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The Berkeley Hotel in London Opens Chic New Rooftop Spa

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

London’s luxurious Berkeley Hotel — a celebrity haunt with guests like Madonna, Gisele Bundchen and Leo DiCaprio — has just unveiled the Bamford Haybarn Spa on its 8th floor rooftop. The spa is designed to “bring the essence of the English countryside to the heart of the city,” and was created in partnership with Bamford Organic, the UK’s premier organic beauty brand. The spa will now be the focus of the hotel’s unique rooftop space which features a swimming pool, secret garden and state-of-the-art gym.... Read More

Benneton Grauver: The Stationer To Celebs & Royals for Over 130 Years

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Nicholas

Some of the world’s most beautiful stationary sits stacked on shelves in a discreet shop in Paris’ haute 8th Arrondissment. With clients like Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and a host of French nobility, Benneton Gravuer has been turning out exquisite paper products and other engraving for over 130 years.... Read More

Take a Ferrari or Lamborghini For a Spin Around Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

You may not know it, but Sleep Train Amphitheatre in San Diego isn’t just a music venue. It’s also home to Xtreme Adventures’ (XA) next autocross event which puts everyday people in the driver’s seat of exotic sports cars to test your skills on their race course.... Read More

ARIA Resort & Casino Creates $1 Million #VegasWeekend Checklist

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, chances are that you’ve thought of what $1M could buy you and how your experience would be that much more enjoyable. To give you an idea of how they would spend the money, ARIA Resort & Casino has created a visual checklist of all the best ways to splurge in Sin City in one weekend.... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester Serves Up Authentic Portuguese Fare at 42

Dec 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Forty-two stories above downtown White Plains, The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester — the tallest building in between NYC and Boston — sits the glass-paneled walls of 42, the hotel’s restaurant. It offers stunning views of Westchester County and a distant Manhattan skyline. While the eatery boasts four kitchens, a banquet space, and lounge area that extends up to the 43rd floor, the even bigger attraction is the down-home Portuguese cooking set in a casual fine-dining atmosphere.... Read More

The Reel Miami Project Invites Viewers to Discover 6 Shorts on "The Magic City"

Dec 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

The ever-mirroring "life-imitates-art-imitates-life" cycle is the engine that powers Miami, a city where lines between fantasy and reality are intentionally blurred. Is she or isn't she Photoshopped? For that matter, is she a she? Is the hoodie-wearing youth next to her an up-and-coming modern artist, or a con artist? ... Read More

Rémy Martin's Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6 Unveiled at The St. Regis Atlanta

Dec 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Swivel notes of plum and dates during your first sip; journey through flavors of gingerbread, prune stone and ginger; and settle on a slight touch of tobacco leaf — these are the flavors of the new Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6 from Rémy Martin. If your palate was just wet and you want to try it out for yourself, you’ll have to shell out around $1,050 for a 1/2 ounce at select high-end establishments around the world.... Read More

Grammy Award Winner Ne-Yo Gives Back With Compound Foundation's Giving Tour

Dec 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

On Monday, December 3 the Children’s Aid Society in Harlem was visited by a very special guest. Grammy Award winning recording artist Ne-Yo was starting his whirlwind 7th Annual Giving Tour in partnership with The Boys and Girls Club of America with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Atlanta.... Read More

The James Royal Palm Continues to Shine One Year Later on Miami's Coast

Dec 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

It is easy to see why The James Royal Palm Miami has been recognized with awards and accolades from top travel publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure since its opening one year ago. A beautiful setting on the beachfront, combined with The James' dedication to details and customer service ensures that every guest has a memorable stay.... Read More

Party Like Bunnies at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago's Playboy New Years Eve F?te

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Hey Chicago, still looking for New Years Eve plans? How about celebrating Playboy’s 60th anniversary at one of the country’s most notable hotels known for their swanky accommodations and true rock and roll spirit? To commemorate Playboy’s birthday, ChicagoNYEparty.com and Becker Entertainment are hosting a New Year’s Eve formal fête at the Hard Rock Hotel.... Read More

The Musée Baccarat Puts the Brand's Finest Crystal on Display in Paris

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Nicholas

Baccarat has long been the crystal of choice for the world’s most discerning customers, the history of which is the focus of a beautiful museum in Paris’ 16th Arrondissment. The Musée Baccarat is located in the former home of the eccentric and influential French patron of the arts Marie-Laure de Noailles, and is also the brand’s corporate headquarters. Decorated by Philippe Starck, the museum features some of the most significant works Baccarat has produced over its several centuries in operation.... Read More

Giant Red Snails Inch Into New York City for the REgeneration Art Project

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Ah, the world of arts and culture, where the eclectic and the esoteric are seamlessly enigmatic…and then some. Eight enormous red snails are on display in New York’s Columbus Circle, as part of the REgeneration Art Project that seeks to encourage urban residents to regenerate their cities and boroughs into more joyful and sustainable environments.... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Displays Life Size Macaron Christmas Tree

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

A Christmas tree that looks so delicious you could eat it has popped up inside of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. Made of 8,000 colorful French macarons and reaching 8-feet-tall, the holiday tree is a whimsical life-size display of sweet proportions. Incredibly, each meringue-based treat was handcrafted over several weeks and assembled during a 58-hour marathon conducted by the hotel’s pastry team.... Read More

Two Luxury Las Vegas Estates to Be Auctioned With No Reserve This Month

Dec 14, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

New York-based luxury real estate auctioneer, Concierge Auctions, in conjunction with Synergy Sotheby's International Realty, will host a no-reserve auction that features two luxury Las Vegas properties, the Tom Ford Ranch and Penthouse 55302 at the Palms Casino Resort. The auction will occur on December 20 in Las Vegas.... Read More

Byblos Milano Hosts 007-Themed New Years Eve Party

Dec 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This year, Byblos Milano, a new club in Milan, is ringing in the New Year 007 style. Making sure everyone gets in the spirit of the evening, a dress code of elegant spy wear is required, so make sure to watch a few more Bond movies before finding that perfect outfit. Guests participating in the night will have the option of beginning with dinner before dancing the night away.... Read More

9th Annual Wired Store Open for Holiday Shopping in New York City

Dec 12, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

This season’s pop-up WIRED store—featuring the latest in upscale, cutting-edge gifts, and gadgetry—is in the Meatpacking District of New York City and will remain open through December 22.... Read More

Saltbox Serves Up Bold Dishes with Local Ingredients & Crafty Cocktails

Dec 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Duly enhancing San Diego’s cool downtown scene is Saltbox, a gastro-lounge where dining, drinking, socializing and relaxing all convene for a multi-sensory respite. To kick things up a notch, the affable eatery—located lounge-level in the Hotel Palomar in the heart of the historic Gaslamp District—recently appointed “culinary cutthroat” Jeremiah Bryant as Chef de Cuisine.... Read More

guz architects' Tangga House Redefines The Traditional Courtyard

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

I think it's safe to say that guz architects is one of our favorite firms, with every design looking like it was drafted right from our dreams. Last week we told you about the Fish House, which has a media room submerged in the swimming pool, and now we're going to tell you about the Tangga House, located in Holland Village (an elite district in Singapore).... Read More

Billy Zane Showcases His Titanic Talents at Art Basel Miami

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

While most people may only recognize actor Billy Zane for his efforts in film, he is now solidifying his role as a talented painter. Zane, who began painting in 1997, was surrounded by some of the city’s most elite onlookers at this year’s Art Basel in Miami. He unveiled his newest collection entitled Nowness with much anticipation. Done in collaboration with Lionheart Capital, PPMG and the Rosenbaum Gallery, the invite-only reception was held on the sweeping terrace of the iconic Hotel Victor.... Read More

The James New York: Decidedly Modern and Chic in NYC's Artistic SoHo District

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Located in the trendy SoHo neighborhood, The James New York is a welcome respite for visitors to the city and locals alike. Feast on delicious food at the hotel's dining concepts from Chef David Burke, enjoy the outdoor spaces, including a unique multi-level Urban Garden and rooftop pool deck and bar JIMMY, or merely sink into the comfortable linens of your king-sized bed.... Read More

Arizona Biltmore to Host the State's First Concours d'Elegance in January

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Every January, new world records are set in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area during the many major collector car auctions that take place. In Scottsdale in 2013 a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for a record-breaking $8.25 million at Gooding & Co.’s sale. Likewise, RM Auctions set another milestone with the sale of a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione for $8.14 million on the same day.... Read More

Music and Art Come Together at Pop-Up Piano Miami During Art Basel Week

Dec 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

One of the most appreciated things about Art Basel this year, was the incorporation of art and music, which could be found at various venues around the city. One notable star-studded musical performance in particular took place at the Related Group's Pop-Up Piano Miami (PUPM) event, a three-day concert series. ... Read More

Key Air Adds Falcon 900C to Its Charter Fleet Plus Expanded Service to Mid-Atlantic

Dec 6, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Aircraft management and business jet charter service Key Air announced that it has added a Dassault Falcon 900C jet to its managed charter aircraft fleet. The jet, which is based in Virginia, enables the private-aviation firm Key Air to expand its services to the Mid-Atlantic area, including Washington, D.C.... Read More

Art Basel 2013 Lights Up Miami With Over 250 Galleries & Evening Parties

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

Art Basel has officially kicked-off in Miami Beach, drawing in swarms of the most creative, eclectic and chicest patrons to its epicenter of paradise to adore and envy great works of art, live performances and more. This year, Art Basel entails more than 250 galleries making up the eight sectors, leaving plenty to see from December 5-8.... Read More

Impress Your Friends By Making Your Own Custom Wine With The Wine Foundry

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sure, you can drink wine you bought from a store like everyone else, or you could help make your own and impress your friends and family with your amazing winemaking skills. If you’d opt for the latter (and why wouldn’t you?), The Wine Foundry (TWF) in Sonoma has all the tools you’ll need to turn grapes into, well…something a little more enjoyable for adults.... Read More

The Artfully Stylish Hotel Monaco Philadelphia Proves a Breath of Fresh Air

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

There are few places in America with a richer history than Philadelphia. Benjamin Franklin flew his famous electricity-seeking kites there, the Quakers settled in the area to escape religious tyranny, and Betsy Ross sewed flags in her quaint cottage home in this city.  While history remains one of Philly's draws, a new surge of hospitality and culture is seeping into the City of Brotherly Love, particularly with the 2012 opening of the Kimpton's group Hotel Monaco Philadelphia. Earlier this fall, I paid a short visit to the vibrant hotel and was captivated by its artful design and delightful spirit.... Read More

Absorb the Sights and Sounds of Wine Country at Meadowood Napa Valley

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Owned by local vintners and surrounded by the beauty of the wine country, Meadowood Napa Valley is a premier resort for getting to know the area and absorbing its fine wines, culture and dining delights. The property’s interiors are as beautiful and elegant as the outdoors and its dedication to showcasing Napa’s products and region is evident throughout.... Read More

Dancing With the Stars Winner Whips Guests Into Shape at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

Dec 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

If you’re ever going to achieve your secret dream of winning the mirrored-ball championship trophy on Dancing With the Stars, well, the fact is that you’re going to have to train. And here’s your opportunity to do so in the heart of the warm Palm Springs Valley with the best of the best: Karina Smirnoff. Joining the cast for eight seasons, Smirnoff is an international dance champion and a winning dancer on the show. ... Read More

Claridge's Hotel Unveils London's Most Fashionable Christmas Tree by Dolce & Gabbana

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Claridge's, a landmark hotel in London’s posh Mayfair neighborhood whose admirers include Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Kate Moss, Mick Jagger, Madonna and Victoria Beckham, has unveiled what is undoubtedly the world’s most fashionable Christmas tree. Designed by longtime guests and friends of the hotel, the tree was created by Italian fashion icons Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The luxurious hotel, originally opened in 1812, has made a tradition of inviting its designer devotees to design a Christmas tree each year; past contributors have included Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz and Dior’s John Galliano.  ... Read More

PGA National Resort & Spa's $100M Renovations Create a Golfer's Paradise

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

The PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens is famed among golf aficionados for the chance to tee off on the same hallowed greens as the pros. Since 2007 the incredible 2,340 acre property has played host to the Honda Classic, a key event on the PGA Tour. It was also the site of the 1983 Ryder Cup, the 1987 PGA Championship, and the Senior PGA Championship from 1982 to 2000. ... Read More

Thor Equities Acquires $330+ Million Property On Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Real estate developer Thor Equities, in conjunction with Dutch property firm Meyer Bergman and Israel-based Harel Insurance and Finance Group, has purchased the prestigious address 65-67 Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris for over $330M — though the exact price of the purchase was not revealed. ... Read More

A $22M New Look for an Old Celebrity Haunt: Kona Kai Resort & Marina

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Kona Kai Resort & Marina in San Diego is going through a bit of an identity crisis; one that is taking $22 million to fully realize. Currently, when you visit the property, you can see that it remembers what it once was, sees where it wants to be, and yet — still remains a forgotten resort that quietly rests on the shores of Shelter Island.... Read More

The Palm Steakhouse Reopens at One International Place in Boston

Nov 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

When I heard The Palm steakhouse was shutting its doors nearly two years ago and relocating from his Copley Square location to an undisclosed spot, I anxiously awaited its reopening. The new property opened this past spring at One International Place to much fanfare in the Financial District. Not only has the restaurant increased in size but the brand has also refreshed its entire look nationwide with new paper menus, modern uniforms for its wait staff and even contemporary tableware.... Read More

L'Ermitage Celebrates Bevery Hills' 100th Anniversary With '70s Andy Warhol Suite

Nov 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

2014 marks the centenary of the founding of Beverly Hills, and to celebrate the occasion, five of the city’s top luxury hotels are each creating custom luxury suites. Called Suite 100, the selection of luxe rooms will be available for booking in the new year. The chic L’Ermitage Beverly Hills has joined with The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows, Montage Beverly Hills, The Beverly Hilton, and The Peninsula Beverly Hills for the initiative which aims to celebrate a hundred years of glamour in the iconic city which is home to many celebrities and some of the world’s most impressive luxury boutiques.... Read More

Chivas Regal Hosts Gentleman's Club at Members Club Milano 1909

Nov 29, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Since November 12, 2013, Chivas Regal has been welcoming “modern gentlemen” into the Members Club Milano 1909, a space dedicated to men who have high values like friendship and generosity, show courtly manners, and demonstrate a casual chic persona.... Read More

Dip Into The Church Key on Sunset Blvd For Dim Sum Style Bites

Nov 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

A church key is defined as any type of bottle and/or can opener, cracking open a spirit that leads to splendid experiences—an opening to heaven, if you will. The launch of The Church Key restaurant on Sunset in West Hollywood appears to be on par with its namesake. The airy restaurant and lounge attempts to cover many bases and does so well with its fusion of Californian, Thai, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods with a farm-to-table backbone.... Read More

Be Among the First to Book the Midwest's Largest Hotel Suite After its $1.8M Remodel

Nov 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Looking for an over-the-top luxury holiday getaway without using your passport? The iconic, Beaux-Arts style Hilton Chicago is now taking $10,000-a-night reservations for the largest, most elaborate, and most expensive hotel suite in the Midwest — The Conrad Hilton Suite — now that its astounding $1.8 million beautification is complete.... Read More

Nonstop Service from LA to Palm Beach Now Offered by American Airlines

Nov 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

From palm trees to palm trees -- if that's the kind of cross-continental jaunt that suits you, then here's a welcome piece of news. Palm Beach, Florida (AKA the Tri-State's year-round socialite playground and polo player hangout), w... Read More

Palm Beach's Impressive Old Palm Golf Club Has an Intimate Opulence

Nov 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Nearly every private club defines itself as exclusive, but few can lay claim to the term as honestly as South Florida’s Old Palm Golf Club, which is permanently limited to 330 memberships. The figure is roughly equal to the amount of estates which can ever be constructed on its 651 lushly landscaped acres in Palm Beach Gardens — a parcel which could easily accommodate twice as many houses. But that wouldn’t be very exclusive, would it?... Read More

Pending Walker Tower Penthouse Contract to Set Record for Residential Property in Manhattan

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The full-level Penthouse One at Walker Tower is currently under contract for more than $50 million after being on the market for less than a month. The pending sales price of this Chelsea-based high-rise residence establishes a new record for a residential property in Manhattan.... Read More

Tasting Your Way Through The Chef's Table Menu at the New Seasons 52

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When you live in San Diego, CA, it’s easy to forget that there are four seasons in every year. And while locals enjoy the abundance of sunny days, it’s also nice to be reminded from time-to-time of the benefits that the changing weather means for our produce, meats and seafood. At the newly opened Seasons 52 (the second location in SD) in the Seaport District near downtown, guests are able to enjoy an ever-changing seasonal menu that daily represents the freshest offerings of the moment.... Read More

