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4 Last Minute VIP Vegas Experiences to Ring in 2015 Like a Whale

Dec 30, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Tomorrow night, we say goodbye to 2014, and around the world as the clock strikes midnight, we’ll be celebrating a new year with friends, family and loved ones. Each year the hype around the evening makes us want to do something big, grand and amazingly memorable to do it justice. ... Read More

Limited Number of VIP Tickets Still Available for the Sold-Out Devoured Culinary Classic

Dec 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Every year from March 1-8, the Phoenix Art Museum holds its annual Devoured Culinary Classic that showcases fine food and drink businesses in the Arizona area, while highlighting the city as an international dining destination.... Read More

Thousands of Dollars in Wine Stolen From The French Laundry on Christmas Day #TheGrinchThatStoleXmas

Dec 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Christmas Day wasn't all that jolly for Thomas Keller, the head chef and owner of Napa Valley's famed restaurant The French Laundry. The SFist reported this morning, in what sounds like a Bad Santa heist, that on December 25 the establishment was broken into and robbed of several bottles of wine that were worth at the very least $3,000 each.... Read More

Verde & Co. Supplies Spitalfields with a Specialty Selection of Ingredients

Dec 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Verde & Co., the bespoke delicatessen in the Spitalfields area of London opened by Harvey Cabaniss nine years ago, pays homage to the UK city it is located in. The shop has long been a local favorite, keeping the original storefront and offering an elevated selection of the fruits, vegetables and fine foods that the area was once known for.... Read More

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten Teams Up With Hotelier Ian Schrager in Miami Beach

Dec 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Miami Beach EDITION hotel recently acquired not one, not two, but three new restaurants—all stemming from a partnership between Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and hotelier Ian Schrager. The concepts give diners three different dining environments to choose from—the Matador Room, Market at EDITION, and Tropicale—all of which are meant to blend the chef's affinity for locally-sourced ingredients with vibrant flavors and textures.... Read More

The Robotic Valet at Sterling Collection at Silverleaf Can't Wait to Park Your Car

Dec 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Staring at pictures of a possible future home is fine, but compared to the above video, photos are a joke. The Sterling Collection at Silverleaf is the newest condominium community to open in Scottsdale, and judging by the cool features (like robotic valet parking seen at 0.38 seconds), we’d like to move in right now. ... Read More

Marigold Kitchen Leaks Three Dishes Off Their 16-Course NYE Dinner Menu

Dec 26, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Dining at Marigold Kitchen is not for the picky eater. Showcasing an always-changing tasting menu each night, chefs Andrew Kochan and Tim Lanza have proven that sometimes, the chef really does know best. Since typically you don’t know which dish you’ll get prior to it being served, we were surprised to learn that for their 16-course New Year’s Eve event, some of the dishes have been revealed. ... Read More

Swarovski Christmas Tree in Milan Adorned With Over 10,000 Crystals

Dec 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

While most major cities have their own tree lighting ceremony, not everyone has a Christmas event quite like this. This season in Italy, the city of Milan, in collaboration with Swarovski, set up a 39-foot Christmas tree in the center of the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.... Read More

Corinthia Hotel London: 5-Star Quality & the Best UK Spa in the City

Dec 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Stunning and almost surreal, in style and size, a stay at London’s Corinthia Hotel is well worth it, even if only for its superb spa spanning four floors. Close to the River Thames and on the doorstep of Trafalgar Square, Westminster and Covent Garden, this luxury property with a distinct contemporary palatial ambiance, opened four years ago.... Read More

Dance Your Way Into 2015: The Best New Year's Eve Bashes in San Diego

Dec 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and admittedly we have no idea what we’ll be doing when the clock strikes midnight. To be honest, we’re still thinking about all the last minute shopping we need to do.... Read More

Watch the Fireworks Over the Bay at The St. Regis SF's Bubbles and Baubles NYE Bash

Dec 22, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you’re heading to the City by the Bay for December 31, The St. Regis San Francisco is hosting a New Year’s Eve Bubbles & Baubles bash. Teaming up with Shreve & Co and the acclaimed Waterbar restaurant, the hotel will be throwing a grand party complete with luxurious perks and amenities.... Read More

Phase One of Le Méridien New Orleans’ $29M Renovations Complete

Dec 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Starwood Hotels & Resorts recently unveiled phase one of their newly renovated Le Méridien New Orleans luxury hotel. The $29 million transformation boasts 410 redesigned guestrooms (including 22 suites), 1,600 square feet of meeting and event space, a destination restaurant called LMNO that serves New American cuisine, and Le Méridien Hub (which is a coffeehouse by day and a wine bar by night). ... Read More

Café ArtScience Hopes to be an Intellectually Stimulating Restaurant for Boston’s Greatest Minds

Dec 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

One of the latest dining experiences in the Boston area is Café ArtScience, an experimental eatery that blends design, science and cuisine into a one-of-a-kind hangout for local intellectuals.... Read More

This $2M Villa Outside of Milan Boasts an Indoor Pool and Four Bedrooms

Dec 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

You might not have heard of Legnano, but if you love Milan, you may enjoy this quaint Italian town with around 60,000 inhabitants about 12 miles from the fashion capital. If the allure of Milan has you thinking of owning a home there but you’d prefer a location outside of the hustle and bustle of the city, you may want to consider Via Roma Legnano.... Read More

Controversial Artist Jeff Koons Invades Paris With Michael Jackson & Balloon Animals

Dec 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Jeff Koons, the American artist known for his mirrored sculptures of ordinary objects like balloon animals and Lady Gaga's ARTPOP record cover, is the poster boy for consumerist art. Whether you think his work is pioneering or self-merchandising, there's no doubting his success—last year one of his balloon dogs sold for $58.4 million at a Christie's auction—so you may want to check out one of his shows so you can judge for yourself. ... Read More

NYC-Influenced Marieta Brings International Cuisines to Madrid

Dec 19, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you're hungry, look away, because these photos from Marieta in Madrid are definitely going to be tough on an empty stomach. Though the eatery opened this summer, it's still pretty fresh to the city’s bustling restaurant scene.  ... Read More

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa Breaks Ground On New Dining & Retail Destination

Dec 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Monday was the ground-breaking ceremony for Orlando’s newest complex, Westgate Lakes Retail Village. The new entertainment destination at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa plans to offer two new restaurants, a bowling alley, a grocery store, meeting rooms and a variety of retail shops by late 2015.... Read More

Palladino's Italian Restaurant Opens Tonight in Former Colombo's Building

Dec 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Palladino’s Italian restaurant and steakhouse from Chef Luke Palladino, opens its doors tonight at 1934 East Passyunk Avenue in the former Colombo’s building. Chef Palladino owns restaurants throughout New Jersey including Luke’s Kitchen & Marketplace, LP Steak and Luke Palladino Seasonal Italian.... Read More

Ultimo Weekend Recap: 70+ Chefs, 25 Pounds of Truffles and a 10-Story Cake

Dec 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you were in Vegas from December 5-7 and weren’t at Ultimo at The Venetian, then you should be ashamed of yourself for missing out on an extremely appetizing, celebrity chef-filled event. The weekend brought together chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro for a very special dining experience.... Read More

Is There Still Hope? The Latest and Greatest on the Financial Roller Coaster That is Atlantic City

Dec 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Just 30 years ago, Atlantic City was the cool new kid on the block, giving us a legal gambling alternative to Las Vegas. Big-name companies scrambled to build casinos and luxury hotels, giving a massive boom to the city's economy. Lately though, Atlantic City has been seeing some serious hard times, with new closures seemingly announced every month—including Showboat, Revel, and Trump Plaza. With so much going on, we wanted to recap some important happenings, but don't worry, there may be light at the end of the tunnel.... Read More

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago and Playboy Partner Up for a Rockin' NYE Bash

Dec 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to finalize last-minute party plans to say goodbye to 2014. Those in the Chicago area (or those who are willing to travel for a good party) should plan on ringing in 2015 at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago.... Read More

10 Los Angeles Restaurants Serving Up Holiday Menus on December 24 & 25

Dec 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The Los Angeles restaurant scene lights up like a Christmas tree this time of year. Fine dining establishments from downtown to Santa Monica are decorated to a tee, and seasonal menus are spruced up with holiday favorites. To give busy shoppers a respite from cooking holiday feasts, top chefs are pulling out the stops to create month-long specials and an innovative variety of special price fixe menus for Christmas Eve and Day dinner parties, luxe lunches, and even brunches with Santa Claus himself, the star of the season.... Read More

Robert De Niro Backs What Will Be the Largest Nobu Restaurant and Bar Lounge in the World

Dec 16, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Nobu Hotels and Eden Roc Miami Beach announced last week that in 2015 they will be launched a multi-million dollar renovation for the Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc, which is planned to open during the second half of the year. With the help of some pretty famous names (Chef Nobu, actor Robert De Niro, and producer Meir Teper), Nobu Hotels promises that the new hotel will "encompass the largest Nobu Restaurant and Bar Lounge in the world."... Read More

Movement of Flesh to Be Strong Focus in Pipilotti Rist's Immersive Art Exhibit

Dec 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Lovers of modern art will want to stop by the Pipilotti Rist exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in London this season, as the visual artist will be offering an immersive experience to visitors of the gallery. Rist has transformed the space into a sensory environment with two new videos projected onto the walls, shown in simultaneous presentations.... Read More

The Watergate Hotel Will Once Again Open its Doors to Guests Come Summer 2015

Dec 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The infamous Watergate Hotel will soon be reopening its doors next summer thanks to New York-based real estate developer Euro Capital Properties. World-renowned designer Ron Arad is tasked with the $125-million project which will combine the hotel’s avant-garde architecture with classic elegance and bold mid-century modern furnishings by Italian designer Moroso.... Read More

Empire Steak House's $21K NYE Dinner Rings in 2015 in High Style

Dec 15, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

You have one chance each year to have the perfect New Year's Eve dinner, so you better make sure you pick the right restaurant. If you live in New York City, there are plenty of culinary options to choose from, but not all of them will be like the Empire Steak House. To kick off 2015 in style, Empire is offering a $21,000 menu that will start with two glasses of Richard Hennessy Cognac. ... Read More

#BarWithNoName is Harrah's Resort's Newest Tech-Savvy Cocktail Lounge

Dec 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

We’re assuming this is how all places will be named in the future. It has a built-in hashtag, seems pretty covert (so you know only the cool kids can get in), and still manages to sound like the local watering hole that only you and your college buddies remember—although it’s far from it.... Read More

Savor a Pre-Christmas Ham With Santa at Singapore's PARKROYAL on Pickering

Dec 12, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In case you haven't noticed, December is almost over, so if you don't already have plans for the rest of the year, you're really running out of time. Personally, we're happy celebrating any and all occasions with good food, which is why the festive menu from PARKROYAL on Pickering's restaurant Lime is sounding really great. Found on the street level of the Singapore hotel, the establishment's line-up of Christmas-inspired buffets would be a sad thing to miss.... Read More

Spain Wins Big With 19 New Restaurants Awarded the Coveted Michelin Star

Dec 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It was both good and bad news for the restaurants in Spain this season when 19 new eateries were awarded Michelin stars for their outstanding cuisine. But while they were celebrating their acceptance to the exclusive club of elite dining establishments, others were lamenting that 2015 would not see Spain awarded the most distinguished of honors—the Michelin three star award.... Read More

Where to Stay & Things to Do in London This Winter Season

Dec 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With London being such a shopping mecca, there’s no better place to be in the run-up to Christmas. But what else does England’s capital city offer to complement seasonal retail therapy?... Read More

Swanky Cavalli Club Planned for Downtown in South Park's Fig Central

Dec 11, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

At the beginning of this year we told you about the opening of Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge in Miami Beach and now the sexy venue, which originated in Dubai will be opening its fifth location (also in Ibiza and Milan) in Los Angeles. Close to a year ago, Beijing-based Oceanwide Real Estate Group purchased a 4.6-acre plot of land located in South Park's Fig Central from Moinian Group for $200 million.... Read More

Thomas Heatherwick's $275.3 Million Garden Bridge Set to Be Built Over Thames River

Dec 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

London’s cityscape is about to get a huge makeover thanks to the $275.3 million Garden Bridge that will be constructed over the Thames river from Temple tube station to the South Bank. Last night, a meeting of the Westminster Council voted three to one to greenlight Thomas Heatherwick's 1,204-foot pedestrian bridge, with claims that it will be the “most expensive footbridge in the world."... Read More

Headlines from Art Basel Miami: Luxury Brands, Celebrities Dropping Major Bucks & Big Parties

Dec 11, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As one of the biggest art events of the year, Art Basel Miami Beach dominated the news last week, from celebrities rolling in to make million-dollar purchases to parties thrown by big name sponsors like Bulgari. Now in its 13th year, the festival that began in Switzerland is bigger than ever, seeing some 75,000 guests and showing art from around 250 galleries. Not just a venue for art though, luxury brands flock to Miami Beach to showcase new collections ranging from home décor to fashion.... Read More

The San Francisco Champagne Society is the Private Bubbly Club You Didn't Know Existed

Dec 11, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you're in San Francisco and looking for a new date-night idea, you may want to try out the San Francisco Champagne Society. According to 7x7, one day the owner and founder Bill Marci decided that he wanted to start his own Champagne bar out of his home. After redesigning a loft in his house and acquiring a liquor license, Marci began inviting people over, and the rest is bubbly history.... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Brings Christmas to Life With Chocolate-Filled Holiday Scenes

Dec 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  1 Comment

This Thanksgiving, while most of us were carving our turkey and stuffing ourselves with pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce, the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte was busy creating the winter wonderland that now occupies the entire lobby level of the luxury hotel.... Read More

KISS Frontmen Open Second Rock & Brews Location in Cabo San Lucas

Dec 10, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

What a crazy few months it’s been for residents, business owners and hoteliers in Los Cabos since the destructive Hurricane Odile swept through the area. And as the city picks up its pieces and puts itself back together, it’s nice to hear some good news coming out of the Mexican destination.... Read More

CEO Buys Trump Penthouse for $17 Million Cash in Most Expensive Residential Purchase in Chicago History

Dec 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

On Monday, Sanjay Shah, founder and CEO of Vistex, bought the penthouse at Chicago's Trump Towers for $17 million—cash. Believed to be one of the most expensive residential purchases in Chicago history, Shah purchased the 14,260-square-foot penthouse on the 89th floor, unfinished, with another $15-million cost estimated to finish it. ... Read More

European Brand AC Hotels Makes its US Debut With First Property Now Open in NOLA

Dec 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On Sunday evening, the scene inside the new AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon was high-energy; an eclectic mix of guests filled the lobby and AC Lounge for complimentary cocktails and bites during the hotel’s Grand Opening weekend reception. Looking around and viewing guests mingling bar-side, it was hard not to miss the significance of the moment for AC Hotels, as this new property marked their entry into the US market.... Read More

Woodruff Arts Center Gets $38M Grant to Kick-Start $82M Funding Campaign

Dec 7, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When it comes to giving, the holidays are the perfect time to get out our wallets and see where we can help those in need or to donate to some of our favorite organizations. Yesterday, the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta received the best Christmas gift ever from its top benefactor, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, a gracious $38 million endowment.... Read More

The Frank Gehry-Designed Fondation Louis Vuitton Museum is Now Open

Dec 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The Fondation Louis Vuitton is now open. Original designs for the project began over ten years ago when Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVHM, the conglomerate that owns Louis Vuitton, tapped American architect Frank Gehry for plans to house his personal art collection.... Read More

Here's What You've Missed So Far at Art Basel 2014 in Miami Beach

Dec 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Art Basel in Miami Beach has just two more days to go before its over, and so much has already gone on in the past three days that we could barely keep up with all the news. Welcoming over 250 of the world's leading galleries and bringing in over 70,000 visitors each year including the uber-wealthy, art enthusiasts and celebrities, the event is a world-class affair along the sandy beaches of Florida. ... Read More

Celebrate the Last Two Weeks of 2014 With Your Loved Ones at L'Auberge Del Mar

Dec 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s finally cold in Southern California (well, like low ‘60s which is pretty much freezing), so it’s safe to say that the winter season is upon us. And soon enough, Christmas and New Year’s Eve will be here. If you’re still making plans for what to do on either occasion, L'Auberge Del Mar might have answer for you.... Read More

Snatch Up One of Aerium Residences 27 Luxury Residences Before They're Gone

Dec 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Those in the market for a new home in the Scottsdale area might want to think about snapping up one of the new luxury townhomes in the downtown area. Aerium is one of the newest lifestyle communities developed by Landmark Homes USA and sold by Engel & Völkers Scottsdale, offering prospective homeowners high-end luxuries that other homes in the area just can’t compete with.... Read More

Roasted Chestnuts, Teddy Bear Tea & A Gingerbread Art Museum Await You at The Rittenhouse

Dec 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Rittenhouse in Philadelphia has plenty for you to do during the holidays, especially if you like sweets and spa treatments—who doesn’t? Paying tribute to two famous landmarks, the luxury hotel's culinary team (under the direction of Pastry Chef Tova du Plessis) has created gingerbread replicas of Betsy Ross's house and the Philadelphia Art Museum, which can be found near the entrance of The Library Bar... Read More

