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Ace Hotel: Palm Springs' Playground for the Cool Kids

Jul 24, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s a scene that takes place every weekend at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs. Trendy, 20- and 30-somethings descend from LA and SD to take over the retro-chic property in search of sun and poolside cocktails. Ask any bronzed beauty what they do for a living and chances are you’ll find yourself mingling with a fashion photographer, a young Hollywood starlet, or an aspiring screenwriter taking a break from the hectic city life.

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The San Luis Obispo Collection Marries a New Wave of Luxury to Central California's Quaint Charm

Jun 30, 2017  |   Contributor: Kat Ward

When Oprah calls your city the "Happiest Place in America," there's probably some truth to it.

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Christie Brinkley is Beverly Hills' New Wellth Ambassador

May 30, 2017  |   Contributor: Jill Weinlein

Supermodel, actress, best-selling author, and entrepreneur Christie Brinkley is the ideal ambassador for the new Beverly Hills Wellth (Wellness + Health) campaign.

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L'Auberge Del Mar: Refined Luxury on San Diego's Coastline

May 18, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

San Diego is oftentimes overlooked as a luxury destination. Maybe it’s our laid-back style, love of cheap tacos or the fact that businessmen in suits can be seen riding skateboards into work, but our stigma as an untailored city isn’t quite so accurate. Although our neighbor to the north lays claim to more four- and five-star hotels and Michelin-starred eateries than SD, what America’s Finest City offers is refined luxury that is approachable and personal.

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$100M Bel Air Mansion Hits the Market With Two Exotic Gold Cars

Mar 6, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Los Angeles knows how to do luxury living well, and to prove it, a new seven-bedroom Beverly Hills mansion just came onto the market and is stacked with everything from exotic cars to an Andy Warhol painting and a Champagne vault. The recently completed residence is located in the Trousdale Estates neighborhood, comes fully furnished and is priced at $100 million. The hefty price tag is more than worth it though considering everything you get with your purchase.

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San Diego's Hottest Suite Will Make You Feel Like a Rock Star

Jan 26, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s pretty easy to consider never leaving your room when staying in the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s Multi-Platinum Suite. With 1,070 square feet of space, you might find yourself skipping a tour of the city to relax in your BainUltra air jet tub or sip on Champagne on one of two cozy L-shaped couches in the room. Had it not been my birthday weekend, you may have found me Neflix and chilling my whole stay instead of hitting the town. It’s that impressive.

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Hotel Zelos: A Quirky & Trendy Property in the Heart of SF

Dec 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

San Francisco is undeniably a quirky city that marches to the beat of its own drum. When you visit, part of the fun of staying in SF is getting a sense of that same unique character within your hotel. Located in the heart of Union Square, Hotel Zelos is just the kind of property you’d expect to find in this charming destination.

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Loews Regency San Francisco is an Upscale Retreat With SF Spirit

Dec 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Standing on the large terrace of Loews Regency San Francisco’s Presidential Suite, it’s easy to see why so many people love this city. Called a “bridge to bridge” view, guests of the suite can not only get a bird’s eye view of SF, but can also catch a glimpse of both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge. At night, SF looks almost magical with its twinkling lights shining across the bay, and through its soaring skyscrapers and iconic Victorian homes.

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Get Your First Look at Disney's New Star Wars Lands

Dec 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In August, Star Wars fans got some very exciting news regarding the franchise and Disney Parks. During the annual Disney Fan conference D23 Expo, the company unveiled their plans to create three new lands in their Florida and California destinations. And yes, one of those lands will be dedicated to Star Wars!

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Inside SF's Newest Luxury Condos

Nov 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’re in the market for a condo in San Francisco, you may want to consider the bay's newest luxury residences located in the Lower Polk. The Austin, at 1545 Pine Street, is only a 10-minute drive to the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square and features 100 high-end condominiums.

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Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery Benefits From Medical Tourism

Nov 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

A new kind of tourism is growing by double digits across the globe, making its way to Malaysia, Mexico, Turkey and Brazil among others. It isn’t making cruise ships, museums or restaurants any busier, but surgeons are booked more than ever. “Medical tourism,”  which is currently growing an estimated 15 percent or more a year, is sweeping the globe as aging affluent populations pair rest and relaxation time with nip and tuck procedures. 

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The Alluring Charm of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Oct 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Beth Graham

Carmel-by-the-Sea, a quick drive from Monterey, is a tiny village along the Pacific Coast. The streets are pedestrian-friendly, lined with art galleries, wine tastings, performing arts venues, and cafés. There’s so much packed into this one-square mile enclave that you’ll need a few days to take it all in. And you won’t need a car, just comfortable shoes and a relaxed state of mind.

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Chef Craig Strong Dishes on His Award-Winning Laguna Beach Restaurant

Oct 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

The multi-award-winning Studio restaurant is located inside the Montage Laguna Beach, and is the kind of place that immediately puts you in a California state of mind. Situated on a cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Studio offers an ever-changing 
à la carte menu inside an artistic, Craftsman-style venue. We recently visited the eatery to check out its menu and speak with its Executive Chef Craig Strong.

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Park Hyatt Aviara Brings Baja Up the Coast

Sep 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On September 25, Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe made its way north to the Park Hyatt Aviara's Masters of Food & Wine series. Diners were introduced to the region’s bounty through a four-course dinner presented outdoors in the hotel’s courtyard. Chefs Pierre Albaladejo, Miguel Angel Guerrero, Javier Plascencia and Cristophe Rull created dishes that paired with wines made by local winemakers. Vinters included Adobe Guadalupe, Lomita, Torres Alegre and Monte Xanic.

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The Ritz-Carlton Celebrates 25 Years With $25K Fashion Package

Sep 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Set in a Neo-classical style landmark building in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood, The Ritz-Carlton has been a staple in the city for 25 years now. To celebrate its anniversary, the five-star hotel is offering a new $25,000 Ultimate Fashion Package.  

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