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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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