Imbibe on Delicious In-Theater Holiday Cocktails While Watching The Hunger Games

Dec 3, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Drinking libations at the movies is becoming a pretty regular thing across the nation. And while movie-goers in New Orleans have already been enjoying their favorite adult beverages at local theaters, they are now being treated to special holiday cocktails as they watch this season’s films.... Read More

Short Path Distillery Wants to Change How You Think About Spirits

Dec 3, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Short Path Distillery is soon to be the newest purveyor of locally-made craft rum and gin in Everett, near Boston. Founded by three friends who want to change the way we all think about spirits, the distillery will be "combining old-world distilling techniques with a new-world, chemistry-based approach to spirit development."... Read More

Milan's New Bosco Verticale Brings New Forestation to an Urban Environment

Dec 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

While many cities in the world have had to build up due to overpopulation and a growing urban area, Milan is following in their tracks simply to improve the environment.... Read More

Highball & Harvest Now Open at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grand Lakes

Dec 2, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The new farm-fresh Highball & Harvest (H&H) restaurant is now open at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes under the supervision of Chef de Cuisine Mark Jeffers. Offering a modern approach to Southern cuisine, the eatery features interactive dining with ingredients from local farms and the hotel’s own green-growing efforts. Housed in a railroad-inspired venue, H&H picks their fresh produce from their on-site 7,000-square-foot garden at Whisper Creek Farm daily.... Read More

Ditch The Strip for David Clawson Restaurant's Ingredient-Based Fare in Henderson

Dec 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The new David Clawson Restaurant in Las Vegas may have a very simple interior design that doesn't necessarily induce awe, but if the reviews are anything to go by, the food is the real star. According to Las Vegas Weekly, the establishment is worth visiting no matter how far you need to drive—which could be a half hour if you're on The Strip.... Read More

Charles de Gaulle Airport Gets a Luxurious Makeover With New High-Fashion Area

Dec 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Those traveling through Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport will soon see some high-fashion editions to terminal 2E. Aéroports de Paris has constructed a new luxury shopping area that will “pay tribute to French fashion and creation.”... Read More

Philadephia's Top 5 Christmas Events That Are Fun For the Whole Family

Dec 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The holidays are here which means hot cocoa, snow days and getting warm by the fire. And while it’s easy to stay inside watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas wrapped tight in your snuggie, there are some great holiday events around Philadelphia that might just lure you and your family into the frosty outdoors.... Read More

Celebrate New York's Most Festive Traditions This Holiday Season at The Chatwal

Dec 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s no doubt that New York City holds some of our favorite holiday traditions, from the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and festive window displays, the city is a special place to be in December. Whether you already live in the area or are visiting this season, The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Manhattan is offering a number of holiday packages this month.... Read More

The Colonel in DC's Historic Shaw Neighborhood Now Leasing Units for $2K+

Dec 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Now that The Colonel in Washington D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood is almost finished, Oculus Realty has started leasing the building's 70 luxury apartments. Found at 1250 9th Street, the building is named after the American Civil War Colonel, Robert Gould Shaw, who commanded the very first African American army regiment in 1863 (the neighborhood is also named after him). ... Read More

The Eating House's Second Location Headed to Coconut Grove With $1M Budget

Nov 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Following a November 20th vote, the City of Miami Commission approved a 25-year lease for The Eating House to open in Coconut Grove from celebrity chef/owner Giorgio Rapicavoli and Francesco Balli. Proposed by Glasshouse Coconut Grove LLC. and designed by Celano Design Studio, the eatery is estimated to cost around $1 million to renovate the facility that once housed the Grove chamber of commerce.... Read More

Art Miami Director Nick Korniloff Gives Us an Inside Look at This Year's Art Week

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

As tens of thousands of travelers including celebrities, curators, international art collectors, and culturists descend upon Miami for its annual art week from December 2-7, the media focus turns towards the beach and the shows making up art week: Art Basel, Art Miami, CONTEXT, SCOPE and Aqua Art Miami.... Read More

Rutherford Chandelier Room Giltters With the Light of 1,500 Swarovski Crystals

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If glittering lights are one of your favorite aspects of the holidays, you’ll want to visit Hall Wines’ Rutherford Chandelier Room. Sitting underground, below the Sacrashe Vineyard, the cave is considered one of the most beautiful wine tasting rooms in the Napa Valley.... Read More

Exec. Chef Franco Carubia Serves up a Unique Twist on New England Fare in Duxbury

Nov 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Finding a great restaurant south of Boston used to be a difficult feat, but The Winsor House Inn restaurant is making it a bit easier. Located in the quaint little seaside village known as Duxbury, the inn resting on Snug Harbor is now under new ownership, offering a unique twist on New England fare.... Read More

Zip Around in a 2010 Ferrari California While a Guest at Scottsdale's Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort

Nov 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's one thing to stay in a luxury hotel while on vacation, but it's another to get a free luxury car to zoom around while you're there. Scottsdale's Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain resort is offering their guests access to a 2010 Ferrari California (which costs around $229,000 to own) through their Seek Adventure package—you can book it for two ($299; limited to 100 miles) or six hours ($699; limited to 200 miles), or an entire day ($1,400; 4000-mile limit). ... Read More

Cabo's Mobile Spa Service Brings Luxury Treatments to Your Doorstep

Nov 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Vacation is a time for relaxation and letting others cater to your every need—so why do we spend it running from shops to restaurants to spas looking for a little down time? Ditch the itinerary, relax (and stay relaxed!) while vacationing in Los Cabos with Suzanne Morel Face & Body Care, a mobile spa that will provide you with luxury services anywhere in the area.... Read More

Fort Mill's Passion8 Finds New Home & Brand New Look in Charlotte

Nov 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Formerly of Fort Mill, Passion8 has arrived in its new location in the outskirts of uptown Charlotte. If you ever visited its previous spot, you know that it wasn't exactly spacious, but that's not a problem anymore since its new home on Elizabeth Avenue can fit 120 guests inside it's high-ceilinged building—there's even a 10-seat chef's table that can see the bustling kitchen through a plate-glass window. ... Read More

Celebrate Good Health & Try Traditional Dishes at The Feast Day of the Madonna della Salute This Friday

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Venice can get pretty touristy, but if you're looking for an event that tends to draw in just as many locals as it does visitors, the Feast Day of the Madonna della Salute is it, and it's just a quick day trip from Milan. The religious festival takes place on November 21, celebrating the end of the bubonic plaque that terrorized the city from 1630 to 1631 and allows people to give thanks to the Virgin Mary for stepping in and saving the day.... Read More

Nab Artwork from Alice Bandini, Mélissa Wago-Lala & Others at Le White’s Colorless Art Gallery

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

A new art gallery has opened in Saint-Ouen that is sure to be a hit with artists and minimalists alike. The Le White concept store just outside of Paris lives up to its name with an exhibit that is entirely white—from floor to ceiling every display, wall, window, even the light fixtures, are entire devoid of color.... Read More

Award-Winning Director Baz Luhrmann Unveils Holiday Windows for Barneys NY

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you need to take a break from your holiday shopping this year while bustling around New York City, you’ll want to make a stop by Barneys, even if it’s just to take a look at the new holiday windows that went up last week.... Read More

Asian Megachain Crystal Jade Opens 1st US Restaurant Under New LVMH Management

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you frequent Asia, you’re probably already familiar with Crystal Jade restaurants offering traditional Cantonese and Teochew cuisine in 120 restaurants throughout the nine countries within the continent. Having been acquired by luxury brand LVMH, the popular chain opened up their first stateside eatery yesterday at Four Embarcadero Center in San Francisco.... Read More

Coronado's Rooftop Stake Chophouse & Bar Now Open With Exec. Chef Tim Kolanko at its Helm

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If the above photo of what must taste like sugary sweet heaven doesn't lure you into the new chef-driven Stake Chophouse & Bar in Coronado, CA., the rest of these photos definitely will. The 4,600-square-foot, rooftop modern restaurant, which is run by Blue Bridge Hospitality, features a 50-seat dining room with a patio, lounge, and a bar with 2,000 stocked bottles.... Read More

The Lyttelton at The Stafford London Honors Princess Diana with Rare Exhibit

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills and The Lyttelton at The Stafford London have come together to offer locals and visitors the Chef’s Spices Afternoon Tea with a rare glimpse at the designs worn by HRH Diana, Princess of Wales.... Read More

Ring in 2015 With Lil Jon & Surrender Nightclub's $100K Package for 10 People

Nov 17, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Sparkly Elie Saab dress? Check. Perfectly-tailored Tom Ford suit? Check. Ten friends to celebrate the New Year with? Definitely. Now all that is left is the perfect venue to ring in 2015 in high style. This year, Surrender Nightclub and Andrea's restaurant in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas are teaming up to offer guests three Ultimate VIP NYE packages.... Read More

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Unveils New Cabana Curated By Webster Boutique's CEO

Nov 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As if there weren't already enough reasons to visit The St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami Beach, now there's the recent opening of the Webster Cabana to draw you in. The luxury hotel has teamed up with high-end fashion boutique The Webster (which now has a location right across the street at the Shops at Bal Harbour), allowing the retailer's CEO and Co-Founder Laure Heriard Dubreuil to have full creative reign over the new 600-square-foot oceanfront cabana. ... Read More

Fifth Annual Art Stage Singapore Offers a Glimpse at Asia's Visual Contemporary Art

Nov 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The fifth annual Art Stage Singapore has been announced and will be returning to the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center from January 22-25, 2015. Galleries from over 29 countries will be exhibiting their visual contemporary art at the event which will include paintings, sculptures, installations and videos.... Read More

Madrid's Newest Hotel is the City's First 5-Star Boutique Property

Nov 15, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In August, Madrid’s first five-star boutique hotel, URSO Hotel & Spa, opened in a palatial 19th-century building from the team behind Cap Rocat in Mallorca. The 78-room property retains a neo-classical style and sits between Chamberi, the Chueca district and the Tribunal area.... Read More

Three Decades in the Making, 1st Phase of $515M Dr. Phillips Center Complete

Nov 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida has literally been some three decades in the making—from its conceptual beginning in 1985 to the doors finally opening this month—and it's actually only the first phase of a two-part $515M project. According to Venues Today, the performing arts center includes the "2,731-seat Walt Disney Theater, the 304-capacity Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, the 400-capacity DeVos Family Room that overlooks downtown Orlando, and the Seneff Arts Plaza, an outdoor space that can accommodate nearly 10,000."... Read More

Giorgio Armani Revisits Water Themes in Curated Pieces for Paris Photo Exhibit

Nov 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Over 160 exhibitors from 35 countries around the world are coming together for the 18th edition of Paris Photo, an annual photography art fair that takes place at the Grand Palais every fall. This year Giorgio Armani, an official sponsor of the event since 2011, will be showcasing images with a water theme for the fifth year in a row.... Read More

Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani Finally Opens the Siena Tavern Miami

Nov 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you're looking for a new restaurant to check out this weekend, you're in luck because celebrity chef Fabio Viviani's new Siena Tavern Miami is finally open. As the second Siena Tavern from Chicago's DineAmic Hospitality Group (of which Viviani is partner), this new location has been in the works for a year, with a lot of effort going into renovating the 10,000-square-foot space.... Read More

Millennium Tower Boston Rivals NYC Real Estate With $37M Penthouse for Sale

Nov 13, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When you hear about a $37.5M price tag for a condo, Boston probably isn’t the first city that pops into your mind when considering its location. But that’s exactly where the new Millennium Tower’s 13,000-square-foot penthouse is being sold.... Read More

Brown's Hotel & Globe-Trotter Luggage Partner for Bespoke Holiday Travel Package

Nov 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

There’s nothing like the sights and sounds of the holidays—the soft glow of candlelight, the smell of pine needles and the glittering sparkle of falling snow—but this year you can take a little of that magic home with you after December is over.... Read More

$1M Baccarat Chandeliers Illuminate Rodeo Drive This Holiday Season

Nov 12, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

For the first time since 2008, Rodeo Drive will be illuminated this holiday season by Baccarat chandeliers in celebration of their 250th anniversary and the centennial anniversary of the City of Beverly Hills. Lining the median of the picturesque thoroughfare, the display will include 16 chandeliers that will light up the 200, 300 and 400 blocks of the iconic street.... Read More

Gordon Ramsay Set to Open New Pub & Grill Location at Caesars in Atlantic City

Nov 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's no secret that we love Gordon Ramsay, so naturally news of his opening a new restaurant is going to brighten our day. If you're familiar with the Caesars Palace in Atlantic City, you may know already that Mia's is on its way out. Its owner, Chef Chris Scarduzio, is heading to Delaware County to work with friend and restaurant owner Alberto Guadagnini on new eatery Teca Newtown Square. ... Read More

American Food and Beverage Opening Soon, or Later, But Definitely This Year

Nov 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Buckhead, Atlanta is about to get a lot more exciting for foodies, now that a new American Food and Beverage location will be opening its doors to the public this Friday, November 14 or by December 1 at the latest (official date not yet released). The restaurant, which is owned by Consilient Hospitality, will be pretty similar to the establishment's first location in Fort Worth, Texas, except the menu will be notably different. ... Read More

Have a Taste of Traditional Japanese Cuisine During Hungry for Tokyo Restaurant Month

Nov 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Those looking to feast on something new this November should make a few stops around Los Angeles, as 21 local restaurants will be taking part in Hungry for Tokyo Restaurant Month. Home to more Michelin star restaurants than any other city in the world, Tokyo is known for its culinary masterpieces and one-of-a-kind menus.... Read More

If You're Headed to the City This Fall, Don't Miss These 4 Hotspots

Nov 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Everything is just classier in the fall—novels, films, fashion, foods—and New York seems to embrace the crunch of leaves and the mood of this time of year better than any other. Autumn remains one of my favorite times of year to stroll in the Big Apple, and there's plenty the city has to offer amid its painted pumpkins and couture jackets. Here are my best finds this season in New York City:... Read More

Union Market Hosts Gilt City Warehouse Sale and John Varvatos Pop-Up Shop

Nov 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Wondering what to do this weekend? Thinking your closet could use a seasonal overhaul? Well then you’ll probably want to head over to the Gilt Warehouse Sale Pop-Up Shop that’s happening on Dock 5 at Union Market.... Read More

Singapore's First Luxury Pet Hotel Pampers Its Guests on a Very Human Level

Nov 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We have good news for pet lovers traveling or living in Singapore: the very first luxury pet hotel will be opening its doors in mid-November. According to Global Post, the new 4,317-square-foot establishment, called The Wagington (yes, you read that right), is in a 1920s pre-war bungalow and has 27 air-conditioned rooms of varying sizes. To just give you a sample of what your prized pooch will be enjoying while you're off on vacation, The Royal Suite (which will cost around USD $280 per night to board Fido in) can hold up to five to seven small dogs in a 96-square-foot room, has a chandelier and its own television.&&a... Read More

A Bloody Mary Bar and Creole Fare Make Atchafalaya the Place to Go For Killer Brunch

Nov 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

You might have a hard time wrapping your mouth around Atchafalaya’s name, but rest assured you won’t run into the same problem when it comes to the food. At least when it comes to brunch, as I found out on a recent trip to New Orleans. Just a quick ride from the Canal at Carondelet streetcar stop near the French Quarter (get off at St. Charles at Louisiana), this little café is a short walk past Magazine Street.... Read More

Johnny Sánchez Bringing Progressive Mexican Fare to Downtown New Orleans

Nov 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Opened just last month, brand new modern Mexican joint Johnny Sanchez was totally packed when our small group of four arrived. Despite having reservations, we still waited several minutes before being seated, and while delivered with a sweet southern smile, service was a tad bit wanting. ... Read More

Your High-Roller Fantasies Come True With Caesars’ Anthology Las Vegas Suites & Villas

Nov 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Butler service, personal chefs, private pools and rooftop decks—if these are a few of your favorite things—Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts has something new to make your most extravagant VIP demands become a reality. And like a custom tailor, they’ll make sure you can choose a Sin City suite or villa that’s exactly your style and size from a 700-square-foot love pad, to a massive 11,000-square-foot mansion in the sky so large that you could misplace a Lear jet.... Read More

Join the 44th National White Truffle Festival of San Miniato For a Taste of Tuscany

Nov 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

When Oprah went truffle hunting in Italy last month she made headlines because—well, she’s Oprah— but also because Italy is known for some of the most amazing truffles in the world. To celebrate the area’s famous white truffles, the National White Truffle Festival of San Miniato National White Truffle Festival of San Miniato is put on every November in Tuscany, just about a three hour... Read More

The St. Regis Brings Ice Skating and 6-Foot Gingerbread Houses to Atlanta

Nov 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are a lot of traditions people think of when the holiday seasons begins, from ice skating to making gingerbread houses (it's not as easy as it looks), so The St. Regis Atlanta is pulling out all the stops for their guests this year. The luxury hotel is bringing back their sixth annual Astor Holiday Ice Rink, which will be set up underneath a sheer tent in the 40,000-square-foot Pool Piazza. ... Read More

Madrid Museum Honors Hubert de Givenchy With First Retrospective

Nov 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum opened a new exhibit last month paying tribute to French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy. This is the first major retrospective on Givenchy worldwide, but for the Spanish art museum it is their first foray into the world of fashion.... Read More

