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A review of a luxury holiday in UNITED STATES. An insider’s guide to the best luxury hotels, resorts, and restaurants. Discover where to go, what to see and what to eat in UNITED STATES, with Carmen Edelson.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in New York City

5 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in New York City

LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
Thanksgiving is a time to honor the friends and family that make our lives so special, and there’s no better way to show your appreciation for your loved ones this season than by spending time together. In New York City,…
Thanksgiving is a time to honor the friends and family that make our lives so special, and there’s no better way to show your appreciation for your loved ones this season than by spending…
Despana Soho  – A Taste of Spain in New York City

Despana Soho – A Taste of Spain in New York City

FOOD + WINE, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
Being of Spanish decent, I’m always looking for places that serve traditional Spanish meals from Spain. I came across Despana Fine Foods & Tapas Café in SoHo, which has everything you need to transport yourself to Spain. The store is part…
Being of Spanish decent, I’m always looking for places that serve traditional Spanish meals from Spain. I came across Despana Fine Foods & Tapas Café in SoHo, which has everything you need to transport yourself…
Swissotel Chicago: Luxury & Downtown Convenience

Swissotel Chicago: Luxury & Downtown Convenience

CHICAGO, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY HOTELS, UNITED STATES
It’s been a while since I visited the Windy City of Chicago. Chicago is the major urban center of the Midwest. It’s chic and has a buzz but maintains a certain Midwest friendliness and charm. In the summer, Chicago’s bike paths…
It’s been a while since I visited the Windy City of Chicago. Chicago is the major urban center of the Midwest. It’s chic and has a buzz but maintains a certain Midwest friendliness and charm.…
The Miami Art Scene : Who Were the Leaders?

The Miami Art Scene : Who Were the Leaders?

ARTS, FLORIDA, LIFESTYLE, MIAMI
For some years now, Miami has been known as a venerable haven for the arts—a place with more museums, galleries, and performance spaces per square foot than most other US cities. But Miami’s rise in the arts scene was a…
For some years now, Miami has been known as a venerable haven for the arts—a place with more museums, galleries, and performance spaces per square foot than most other US cities. But Miami’s rise…
Top Five Golf Courses in Palm Beach that You Must Play on Your Christmas Vacation

Top Five Golf Courses in Palm Beach that You Must Play on Your Christmas Vacation

FLORIDA, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
Palm Beach is home to sun-soaked beaches, great restaurants, stunning five-star resorts and—most importantly—over 150 unique golf courses. The continually gorgeous weather and diverse course selection makes Palm Beach a year-round golfer’s paradise, and an ideal destination for a Christmas…
Palm Beach is home to sun-soaked beaches, great restaurants, stunning five-star resorts and—most importantly—over 150 unique golf courses. The continually gorgeous weather and diverse course selection makes Palm Beach a year-round golfer’s paradise, and…
Florida’s Pretty in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Florida’s Pretty in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

FLORIDA, FORT LAUDERDALE, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY RESORTS, HOTELS & LUXURY SPAS, UNITED STATES
Throughout the month of October Florida’s Pretty in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. Many Florida hotels and spas are going pink to help support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These seven Florida resorts are joining the fight by sharing proceeds with…
Throughout the month of October Florida’s Pretty in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. Many Florida hotels and spas are going pink to help support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These seven Florida resorts are joining…
Best Restaurants on Las Olas blvd in Fort Lauderdale

Best Restaurants on Las Olas blvd in Fort Lauderdale

FLORIDA, FOOD + WINE, FORT LAUDERDALE, UNITED STATES
For many locals, Downtown Fort Lauderdale offers some of the finest, most varied dining of any city its size, spawned in part by the advent of new luxury hotels all around.  Some of the best bars and tastiest restaurants can…
For many locals, Downtown Fort Lauderdale offers some of the finest, most varied dining of any city its size, spawned in part by the advent of new luxury hotels all around.  Some of the…
Best Hotels in Fort Lauderdale. TOP 10 Luxury Places to Stay in Fort Lauderdale

