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"Good Will Hunting" Director Honored at San Diego Film Festival

Sep 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

From New York to Los Angeles, directors, actors, and movie buffs everywhere are celebrating city film festivals. This fall, the San Diego Film Festival is bringing both a host of events as well as several big names to the city. Last night, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, actors and socialites converged to help celebrate the 15th anniversary of Good Will Hunting... Read More

Prove Your Expert Wine Tasting Skills During The U.S.'s Longest Running Contest

Sep 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Calling all die-hard wine aficionados. For wine lovers everywhere, the US’s longest running tasting contest in the U.S. is coming to Chicago’s Geja’s Café, romantic restaurant known for its fondue dining. Amateurs and professionals alike will gather around eight unmarked carafe... Read More

Step Inside This Chelsea Speakeasy For a Fresh Take on Cocktail Hour

Sep 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

If you're green-fingered, the new cocktail menu at Chelsea speakeasy bar Barts will be just what you need to unwind after a busy day. The new home-made, home-grown herbalicious cocktail range from the basis of an entire menu of herb infused beverages, so the conscientious cocktail... Read More

Get a Taste of Summer's End With Inaugural Community Food & Art Party

Sep 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Say so-long to summer during Miami’s first annual Taste of the Beach & End of Summer Block Party where guests can enjoy celebrity chef appearances, music, and food from area restaurants and eateries. The event will not only feature an array of delicious eats, but a lovely beachside setting at Miami’s Collins Park... Read More

Zenith Flies High in Paris with Luxury Aviation Watches

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Joseph Vasquez

Time is important, especially if you’re in a plane in the sky. And if you’re piloting a plane in the sky with a watch on your wrist, that time must be to-the-second precise to get to where you’re going, from where you were just leaving. The Zenith luxury PILOT Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 watch boasts First Class all the way.... Read More

International Contemporary Jewelry Fair Comes to Miami

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Miami, FL is a place for beach days, Kardashians, Cuban food, and from December fourth through December ninth, luxury jewelry aficionados. The International Contemporary Jewelry Fair is coming to town. Set aboard the Seafair (an event venue on a yacht), docked at the Chopin Plaza, the exhibition... Read More

MGM Grand Las Vegas Offers Smart Rooms for Health and Wellness

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Las Vegas is not exactly famous for its focus on a healthy lifestyle, but apparently MGM seeks to change that. The AAA Four Diamond luxury resort has just opened a new series of rooms named “Stay Well.”... Read More

The Bay Bridge To Light Up The Community With $8 Million Public Art Project

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

In order to help give The Bay Bridge the recognition it sorely deserved (and missed) after its opening in 1936, Illuminate the Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing community-integrated art, has already raised $5.5 million towards “The Bay Lights Project.” Using 25,000 LED lights, San Francisco’s Bay Bridge will serve as a beacon of twinkling city pride as it approaches its 75th anniversary. Well past the age of retirement, the good ‘ole... Read More

One of Boston Dining's Crown Jewels Boasts American Brasserie Food & Drink

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

There are hidden jewels and then there are found gems. Meet one of Boston’s most prized possessions. Introducing GEM Restaurant & Lounge, a dining destination and luxury lounge. The new venue features a “come for dinner, stay for... Read More

Discover The Dark Side of Mandalay Bay During Halloween's Haunted Hotel Ball

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Gremlins, Ghosts, and Goblins, oh my! It’s the time of the year when even the most respectable take advantage of the season to get downright frightful, and what better place to unleash your inner freak than in the City of Sin itself. This year Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay is throwing an ultimate haunted... Read More

Calling All Carnivores, Let Game Season Commence!

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

With summer on the way out game season is truly underway, and restaurant menus everywhere have become both meaty and mighty. Some of London's most delectable restaurants are revamping their dishes to include the season's best... Read More

New Executive Chef Heats Up Dining Inside JW Marriott Hotel Miami

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Dining inside Miami’s JW Marriott Hotel just got a little hotter with the addition of new executive chef, Daniel Goldich. The chef held the Sous Chef title at the Five Diamond St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa in Dana Point, CA and received his training from the Academy of Culinary Arts... Read More

Dior Homme Flagship Reopens for the Manly Men of New York City

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

To all men who love looking ferociously fashionable and hate plebeian shopping malls, there is a place for you. The New York location of Dior Homme, whose doors have been “closed for renovation” for far too long, has finally reopened. Now, enter into a wonderland of men’s luxury fashion, where the dressing room “salon” with VIP services spreads across an entire second floor.... Read More

Invade San Diego Homes with Dwell Home Tours

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

If you are a San Diegan, a fan of Modern architecture and have the weekend of November 9th free, then boy do I have an event for you. Get excited, because Dwell Home Tours is coming to grace your glorious city with their presence. Are you tired of touring depressingly empty modern homes? Dwell tours wants to introduce you to a whole new world of... Read More

