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The James Royal Palm Channels Miami's Art Deco Spirit

Aug 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

Scheduled to open in late 2012, luxury hotel hospitality brand The James will open its first Miami property, The James Royal Palm. The new beachfront hotel will channel the art deco spirit of the historic Royal Palm Hotel, which stood in its place, featuring local art and cultural influences that remain... Read More

Lush Los Angeles Lofts Inspire "Boutique Hotel" Living

Aug 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Directly in the heart of downtown Los Angeles’ desired Financial District stands Roosevelt Lofts. In a historic landmark, the newly refurbished 222-unit apartment community offers new applicants “boutique hotel” inspired living. In 2011, Greystar Real Estate... Read More

The LA Pussycat Dolls & Reality Star Audrina Patridge Bring Sexy to New Nightclub

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  2 Comments

Stepping out onto the red carpet with Givenchy stilettos and wrapped in a glittering, plunging dress by Abby, Audrina Patridge, former Hills reality television star, helped to celebrate the Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse club opening in San Diego. With an ample dose of sexiness, Audrina... Read More

Feast For Charity | Oyster Social Supports Citymeals-on-Wheels

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Chef Charlie Palmer will host the first annual Oyster Social at One Bryant Park on Sunday, September 23 at his flagship restaurant, Aureole. The event will be a benefit for Citymeals-On-Wheels, a non-profit organization that delivers meals... Read More

Savor a Taste of Asia Inside Boston's New Restaurant & Lounge

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The Empire strikes Boston! Not in a Darth Vader kind of way. More like The Great Wall of China, Dancing Geisha, Hot Night in Bangkok and Red Dragon sort of way. Meet Empire Asian Restaurant & Lounge, the funky new Feng Shui waterfront temple now open at the Fan Pier, brought to you compliments of Big Night... Read More

Music & Art Paint The Town During Pop-Up Piano Miami

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

Some of the country’s most talented musicians will be performing in pop-up concerts during the Pop-up Piano Miami event, which is returning during Art Basel week in Miami Beach. Luxury piano maker Steinway & Sons Miami is presenting... Read More

Luxury Shopping Aids Charity Inside Crystals at CityCenter

Aug 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Patricia Field, the luxury fashion designer responsible for the signature style of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and The City and Meryl Streep’s character in the Devil Wears Prada is bringing her Emmy-Award winning visions... Read More

Kick Up Your Feet & Grab Some Couch Space at The Living Room

Aug 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

You’re invited to a party in The Living Room. Not your friend’s messy one. We’re talking the new waterfront hot spot in Boston. Get cozy on one of the comfortable plush couches and relax with a North End Cosmo or Red Sox Martini. Whether you come for dinner or drinks, you will feel right at home at The Living... Read More

Gordon Ramsay Revamps San Diego's The Keating on "Hotel Hell"

Aug 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  4 Comments

Unleashing his infamous temper, Gordon Ramsay took on the 35-room San Diego boutique hotel, The Keating during his new TV show, Hotel Hell. This season’s episode featuring... Read More

"Top Chef Restaurants" Add Some Heat To New Orleans' Dining Scene

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

Music, culture, and cuisine are some of the staples of a rich New Orleanian experience. Next time you take a trip down South, make sure to savor a true taste of this vibrant city by visiting a few of these Top Chef worthy restaurants... Read More

Savor Innovative Italian Cuisine at New Downtown LA Restaurant

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Soleto Trattoria and Pizza Bar recently opened in Downtown Los Angeles, featuring cuisine prepared by Chef Sascha Lyon. The new restaurant which showcases a menu of Italian fare, has an Exhibition Pizza Bar, and outdoor patio... Read More

Times Square Goes Green! NY Hotel Achieves LEED Certification

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Coming on the heels of its two year anniversary, the InterContinental New York Times Square has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) status, and is the nation’s largest new-build hotel to do so. The certification, which is awarded by the US Green Building Council, is bestowed upon properties that meet... Read More

