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The City Tavern Delivers 18th Century Charm

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The City Tavern in Chicago pays homage to the 18th century tavern where artists would spend hours talking and planning their next piece, whether it be poetry or sculpture. People would meet, not just to eat, but to experience the atmosphere and enjoy the company of good friends. City Tavern strives to recreate this age-old experience of a warm and friendly atmosphere, while still providing a fresh, modern approach to luxury cuisine.... Read More

Salamander Resort & Spa | Virginia Equestrian Retreat

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With 340 acres of Virginia country side and vineyards as a backdrop, the Salamander luxury resort and spa is a beautiful destination scheduled to open in 2013. The resort, located in Middleburg Virginia, will be just a thirty minute drive from Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport and an hour from the capital.... Read More

Try Your Luck at Fred & Steve's Steakhouse at Twin River Casino

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Two former pro football players have come together to create one of the best steakhouses in southern New England: Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse located at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Owners Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie opened the restaurant about five years ago in this small slots casino located less than an hour from Boston.... Read More

The Alley Bar at Rowes Wharf Opens on the Waterfront

Jun 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

It’s Thirsty Thursday. There you have it. A good excuse to slink on over tonight to the Alley Cat, the long awaited (and much needed) waterfront bar, which opened Tuesday, nestled in an alley between the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Rowes Wharf Bar and the harbor.... Read More

Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack in Sight

Jun 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

On fast approach is the famed Opening Day event at the Del Mar Racetrack, which last year drew a record 45,309 people—socialites, celebrities and fashionistas anxious to dawn their most fabulous chapeau, wager on the horses, and otherwise see and be seen.... Read More

Nantucket Island | Where to Stay, Eat and Shop

Jun 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Summer in Boston would seem incomplete without a visit to the crown jewel of Cape Cod: Nantucket Island. There is so much to do here whether you come for quick weekend getaway or plan a weeklong stay on the island, which is located just 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod.... Read More

Six Best Things To Do in Boston

Jun 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Whether you’re headed to Boston for business or pleasure make sure you take the opportunity to spend an afternoon exploring some of the city’s most iconic parks and monuments. This northeastern city is steeped in history as it is one of the oldest cities... Read More

Grassini Family Vineyards in the Heart of Santa Ynez Valley

Jun 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

At the start of the new millennium, Larry Grassini, a lover of fine Bordeaux, decided to plant a vineyard on his ranch in Happy Canyon. He and his wife, Sharon, purchased the land back in the 1980s to serve as a family retreat... Read More

Le Royal Monceau Art District Exhibits Jean-François Rauzier's Photography

Jun 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's common for luxury hotels to have many impressive features, from design aesthetics to full cinemas, but Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris has its very own art gallery. The Art District is the hotel's cultural center and promotes itself as being a place artists, art connoisseurs, art lovers, collectors, and patrons can feel welcome and celebrated. It features a dedicated Art Concierge, a great art collection, as well as a bookstore, and of course, its very own gallery. With four exhibitions a year, their newest one will be open from June 22, 2012 to September 2, 2012 and will be displaying the wonderful work of photographer Jean-François Rauzier.... Read More

Discover Some of The Best Martinis in Philadelphia

Jun 26, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you are looking to channel James Bond during a trip to Philadelphia, you absolutely have to make sure that you have access to the best martinis and best fine spirits in the area. Martinis have evolved tremendously over the years, transforming from straight gin and vermouth to wildly imaginative... Read More

CopperWynd Resort Reopens Luxury Desert Oasis

Jun 26, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Just forty-five minutes from Phoenix International Airport is CopperWynd, a luxury hotel and resort that has recently reopened its doors just in time for summer. The hotel is a small boutique resort as well as private club that offer beautiful views of the Sonoran Desert and... Read More

Dry Creek Vineyard | Healdsburg, California

Jun 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The story of Dry Creek Vineyard is one of heritage, family, and holding onto one’s principles. When Dave Stare first founded the winery on acreage across the street from the Dry Creek General Store in 1972, he established the first winery in Dry Creek Valley since Prohibition.... Read More

Luxury Hotel in Milan Boasts Views of Duomo Cathedral

Jun 26, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

TownHouse Street Milan Duomo, a Milan luxury hotel, recently opened the doors to its lavish suites on St. Radegonda Street 14, steps away from the Duomo Cathedral. The concept was first conceived in 2010 by Alessandro Rosso with the aid of Italian architect Simone Micheli.... Read More

Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Adds enoSteak to its Culinary Line-Up

Jun 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Yet another culinary option has made its way to the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel: enoSteak. Executive Chef Andres Jimenez is at the helm of this intimately sized steakhouse showcasing locally grown, organic produce alongside prime and grass-fed, pasture-raised beef.... Read More