Philadelphia Makes Way For Upcoming $125M Rittenhouse Square Boutique Hotel

Nov 6, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square will be getting a new 12-story boutique hotel on 17th Street that's planned for 2016. According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, the upcoming $125 million building will be a Hudson hotel by Morgans Hotel Group and will be built in place of the currently existing parking garage that holds Little Pete's diner.... Read More

Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas is No More, And We're Not Sure What to Think

Nov 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s no secret that Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas is on my list of favorite hotels visited (to date), so this morning’s announcement that the resort would no longer be affiliated with the Capella brand definitely came as a surprise. Going forward it will be called The Resort at Pedregal.... Read More

Q&A: Co-Founders Lisle Richards & Eric Marx on the Success of Their 3 NYC Venues

Nov 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

“If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere,” claim Frank Sinatra’s legendary lyrics from New York, New York; which ring particularly true when talking to restaurateurs in the Big Apple. Six of nine Michelin three star restaurants are in New York City, but Business Insider reports that 80 percent of restaurants located in the area close within five years. In short, it’s grueling competing with the best of the best. ... Read More

Napa's Senza Hotel Re-Opens Boutique Property Set at the Footsteps of Grape Vines

Nov 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

One of Napa Valley’s most beautiful hotels has just been rebranded and renovated into a chic new boutique property. The former inn, La Residence, is now Senza hotel, and has been outfitted with some of the best views and most modern luxuries the area has to offer.... Read More

From Thanksgiving to New Years: How to Ring in the Holidays at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Nov 4, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

San Francisco's Ritz-Carlton, the only AAA Five Diamond hotel in the city, is getting into the holiday spirit by offering a plethora of seasonal menus and special events. Starting with a Thanksgiving at their flagship restaurant Parallel 37 on November 27 to a December 31 New Year's Eve Party in The Lounge, you can pretty much spend the next two months hanging out at The Ritz.... Read More

A Significant New Exhibition: Fabergé Revealed at the Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Art

Nov 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

If you ask many people what first comes to mind when the word Russia is introduced, some don’t immediately think of the Kremlin, Putin, the Kirov Ballet, Stolichnaya Vodka or Doctor Zhivago. However, many think of the iconic Fabergé egg.... Read More

Here is How to Bike and Dine Your Way Through New Orleans’ Vibrant French Quarter

Nov 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

America has few castles and no ancient pyramids; but it does have the Big Easy. New Orleans—named after Frenchman Phillippe II, Duke of Orleans—is one of the oldest cities in America. NOLA’s oldest neighborhood, the French Quarter, was founded in 1718. This intoxicatingly vibrant borough still bursts with boozy jazz horns, horse carriages and voodoo knick-knacks.... Read More

Delice Bistro Will Stay Open Late on Weekends to Serve After-Hour Bar Goers

Nov 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

For Saturday night bar goers, the evening usually comes to a close with one last drink and a stop at a fast food chain or whatever grease-ridden, poorly lit diner is still open at that hour.... Read More

Check Out This List of Cabo San Lucas Hotel Re-Opening Dates for 2014 & 2015

Oct 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In September, Cabo San Lucas took a hard beating from Hurricane Odile—and as their neighbors to the north—we watched closely as some of our favorite hotels were badly damaged as a result. Luckily, over a month later, those properties are starting to pick themselves back up and work their way back to the luxury resorts we know them as.... Read More

POSH Restaurant Hosts Exclusive Dinner in Honor of Auguste Escoffier

Oct 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Foodies and chefs with a penchant for French cuisine have no doubt heard of Auguste Escoffier, a legend in the culinary world. Considered the father of modern French cuisine, he’s been nicknamed “The Chef of Kings and the King of Chefs,” a title that most deem accurate due to his contributions to gastronomy.... Read More

Buckhead Atlanta Shopping District Makes its Debut in Georgia After 10 Years of Anticipation

Oct 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

After ten years of waiting, hoping and even more waiting, Buckhead Atlanta shopping district finally opened last month to the excitement and delight of locals and tourists alike. While only five stores were open to guests on opening day, there are now over 14 shops and that number will continue to grow over the coming months.... Read More

8th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic to be Held at Torrey Pines With Musical Guest Christina Perri

Oct 31, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

From November 12 to 13, The Moyer Foundation will hold their 8th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Benefiting the foundation’s programs for children affected by loss and family addiction and military families, foursome golfers will be joined by a celebrity guest including MLB All-Stars Jamie Moyer, Trevor Hoffman, David Wells, Mike Sweeney, Bret Saberhagen and Jermaine Dye.... Read More

DC's Old Ebbitt Grill Scores 3rd in Nation's Highest-Grossing Independent Restaurants

Oct 30, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Pulling in an estimated $26.6M in sales annually has landed Washington DC's very own Old Ebbitt Grill the third place in a list of America's 100 highest-grossing independent eateries compiled by Restaurant Business Magazine. With a surprisingly low check average total of just $40, the restaurant ranked above much pricier establishments like Smith & Wollensky in New York City (with an average check of $92) and Prime 112 in Miami Beach (checks averaging at $115). ... Read More

KOA Restaurant in the Flatiron District Promises a New, Healthier Ramen

Oct 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Noodle, noodles, noodles—the past couple of years have definitely been all about ramen. With this trend looking like it’s not slowing down, Keiko Ono Aoki, widow of the Founder of Benihana Restaurant chains, and her partner Iron Chef Yuji Wakiya, are bringing their version of the tasty dish to NYC.... Read More

The Venetian Hosts the Ultimate Foodie Weekend With Celebrity Chefs & Exclusive Events

Oct 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Las Vegas is a place to let loose, party with friends and enjoy world-class gambling and casinos. But the vibrant city is also a mecca for fine dining with well-known celebrity chefs and renowned culinary masters calling it home to their exclusive restaurants. Celebrating this foodie paradise, The Venetian Las Vegas will host Ultimo - A Weekend of Excellence culinary event from Dec. 5-7 and is presented in conjunction with Robb Report magazine and Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada.... Read More

5 Reasons to Honeymoon at Fisher Island Club & Resort in Florida

Oct 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

With so many options for your honeymoon, picking something that is memorable, exclusive and overall romantic isn’t necessarily hard to do. But one place you may not immediately consider, but should, is Fisher Island in Miami for a quiet honeymoon getaway on the historic and exclusive isle.... Read More

Moby Debuts First Solo Show at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in New York

Oct 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

On October 23, 2014, the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery began exhibiting American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer Moby’s first solo show Innocents. VIPs, press and a select group of special invited guests had a chance to see his work from 5-6 p.m. that evening. The show is now open to the public and will run until December 31.... Read More

Two San Francisco Restaurants Receive Coveted Michelin Three-Star Award

Oct 28, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

With the recent addition of two new Michelin three-star awards, San Francisco is proving to be quite the culinary destination. Those honored with the coveted three-stars include Benu, an Asian fusion restaurant, and Saison, a restaurant committed to serving its guests only the best seasonal ingredients.... Read More

The Arden Theatre Company Presents Great Expectations from October to December

Oct 28, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Running through December 14, Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia is putting on Great Expectations based on Charles Dickens’ classic coming of age novel. While most know the basic premise of the story, for those who don’t, the literary tale tells of orphan Pip who finds his life changed after one act of generosity.... Read More

DC Pubs are Offering Patrons Artisanal Ice for the Perfect Sip of Whiskey

Oct 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Drink aficionados have to agree, ice is a little more than a cold block of frozen water you put in your drink. It’s an accessory to your aged whiskey or classic cocktail, and bars in Washington DC are starting to experiment with adding handcrafted ice cubes to the menu.... Read More

Bently Scottsdale Polo Championships Brings More Fun With Canine Couture & Food Championships

Oct 24, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This weekend is getting kicked off with the Bently Scottsdale Polo Championships, an event that is apparently trying to rebrand the sport. By adding a car show preview, World Food Championships, and a canine couture fashion show (that's right, desperate-looking poodles in blouses), the event is hoping that a new crowd of fresh faces will be pulled in. They're expecting around 15,000 guests over the course of the two-day championship, which is an increase over last year's 12,400, says AZ Central.... Read More

Chef Mihoko Obunai to Open New Atlanta Pop-up, Ramen Freak

Oct 23, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

There’s always something so satisfying about a warm bowl of ramen on a cold winter night. Come November 3, Chef Mihoko Obunai, a celebrated Atlanta chef known for her delicious ramen concoctions will be satisfying the streets of Atlanta with her new pop-up, Ramen Freak.... Read More

Third Annual Los Cabos International Film Festival Prevails With Big Latin American Premieres

Oct 23, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hurricane Odile was one of the most intense tropical cyclones to ever hit Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, wreaking havoc last month, but Los Cabos refuses to let the storm cloud future events. As planned, the third annual Los Cabos International Film Festival will be held November 12-16, marking not only an artistic endeavor, but Cabos' resilience.... Read More

Longwood Gardens Chrysanthemum Festival Features Over 80,000 Sculptured Blooms

Oct 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

As the chillier days of October start to creep in, most of us are longing to hold on to summer just a little longer. And if you’re feeling a bit like a flower child as we head into fall you can always take a trip to the annual Longwood Gardens Chrysanthemum Festival beginning October 25.... Read More

Get Out of the City & Take a Road Trip to the Hilton Island Motoring Festival

Oct 23, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you're thinking about getting away for the weekend, hop in the car and head over to the Hilton Island Motoring Festival—which officially started today and continues on until November 2. The event kicks off with the exclusive Savannah Speed Classic, offering classic racing, hot lap rides, test drives (Porsche, Lexus, Jaguar, and BMW will all be there with some of their newest luxury autos), off-road experiences, and pit access. ... Read More

Atlantic City Selling $253.3 Million in Bonds for Boardwalk Hall & Convention Center Upgrades

Oct 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

While Atlantic City hasn’t always had all the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, especially in recent years, the city is not giving up without a fight. In an attempt to return the seaside town to some of its former glory, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority will be selling $253.3 million worth of bonds today which will translate into over $100 million in upgrades for Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center.... Read More

Cocktails & Steak: Savor Fresh Fare and a Romantic Atmosphere at Grill 23 & Bar

Oct 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Steaks, steaks and more steaks, that’s what Grill 23 & Bar is all about. If you haven’t been here recently, you are in for a special treat. The famed steakhouse that has been a staple in the Boston restaurant scene for decades has recently had a makeover at the bar. Gone is its dark, dated appearance and in its place is a bright expanded bar that features enormous windows allowing in beautiful natural light.... Read More

Slip into Robert De Niro's Splendid Tribeca Oasis on Your Next NYC Visit

Oct 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Officially, Robert De Niro is an indefatigable actor with more than 90 films to his name. Unofficially, he's the mayor of New York City's Tribeca neighborhood with a film festival, cinema, two restaurants and the stunning Greenwich Hotel. It seems fitting that a property designed by a movie star would attract fellow star colleagues and urbanite Hollywood A-listers, as this fetching property is one sublime sanctuary.... Read More

Gale South Beach Debuts Multi-Million Dollar Suites in New Hotel Wing

Oct 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In union with Gale South Beach’s two-year anniversary of their $35 million restoration and renovation efforts, the boutique property has opened a new wing of multi-million dollar accommodations for guests to enjoy called Gale Suites at Kaskades. ... Read More

This is What Happens When Wolfgang Puck Meets American Horror Story Freaks

Oct 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

There was no ‘or’ about it; tricks and treats were plentiful at the spooky pre-Halloween world premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show. JustLuxe was invited to celebrate with FX and special guests for craft cocktails and a multi-course dinner by Wolfgang Puck that sent chills down our spines and warmed our foodie hearts.... Read More

The Global Journeys Spa Packages: New Combined Therapies at the Delano Las Vegas

Oct 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

In general, hotel spas, or those inside of high end branded hotels, are usually very good, but one I just experienced went beyond what I’ve experienced before. I’ve previously written about the new Delano Las Vegas, a hotel whose vision is to bring the essence of the desert inside, through the great interior design including the 150,000-year-old boulders in the entryway, and a memorable, though enigmatic, hanging stone sculpture by Jaehyo Lee in the lobby.... Read More

How To Do New York City in 48 Hours

Oct 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

If you don't have time for full weeklong vacation, visiting New York City for a quick 48-hour trip could be the next best thing. The Big Apple remains one of the few places on the planet that can fill up nearly every hour of a two-day excursion and then some. Here are my latest finds during one such fast and furious weekend marathon:... Read More

Talented Italians: Our Favorite Five Famous Italian New Yorkers

Oct 13, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

There shouldn't be a doubt in anyone's mind that Italian immigrants have had a massive influence on the United States. Still, nowhere else in the country can claim to be as steeped in Italian culture as New York City, where immigrants landed and created a new home that has flourished for generations. In fact, many of our favorite and most influential American celebrities not only come from the streets of New York, but also claim Italian ancestry; some of them might even surprise you. These Italian-Americans are some of the most celebrated in their industries:... Read More

LA's Best Italian-Inspired Art Galleries and Exhibits

Oct 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

A true melting pot of all the backgrounds and cultures that make up the United States, Los Angeles features a massive variety of places to visit when trying to learn about or embrace another culture. This is especially true with Italian culture. One unique way to experience and understand the country's history and lifestyle is through the work of Italian artists, and whether it's classical museum-worthy pieces or contemporary paintings in rotating exhibits, LA has some spectacular locations to appreciate Italian art.... Read More

Fashionable Fabrics: A Guide to the Most Luxurious Italian Textiles

Oct 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fueled by the beginning of Italy's conquest to take over the fashion industry in the '60s, the country's superb textiles began to receive recognition by more than garment producers and became adored by a worldwide population of savvy fashionistas. Nonetheless, the quality and beauty of Italian textiles goes back much further than a few decades ago as Italy's fabric industry has been seen as a world standard since the Middle Ages and continues to this day.... Read More

Italian Masterpieces: Where to Find the Best Artwork for Your Sicily-Inspired Home

Oct 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Italy has, without a doubt, some of the richest and most thought-provoking artwork. With Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello and Michelangelo paving the ground for centuries of beautiful artwork, it makes perfect sense that we line our homes with works inspired and created by Italians. Four mediums stand out above the rest when it comes to Italian art: paintings, sculpture, furniture and architecture. While renovating your home to reflect Italian architecture can be rather intensive, incorporating the other three is pretty easy. For those of you in and around New York City, the search is even easier.... Read More

A Guide to Shopping Italian Designers on Rodeo Drive

Oct 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Along the west coast, the premier shopping destination is Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills as noted by the street’s pop culture relevance, especially in movies and music. There's a good reason for that, the shopping on the famed street is unbeatable. Not only does the location sell the hottest trends in fashion and accessories from around the world, the region's weather makes it one of the best outdoor shopping experiences in the United States.... Read More

The Finest of Fine Dining: Meet 5 of the Most Luxurious Restaurants in Paris

Oct 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Josie Sampson

Boasting some of the most supreme cuisine in the world, Paris is the epitome of luxury and glamour. If you’re looking for some seriously fine dining, you need not look any further than the City of Light. Here are our 5 top picks.... Read More

3 of LA's Best Markets for Authentic Gourmet Italian Ingredients

Oct 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

If you’re planning a night in with some homemade Italian food, you’re going to want to visit an Italian market for the most authentic gourmet ingredients and sides. And although Los Angeles isn’t known for having a large Italian population like those found in New York or New Jersey, the City of Angels has some great purveyors of Italian flavors. ... Read More

How to Recreate Dishes From Your Favorite Authentic New York Italian Restaurants

Oct 7, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Whether you're planning to entertain or simply intend on treating yourself to an unforgettable meal, choosing an Italian recipe will most likely make for a delicious evening. We've gathered three of our favorite recipes pulled straight from the kitchens of some of New York City's finest Italian restaurants. So, gather up the ingredients, don your Baci il Cuoco! apron and get ready for some of the best food to grace your table!Buon appetito!... Read More

An Intro to Italian Fashion Icons & Where to Buy Their Designs in NY

Oct 6, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Generation after generation, Italian designers continue to dominate the fashion world through inventive use of fabrics and an unmatched ability to create new trends. As a collection, Italian fashion houses are the most significant force in the world of luxury design. Individually, their styles range from sexy and wild to classy and glamorous. Since New York City is the fashion capital of the United States, the selection of Italian fashion icons to choose from is unparalleled across the country, as evidenced by the designers below.... Read More

5 Classic Italian Dishes &  Which LA Eateries Serve Them the Best

Oct 6, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As one of the most beloved cuisines in the world, it's almost a challenge finding a bad dish that originates from Italy. Nevertheless, the search for the best of the best, especially in a city as large and diverse as Los Angeles, can be an arduous — albeit scrumptious — journey. We've made things a little easier for you, though, in rounding up the most delectable Italian dishes in the city.... Read More

A Guide to Shopping Italian Designers on Fifth Avenue

Oct 3, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

New York City's Fifth Avenue is a legendary shopping district that has become an icon in luxury fashion. Of the many high-end shops along the prestigious street, 10 of them are Italian brands. This comes as no surprise when you consider the notion that, instead of streets, entire cities in Italy are regarded as having the best shopping on the planet. Luckily for us, these Italian fashion houses are stateside so we can get our fix right in our own backyard.... Read More

