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Sip on Some Halloween Spirit With These 21 Cocktails

Oct 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We've been putting together a Halloween-inspired cocktail roundup for years now, but the previous features may as well cease to exist, because this one is where it's at. We've collected recipes from some of the world's best bars, mixologists, and spirit brands to give you some amazingly spooky options. Make sure not to skimp on the barware though, because trust us, dressing one of these up in the right glass is sometimes all you need to set the right mood. With some great for the night of and others perfect for the morning after (i.e. hangover), we have so many chocies that you may just have to throw more than one party. 

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Caution: This Ice Bucket May Result in Excessive Wine Consumption

Oct 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Ice buckets are generally a necessary evil to keep your wine (or beer) chilled, with most of the designs boring and uninspired, but this Epicureanist Silver Ice Bucket works as a fantastic center piece too. With its bigger size, you can also fit several bottles in there at once, making it a great gifting idea for the wino in your life—or a nice little indulgence for yourself.

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The Finest of Fine Dining: Meet 5 of the Most Luxurious Restaurants in Paris

Oct 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Josie Sampson

Boasting some of the most supreme cuisine in the world, Paris is the epitome of luxury and glamour. If you’re looking for some seriously fine dining, you need not look any further than the City of Light. Here are our 5 top picks.

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3 of LA's Best Markets for Authentic Gourmet Italian Ingredients

Oct 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

If you’re planning a night in with some homemade Italian food, you’re going to want to visit an Italian market for the most authentic gourmet ingredients and sides. And although Los Angeles isn’t known for having a large Italian population like those found in New York or New Jersey, the City of Angels has some great purveyors of Italian flavors. 

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A Foodie's Delight: Eating Your Way Through the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

Oct 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Santa Fe, New Mexico is the oldest capital in the US, its a place where the earth and sky defy description, it has an abode of never-ending adobe architecture, and is a wonderful culinary destination. All of these descriptors and more define this 400-year-old, yet still totally hip, town of Santa Fe.

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San Diego to Get a Public Market Offering Local Products From 30 Vendors Under One Roof

Sep 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

There’s really no shortage of things to do around San Diego, however, the city is lacking in one thing: a large public area devoted to artisanship. We have our fair share of regular farmers markets, but we could use a more permanent location to discover artisanal foods and goods. Enter Blue Bridge Hospitality and their $3 million plan to turn a warehouse in Liberty Station on Historic Decatur Road into an indoor/outdoor experience called the Liberty Public Market. It will feature the best locally-crafted food and merchandise.

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Vintage Wine Weekend at Four Seasons Maui: A Connoisseur’s Dream Come True

Sep 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Close your eyes, drift into serene repose and imagine an unforgettable event where you spend an entire weekend kicking back and sipping wine. Now imagine the irresistible combination of gourmet food, wine and music at Maui’s only Forbes Five Star property, the legendary Four Seasons. Better yet, just book the Four Seasons' Vintage Wine Weekend (December 5-7, 2014) and experience it firsthand.

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The Future of Wine: 3 Hot Trends You Need to Know About

Sep 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Wine trends fluctuate pretty often, with new favorites appearing as if over night while old favorites will suddenly be deemed unpopular—only to have the roles reversed soon after. Sometimes a movie will change minds (like how Sideways suddenly made it cool to hate merlot and love pinot noir back in 2004) and other times it will be a few excellent vineyards that begin to blow everyone's taste buds away. 

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Exploring Greece's Little Island With the Quiet Soul & Deep Blue Waters

Sep 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Michelle Winner  |  5 Comments

If you are a discerning traveler who delights in an elegant stay, romance-inspiring views, and local gastronomy, but seek a place with a casual vibe, you'll fall in love with Santorini. The Santorini of today is moving from courting the daily onslaught of large ship tour groups to fewer travelers who will stay awhile to appreciate her history, monasteries, unique cuisine, local wine, sensual sunsets, languid dining and sumptuous accommodations.

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Tuscany's Villa Le Barone Wants to Know if You'd be Into an Eroica Affair

Sep 1, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

The first thing that caught our eye about this event is its name: L'Eroica. Understandably, this had us imagining some kind of fetish affair that we most likely wouldn’t want to participate in. Luckily, we were wrong.

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Practice Grilling With These 3 Recipes for Pork Sliders, Double Cut Pork Chops, & Grilled Whole Fish

Aug 28, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Now that you've had some time to mull over Peter Kaminsky's fantastic grilling tips that we gave you earlier in the week, here are three new recipes to try out— Pork Pimenton Sliders with Bacon Jam, Double Cut Pork Chops with Malbec Marmalade, and Grilled Whole Fish with Lemon and Tarragon. Taken from his book, The Essential New York Times Grilling Cookbook, these meals are sure to blow everyone away this weekend. Plus, each one is paired with wine from Terrazas de los Andes, which according to Kaminsky pair beautifully with smoky, charred flavors.

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Grill Up This Double Cut Pork Chop With Malbec Marmalade Recipe

Aug 28, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

You can't become the master (or mistress) of the grill without getting a lot of practice and thanks to Peter Kaminsky's tips and tricks of the trade, you now have plenty of knowledge to get started. He was even nice enough to share three of his best recipes, so now it's time for you to try his Double Cut Pork Chop With Malbec Marmalade.

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Food Network Star Justin Warner Breaks Down His 6 Favorite Burgers for Labor Day

Aug 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We've given you plenty of recipes from Food Network star Justin Warner, who came up with fantastic dishes to pair with the Robert Mondavi Private Selection, and now we have six cool burger recipes for Labor Day weekend. Instead of just going the standard beef route, Justin covers all the bases (from a veggie option to bison and venison) and gives you a step-by-step look at his favorite six burgers. Each dish is broken down by protein, mix-ins, toppings, and condiments, showing you how easy it can be to blow your friends and family away at your next barbeque. 

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From Grape to Bottle: Take Part in La Crema Winery's Virtual Vintner Experience

Aug 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

La Crema Winery is doing something a little different, offering wine connoisseurs the chance to actually be part of the winemaking process. Earlier in the month, La Crema launched Virtual Vintner, which is a unique digital experience that allows consumers to create a wine as a group.

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Here's How to Make Grilled Whole Fish With Lemon And Tarragon

Aug 28, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

You can't become the master (or mistress) of the grill without getting a lot of practice and thanks to Peter Kaminsky's tips and tricks of the trade, you now have plenty of knowledge to get started. He was even nice enough to share three of his best recipes, so now it's time for you to try his Grilled Whole Fish With Lemon And Tarragon.

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