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JustLuxe Retro 2006: The Amphibious Hydra Spyder

Aug 31, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Cars: With new products and technology being unveiled daily, I know that a recantation of my upcoming assertion is likely to be forthcoming. We really cannot walk on water! However, thanks to the Cool Amphibious Manufa... Read More

Poolside Living in Southern California

Aug 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Gina Vasquez

Growing up in Orange County, California, summertime meant a drop-off at the plunge when a trip to the beach wasn’t an option. Much later while living in landlocked Madrid, Spain’s high desert capital city, an obsession with water became inevitable.... Read More

Luxe Footwear for Less: Jessica Simpson versus Christian Louboutin

Aug 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Trina Brown

High-end shoes, like Loubous ---- with their shiny lacquered soles ---- make a statement. Some women see them as a form of status, others as an investment and many as picturesque as artwork. True we all love high-end, luxury shoes for di... Read More

JustLuxe Retro 2005: Corvette Z06

Aug 29, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

This automobile is the fastest and --believe it or not-- the most fuel-efficient Corvette ever rolled out. Its distinct design and uncompromising amenities put this roadster at the head of its class. Performance-wise, the Corvette Z06 compares fav... Read More

Ritz-Carlton Orlando's Suite Experience

Aug 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

When people mention Orlando, one of the first things that come to mind is Disney World but what you might not realize is one of the most impressive properties lies just beyond the world of Mickey Mouse. We recently visited The Ritz-Carlton Orlando... Read More

JustLuxe Retro 2005: The Lotus Exige

Aug 29, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

 The Lotus Exige, the twin brother of the renowned, award-winning Lotus Elise, arrives on America's shores during the first quarter of 2006. Although Lotus prides itself manufacturing vehicles built solely for performance, the Exige come... Read More

Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty Exhibit Leaves the MET

Aug 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Trina Brown

Sadly, Alexander McQueen’s exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ‘Savage Beauty’ closed on August 7, 2011. The Met in New York City says Alexander McQueen’s exhibit, which showcased costumes and shoes ... Read More

The Definition of Luxury

Aug 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Angela Tunner

While prestige, exclusivity, and premium price tags epitomize the enduring hallmarks of purchasing luxury items, there is so much more to the concept of luxury. A new definition centers on the more easily attainable aspects of the word, ‘luxury’ as a state of mind, a sensory experience. There are many simple, low or no cost luxuries that can shift you into a luxurious way of thinking.... Read More

Maui Breakfast Worth the Wait

Aug 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Traci Giordano Silva

It sounds crazy to wait in line for 1 to 1.5 hours for breakfast, doesn’t it? What if I told you that it would be worth it? Admittedly, I am not the most patient person, and I find it frustrating to wait in a long line for a meal when I’m hungry. Yet, even I’ve (willingly) stood in line for hours at the little Gazebo Restaurant in Napili, Maui to savor their mouth-watering breakfast items.... Read More

Upcoming Christie's Auctions

Aug 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Get your paddles ready because Christie's is getting ready to auction off some very luxe pieces. Diamonds are more than a girl's best friend, they are also beautiful collector&a... Read More

Tips from Thom Filicia for a Luxe Labor Day Party

Aug 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Thom Filicia, recent guest judge on HGTV’s “Design Star” and the interior desing expert on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has teamed up with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters andBrew Over Ice K-Cup® por... Read More

Three Cheers for chumby8 - the World's First Stand-Alone App Player

Aug 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

With a sleek modern industrial design, an 8-inch 800×600 LCD touchscreen, robust features, and over 1,500 free apps, the chumby8 is one of today's hottest gadget gets. This diverse device, which retails for $199, takes your favorite parts of the Internet and delivers them to you in a friendly, always-on, always-fresh format.... Read More

Jaguar XKR-S is the best sports car I've driven

Aug 24, 2011  |   Contributor: Anthony Howarth

I recently got behind the wheel of a Jaguar XKR-S and after taking the car through the winding hills of Quail Lodge in Pebble Beach, I'm absolutely, positively, 100-percent sold. The car's overall handling and performance were very impre... Read More

Christmas in August: Luxury Gifts & Gets

Aug 24, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

It's never too soon to start the hunt for unique and notable Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa presents for loved ones, friends and colleagues. In fact, starting the hunt early better ensures you'll find gifts that are well suited for the recipient, and will reduce your schedule stress in kind amid the holiday havoc. With this in mind, here are some fantastic gifts and gets to officially commence the holiday shopping season: ... Read More

Sizzlin' Summer Solutions

Aug 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Summer ushers in its own unique tempo, food and fashion specific to this season rife with beach days, barbeques, vacations and loads of family time. Of course, with summer comes an assortment of seasonal solutions intended to enhance and elevate your experiences. Here are a few of this year's hot gotta-gets: ... Read More

Wine of the Times for under $100

Aug 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

I'm often asked about the merits of "bargain" wines and recommendations related thereto. For inquiring minds and to quench this curiosity, here are a number of palate-pleasers under $100: ... Read More

Limited Edition Pen from Montblanc Pays Homage to Max Reinhardt

Aug 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Neto Angel

The brand Montblanc supports several activities internationally, bringing the creativity and financial support for cultural initiatives.... Read More

Chill at the W's Winter Wonderland

Aug 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Southern California may not seem like the place to experience a white winter wonderland this holiday season, but the W Los Angeles will have you changing your opinion. The &qu... Read More

Buddakan Atlantic City

Aug 16, 2011  |   Contributor:

I ate at Buddakan a couple years ago for a large birthday party of about 12 people. The table we were sat at was long so I couldn't really speak to anyone who wasn't sitting near me, which included the birthday girl. Other than that I th... Read More

Sons & Daughters Review

Aug 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

With all the good food in SF I imagine its hard for newcomers to get a foot in the door, but Sons & Daughters immediately became my favorite restaurant in the city on my first visit. The interior is calm and comfortable, but the chefs tak... Read More

Calcareous Vineyard of Paso Robles, California: A Family Affair

Aug 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

A shared family passion and some wine business know-how are the keys to success at Calcareous Vineyard. The winery was established in 2000 by Lloyd Messer, whose hunt for ideal growing conditions for terroir-driven wines brought him to the coveted west side of Paso Robles.... Read More

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