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Luxury Stay at The Los Angeles Hotel Wilshire

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Luxury boutique hotel The Hotel Wilshire in Los Angeles is not only a coveted retreat for its central location to downtown LA, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and West Hollywood, but also for its intimate setting, and gem of a rooftop restaurant. Celebrity chef Eric Greenspan serves “vibrant American” meals, taking comfort foods and expanding on their flavor profiles. With 55 guestrooms and 19 suites, including a rooftop penthouse, the cozy hotel property is easy to miss, at its station on Crescent Heights Blvd.... Read More

Take a Trip to The Pacific Rim Inside Buddha-Bar London

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Buddha-Bar London is opening in the capital on November 1, bringing Oriental flair to dining scene with its sumptuous menu of Pan Asian dishes, reputable music, and striking interiors. Nestled in the heart of Knightsbridge, the restaurant is sure to be a hub of excitement. Descending from the widely... Read More

London's Draycott Hotel Celebrates New Bond Film with 'Shaken, Not Stirred' Martinis

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Gabriele Sappok-Klink

London's Draycott Hotel is offering complimentary “Shaken, Not Stirred” martinis to guests in celebration of the new James Bond movie, Skyfall. The cocktails will be served in the hotel lounge through November 15, 2012 in honor of the highly anticipated film and the Draycott's distinctly British charm... Read More

Roman Hotspot, Antica Pesa Opens in Williamsburg

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

“Williamsburg reminds us of Travestere,” reads Antica Pesa’s website, referring to the locale where the almost century-old Roman osteria recently opened its first outpost in Brooklyn. “For starters Travestere, similar... Read More

Mandarin Oriental Boston Hosts Haunted Halloween Ball

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Halloween. It can only mean one thing... it's time to get your spook on. On Wednesday night starting at 9 pm, head over to M Bar & Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for The Haunted Ball Halloween... Read More

Experience Paris Through The Lens of Thierry des Ouches at Hotel Atmospheres

Oct 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Photography and the spirit of Parisian living combine inside Hotel Atmospheres, the first hotel-gallery in Paris. Renowned photographer Thierry des Ouches was invited to capture Paris in a way that would express his personal vision of the city, and the result was 112 unpublished photographs that are displayed throughout the hotel.... Read More

Historical Admiralty Arch To Be Transformed Into Luxury Hotel

Oct 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

What’s the price tag on a historical British landmark? The Admiralty Arch, the historic curving building that serves as a throughway between The Mall and Trafalgar Square and was, until very recently, home to government offices. But after being purchased for 60 million... Read More

Dior Flagship Reopens its Doors on Rodeo Drive

Oct 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

After extensive renovations, Beverly Hills Dior reopened October 25th, revealing its designed interior, inspired by the Parisian international flagship of Dior to the Los Angeles public. It was designed by world-famous luxury retail architect Peter Marino, who has also worked extensively with Chanel... Read More

Louis Vuitton Gets a Splash of Miami Color

Oct 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Louis Vuitton brand is stepping outside of the box and getting in touch with its artistic side. Miami’s vibrant “street-art” aesthetic is being incorporated into the Louis Vuitton South Florida location, with an artwork commission that will decorate the exterior of the temporary store site located in the Design... Read More

Get a Taste of The Holidays at The InterContinental New York Times Square

Oct 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

With the holidays right around the corner, families everywhere are gearing up for the seasons, rifling through battered cookbooks for that handed down recipe for bread pudding from Great Aunt Ester or for those amazing sweet potato orange cups your cousin gave you last year. But if organizing a menu for a small army... Read More

Spend the "Winter in Venice" at The Las Vegas Venetian

Oct 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Who says you can’t celebrate the winter holidays in the desert? This year “Winter in Venice” will bring seasonal cheer to The Venetian and The Palazzo with 50 days of experiences, ranging from ice skating and parades to musical spectaculars and culinary... Read More

