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Anticipation Builds for the Rhythm & Vine Music, Wine & Food Festival

May 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Sunday, June 10, 2012 will usher in the 4th annual Rhythm & Vine festival: a 3-hour music, wine and food festival benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. This year’s highly anticipated event, to be hosted by esteemed local Chef Brian Malarkey of BRAVO TV Top Chef fame, kicks off at 5 p.m. downtown at Broadway Pier.... Read More

Sample Flavors of Boston Chefs at Dine with Design on June 9

May 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Everyone loves enjoying a few snacks while watching a good movie; and there is no better place to do just that than at The Food Film Festival being held during Dine with Design 2012. It's a two-day culinary event starting June 9 to benefit The Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.... Read More

Glamorous Revel Resort Premiers with Superstar Beyonce

May 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Revel Resort, the newest luxury hotel in Atlantic City, is proud to open their doors and show off their breath taking accommodations, casino, and entertainment facilities. This incredible oceanfront resort is stylish and chic—posh enough to have international superstar Beyonce perform for the first time since the birth of her daughter... Read More

London Restaurants & Pubs Toast The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

May 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

As England gets ready to celebrate the Queen’s 60-year reign, we round-up the best London bars, pubs, and restaurants paying homage to Diamond Jubilee.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz to Sponsor Fashion Extravaganza of the Year at St. Regis Monarch Beach

May 30, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel will be a sponsor of the Fashion Extravaganza of the Year by Fashion Destinations Group and Working Wardrobes. The event will take place at The St. Regis Monarch Beach this June. Mercedes-Benz will showcase its luxury automobiles during the festivities.... Read More

Luxury Paris Hotel Le Pavillon des Lettres Launches Original Art Series

May 29, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In a city known for its rich history and an affinity for art and culture, it is only fitting that Paris' luxury hotels would incorporate it into their ambiance and décor.... Read More

Boston Boutique Hotel Impresses With Sexy Style

May 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

When you first step inside The Onyx Hotel, you won’t believe your eyes. The beautiful Boston boutique hotel dazzles with style from the dramatic color of the lobby to the neighboring black and red, sexy Ruby Room restaurant. You won’t find a more chic hotel located just steps from the Garden (where the Bruins and Celtics play) to the neighboring North End.... Read More

Breguet Celebrates 200th Anniversary of the Wristwatch

May 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Breguet, maker of some of the best luxury watches in world, is continuing to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the invention of the wristwatch with its Queen of Naples exhibition in its Las Vegas boutique. The anniversary is truly an event, honoring the achievement for developing the first time piece of its kind in the world.... Read More

Brunch at Sonny's in Portland, Maine Will Not Disappoint

May 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

When you walk into the now defunct Portland Savings Bank on Exchange Street, which has morphed into a funky local hangout for artists known as Sonny’s, you can almost feel the rich history that surrounded this historic building. While transforming the bank into the now popular restaurant... Read More

Official Guide to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

May 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London is gearing up for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, with a host of events taking place over a four-day weekend in the capital. Marking 60 years of monarch's reign, the celebrations will center around June 2-5, with a non-stop line-up. The Queen will attend the Epsom Derby on Saturday, June 4.... Read More

Old World Charm at Le Bristol Hotel

May 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

Le Bristol is a beautiful hotel that exudes old world charm. White marble floors glisten throughout the lobby and every Louis XIV style incidental table is adorned with a unique arrangement of freshly cut flowers.... Read More

Davidoff Opens First Cigar Lounge in U.S. in Westmont, Illinois

May 24, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Swiss cigar brand Davidoff has opened its first lounge in the U.S. by partnering with the Humidor of Westmont in Westmont, Illinois. The lounge in the premium cigar store has a state-of-the-art, “hidden in plain sight,” cigar-locker system that flanks a fireplace and a floor-to-ceiling stacked tumble marble wall, which is branded with the 'Davidoff Lounge' logo.... Read More

Symphony Hall Pays Tribute to 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park Tonight

May 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Nothing says “Boston” more than Fenway Park and the Boston Pops so what better way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park this year than for Symphony Hall to take on a ballpark atmosphere.... Read More

Blue Cow Yoga Opens in the City to the Relief of Stressed Out Execs

May 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Stressed out executives can breathe a sigh of relief as Blue Cow Yoga has opened its doors in the City of London. The stylish premises will house the financial district’s largest yoga and pilates center, whilst retaining the relaxed and intimate feel of a boutique hotel.... Read More

