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43-Story Luxury Apartment Complex To Be Raised in Manhattan

Dec 28, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Dermot Company and the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust announced the groundbreaking for a 43-story luxury apartment building, 21 West End Avenue. The Upper West Side mixed-use structure will be LEED certified and contain 601 apartments for... Read More

Granary Tavern Serves Up Rustic Appeal & Comfort Food Plates

Dec 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

In search of somewhere new and lively in Boston for dinner? If so, then head on over to Granary Tavern, a huge, cool pub on the Greenway, just steps from Faneuil Hall. The pub has two floors and two bars and is brought to you by Glynn Hospitality Group... Read More

Luxury Las Vegas-Based Airline Plans to Launch in 2013

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

LV airlines is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based luxury commercial airlines that is planning to launch in 2013. The new company is targeting high-end world travelers with its in-flight amenities and Vegas... Read More

The Ampersand Hotel | Vibrant South Kensington Destination

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

There are bursts of color and design at every turn inside The Ampersand Hotel. Coming in from a dark winter night in London, my husband and I are greeted by swirls, stripes, hues of every shade, working together seamlessly to create an aesthetically pleasing kaleidoscope world. And that's even before we've got... Read More

Unique Miami Dining Venues

Dec 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

A big nightlife and beaches are just two of Miami’s most loved attributes. You cannot forget about the food. From Latin-fusion to Pan-Asian cuisine, Miami has no shortage of delicious places to eat. Next time you’re in Miami and want to check out a few unique dining venues, take a hint from the list below to discover where to find a fantastic dining experience, where the food is only complemented by its atmosphere.... Read More

Detox After The Holidays at The Beaming bBar

Dec 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

New Years is just around the corner, so there was never a better time to get your health and wellness in order. Beaming and its vitality health counter, the bBar, recently opened its doors in Del Mar after Thanksgiving this year. So after all the feasting and merriment of the holidays... Read More

Breguet Las Vegas Debuts Salon Inside Wynn Esplanade Las Vegas

Dec 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Luxury watch maker, Breguet unveiled a new retail concept in Las Vegas, which has found a home in the Wynn Esplanade. The new concept joined the recently opened Wynn & Company Watches, among the other premier shopping brands found within the Esplanade. The Breguet... Read More

A Long Weekend at Cabo San Lucas' RIU Palace

Dec 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

I'd lived in San Diego for over four years without traveling to Mexico once. I had simply not educated myself on how temptingly close I was to 80 degree weather, endless frozen concoctions and cozy lounge chairs. Don't worry, I am now fully aware.... Read More

Share a Piece of London This Christmas Season With Chisel & Mouse Gifts

Dec 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Give a unique gift with a difference this Christmas, with a handcrafted model by Chisel & Mouse. It’s the ultimate way to collect landmarks from around London, with these intricate, iconic buildings. This miniature pieces of architectural heaven include Art Deco masterpieces like the Hoover... Read More

Horseshoe Casino Hosts an A-List Roster of December Holiday Entertainment

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

With the holiday season upon us many people are travelling, hosting family members, and getting ready for 25th. If the in-laws are in town or you happen to have a music lover in your household, then The Venue at Horseshoe Casino may be the place for holiday... Read More

Prada Opens 33rd U.S. Store in Miami's Design District

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Design District in Miami welcomes a new Prada store, designed by architect Roberto Baciocchi, to the neighborhood. The 360 square meter store will feature womenswear, leather goods, footwear, and accessories... Read More

Enjoy An Indulgent Night Out At Smith & Wollensky Atlantic Wharf

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

It’s the holidays so there is no better time than now to celebrate that promotion you didn't get, the relatives who drive you nuts, or just a chance to splurge on an indulgent, “worth-every-penny,” night-on-the-town. We can’t help you with the first two but here’s a hint for the latter – Smith & Wollensky Atlantic... Read More

SIP Wine Bar Del Mar Delights With Extensive Wine Selection & Savory Plates

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Locals and tourists alike have become accustomed to visiting the Del Mar Plaza for exceptional wining and dining experiences. One cozy new venue, SIP Wine Bar, is already making a tasty mark on the local scene. This intimate indoor/outdoor gastro-gem is an extension of its sister restaurant, Flavor Del Mar, which resides rooftop... Read More

Boston Food Tours Bring the Neighborhood Flavors of Italy to Massachusetts

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

There's no doubt that each city across the world boasts unique food offerings. But if time is short and you don’t have opportunities for full immersion, taking the right food tour makes the difference between being a clueless tourist or gaining a full understanding of where to go and what to buy. Take Boston’s North End for instance…a casual stroll down the cobbled... Read More

