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Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa is a Mountain Retreat Where You Can Get Lost in the Pines

Aug 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

After 2.5 hour drive from San Diego to Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, my wife and I were ready to escape the intensity of the sun and find our way to our suite. Though we had looked up weather for Lake Arrowhead prior to our trip, the fact that the lake and resort are located at such a high altitude must have played a psychological trick on us considering, even after reading the forecasts, neither of us were prepared for the heat.

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3 Hotels Offering the Chance to Go Up, Up and Away on a 225-Horsepower Jet Pack

Aug 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri  |  2 Comments

Adventure-seekers who have seen the episode of the hit HBO series East Bound and Down where Kenny Powers propels above the water wearing what looks like a backpack have wondered, "What is that thing and where can I do that?" Well the thing on Powers’ back is a jet pack, the latest craze in watersports. The commonly-used JetLev pack boasts a 225-horsepower engine, creating 600-800 gallons per minute of thrust, propelling the brave user up to 30 feet above water.

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Golfers & Equestrians Take Note, $19.9M Spanish-Mediterranean Estate in So-Cal Heads to Auction

Jul 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

El Milagro ("the miracle") in Southern California is the type of estate we can see a young Hollywood star living in—especially one who loves golf and horses. The 21,000-square-foot Spanish-Mediterranean estate is found on a nine-acre plot in Rancho Santa Fe and underwent a $7 million renovation (including interior design) that added all the modern conveniences a luxury homeowner needs. Previously offered for $19.9 million, El Milagro is headed to auction without reserve through Concierge Auctions on August 15.

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Salvador Dali's Rare Collection of Etchings, Tapestries & Watercolors Make Their Way to SD

Jul 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer

Beginning Friday, July 25, Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection will make its stop at Meyer Fine Art in Little Italy. The traveling collection will be on display and available for acquisition until September 6, and includes rare pieces curated by Madame Christine Argillet, the daughter of Pierre Argillet, Dali’s publisher and close confidante for more than 50 years. The summers Argillet spent with Dali and her father, as well as their close relationship is demonstrated through the carefully-selected etchings, tapestries and watercolors.

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Bike Through Utah, California or Wyoming While Glamping All Along the Way

Jul 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It can’t be denied that one of the best ways to enjoy nature and its beautiful landscapes is by getting out from behind our computers and experiencing it outdoors, firsthand. While some may not immediately consider a bicycle excursion to be the preferred method of travel, TerraVelo Tours is inviting active explorers to get out into the open on two-wheels for seven-day tours of Utah, California and Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

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La Dolce Vita: How to Take a Luxurious Three-Hour Lunch Break in LA

Jul 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Translated into English, la dolce vita stands for "the sweet life," however, as with most colloquialisms, the translation alone is an oversimplification of what it stands for. You see, la dolce vita is an Italian philosophy on living life to the fullest by passionately embracing food, sun, hospitality and relationships.

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High Design: Where to Find the Best Italian-Style Furniture Boutiques in LA

Jul 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

While many Italian furniture manufacturers have been producing primarily modernistic pieces lately, the absolute defining factor of Italian style is quality craftsmanship and eye-catching design. While Los Angeles has no shortage of good looking home décor, massive stores just can't match the skill and artistry of Italian pieces, which can be much harder to locate in a slew of Pottery Barns and Crate & Barrels. 

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Authentic Sicilian: 5 Restaurants Dishing Up Some Serious Seafood

Jul 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

When you think of Italian food you probably picture heaping piles of spaghetti and plates of steaming lasagna. But with its vast coastline, seafood is a pretty big part of the cuisine as well. And if you live in Los Angeles you're in luck, because there are several great spots that offer some of the best Italian seafood restaurants around. Trust us, you'll want to visit these five establishments immediately.

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Get the Fit: LA's 5 Best Locations for Italian Suits

Jul 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The pinnacle of contemporary men's fashion is without a doubt the Italian suit. The problem is, that not enough guys are sporting the style. Luckily for fellas in Los Angeles, the city has a number of great locations to find a slick suit and have it tailored to fit them perfectly.

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Bringing Tuscany Home: 5 Stores Specializing in Imported Italian Décor

Jul 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

From socks to sports cars, Italian quality consistently stands out as the best in many fields of manufacturing. This easily holds true in the world of home décor as well, so it's no surprise when someone looks for ways to add a little Sicilian flair to his or her home. If you live in Los Angeles though, finding imported décor can be a bit of a challenge since the city doesn't really have any predominantly Italian neighborhoods, making the hunt that much more difficult.

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Couture Kicks: Where to Find the Best Italian Shoemakers in LA

Jun 30, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Using the highest quality materials, most Italian brands source their leathers and metals from the region and are handmade by expert artisans. In Los Angeles there are a number of shops that feature Italian shoes, but these are our favorites:

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Italian-Inspired Etiquette: 5 Forgotten Niceties Angelinos Should Really Re-embrace

Jul 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Face it, Los Angeles residents have a reputation for coming off as, a tad standoffish, possibly a result of everyone being so incredibly cool (or at least thinking they are). Sometimes all it takes though is a little lesson in the lost art form of etiquette, and few do it better than Europeans.

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Mingle With San Francisco's Hip & Trendy Movers and Shakers at the Hotel Zetta in SoMA

Jun 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

With yoga classes taught by international yoga stars, organic juice bars nearly as prevalent as Starbucks, and acoustic music sets by the newest indie band just about every evening, San Francisco has a lot of fun to offer. I made finding fun my mission on my latest visit to the city and settled in to the Hotel Zetta, a chic 116-room gem just across from Union Square in the increasingly trendy neighborhood of SoMa.

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Klopf Architecture Remodels Family Home Into Eichler Homage

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

California-based Klopf Architecture recently remodeled a lucky family home in Burlingame, turning it into something reminiscent of the modern tract housing Joseph Eichler popularized. The owners wanted something clean, open and contemporary, and that's exactly what Klopf gave them.

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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.

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