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Domaine de la Baume: An 18th Century Mansion Steeped in Provençal Elegance

Mar 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Standing high above hazy hills with its dazzling ochre façade, vivid blue shutters and rows of vintage chestnut trees, Domaine de la Baume is a classic portrayal of a Provençal postcard. In many ways, reality outshines images of this 99-acre, 18th century bourgeoisie demesne. Sitting a few miles from the village of Tourtour, it offers a roaring waterfall, Italianate gardens featuring ornate statues, pebble-strewn pathways and an outdoor swimming pool framed by ornamental lions, urns and vases.

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Why Spain and Portugal’s Iberian Peninsula Needs to Top Your Culinary Travel Wish List

Mar 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Some things are worth traveling around the world for; great sights, sounds, and experiences that engage all the senses. That’s why culinary tourism is such a growing trend. Great food and drink are always at the top of my list. One of the most prized foods in the world that any foodie visiting Spain must try is Jamon Iberico, a.k.a. iberico ham, the country’s most prized national delicacy. Costing $1,200 and up for a 15-pound leg, the highest grade is more pricey than Champagne and more esteemed than truffles or caviar.

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Newly Transformed Le Méridien Charlotte Shows a Modern Side With its New Décor

Mar 30, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Whether you’re visiting Charlotte for the first time, or returning back for more, there may be no better way to explore North Carolina’s largest city than with a stay at the newly transformed Le Méridien. Its ideal location in Uptown Charlotte means some of the city’s best dining, shopping, nightlife, and entertainment is just steps from the hotel’s entrance.

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La Jolla's Café la Rue Restaurant Rightly Reimagined

Mar 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Have a hankering for some European fare, but can’t fit a trip across the pond into your schedule? No problem. A visit to the recently re-launched Café la Rue, nestled in the heart of San Diego’s La Jolla Cove, will give you a satisfying taste of Europe, and then some. 

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Hotel Triton Calls All Beer Lovers to San Francisco With This Hoppy Package

Mar 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

There’s one place in particular you need to visit if you want an insider look at San Francisco’s burgeoning craft brewery scene: the Hotel Triton. No, they’re not brewing the stuff up in the lobby, but the boutique property’s Triton On Tap package is like an all-access pass to the best of the Bay Area’s beer makers.

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6 Reasons to Escape to the Sand, Sea & Serenity of the Emerald Coast

Mar 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Every now and then, you need to leave it all behind to refresh and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. There is no better place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life than to the beautiful beaches of South Walton, Florida. The 26 miles of white sand and turquoise-green waters are just the start of this destination’s treasures. The little-known area is a hidden gem of natural beauty, foodie delights and an outdoor explorer’s haven. Here are some ways to relax in the Sunshine State:

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Mandarin Oriental Singapore: A 5-Star Gem on the Bay With Sensational City Views

Mar 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

In less than 50 years of nationhood, Singapore has risen to become a first world powerhouse. It's home to the city-state’s Botanical Garden, the night zoo, and all the entertainment on Sentosa Island. Of course, you can experience endless shopping at every price point as well, and 24/7-dining.

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6 Adult Easter Egg Hunts Around the World With Prizes You'll Definitely Want to Find

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When did someone decide that by growing up, we could no longer participate in the same holiday activities we did as a child? This Easter, instead of letting children have all the fun, we think it’s time adults got in on the action. 

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3 European Ski Chalets That Ooze Class, Style and Lavish Amenities

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Dan Frith

There are ski chalets and then there are luxury ski chalets, you can usually tell the difference the moment you walk through the door. I get a little bit giddy when I find something special, a fabulous residence that I can get excited about, a gem amongst gems. I see a lot of really lovely ones, but some just stand head and shoulders above the rest. Here are three of the world’s best chalets in Europe:

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ICH Hong Kong Teaches Guests How to Recreate Michelin-Starred Dishes With New Dining Experience

Mar 25, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Experiencing exquisite cuisine is one thing; learning how to make it at home from celebrated chefs is another. Recently, InterContinental Hong Kong announced their 2015 Cooking With the Culinary Stars series. The hands-on dining experience gives guests the opportunity to learn from and cook with chefs from the property’s Michelin starred restaurants.

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Ed Sheeran & Sheryl Crow Among Performers for The Hollywood Bowl's Summer Season

Mar 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Get ready to pop your picnic-basket Champagne. The iconic Hollywood Bowl—again named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue in this year's Pollstar Awards—has announced its upcoming 2015/16 summer season. And it’s one of its most diverse ever, ranging from classical to jazz, and performers from Abba to Ziggy Marley.

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Will Uniworld's Newest Ship Be the World's Most Luxurious River Boat?

Mar 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Recently, in advance of its March 26 launch in Amsterdam, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection gave a sneak peek of its newest vessel, the super ship S.S. Maria Theresa. She will be Uniworld’s most ambitious ship yet, joining a fleet of luxury river boats that are already the most elegant all-inclusive boutique cruise ships in Europe.

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Nihiwatu Might Just Be the Best Island Resort in the World, Here's Why We Think So

Mar 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

It sounds like hyperbole, but it's not; Nihiwatu is the best island resort in the world. I am convinced of this, and I feel confident in claiming so after visiting more than four dozen other stunning excursions around the globe from the Galapagos to Sri Lanka. A few months ago while touring Indonesia and Malaysia, I resolved to visit Sumba.

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A Grand Ballroom Turned Presidential Suite Makes for an Unforgettable Stay

Mar 19, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

For over a century, THE US GRANT has been one of San Diego’s premier luxury hotels, attracting discerning travelers with its grandiose elegance and historic roots. The palatial property is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, just a short walk to some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment found within the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and Seaport Village. One step inside its doors and you’ll begin to understand why it has been the recipient of numerous honors and accolades, including the AAA Four Diamond Award for the past eight consecutive years.

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Bay Ho is Home to a Local Farm-to-Table Restaurant You May Not Yet Know About

Mar 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you're a food lover in San Diego, you may have seen the name Kitchen 4140 gracing the pages of local food blogs and online magazines. But you most likely have no idea where it is located. That’s because the farm-to-table restaurant is situated off-the-beaten bath in a neighborhood called Bay Ho, where Clairemont, Pacific Beach and La Jolla meet.

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