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Baja's Hottest Chef Now Has One of San Diego's Best New Restaurants

Jan 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

By now you’ve probably heard of Bracero Cocina de Raíz in Little Italy. Helmed by Mexican superstar chef Javier Plascencia, the eatery has been buzzed about in foodie circles since before it opened. Along with winning numerous awards and titles, Chef Plascencia has been featured in The New York TimesThe New Yorker and appeared on ABC’s The Taste as a guest mentor alongside renowned chefs Anthony Bourdain, Marcus Samuelsson, Nigella Lawson and Ludo Lefebvre.

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Cruise the Hudson River on the Spirit of New York & Enjoy Dinner and Panoramic Views of the City

Jan 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Whether you’re a tourist seeking adventure in the Big Apple or are a long-standing resident of New York City celebrating a special occasion—or just looking for a fabulous night out, the Spirit of New York dinner cruise offers a truly memorable experience. The frivolity starts the moment you arrive at Chelsea Pier and step aboard the vessel—a three-deck, climate-controlled party yacht that can accommodate up to 600 guests year-round.

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Win the Whistler Extraordinary Experiences Contest & Start 2016 Off Right

Jan 4, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

‘Tis the season for a winter wonderland getaway filled with snowcapped mountains, crackling fires, and luxurious lodging. Enter the Whistler Extraordinary Experiences Contest and you’ll have a chance to enjoy all this and more in dazzling Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Located two hours north of Vancouver in the Coast Mountains, Whistler is known for its charming villages lined with great retail shops, restaurants, and spas, all surrounded by Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, a skier and snowboarders dream.

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Adventures in New Zealand: A Guide to Creating the Perfect Queenstown Itinerary

Jan 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Dan Avila

In the far region of New Zealand’s south island is magical Queenstown. Equal parts adrenaline-charged action and jaw-dropping beauty, the city also offers pure luxury and an epicurean experience to rival the world’s best. Flying into Queenstown for the first time sets the scene. On final approach the aircraft dips into a valley between snow-covered mountains before the lake-front town comes into view. Queenstown is simply gorgeous.

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Snow Bunnies & Cold-Weather Lovers, The Ritz Has Your Wintertime Experiences Covered in Lake Tahoe

Dec 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite destinations in California. Growing in NorCal, trips to the lake were just another part of the summer and winter meant snowboarding and hot cocoa by warm fires. With the cold weather officially underway, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is gearing up for its winter travelers by offering new and enhanced amenities and experiences for 2016 (which means I’m already picking out my snow clothes).

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Wake Up to 2016 with LA’s Best New Year’s Day Brunches

Dec 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Whether you need to recover from an overzealous New Year’s Eve or just want to start 2016 with a really good meal, Los Angeles chefs are cooking up perfect day-after menus for brunch on January 1. What do they recommend for hangover cures?  “Water, sleep and foods with fatty acids,” says Executive Chef Michael Hung of Viviane. 

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NYC's City Kitchen is One-Stop Shop For Getting a Taste of the Big Apple's Many Diverse Eateries

Dec 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

You’d be hard pressed to find many locations in New York that can impress locals just as easily as they draw in tourists. But City Kitchen at the Row NYC hotel isn’t the typical foodie hot spot. That much is apparent when you first step in and observe the warm and communal atmosphere of this bustling food hall. 

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Spend New Year's Eve in The City Without the Crowds at the Knickerbocker's Private Gala

Dec 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

If standing for hours in cold, crowded, and crazy Times Square isn’t your idea of a glamorous New Year’s Eve, you’re not alone. It’s one of the world’s top bucket-list events to personally witness the iconic 60-second countdown to midnight, slow-mo ball drop. But do you really want to brave the frigid temperatures just to say you were there? If not, don't worry, The Knickerbocker has an alternative to the crowded streets of Times Square.  

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Countdown to the New Year With a Getaway in Palm Springs

Dec 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Winter is the most wonderful time of year to visit Palm Springs if rest, relaxation and clear blue skies are what you’re after. It’s the perfect season for golf or tennis at any of Coachella Valley’s many prime resorts, or horseback riding and hiking through the canyons without breaking a sweat. And since the Greater Palm Springs areas covers Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Palm Desert, ​Desert Hot Springs, Indio, and Coachella, there’s plenty to keep you busy.    

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5 Fantastic NYE Bashes in Miami You Can Still Get Into If You Hurry!

Dec 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Haven’t had time to think past your Christmas hangover yet? Well, friend, New Year’s Eve waits for no one, and it’s definitely one of the greatest nights to be out in Miami. Champagne magnums, celebrity encounters galore, multi-course aphrodisiac meals and much more are in store. And you don’t have to miss out. Some of the best and glossiest venues in the city still aren’t entirely sold out for their NYE 2016 bashes—so check out our favorites, and act quickly to nab your spot on the right side of the rope.

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Exploring Oasis of the Seas With Its James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Royal Suite Class & On-Board Entertainment

Dec 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Walking up the dock to board Oasis of the Seas, I felt as though I was entering an office building or shopping mall, instead of a ship. Dwarfing the Titanic, this luxury liner is Royal Caribbean’s second largest vessel. Towering over the pier below, it sits over 230 feet above the water and measures in at 1,185 feet long. Home to numerous pools, food outlets, zip lining, theaters, a casino and the first-ever floating city park, Oasis first set sail in 2009. On this trip we visited Nassau, St. Thomas and St Martin.

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The Beverly Wilshire: One of The City's Most Glamorous Hotels is the Perfect Backdrop for an LA Getaway

Dec 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

The city of Beverly Hills seems, fittingly, right out of a movie. There are no telephone wires, power lines, cemeteries or billboards. The police headquarters looks like a five-star resort, and there’s a 24-hour cupcake ATM. Stunning people from A-list celebrities to millionaires leisurely stroll the streets there. And then there’s the Beverly Wilshire hotel.

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Monograms Invites You to Travel Better & Get More Out of Your Experiences

Dec 28, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Planning a memorable vacation can be stressful—from booking flights and hotels, to securing sightseeing, arranging meals, and then there’s the potential language barriers. The to-do list goes on and on and your stress level goes up and up. Monograms introduces you to a better way to travel, by customizing your package with hand-selected hotels, local hosts, VIP sightseeing, transportation and dining options. When you plan a trip with Monograms, any confusion and aggravation disappears and you’re left to simply enjoy your chosen destination.

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The Palms Hotel & Spa is a Picturesque Oasis Minutes From SoBe

Dec 28, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In the midst of the bustling Miami scene sits The Palms Hotel & Spa, a picturesque oasis just minutes outside of South Beach. Resting on an exclusive stretch of reserved beach, the property is surrounded by many of the area’s best attractions including Collins and Washington Avenues, Ocean Drive, high-end retail shops, cafés, art galleries and design houses.

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5 Elegant London Hotels Where You Can Get Your Tea On in High Style

Dec 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen  |  4 Comments

The quintessential English experience—traditional afternoon tea in some of London’s most luxurious settings—is a seasonal practice worth getting into. Credit for the long-held custom dates back to the Duchess of Bedford, a lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria, who ordered tea with delicacies in her boudoir for friends. Since then, it has expanded exponentially with almost every major hotel offering its own version, each striving to outdo the other with innovative variations. 

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