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Chocolate Cruising For the Indulgent Traveler

Feb 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

This year, Princess Cruises is premiering its Chocolate Journeys program created by Norman Love, one of the world’s top master chocolate makers. The program ices the cake across the spectrum of on-board programs from lavish chocolate desserts to drinks, pillow treats and even decadent spa treatments.

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The Lot in San Diego Remembers What Other Luxury Cinemas Forget

Feb 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Luxury cinemas are no longer a rarity and some cities now have multiple companies to choose from. Though they all put a classier spin on “dinner and a movie,” many of them seem to put more of an effort in the latter, often forgetting about the cuisine. The Lot in San Diego takes dinner a lot more seriously than an afterthought and as a result, their restaurant can easily stand on its own.

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Chef Ari Taymor on the LA Food Scene’s Newfound Sense of Self

Feb 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Chef Ari Taymor may be young, but he’s already made a huge impact on the Los Angeles culinary scene. Before turning 30, his critically-acclaimed Alma was named the best new restaurant in 2013 by Bon Appetite, he won Best New Chef by Food & Wine and was nominated for the James Beard Rising Star Award in 2015.

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The $42K Houseboat "Culinary Adventure" Weekend

Jan 26, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Services, Forever Resorts will be hosting a Scenic and Savory Houseboat Excursion on Lake Mead from April 29 to May 1. The three-day weekend will take place on one of Forever Resorts’ 70-foot houseboats, and will be limited to only 12 guests. 

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Later, Crock-Pot! Hello, Mellow! The New Sous-Vide Cooker That Will Change Dinnertime

Jan 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sure, crock-pots are quick and easy to use, but they’re always going to be a little unsightly on your Italian marble countertops. Enter: Mellow. This kitchen gadget may look a little like an empty modern aquarium, but it actually cooks your food using the sous-vide method, which promises a precise temperature for perfect results. 

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Michelin-Starred Chef Delivers Pre-Made Restaurant-Quality Food Straight to Your Doorstep

Jan 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Italy-born Cristina Bowerman nabbed herself a Michelin star in 2010 and just last year was named Chef Ambassador to the 2015 World Expo, making her a serious contender in the culinary world. And now she's added a meal delivery service to her list of achievements. Called Crateful, the Los Angeles-based company transforms Michelin-quality meals (which are usually pretty rich) into healthy pre-prepared dishes that you can eat every day without guilt.

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Thomas Keller's Per Se Receives Scathing Two-Star New York Times Review

Jan 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

“With each fresh review, a restaurant has to earn its stars again,” wrote New York Times reporter Pete Wells yesterday. “In its current form and at its current price, Per Se struggled and failed to do this, ranging from respectably dull at best to disappointingly flat-footed at worst.” Ouch. Thomas Keller’s famed Per Se restaurant in New York City is considered one of the best in the world, which makes the above two-star review all the more shocking.

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Take a Stab at Recreating Katherine Sabbath's Gorgeous Persian Love Cake

Jan 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sydney-based Katherine Sabbath creates the most amazing looking desserts and the impressive part is that she is entirely self-taught (she was a high school teacher before turning to baking full-time). Her brightly-colored creations have exploded over her Instagram and Facebook accounts, earning her an incredible fan base in a pretty short amount of time. Considering her tall cakes look like they came straight from Candy Land, it’s not a surprise. 

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Queen of the Night's Decadent Dinner Theater is a Mélange of Hedonistic Delights

Jan 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Nestled inside the heart of New York’s historic Diamond Horseshoe nightclub, ensconced below the infamous Paramount Hotel, is the wickedly-entertaining Queen of the Night adult dining experience. This multi-sensory show is a mélange of hedonistic delights that offers a decidedly unexpected dinner theater adventure in the heart of New York City.

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Cruise the Hudson River on the Spirit of New York & Enjoy Dinner and Panoramic Views of the City

Jan 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Whether you’re a tourist seeking adventure in the Big Apple or are a long-standing resident of New York City celebrating a special occasion—or just looking for a fabulous night out, the Spirit of New York dinner cruise offers a truly memorable experience. The frivolity starts the moment you arrive at Chelsea Pier and step aboard the vessel—a three-deck, climate-controlled party yacht that can accommodate up to 600 guests year-round.

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Adventures in New Zealand: A Guide to Creating the Perfect Queenstown Itinerary

Jan 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Dan Avila

In the far region of New Zealand’s south island is magical Queenstown. Equal parts adrenaline-charged action and jaw-dropping beauty, the city also offers pure luxury and an epicurean experience to rival the world’s best. Flying into Queenstown for the first time sets the scene. On final approach the aircraft dips into a valley between snow-covered mountains before the lake-front town comes into view. Queenstown is simply gorgeous.

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Wake Up to 2016 with LA’s Best New Year’s Day Brunches

Dec 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Whether you need to recover from an overzealous New Year’s Eve or just want to start 2016 with a really good meal, Los Angeles chefs are cooking up perfect day-after menus for brunch on January 1. What do they recommend for hangover cures?  “Water, sleep and foods with fatty acids,” says Executive Chef Michael Hung of Viviane. 

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NYC's City Kitchen is One-Stop Shop For Getting a Taste of the Big Apple's Many Diverse Eateries

Dec 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

You’d be hard pressed to find many locations in New York that can impress locals just as easily as they draw in tourists. But City Kitchen at the Row NYC hotel isn’t the typical foodie hot spot. That much is apparent when you first step in and observe the warm and communal atmosphere of this bustling food hall. 

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La Reserve by Oceania Creates The Perfect Pairing at Sea of Gourmet Foods & Wine Aficionados

Dec 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Tricia Conover

La Reserve by Wine Spectator is the exclusive 24-seat wine and food pairing restaurant-at-sea featured on Oceania’s Riviera and Marina ocean liners. From its dining venues to a hands-on Bon Appétit Culinary Center (all of which are driven by celebrity chef Jacques Pépin), it comes as no surprise that Oceania won the Best for Foodies award in the 2015 Fodor’s World's Best Cruises list. 

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Here is What Happened at Audi’s Epic Holiday Event in Aspen

Dec 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Every year, Audi holds an epic weekend in Aspen for journalists, celebrities and invited guests, and this year truly outshined the rest. Not only was the brand new 2017 Audi Q7 SUV our main means of transportation, we also checked out the World Snow Polo Championship, schmoozed in The Little Nell’s Paepcke Suite, hit the slopes, enjoyed a picture-perfect sleigh ride and partied at the Caribou Club with celebs. Oh yeah, and ate tons of delicious food. 

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