Bringing Italy to Your Own Backyard: Lavish Landscaping Ideas to Turn Your LA Home into a Rome-Inspired Oasis

Oct 3, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With its spectacular year-round weather, Los Angeles is a magnificent place to live. One of the best ways residents can take advantage of the city's sunny disposition is by creating one-of-a-kind backyards with stylish décor and design. And, considering the allure of Italy's rustic scenery, there's not a better inspiration for outdoor settings than the streets of Rome, Naples and Sicily.... Read More

SOFA CHICAGO Design Fair Kicks Off its 21st Year at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall

Oct 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Celebrating its 21st anniversary, SOFA CHICAGO—the world-renowned art fair dedicated to sculpture, objects, functional art & design— will kick this year’s event off with a preview party at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall on November 6. Running from November 7-9, the full affair will showcase installations, design competitions, lectures, select works and more.... Read More

5 Dishes That Originated in Italy & Where to Get the Very Best of Them in the Big Apple

Oct 2, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Italian food is a global favorite and because of its deceptively simple ingredients, the beloved cuisine is pretty easy to find just about anywhere you go. While some of the most popular dishes originated in Italy, chefs throughout New York have perfected the creations. For our favorite incarnations of the most beloved dishes, check out the restaurants below.... Read More

New York's Best Italian-Inspired Art Galleries and Exhibits

Oct 2, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

There are few things more beautiful than the Italian countryside. Over the years, Italian artists have captured the romanticism and splendor of the destination through their works of art, whether its contemporary sculpture or traditional canvas painting. While you may not be able to visit the inspiration itself, if you're in New York you can easily stop by any one of these art galleries to catch a glimpse their collections and and maybe even take a piece home.... Read More

Talented Italians: The Top 5 Most Successful Italian Actors in Los Angeles

Oct 1, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Los Angeles is traditionally where people flock to when they're trying to make it big in show business, and why not? Major film studios, producers and A-list actors all seem to congregate there, and that's made SoCal the place to see and be seen. And, though it's not quite the hub of Italian-American influence like New York City, it is home to five of the most successful Italians in the movie industry.... Read More

Fall Fashion: 5 Italian-Made Coats Perfect for a New Yorker's Autumn Wardrobe

Sep 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

With fall here, it's time to start prepping our wardrobes for the coming chill with some great coats. Luckily, New York is expecting a bit of a mild autumn this year, which means our picks for Italian coats and jackets can perhaps be a bit more flexible. We're excited to share what we've found that'll perfectly fit the latest trends of the city.... Read More

Here is How to Recreate 5 Dishes from your Favorite LA Italian Restaurants at Home

Sep 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

For a foodie, Los Angeles is one of the best places in the states to live. The diverse selection of restaurants in the SoCal city makes for some of the best dishes in the country. However, every once in a while it can be a nice change of pace to take the time to prepare your own perfect meal. To make this even easier, we've hunted down some spectacular recipes from Italian restaurants throughout the area so you can recreate them in the comfort of your own home. Buon Appetito!... Read More

San Diego to Get a Public Market Offering Local Products From 30 Vendors Under One Roof

Sep 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

There’s really no shortage of things to do around San Diego, however, the city is lacking in one thing: a large public area devoted to artisanship. We have our fair share of regular farmers markets, but we could use a more permanent location to discover artisanal foods and goods. Enter Blue Bridge Hospitality and their $3 million plan to turn a warehouse in Liberty Station on Historic Decatur Road into an indoor/outdoor experience called the Liberty Public Market. It will feature the best locally-crafted food and merchandise.... Read More

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort to Open at Universal Orlando in 2016

Sep 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Planned to open for the summer 2016 season, the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will be the fifth on-site resort at the Universal Orlando compound operated by Loews Hotels & Resorts. Slated to be a Caribbean-themed vacation experience, the property will be dressed in lush greenery and will surround a tropical lagoon.... Read More

Get Your Cleanse On at Juice Served Here

Sep 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary   |  1 Comment

We enjoy the vibe of Juice Served Here...and so do many others as the community-driven juicery has now spread across Los Angeles with their organic cold-pressed drinks, shakes, and healthy shots. Moreover, the trendy spot offers a clean look with hints of hipster sophistication throughout. In the quest to strike a balance with food blogging and an October wedding, juicing is a viable option to get us across the finish line. In fact, juicing has been our regular meal supplementation for years now.... Read More

Hotel Thrillist Descends Onto the Hard Rock San Diego: Epic Partying Ensues

Sep 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver  |  1 Comment

Sadly summer is officially over if we are to believe the calendar, but that hasn’t stopped the heat in San Diego. Which is why some of Southern California’s residents, special guests from all over the country and friends of Thrillist were flown into the city this past weekend. Because what better way to bid farewell to our favorite season than with an enormous two-day bash at the Hard Rock downtown? ... Read More

Miami Beach's Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge Already Causing a Stir in its First Year

Sep 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Amidst the bustling nightlife and neon lights of Miami Beach's legendary Ocean Drive, visitors to Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge in Miami Beach (which opened January 2014) will find incredible Italian flavors and signature cocktails in a super-chic and sexy setting.... Read More

Paris by Chanel: A Look at the Fashion Houses' 5 Most Significant City Locations

Sep 24, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Continuing their Inside Chanel series, Chapter 12 of the French fashion couturier’s film series named Paris by Chanel, takes consumers on a tour of the five locations in the city that are most significant to the house. Viewers will get a sneak peek into the Grand Palais, the current home of their runway shows as well as its atelier on Rue Cambon.... Read More

Milan's Armani/Nobu Restaurant Reopens its Doors Following a Complete Redesign

Sep 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

After a summer-long full redesign, the distinguished Chef Nobu and the legendary fashion house Armani have reopened the doors of their collaborative restaurant Armani/Nobu. Located in the Via Pisoni, 1, neighborhood of Milan and set at the Emporio Armani Store, guests can enjoy world-class sushi after a day of shopping.... Read More

Le Méridien New Orleans Opens This Winter With New UNLOCK ART Program

Sep 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Le Méridien’s UNLOCK ART™ program has allowed guests access to many cultural institutions throughout the globe including Africa, Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East. This impressive exploration of contemporary art will be extending to Le Méridien New Orleans, which is slated to open this winter.... Read More

Here's Your Chance to Visit Some of San Diego's Coolest Modern Homes

Sep 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn  |  1 Comment

Slated for Saturday, September 27, Modern Home Tours has planned quite an outing for its second event in San Diego since 2012. Guests will have the opportunity to visit up to seven of the city's most advanced homes and discuss the benefits with homeowners. They'll also get a chance to speak with architects and discover the inspiration behind a number of San Diego's most impressive abodes.... Read More

The Knickerbocker Hotel Shows Cigar Aficionados Some Love With Nat Sherman Cigar Lounge

Sep 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Above the streets of New York City, The Knickerbocker is in the process of creating a rooftop cigar lounge in conjunction with popular tobacconist Nat Sherman as a part of its renovations. Overlooking Times Square, visitors will have an unbeatable view while enjoying some of the finest cigars in the city. Slated to open this autumn, the lounge should become an aficionado's escape in no time.... Read More

Soothe in LA Delivers Up to 120-Minute Spa Treatments Right To Your Home or Office

Sep 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Marjorie Hope Rothstein

Labor Day marks the end of summer for many people across the country. To celebrate the changing of the seasons, we all need to pay attention to our inner clock and release old stresses that no longer serve us. In fact, releasing stress is something we can do on a daily basis. Some of us choose meditation, others yoga, hiking in nature or having a glass of wine (or two) to let go of unnecessary drama. From fighting the traffic to get to work while being alert to crazy freeway drivers, or dealing with family issues, these challenges may leave you hunched over your computer with tension building throughout your body.... Read More

Snatch Up One of the City's Newest $30M Renovated Condos at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Residences

Sep 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

With $30 million in renovations that are planned to be finished in 2015, Orchestra Hotels + Resorts is launching Conrad® Fort Lauderdale Beach Residences. Planned as a condominium and hotel, this oceanfront property will feature 290 condominium-style rooms and lavish amenities.... Read More

3 Picturesque Countryside-Retreats Worth the Drive to the English Lake District

Sep 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen  |  1 Comment

A hallmark of English countryside vacations, the Lake District in Cumbria offers a patchwork quilt of mountain peaks, open fells, lakes and sparkling rivers perfect for autumn travel. The area has also inspired writers as diverse as Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth to write about its landscapes.... Read More

Trump SoHo and Chloé Collaborate for Exclusive Curated Shopping Experience

Sep 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Just in time for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Trump SoHo has teamed up with fashion house Chloé to give hotel guests a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. The outing includes transportation to the Chloé Green Street boutique in a Mercedes town car, a personal style consultation, and ensemble recommendations.... Read More

Get VIP Access to the St. Regis Polo Cup in Sonoma Valley On September 20

Aug 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

On September 20, 2014, Wild Oak Saddle Club in Sonoma Valley will play host to riders, horses and guests of the first St. Regis Polo Cup which will be supporting Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center. The facility allows children and adults with disabilities to interact with and ride horses as therapeutic healing.... Read More

Little Italy Welcomes New Wine Bar The Flight Path on Kettner

Aug 25, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Over on Little Italy’s Kettner Blvd., down near Santa Fe Depot, two new little imbibing spots have quietly opened: The Flight Path and a Stone Company Store. Stone is exactly what you think it is, a tap room and store featuring company paraphernalia accompanied with a patio where guests can enjoy a beer around fire pits just outside. ... Read More

Dover Street Market Gets a Louis Vuitton Pop-Up Shop for the Next 2 Months

Aug 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Louis Vuitton recently opened a pop-up store in the world-renowned Dover Street Market in London. Opened August 15, the space offers some of the brand's newest items and sits alongside other luxury brands like Rick Owens and COMME des GARCONS.... Read More

Chef Richard Blais is Over Bacon, Into Furry Felines & All About Marathons in Our Q&A

Aug 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In March we introduced you to Junper & Ivy, the Little Italy restaurant opened by Top Chef All Stars' winner Richard Blais. Recently the studly chef (c’mon, look at that smile) took the time to become our best friend participate in a little Q&A in order for us to get to know him a little bit better. Opening up about his wife, food trend predictions for 2015 and cats (of all things), the American chef, reality show contestant, restaurateur and author gave us a glimpse into his life and made us love him that much more.... Read More

If Jay-Z Hits Up The Bank Nightclub While in Vegas You Should Probably Do the Same

Aug 20, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

When thinking about Las Vegas, most can’t help but picture the iconic Fountains of Bellagio dancing in choreographed motion against the backdrop of the grand five-star hotel. Everything about the award-winning Bellagio Resort and Casino screams opulence—from its Conservatory & Botanical Gardens to its fine art gallery, Michael Mina restaurant and “O” Cirque Du Soleil show—the resort is one-of-a-kind.... Read More

Miami Spice Returns With Over 170 of the City's Best Restaurants to Choose From

Aug 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Having garnered a reputation for excellence over its 13-year run, Miami Spice has become a prestigious culinary event that attracts people from all over the country. With more than 170 restaurants involved in the event this year, attendees are going to have a more difficult time than ever choosing where to go. ... Read More

"Rent the Life" With Luxury & Exotic Car Rentals From Lou La Vie in Miami

Aug 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

With clients such as Jamie Foxx, Pierre Garcon (Indianapolis Colts) and Professional race car driver and President of Cosmo-Sport, Inc. Guy Cosmo singing their praises, you can be sure that renting a luxury or exotic car from Lou La Vie in Miami won’t disappoint. The privately-owned company, led by Founder John Temerian and partners Jan Otto and DJ Irie of the Miami Heat, was formed to meet the demands of Miami and South Florida’s high-end automobile rental industry.... Read More

Welcome Back the Cooler Breezes this Fall at These 7 Rooftop Bars & Lounges in Miami

Aug 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Even though the weather in Miami doesn’t change too much from summer to fall, at least the cooler breezes are making their way back in a few weeks. This means it’s time to get back outside and give your air-conditioners a break for a few hours. In preparation for autumn, we put together a list of the city’s best rooftop bars and lounges offering stunning views, refreshing cocktails and plenty of sexy patrons.... Read More

Quintessentially New York: The Quin Hotel and The Wayfarer Restaurant

Aug 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

New York City never aspires to be anything but itself. Unlike Dubai, Shanghai or any newer cosmopolitan cities that grasp at designing parks, centers and buildings that look globally appealing, New York City loves its textured past. In fact, I go to New York City just for its celebrated history even though I admittedly also revel in its modern revampings.... Read More

Cape Cod's Ocean Terrace a Favorite Among Locals Seeking Al Fresco Dining

Aug 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

There are many dining options on Cape Cod but when it comes to al fresco eating, there is one that stands out from the rest: Ocean Terrace at Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club in Brewster, Mass.... Read More

Indulge Like a Pro: Making A Full Day Out of Your Spa Experience Part 1

Aug 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Miami Spa Month

Going into its second month starting August 1, Miami Spa Month (plus one?) is continuing to give us another reason to pamper ourselves all month long without feeling (too) guilty. The event takes place throughout the greater Miami region and its renowned beaches. Throughout these next 31 days, patrons can experience many of the best spas in America at special rates.... Read More

It's Not a Vegas Trip Without a Meal at the Highly-Acclaimed Nobu Restaurant

Aug 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Have you ever taken a bite of food that immediately awakens all your senses, makes you wonder why you’ve ever eaten any other dish and has caused you to unknowingly let out an exclamation in praise of the fare? Yeah, that’s the kind of experience you’ll have at Nobu Restaurant  in Caesars Palace Las Vegas, except probably even better.... Read More

Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane at FIX Restaurant & Bar Inside Bellagio Las Vegas

Aug 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

I recently went to Las Vegas for a girl’s weekend getaway. And upon return, friends kept asking what the best part of the trip was. I’m a little embarrassed to say that it was the food, only because we had amazing accommodations, enjoyed our fair share of poolside libations and ended our nights dancing in the city’s best clubs. Yet, those things will always be a part of the Vegas experience.... Read More

Make Sure They'll Say 'Yes!' With the New York Palace's Ultimate Proposal Package

Aug 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We’re all for quaint, intimate engagements between just two people but then again, we wouldn’t exactly turn down an over-the-top extravagant marriage proposal if the occasion should arise. For all you lovers out there looking to really surprise your beau with a ring this year, consider The New York Palace’s Ultimate Proposal Package.... Read More

The Cromwell: Vegas' Newest Boutique Hotel Proving Refined Luxury is Anything but Boring

Aug 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Las Vegas is endlessly busy; the constant noise of slot machines buzzing in casinos, young party scenesters hitting pool parties and nightclubs, and travelers joyfully snapping shots of the bright city (with drink in hand) on their smartphones—it is always alive with excitement. While these are some of the reasons people visit, it can also be pretty draining.... Read More

Indulge in the Best of New Orleans Cuisine During COOLinary Restaurant Month

Aug 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

There’s no better town in America for culinary adventure than New Orleans. With hundreds of fine dining and regional-cuisine restaurants, it’s tempting to do nothing but eat and drink yourself into a double-wide seat requirement for your flight home. No wonder Saveur magazine picked New Orleans as “The best food city in the nation,” last year.... Read More

The More Laid Back Las Vegas Experience for Travelers of All Ages

Aug 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn  |  1 Comment

As the rare Italian, blueberry-infused beer slid flavorfully to the back of my throat, the cicerone for Public House at The Venetian in Las Vegas described the undeniably unique and especially bold flavors of the aptly named My Blueberry Nightmare. Hints of oak barrel aging and a spicy kick from hot chili confused my taste buds unlike any beverage I've ever experienced before. Imagine expecting a semi-sweet brew only to be confronted with a savory bitter flavor followed up by a punch of heat and a tart blueberry finish. It was nowhere near what I expected, yet I ended up thoroughly enjoying the new combination of tastes, which now stands as a perfect analogy for my entire trip to Las Vegas.... Read More

Discover the Original Boston Cream Pie at One of America's Most Iconic Hotels

Jul 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

A steaming bowl of New England clam chowder at Legal Sea Food, a dozen freshly-shucked Native Cherrystones and Littleneck Oysters at Union Oyster House and a thin-crust Neapolitan at Pizzeria Regina in North End—these are all among Boston’s best bucket-list restaurants, ranking among some of the best regional cuisine in the country. But a sentimental favorite should be among the first culinary destinations on every Boston visitor’s itinerary, the elegant Parker’s Restaurant at the 160-year-old Boston Parker House, now a jewel in the Omni Hotels family.... Read More

Mission Hills' The Patio on Goldfinch Serves Up Craft Beer & Artisan Cheese

Jul 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Mission Hills — a small neighborhood that sits nestled among the slightly more popular areas of Banker's Hill, Hillcrest and Downtown — is adorable. If you have yet to make it up there, the more quaint area of San Diego has its own character, one that was just kicked up a notch with the opening of new dining and drinking venue: The Patio on Goldfinch.... Read More

