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Turnberry Isle Proves It's Still a Miami Best 47 Years Later

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A lot of golf-centric resorts claim to have luxurious offerings far beyond the links, but few can make the case as convincingly as Turnberry Isle Miami. The resort, located in Aventura, Florida just outside Miami originally opened in the early ‘70s as a county club for private members. Since then hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested over the years in making it the ultimate retreat, not just for golfers but for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life.

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Find Out What Makes Delano South Beach and Hotel Victor So Smoking Hot

May 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

On a recent jaunt to sexy South Beach to soak up some sun and take in the world-class action at the Sony Open tennis championship, I decided to visit two of the town’s hottest hotels, the Delano South Beach and the Hotel Victor. The former has long reigned as the coolest hotel on the beach, and the latter just reopened after $8 million in renovations, instantly becoming a hit with the in-crowd.

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Find Out What Makes Delano South Beach and Hotel Victor So Smoking Hot

May 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

On a recent jaunt to sexy South Beach to soak up some sun and take in the world-class action at the Sony Open tennis championship, I decided to visit two of the town’s hottest hotels, the Delano South Beach and the Hotel Victor. The former has long reigned as the coolest hotel on the beach, and the latter just reopened after $8 million in renovations, instantly becoming a hit with the in-crowd.

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Navigating Miami's Hakkasan, Katsuya by Starck and The Bazaar by José Andrés

May 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Navigating the Miami dining scene can be a tricky proposition. Drive down Collins Avenue and nearly every place you pass looks pretty cool, but we know from experience few of them have cuisine that could be called “more than edible.” On our last trip to the glitzy city we did some research and honed in on a few that have consistently garnered rave reviews: Hakkasan at the fabulous Fontainebleau, Katsuya by Starck, and The Bazaar by José Andrés at the stunning SLS South Beach.

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A Very Posh Sunday at the Palm Beach Int'l Polo Club for the Piaget Gold Cup

May 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

If you visit Palm Beach in March and April, a trip to the Palm Beach International Polo Club is a must. Polo matches are played there every Sunday, including a number of prestigious championships. You can reserve tables for brunch that serve an impressive gourmet buffet with over 80 selections, including everything from sushi to roast lamb. One of the top-drawer options for the event is a ticket to Veuve Clicquot’s Airstream Lounge which sits in its own VIP section and includes a bottle of the beautiful bubbly. 

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The Breakers' Flagler Steakhouse: Rich Traditions of American Luxury in Palm Beach

Apr 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

What Palm Beach's Breakers hotel has done so well over the past 120 years, is continue to maintain its rich traditions while entering a new era of luxury. Each year, the owners have spent around $20 million to revitalize the historic property while keeping it true to its heritage. Over $250 million has been invested in the past decade, but modern additions aren’t part of its current plans however. 

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Miami Beach Polo World Cup Starts April 24 with Sexy Models & Bieber's Supercars

Apr 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The glamorous world of high goal polo converges in Florida on April 24–27 for the 10th annual Miami Beach Polo World Cup played on the sizzling sands of South Beach. This year the event’s sponsors include Argentinean polo lifestyle brand La Martina, the title sponsor and official supplier; Lou La Vie, the exotic car rental agency where Justin Bieber got his now infamous Lamborghini; Perfect Vodka; A&E; and is produced by The Polo Life, LLC and ACT Productions.

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Enjoy Asian, Mediterranean, & Steakhouse Dishes at The Setai, Miami Beach

Apr 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Elegance, sophistication and finesse are the chief ingredients that make The Restaurant and The Setai Grill world-class dining venues and culinary hot spots in Miami.

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Roger Federer Hosts Mini Tennis Match for Moët & Chandon During Sony Open

Mar 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

In 2012 we broke the news that Roger Federer had been named as Moët & Chandon’s new brand ambassador. On March 19, Federer (who is favored to win the Sony Open currently in full swing), hosted a mini tennis match for the famed French Champagne house at the eye-popping 50th floor rooftop lounge of the Viceroy Miami.

 

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Celebrating Culinary Inspiration at Clearwater Beach Uncorked Food & Wine Adventure

Mar 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Florida means different things to different people. You have Walt Disney World, sunshine, alligators, the Everglades, and miles of wide-open beaches — to name just a few. And then there's Florida's Gulf Coast, offering endless stretches of  powder white sand despite the ravages of the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill several years ago.

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Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Breaks up With Ritz-Carlton and Gets Even Sexier

Mar 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Luxury brands like Waldorf-Astoria and Ritz-Carlton have credibility with consumers. But sometimes, when being part of the pack works against you, striking out solo is a bold move that can pay back big time. Case in point: Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, formerly The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach. 

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This Boca Raton Ocean Penthouse Offers Water Views to the East and West

Mar 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Coastal Florida has been seeing a pretty big real estate boom, which is no surprise considering the sunny weather and cultural scene — not to mention it being a short flight away from The Bahamas. 

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Wellington Estate: Part Playboy Mansion, Part Equestrian Paradise

Jan 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For serious equestrians, a luxury home is great, but it doesn't mean much without a spacious parcel of land to sit on. It just so happens that the Wellington Equestrian Estate in Florida has both and will soon be auctioned off on-site during the Platinum Luxury Auctions March 1 event.

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First Look: Four Seasons Orlando Walt Disney World® Resort

Jan 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It seems that a Florida family vacation is in order since the Four Seasons Resort Orlando Walt Disney World® Resort is set to open up later this summer. Close to Orlando’s major amusement parks — Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® — the brand’s new hotel will be as luxurious as it is family-friendly.

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Legendary Luxury and Great Gatsby Glamour at The Breakers Palm Beach

Jan 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

There are few hotels in America that combine incredible architectural splendor, spectacular oceanfront settings and opulent amenities like Palm Beach’s The Breakers hotel. Legendary luxury and Gatsby-esque glamour permeate the atmosphere from the moment you turn onto the dramatic palm-lined drive and spot the famous twin turrets topping the Italian Renaissance-style edifice. 

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