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Exciting New Destination Added to Seabourn Cruise Itineraries

Aug 31, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Seabourn’s small-ship luxury cruises have been whisking guests away to top travel destinations, and hidden gems, around the world for nearly 25 years, but there’s one locale they haven’t hit until now: Antarctica.... Read More

How Did They Name That Town?

Aug 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Fact: There are 28 Springfields in the United States, according to the United States Census Bureau—and that’s not even the most-recurring place name in the country. But for every uninspired destination name, there’s one that’s so wacky, you might wonder whether some town official from way-back-when named it on a dare.... Read More

Surprises and Perks Around Every Corner at PUNTACANA's Tortuga Bay

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

You’ve heard there’s one chance to make a first impression and there’s no where better to illustrate this truism than PUNTACANA Resort & Club’s Tortuga Bay boutique hotel in the Dominican Republic.... Read More

Feast For Charity | Oyster Social Supports Citymeals-on-Wheels

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Chef Charlie Palmer will host the first annual Oyster Social at One Bryant Park on Sunday, September 23 at his flagship restaurant, Aureole. The event will be a benefit for Citymeals-On-Wheels, a non-profit organization that delivers meals... Read More

Savor a Taste of Asia Inside Boston's New Restaurant & Lounge

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The Empire strikes Boston! Not in a Darth Vader kind of way. More like The Great Wall of China, Dancing Geisha, Hot Night in Bangkok and Red Dragon sort of way. Meet Empire Asian Restaurant & Lounge, the funky new Feng Shui waterfront temple now open at the Fan Pier, brought to you compliments of Big Night... Read More

Luxury Villas That Cost Over $20,000 a Week

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

How much would you be willing to spend on a weeklong stay in a luxury villa? Keep in mind these properties are expansive (up to 12,000 square feet), completely private, fully staffed, located in top travel destinations around the world, and filled with the latest technology and comforts of home that you could expect from any five-star hotel.... Read More

Music & Art Paint The Town During Pop-Up Piano Miami

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Some of the country’s most talented musicians will be performing in pop-up concerts during the Pop-up Piano Miami event, which is returning during Art Basel week in Miami Beach. Luxury piano maker Steinway & Sons Miami is presenting... Read More

Luxury Shopping Aids Charity Inside Crystals at CityCenter

Aug 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Patricia Field, the luxury fashion designer responsible for the signature style of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and The City and Meryl Streep’s character in the Devil Wears Prada is bringing her Emmy-Award winning visions... Read More

Celebrate the Art of Travel at Ellerman House Boutique Hotel in Cape Town

Aug 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

When it comes to travel incentives, hotels usually offer items like interesting dining options or special pillows. But what about the artwork that peppers many luxury hotels' walls these days? How about a specific travel package focused on that?... Read More

"Top Chef Restaurants" Add Some Heat To New Orleans' Dining Scene

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Music, culture, and cuisine are some of the staples of a rich New Orleanian experience. Next time you take a trip down South, make sure to savor a true taste of this vibrant city by visiting a few of these Top Chef worthy restaurants... Read More

Savor Innovative Italian Cuisine at New Downtown LA Restaurant

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Soleto Trattoria and Pizza Bar recently opened in Downtown Los Angeles, featuring cuisine prepared by Chef Sascha Lyon. The new restaurant which showcases a menu of Italian fare, has an Exhibition Pizza Bar, and outdoor patio... Read More

Stylish and Intimate Alila Villas Soori 3-Bedroom Residences in Bali

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Wedged between pristine rice paddies and black volcanic sand beaches, Alila Villas Soori offers guests an authentic Balinese experience. The luxury villas feature stunning views of the Indian Ocean and surrounding southwest coast of the beautiful island.... Read More

Times Square Goes Green! NY Hotel Achieves LEED Certification

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Coming on the heels of its two year anniversary, the InterContinental New York Times Square has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) status, and is the nation’s largest new-build hotel to do so. The certification, which is awarded by the US Green Building Council, is bestowed upon properties that meet... Read More

