Sonoma coastline, the enclave of 86 guest lodges, two restaurants, swimming pool, spa, and meeting facilities provide an ideal sanctuary for rejuvenation and relaxation.... Read More

Ames Hotel Boston Has a Hit with Woodward Tavern

Sep 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the Ames Hotel and Woodward Tavern since they opened just outside of Government Center – and for good reason.... Read More

dineLA Fall 2011 Restaurant Weeks October 2-7 and 9-14

Sep 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Angelenos might not be able to mark the advent of autumn by a brisk chill in the air thanks to fine sunny weather that lasts well into November, but at least they can note the passing of the seasons with two weeks of dineLA Restaurant Week. It's a citywide institution closing out its sixth year this fall with an unprecedented 307 participating restaurants.... Read More

7 New Napa Valley Pioneers

Sep 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Named "Napa" by the area’s native Wappo Indians for its abundant natural resources, this fertile valley boasts a long list of dedicated pioneers. The first was George Calvert Yount who, nearly 190 years ago, established the region’s first homestead and planted its very first grapevines.... Read More

Chef Paul Wahlberg to Open Casual Burger Concept Wahlburgers

Sep 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Chef Paul Wahlberg has been cooking for years focusing on upscale Italian cuisine, but he is now taking a fun chance opening a casual burger concept known as Wahlburgers. The burger joint is slated to open early next month across from his famed Alma Nove in the Hingham Shipyard.... Read More

Gordon Ramsay's New Bread Street Kitchen to Open This Month

Sep 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Bread Street Kitchen, a lively and exciting new restaurant and bar from the team at Gordon Ramsay Holdings, will open this month. Aiming to offer diners a relaxed experience, the new eatery, which will be taking bookings from September 26, is set in a large warehouse-style room that draws inspiration from the East London aesthetic surrounding it.... Read More

Los Cabos' One & Only Palmilla Introduces New Menus in Time for Mexican Culinary Festival

Sep 14, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Home to the best culinary talent in the region including three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, One&Only Palmilla invites travelers to Los Cabos to dine at the iconic resort during the months of September and October with a new collection of 3-course prix-fixe menus.... Read More

Caesars Palace Now Taking Reservations for the Opening of Brand New Octavius Tower

Sep 14, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Today, Caesars Palace announced plans to open the Octavius Tower, a 668-room hotel tower including 60 suites and six luxury villas. The resort’s sixth tower will offer a unique luxurious resort experience with a private entrance, separate hotel lobby and direct access to the Garden of the Gods pool oasis and gardens. Rooms will go on sale Thursday, September 15, for guest arrivals beginning January 2, 2012.... Read More

National Gallery of Art to Host "Colorful Realm of Living Beings" Exhibit in Entirety

Sep 14, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Washington, DC is the first western city to host three major ensembles of masterworks by distinguished Edo period artists—an unprecedented moment for lovers of Japanese art!... Read More

High-Speed Personal Driving Experiences with L.A. Racing

Sep 13, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

L. A. Racing could be the ideal setting to bring out that inner-racecar driver from within you. While there are various driving academies that offer a similar "behind the wheel" experience, this one offers up a wider variety of selections than most other facilities.... Read More

Rancho Caymus Inn of Rutherford, California

Sep 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The land where Rancho Caymus Inn now stands was once awarded to pioneer George C. Yount as part of the Napa Valley’s first land grant. Today the 26-suite inn provides guests an elegant retreat in the heart of the world-famous Rutherford Bench wine country. It is lovingly owned by the winemaking Komes family who also own Flora Springs Vineyards & Winery and Toad Hollow Cellars.... Read More

Bill Burr Readies His Return to Boston Later This Month

Sep 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Bill Burr, Boston’s funniest and angriest comedian, is coming to town at the end of the month to promote his national tour, You People Are All The Same. Burr, who appeared in Date Night with Steve Carell and Tina Fey, grew up in Canton, Mass. and is appearing in two episodes of the current season of Breaking Bad, the first of which premiered on July 31.... Read More

Conrad Miami's Atrio Restaurant | Dinner With a View

Sep 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Adria Valdes

It’s true, Miami is full of great restaurants. But when it comes to a restaurant that so effortlessly combines delicious, gourmet cuisine, top-notch service and sweeping city views, Atrio Restaurant & Wine Room—located inside the Conrad Miami—takes the prize.... Read More

New York City Business Trips | How To Make The Most Of Your Time

Sep 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Suzanne Aaronson

After living abroad in Paris, Buenos Aires, and London for many years, I moved back to the U.S. in spring 2010 and settled in a gorgeous farmhouse in Greenwich, CT. Lots of rolling countryside, plenty of space, fresh air, some of my own farmed food – and less than an hour from the city that never sleeps, New York. Now I find myself spending more and more time in this city that has so much to offer and is so great in autumn.... Read More

Los Angeles New Restaurants Roundup For September | Part Two

Sep 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

There are so many new and imminent openings on LA’s restaurant scene lately that we had to split up our handy list of the latest and greatest into two sections. If you didn’t have a chance to look at the first one, you can find it here. Otherwise, read on below to find the second part of our roundup.... Read More

Making The Perfect Pizza With Top Chef Jonathan Eismann of Spartico at the Mayfair Hotel

Sep 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Emma Dance

It's not often you get the chance to meet an award winning chef, let alone have a cookery lesson with one. But Jonathan Eismann, one of Florida's best known chefs, and the man credited with kick-starting Miami's restaurant culture back in the early 90s with his restaurant Pacific Time, takes time out of his busy schedule to give pizza making lessons at one of his latest projects, the Italian-American inspired trattoria, Spartico.... Read More