The St. Regis Singapore Defines World-Class Accommodations With Every Stay

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The St. Regis brand is no stranger to world-class accommodations and top-notch quality service, and its Singapore destination has been winning awards since its opening in 2007; proving that the company knows luxury and does it extremely well.  Making Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2013 and making Travel + Leisure’s Top 500 list and World's Best 2013, it’s no wonder this five-star hotel is a favorite among travelers and locals alike.... Read More

The St. Regis San Francisco Partners with Neiman Marcus for Holiday Package

Nov 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The St. Regis San Francisco, a paragon of modern luxury, is partnering with legendary retailer Neiman Marcus on a new holiday “Wish List” Aficionado package as part of the hotel brand’s signature Aficionado program. Those booking the package, which is priced at $7,500, will enjoy a two-night stay with daily breakfast at The St. Regis in one of the property’s top-notch Metropolitan Suites.... Read More

Doyle & Doyle Open Meatpacking Flagship Store and Debut New Collection

Nov 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Luxury jewelers Doyle & Doyle, proprietors of antique and fine estate jewelry, celebrated the opening of their new 2,000-square-foot Meatpacking flagship store at 412 West 13th St. this month with members of the fashion press and notables such as Lynn Yeager and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in attendance. The store, whose interior is inspired by The Crystal Palace and Victorian gardens, opened its cast iron and glass doors to the public on November 15.... Read More

ETCO Homes Announce Grand Opening of Million Dollar Luxury Residences For Sale in Beverly Hills

Nov 20, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

On November 23, 2013, the grand opening of ETCO Homes’, a boutique homebuilder, will unveil their newest luxury home community, 432 Oakhurst. A penthouse and two furnished models will be available to touring.... Read More

Sensational Umbria Exhibit Showcases National Geographic Photographer Steve McCurry's Work

Nov 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Guests of The President of Umbria, a region in Italy, gathered at the opening of the Sensational Umbria photography exhibit by world-renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry this month for his November 8-16 exhibit at the Italian Trade Commission.... Read More

Salamander Resort & Spa Shows Off Five-Star Living in 18th Century Middleburg

Nov 19, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Having only opened in August 2013, the Salamander Resort & Spa has already earned a notable reputation among visitors as one of the best luxury destination resorts in the United States. By combing elements of America's rich history with contemporary comforts and amenities, new meets old with an array of personal touches available to keep guests comfortable and relaxed.... Read More

Raise a Glass to San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival's 10th Anniversary

Nov 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With SD’s Beer Week all wrapped up, what better way to follow it up than with another week of imbibing and eating? It is the holidays, after all. Running from November 18-24, 2013, The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival™ returns for its 10th year and will be celebrating in grand style. Being touted as "bigger and better" than years past, this year’s lineup will include some of the best wines in the world alongside the biggest celebrity chefs and culinary personalities.... Read More

The James Chicago is a Modern Haven for Guests in The Windy City

Nov 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Located just steps away from Chicago's most famous attractions, including the shops of Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park and museums, is the award-winning James Chicago hotel. Decorated in artistically inspired residential style with extra attention to guest comfort, the property features lavish accommodations, world-class fitness, a relaxing spa, and great dining options.... Read More

Ring in 2014 Las Vegas Style: A Guide to Sin City's New Years Eve Parties

Nov 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There are plenty of ways to spend your last few moments of 2013 on New Years Eve: attending local hotel parties, throwing your own lavish affair, playing Cards Against Humanity with your grandma — or you could go to Vegas. Yeah, that’s what we thought. If you’re idea of the best way to ring in 2014 involves a penthouse suite, exciting entertainment and lots and lots of dancing, then check out the scene around Sin City on December 31.... Read More

NetJets & Signature Flight Support Open Exclusive-Use Private Jet Facility in Palm Beach

Nov 12, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

NetJets, a leader in private aviation, has partnered with Signature Flight Support to open up a new exclusive-use jet facility at Palm Beach International Airport. This domestic destination is one of the most popular for the company, welcoming over 10,000 NetJets flights each year.... Read More

First Renderings of Las Vegas' New Arena From AEG and MGM Resorts Int'l Unveiled

Nov 11, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

AEG and MGM Resorts International, developers of the new world-class indoor arena in Las Vegas, have joined forces to build a 20,000-seat sports and entertainment venue near The Strip. For the first time since their announcement in March of this year, the public is getting an initial look at renderings of the arena.... Read More

A New Look and a New Identity For The Iconic Rittenhouse in Philly

Nov 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sometimes a makeover can also mean a new identity. And that's exactly what The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia’s premier luxury hotel, is hoping for with their $10 million revitalization project due to complete in 2014. Hoping for a more modern presence, the hotel is working to change things up while retaining the allure of its historic roots.... Read More

A Guide to Calistoga: Northern Napa's Charming and Less Touristy Side

Nov 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

With all there is to see, do, sip and taste in Napa and Sonoma, you could easily overlook the pleasures of their neighboring Calistoga countryside. Located in the northernmost part of Napa County, this laid- back community is a treat to discover.... Read More

$100,000 Bungalow Bliss Package Offered at Delano South Beach

Nov 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’re on the hunt for that extra special gift for your loved one this holiday season, the Delano South Beach in Miami may have an answer for you. Creating their most luxurious package yet, the Bungalow Bliss Package is specifically tailored to guests looking for first-class service and amenities.  ... Read More

JW Marriott Washington, DC Puts You in the Heart of Our Nation's Capital

Nov 6, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If any phrase exemplifies the experience at JW Marriott Washington, DC, it is "luxuriously convenient." Alongside comfortable rooms, 24-hour room service and delectable onsite dining options, this DC hotel is located mere blocks from national sites of interest like the White House, the National Air and Space Museum, the U.S. Capitol building and the International Spy Museum — just to name a few.... Read More

Exclusive 10 Member-Only Club & Ferrari F430 GT Ownership at LV's Motor Speedway

Nov 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The all-inclusive driving experience, Dream Racing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, has launched an elite ownership club for only 10 lucky individuals. Calling it a ‘superpower society,’ the club will give members two-year access to exclusive racing experiences in addition to ownership of the Ferrari F430 GT they’ll be using during their term.  ... Read More

A Fresh Look at Phoenix: Arizona's Urban Heart

Nov 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

As a Southern Californian I’ve visited Phoenix, AZ often, but it wasn’t until my last trip that I discovered even more about this great city. My holiday, like many times in the past, included a stay at The Phoenician, dinner at an eatery and a shopping stroll along Old Scottsdale’s Fifth Avenue—all favorites. However, this time was different because it included not only my tried-and-true, but also new choices which proved worthwhile and memorable. For those who have never been or are looking for ways to change things up, here’s an easy guide to Arizona’s Urban Heart.  ... Read More

Fleming’s Sizzles With Their Prime Steaks and Award-Winning Wine Selections

Nov 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Providence, Rhode Island has something for everyone’s taste buds, whether you go for the steaks, the 100 wines served by the glass or the great deals at the bar. We visited the main dining room on a recent Saturday evening for an early dinner. By the time we were ready to head back home, the entire restaurant was filled to a bustling capacity — and for good reason.... Read More

Hop Onboard the Helium-Inflated Zeppelin for a Bird's Eye View of Paris

Nov 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s kind of like Disney’s UP, the animated movie about an old man who secures his house to balloons and flies high atop the clouds viewing the beautiful scenery below. Only, this might be a little better and doesn’t come with a white-haired grump in the cockpit (we think). If you thought you’ve seen Paris from every angle possible, then think again, you now have another way to experience it: Airship Paris’ 246-foot helium aircraft.... Read More

Impressionist on the Water Exhibit Celebrates Maritime Art at Salem's PEM

Nov 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

From November 9, 2013 to February 17, 2004, Impressionism will take over the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) with an exhibition highlighting Maritime history from the birth of its movement to its lasting affects in the Impressionism world. Impressionists on the Water will feature more than 90 paintings, prints, models and photographs all paying homage to France’s waterways and oceans.... Read More

Seasons 52 and Brio Tuscan Grille Open at Chestnut Hill Square This Month

Nov 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

This month, one of the most fashionable suburbs outside of Boston will be opening a massive retail complex known as Chestnut Hill Square. From shops to restaurants, locals can also expect trendy eateries to hit its dining scene, including Seasons 52 and Brio Tuscan Grille. ... Read More

A Newbie's Guide to New York's Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Oct 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

Over 150 top restaurants throughout upstate New York's Hudson Valley region are participating in this year’s Restaurant Week from Nov. 4-17 presented by Valley Table magazine. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week features culinary bounty of the region with prix fixe menus and gives diners the opportunity to enjoy exceptional dining at a fraction of the normal cost. There’s something for every foodie appetite ranging from Argentinean, French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican and New American.  ... Read More

Chef Brian Malarkey's Searsucker Now Open in Del Mar

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

North County San Diego just got decidedly more chic with the recent opening of Searsucker Del Mar, the newest SoCal site for the burgeoning dining brand that’s been a Gaslamp District draw since 2010. Now the fun-and-food-loving folks in North County can bask in Searsucker’s distinctive mix of sophisticated food served in a lively environment. This restaurant has made great strides in turning Del Mar Highlands into a bona fide culinary destination.... Read More

The New York Palace Opens the Dramatically Glitzy Villard Michel Richard Restaurant

Oct 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Celebrated French-born chef Michel Richard is taking on New York City with his first Manhattan restaurant opened at the gilded New York Palace Hotel. Set in three beautiful landmark rooms, Villard Michel Richard offers patrons the option of experiencing an á la carte French bistro menu in the main dining room, a Tuesday-Saturday gourmet prix-fixe seating in the intimate Gallery Room, or a more casual dinner at the bar and lounge. ... Read More

Miami's Last Large-Scale Residential Project in Lakeside to be a Ritz-Carlton Residence

Oct 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Lionheart Capital will soon be adding to Miami Beach’s residential neighborhoods with the new Ritz-Carlton residences slated to begin selling mid-November when the on-site sales office opens. The property will cover seven acres and will be located on the shores of Surprise Lake. Combining Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni's modernist ideas with The Ritz’s refined elegance, the new property will be one of the select few stand-alone Ritz-Carlton Residences in the world and only one in Miami Beach.... Read More

Annual Change-Maker's Ball For Self Help Africa Features $100 Cocktail

Oct 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Tonight Chelsea Piers will play host to hundreds of people to mark the fourth Change-Maker's Ball in New York City. The annual event raises money forcharity organization Self Help Africa, a foundation that prides itself on empowering people on the continent to provide for themselves, their families and communities.... Read More

Giuliana Rancic Hosts CureDiva Launch Party for Women with Breast Cancer

Oct 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

On October 10, women and members of the media gathered in New York at the Bryant Park Hotel for the launch of CureDiva.com hosted by Guiliana Raincic. As guests sipped on Champagne and nibbled on small bites, they were able to try out first-hand, the launch of CureDiva from pink-covered tabletop iPads.... Read More

San Diego's Donovan's Steak & Chop House is a True Fine Dining Experience

Oct 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

While San Diego is rife with great restaurants, and new and exciting dining venues opening their kitchens seemingly by the minute, Donovan’s Steak & Chop House remains a premier eatery for locals and tourists alike. Revered for its classic ambiance replete with rich mahogany appointments, statues, fine artwork, plush décor and white linens throughout, the restaurant is a study in how to proffer a definitive steakhouse dining experience.  ... Read More

Kelly Osbourne & Jason Priestley Attend MAC and Rick Baker's Monster Mash

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Dressed up and ready to get their spook on, the stars of Hollywood came out to play on October 19 at MAC Cosmetics and makeup legend Rick Baker’s Monster Mash. In attendance was Kelly Osbourne, Slash, Jason Priestley, Victoria Summer, Andy Garcia, Lucas Till and more. Just in time for Halloween, the evening celebrated MAC and Rick Baker’s limited edition makeup collection.  ... Read More

Try This Celebrity Workout to Stay Fit Before the Holiday Season Hits

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

If you’re looking to burn, tone, and sculpt your body before the holidays, you’ll probably want to throw on your best Lorna Jane's or lululemons and head to Beverly Hills to Physique 57. This ballet-meets-cardio-meets-weight-training-meets-Pilates (phew, that’s a mouth full) workout has been lifting women in all the right places since 2006.... Read More

An Updated Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe Makes its Comeback With Parisian Flair

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe is officially open after full renovations to the flagship Paris hotel and now boasts an even stronger French sophistication. Imagined by the Studio Putman in collaboration with architectural agency IGLOO, new hotel sits a stone's throw from the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe monument. The recent inauguration welcomed 800 guests including Robert Gaymer-Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Sofitel Worldwide; Olivia Putman, Studio Putman Artistic Director; Béatrice Schopflin, General Manager of Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe; gastronome and restaurateur José Da Rosa from Epicerie Da Rosa; and Rami Mekdachi... Read More

$1M Luxury Apartments in London's Canaletto High-Rise Now Previewing

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

If it’s to-die-for views you’re after while living in London, Canaletto — the new luxury skyscraper development — could be for you. The 31-story tower on the banks of the Regent’s Canal opened its doors to the public last week, with the marketing suite showcasing the latest in five-star waterside living.... Read More

2013 Napa Valley Film Fest Announces Lineup & Tribute to John Lee Hancock

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

On October 14, the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) announced its film and event lineup for the 2013 festival, which runs from November 13-17 in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Among the 125 independent films to be screened are August: Osage County, directed by John Wells and starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts; Saving Mr. Banks, directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell; and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, directed by Justin Chadwick and starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.... Read More

2013 Brown Harris Stevens Report Shows Growth in Manhattan Residential Market

Oct 22, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

If anyone is curious to know why there are so many high-rise developments still being built in Manhattan, a report by luxury residential real estate firm Brown Harris Stevens offers a quantitative explanation to substantiate such activity.... Read More

Project Ethos Turns Avalon Hollywood Into a Fashion, Art & Music Hub During LAFW

Oct 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On October 15, Project Ethos stepped up to the plate to play with the big boys of L.A. Fashion Week as they put on a fashion showcase of both local and international talents in fashion, music and art at Avalon Hollywood from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Presented by Scion and hosted by Kristian Weathers, correspondent for Fashion News Live, the affair brought together 1,500 attendees with the help of additional partners Aids Healthcare Foundation, French Tuesdays, Jin & Quinn, Sebastian Professional, Midori, Lab Art, The Fashion Law Group, and TNT Agency.... Read More

The Boulders Resort Creates a Unique Sense of Place in Carefree, Arizona

Oct 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

I was expecting The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona to have something to do with rocks. Massive 12-million-year-old hillsides of boulders thoughtfully designed into a luxurious and tranquil desert oasis, however, completely exceeded all of my expectations. On a recent stay  and visit to the spa, I easily determined why locals and visitors from afar cherish such a special retreat.  ... Read More

Stowe Away to Vermont This Fall for Apple Picking, Hiking and Colorful Foliage

Oct 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

In the fall months, when the leaves start to change and the air turns crisp, there is no better time to take a relaxing weekend away from the city and head to nearby Stowe, Vermont. The quaint town of Stowe, with a population of just over 4,000, is most known as a wintertime wonderland. The mountains of Vermont are the perfect East Coast option for skiers, but the fall also brings brilliant foliage colors ablaze, outdoor activities, fine dining, spa retreats and special events to satisfy any traveler. To get the ball rolling, here’s a list of things to do, places to eat and where to stay while visiting this autumn.... Read More

Ditch the Dives and Watch a Game at Two of L.A.'s More Sophisticated Sports Bars

Oct 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

In any season, watching your favorite sports team takes on various faces, as do the bar scenes across the City of Angels. For true fans, sports play a major factor in day-to-day activities and which location is best for the after work crowds. Without an NFL team here, the local attention rotates between the LA Clippers, Kings, Lakers and the Dodgers (who made the playoffs this year!). That is not to say the NFL does not have a fan base, and L.A. has plenty of sports bars around to satisfy any devotee. But what about those wanting to watch a game in a more sophisticated atmosphere, less dive bar, more upscale lounge?... Read More

A Charming Pont Neuf Vacation Rental Where You Can Live Like a Parisian

Oct 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

One of the best ways to get to know a destination is by doing what the locals do, eating where they eat and by putting down your Rick Steves travel itinerary. To do this, it's a good idea to rent a home right in the center of residential neighborhoods, instead of opting for a hotel.... Read More

Flavor! Napa Valley Lets You Hang Out With Celebrity Chefs in Wine Country

Oct 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

If ever there was a destination worthy of a world-class food, wine and lifestyle festival, it would be Napa, California. The very mention of this renowned wine producing area evokes savoring swoons among those who have sipped the nectar of the gods produced there.... Read More

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies Prepare for Their Final Curtain Call After Two Decades