Exploring Urban and Rural Hotels and Attractions in Northwest Scotland

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Want to enjoy both a rural and an urban experience while on the northwest coast of Scotland? Then a few days at the luxury Inverness City Suites, followed by a few at Ramnee Hotel up the coast may be just the ticket. Owned by the Dinnes family, the first accommodation is located in the heart of Inverness, an expanding cultural city just ten minutes from the intriguing Loch Ness; the second is just beyond the village of Forres, further west along the Moray coast.... Read More

Napa Valley Wine Gala Raises Nearly $4 Million for Cancer Research

Aug 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

“Don’t give up…Don’t ever give up,” was the mantra that NC state basketball coach Jim Valvano left audiences with during a speech he gave in March of 1993, just a little more than a month before he lost his battle with cancer. In that speech Valvano passionately told the audience that if they could do just three things, everyday—laugh, think,... Read More

Caribbean Luxury Villa Rentals at Aquamare on Virgin Gorda

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Looking for a romantic place for a destination wedding, or to simply get getaway from the everyday hustle and bustle? The Caribbean's ultra-private Villa Aquamare Compound offers answers to both, with personalized service, opulent amenities and space for travel groups of all kinds.... Read More

"Top Chef Restaurants" Bring Flavor to Miami Dining

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

One of Miami's greatest pleasures, besides its pristine beaches and luxurious nightlife, is its diverse and colorful cuisine. Influences from everywhere including Spain, Cuba, and the Caribbean infuse flavor into dishes that are as vibrant as the locals. Next time you're visiting, be sure to check out... Read More

Boston Harbor Cruises Thrills With Codzilla Speed Ride

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Boston has kicked off summer in another big way this season with the return of Codzilla, a thrill ride on Boston Harbor! The ticket counter is located adjacent to the Long Wharf Marriott right near... Read More

Qatar Airways Announces New Chicago Route

Aug 20, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As a major hub for business and leisure travelers, Chicago is a city that will greatly benefit from the announcement from Qatar Airways that the city will be included in its USA route expansion. The carrier already operates out of Chicago twice... Read More

Island Creek Oysters | A Day in The Life of a Sea Farmer

Aug 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Ever wondered how an oyster farm works? Now is your chance to find out. Island Creek Oysters of Duxbury is hosting a limited number of farm tours this summer where you can see the start-to-finish farming process... Read More

"Top Chef Restaurants" in San Diego Combine Culinary Talent & Ambiance

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Aside from beaches and year-round temperate weather, San Diego has a few other charming traits. One of those being great food, and where there is great food there are always great chefs. San Diego’s vibrant offering of... Read More

Luxury Shopping Festival Along The Magnificent Mile Returns This August

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Magnificent Mile is the destination of one of the nation’s premiere luxury shopping festivals that is returning to Chicago between August 24 and September 6, 2012. Sponsored by MasterCard, the event occurs along a 13 mile block stretch that runs from Chicago’s... Read More

The St. Regis Princeville an Elegant Hawaiian Escape

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

As the first St. Regis resort in Hawaii, The St. Regis Princeville brings all the luxury service and standards of the world-class brand to the island setting. Located on Kauai, the resort gives guests a taste of tropical sophistication and superior service.... Read More

Washington DC Gallery Exhibits Art That Captures American Spirit

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Connersmith Gallery, located on Florida Avenue in Washington, DC, was founded in 1999 with the hopes of representing artists who “excel at communicating powerful concepts in diverse media.” The gallery promotes art by talented visionaries who use their medium as a way... Read More

Warm Weather U.S. Beach Resorts to Stay at This Fall

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

So you’ve been slaving behind a desk the entire summer while it seems like everyone else is on the beach perfecting their tans. You have vacation time to burn up come fall, but where can you go to experience the same summer fun after Labor Day has symbolically ended the season? You don't have to travel too far—plenty of hotels and resorts right here in the U.S. still keep the relaxed summer vibe alive with lounge chairs firmly planted in the sand and outdoor activities aplenty; and of course, you can sport your favorite white outfits all you want. Here are a few of the best luxury beach resorts that stay true to their tropical spirit well into the autumn months.... Read More

