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Marigold Kitchen Leaks Three Dishes Off Their 16-Course NYE Dinner Menu

Dec 26, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Dining at Marigold Kitchen is not for the picky eater. Showcasing an always-changing tasting menu each night, chefs Andrew Kochan and Tim Lanza have proven that sometimes, the chef really does know best. Since typically you don’t know which dish you’ll get prior to it being served, we were surprised to learn that for their 16-course New Year’s Eve event, some of the dishes have been revealed. 

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Watch the Fireworks Over the Bay at The St. Regis SF's Bubbles and Baubles NYE Bash

Dec 22, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you’re heading to the City by the Bay for December 31, The St. Regis San Francisco is hosting a New Year’s Eve Bubbles & Baubles bash. Teaming up with Shreve & Co and the acclaimed Waterbar restaurant, the hotel will be throwing a grand party complete with luxurious perks and amenities.

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Ultimo Weekend Recap: 70+ Chefs, 25 Pounds of Truffles and a 10-Story Cake

Dec 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you were in Vegas from December 5-7 and weren’t at Ultimo at The Venetian, then you should be ashamed of yourself for missing out on an extremely appetizing, celebrity chef-filled event. The weekend brought together chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro for a very special dining experience.

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You Better Bribe Santa for These 10 Hipster Foodie Subscriptions

Dec 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Waiting until December to do your holiday shopping is a bit of a nightmare, and even if you do it all online, there's a good chance the gifts won't make it to you in time to wrap and put under the tree. This is where subscription-style gifts are a no-brainer—and no, we don't mean magazines, Mom. Food and liquor is where it's at. There are tons of super cool companies out there that offer subscriptions services that will deliver items to your door that you otherwise may not experience. There's pretty much something for everyone, even that tough "man's man" in your life. 

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La Quinta Resort & Club's Multi-Million Dollar Restoration Offers New Reasons to Escape to the Desert

Nov 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When I was young, Palm Springs made me think of heat and the elderly—but that's only because I really had no experience with the area other than where my parents dragged me. Adolescent me had no idea what she was missing. As an adult, I associate the desert area with the gigantic Cabazon Dinosaurs, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the Salton Sea, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, amazing thrift stores, Salvation Mountain, and of course, peaceful dessert nights. Now, after visiting La Quinta Res&... Read More

Rutherford Chandelier Room Giltters With the Light of 1,500 Swarovski Crystals

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If glittering lights are one of your favorite aspects of the holidays, you’ll want to visit Hall Wines’ Rutherford Chandelier Room. Sitting underground, below the Sacrashe Vineyard, the cave is considered one of the most beautiful wine tasting rooms in the Napa Valley.

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Eating Your Way Around the World at Puerto Vallarta's Festival Gourmet International

Nov 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Something spectacular is happening south of the border; a gastronomic explosion of international dimensions that is attracting worldwide attention to the charming town of Puerto Vallarta. Long known for its beaches, the city is now one of the most respected culinary locations in the country outside of Mexico City. Besides world-class beaches and Mexican fare, there are many restaurants of note—each representing a unique ethnic and culinary tradition—raising the bar to outdo the other in ambiance, cuisine and welcoming vibes.

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Exec. Chef Franco Carubia Serves up a Unique Twist on New England Fare in Duxbury

Nov 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Finding a great restaurant south of Boston used to be a difficult feat, but The Winsor House Inn restaurant is making it a bit easier. Located in the quaint little seaside village known as Duxbury, the inn resting on Snug Harbor is now under new ownership, offering a unique twist on New England fare.

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The Ultimate Selfridges Foodhall Hamper is Sure to Be a Mindy Kaling Favorite

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

You can buy someone some cool luxury speakers or the hottest frock on the runway this season, OR you can buy them a hamper full of food. Honestly, most of the time, we will choose the latter. Heck, who are we kidding? We would be buying it for ourselves. Because maybe those speakers aren't as cool as you thought they'd be or that dress actually makes you look like you're perpetually overdressed, but a huge hamper stuffed with food and wine (like the Selfridges Selection Ultimate Selfridges Foodhall Hamper) will never let you down—we're sure that's soon to be a Mindy Kaling quote. 

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Asian Megachain Crystal Jade Opens 1st US Restaurant Under New LVMH Management

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you frequent Asia, you’re probably already familiar with Crystal Jade restaurants offering traditional Cantonese and Teochew cuisine in 120 restaurants throughout the nine countries within the continent. Having been acquired by luxury brand LVMH, the popular chain opened up their first stateside eatery yesterday at Four Embarcadero Center in San Francisco.

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Ring in 2015 With Lil Jon & Surrender Nightclub's $100K Package for 10 People

Nov 17, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Sparkly Elie Saab dress? Check. Perfectly-tailored Tom Ford suit? Check. Ten friends to celebrate the New Year with? Definitely. Now all that is left is the perfect venue to ring in 2015 in high style. This year, Surrender Nightclub and Andrea's restaurant in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas are teaming up to offer guests three Ultimate VIP NYE packages.

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Talking Wine With Luxury Brand LVMH's Newton Vineyard Estate Director Rob Mann

Nov 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Michelle Winner

Recently, while wrapped in the mist of an early Napa autumn morning, we visited the Newton Vineyard property on Spring Mountain in California's Napa Valley. We were given a tour personally by the recently appointed Newton Estate Director and winemaker Rob Mann, who chatted with us about preparing the foundation for some truly spectacular future vintages.

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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is Looking for their Next Iconic Dish from Rising JBF Chefs

Nov 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Recently, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts launched a new global gastronomy-focused program in partnership with world-renowned culinary arts organizations such as the James Beard Foundation to reinforce the brand’s commitment to culinary excellence and create a platform for rising star chefs.

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Chef Nick Badovinus Competes During Robb Report's 3rd Annual Culinary Masters Competition

Oct 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Looking to find 2015’s most exciting new culinary talent in the world, Robb Report has begun their Third Annual Culinary Masters competition with their five hand-picked chefs competing for the title. This year, renowned master chefs David Bouley, Dean Fearing, Pierre Gagnaire, Nancy Oakes and Wolfgang Puck have each chosen their picks for the industry’s emerging stars.

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Sip on Some Halloween Spirit With These 21 Cocktails

Oct 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We've been putting together a Halloween-inspired cocktail roundup for years now, but the previous features may as well cease to exist, because this one is where it's at. We've collected recipes from some of the world's best bars, mixologists, and spirit brands to give you some amazingly spooky options. Make sure not to skimp on the barware though, because trust us, dressing one of these up in the right glass is sometimes all you need to set the right mood. With some great for the night of and others perfect for the morning after (i.e. hangover), we have so many chocies that you may just have to throw more than one party. 

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