Durgin-Park | Historic Boston Dining Tradition

Jun 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

What once started out as a market-man’s dining hall in the early 19th century has turned into one of Boston’s most historic and popular dining facilities located in Faneuil Hall. Durgin-Park, the city’s oldest restaurant, boasts that it was “established before you were born.” It offers a fun and lively atmosphere complete with red and white checkered tablecloths, communal dining on the second floor and a lower bar known as The Hideout that features live entertainment... Read More

See Our Picks For 10 of the Best Boston Restaurants

Jun 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston has an abundance of luxurious restaurants so picking our 10 favorites was a challenging task. While Boston is well known for its fantastically fresh seafood, we also discovered some outstanding steakhouses that deliver some of the finest cuts of beef in town... Read More

Tortilla Republic Brings South Beach Style to West Hollywood

Jun 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Reminiscent of an airy South Beach sanctuary, Tortilla Republic’s décor of dark wood, bright orange and airy white accent an al fresco dining area exuding a sophisticated yet casual vibe. Seated at the outdoor patio facing a tree-lined street, the sun began to set.... Read More

'Chefs in Shorts' Event Being Held on June 22

Jun 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

You know it’s officially summer in Boston when the annual “Chefs in Shorts” event is being held. This year, the food event is being held this Friday at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center where you can dine on some of the city’s top chef’s grilled creations, all to benefit Future Chefs, a local non-profit school-to-career program focused in culinary arts.... Read More

Morro Bay Hosts First Central Coast Oyster Festival

Jun 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Joe Donatelli

Morro Bay is a small town of 10,000 on California’s Central Coast, located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It’s best known for its giant seaside rock, which was formed 23 million years ago from the plugs of extinct volcanoes. At 576 feet tall, the rock is visible from practically everywhere in town and manages to make the Pacific Ocean look small, which is reason enough to see it.... Read More

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House Debuts New Lunch Menu

Jun 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House has recently introduced a new lunch menu that includes everything from seared ahi tuna salad and sole Francese with lump crabmeat to traditional steakhouse fare.... Read More

The Bay Area and Livermore’s Rising Stars

Jun 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The San Francisco Bay Area has long been admired as one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations in the world. Although the area actually enjoys a long heritage of winemaking, its wines—crafted in the city proper as well as Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, and a short drive east in Livermore Valley—have just begun to receive the international recognition they deserve.... Read More

Get An Inside Look at How Chef Markus Glocker Prepares Cuisine at The London NYC

Jun 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

At the world’s top fine dining restaurants, the business of special occasion is an everyday occurrence and they’ve mastered the art of creating an unforgettable night down to a science. We were lucky enough to speak with Markus Glocker, Chef de Cuisine at the New York’s Gordon Ramsay at the London to get an exclusive... Read More

Julian Krinsky Camps and Programs Brings Exciting Learning Opportunities for Philadelphia's Affluent Youth

Jun 18, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Summer camps for kids and teens are a tradition that has been carried through the years for decades, but today's affluent teens probably want a summer experience surpassing that of spooky tales around a campfire and nature hikes. Julian Krinsky Camps and Programs in Philadelphia, PA offers a lifestyle that brings their young guests experiences and networking opportunities that can help far into their college careers.... Read More

Exciting New Details on The Nobu Hotel in Las Vegas

Jun 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

For all the curious foodies, new details are available on the eagerly anticipated Nobu Hotel. Famed Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and designer David Rockwell were on hand at the original Nobu in New York City this week to provide guests with sneak peek at the first Nobu Hotel, set to open in Las Vegas late 2012. Guest bookings are set to begin October 1.... Read More

Topshop & Thompson LES Host Fashion-Forward Pool Party Series

Jun 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

British high street, luxury fashion label, Topshop, which quick became a New York favorite after launching stateside in 2009, is now taking their wares from the store racks to poolside in perhaps the chicest summer pop-up store in the city.... Read More

The Jewelers Building Boston Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Jun 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

A diamond is a girl’s best friend and no one knows that line better than the folks behind the Jewelers Building in Boston, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. “Our business like several other... Read More

Benihana Raises $55K for St. Jude Children's Research, San Diego 4th Grader Helps

Jun 15, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Children Helping Children coloring contest, an annual event presented by Japanese-restaurant franchise Benihana, received a helping hand from a Carlsbad, California fourth grader. Audrey Ledford of the coastal resort city of San Diego County was among the talented children whose artwork was chosen by the restaurateur in this year’s contest.... Read More

