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J/R LUXE

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THE WORLD’S FINEST MASTER HAND-ENGRAVED COAT OF ARMS SIGNET JEWELRY FOR MEN & WOMEN

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THE WORLD’S FINEST MASTER HAND-ENGRAVED COAT OF ARMS SIGNET JEWELRY FOR MEN & WOMEN Coats of Arms or Family Crests can trace their early origins to the symbols and decorations on the shields and tunics of medieval knights.  Indicative of a knight’s ancestry, accomplishments, and distinctions, these Coats of Arms were passed down from generation […]


Elegant Parisian Getaway At the Hotel de Vendome

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By Norah Bradford Though Paris is home to many fabulous hotels, Hotel de Vendome’s charming and convenient location make it a standout choice for visitors to the City of Lights. This exclusive boutique hotel perfectly embodies the notion of Parisian chic. Located in the heart of Paris’s most fashionable district at 1 Place Vendome, this elegant five-star luxury hotel features attentive service, fine cuisine, […]


Ultimate in West Coast Glamour

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By Norah Bradford The Four Seasons Los Angeles, known as the epicenter of West Coast glamour and luxury, is the perfect place to stay in Southern California for business and leisure travelers alike. Recently renovated, this fivestar luxury hotel is nestled in a vibrant and leafy residential enclave between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. During the early year awards season and later in […]


Hotel Guests Never Want to Leave

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By Norah Bradford Private courtyard (check), afternoon tea (check), ideal location (check). DUKES Hotel, located in central London’s St. James promises that any jetsetter will be treated like royalty in this palace, neighboring some of London’s most prestigious restaurants, high-end stores, exquisite galleries and magnificent theatres. First visit to London? Not a problem. DUKES’ more than capable staff is delighted to be of assistance. […]


London’s twenty-first Century Grand Hotel

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By Norah Bradford Corinthia Hotel London is rated amongst London’s finest 5-star luxury hotels. Combining traditional grandeur with modern freshness, the luxuriously redesigned Victorian destination is ideally located in the heart of London, a short walk from many of the city’s major attractions. “Corinthia Hotel London is an intricately restored grand hotel with a 21st century approach,” says General Manager Matthew Dixon. Its modern […]


Quintessential English hospitality in New Orleans

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By Norah Bradford A short walk from the famed French quarter, home to Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana is a hotel which to paraphrase war poet Rupert Brooke “is a corner… That is for ever England”. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this establishment began as the vision of New Orleans entrepreneur and Anglophile James J. Coleman, Jr. who thought a location just north of […]


Tre Soldi Brings Rome to Chicago

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By W. A. Muller Jack Weiss solidified his love affair with Italian cuisine and established his business further by opening Tre Soldi in the summer of 2013. Tre Soldi is also located in Streeterville, but distinguishes itself as a pizzeria and trattoria, focused on the Lazio region of Italy. Tre Soldi (meaning three coins) garners inspiration from the Trevi Fountain, made famous in […]


Dry White Hills of Red

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By Rory Winston Rising from the sandy beaches that hang like a wreath along the Adriatic’s turquoise sea, the chalk white world of Puglia with its limestone hills, stone towers, and row upon row of olive trees and grapevines. Here, 3000 years of wine making tradition – from ancient Greek to Roman to Turkish, French […]


The Café Royal London’s Poshest New Hotel

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By Joe Alexander Oscar Wilde, who wrote The Portrait of Dorian Grey, said, “I can resist everything except temptation,” which would include his love for the iconic Café Royal in London. In 1891, this witty bon vivant had a life-altering encounter at The Café Royal. It was here that the renowned writer embarked on his […]


Miami Beach’s Ultimate Getaway

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By Norah Bradford Sophisticated and chic, classic yet contemporary, the Riviera South Beach offers stylish apartment-like accommodations which will be your base when exploring Miami. Walk into your suite and you will find a gourmet kitchen and separate living and dining areas. Hollywood Regency touches meet bold, modern décor for a look and ambiance that is all the Riviera’s own. Sleek espresso hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling […]


A Sanctuary for the Senses

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By Hillary Latos Just steps from the white sandy beach and action of Ocean Drive, is a serene beachy hideaway, Sense Beach House in the chic SoFi (south of fifth) district. Taking inspiration from the beach, the design aesthetic is more like a multi million dollar Montauk cottage than the retro minimalist look of South […]


Living La Dolce Vita

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By Lisa Loverro Having the unique distinction of once being the home to Queen Margherita of Savoy, the Regina Hotel Baglioni is situated on the famous Via Veneto, described as a meeting place for artists, writers and actors most notably during the Dolce Vita period. The hotel is within a short walking distance to the […]


Cherry Tide Greets Mandarin Oriental D.C.

