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Playboy Bunny Jessica Hinton Parties With The Pussycat Dolls in San Diego

Jan 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Perhaps the most attractive nightclub of San Diego's Best Nightlife just got a little better looking. The Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse in the Keating Hotel received a visit from Playboy Playmate Jessa Hinton and her troupe of attractive, stiletto-packing friends. The new club in the Gaslamp District was modeled after the Pussycat Doll’s lounge in Las Vegas, where the sexy singers and dancers once performed Burlesque-style on raised, and pole-adorned platforms.... Read More

Santa Monica Restaurant M.A.K.E. Provides a Raw Education in Healthy Eating

Jan 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Raw foods movement pioneer and celebrity chef, Matthew Kenney slices a sophisticated twist from the already prevalent raw food scene in Santa Monica. His latest venture, M.A.K.E., takes the plant-based modernist cuisine he's known for across the country to The Market at Santa Monica Place.... Read More

Hottest Miami Destinations To Watch Super Bowl XLVII

Jan 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

Miami may not be playing host to the actual Super Bowl game this year, but that doesn’t stop the hottest city on the planet from celebrating the NFL’s biggest night in style. With different-styles of watch parties being planned all over town, we found some of the most coveted and hard to top spots to enjoy this year’s battle of the pigskins.... Read More

Stevie Wonder & Lil Wayne Among Stars to Appear at Bud Light Hotel Super Bowl Concert Series

Jan 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Super Bowl is slated for this weekend and everyone is getting geared up to celebrate. The Bud Light Hotel opened up in the Big Easy, transforming a 200-room downtown hotel into a beaming blue NFL getaway. The three-day transformation ended in the creation of a space branded head to foot with Bud Light pride.... Read More

Celebrity Cruises Debuts Pop-Up Restaurant At Prestigious James Beard House

Jan 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

New Yorkers won't have to travel too far, or even board a ship for a taste of Celebrity Cruises's award-winning global cuisine this winter. The premium cruise line's James Beard-featured chef and Director of Culinary Operations, John Suley, will be bringing his cuisine from sea to land this week with a pop-up restaurant dubbed "A Taste of Modern Luxury" and located at The Kitchen NYC.... Read More

Delicious Places To Dine For Valentine's Day in Los Angeles

Jan 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Whether it’s a show-stopping multi-course gourmet extravaganza to celebrate the finer things in life, or a simple slice of pizza that reminds you that all you really need is love, these restaurants (and one food truck) are preparing romantic feasts that are sure to satisfy your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. So make your reservations now, and who knows, you might just get lucky.... Read More

Peek Inside The First Women-Only Members' Club in London

Jan 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

London’s first members’ club for women has fully opened its doors this month, and JustLuxe was offered a private viewing. Grace Belgravia, the vision of businesswoman Kate Percival, is an exclusive, private club for sophisticated and health-conscious women.... Read More

A Few of the Most Romantic Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Miami

Jan 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

As Cupid prepares for his annual arrival this February 14, there is no escaping the thrust of romance that will saturate the air around you. Knowing that those craving the most romantic places to dine will head out in full... Read More

Soho House NY | One of Manhattan's Trendiest Boutique Hotels

Jan 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Suzanne Aaronson

You don’t have to be a member to stay at this buzzing New York outpost that originated in London. Although, Soho House New York is a private members' club with 24 unique rooms that mix “cozy English townhouse with cool Manhattan loft” design. A stay here is worth it in the summer months when the roof deck pool is open! If you like the meat-packing area and a “buzzy” atmosphere – this could be... Read More

Keeping it Classy: A Luxury Guide To Mardi Gras

Jan 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Spring is around the corner and the Crescent City is gearing up for the biggest festival of the year— Mardi Gras. The event draws hundreds of thousands of people every year looking to take part in the theatrical parades, listen to the body buzzing music, bejewel themselves in outrageously ornate... Read More

