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Thomas Juul-Hansen-Designed Residences Go On Sale for $9 Million

Feb 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It’s one thing to live in a luxury residence, but it’s another thing entirely to live in a property designed by internationally renowned architect Thomas Juul-Hansen. For his first residential project in Miami, Juul-Hansen has designed Three Hundred Collins, a five-story, 19-unit property in the heart of the city’s swanky South of Fifth neighborhood.... Read More

Mingle With Hollywood Starlets at the Longtime Celebrity Haunt The Beverly Hilton

Feb 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

I am convinced that there are two ways to feel famous; either simply by being the aforementioned type or by hanging out in Beverly Hills with said persons in the epicenter of the Hollywood elite. As it is award season in tinsel town, I thought the timing was ideal for a frolic among the sequin dripping and Oscar-carrying crowd at The Beverly Hilton. ... Read More

Earn Epic Bragging Rights by Racing America’s Cup Class Yachts Across Lake Michigan

Feb 24, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chicagoans will soon be getting an exclusive opportunity to experience two very famous International America’s Cup Class Yachts: the Dennis Conner's USA 34 Stars & Stripes and the Waikiki Yacht Club Challenge's USA 54 Abracadabra. As part of the Next Level Sailing Chicago hands-on experience starting May 15, people will get the chance to compete in a sailing yacht race across Lake Michiga... Read More

Newly Opened, The Punch Room at Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Serves Up Heady Cocktails

Feb 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you’re looking for the perfect place to take your date for a nightcap, check out The Punch Room at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. Replacing Urban Sip, the new bar opened on Valentine’s Day, a suitable date as its dark atmosphere is intended to be heady and imitate.... Read More

New Israeli Restaurant Joins NOLA's Award-Winning Culinary Scene

Feb 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The city that is known for being a mecca of amazing food, is now home to yet another great dining venue. Opened this week, Shaya, a restaurant from Chef Alon Shaya (Domenica and PIZZA domenica) and Chef John Besh will feature Israeli cuisine fused with influences from North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece.... Read More

Stare Into the Eyes Of One of the World’s Priciest Delicacies at La Trainera in Madrid

Feb 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Founded in 1966, Madrid’s La Trainera is a classic seafood restaurant located in the middle of the Salamanca district. Using all of its own boats, fish farms and markets, the eatery serves customers food that is literally straight from the sea. The interior décor is very fisherman-minimalist, with ship helms and lifebuoys on the walls, which allows the fresh fish to take the spotlight. ... Read More

Singapore Watch Sales Surge Due to Strengthening Swiss Franc; Investors Left Weary

Feb 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Sometimes you’ve got to strike while the iron is hot—or at least that’s what buyers in Singapore assumed last month when sales of luxury watches surged due to fear of a upswing in prices.... Read More

Hard Rock Hotel Orlando Remasters Their Rooms With Some Serious Rock 'n' Roll Flair

Feb 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We always see before and after photos of renovation projects, but not often do we get to see the process. Always wanting to be a little cooler than everyone else, Hard Rock Hotels released the above video starring one of their guest rooms getting a rocking makeover in Universal Orlando.... Read More

7 Las Vegas Nightclubs Secure Top 10 Spots for Highest-Grossing Nightclubs of 2015

Feb 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This month Nightclub & Bar Media Group released their annual list of 100 highest-grossing nightclubs in the United States—and, no surprise—Las Vegas spots took over seven of the top 10 slots. Grossing a total of more than $418 million in revenue between them, these seven are sitting pretty as leaders in the industry.... Read More

Where to Find the Best Fare & Tastiest Cocktails During Paris Fashion Week

Feb 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mathilde Le Bault

From March 3-11, the eyes of the fashion world will be on Paris, and rightly so. Being the home of haute couture fashion houses and the unequivocal role of being the international fashion capital, the city embraces the week with an elegant flair and style that only it can offer. When not enjoying the shows, Paris is also home to some great dining venues and local watering holes. To fully experience everything that Paris has to offer during PFW, we put together a list of the best places to eat and drink in The City of Lights.... Read More

