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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

 
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