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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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Virgin Cruises Taps Sunny East Coast City as Its First Port

Jul 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In December, we told you about the new Virgin Cruises that are slated to arrive in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Yesterday morning, the Virgin Group announced that its first port will be Miami. The ships are expected to feature 1,430 cabins and hold 2,800 passengers on seven-day Caribbean cruises.

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Gaylord Palm Resort Opens MOOR, Orlando's Newest Farm-To-Table Restaurant

Jun 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Gaylord Palm Resort opened the doors to their newest restaurant MOOR last month. Drawing inspiration from the slow food, and farm-to-table movements, MOOR offers guests a unique opportunity to enjoy freshly-caught seafood and locally-grown ingredients in new and unexpected ways.

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Golf, Play, Dine and Relax: You Can Do it All at The Breakers Palm Beach

Jun 8, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

One of America's legendary destinations, The Breakers Palm Beach has been a year-round paradise for couples, families and special gatherings, for more than 119 years. This modern classic resort, situated on 140 acres of lush, oceanfront property in the heart of the island of Palm Beach, Florida, is renowned for its gracious service and unparalleled array of on-site amenities. Guests of the resort may enjoy a magnificent beachfront experience featuring four refreshing pools and five whirlpool spas, championship golf and tennis, rejuvenating spa services, distinctive dining, world-class shopping, family entertainment, watersports and m... Read More

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