Moulin Rouge and Le Crazy Horse Provide Sizzling Parisian Entertainment

Jul 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

After feasting on tasty patisseries, fine wines and French gourmet food, fancy something different in the City of Light? An evening’s entertainment at the Le Crazy Horse or Le Moulin Rouge in Paris might just be the ticket. The Féerie show at Le Moulin Rouge involves between around 40 male and female dancers on stage (often altogether) dressed (sometimes not so dressed) in costumes ranging from flamboyant ostrich feathers to transparent silk to colorful military uniforms. The performances make for a wonderful experience, transporting one back to the days of the late 19th century La Belle Époque and Henri... Read More

Hit the Water: Where to Find Some of the Best Italian Yachts in New York City

Jul 26, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

While not as well-known as car brands like Maserati or Ferrari, many Italian yacht builders meet and exceed the expectations set forth by the country's legendary auto manufacturers. However, finding New York City yacht brokers that sell these... Read More

The Newly Revamped Indigo Grill Brings Modern Latin Flavors Back to Little Italy

Jul 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer

Indigo Grill in San Diego’s Little Italy recently re-opened its doors with a menu overhaul and fresh new décor. The top-to-bottom remodel gives the decade-old restaurant a hip atmosphere to match its ever-growing and stylish neighborhood.... Read More

Ditch the Buffets & Check Out Block 16 Hospitality Group's Restaurants in Las Vegas

Jul 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Las Vegas is generally thought of as the place people go to let loose, forget their inhibitions and to party all night-long in sexy clubs and at glamorous resorts. However, the other side of Sin City that makes it so desirable is its award-winning restaurants and notable dining venues. Owning a handful of eateries in Vegas, Block 16 Hospitality Group knows that quality food, top-notch service and a welcoming atmosphere are the building blocks of a great dining destination. ... Read More

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London Pays Homage to Italian Fashion With New Exhibit

Jul 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Nicholas

The history of Italian high fashion is brief, glittering, and on full display at the Victoria and Albert Museum's exhibit The Glamour of Italian Fashion: 1945-2014, showcased now through the end of the month. Curator Sonnet Stanfill has been working full-time on the exhibit for two years (which ends at the end of the month), and her sartorial fluency and historical sensibility shine through in the masterful show.... Read More

Italian Roots: 5 LA Destinations with a Strong Italian Vibe

Jul 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Unlike other American cities like New York and Philadelphia, finding a cool Italian vibe in Los Angeles presents a bit of a challenge. That doesn't mean indulging in Italian culture is impossible though, especially if you know where to look. Whether direct and obviously Italian or merely reminiscent of our favorite spots in Italy, these LA locations offer enough of an Italian atmosphere to satiate more than just a pizza craving.... Read More

Salvador Dali's Rare Collection of Etchings, Tapestries & Watercolors Make Their Way to SD

Jul 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer

Beginning Friday, July 25, Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection will make its stop at Meyer Fine Art in Little Italy. The traveling collection will be on display and available for acquisition until September 6, and includes rare pieces curated by Madame Christine Argillet, the daughter of Pierre Argillet, Dali’s publisher and close confidante for more than 50 years. The summers Argillet spent with Dali and her father, as well as their close relationship is demonstrated through the carefully-selected etchings, tapestries and watercolors.... Read More

Raise Your Glass if You're Ready for a Hot New Pool Party & Hotel in Las Vegas

Jul 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Las Vegas is getting a little bit classier come August thanks to the opening of the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino by sbe Entertainment Group. Known for their chic European décor and elegant furnishings, the SLS brand is opening its third property on August 23 on the grounds of the previous Sahara Hotel & Casino. But the SLS won’t be a stuffy hotel by any means, the resort aims to compete with The Strip’s hottest hotels by offering a spacious casino, vibrant pool parties, alluring nightclubs and trendy accommodations.... Read More

Where to Experience True Italian Aperitivos in New York This Summer

Jul 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Time and again, the concept of aperitivo Italiano is directly compared with the American deal-fest that we so lovingly refer to as happy hour. However, there are some striking differences between the two that should be discussed. Taking place primarily in northern Italian cities like Milan and Turin, aperitivo normally happens between 7 and 9 p.m. and serves as a socializing appetizer before Italians enjoy their decidedly late dinners. Though discounted prices aren't at play (those who advertise discounted prices are usually just catering to tourists), they do often come with small tapas-like plates to accompany guests' beverages.... Read More

The Striking Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a Great Choice for the Health-Conscious Traveler

Jul 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Luxurious spas are de rigueur at any high-end resort; however, the Well & Being Spa at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess takes the integrative spa-and-fitness experience to an impressive level. Arizona's stark beauty provides a stunning backdrop for this revered retreat, a behemoth 65-acre sanctuary neighboring the Sonoran Desert with the McDowell Mountains in view beyond.... Read More

La Dolce Vita: How to Take a Luxurious Three-Hour Lunch Break in LA

Jul 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Translated into English, la dolce vita stands for "the sweet life," however, as with most colloquialisms, the translation alone is an oversimplification of what it stands for. You see, la dolce vita is an Italian philosophy on living life to the fullest by passionately embracing food, sun, hospitality and relationships.... Read More

High Design: Where to Find the Best Italian-Style Furniture Boutiques in LA

Jul 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

While many Italian furniture manufacturers have been producing primarily modernistic pieces lately, the absolute defining factor of Italian style is quality craftsmanship and eye-catching design. While Los Angeles has no shortage of good looking home décor, massive stores just can't match the skill and artistry of Italian pieces, which can be much harder to locate in a slew of Pottery Barns and Crate & Barrels. ... Read More

3 Sites to Find Private In-Home Chefs to Cook Italian Dinners in NYC

Jul 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Even if you're the kind of person who truly enjoys whipping up a fresh batch of your favorite pasta, much can be said about the leisure and luxury of having a chef come to your home to prepare an Italian feast. Similarly, if you expect the highest quality cookery from New York's best chefs but don't have the time or energy to fight traffic or wait for a table (even when reservations have been made), nothing can compare to the presence of a personal chef doing the shopping, preparation, serving and cleanup for some hearty Italian fare.... Read More

Glamorous Hats, Winning Jockeys & Elite Parties Kick Off Del Mar Racetrack's Opening Day

Jul 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As jockeys moved their horses to the starting gate yesterday, excited patrons clutched their racing form in one hand and beers in the other, in eager anticipation of the first race to kick off the 75th annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Racing season. Opening Day saw 42,020 people in attendance and the fashionable affair drew in some of the most outrageous, oversized and playful hats to one of San Diego’s most beloved events.... Read More

The Best Italian Festivals in New England

Jul 17, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Whether through firsthand experience or hearsay, anyone even vaguely familiar with Italian culture knows that food and feasts are an incredibly important aspect of Italian social life. Italians first began heavily immigrating to the United States during the late 1800s through the 1930s, in a period referred to as the "New Immigration," and with them they brought over their delicious recipes that many still use today. Celebrating the influence they’ve had on today’s food, a majority of Italian-themed festivals around New England are focused on the country's cuisine. Though it truly is difficult whittling down a selection of the best Italian-centric festivals in an area like New England, our favorites include:... Read More

Two of Manhattan's Best Boutique Hotels to Book During the 2014 US Open

Jul 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

New York City is home to more than its fair share of iconic hotels. However, the City That Never Sleeps also boasts a plethora of exquisite boutique properties. For those planning on attending this year's US Open, which begins August 25, there are a number of luxury boutique hotels on the Lower East Side to consider, such as The Bowery and the Ludlow.... Read More

Authentic Sicilian: 5 Restaurants Dishing Up Some Serious Seafood

Jul 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

When you think of Italian food you probably picture heaping piles of spaghetti and plates of steaming lasagna. But with its vast coastline, seafood is a pretty big part of the cuisine as well. And if you live in Los Angeles you're in luck, because there are several great spots that offer some of the best Italian seafood restaurants around. Trust us, you'll want to visit these five establishments immediately.... Read More

Get an Inside Look at the Man, the Myth, & the Legend David Bowie in Chicago

Jul 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s never a bad time when Bowie is involved (Am I right?). Celebrating the famed musician’s traveling exhibit “David Bowie Is,” the Thompson Chicago is offering an exclusive package for its guests. The 247-room hotel announced its “Day and Night with David Bowie” VIP experience this week in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.... Read More

E11EVEN's Founder and Creator Talks Burlesque Dancers, Cirque du Soleil Theatrics & the Nightclub Industry

Jul 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

Like most people, I am curious by nature and thrive on the allure of the forbidden. The naughty and the unmentionable are something that are not easily avoided in a city like Miami. So checking out E11EVEN Miami, downtown's newest unique nightlife experience, was right up my alley.... Read More

Italian Roots: 5 NYC Destinations with Strong Italian Culture

Jul 14, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As one of the most beloved countries in the world, Italy has played a huge part in shaping many nations and lives through its food, art, architecture, culture and its beautiful philosophies such as la dolce vita. Even those who don't come from Italian decent can appreciate the amazing and timeless items that have come from Italy. To celebrate their culture, let's take a look at our favorite NYC destinations where you can go to learn more about this vibrant society.... Read More

Get the Fit: LA's 5 Best Locations for Italian Suits

Jul 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The pinnacle of contemporary men's fashion is without a doubt the Italian suit. The problem is, that not enough guys are sporting the style. Luckily for fellas in Los Angeles, the city has a number of great locations to find a slick suit and have it tailored to fit them perfectly.... Read More

Brioni Opens Milan Flagship Store and Unveils New Suiting Technology

Jul 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

With World Cup fever permeating all corners of the globe, Brioni's unveiling of a Milanese flagship location may not have been on many guys' immediate radars, but the implications of the large store's opening is one that any fashion-forward man should be able to get excited about. ... Read More

Have you Heard of France’s Little Well-Known Region of Pays de la Loire?

Jul 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Pays de la Loire Atlantique is an oft-forgotten part of France, overlooked by many international travelers, but the diversity of its attractions and scenery makes it a region well-worth visiting. Here are four ways to enjoy an area that is a mere two-hour train journey by TGV from Paris.... Read More

Divine Dining at the Second Story Liquor Bar in Scottsdale

Jul 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Crazy. Sexy. Cool. No, I’m not referring to the gals of the famed pop music trio TLC, but rather Scottsdale’s hottest new haunt, The Second Story Liquor Bar. This eclectic eatery is trending as the see-and-be-seen Old town Scottsdale hotspot, and with good reason. The vintage-inspired vibe and visionary victuals at this intimate dining and imbibing venue are as distinctive as they are delightful.... Read More

The Power of La Dolce Vita: 5 Things New Yorkers Can Learn from Italian Traditions

Jul 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

New Yorkers are a busy people, running to and fro from one meeting to the next, from happy hours to dinners and elegant balls, they are a people group that seems to constantly be in a rush. While this constant flow is a part of the city’s charms, it’s also why residents can oftentimes feel exhausted on a daily basis. So how do we remedy this? Maybe New Yorkers should start taking a cue from their Italian neighbors and begin living la dolce vita.... Read More

Experience La Bauhinia Restaurant in Paris for East Meets West Cuisine

Jul 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

When Prince Roland Bonaparte—explorer, geographer, botanist and grand-nephew of the famed French emperor—made this present-day hotel his home, he probably didn’t imagine his passion for travel would live on through the exotic flavors now emanating from the kitchen of La Bauhinia restaurant.... Read More

First Look: The New Kettner Exchange Eatery in Little Italy Slated to Open This Fall

Jul 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Rooftop restaurants and bars in San Diego are a sacred part of our culture. Because of our (almost) year-round warm, sunny weather, any time we can escape to enjoy tasty food and drinks al fresco, we’re there. So you can imagine our excitement to hear about the latest project from restaurateur Matt Spencer (FIREHOUSE American Eatery & Lounge, Vin De Syrah, Analog) and partner Tyler Charman, a Progressive American restaurant in Little Italy with a spacious rooftop bar.... Read More

Bringing Tuscany Home: 5 Stores Specializing in Imported Italian Décor

Jul 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

From socks to sports cars, Italian quality consistently stands out as the best in many fields of manufacturing. This easily holds true in the world of home décor as well, so it's no surprise when someone looks for ways to add a little Sicilian flair to his or her home. If you live in Los Angeles though, finding imported décor can be a bit of a challenge since the city doesn't really have any predominantly Italian neighborhoods, making the hunt that much more difficult.... Read More

Where to Shop for the Coolest Italian Interior Designs

Jul 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Featuring clean lines and elegant design, Italian furnishings can make a room shine like never before. Thankfully, if you live in New York, you have quite a few stores to choose from when shopping for new home décor. The locations below have some pretty amazing collections, with nearly every piece coming from an incredible designer. Not only are their offerings fit to be centerpieces, but they're also fantastic conversation starters when you have company over.... Read More

Two Marriott Brands Coming to Charlotte's EpiCentre Tower in 2016

Jul 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

With construction slated to begin in Charlotte, N.C. for early 2015, the upcoming EpiCentre tower will be home to two new Marriott brands: AC Hotel and Residence Inn. While the majority of luxury travelers already know about the home-away-from-home style accommodations that many Residence Inn locations are heralded for, the addition of the AC Hotel brand promises to offer a more cosmopolitan destination for travelers.... Read More

Italian-Inspired Etiquette: 5 Forgotten Niceties Angelinos Should Really Re-embrace

Jul 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Face it, Los Angeles residents have a reputation for coming off as, a tad standoffish, possibly a result of everyone being so incredibly cool (or at least thinking they are). Sometimes all it takes though is a little lesson in the lost art form of etiquette, and few do it better than Europeans.... Read More

Peninsula Hotels Makes the Leap Into European Properties With New Paris Location

Jun 30, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Peninsula Hotels has crossed the pond with its first hotel in Europe, the newly opened Peninsula Paris, just steps away from the Arc de Triomphe and Avenue des Champs Elysées. Located in the heart of the elegant 16th arrondissement, the property took over what was once the famous 1908 Hotel Majestic. Known for its rich and famous guests, the French-style building will now be home to the Peninsula hotel and will hopefully boast just as an exciting list of clientele.... Read More

Couture Kicks: Where to Find the Best Italian Shoemakers in LA

Jun 30, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Using the highest quality materials, most Italian brands source their leathers and metals from the region and are handmade by expert artisans. In Los Angeles there are a number of shops that feature Italian shoes, but these are our favorites:... Read More

5 Italian Fashions Every New York Man Should Add to Their Closets

Jun 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Face it fellas, as American men, we don't exactly have much in the way of a signature style nor are we known globally for being particularly fashionable. Italians, on the other hand, have a striking style that's hard to put into words, but has a definitive look. Even guys in a fashion-forward city like New York could learn a few lessons from Milanese and Florentine wardrobes. We turned to a few of Italy's leading fashion houses for tips on helping you fix up your closet with some decidedly Italian duds to achieve a signature style whether it be classic Italian or sprezzatura.... Read More

DJ Irie Celebrates Birthday With Celebs Jamie Foxx, Jermaine Dupri & Puff Daddy in Miami

Jun 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

After a whirlwind three days of charity events inclusive of golf, bowling, pool-partying and clubbing, the 10th Annual Irie Weekend went out with what we in Miami call “the bang” heard around the world as celebrities and locals alike flocked to the city’s newest nightlife experience E11EVEN to celebrate the end of yet another successful charity weekend.... Read More

The Historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago Reveals Massive $215 Million Restoration

Jun 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn  |  1 Comment

A large majority of hotel renovations are focused on giving guests the latest and greatest aesthetics and adding new technology to their offerings, such as touchscreen devices to walls throughout rooms and passageways. However, Chicago's Palmer House Hilton's $215 million restoration went the opposite direction and returned their centenarian structure to its original splendor and updated its former spaces back to their previous magnificence.... Read More

5 Italian Chefs Causing Quite the Stir in NYC

Jun 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

For decades there has been a strong Italian presence in New York City—which has, naturally, translated to a swath of great Italian restaurants thriving in the area. Still, even with dozens (hundreds?) of Italian fine-dining establishments throughout the city, a few names will always stand out. These are the chefs who're currently dominating the ristorante Italiano scene in NYC:... Read More

NYC's Newest Boutique Hotel in Times Square Has an Almost 100-Year History

Jun 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Paramount, the latest addition to New York's luxury boutique hotel scene, might be the new face in town, but the location's history reaches as far back as the 1920s. Situated about half a block from the famed Times Square, Paramount's prime location and stellar accommodations come together to offer travelers one of the city's best hotel experiences.... Read More

6 Reasons You Should Have Gone to Veuve Clicquot 7th Annual NYC Polo Classic

Jun 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

This year marked the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic held on May 31, 2014. The event was sold out in minutes, but here are some of the reasons you should have made it your priority to be in attendance.... Read More

Stay a Full 24 Hours at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Any Day of the Week

Jun 16, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

On the day you check-out of a hotel, there is nothing quite as bothersome as waking up to the thought that in a few hours, you’ll have to be packed and out of the room. Sure, a late checkout (1 p.m.) is nice, but The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte wants to take things one step further and give its guests more time at their five-star hotel.... Read More

Crown Princess Katherine & Prince Alexander Host Lavish NYC Fundraiser for Serbia Relief

