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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

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

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

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

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