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A SoCal Local's Perspective at Tower23

Apr 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As a Travel Editor, I’m often asked about which hotels around the world are the best to visit, and this is especially true when travelers head to San Diego (where I currently reside). Having lived at the beach for the past six years, my initial response is somewhere that views out onto the Pacific. The problem is, when it comes to luxury beachside properties, there are only six that offer oceanfront locations (versus bayfront). If you want close to downtown and just steps from the beach that number gets even smaller.

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This is How You Should Start Each Day at Coachella

Mar 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Coachella, the annual music and arts festival in Indio, California is considered one of the best in the country. It is also the fourth most-attended in the nation with around 180,000 people visiting each year. As a southern California resident, Coachella is my jam. I’ve been enough times to know that by the end the three-day weekend your body is exhausted (and a whole lot dustier). 

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Be Batman For a Day With Your Own Personal Alfred

Mar 9, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In just a few weeks, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit theaters nationwide. Celebrating its release, The Keating hotel in San Diego has created a unique package for superhero lovers. The Live Like Bruce Wayne package includes a stay in the one-bedroom Macallan Suite along with a personal “Alfred” (butler) for your entire stay.

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9 Romantic Getaways in California Perfect for Valentine's Day

Feb 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Oscar Raymundo

To some, a romantic getaway involves waking up to dreamy ocean views; for others it might mean cozying up next to a crackling fireplace, or relaxing in a hidden hot tub in the woods. Regardless of your definition, California is one destination that has it all, especially during Valentine’s Day weekend.

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Casa Del Mar Revived by Celebrity Designer

Feb 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Casa Del Mar has had some work done, recently revealing new penthouse suites decorated by Rooms & Gardens, as well as new lobby lounge reimagined by celebrity designer Michael S. Smith. Offering sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the refreshed rooms feature Venetian-inspired furnishings and have been designed to resemble stylish Italian seaside villas.

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Where the Parties Are At in Super Bowl City

Feb 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Enough about The Big Game matchup, we’re more interested in how we can hang bar-side with NFL players and mingle over appetizers with our favorite celebs. This week, the Bay is buzzing with millions of sports fans gearing up for Sunday’s event, and the city has plenty of ways to keep them entertained

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A Hotel for Millennials: Sofitel Los Angeles Gets It Right

Jan 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There is a lot of talk about what Millennials want in a hotel and what will keep us coming back. Some properties are getting it right, others are missing the mark. We’re a mix of culturally-aware, socially-connected and eco-conscious travelers who want more than technologically-advanced rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi (is that not a given yet?). 

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Headed to The Big Game? Hotel Vitale is at the Epicenter of “Super Bowl City”

Jan 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

San Francisco is about to take the national stage when The City by the Bay plays host to Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016. And one thing’s for sure, the NFL didn’t risk its half-century showcase on a dull destination. Anthony Bourdain, the unabashed chef and TV personality recently noted, "Anyone who doesn't have a great time in San Francisco is pretty much dead to me." 

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Countdown to the New Year With a Getaway in Palm Springs

Dec 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Winter is the most wonderful time of year to visit Palm Springs if rest, relaxation and clear blue skies are what you’re after. It’s the perfect season for golf or tennis at any of Coachella Valley’s many prime resorts, or horseback riding and hiking through the canyons without breaking a sweat. And since the Greater Palm Springs areas covers Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Palm Desert, ​Desert Hot Springs, Indio, and Coachella, there’s plenty to keep you busy.    

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5 of San Diego's Best NYE Parties Offering More Than Just Champagne at Midnight

Dec 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

All right, party people, we’re officially two weeks away from New Year’s Day. Which means, NYE is right around the corner! If you haven’t made plans yet, there are plenty of fun happenings going on around San Diego on December 31. We gathered together some of our favorites to help you figure out which affair to attend. Here are six of America’s Finest City’s best New Year’s Eve parties hosted by hotels:

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Jumpstart Your Fitness Resolution With Winter Wonderland Walks, Wellness Wonks & Whiskey

Dec 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

After the holidays, it seems that everyone is ready to kick-start their health and wellness goals ASAP. Many sign up for gym memberships, start shopping all organic or participate in detox programs right when the new year hits. But for those of us who want to ease our way back into getting fit, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has just the kind of experience we need. 

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Dream Hollywood Hotel Lands a Gig in La-La Land

Dec 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In a city where budding actors, musicians and entertainment industry hopefuls go to fulfill their lifelong ambitions, it seems appropriate that a hotel called Dreams Hollywood would move into the neighborhood. The experiential lifestyle hotel will be the brand’s west coast flagship and is projected to open in Q2 of 2016 between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards.

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Los Angeles Claims 8th Best Restaurant in the US, N/Naka Makes OpenTable's Top 10 List

Dec 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’ve ever eaten at Los Angeles’ n/naka, then congrats, you’ve eaten at one of the nation’s top 10 restaurants. Announced last week, OpenTable released their list of the best 100 eateries in America and five of the top 10 hail from the west coast (three from California). Based on an analysis of more than 5 million reviews, the rankings were from verified diners across over 20,000 restaurants.

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The Beverly Hilton Debuts Holiday Package Featuring a Rolls-Royce Phantom, Diamonds & Brunch Aboard a Yacht

Nov 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The Beverly Hilton is no stranger when it comes to wining and dining their elite guests. So it should come as no surprise that for the holidays, the four-star property came up with a cute way to spread some holiday cheer with their newest package. This year marks the hotel’s 60th Diamond Anniversary, and as such, their festive offer centers all around the sparkling jewel.

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Duke's La Jolla Now Open With Two-Levels of Outdoor Seating & Hawaiian + Californian Fare

Nov 5, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

La Jolla’s newest restaurant will definitely have you thinking about a trip to Hawaii. Owned and operated by San Diego- and Maui-based T S Restaurants, Duke’s La Jolla pays homage to Hawaiian native Duke Kahanamoku, water polo medalist, six-time Olympic swimming and the father of modern day surfing. Officially opened yesterday, the 13,000-square-foot restaurant features two dining areas with both floors including outdoor seating.

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