Oct 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Sadly, the show mustn't always go on. After more than two decades of unique and fabulously entertaining stage productions, The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies will be closing its doors forever. The Follies announced their final season, The Last Hurrah!, which will open November 1 with its emotional closing performance on May 18, 2014. Guest star Susan Anton performs November 1–December 31, followed by stints by Maureen McGovern, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love.... Read More

CUCINA enoteca Opens in North County with California-Inspired Italian Cuisine

Oct 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Good news, Del Marians (it’ll catch on), CUCINA enoteca is now open right in your backyard. A fusion of California-inspired cuisine and Italian offerings, the new restaurant is fashioned similar to its well-known sister property, CUCINA urbana, as a modern kitchen with a rustic, country-farmhouse charm.... Read More

Rare Two Bedroom 2,100-Square-Foot SoHo Property for Rent

Oct 15, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

SoHo is arguably one of the trendiest and most picturesque neighborhoods in Manhattan, with great shopping, dining and art galleries around every turn. So, naturally the masses are clamoring to live there; but finding the ideal apartment is not easy. If you’re still in the market for a space to put your stamp on, this eighth floor jewel at the corner of Broome and Mercer is worth a look.... Read More

Tosca's Italian Cuisine with a New England Twist a Boston Staple Since 1993

Oct 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Until recent years, Boston foodies were faced with the daunting challenge of finding a decent restaurant in the suburbs. Yet, there is one restaurant that made its debut 20 years ago that made that task a little bit easier. If you haven’t been properly introduced, meet Tosca Restaurant in Hingham, the South Shore destination that really put fine suburban dining on the map.... Read More

5550 Wilshire at Miracle Mile: Modern Urban Living in the Heart of LA

Oct 15, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Along Los Angeles’ iconic “Main Street” is a new luxury apartment building with a retro look, offering a long list of coveted amenities and proximity to some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment in the city. Featuring a resort-style pool surrounded by cabanas, outdoor space with fire pits, a two-story state-of-the-art gym, and a cozy movie theater, 5550 Wilshire at Miracle Mile gives tenants a place to relish in the ultimate urban L.A. lifestyle.... Read More

Coach Grill Serves Up Juicy Steaks & Lobster Right Outside the City

Oct 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Steakhouses are an easy find in Boston; it seems every section of our fair city has a bustling one, but where can you go if you don’t feel like venturing downtown? Head to Coach Grill in Wayland, Mass. Located on the site of the original Red Coach Grill, and formerly owned by Back Bay Restaurant Group, Coach Grill is now operated by Tavistock Group. While the menu has changed slightly since Tavistock took over, its steaks, chops and seafood only got better.... Read More

Boston's Atlantic Fish Co. Has Been Attracting Seafood Lovers for Over 30 Years

Oct 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston is synonymous with fresh seafood, and for tourists and locals alike looking for standout fish, Atlantic Fish Co. on Boylston Street is a great choice. The restaurant has been serving up some of the city’s freshest catches of the day since 1978.... Read More

Colorful Lights and a Tub With a View: ICH Los Angeles' Royal Suite Opens its Doors

Oct 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

At JustLuxe, we know a thing or two about extravagant hotel suites, so when we hear there’s a new one, we naturally want to take a look inside. The InterContinental Los Angeles at Beverly Hills just finished a complete redesign on their highest-end accommodation, the Royal Suite — so it’s as good as new to us.... Read More

Fashion Week San Diego Showcases Emerging New Designers

Oct 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Where do all the beautiful Californians in the fashion industry head to when it’s the beginning of October? Fashion Week San Diego! The parties, the people, the drinks—and the clothing, of course. Last week models, designers and fans from all over gathered in the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier to watch over 25 designers showcase their collections on the runway.... Read More

The Historic Boyd Theater in Philadelphia is Being Resurrected as Luxury Cinema

Oct 10, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

On October 1, the Florida-based iPic Entertainment group announced that it has signed an agreement to remodel the Boyd Theater into an eight-screen, 744-seat luxury movie theater and restaurant. The company, which began in 2006, has grown rapidly in the past three years and now is established in nine locations with 67 screens in seven states.... Read More

Chef Jason Santos' Abby Lane Takes Center Stage in the Theater District

Oct 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you live in Boston, you know the entertaining chef with the blue hair, the one making headlines since his appearance on the seventh season of Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. Since then, Chef Jason Santos has created a restaurant after his colorful hair: Blue Inc. located on Broad Street, and has recently opened his second venture, Abby Lane Food & Spirits.... Read More

Invite-Only Rand Luxury Review Previews 2014 McLaren 12C Spider & More

Oct 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

On October 3, the Rand Luxury Group showcased the latest in luxury autos, fashion, accessories, electronics, fine spirits and more at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, during the Luxury Review event. Brand ambassadors from a variety of industries were in attendance to present their latest offerings during the invitation-only affair. Guests enjoyed Champagne, signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Greenwich Project as they perused the products and models of world-class luxury brands.... Read More

Capella Washington D.C. Hosts Monthly Trunk Show Series With Top Designers

Oct 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Washington D.C. may be all about their tailored suits and smart blazers, but in a place where status means everything, there’s still a place for fashion-forward stylistas to stand out among the blacks, whites and grays. To aid guests and locals in their search for the best looks and brands, Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown has partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue to offer monthly trunk shows highlighting the capital city’s best couture fashions and edgy designers.... Read More

Life is Beautiful Festival To Feature Chart-Topping Bands, Cirque du Soliel and Celebrity Chefs

Oct 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

For the very first time later this month Sin City will be launching a brand new festival jam-packed with food, art, music and distinguished speakers. This is Vegas, and as you may already know, this city doesn't do anything on the small scale.... Read More

Do Good & Shop Well With Celebrity Stylist Daniel Musto

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

This is one over-the-top shopping trip that has no chance of leaving you with buyer’s remorse. CharityBuzz is auctioning off a shopping spree of red carpet proportions to benefit not only your wardrobe, but Mental Fitness Inc., a nonprofit that creates initiatives to educate communities around America on mental illness and eating disorders.... Read More

Interview: Owners Of Countryside Mansion Discuss Romance, Renovations & Renting

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Armed with a love of historic buildings, former lawyer Chris Badham and artist Damian Llambias embarked on a project of a lifetime. They ditched their lives in London and bought the magnificent 30-bedroom Huntsham Court, a beautiful Grade II*-listed Victorian mansion located in the heart of the rolling Devon countryside. Recently, we were able to chat with the pair about the purchase, renovations and vision for the manor.... Read More

Worlds Apart by Artist Drew Tal Opens October 10 in New York

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

On October 10, 2013, renowned international artist Drew Tal will have his opening reception for Worlds Apart at The Emmanuel Fremin Gallery from 6-8 p.m. in New York City. The show is scheduled to run from until December 14. Worlds Apart consists of a series of works that were especially designed for the Istanbul Biennial 2013 Art Show in Istanbul, Turkey. ... Read More

Take to the Mountains with a Fall Vacation at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

Oct 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Sitting in the Santa Monica Mountains, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village offers a Southern California oasis for visitors and a great staycation for locals. Recently, my colleague and I took the 40-minute ride from L.A. to experience the hotel. Upon arrival, the exterior gave off a distinct business-formal feel, however, the interiors proved a more relaxed atmosphere. Accommodations come in a variety of sizes based on preference and include breathtaking views of the mountains.... Read More

Get in Shape Before the Holidays with Fontainebleau's Wellness Series

Oct 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Typically, after the holidays, gym memberships increase, yoga studios fill up and diet trends start to hit the web. This year, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is looking to help you kick off your workout plans and goals before the holidays…so you won’t feel as guilty getting that second helping of mashed potatoes and turkey. The second annual Lapis Spa Wellness Series will feature renowned experts in the health and wellness fields to host a collection of programs and workshops for guests and locals.... Read More

Your Own Private Oceanfront Escape with Terranea Vacation Homes

Oct 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Whether it's summer vacation, winter break or a holiday, spending time away from our everyday lives is usually limited to weekends or two weeks off at the most for Americans. In other words, R&R is conspicuously scarce. Regardless, there are plenty of people out there that want to invest in second homes in great locations,not only for ease of access for vacations, but for the purpose of investment.... Read More

Put Some Pep in Your Step at Nespresso's Pop-Up Boutique at Grand Central

Sep 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Do you froth at the mouth over the smell of fresh brewed coffee? Nespresso invites you to follow your nose to their latest pop-up boutique in Vanderbilt Hall for a taste of their premium roasts and some interactive fun. From October 1-4, 2013, Grand Central Terminal will be hosting the event where guests will get a buzz from trying out their line of machines and feeling like a barista for the day (minus the apron).... Read More

Montcler Officially Opens its Doors Today at The New Paris Flagship Store

Sep 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

French brand Moncler moved into a new boutique space this month in Paris at 7 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and officially opened today. Spread out over six floors, the new 11,200-square-foot flagship store and showroom sits just steps away from the brand’s first store at 5. Designed by the Gilles & Boissier architecture studio, the sales space covers around 918 square feet of the ground floor. The remaining four stories comprise the showroom and offices.... Read More

Miami HEAT NBA Champion Dwayne Wade to Host Fashion Charity Event

Sep 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

Dwayne Wade, Miami HEAT NBA Champion, will be hosting a fashion fundraiser on September 26 at the famous Moore Building located in the city’s Design District. As an iconic location, the venue is expected to draw its typical large crowd of charitable locals to the fashion-inspired event.... Read More

Khai Khai Jewelry Launches New Jewelry Collection at Louis Boston

Sep 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Everyone in Boston knows Louis Boston carries the best-of-the-best in men’s and women’s clothing and accessories; which is no surprise why jewelry designer Haim Medine wanted to launch his Khai Khai Jewelry line there.... Read More

Tidy Minds Gives Women the Tools to Focus on Their Professional Futures

Sep 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Anna Hill is the type of person every woman needs in her life. We’ve been talking for only 45 minutes, and already my mind is focused and my action plan is forming before my eyes. Hill is a fixer, a sorter, a de-clutter(er) who uses her skills and experience to advise women on how to take the next step in their lives. You know, things like: the business idea that will make you millions, the never-ending paperwork that won't go away, getting a new job or even the home that needs to be organized and boxed up before it’s sold.... Read More

The Award-Winning T. Cook's Reopens at The Royal Palms Resort After $2M Revamp

Sep 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The locals know the resort pretty well (even if never being a guest there); they praise its beautiful décor, elegant rooms and chatter about its notable clientele (including U.S. presidents). On September 9, the Royal Palms Resort and Spa reopened their award-wining restaurant T. Cook’s; adding more glamour to the already infamous hotel.... Read More

Boston Gives Thanks to Veterans with Mission Gratitude Concert

Sep 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

It’s going to be a great night in Boston on Monday, September 23 when Symphony Hall will be transformed into a benefit concert hall featuring some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. In attendance will be The Band Perry, Big & Rich, Sarah Silverman, SNL’s Darrell Hammond, Cassadee Pope, The Henningsens, Angie Johnson and actress and singer (not to mention Tom Hanks’ wife) Rita Wilson.... Read More

Halstead Property Introduces Interactive Touch Screens Outside Its NY Offices

Sep 20, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Halstead Property, in partnership with real estate tech company ImageSurge, introduced an exclusive, interactive touch screen at its office on New York’s West Side; effectively transforming the office’s storefront windows into interactive marketing platforms. Designed specifically for commercial windows, the touch screen engages customers that walk by Halstead’s and allows them to search for real estate listings with their own parameters, including price points and locations. Halstead plans to expand the technology to select storefronts throughout the area.... Read More

Sausalito's Cavallo Point Lodge: A Modern Hotel Just Across the SF Bay

Sep 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Herb Caen, the revered San Francisco Chronicle journalist, knew what he was talking about while gazing at the Golden Gate bridge saying, "The mystical structure, with its perfect amalgam of delicacy and power, exerts an uncanny effect […] It is an object to be contemplated for hours." Caen noted this in one of his articles dating to 1987. Mike Freed and Peter Heinemann, best friends and operators of the acclaimed Post Ranch Inn, must agree. In 2008, Freed opened the Cavallo Point Lodge, a spectacular, charming property with unmatched views of the "copper-haired vixen." I journeyed to San Francisco to discover for myself the allure of the Golden Great Bridge and the perfect place to admire it: the Cavallo Point Lodge... Read More

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Parties with Fellow Nominees at Audi's Annual Emmy Event

Sep 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

How can you not smile when you get TV stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell together in the same room? (Hint: It’s not possible.) On Sunday, September 15, Audi and Altuzarra brought together the nominees of the 65th Primetime Emmys to kick off the awards week. The fourth annual party was attended by nominees Julie Bowen, Mayim Bialik, Cat Deeley and Margo Martindale along with Sarah Hyland, RJ Mitte, Thomas Sadoski, Allison Janney and Navid Negahban among others.... Read More

Four Seasons LV Offers a Retreat from the Strip and Fresh Renovations

Sep 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

The vibrant desert destination of Las Vegas is seemingly saturated with as many hotels as sinful pleasures. And while the accommodations feel endless, when seeking luxury, exclusivity and comfort, look no further than the Four Seasons Las Vegas (FSLV). The brand synonymous with the aforementioned ideals, offers its unfaltering service and style on a smaller scale along the south end of the Las Vegas strip.... Read More

SD's Top Chefs Compete in a Culinary Charity Event Against Domestic Violence

Sep 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Coming together for an evening of competitions and charity, San Diego’s top chefs will partake in an Iron Chef-inspired culinary event on September 26 benefiting the Center for Community Solutions’ (CCS) domestic violence prevention and intervention programs and services. The ninth annual showdown will feature ten of the city’s best chefs will be separated into two teams and will have to incorporate one secret ingredient into their eight original dishes.... Read More

SOLI Architectural Surfaces Debuts Chef Kitchen with West Hollywood Event

Sep 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Recently during a Thursday evening in West Hollywood, the hottest party wasn't at a club or restaurant, but instead a custom tile showroom. Architecture met cuisine and cocktails for the debut of SOLI Architectural Surfaces’ new chef’s kitchen featuring Super Thassos Engineered Glass, Serengeti Marble, Poggenpohl and Miele appliances. SOLI, an industry leader in decorative tile and natural stone, welcomed LA tastemakers along with top architects, interior designers and developers to the event.... Read More

Prohibition Takes Over NOLA's Windsor Court Hotel on September 22

Sep 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Prohibition is back. But don’t worry, there’s no ban on alcohol; instead, Windsor Court Hotel in NOLA is offering a themed Boozy Brunch on September 22. Their signature afternoon tea in Le Salon will take a jump back in time when The Big Easy had to hide its adult beverages.... Read More

San Diegans Drive Jags, Shop at Sprouts and Purchase West Elm Furniture

Sep 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We’ve done it again. San Diego has made the No. 1 spot on a list. But, unlike many lists floating out there — Best Beaches, Best Surf Spots, Happiest Cities, Nicest Weather (I'm not bragging at all) — this list is a bit more specific. According to a recent 37-page survey by New York-based Scarborough conducted with 3,500 consumers in San Diego and a few hundred thousand in consumer markets nationwide, we have very concrete habits.... Read More

Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi Takes to NOLA's Streets For Her Season 11 Local Pick

Sep 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Top Chef fans, Bravo is serving up a second helping of your favorite foodie host Padma Lakshmi in an online prequel series to the upcoming season. Padma’s Picks, which launched August 14, features local chefs competing to join Season 11's New Orleans cast.... Read More

THE US GRANT an Opulent San Diego Treasure for Over 100 Years

Sep 10, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With over a hundred years of history behind its turn-of-the-century façade, THE US GRANT HOTEL, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is a shining example of pure luxury and elegance in an iconic San Diego location. Shining crystal chandeliers and a $6.5-million art collection greet you as you explore the hotel, providing more than just your average vacation destination. It is an extravagant getaway brimming with culture and refinement, ready to show why San Diego is so revered by locals and visitors alike.... Read More

A Modern and Revived Indigo Grill Will Re-Open in Little Italy Come November

Sep 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’ve ever had the Carne Asada Nachos or the Kaffir Lime Duck at Indigo Grill, chances are, you’re already a huge fan of this Little Italy restaurant. Come this fall, the 12-year-old Cohn Restaurant Group establishment will be making some big changes with a full makeover slated for its interiors and menu.... Read More

Salon Capri Offers $1,500 L'Oréal Professionnel INOA Supreme Hair Package

Sep 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

As we age, we see subtle changes in skin tone, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of natural volume and body in our hair, and not to mention added white or grey coverage. No matter what we do, we can’t stop the hands of time, but we can make sure we’re still looking and feeling our best as we mature.... Read More

