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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Entirely Edible Gingerbread Spectacular on Display Now

Dec 18, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

‘Tis the season for gifts, snow angels, singing carols and of course, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s annual Gingerbread Spectacular. This year’s theme “Spirit of Giving” has been named in honor of the hotel’s Community Footprints partners: Surfers Healing, Friends of Orange County’s Homeless Pets, Canine Companions for Independence, Socks for Heroes, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Orange County Rescue Mission, Olive Crest, Operation Helping Hands, and Second Harvest Food Bank. 

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Why New Mexico's Land of Enchantment Is a Great Place to Spend Christmas

Dec 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

As one of the most Catholic states and one of the poorest states in the US—but one with a world-class art capital and strong American Indian heritage—New Mexico is a memorable and unique place to be at Christmas time. Believers flock to the religious landmarks and saint galleries, skiers and hippies converge on Taos, and locals turn Santa Fe into a magical town of twinkling lights. 

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Claridge's Hotel Unveils London's Most Fashionable Christmas Tree by Dolce & Gabbana

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Claridge's, a landmark hotel in London’s posh Mayfair neighborhood whose admirers include Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Kate Moss, Mick Jagger, Madonna and Victoria Beckham, has unveiled what is undoubtedly the world’s most fashionable Christmas tree. Designed by longtime guests and friends of the hotel, the tree was created by Italian fashion icons Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The luxurious hotel, originally opened in 1812, has made a tradition of inviting its designer devotees to design a Christmas tree each year; past contributors have included Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz and Dior’s John Galliano.

 

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5 Holiday Vacation Packages For a Festive Winter Break

Oct 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Holiday hotel packages are popping up everywhere, crowding in-boxes and social media feeds, making it harder to weed through and pick the right one for you. So we did some digging and put together a list of our five most exciting, festive or romantic packages for your December travels.

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3 NYC Vacation Packages For A Festive Holiday Season

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

The fall/winter holiday season brings out the best that New York City has to offer, with splendid storefront displays, festive parades, romantic horse and buggy rides, fun-filled ice skating, and shopping galore. What's more, tourists can usually find special holiday packages at some of the most luxurious hotels in Manhattan.

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One of a Kind Christmas Tree at Bacara Resort & Spa by Artist David Shelton

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Bacara Resort & Spa is giving guests an eco-friendly holiday this year by partnering with renowned artist David Shelton to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas Tree Art Installation. The tree is a playful interpretation of a natural tree, a 12-foot sculpture that combines dramatic contrasts of whimsically-sculpted steel from David Shelton Studios with hand-blown glass by Saul Alcaraz. “This tree is a beautiful reflection of innovation and community collaboration,” said Kathleen Cochran, general manager of Bacara Resort & Spa. “We are honored to partner with David to create something truly magical for our guests that they can enjoy with their loved ones for years to come.”... Read More

CHILL at W Los Angeles Westwood Provides the Ultimate Winter Experience

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Who says there's no winter in Los Angeles? Each year CHILL at W Los Angeles transforms the hotel into a veritable winter wonderland, complete with ice skating rink, modern décor, and seasonal accessories from Z Gallerie. Indulge in signature cocktails and winter bites at the ICE BAR, and partake in amazing winter activities for the whole family. This year's CHILL was designed by veteran LA-based event design and production company Chad Hudson Events, and takes a classic approach to winter whimsy, inspired by the clean and sophisticated look guests experience when they enter the hotel. Each rink-side cabana boasts a palette of white, black, gold and silver which is enhanced by playful, holiday inspired vignettes. Z Gallerie's elegant and dramatic lighting fixtures and accessories give the... Read More

Los Angeles Gets Into The Christmas Spirit With Holiday Skating Rinks

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  1 Comment

SoCal might be the land of sunshine and palm trees, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some good old-fashioned ice skating at these seasonal rinks all around Los Angeles. Take a look below to find a few of the merriest places in the city to tie-up a pair of skates and hit the ice. From figure 8's to guest "celebrity" appearances, an outing at one of these rinks is sure to elicit some holiday cheer from just about anyone.... Read More

Hyatt Regency San Francisco to Continue Holiday Village Display

Oct 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Hyatt Regency San Francisco has announced the continuation of its holiday village display, just in time for the upcoming holiday season. According to General Manager David Lewin, “We are very excited about re-introducing a custom that was originated by the late Len Connacher.” Lewin continues, “Once the curator of the largest Department 56 collection, it is in Len’s honor that we welcome collector Glen Leveque and Eric Moe of Moe Trains to help us continue entertaining holiday revelers with this popular new tradition.” Along with the village displays and trains, snow will fall three times a day in the hotel's lobby, from November 16 through December 31, 2012 as part of the hotel's celebrated hol... Read More

The Survey Of Wealth and Affluence in America, Q4 | Holiday Forecasting

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

The Survey Of Wealth And Affluence has been in existence for seven years, and details the nuances of lifestyle and spending patterns of three groups of Americans. It is produced by American Express Publishing, and the Harrison Group, a YouGov company.... Read More

Norwegian Breakaway to be Christened by Godmothers The Rockettes

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If Cinderella can get a Fairy Godmother, then why can’t a luxury cruise ship? Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway didn’t get just one old lady to watch over it, but multiple members of the beautiful and talented New York dance company, the Rockettes.... Read More

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Holiday Gingerbread House Display

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Throughout the month of December, the Hyatt Carmel Highlands will feature a holiday gingerbread display. For the display, the Hyatt Carmel Highlands Culinary team will be creating a miniaturized gingerbread version of the hotel, which will be placed in the Sunset Lounge for all to enjoy. In anticipation of the cookie structure, here are some fun facts about gingerbread houses:

  • The gingerbread house became popular in Germany after the Brothers Grimm published their fairy tale collection which included "Hansel and Gretel" in the 19th century.... Read More

Holiday Cruise Specials from Paul Gauguin in December

Jul 31, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury cruise ship operator Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering two seven-night Tahiti and the Society Islands voyages this December. Both cruises offer savings of 50 percent off and include airfare from Los Angeles. There is a cruise on December 22 and on December 29. The luxury sailing cruises do a round trip from Papeete, Tahiti. There are overnight stops in Bora Bora and Moorea. Snorkeling and other water-related sports activities will be plentiful. There also will be beach time on private beaches in Bora Bora. The Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program will be available on both sailings for young travelers (ages 9 to 17). Adding even more value to the holiday cruising packages, the third... Read More

Boston's Holiday Spirit To Include Gingerbread Competition

Jun 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Ronda

Every yearBostongenerates an array of different holiday activities. Especially around Christmas time where there is the hustle and bustle of shopping and the many wonderful events centered around the children. ... Read More

Fashion Police Star George Kotsiopoulos Talks Best Holiday and Winter Trends

Dec 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Chrissy Lorenzo

George Kotsiopoulos, celebrity stylist, magazine editor and popular co-host — alongside Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne — of E!'s hit show Fashion Police, wants you to shine this holiday season, and to start off 2012 as the most dazzling version of yourself yet!... Read More

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