The Desert's Classic La Quinta Resort & Club Receives a Luxurious Facelift

Aug 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

It's difficult to imagine a warm oasis with a lush outcropping of palm trees, cascading pools, and bountiful blooming flora, without thinking of Southern California. If you’re from here or familiar with the region, it’s easy to picture Palm Springs as that desert retreat. Palm Springs spans 45 verdant acres and its diamond hotel is La Quinta Resort & Club.

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Mosaic Beverly Hills Re-Opens with Contemporary California Inspired Décor

Jul 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Mosaic Hotel will re-open its doors just in time for fall getaways, an ideal season for California travel and staycations. On August 1, the 49-room luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Beverly Hills will unveil its extensive multi-million dollar renovation, with traditional doormen sporting Bowler hats welcoming guests.

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Dining Around SF: 4 Restaurants Worth Checking Out in the City by the Bay

Jul 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Always developing new and innovative culinary offerings, San Francisco’s food scene never experiences a dull moment. From fresh approaches to old favorites to brand new restaurants and concepts popping up in every neighborhood, the City by the Bay doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Here are some of the best new or newly-updated restaurants feeding San Francisco’s locals.

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Pageant Season Has Arrived in Laguna With The Ritz at The Forefront of it All

Jul 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

It's pageant season in Southern California, but not the kind that requires high-heeled beauties to strut their stuff across stages. In Laguna Beach, "pageant" means the grand annual showcase of live stage masterpieces dubbed the Pageant of the Masters. From early July to the end of August, thousands of art aficionados and culture enthusiasts will fill the coastal town of Laguna Beach and its neighboring communities to watch still artworks reenacted in live scenes. Edgar Degas, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, John Sloan, and Leonardo Da Vinci are a handful of the famed artists that usually have a piece or two "brought to life."

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A New Beginning for an Old Classic on San Francisco’s Nob Hill

Jul 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

There’s a lot of history at Stanford Court, the classically-proportioned, century-old hotel perched atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill, but visitors will still find it perfectly attuned to the digital age. 

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Why La Valencia is On Our List of Favorite San Diego Hotels for a Summer Getaway

Jun 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When friends and family visit San Diego, they usually ask me about the best hotels in the area. And after having lived here for over five years now, I definitely have my favorites. Recently, I spent a weekend at La Valencia (aka The Pink Lady) in La Jolla for a mini-staycation to see what it had to offer. At the end of the trip, it was added to my list of SD hotel suggestions for many reasons, including its location, suites and dining options.

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3 Dana Point Resorts That Are the Perfect Pairing to Your SoCal Getaway

Jun 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Nestled beside Laguna Beach and Laguna Niguel, and 60 miles from Los Angeles, is the quaint city of Dana Point. Coined “the soul of Southern California,” this coastal town is full of charm and offers an array of summer fun from relaxing on its sandy beaches to participating in water sports and whale watching. 

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Tower23 Welcomes New Executive Chef & Revamped Menu at its Beachfront Restaurant

Jun 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If there’s one thing that San Diegans absolutely love, it’s al fresco dining. And, if our outdoor table includes ocean views, then forget it, we’ll be there for hours. Which is exactly what happened to me when I visited JRDN at Tower23 one evening for dinner. Three hours later, and we were still sitting there, people-watching and sipping on French press coffee.

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Chaya's Downtown Location Reinvents Itself & Broadens Its Appeal

Jun 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

If you reside in or visit Los Angeles often, you’ve likely enjoyed Chaya Restaurants. Locals frequent Chaya Venice Beach for their signature happy hour and bustling bar scene, while its urban, downtown location serves as an after-work sushi bar, until recently. The historically suits-heavy location has broadened its appeal to match the renaissance and growing population downtown LA currently experiences.

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Outdoor Adventures, Wine Tastings & a Michelin 3-Star Restaurant, Meadowood Knows How to Vacation

Jun 18, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Tucked away in the heart of Napa Valley, completely enveloped in all directions by ush greenery, Meadowood is a secluded hideaway of opulent proportions. You won’t find any flashy signs or over-the-top amenities here. Meadowood takes a different approach to luxury with simplistically elegant suites, private, intimate spaces, and seemingly-endless leisure activities that connect guests with nature and more importantly, their travel companions.

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IlluminateSF is Changing the Face of SF With 11 Amazing Art Installations

Jun 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

San Francisco is the backdrop to many fantastical things like breathtaking architecture, a rich arts scene and a deep-rooted culture that is inherent to the fabric of America. And now, IlluminateSF is setting the area aglow with 11 artworks (six permanent) throughout the City by the Bay on display with some pieces that accentuate well-known landmarks and hidden secrets of the city.

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Beverly Hills Revs its Engines for Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance 2015

Jun 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Looking for a road trip to shift Father’s Day into high gear? Drive to Beverly Hill's Rodeo Drive, park, and walk ‘n’ gawk at the street display of some of the most beautiful, collectible, and valuable cars and motorcycles in the world. 

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Is a Ritz-Carlton Coming to Downtown San Diego? Here's What We Know

Jun 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

One thing we’ve been saying for awhile now, is that San Diego needs a Ritz-Carlton. Our beautiful city is a prime location for the luxury brand. Well, this week, we came across Cisterra Developments’ current project list which includes a new Ritz at 7th and Market downtown.

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Santa Monica Grand Tasting Showcases 25 of LA’s Best Chefs During 2-Day Event

Jun 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Meet-and-greets are great, but eat-and-greets are much tastier. Fans of great chefs and great food won’t want to miss the Santa Monica Grand Tasting event at the Santa Monica Pier on June 13-14. During the weekend, foodies can mingle with 25 of Los Angeles’ best chefs, watch them in action, and eat to their hearts content.

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The Pink Lady Debuts New 1,100-Square-Foot, Hollywood Glam Penthouse Suite

Jun 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

La Valencia hotel already has some pretty cool bragging rights. Sitting cliffside in La Jolla, the San Diego luxury property has been a local staple since 1926 and has played host to many celebrities, politicians and other notable guests. Now they have even more to boast about with the creation of their new penthouse offering known as the Sky Suite.

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