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From the Beach to the Clubs: 5 Ways to Celebrate NYE in Orlando

Dec 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Most people assume that New York City is the best spot to celebrate New Year’s Eve in, but that doesn’t seem to be the case at all. According to WalletHub, the best city in the country to share a kiss at midnight is actually Orlando. The top 100 list (where NYC places at no. 25) was created with 17 different factors in mind, including entertainment options, local restaurants, hotel prices and luxury shopping. Since Orlando came out on top, we thought it was only fitting to find the best party options for ringing in the New Year. 

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Naples Wins Best U.S. Destination for Luxury Travelers, Here's What to Experience While There

Dec 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice poll recently voted Naples, Florida the nation’s top “Best Destination for Luxury Travelers,” leaving high-roller contenders such as Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, Maui, and Aspen in the dust. Good call, since what’s not to love about this charming resort town with its vibrant cultural scene, huge selection of eclectic restaurants (many with outdoor patios) and historic designer shopping streets, surrounded by a gorgeous tropical backdrop. If you’re planning on taking a trip to the Eastern city next year, here are some quick recommendations for accommodations, dining and shopping:

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Don't Miss These 5 Cool Exhibits During Art Basel Miami From December 3-6

Nov 25, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Each year, Art Basel in Miami attracts some of the top artists in the world to its beachside city. Taking place from December 3-6 this year, the event will feature 267 leading galleries from across the globe that will showcase modern and contemporary art from both renowned and emerging artists. Over 70,000 visitors make their way to the Miami Beach Convention Center for daily talks, films, live performances, shows, tours and plenty of exciting after parties.

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Forget El Niño, Chef Vincenzo Betulia is the Real Reason Florida's Restaurant Scene is Heating Up

Nov 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

This was a very good year for Chef Vincenzo Betulia, who scored a double whammy when he was honored with two 2015 Naples Illustrated Dining Awards: one for Best Restaurant and the other for Best New Chef. Born in Sicily, Betulia grew up in Wisconsin (which might account for his stellar house-made sausages) before settling in Naples, Florida where he opened Osteria Tulia in January 2013. He quickly followed the eatery up the next year by opening Bar Tulia right next door.

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Turnberry Isle Unveils Complete Room Overhaul & Transformation of Grand Presidential Suite

Nov 20, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Turnberry Isle Miami now has 241 newly-renovated guestrooms and suites to showcase in its Jasmine and Magnolia buildings. Under the direction and hands-on guidance of Turnberry Associates Co-Chairman & CEO Jackie Soffer, as well as award-winning hotel interior design firm Forrest Perkins, the rooms now boast lighter and brighter contemporary furnishings.

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The Renovated Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Ft Lauderdale Offers Even More Treatments For Men

Nov 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

This past summer, The Ritz-Carlton, Ft Lauderdale’s spa underwent a complete renovation as a part of its $9 million makeover to update its lobby, main restaurant and to add new stores to the property. I recently visited the spa and, as someone who’s frequented many hotel facilities, can easily say that it is one of the best around.

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Don't Miss Your Only Chance to Own the Very First Rolls-Royce Dawn in North America

Nov 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

If you’re feeling lucky and charitable, you should take a chance and bid on the new Rolls-Royce Dawn at the 2016 Naples Winter Wine Festival, taking place January 29-31, 2016. The winner will not only have contributed to a good cause, but will also become the first North American customer to own the luxury car.

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Meet Santa, Dine with Mrs. Claus & Play in the Snow at Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Nov 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Every holiday season Gaylord Palms explodes into a festival of lights, snow and Christmas magic. This year, from November 24 to January 3, 2016, they’ll be celebrating the holidays in the same extravagant fashion, with their ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas display.

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Bid on 14-Nights Aboard the World’s Largest Privately-Owned Yacht at the Naples Winter Wine Fest

Oct 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Naples Winter Wine Festival is coming up fast and now that the tickets are officially on sale, you should grab some. Taking place at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida on January 29-31, the festival not only offers tons of wine and gourmet food, it also holds one of the world’s best charity wine auctions and raises money for the Naples Children & Education Foundation.

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Orlando’s Downtown Disney is No More, See its Transformation & New Iron Chef-Backed Restaurant

Oct 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Yesterday, Orlando’s Downtown Disney officially re-opened as Disney Springs in an effort to make the commercial district a more adult-friendly destination. On the same day, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto opened Morimoto Asia located in The Landing, one of Disney Springs' four neighborhoods.

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Art in Odd Places Transforms the Streets of Downtown Orlando

Sep 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Downtown Orlando has turned into a living gallery. Art in Odd Places (AIOP) has transformed six blocks of Magnolia Avenue with sculptures, shadow puppets, murals, singers, and interactive exhibits that will run from today until Sunday. Fifty artists are participating in the free event themed “Tone,” which takes place from September 17-20. 

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The Newly-Opened 1 Hotel South Beach is One of the Most Eco-Friendly Properties in Florida

Sep 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Plans for the uber eco-friendly 1 Hotel South Beach were first announced back in 2006 by Starwood Capital Group, but when the economic crisis hit in 2008, it was put on hiatus. Finally this past spring, after seven long years and a $270 million renovation, the hotel officially opened and by the looks of it, they absolutely nailed it. 

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Indulge in Style at W Fort Lauderdale

Aug 31, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

A trip to Florida is all about the sun, sand and surf, and W Fort Lauderdale makes sure you indulge in all three in style and sophistication. Staking its claim on 315 feet of South Florida beachfront, the W not only brings guests close to the Atlantic Ocean, but also to the city’s best dining, shopping and entertainment.

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Disney Begins Sales of $5 Million Four Seasons Private Residences in Golden Oak

Aug 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It’s no secret that Disney World’s Golden Oak community offers some of most luxurious homes and properties for the ultimate Disney fan, but it’s about to get even better. Last week, Disney began sales for the Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando.

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Soak Up Miami’s New Cultural Renaissance With The Design Lover's New AC Hotel

Jul 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Miami is not merely a beach town. The so-called Magic City has plenty of attractions that have nothing to do with bikinis, spray-on tans and partying. Yet the hotel hasn’t seemed to catch up to this fact, with most new properties still centered on the (admittedly amazing) stretch of South Beach sand.

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