Now You Can Find One-of-a-Kind Vintage Accessories at Century 21's New LXR&Co In-Store Boutique

Feb 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Fashion mavens, get your credit cards ready. Century 21 Department Store is now playing host to luxury resale brand LXR&CO. The department store, which made its home in Philadelphia four months ago, has allotted a permanent, in-store space for the accessory reseller.... Read More

Explore Southern Tastes at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you love food (who doesn’t?) and plan on being in Georgia at the end of May, you definitely need to factor the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival into your plans. Launched in 2012, the culinary event was created by entrepreneurial friends Elizabeth Feichter and Dominique Love as a way to bring an international spotlight to the rich traditions of the south—from Texas to D.C.... Read More

3 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year In and Around Los Angeles

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Chinese New Year is upon us, as is an active debate regarding 2015 being the official Year of The Ram, Sheep, Goat. Whether it’s a cultural disagreement or is simply lost in translation, we’re looking at it as an omen to celebrate the occasion any which way we prefer. Here are three events celebrating the holiday in and around The City of Angels:    ... Read More

Feel the Allure of SouthPark's Latest Luxury Living Spaces

Feb 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

After almost two years of construction, Charlotte’s newest luxury complex, Allure, is finally opening its doors to the well-heeled residents of SouthPark. Fast becoming one of the most sought-after properties in the area, the 350-unit complex offers one and two-bedroom apartments that rival the best homes in the neighborhood.... Read More

Platea Offers Not One or Two, But Six Michelin Stars to Madrid

Feb 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Plaza de Colón in the heart of the Salamanca district is known for its honoring of the famous explorer Christopher Columbus (there are even two statues of the man); so it’s no surprise that it’s where the unique gastronomic experience Platea Madrid can be found. Spanning two floors, Platea explores a variety of global regions (just like Columbus) with their array of international cuisine.... Read More

Finally! Forbes Makes Chuan Spa at The Langham Chicago's First Five-Star Spa

Feb 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Chicago may have plenty of five-star restaurants and hotels, but they’ve never had a five-star spa. Until now. The Forbes Travel Guide 2015 list of Star Award Winners has brought Chuan Spa at The Langham, Chicago by giving it their prestigious star ranking. As the only Forbes addition this year (aside from the Windy City’s Arista Spa & Salon in Hotel Arista getting a four-star rating), Chuan Spa is definitely going to get an influx in reservations.  ... Read More

The Resort at Pedregal Finally Opens Following Ugly PR Nightmare

Feb 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’ve been following any of the petty recent news stories regarding the former Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, then like us, you’ve probably grown weary of any headline pertaining to the ownership debacle. Yet here we are again, bringing the Mexican hotel into the spotlight once more. After much finger-pointing and “he said/she said” debates, the new property opened on January 31 under its new name: The Resort at Pedregal.... Read More

New Jersey's Latest Luxury High Rise Boasts Expansive Manhattan Views

Feb 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

A new, luxury property has been constructed in the Fort Lee suburb of New Jersey. The Modern, a 47-story building perched on the Palisades Cliffs, offers residents uninterrupted views of the George Washington Bridge, Hudson River and the expansive New York City skyline. ... Read More

Forbes Adds New SD Hotel to Five Star List & California Garners Most Awards in Nation

Feb 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Not to brag, but California’s list of Forbes Five-Star rated hotels, restaurants and spas greatly outweighs New York’s (west coast, best coast!). Also, this year, the Golden state’s hotel selection grew by two with the addition of The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in our own backyard and Rosewood Sand Hill in the Silicon Valley.... Read More

SIXTY SoHo Debuts in NYC With Fresh New Look Inside the Former 60 Thompson

Feb 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Though it is a new brand, you might recognize the properties from Jason Pomeranc’s SIXTY Hotels group. That’s because the hotelier split with the Thompson group and launched his own new venture using some of the former Thompson hotels. The flagship is the former 60 Thompson, now the SIXTY SoHo, and as is fitting of a newly-launched brand, it is sporting a hot new look since reopening in the fall.... Read More

Dream Downtown's New Penthouse Comes with a Vibes Curator, Glass-Bottomed Jacuzzi and Bouncer