Jun 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

To be a (real) Princess is more than a crown and a title. It requires grace, elegance, poise and a certain charisma. In the case of Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, it also entails authenticity, compassion and heart. Princess Katherine and her husband Crown Prince Alexander were in New York City June 5, 2014 for a fundraiser for their charity Lifeline, benefiting the victims of the recent Serbian floods.... Read More

Bostonia Public House Moves Onto State Street With New Farm-to-Table Fare

Jun 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

When Kitty O’Shea’s finally closed its doors on State Street, we were curious to find out what would eventually go into the space. Finally, on April 13, we were able to see the new restaurant filling its space, the Bostonia Public House. ... Read More

Upstairs at the Kimberly Gives New Yorkers Another Reason to Enjoy Rooftop Lounging

Jun 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

When the weather in New York makes its long awaited shift from unbearably bitter cold to warm and sunny, you can actually feel the city come alive. New Yorkers are energized from their winter hibernation and waste no time partaking in their favorite summertime activities — for some it's running in the park or brunching al fresco, and for me, it's hitting up rooftop bars (and I have many, many allies in this).... Read More

Stay at Stanford Court Hotel & Get Free Use of Google Glass During Your Stay

Jun 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Talk about awesome hotel amenities, Stanford Court Hotel is stepping up their cool-factor by offering guests complimentary use of Google Glass during their stay. Part of the Google Glass Explorer package, they come with overnight accommodations in a deluxe room, breakfast in the hotel's Aurea cafe, and a nightly beverage in the Aurea Lounge.... Read More

The Sanctuary Hotel Opens Broadway's Newest Dining Venue: Tender NYC

Jun 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

The Sanctuary Hotel's newest restaurant and lounge, Tender, officially opened its doors last month and is already garnering rave reviews. The midtown restaurant is the perfect combination of star-studded chefs, a gorgeous wait staff, delectable food and an intricate drink menu in a modern, comfortable setting.... Read More

Sofitel So Singapore Steps Onto the Hotel Scene With Karl Lagerfeld Graphic Touches

Jun 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The head designer breathing life into the infamous Chanel brand, Karl Lagerfeld has been tapped to work with the new Sofitel So Singapore to add his magic with stylish graphic touches positioned around the property. In addition to Lagerfeld's impressive fashion and aesthetic fixtures, the hotel teamed with MIAJA Design Group to decorate and design interior elements.... Read More

Get off the Beach and Into a Boat: A Few of the Most Prestigious Italian Yacht Brokers in LA

Jun 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

It's no secret that some of the best yachts and superboats in the world come out of Italy. However, finding the right broker in your area can be a bit of a hassle. Those in the Los Angeles area though are in luck because we've rounded up an amazing collection of brokers in the area who have some incredible Italian yachts available. Here are our top five picks:... Read More

Mandarin Oriental Hotel's Camélia Restaurant a Delectable Treat in the City of Light

May 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Paris, in the haute couture district of the City of Light, offers several dining options including Camélia, a secluded terrace garden in the hotel’s inner courtyard. We recently visited the dining venue during an enchanting evening in May, and opted for an al fresco meal.... Read More

Awesome Italian Sports Cars: Where to Rent Them & Where to Drive Them

May 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer

Just because yellow cabs are an iconic part of New York, doesn’t mean you have to be confined to a taxi. New York is one of the fashion capitals of the world, so why not cruise the streets in style? Nothing is more in vogue when it comes to stylish cars than those of Italian decent — we’re talking Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Maseratis, of course. And while we know parking along 5th Avenue or anywhere near Times Square is impossible, that’s what a valet or valet parking is for.... Read More

Four Seasons Service and Disney Fun Combine for Magical Adventures This August

May 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Slated to open August 3, 2014, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will be situated in the Disney-planned residential community of Golden Oak. This area offers guests a feeling of secluded restfulness while keeping a close proximity to everything an Orlando vacation offers. ... Read More

The Grand Del Mar's Renowned Chef Bradley to Open Bijou French Bistro in La Jolla

May 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The popular Chef William Bradley from Addison, The Grand Del Mar's five-diamond, five-star restaurant is offering up his expertise as a culinary director to the new French eatery slated to open this June in San Diego. Joining his team as Chef de Cuisine will be none other than Addison's sous chef Shaun Gethin.... Read More

InterContinental London Park Lane Now Offering SUNDARI Skincare's Full Treatment Experiences

May 22, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you’re looking to add a new skincare line to your hotel, it probably doesn’t hurt to seek out the help of a supermodel who makes her living off of her flawless looks and enviable skin. Recently the InterContinental London Park Lane unveiled its new line of spa treatment products, SUNDÃRI, created by none other than the stunning Christy Turlington. ... Read More

Five Ways to Get Your Heart Pumping in Miami

May 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer  |  1 Comment

Some people go to Miami to soak up the sun and relax, others go for the nightlife and celeb-watching. We’re done with that though. If you’re in the city where the temperatures are high, why not get your adrenaline soaring as well? In case you’re looking for something exciting to do, we’ve rounded up a few activities that are sure to get your heart pumping next time you’re in Miami.... Read More

NYC's Last Surviving Historic Pier to Become Dining & Drinking Destination After 127 Years

May 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The last surviving historic pier in New York City built near Battery Park from 1884 to 1886 to serve the NYC Department of Docks and Harbor Police, will soon become the Big Apple’s most impressive new drinking and dining destination. Dubbed the Pier A Harbor House, Peter Poulakakos, Danny McDonald and Michael Jewell, the trio behind New York’s retro booze hall The Dead Rabbit, are transforming the soaring space into an amalgamation of six different drinking and dining venues.... Read More

Exquisite 7,000-Square-Foot Hyde Park Penthouse in London Listed at $55 Million

May 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

One of the largest apartments in London, a massive 7,100-square-foot penthouse in a historic mansion on Hyde Park, has been listed for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate Strutt & Parker for about $55 million.... Read More

Delano Las Vegas Brings Miami Beach-Chic to Sin City in September

May 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The brand new all-suite Delano Las Vegas, an outpost of the legendary Miami luxury resort, is set to open on September 1 in place of what had been THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. A partnership between Mandalay parent MGM Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group, it represents the first extension of the Delano brand.... Read More

Are You Invited to The Ultra Exclusive Karma International Masquerade Party?

May 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Located somewhere in Los Angeles at a secret location that's been described as a spot "with masterful architectural features reminiscent of a Venetian opera house," the sixth annual Karma Masquerade will take place. Promising to be one of the most impressive parties to date, the "Eyes Wide Shut" event will feature strolling performers, striking lighting exhibitions, surprise stage shows and living art displays.... Read More

James Beard Foundation to Hit LA with Celebrity Chef Tour in June

May 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Los Angeles was recently recognized for its food scene on May 5, of this year, when Nancy Silverton was named Outstanding Chef by the James Beard Foundation—the culinary world’s equivalent of an Oscar. ... Read More

Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites Unveils Newest Wine-Themed Suite for 2014

May 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Fourteen vineyards from around Monterey County have teamed up with Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites to offer guests exclusive wine-themed rooms designed specifically by the vineyard. Each of the Monterey area wineries focused on décor and an atmosphere that goes hand-in-hand with their philosophies and wines.... Read More

Turnberry Isle Proves It's Still a Miami Best 47 Years Later

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A lot of golf-centric resorts claim to have luxurious offerings far beyond the links, but few can make the case as convincingly as Turnberry Isle Miami. The resort, located in Aventura, Florida just outside Miami originally opened in the early ‘70s as a county club for private members. Since then hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested over the years in making it the ultimate retreat, not just for golfers but for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life.... Read More

Mercedes House Suite 1545 Offers Midtown Respite by the Week

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

During celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe’s last season on her reality TV show, she pleaded with her husband to purchase a second home in New York (the first being in LA). The oversized-sunglass-wearing blonde was tired of staying in hotel penthouse suites and wanted a homier atmosphere for her many trips to the city. If you’re like Zoe and have stayed in your share of luxury properties, you may want to consider booking a private condo instead.... Read More

7th Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic to Be Played Under the Statue of Liberty on May 31

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

As spectator sports go, polo is pretty exotic. It is, after all, the sport of kings, and seeing a match played in Palm Beach or Bridgehampton is always a truly special event. But seeing it played under the shadow of the Statue of Liberty while sipping on Veuve Clicquot Champagne, ranks up there for top ways to watch a match.... Read More

At a Glance: New York City's JW Marriott Essex House on Central Park South

May 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary   |  1 Comment

JW Marriott Essex House on Central Park South is perfectly positioned to offer easy access to the entire city of New York. Part of the National Trust, the property first opened its doors in 1931. Marriott took over Essex House less than five years ago, breathing new life into it while still maintaining its quintessential Manhattan charm.... Read More

La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup Celebrates 10 Years on South Beach

May 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

From April 24 to 27, all of the big fish in Miami came out for the coveted 10th Annual La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup, the South Beach Polo competition held between 20th and 22nd streets on the sands of South Beach. ... Read More

Find Out What Makes Delano South Beach and Hotel Victor So Smoking Hot

May 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

On a recent jaunt to sexy South Beach to soak up some sun and take in the world-class action at the Sony Open tennis championship, I decided to visit two of the town’s hottest hotels, the Delano South Beach and the Hotel Victor. The former has long reigned as the coolest hotel on the beach, and the latter just reopened after $8 million in renovations, instantly becoming a hit with the in-crowd.... Read More

MGM Resorts International to Build a Park at the Las Vegas Strip in 2016

May 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Slated for an opening in 2016 at the same time as the new 20,000-seat arena on the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International will be installing a park that will link together Monte Carlo and New York-New York. In name, a "park" on the Strip might sound like a far-too subdued place for the surrounding area, but, as Vegas goes, The Park isn't going to be anything like the playground-toting grassy acreage of land near your home.... Read More

Navigating Miami's Hakkasan, Katsuya by Starck and The Bazaar by José Andrés

May 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Navigating the Miami dining scene can be a tricky proposition. Drive down Collins Avenue and nearly every place you pass looks pretty cool, but we know from experience few of them have cuisine that could be called “more than edible.” On our last trip to the glitzy city we did some research and honed in on a few that have consistently garnered rave reviews: Hakkasan at the fabulous Fontainebleau, Katsuya by Starck, and The Bazaar by José Andrés at the stunning SLS South Beach.... Read More

Imbibery's Raw, Cold-Pressed Juices and Cleanses Arrive in London

May 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Jessica Bibi Cooper

Juicing has become a massive trend, and if you don’t have a bottle of designer green juice in your fridge, you’re not keeping up with The Joneses. Juicing and detoxing has had a big impact in the States and its spreading like wildfire here in the UK. But we seem to be behind our American friends, whereas America has a juice bar in every corner and in every store, England hasn’t quite caught up yet.... Read More

Sean MacPherson to Open Cool New Ludlow Hotel on NYC's Lower East Side

May 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Sean MacPherson has a kind of magic touch when it comes to hotels and restaurants; every property he opens instantly becomes the hottest place in town and stays that way. Now the man behind the Bowery Hotel, Jane Hotel, Waverly Inn, Swingers, Jones, and El Carmen is opening a new boutique hotel in New York’s Lower East Side.... Read More

Polo and Pony Trails Aficionado Packages Announced by The St. Regis San Francisco

May 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The St. Regis San Francisco has unveiled two new packages that are sure to please the horse-and-sport lovers out there. Both packages come with a night's stay in one of the property's luxurious suites, breakfast at the signature Vitrine and transportation to and from Chalk Hill Estate in Healdsburg for a day of horseback riding, wine and food.... Read More

Trump Las Vegas Residents to Benefit From New Neiman Marcus Partnership

May 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The Residences at Trump Las Vegas has recently entered into a collaborative effort with Neiman Marcus to offer owners a selection of curated amenities during their first 12 months after buying a property. Three unique fashion programs are available during that year and each offers exceptional service:... Read More

A Very Posh Sunday at the Palm Beach Int'l Polo Club for the Piaget Gold Cup

May 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

If you visit Palm Beach in March and April, a trip to the Palm Beach International Polo Club is a must. Polo matches are played there every Sunday, including a number of prestigious championships. You can reserve tables for brunch that serve an impressive gourmet buffet with over 80 selections, including everything from sushi to roast lamb. One of the top-drawer options for the event is a ticket to Veuve Clicquot’s Airstream Lounge which sits in its own VIP section and includes a bottle of the beautiful bubbly. ... Read More

The Historic Westin St. Francis Celebrates its 110th Year & a $20 Million Renovation

Apr 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Since its opening on March 21, 1904, The Westin St. Francis on Union Square has been an integral part of San Francisco’s dynamic history. With a respectful eye on the past and the other on the future, the grand hotel is celebrating its 110th anniversary with a year-long series of historic tours, epicure specials, tempting spa treatments and hotel packages as it unveils the $20 million renovation of the Tower Building guestrooms.... Read More

Kate Moss, Lily Allen and Harry Styles Party at London's Coolest New Hotel

Apr 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Andre Balasz re-invented the legendary Chateau Marmont, dated Uma Thurman, appeared in ads for Louis Vuitton, and launched the Mercer and Standard hotel brands as paragons of casual cool. Until now, however, he has never had a property outside the U.S. That’s set to change in late May when he opens The Chiltern Firehouse, a 26-suite boutique luxury hotel in central London’s chic Marylebone district. And it’s already on track to become the city’s coolest hangout.... Read More

Celebrate Derby Day at New York's Iconic 21 Club With New Chef Sylvain Delpique

Apr 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The legendary 21 Club in New York City is famed for its jockey statues lining its front steps, so of course, what better place to celebrate the Kentucky Derby? The club first opened in 1922 and is now part of Belmond (formerly the Orient-Express group). The statues date back to the 1930s when well-heeled patrons with their own thoroughbred racing stables—such as the Vanderbilts, Mellons and Phipps families—gifted them to their favorite watering hole.... Read More

Boston Red Sox's Private Aviation Company Opens Clubhouse at Fenway Park

Apr 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Baseball has returned to Fenway Park after the Red Sox’s 2013 World Series win, and Wheels Up, the exclusive private aviation partner of the team, has opened a new clubhouse at the ballpark to celebrate. Wheels Up members are given reduced upfront costs to fly, and now they can enjoy the perks of their own lounge at Fenway.... Read More

The New Marriott Marquis DC Announces 5 Dining Experiences Including Sports Bar, Speakeasy & Lobby Bar

Apr 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Francesca Berchiolli  |  1 Comment

The new Marriott Marquis DC opening on May 1 has announced their five dining and entertainment options. Each establishment will offer its own experience, accompanied by Americana-inspired menu options and serving the freshest ingredients from local sources including their own rooftop garden. The vision behind these culinary delights is Executive Chef and DC-native Chef Matthew Morrison.... Read More

Milan's Two-Michelin Starred Carlo Cracco Opening New Restaurant in an Old Sawmill

Apr 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

After opening a restaurant that received two Michelin stars, it would seem that the next logical step in a chef's career would be to open another fine dining establishment to add to his stars. But that’s not the case for revered Italian chef and mastermind Chef Carlo Cracco of Cracco Peck along with Tanja Solci.... Read More

The Breakers' Flagler Steakhouse: Rich Traditions of American Luxury in Palm Beach

Apr 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

What Palm Beach's Breakers hotel has done so well over the past 120 years, is continue to maintain its rich traditions while entering a new era of luxury. Each year, the owners have spent around $20 million to revitalize the historic property while keeping it true to its heritage. Over $250 million has been invested in the past decade, but modern additions aren’t part of its current plans however. ... Read More

Miami Beach Polo World Cup Starts April 24 with Sexy Models & Bieber's Supercars

Apr 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The glamorous world of high goal polo converges in Florida on April 24–27 for the 10th annual Miami Beach Polo World Cup played on the sizzling sands of South Beach. This year the event’s sponsors include Argentinean polo lifestyle brand La Martina, the title sponsor and official supplier; Lou La Vie, the exotic car rental agency where Justin Bieber got his now infamous Lamborghini; Perfect Vodka; A&E; and is produced by The Polo Life, LLC and ACT Productions.... Read More

Four Seasons Milano Makes Party Planning Easier With New Catering E-Menus

Apr 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

You are cordially invited to throw your next lavish Italian shindig at the Four Seasons Hotel Milano. Okay, that’s nothing new, but thanks to their latest events and catering e-menus, social butterflies on the go can make all their social engagement arrangements from the convenience of their smartphones—anywhere, anytime, no appointment or trans-Atlantic phone calls necessary.... Read More

Nikita Malibu Reopens With New Concepts of Fine Dining on Billionaire's Beach

Apr 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Recently reopened after an extensive reimagining of its cuisine and atmosphere, Nikita Malibu has put together what the restaurant is deeming the "marriage of food and wine in a cozy, yet refined seaside architectural gem."... Read More

Paris' Le Bon Marché: A Left Bank Classic for All Things Luxury

Apr 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Nicholas

If Le Bon Marché doesn’t set your heart aflutter, then it’s debatable whether you really belong in Paris. Staking out a prominent corner in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the department store distills the essence of Parisian elegance and luxury underneath one breathtaking art-deco glass ceiling. Like most things in the French capital, Le Bon Marché carries with it significant cultural history.... Read More

