Travel

Checking In: Mexico City’s “Las Alcobas”

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By Lisa Loverro In the heart of Mexico City’s sophisticated neighborhood known as Polanco, Las Alcobas is an intimate boutique hotel that exemplifies the attitude of the posh Presidente Masaryk Avenue on which it resides (think Rodeo Drive). The hotel offers you a home away from home, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of this […]


Norwegian Adventures

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By Sarah Sekula It was a bluebird day in Voss, the picturesque adventure capital of Norway, as I climbed into a plane with a handful of skydivers from around the globe.


Decadent Dubai

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By Melody Mercado & Jennifer Pelaez Dubai is one of those places in the world that takes luxury to the next level. Just when you thought the zenith of luxury equated to 5 stars, they redefine the standards with a new 7 star mega resort in the works. Nothing summates the pinnacle of man’s desires […]


Bathing in Turkish Culture, Cuisine & Wellness

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By Karen Loftus As we crossed over the Bosphorus, the strait in Turkey that separates Europe and Asia, we caught the golden sun reflecting on the water. The bridge that we were on looked like The Golden Gate Bridge. Yet, my nearly 14-hour flight on Turkish Air from LA to Istanbul was proof enough that […]


A Midtown Jewel

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By Lisa Loverro With $10 million renovation and recently added to the Triumph Hotels brand this past winter, the Hotel Chandler is a charming 148-room hotel conveniently located in an area of Manhattan known as the Flatiron district, well within walking distance to some of the city’s major attractions such as the Empire State Building […]


Make Your Way to South Florida

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By Beth Landman Pompano Beach Resort and Spa


A Party Everyday

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By Hillary Latos Channel your inner rocker this summer at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. Bringing the spirit of Las Vegas to Tampa, the Seminole Hard Rock Café & Casino earned the coveted AAA 4 Diamond award combining the excitement of a casino and the world class entertainment of rock ‘n […]


Family Fun on the Sea Islands

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By Hillary Latos While most New Yorkers will head to the Hamptons for the long awaited unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day, why not visit the charming Southern barrier islands of the Southeast where quiet placid beaches, world class golf and award winning low country cuisine awaits without the traffic or usual suspects that […]


Sweet Sweden

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By Sarah Sekula We hadn’t even gotten out of our Volvo station wagon rental when my sister declared: “This is a Dream World!” With a giddy laugh, I completely agreed.


A Sun Kissed Life

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By Jennifer Pelaez A favorite amongst Roman emperors, the rich and famous, artists, and writers, the picturesque island of Capri continues to be one of the Mediterranean’s most loved destinations. Since the infamous photos of Jacqueline Kennedy stepping out in Capri were shot, its been forever associated with understated chic and timeless elegance.


Casual Opulence

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By Karen Loftus Coined the gateway to the Caribbean by the Brits back in the day, Antigua maintains it’s sexy island allure to this day. The capital city of Saint Johns sees its share of ships, mainly cruise ships today, while English Harbor plays host to jetsetters that prefer to pop in on private yachts […]


Fit for Royalty

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By George Wayne “It’s better in the Bahamas,” the catchy advertising lingo goes and when Gwyneth Paltrow and her former husband Chris Martin decided to make their first public appearance since their decision to divorce – and catapult into to the urban lexicon: the term – ‘conscious uncoupling’ on the most important of the ‘’family […]


Party Hard at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

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By Mary Pfeifer Located just off the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers the ultimate vacation for guests of all ages with both an adults only (Heaven) and family friendly resort (Hacienda) experiences.


Mexico’s Hidden Gem

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By Lisa Loverro Mexico lovers take note! There’s more to this beautiful country than beaches and guacamole. And, yes, while those quintessentially Mexican vacations are a great way to unwind and chill out, the Spanish Colonial cities in the interior of this beautiful country are filled with culture and exciting history.


Down the Shore

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By Bob & Sandy Nesoff New Yorkers do things with a passion. They work hard and they play hard. And when they play, they want a quality experience, reasonable cost and easy traveling times. More and more New Yorkers are finding the Jersey Shore (say it like a New Jersey native…”Down the shore…”) where there […]


Auberge Saint-Antoine An Enchanting Boutique Hotel In The Heart Of Quebec City

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By W. A. Muller Named the number one top city hotel in Canada by Travel + Leisure in 2013, Auberge Saint-Antoine is truly a standout property. These notable accolades, however, don’t equate to an impersonalized and cookie-cutter experience—in fact, it’s far from it. A cozy and stylish boutique hotel, the Auberge Saint-Antoine embraces the charm […]


Mount to Mount Resuscitation

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By Rory Winston Apex, summit, zenith… it’s difficult to avoid allusions to altitude when referring to outstanding events. Whether it’s the ‘highpoint’ of a journey or the ‘peak’ of one’s career, excellence is something that hangs perpetually overhead. We scale grand heights, live with our heads in the clouds, and – after a lifetime of […]


A Sleeper Hit

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By Rory Winston Without warning, the baritone voice had gone off in my head: “From the People who brought you Cannes Jury Prize winner, Queen Margot, and the Academy Award winner A Man and a Woman, comes an all new rollicking adventure for cinephiles and travelers alike: Sebastopol 123. With a cast of thousands, this […]


Bubbles Set in Stone

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By Rory Winston “Come meet me in the sky”, sings Lily Allen in her recent hit single Air Balloon – an escapist anthem that asks us to enter an alternate universe in which ‘monkeys run off from zoos’ and ‘ceilings turn into floors’. Reveling in a host of exotic images, the song entreats us to […]


Nell’s Bells

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By Rory Winston ‘Luxurious?’ Not in that typically gauche way. ‘Opulent?’ –Wrong track; nothing vainglorious. ‘Posh?’ Well, for a five star hotel with the finest design and amenities it’s actually more friendly than snobby. Elite…? Yes, certainly; but not in that trying-hard-to-make-an-impression kind of way – nothing parvenu about it.


A History of Hedonism

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By Rory Winston Ensconced within a muted realm of marble busts and ivory floors, one can still hear the faint sound of muffled tittering and languid sighs. Perhaps, Philippe the First is at it again – still wandering down a nearby corridor in a lady’s dress while watching Antoine Coypel redecorate his palace; or, perhaps, […]


Wynn Wonderland

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By Norah Bradford Wynn Las Vegas, a sixty four acre resort in Las Vegas, is known for luxury and distinctiveness in all the small details that make guests’ stays memorable. It is among the world’s most luxurious resorts. Built on the site of the Desert Inn (where Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Cher, Barry Manilow […]


Understated Chic at the Sofitel Los Angeles

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By Hillary Latos At the intersection of Los Angeles’ most fashionable neighborhoods- West Hollywood and Beverly Hills sits the Sofitel LA that embodies the chic spirit of France in the middle of Los Angeles. Upon entering the sleek lobby you’re immediately enveloped in the French vibe of the décor.


Unparalleled Comfort and Elegance

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By Norah Bradford London’s Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is a luxury hotel in the beautiful Knightsbridge neighborhood overlooking Hyde Park. Widely renowned as one of the world’s most celebrated hotels, it features world-class accommodations, extremely knowledgeable concierge staff, and extraordinary dining.


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