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By Peizhao Sun D.C. saw a lot of bulldozers coming in the 1970s, with most of the Southwestern area razed to create space in a huge urban renewal effort. While old facades went down in flames, a new generation of architecture and modern infrastructure blossomed, which in turn gave the area an impressive new skyline. […]


In the Lap of Luxury

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By Lisa Loverro Since 1950 the Jamaica Inn, located in Ocho Rios, continually receives a truly sophisticated crowd, a clientele that appreciates barefoot elegance and understated luxury in a small boutique hotel setting. It’s no wonder Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Mill honeymooned here, as this place is all about quiet and romance. The resort has […]


Tuscan Glamour

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By Jennifer Pelaez Beyond the beloved and familiar capital and surrounding interior towns of Tuscany, lies the Maremma, a less frequented but equally exquisite stretch of rugged coastal region marked by pristine beaches fringed with umbrella-shaped pines and olive-dotted hillsides. Here, in the province of Grosseto, overlooking the sapphire-blue Mediterranean sea, lies the elegant Hotel […]


Experiencing the Epiphany in Palo Alto

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By Norah Bradford Palo Alto may be less well known to many travellers located some 25 mins south of San Francisco’s airport SFO and about 45 mins in traffic from the City itself. Better well known perhaps is the University of Stanford and the Technology companies which were born in the town including Google and Facebook to name but two. The leafy […]


Enchanting Ischia

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By Jennifer Pelaez Set on the enchanting volcanic island of Ischia, the largest of the Parthenopean islands in the Gulf of Naples, L’Albergo della Regina Isabella sits on a serene and picturesque bay, surrounded by rocky shores on the outskirts of the delightful fishing village of Lacco Ameno. Framed by magnificent landscapes, luscious Mediterranean vegetation, […]


A Peaceful Retreat on Italy’s Amalfi Coast

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By Janis Turk From the patio of the Hotel Monastero Santa Rosa in Conca dei Marini, Italy, I watch the sun set over steep terraced hillsides that trip down to the sea; land canopied by bright green leaves of lemon groves, their tart yellow fruit the size of ostrich eggs, adorning the Gulf of Salerno […]


Liliya Chernova – The Skin Care Expert behind “The Perfect Facial”

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By Clara Morgan Madison Avenue is New York City’s most fashionable address for skin beautification. It’s also home to one of New York’s most renowned skin care and beauty specialists – Liliya Chernova – of The Perfect Facial, Inc. With more than 20 years’ experience in skin care at the most exclusive beauty companies in Manhattan, Liliya is passionate about helping her clients achieve […]


RESIDENT’S MOST INSPIRING YOUNG PHILANTHROPISTS

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By W.A. Muller A new generation of New York’s most innovative and talented young philanthropists has arrived! Each bearing fresh takes and new perspectives on their respective field, our list of Philanthropists Under 30 has achieved much in local history preservation, animal care or fine art education. Here they share their inspiring stories and visions […]


Ronald McDonald House Makes a Difference

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By W.A. Muller Ronald McDonald House New York is nonprofit organization that provides a temporary “home away from home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families. The House located on East 73rd Street in Manhattan, is a supportive and caring environment, which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. The work […]


Three Unique New York Experiences to Ring in 2015

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By Clara Morgan Supernova at Novotel New York Times Square Third Annual New Year’s Eve Party Supernova at Novotel New York Times Square Third Annual New Year’s Eve Party Supernova at the Novotel Hotel New York Times Square is the most spectacular place to witness the 2015 midnight Ball Drop – with an expansive outdoor, heated terrace overlooking all the action. […]


New York’s Most eligible bachelors

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