Dine with Renowned Authors at Hôtel Le Bristol's Dinner Series Featuring 3-Star Michelin Chef Éric Fréchon

Sep 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Do you love drinking wine and chatting about books over gourmet cuisine prepared by a three-star Michelin chef? Who wouldn’t? Well, Hôtel Le Bristol is celebrating the creative achievements of renowned literary figures by putting on “The Wine, the Books” dinner series. 

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Cristiano Ronaldo Buys Christian Grey’s $18.5M Bachelor Pad in Trump Tower

Sep 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It looks like Christian Grey’s apartment is officially off the market and we aren’t surprised at all to find out that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was the one who snatched it. According to the Daily Mail, the 2,509-square-foot loft that reportedly inspired Fifty Shades of Grey can be found in New York’s Trump Tower and apparently cost the 30-year-old athlete $18.5 million. Considering Forbes lists him as the 10th richest celebrity in the world and the highest-paid football player (that’s soccer to us yanks), the price tag seems like chump change. 

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S'Mores Meets Gourmet Finger Foods in This Annie Falk Recipe

Aug 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Melted chocolate and gooey marshmallows may always taste good, but there’s a reason people usually prepare and eat s’mores outside: they’re sticky. But not this Gourmet S’Mores recipe from Annie Falk’s Hamptons Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember party-planning book.

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Here's How to Throw a Hamptons-Worthy Party Even When You’re Not in the Hamptons

Aug 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Hamptons has long been synonymous with summer retreats, old money and parties. The stretch of hamlets and villages just east of New York City has maintained its top-notch event reputation for decades, which is certainly helped by its stellar location. Surrounded by water means the Hamptons has tons of beaches and is home to some of the most beautiful estates. 

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Interview: Jason Segel On His Career-Defining Role and the "Real Beauty" of David Foster Wallace

Jul 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it was announced that a movie about author David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest) was on the way, the literary world nearly imploded. Opinions were fierce, loud and on occasion, vicious. From the author’s estate publicly denouncing the project to diehard fans questioning whether a film about the figure should even be made, The End of the Tour was surrounded by skepticism.

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Give Dad a Chance to Tell His Story With Lifebook’s Ghost-Written Autobiography

May 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you have someone in your life who has led a life beyond compare, gifting them their very own autobiography is a pretty brilliant idea. Whether it’s your parents, your siblings, a friend or even yourself, we all have so many amazing stories to share and with Lifebook’s ghost-written autobiographies, they won’t be forgotten.

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Here is How to Create This Cover-Worthy Quinoa Salad From The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook

Apr 9, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This recipe for Quinoa Salad with Spring Vegetables and Herbs looks so good that The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook put it on the cover. Published by Rizzoli, the book spills Malibu’s Ranch at Live Oak’s secrets, offering their nutrient-rich, seasonal recipes that will not only fill you up, but make you feel detoxified and healthy. The cookbook is full of dishes for every dietary need, from soy-free to anti-inflammatory, and this bright and colorful quinoa salad is definitely our favorite.  

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13 Books You Need to Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year

Mar 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Books have always been a great source material for Hollywood, with some of the most popular and beloved being adapted into feature-length films. Granted, not all of them are good, but they definitely affirm the strength of the written word. Plus, being able to say, “the book was better” seems to be a rite of passage nowadays (especially for the Game of Thrones folks). If you want to be ahead of the game you better get reading because each of the below 13 books have adaptations primed to hit theaters in 2015. Arranged in order of release date, this list has sweeping romance, murder mysteries, Irish Mob godfathers, mermaids, and an astronaut stranded on Mars.

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Behind-the-Scenes of Asprey: London's Finest Jeweler and Luxury Goods House

Mar 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Established back in 1781, London-based Asprey has gone from being a silk printing manufacturer to the luxury goods powerhouse it is today, with eight retail locations in the UK, USA, Switzerland, and Japan. They may be best known for their incredibly famous jewelry pieces, but they also offer a polo line, home goods, pens, timepieces, incredibly rare books, and leather items.

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Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival Rises From the Ashes & Becomes a Model of Independent Festivals

Jul 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Whether you consider yourself a fan or not, you've probably quoted a William Shakespeare play without realizing it—especially if you have ever been tongue-tied, if your car keys vanished into thin air, if you have seen better days, or if you have had too much of a good thing. Shakespeare's permanence in the English language is probably the easiest way to see the full effect his words have on how we express ourselves and the way we relate to one another. 

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George R.R. Martin Offers to Slaughter Two Lucky Fans & Absolutely Kills It at Crowd Funding

Jun 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

If there's one surefire way to get the entire JustLuxe editorial team to stop working and engage in conversation, it's to bring up Game of Thrones. We're obsessed and we're not ashamed — which is why we started immediately pooling our funds when we heard about George R.R. Martin's new crowdfunding campaign. Anyone familiar with the books or HBO show knows that the author has a soft spot for wolves, so it's no surprise that he's raising money for The Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in his home state of New Mexico. 

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Buy Dracula's Infamous $80M Bran Castle & Live Like a Real Vampire

May 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Count Dracula is the vampire to end all vampires (none of that glittering nonsense we've been faced with lately). He lived in a Transylvanian castle that was the very definition of Gothic and creepy, and the real life castle that is thought of having been its inspiration is now up for grabs. 

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New Book Celebrates Designer Adam Tihany's Iconic Luxury Hotel and Restaurant Interiors

Mar 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Born in Transylvania and raised in Israel, Adam Tihany has become one of the most important and best known interior architects and designers in America. This month Rizzoli is publishing a lavish volume dedicated to some of his most renowned luxury hotel and restaurant designs, including the Gatsby-esque HMF at Palm Beach’s legendary The Breakers.

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$1M Exclusive Formula 1 Book Comes With All-Access Season Pass to Live Like Bernie Ecclestone

Jan 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Nothing in Formula 1 racing comes cheap. The tickets are expensive, the teams have enormous multi-million-dollar budgets, the cars themselves cost millions to develop and the drivers regularly rank among the highest-paid sportsmen in the world.

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Lavishly Illustrated New Coffee Table Book Celebrates a Century of the Rich and Famous in Beverly Hills

Jan 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

In 1914, after failing to find oil, a group of investors decided to turn a Southern California bean field into a housing development. They named it after a place on Boston’s North Shore called Beverly Farms and threw in the word “Hills,” because of the terrain. A hundred years later the town’s zip code has become synonymous with wealth and fame. 

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