San Francisco Welcomes Nation's Largest Standalone Jazz Club

Jan 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

The “couch-surfing” San Francisco-based music company, SFJAZZ, is finally graduating into a place of its own. Established in 1983, the 30 year-old company was founded on a mere thousand dollars, and began performing in nearly 100 shows a year. The company is one of the nation’s... Read More

Sleep In Late With The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte "Stay and Play 24" Option

Jan 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, a AAA Five Diamond rated hotel, has won numerous Conde Nast Traveler awards and is a LEED Gold-certified luxury hotel located in the heart of uptown at College and Trade Streets. The Charlotte Ritz-Carlton was also the first LEED-designed building in the city as well as the first green hotel within The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Recently, the Charlotte luxury destination announced another first. As a part of their Stay and Play 24 hour package, guests can check out a full 24 hours after check-in.... Read More

Experience Romance This Valentine's Day at The Conrad New York

Jan 24, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The luxurious Conrad New York, located near Manhattan’s New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street, combines modern comfort with simple elegance fitting for a weekend in the city or as a home base during a business trip. However, with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the Conrad New York is also a romantic place to spend the holiday with your dearest. Conrad’s “Love is in The Air” Valentine’s Day Package provides couples with a... Read More

New Orleans Gets Cooking for 2013 Super Bowl

Jan 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Fans are eagerly gearing up for this year’s Super Bowl and for those lucky enough to be in attendance, the warm culture and delicious food of New Orleans awaits. Known for its Creole cuisine, jazz, and the festive French Quarter, fans will be bombarded with many options.... Read More

Discover A Few of London's Hottest Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Jan 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Chinese New Year is set to bring colorful celebrations to London next month, with the largest festivities outside Asia. Welcoming the Year of the Snake for 2013 on February 10, there will be special events held in... Read More

Duplex On Third Is a Homey Neighborhood Fixture in West Hollywood

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

The Los Angeles restaurant industry births another seasoned veteran, John Makhani. With 30-plus years in the industry, he steers restaurants all over LA. The formula for his success? "Being a business man…and not a chef,” he states with calm confidence. As such, he leaves the food to the kitchen, retaining a number... Read More

The Carlyle Hotel Announces Spring Entertainment at Café Carlyle

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Café Carlyle, the legendary cabaret venue at The Carlyle Hotel, has announced the first performers for the 2013 spring season. The Café will host Howard McGillen and Rebecca Luker, Amanda McBroom, and John Lloyd Young for back-to-back, exclusive one week... Read More

The Most Romantic Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day at The Grand Del Mar

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Grand Del Mar may only be five years old, but this elegant, Mediterranean-inspired resort certainly knows its way around romance. February is right around the corner, and now that the holidays have been cleared out of just about every department store, you’ve probably noticed... Read More

Fountainebleau Miami Beach Hosts Wine Spectator's "Best of The Best" Wine Dinner

Jan 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The elegant Fountainebleau Miami Beach resort will be playing host to this year’s Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best wine dinner, on February 22. The event takes place as part of the 2013 South Beach Food & Wine Festival that has been drawing a host of celebrity chefs, television personalities, and incredible... Read More

NASCAR Celebrities Coach at Luxury Richard Petty Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas

Jan 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Race car fanatics will be excited to hear that the fourth bi-annual Richard Petty Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas will be starting up again in March of this year. The event will include four days of exploring Las Vegas through the eyes of a racing enthusiast, from driving courses led by Richard Petty and Dale Inman to speedway challenges at the Las Vegas... Read More

Brunch in Little Italy with Milanese "Street Chic" Fare at Monello

Jan 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

If you frequently dine in the Little Italy district of San Diego, chances are you’ve tried Bencotto Italian Kitchen, voted “Best Italian” by San Diego Magazine. But just about seven weeks ago, Little Italy welcomed Monello, Bencotto’s younger brother to the neighborhood. Also located in the “Q” building next door to... Read More

Write a Letter to Obama During Your Stay at The St. Regis Washington D.C.

