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The Family-Owned B&B Carving Out Its Place in Healdsburg's History

Nov 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

The Camellia Inn, so named after the 50 or so varieties of camellias on property, is a short three-block walk from Healdsburg’s main square. As I approached the walkway up to the inn, I could sense its rich history, one attribute of inns that I love. During a delicious breakfast one morning, the inn’s current owner Ray Lewand wandered in and shared the story of the inn which few had heard straight from him.

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7 Private Cinemas Hidden Inside Luxury Hotels

Nov 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sure, when you’re on vacation, going to see a movie may not sound like your ideal activity. But when the theater is located inside your hotel, that’s a whole different story. Across the globe, luxury properties are offering guests some pretty unique amenities, and among them are private screening rooms. 

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Branson Ditches His Cruise Line for Something Sexier

Oct 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sir Richard Branson isn’t a fan of cruises. Or at least, doesn’t love the sound of them. “I have never been on a cruise, and never wanted to—they sound stuffy and dull. But I would love to go on a voyage—they sound adventurous, exciting and glamourous,” said the entrepreneur during the unveiling of his new cruise voyage line this past month.

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Experience Paris Like A Fashion Week Insider

Oct 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

There’s nothing like being in Paris during Fashion Week. Not only is the city flooded with some of the best designers in the world, but the French destination is booming with parties, events and plenty of opportunities to hobnob the industry’s most notable names. If you’re headed to the City of Lights next year for any of its fashion weeks, here’s an insider guide to navigating one of its most distinguished affairs.

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Set Your Sights on These Dallas Staycation Destinations | Sponsored by The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club

Oct 28, 2016  |   Contributor: The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club

Dallas is a town that is busy, busy, busy. As the home of over 21 Fortune 500 companies, five professional sports teams, over 200 golf courses, and 23 of the richest American citizens, it’s obvious where Texas gets its reputation for doing things big. Dallas’ location is also conveniently close to a few fun neighboring cities ideal for a quick staycation. Our top picks for a weekend getaway are all within a three-hour driving distance of downtown Dallas and are definitely worth the trip:

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Follow the Fall Colors to Stowe for the Weekend

Oct 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

There is no place in the world like New England for the fall season. When the leaves change to fiery shades of yellow, orange and red, and the temperature starts to cool, the region becomes an autumn dream, especially if you escape to the countryside. The small town of Stowe in Vermont is a great choice for a day of foliage chasing while still being surrounded by amazing restaurants, luxury hotels and outdoor activities.

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St. Regis Abu Dhabi Goes Sky-High With New Dining Experience

Oct 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Talk about an elevated dining experience. Next month, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates will debut its newest offering for guests looking for a one-of-a-kind event. Launching on November 11, the property will begin hosting monthly dinners on its helipad, 836 feet in the air.

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A Photo Tour of Jackson Family Wines

Oct 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

There’s a misconception that California’s wine country is already fully discovered, overrun by tourists, queues at every tasting room, and that all the wineries are owned by corporations. But none of this is the truth. We traveled to several estates owned by Jackson Family Wines—one of Sonoma County’s true homegrown heroes—and found that there is more than meets the eye here.

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See Inside Justin Bieber's $20K-a-Month London Rental

Oct 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Recently, reports have been circling that singer Justin Bieber has invested in a $5.7 million rental home in London on Helsby Hill while he tours the UK. Local radio station Capital FM claims the Love Yourself singer will be splitting his time between LA and England at a futuristic, 24,000-square-foot home named Steppingstone.

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Claridge's Forgoes Fashion Designer for its 2016 Christmas Tree

Oct 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Each year, Calridge’s hotel in London taps a major fashion brands to create their annual Christmas tree. In the past, the five-star property has called on Dior, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry to produce the iconic look. But this year the hotel is going in a slightly different direction by choosing Apple Chief Design Officer Sir Jony Ive and Industrial Designer Marc Newson to bring their talents to the tree.

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Airbnb Files Lawsuit Against NYC Following New Bill

Oct 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It was only a matter of time before we started to see more Airbnb restrictions and bans in the states. New York City is the latest to create a new law against home-sharing sites by fining hosts $7,500 for listing their apartments on short-term rental websites.

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Shchukin's 130-Piece Collection Finally Gets Its Proper Exhibition

Oct 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s been 119 years since one of the most important modern art collections in history has been available to the public. Owned by Russian textile tycoon Sergei Shchukin, the 130 works of art are now being exhibited at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris until February 20, 2017. The Icons of Modern Art exhibit features works amassed between 1897 and 1914 and showcases artists such as Degas, Monet, Matisse, Picasso and Van Gogh.

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Sala Ayutthaya: A Weekend Escape From Bangkok

Oct 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Zia Hansen

Ayutthaya is a stunning historical city with a spiritual richness that is now preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Just a 30-minute drive northwest of Bangkok, you can visit Ayutthaya for a quick afternoon excursion, but an overnight stay is recommended.

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Costa Rica's Most Posh Outdoor Experiences | Sponsored Content by El Mangroove Hotel

Oct 24, 2016  |   Contributor: El Mangroove Hotel

Costa Rica has become the world’s posterchild for natural beauty. Roughly 20 percent of the country has been set aside as national parks and reserves, two of which have been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The abundance of rainforest and access to untouched beaches gives visitors a variety of unique outdoor experiences to choose from. While you’re in Costa Rica, be sure to enjoy these luxe experiences:     

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Café des Architectes is More Than Just Another Hotel Restaurant

Oct 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

In a great food city like Chicago, great restaurants are a dime a dozen. New eateries open almost daily, and a hotel restaurant can easily be over looked. This is not the case however with Café des Architectes, located at the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel. The eatery offers internationally-inspired cuisine with local farm-to-table produce, all done with a classic French technique by Chef Greg Biggers.

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