W Atlanta Buckhead Partners With CFDA To Host Fashion Event

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

W Atlanta Buckhead became the first city and hotel outside of New York to host the CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} designers. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association that is comprised of more than 400 of the country’s most... Read More

The Urban Oven Brings Wood-Fired Pizza To The Streets of LA

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Not surprisingly, LA’s wood-fired pizza craze is going mobile! Joining such tasty ranks as Pizzeria Mozza, Stella Rossa, and 800 Degrees, is The Urban Oven…truck! This one-of-a kind wood-fired oven on wheels navigates the city daily, bringing restaurant quality to you.... Read More

Ring in The New Year Like James Bond At Forty 1° North

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Forty 1° North, the chic, contemporary marina-side luxury hotel on the water in Newport, Rhode Island, is celebrating the season in signature style with a Glowing Winter Nights package and New Year's Eve Ball. The exclusive offerings... Read More

Emotionally Charged Photography Exhibit Debuts at Artion Gallery

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher Boone

On December 5th from 6-9pm, the Artion Gallery, located on 275 Water Street, in New York City, held the VIP opening reception of Columbian artist, Carmen Molina's Undercurrents photo exhibition. The show also serves as the opening of the South Street Seaport’s newest gallery, the first in the area, which will run from December 6th - December 31st. Guests toasted to the 17 unique pieces in the series.... Read More

San Francisco Celebrates the New Year

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

This New Year’s, the San Francisco Visitor Information Center wants everyone to do something exciting, so they have assembled a list of fun New Year’s Eve events for everyone to enjoy. To get people to their party or activity of choice, San Francisco is full of public transportation options, and on December 31, 2012 until 6 a.m. on January 1, 2013, Muni rides are free of charge.... Read More

Fendi Casa Unveils Andy Warhol Event During Art Basel Miami 2012

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher Boone

FENDI Casa unveiled its iconic Andy Warhol exhibit at the 11th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach on Thursday, December 6th at the Luxury Living – FENDI Casa Showroom. The collection will be on display at Luxury Living – FENDI Casa for two additional weeks following the event and will then move to Adamar Fine Arts Gallery... Read More

The Blind Burro Opens Its Doors in San Diego's East Village

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

San Diego’s East Village is getting ready to welcome another restaurant/bar concept to the block— The Blind Burro, specializing in Baja Mexican cuisine. From the Good Time Design Group, owned by Ty Hauter who you may or may not know is also responsible for many... Read More

French Beauty Brand, Caudalie Opens World's First Boutique in Manhattan

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Last week, French vinotherapie luxury beauty brand Caudalie opened their first freestanding boutique in the world – right in the heart of downtown Manhattan. Located at 315 Bleecker Street, this chic neighborhood space takes inspiration... Read More

The Bud Light Hotel To Open In New Orleans For Super Bowl XLVII

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

A longtime official beer sponsor of the NFL, Bud Light, is heading down to the Big Easy to transform a 200-room downtown New Orleans hotel into the epitomy of Bud Light fandom. The brand will spend three days completing the transformation process, branding everything from hand towels... Read More

Virgin Atlantic Competes With British Airways, Introduces New Domestic Routes

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Virgin Atlantic managed to strong-arm British Airways into ceding nine pairs of Heathrow slots, allowing the brand to offer new Scottish routes which are cheaper and will also create a total of 150 new jobs. The 24 domestic flights will be added to the already existing... Read More

How To Find An Artisan Baguette in Paris

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

There is a difference between styles of the classic French baguette. A fresh look at the most famous bread on earth, including: how to differentiate previously frozen from fresh, the artisan boulangeries that make them, the best time of day to buy, and other great info from a notable American food writer and guide living on the left bank in Paris.... Read More

The New Craftsman | Luxury Pop-Up Store Previews For Christmas

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Just in time for the holidays and for those who love uniquely British gifts and goods, The New Craftsmen, which will be located in Mayfair across from the Connaught Hotel, will hold a two week Christmas preview. In the making since 2010, The New Craftsmen features a collection of beautifully made home goods, ranging from hand-stitched... Read More

Celebrate New Year's With Unique Sophistication

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

San Diego really does know how to throw a good party, but if the hassle of a late night club experience this New Year’s seems a little too much, why not opt for something a little different? Like perhaps a relaxing evening enjoying a good meal and some musical entertainment. This year a few of... Read More

