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Bike Through Utah, California or Wyoming While Glamping All Along the Way

Jul 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It can’t be denied that one of the best ways to enjoy nature and its beautiful landscapes is by getting out from behind our computers and experiencing it outdoors, firsthand. While some may not immediately consider a bicycle excursion to be the preferred method of travel, TerraVelo Tours is inviting active explorers to get out into the open on two-wheels for seven-day tours of Utah, California and Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

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La Dolce Vita: How to Take a Luxurious Three-Hour Lunch Break in LA

Jul 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Translated into English, la dolce vita stands for "the sweet life," however, as with most colloquialisms, the translation alone is an oversimplification of what it stands for. You see, la dolce vita is an Italian philosophy on living life to the fullest by passionately embracing food, sun, hospitality and relationships.

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High Design: Where to Find the Best Italian-Style Furniture Boutiques in LA

Jul 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

While many Italian furniture manufacturers have been producing primarily modernistic pieces lately, the absolute defining factor of Italian style is quality craftsmanship and eye-catching design. While Los Angeles has no shortage of good looking home décor, massive stores just can't match the skill and artistry of Italian pieces, which can be much harder to locate in a slew of Pottery Barns and Crate & Barrels. 

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Authentic Sicilian: 5 Restaurants Dishing Up Some Serious Seafood

Jul 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

When you think of Italian food you probably picture heaping piles of spaghetti and plates of steaming lasagna. But with its vast coastline, seafood is a pretty big part of the cuisine as well. And if you live in Los Angeles you're in luck, because there are several great spots that offer some of the best Italian seafood restaurants around. Trust us, you'll want to visit these five establishments immediately.

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Get the Fit: LA's 5 Best Locations for Italian Suits

Jul 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The pinnacle of contemporary men's fashion is without a doubt the Italian suit. The problem is, that not enough guys are sporting the style. Luckily for fellas in Los Angeles, the city has a number of great locations to find a slick suit and have it tailored to fit them perfectly.

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Bringing Tuscany Home: 5 Stores Specializing in Imported Italian Décor

Jul 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

From socks to sports cars, Italian quality consistently stands out as the best in many fields of manufacturing. This easily holds true in the world of home décor as well, so it's no surprise when someone looks for ways to add a little Sicilian flair to his or her home. If you live in Los Angeles though, finding imported décor can be a bit of a challenge since the city doesn't really have any predominantly Italian neighborhoods, making the hunt that much more difficult.

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Couture Kicks: Where to Find the Best Italian Shoemakers in LA

Jun 30, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Using the highest quality materials, most Italian brands source their leathers and metals from the region and are handmade by expert artisans. In Los Angeles there are a number of shops that feature Italian shoes, but these are our favorites:

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Italian-Inspired Etiquette: 5 Forgotten Niceties Angelinos Should Really Re-embrace

Jul 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Face it, Los Angeles residents have a reputation for coming off as, a tad standoffish, possibly a result of everyone being so incredibly cool (or at least thinking they are). Sometimes all it takes though is a little lesson in the lost art form of etiquette, and few do it better than Europeans.

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Mingle With San Francisco's Hip & Trendy Movers and Shakers at the Hotel Zetta in SoMA

Jun 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

With yoga classes taught by international yoga stars, organic juice bars nearly as prevalent as Starbucks, and acoustic music sets by the newest indie band just about every evening, San Francisco has a lot of fun to offer. I made finding fun my mission on my latest visit to the city and settled in to the Hotel Zetta, a chic 116-room gem just across from Union Square in the increasingly trendy neighborhood of SoMa.

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Klopf Architecture Remodels Family Home Into Eichler Homage

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

California-based Klopf Architecture recently remodeled a lucky family home in Burlingame, turning it into something reminiscent of the modern tract housing Joseph Eichler popularized. The owners wanted something clean, open and contemporary, and that's exactly what Klopf gave them.

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Are You Invited to The Ultra Exclusive Karma International Masquerade Party?

May 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Located somewhere in Los Angeles at a secret location that's been described as a spot "with masterful architectural features reminiscent of a Venetian opera house," the sixth annual Karma Masquerade will take place. Promising to be one of the most impressive parties to date, the "Eyes Wide Shut" event will feature strolling performers, striking lighting exhibitions, surprise stage shows and living art displays.

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James Beard Foundation to Hit LA with Celebrity Chef Tour in June

May 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Los Angeles was recently recognized for its food scene on May 5, of this year, when Nancy Silverton was named Outstanding Chef by the James Beard Foundation—the culinary world’s equivalent of an Oscar. 

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Celebrity Hairstylist José Eber Opens Salon at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

May 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Admirers of hair guru José Eber can now hear those famous words, “Shake your head, dahling!” at Eber’s salon at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Eber is one of the world’s most recognized hairstylists and has tended to Hollywood’s most famous tresses for four decades. He's now partnered with Four Seasons to open his eponymous salon at the iconic oceanfront property.

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Visit Napa County's Less Crowded Town of Yountville for Chandon, Bouchons & Relaxation

Apr 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Spring is a beautiful time to visit Napa, and if you're in a quandary about where to stay, the small, chic, easily walkable village of Yountville is a great choice. It's not as congested as St. Helena, and there's friendly energy and picture-perfect ambience. With many charming inns and luxury boutique hotels in town, there's a pleasant detachment from reality. It's not unusual to see rock stars and the Mayor hobnobbing at a low-key wine tasting or South American jet-setting visitors strolling down the main street in a toweling robe with a glass of wine in hand.

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Nikita Malibu Reopens With New Concepts of Fine Dining on Billionaire's Beach

Apr 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Recently reopened after an extensive reimagining of its cuisine and atmosphere, Nikita Malibu has put together what the restaurant is deeming the "marriage of food and wine in a cozy, yet refined seaside architectural gem."

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