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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Maintains Stronghold as Region’s Leading Luxe All-Inclusive

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Today’s luxury all-inclusive resort industry has no shortage of options, with an increasing number of high-end properties around the globe getting in the game.  The all-inclusive model, which reportedly originated in the French Club Med resorts in 1950, is now more popular than ever—even among persnickety jet setters for whom an ordinary retreat just won’t do. In fact, a Hotel-Online ... Read More »

Fab Fare and Frivolity at Barton G Los Angeles

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::: Exclusive interview reveals nixed dish concept ‘too offensive’ to offer as well as a new menu item determined to make a debut :::   When considering the seemingly disparate business model concepts of “fun” and “elegant,” it’s not exactly intuitive—or even advisable—to pair the two, particularly in the realm of fine dining. However, with an A-list chic ambiance juxtaposed ... Read More »

STK LA a Must Do-or-Dine Destination

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When it comes to steakhouses, Los Angeles is a carnivore’s cornucopia. While the City of Angels is replete with meat-minded eateries, one such restaurant—STK in the W Los Angeles in West Beverly Hills—rises above thanks to an inimitable mix: a well-conceived and expertly executed menu proffered in a high-intensity, chic club-like atmosphere where dining is far more than eating: it’s ... Read More »

Stay and Play at Jamaica Bay Inn Marina del Rey

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If your idea of a good vacation involves water as the prime attraction, then Marina del Rey is for you. Billed as Los Angeles’ “coastal playground,” this city boasts water activities abounding year-round. Surprisingly just a short four mile drive from the LAX airport, Marina del Rey is central to the LA coastline. It’s a short walking distance to the ... Read More »

North Italia Santa Monica Founded on Food with Integrity

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Sometimes a restauranteur comes along who changes the game. Raises the bar. Ups the ante. That’s very much the case with Sam Fox—the creative visionary behind Fox Restaurant Concepts, which has taken hip and healthy hospitality to new heights. From dropping out of college and siphoning the tuition funds into his first restaurant endeavor at the age of 20, to ... Read More »

The Hermosa Inn Arizona a Unique Boutique Hideaway

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Nestled in the heart of Paradise Valley, Arizona—an exclusive Phoenix enclave that’s just minutes from bustling Scottsdale—lies a AAA Four Diamond boutique hideaway called Hermosa Inn. Originally the residence and studio of iconic cowboy artist Alonzo “Lon” Megargee, this one-of-a-kind boutique resort is the quintessential blend of modern luxury and authentic southwestern charm. Here you’ll revel in world-class amenities amid ... Read More »

8 Reasons Families Flock to Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort Phoenix

Courtesy Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

The city of Phoenix, Arizona’s capital, is located in the south-central part of the state at the midway point between Tucson in the southeast and Flagstaff to the north. With one of the largest populations in the American Southwest and famously warm weather amid year-round sunshine, the myriad of things attracting families to the area is nothing short of impressive. ... Read More »

Puerto Vallarta’s ‘Casa Dos Cisnes’ Luxury Private Villa Elevates Industry Standards

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Secluded five-star Mexican villa offers an ultimate luxury accommodations experience trumping top resorts; boasts its own gourmet private chef, service staff, elite accommodations up to 10 adults and premier on-site amenities—all amid unrivaled ocean views Amid the explosion of “the sharing economy,” the private villa accommodations sector has skyrocketed in recent years. In fact, today’s breed of private villa rentals ... Read More »

Culinary Cultural Immersion a Foodie-Forward Travel Trend

Courtesy Casa Dos Cisnes

:::Indigenous epicurean adventure escalates among ‘victual vacationers’::: Whether for adventure travel or more relaxing respites, travelers are increasingly seeking regionally-authentic itineraries that offer an intimate view of local cultures. In fact, reports show the trend of being “connoisseurs of local culture” will boom this year. Indigenous tourism and cultural immersion experiences—especially those with culinary components—are white hot. For culturally AND ... Read More »

Hair Havoc No More with Dr. Marder Scalp Therapy

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Winter weather, and the subsequent use of indoor heat to stay warm, can have an extreme drying effect on the skin—and this most certainly includes the scalp. For those who already suffer from sensitive scalps or are susceptible to environmental and weather changes in general, the result can be scalp skin that’s dry, itchy and downright unattractive. Then there are ... Read More »