Napa Valley Wine Gala Raises Nearly $4 Million for Cancer Research

Aug 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

“Don’t give up…Don’t ever give up,” was the mantra that NC state basketball coach Jim Valvano left audiences with during a speech he gave in March of 1993, just a little more than a month before he lost his battle with cancer. In that speech Valvano passionately told the audience that if they could do just three things, everyday—laugh, think,... Read More

"Top Chef Restaurants" Bring Flavor to Miami Dining

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

One of Miami's greatest pleasures, besides its pristine beaches and luxurious nightlife, is its diverse and colorful cuisine. Influences from everywhere including Spain, Cuba, and the Caribbean infuse flavor into dishes that are as vibrant as the locals. Next time you're visiting, be sure to check out... Read More

Boston Harbor Cruises Thrills With Codzilla Speed Ride

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston has kicked off summer in another big way this season with the return of Codzilla, a thrill ride on Boston Harbor! The ticket counter is located adjacent to the Long Wharf Marriott right near... Read More

Qatar Airways Announces New Chicago Route

Aug 20, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

As a major hub for business and leisure travelers, Chicago is a city that will greatly benefit from the announcement from Qatar Airways that the city will be included in its USA route expansion. The carrier already operates out of Chicago twice... Read More

Island Creek Oysters | A Day in The Life of a Sea Farmer

Aug 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Ever wondered how an oyster farm works? Now is your chance to find out. Island Creek Oysters of Duxbury is hosting a limited number of farm tours this summer where you can see the start-to-finish farming process... Read More

The Lanesborough Hotel Hosts Fashion Afternoon Tea With Luxury Designers

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

London luxury hotel, The Lanesborough is partnering with fashion design house heidi klein to debut her Resort Summer 2012 Collection this October during an exclusive Fashion Afternoon Tea. The brand was founded... Read More

"Top Chef Restaurants" in San Diego Combine Culinary Talent & Ambiance

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Aside from beaches and year-round temperate weather, San Diego has a few other charming traits. One of those being great food, and where there is great food there are always great chefs. San Diego’s vibrant offering of... Read More

Exclusive Giveaway TODAY | Tickets to Bridal Bazaar and Tea Party Worth $1,000 for Southern California Brides

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan  |  8 Comments

Attention all Southern California brides! So you’ve successfully landed your dream guy and a sparkling diamond ring, but does the wedding planning process overwhelm you entirely?... Read More

L'Auberge Del Mar Hotel Up for Sale

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

L’Auberge Del Mar Resort Spa, a beautiful beachfront luxury hotel located in the Del Mar area of San Diego has recently been put on the market, according to an article published by the Union Tribune. The property recently underwent... Read More

Luxury Shopping Festival Along The Magnificent Mile Returns This August

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Magnificent Mile is the destination of one of the nation’s premiere luxury shopping festivals that is returning to Chicago between August 24 and September 6, 2012. Sponsored by MasterCard, the event occurs along a 13 mile block stretch that runs from Chicago’s... Read More

Washington DC Gallery Exhibits Art That Captures American Spirit

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Connersmith Gallery, located on Florida Avenue in Washington, DC, was founded in 1999 with the hopes of representing artists who “excel at communicating powerful concepts in diverse media.” The gallery promotes art by talented visionaries who use their medium as a way... Read More

Creative Sweets Delight at Wicked Good Cupcakes

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  3 Comments

Not all cupcakes are created equal and only a few are actually wicked good. Just ask mother-daughter Tracey Noonan and Danielle Desroches, the brain team behind Wicked Good Cupcakes, a sweet treat confectionary located in Cohasset, Massachusetts. The South Shore bakery has made a name for itself with their now... Read More

Audrina Patridge Hosts New Club Opening in San Diego Gaslamp District

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

Reality star Audrina Patridge is set to help celebrate the opening of a brand new nightclub in San Diego. The Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse, located inside luxury boutique hotel, The Keating will debut it’s sexy new venue, complete with gorgeous... Read More

