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Five-Star Bahamas Speed Week Retreat at The Cove Atlantis

Jan 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The second annual Bahamas Speed Week Revival, which took place recently on Nassau Paradise Island, was a smashing success, ensuring a glorious future for the glamorous event. Legendary British racing driver Sir Stirling Moss presided over the week-long series of competitions, festivities and scenic drives for which $100 million worth of Ferraris, Jaguars, Aston Martins and more were shipped in.... Read More

Find Romance in These Unusual "Hideouts" This Valentine's Day

Jan 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

If you are tired of all of those typical luxury hotel “romance packages” including but a few chocolate-covered pieces of fruit and a glass of champagne, you’re probably not alone. These days, most people want a unique and exciting Valentine's Day experience that creates memories to last a lifetime—especially when they are trying to pamper, impress, or connect with the one they love. To help inspire some out-of-the-box romance this February, we found some pretty special, intimate, quirky, and over-the-top "hideouts" around the world. You may just want to disappear together to one of these private and opulent retreats, or find a secluded spot to call your own for years to come.... Read More

Charming Luxury Villa in Sardinia Ready for Romance

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

The streets of Alghero are impossibly postcard-pretty—winding alleyways with cobbled pavements, colorful buildings, and a stunning view of the azure Mediterranean Sea. My husband and I are sipping cocktails alfresco, in one of the many bars lining the old town wall. There's a reason why we picked this spot; the same reason all the seats around us are taken, and that crowds are gathering along the wall overlooking the calm water: the sunset.... Read More

Perfect Your Downward Facing Dog on a Yoga Safari in the Serengeti

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Extraordinary Journeys is teaming up with ecotourism company Asilia Africa to offer a truly exhilarating, yet relaxing Tanzanian luxury vacation. During their Yoga Safari, you will experience the excitement of sleeping in close proximity to the River Mara, full of violently territorial hippopotamus and sneering crocodiles. Not to worry, twice-daily yoga should bring you back to center. Extraordinary Journeys tailors the yoga portion of your safari to fit your level of expertise, so that even beginners can enjoy a sun salutation or two, welcoming the orb as it blazes up from the Serengeti every morning.... Read More

Family-Friendly Luxury Villa in Sonoma Wine Country | Black Sterling Villa

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Set on six acres of a working Friesian Horse ranch, Black Sterling Villa overlooks the Sonoma Valley and its sprawling vineyard landscape. The privately gated luxury villa is only seven minutes from downtown Sonoma Plaza and a 30-minute drive from the Golden Gate Bridge, despite its markedly rural setting. The ivy encrusted facade gives it an antiquated and hidden feel, adding to the appeal of this family-friendly, Northern California abode.... Read More

A French Villa So Grand it Could Make Napoleon Jealous

Jan 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Located amongst some of the most prestigious vineyards in the French countryside, Château de Varennes is a palatial, 17-bedroom luxury villa, oozing with 18th century elegance. That doesn’t mean that it is antiquated, however. After 300 years of being tucked away as a family heirloom for the aristocratic Truchis family, it has been renovated to include a modern kitchen, twelve bathrooms, designer interiors, and a stunning pool. The While the Chateau is available to rent for professional or personal occasions of all sorts, the grandiose spaces and attentive service will make it feel more like a stay in a five-star hotel.... Read More

8 Indulgent Valentine's Day Packages Over $10,000

Jan 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Valentine’s Day can be a difficult time of year; whether you are trying to find the perfect gift for the love of your life, or trying to find the love of your life to give a gift to, it’s a turbulent day in most people’s lives. To make things a little easier-in the gift department, a number of luxury hotels are offering incredible romance packages over $10,000 to make sure that your love is expressed to its fullest extent.... Read More

Spring Busker Festival Brings a Bizarre Cast of Characters to Seaport Village

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

There’s just a bit more time left until spring will be upon us and the beautiful 75 and sunny San Diego weather will return. This March, Seaport Village will be holding the Spring Busker Festival—the only festival of its kind in Southern California. What’s a Busker you ask?...... Read More

Air Travel Just Got a Little Easier With Tailored Arrival

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

We all dread the airport—all of those rules and regulations, invasive technology, consolidation of liquids, and of course the hassle of waiting at baggage claim. And you don't even want to think about what happens when they mistake that innocent souvenir for something more menacing. Seattle-based company, Tailored Arrival seeks to change the way we think about luxury travel by taking some stress out of the process.... Read More

