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The Barneys of Pharmacies: Cedra is Your New One-Stop Shop for a Luxurious Take on Health & Wellness

Apr 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This is not your local drug store. Cedra Pharmacy, the latest luxury offering to pop up in New York, is giving clients an entirely new way of looking at how they purchase beauty, skincare and medical products.... Read More

FlyNYON's Ultimate Aerial Photo Experience Lets You Snap Amazing Shots Out the Open Door of a Helicopter

Apr 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Fridays not only mean the end of the work week, but also the beginning of a fun-filled weekend. If you don’t have any plans yet and happen to live in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area, we might have found some for you. You may know of New York-based NYonAir from the specialized aerial experiences they offer, promising a helicopter thrill ride that gives you a chance to snap photos of the city below like a pro. Well, last weekend they celebrated the launch of their new South Florida expansion, FlyNYON Miami. ... Read More

Hacienda Encantada Resort Picks Up Their Spa & Moves it Oceanfront

Apr 17, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Ranked fifth in Condé Nast’s top 10 list of the best resorts in Mexico, the Hacienda Encantada Resort and Spa is a short drive from Cabo San Lucas and overlooks the Sea of Cortez. Taking advantage of their seafront location, nearly everything they offer gives fantastic views of the water, from their large infinity pool to suites' private terraces. Full of Mexican art and tradition, the four-diamond resort offers a range of suites, including three bedroom villas, and prides itself on updating the area’s rich culture without losing its history.  ... Read More

Mario Batali's Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca Finally Opens After Two-Year Wait

Apr 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Last night, celebrity chef Mario Batali finally opened the doors to his long-awaited restaurant Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca. Co-owned by restaurateur Joe Bastianich, Batali tweeted about a new restaurant opening “very soon” almost two and a half years ago. Since then, Bostonians have been dying for a taste of the chef’s home-style cooking.... Read More

Cameron Diaz & Wes Anderson Have Stayed at this Stylish NOLA House

Apr 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

“That's my favorite hotel in New Orleans,” responded friends when we mentioned we were staying at Soniat House, the historic boutique property in the French Quarter and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). Architectural Digest calls it “the place to stay for visiting musicians, actors, politicians, and the generally stylish,” and after our visit it was easy to see why.... Read More

James Beard Foundation & Celebrity Chefs Make Their Way to SD in May

Apr 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

San Diego is in for a serious treat come May. The James Beard Foundation has chosen The Lodge at Torrey Pines to host three days of culinary experiences overseen by celebrity chefs. Partially benefiting the foundation, the weekend’s chefs will include Food Network Star Beau MacMillan, JBF Award Winner Carrie Nahabedian and Executive Chef Jeff Jackson.... Read More

Evoke is a Traditional Steakhouse "Flipped on its Head"

Apr 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The newly opened Evoke restaurant at Le Méridien Charlotte, is a conceptual steakhouse that offers diners a new way to experience their old favorites. Focusing on prime-cut and dry-aged steaks, they create seasonal menus that highlight the contemporary spin they put on each plate. ... Read More

You Can Become a Mermaid at This School in Singapore

Apr 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you expressed your childhood adoration for The Little Mermaid by sneaking into your neighbor’s backyard to reenact scenes in their swimming pool (I can’t be alone on this), I have really good news for you. Syrena, “Singapore’s First Mermaid,” recently announced that she is kicking off the country’s very first mermaid school in June and considering she’s a total pro, who better to learn from?... Read More

James Beard Rising Star Nominees Gather in Chicago for Chef Dinner Series at Intro

Apr 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We love a good dinner series, especially when its lineup of chefs includes rising stars in the culinary industry. It’s always nice to get in on the ground floor to savor a chef’s cuisine before getting a seat at their restaurant means a month-long waitlist. ... Read More

Carluccio’s Sets Sights on America With New Restaurant Location Near Washington DC

Apr 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With over 80 restaurants already open, Carluccio’s offers authentic Italian food all throughout the UK and Middle East. They've finally decided to venture to America, with their very first US location coming soon to Old Town Alexandria.... Read More

Giorgio Armani Pens a Love Letter to Milan, Reveals His Must-See Destinations

Apr 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

We all love our hometowns, but not all of us have the honor of hailing from Milan. And Giorgio Armani is one such native that has a deep affection for the fashionable city. In the latest edition of Condé Nast Traveler, the Italian designer pens a love letter to the city, recalling the style, attitude and history of the metropolis that has captured his heart.... Read More

Ride the Orlando Eye: I-Drive 360 Entertainment Destination Opens Next Month

Apr 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Orlando is about to get another theme park. No, it’s not a third Harry Potter land (though we wouldn’t object), it’s I-Drive 360, the new entertainment destination that houses the 400-foot Orlando Eye.... Read More

No Doubt, Lady Gaga & Ed Sheeran to Headline The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest

Apr 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

What do Elton John, Hozier, Wilco, The Who, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, No Doubt, T.I., and Ed Sheeran all have in common? Each one of them will be performing at the 46th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. With a lineup that—to some, looks better than Coachella’s—the jazz fest gives us seven full days of music, parades, crafts and food. ... Read More

Julian Lennon's Socially-Good Exhibit Now Showing at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

Apr 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

A musician, artist, philanthropist and a man with one of the most recognizable last names in the world; Julian Lennon is making waves with his newest photography exhibit in New York City. Opened as a solo exhibit in Chelsea at the refined Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, Horizon features black and white images taken on a trip to Africa.... Read More

Commander’s Palace is Serving up Some Serious Eats With Their Creole Haute Cuisine

