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Maverick Mattress Biz Wakes Up Tired Industry

Courtesy NolahMattress.com

When a consumer brand sets an entirely new benchmark, you know they’re on to something big. Very big. This is the case with Nolah, an entrepreneurial, technology and cause-driven mattress company spurring a marketplace movement with a distinctive—and decidedly successful—business model that’s resonating in today’s modern, more empowered marketplace. This “sleeper” turned industry pioneer is shaking up archaic industry standards ... Read More »

5 Disruptive Luxury Travel Trends Shattering the Status Quo

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With the global luxury market collectively growing at 4 percent to an estimated $1.15 (€1.08) trillion in 2016, according to a recent “Bain & Company Luxury Study,” coupled with optimistic forecasts that the luxury goods market will pick up this year, the hospitality industry is gearing up for elevated demand among both leisure and business travelers. This amid evidence that, ... Read More »

7 Reasons Dining at Marina Kitchen San Diego Is a Must-Do

Courtesy Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Destination-driven gourmands will do well to visit Marina Kitchen restaurant ensconced in the San Diego Marriott Marquis hotel. This innovation-oriented eatery serves up classic Southern California dishes, but with its own distinctive, modern twist courtesy of Chef Aron Schwartz. He is a man on a mission to proffer foodstuffs crafted from the best fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients—dishes that are ... Read More »

Anatomy of a Grand Weekend Getaway at Boulders Resort & Spa Arizona

Courtesy The Boulders Resort & Spa

::: Turnkey, print-ready 3-night itinerary chock-full of fun and fabulosity ::: Amid my considerably hectic work schedule and family life where there’s nary a moment to spare, let alone full weeks (or more) to take extended trips, I’ve become a master of the “micro-vacation”—those long weekend getaways that strike just the right balance of relaxation, adventure and indulgence to suitably ... Read More »

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Exudes the Spirit of Scottsdale

Of all of the cities in the U.S. operating under a duality, I find myself drawn back to one in particular time and time again: Scottsdale. Known as "The West's Most Western Town," this locale embraces its laid back desert ambiance while simultaneously styling itself as a contemporary destination with plenty to offer in terms of art, shopping, dining and ... Read More »

Surf, Sky & Spirit at Tower23 Hotel San Diego

Courtesy of TOWER23 Hotel

As California's southernmost metropolis, San Diego is a veritable coastal paradise that’s widely lauded for its fabulous climate. Often referred to as "Mediterranean" in nature, the region boasts moderate warm daytime and cool evening temperatures nearly year round that rarely reach the point “too hot” or “too cold.” This is just one of many reasons San Diego has been anointed ... Read More »

Royal Blues Hotel an Elegant Oceanside Enclave

Courtesy Royal Blues Hotel

Just south of Palm Beach, along Florida's eastern coast, lies scenic Deerfield Beach—a city well known for its pristine and clean coastline and the array of recreational water activities delighting both residents and tourists.  Here world-class boating, fishing, diving, boarding and more are all within close range. Other nearby attractions include golf courses, polo clubs and the famous Quiet Waters ... Read More »

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa a Splendid Respite

Courtesy Marriott International, Inc

South Florida, or “SoFla” for the enlightened, is home to more than five million residents, which is understandable given the region encompasses gorgeous coastal cities like Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. The area has remained a tourist hub for decades, even now attracting over 12 million visitors annually. A quick look at the weather makes it obvious why. For ... Read More »

Via Veneto Santa Monica Dishing Star-Caliber Italian Cuisine

Courtesy Via Veneto

Los Angeles is a city known as much for its distinctive award-winning eateries as it is for its celebrity residents. In fact, many of the city’s restaurants—particularly those frequented by Hollywood’s elite—often become as revered as the star clientele, themselves. One such establishment is Via Veneto in Santa Monica, which enjoys its fair share of celebrity patronage. From David and ... Read More »

Epicurean Exploits Abound at Casa Velas Hotel Puerto Vallarta

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By Merilee Kern, ‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor Nestled within an upscale residential neighborhood just a 5-minute drive from the Puerto Vallarta airport sits Casa Velas—a serene adults-only luxury boutique resort that’s helping set new and noteworthy standards in the all-inclusive realm. As one of the many properties in the Velas Resorts portfolio, which have earned no less than 43 ... Read More »