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Montblanc Celebrates Awards Season at the Hotel Bel-Air

Feb 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

While Montblanc opted out of co-hosting any Oscar after-parties this year, the luxury brand still honored awards season in a special way that drew A-listers and jewelry connoisseurs alike.... Read More

Next Door Lounge Launches Guided Whiskey and Scotch Tastings

Feb 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Forget wine pairings, beer busts and tequila tastings. Hollywood’s hiply nostalgic Next Door Lounge is bringing a splash of class to Highland Avenue with a blockbuster lineup of weekly Wednesday whiskey tastings that debuted last week.... Read More

Opera Gallery London's £20m Exhibition

Feb 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

An exhibition worth more than £20m is on display at the Opera Gallery London. Showcasing some of the most important international artists of the Contemporary Art world, this event presents work from fields ranging across sculpture, abstract painting and street art.... Read More

Luxury Hotels in Paris | The Historic Relais Christine

Feb 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

One of the great things about Paris — and there are many — is that the layout of the city makes things hard to find, and therefore, more rewarding when you do discover a new favorite.... Read More

A Taste of Iceland Returns to Boston March 1-4

Feb 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you missed out last year, A Taste of Iceland is back again and looking better than ever. Taking place in one of the finest Boston restaurants, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks, you can sample food prepared by guest chef Hákon Már Örvarsson, World Culinary Cup Winner and coach at the Bocuse d’Or and World Culinary Cup.... Read More

Top Chef Daniel Boulud Defines Contemporary French Fare in NYC

Feb 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Although he hails from France and speaks with a strong accent, top chef Daniel Boulud has become a superstar in the New York City restaurant scene and an American culinary legend. Boulud is renowned for his 3-Michelin starred restaurant DANIEL in NYC and for his contemporary take on traditional French cuisine.... Read More

Cocktails at Barts Go Up in Smoke

Feb 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Chelsea speakeasy bar Barts has unveiled an unusual addition to its cocktail menu — tobacco infused-cocktails. These smoker’s delights will provide the ultimate fix without anyone having to venture outside.... Read More

Orlando, Florida Theme Parks Open Fun Attractions in 2012

Feb 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The year to visit Orlando is here. The city that has all your favorite theme parks is opening new attractions that put a fresh spin on adventure travel. SeaWorld is set to open Turtle Trek, a 3-D experience that will take guests on an underwater trek, offering riders the chance to get a taste... Read More

Top Chef Charlie Trotter is Master of Chicago's Contemporary Food Scene

Feb 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

You know those tasting menus that are so popular at fine dining restaurants? You have top chef Charlie Trotter to thank for those. In 1987, with his father, Trotter opened Charlie Trotter's in his birth city of Chicago, effectively introducing European-style tasting menus to the United States culinary scene.... Read More

Jose Andres Gains Top Chef Status With Latin Flavor in Washington, D.C.

Feb 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Spanish Chef Jose Andres has led a food revolution in America, popularizing the small plate concept at restaurants big and small. The top chef is also responsible for bringing molecular gastronomy techniques from Spain to the United States.... Read More

Top Chef Eric Ripert Brings High-Class French Cuisine to New York City

Feb 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Perfect poisson is hard to find, but top chef Eric Ripert has mastered the art of cooking fish at his 3-Michelin starred Le Bernadin in New York City. Raised in France and Spain, Ripert learned to cook from his grandmother, a skill he later refined by attending a culinary academy in France. From there, Ripert went on to... Read More

Best Eats in New Orleans During Mardi Gras

Feb 23, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

The city of New Orleans all but shuts down on Fat Tuesday, as its biggest party culminates in a string of parades and heaps of beads along the streets. Rest assured that fine dining establishments will shutter at least for Tuesday, if not straight through from Sunday to Wednesday.... Read More

Top Chef Thomas Keller Elevates Fine Dining in Napa Valley

Feb 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Often eschewing the spotlight, Thomas Keller isn't your traditional top chef; yet he has found fame nonetheless, owing many thanks to his growing empire of fine dining restaurants.... Read More

Wolfgang Puck Gets His Top Chef Start in Los Angeles

Feb 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

With a personality as lively as his food, it's no wonder that top Chef Wolfgang Puck has become an entertainment icon in addition to being a wonder in the culinary world.... Read More

Luxury Hotels in Europe | Hotel de Crillon, Paris

Feb 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers  |  1 Comment

Prior to 1909, the Hotel de Crillon existed as a palace to French royalty, a fact that becomes only more apparent with each step you take toward the hotel as you cross the expanse of the Place de la Concorde. This luxurious property stately stands on a corner of the plaza, with the refinement of 18th-century architecture giving it a powerful presence, here, in the heart of Paris.... Read More

Bubble Food Offers Egg-cellent Idea for Easter

Feb 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Easter eggs are so last year, as London’s most exciting and forward-thinking food design and events production company, Bubble Food has demonstrated. Launched in time for Easter, Bubble Food is rolling out a collection of eggs with a difference.... Read More

Philadelphia Flower Show Goes Tropical in 2012

Feb 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

If you didn’t get a chance to go on any romantic getaways to Hawaii yet this year, catch a break from the winter blues, stateside, at the annual Philadelphia International Flower Show. The 2012 theme is “Hawaii: Islands of Aloha,” and takes place March 4-11.... Read More

Modern Art Masters Exhibited at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta

Feb 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The High Museum of Art, founded in 1905, has grown to become the leading museum in the southeastern United States housing more than 12,000 works in its permanent collection and boasting the title of being among the world's most-visited ... Read More

New Orleans Food & Wine Experience 20th Anniversary Begins May 22

Feb 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

When I think about New Orleans I think about crowds fighting for the coveted purple, gold, and green beads thrown from mammoth floats. I think about elaborate parades of feathered costumes and I think about rich food, jazz music and heavily frosted king cakes hiding small plastic figurines.... Read More