$60 Million Renovation Will Be The Cake-Topper For Fairmont Princess 25th Anniversary

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

In conjunction with its 25th anniversary, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is planning to undergo an extensive, $60 million renovation that will include changes to its dining concepts, meeting spaces, exterior and interior design, and spa experience. General Manager of the Fairmont... Read More

See Spot Run | The Spot Experience Brings Luxury Pet Concierge Services to NYC

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The growth of the personalized pet services industry has gone to the dogs in New York City. The scoop on the streets of Battery Park City Manhattan in Midtown West, the West Village, the Financial District, TriBeCa, and Long Island City is the amazing growth... Read More

Tour Luxury Homes To Help Charity

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

There are beautiful houses and then there are Design Homes. Introducing the 2012 Design Home project in Norwell, Massachussetts brought to you by Eugene Mattie Associates, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Boston Magazine. For a $25 donation... Read More

Naples Winter Wine Festival Gathers To Aid At-Risk Children

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Having raised more than $107 million, The Naples Winter Wine Festival has helped The Naples Children & Education Foundation expand their programs and reach hundreds of at-risk children in Collier County for over ten years. This year the Naples Winter Wine Festival will gather again to help benefit... Read More

JW Marriott To Open Luxury Resort In Los Cabos, Mexico

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Try to consider which international city could really use another all-inclusive luxury resort and Cabo San Lucas is probably at the bottom of the list. Already home to some of the top retreats for relaxations this tourist hot-spot will now be home to a new 300-room JW Marriott Hotel in Cabo San Lucas set to open in... Read More

Get Lucky on 12/12/12 With The Caesars Palace $1,212,120 Wedding Package

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Certain calendar dates are considered to be luckier than others. This perception prompts an inordinate number of wedding applications to be filed on these special days, such as July 7, 2007 (7/7/7) and November 11, 2011 (11/11/11). Tapping into the mindset of that... Read More

International Cuisine at Scampo Showcases Seasonal Specialties

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Lydia Shire. At quick mention, images of her distinctive red hair, plethora of restaurants and celebrity following come to mind. Take for example, Scampo, located at The Liberty Hotel. Now envision a sampling of not-so-traditional white pumpkin soup—a vegetarian dish made from a flavor-filled puree of onions, leeks, apple, garlic, white pumpkin... Read More

Andaz Salon Series Brings Art & Fashion to San Diego

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Fashion and art enthusiasts alike gathered inside the Gaslamp’s Andaz San Diego on October 18th to participate in the Andaz series, Art & Fashion Collide. Located in the center of San Diego’s nightlife, the Andaz was a perfect backdrop for the contemporary... Read More

Find NYC's Most Delicious "Meals on Wheels" With Thompson Food Truck Concierge

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Really and truly the very best thing about New York City? The food. Forget high-end fashion and Broadway and the Naked Cowboy, New York’s millions of culinary dives, corners, lofts, and restaurants are what make NYC the amazing destination that it is. But even more unique than the trendy restaurants by day lounges by night, the deli’s... Read More

"Do Napa" at the Napa Valley Film Festival

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

The Napa Valley is known for its great wine scene, but The Napa Valley Film Festival is hoping to show that it is a lot more than that. With the catchy phrase “Do Napa," downtown Napa seeks to turn around the notion that the region is only for the middle-aged wine connoisseurs or honeymooners by offering specials, a commendable... Read More

Get Schooled in The Art of Champagne at Boutique Pop-Up Shop

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

How well do you know your bubbles? If you usually leave the ordering of champagne to someone else, here's you're chance to become a connoisseur of the sparkly stuff. For one month only, French Bubbles will be launching a boutique pop-up shop, plus a series of masterclasses... Read More

Destination Fashion Arrives in Bal Harbour To Benefit The Cure For Paralysis

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Carnival Cruises CEO and owner of the NBA’s Miami Heat Micky Arison and his wife, Madeline Arison, will present an auction of ultra-luxury goods and merchandise in conjunction with their sponsored event, Destination Fashion 2012. The pre-event auction, which will benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure... Read More