Creative Sweets Delight at Wicked Good Cupcakes

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Not all cupcakes are created equal and only a few are actually wicked good. Just ask mother-daughter Tracey Noonan and Danielle Desroches, the brain team behind Wicked Good Cupcakes, a sweet treat confectionary located in Cohasset, Massachusetts. The South Shore bakery has made a name for itself with their now... Read More

Audrina Patridge Hosts New Club Opening in San Diego Gaslamp District

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Reality star Audrina Patridge is set to help celebrate the opening of a brand new nightclub in San Diego. The Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse, located inside luxury boutique hotel, The Keating will debut it’s sexy new venue, complete with gorgeous... Read More

Hatfield's Los Angeles Restaurant Featured on MasterChef

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

If you tuned into MasterChef last night you may have seen, besides the typical food-fueled drama and infamous Gordon Ramsay rants, a bit of LA restaurant Hatfield’s. While perhaps not as well known across the country as it is in Southern California, Hatfield’s restaurant is a culinary force... Read More

Nightlife Venue & Luxury Suites Attract Celebrities to Aspen Sky Hotel

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Aspen is renowned for its swanky shopping, celebrity regulars, and out-of-this-world lodging. This destination hotspot is anything but lacking in the luxury category, and with new renovations to one of the town's favorite nightlife venues, the Sky Hotel is busy as ever.... Read More

James New York Hotel | A Cool Summertime Destination to Experience NYC Culture

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This summer has proven to be excessively warm, and as temperatures continue to rise across the nation, travelers everywhere are in need of a cool respite. The James New York is known as one of the coolest hotels in New York, but did you know that the property also boasts one of the best hotel rooftop pool decks in the city?... Read More

The Sausalito Art Festival Kicks Off its 60th Anniversary Labor Day Weekend

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Sausalito Art Festival, now in its sixtieth year, is considered to be one of the oldest and most prestigious events of its kind in the United States. The event showcases some of the most talented concentration of artists, photographers, sculptors, jewelers, and craftsman found anywhere, and attracts thousands of visitors annually.... Read More

What's New on Board Windstar Luxury Cruise Ships

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Katie Smith

Summer’s not over just yet and Windstar Cruises is supplying a great option for a relaxing vacation before fall begins. This luxury cruise line has become even more lavish due to Windstar Cruises’ $18 million renovation to their three sailing yachts. This redesign brings a modern, casual elegance to the brand’s cruise experience.... Read More

Top 5 Things to See & Do in Door County, Wisconsin

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

May I introduce you to Door County? If "Where?" should be your response to this question, you are not in the minority. But should you overlook Door County, called the Cape Cod of the Midwest, you are making a mistake. First, let me tell you just where Door County is located. This region is the Wisconsin peninsula that juts into the water between Green Bay (to the west) and Lake Michigan (to the east).... Read More

Irish Castle Turned Five-Star Hotel on Belfast Lough | Culloden Estate & Spa

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Gazing into the darkness past ivy-clad walls down a grassy knoll towards the twinkling lights of Belfast Lough while sipping a glass of wine, makes one think of resplendent evenings in private English clubs during the Victorian era. And indeed this well may have been the case here at the Culloden Estate & Spa more than a century ago; for one of Northern Ireland’s most prestigious five-star hotels was once the palace of the all-powerful bishops where private dinners and hush-hush tete-a-tetes were weekly, if not daily, affairs.... Read More

China & Italy Converge at 2012 Milano Fashion Summit

Aug 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The 2012 Milano Fashion Global Summit is bringing together two of the luxury fashion industry leaders most influential countries at a gathering that focuses on the importance of fashion and commerce. China and Italy will meet at this year’s gathering in Milan, where key personalities... Read More

Palm Springs Luxury Spa Resort a Celebrity Favorite | La Quinta Resort & Club

Aug 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Greta Garbo, Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis—these were the Hollywood elite that flocked to La Quinta Resort & Club in the late 1920s, lured by the quiet retreat's desert mountain shelter from the celebrity lifestyle and movie-making demands. Some, like Oscar-winning director Frank Capra, made La Quinta Resort & Club a home, his own "Shangri-La of Screenwriting."... Read More

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana: A Favorite Culinary Destination in the Caribbean