High-Quality Seafood Meets Casual Dining at Legal C Bar in Hingham

Sep 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

We all know Boston is synonymous with great seafood and no one knows that better than Legal Sea Foods. After all, they put our infamous New England clam chowder on the map. While there are numerous Legal Sea Foods’ restaurants scattered about the state, one of our favorite spots to enjoy the same fresh seafood, but in a more casual atmosphere, is by way of Legal C Bar. The “focused yet full-flavored social urban venue” promises to be “casual in style.” There are three located in Massachusetts; one at Logan Airport in Terminal B, one in Dedham at Legacy Place and a third newly opened in Hingham at the Derby Street Shoppes.... Read More

Top Chef's Rich Sweeney of Southpaw Social Club Wants San Diegans to Share

Sep 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

I’m kind of a foodie, well, in the sense that I love food and like being linked to trendy words or terms. (If you call me a ‘hipster’ I’ll probably high-five you while throwing out a “YOLO!” your way). And then there’s baseball, America’s pastime, and another personal favorite of mine. Okay okay, I’m getting to the point of all this. Recently, San Diego’s East Village neighborhood got a new watering hole courtesy of Good Time Design and Chef Rich Sweeney. As luck would have it, it combined two of my loves: food and baseball.... Read More

Enrique Iglesias and Blink 182 Headline the Cosmopolitan's September Lineup

Sep 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Marie M

As the summer comes to an end, Las Vegas will continue to thrive on. When was the last time you went to Sin City? Was it for a meeting, celebration or just to get away? Well you can plan on being back in Vegas this September. The temperatures in the desert are starting to cool down; however The Cosmopolitan is just heating up.... Read More

Frost Ice Bar Opens in Boston Today

Aug 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

We all know that once Labor Day rolls around it’s time to cool things down here in Boston. And no one knows that better than the folks at Frost Ice Bar, which is making its much anticipated opening today.... Read More

Tributo Ferrari Drives Through New York City From Battery Park To Bridgehampton

Aug 29, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

On August 24, Ferrari hosted owners and admirers of its sports cars in a rally from New York's Battery Park to Bridgehampton on the East End of Long Island. More than 60 models of the Italian sports cars and their owners were part of the Tributo Ferrari weekend. In honor of the rally, Ferrari made a substantial donation to New York Cares, an organization that operates volunteer projects for 1,300 non-profits, public schools and city agencies helping people in need of the five boroughs at no cost to the recipients.... Read More

Celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis to Open New Restaurant in Las Vegas

Aug 26, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Celebrity chef and author Giada De Laurentiis will open her first restaurant in early 2014 in the new luxury resort, the Ganesvoort Las Vegas. The resort, which will be on the Las Vegas Strip, will include al fresco dining and provide patrons with extraordinary views of the Bellagio fountains and the unique sights of the entire Las Vegas Strip.... Read More

Can you Dig it? Jump in the Driver's Seat of a Bulldozer in Las Vegas

Aug 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Move over, Tonka trucks, we’re ready to play with the big boys now. Yeah yeah, we’ve all done Vegas before, we know the drill. Maybe it’s time for something a little bit different, something that doesn’t involve an adult beverage. Crazy, right? This is where Dig This comes into play, a unique experience that lets you drive actual bulldozers and play on equipment you would normally only find at construction sites.... Read More

NEMA's New 754-Unit Rental Community Aims at Being Truly San Franciscan

Aug 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Chances are, if you’ve never been to San Francisco, CA, you still probably have an idea of what the city looks like. Its scattering of Tetris-aligned buildings, sea of water surrounding its borders and its iconic Golden Gate Bridge have been featured in everything from photographs to films to classic TV shows like Full House. Only sitting on about 47 square miles of land, the City by the Bay is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world.... Read More

Chef Bill Brodsky's Looks to Redefine Casual Upscale Dining in Boston

Aug 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Don’t you just love it when you find a little gem of a restaurant is still undiscovered by the public? That’s exactly how we felt when we recently visited City Landing in Boston. We’ve been anxiously waiting to see what would open in the former Sel de la Terre space on Long Wharf near the New England Aquarium.... Read More

Sip on Wine, Dine on Steak and Crush on Desserts at the Generous Pour Wine Event

Aug 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

It’s baaaack! The summer wine event of the season, better known as The Generous Pour, has returned to The Capital Grille and we couldn’t be happier. This time, they have introduced seven different wines (both red and white) rated 90 points or higher and each one a different varietal from a California wine maker.... Read More

Hublot's Latest Ferrari Timepiece is Exclusive to Singapore

Aug 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Ferrari has gone through a number of watchmakers over the years, from Girard-Perregaux to Panerai. These days the duty falls to Hublot, but rather than apply the Prancing Horse logo to one timepiece, Hublot has come out with a steady stream of lim... Read More

Have Tea with Salvatore Ferragamo, Ralph Lauren & Stella McCartney at Le Bristol Paris

Aug 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’re a hotelier with a property in one of the four fashion capitals of the world, it would seem fitting to take into account the multibillion-dollar global enterprise when designing and running your hotel. Going one step further, creating events to celebrate fashion may just put you ahead of your competition in these cities. Aligning themselves as a central part of the industry, Le Bristol Paris has been attracting more business from locals and tourists alike with its Fashion Saturdays.... Read More

Autumn in New York: A List of the City's Best Harvest Festivals This Fall

Aug 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Autumn in New York State is more than just a brilliant visual of crimson, orange and yellow foliage; it is a season of feasting and celebration. With more than a quarter of the state’s total land area used as farmland, the harvest produces a bounty of fruits, vegetables, dairy, cheese and wine. What follows, of course, is a season of fresh eating and fine dining across the state. Below, we take you on a delicious fall tour of New York.... Read More

A Favorite Boston Steakhouse Takes its Menu to the Suburbs of Chestnut Hill

Aug 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Don’t you just love it when the sister restaurant of a major downtown venue opens up in the suburbs? Owner Steve DiFillipo of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse must have had us in mind when he recently opened Davio’s Cucina in Chestnut Hill.... Read More

Project Ethos Returns to San Diego to Show Off Art, Music and Fashion

Aug 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Everyone loves a great party, and Project Ethos certainly knows how to throw one. We’ve written about the company before, but in case this is the first time you are hearing of them, we’ll lay it out for you real quick. Focused on fashion, art, music and frankly just having a good time, the company works with local designers, artists, musicians and venues to showcase talent that deserves attention in Southern California.... Read More

FWSD Looks to Make San Diego the Fashion Center of the West Coast

Aug 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

San Diego’s bikini-clad, flip-flop-wearing and board short-donning locals may seem out of place in the world’s most prestigious fashion houses of today; but Fashion Week San Diego™ (FWSD) is back again this year to prove that the city isn’t just another community of beach bums. Founded in 2008, those behind the week-long event desire to establish SD as a place for finding emerging designers — a fashion center of the West Coast.... Read More

New Showcase SuperLux in Boston Pampers Movie Goers with High-End Services

Aug 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

We all know what luxe is, but do you know what super luxe is? Picture the ultimate in luxury then super size it. Now imagine it in the form of a luxury cinema and dining experience. That’s just what the folks at National Amusements thought of when they created the newly opened Showcase SuperLux in Chestnut Hill.... Read More

West Chelsea's Last Major Development Site Overlooking the High Line Sells for $23.5M

Aug 8, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Records are made to be broken, especially when the topic involves record prices and luxury real estate projects. Currently, the highest amount ever paid per square foot for a residential development site in New York City was established last Friday. Michael Shvo, a real estate developer and art collector, together with Victor Homes, a development and construction company, closed on the property at 239 Tenth Avenue overlooking High Line for $23.5 million. The cost per buildable square foot came in at $850.... Read More

Beverly Hills-Based Company Has Your Tickets to the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards

Aug 8, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Typically, general public tickets to the Emmys sell quickly; but if you’re in the market to buy them for this year’s ceremonies, we got a source for you. Beverly Hills, California-based VIP Concierge is selling tickets to the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. They are offering a limited amount of premium tickets as well as red-carpet credentials and passes. You can also purchase them for the Governor's Ball. This year’s event takes place on September 22 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony is the singular biggest television-industry event of the year.... Read More

Mandarin Oriental Boston Supports Cancer Research with New Spa Treatment

Aug 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Location, location, location. Every urban hotel knows just how important it is to have the best site in the city; which is why the Mandarin Oriental Boston opened its doors on Boylston Street right in the heart of Copley Square. The luxury Back Bay hotel has one of the best locations in the city, just steps from the tony shops of Newbury Street. Like any good five-star hotel, the spa services are also top of the line.... Read More

Contemporary Luxury at the Five-Star One Aldwych in the Heart of London

Aug 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

At the end of a flight many airlines have the pilot get on the speaker to extend a thank you to travelers with the oft repeated tag line: “We know you have a choice of airlines so we appreciate that you’ve chosen to fly with us today.” The same holds true for hotels. Nowadays any major city has a wide variety of accommodations to choose from. Two key factors that influence your decision are usually location and cost. In the luxury market, that criterion expands to include service, style and additional amenities.... Read More

Chefs Of World Leaders and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Feed NYC's Less Fortunate

Aug 5, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts and members of Le Club des Chefs des Chefs (C.C.C.) visited New York City on Saturday, July 27 to serve the less fortunate people of the city dishes fit for a king. Twenty personal chefs of renowned dignitaries and political leaders of the world partnered with Chef Serge Devesa, the executive chef of InterContinental New York Barclay and City Harvest to serve more than 200 citizens of the city; meals worthy of special culinary recognition.... Read More

5 Things You Didn't Know About Boston

Aug 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We’re guessing you probably know about the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere and the infamous Red Sox. Yeah, we thought so; but did you know that in 1876 Alexander Graham Bell’s first phone call was made in the city from his machine shop? We put together a list of some wicked facts about Beantown. As the wise NBC network once said, “The more you know…”... Read More

Bespoke Experiences Ready to Customize Unique Itineraries for Wealthy Clientele

Aug 2, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Bespoke Experiences, a new boutique service in New Orleans, is offering custom, private travel experiences for elite travelers. Headed by Travis and Jennifer Simpson with Bespoke LLC, the premier service offers fully escorted expeditions of the city by Travis and Jennifer. Their unique itineraries will take global travelers through NOLA in luxurious style. Aligning with guests’ personal interests, the team hopes to fill a niche for the world-class traveler.... Read More

Southern California's Baron's Market a Hidden Gem Among Natural Food Stores

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Squished together in a small room, sitting around four long tables, Baron’s Market employees prepare for an afternoon of eating and drinking. Each Thursday for two hours, managers, buyers, chefs and front office employees meet together in a back room to taste potential new products. In this family-owned business, those present joke with each other, laugh whole-heartedly and discuss current events. Without knowing any of them, it's hard to distinguish which attendees are related and which have become family over the years.... Read More

Taste Authentic Italian Fare at Trattoria L'incontro During the US Open

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Roger Sands  |  1 Comment

Few sporting events transcend the actual athletic competition itself. Those that do — such as the Olympics, the Super Bowl and the Tour de France — are forever embedded into the popular culture. The US Open Tennis Tournament also deserves such a lofty status. The largest annual sporting event in the world, the US Open attracts more than 700,000 fans from around the world each year. Held at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, a section of Queens, NY, this year's action scheduled from Aug. 26 to Sept. 9 is sure to rank among the sports world's finest moments.... Read More

Critically Acclaimed BLT Steak Set to Open in Bally's Las Vegas in 2014

Jul 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Visitors to Las Vegas will have a new restaurant to check out in between casino stops, pool parties and live shows. Partnering with ESquared Hospitality, Bally’s Las Vegas will open BLT Steak to guests in 2014. Based off the original 2004 restaurant in New York City, BLT Steak's Bally's location will offer the same level of award-winning menu options as its other twelve establishments.... Read More

Claridge's New Lounge Caters to London's Elite Business Travelers

Jul 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Claridge's, a landmark hotel in London’s posh Mayfair neighborhood whose devotees include Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Kate Moss, Mick Jagger, Madonna and Victoria Beckham, has unveiled a luxurious new lounge. Dubbed the Map Room, it’s specifically intended to cater to elite business travelers looking for a retreat in which to read, relax, meet with clients, check on world markets or just be refreshed.... Read More

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival: The Hottest Ticket for a Sizzling August Evening

Jul 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

The Third Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival will take over the city’s Heart of Art event on Grand Avenue from August 22-25, 2013. Featuring a dynamic line-up of recognized culinary and music industry stars, this four day epicurean extravaganza will pull out all the stops to highlight LA as a global food destination. Add the glitz and glamour of this iconic entertainment capital and you’ve got the recipe for a stellar weekend of world-class dining, wine and entertainment.... Read More

Fresh Garden-To-Table Dining Unveiled at The Waldorf Astoria New York

Jul 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

The Waldorf Astoria, an official New York City landmark since 1993, has been an internationally recognized symbol of elegance and grace for more than 100 years. As such the Art Deco masterpiece, occupying an entire city block of midtown Manhattan is at the epicenter of the city’s cultural and social community. A grand hotel with cosmopolitan restaurants, bustling lounges and bars and intriguing boutiques, The Waldorf is a microcosm of the city it has served so well for so long.... Read More

Sutton Place Reopens as Thompson Chicago After Multimillion Dollar Renovation

Jul 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Thompson Hotels will start taking reservations as the new Chicago location on October 1, making this Thompson's 11th property to date.The international brand will begin their first phase of the opening during the fall and will continue rolling out new developments through end of the year. The 247-room Thompson Chicago boasts unobstructed views of Lake Michigan and a number of modern conveniences for a home-away-from home experience.... Read More

2013's Food Trends Hit Los Angeles: Which Restaurants are Serving Them Up Best

Jul 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

No doubt eating out in LA is an event in itself, knowing which A-listers are eating where and where the hottest new chefs are popping up is at the forefront of Tinseltown dining. But for true foodies, knowing which food trends are taking flight is the true reason for spending an evening scouring LA’s menus. To make it easier on the layeater, we’ve put together a list of four of the newest foods buzzing through the city and where to find them in La-La-land.... Read More

Baccarat Opens Flagship Store in NYC in Conjunction with 250th Anniversary

Jul 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Ladies, NYC has a present for you wrapped in 2,800 square foot of space on Madison Avenue. Designed by acclaimed architect and designer Rafael de Cárdenas, Baccarat’s newest flagship store has made its home in the Big Apple, featuring individual spaces for its three main categories: jewelry, home décor and lighting. The iconic brand will soon be celebrating their 250th anniversary, a commemoration of a name that become renowned for unmatched craftsmanship and design.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz’ Fashion Week Swim Sizzles at South Beach's Raleigh Hotel

Jul 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Starting on July 18, South Beach in Miami, FL. was overrun with fashion designers, lavish parties and swimwear presentations from Mercedes-Benz’ ninth Fashion Week Swim. Hosted at the Raleigh Hotel, participants were introduced to five days of designer runway shows highlighting the latest collection of suits with a kick-off event celebrating 25 years of ROXY with ROXY Pop Surf.... Read More

$3.6M Fendi Casa Penthouse for Sale at The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE

Jul 18, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE have created a stunning, new penthouse model high above Downtown Los Angeles. Luxury Living, the exclusive retailer of Fendi Casa, worked with The Ritz to design the 2,396-square-foot Fendi Casa penthouse located on the 50th floor. The one-story deluxe designer penthouse is priced at $3.6 million.... Read More

Swissôtel Chicago Celebrates 25 Years in The Windy City with Anniversary Events

Jul 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Chicago’s Swissôtel hotel is celebrating their 25th anniversary by offering its guests exclusive packages beginning in August. To commemorate, the hotel will be throwing special events to thank its patrons for their loyalty over the years. ... Read More

dineLA's Restaurant Week to Feature an Array of Cuisines

Jul 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Time to loosen your belts, foodies. It’s dineLA’s Restaurant Week, the 12-day dining event showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination while highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences LA has to offer. Presented by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board in partnership with American Express®, dineLA’s Restaurant Week will take place July 15-26. It includes more than 330 of the county’s restaurants, from Southeast-Asian fare to traditional steakhouse, rustic farm-to-table to white table cloth; most of which are offering prix-fixe deals.... Read More

Umbrella Jousting, Tug of Hair & More at The Ninth Chap Olympiad Games

Jul 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

It’s a sporting event unlike any other. Where else in the world can you find Bakewell Battles, Beach Vollybowler, Breadbasket Ball or Tug of Hair? That’s right, this weekend The Chap Olympiad is back for another session of eccentric sporting panache, or as the organizers like to call it, “a world-famous celebration of sporting ineptitude and immaculate trouser creases.”... Read More

Corporate Retreats Making a Comeback: Spa at the Del Delivers

Jul 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Luxury corporate retreats are back. According to a recent article in Forbes, corporate groups are venturing once again to five-star resorts, idyllic spas, and destination cities now that the economy is recovering. Even one-day escapes are being favored by small organizations as a feasible and affordable means to reignite a team or discuss the next quarter's goals.... Read More