Windsor Court Hotel Showcases New Orlean's Finer Side

May 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Pulling into the main drive at Windsor Court Hotel, guests know they are in for an experience like no other in New Orleans. The only four-star, four-diamond property in the state of Louisiana, the Windsor Castle-inspired property is home to luxury accommodations, spa treatments, a museum-quality art collection, and elegant service.... Read More

Tuyo Restaurant | A Miami Culinary Destination

May 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Legendary star chef turned restaurateur, Norman Van Aken has come up in the culinary world—precisely eight stories high, above the Miami skyline with a commanding view of the Freedom Tower, The Arsht Performing Arts Center and Biscayne Bay.... Read More

Boston Magazine Cures Sweet Tooths With "Top Desserts" on May 24

May 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

An evening of sweet treats prepared by Boston’s top chefs? Yes, please. On Thursday, May 24, Boston magazine will host Top Desserts, a confectionary dream of some of the city’s best chefs coming together for a night of sweet celebration.... Read More

Best Restaurants in the Gaslamp | From Sushi to Steak

May 18, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

San Diego may be best known for its sunny weather and sandy beaches, but the Gaslamp district of the city also has some of the best restaurants and dining options in Southern California. Take a look below at some of our favorite Gaslamp restaurants to find a delicious offering of the best seafood, steaks, and more.... Read More

The Kitano New York Opens Jazz Lounge & Classy Supper Club Concept

May 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

JAZZ at KITANO, the new supper club concept from New York boutique hotel The Kitano, opened this month with a full schedule of musical talent and sold out seats. The lounge is situated in a former Rockefeller Family townhouse adjacent to the hotel on 38th St and Park Avenue.... Read More

5 Top High-end Las Vegas Restaurants Sure to Please

May 18, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Looking for some of the best that Las Vegas has to offer for Fine Dining? Look no further than these five amazing restaurants that offer the most stellar food, service and atmosphere in all of Las Vegas:... Read More

Phantom Gourmet Aids Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with Annual Hot Dog Safari

May 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Then head on over to Lansdowne Street in Boston for a food-filled ride aboard the Hot Dog Safari. TV 38’s Phantom Gourmet will be hosting the 23rd annual Hot Dog Safari on Saturday, May 19, from 12 to 4 p.m. The event, which will benefit the Joey Fund and... Read More

Los Angeles Theater Revisits a Darker Age With P.L.A.Y Noir

May 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

A hint of Los Angeles's dark past is coming back courtesy of P.L.A.Y Noir, a vision by husband and wife team Sarah Kelly and James Elden. Kelly and Elden are veteran actors that began producing plays three years ago by a twist of fate.... Read More

San Diego Museum of Art | Current Exhibitions for May 2012

May 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This month’s exhibitions at the San Diego Museum of Art offer visitors a chance to view the old and the new, all in an inspiring display of technological innovation and classic presentation.... Read More

Culinary Arts By Bubble Food Royally Transforms Diamond Jubilee Menu

May 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Leading London food design and events production company Bubble Food is joining in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations this spring by transforming its menu. It will turn the dishes served at the Coronation Banquet into a gastronomic feast with an imaginative, playful and very contemporary twist.... Read More

Kitchen Design By Bulthaup Showcases Ultimate Appliances & Decor

May 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Bulthaup in San Diego showcases the ultimate in luxury home accessories, including the best kitchen appliances and equipment. The showrooms at Bulthaup feature incredible items with the most up-to-date elements of design and technology. From décor to functionality, Bulthaup builds comprehensive concepts that allow interaction to become an integral part of the luxury shopping experience.... Read More

The Healing Effects of Boston Harbor Acupuncture

May 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

When you walk through the door of Boston Harbor Acupuncture, there is a sense of calm and peacefulness in the air that is almost indescribable. Whether it’s the aromatherapy that tantalizes your senses or the overall relaxed aura, you soon realize you are about to experience something unique.... Read More

New Parents Will Drool Over Luxury Baby Event on May 15

May 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

You’re expecting a baby in the next few months and need a trendy stroller, chic diaper bag and stylish clothes for your new little addition. Where do you get started? Head over to the second annual "Drool" event being held this year on May 15 at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End from 5:30 to 9 p.m.... Read More

99th Chelsea Flower Show Blooms For Royal Diamond Jubilee

May 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

For five days in May, the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, will be transformed into the spectacular gardens and floral displays that make up the world’s most famous flower show—an event that has been running for almost a century.... Read More

