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If You're In-the-Know in Newport, You're Probably a Regular at This Hotel

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2017

Before the Island Hotel Newport Beach was what it is today, it was a Four Seasons property. Over the years, the city’s finest came out to spend weekends lounging by the pool, dining on five-course meals and discussing their next vacations. It...

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Ace Hotel: Palm Springs' Playground for the Cool Kids

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2017

There’s a scene that takes place every weekend at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs. Trendy, 20- and 30-somethings descend from LA and SD to take over the retro-chic property in search of sun and poolside cocktails. Ask any bronzed...

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Getting the Five-Star Treatment at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

BY : Vicki Arkoff | 2017

What’s the proper etiquette when sharing a hotel elevator ride with Sir Elton John? I honestly don’t know, so I kept my lip buttoned all the way down seven floors to the lobby of The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Elton...

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6 Yountville Hotels to Call Home During Your Next Retreat to Napa Valley

BY : Jill Weinlein | 2017

While noshing your way through some of the finest Michelin-starred restaurants in California, you will also want to stay at one of the six luxury hotels in Yountville. From there, you can also explore the tiny two-block town, drink...

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The Del Partners With Room & Board, Hilton Acquires Management Contract

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2017

The 129-year-old Hotel del Coronado has long been cherished as one of San Diego’s most-beloved properties. With its red-roofed turrets, Victorian façade and beachfront location, it has welcomed everyone from celebrities to political...

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#NotACrime: Street Artist ELLE Promotes Education Equality Through Public Murals

BY : Jill Weinlein | 2017

I was invited to meet ELLE, a female graffiti and street artist turned muralist, while she was painting her latest masterpiece in the parking garage of the iconic Rock 'n' Roll hotel Sunset Marquis. As the future buses of rock stars pull...

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Magnetic Estates: Calle Isabella, San Clemente, California

BY : Susan Kime | 2017

San Clemente is one of the more beautiful beach communities in Orange County, California.  It has a quiet history, as it remained virtually uninhabited until 1776, when Mission San Juan Capistrano was established by Father Junipero Serra....

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Bleu Bohème San Diego Enchants With Free-Spirited French Fare

BY : Merilee Kern | 2017

Ensconced in San Diego’s delightful Kensington neighborhood, Bleu Bohème is a must-visit eatery for anyone in San Diego county seeking an authentic French dining experience.  ...

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Drybar La Jolla Adds a Little Oomph to San Diego's Beauty Scene

BY : Kat Ward | 2017

Cheerful might not always be how you'd describe a great salon, but it's exactly what suits the atmosphere at Drybar. Bouquets of yellow roses, which match the signature yellow of the heat tools, adorn every corner of the parlor. Upon...

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The San Luis Obispo Collection Marries a New Wave of Luxury to Central California's Quaint Charm

BY : Kat Ward | 2017

When Oprah calls your city the "Happiest Place in America," there's probably some truth to it. For those not familiar with California's central coast, here's a little backstory. Located approximately 11 miles inland, the region...

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Is Sonoma County America's Most Complete Wine Region?

BY : Nick Kontis | 2017

Robert Frost said, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” That mantra bodes well when deciding where to visit Northern California’s two most...

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Can the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport Compete in the Saturated Luxury Market?

BY : Mila Pantovich | 2017

I’ll admit, I expected very little from the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport when I was invited out to Napa Valley, California to test it out along the winding coastline. It’s incredibly tough to make a mark in a luxury automotive market heavily...

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