Enjoy a Boutique Hotel Experience Inside New Andaz Napa Getaway

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

As if the lavish Napa Valley wasn’t already home to an endless list of luxury hotels to choose from, planning your wine country getaway just got a bit harder with the opening of the first Andaz hotel in Northern California, Andaz Napa. “Our location in the epicenter of downtown Napa creates a welcoming destination for... Read More

Los Angeles Celebrates Fashion Week With a Touch of West Coast Swagger

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

As luxury fashion sweeped the Big Apple in the flurry of New York Fashion Week, Angelenos celebrated style in their own way—Hollywood style! Macy’s Passport Presents, Glamorama, The British Invasion: The Music Then.The Fashion Now! was THE fete drawing celebs and celebrating fashion while... Read More

Navigate Manhattan in Fall Like an Insider | Tips from One Group F&B Director Kelli Carucci

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

She knows Manhattan inside-out, is always ready for a close-up, and runs the scene at some of the hottest venues on the East Coast, including uber-sexy Gansevoort Park Avenue.... Read More

Loosen Up at Somma Wine Spa in Los Cabos, Mexico

Sep 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

You know the pedantic guy who loves to sniff his luxury wine and comment in a nasally voice about the region it was grown in, and the quality of the grape? The same guy whom you’d pay money to see loosen up a bit, but he never seems to finish that glass?... Read More

Comedian Brian Regan Talks Pop Tarts, Stage Fright & What Never to Do on Stage

Sep 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

It’s that awkward situation where you know your response was entirely inappropriate. What to do? Panic, acknowledge it or simply turn red? Just ask comedian Brian Regan, who has a unique talent for observational comedy, taking an everyday situation (from Pop Tarts to emergency room visits) and turning it into a laugh riot.... Read More

Best Pick for NYC Brunch This Sunday | Aureole Oyster Social

Sep 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

New Yorkers, not sure where you’re luxury brunching this Sunday? Rub elbows with Charlie Palmer and feast on fresh seafood for a cause at the inaugural Aureole’s Oyster Social, a fundraiser for Citymeals-on-Wheels.... Read More

Disney Cruise Ship Docks in San Diego for the First Time

Sep 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

A very large boat filled to the brim with Mickey Mouse lovers (2,700 to be exact) is heading our way today as a part of the Disney Wonder’s California coast itinerary. This is the first time that a Disney Cruise Line ship will make a stop in San Diego, but not the last. Three more Pixar-themed luxury cruises will also port here on September 28, October 5 and October 12, 2012 after leaving Los Angeles and stopping in San Francisco and Ensenada.... Read More

Emmys News | An Inside Look at the Audi Green Room by Derek Lam

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

Before the red carpet is rolled out for the Primetime Emmy Awards this weekend, I was able to get an exclusive sneak peek at the posh Green Room that was created by luxury designer Derek Lam and sponsored by Audi. While this is the second year that the luxury automotive company has sponsored the Emmys, a collaboration of this kind is a first for both brands.... Read More

"The Scream" Heads to Museum of Modern Art in October

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you're looking for more things to see and do in New York City and you'll be in town between October and April, you might consider a visit to the Museum on Modern Art for a look at art auction history. After selling for $120 million at Sotheby's just this past May, the famed work is on the move, set to be on display at MoMA from October 24 until April 29, 2013.... Read More

Head to Malibu For Year-Round Vacation Fun

Sep 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Elise Edwards

You could spend the entire summer getting acquainted with the litany of restaurants, wine bars and beaches in Malibu but you’ll never quite capture the essence of the area like you will in the fall. Although known as a summer hot spot, fall is a time of true serenity with smaller crowds, easier access to restaurants and special rates.... Read More

Gene Simmons and Wolfgang Puck to Host Rocktoberfest Charity Music Festival

Sep 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

You’ve probably been wondering what Gene Simmons has been up to lately; and that line of thought probably led you to wonder what Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck has been up to lately. Well, maybe not, but it turns out the two are conveniently up to the same thing.... Read More

London Bar Debuts "Haute Couture" Beverages To Celebrate Fashion Week

Sep 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

This season’s must-have collection of seriously in vogue cocktails will soon arrive at The Botanist on Sloane Square for London Fashion Week. Chief mixologist Paulo Brammer will showcase his finest creations on The Botanist’s very... Read More

All-American Fashion Hits Boston Just in Time For Fall

Sep 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Prepsters unite! GANT has just opened up a retail store on Boston’s Tony Newbury Street. Here you will find the traditionally preppy attire like classic oxfords but a few nice surprises as well, including our fall favorite – the corduroy jacket, which arrived just in time for the cool fall nights ahead... Read More

Ditch the Hotel for The Art Residence San Francisco

Sep 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

You need a place that will impress. The boss. The in-laws. That guy you met on a dating site. Whatever your reason for needing a unique place to stay in the Bay Area, you'll definitely be satisfied with Airbnb.... Read More

Discover What $17 Million Dollars Tastes Like

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Dining options abound in Nevada’s most seductive city, but recently Las Vegas welcomed a $17 million dollar, all-you-can eat buffet at Caesar’s Palace. Bacchanal Buffet is set to open Monday, where guests can expect a feast of epic proportions. Chefs will be busy preparing more than 500... Read More