Super Bowl XLVII Brings More Than Football to The New Orleans Community

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

New Orleans has been gearing up for months in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII, which the Southern city will be hosting for the tenth time this year. The 2013 game will tie New Orleans with Miami for the most... Read More

San Francisco Hosts The Biggest Chinese New Year Festival Outside of Asia

Jan 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

San Francisco is a city of festivals, from art to gay pride the residents of San Francisco are as colorful as the parties they throw. However, one of the most vibrant San Francisco events continues to be... Read More

Explore Chile's Patagonia Sur Reserves on an Exclusive A&K Adventure

Jan 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Patagonia Sur Reserves, host of many extraordinary wilderness adventures, welcomes Abercrombie & Kent’s Marco Polo Club this March for an 11-day, all-inclusive luxury vacation through Chile’s dazzling landscapes and culturally rich locations. Travel by land, sea and air, experiencing to the fullest of your ability the country's traditions and natural beauty, without sacrificing the comforts of home.... Read More

Exclusive Interview with Highlife Asia’s Founder and CEO Mark Byrne

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

On a constant search for all that is opulent around the world, JustLuxe came across an opportunity for an exclusive interview with Mark Byrne, founder and CEO of Highlife Asia Concierge & Lifestyle Management. The luxury concierge and lifestyle management company is based out of Shanghai, and offers assistance to affluent clients in their day-to-day lives, as well as for special occasions. Whether it is chartering a private jet, planning the perfect proposal, or merely getting their names on exclusive guest lists, Highlife Asia offers a diverse range of personal and professional services for Asia's elite.... Read More

Get Your Drink On Inside The Palms Casino Resort's Hot New Venues

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Las Vegas Palms Casino Resort is amping up their social factor with the addition of two new venues— Scarlet and SOCIAL. Scarlet, which has been created by 9Group Las Vegas, is opening on the 25th of January and will feature a space that is seductively lit with deep... Read More

Lady Gaga Looks To Buy Gianni Versace's Former Milan Apartment

Jan 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Lady Gaga has a love for all things Italian, from becoming buddies with Italian designer Donatella Versace to rumors of hunting for Italian sperm donors. The latest rumor is that the headline-making performer is looking for a bit of Italian real estate to call home. To be exact, Gaga is reportedly looking to purchase a place near 12 Via Gesu, an apartment inside which Gianni Versace lived and worked out of. Italian magazine Di Tutto is speculating... Read More

When in Tuscany Live as the Medici's Did at Villa Poggio Bartoli

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Villa Poggio Bartoli, like many Italian buildings, is filled to the brim with centuries of torrid stories and intriguing historical elements. First built as a defensive outpost during the rule of the Medici's, the luxury villa later became an elegant country home, famed for its hunting prowess. Though its days of harboring nobility are long past, Poggio Bartoli seems to be frozen in time in its grandest age of elegance.... Read More

Find Out U.S. Presidents' Favorite Foods & Dine Like a White House Resident

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Ever wanted to know the favorite meals of some of our U. S. Presidents? The tale about President Washington and the cherry tree wasn’t all fable— George Washington really did have penchant for cherries as well as fancy, Thursday dinners. Jefferson liked exotic cuisine, especially French dishes and... Read More

Wedding Secrets From Hawaii's Premier Nuptial Resource The Wedding Café

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Hawaii is a dream luxury wedding destination that seems beyond reach to many people because of its distance, potential hit on the pocketbook, and potential for logistical problems (it’s hard to decide on a minister from 3,000 miles away). Many rely on a hotel’s in-house wedding service or an island-based wedding planner to work out details...but couples in the know start in one place: The Wedding Café, in Ward Warehouse, Honolulu.... Read More

Contemporary Hotel in a Quaint Irish Town | Westport Plaza Hotel

Jan 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

What began as a small family bed and breakfast operation in 1972 has now turned into not one, not two, but three hotels in and around the pretty coastal town of Westport in County Mayo, Ireland. All built by members of the Doran clan, the four-star, 87-room Westport Plaza is one of the three, located as it is in the downtown area of this once bustling port, now a thriving tourism center, a short 10-minute drive from the blustery Atlantic Ocean.... Read More

 
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