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Phuket's Most Luxurious Private Villa is Exclusive Without Being Pretentious

May 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta

An architectural masterpiece, Iniala Beach House in Phuket is a place where no indulgence is out of reach, itineraries are tailored to fit your desires and exclusivity is key; it’s the stuff of dreams. This property in Thailand is home to a few beachfront villas decorated with the most creative art and furniture you can find from around the world.

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White Hart Inn Brings Classic British Cuisine to Connecticut

May 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Although a fixture in Connecticut’s Northwest corner for over 200 years, the White Hart Inn has evolved from prior notable owners, like Edsel Ford (an alumnus of nearby Hotchkiss School) and tea maker John Harney who got his start crafting blends in the inn’s basement. As much as the hotel has changed over the years, one constant is that the bar and restaurant both continue to serve as gathering places for NYC weekenders, parents visiting their children at nearby boarding schools, and locals connecting over their favorite libations. And Chef Annie Wayte hasn’t missed a beat.

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Gordon Ramsay's Latest Maze Grill Location Opens at Original Aubergine Site

May 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Last month Gordon Ramsay opened Maze Grill at 11 Park Walk, the original site of the Aubergine restaurant where the chef got his start over 20 years ago. The new restaurant reflects Ramsay’s love for Manhattan’s steakhouses with a menu that consists of poultry, fish and rare-breed steaks.

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Firehouse American Eatery in Pacific Beach Gets $1M Red Hot Makeover

May 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge in San Diego’s Pacific Beach officially reopened for business earlier this month after being closed for a $1 million renovation. The restaurant, which first debuted nearly a decade ago, brings some serious class to the beach with its new look, which includes Japanese-inspired wall treatments, mirror installations, and panoramic views of the ocean. 

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Fairmont’s Chef in the Park Program Turns Summer Picnicking Into a Lavish Affair

May 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Summer is all about days spent outside, meals eaten al fresco and enjoying the best weather the season has to offer. And combining them all into one stellar evening can make the experience even better.

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Fairmont’s Chef in the Park Program Turns Summer Picnicking Into a Lavish Affair

May 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Summer is all about days spent outside, meals eaten al fresco and enjoying the best weather the season has to offer. And combining them all into one stellar evening can make the experience even better.

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Citrus Etoile Shines at the Arc de Triomphe With Deconstructed French Cuisine

May 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Situated on Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris is Citrus Etoile, almost in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe. Owner Gilles Epié holds the record of being the youngest chef to receive a Michelin star at the tender age of 22. Having lived in Japan, and the US, running l'Orangerie in Los Angeles, he then returned to his native Paris with his American wife and former model Elizabeth, to create this trendy California-style dining establishment.

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Bellagio's Award-Winning Le Cirque Launches New Seasonal Spring Menu

May 19, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Le Cirque at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is offering guests a brand new seasonal menu for spring. Considering the restaurant has held a AAA Five Diamond rating for the past 13 years, it is safe to assume that this new menu will not disappoint.

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Napa’s Atlas Social Chef On Food Trends and Who Would Play Him in a Movie (Plus a Recipe!)

May 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

After a recent, mind-blowing meal at Napa gastropub newbie, Atlas Social (the latest offering from local restaurateur tag team, Michael Gyetvan and his wife, Christina), I knew I had to score an interview with Chef Nick Ritchie. Ritchie totally knocked my Manolo Blahniks off with his innovative menu that offers many “they may be small, but they’re packing humongous flavor” plates.

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NOLA's Emeril's Restaurant Hosts 5-Course Dinner With Wine Pairings On May 21

May 14, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

On Thursday, May 21, Emeril Lagasse’s flagship restaurant in New Orleans is putting on a five-course dinner with wines from Portugal’s Esporão winery. Dishes will be prepared by Chef de Cuisine David Slater and winemaker David Baverstock, named “Winemaker of the Year” in 2013 by Wine Magazine will oversee the wines.

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Flagstones at the Renaissance Charlotte Gets a Fresh Menu Full of Local Flavors

May 13, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel just launched a brand new menu for their Flagstones restaurant that has been inspired by regional Continental cuisine, with a splash of Southern comfort. Created by Executive Chef Scott Spaulding, the selections will include shareable plates and rich desserts—like the new Baked Charlotte, which you can learn to make from the below recipe.

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From its Communist Roots to Becoming The "Paris of the East," This is the Budapest of Today

May 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

As soon as I read that Budapest’s nicknames were either the “Queen of the Danube” or "the Paris of the East," I knew it had the makings of a fabulous getaway. So I was thrilled when I found out that my upcoming Viking Danube Waltz River Cruise would be departing from there. Unfortunately I only had 24 hours to explore Budapest’s burgeoning food and cultural scene. 

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One&Only Palmilla Unveils Wealth of New Eateries Including a Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten Restaurant

May 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

You shouldn’t read any further if you’re hungry, because these food photos will definitely spark a ravenous feeding craze that you can thank One&Only Palmilla for. Having just reopened their location in Los Cabos after closing for post-hurricane renovations, the luxury resort is offering guests an updated wealth of farm-to-table culinary experiences in a variety of restaurants. 

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New Orleans Congratulates Alon Shaya, JBF's New Best Chef in the South

May 8, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

New Orleans-based chef Alon Shaya was awarded the esteemed title of “Best Chef: South” from the James Beard Foundation earlier this week. With three New Orleans restaurants—Domenica, its sister spot Pizza Domenica, and Shaya—the Israeli chef was thrilled when he accepted his award at Chicago’s Civic Opera House, saying, “I’m an Israeli who grew up in Philly and is cooking in New Orleans, and somehow that all comes together and tastes good.” 

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3 Of LA's Best Restaurants Are Now Open for Brunch

May 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

It’s not hard to find great restaurants in Los Angeles, and with nearly perfect year-round weather, al fresco dining is at the forefront of city feasting. And when it comes to brunching, Angelenos know how to do it best. So when the two combine, it seems like the world is in perfect harmony. Recently, three heralded restaurants have decided to swing open their patio doors to serve new weekend brunch menus, and we’re pretty stoked about it.

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