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Le Royal Monceau – Raffles: Even Beyoncé Stays at This Five-Star Property While in Paris

Apr 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

When a hotel features its own private cinema, seating almost one hundred people, you know you’re somewhere special. Which is true if you’re staying at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris. Opened near the end of the Roaring Twenties by Pierre Bermond and André Jugnot, Le Royal almost immediately became a virtual Who's Who of guests with Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Walt Disney, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway and Michael Jackson all enjoying a little pampering at its property.

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The Understatedly-Cool London Edition Bridges the Gap Between Fitzrovia's Old & New Borough

Apr 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

While central, some London visitors tend to skip Fitzrovia’s hurried streets that are anchored by an especially bustling stretch of Oxford Street, in favor of quieter boroughs. But let’s not forget that this neighborhood also used to be the bohemian haunt of luminaries like George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf. The London Edition—one of three Edition properties in the world with more on the way—has bridged the gap between the neighborhood’s up-and-coming with its understatedly cool past.

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Pure Taste in Notting Hill Can Handle Any Type of Diet You're On

Apr 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Elisabeth Morgan-Rees

The paleo (or caveman) diet has been en vogue for the past couple of years—in 2013 it was Google’s most searched-for weight-loss method—and now there are restaurants that cater specifically to paleo devotees. One such restaurant is Pure Taste, which tailors their menu to fit over 16 types of diets, including paleo.

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One&Only Palmilla Shares Video of Re-Opening Celebrations & Guest's Reactions

Apr 24, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

“We’re so excited to have gone through what we’ve gone [through]. It’s been a major learning experience for all,” says One&Only Palmilla Managing Director Peter Bowling within the first minute of the hotel’s new video. 

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The Bourgy Side of Public Transit: Luxury Bus Lines Hit the SF Market

Apr 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Having lived in San Francisco and having been a frequent user of public transit, I know full-well the pains of having to ride the MUNI day-in-and-day-out. While SF’s system works decently well (it’s no New York), the over-crowded buses and sometimes unpleasant transients onboard leave much to be imagined.

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The Forgotten Scents of Defunct Luxury Perfume Brands Hits the Botanical Gardens of Brera

Apr 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The 2015 Milan Expo is just around the corner, and participating in the event this year is Be Open, an international foundation working in the fields of design and creativity. Last Monday the foundation unveiled their Garden of Wonders exhibit at the Botanical Gardens of Brera. The project’s central theme is perfume and the re-interoperation of now defunct luxury brands.

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Heading to The New Orleans Jazz Festival? Here's Why You Should Book a Room at the Ritz

Apr 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The amazing New Orleans Jazz Festival is fast approaching, drawing thousands of music fans to the fabled city to see the likes of Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga, John Legend, Keith Urban and more. 

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One of Paris' Oldest Palace Hotels is Still the Pinnacle of Luxury in the City of Light

Apr 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With a marble bust of Louis XVI displayed proudly outside its ground-floor restaurant and home of the French President just up the street, it’s easy to expect great things of Le Bristol Paris. Behind the front desk, crimson-carpeted stairs lead to an impressive array of woven wall tapestries, Louis XIV-style tables adorned with fresh flowers, gilt-framed paintings, gleaming chandeliers, and an old-world elevator. 

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Houston's Top 10: The City's Best Restaurants, Museums, Shops & Hotels

Apr 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Houston is without a doubt one of the most overlooked and underrated destinations in the country. Which just makes it that much more fun to explore. With incredible museums and art collections, nearly 63,000 acres of parkland, more theater seats than New York City and burgeoning art, fashion and food scenes, there’s lots to keep you occupied. 

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Live Like a Royal: 7 Castles to Rent On Your Next European Vacation

Apr 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 5 having aired this past Sunday, we have been daydreaming about castles, palaces and royalty all week. And, since Americans have a never-ending fascination with British kings and queens, it got us wondering what it’d be like to rent out a palace on our next vacation. 

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Cameron Diaz & Wes Anderson Have Stayed at this Stylish NOLA House

Apr 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

“That's my favorite hotel in New Orleans,” responded friends when we mentioned we were staying at Soniat House, the historic boutique property in the French Quarter and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). Architectural Digest calls it “the place to stay for visiting musicians, actors, politicians, and the generally stylish,” and after our visit it was easy to see why.

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Get Your Dose of Rustic Respite at the Whiteface Lodge in the Beautiful Adirondacks

Apr 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Nestled in the heart of the six-million-acre Adirondack Park and within walking distance to downtown Lake Placid, Whiteface Lodge looks remarkably historic for being built in 2005. Massive timbers still in the shape of tree trunks stand as support pillars buttressed by open wood beam framing. Much of this wood was milled on site, with construction inspired by the Adirondack Great Camp architecture that was popular across the region and in National Parks throughout the United States during the 19th century.

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You Can Become a Mermaid at This School in Singapore

Apr 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you expressed your childhood adoration for The Little Mermaid by sneaking into your neighbor’s backyard to reenact scenes in their swimming pool (I can’t be alone on this), I have really good news for you. Syrena, “Singapore’s First Mermaid,” recently announced that she is kicking off the country’s very first mermaid school in June and considering she’s a total pro, who better to learn from?

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James Beard Rising Star Nominees Gather in Chicago for Chef Dinner Series at Intro

Apr 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We love a good dinner series, especially when its lineup of chefs includes rising stars in the culinary industry. It’s always nice to get in on the ground floor to savor a chef’s cuisine before getting a seat at their restaurant means a month-long waitlist. 

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Julian Lennon's Socially-Good Exhibit Now Showing at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

Apr 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

A musician, artist, philanthropist and a man with one of the most recognizable last names in the world; Julian Lennon is making waves with his newest photography exhibit in New York City. Opened as a solo exhibit in Chelsea at the refined Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, Horizon features black and white images taken on a trip to Africa.

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