Interview: Celebrity Wedding Planner Yifat Oren Talks New Gig, Careful Carelessness & Making Your Day Yours

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With wedding season in full swing, brides and grooms are tasked with planning every detail of their wedding in hopes of creating a celebration that is perfectly them. To assist the happy couples, the luxurious Capella Pedregal Cabo San Lucas has teamed up with celebrity wedding planner Yifat Oren to offer expert consultation and personalized nuptials. We recently caught up with Oren to discuss the new partnership, her thoughts on today’s latest trends and what couples can expect from wedding planners.... Read More

Where to Stay in Chicago Close To The Summer Concert Series at Millennium Park

Jul 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

During summertime in Chicago, lush parks and glimmering Lake Michigan puts locals and tourists in high spirits while they make their way through The Windy City. Those visiting from now until September 1 can also experience a three-part, free music series featuring an array of musical genres performing at Millennium and Grant Parks.... Read More

London Hotels' $25K One Love Package Celebrates Same-Sex Marriage

Jul 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

June’s Supreme Court ruling declaring DOMA and Proposition 8 unconstitutional has become a monumental day in America’s history. To show their support of its overturn, The London Hotels are offering the One Love wedding and honeymoon celebration package. The wait is over and the One Love package has been created to leave no detail unnoticed while celebrating your devotion and pride.... Read More

Tasting Menu at Clos Maggiore, London's Most Romantic Restaurant

Jul 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Nestled in the heart of bustling Convent Garden, sits Clos Maggiore, being recently voted London’s most 'romantic' restaurant by Harden's Guide 2013. In a capital city such as this, that’s not an easy accolade to scoop. Yes, there are plenty of luxurious eateries vying for visitors’ attention, proffering five-star gourmet cuisine, but the word romantic is subjective; one man’s rose is another’s tacky display of affection.... Read More

Miami's Porsche Design Tower to Offer Six Private Man Cave Sky Garages

Jul 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

The upcoming Porsche Design Tower Miami, a 60-story ultra luxury building is slated to open on Collins Avenue in 2016. The new tower represents Porsche Design’s first foray entry into real estate and is already slated to be a car collector’s dream. The stylish residential project is offering a limited number of private Man Cave sky garages that can each hold four, six, or nine cars.... Read More

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Extends Andy Warhol Exhibit Until 2014

Jul 3, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Holding the only comprehensive Warhol collection in the United States, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) in Las Vegas has announced an extension for its exhibit, “Warhol Out West,” until January 2, 2014. Beginning August 1, BGFA will add works from the Warhol’s 1985 advertisement series which include “Mobil,” “Life Savers,” “Blackglama (Judy Garland)” and “Volkswagen.”... Read More

Experience Fairmont Scottsdale Princess' Third Annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest

Jul 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is gearing up for Independence Day with their 3rd annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest from July 4-7. The luxurious AAA Five-Diamond resort will be hosting concerts, fireworks, and patriotic picnics during the four-day event. They will also feature military salutes and a new zip line for guests to experience.... Read More

The Big Apple's Most Distinguished Annual Galas and Balls

Jul 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

It seems like not a night goes by in New York without a red carpet rolled out somewhere, whether for a movie premiere, a grand opening, a charity fundraiser, or a black-tie gala. A quick peek at Patrick McMullan’s weekly event photos proves us right: New Yorkers love to get dressed up for a fancy night out. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to figure out which ones to break out your dancing shoes (and wallets) for. We’ve rounded up the best of the best to make your decision a little bit easier.... Read More

Prestigious Miami Beach La Gorce Island Home Sold for $30 Million

Jul 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

Nothing spells success quite like basking in the warmth of the Miami sun on a 70,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style mansion. While the transferring of multi-million dollar real estate is nothing new along the shorelines of Miami Beach, the recent sale of 42 Lagorce Circle has earned the title of the highest priced home ever sold on La Gorce Island and is tied for the third most expensive sale ever in Miami-Dade County.... Read More

Spend Your 4th of July in Style at San Diego's Finest Celebrations

Jul 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

So, 4th of July, we meet again. While your weather last year was less than ideal (I’m looking at you, lingering June gloom), this year seems to be projecting more sunshine than clouds — we thank you for this. And who could forget the great fireworks debacle of 2012? Sounds like we’ve got some making up to do to make this the best Independence Day yet. As if San Diegans need another reason to love life, this year’s city-wide events are shaping up to be as lively, sexy and sun-kissed as the city itself. Don’t act like you’re not impressed.... Read More

Jaguar XJ Ultimate and Range Rover SDV8 Vogue Experience at Le Royal Monceau

Jun 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Guests of the five-star Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris hotel on Avenue Hoche can now experience even more luxury during their stay in the City of Lights. Through an exclusive new partnership, the palatial hotel — whose notable guests have included Winston Churchill, Robert De Niro, Madonna, and Michael Jackson — has a brand new limited edition Jaguar XJ Ultimate and Range Rover SDV8 Vogue available for a variety of excursions through the end of the year. Members of Jaguar and Land Rover’s "X-Clusive" and "Territories" privilege programs will also benefit from the partnership through a variety of special events.... Read More

Hotel Chandler Impresses Manhattanites With Its Attention to Detail

Jun 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Sometimes, before diving into all the excitement, noise, heat and hurry that Manhattan serves up on a summer day, all a body really wants is a no-fuss cup of coffee. Or, stepping out of the Big Apple’s fervid jostle at the end of the day, one hopes for a comfortable couch; not in some ‘scenester’ lounge where a crush of office workers is vying for the same seat, but in a room that’s like home, only much more posh. For those moments of peace before and after the action, this bijoux charmer is perfect.... Read More

Terranea Resort Launches Spa-Inspired Wellness Retreat at the Bungalows Package

Jun 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The award-winning Spa at Los Angeles’ oceanfront Terranea Resort has launched The Bungalows at Terranea experience, attracting travelers looking to escape their busy lives. Recently, the resort has launched three-, five- and seven-night spa and wellness specials at their new accommodations. The bungalows promote rejuvenation with the help of provided fitness gear like yoga mats, foam rollers, exercise bands and additional health-inspired amenities.... Read More

New Seasonal Menu at One Pico Delivers Fresh Fare from Chef Sven Mede

Jun 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

In Los Angeles, eating by the ocean rarely ensures good food. Many restaurants trade quality of cuisine and service for the awe that such a prime location delivers. Thus, finding gems becomes a laborious task. One Pico from By the Blue Sea restaurant group breaks through the disappointment. Following a recent tasting of the new seasonal menu, we will happily jump to go in anytime.... Read More

Networking Nights Connects High Caliber Professionals at Exclusive Event in LA

Jun 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Breaking into today’s business community can be challenging, especially if you are a new professional looking to build your contact list from other industries. With this in mind, Project Ethos — an outlet for emerging fashion, music, art and lifestyle brands known for its events — has created a night for those looking to connect with other business professionals. Networking Nights, a first for the firm, will be a series of free multi-industry events to connect with some of their most diverse and coveted contacts.... Read More

7 of D.C.'s Most Prestigious Annual Balls and Galas

Jun 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When Washington D.C. politicians, socialites, and high-profile community leaders get together in ornate gowns, perfectly tailored suits and cocktails in hand, significant changes are sure to follow. Each year, the District holds some of the best galas, balls and events that bring a community of world-changers together to fundraise in lavish ways.... Read More

10-Night Hampton Court Palace Festival: A Quintessential British Affair

Jun 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Of all the summer festivals, the Hampton Court Palace affair is arguably the most quintessentially British. Taking place in the majestic grounds of the stunning 17th Century Tudor castle on the outskirts of London, the 10-night affair from June 13–24 boasts a must-see list of top-class musicians from pop and blues to classical and opera. The open-air Tudor Base Court showcases the concerts, as it is already known for world-renowned artists gracing its stage. Prior to the shows, guests can dine on picnics and quaff Champagne in the beautiful East Front Gardens, which provide a great setting for a midsummer evening.... Read More

Celebrity Chef Michael Mina Transforms Classic Pub Fare Inside the MGM Grand

Jun 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

Award-winning celebrity chef, restaurateur, and author Michael Mina explores a whimsical approach to American pub fare at his newly opened PUB 1842 inside Las Vegas’ MGM Grand. The casual tavern-style eatery, opened June 18 with an array of classic bar favorites and an extensive selection of beers and cocktails. Like any destination in Vegas, the entertainment is lively and spirited with an area for darts amidst an energetic soundtrack setting the tone.... Read More

Iron Chef Jose Garces Premieres Two New Eateries at Atlantic City's Revel Resort

Jun 20, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Revel, Atlantic City’s newest luxury resort gives guests two more reasons to love the beachfront property. Iron Chef and James Beard award-winner Chef Jose Garces has opened up Yubōka, a dim sum and noodle house, and a new food truck based off of his restaurant Distrito Cantina. Along with the help of his talented team, Chef Garces has made sure to consult some of the best chefs around to perfect his menu at Yubōka.... Read More

Union Fish Seafood & Raw Bar Opens Second Location in Hingham

Jun 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Fresh seafood and a waterfront location in a brand new space; what more could you ask for when looking for a great restaurant? We are always on the hunt for a hidden gem that the crowds haven’t yet discovered; a place where the service is friendly and the food is creatively delivered in a lively setting.... Read More

iHeartRadio's Ultimate Pool Party Brings Todays Hottest Musicians to Fontainebleau

Jun 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

What’s better then hanging out poolside listening to your favorite bands and sipping on your favorite cocktails? How about instead of streaming music, you’re watching live as they perform their hits under the warm Miami sun. Much better. On June 28 and 29, the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at Fontainebleau will be bringing in Pitbull, Ke$ha, Afrojack, Icona Pop, Krewella and Jason Derulo for their second annual event.... Read More

Ferraro's: Las Vegas' Longest-Running Single-Family Italian Restaurant

Jun 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Once upon a time in the land of Las Vegas, family-run, fine dining establishments dotted the landscape. They served memorable, special occasion meals to local residents and high rollers alike. They were part of the fabric of this unique locale and a trip to Vegas always included a stop at these dining meccas.... Read More

Downton Abbey-Inspired Package Takes You to Highclere Castle in the Crawley's Royce

Jun 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Americans have had a longtime fascination with British history and its posh culture. England's lush lands have produced some of the most well-known icons in music, literature, media and more. Crossing the Atlantic, names like The Beatles, Diana Princess of Wales, Doctor Who, William Shakespeare, David Beckham (we are sincerely grateful), and most recently, Downton Abbey, have all made their way into our homes.... Read More

The Rittenhouse's Newest Revitalization Quenches Philly's Thirst

Jun 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Philadelphia’s five-star Rittenhouse Hotel recently opened up its new Library Bar and expanded Afternoon Tea service to its guests. The renovations, a first in a series of enhancements, will allow the hotel to offer a more contemporary experience while keeping the same spirit and traditions of the hotel alive. Known for its timeless elegance and exceptional culinary offerings, the 25-year-old Rittenhouse has become a cherished addition to the Philadelphia landscape.... Read More

Will You Be San Diego's Next 48 Hour Film Project Winner?

Jun 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Remember when Jack Bauer would jump through windows and narrowly escape death in a Chinese prison right before saving the President of the United States from an assassination attempt – all within a day’s time? Yeah, the 48 Hour Film Project is kind of like that. Except, instead of Kiefer Sutherland, the heroes are a team of filmmakers. Instead of guns threatening to shoot civilians, they have camcorders in their place. And OK, instead of saving the U.S. from an attack, they're looking to save themselves a seat at the Cannes Film Festival. All this is done within a 48-hour window (see, same thing).... Read More

15-Room Boutique Hotel One Leicester Street Opens in London

Jun 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

A new luxury hotel, boasting a cocktail bar and restaurant, has opened its doors in the heart of London’s West End. One Leicester Street, in the popular Chinatown neighborhood, is the latest project from Singapore’s hotelier Loh Lik Peng and Chef Patron Tom Harris. The new hotel will join six boutique hotels and six restaurants located in Singapore, Shanghai, London and Sydney which will launch in 2014.... Read More

Preview Jill Milan's Upcoming Handbag Collections at Westfield Mall Pop-up

Jun 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

Launching its first retail store in San Francisco’s Westfield Mall, the luxury brand Jill Milan® has opened a pop-up store for its designer Italian handbags. It first hit the mall on May 24 and will remain available to customers until June 20 with previews of Jill Milan’s summer collection and upcoming Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collection.... Read More

A Guide to Paris' Most Expensive Neighborhoods

Jun 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Aristocracy does not come cheap, but we wouldn’t want it to anyway. For those who’ve been afforded the luxury of living the grand life, the intimacy and exclusivity of such a status is part of the appeal. World-class prestige, however, is not content with average residences and so, with a love for the glamorous, worldwide addresses are born. As the eighth most expensive city in the world in 2013 according to CNN, Paris, France has shown that the wealthy and Expats alike continue to have a love affair with the extravagant city of lights.... Read More

Richard Branson Wants to Get You in Bed at His NYC Hotel

Jun 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

As the culmination of all things hip, the ever-stylish Sir Richard Branson has his sights set on a new venture: luxury hotels. Branson plans to open New York City’s first Virgin Hotel in the NoMad neighborhood in 2016. With his Midas touch he is anticipated to open more hotels in the nation’s hottest cities like Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Dallas, Miami, San Francisco and London.... Read More

Del Mar's 20th Summer Concert Series Kicks off in July With The B-52s

Jun 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When the aromas of funnel cakes, gigantic turkey legs and deep fried everything hits the air, San Diegans can safely say that summer is officially here. With the announcement of the San Diego County fair also comes Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Summer Concert Series.... Read More

Hotel Monaco Chicago Reveals A Cool New Look After Multi-Year Renovations

Jun 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Beginning in 2011 with its guestroom makeovers, Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Chicago has been working on completing its full renovations which include updates to their lobby, restaurant and event space. This past May, the hotel unveiled their new look with bold, playful colors and textures. The modernization of their meeting space and lobby come as welcome additions to the already glamorous hotel which was named a Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice 2012 winner and one of US News and World Report’s 2013 Best Hotels.... Read More

Omni Royal Orleans Shows Off A $15 Million Revival

Jun 6, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

After a $15 million project led by San Francisco designer Tamara Sypult of Interior Design Workshop, The Omni Royal Orleans is ready to show off its fresh new look. Inspired by the city’s history and spirit, the Omni’s improved guestrooms, color schemes and interior spaces pay homage to the lively New Orleans culture. Dressed in blue, gold, chocolate brown and rust, the hotel gives off a vibrant and cheerful personality. To highlight the city, the walls feature artwork and photography based on Louisiana imagery from the city’s local artists.... Read More

Philadelphia's Merion Golf Club Hosts First U.S. Open Since 1981

Jun 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Philly cheesesteaks, The Phillies, “The City of Brotherly Love,” The Liberty Bell, golf. Ok, so maybe that last one was a stretch. While Philadelphia is known for many things, golf may not immediately come to mind when thinking of the second largest city on the East Coast. However, avid golfers and golf aficionados know that this city holds one of the most revered courses in history.... Read More

Boston Chops Urban Steak Bistro Opens in the South End

Jun 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The longstanding debate continues over whether Boston already has its fair share of steakhouses. From Ruth’s Chris to The Capital Grille, all of the big name chains have made their entry here. So when we heard there was a new steakhouse opening in the South End, we had mixed emotions.... Read More

Kiawah Island Master Developer Purchased by Charlotte Investment Firm

Jun 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Acquiring one of the Carolinas’ premier luxury resort destinations, South Street Partners, a boutique investment and management firm based in Charlotte, has bought out Kiawah Island’s developer. Previously, the Charleston-based firm, Kiawah Partners, spent the last 25 years as the island’s master developers.... Read More

The Boxer Hotel in Boston Highlights City's History with $3 Million Renovation

Jun 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As current travel trends have begun to show, today’s hotel guests want to authentically connect with the cities they are visiting. In an effort to meet those demands, the newly renovated and rebranded Boxer hotel in Boston has opened with a very distinct local feel. Previously The Bulfinch Hotel, the boutique property found its new identity in May after Hersha Hospitality Trust of Philadelphia investors poured in $3 million into the property.... Read More

Eat and Drink with Master Chefs at the Annual Cabo San Lucas Wine & Food Fest

Jun 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Loosen those belts and grab your passports, it’s time to get your fooding on. According to the Los Angeles Times, Capella Pedregal Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico will be kicking off their annual Food & Wine Festival July 10-14 with master chefs in appearance.... Read More

Maya Day and Nightclub Heats Up Scottsdale with High-End Beach Club

Jun 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Looks like Scottsdale is sending Las Vegas more than a few flirtatious winks with the debut of their newest venue Maya Day and Nightclub developed by Triyar Entertainment. The Vegas-style club made its introduction this April to Valley residents as the first high-end beach club in the city. Moroccan-style lanterns hang in the entrance in the open-air, two-story foyer as palm trees line the outdoor pool.... Read More

