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Orlando’s Downtown Disney is No More, See its Transformation & New Iron Chef-Backed Restaurant

Oct 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Yesterday, Orlando’s Downtown Disney officially re-opened as Disney Springs in an effort to make the commercial district a more adult-friendly destination. On the same day, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto opened Morimoto Asia located in The Landing, one of Disney Springs' four neighborhoods.

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Art in Odd Places Transforms the Streets of Downtown Orlando

Sep 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Downtown Orlando has turned into a living gallery. Art in Odd Places (AIOP) has transformed six blocks of Magnolia Avenue with sculptures, shadow puppets, murals, singers, and interactive exhibits that will run from today until Sunday. Fifty artists are participating in the free event themed “Tone,” which takes place from September 17-20. 

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The Newly-Opened 1 Hotel South Beach is One of the Most Eco-Friendly Properties in Florida

Sep 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Plans for the uber eco-friendly 1 Hotel South Beach were first announced back in 2006 by Starwood Capital Group, but when the economic crisis hit in 2008, it was put on hiatus. Finally this past spring, after seven long years and a $270 million renovation, the hotel officially opened and by the looks of it, they absolutely nailed it. 

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Indulge in Style at W Fort Lauderdale

Aug 31, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

A trip to Florida is all about the sun, sand and surf, and W Fort Lauderdale makes sure you indulge in all three in style and sophistication. Staking its claim on 315 feet of South Florida beachfront, the W not only brings guests close to the Atlantic Ocean, but also to the city’s best dining, shopping and entertainment.

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Disney Begins Sales of $5 Million Four Seasons Private Residences in Golden Oak

Aug 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It’s no secret that Disney World’s Golden Oak community offers some of most luxurious homes and properties for the ultimate Disney fan, but it’s about to get even better. Last week, Disney began sales for the Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando.

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Soak Up Miami’s New Cultural Renaissance With The Design Lover's New AC Hotel

Jul 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Miami is not merely a beach town. The so-called Magic City has plenty of attractions that have nothing to do with bikinis, spray-on tans and partying. Yet the hotel hasn’t seemed to catch up to this fact, with most new properties still centered on the (admittedly amazing) stretch of South Beach sand.

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Virgin Cruises Taps Sunny East Coast City as Its First Port

Jul 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In December, we told you about the new Virgin Cruises that are slated to arrive in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Yesterday morning, the Virgin Group announced that its first port will be Miami. The ships are expected to feature 1,430 cabins and hold 2,800 passengers on seven-day Caribbean cruises.

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Gaylord Palm Resort Opens MOOR, Orlando's Newest Farm-To-Table Restaurant

Jun 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Gaylord Palm Resort opened the doors to their newest restaurant MOOR last month. Drawing inspiration from the slow food, and farm-to-table movements, MOOR offers guests a unique opportunity to enjoy freshly-caught seafood and locally-grown ingredients in new and unexpected ways.

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Golf, Play, Dine and Relax: You Can Do it All at The Breakers Palm Beach

Jun 8, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

One of America's legendary destinations, The Breakers Palm Beach has been a year-round paradise for couples, families and special gatherings, for more than 119 years. This modern classic resort, situated on 140 acres of lush, oceanfront property in the heart of the island of Palm Beach, Florida, is renowned for its gracious service and unparalleled array of on-site amenities. Guests of the resort may enjoy a magnificent beachfront experience featuring four refreshing pools and five whirlpool spas, championship golf and tennis, rejuvenating spa services, distinctive dining, world-class shopping, family entertainment, watersports and m... Read More

Sweet, Funny, Loving: We Share Your Fondest Travel Memories of Mom for Mother's Day

May 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As we gear up for Mother’s Day on May 10, we began considering a fun and unique way to honor mom this year. Realizing that sometimes it’s the things that can’t be purchased that really mean the most, we decided to focus on the intangible gifts. Whether it’s flying to another country, road tripping to a nearby state or fulfilling your mother's lifelong dream, we hold our travel memories with mom close to our hearts. So we took to social media to ask you about your favorite sojourn stories involving your mother. The responses were touching, funny and deeply personal. We complied 12 of them to share with you. To get things started, here’s my own personal memory of an adventure shared with my mom:

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10 One-of-a-Kind Designer Hotel Suites That You Can't Find Anywhere Else

Apr 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When you’re always on the move and used to staying in hotels, they can sometimes begin to lose their WOW factor. Or, you may find yourself opting for the same properties you always go for—which is great, but not all that adventurous. 

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Miami Beach's Boutique Louver House is Almost Half Sold Out Already

Apr 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Miami Beach is getting a new luxury residential building called Louver House, which will be found just steps from the beach in the exclusive South of Fifth neighborhood. Having made the announcement last month, real estate firm Mast Capital brought on award-winning architect Rene Gonzalez to design the boutique-style building and to “[translate] the elements of the surrounding historic neighborhood into a contemporary design language.” Judging by these catalogue-worthy renderings, the choice was perfect. 

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Ride the Orlando Eye: I-Drive 360 Entertainment Destination Opens Next Month

Apr 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Orlando is about to get another theme park. No, it’s not a third Harry Potter land (though we wouldn’t object), it’s I-Drive 360, the new entertainment destination that houses the 400-foot Orlando Eye.

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24th Annual Florida Film Festival Kicks Off This Month With Sam Rockwell & Kristin Wiig

Apr 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Get ready to fill up on popcorn and candy, because the 2015 Florida Film Festival is rolling into Maitland next weekend, which is less than 10 miles from Orlando. Running April 10-19, the Oscar-qualifying event is in its 24th year

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Jordache Jeans & the von Furstenbergs are the Fashionable New Owners of The Setai

Apr 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The Setai Miami Beach, one of the city’s most luxurious five-star hotels, officially has new owners. The purchase was announced last month as two fashion conglomerates—Nakash Holdings, a private investment company owned by the founders of Jordache Jeans, and the von Furstenberg family, of Diane von Furstenberg fame—partnered together to take control of the Floridian landmark.

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