Mother's Day Brunches Around Los Angeles

May 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

“You look thin! Have you been eating enough?” These are familiar words from mothers all over the world. Though it’s usually her job to make sure you’re well fed, this Mother’s Day, treat your mom to a nice meal instead at one of these special brunches around Los Angeles.... Read More

World Burlesque Games to Take London by Storm

May 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Move over Olympic Games, there's a new competition coming to London. The World Burlesque Games takes center stage, with 100 competitive performers from around the world battling it out. Opening on May 7 with a VIP ceremony, the crème de la crème of performers will hit the stage.... Read More

David's Restaurant Delights in Portland, Maine

May 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Portland, Maine is well known for its conglomeration of talented artists, who flock to the quaint area for its tight-knit community, funky shops and fantastic restaurants. What you might not expect to find here though is a chef who seems to turn out dishes that are almost too beautiful to eat.... Read More

Hotel Palomar San Diego Relaunches The Se Spa Experience

May 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Se Spa in San Diego’s Hotel Palomar has recently reopened, showcasing an even more polished and elegant edition of itself. An intimate setting, Se Spa is located on the third floor of the Palomar with beautifully finished wood floors.... Read More

Boston's Best Mother's Day Brunches

May 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so it’s time to say thanks to that special woman who has done so much for you over the years. Here is a roundup of our top picks for some of the best brunches in Boston where you can celebrate your Mom this Sunday:... Read More

Katsuya Sushi Features Ingenious Culinary Creations & Stunning Design

May 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Katsuya Sushi, designed by visionary Phillipe Starck, is a unique destination for signature cocktails, one-of-a-kind sushi rolls, and Japanese cuisine that will appeal to all palates. Master Chef Katsuya Uechi has held nothing back, showcasing his culinary talents with popular dishes that include Spicy Tuna with Crispy Rice, Miso-Marinated Black Cod, and Yellowtail Sashimi.... Read More

Top Chefs Offer Bespoke, In-Home Catering Through KitchIt

May 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

A setting sun illuminated the South La Cienega, Smog Shoppe—a platinum LEED certified event space—as media professionals arrived for ‘An Evening To Experience Total Electrolytenment.' An open floor plan, was enhanced by a sky-lighted ceiling and succulent plants artfully caressing the walls. Sponsored by lifestyle site Daily Candy and Resource Natural Spring Water,... Read More

FOX & JANE Salon Arrives in San Diego

May 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

With an eclectic mix of urban flavor, local watering holes and neighborhood hipsters, San Diego’s street scene just got a little cooler with the arrival of FOX & JANE.... Read More

Portland Harbor Hotel Offers Ideal Weekend Escape

May 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

New England has so many incredible destinations but Portland, Maine remains one of our favorite places to visit with its rich maritime history and short driving distance from Boston. There is so much to do in this waterfront city from visiting the local shops and restaurants that dot the main downtown streets to taking a day trip on a boat to a nearby island.... Read More

STK Opens New Al Fresco Dining Options this Spring

May 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

The STK Restaurants, the swanky and sexy steakhouse concept best known for serving filet mignon to celebrities and socialites, announced the opening of three distinctive al fresco dining spaces in New York City for Spring/Summer 2012, including two new venues debuting this season.... Read More

Spa at Mandarin Oriental Provides Intimate Setting For Relaxation

May 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Last month, I found myself in Las Vegas, seduced by the city of sin, this time to host a bachelorette party. Although perhaps not my favorite retreat for relaxation, Vegas continues to evolve its level of exclusively and intimacy for those seeking it.... Read More

Best New Restaurants in Chicago

May 1, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

To keep our Chicago City Guide filled with the latest and greatest, we made sure to add an update on some of the best new restaurants in Chicago. A few favorites include Rustic House serving up American cuisine in Lincoln Park, Spanish specialties from Vera, and Telegraph wine bar.... Read More

Jumeirah Living Opens Luxury Grosvenor House Apartments on Park Lane, London

May 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Looking for somewhere luxurious to stay in London during the Olympic Games or for the Queen’s Diamond Jubliee? Then look no further. Jumeirah Group, the luxury hotel company, has launched a new concept in high-end accommodations on Park Lane in London - The Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living.... Read More

Prime Motor Group Hosts Food Event Sunday to Benefit The Maine Course

May 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

This Sunday, Prime Motor Group of Westwood, Mass. will host The Maine Course, a benefit for The Agassiz Village Campership Fund, which offers children ages eight to 17 the opportunity to attend overnight camp in Poland, Maine.... Read More

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