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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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New to Grilling? Follow These Simple Steps to Throw a Killer Fourth of July BBQ

Jun 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Fourth of July definitely means sparklers and fireworks, but it also means putting that barbeque to good use. After all, you don’t want to be the only one in the neighborhood not grilling something up for your friends and family. If you want to fly solo this year—without any help from that overachieving know-it-all friend—take the below kernels of wisdom from chefs Russell Bry (of Yalla Mediterranean restaurant) and Steven Lindner (executive chef and founder of Zone Manhattan) to heart—they just may be what keeps you from burning everything. 

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Why La Valencia is On Our List of Favorite San Diego Hotels for a Summer Getaway

Jun 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When friends and family visit San Diego, they usually ask me about the best hotels in the area. And after having lived here for over five years now, I definitely have my favorites. Recently, I spent a weekend at La Valencia (aka The Pink Lady) in La Jolla for a mini-staycation to see what it had to offer. At the end of the trip, it was added to my list of SD hotel suggestions for many reasons, including its location, suites and dining options.

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Puerto Vallarta's Casa Velas Boasts Gourmand-Focused Experiences, Impressive Botanical Gardens and Four AAA Diamonds

Jun 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

If youíre a foodie seeking a gastro-oriented all-inclusive resort retreat, then†Casa Velas†in Puerto Vallarta is for you. As one of the many properties in the lauded Velas Resorts portfolio, I was truly impressed with this particular locationís continual efforts to keep its culinary options interesting and innovative. Indeed, this adults-only luxury boutique resort is helping set new and noteworthy standards in the all-inclusive realm at large.

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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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Throw Your Teen the Most Epic, MTV-Approved Coming-of-Age Party for $2M

Jun 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In Hispanic cultures, many celebrate the coming-of-age of their daughters with a quinceañera on her 15th birthday. In the US we have Sweet Sixteen parties—some more elaborate than others (thanks, MTV)—for both males and females, and Jewish cultures celebrate Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. But one thing remains, no matter how you choose to celebrate, this day is all about your beloved teen.

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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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Nobu Hospitality Group Opening First-Ever Mexico Hotel in Cabo San Lucas

Jun 9, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Las Vegas, Manila City of Dreams, Miami Beach and Riyadh, are just some of the locations where Nobu Hospitality’s swanky hotels reside. And come 2017, the brand will add Mexico to its list of destinations with the opening of Nobu Hotel Los Cabos in collaboration with RCD Resorts.

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The Sold-Out WonderFarm Event Celebrates Farm-to Market Dishes With Local Chefs and Artists

Jun 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Tomorrow night, Atlanta locals will be gathering at the new Ponce City Market for a celebration of food and art at WonderFarm. From 7 to 11 p.m., local chefs, artists and mixologists will gather together for a night of fun, charity and farm-to-market fare.

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Santa Monica Grand Tasting Showcases 25 of LAís 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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