Aug 13, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana has recently announced the addition of a new restaurant by renowned Chef Kerry Simon. Slated to open at the end of 2012, Mansion by Simon will be the fifth restaurant from Kerry Simon, and the first international restaurant from the restaurateur.... Read More

Falling for Virginia

Aug 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

A true wine touring experience is not only what you sample, it’s about what you do, see, smell, and taste along the way. The beautiful Commonwealth of Virginia offers endless possibilities for exploration and discovery all year round—and harvest time is no exception when Virginia invites you to "Discover your Local Crush" during October, Virginia Wine month.... Read More

Disneyland Paris Fine Dining Experience

Aug 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Theme park food is notoriously mediocre, and sometimes, just downright bad. But if you happen to make a trip to the Paris edition of Disneyland, then a visit to Walt’s, An American Restaurant might make you change your mind about dining at amusement parks. This shouldn’t be surprising, since the city is known for its refined contributions to the culinary... Read More

Boston Harbor Hotel | Beautiful Waterfront Setting

Aug 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Location, location, location is what The Boston Harbor Hotel is all about. Situated directly across the street from the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the waterfront hotel offers one of the best views in the city of Boston Harbor, Logan Airport, Seaport District, and beyond. You may know the architectural marvel from its dramatic archway and domed rotunda at Rowes Wharf... Read More

Alaska Cruise Itinerary for Extreme Adventure Travel Lovers

Aug 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

If you thought Alaska luxury cruises were all about relaxation and whale watching then you haven’t heard about Alaska Unleashed. Alaska Unleashed is an 8-day/7-night Southeast voyage cruising from Juneau to Ketckikan, or the reverse, Ketchikan to Juneau.... Read More

La Costa Resort & Spa | Picturesque Retreat in Carlsbad

Aug 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

La Costa Resort and Spa, situated just about thirty miles outside of downtown San Diego in Carlsbad, California, has operated as one of the country’s top spa resorts since 1965, and has recently received the honor of being... Read More

Napa Revisits an Older Time with Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant

Aug 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Wine, beautiful rolling countryside, gorgeous inns— what more can you ask from the Napa Valley? Well, nightlife might be one of them. Despite its beauty, Napa Valley is a rather subdued locale, attracting visitors who are wanting quiet and some sophisticated R&R.... Read More

What's New and Exciting in Entertainment, Nightlife & Dining at Mohegan Sun

Aug 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Looking around the colorfully mood-lit, cocktail-posh seating area of the Mohegan Sun’s brand-new luxury nightspot Vista Lounge the last Friday in July, it was hard to believe that summer flash floods were wreaking havoc outside.... Read More

Bali Villa Rental Near Seminyak Beach's Top Attractions | Villa Adasa

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Some of the world’s best luxury villas are located in Bali, Indonesia, and Villa Adasa in the fashionable and luxurious Seminyak Beach, is certainly holding its own against the competition. The ultra-exclusive Laksmana Villas Residential Estate is home to this quiet retreat, just steps from white sand beaches and the Indian Ocean, as well as many of the best restaurants, spas, hotels, and nightlife in the area.... Read More

Things To Do in Paris During Late Summer

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

What’s more romantic than Paris in the summer? If you happen to find yourself in this beautiful city during the end of the summer season and are looking for unique ways to enjoy yourself, take a look below to learn about some of Paris’ most loved summer activities.... Read More

Hank's Oyster Bar Offers Specialty Cocktails on Capitol Hill

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

What better combination is there to be had than handcrafted cocktails alongside oysters and lobster rolls? Hank’s Oyster Bar Capitol Hill location recently opened The Eddy, a brand new, specialty cocktail bar on Pennsylvania Avenue featuring... Read More

Glamping & Luxury Safaris in Kenya | Kichwa Tembo Tented Camps

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Glamping has become one of the hottest luxury travel trends over the past few years—up-scale tents nestled into the natural surroundings; eating meals under the stars; getting acquainted with the great outdoors and its indigenous wildlife. Thrill-seekers, families, couples and solo travelers alike have all gotten on board with this new fad. These types of resorts are located on nearly every continent, but if a trip to Africa (and a real safari that doesn't take place at an amusement park) is still on your bucket list, the tented camps of Kichwa Tembo, Kenya are a great place to cross it off.... Read More

