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Pier South Resort Sets the Stage for Imperial Beach's New Eco-Tourist Scene

Jan 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

As the most south-westerly city in the United States, Imperial Beach is the one of the last stops in San Diego before hitting the San Ysidro Border going into Mexico. Not well known as a tourist spot, the area is mostly residential and fairly sleepy; a typical California beach town. And while the oceanfront does have a bit of a main “drag,” with beach bars and the new Pier South Resort, IB is really about the more natural elements: the quiet, sand, waves and nearby nature reserves. 

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Reinvented and Reopened, Nob Hill's Scarlet Huntington Feels Like a 1930s Movie Set

Jan 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Since the 1920s Nob Hill's Huntington Hotel has stood across from the imposing Pacific–Union Club, a second home for jet-setters, celebrities, society types and railroad barons. In 2011 it was acquired by Singapore-based hospitality group Grace International, and following a brief closure and $15 million in renovations, it re-opened last summer as The Scarlet Huntington.

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Cruise Out to Napa to Experience The Eco-Luxe Bardessono & Lucy Restaurant

Jan 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

On a recent excursion to Napa Valley in the brand new, sporty, luxurious and super-stylish BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, we headed to The Bardessono, the boutique eco-luxe retreat in the heart of wine country. Located in Yountville just a few steps away from the legendary French Laundry and surrounded by vineyards, Bardessono immediately impresses with the quality and integrity of the materials used.

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Thomas Keller Restaurant Group Opens Pop-Up French Laundry Eatery During Renovations

Jan 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The French Laundry has been closed for renovations since December (which unfortunately began with a Christmas Day break-in), but Bay Area foodies will still be able to get their fill of the esteemed restaurant’s fare. The Thomas Keller Restaurant Group will be opening a pop-up restaurant nearby at the Silverado Resort and Spa

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The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles Offers Annual Red Carpet-Ready Spa Treatments for a Celeb-Worthy Glow

Jan 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

At the start of a new year, people everywhere seem to be making promises of losing weight and getting more in shape. And in Los Angeles, the end holiday season also marks the start of award season. Suddenly, there is urgency for green juice and glow-inducing body scrubs. In anticipation, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles brought back its ultra-luxe Red Carpet-Ready package for those needing a full-body refresher.

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LA's Latest Way to Cleanse: Soupelina's Healthy & Organic Creations May Leave You Kale-ifornia Dreaming

Jan 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There are two reasons people generally choose to eat well: better health or trimmer figures. Residents of LA are notorious for jumping on both bandwagons, perhaps in an effort to maintain both a strong physique, as well as a palatable one year-round. Juice cleansing, raw foodism, exercise fads. You name it, you can find it here in droves. 

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Coronado's Rooftop Stake Chophouse & Bar Now Open With Exec. Chef Tim Kolanko at its Helm

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If the above photo of what must taste like sugary sweet heaven doesn't lure you into the new chef-driven Stake Chophouse & Bar in Coronado, CA., the rest of these photos definitely will. The 4,600-square-foot, rooftop modern restaurant, which is run by Blue Bridge Hospitality, features a 50-seat dining room with a patio, lounge, and a bar with 2,000 stocked bottles.

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Seven Years in the Making: The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage Finally Open

Nov 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When San Diegans want to take a mini-vacation from our ever-beautiful-sunshine-filled-tourist-destination (humble brag), we head to the desert. I know, this probably seems counter-productive, but sometimes we just need a little bit of peace and quiet from our constantly busy city. And, being only a three-hour drive away, Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley are just the places to do so.

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5 Glamorously Haunted Hotels to Put You in the Halloween Spirit

Oct 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff  |  1 Comment

Sleeping with ghosts in America’s most haunted hotels is not for the faint of heart, but for many it’s an unforgettable adventure not to be missed, especially with Halloween approaching. And when specters have the good taste to haunt luxury lodges and charmingly intimate B&Bs, you might not even mind when they steal the 400-count Egyptian cotton sheets a little (as long as they don't cut eye-holes in them).

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LA's Best Italian-Inspired Art Galleries and Exhibits

Oct 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

A true melting pot of all the backgrounds and cultures that make up the United States, Los Angeles features a massive variety of places to visit when trying to learn about or embrace another culture. This is especially true with Italian culture. One unique way to experience and understand the country's history and lifestyle is through the work of Italian artists, and whether it's classical museum-worthy pieces or contemporary paintings in rotating exhibits, LA has some spectacular locations to appreciate Italian art.

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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 Guide to Shopping Italian Designers on Rodeo Drive

Oct 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Along the west coast, the premier shopping destination is Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills as noted by the street’s pop culture relevance, especially in movies and music. There's a good reason for that, the shopping on the famed street is unbeatable. Not only does the location sell the hottest trends in fashion and accessories from around the world, the region's weather makes it one of the best outdoor shopping experiences in the United States.

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5 Classic Italian Dishes &† Which LA Eateries Serve Them the Best

Oct 6, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As one of the most beloved cuisines in the world, it's almost a challenge finding a bad dish that originates from Italy. Nevertheless, the search for the best of the best, especially in a city as large and diverse as Los Angeles, can be an arduous — albeit scrumptious — journey. We've made things a little easier for you, though, in rounding up the most delectable Italian dishes in the city.

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Bringing Italy to Your Own Backyard: Lavish Landscaping Ideas to Turn Your LA Home into a Rome-Inspired Oasis

Oct 3, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With its spectacular year-round weather, Los Angeles is a magnificent place to live. One of the best ways residents can take advantage of the city's sunny disposition is by creating one-of-a-kind backyards with stylish décor and design. And, considering the allure of Italy's rustic scenery, there's not a better inspiration for outdoor settings than the streets of Rome, Naples and Sicily.

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Talented Italians: The Top 5 Most Successful Italian Actors in Los Angeles

Oct 1, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Los Angeles is traditionally where people flock to when they're trying to make it big in show business, and why not? Major film studios, producers and A-list actors all seem to congregate there, and that's made SoCal the place to see and be seen. And, though it's not quite the hub of Italian-American influence like New York City, it is home to five of the most successful Italians in the movie industry.

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