Best Hotels in Fort Lauderdale. TOP 10 Luxury Places to Stay in Fort Lauderdale

FLORIDA, FORT LAUDERDALE, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY RESORTS, HOTELS & LUXURY SPAS, UNITED STATES
Fort Lauderdale is a casually chic beach town where you will find crystal clear beaches, luxurious accommodations, gracious spas, an array of top-notch dining options to savor, and an eclectic variety of activities away from the beach.  For those who want to stay in the…
Fort Lauderdale is a casually chic beach town where you will find crystal clear beaches, luxurious accommodations, gracious spas, an array of top-notch dining options to savor, and an eclectic variety of activities away from the beach.  For those…
Cliff Walk and Newport Mansions in Rhode Island

Cliff Walk and Newport Mansions in Rhode Island

LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY TOURS, RHODE ISLAND, SITES TO SEE, UNITED STATES
Located only 30 miles south of Providence is the picturesque city, Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is home to some of the nation’s most impressive mansions including The Breakers, Ochre Court, Rough Point, and many more. The Cliff Walk along with…
Located only 30 miles south of Providence is the picturesque city, Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is home to some of the nation’s most impressive mansions including The Breakers, Ochre Court, Rough Point, and many…
BLT Steak White Plains – Finest Steaks in New York

BLT Steak White Plains – Finest Steaks in New York

FOOD + WINE, NEW YORK
BLT Steak (which stands for “Bistro Laurent Tourondel”) is our interpretation of the American Steakhouse, and it combines bistro ambiance with steakhouse fare. At BLT Steak White Plains, located in the always elegant Ritz-Carlton Westchester Hotel, Westchester residents can savor the…
BLT Steak (which stands for “Bistro Laurent Tourondel”) is our interpretation of the American Steakhouse, and it combines bistro ambiance with steakhouse fare. At BLT Steak White Plains, located in the always elegant Ritz-Carlton Westchester…
The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester – A Luxurious Night at the Ritz

The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester – A Luxurious Night at the Ritz

LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY HOTELS, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
Just minutes from Manhattan and yet miles from ordinary, The Ritz-Carlton hotel offers a beautiful retreat for both business travelers and leisure guests.  As one of the best hotels in New York, The Ritz-Carlton Westchester immerses its guest in all…
Just minutes from Manhattan and yet miles from ordinary, The Ritz-Carlton hotel offers a beautiful retreat for both business travelers and leisure guests.  As one of the best hotels in New York, The Ritz-Carlton…
Ocean2000 – Dining on the Ocean in Fort Lauderdale

Ocean2000 – Dining on the Ocean in Fort Lauderdale

FLORIDA, FOOD + WINE, FORT LAUDERDALE
Living in Fort Lauderdale, we have many choices on where to dine.  I like to go somewhere quiet, intimate, and I prefer going to restaurants with an ocean view.  For some reason food tastes better when you’re looking at waves…
Living in Fort Lauderdale, we have many choices on where to dine.  I like to go somewhere quiet, intimate, and I prefer going to restaurants with an ocean view.  For some reason food tastes…
12 of the Quirkiest Hotels in the World

12 of the Quirkiest Hotels in the World

EUROPE, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, UNITED STATES
Most of us usually look for hotels that are conveniently located, affordable and comfortable, when it comes to travel. We also look for places to stay that have something out of the ordinary. Here’s 12 of the Quirkiest Hotels in the…
Most of us usually look for hotels that are conveniently located, affordable and comfortable, when it comes to travel. We also look for places to stay that have something out of the ordinary. Here’s 12…
PURE Spa – Pelican Grand Beach Resort

PURE Spa – Pelican Grand Beach Resort

FLORIDA, FORT LAUDERDALE, LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTELS
Fort Lauderdale has a new place in town to get pampered! Swedish-owned boutique hotel Pelican Grand Beach Resort, a Noble Hotel Resort has opened the new PURE Spa.  The property’s first on-site spa taking full advantage of the panoramic Atlantic Ocean…
Fort Lauderdale has a new place in town to get pampered! Swedish-owned boutique hotel Pelican Grand Beach Resort, a Noble Hotel Resort has opened the new PURE Spa.  The property’s first on-site spa taking full…