Snapshots From the Jersey Shore: First Summer After Superstorm Sandy

May 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

New Jersey’s push to bring back summertime tourists has made national headlines — from Jersey Shore cast reunions to President Obama and Governor Chris Christie bonding sessions. With rebuilds still in progress in many seaside towns, some prospective vacationers seem to be in “wait and see” mode. But if the first week of summer was any indication, this famously scrappy state isn’t waiting nervously for maximum-occupancy crowds to return. No matter what the weather, the Jersey Shore is ready to show all beach-goers a good time.... Read More

Navigating the 10-Course Kaiseki Tasting Menu at Wabi London

May 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Having recently opened in Holborn, Wabi London is a calculated endeavor. It’s a Japanese restaurant, with ex-Nobu Australian Chef Scott Hallsworth at the helm, promising to take diners on a “culinary journey that goes beyond sushi and sashimi.” Intriguing.... Read More

Simple Country Luxury at the Quaint Inn at Park Winters

May 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

Whether you're in the mood for a romantic rendezvous at a luxurious, boutique inn or in the market for a stylish special event venue for the wedding of your dreams, you'll want to check out the Inn at Park Winters, about an hour’s drive from San Francisco. George Washington Scott, one of the founders of Scottsdale, AZ, originally built the magnificent Inn at Park Winters as a private residence in the 1800s.... Read More

Eat. See. Stay. at Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week

May 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff  |  1 Comment

The sixth annual Restaurant Week returns May 31 - June 16, 2013 with its signature “Eat. See. Stay.” experience, featuring exclusive dining deals, hotels packages, and even a chance to win an ultimate desert oasis getaway for two. Produced by the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week Association, the tasty 17-day “week” provides guests with a unique opportunity to explore meals in Palm Springs and its neighboring communities at an exceptional value.... Read More

Where to Stay and Play in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware This Summer

May 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi

The Bellmoor Inn & Spa is located by southern Delaware’s Rehoboth Beach, only a few blocks from the famous and old-fashioned wooden Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. This is where you will find “street food” concessions like Dolle’s famous salt water taffy, live concerts on the beach, thrill rides, and a charming carousel.... Read More

Italy's Carnevale Comes to Life at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

May 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As if you ever need an excuse for a Vegas trip, The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian give you even more reason to buy that plane ticket. Masquerades, oversized banners, colorful parades and a little bit of magic bring this year’s three-month Carnevale spectacular to Sin City. The partnering hotels will celebrate the fantasy of Carnevale in true Vegas fashion with a plethora of classic Italian festivities, music and even some new experiences, beginning June 2.... Read More

Historic Celebrity Haunt 3 Cromwell Road Reopens With Edgier Look

May 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

It was the first London venue in which Jimi Hendrix played a live performance and has regularly attracted A-list celebrities into its doors. Now, having been a casino and a private members’ venue since that time, 3 Cromwell Road is reopening its doors as a restaurant, bar and club for all.... Read More

The Spa at Conrad Miami: Peace and Quiet on Brickell Ave.

May 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia  |  1 Comment

Prior to discovering The Spa at Conrad Miami, it was hard to imagine a genuinely peaceful retreat nestled among Miami's busy Brickell Avenue. Luckily, The Spa, which is located amidst a stunning skyline with views from Level 24 of the hotel, offers its guests a calming taste of serenity dusted with the perfect bayside breeze for which Miami is known.... Read More

Atrio Restaurant and Wine Room Soars High Above the Skyline at Conrad Miami

May 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

The Hilton name has long been synonymous with excellence, as is the case with the Hilton owned Conrad Miami in the city's bustling and sophisticated financial district. But it is more than the name that brings satisfaction. Located on the 25th floor lobby level (yes, the lobby is on the 25th floor), is the property’s main restaurant called Atrio Restaurant and Wine Room. Just as the name suggests, there is wine, and lots of it. The restaurant's wine attic features over 200 vintages and can accommodate up to ten guests.... Read More

Studio K Brings New Fitness and Wellness Concept to Pacific Palisades

May 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

If you are looking for a top-of-the line fitness center in Los Angeles, check out the newly opened Studio K Training in Pacific Palisades. This new luxury concept of fitness and wellness married to technology and exercise innovation faces the Pacific Ocean inside the Rockwell building, just minutes from the Sunset Strip. The architectural and interior designs are unmatched. The facilities are designed around the core principles of functional movement, training efficiency, and elegant aesthetics.... Read More

Fro-Nationale F/W Africana Collection Debuts at The Stellan Lounge

May 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

On May 9 New Yorkers gathered to view designer Amy Newton of Fro-Nationale's latest anticipated collection at midtown’s The Stellan Lounge, while sipping cocktails and enjoying the ambiance. The F/W 13 Africana collection featured an exotic variety of ready-to-wear pieces that highlighted femininity, style and class.... Read More

The Reinvented Caulfield's Bar and Dining Room Rivals LA's Top Dining

May 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Recently, Victor and I have found ourselves overjoyed by the elevating trend of hotels relinquishing dining duties, opting instead for third party restaurants to take the reins. Nothing against the factions of corporately run hotel eateries (after all consistency is often undervalued), but in Los Angeles, hotel restaurants are increasingly drawing in non-guests as well as guests looking to experience a unique gourmet escape. Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room happens to be one of these places.... Read More

L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles Revamps Rooms With $20 Million Project

May 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles recently underwent a $20-million room renovation project that was completed this month with an announcement at a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ceremony unveiled 754 newly upgraded rooms, including new suites and amenities in the first phase of the project. Phase two will commence in September to complete the remaining 246 rooms and suites.... Read More

Bercy Village: From Wine Market to World-Class Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

May 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Fancy a round (or two) of shopping followed by a workout at the gym, or how about relaxing in a sauna before a tasty lunch? For film buffs, how about a choice of movie on one of 18 indoor screens in an attractive suburban Paris setting? Then look no further than Bercy Village, an outdoor shopping complex in Cour St. Emilion, Paris. Strolling along its central, tulip-lined cobblestone streets past terraced restaurants and retail stores makes for a delightful day out.... Read More

Fine Dining Vegan Cuisine at Crossroads Kitchen Creating Quite a Buzz

May 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Why did the vegan cross Melrose Avenue? To get to Crossroads Kitchen! In fact, a lot of people seem to be crossing over to get a table at Crossroads. One bite from their 100 percent vegan lasagna layered with creamy almond milk ricotta and you’ll understand the buzz. The newly opened Melrose restaurant resets and recalibrates plant-based cuisine, furthering the upward trend of meatless living.... Read More

Boca Raton Resort and Club: Modern Elegance in South Florida

May 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

If you don’t have a yacht or a grand estate but want to experience the Boca lifestyle, the Boca Raton Resort & Club will deliver. This 1926 architectural tour de force by founder, Addison Mizner, offers something for everyone. Built as an homage to the Alhambra Palace in Spain, the grandeur and design detail are a feast for the eyes. The public spaces, like the Palm Court, crochet courts, golf courses, pools, and yacht transit to the Beach Club (with half a mile of private beach), will make you feel like the rich and famous who inhabit this city.... Read More

The New York Palace: A Classic Address in Metamorphosis

May 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

So much glamorous Manhattan history still lives, breathes and whispers around the legendary corners of The New York Palace, it feels as if you’ve walked into a movie set when you enter. And for those who have always wanted to stay in such a place and feel that sort of glamour enfold them, this is THE summer to do it. The Palace is under renovations and as such, various discounts are offered throughout the hotel as well as room rates for the Towers reduced to 50 percent of what they’d usually be. It’s the best deal to be found in Manhattan this summer at one of the city’s most iconic addresses.... Read More

Keswick Hall: A Charlottesville Gem With a Storied Past

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi

Keswick Hall at Monticello is a gem fit for royalty. The Tuscan-style luxury hotel is situated in the midst of rolling green hills and thoroughbred horse farms with the Blue Ridge Mountains serving as a scenic backdrop. It really doesn’t get any prettier than this. Not too far from the property are celebrated landmarks such as Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the University of Virginia, Montpelier (estate of President James Madison), and Ash Lawn-Highland (home of President James Monroe).... Read More

Vegas Uncork’d 2013 Presented by bon appétit Showcases World's Best Chefs

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  2 Comments

Vegas Uncork’d presented by bon appétit pulled off its 7th year in grand style. It was a long weekend of glorious excess, showcasing some of the world’s most famous chefs and the Strip’s most glittering venues.... Read More

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate: A Family Vacation Without the Lines

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Traveling to Orlando, Florida on family vacations inevitably means one thing: theme parks, theme parks and, yes, more theme parks. So, it’s often nice to have other options, and Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate offers that in abundance.... Read More

Sweet Basil Restaurant Rolling Out Fresh Pastas For Over 13 Years

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

For the past 13 years, Chef David Becker has been having fun—you can tell from the huge grin on his face that he loves doing what he does. This also goes for his entire staff at Sweet Basil. Located in Needham Center, Becker has been churning out Italian homestyle dishes for years to his guests' delight.... Read More

Suite Dreams: Grosvenor House Hotel Unveils Nursery Fit For Royalty

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge await the arrival of their first baby, a prestigious London hotel unveils its luxury nursery suite—one fit for royalty. Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel in London’s West End has transformed one of its high-end Premium Park View Suites into a quintessential British nursery.... Read More

The Graham Georgetown Hotel Gets Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When doing anything in the nation’s capital, it’s best to do it on a grand scale, to make some noise and grab attention. Washington D.C.’s, The Graham Georgetown did just that by investing in a multi-million dollar renovation that is sure to get people talking.... Read More

Scottsdale Food Trends Making Their Mark in the Valley's Restaurants

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

Recently, food trends in Scottsdale have gone back to simpler times, where greens ruled the dinner tables and portion sizes were small enough for just one person. Food trendsetters in the “Beverly Hills of the Southwest” are transforming the market with healthy alternatives mixed with the city’s cultural influences and flavors. Compared with national trends, Scottsdale is making their way among the ranks of other well-known foodie cities like New York, San Francisco and Portland.... Read More

Eventi Hotel Shows Off its Sociable Personality in New York's Chelsea District

May 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Let the unusual name of this Midtown newcomer clue you in: for business meetings or spontaneous meetups, cross-country rendezvous or a midweek shopping spree, the Eventi — a Kimpton Hotel is a great home base for a social stay in Manhattan. It’s a friendly, casually chic, centrally located and versatile boutique hotel. Like most of its Kimpton sister properties, it excels at making the business-class traveler feel at home. Since the public spaces are spread across many floors, the hotel never feels congested, or like one particular group has overtaken the entire property.... Read More

Gallivant Like Gatsby at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships

May 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum

According to F. Scott Fitzgerald, life begins in the summer. Though the famous author of The Great Gatsby was actually referring to the Long Island scene, it's easy to imagine him cavorting among high society during the Wimbledon Championships as well. For the annual event that could rival any West Egg party, head to London June 24-July 7 to the aptly named Gatsby Club and experience the annual prestigious sporting event, Wimbledon 2013.... Read More

Peace Love World Spring/Summer Collection Hits SoBe's Nikki Beach

May 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

Miami-based lifestyle brand Peace Love World recently debuted its Spring/Summer 2013 collection at Nikki Beach in South Beach. More than 1,400 fans of the warm-hearted, homegrown brand gathered among the sandy landscape, which was a great backdrop for Peace Love World's creator Alina Villasante to debut her new line.... Read More

Hop on Over to Boston's Samuel Adams Brewery for a Behind-the-Scenes Tour

May 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you have ever wondered about the art of brewing beer then it’s time to book a tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery, one of the biggest in Boston, to learn about the city’s beer culture.... Read More

The James Chicago: An Urban Hotel A Little On the Quirky Side

May 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Modern and quirky sums up The James Hotel in downtown Chicago. So quirky that the television in our room was not a normal screen, but a projection onto a corner wall with a flat lean-back seat as wide as the bed in front of it.... Read More

Authentic Italian Fare at London's Quaint Trullo Restaurant

May 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

It’s more like a quaint, family-run trattoria that, as a tourist, you’d stumble upon while meandering through the tiny cobbled streets in Italy; rather than a restaurant found on the busy St Paul’s Road in Highbury, London. But that’s all part of Trullo’s appeal.... Read More

W New York - Times Square Debuts New $2 Million Extreme WOW Suite

May 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

W New York - Times Square in Manhattan recently debuted a new $2 million Extreme WOW suite, transforming it into one of the city’s most exclusive places to stay and entertain. Befitting its location, the suite’s design is inspired by the excitement and allure of New York City after dark. There are also references to Times Square’s past as a mecca for “peep shows” and the voyeurism the city inspires in general.... Read More

The Clifton Inn Mixes Boutique Charm with Esteemed Relais & Châteaux Touches

May 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi

With the smoky Blue Ridge Mountains as a scenic backdrop and rolling verdant hills as a hallmark, it really doesn't get any prettier than the countryside around Charlottesville, Virginia. Thomas Jefferson knew that well when he decided to build and locate Monticello, his beloved neoclassical estate, in the area.... Read More

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel: Coastal Italy in Central Florida

May 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Sprinkling fountains; statues of muscular, half-clad Roman centurions; an ornate piazza; an open balcony high above from which two opera singers sang a delightful duet—ah, pure Italian passion and romance! Except it’s not Italy.... Read More

NYC's Hip Cocktail Culture Heats up with Two New Rooftop Bars

May 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Regardless of how high the mercury rises, NYC will be even hotter this summer thanks to the addition of two new rooftop bars. The Pod 39 Hotel on East 39th St. and the Refinery Hotel in the Garment District are both opening exclusive bars perched high above the steaming streets. The Pod’s rooftop lounge, 17 floors up, features incredible views of the Empire State Building, Chrysler building and East River.... Read More

Simple French Cuisine at Celebrity Chef Raymond Blanc's Brasserie Blanc

May 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

“I feel as though we’re on a vintage train in France in the 30s,” my dining companion remarks as we walk into Brasserie Blanc on the South Bank of London. The branch is owned by renowned celebrity Chef Raymond Blanc and is incredibly different to his Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons—his two Michelin-star restaurant in Oxfordshire.... Read More

Borgata and Bay-Atlantic Symphony Present Classical Concert Series

May 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sunday Funday is about to get a little bit classier with the addition of a new concert series hosted by the 4-star Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. The Bay-Atlantic Symphony will be setting up shop at The Music Box to bring the beautiful sounds of Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven and Prokofiev to concert-goers’ ears from July 7 through August 18.... Read More

Cornelia Spa at The Surrey Hotel Launches Experts in Residence Program

May 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Clients frequent Cornelia Spa at The Surrey Hotel to experience some of the best treatments one can get in New York. And now, thanks to their newly launched Experts in Residence program, guests have the unique opportunity to experience exclusive treatments from celebrated skincare authorities from around the world.... Read More

Charming Town of Carlsbad an Unexpected Haven for Spa Enthusiasts

May 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi

With warmer weather creeping around the corner, relaxing and rejuvenating trips to the spa are high on my list. So I choose Carlsbad, California — a quaint and charming coastal city that exudes boutique sophistication yet easily embraces West Coast casual luxury. Only 35 miles north of downtown San Diego and 87 miles south of Los Angeles, Carlsbad is a haven for wellness resorts and spas.... Read More

Palm Beach's Exclusive Old Palm Golf Club Offers Multimillion-Dollar Custom Estates

May 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The exclusive Old Palm Golf Club, billed as the premier private residential community in the Palm Beaches, has announced the offering of opulent new Custom Estates priced from $4 million to more than $12 million. The luxurious residences on full acre sites ranging from 7,000 to 15,000 square feet offer buyers a number of bespoke options for creating the estate of their dreams.... Read More

The Talbott Hotel: Classic Victorian Splendor in Downtown Chicago

Apr 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

A peculiar-looking cow—its red and black colored back reminding me of a giant ladybug—walking up the front sandstone façade of the building means The Talbott Hotel in downtown Chicago is hard to miss. Its entrance, with twin potted plants, ash-gray overhanging awning, polished glass and brass doors, and a valet in full livery, reminded me of a bygone era—a Private Gentlemens' Club in Victorian London.... Read More

Living Room Bliss: In-Home Vita Flex Raindrop Treatment Using Young Living Oils

Apr 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Set up massage tables in your Los Angeles home or hotel room, add Young Living Oils and a Vita Flex Raindrop Treatment, and the space becomes an urban escape. “I like to think of the ambiance as the artistic side of the session.... Read More

Interview With Celebrity Chef Susur Lee: Inspiration, Discipline & Falling in Love With Food

