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Coronado's Rooftop Stake Chophouse & Bar Now Open With Exec. Chef Tim Kolanko at its Helm

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If the above photo of what must taste like sugary sweet heaven doesn't lure you into the new chef-driven Stake Chophouse & Bar in Coronado, CA., the rest of these photos definitely will. The 4,600-square-foot, rooftop modern restaurant, which is run by Blue Bridge Hospitality, features a 50-seat dining room with a patio, lounge, and a bar with 2,000 stocked bottles.

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Seven Years in the Making: The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage Finally Open

Nov 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When San Diegans want to take a mini-vacation from our ever-beautiful-sunshine-filled-tourist-destination (humble brag), we head to the desert. I know, this probably seems counter-productive, but sometimes we just need a little bit of peace and quiet from our constantly busy city. And, being only a three-hour drive away, Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley are just the places to do so.

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5 Glamorously Haunted Hotels to Put You in the Halloween Spirit

Oct 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff  |  1 Comment

Sleeping with ghosts in America’s most haunted hotels is not for the faint of heart, but for many it’s an unforgettable adventure not to be missed, especially with Halloween approaching. And when specters have the good taste to haunt luxury lodges and charmingly intimate B&Bs, you might not even mind when they steal the 400-count Egyptian cotton sheets a little (as long as they don't cut eye-holes in them).

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LA's Best Italian-Inspired Art Galleries and Exhibits

Oct 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

A true melting pot of all the backgrounds and cultures that make up the United States, Los Angeles features a massive variety of places to visit when trying to learn about or embrace another culture. This is especially true with Italian culture. One unique way to experience and understand the country's history and lifestyle is through the work of Italian artists, and whether it's classical museum-worthy pieces or contemporary paintings in rotating exhibits, LA has some spectacular locations to appreciate Italian art.

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3 of LA's Best Markets for Authentic Gourmet Italian Ingredients

Oct 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

If you’re planning a night in with some homemade Italian food, you’re going to want to visit an Italian market for the most authentic gourmet ingredients and sides. And although Los Angeles isn’t known for having a large Italian population like those found in New York or New Jersey, the City of Angels has some great purveyors of Italian flavors. 

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A Guide to Shopping Italian Designers on Rodeo Drive

Oct 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Along the west coast, the premier shopping destination is Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills as noted by the street’s pop culture relevance, especially in movies and music. There's a good reason for that, the shopping on the famed street is unbeatable. Not only does the location sell the hottest trends in fashion and accessories from around the world, the region's weather makes it one of the best outdoor shopping experiences in the United States.

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5 Classic Italian Dishes &  Which LA Eateries Serve Them the Best

Oct 6, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As one of the most beloved cuisines in the world, it's almost a challenge finding a bad dish that originates from Italy. Nevertheless, the search for the best of the best, especially in a city as large and diverse as Los Angeles, can be an arduous — albeit scrumptious — journey. We've made things a little easier for you, though, in rounding up the most delectable Italian dishes in the city.

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Bringing Italy to Your Own Backyard: Lavish Landscaping Ideas to Turn Your LA Home into a Rome-Inspired Oasis

Oct 3, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With its spectacular year-round weather, Los Angeles is a magnificent place to live. One of the best ways residents can take advantage of the city's sunny disposition is by creating one-of-a-kind backyards with stylish décor and design. And, considering the allure of Italy's rustic scenery, there's not a better inspiration for outdoor settings than the streets of Rome, Naples and Sicily.

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Talented Italians: The Top 5 Most Successful Italian Actors in Los Angeles

Oct 1, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Los Angeles is traditionally where people flock to when they're trying to make it big in show business, and why not? Major film studios, producers and A-list actors all seem to congregate there, and that's made SoCal the place to see and be seen. And, though it's not quite the hub of Italian-American influence like New York City, it is home to five of the most successful Italians in the movie industry.

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Here's Your Chance to Visit Some of San Diego's Coolest Modern Homes

Sep 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn  |  1 Comment

Slated for Saturday, September 27, Modern Home Tours has planned quite an outing for its second event in San Diego since 2012. Guests will have the opportunity to visit up to seven of the city's most advanced homes and discuss the benefits with homeowners. They'll also get a chance to speak with architects and discover the inspiration behind a number of San Diego's most impressive abodes.

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El Milagro Estate Scores Highest Recorded Price in Rancho Santa Fe Since 2008

Aug 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Last month we told you about the amazing El Milagro estate in Rancho Santa Fe, which Concierge Auctions was auctioning off on August 15, and we weren't surprised at all to learn that the property sold for a record price. The auction house announced that after eight bidders fought over the property, El Milagro's final sale is now the "highest recorded price in the exclusive Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe since a $15M sale in October, 2008" —though they're keeping quiet on the actual price tag.

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Chef Richard Blais is Over Bacon, Into Furry Felines & All About Marathons in Our Q&A

Aug 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In March we introduced you to Junper & Ivy, the Little Italy restaurant opened by Top Chef All Stars' winner Richard Blais. Recently the studly chef (c’mon, look at that smile) took the time to become our best friend participate in a little Q&A in order for us to get to know him a little bit better. Opening up about his wife, food trend predictions for 2015 and cats (of all things), the American chef, reality show contestant, restaurateur and author gave us a glimpse into his life and made us love him that much more.

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4 Resorts Offering Farm-To-Massage-Table Treatments on the West Coast

Aug 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  1 Comment

Though the farm-to-table movement has long been a fixture on the fine-dining scene, luxury spas across the country are heading into the garden as well to harvest healing plants and herbs and incorporate them in innovative new treatments. Here is how four West Coast spas are taking advantage of nature’s bounty to pamper their guests to the fullest.

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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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