Hatfield's Los Angeles Restaurant Featured on MasterChef

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

If you tuned into MasterChef last night you may have seen, besides the typical food-fueled drama and infamous Gordon Ramsay rants, a bit of LA restaurant Hatfield’s. While perhaps not as well known across the country as it is in Southern California, Hatfield’s restaurant is a culinary force... Read More

Maggiano's Authentic Italian Fare

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

Not all Italian food is created equal. Just ask anyone who has been to Maggiano’s. From homemade sauces to indulgent desserts, practically everything is made in-house and on-premises. The enormous restaurant is located... Read More

The Sausalito Art Festival Kicks Off its 60th Anniversary Labor Day Weekend

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Sausalito Art Festival, now in its sixtieth year, is considered to be one of the oldest and most prestigious events of its kind in the United States. The event showcases some of the most talented concentration of artists, photographers, sculptors, jewelers, and craftsman found anywhere, and attracts thousands of visitors annually.... Read More

Bobbi Brown Pop-Store To Open in Grand Central Terminal

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Forget to powder your nose before the morning commute? If you’re running low on cosmetics and you happen to find yourself in Manhattan, luxury makeup artist and retailer, Bobbi Brown is debuting her first-ever pop-up store inside Grand Central Terminal... Read More

China & Italy Converge at 2012 Milano Fashion Summit

Aug 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The 2012 Milano Fashion Global Summit is bringing together two of the luxury fashion industry leaders most influential countries at a gathering that focuses on the importance of fashion and commerce. China and Italy will meet at this year’s gathering in Milan, where key personalities... Read More

The Plaza Hotel Offers Professional Athletic Training at La Palestra

Aug 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

You know that bucket list you have stashed away somewhere? Whether you have it mentally filed away or scribbled on the back of some scrap paper in your desk drawer, almost all of us have something like, say, a marathon or a Mt. Everest expedition jammed somewhere in there between "Learn French," and... Read More

Disneyland Paris Fine Dining Experience

Aug 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Theme park food is notoriously mediocre, and sometimes, just downright bad. But if you happen to make a trip to the Paris edition of Disneyland, then a visit to Walt’s, An American Restaurant might make you change your mind about dining at amusement parks. This shouldn’t be surprising, since the city is known for its refined contributions to the culinary... Read More

Boston Harbor Hotel | Beautiful Waterfront Setting

Aug 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Location, location, location is what The Boston Harbor Hotel is all about. Situated directly across the street from the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the waterfront hotel offers one of the best views in the city of Boston Harbor, Logan Airport, Seaport District, and beyond. You may know the architectural marvel from its dramatic archway and domed rotunda at Rowes Wharf... Read More

La Costa Resort & Spa | Picturesque Retreat in Carlsbad

Aug 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

La Costa Resort and Spa, situated just about thirty miles outside of downtown San Diego in Carlsbad, California, has operated as one of the country’s top spa resorts since 1965, and has recently received the honor of being... Read More

Napa Revisits an Older Time with Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant

Aug 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  2 Comments

Wine, beautiful rolling countryside, gorgeous inns— what more can you ask from the Napa Valley? Well, nightlife might be one of them. Despite its beauty, Napa Valley is a rather subdued locale, attracting visitors who are wanting quiet and some sophisticated R&R.... Read More

Things To Do in Paris During Late Summer

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

What’s more romantic than Paris in the summer? If you happen to find yourself in this beautiful city during the end of the summer season and are looking for unique ways to enjoy yourself, take a look below to learn about some of Paris’ most loved summer activities.... Read More

Hank's Oyster Bar Offers Specialty Cocktails on Capitol Hill

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

What better combination is there to be had than handcrafted cocktails alongside oysters and lobster rolls? Hank’s Oyster Bar Capitol Hill location recently opened The Eddy, a brand new, specialty cocktail bar on Pennsylvania Avenue featuring... Read More