Park Hyatt New York Celebrates Grand Opening of Flagship Hotel This Summer

Apr 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

It's been in the works for awhile, and after what seemed like forever for fans of the hotel, Park Hyatt New York is finally slated to have a grand opening this summer. Travelers to the Big Apple should expect more from the new hotel as well. Though there are already dozens of Park Hyatt hotels across the globe, the New York destination is going to become the brand's flagship location.... Read More

Become a Member of The Thermal Club & Get Access to Private Racetracks

Apr 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you like luxury cars, have an affinity for speed and like it hot (the weather, of course), you may want to look into membership at The Thermal Club in Thermal, CA (near Palm Springs). With 4.5 miles of exclusive racetrack, the motorsports club offers fast straightaways with challenging curves, three independent courses, and a Kart Track with two independent courses.... Read More

Enjoy Asian, Mediterranean, & Steakhouse Dishes at The Setai, Miami Beach

Apr 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Elegance, sophistication and finesse are the chief ingredients that make The Restaurant and The Setai Grill world-class dining venues and culinary hot spots in Miami.... Read More

SeaFair Miami to Offer Dinner & Weekend Brunch Cruises Aboard $40M MegaYacht

Apr 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Florida's eponymously-named $40 million MegaYacht owned and operated by SeaFair Miami has announced weekend dinner and brunch cruises that will start daily on April 17, 2014. Perfect for small holiday outings like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Easter, the MegaYacht Grand Luxe will offer diners the chance to browse through the vessel's art galleries, boutique shops and can enjoy live entertainment.... Read More

10 Reasons to Celebrate Scotland During New York Tartan Week

Apr 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

During Tartan Week, the five million Americans who claim Scotish ancestry—and all the others who just really like golf, Edinburgh literature and/or Scotch whisky—will be honoring the rainy, peaty homeland. It’s nowhere near as widely celebrated as St. Paddy’s Day, but New York City will have a parade (because NYC always has a parade) on Saturday April 5. Here are 10 excellent reasons to celebrate Scotland and its influence on the U.S.... Read More

Get Box Seats at the Philippe-Chatrier Court for the French Open With Shangri-La Paris

Apr 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The five-star Shangri-La, one of the most luxurious hotels in Paris, is teaming up with the French Open on a new Paris Dream VIP package. Widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world, the event will take place from May 29 to June 8 at the Stade Roland Garros.... Read More

Miami's Legendary Versace Mansion Transformed Into $800/Night Boutique Hotel

Apr 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The legendary Versace mansion on Miami’s famed Ocean Drive is set to re-open as an opulent boutique luxury hotel called The Villa by Barton G. The Israeli Nakash family, which owns Jordache Enterprises as well as five Miami hotels, acquired the iconic designer’s former residence for $41.5 million last September. To operate the hotel along with its lavish restaurant, the family hired events impresario and restaurateur Barton G. Weiss.... Read More

Bond in Motion Gives Fans a Look Into The Sexy Wheels Behind 007

Apr 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Claire Bloomfield

An exciting new exhibition rolled into London on March 18, and for fans of cinema’s most iconic spy, it’s one not to be missed. James Bond has taken over the London Film Museum in its entirety in a continuation of the 50-year celebration of the longest running franchise in movie history. Across the 22 films that followed, 007’s vehicles and high-tech gadgets have become some of the show’s signature pieces enjoyed by generations of fans.... Read More

The Scarlet Huntington Set to Open May 2014 after $15 Million Renovation

Mar 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Situated in the premier Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, The Scarlet Huntington once known as The Huntington Hotel, is slated to reopen May 2014 upon completion of its $15 million renovation. With an overhauled aesthetic and an intricate focus on the senses, the property weaves together the city’s rich history and the cultures of 15th century Chinese immigrants in modern-day Malaysia and Singapore.... Read More

Bellagio's Le Cirque and The Guigal Winery Team Up for One-Time Prix Fixe Meal

Mar 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The Bellagio Las Vegas' Epicurean Epicenter Series has played host to a number of remarkable culinary events, and now they're upping the ante with a one-day-only event that will take place Saturday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. ... Read More

SFC&G's Editor-in-Chief Discusses The Bay's Newest High-End Lifestyle Magazine

Mar 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

SFC&G (San Francisco Cottages & Gardens), a new magazine that will launch in April, hopes to be the go-to source for upscale design-conscious readers who live in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Marin, East Bay, the wine country and Silicon Valley. This high-end lifestyle magazine will publish six issues in 2014. ... Read More

Trendy New Boutique Hotel to Open Near Fenway Park

Mar 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Bostonians and Beantown fans alike will have something to look forward to this summer when The Verb opens its doors near the iconic Fenway Park. The cool boutique hotel mixes classic mid-century modern motel style with the rich musical and artistic roots of the Fenway neighborhood. ... Read More

Find Your Next Superyacht at the 2014 Singapore Yacht Show This April

Mar 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer

Singapore will be welcoming the ultra-elite to its island of Sentosa for the fourth annual Singapore Yacht Show (SYS). This year’s show will be held April 10-13 and will once again take place at One015 Marina in Sentosa Cove.... Read More

The Rittenhouse Announces New Spa & Club in Addition to Recent Property Revitalizations

Mar 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

With the announcement of The Rittenhouse's new 15,000-square-foot spa, guests will have more to look forward to including a large collection of services such as Hair by Paul Labrecque. Labrecque—recognized as one of the US's top stylists by Vanity Fair—is at the helm of the salon, and proves that the facility is truly aiming to be one of the best in the city.... Read More

The Cosmopolitan Launches Grand Social Experiment with Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

Mar 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a luxury resort and casino aimed at a younger, hipper clientele, has reinvented the social club with its new quirkily-named venue Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Part cocktail lounge, part supper club and part cabaret, it’s a bit risqué in the best Vegas tradition, and extremely entertaining as well as being a mecca for mixologists.... Read More

Chateau de la Resle's Owners to Exhibit Collection at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan

Mar 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The six-room Chateau de la Resle hotel in Burgundy, France, is a welcoming destination that offers  guests the comfort and feel of a private residence. Brimming with style  and culture, the property also happens to have a visually striking collection of arts. In fact, the hotel's Dutch owners Pieter Fra and Johan Bouman are so entrenched with the fine art world that they're starting their own design label to be branded with the same name as the hotel.... Read More

Bombay Sapphire Hosts Exclusive Lounge & Players Mix-Off at the Sony Open

Mar 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

How do the world’s top tennis players cool off after some serious competition and wowing the crowds at the Sony Open Tennis in Miami? With a custom crafted Bombay Sapphire cocktail at the luxe gin brand’s exclusive Bombay Sapphire Lounge at the Crandon Tennis Center.... Read More

Roger Federer Hosts Mini Tennis Match for Moët & Chandon During Sony Open

Mar 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

In 2012 we broke the news that Roger Federer had been named as Moët & Chandon’s new brand ambassador. On March 19, Federer (who is favored to win the Sony Open currently in full swing), hosted a mini tennis match for the famed French Champagne house at the eye-popping 50th floor rooftop lounge of the Viceroy Miami.  ... Read More

Celebrity Chef Heston Blumenthal to Open Restaurant at Heathrow's Terminal 2

Mar 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Heston Blumenthal, the British celebrity chef whose three-Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck is consistently voted Best Restaurant in the UK, is opening a new eatery at Heathrow airport’s recently revamped Terminal 2. Set to open in June, The Perfectionists’ Café aims to deliver world-class cuisine quickly, in an informal, friendly setting, and could well be the globe's best airport restaurant.... Read More

Luxury Cruise Ship Mariner of the Seas Completes Its First Singapore Season

Mar 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer  |  1 Comment

After 29 sailings, Mariner of the Seas has completed its first season in Singapore. Its inaugural trip began in November as part of the winter/spring cruise season. The vessel is part of Royal Caribbean's Voyager Class which consists of ships with signature innovations like a rock climbing wall, mini golf course, and the first-ever ice skating rink at sea.... Read More

Singapore's Luxury Residential Market Gets $11 Billion Makeover

Mar 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer

The Singapore luxury residential market is set to receive a billion dollar makeover. In the next few years, around USD $11.8 billion worth of integrated developments and iconic residences will pop up across the skyline in an attempt to overhaul the country's luxury residential market.... Read More

5 of Beverly Hills' Top Hotels Celebrate the City's Centennial With Custom Suites

Mar 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The city of Beverly Hills, CA is celebrating its centennial this year, and five of the city's best hotels are teaming up to observe the milestone in an extraordinary way. In a promotion deemed Suite 100 and conceptualized by the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau, each of these luxury hotels have intricately redecorated one of their premier suites in an effort to take guests back to various periods in the city's history while featuring the style and glamour of earlier eras.... Read More

LeBron James Accepts Prestigious Don Shula Sports Legend Award

Mar 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Two of South Florida's leading sports personalities and Sun Sports HEAT TV broadcasters Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino, celebrated the eighth annual Reid & Fiorentino Call of The Game Dinner & Celebrity Golf Classic on March 13 and 15. Hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL, the event honored MVP and World Champion Miami Heat forward LeBron James who accepted the most prestigious accolade of the evening, the Don Shula Sports Legend Award.... Read More

Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli & Stella McCartney to Show Collections During Fashion Week El Paseo 2014

Mar 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The ninth annual Fashion Week El Paseo will be strutting its stuff next week on the white-tented runway at Palm Desert’s luxurious El Paseo shopping strand from March 16-21. Featuring day and evening wear collections, and attracting celebrity designers and retail superstars, the seven-day tent event is expected to bring in a record crowd of more than 13,000 people.... Read More

Nobu Hotel Las Vegas Debuts Gorgeous 10,000-Sq.-Ft. Skytop Villa for First Anniversary

Mar 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the first in the world for the brand, is celebrating its one-year anniversary with the opening of one of the most opulent Vegas suites. The Skytop Nobu Villa, perched at the very top of the hotel and set to open in the fall, is comprised of 10,300 square feet of space (5,600-square-foot interior, 4,700-square-foot terrace). And of course, it has its own Nobu sushi bar.... Read More

View the Carlyle Residences' Newest FENDI Casa-Inspired $3.2 Million Luxury Condo

Mar 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

High above the streets of Los Angeles on The Carlyle Residences' 21st floor, sits a striking luxury condominium property ready to be purchased at $3.275 million. This two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom residence provides sweeping views of the north, south and east L.A., allowing plenty of natural light to fill the space during the day.... Read More

Escape the Conventional Hotel With Luxury Villas at The Retreat in Laguna

Mar 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Rather than being a standard hotel with guestrooms and suites all packed under one roof, The Retreat in Laguna offers a choice of inspirational villas to choose from for your Southern California vacation. Eight stunning homes sit on Orange County’s beautiful coastline and provide the perfect retreat for everything from a family reunion to a romantic getaway.... Read More

LINQ Las Vegas Aims to Be New Social Hub of The Strip This Spring

Mar 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Set to open this spring, The LINQ is billing itself as Las Vegas’ first open-air retail, dining, nightlife and entertainment district positioned at the heart of The Strip, directly across from Caesar’s Palace and part of the Caesar’s Entertainment group. Described as “NOLA’s Bourbon Street meets L.A.’s The Grove and Austin’s Sixth Street,” the space will span some 300,000 square feet, challenging the traditional Vegas conventions of keeping people inside so they can gamble.... Read More

Where to Find Authentic Italian Fare Outside of the North End

Mar 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you are looking for a taste of true Italy, you don’t have to go to the North End to get an authentic dining experience. Via Matta located at the Heritage on the Garden in the Back Bay, is the place to go for a traditional fix. Chef/owner Michael Schlow has done a great job in offering an authentic Italian experience that guests notice the moment they walk in from the décor to the varied menu offerings.... Read More

Guess Which Top Chef All Star Just Opened a New Restaurant in Little Italy...

Mar 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Last week, the Juniper & Ivy invited JustLuxe to a media preview dinner to get a taste of Top Chef All Stars' winner Richard Blais’ new restaurant with partner Michael Rosen, before its official opening yesterday, March 3.... Read More

Exploring One of the World's Best Spas at Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas

Mar 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

For the past few years, Capella Pedregal’s Auriga Spa has been taking home a number of accolades from such publications as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor, with awards such as #6 spot on the “Top 25 Spas in the World” and making the “World’s Best Hotel Spa” list. But it wasn’t until I was able to experience the facility this past January, that I really understood why it was such a standout.... Read More

Rehydrate and Revitalize Your Dry Winter Skin With Prettyology's Julie Michaud

Feb 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

There is nothing worse than winter skin that looks dry, flaky and dehydrated; and with the record snowfall this season in Boston, it’s hard not to have a dull complexion. Which is why I was pleased to learn about skin specialist Julie Michaud at Prettyology, who works to rejuvenate her client’s skin with a number of impressive techniques.... Read More

DAYLIGHT Beach Club Gearing Up for Pool Party Season With Nicky Romero as Opener

Feb 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’ve had enough of the cold winter months, don't you worry because Las Vegas is giving you something to look forward to in the next few weeks. Things are heating up and starting on March 7, Sin City’s pool parties will start to slowly open, with the final one launching on April 12.... Read More

San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter Opens City Sights at ALTITUDE Sky Lounge

Feb 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter's ALTITUDE Sky Lounge, officially the highest open-air rooftop bar on the West Coast, has added an indoor space to the venue called “City Sights” that is now open to the public and offers sweeping views of downtown from 22-stories above the street (and fortunately for guests, also benefits from the same bar menu and happy hour specials offered throughout the rest of ALTITUDE Sky Lounge).... Read More

Take a Glimpse Into The Spa at The Mandarin Oriental San Francisco

Feb 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond  |  1 Comment

Among the steel skyscrapers, austere public art, and chiming cable cars of downtown San Francisco is a sliver of the Orient: The Mandarin Oriental. The hotel group’s internationally recognized and regarded symbol, a subtle golden fan, is nearly the only exterior sign of this grand property. And that's all that's needed.... Read More

Cartier's Le Style et L'Histoire Exhibit Dazzles at Paris' Grand Palais

Feb 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Nicholas

Cartier may be known as the “Jeweler of Kings,” but as the exhibit Le Style et L’Histoire at Paris’ Grand Palais proves, the brand has also been the jeweler to a fair number of poets, film stars, and other members of the international glitterati. In a collection of 600 artifacts in the museum’s Salon d’Honneur, the exhibit explores the rich history of Cartier’s generations of craftsmanship.... Read More

The Westgate Hotel Builds New Rooftop Pool Four Decades After Opening

Feb 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Since its opening in 1970, The Westgate Hotel in San Diego hasn’t had a pool for guests to enjoy, which—in a sunny city like SD—is almost like a sushi restaurant without rice. Luckily, the owners finally came to their senses and added a place for people to take a dip in on those warm summer days. ... Read More

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort: Classic Elegance With a Beachfront Locale

Feb 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

An oceanfront haven satiated with the famous St. Regis service, style and luxury amenities, The St. Regis Bal Harbour is an exclusive destination for the discerning traveler. Just across from its location are the Bal Harbour Shops, a premier shopping destination filled with the world’s most prestigious brands, and close to the excitement of South Beach.... Read More

Las Vegas in a Day: Where to Stay, Dine and Get Pampered at a Spa

Feb 18, 2014  |   Contributor: AJ Jordan  |  1 Comment

Las Vegas is constantly building, upgrading and renovating attractions to offer upscale tourists the lavish experience they seek. Last year saw a five-year record high of 40 million visitors to Sin City, and the average daily room rate increased from $3 to nearly $111. The coming of new attractions this year like the SLS Las Vegas, Delano Las Vegas, and Caesars Entertainment's new resort The Cromwell, will continue the flow of tourists to this entertainment capital. Here is a guide to navigating a day in Las Vegas.... Read More

Miami HEAT and sbe Partner on Chic New Hyde Suite Nightclub at AmericanAirlines

Feb 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Miami sports fans, get ready to experience a new nightclub at AmericanAirlines Arena with the launch of Hyde Suite. From the Miami HEAT and sbe—a creative hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning venues and nightlife—the new suite will be available for buyout and single-ticket purchase during the second half of the 2013/2014 season.... Read More

The Breakers Palm Beach Knows Style, Service and Sultry Seascapes

Feb 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

For more than a century, The Breakers has been considered one of North America’s most iconic resort destinations. One glimpse of the stunning Italian Renaissance architecture with its breathtaking backdrop of the Atlantic and it is easy to see why The Breakers has become a legendary place to frolic, celebrate, relax and indulge at the only complete resort experience on the island of Palm Beach. ... Read More

The World's Most Expensive Fixer-Upper is an $80 Million 18th-Century Mansion for Sale in London's Mayfair District

Feb 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

For about $80 million you can acquire one of London’s most desirable historic mansions. On the downside it will cost you another $35 million to restore it to its former glory, but once finished, experts say it will be worth around $175 million. Welcome to the world’s most expensive fixer-upper at No. 39 Charles Street in Mayfair. ... Read More

Celebrities Come Together to Promote Philanthropic Work and Raise Money For Charities

Feb 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Some of the best things about our favorite celebrities are their ability to give back to those in need. During this year’s awards season, two new charity events will be taking place: Fame & Philanthropy and Unite 4 Humanity. ... Read More