New Milan Trend Blends Luxury Fashion & Gourmet Dining

Oct 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Milan’s culinary scene is taking it up a notch, blending the city’s love for both high-end fashion and food. The result? Designer label food. Sounds a bit messy, pairing pizza with pashminas and braised beef with Italian leather, but that’s exactly what the food scene in Milan seems to be moving towards.... Read More

Chef Charlie Palmer Excites With Contemporary Cuisine at Aureole Las Vegas

Oct 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Charlie Palmer is one of the star chefs that put the United States on the culinary map. He started with Aureole in New York City, which, for years, has been a benchmark of culinary trend-setting. What could he do with a restaurant of the same name in Las Vegas? He upped the ante in every sense of the word with Aureole Las Vegas. His dramatic, expansive... Read More

Godfrey Hotel Chicago to Open in 2013

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

After having spent years without any construction being done on the semi-built structure at 127 W. Huron in Chicago, new owners are finally breathing life into the operation and plan to have the hotel open sometime in 2013. The “mummified” building has been under wraps for four years until last week... Read More

The Re-envisioned Blue Man Group Dives Into the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

For the first time in twenty years, the ever vibrant and always entertaining Blue Man Group has revamped the entirety of their show. The group, aerial trained by international partner Red Bull and the Red Bull Air Force, got the new show off with a bang, leaping from 7,000 feet and landing in front of the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino—the Blue Man... Read More

Chef Matthew Kenney Takes a Raw Approach To Dining at M.A.K.E Restaurant

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Do you like it raw? Your food, that is. If you do, then you’ll love M.A.K.E, a Santa Monica restaurant dedicated to serving healthy, organic cuisine. Using peak-season produce and local fare, raw food expert and author Matthew Kenney is on a mission to bring... Read More

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Announces Plans to Open Most Comprehensive Wellness Spa in U.S.

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

AAA Five Diamond hotel, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess just announced a new spa concept that is slated to open January 1, 2013. Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa will be one of the most comprehensive health and wellness complexes in the country, and is the first luxury resort in the United States to implement... Read More

Pussycat Doll Creator Robin Antin Talks Inspiration, Celebrities, & Defines "Sexy"

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Beautiful ladies, glamorous costumes, and sensuous dance routines are just a few of the things that catapulted Robin Antin’s Pussycat Dolls to the highest ranks of entertainment, gaining national attention for its more than seven million records sold and chart topping hits. From Los Angeles the show made its way to Las Vegas where it opened at the Caesar’s Palace to critical acclaim. Antin has further invested... Read More

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Debuts Fresh New Look & Dining Venues

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Philadelphia’s Hotel Monaco, with its urban setting and view of the historic Liberty Bell, recently debuted a snazzy new look. The 268-room boutique escape is nestled inside the historic Lafayette Building and now features a bi-level... Read More

Take a Gastronomic Trip to Mexico Without Leaving Madrid

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hotel Villa Magna is stepping out on a limb to bring Madrid a Mexican Gastronomy Week, which will feature a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes to satiate appetites looking for rich foods, heavy meals and a plethora of spices and chilies. Without having to step foot outside of the Hotel Villa Magna, guests... Read More

Plan For Holiday Fun at The St. Regis Atlanta

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

October is the beginning of the holiday season, and The St. Regis Atlanta is gearing up by opening the Holiday Desk on October 22. It’s never too early to make plans for the upcoming holidays and The St. Regis Atlanta has a line-up of... Read More

ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas Welcomes Javier's, Fine Mexican Cuisine

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Las Vegas’ ARIA Resort & Casino is getting a little taste of Southern Californian Mexican flavor with the opening of Javier’s regionally inspired cuisine inside the ARIA Resort & Casino... Read More

