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Frost Ice Bar Opens in Boston Today

Aug 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

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

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

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