Apr 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

At Commander’s Palace restaurant in New Orleans, a landmark since 1880, there’s a good chance you’ll leave feeling you’ve experienced the most memorable meal ever. The restaurant, located in the gorgeous Garden District at a suitable remove from the frenzy of the French Quarter is popular among locals and tourists alike. But a much richer tale lies in its 135-year history.... Read More

High Class Las Vegas: This is Why Wynn Might Be the Ultimate Sin City Resort For the Elite Crowd

Apr 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Whenever I’m in Vegas, it seems as if time stops; as if the only world that exists is the one created in this Nevada bubble. For me, this “throwing-your-cares-to-the-wind” attitude is one of the city’s major draws (aside from its pool parties). I’m assuming that I’m not alone in this, which is why hotels like Wynn Las Vegas exist.... Read More

Nazi-Occupied Paris Inspired This 1971 Collection by Yves Saint Laurent

Apr 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The newest exhibit at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, is a controversial one highlighting Yves Saint Laurent’s 1971 “Liberation” or “Forties” haute couture collection, inspired by Nazi-occupied Paris in the 1940s.... Read More

Drive Teslas, Cruise in Catamarans & Shred the Waves With This $43K San Diego Beach Vacation Experience

Apr 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

No matter the season, San Diego beaches are relentlessly sunny, which makes them a great spot for any family vacation. If you’re looking for somewhere to escape to (even if it’s just a staycation), the Beach Village at The Del is offering a fantastic “Seas the Day” getaway package that comes with a luxe car rental and a catamaran cruise. ... Read More

Famous Art Pieces To Be Translated Into Floral Arrangements During April’s Art Alive Series

Apr 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The San Diego Museum of Art is about to be transformed into a secret garden, with floral designers being brought in for the museum’s annual Art Alive fundraiser. Over 100 works of art will be getting the floral treatment, with florists’ creative interpretations presented alongside the original paintings and sculptures that inspired them. The historic building will be full of fresh flowers for three days (April 24-26), with various fun workshops, festivals and celebrations planned.... Read More

Sunset Marquis: A Secret Garden Resort in the Heart of West Hollywood

Apr 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

If LA had a secret garden, it would undoubtedly be the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood. A discreet awning and a wall of cascading ivy and fauna are the only indications of this oasis found tucked away in the cul-de-sac of a nondescript residential neighborhood. I recently re-read The Secret Garden, the childhood classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett, after a recent stay at the Sunset Marquis.... Read More

New Uncover Philadelphia Web Series Explores Hidden Treasures and Forgotten City Locales

Apr 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

There’s more to the City of Brotherly Love than cheesesteaks and a centuries-old, cracked bell. While Philadelphia is known for its rich history and plethora of museums and art galleries, the city also has a forgotten past.... Read More

24 Hours in NYC: Where to Find the Best Eats for a Single Day in the Big Apple

Apr 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Maria Yates

They call it “The City That Never Sleeps.” But you, you do need sleep. And now you’re down to your last full day in NYC. You came here to see a few sites, maybe take in a Broadway production and enjoy the culinary offerings the city is famous for. NYC is a gastronomical delight for any foodie, with no shortage of restaurants to tease and tantalize the palette. With 24 hours remaining in your whirlwind tour, where to go? Here are my picks for a truly indulgent New York City foodie fest with one day left in the Big Apple:... Read More

24th Annual Florida Film Festival Kicks Off This Month With Sam Rockwell & Kristin Wiig

Apr 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Get ready to fill up on popcorn and candy, because the 2015 Florida Film Festival is rolling into Maitland next weekend, which is less than 10 miles from Orlando. Running April 10-19, the Oscar-qualifying event is in its 24th year... Read More

Broadway Hits NOLA With Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Cabaret & More Slated for 2015 & 2016

Apr 3, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Broadway will soon be hitting the streets of New Orleans for their 2015/2016 season. Among its lineup are adult favorites such as The Book of Mormon and Cabaret, and family-friendly staples like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. With a good range of musicals to be seen, NOLA’s locals and visitors have plenty of reasons to hit the theater in the coming months. Here are four shows not to be missed:... Read More

Jordache Jeans & the von Furstenbergs are the Fashionable New Owners of The Setai

Apr 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The Setai Miami Beach, one of the city’s most luxurious five-star hotels, officially has new owners. The purchase was announced last month as two fashion conglomerates—Nakash Holdings, a private investment company owned by the founders of Jordache Jeans, and the von Furstenberg family, of Diane von Furstenberg fame—partnered together to take control of the Floridian landmark.... Read More

5 Beach Day Trips to Take Advantage of While Visiting Madrid

Apr 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Madrid may be in the middle of Spain, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend a relaxing day at the beach. The city does have the Manzanares river winding through it though, which allows for plenty of water-based activity opportunities (especially thanks to the revitalizing Madrid Rio project). But it’s just not the same as spending the day by the sea. ... Read More

Atlanta Braves & Comcast Pen Contract for New Multi-Million Dollar Stadium Deal

Apr 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Just days away from the beginning of the 2015 baseball season, the Atlanta Braves have officially announced a partnership with Comcast to help finance and outfit their new stadium. Announced late in 2013, the Braves will build a new stadium, Suntrust Park, in Cobb County.... Read More

5 Restaurants in Paris Offering Picture-Perfect Views of the Eiffel Tower

Apr 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Yesterday, the Eiffel Tower turned the ripe old age of 126. On March 31, 1889, Chief Architect and Civil Engineer Gustave Eiffel’s two-year project came to an end. And Paris had its first look at what would become the city’s most recognized attraction in the coming years. ... Read More

 
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