Stylish Bostonians Shop at Newly Opened VIRA Boutique in Beacon Hill

Jun 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Stylish Bostonians can now head over to the recently opened VIRA Boutique in Beacon Hill to don some trendy duds from India, Australia, London, Romania, Singapore and France.... Read More

Emirates Airlines Opens Gateway Between Dubai and Washington, DC

Jun 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Emirates, winner of the Air Transport World “2011 Airline of the Year,” announced that it will offer nonstop flights between Dubai and Washington, DC beginning on September 12, 2012. The new gateway will ease... Read More

AKA Central Park Opens Outdoor Bedroom for Second Year

Jun 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

There’s camping, there’s glamping, and then there are truly luxurious al fresco sleeping experiences. AKA Central Park’s 1,000-square-foot terrace bedroom, located among New York’s city lights and underneath the stars, is complete with gourmet s’mores, a stargazing telescope, butler service and plush bedding, definitely falls into the latter.... Read More

Alaska Airlines Announces Nonstop Flight Option for San Diego Travelers

Jun 13, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Travelers rejoice! Alaska Airlines announced that beginning on October 11th a nonstop flight will be available between San Diego and Orlando, Florida. The popular luxury travel destinations had no such option until the recent amendment. Once October rolls around, travelers can fly from San Diego to Orlando... Read More

Hilton Downtown Debuts New England Eats at Nix's Mate Restaurant

Jun 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

After a long awaited opening, Nix’s Mate has finally made its debut inside the Hilton Downtown, Boston’s first Art Deco skyscraper, located in the Financial District and adjacent to Faneuil Hall. The classic name of the restaurant pays homage to one of... Read More

AIRE Ancient Baths Opens in TriBeca

Jun 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

One of the greatest lost rituals of ancient Greco-Roman times is returning to modern Western civilization—and what better place for it to make a North American debut than TriBeCa?... Read More

Ann Taylor Opens Chic Concept Store in San Diego

Jun 12, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury clothes brand, Ann Taylor, revered for its all-American approach to women’s fashion, is celebrating its new look with the opening of luxury shopping sites throughout Southern California. On July 13th, the new Ann Taylor... Read More

Henley Festival Celebrates 30 Years of Music & Art

Jun 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

The Henley Festival is celebrating 30 years at the heart of the English summer season with a line up like never before, staged once again at the unique location on the banks of the River Thames. As well as the headline acts, black-tie revelers can enjoy candlelit dining at the award-winning riverside restaurant... Read More

Enjoy Music in The Garden at This Botanical Desert Oasis

Jun 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Music in The Garden is a fun way to spend a summer evening just a mere twenty minutes outside of Scottsdale. The Spring 2012 Concert Series, hosted by the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden, will run every Friday through June 29, offering a diverse line up of musicians and artists. This beautiful location is the perfect... Read More

Heineken Jammin' Festival Brings Summer Rock Music to Milan

Jun 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Having started back in 1998, The Heineken Jammin' Festival in Milan has become one of Europe's most popular summer music festivals. With past headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Depeche Mode, and Iron Maiden, the Jammin' Festival can always be counted on to supply one of the hottest rock music lineups and 2012 is no different.... Read More

Things to Do in Orlando, Florida | Family Vacation Ideas

Jun 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Some of the best family vacation ideas revolve around fun, sun, laughter, and memories that will last a lifetime. Orlando, Florida is always ready to show each member of the family a great time with theme parks, rides, world-class golf, and much more. Here are a few of our favorite attractions found in South Florida.... Read More

Learn The History Behind Philly's Most Famous Food With This Tasty Event

Jun 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Take a bite out of Philly with a 75 minute walking tour inside the world-famous Reading Terminal Market during the annual Taste of Philly Food Tour. Sample cheesesteaks, hoagies, pretzels and more of Philadelphia’s most popular foods while also learning the history behind their origins. Along with the vibrancy of the Market place, guests will learn the story behind the Breyer’s Ice Cream logo... Read More

Cabo San Lucas Resorts | Where to Stay on a Mexico Vacation

Jun 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With so many luxury resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, it can be difficult to decide which one to stay at on your next beach vacation. We picked a few of our favorites to make it easier on the discerning traveler who is looking for stunning views, beautiful accommodations and superb service.... Read More

Charlotte Symphony's Summer Pops Concert Series Kicks Off

Jun 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Charlotte Symphony's Summer Pops has returned and this year the outdoor concert is sure to be another success. Held at Symphony Park at the South Park Mall, Summer Pops has a full schedule spreading all the way to July 3, 2012.... Read More

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Celebrates International Culture & Unity

Jun 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Washington D.C. has a wealth of activities, restaurants, monuments, and a string of free museums to explore, so if you’re planning a trip to the nation’s capital this summer make sure to take a look at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The festival celebrates the cultural... Read More