Luxury Scottsdale Resort Debuts Specialty Bourbon

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

If bourbon and cigars are your idea of a perfect pair, then Arizona’s Talking Stick Resort should be on your list of destinations. The luxury resort is the proud owner of its own specialty bourbon, the Woodford Reserve Talking Stick Resort Personal Selection Bourbon, to be exact... Read More

New Miami Venue Takes a Sexy Spin on Luxury "HOUSE" Parties

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

From the talented design visionary Mark Lowe comes the industrial, art district of Miami, Wynwood’s, first nightclub. Following in the tradition of Miami’s popular night scene, HOUSE Nightclub will feature some of the most state-of-the-art... Read More

Food Network's Tyler Florence Brings Wine Expertise To Gourmet Herringbone Dinner

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

If wine-pairing, celebrity chefs, and gourmet food peak your interest than the Tyler Florence dinner at Herringbone may just be your perfect evening out. Food Network’s Tyler Florence will be at San Diego’s Herringbone Restaurant for a very special four-course meal, prepared by Chef... Read More

Chef Gordon Ramsay Brings a Taste of Asia to French-Inspired Menu

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's maze Restaurant and bar in Mayfair, London, is celebrating the latest addition to their French Asian menu – a sushi bar which will add an exciting new dimension to the restaurant. Guests will be able to enjoy... Read More

Fall Season at Greenwich Polo Club Opens with a Royal Salute

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Over 300 local, national and global VIP guests attended the official opening of fall season at the Greenwich Polo Club over Labor Day Weekend. They watched international polo star Nacho Figueras captain the Harry Winston Polo team to a 11-10 victory over the Heathcote Polo Team at the USPA Royal Salute Jubilee Club.... Read More

Vogue-Worthy Virtuoso Pianist Lola Astanova Talks About Passion For Music & Fashion

Sep 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Whether you've heard the name or not, Lola Astanova, the Soviet-born virtuoso pianist, is stunning audiences around the world with both a sculpturally ornate presence as well as deeply intimate performances. Exposing the genre of classical music in a way not quite experienced before, Lola's emotive... Read More

Experience Boston From a Hollywood Perspective

Sep 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Lights, Camera, Action, Boston! Our fabulous city has been on the cusp of the movie scene for some time now with flicks like The Departed, Good Will Hunting, and Mystic River, all being filmed here over recent years. So,... Read More

See Some of The Best Places To Dine During San Diego's Restaurant Week

Sep 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

With Restaurant Week returning to San Diego this September, it’s prudent to get up-to-date with all the specials cropping up in celebration of the popular event. This year the Aventine, the 11 acre luxury lifestyle and business complex that houses the AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency hotel as... Read More

Miami Gets Creative During Inaugural "Downtown Art Days" Event

Sep 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

For the first time ever Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA) is sponsoring DWNTWN Art Days, from September 7 through 8. During the two day event, Miami art and cultural institutions will have an open door policy, allowing guests to enjoy a range of exhibits and galleries for free. Nearly every... Read More

Bewitching Confections at Salem's Harbor Sweets

Sep 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Salem, Massachusetts. One mention of this north shore town and visions of witches, ghouls and Halloween come to mind but what you might not realize is this historic town is also home to one of the sweetest places on earth – Harbor Sweets. The confectionary first opened here in 1973 and has been producing some of the state’s best chocolate ever since.... Read More

Timbaland Launches Kama Sutra-Inspired Liqueur

Sep 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

“Everything that I create is groundbreaking and LeSUTRA is no different,” said Grammy award-winning music producer Timbaland of his newly launched sparkling liqueur. LeSUTRA made its debut at luxury resort Fontainebleau Miami Beach during Labor Day weekend.... Read More

Forget What Your Mother Told You, Play With Your Food at Lab Store Paris

Sep 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Innovations in food science and design merge at the Lab Store Paris, a state-of-the-art store featuring some of the latest ways to enjoy your favorite flavors. Located on Rue du Bouloi, Lab Store Paris has, in addition to its storefront, a WikiBar, which focuses on the Lab Store’s new edible packaging... Read More

Casa Del Mar | The Sweet Place Where Ice Cream Meets The Sea

Sep 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

The masterful mix of milky goodness from L.A. Creamery Artisan Ice Cream now finds residency at Santa Monica’s seaside palace and renowned luxury resort, Casa del Mar.... Read More

Experience The Chic Side of Boston During Tomorrow's Fashion Night Out

Sep 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Get your fashion groove on tomorrow night at Fashion Night Out in Boston. Kimpton Hotels is constructing a street-level lounge on Newbury Street, specifically for FNO’s Center Stage performances and fashion shows. The Lounge, which will be located... Read More

Cottage Living at The Carneros Inn of Napa Valley

Sep 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Napa Valley is known not only for its prestigious wineries, but for its beautiful rolling vistas and its luxury resorts and spas. I recently made my first trip to Northern California’s Napa Valley, during which I attended the 2012 V Foundation Wine Celebration, hosted by luxury... Read More

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