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Established in the 1900’s, Montblac is recognized around the world for its commitment to luxury craftsmanship and impeccable quality. For nearly a hundred years Montblac has been providing the elite... Read More

Spring Busker Festival Brings a Bizarre Cast of Characters to Seaport Village

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

There’s just a bit more time left until spring will be upon us and the beautiful 75 and sunny San Diego weather will return. This March, Seaport Village will be holding the Spring Busker Festival—the only festival of its kind in Southern California. What’s a Busker you ask?...... Read More

Super Bowl XLVII Brings More Than Football to The New Orleans Community

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

New Orleans has been gearing up for months in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII, which the Southern city will be hosting for the tenth time this year. The 2013 game will tie New Orleans with Miami for the most... Read More

Whiskey Blue at W Hotel New Orleans Debuts Super Bowl Cocktail Menu

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

Whiskey Blue inside The W New Orleans is getting itself in gear for the upcoming Super Bowl. Playoff games are in progress and football fans across the United States are either already pretty angry their teams... Read More

Bellagio Las Vegas Hosts 2013 Epicurean Epicenter With Chef Jean-George Vongerichten

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The ultra luxurious Bellagio Las Vegas, recognized by the aquatic acrobatics of its choreographed fountain, is setting up to kick off the 2013 Epicurean Epicenter series. To kick it off, world-renowned chef... Read More

Celebrity Wine Labels Get The Red Carpet Treatment at The Andaz San Diego

Jan 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

One of San Diego’s most modern retreats is taking it to the next level with the debut of its Red Carpet Wine Collection. The Andaz San Diego hotel will be featuring an array of celebrity created wines, allowing guests to sip on some the star approved labels. “As a favorite... Read More

Local Bars Help You Get in the Mood For Professional Networking

Jan 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Networking isn't always easy, especially if you're shy, but it's a necessary evil for any young professional trying to get ahead in their chosen career. However, figuring out how to go about networking can be the worst part. How do you know what types... Read More

San Francisco Hosts The Biggest Chinese New Year Festival Outside of Asia

Jan 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

San Francisco is a city of festivals, from art to gay pride the residents of San Francisco are as colorful as the parties they throw. However, one of the most vibrant San Francisco events continues to be... Read More

Head to Pain D'Avignon for Authentic French Cuisine

Jan 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you live in New England, you’ve eaten their bread whether you realize it or not. Meet Pain D’Avignon, the Hyannis-based French bakery that has been churning out everything from braided brioche, crusty baguettes, buttery croissants and... Read More

See Who's Throwing The Biggest Super Bowl Party in Chicagoland

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Just because the Super Bowl is in New Orleans this year, doesn’t mean the rest of the country isn’t having any fun (though, you must admit, the Super Bowl in the Crescent City is gonna be one heck of a party). Horseshoe Casino's Sixth Street is the casino’s newest tavern, specializing... Read More

Authentic Luxury Goods Breathes New Life Into Designer Brands

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

If you are tired of last season’s brand name accessories, but can’t bear to abandon them at a thrift store where their true value will never be appreciated, then you should consider selling to Authentic Luxury Goods. Inside the store, they will be resold at the price they deserve. ALG provides the affluent San Diego community, and a world-wide span of internet customers... Read More

Celebrate The Year of The Snake Inside London's The Dorchester

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

While New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and even Lima, Peru have some of the most incredible displays of Chinese culture outside of Asia, London has established itself as one of the leading destinations in which to celebrate the Chinese... Read More

Cozy Up to the Rowes Wharf Bar for Comfort Food Classics

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Winter in New England means it’s time to get cozy and what better way to do just that than by checking out the new comfort fare focused menu at the Rowes Wharf Bar. Tucked inside the Boston Harbor Hotel, Chef Daniel Bruce has revamped the bar menu to focus on heartier New England fare... Read More

Modern Comfort at Marina Kitchen Restaurant

Jan 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Central to a new food and beverage experience at the scenic San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina is Marina Kitchen—a restaurant that serves up quintessential Southern California fare with distinctive "modern comfort food” flair. Located on the hotel’s South Tower... Read More