Apr 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Susur Lee has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Hong Kong. The critically-acclaimed king of Asian-fusion, who combines traditional Chinese dishes with classic French techniques, has gone on to become a Top Chef Masters sensation and owner of restaurants all over the world.... Read More

Hôtel de Crillon Makes Way for Remodel With $7.5 Million Auction

Apr 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On April 18, Paris' luxurious Hôtel de Crillon rounded up their most prized possessions and showcased them to the public. The five-day auction featured 3,500 lots that included historic furniture, 2,000 bottles of wine and many once-in-a-lifetime treasures, clearing the way for the upcoming two-year renovation planned for the hotel and new spa. During the course of the week, the hotel made profits of 5.7 million Euros (approx. $7.5M) with over half the sales taking place online.... Read More

Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Spa Selects Park Avenue Address for New Location

Apr 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In the city that never sleeps, the world's largest urban playground, it's only natural that its inhabitants are going to need a place to unwind.... Read More

Get to Church for a Heavenly Dining Experience

Apr 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Quit with the holier than thou attitude and get thyself to Church. We’re not talking about the Catholic, Protestant or Baptist kind of holy ground. More like the hidden neighborhood restaurant located near Fenway Park type of Church.... Read More

Madonna's Iconic Fashion Costumes On Display at LA Pop-up Exhibit

Apr 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When Madge invites you to take a sneak peek into her closet, you do it, no questions asked. When she flies in outfits from Kunsthal in Rotterdam exclusively for your viewing pleasure, you thank your lucky stars. Today, Madonna, Material Girl and Macy's are teaming up for a one day pop-up exhibition from 6-8 p.m. featuring an exclusive inside look at Madonna’s most iconic fashion items.... Read More

FACE Africa 4th Annual Clean Water Charity Event Raises $73,000 for Liberia

Apr 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher  |  1 Comment

The FACE Africa 4th Annual Clean Water Gala took place at Midtown New York hotspot Espace on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The event attracted close to 350 guests and raised $73,000, enough to build 15-20 clean water systems in Rivercess County, one of Liberia’s most marginalized and under-served counties.... Read More

Turner's Yard: Small Town Location, Big Name Investors

Apr 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The small town restaurant with big name investors is making a statement. Turner’s Yard, the recently opened Pembroke restaurant that pays homage to a former shipyard located in the town’s North River, is backed by some of Boston’s biggest names... Read More

Sofitel New York Offers French Style in The Big Apple

Apr 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Sofitel, a French brand, has taken quiet but sure steps to elevate itself from business stopover to luxury standby over the past few years…and it’s worked. Once upon a time it may have been the European businessman’s home-away-from-home, but over time it’s become a true luxury bastion…and in no property is that more apparent than the heart of Manhattan.... Read More

Four Seasons to Open First Location in Spain Within Historic Buildings of Madrid

Apr 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

They say there’s no place like home, and as a San Diego dweller, I couldn’t agree more. Unless of course, you’re talking about going to Madrid, then I might have to make an exception. Add a stay at a Four Seasons hotel, and I’m there. Luckily, Four Seasons is opening a Madrid property within the next four years, its first-ever in Spain. The new hotel will set up residence in a series of heritage buildings that make up the Canalejas complex, located walking distance to city center and popular landmarks.... Read More

Harney Sushi Takes Sustainable Seafood Seriously

Apr 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Many businesses today are striving to be socially and environmentally responsible, but few in the San Diego restaurant realm may come close to the efforts of Harney Sushi—a hotspot that’s as cool as it is eco-conscious. This restaurant exemplifies ecological integrity by forsaking popular sushi ingredients that are either over-fished or have a negative impact on the environment.... Read More

Carnaby Summer Fashion Event Hits the Streets May 2

Apr 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Calling all fashionistas! Trendy Carnaby Street in the heart of London is hosting its bustling fashion event next month. More than 100 stores, bars and restaurants will be taking part in the evening extravaganza on Thursday, May 2, making it the biggest event of its kind in the capital.... Read More

Chicago Strives to Become "The Greenest City in The Country"

Apr 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Of all the “green” cities in the world, Chicago , home of deep dish pizza and the third most populated city in the U.S., probably doesn’t make your top five list of environmentally sound metropolises. However, Chicago is making some of the country’s largest efforts towards becoming an eco-friendly place to live.... Read More

Get Green in Miami This Earth Day

Apr 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

Residents of Miami have always been viewed as eco-friendly. We carry with us an ongoing concern for the preservation of our protected wetlands, ocean, beaches and parks. After all, it’s kind of... Read More

2013 Milan Design Week Gets Eco-Friendly

Apr 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

This year marked the 52nd edition of Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile, or Milan Design Week. The weeklong event showcases some of the most innovative and eye-catching home designs on the market, from LED lighting to hybrid furniture. However, April is also the “month of green” – thirty days... Read More

Sample SoCal Life at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Apr 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

If it wasn’t for the view of the Pacific Ocean, which is just visible behind the green of the Torrey Pines Golf Course, the rustic, cabin-like appeal of the AAA Five Diamond Lodge at Torrey Pines would lend the impression of having arrived at a mountainside escape. La Jolla’s signature pines, the rarest... Read More

Coachella Kick-Off Party Showcases Must-Have Music Festival Products

Apr 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Even if an all day concert in the desert’s sweltering heat isn’t your idea of a good time, Coachella’s presence in Southern California and media culture surrounding it cannot be denied. The fun energy continues to attract more brands and fans, eager to partake in Coachella’s bohemia-meets-tech festival. To celebrate the first weekend's... Read More

5 Things You Never Knew Were From San Francisco

Apr 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

While San Francisco may be home to the Rice-a-Roni brand (you can hear the jingle in your head can’t you?) as well as... Read More

M life Program Offers Ultimate VIP Experiences in Las Vegas

Apr 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Scarcity, legacy, and worth often define the essence of the luxury product, but it can also define the essence of the luxury experience. The rewards results of the MGM Resorts International M life program, The MLife Moments, are unique examples of the luxury experience. Not everyone can access them, they are memorable and they define a sense of worth, time, effort... Read More

Walking Green: KANDALS Eco-Friendly Footwear

Apr 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

“For students, by students,” is the motto behind KANDALS, a San Diego-based, eco-friendly shoe company that originated from a marketing project started at San Diego State... Read More

Tosca Inspires a Love Affair With Fine Dining

Apr 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

Properly paying homage to the cuisine at Tosca in Miami Beach would be a challenge for any writer, as words themselves can hardly do justice to what quickly turned into an infallible dining retreat. From the first bite to the last, their newly released Everyday is Valentine’s Day tasting menu... Read More

It's Eco-Friendly Month But NYC is Green Year-Round

Apr 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

With a moniker like “the concrete jungle,” New York City doesn’t instantly inspire images of greenery or an eco-friendly lifestyle. Look a little deeper though, and you’ll see signs of the city’s campaign to protect the environment in everything from LEED certified buildings... Read More

Justine's Table Serves Up a Mean Steak with a Side of Patriotism

Apr 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Don’t you just love it when you discover a hidden gem of a restaurant? If you haven’t yet discovered Justine’s Table in Wellesley, you are in for a special treat with this rare find. Located on... Read More

Super Exclusive Useppa Island Club Is Fit For Royals

Apr 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

As boaters approach Useppa Island on Florida's southwest coast they may hear a warning from a loudspeaker, "This is a private, members-only club!" If you want exclusivity in a vacation, the Useppa Island Club is your place. Whether you want to come for lunch or an overnight... Read More

5 Most Expensive Atlanta Neighborhoods

Apr 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

From celebrities and business people to artists and diplomats, approximately 432,000 people call Atlanta, Georgia home. The Southern state is the ninth largest metropolitan area in the U.S., and is one of the most visited cities in the country, drawing thousands of tourists who come to enjoy the Georgia Aquarium... Read More

Experience Wine Country Like a Foodie Should: A Hands-On Culinary Tour in Sonoma

Apr 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

I've always had a fond spot in my heart for Sonoma. I thought of it rather like my fave old bathrobe: well-worn, comfy and fits just right — no surprises. But after joining Access Trips for a one-day sample of their new five-day, behind the scenes Wine Country Culinary Tour, this... Read More

10 Hottest Pool Parties in Las Vegas

Apr 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Summer is right around the corner and everyone from exam-weary coeds to restless 9-5ers have been busy booking their plane tickets and shopping for the season’s cutest two-piece. While many are flocking to Mexico and the Caribbean for a bit of sand and surf, others are headed to Las Vegas. However, a trip to Sin City doesn’t... Read More

The Flat: Miami's New Venue Won't Tell You When To Go Home

Apr 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

There's a new lounge in town. The Flat is the newest neighbor in Miami's SoFi (South of Fifth) district and is nearly settled in. The new venue welcomed droves of the chic and fabulous who stopped by for a peek during The Flat's various soft openings throughout the week. With its sheer, pulled-back curtains, stunning glass... Read More

Miami Mansion Transformed Into "Monte-Carlo Casino" For Hearts & Stars Gala

Mar 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

The Little Lighthouse Foundation's Fourth Annual Hearts and Stars Gala headlined by former NBA star, Rony Seikaly welcomed more than 1,500 guests on a gorgeous Miami evening. The event, which was held March 9, was hosted... Read More

Polite Provisions Debuts Cocktail Seminar Series With Master Mixologists

Mar 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Polite Provisions is San Diego’s latest addition to the vintage bar scene, serving tonics and elixirs prepared from a pharmacy-inspired bar. Situated on 30th avenue, this latest venue from the team behind Craft & Commerce, UnderBelly and Noble Experiment recruited the talent of San Francisco-based mixologist Erick Castro to form one of San Diego’s most innovative... Read More

Willows Palm Spring Inn: An Old Hollywood Celebrity Hideout

Mar 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Sedately luxurious—that was the phrase the New York Times used to describe The Willow Palm Springs Inn, the iconic celebrity hideaway located on a Palm Springs mountaintop. The Times had it right, the lushly landscaped Mediterranean-style retreat possesses a quiet elegance that removes... Read More

Authentic Brazilian Cuisine Comes to Boston: Fogo de Chao

Mar 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

"Pace yourself." That was what we were told many times over before we visited Boston's newly opened Brazilian steakhouse, Fogo de Chao. If you eat too fast or too much of one item, you won’t know what you’re missing until the beef brigade starts passing you by. Brazilian “gauchos”... Read More

Hotel Bel-Air: 4 Reasons to Visit This Iconic Hollywood Hideaway

Mar 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Tony Curtis said he would marry it. Oprah and Nicole Kidman have stayed at it. Marilyn Monroe lived in it. The Hotel Bel-Air has been the "It girl” of the Hollywood elite since the 1940s and thirty years later, she's never been in finer form. Having just reopened in 2011 after an extensive two-year... Read More

Merrick Manor: Contemporary Living in a Classic Miami Address

Mar 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Just southwest of Downtown Miami lies the city of Coral Gables, developed by real estate planner George Edgar Merrick during the 1920’s. The city became one of the first planned communities in the United States, utilizing the multi-storied, stuccoed... Read More

Venture Just Outside Boston For a Colorful Dining Experience

Mar 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston certainly has its share of steakhouses and seafood restaurants, but where should you go for a great meal outside of the city? Head down to Providence, just an hour south of Boston, to Ten Steak & Sushi. Its endless selection of sushi and top quality beef... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco: Historic Landmark in the Heart of the City

Mar 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

The architectural grand dame that is Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco sits atop Nob Hill, offering commanding views of the city. The historic building, which was originally constructed in the early 1900's, was only improved with the added Ritz-Carlton branding; and when any structure joins this elite hotel group the expectations are enormous. The Ritz-Carlton has earned... Read More

SoBe Wine & Food Festival Wrapped Up Another Successful Culinary Event

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

The 2013 South Beach Wine and Food Festival was a utopia for thousands of foodies and wine lovers who relentlessly flocked to the pristine sands of South Beach. There, guests enjoyed some of the most delectable bites on the planet, delivered straight from... Read More

GROOV3 Mixes Up The Fitness Scene in L.A.

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Always the epicenter of southern California’s beauty and fashion, the people of Los Angeles are continually looking for new ways to keep fit. Diet and exercise trends (like the nutrition world’s latest Paleo craze) go in and out of the spotlight about as quickly as Hollywood’s “it factor” celebrities. Yet, the success factor of many health plans seems to be less about the fancy trainers, expensive gym... Read More

The St. Regis Washington, D.C. Celebrates its History With New Cocktail Lounge

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The St. Regis Washington, D.C. landmark hotel which first opened as the Carlton Hotel in 1926, has long been a gathering place for the capital’s elite and visiting luminaries. Amelia Earhart was one of its first famous guests and with... Read More

Celebrate St. Patty's Day With Irish Band, The Saw Doctors

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

St. Patty’s Day is this weekend and there is no better place to celebrate than Boston. In a city that’s said to have more Irish than Ireland, Beantown is loaded with all things Irish this weekend. Our favorite pick is the return of The Saw Doctors Saturday evening, who will be performing at the House of Blues. The band hails from the... Read More

30th Annual Miami International Film Festival Concludes With Award Party

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

It was the last of the red carpets as the projectors wound down and the 30th edition of the Miami International Film Festival during Saturday evening’s celebratory closing. Filmmakers, media, actors and cinema fans joined in attendance for some well-deserved... Read More

Swirl, Sip and Savor: The Best Wine Tasting In Downtown Napa

Mar 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss  |  1 Comment

It’s no secret that the City of Napa has spruced itself up sufficiently to be a wine country destination in its own right. The main streets offer plenty of shops, art galleries, boutiques and tasting bars. The restaurant scene rivals that of its upcountry cousins in depth, breadth and price point. But what sets... Read More

Celebrities Guest Bartend Inside Urban-Chic Lounge, EVR

Mar 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Most professional creative types have worked in a bar at some point before they became successful in their chosen art. Usually once they hit it big time, however, they never look back…unless Manhattan nightlife impresarios like Alex Likhtenstein and Ian Magid whisper in their ear. At EVR lounge in Midtown Manhattan, well-known performing... Read More

6 Family-Friendly Attractions in Las Vegas

Mar 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

When considering where to go on a vacation with children, Las Vegas may not be on the top of your list. However, this city boasts an extensive array of world-class, kid-friendly entertainment and dining options as well as extraordinary hotels and resorts with accommodation options to keep kids... Read More

Karl Lagerfield Designs Emblem for the New Sofitel So Singapore

Mar 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

In a new collaboration, Sofitel Luxury Hotels has announced that designer Karl Lagerfeld will create the emblem of the new Sofitel So Singapore. Each Sofitel So hotel has its own unique style, reflected in the signature design and can be found in various amenities available to guests during their stay. “I am very proud to announce this inspirational collaboration, which is a perfect illustration of Sofitel Luxury Hotels’ ambitions with regard to excellence and elegance," said Robert Gaymer-Jones, CEO of Sofitel Luxury. "His exceptional creativity and talent will confer on our emblem the ultimate touch of refinement and enhance our concept."... Read More

Wildlife Watching: A Northern California Coast Guide To Whales, Seals and Eels

Mar 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

With the Mendocino Coast Whale Festivals kicking off the spring season of whale migration, it’s a good time to remind yourself how truly awesome the wildlife watching opportunities... Read More

New Cinquecento Restaurant Offers Italian, Trattoria-Style Brunch

Mar 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

You love the South End for its restaurant scene. From cozy spaces and fantastic food to trendy locations — it can’t get much better than this, right? Well it can. Cinquecento is a new Roman trattoria, housed in the former Rocca space on the South End’s Harrison Avenue. The eatery is now introducing a... Read More

Where to Get Traditional Irish Fare in Honor of St. Patrick's Day

Mar 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Restaurant Week is kicking off in Boston where aside from great Celtic dishes, diners will also get a chance to sample prix fixe menus from area restaurants. With a rich Irish heritage, Boston was the first... Read More

R Steak & Seafood Introduces a New, Vegas-Sized Menu

Mar 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern  |  2 Comments

Located in one of the most iconic destinations on the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera Casino and Hotel’s R Steak & Seafood is reinventing itself as a fine dining locale that’s a draw all its own. The restaurant has modernized its atmosphere... Read More

San Diego's Best Easter Brunches

Mar 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Easter is early this year, so while we’re still in the beginnings of March it may be time to start making plans for the end of the month. Some of San Diego’s premier restaurants have already released their Easter brunch menus, so if you have family coming into town or you want a place to sport your spring finest, take a look below to see what culinary offerings are to be had around the city.... Read More

Posto Brings Neapolitan Culinary Tradition to Somerville

Mar 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Pizza and beer. Is there anything better? We thought not. If you, like us, are a fan of the combination, then head over to Posto in Davis Square, Somerville for some wood-fired Neapolitan style pizzas, handmade pastas, shared plates and creative cocktails.... Read More