Feb 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Yesterday Dream Downtown announced the completion of GuestHouse, the newly renovated, top-floor suite in the property’s south tower. The new space is a VIP’s dream, but in addition to offering the same luxury amenities that could be found almost anywhere in the city, guests are treated to one-of-a-kind services like a Vibes Curator, Sneaker Stylist and glass-bottom Jacuzzi.... Read More

Boston's Legal Crossing Continues to be a Local Favorite for Fresh Seafood

Feb 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The Legal Sea Foods name is a well known commodity here in Boston. Every New Englander knows dining at this seafood mecca guarantees some of the freshest fish in town. Last spring the group introduced Legal Crossing, a new dining concept in Downtown Crossing. This revamped district is one of the hottest new scenes for restaurants, theaters and shopping.... Read More

A Slice of Chocolate Heaven Opens at Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris

Feb 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

You might as well give up your pledge to eat and drink less this year, because your best intentions are not going to survive this: a pop-up chocolate bar in Paris. Oh, mon dieu. Leave it to the lavish Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris to dream up an artisan bar serving four decadent hot chocolate drinks and four lavish desserts concocted by Pierre Hermé.... Read More

FWSD Holds Second Annual Spring Showcase for a Sneak Peek at Fall Collections

Feb 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

While big names take the stage during Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan and Paris, there are smaller, more intimate runway events happening all over the world. Fashion Week San Diego, a biannual presentation, is a local “launching pad” for emerging designers that draws in crowds from all over the Southern California area.... Read More

This NYC Apartment Has Globe-Trotting Art Collector Written All Over It

Feb 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Finding the right designer for your home can be a serious challenge. Not only do you need to like their work, but the designer has to really understand your lifestyle in order to give you something you wouldn't think to ask for. Well, judging by this New York City apartment, architect Andre Kikoski has definitely gotten our attention. ... Read More

Uber Black Plans to Double Its Fleet of Luxury Cars and SUVs in the NOLA Area

Feb 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you’ve had trouble catching a luxury ride around the New Orleans area, good news: the city will be doubling their Uber Black fleet this year. Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration will be expanding their fleet of on-demand limousines and luxury SUVs by approving 150 permits for for-hire vehicles.... Read More

Take Your V-Day Plans to the High Seas on a VanDutch Luxury Yacht

Feb 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? If you don’t perhaps you should spend an evening with VanDutch. For Valentine’s Day the luxury yacht brand will be offering two unique dining experiences—one that takes place by land, the other by sea.... Read More

Get Booze Delivered Lickety Split With the Launch of Minibar App in Los Angeles

Feb 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It seems like everyone and their 13-year-old nephews are creating apps nowadays, so it's especially neat when something really cool comes along. Having recently launched in Los Angeles, Minibar is an alcohol delivery service that not only promises to have a vast inventory, but also to be a great party-planning tool.... Read More

Access to a Mercedes-Benz is Just One of the Perks at Solage Calistoga in Napa County

Feb 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Calistoga is an enchanting little spot. Hot springs bubble with mud, oaks grow amid petrified wood forests, and fast food chains are banned by law in this quaint corner of Napa County. Of course, there are dozens of wineries, but many flock to Calistoga for its pastoral beauty and small town Americana aura.... Read More

After a 2-Year Wait, La Réserve Paris Finally Opens its Doors Off the Champs Elysées

Feb 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The long, two-year wait for La Réserve Paris to open has finally ended! Designed by architect Jacques Garcia and created by hotelier Michel Reybier, the Parisian hotel officially opened January 19 and is now the third location for the La Réserve brand. Joining Geneva and St Tropez, the new hotspot can be found right off the Champs Elysées near Place de la Concorde and is pretty modest in size. Though there are only 40 rooms to choose from, 26 of them are suites and four are presidential penthouses.... Read More

Rent One of the Most Expensive Penthouses in DC for Only $11K a Month

Feb 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The newest luxury residence to go up in DC is The Woodley, a residential property in the prestigious Woodley Park area of Washington. The 212-unit building is home to the most expensive apartments in the city, with homes available from $2,712 to $11,286 per month. ... Read More

 
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