Limited Edition Perrier-Jouet Champagne Makes First US Debut

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

A floral adorned bottle of Perrier-Jouet Champagne boasts a name synonymous with luxurious celebration. Accordingly, the US debut of a limited edition design of cuvee Belle Epoque 2004 calls for a perennial pop of a cork. The iconic anemone flowers painted by French glass artist Emile Galle... Read More

Adam Richman to Host Las Vegas' World Food Championship

Oct 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

“Man Vs. Food” star Adam Richman is gracing Las Vegas with his radiant presence as host of the first ever World Food Championship. The luxury food event will be open to the public, and free for, located at Bally’s Las Vegas. Food champions from all over will be competing for portions of the $300,000 prize purse offered for the categories which are American inspired cuisine. Barbeque, chili, burgers, and side dishes will all be perfected by celebrity chefs hoping to make some extra cash.... Read More

Gastronomy & Golf Unite at The Cabo San Lucas Diamante Dunes

Oct 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

There’s a reason Cabo San Lucas’ Diamante Dunes is ranked the #1 golf resort in Mexico and #58 in the world—rock’ n roll and a Bloody Mary Bar are just a few of them. The beautiful 1,500 acre private, oceanfront community has stunning ocean views and the luxury golf course with a few awesome new amenities.... Read More

Gucci Demonstrates Artisan Jewelry-Making in NYC

Oct 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Lover’s of both fine jewelry and Gucci congregated inside New York’s The Standard Hotel to get a look, for the first time ever, behind the scenes at how luxury jewelry and timepieces are crafted. Some of Gucci’s... Read More

Sip & Savor at Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen

Oct 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

We love our wine. There, we said it. Now you just have to admit it. Once you do, you must meet our newest friend: Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen. The oenophile’s dream restaurant is located... Read More

Channel Your Devilish Side During Maxim's Heaven & Hell Halloween Party at Andaz

Oct 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

If you’re feeling a little devilish this Halloween season, then the Maxim Magazine "Heaven & Hell" bash, hosted by Jim Beam’s Devil’s Cut, should be at the top of your list for must-attend parties. On October 27th, Andaz San Diego and Ivy Nightclub will transform its tri-level... Read More

Foodie's Rejoice! The Tampa Epicurean Hotel Opens November 2013

Oct 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Tampa has no shortage of luxury lodging, but there are few who boast the quality and recognition that the soon to open Epicurean Hotel is does. As can be inferred by the name, the Epicurean is... Read More

TOY Restaurant is an Adult Playground Serving Good Food With a Side of Nightlife

Oct 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Don’t let the name, TOY, fool you. The new restaurant venture from Dual Groupe and China Grill to open in the Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC hotel is much more geared towards adults than kids. Don’t let the geographical locale fool you either; despite the neighborhood’s reputation for show over substance, TOY delivers a good dose... Read More

Soak Up Hollywood Glamour Inside a Few of LA's Best Hotels

Oct 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

The mention of Los Angeles conjures images of the glamour of Hollywood studios, the laid-back attitude of surf-side living, and forward-thinking design and cuisine. All of these qualities sets the trends followed around the world. Our guide to Los Angeles gives you a slice of what we think best captures the essence of the City of Angels.... Read More

Park Inside The Porsche Design Tower "Sky Garage"

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

If parking your car in a “sky garage,” waking up to oceanfront views, and ascending to your luxury apartment in glass elevators is your kind of style, then the Porsche Design Tower located in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach is where... Read More

The Phoenician Names New Executive Chef to Oversee AAA Five Diamond Dining

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Culinary expert Frank Belosic returned to Scottsdale’s The Phoenician, and was bestowed with the prestigious title of executive chef. The Phoenician is an AAA Five Diamond dining destination, which includes several restaurants... Read More

City Ballet of San Diego Celebrates 20 Years With Special Season Line-Up

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

San Diego’s historic Spreckels Theatre will be the venue to host the 2012-2013 season for the City Ballet of San Diego. This year also marks a significant anniversary for both the Spreckels Theatre as well as the San Diego dance company. Artistic Director Steven Wistrich said,... Read More