W Atlanta Downtown Residences Win Delucchi Plus The National Silver Award

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Just like the CMA’s recognize country music stars and the Oscar’s award great onscreen performances, The National Sales and Marketing Awards showcase the best in media and beyond. This year Delucchi Plus, a marketing and communication firm, received a Silver... Read More

London-Lover Gift Guide | Christmas 2012

Dec 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

2012 has been a stunning year for London; from the London Olympics, to the Queen's Jubilee - rounded off with the news Kate Middleton is expecting her first baby. It's no wonder there are so many good London-themed presents available this Christmas. Here's our guide to the best.... Read More

Discover Some of The Best Gourmet Food Shops in Paris

Dec 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Paris: food mecca. Rive Gauche – the most fashionable place in Paris. Next time you are there, find these five fabulous food shops from the 7th Arrondissement.... Read More

Exclusive Giveaway | Win a Pair of Tickets To The Andaz San Diego New Year's Eve Party

Dec 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Have you gotten your New Year’s plans locked in yet? If not, enter to win a pair of tickets to the Andaz San Diego New Year’s Eve Party. The event will be one of the best in the city. General Manager Rusty Middleton said, “With multiple parties happening simultaneously within the hotel and world renowned deejays spinning... Read More

Barrett-Jackson To Auction Super Hero Cars, Batmobile & Green Hornet

Dec 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Scottsdale, AZ may not be the hub of all popular events, but this January, if you are a true Automobile-buff, then you will probably be there. Barret-Jackson, the specialty automobile collector is holding an auction to shame all auctions.... Read More

Toast 2013 With A Few of San Diego's Best New Year's Parties

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

While everyone is busy getting stocking stuffers and last minute decorations, don’t forget to make plans for New Year’s. Besides great food and unbeatable beaches, San Diego knows how to throw a great party. So after you get everyone crossed off your list, take a hint from a few of these area bashes. Toast to the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013!... Read More

Send 2012 On Its Way At The Setai, Miami Beach New Year's Soiree

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

What better place to ring in the New Year than in Miami? If you’re looking for a place to party on December 31st, head to The Setai, Miami Beach for a VIP black and white tie soiree, replete with gourmet food, live music (and DJ), wine, and of course, champagne, courtesy of Taittinger. Guests will enjoy bites of Cones of Pata Negra Ham with Crème... Read More

Wynn Las Vegas Appoints New Head Chef at Andreas

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Joseph Elevado has been named Executive Chef at Andreas at the Wynn Las Vegas. Previously the Executive Chef at Social House in Vegas and Nobu Las Vegas, Elevado has won a number of awards including a Mobil Four-Star for his stint at Nobu. His mastery of Asian flavors and technical artistry has earned... Read More

ABSOLUT Tune Rocks The Abbey Food and Bar in West Hollywood

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

The Abbey Food and Bar on Robertson, is a West Hollywood staple—bumping and grooving with LA's LGBT community since 1991. A club with such cred proved the perfect locale for the recent promotion of Absolut Tune. The premier vodka producer we are all familiar with now takes a novel step, infusing Absolut Vodka with sparking Sauvignon Blanc.... Read More

Must-Attend Events at Art Basel Miami This Weekend

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

It’s that time of the season again in Miami. And no, we’re not talking about the holidays, because, let’s be honest, it’s tough to feel a seasonal, Christmasy vibe when you’re relaxing on one of Miami’s gorgeous beaches. However, it is that time of the year when Miami gets to show off some serious artistic flair. Art Basel, founded in 1970, is among... Read More

Crowne Plaza's Chic Transformation To The VERVE

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Some things in life just get better with age. Take, for example, a fine bottle of cabernet, a barrel-aged cognac, the puppy that is now house trained and your wedding reception site. Well, maybe not necessarily the latter, but for us, this was the case when we returned 13 years later to ours. On May 15, 1999, my husband and I hosted... Read More

Fly West For the Winter | Vacation at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Hurricane Sandy kicked off a formidable winter that already has brought blizzards to the East Coast and flooding to the West. Meanwhile, the desert welcomes bright, beautiful, moderately sunny conditions and tens of thousands of part-time residents and vacationers, eager to escape from the extreme... Read More

Organic Avenue Brings Healthy Living To Luxury New York Condominium

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

As if the living wasn’t already plush enough at the luxurious 515 East 72nd Street condominium, residents can now look forward to a new health program, geared towards cleansing, renewed health, and sustained lifestyle changes. Leading the program is Organic Avenue, one of the health industry’s leading... Read More