Kodak Colorama | "World's Largest Photographs" Return to Grand Central Terminal

Aug 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

From 1950 to 1990, the Kodak company displayed what were described as “The World’s Largest Photographs,” on one of the balconies inside New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Measuring 18 feet tall by 60 feet wide, these iconic photographs served both as advertisements and as a series of frozen moments— a type of window into which viewers could peek into an idealized rendering of American society.... Read More

Learn About Your Favorite Jewels at The "GIA Celebrates Birthstones" Exhibit

Aug 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you have an eye for a bit of sparkle then you may want to check out the Gemological Institute of America, headquartered in Carlsbad, California for the upcoming exhibit "GIA Celebrates Birthstones." For the past several months the exhibition has been showing... Read More

Kimpton Hotels Reopens Renovated La Jolla Retreat

Aug 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

A signature Kimpton Hotel, the recently renovated and reopened Hotel La Jolla is now the third Kimpton propery in San Diego, joining Solamoar and Hotel Palomar San Diego. The $4 million dollar project was designed and led by Gulla Jonsdottir and Claude-Anthony Marengo, with a vision to create a “coastal-chic” vibe... Read More

Find Out Which LA Speakeasy Won "Best American Cocktail Bar"

Aug 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

This year, the city of New Orleans saw the 10th annual Tales of the Cocktail event, showcasing some of the world’s best mixologists and connoisseurs of fine spirits, for a total of five days. The event draws participants from around the globe for a series of competitions... Read More

The Capital Grille Showcases Wine Pairings During "Generous Pour" Event

Aug 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

It’s baaack! Not in that creepy Poltergeist kinda way. More like The Generous Pour at The Capital Grille sorta way. And generous it is. Now through September 2, you have the chance to sample up to nine different wines in unlimited pours for just $25. While each of the wines were hand selected by Capital Grille’s own Master Sommelier,... Read More

Order Gourmet Delivery From Your Favorite Chefs

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

You’re hungry. It’s been a long day. You look momentarily towards the kitchen. You know there is food to be prepared, perhaps some chicken that can be thawed, possibly a vegetable to be cooked. At this point, we all know who we’re kidding—no cooking will be had. But don't worry, there's no need to consult the Chinese-take out... Read More

The Slanted Door Wins "Best Restaurant Bar" in The United States

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The 10th annual Tales of the Cocktail, held annually in New Orleans, showcases some of the world’s best mixologists and connoisseur of fine spirits for a total of five days. The event draws participants from around the globe for a series of competitions, seminars, dinners, tastings and more.... Read More

Celebrate Fashion By Jean Paul Gaultier in Madrid

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk has been exhibiting across the United States, showcasing the luxury fashion designer’s provocative work that ignited ideas revolving around sexuality, gender issues and multiculturalism.... Read More

Fresh Dining Venues Open in San Diego This Summer

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

From Hillcrest to Downtown, San Diego offers a variety of dining options. But just in case you’ve gotten into a rut when choosing a place to eat, we’ve found a couple of new restaurant openings in the area that will help spice up your dining out rotation. Take a look below to see where these new eateries will be opening up shop.... Read More

The Blue Moon Hotel All-Day Breakfast Fix

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Blue Moon Hotel in Miami’s South Beach is a spirited boutique hotel set in the area’s Art Deco District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property merges two former hotels, the Lafayette and the Mediterranean-style Les Suites by way of an arched breezeway, creating a chic... Read More

Enjoy British Tea Time Tradition While Visiting Las Vegas

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

With the 2012 Olympics in full swing, everyone has a little bit of British fever. But, I mean, what’s not to love? We have them to thank for Harry Potter, fish and chips, The Beatles, David Beckham, Prince William…Prince Harry, obsessive royal fashion inspiration, and of course, tea. Tea time is one of the most... Read More

 
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