Reservations For Luxury Suites at Nobu Caesars Palace Now Available

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace officially launched its website and is now taking reservations for stays at the newly branded luxury hotel, beginning Feb. 4, 2013. Guests can book reservations, view guestrooms, check out amenities... Read More

Custom Menswear By Alton Lane Opens in Boston Tomorrow

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

We Bostonians have recently been under the microscope for our fashion sense or according to some sources, lack thereof, but now is the time for us to sound off with resounding style. Meet Alton Lane, the luxury, custom men’s clothing label that is opening on Newbury Street on October 10. We had a chance to catch up... Read More

"Minority Report" Style Crime Prevention Arrives in Boston

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

No one wants to ever wake up or come home to an intruder in their home. While most security systems are able to identify the suspect while a crime is happening, we are going to let you in on a little secret known as Netwatch, which assists... Read More

Experience Luxury Inside the Four Bedroom Penthouse Suite of Mexico's Grand Solmar

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

With sweeping views of the ocean and surrounding rock formations, the 6,232 square foot, four-bedroom penthouse is an exclusive Mexican getaway, perfect for upcoming holiday travel or special occasion.... Read More

L.A. Mixologist Joel Black Redefines "California Fresh"

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

The art of mixology blossoms across major U.S. cities. Leading the mixing and muddling charge in Los Angeles reigns Joel Black, Texas native, professional bartender and mixologist. He also claims the title of Angeleno entrepreneur and co-founder of Black LAB Venture.... Read More

Luxury Watch Boutique Opens at Wynn Las Vegas

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Esplanades at the Wynn Las Vegas are continuing to establish themselves as a leader in the country’s high end fashion with the addition of Wynn & Company Watches—a luxury... Read More

Celebrate 50 Years of Luxury at Paradise Point

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

One of San Diego’s leading hotel and resorts, Paradise Point Resort & Spa is celebrating its 50 year anniversary, and wants you to be a part of it.... Read More

Take an International Trip in Gastronomy During Epcot's Annual Food & Wine Festival

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Indulge in international flavors during the 17th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, taking place September 28-November 12, 2012, sponsored by Chase. Guests can pick up their Marketplace Discovery Passport at the Festival Center and then choose from a variety of activities to enjoy. But don’t forget to make reservations (it’s super easy with online booking) for the festival’s exclusive events. “Party for the Senses” ($60 a ticket), hosted by Vanity Fair, will provide musical performances and incredible Cirque du Soleil acts while visitors sample internationally inspired cuisine. During the Disney “3D Dessert Discoveries”, guests can enjoy sweets and cordials before being ushered to screen the V.I.P viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth film.... Read More

Get a Taste of Fame at Mark Wahlberg's Favorite Burger Spot

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

There are burgers and then there are Wahlburgers. Yes, they are named after those famous Wahlbergs, Mark, Donnie and their locally known and equally famous chef brother Paul. But the burgers here really do speak for themselves. Along with his celebrity brothers, and family... Read More

Futuristic Art Museum Will Feature Exclusive Collections

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

The Broad Art Foundation, created in 1984 by Eli and Edith Broad as a “pioneering lending library” is setting up shop in Los Angeles. Named “The Broad,” the... Read More

Get Fit & Have Fun at Cabo San Lucas' Esperanza Resort

Oct 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Getting away doesn't have to mean packing on vacation pounds. Award-winning Cabo San Lucas, Esperanza, Auberge Resort has introduced new fitness programs including the “Auberge Trainer In-Residence” guest instructor series and... Read More

BostonMints Makes a Tasteful Debut

Oct 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Who isn’t obsessed with lip gloss? After all, a simple swipe on your lips and your entire face can be brightened up in less than 10 seconds. Boston’s own makeup artist Joanne Ilacqua, owner of Adamo Day Spa in Cohasset, has just introduced... Read More

