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SF & NYC Airports Get New AmEx Centurion Lounges With Help of Culinary Tastemakers

Jun 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

American Express recently announced its exciting partnership with Chef Christopher Kostow and Chef Cedric Vongerichten for the financial corporation's new American Express Centurion Lounge locations within the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Though the card already gives customers access to international luxury lounges (like the Delta Sky Club), the Centurion Lounge is specific to AmEx and in the case of these two upcoming locations, offer specially curated menus from the above epicurean stars.

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Everything You Didn't Realize You Needed to Know About Olive Oil

Jun 19, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When many set out to buy a bottle of olive oil, they tend to just grab the first one they see on the shelf and continue on shopping. For olive oil enthusiasts and experts, that's a pretty offensive way to make a decision. After all, just like quality makes a difference when selecting the right wine or Scotch, it also does in the realm of olive oil and there's a reason why certain regions are famous for it.

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Reserve Your Spot at the Moët & Chandon Pop-Up Le & Restaurant With Michelin-Starred Chef Yannick Alléno in France

Jun 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Moët & Chandon recently announced their exciting new pop-up restaurant with the Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno. The restaurant, called Le &, is meant to celebrate Moët’s Grand Vintage 2006 vintage bottling and is now open in Moët & Chandon's historic L’Orangerie estate in Epernay, France.

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Bostonia Public House Moves Onto State Street With New Farm-to-Table Fare

Jun 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

When Kitty O’Shea’s finally closed its doors on State Street, we were curious to find out what would eventually go into the space. Finally, on April 13, we were able to see the new restaurant filling its space, the Bostonia Public House

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Upstairs at the Kimberly Gives New Yorkers Another Reason to Enjoy Rooftop Lounging

Jun 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

When the weather in New York makes its long awaited shift from unbearably bitter cold to warm and sunny, you can actually feel the city come alive. New Yorkers are energized from their winter hibernation and waste no time partaking in their favorite summertime activities — for some it's running in the park or brunching al fresco, and for me, it's hitting up rooftop bars (and I have many, many allies in this).

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Summer Soup You Have to Try: Capella Pedregal's Gazpacho de Piquillo

Jun 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

When temperatures rise, eating light and fresh is the secret to joyful summer dining. Gazpacho (chilled vegetable soup) is a seasonal staple of innumerable restaurants and home kitchens, particularly those in hot Mediterranean and desert climates. Though tomato is usually the predominant flavor, no two gazpachos are exactly alike, largely because each preparation is reliant on the availability of ripe ingredients at the peak of their flavor. 

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel's Camélia Restaurant a Delectable Treat in the City of Light

May 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Paris, in the haute couture district of the City of Light, offers several dining options including Camélia, a secluded terrace garden in the hotel’s inner courtyard. We recently visited the dining venue during an enchanting evening in May, and opted for an al fresco meal.

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Discover the Best of Baja Wines at Loteria Grill's Fina Stampa Culinary Series

May 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The founding chef of the Loteria Grill mini-empire will host a culinary series of special events dubbed “Fina Stampa” to celebrate the best of Mexican culture and the flavorful produce that captures the essence of regional Mexican cuisine. To kick-off the series on June 4 and 5, Executive Chef Jimmy Shaw of Loteria Grill and Executive Chef Javier Plascencia of Misión 19 in Tijuana, Mexico will offer two different culinary experiences with dishes reflecting Mexico’s food of the street, the field, and the table — all paired with an impressive selection of Baja California wines.

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ARIA's Sage Hosting Special One Night Only 5-Course Wine-Paired Dinner

May 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Celebrity Chef Shawn McClain’s Sage at ARIA Resort & Casino is hosting an upcoming wine pairing dinner with Hundred Acre on May 24. The five-course menu includes grilled quail and Maine diver scallops and is being created by Chef McClain and Sage Chef de Cuisine Richard Camarota. The special pairings are selected by Sage's Master Sommelier Nick Hetzel, Jayson Woodbridge (vintner and owner of Hundred Acre) and ARIA Director of Wine Kim Wood. 

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James Beard Foundation to Hit LA with Celebrity Chef Tour in June

May 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Los Angeles was recently recognized for its food scene on May 5, of this year, when Nancy Silverton was named Outstanding Chef by the James Beard Foundation—the culinary world’s equivalent of an Oscar. 

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Australian Truffle Season Comes to Los Angeles for Special One-Night-Only Dinner at Mélisse

May 13, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

The end of May marks the official launch of truffle season in Australia, but if you're stuck all the way over in Los Angeles and can't get over to the other side of the world, don't worry. Frank Brunacci of the Truffle & Wine Co. in Manjimup, Western Australia is curating a super exclusive one-night-only dinner on June 13 at Mélisse in Santa Monica. 

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8 Stylish Last-Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas for All Types

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

The 48-hour countdown to Mother’s Day has started. Tick, tick, tock. If you haven’t done your gifting though, there are many (mostly) quick online-enabled gifts that’ll show your mom that you love her and that you know how to shop for her — she doesn't need to know that it was a bit last minute. Here’s our gifting tip sheet for mothers of all personality types!

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Dinner in the Sky Makes Your Epicurean Fantasies a Reality

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Years ago, during a 2 a.m. conversation with a bartender, I laid out my fantasy wedding while we watched I Love Lucy — this is going somewhere, I promise. The plans got more and more ridiculous as time went on, finally ending up with my riding a black bear down the aisle and the wedding party dining from banquet tables suspended off the Cliffs of Moher. 

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The Celebrity Secret to Healthy Eating: Z.E.N. Foods Founder Talks Hollywood Diets, Cupcakes and Zac Efron

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you’re one of the people who has ever tried a meal delivery service, you know the entire experience can be—less than satisfactory. Everything is prepackaged, frozen, boring and makes you feel like you’re on a diet—and no one wants to feel like they’re on a diet. 

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Adam Tihany-Designed Oro Restaurant Opens With Michelin-Starred Executive Chef Davide Bisetto

May 1, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Interior designer Adam D. Tihany is incredibly well known for his restaurant work, including Thomas Keller’s Per Sé and BouchonLe Cirque 2000 and Sirio for the Maccioni family, and Daniel Boulud’s Daniel in New York City. He's so iconic that Rizzoli even published a book about his interiors called Tihany: Iconic Hotels and Restaurant Interiors. Wanting to tap into some of that esteem, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice hired Tihany to design their new restaurant project, Oro. 

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