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W San Francisco Celebrates Earth Month with Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Package

Apr 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Eco-travel just got a little trendier with the introduction of Bloom, a new package focused on sustainability at W San Francisco. In a city known for it's eco-friendly practices, W San Francisco is offering a package that begins during Earth Month and continues throughout the rest of the year.... Read More

2013 Milan Design Week Gets Eco-Friendly

Apr 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

This year marked the 52nd edition of Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile, or Milan Design Week. The weeklong event showcases some of the most innovative and eye-catching home designs on the market, from LED lighting to hybrid furniture. However, April is also the “month of green” – thirty days... Read More

Inside the Illustrious Mind of Architect Sir Norman Foster

Apr 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sir Norman Foster — he was knighted in 1990 — is one of the world's most innovative and influential architectural minds, having first gained real fame in the early 1970s as the architect of the Willis Faber and Dumas headquarters in England. The founder and chairman of Foster + Partners, Foster has established himself as an authority of design, motivated by his passion for architectural exploration. Applauded for his artistic instinct, Foster seems endlessly flexible in his designs, creating buildings simultaneously for the present and future.... Read More

Eco-Friendly Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Recycles Wine Bottles at enoSteak

Apr 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

enoSteak at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel has just upped their dedication to sustainability a little bit more.... Read More

New Eco-Friendly Fragrances Just in Time for Earth Month

Mar 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Though you might have the best intentions of living an eco-friendly lifestyle, the limited selection of all-natural beauty products might leave you frustrated. That's what Tania Reuben, founder of the website Pure Natural Diva, discovered when searching for a chemical-free perfume. She then asked herself why anyone should have to sacrifice luxury beauty products when trying to live in harmony with the Earth. Her solution was to develop a botanical-based fragrance line, whose upcoming release coincides strategically with Earth Month.... Read More

Two Riviera Maya Luxury Resorts Amidst Exotic Mayakoba

Mar 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Mayakoba, a retreat nestled on Mexico’s renowned Riviera Maya, is one of the world’s most enchanting destinations. Carefully nurtured by a team of biologists, architects and designers, it’s a natural wonder surrounded by picturesque lagoons fronting the ocean with a mile of stunning beachfront.... Read More

Fairmont Continues Eco-Friendly Initiatives With Green Partnership Program

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

In an effort to continually renew their dedication to the environment and the communities they are in, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts established the Green Partnership Program at their Canadian properties in 1990.... Read More

Highlights From a Weekend at Montage Beverly Hills

Mar 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond  |  1 Comment

Beverly Hills, the epicenter of glamour and luxury on the west coast, is home to Montage Beverly Hills—a hotel exemplifying the same opulence and attention to detail that the city is known for. Its location—filled with frequent Hollywood high-society sightings, and just two blocks from Rodeo Drive’s chic shops—helps create an undeniable allure. As one of three Montage Hotels and Resorts properties, the Montage Beverly Hills is a distinct haven of "comfortable luxury." Here are a few of my favorite finds during a recent stay:... Read More

Eco-Friendly Event at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel This March

Feb 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Show you care in the comfort and luxury of the The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. The hotel is hosting Stories of the Cosmos as a way to celebrate Earth Hour with guests and local residents. The complimentary event will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 on the Eco-Adventure Center’s Connect the Dots outdoor game board. Earth Hour is an international event that encourages awareness about climate change by having people and businesses around the world turn off their electronic devices at the same time. “By holding Stories of the Cosmos outside by candlelight, we are supporting the Earth Hour mission, as well as offering a fun, educational experience for guests of all ages,” said Eco-Adventure Center Director Lyn Evins.... Read More

Johnny Depp's Baby Mama is the New Face of H&M

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

H&M has brought in French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis as the face of its newest campaign for its Conscious collection. The fashion brand's new line is apparently more eco-friendly than anything they've done in the past, made completely from sustainable materials (like organic cotton and recycled polyester) and is filled with ruffles and optimistic floral prints.... Read More

A New Sensory Education | Karisma Hotels & Resorts Partners With Kendall-Jackson

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Usually, food and wine events are dazzling displays of culinary artistry and ability—events where theory and practice become one. And, paired with great wine, these events create sensual reciprocities of taste, texture, and color; one taste working with others, often creating a savory taste synergy, called Umami—a kind of taste perfection—a word coined by the Japanese. But rarely do food and wine events define these things, PLUS a dual brand evolution of both hotel and wine. Yet this event, The first Jackson Family Wine Culinary Series, by Karisma, did all three.... Read More

Bring the Family to this Luxury Villa in Indonesia Mere Miles From an Active Volcano

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

For many people, vacationing with the in-laws is about as pleasant as pulling teeth. Villa Sapi in Lombok, Indonesia may be able to help ease some of the pain with intriguing amenities and distractingly serene surroundings. Created by Architect/Builder David Lombardi using many local materials, Villa Sapi’s two buildings are designed with functionality elevated above form. Lombardi designed the luxury villa to function in an eco-friendly manner, with solar water heating and lighting, as well as use of recycled rainwater.... Read More

Natural Beauty Alternatives Found in Your Own Kitchen

Jan 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

These days, society seems to be all about healthy alternatives, whether that’s in your cooking pantry, your medicine cabinet, or your makeup bag. The organic and natural replacement fad has gained more attention in recent years, but those who are devoted to the practice have developed a slew of healthy and eco-friendly alternatives to mainstream luxury beauty products. Most of these all-star ingredients can be found in your own kitchen, so if you’ve been thinking about jumping on the all-natural bandwagon, gives these healthy choices a try!... Read More

First Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the Americas Debuts in Puerto Rico

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

When Laurance Rockefeller opened the Caribbean’s first luxury eco-resort in 1958, the Dorado Beach Hotel and Golf Club in Puerto Rico, celebrities like John F. Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner and Joan Crawford flocked to it. This week ushers in a new era of jet-setting at the legendary 1,400-acre property as it re-opens as the $342 million Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve—the first Reserve property in the Americas from the world famous hospitality brand.... Read More

Find Urban Solace at Shanghai's Newest Luxury Hotel Twelve at Hengshan

Dec 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Located in the “Paris of the East,” Shanghai’s hottest cosmopolitan area, the Twelve at Hengshan is enveloped in cafes, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and restored art-deco buildings. The building itself was designed by Mario Botta, who is also responsible for the iconic San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, using eco-friendly materials. The architecture stands out among the historic surroundings in its contemporary design, but Botta dressed the façade in natural terracotta, which is popular along the streets of Hengshan. The 171 luxury guest rooms encase a Chinese-style secret garden to promote Zen-like awareness of the environment.... Read More

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