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5 Restaurants Standing Out in Orange County's Culinary Scene

Nov 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

For years, Orange County in California has been known for its million-dollar estates, picturesque beaches, Disneyland and as the sun-kissed backdrop for shows such as The OC, Laguna Beach and The Real Housewives of Orange County.

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Experience Paris Like A Fashion Week Insider

Oct 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

There’s nothing like being in Paris during Fashion Week. Not only is the city flooded with some of the best designers in the world, but the French destination is booming with parties, events and plenty of opportunities to hobnob the industry’s most notable names. If you’re headed to the City of Lights next year for any of its fashion weeks, here’s an insider guide to navigating one of its most distinguished affairs.

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Chef Morimoto on His New Restaurant, Observing Diners & Taste Memory

Oct 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Chef Masaharu Morimoto—known to many as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America—now has more than 10 restaurants around the world and a best-selling book called, Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking. This month, he opened a new 5,542-square-foot restaurant in Las Vegas featuring an integration of Western and Japanese ingredients.

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St. Regis Abu Dhabi Goes Sky-High With New Dining Experience

Oct 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Talk about an elevated dining experience. Next month, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates will debut its newest offering for guests looking for a one-of-a-kind event. Launching on November 11, the property will begin hosting monthly dinners on its helipad, 836 feet in the air.

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Café des Architectes is More Than Just Another Hotel Restaurant

Oct 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

In a great food city like Chicago, great restaurants are a dime a dozen. New eateries open almost daily, and a hotel restaurant can easily be over looked. This is not the case however with Café des Architectes, located at the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel. The eatery offers internationally-inspired cuisine with local farm-to-table produce, all done with a classic French technique by Chef Greg Biggers.

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Chef Craig Strong Dishes on His Award-Winning Laguna Beach Restaurant

Oct 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

The multi-award-winning Studio restaurant is located inside the Montage Laguna Beach, and is the kind of place that immediately puts you in a California state of mind. Situated on a cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Studio offers an ever-changing 
à la carte menu inside an artistic, Craftsman-style venue. We recently visited the eatery to check out its menu and speak with its Executive Chef Craig Strong.

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Fall Theater & Dining Venues to Explore in NYC

Oct 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Pumpkin spiced lattes, colorful leaves, butter-soft leather gloves and New York City—some things are just better in the fall. Although the city is ideal to visit anytime of the year, autumn just has a certain flavor to it that is best consumed in the City That Never Sleeps. The Big Apple’s shows are one of the greatest draws to the state. Tourists alone bought 7.7 million tickets to Broadway shows last year, and this year attendance is set to outpace the attendance for all of New York and New Jersey’s sports events combined, including Yankees and Mets games.

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Experience Mediterranean Cuisine at Local Hot Spot Apiron Restaurant in Santorini

Oct 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As you walk along the cobblestone streets in Fira, you pass restaurant after restaurant sprinkled throughout the Santorini hillside town, all boasting unique settings and flavors. Since many offer the same Greek fare, walking in blindly and choosing one usually guarantees at least a decent meal. But if you’re looking for more than just a decent meal, it helps to have the locals tip you off to their favorites.

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A Look at Mexico's First Overwater Bungalows

Sep 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Mexico is known for a great many things, but of all the reasons to visit, overwater bungalows probably never made it onto your list. Destinations like the Maldives, Fiji, Tahiti and Bora Bora have long been the go-to spots for those seeking that kind of accommodation, until now. On September 1, El Dorado Maroma in the Riviera Maya opened 30 new palafitos (stilt houses in Spanish) over the Caribbean Sea, marking the country’s first overwater bungalows.

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Atlanta for the Untourist | Sponsored Content by W Atlanta - Midtown

Sep 27, 2016  |   Contributor: W Atlanta Midtown

These days, Midtown Atlanta is known as a bustling cultural center in a city that is as eclectic as it is metropolitan. In years past, however, this neighborhood was underutilized and unappealing to city-dwellers and visitors alike. From the 1970s to the present, local organizations such as the Midtown Alliance helped to shape it into the vibrant blend of businesses and hotspots that it is today. 

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Navigating the Turquoise and White Island of Santorini: Where to Stay, Eat and Explore

Sep 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It was barely morning and all of us were tired, eyes heavy on the flight to Santorini. My friends and I had stayed out all night exploring Athens, hoping to sleep at our hotel's pool once there. The sky was dark in Santorini when the plane landed, but within minutes pinks and purples filled the air. It was at that moment that the island became magical. A week later, we were in love, captivated by this surreal place.

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Four Seasons Finds Wellness the Pura Vida Way

Sep 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

If the journey to living the good life is paved with wellness, the Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo will put you on the right path. Their goal is to infuse health and wellness principles and practices into every aspect of the guest experience. Costa Rica has long established a focus on biodiversity and eco-sustainability throughout the country. 

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A Luxury Stay in Vibrant Vancouver: Fairmont Pacific Rim

Feb 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

Intimate encounters with wilderness is the prime focus at the secluded Sonora Resort in British Columbia, highlighted in Part One of this Canadian adventure. There, guests soak in mineral pools and join expeditions looking for for whales, orcas and grizzly bears. Fast forward to my helicopter return with a slight change in longitude, and the city comes to center stage. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim. My re-entry into a faster pace was seamless—by private car from the heliport to the harbor (courtesy of the luxury hotel’s BMW car service).

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Downtown LA is Tinseltown’s New Gem | Sponsored Content by JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Sep 14, 2016  |   Contributor: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

The sprawling City of Angeles has long been home to entertainment industry insiders and beach bums alike. The fabric of Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA), by contrast, has been considered a dead zone when compared to areas like Venice Beach or West Hollywood. More recently, however, the locale (which incorporates Little Tokyo, the Arts District, the Fashion District, and the Historic Core neighborhoods, just to name a few) is engaging in a cultural renaissance which promises to make it the thriving heartbeat of a newly realized urban metropolis.

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The Coming-of-Age of Manhattan's Lower East Side

Sep 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

If the Upper East Side is a straightlaced socialite sporting chanel suits, the Lower East Side is her edgy, adventurous sister rocking Vivienne Westwood. Coined LES, the New York City neighborhood possesses a storied history from its “gangs

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