Dior Homme Miami Takes a Hint From Art Basel

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Dior Homme has announced yet another retail store opening, this time in Miami, and with an artistic twist. In anticipation of the December opening, Dior Homme commissioned Bruce Weber, photographer and filmmaker extraordinaire to produce a film, entitled “Can I Make the Music Fly.”... Read More

Seasons 52 Brings "Farm-to-Table" Approach To National Brand

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Just in time to offset the holiday gluttony and facilitate those perennial New Year health resolutions, Seasons 52 restaurant has opened its doors in San Diego’s Westfield UTC. The concept of this fresh grill and wine bar, now with 25 locations across the U.S. and more on the horizon... Read More

"Access The Extraordinary" With Ritz-Carlton Reward Member Experiences

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Having the ability to seek refuge in The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles may seem reward enough, but the extraordinary hotel group keeps the perks churning. Deservingly so, members of the recently introduced Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards card received such. This past November, Downtown Los Angeles played host... Read More

The 2012 Christmas Gift Guide | Festive Foodie Edition

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Christmas is a time to eat, drink and be merry. So make sure you put a smile on a loved one's face with this guide to Christmas gifts for foodies. From holiday spirits to hampers filled with gourmet biscuits and cheese, this holiday is sure to be filled with everything sweet and savory. Enjoy!... Read More

MasterCard Priceless Launches in Los Angeles with Bon Jovi GRAMMY Artists Revealed Concert

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Price to fill up your tank? $85. Price of a hotel room on Sunset Boulevard? $112. The chance to get to see Bon Jovi at Paramount Studios, sexy leather pants and all? Priceless. We’re all familiar with the MasterCard priceless commercials deeming some of life’s most expensive experiences... Read More

Suzie's Farm Brings San Diegans Family-Grown Organic Produce

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Homegrown goodness is the very heart of Suzie’s Farm, located on 80 acres of land, about thirteen miles south of downtown San Diego. Started by Robin Taylor and Lucila De Alejandro, who met while attending San Diego... Read More

Nation's Top Sommeliers To Attend 2013 Naples Winter Wine Festival

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Hundreds of bottles of the finest wines ever produced will be uncorked next month at the 2013 Naples Winter Wine Festival. Sixteen celebrity chefs and 28 vintners will participate in festivities during the event. The sommeliers include wine educators and directors from... Read More

Porsche Debuts New Cayman at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Long overshadowed by the iconic 911, the Cayman has earned a reputation as the junior Porsche sports car. But the German automaker has just unveiled an all-new model... Read More

Burberry Launches Second Largest Flagship Store in Chicago

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Fashion and technology combined to help kick-off the opening of the new Burberry flagship store in Chicago at the end of last month. Located in downtown Chicago, the event marked the opening of the Burberry brand’s second largest store in North America. The opening featured a burst of creative... Read More

Neil Young To Appear at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa To Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ will host a Neil Young & Crazy Horse concert benefitting Hurricane Sandy victims. The Borgata will be the band’s last stop before they head to Australia and New Zealand. When asked by... Read More

Indulge in Champagne & Luxury Services Inside The SkyTeam Lounge

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Bliss isn't often a word used in association with airport lounges. But enjoying a complimentary in the five-star SkyTeam facility at Heathrow Airport in London is just that—bliss. Spread out over two floors, the luxurious lounge is located in Terminal 4, opposite Gate 10, which means it's only... Read More

Iconic Skin Care From Erno Laszlo Returns After 40 Years

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

From the 1930’s until the 1970’s, Dr Erno Laszlo’s esteemed Institute of Scientific Cosmetology on New York’s Fifth Avenue treated Hollywood icons and European royalty including Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy... Read More

Enjoy Gourmet Comfort Food at MET Bar & Grill

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Burgers, comfort food and shopping. Who could want for anything more? That’s exactly what you will find at the MET Bar and Grill located at the new Natick Collection. Think of MET as comfort food on steroids. Now envision clam chowder with whole clams... Read More

AFI Fest Premieres "On The Road" In Los Angeles

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

American Film Institute's annual AFI Fest streams through 28 cities this year and not surprisingly, LA rolls out the red carpet for the independent films and related parties. On a recent Saturday during its 7-day stay, the AFI carpet welcomed media, industry and cast members of the film, On The Road into Hollywood’s historic... Read More

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