The Ritz is Teaming Up With South Coast Plaza to Give Guests Some Well-Deserved Retail Therapy

Sep 16, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

South Coast Plaza is quite possibly the best mall in Southern California for high-end shopping and luxury services. The mall is home to award-wining restaurants, 250 boutiques and stores such as Chanel, Dior, Hermès, Wolford, Henri Bendel and Diane von Furstenberg. 

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of SD Host Charity Event With Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Al Jardine

Aug 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

San Diego boasts its fair share of philanthropic events. On an impressively-regular basis both residents and businesses throughout the county attend, or otherwise support, the litany of galas, dinner receptions, auctions and other high-end affairs to benefit the greater good. 

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Mosaic Hotel in Beverly Hills Unveils its New Design-Savvy Look

Aug 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Kavita Daswani

After a four-month shut down, Mosaic Hotel in Beverly Hills re-opened in early August, boasting a top-to-toe revamp. The luxury boutique hotel might be in the same vicinity as the far more imposing Peninsula and Beverly Wilshire hotels, but is distinctive for its intimate, almost-residential sensibility, set on a quiet street off busy Wilshire Boulevard.

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Princess Cruises Crowns Chef Curtis Stone its New Kitchen King

Aug 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Cruise ship dining is about to get a whole lot finer (and cruise chefs more epically handsome). As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Princess Cruises is preparing to disembark on a new culinary voyage in an exclusive partnership with superstar Chef Curtis Stone. The Michelin-star chef and author of six bestselling cookbooks will serve up elevated new menus aboard Princess voyages starting this fall, and then will expand his menus to the entire Princess fleet by the end of the year.

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Hollywood's Hotspot Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails is Bringing Comedy Tableside

Aug 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

There’s nothing funny about the Sunset Strip nightspot, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails, or Executive Chef Chris Crary’s elevated new menu. And it’s definitely no laughing matter that the Who’s Who of Hollywood fills the club-like spaces for date nights and private awards season parties.

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The New Bungalows at Fairmont Miramar Are a Dazzling Combination of Old Hollywood & Modern Beach Chic

Aug 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows has just upped its WOW factor on its iconic bungalow suites, thanks to the sunny Midas touch of LA interior designer Michael Berman. Inspired by the Fairmont’s newly-renovated Bungalow One, a three-bedroom suite and Berman’s first hotel project...

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The Desert's Classic La Quinta Resort & Club Receives a Luxurious Facelift

Aug 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Beck Bamberger

It's difficult to imagine a warm oasis with a lush outcropping of palm trees, cascading pools, and bountiful blooming flora, without thinking of Southern California. If you’re from here or familiar with the region, it’s easy to picture Palm Springs as that desert retreat. Palm Springs spans 45 verdant acres and its diamond hotel is La Quinta Resort & Club.

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Mosaic Beverly Hills Re-Opens with Contemporary California Inspired Décor

Jul 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Mosaic Hotel will re-open its doors just in time for fall getaways, an ideal season for California travel and staycations. On August 1, the 49-room luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Beverly Hills will unveil its extensive multi-million dollar renovation, with traditional doormen sporting Bowler hats welcoming guests.

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Dining Around SF: 4 Restaurants Worth Checking Out in the City by the Bay

Jul 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Always developing new and innovative culinary offerings, San Francisco’s food scene never experiences a dull moment. From fresh approaches to old favorites to brand new restaurants and concepts popping up in every neighborhood, the City by the Bay doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Here are some of the best new or newly-updated restaurants feeding San Francisco’s locals.

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Pageant Season Has Arrived in Laguna With The Ritz at The Forefront of it All

Jul 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Beck Bamberger

It's pageant season in Southern California, but not the kind that requires high-heeled beauties to strut their stuff across stages. In Laguna Beach, "pageant" means the grand annual showcase of live stage masterpieces dubbed the Pageant of the Masters. From early July to the end of August, thousands of art aficionados and culture enthusiasts will fill the coastal town of Laguna Beach and its neighboring communities to watch still artworks reenacted in live scenes. Edgar Degas, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, John Sloan, and Leonardo Da Vinci are a handful of the famed artists that usually have a piece or two "brought to life."

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A New Beginning for an Old Classic on San Francisco’s Nob Hill

Jul 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

There’s a lot of history at Stanford Court, the classically-proportioned, century-old hotel perched atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill, but visitors will still find it perfectly attuned to the digital age. 

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Why La Valencia is On Our List of Favorite San Diego Hotels for a Summer Getaway

Jun 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When friends and family visit San Diego, they usually ask me about the best hotels in the area. And after having lived here for over five years now, I definitely have my favorites. Recently, I spent a weekend at La Valencia (aka The Pink Lady) in La Jolla for a mini-staycation to see what it had to offer. At the end of the trip, it was added to my list of SD hotel suggestions for many reasons, including its location, suites and dining options.

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3 Dana Point Resorts That Are the Perfect Pairing to Your SoCal Getaway

Jun 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Nestled beside Laguna Beach and Laguna Niguel, and 60 miles from Los Angeles, is the quaint city of Dana Point. Coined “the soul of Southern California,” this coastal town is full of charm and offers an array of summer fun from relaxing on its sandy beaches to participating in water sports and whale watching. 

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Tower23 Welcomes New Executive Chef & Revamped Menu at its Beachfront Restaurant

Jun 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If there’s one thing that San Diegans absolutely love, it’s al fresco dining. And, if our outdoor table includes ocean views, then forget it, we’ll be there for hours. Which is exactly what happened to me when I visited JRDN at Tower23 one evening for dinner. Three hours later, and we were still sitting there, people-watching and sipping on French press coffee.

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Chaya's Downtown Location Reinvents Itself & Broadens Its Appeal

Jun 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

If you reside in or visit Los Angeles often, you’ve likely enjoyed Chaya Restaurants. Locals frequent Chaya Venice Beach for their signature happy hour and bustling bar scene, while its urban, downtown location serves as an after-work sushi bar, until recently. The historically suits-heavy location has broadened its appeal to match the renaissance and growing population downtown LA currently experiences.

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