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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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Caution: This Ice Bucket May Result in Excessive Wine Consumption

Oct 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Ice buckets are generally a necessary evil to keep your wine (or beer) chilled, with most of the designs boring and uninspired, but this Epicureanist Silver Ice Bucket works as a fantastic center piece too. With its bigger size, you can also fit several bottles in there at once, making it a great gifting idea for the wino in your life—or a nice little indulgence for yourself.

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The Finest of Fine Dining: Meet 5 of the Most Luxurious Restaurants in Paris

Oct 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Josie Sampson

Boasting some of the most supreme cuisine in the world, Paris is the epitome of luxury and glamour. If you’re looking for some seriously fine dining, you need not look any further than the City of Light. Here are our 5 top picks.

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3 of LA's Best Markets for Authentic Gourmet Italian Ingredients

Oct 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

If you’re planning a night in with some homemade Italian food, you’re going to want to visit an Italian market for the most authentic gourmet ingredients and sides. And although Los Angeles isn’t known for having a large Italian population like those found in New York or New Jersey, the City of Angels has some great purveyors of Italian flavors. 

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A Foodie's Delight: Eating Your Way Through the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

Oct 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Santa Fe, New Mexico is the oldest capital in the US, its a place where the earth and sky defy description, it has an abode of never-ending adobe architecture, and is a wonderful culinary destination. All of these descriptors and more define this 400-year-old, yet still totally hip, town of Santa Fe.

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San Diego to Get a Public Market Offering Local Products From 30 Vendors Under One Roof

Sep 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

There’s really no shortage of things to do around San Diego, however, the city is lacking in one thing: a large public area devoted to artisanship. We have our fair share of regular farmers markets, but we could use a more permanent location to discover artisanal foods and goods. Enter Blue Bridge Hospitality and their $3 million plan to turn a warehouse in Liberty Station on Historic Decatur Road into an indoor/outdoor experience called the Liberty Public Market. It will feature the best locally-crafted food and merchandise.

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Vintage Wine Weekend at Four Seasons Maui: A Connoisseur’s Dream Come True

Sep 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Close your eyes, drift into serene repose and imagine an unforgettable event where you spend an entire weekend kicking back and sipping wine. Now imagine the irresistible combination of gourmet food, wine and music at Maui’s only Forbes Five Star property, the legendary Four Seasons. Better yet, just book the Four Seasons' Vintage Wine Weekend (December 5-7, 2014) and experience it firsthand.

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The Future of Wine: 3 Hot Trends You Need to Know About

Sep 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Wine trends fluctuate pretty often, with new favorites appearing as if over night while old favorites will suddenly be deemed unpopular—only to have the roles reversed soon after. Sometimes a movie will change minds (like how Sideways suddenly made it cool to hate merlot and love pinot noir back in 2004) and other times it will be a few excellent vineyards that begin to blow everyone's taste buds away. 

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Exploring Greece's Little Island With the Quiet Soul & Deep Blue Waters

Sep 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Michelle Winner  |  5 Comments

If you are a discerning traveler who delights in an elegant stay, romance-inspiring views, and local gastronomy, but seek a place with a casual vibe, you'll fall in love with Santorini. The Santorini of today is moving from courting the daily onslaught of large ship tour groups to fewer travelers who will stay awhile to appreciate her history, monasteries, unique cuisine, local wine, sensual sunsets, languid dining and sumptuous accommodations.

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