Kodak Colorama | "World's Largest Photographs" Return to Grand Central Terminal

Aug 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

From 1950 to 1990, the Kodak company displayed what were described as “The World’s Largest Photographs,” on one of the balconies inside New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Measuring 18 feet tall by 60 feet wide, these iconic photographs served both as advertisements and as a series of frozen moments— a type of window into which viewers could peek into an idealized rendering of American society.... Read More

Two Luxury Hotels on Scotland's Isle of Skye | Toravaig & Duisdale

Aug 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With a wealth of experience gained from many years working in the hospitality industry, husband-and-wife team, Anne Gracie and Captain Ken Gunn, have opened not one but two luxury hotels—Toravaig House Hotel and Duisdale House Hotel—on the evocative Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland.... Read More

Luxury Paris Hotel Celebrating Art & Culture | Le Royal Monceau

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

When it originally opened in 1928, Le Royal Monceau was one of Paris’s grand palace hotels, situated just steps from the Arc de Triomphe along tony Avenue Hoche, which quickly became a gathering place of the artists and intellectuals of the day.... Read More

4 Private Jet Tours Flying Around the World This Fall

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Traveling to some of the world's most sought after, remote and exotic locations used to mean extensive research, weeks of planning and crammed airplanes...but not anymore. Now, under the care of private jet travel companies, all you have to do is choose your dream tour, relax in the comfort of your private plane, and know every last detail is taken care of. They offer some of the best luxury vacations with itineraries revolving around everything from extraordinary islands to the Golden Triangle, to UNESCO World Heritage sites. Here are a few of the once-in-a-lifetime educational and enriching trips taking place this fall.... Read More

The Slanted Door Wins "Best Restaurant Bar" in The United States

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The 10th annual Tales of the Cocktail, held annually in New Orleans, showcases some of the world’s best mixologists and connoisseur of fine spirits for a total of five days. The event draws participants from around the globe for a series of competitions, seminars, dinners, tastings and more.... Read More

Fresh Dining Venues Open in San Diego This Summer

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

From Hillcrest to Downtown, San Diego offers a variety of dining options. But just in case you’ve gotten into a rut when choosing a place to eat, we’ve found a couple of new restaurant openings in the area that will help spice up your dining out rotation. Take a look below to see where these new eateries will be opening up shop.... Read More

Historic Hotel & Spa in Downtown Mobile, Alabama | Battle House Hotel

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

This eight-story, Beaux-Arts beauty first opened in 1852, on the site of Andrew Jackson's military headquarters during the war of 1812, which is now the heart of downtown Mobile. The Battle House has long been a favorite haunt of politicians (Stephen A. Douglas was a guest here the night that he lost the presidency to Abraham Lincoln) royalty, entertainment and sports legends and is now a proud member of Historic Hotels of America.... Read More

The Blue Moon Hotel All-Day Breakfast Fix

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Blue Moon Hotel in Miami’s South Beach is a spirited boutique hotel set in the area’s Art Deco District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property merges two former hotels, the Lafayette and the Mediterranean-style Les Suites by way of an arched breezeway, creating a chic... Read More

Enjoy British Tea Time Tradition While Visiting Las Vegas

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

With the 2012 Olympics in full swing, everyone has a little bit of British fever. But, I mean, what’s not to love? We have them to thank for Harry Potter, fish and chips, The Beatles, David Beckham, Prince William…Prince Harry, obsessive royal fashion inspiration, and of course, tea. Tea time is one of the most... Read More

Where to Stay, What to Do & Where to Dine in Monte Carlo

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

The Principality of Monaco is one of those mythical places that is featured as a necessary stopover in the summer months for movie stars, captains of industry and royalty alike. It is a place to be seen, to wear your best outfits and to put it all on black at the casino.... Read More

Luxury Villa Rental With a View in Santorini, Greece | Villa Fabrica

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Imagine polished white walls, arched ceilings and doorways, and minimalist furnishings highlighted by streaming natural sunlight and the bright blue waters of the Mediterranean. No, you’re not dreaming; you’re at Villa Fabrica, one of the most simplistically stunning luxury villas in Greece, located on the island of Santorini.... Read More

 
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