OK! Mag's Pre-Grammy Bash | The Red Carpet, a Hollywood Art

Feb 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

The two-week lead up to the Super Bowl is one thing; the glitz and glam of Hollywood’s award season is another.... Read More

Okemo Mountain A Great Travel Destination for Winter Sports

Feb 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Are you in need of a winter weekend getaway? Then head up to Vermont for a stay at Okemo Mountain Resort. Located less than three hours north of Boston, the property has everything you will need for an all-inclusive stay including fun on the slopes and the chance to pamper yourself with a luxury spa treatment.... Read More

Lunch With Chef Anthony Carron of 800 Degrees | A Race to the Top

Feb 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

When posed the question over a lunch of his artisan pizza, “Why Neapolitan?” Chef Anthony Carron offers a quick, yet refined response. The state of American pizza has become a race to the bottom. The cheapest cheese, most flavorless crust, and crap (journalistic license here) littered on top. Hence the title of this piece which happens to be an apt précis of where Chef Carron, creator of Los Angeles’ 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, is coming from...and going.... Read More

Mohegan Sun Arena & Casino Offers Great Weekend Getaway

Feb 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you are looking for a quick weekend getaway from Boston without having to jump on a plane, look no further than Mohegan Sun. The casino, located in Uncasville, Connecticut, is less than a two hour drive from Boston and offers a fun-filled weekend of fine dining, entertainment and gambling.... Read More

Westin Opens Eco-Friendly Element Hotel Outside Boston

Feb 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

Most people today are concerned about “going green”— that is, becoming more aware of the environment and making the world a better place for future generations. Up until recently there have not been many hotels with a focus on eco-friendly initiatives, but Westin... Read More

Stafford Hotel London by Kempinski Offers $160,000 Anniversary Package

Feb 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The five-star Stafford London Hotel by Kempinski is celebrating its 100th anniversary this season with one of the most lavish hotel packages ever. Priced at £100,000, or about $160,000, the VIP experience celebrates the best that London has to offer... Read More

Ivanka Trump Hires NY3 Design Group for her Manhattan Jewelry Store

Feb 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Gail Doby

There is one Trump who is not firing people these days, but hiring. Ivanka Trump hired the team at NY3 Design Group to design the space for her new jewelry store at 109 Mercer Street in Manhattan.... Read More

Toby Keith Brings His Wild Shot Mezcal to 27th Annual Nightclub & Bar Showcase

Feb 9, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Country music icon and entrepreneur, Toby Keith, will debut his Wild Shot Mezcal at the 27th annual Nightclub & Bar Convention in Las Vegas. It will be held March 12-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and is the only show of this magnitude that caters to authorities in Las Vegas clubs and the bar industry nationwide.... Read More

Best Restaurants in Boston for Valentine's Day

Feb 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, here are our top 10 picks for the best restaurants in Boston to go with your sweetheart for dinner next week.... Read More

Los Angeles Restaurants Offering Gourmet Valentine's Day Dinners

Feb 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Mankind cannot live on love alone, so this Valentine’s Day, many of the city’s most talented chefs are preparing gourmet dinners that will give lovers the chance to share some quality time and some gourmet dishes that will remind them why they fell in love in the first place.... Read More

Thompson Hotels Opens Belgraves in London

Feb 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The brand new Belgraves, a Thompson Hotel, just opened its doors on Chesham Place in London’s Belgravia; the latest addition to a much-loved district that has always been one of the legendary city’s go-to locales.... Read More

Beacon Grille Stands Out by Donating 100 Percent of Profits to a Foundation

Feb 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Imagine a restaurant that donates 100 percent of its profits to a foundation. Unheard of, you say? The folks at Beacon Grille in Woburn, Massachusetts don’t seem to think so.... Read More

The Pure Package Delivers Healthy Food to Your Door

Feb 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver  |  1 Comment

After a festive holiday season filled with rich foods and fine wines, January is usually the month for detoxing. We all go into over-drive as soon as the clock strikes midnight, making New Year's resolutions to lose weight, be more healthy and exercise regularly.... Read More

A Healing Garden of Hope Helps Breast Cancer Patients

Feb 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Roberta Dehman Hershon knows a bright beautiful garden in the summertime can raise a person’s spirit, which is why she created Hope in Bloom.... Read More

The Boston Globe Travel Show Helps Attendees Escape Winter

Feb 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Although it has been an incredibly mild winter so far and we really can’t complain too loudly, most Bostonians still can’t help but dream of beautiful sandy beaches now that it’s February.... Read More

Celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at The Lanesborough, London

Feb 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The Lanesborough, a London luxury hotel in Hyde Park that's part of the St. Regis portfolio, has the Queen of England for a next door neighbor, as it is adjacent to Buckingham Palace.... Read More

MySuites Puts a New Spin on the Boutique Hotel Experience

Feb 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  2 Comments

"Boutique hotels are fabulous for the first two nights," notes acclaimed Italian designer/architect Leonardo Annecca. "After that it gets old."... Read More

Perfect Valentine's Day Proposal at London's May Fair Hotel

Feb 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Planning a proposal for leap year, or in search of the ultimate romantic gesture? Fear not, The May Fair, an ideally located hotel in the heart of Mayfair, has hired a Cupid Concierge just in time for Valentine’s Day.... Read More

Numeros Prives | The World of CHANEL Exhibit at The Wynn Las Vegas

Feb 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

CHANEL unveiled a sensational installation, entitled Numeros Prives, at The Wynn Las Vegas from January 20-28, 2012 and I had the distinct privilege of touring this exclusive event.... Read More

 
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