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Stop Dreaming & Let Black Tomato Finally Plan Out Your Bucket List Vacations

May 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Everyone has a bucket list, seriously, everyone. And somehow we’re always adding to them but rarely crossing things off…mostly because, who really has time to plan these things anyway? Well the good people at Black Tomato, a luxury lifestyle and travel service company, has made it easier to start checking off those boxes. Launching My Bucket List, the company has begun offering its clients a chance to fulfill their goals and finally take part in the experiences they’ve been dreaming about.

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2014 Cannes Film Festival Announces 15 Female-Directed Titles

Apr 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) finally released this year's line-up and while there are literally tons of films we're excited to see (The Rover, David Michôd's anticipated follow-up to Animal Kingdom, definitely comes to mind), we are even more thrilled to see so many female filmmakers represented!

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Take a Last-Minute Family Trip to The French Alps Before Ski Season Ends

Apr 14, 2014  |   Contributor: AJ Jordan

The end of the ski season is fast approaching, and Club Med Valmorel is one of the last resorts in the French Alps to remain open in April. If you caught the ski bug this year and haven’t had the opportunity to break out the equipment, why not gather up the passports for a family trip to the French Alps?

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A Quick Guide to 6 Of the Best Cities Along the French Riviera

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: AJ Jordan

During the middle ages, the French built their settlements on the Mediterranean hills for optimal protection against their foreign enemies. Today, their foresight makes the colorful, elevated villages both scenic and awe-inspiring for visitors to the French Riviera. From absinthe-tasting in 9th century cellars to viewing original work by Chagall or Picasso in unlikely places and luxury hotels, there are unexpected delights in every village. Here are some tips to navigate the diverse towns in this charming destination.

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Benneton Grauver: The Stationer To Celebs & Royals for Over 130 Years

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Nicholas

Some of the world’s most beautiful stationary sits stacked on shelves in a discreet shop in Paris’ haute 8th Arrondissment. With clients like Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and a host of French nobility, Benneton Gravuer has been turning out exquisite paper products and other engraving for over 130 years.

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Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa: Sea Therapy in Southern Corsica

Dec 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Leave your door ajar and the rhythmic ebb and flow of the sea over the rocks outside your bedroom provides the perfect accompaniment to sleep—the ideal location of Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa snug along Corsica’s southern shore allows for this every night. With sliding glass doors, guests have a picture perfect view out to nearby rocky ledges licked by rolling waves of surf, a mesh of green forest beyond, and a long slim arm of a promontory pointing its fingers out to the Mediterranean.

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Corsica's La Signoria Hotel Retains its French Roots in Today's Modern World

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

La Signoria, a Relais & Châteaux hotel just outside the northwest Corsican town of Calvi, simply oozes old world charm—no surprise considering it was previously the 18th century Genoese estate of ‘La Paratella’ under Louis XV, later given to the Marquis Murat de la Serpriere. Taken over 25 years ago by Jean-Baptiste Ceccaldi and his wife, it has retained much of its authenticity while offering delightful touches of modern luxury.

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Hotel La Villa: Quiet Corsican Retreat Amid France's Rolling Hills

Nov 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Perched high amid rambling hills, the location of northwest Corsica’s La Villa Hotel could hardly be more picturesque as it overlooks the ochre-colored citadel of Calvi and the sparkling bay waters of the Mediterranean far below. Sensitive architectural design of terracotta roof-tiles, a beige and ochre color scheme, traditional-style dwellings and natural stone pathways enables La Villa to merge seamlessly into the verdant host environment.

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Hôtel Castel Brando: A 19th Century Mansion in Cap Corse

Nov 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

More a walled Mediterranean-style chateau complex than a classical medieval fortress, Hôtel Castel Brando near the picturesque Cap Corse harbor town of Erbalunga leaves one with the feeling of having stayed in the familiarity of someone’s home.

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Le Grand Hôtel de Cala Rossa: An Elegant West Indies-Style Retreat on the Island of Corsica

Nov 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Such is the discreet nature of its location — screened behind thick foliage of yucca, cypress, bamboo and bougainvillea — that we bypassed the entrance to the Le Grand Hôtel de Cala Rossa, located in Porto Vecchio in southern French Island of Corsica.

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Tips For Navigating the Mediterranean Isle of Corsica

Nov 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With lush vegetation, sheer rocky mountainsides and stunning land and seascapes around every heart-stopping, hairpin bend, Corsica — a French island off the coast of Italy — holds a special place in the Mediterranean. But navigating it effectively can get a little tricky. Instead of sending you out on your own, below are suggestions on activities, dining options and hidden gems discovered from my own travels.

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Escape to the Charmingly-Chic Terre Blanche in France's Southeastern Region

Nov 1, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort, located in Eastern Provence, France and nearby Cannes and the French Riviera, provides European travelers with a premier European destination in Southeastern France. This five-star resort is consistently rated as one of the best getaways on the globe and offers beautiful scenery, luxurious comforts, and activities.Sitting atop rolling hills that overlook the valley around Provence, Terre Blanche has 750 acres of exclusive property brimming with things to see and do at every turn. As the resort itself is designed to appear as its own private Provençal village, the hotel is as pleasant as it is comfortable. Views from around the resort include verdant landscaping, majes... Read More

Casanera: Perfumer Marie Ceccaldi Creates Local Corsican Fragrances

Dec 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Dressed casually in jeans and a sleeveless white singlet under an open plaid shirt and wearing simple blue suede running shoes with pink laces, Marie Ceccaldi doesn’t seem like your average perfumer.

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Ski the French Alps at the Private Chalet Princesse in Megeve, France

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Tucked away in the French Alps in the charming town of Megeve, Chalet Princesse is a historic villa dating back to 1897. Designed as a ski lodge, the chalet boasts a perfect snowy holiday destination or a relaxing summertime retreat.

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From Villa to Seaside Hotel: Les Mouettes Has Blossomed Into a Four-Star Experience

Oct 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

One of the best things about Hotel Les Mouettes (translated: The Seagulls) on Corsica’s jagged western coast, is its wonderful outdoor terrace overlooking the glistening clear waters of the bay, the maquis-draped mountains and the picturesque town of Porticcio.

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