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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 SUNDÃRI 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

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

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

 
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