San Diego Film Fest Winners Announced

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

After a whirlwind four days, the San Diego Film Festival has drawn to a close. Directors, actors, writers and special guests have scattered back into their realms of creation, busily brewing the next genius film plot. On the 29th, the winners of the annual event in the categories of... Read More

Help Kids Get High, The Natural Way

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

California is notorious for its relationship with illicit drugs. With Marijuana legalization being a huge controversy, and the Mexican Drug Cartels being in the backyard, drugs are pretty much inescapable. San Diegan, Jon Sundt, founder of The Natural High is on a mission to change... Read More

The Langham London Recalls a Spirited History with Sipsmith Gin Palace

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Step back in time to the glamour of the 1800’s as the luxurious Langham Hotel opens its new Gin Palace. Announcing a partnership with artisan distillery Sipsmith, the enchanting evening venue will open its doors on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7 pm.... Read More

Autumn Antiques Show Returns to Atlantic City

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

After two years of March-only antiques shows in Atlantic City, the autumn rendition of the event is making a comeback, which is sure to leave antique hunters and sellers doubly happy for the year. The antiques shows are some of the best ... Read More

Huge Marlin Caught Off Coast of Cabo San Lucas

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Fishers in Cabo San Lucas are undergoing a serious string of good luck lately, with some massive catches gracing the decks of their boats. The latest, a 7... Read More

Marriott to Open 300-Room Hotel in Cabo San Lucas in 2015

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Looking to add a fourth Marriott location in Mexico, the hotel chain is in the process of opening a 300-room retreat in the beautiful Cabo San Lucas. ... Read More

LOL at ROFL, The Republic of Laughter & Good Eats

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

According to researchers at Vanderbilt University, laughing burns an average of 1.3 calories per minute. Many say it’s the best exercise for your spirit and preservation of youth. In fact, Charlie Chaplin considered a day without laughter “a day wasted.” Therefore, a dining experience at new Hollywood café, The Republic of Laughter (“ROFL,” preferred) must become a necessary exercise for Angelenos.... Read More

The Changes in Personal Perception

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

This moving essay by Bill Cook discusses how our perceptions change as we get older. His line discourse in this analysis was triggered by the painting “Triumph of Death” by Pieter Breugel, which depicts, well, Death triumphing over... Read More

St. Ermin's Hotel in London - Tea Time Done Right

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

For those that live in the United States, the London tradition of an afternoon tea is something that stands as a shining example of what’s different between th... Read More

Seth MacFarlane Chosen to Host 2013 Oscars

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

The 2013 Oscars are going to bring controversial funnyman Seth MacFarlane to the table in what looks to be a move that will hopefully bring younger viewers into the fold. The Family Guy creator and voice of numerous characters is char... Read More

Surf's Up | Santa Makes Port at San Diego's Seaport Village

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Get ready to celebrate the holidays, San Diego style. As most San Diegans would agree, this city is undoubtedly one of Santa’s favorites, and to celebrate he’s getting rid of the red velvet suit in favor of some board shorts and flip flops. Before the Christmas season gets really underway, Santa is taking a time... Read More

Lady Gaga Shocks With Performance Art & Fragrance Unveiling at Guggenheim

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Last night, fashion industry VIPS and friends of Lady Gaga descended upon New York City’s Solomon R Guggenheim Museum to celebrate the launch of that artist’s first fragrance, FAME. Notable guests at the black tie masquerade ball included Mark Jacobs, Yoko Ono,... Read More

The Palms Casino Resort Spends $50 Million on Renovations

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

The Palms Casino Resort has been undergoing massive changes. $50 million dollar changes. The 428 newly renovated rooms are now available for booking. Renovations will continue periodically through 2013, so it is unclear as to whether your stay will be a peaceful one. Then again, in Las Vegas, peaceful is usually not what people are searching for.... Read More

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