Bodega Bay Lodge Offers Breathtaking Views of the Sonoma Coast

Sep 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Perched on a waterfront bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the rugged Sonoma Coast, Bodega Bay Lodge offers sweeping views and the utmost in luxury to all of its guests.... Read More

A Decade of Compassion for 9/11 | Ceremony to be Held at Place Du Trocadero

Sep 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

It's hard to believe we will be commemorating the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks on America this month. Ten years of an endless number of tears shed not only by Americans, but also from people around the world.... Read More

Westfield Stratford City to Open Next Week at the Site of the London Olympics

Sep 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

East London will next week be placed firmly on the shopping map, as Westfield Stratford City, Europe's largest urban retail centre, opens its doors.... Read More

Baseball-Inspired Keds For Fashion's Night Out

Sep 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

What do baseball and Fashion's Night Out have in common? Keds! For Fashion’s Night Out Keds is bringing back a fan favorite, the Keds Championship Series for Opening Ceremony baseball sneakers.... Read More

Oyster Festival Benefit at Island Creek this Weekend

Sep 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The Island Creek Oysters Foundation is celebrating its sixth annual Oyster Festival this weekend on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 from 3 to 11 p.m. on Duxbury Beach in Duxbury, MA.... Read More

NYC Fashion Week Amenities Offered By The Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Sep 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

To celebrate NYC Fashion Week 2011, the award-winning Five-Star Mandarin Oriental New York hotel towering high over Columbus Circle has partnered with one of the world’s finest champagne houses to create a glamorous Manhattan getaway – the Moët Champagne Slumber Party.... Read More

Hotel Angeleno and Restaurant West | A Commendable Combo

Sep 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

For my recent visit to Los Angeles, I needed an excellent hotel in a perfect location. Immediately the suggestion from a local was Hotel Angeleno, a Joie De Vivre property, whose mission statement is "creating opportunities to celebrate the Joy of Life."... Read More

Baltimore Hotels to Welcome The Four Seasons This Fall

Sep 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

This fall, one of America’s oldest cities will be welcoming the newest addition to the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts collection. Debuting in November, Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore opens in the heart of the city’s chic Harbor East district. With breathtaking views of the harbor, the hotel will feature 256 rooms and suites, five dining venues including Wit & Wisdom by Michael Mina, two pools, and a 10,000-square-foot spa unlike anything else in Baltimore.... Read More

Stags Leap Winery | History and Enchantment in Napa Valley

Sep 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The majesty of Stags Leap Winery astonishes many first-time visitors. Located on the east side of the Napa Valley, the 240-acre estate rests in its own intimate valley, graced with natural beauty, historic buildings, gardens, and a legendary reputation for elegant wines that express their unique terroir.... Read More

Los Angeles New Restaurants Roundup For September

Sep 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  1 Comment

There's a slew of new and planned restaurant openings has LA’s foodies buzzing and planning out a full calendar of meals. In fact, there are so many, we’re actually going to have to give you our roundup of the most recent (and soon-to-come) restaurants in Los Angeles in two bites, so to speak. So take a look, then come back for round two later in the week. Then start making your reservations!... Read More

Ona Spa Celebrates 10 Fabulous Years of Service, Luxury & Loyalty

Sep 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Elise Edwards

In the French Basque dialect, the word "ona" translates into "all things good." For one of West Hollywood’s most tranquil spas, the moniker could not be more appropriate.... Read More

Fall Weddings Mean Preparation Time at Boston's Dependable Cleaners

Sep 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Fall is one of the most popular times of year for weddings so Dependable Cleaners is preparing for the influx of brides this season looking to restore their gowns before the big day and preserve them after the wedding. Recently, I got a behind-the-scenes tour of the East Milton, Mass. facility to learn a little more about the cleaning, alteration and restoration process. ... Read More

London Theatre Premieres New Show This Week on the West End

Sep 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Arriving in London this week is a new West End theatre show for a strictly limited run.   Respect La Diva, conceived and directed by Adrian Grant, creator of the hit international show Thriller Live, will be at the Garrick Theatre from September 7 until September 24.... Read More

Naples Hosts Annual Wine Festival to Support Local Charities

Sep 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard  |  1 Comment

Every winter, wealthy snowbirds convene in Naples, Florida for a wine auction and event that raises money for a great cause and also serves as an economic bellwether. Last year, in what seemed to be a moment of economic uptick, the three-day event crowned with a live auction raised $12 million for Collier County's underprivileged and at-risk children. ... Read More

World's Most Expensive Whisky at Montage Beverly Hills' New Macallan Lounge

Sep 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Montage Beverly Hills, the chic luxury hotel located in the famous Golden Triangle near Rodeo Drive, has launched a new lounge called £10 (Ten Pound), famed single malt distillery The Macallan’s only official outpost in the United States.... Read More

May Fair Hotel Unveils Designer Windows for London Fashion Week

Sep 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Inspired by the creative window displays of the world’s leading fashion houses, The May Fair Hotel will be making a particularly stylish entrance this London Fashion Week. To coincide with the world-renowned event (September 16-21), the hotel will be unveiling its designer windows.... Read More

Myles Chefetz | Tastemaking in Miami Beach

Sep 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

In a city where pretty young things, hot new hotels and A-list night clubs have only about a year maximum - and maybe just a season — to shine before being cast aside, restaurateur Myles Chefetz has staying power that lasts for decades.... Read More

The Mandeville Celebrates Notting Hill Carnival with Caribbean Cocktails

Sep 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

As Notting Hill Carnival fever grips London, the luxurious Mandeville Hotel is celebrating with an array of Caribbean cocktails. Inside the Marylebone venue’s stylish deVigne Bar, which is within easy reach of the West End shopping destinations, my friend and I are greeted by incredibly friendly staff.... Read More

 
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