The 2013 Opening of Opera Season at La Scala Ignites National Controversy

Jan 14, 2013

What’s the opera without a bit of drama? The opening of the La Scala opera season started off with some scandal when general music director of La Scala, Daniel Barenboim, decided to open the... Read More

Boston Kicks Off the 24th Annual Wine Festival

Jan 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

We love our wine. Red preferably, white definitely, and even some bubbly here and there. What better way to way to show your love for a deep rich cabernet than by attending the 24thAnnual Boston Wine Festival, which kicks off tonight at the Boston Harbor Hotel with a Grand Opening Reception.... Read More

Experience A Different Side of Cabo at Los Cabos Winery

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

To many people,Cabo San Lucas represents spring break central, where anything can happen, and everybody gets lucky. Who would have thought that this same place is also where wine connoisseurs can enjoy an aged merlot, while taking in some smooth jazz or light classical sonatas over delectable tapas? Los Cabos Winery offers a veritable cave of wine wonders, where your glass isn’t being knocked out of your hand every five minutes by philandering collegiates, and your head isn’t pounding from the rave going on next door.... Read More

Discover Some of The Most Luxurious Celebrity Hangouts in Paris

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Paris—city of romance, lights, and delicious baguettes. The European city is often featured in the rosy, futuristic planning of little girls, who envision sparkling city lights bouncing off the eager offering... Read More

Get Your Drink On Inside The Palms Casino Resort's Hot New Venues

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Las Vegas Palms Casino Resort is amping up their social factor with the addition of two new venues— Scarlet and SOCIAL. Scarlet, which has been created by 9Group Las Vegas, is opening on the 25th of January and will feature a space that is seductively lit with deep... Read More

The Algonquin Hotel | Midtown's Most Beloved Literary Landmark

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

It was less than ten years ago that the Algonquin Hotel was officially designated a literary landmark. But for more than 100 years, this historic New York tradition has invited the creative and imaginative where drinks were made... Read More

Lady Gaga Looks To Buy Gianni Versace's Former Milan Apartment

Jan 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Lady Gaga has a love for all things Italian, from becoming buddies with Italian designer Donatella Versace to rumors of hunting for Italian sperm donors. The latest rumor is that the headline-making performer is looking for a bit of Italian real estate to call home. To be exact, Gaga is reportedly looking to purchase a place near 12 Via Gesu, an apartment inside which Gianni Versace lived and worked out of. Italian magazine Di Tutto is speculating... Read More

Sculptor Richard Hunt Chosen To Represent Public Art Inside Romare Bearden Park

Jan 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Chicago-based sculptor Richard Hunt was honored when he was selected to serve as the public artist for Charlotte North Carolina’s Romare Bearden Park. Hunt, who has been working as an artist since 1955, has been honored with more than 100 commissions across the U.S. and has also been the recipient of several prestigious fellowships including the Guggenheim, Ford and Tamarind.... Read More

Views and Venues at San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel

Jan 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Whether traveling for business or for pleasure, the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina is a great choice for those seeking a quintessential Southern California hotel experience replete with spectacular waterfront views and picturesque sunsets.... Read More

Audi Celebrates Golden Globes Week With a Starry Night at The Sunset Tower Hotel

Jan 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Luxury car brand, Audi has rung in the new year by hosting their fourth annual star-studded, pre-golden globes party. The glamorous soirée was hosted in collaboration with double globe nominee... Read More

Orianne Collins Opens Flagship Jewelry Boutique Inside FENDI Casa Showroom

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Born in Switzerland, jewelry designer Orianne Collins combines her European/Thai heritage to create sophisticated designs that draw from architectural styles, travels, and Collins’ own life experiences. After achieving a degree in International Management at the age of 19, Collins designed her first... Read More

Find Out U.S. Presidents' Favorite Foods & Dine Like a White House Resident

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Ever wanted to know the favorite meals of some of our U. S. Presidents? The tale about President Washington and the cherry tree wasn’t all fable— George Washington really did have penchant for cherries as well as fancy, Thursday dinners. Jefferson liked exotic cuisine, especially French dishes and... Read More

