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From Sushi to Champagne: Los Cabos' Dining Scene Steps Up its Gourmet Food Game

Jul 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The sunny beach resort towns of Los Cabos, Mexico are known for a single culinary specialty: the Baja-style taco. But as much as we love Taco Tuesday, even the best tortilla dishes can get tiresome seven days a week, so the resort area’s top restauranteurs are stepping up their game with creative menu and gourmet dining twists fit for foodies.

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Portugal’s Algarve is More Than Just Another Beach Destination & Sunbathing Haven

Jul 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Portugal’s southermost region is well known for its sandy beaches and lively nightlife, but The Algarve also entices visitors because of its diversity. Here, golden cliffs drop off into the ocean’s waves below and Moorish ruins remain where entire communities once lived. As a major tourist destination, former fishing villages have been turned into summer resorts, but if you look close enough, its history still lingers amidst high rise apartments and modern developments. However, this beautiful region still has plenty of treasures worth discovering and plenty of activities to hold any traveler’s wanderlust interest. Here are a few tips on activities for navigating the region in three days:

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Champagne & Burgundy Regions Awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status for Contributions to Wine

Jul 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Over the weekend, the World Heritage Committee granted UNESCO World Heritage status to both the Burgundy and Champagne regions of France. The meeting, which took place in Bonn, Germany on Saturday, recognized the two areas for their history, contribution and exceptional cultivation in the industry.

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We Headed to the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival to Discover its Secret Ingredient

Jul 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Amidst the whisper of swaying palm trees in the tropical breeze and the sound of a knife dicing fresh herbs on a cutting board was the 34th annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival in Maui. Dominating the island, the event was held June 11-15 and was host to countless culinary masters, sommeliers and anxious imbibers. 

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Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Sommelier and Ripe Life Wines Founder, Mary McAuley

Jul 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There may be a large gender divide in many workplaces, but in the realm of wine, women have been steadily rising to the top. Not only do female consumers outweigh that of men, the number of female winemakers and sommeliers continue to rise every year. There are probably countless reasons as to why women are reigning supreme on the vineyard, but we’ll leave reasoning to the 10 talented ladies we recently spoke with. 

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Tower23 Welcomes New Executive Chef & Revamped Menu at its Beachfront Restaurant

Jun 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If there’s one thing that San Diegans absolutely love, it’s al fresco dining. And, if our outdoor table includes ocean views, then forget it, we’ll be there for hours. Which is exactly what happened to me when I visited JRDN at Tower23 one evening for dinner. Three hours later, and we were still sitting there, people-watching and sipping on French press coffee.

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Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Sommelier Tara Patrick From San Francisco's Michelin-Starred Quince Restaurant

Jun 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, Tara Patrick started out as the manager of a small bistro/wine retailer. She soon became the Wine Director and her love for the wine world flourished, taking her to San Francisco where she got her very first sommelier job at the Michael Mina flagship restaurant.

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Outdoor Adventures, Wine Tastings & a Michelin 3-Star Restaurant, Meadowood Knows How to Vacation

Jun 18, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Tucked away in the heart of Napa Valley, completely enveloped in all directions by ush greenery, Meadowood is a secluded hideaway of opulent proportions. You won’t find any flashy signs or over-the-top amenities here. Meadowood takes a different approach to luxury with simplistically elegant suites, private, intimate spaces, and seemingly-endless leisure activities that connect guests with nature and more importantly, their travel companions.

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Santa Monica Grand Tasting Showcases 25 of LA’s Best Chefs During 2-Day Event

Jun 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Meet-and-greets are great, but eat-and-greets are much tastier. Fans of great chefs and great food won’t want to miss the Santa Monica Grand Tasting event at the Santa Monica Pier on June 13-14. During the weekend, foodies can mingle with 25 of Los Angeles’ best chefs, watch them in action, and eat to their hearts content.

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Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Marina Cvetic From Italy's Masciarelli Winery

Jun 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There may be a large gender divide in many workplaces, but in the realm of wine, women have been steadily rising to the top. Not only do female consumers outweigh that of men, the number of female winemakers and sommeliers continue to rise every year.

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A Wine Lover's Sojourn: 3 Umbria Wineries & Their Hotels to Discover in Italy

Jun 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Beth Graham

Umbria is quite possibly my favorite region of Italy. Having lived in Milan, Umbria could not be a greater contrast. Milan is productive, fashionable, hurried and formal. But in Umbria, the pace is slow, the people are inviting and warm, and the food is simple and sumptuous.

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Can You Guess Which 5 Celebrities Own Their Own Wineries in Napa Valley?

Jun 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Napa is home to some of the best wineries in the nation, and those who own vineyards in the area are some of the wealthiest and most affluent residents in California. In fact, to purchase land and open your dream winery takes millions of dollars just to start. In Napa, it’s not just about who you know, but how well you can keep up with the Joneses by hosting charity events, private dinners and securing memberships at the valley’s top country clubs.

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Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Diana Garcia Gonzalez From France's Château Teynac

May 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There may be a large gender divide in many workplaces, but in the realm of wine, women have been steadily rising to the top. Not only do female consumers outweigh that of men, the number of female winemakers and sommeliers continue to rise every year. There are probably countless reasons as to why women are reigning supreme on the vineyard, but we’ll leave reasoning to the 10 talented ladies we recently spoke with. 

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Skipper Your Own Adventures With Le Boat Along the Canal du Midi in France

May 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Cruising through France's historic 150-foot Canal Du Midi, glass of wine in hand, should be on your bucket list—if it’s not already—and if you rent a luxury yacht that's easy enough for you to manage on your own, you can set your own vacation at your own pace. As one of Europe's top self-skippered boating companies, Le Boat specializes in offering vessels that are incredibly simple to captain, allowing you to do whatever you want on your next French excursion. 

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Three Upcoming Luxury Hotels That Will Knock Your Socks Off in Napa Valley

May 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With wineries and vineyards seemingly on every block, Napa Valley has been a hotspot for California tourists for what seems like ages. It’s really no surprise that within the next two years the area will be seeing three new luxury hotels, which will not only bring in an additional 350 rooms, but a significant amount of revenue for Napa County.

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