Run With The "Bulls" in New Orleans' Annual San Fermin Festival

Jun 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If running with the bulls has ever been on your bucket list you will be happy to learn you don’t even have to leave the continental U.S (or risk your life) to enjoy the thrill. The annual San Fermin en Nueva Orleans will take place July 12 through the July 15 in the French Quarter of Louisiana's favorite... Read More

Madrid, Spain | International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts

Jun 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

From June 6 to July 22, 2012, Madrid is the place to be for art aficionados with the PHotoEspaña, International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts. As one of the most popular and influential visual arts events in Spain, this arts and culture event is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year.... Read More

Summer Camp Helps Create Future Millionaires

Jun 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

There are so many luxury summer camps out there, but not many that want to mold your children into millionaires. The Future Millionaires and Beyond Youth Summer Camp in the Adair Park neighborhood of Atlanta is helping children ages 12 to 15 discover their ambitions and realize them to have successful careers as adults.... Read More

Boston's Best Restaurants for Al Fresco Dining

Jun 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

While the weather in Boston can certainly be unpredictable year round, when the sun does come out, Bostonians love to spend as much time outdoors as possible and that includes dining al fresco. Here we have rounded up some of our favorite... Read More

SLS Hotel South Beach Opens on Collins Avenue

Jun 8, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In a city that’s filled with hot bodies, beautiful beaches and exquisite fine dining, it’s only natural to have equally stunning accommodations to match. Sbe’s award-winning SLS Hotels brand has just opened a new property to be among some of the best luxury hotels in Miami.... Read More

Entertainment Cruises Prepares for the Arrival of the Tall Ships to Boston

Jun 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

As the Tall Ships prepare to sail into Boston this year to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, Entertainment Cruises has prepared a weeklong list of festivities aboard both the Odyssey and Spirit of Boston.... Read More

Taj Boston Offers a Historic Taste of the Orient

Jun 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Historic opulence, five-star service, and one of the best locations in the city are just a few things that come to mind when describing the Taj Boston. The landmark Taj Boston is located at the corner of Arlington... Read More

Royal Ascot Celebrates Diamond Jubilee

Jun 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

With the racecourse decked in 4km of bunting and 80,000 Union Flags handed to visitors, this year's Royal Ascot is fully embracing the Queen's Jubilee year. However, the question on everyone’s lips will be: Will The Queen have a Royal Ascot winner to add to the 20 that have gone before? The Queen's last winner was on the final day of racing in 2008.... Read More

Ruth's Chris Boston Steakhouse a Cut Above the Rest

Jun 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

While there are a multitude of best Boston restaurants and steakhouses to choose from, there is one that stands apart from the rest with its consistent service, first rate cuts of beef, and historic location – Ruth’s Chris Steak House.... Read More

Humphreys Restaurant Strikes a Chord With Area Food Lovers

Jun 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

San Diego’s Humphreys by the Bay, located amidst the seafaring climate of Shelter Island, may be best known for its lovely marina setting and for its long history of hosting some of the world’s most celebrated musical talents. However, a few steps away from the 1,400 seat outdoor theater and inside Humphreys Restaurant... Read More

Luxury Shopping in Milan at its Finest | Villa MEISSEN

Jun 4, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Milan’s most fashionable shopping street Via Montenapoleone, added yet another luxury brand to its offerings with the opening of Villa MEISSEN®. The nearly 4,000-square-foot space inside Casa Carcassola-Grandi, features MEISSEN® Joaillerie, MEISSEN® HOME and MEISSEN® Fine Art.... Read More

Boston Brunch Takes a Cue From Mooo Restaurant

Jun 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston has some great spots for brunches but for the best one in the city, head over to Mooo restaurant tucked inside the XV Beacon hotel.... Read More

Bliss Spa Offers a Fast Approach to Beauty at W New York

Jun 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Bliss Spa’s flagship location, Bliss49 at the W New York, has launched an all-new QuickBliss concept and menu featuring a selection of 30 minute or less “in-and-out” spa services.... Read More

MGM Resort's Crystals at CityCenter Wins VIVA Award for Sustainability

Jun 1, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has named Crystals at CityCenter as one of the recipients of its VIVA Best of the Best awards for 2012. CityCenter, the world's largest private green development, is the 2012 winner in the Sustainability category.... Read More

Soho Meets Mediterranean at Debut Restaurant Locale

Jun 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

New York is a city so defined by the nuances of each of its individual neighborhoods that expanding a restaurant to a different part of town means a lot more than just opening another outpost. Such is the case with Pera Soho, the newly opened sister restaurant to the popular midtown brasserie and fine dining New York restaurant, Pera.... Read More

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