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Terranea’s Lexus Drive Series Steers Guests to 3 Indulgent Escapes

Jun 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Turnkey service takes on new meaning at Terranea this year. The coastal resort in Rancho Palos Verdes is offering three curated excursion packages putting guests behind the wheel of a Lexus for GPS-led driving tours. Guests can choose a day of adventure, romance, or shopping along with a 2016 Lexus model to get them there. With the push of the ignition button, the pre-set GPS system guides the driver on their day tour, no maps required.

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Le Virtu Takes You to Italy This Summer

Jun 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

The chef and owners of Le Virtù in Philadelphia really want you to feel like you’ve taken a trip to the Abruzzo region by tasting their cuisine. The menu has been inspired by their experiences dining with family and friends there. The locally-sourced food takes its cues from one of Italy’s boldest regions, serving house-cured and butchered meats, pastas cut by hand and ragus that aren’t ready until they’ve simmered all day long. Le Virtù already makes you feel like you’re dining in someone's home—and takes that experience a step further this summer with their intimate chef’s table experience.

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An NYC Weekend Escape to Playa del Carmen

Jun 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

An easy weekend escape for New Yorkers, Playa del Carmen has been called “The Trendiest City on Mexico’s Eastern Coast.” The vibrant culture, luminous weather, strong American dollar and recent developments of luxury hotels, boutiques, restaurants and nightlife make it as easy choice for a fun weekend getaway. Whether you are seeking a quiet, rejuvenating visit, a look into the history and culture of Mexico or a foodie immersion, it can all be found in this diverse coastal resort town on the Caribbean Sea.

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Queen + Adam Lambert & Kylie Minogue Headline The 2016 Singapore Grand Prix

Jun 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

The 2016 Singapore Grand Prix is shaping up to be one of the hottest weekends for music and race car driving fans this fall. A stellar lineup of performers that ranges from dance to old school funk and rock has been announced for the weekend of September 16-18. Queen + Adam Lambert and Kylie Minogue will headline the event which also features KC and The Sunshine Band, Bastille and Pentatonix.

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6 Former Celebrity Homes to Rent on Your Next Vacation

Jun 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

These days, it feels like you can rent out just about anyone’s house through home-sharing sites. Not only can you sleep in one-of-a-kind units around the world, you can also sleep in your favorite celebrity’s bed too! Maybe not their current place of residence, but thanks to the sharing economy, you can now get cozy in the former homes of Hollywood A-listers. To get a glimpse of where Sonny and Cher wrote songs or what Denzel Washington considered a good real estate investment, here is a look at six celebrity-approved vacation rentals you can book right now:

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The Only Club to Frequent in Hollywood (If You Can Get In)

Jun 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Michals

Imagine going to a club and spotting Norman Reedus, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sofia Vergara, Prabal Gurung, Joan Collins, Daphne Guinness and Mick Jagger all in the same place. Talk about multi-generational glamour. This what you can expect at Giorgio's, the invitation-only club at The Standard in Hollywood.

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Four Seasons' New Private Island Retreat is a UNESCO Hideaway

Jun 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This month, Four Seasons unveiled the newest addition to its collection, a private island retreat located on a UNESCO hideaway located in a World Biosphere Reserve. Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atoll will open later this year on the five-acre archipelago and will be available to exclusive, whole-island bookings only.

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The Adventurous Omakase Dinner at Seito Sushi

Jun 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

Although Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) is chock full of big, celebrity-backed restaurants, those seeking a quieter dining option away from the crowds still have plenty of great eateries to choose from in the area. Seito Sushi in Baldwin Park was named Orlando's Best Sushi restaurant this year and offers an adenturous experience for those who love Japanese cuisine.

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The Macallan Creates Gentleman-Approved NYC Weekend Experience

Jun 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s a widely accepted fact that most men love Scotch. Pair that love of whisky with a trip to New York hosted by The Macallan, and you’ve got a pretty good Father’s Day gift on your hands. This year, the brand teamed up with Gilt City to give dads a weekend of gentleman-approved experiences.

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6 Father’s Day Gifts for the Cultured Dad

Jun 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

One of the reasons we love our fathers is that no one single dad is alike. They are perfect combinations of quirky, charismatic, fashionable yet rough-around-the-edges and wise. Today’s dad is also not just about sports and cars, they are more cultured, well-traveled and enjoy the finer things in life. This Father’s Day, instead of the typical baseball memorabilia and checkered ties, consider a gift that fits his distinguished personality. Here are six alternative gifts to give the guy in your life who will always be your number one man:

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Chef Nobu Takes His Iconic Sushi to Paris

Jun 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

If you haven’t been to one of Nobu Matsuhisa’s restaurants, you’re doing your taste buds a disservice. With signature dishes such as Black Cod with Miso, the Albacore Tuna Sashimi with Jalapeño Peppers and Sashimi Tacos, the master chef has created a following across the globe. But dining at Nobu is more than just a culinary experience, it’s evolved into a full-fledged luxury brand. Nobu hotels—with residences on the way—have popped up in chic destinations ranging from Miami Beach to London. Surprisingly, the cultural mecca of Paris hasn’t been privy to the chef’s cuisine, until now.

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Get a Taste of Island Life at the French Polynesia's Le Taha'a

Jun 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

A stay at the five-star Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa begins long before your arrival to the property. Upon landing at Raiatea airport you are greeted by a hotel representative who will guide you to the resort’s boat shuttle to the island of Taha’a. Helicopter transfers are also available for a quick 14-minute flight from the airport.

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Say Goodbye to the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas

Jun 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

One thing we know that definitely happens in Vegas is that the strip is an ever-changing work in progress. And the latest hotel to get a complete makeover is the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino which will soon be known as the MGM Park come late 2018. The new name is part of a $450 million renovation of the property that includes a complete overhaul of the guest suites and the addition of tons of new restaurants and shopping.

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Surf City USA Catches an Opulent New Wave

Jun 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

For the past 20 years, Hilton’s Waterfront Beach Resort and the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa have been the only four-star resorts in town, with the uber-cool, surfer-chic Kimpton Shorebreak leading the boutique pack. But this month, Surf City USA catches a hip new wave with the grand opening of Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach’s newest luxury beach resort.  

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The Fragrant Value of Hotel Scent Branding

Jun 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

I distinctly remember walking into The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba two years ago and smelling a sweet fragrance permeating throughout the property. It wasn’t overwhelming but made an immediate impression. Made specifically for the property, the signature scent—a mix of passionfruit and Hyacinth—is pumped through the air vents and creates as an additional sensory experience for guests.

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