Chic, Vintage, Lively: That’s the Refinery Hotel NYC

May 16, 2017  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

It's hard to believe that a former hat factory could morph into chic luxury accommodation, but that’s the story of the Refinery Hotel in New York’s Midtown. 

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Test Driving the All Grown-Up 2014 MINI Cooper/S Through the Narrow Streets of Puerto Rico

Feb 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

My very first memories of the MINI are of sitting on the floor in front of my dad, watching Michael Cane tear through the streets in The Italian Job and laughing as Mr. Bean drives with his feet as he scrambles to get ready for a dentist appointment. I wanted one of those cars, because my dad loved them — it was that simple. Now, after having been invited by MINI to test drive their new 2014 Cooper Hardtops through the windy roads of Puerto Rico, I want one for a whole new slew of reasons.

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RAYA Restaurant, Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

Mar 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver  |  1 Comment

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is one of my favorite resorts in California. My favoritism is, in part, due to the fact that I have been coming here for as long as I remember. Over the recent years, many changes have come to this Laguna property. Despite my classic response of resisting change in something I love, every modification that this resort has made, I have embraced... Read More

Business Class Travel Aboard Air New Zealand

Nov 17, 2010  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Luxury Airlines: When it comes to long-haul flying there is a lot to be said for choosing upper class seating: more space to move around, better food, comfort. All of these things are great, but what they truly amount to is this: your trip starts the second you board the plane. Hand the flight attendant your jacket, graciously accept a glass of champagne and settle in.... Read More

Q Restaurant's Fun Mongolian Fondue Experience

Oct 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Restaurant Review: Boston's dining scene takes on a new look with the arrival of Q Restaurant, which features Mongolian fondue-style cuisine. Better known as "hot pot," the menu includes a good variety of sushi as well as some fun cocktails. Located on the base-level of the new luxury Archstone Boston Common complex at 660 Washington Street in the Theater District, the restaurant offers diners an interactive experience.... Read More

"Rancho" La Puerto That is, Health Resort, Mexico

Sep 28, 2010  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

Resort Review: Like Cher and Madonna, a one-word name suffices. Say "Rancho" in the spa world and the assumption is Rancho La Puerta. A first-class fitness and health spa mere miles from the U.S.'s southern border, it's in the town of Tecate at the base of 3,885-foot Mt. Kuchumaa - revered and named by Native Americans as "the exalted high place."... Read More

Poste Moderne Brasserie Favorite in Penn Quarter

Sep 16, 2010  |   Contributor: Gwen Mayes

Restaurant Review: Penn Quarter is definitely the "new" Georgetown of downtown DC. Bordered by the Verizon Center, National Portrait Gallery, Shakespeare Theater and National Building Museum, at the epicenter is Poste Moderne Brasserie, one of my favorite restaurants in downtown DC.... Read More

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain: The Ultimate Tucson Vacation

Sep 14, 2010  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Hotel Review: As we made our way towards Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, it became apparent that this is the kind of resort you visit to get away from it all. There are few places more classically Southwestern than the Tucson area of Arizona: a vast desert landscape, a harshly beautiful backdrop of reds and orange, with cacti lending shades of green to the scenery. Saguaro cacti, the classic plant you envision with multiple arms, populate this region in large numbers; they only live naturally here in the Sonoran desert.... Read More

Restaurant Review: Rhodes W1 Restaurant Cumberland Hotel

Feb 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Fine Dining: On the face of it, the menu is beautifully simple. The panna cotta, parmesan and cauliflower emulsion amuse bouche translates to cauliflower cheese; the soft duck egg, chestnut mushrooms, watercress veloute with Roquefort and truffle soldiers is clearly dippy egg and cheesy toast – and obviously confit lamb belly, beetroot, roast onion and ticklemore is lamb with a tasty sauce.... Read More

Surf & Sand Laguna Beach: Perfect Oceanfront Getaway

Aug 21, 2009  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, California has been providing guests with the perfect getaway for over 60 years. The luxury resort located in desirable Laguna Beach has everything guests could want to enjoy a quiet getaway, whether the forecast ca... Read More

Experience Hawaiian Luxury at Aston Waikiki

Aug 18, 2009  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

For over 25 years, Aston Waikiki Beach Tower has been providing the perfect combination of condominium living and exclusive hotel-quality service. Located just steps away from Waikiki Beach, the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower provides guests of the luxury reso... Read More

Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center: Luxury Vacationing on the Potomac

Aug 5, 2009  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Located right on the banks of the Potomac River, the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center offers guests everything they need to enjoy the capitol city and its vast surrounding area.... Read More

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