Join the Mile High Club While Filling Your Culinary Passport

Mar 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Fancy a taste of the exotic but no time to leave the country? An innovative new series of immersive events will launch this year, combining food from one of London’s most exciting young chefs... Read More

Miami Beach EDITION Residences Set To Open Early 2014

Mar 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

The name Ian Schrager has been practically synonymous with both the city of Miami as well as the hotel industry for years. The high profile real estate developer’s chic and innovative designs include some of South Beach’s most iconic hotels such as the highly-favored Delano. It is no surprise that Schrager has managed to complete yet another impressive and... Read More

Bokx 109 Introduces New Sunday Brunch Featuring Bloody Mary Bar

Mar 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

There are brunches and then there are epic brunches like the one found at Bokx 109, the onsite restaurant inside the Hotel Indigo. Here, guests can start the day off right ordering a spicy cocktail from the Bloody Mary bar. Served in a tall glass, their signature drink comes full of... Read More

390 Years of Culinary Tradition Fuels CHAYA Brasserie

Mar 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Executive Chef Shigefumi Tachibe of CHAYA Brasserie in Beverly Hills was highly honored when the Smithsonian asked to display one of his sushi knives in its collection “Going Global: Los Angeles, 2000 – Fusion Food.” The culinary paintbrush the museum acquired... Read More

CIAA: What You Missed and What Is Happening This Weekend

Mar 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Thousands of people headed to Charlotte for the popular college athletic conference, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), which is well underway in the Queen City. Festivities began Monday with a Tip-Off Luncheon, however there are still some events going on. Celebrations... Read More

Where Hollywood Celebrities Go To Get Red Carpet Ready

Feb 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Now that award season is behind us and all of the stars, both those unanimously loved and debatably disliked, have walked the red carpet, everyone wants to know the insider beauty and fashion secrets. Like most award shows, there are undeniable... Read More

Become a Schooled Tea Connoisseur at Soho's Le Palais des Thés

Feb 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

One cannot fully experience Paris without a visit to their famed tearooms. Whether sitting down to enjoy a proper afternoon cup or simply buying loose leaves to go (and later being able to say “It’s only available in Paris”), tea time in the City of Lights is a true cultural experience. When famed French tea brand Le Palais des Thés opened its doors in New York this past holiday, devotees were finally able to purchase many of the unique blends right... Read More

Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences To Open in 2015

Feb 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

There are certainly some things in life that are better in twos: dark chocolate and red wine, diamonds and platinum, stunning celebrities and lavish clothing. But there’s one more we have added to the list dynamic duos – magnificent condominiums and luxury yacht clubs. The Plaza Group and DevStar Group have teamed up to build the Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences in Miami and we couldn't be more excited for this tremendous twosome to hit the market.... Read More

Experience Temecula's World of Wine Like a VIP

Feb 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff  |  1 Comment

Southern California’s famed Temecula Valley will again feature its special World of Wine winter barrel-tasting weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This two-day passport event is a great excuse for an easy wine country... Read More

The Carlyle Announces a Luxury Experience For Young Guests

Feb 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel may be best known for its grown-up luxuries but it also has something special for the children. This month the famed hotel announced a new partnership with acclaimed children’s author Kelly Florio... Read More

World's Biggest Flower Show Channels British Mania

Feb 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Founded in 1827 by The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), the Philadelphia Flower Show is the world’s largest and oldest indoor flower show. The event has grown to include 33 indoor acres of incredible floral displays, ranging from miniature planted scenes to life-size, walk through “forests.” Each year, the PHS selects a theme around which the many talented gardeners and horticulturists... Read More

Coca-Cola Beats Audi During The Palm Beach International Polo Club Championship

Feb 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Coca-Cola’s polo team came from behind to beat Audi’s highly-rated sportsmen 9–8 in the dramatic finals of the high-profile Ylvisaker Cup. The championship took place on Sunday at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Julio Arellano, America’s highest-rated polo player, scored... Read More

Hyatt Union Square New York Slated to Open April 30th Near Greenmarket

Feb 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Hyatt Union Square New York is opening one of the first hotels the neighborhood has seen in the past ten years, right in the heart of the city’s Digital District, near a number of technology firms and venture capital companies. It will also be a neighbor... Read More

75 Liberty Wharf: Classic New England Fare On A Modern Marina

Feb 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

It’s time to venture out of your comfort zone. Yes, that means getting off the couch and heading into Boston for a night on the town. We know it’s difficult, but trust us, you’ll be glad you did. Head on over to the Seaport District’s 75 on Liberty Wharf, sibling... Read More

Celebrate Our Nation's History With a Tour of Presidential Homes

Feb 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

This past Monday we celebrated President’s Day, a date which was first established in 1885 to commemorate George Washington’s birthday. While the holiday was altered slightly from “Washington’s Birthday” to the current “President’s Day” in the early 1970’s, the day now represents a way to celebrate all of our nation’s Presidents (and of course provides a great excuse to squeeze one... Read More

Iosselliani Opens First US Flagship Store in NYC's NoMad Neighborhood

Feb 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Last week Italian jewelry label Iosselliani opened its first flagship store in the US, coinciding with New York Fashion Week. The artistic space, located in the NoMad neighborhood on West 29th St, is the fourth standalone boutique... Read More

Guide To The Most Extravagant Las Vegas Buffets

Feb 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

Nothing says over indulgence like a good buffet, and if Las Vegas is anything, it’s indulgent. After a weekend of partying in some of the city’s hottest clubs and bars you’ll want to make sure proper restoration is in order before the trip home. Next time you find yourself in Vegas, take a cue from our guide and discover some of the most extravagant, glutton-friendly buffets in all of Sin City.... Read More

Teatro Restaurant Sets The Stage For Modern Italian Dining

Feb 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

With comedian Bill Burr gracing the Wilbur Theater stage in Boston this weekend, it’s time to find a spot for some pre or post-show dining. Where else would be more appropriate than Teatro Restaurant? Located just steps from... Read More

Cultivate Your Inner Muse During The Westgate Hotel "Artful Spirit" Series

Feb 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Located in downtown San Diego, The Westgate Hotel is an elegant city fixture, situated within walking distance of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Opera and the Symphony. Aiming to mirror the design of the Palace of Versailles, the hotel was built in 1970, utilizing Flemish and French tapestries, Persian... Read More

Boston-Based Bona Clara Takes Age-Specific Approach To Skincare

Feb 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

Beauty is not only skin deep. Just ask Jasmina Aganovic, both the beauty and brains behind skincare line Bona Clara. A Boston MIT graduate, Aganovic earned a degree in chemical engineering before launching Stages of Beauty, an age-specific... Read More

Learn The Art of Falconry With States' Only Master Instructor

Feb 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Birds of a feather flock together. Sound familiar? Surprisingly, most species of birds aren't quite as team-oriented as the saying goes. The Harris Hawk, however, is not your typical bird of prey. These majestic birds work together to capture their food, dividing it equally amongst themselves. To see this firsthand, head out to Hadley, Massachusetts. Located in the Berkshires, the New England Falconry allows visitors the opportunity to... Read More

Chef Michael Aguilar Debuts French-Inspired Dessert Menu at WP24

Feb 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

We find any excuse to dine at downtown LA's WP24. A magical city view, sexy decor and Puck's scrumptious Asian fusion make this Ritz-Carlton restaurant one of LA's finest. Recently our excuse for a treat was the newly curated dessert menu, created by WP24's latest addition, Pastry Chef... Read More

Miami Rhapsody Cast Reunion Kicks Off 30th Annual International Film Festival

Feb 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

With the countdown to the Miami International Film Festival well underway, the romantic comedy Miami Rhapsody kicked off the festival’s 30th anniversary last Friday evening with a cast reunion, which included a film screening and an exclusive... Read More

Entrepreneur Henry Stimler Talks Jezebel, Kosher Dining & His Love For NYC

Feb 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

JustLuxe sat down with dashing man-about-town, Henry Stimler in the midst of a chaotic week. For those that do not know of the charismatic Brit, Stimler’s history started as a wee lad who was born, raised and schooled in London. He soon left for Israel where he spent two years, working briefly at the international trading and mining company, Glencore, before... Read More

Nobu Hotel Las Vegas Opens Its Doors

Feb 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

For almost 20 years Nobu Matsuhisa has been a name associated with luxury dining. Now the restaurant mogul is attaching his honored name to the first-ever celebrity chef-branded hotel in Las Vegas. The Nobu Hotel accepted its first guests February 4th, following extensive ribbon-cutting... Read More

SalonCapri Debuts its Third Boston Beauty Locale

Feb 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

You’re heading out for a night on the town this weekend but your hair is already feeling and looking like the aftereffects of Hurricane Nemo. What to do? Time to head to the newest location offered by SalonCapri, which has recently opened on Newbury Street. Book an appointment with Nick Penna, Jr., master stylist and owner of SalonCapri.... Read More

Global Treasures Find a Home Inside The French Quarter's M.S. Rau Antiques

Feb 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

M.S. Rau Antiques, which first opened in 1912, is setting people apart in the New Orleans area and the world over with their unique luxury antiques. The quality antiques include masterpieces by Van Gogh, Renoir, and the Father of... Read More

The Red Lion Inn: Historic Berkshires Retreat

Feb 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

While summers in the Berkshires often draw visitors to Tanglewood, a prestigious music estate in Stockbridge, winter offers a chance to consider a weekend getaway to The Red Lion Inn. This classic New England inn is just a two hour drive from Boston and is surrounded by... Read More

7th Annual Vegas Uncork'd Unveils 9 New Appetizing Events

Feb 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

Food and wine lovers have even more epicurean entertainment to look forward to, as Vegas Uncork’d adds seven new events to their weeklong line up from May 9-12, 2013. The culinary exposé, sponsored by Bon Appétit, is celebrating its seventh birthday this year with an indulgent celebration of fine wine, gourmet food, celebrity chefs, master... Read More

The Flatiron Room Takes an Old-World Approach to Whiskey & Nightlife in NYC

Feb 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Time travel—admit it, you’d love to try it. Perhaps revisiting a time when a nice night on the town meant dressing up; a time of prohibition era jazz music, sipping fabulous whiskey and relaxing in a club-like atmosphere. Well, you don’t have to time travel but you do have to make it to New York City. An upscale whiskey and spirits parlor called The Flatiron Room is where you... Read More

Top LA Restaurants With Valentine's Day Menus

Feb 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Haven’t made your Valentine’s Day plans yet? Not to worry, there are still reservations to be had at plenty of fabulous restaurants around Los Angeles. Whether you’re looking to woo your sweetheart with a lavish five-course meal or simply enjoy dinner and a show, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to satisfy any romantic whim.... Read More

Celebrating Wine, Food and Culture at Boston's Wine Expo

Feb 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Don’t have plans for next weekend? Time to get tickets to the Boston Wine Expo. Held February 16-17 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, the event allows patrons to taste dishes from local celebrity chefs like Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger) and Barbara Lynch of No. 9 Park and Menton, while sampling a variety of wines.... Read More

Barrel-Aged Cocktails at BLT Steak Revisits an Earlier Age of Imbibing

Feb 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

While BLT Steak, a restaurant lending its traits to the traditions of the American steakhouse, has locations throughout the United States and in China, Washington D.C. is the only city with a claim on a BLT mixology team. The restaurant has recently introduced a new Barrel-Aged Cocktail Program, which has been inspired by the team’s love... Read More

Casino Royale Party Channels 007 Glamour in Manhattan

Feb 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Leave it to nightlife impresarios Henry Stimler (of SOHO restaurant, Jezebel) and Seth Greenberg (of the luxurious, Manhattan event space, Capitale) to produce events that have been named among the “Top 10 Parties to Attend." The parties have brought hundreds of New Yorkers out and about in the middle of a cold January. Following their last successful endeavor... Read More

Miss Golden Globes 2013 Celebrates with Love Gold at Selma House

Feb 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

What better way to promote a budding brand than in Hollywood during awards season? And what better a platform for that brand than one that celebs already covet and wear—gold. The UK-based World Gold Council is the globe’s leading authority on gold. The council promotes... Read More

IfOnly Plans the "Perfect" Valentine's Date in Napa Valley Featuring Famed Chef Gary Danko

Feb 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The “Ultimate Valentine’s Date,” crafted by the IfOnly group, encourages all the men out there to go hard or go home this Valentine’s Day. Unconventional ladies out there shouldn’t be exempt either from having the option to surprise their significant other with this whirlwind, Northern Californian experience — champagne, helicopters, and fine dining included. From the Traina Interactive Corporation, based in San Francisco, IfOnly provides unique luxury... Read More

Bistro Rollin Brings Fresh Dining Approach To Pelham's Food Scene

Feb 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Tucked snugly in a circa 1910 brick storefront just a 5 minutes walk from the train station on Pelham New York’s 5th Ave., Bistro Rollin recently opened to the immediate praises of... Read More

Sin City Hosts Whisky Tribute at Wynn Resort

Feb 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Vegas and liquor are pleasures to be enjoyed simultaneously, and whisky lovers should rejoice if they have the opportunity to make it to this year’s Universal Whiskey Experience in Las Vegas. Celebrating its third year, the event will be held at the Las Vegas Wynn Resort from March 1st to 2nd, beginning with some... Read More

5 Most Romantic Villas in Cabo: Valentine's Day Destinations

Feb 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Valentine’s day is just a little over a week away, and while roses and chocolates are always appreciated, sometimes the way inside your partner’s heart is a romantic getaway. Cabo San Lucas, the sunny, beachside city at the Southern tip of the Baja California peninsula has long been chosen as a convenient place to vacation. Beautiful beaches and a host... Read More

Live in the Heart of Hollywood: The Avenue Luxury Apartments

Feb 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Designed by the award-winning architectural firm Cuningham Group, The Avenue Apartments and Penthouses offer luxury living right in the heart of Hollywood. Located right between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards on North La Brea, the property is actually walking distance from much of the main drags featuring the Kodak Theater, Hollywood & Highland and nightlife spots famous for... Read More

Where Celebs Partied for Super Bowl

Feb 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Luxury automobile brand, Audi took a turn to help celebrate this year’s Super Bowl with the Audi Forum New Orleans, a two-day party that attracted a host of A-list celebrities. The event kicked off on Friday with a star-studded cocktail affair held at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, home to the largest... Read More

Aqua Nueva Launches One of The Finest Spanish Wine Bars in London

Feb 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Explore one of the finest and largest selections of Cava in London when aqua London launches the Aqua Nueva Cava Bar in March. A Spanish rooftop restaurant on Regent Street, Aqua Nueva’s new bar will be... Read More

Phillips House Jewelry To Debut Inside The Boston Saks Fifth Ave

Feb 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

It’s time to show some love. Not with a cheap box of chocolates or clothing that is not her style (or God forbid, her size). We’re talking jewelry—beautiful, timeless pieces that she will love for years to come. With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, head on over to Saks Fifth Avenue in Boston and check out the Phillips House collection that is... Read More

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta Shines After $65 Million Renovation

Feb 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern  |  1 Comment

If you’re a savvy leisure or business traveler seeking acclaimed accommodations centrally located in downtown Atlanta, look no further than the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, a historic property that recently... Read More

The Venetian Unveils 50 of National Geographic's Most Breath-Taking Photographs

Feb 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Spend your Valentine’s Day doing something a little less cliché than dinner and champagne by candlelight. Beginning this February 14th, The Venetian will host the “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” for your viewing pleasure. The exhibition, held at the 6,800 square-foot Imagine Exhibitions Gallery, will offer visitors a peek into the background of the iconic photos that National Geographic has been publishing for 125 years.... Read More

Boston Broadway Recants The Story of Music Greatness with Jersey Boys Opening

Feb 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Before Jersey Shore put the state of New Jersey on the map, there was a talented group of boys from the Garden State known as The Four Seasons. Jersey Boys, which is playing now at the Citi Emerson Colonial Theater through March 3, tells the often funny, sometimes sad and always entertainingly theatrical tale of how Frankie Valli (played by Nick Cosgrove) and The Four Seasons worked to become one of the most successful pop bands of the 1960's later y Nick Cosgrove) and The Four Seasons... Read More

Need to Know Where to Watch Super Bowl XLVII in Boston?

Feb 1, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Patriots fans everywhere are bitterly cursing their elimination from this year’s Super Bowl, and surely that includes more than a few Boston residents. But don’t let temporary defeat keep you from enjoying one of America’s favorite pastimes. I mean, who wants to miss out on an event that makes you actually want to watch commercials, includes beer and the potential for a Destiny’s Child reunion? Oh yeah, and the football part too. Take a look below to see how the city... Read More

Faster Than a Jet Plane: Lamborghini Unveils Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster in Miami

Feb 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Lamborghini took over the streets of Miami on Tuesday as the Italian supercar maker launched its new Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster with a series of impressive events. Stephan Winkelmann, President... Read More

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  |  1 Comment

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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