Taste The Special Ingredient Inside Italian Cuisine at Santoro's Deli

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

When food is made with love, you can taste the difference. Just ask Tina Santoro Asmar, owner of Santoro’s Deli located in Dedham, Massachusetts... Read More

Glamorous Ways To Celebrate New Years Eve in NYC

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Whether you plan to usher in the New Year with a celebratory dinner, stick to tradition in Times Square, party all night (like its 2013, naturally), or get off the island all together, we’ve got you covered with some of the best events... Read More

Hyatt Regency Washington Presents $70K Package for U.S. Presidential Inauguration

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The Hyatt Regency Washington is inviting travelers to experience a historical event in a most luxurious fashion. The deluxe hotel on Capitol Hill hotel has two ultra-premium weekend packages... Read More

Create Memories & Sentimental Gifts at The Make Meaning Store

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The holidays are over but the kids are still on break. What to do? Head on over to the recently opened Make Meaning store at Legacy Place in Dedham. A child’s wonderland, this fun store was designed for kids and adults of all ages. Here kids can get in touch with their inner creative side and decorate cakes, make their own candles, design some jewelry, paint some ceramics... Read More

The Urban Daddy Guide To Sexiest Manhattan Bars of 2013

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

The New York after-dark scene can be a place where all your luxury, high-life scenester dreams come true – or where they can be smashed into smithereens, along with your pride. It all depends on who you know and how well you plan. And luckily for you, we know Jessica Reuben... Read More

Experience The 1920's with Claridge's Charleston Masterclass Dance Lessons

Jan 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

If a stay at the Mayfair escape, Claridge’s, is in your future, than you may want to pack a pair of dance shoes. The luxurious Art Deco hotel is partnering with The Bee’s Knees, “London’s Finest Flappers,” to offer the Charleston... Read More

Tired of Winter? Enjoy Summer-Inspired Dining at Back Deck

Jan 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Picture this. Juicy burgers sizzling on the grill. You can smell them now as you sit on your back deck on a hot summer afternoon with a cold brew in hand. Reality check. It’s winter in New England, which means you won’t be eating out on your deck anytime soon. That is unless you want to check... Read More

Celebrity Chef "Professors" Teach at The Caesars Palace Food University

Jan 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

If you ever wanted to go to culinary school, but just never managed to find the time, Food University at the glamorous Caesars Palace Las Vegas is your chance to fit in a side of learning alongside a main... Read More

Escape From City Life | Discover Greenwich, Connecticut

Jan 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city in an easy weekend getaway? A quick one hour drive or 45 minutes by Metro North Railway and you can be in the quaint town of Greenwich, Connecticut. Home to 60,000 residents, this takes you away without... Read More

The Rhode Island Ocean House Inspires Cookbook Launch

Jan 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The holidays are finally over which means you can now relax, sit back and take a breather. For us, there is no better way to do just that than by preparing some of our favorite dishes while also trying some new recipes. If you are anything like us and like to be a little adventurous in the... Read More

Chef Charlie Palmer Hosts 8th Annual Pigs & Pinot at Healdsburg Hotel

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

For the eighth year in a row, celebrity chef Charlie Palmer will host the annual Pigs and Pinot Weekend in California’s wine country. Taking place on Saturday March 23rd, the event will be held at the Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg... Read More

Indulge Like Oprah & Enjoy Goodies From The Cape Cod Centerville Pie Company

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

A pie will always be just a pie until Oprah Winfrey samples yours. Then your life will change in ways you never dreamed. Just ask the women at The Centerville Pie... Read More

JW Marriott New Orleans Completes $4.5 Million Renovation

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The JW Marriott New Orleans announced the completion of a $4.5 million enhancement to its public and gathering spaces, bars, and lounge area this year. The New Orleans destination hotel features a vibrant lobby and a cocktail bar that is reported to possess a distinctive... Read More

 
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