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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

 
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