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5 Elegant London Hotels Where You Can Get Your Tea On in High Style

Dec 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen  |  2 Comments

With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, the quintessential English experience—traditional afternoon tea in some of London’s most luxurious settings—is a seasonal practice worth getting into. Credit for the long-held custom dates back to the Duchess of Bedford, a lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria, who ordered tea with delicacies in her boudoir for friends. Since then, it has expanded exponentially with almost every major hotel offering its own version, each striving to outdo the other with innovative variations. While all include finger sandwiches on assorted breads with fillings such as cheese, cucumber, egg mayonnaise, ham, salmon and tuna, they all also have unique features.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Brings Christmas to Life With Chocolate-Filled Holiday Scenes

Dec 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  1 Comment

This Thanksgiving, while most of us were carving our turkey and stuffing ourselves with pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce, the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte was busy creating the winter wonderland that now occupies the entire lobby level of the luxury hotel.

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Philadephia's Top 5 Christmas Events That Are Fun For the Whole Family

Dec 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The holidays are here which means hot cocoa, snow days and getting warm by the fire. And while it’s easy to stay inside watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas wrapped tight in your snuggie, there are some great holiday events around Philadelphia that might just lure you and your family into the frosty outdoors.

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Award-Winning Director Baz Luhrmann Unveils Holiday Windows for Barneys NY

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you need to take a break from your holiday shopping this year while bustling around New York City, you’ll want to make a stop by Barneys, even if it’s just to take a look at the new holiday windows that went up last week.

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8 Best NYC Hotels to Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nov 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The famed Macy’s Day Parade attracts hundreds of visitors each year to its festive celebration which started back in 1924. Instead of battling the crowds for the perfect spot along the parade route, watch the three-hour event directly from your hotel room. These properties provide the best views for watching the second oldest Thanksgiving procession in the U.S.

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12 Hermès Bangles To Kick Off Your Holiday Shopping

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Kick off the 12 days of gifting in style with a statement piece that’s as vibrant and chic as each woman on your holiday shopping list – including yourself, of course. The RealReal’s collection of Hermès bangles includes both narrow and wide styles ranging from multicolored animal motifs to silver-and-gold tone classics.

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Celebrate Christmas in True Yankee Fashion

Dec 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Handmade confections, roasted chestnuts, Yule logs and incredible decorations warm the Northeast with holiday cheer. Here’s a handpicked roundup of favorite traditions, from the White Mountains’ annual Cookie Tour to the peppermint pigs of Saratoga.... Read More

Share a Piece of London This Christmas Season With Chisel & Mouse Gifts

Dec 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Give a unique gift with a difference this Christmas, with a handcrafted model by Chisel & Mouse. It’s the ultimate way to collect landmarks from around London, with these intricate, iconic buildings. This miniature pieces of architectural heaven include Art Deco masterpieces like the Hoover... Read More

Spend Passover at Pesach on the Mountain Whistler Ski Resort

Dec 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Pesach on the Mountain, a luxury Kosher vacation program, is now encouraging would-be vacationers to explore its newly launched Pesach resort options. The company has made available a selection of cozy and intimate suites at Whistler, Canada's Nita Lake Lodge for Passover vacationers. Only a limited number of spots now remain in the Kosher family vacation, and event planners are encouraging interested vacationers to call as soon as possible to ensure that they can reserve a room that meets their needs.... Read More

Horseshoe Casino Hosts an A-List Roster of December Holiday Entertainment

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

With the holiday season upon us many people are travelling, hosting family members, and getting ready for 25th. If the in-laws are in town or you happen to have a music lover in your household, then The Venue at Horseshoe Casino may be the place for holiday... Read More

How to Tip Home Employees for the Holidays

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For those who work in the service industry, getting tips can be a pretty big deal and could make all the difference, especially during the holidays. As always, everything is really up to your discretion and personal experience, but generally, anyone working in a service-oriented field would appreciate a tip or some token of appreciation. Plus, what better way to show your gratitude than to give your full-time nanny a nice holiday bonus or a thoughtful gift? He or she is helping you raise your kids, now right?... Read More

Toast 2013 With A Few of San Diego's Best New Year's Parties

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

While everyone is busy getting stocking stuffers and last minute decorations, don’t forget to make plans for New Year’s. Besides great food and unbeatable beaches, San Diego knows how to throw a great party. So after you get everyone crossed off your list, take a hint from a few of these area bashes. Toast to the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013!... Read More

Celebrate The Holiday Season With The St. Regis San Francisco & "The Velveteen Rabbit"

Nov 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

There’s nothing like the holiday season to help spread not only good cheer, but the willingness to lend a hand to those in need. This year the St. Regis San Francisco will host Holiday Magic with The Velveteen Rabbit in an effort to benefit the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. On December 9th, the ODC Dance Company will perform... Read More

Los Angeles Gets Into The Christmas Spirit With Holiday Skating Rinks

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  1 Comment

SoCal might be the land of sunshine and palm trees, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some good old-fashioned ice skating at these seasonal rinks all around Los Angeles. Take a look below to find a few of the merriest places in the city to tie-up a pair of skates and hit the ice. From figure 8's to guest "celebrity" appearances, an outing at one of these rinks is sure to elicit some holiday cheer from just about anyone.... Read More

Celebrate the Holidays with Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Christmas in Boston can only mean one thing – the return of the Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan. This year, the show is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with performances in Boston as well as Providence, Worcester, Rockport a... Read More

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