The Seductive CAKE Nightclub in Scottsdale May Just Cure Your Sweet Tooth

Feb 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Contrary to its name, which suggests a frosted sugary pastry served on special occasions, the new CAKE Nightclub in Scottsdale is anything but sweet; but you may feel just as naughty when indulging in this adult treat.... Read More

Miami Boat Show Is In Full Swing, Here is the Latest via Social Media

Feb 14, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Miami International Boat Show is in full effect after kicking off yesterday. and social media is abuzz. ... Read More

NYC's Highest Rooftop Lounge Bar 54 at Hyatt Times Square Now Open

Feb 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Times Square is a bit of a tourist trap, which frankly makes a cheap beer easy to find and high-quality cocktails a bit more scarce. At least until now. Recently Hyatt Times Square just opened their new Bar 54, which aims to offer a sophisticated and fun destination for those looking for somewhere in the area to mingle over cocktails, instead of a badly-made margarita. Along with superb drinks and a choice of scrumptious small plates, Bar 54 also marks the opening of New York City's highest rooftop lounge, which allows for spectacular views of Manhattan.... Read More

Veuve Clicquot Introduces the Airstream Lounge at the Int'l Polo Club Palm Beach

Feb 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Polo season in Palm Beach is even more chic than usual this season thanks to Veuve Clicquot. This year the famed French Champagne house has introduced the Veuve Clicquot Airstream lounge, an ultra-stylish venue on wheels. The lounge, decorated in Veuve’s signature mandarin orange, will be open during the Sunday matches for brunch at the prestigious International Polo Club Palm Beach through April 20.... Read More

22 Central Park South Residences & Bergdorf Goodman Partner on Exclusive Services

Feb 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The luxury retailer Bergdorf Goodman has entered into an interesting partnership with 22 Central Park South, operated by the Elad Group, to offer a handful of services to each company's affluent customers. This also marks the first time for Bergdorf entering into an agreement like this.... Read More

LXR & Co. Opens Flagship SoHo Retail Spot Featuring the Popular Birkin Bar

Feb 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

After seeing notable success as a pop-up holiday boutique in late 2013, LXR & Co. has taken the next step and opened a full-time retail space in New York City. Opened in SoHo early this month, the luxury goods store should be a welcome hit to the affluent neighborhood. The store gives LXR & Co's customers a physical location to see and purchase products from brands like Chanel, Dior, Gucci Louis Vuitton, and other high-end fashion designers. It also gives guests a chance to revisit the popular staple of the pop-up store, the Birkin Bar, where top-tier Hermes Birkin handbags can be examined firsthand.... Read More

Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Ahi Tacos & 16oz Rib Eye at the New Del Frisco's Grille

Feb 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

When we heard a sibling of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House was opening just outside of Boston, we couldn’t wait to check it out. Del Frisco's Grille, a smaller, more casual relative of the Seaport District restaurant, opened at The Street in Chestnut Hill, Mass. in November 2013 offering the same great steaks but in a less formal atmosphere.... Read More

Drink a $27,000 Bottle of Wine at the New York Palace's Exclusive New Lounge

Feb 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The New York Palace—an iconic Manhattan hotel that combines the historic, opulent Villard Mansion with a contemporary 55-story tower—has opened an exclusive new lounge called Rarities as part of its recent $140 million renovation. With only 25 seats, it’s located in the landmarked, Renaissance-style Villard building and is designed in homage to the city’s legendary private gentleman’s clubs, the sort of place where Vanderbilts and Astors would meet for drinks.... Read More

Mansion Neighboring the Royal Family's Palace of St. James Listed at $32 Million

Feb 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

St. James House, located just steps away from the Royal Palace, arguably has the best neighbors in London. The 100-year-old building being listed by Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate Strutt & Parker for about $32 million, was formerly owned by the Crown, and comprises some 46,000 square feet of interior space.... Read More

Life Chronicled Photography Offers DC Residents an Intimate Studio Experience

Feb 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Any good portrait photographer knows that taking a great picture isn’t just about the shot itself, and that the journey to the final image is just as important as the end result. When ex-foreign service employee, Diana Lewkowicz began her new venture into portraiture, she knew this all too well and set out to create a photography studio that was intimate, chic and set apart from others.... Read More

$13M Glass-Façade Penthouse for Sale in TriBeCa Considered a Dutch Masterpiece

Feb 3, 2014  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The all-glass façade and topmost residence at 497 Greenwich Street in New York City is up for sale with a price tag of $12.9 million. The spectacular residence features a large outdoors space with panoramic views of the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty, and downtown Manhattan.... Read More

Discover L.A.'s Food Culture From Sriracha to Vegan Soup Deliveries

Feb 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

L.A. is suddenly on food critic’s “best food cities” list, but locals will tell you that it’s always been a great place for culinary adventures. Everyone has their weird snack of choice: Kombucha, bacon-wrapped matzoh balls, Korean-Mexican hybrid BBQ tacos, or homemade kale chips. ... Read More

Mandarin Oriental Boston Unveils the Infinity Rose Facial Just in Time for Valentine's Day

Jan 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the Mandarin Oriental Boston has recently introduced a new rose infinity facial just in time for the holiday. The Aromatherapy Associates treatment starts off with a gentle cleanse followed by an essential enzyme mask designed to resurface the skin. It is designed to give the same effects as a face lift, but without surgery.... Read More

Napa's Chef Ken Frank Discusses 7 Tips, Tricks & Recipes for Cooking With Truffles

Jan 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

I recently returned from a totally unforgettable weekend in Northern California. It was the 4th Annual Napa Truffle Festival, produced by the American Truffle Company (ATC), where world class cuisine meets cutting-edge truffle science. This translates into a weekend learning everything you ever wanted to know about delicacy, from cultivating and hunting them, to tips on the best ways to buy, store and cook them.... Read More

Hopster's Brew & Boards Gives Patrons a Hands-On Beer Making Experience

Jan 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Who hasn’t ever dreamt of creating their own beer? If you have sipped on that hoppy little drink and thought you could create something better, now is your chance at Hopster’s Brew & Boards located in Newton Centre. Here, craft beer lovers can try their hand at the brewing process whether they are a beginning brewer or an experienced master, Hopster’s guarantees a fun experience.... Read More

Pop The Question With The Langham Huntington's $100K Proposal of The Century Package

Jan 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

You’ve probably seen red hearts floating around everywhere by now and florists are vying for your attention with romantic arrangements to make your loved one swoon. That’s right, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It just so happens that coinciding with the lover’s holiday is another celebration, the 100th birthday of the original Huntington Hotel, now The Langham Huntington, in Pasadena.... Read More

Celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII with the Hottest Parties in New York City

Jan 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Whether you’re rooting for the Broncos, the Seahawks, or Grammy Award Winner Bruno Mars, Super Bowl 2014 promises to be a great time—and with the Big Apple hosting this year, the festivities will be bigger and bolder than ever as legions of athletes, musicians, and celebrities descend upon New York City. With just two weekends to go, the city is already buzzing with anticipation. Whether you’re planning on hosting a casual get-together with friends or going all out on the biggest party of the year (so far), we’ve got you covered with our guide to the most interesting Super Bowl events in The City. Let’s get ready to party!... Read More

Preview the Residences at The Hard Rock Daytona Beach This Weekend

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Working with the connoisseurs of rock ‘n roll-themed properties, developers Bayshore Capital Inc. will be introducing their new project to add to The Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach with the 250 guestrooms and 99 luxury residences on the 11 floors located above the hotel. Taking place during the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 25 and 26, 2014, the VIP World Preview will be held at the Daytona International Speedway and will get underway with an invite-only launch party in the Infield Midway Display Area.... Read More

Entourage's Movie Cast Parties in Miami on $30 Million Yacht

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Just a few days into filming the big screen version of Entourage, Adrien Grenier, Kevin Dillon and company shot a scene aboard a super yacht in Miami with a bunch of topless models. The action took place aboard the Usher, a 154-foot-high performance motor yacht built by the renowned Delta Marine shipyard in 2007 that charters for $225,000 per week. ... Read More

London's Draycott Hotel Takes Steps to Make Property More Eco-Friendly

Jan 21, 2014  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Draycott Hotel is on a mission to be recognized as London's most eco-friendly boutique hotel. A recycling initiative and the Keen to be Green program are the main focus of the efforts. The Keen to be Green program offers a unique way to see London and make it an emissions-free experience. It is available to all guests and staffers of the Draycott.... Read More

Pisco Portón and Not For Sale Host Charity Event at La Costanera Peruvian Restaurant

Jan 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Not for Sale is a non-profit organization in San Francisco tackling the under-the-radar issue of human trafficking. On Wednesday, January 22, the group will be gathering with Pisco Portón, a spirit’s distillery in Peru, to raise awareness and funds about modern day slavery. The event will be held at La Costanera Restaurant and 10 percent of the dinner and all auction proceeds will go towards Not For Sale’s programs around the world.... Read More

Las Vegas Hoteliers Move Into NYC With the Opening of The William

Jan 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Travelers who associate the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas with some of their most colorful travel memories may be excited to learn that a sister property just opened in the Big Apple. The modern luxury William just opened at  24 East 39th Street, and aims to "redefine the extended stay experience" in a chic, boutique way. Developer The Kash Group partnered with management company Warner Hospitality, which is headed up by Vegas hospitality veterans hailing from Station Casinos, the Cosmopolitan and N9NE Group.  ... Read More

COMO Hotels Opens Its First U.S. Property in a Historic 1930s Miami Beach Building

Jan 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

COMO Hotels and Resorts, the Singapore-based luxury hospitality company that owns the famed Parrot Cay in the Turks & Caicos, is gearing up to open its very first U.S. property later this month. Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach—a brand extension of the company’s chic Metropolitan London and Metropolitan Bangkok properties—is set to become one of the city’s coolest destinations.... Read More

Vintage Clothes, Chic Accessories and Tasty Treats at Paris' 3 Best Concept Shops

Jan 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Nicholas

Among its many superlatives, Paris is the undisputed queen of the concept shop. Thanks to its deep appreciation for the art of living, it’s no surprise that the city excels at picking out the best in fashion, art, beauty products, and culture, and displaying them together beautifully, with little apparent effort. ... Read More

Warm Up This Winter With a Desert Getaway at J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn

Jan 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary   |  1 Comment

“Take me back to Camelback,” has been our mantra ever since cruising home to Los Angeles after a recent visit to Scottsdale, Arizona. We recently enjoyed two relaxing nights at J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, and set on 125 acres of Sonoran Desert in the affluent Paradise Valley.... Read More

Art Apart Fair 2014 Returns To Singapore's PARKROYAL on Pickering

Jan 15, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

From January 17-19, 2014, some of the world’s most promising emerging artists will have their work on display at Singapore’s PARKROYAL on Pickering. The hotel has partnered with Art Apart Fair for the third edition of the acclaimed exhibition which will take place on the entire 14th level, even going inside the 2,000-square-foot Presidential Suite and 33 guest rooms.... Read More

Philadelphia Gets New Luxury Development With SLS International Hotel & Residences in 2015

Jan 15, 2014  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Hospitality and real-estate company SBE and luxury real-estate developers Dranoff Properties are partnering to construct the SLS International Hotel & Residences at the intersection of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City, Philadelphia. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associated will design the 47-story tower, which will be raised across the street from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and is slated for opening in 2015. The structure will be the tallest residential building in the state of Pennsylvania upon its completion.... Read More

New HouseCall App Puts Vetted Household Service Providers in the Palm of Your Hand

Jan 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

By now it's an old joke. Apple's "There's an app for that" campaign is long over, and the catch phrase has since become more of an everyday statement. In fact, there are so many useful apps out there that some get lost in the shuffle or lay untouched until the day you go hunting for app that can make your life a little easier... Read More

Bugatti Fashion Collection Debuts in Milan at “The Magic of La Vie en Bleu” Event

Jan 14, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Now, instead of just showing up to a party in a Bugatti, you could actually be doing so while wearing Bugatti. Yes, Bugatti Automobiles has expanded into the fashion world with their first Fall/Winter 2014-15 collection. To celebrate the luxury brand’s full menswear and accessories collection, they partnered with L’Uomo Vogue to create the exclusive “The Magic of La Vie en Bleu” event.... Read More

Palm Beach Polo Season Kicks Off With an Early Win by Audi Team

Jan 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The 2014 season has gotten off to a great start at the prestigious International Polo Club Palm Beach, with Audi’s team taking an early lead. The German automaker’s crew won the opening match in the club’s Joe Barry Memorial Cup game, thanks to an overtime goal by star player Nic Roldan.... Read More

Keep Your Health Goals & Give to Charity at the Same Time With Cyc Fitness

Jan 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The concept of New Year’s fitness resolutions is definitely not new. Most health and fitness magazines will be bombarding you with diet trends, exercises routines and unique cardio workouts (Zumba, pole dancing, aerial silk aerobics) to try this year. Just like them, we could either fight it, or go with it. We chose the latter; because we want to see you hit those goals as much as you do.... Read More

Champagne and Crumpets: High Tea at Claridge's Adds a Grown-Up Twist

Jan 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Marie M

Claridge’s is no stranger to luxury. This elegant five-star hotel loves teatime and offers it for kids and adults alike. However, when booking your next afternoon tea session you may want to leave the kiddos at home because the property is busting out bottles of Champagne.... Read More

First Look: Four Seasons Orlando Walt Disney World® Resort

Jan 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It seems that a Florida family vacation is in order since the Four Seasons Resort Orlando Walt Disney World® Resort is set to open up later this summer. Close to Orlando’s major amusement parks — Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® — the brand’s new hotel will be as luxurious as it is family-friendly.... Read More

The London NYC Offers $15,000 Ultimate Super Bowl Viewing Experience

Jan 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

The London NYC, an all-suite luxury hotel in Manhattan’s Midtown West neighborhood and home to Gordon Ramsay’s only New York restaurant, is offering the ultimate Super Bowl Viewing Experience complete with game day food from the famed chef’s own team.... Read More

SD Int’l Auto Show Rides Into Town With Muscle Cars & the Ultimate "Zombie Survival Car"

Jan 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The San Diego International Auto Show rolled in last week, filling the Convention Center with cars of all shapes and sizes. Having concluded yesterday, the show featured over 400 autos from manufacturers all over the world, including 2014 models and muscle cars — especially the Ford Mustang, which just turned 50.... Read More

Safe Cyclist Freeways Planned for London's Skyline in 20 Years

Jan 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

London’s residents may be looking at a new skyline in 20 years with a proposed SkyCycle project that aims to create bicycle routes that sit high above existing suburban railway corridors. Foster + Partners and Space Syntax are collaborating on creating a secure, wide deck above trains that would give cyclists approximately 136 miles of car-free roads.... Read More

Legendary Luxury and Great Gatsby Glamour at The Breakers Palm Beach

Jan 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

There are few hotels in America that combine incredible architectural splendor, spectacular oceanfront settings and opulent amenities like Palm Beach’s The Breakers hotel. Legendary luxury and Gatsby-esque glamour permeate the atmosphere from the moment you turn onto the dramatic palm-lined drive and spot the famous twin turrets topping the Italian Renaissance-style edifice. ... Read More

Personal Shopping Goes To New Heights at Galeries Lafayette's Stylish La Suite

Jan 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Shopping at Galeries Lafayette can be quite an overwhelming experience; under the 100-year-old glass dome, the 750,000-square-foot building houses 3,500 brands; 20 restaurants including a rooftop café, wine bar, sushi bar, Champagne bar and French tea room; as well as gourmet stores featuring over 10,000 fine food products. With more than 100,000 people flooding this fashion destination each day, there aren’t many places to escape the masses…except for one special, and extremely exclusive spot tucked away on the top floor.... Read More

South American Boutique Travel Company Debuts New Luxury Portfolio in Miami

Jan 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Oasis Collections, the American-run, South American-based boutique hospitality company which pioneered the introduction of a social element and style requirement to short-term rental experiences, has just opened its first portfolio of U.S. properties. Oasis is now offering a number of luxury rentals in the Miami area, including an eight-bedroom private villa that goes for $6,000 per night.... Read More

laContrie's Luxury Leather Goods are Made Just For You in Paris

Jan 3, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Unable to find the type of leather bags and service she was searching for, Edwina de Charette found herself working for a independent craftsman in Paris, before launching her own workshop of leather goods. Founder and designer, Charette opened laContrie as a workshop for creating a made-to-measure leather working service.... Read More

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen's Transforms Into Chic New Restaurant

Jan 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston is filled with impressive steakhouses in every section of town but there are just a handful that really stand out. OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is one of them. What was once the formal dining room known as the Oak Room located inside the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel has now been transformed into a sleek new eatery. The former restaurant featured a dark bar in front with the main dining room tucked away in a private back room. However, they knocked down the wall separating the two, leaving a massive open space with tables lining the interi... Read More

Preview The Godfrey Hotel Chicago Before its February Grand Opening

Jan 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The latest entry in the rich Chicago luxury hotel market will soon be The Godfrey Hotel, officially opening in February 2014. As the flagship property for the boutique hotel brand’s launch, The Godfrey offers a modern mark on The Windy City’s architectural history.... Read More

 
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