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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

 
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