Author: Jill Weinlein

Best Cigar and Whiskey Bars in Beverly Hills

Share: The city of Beverly Hills offers five different club lounges designed for true cigar and whiskey aficionados. Here are five of the best bars to visit when in Southern California, to ignite a cigar, draw in the flavors and hold a snifter of whiskey in your other hand: £10 at Montage Beverly Hills Inside one of the most elegant hotels in Beverly Hills is a club bar tucked away discreetly above the recently launched Georgie restaurant. By reservation only, this lounge is one of the most exclusive in the world. £10 is dark, private and intimate with the finest...

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Ten Luxury Hollywood Star Cars

Share: Some of the most iconic cars used in popular motion picture and television shows are now featured at the “Automobiles in the Movies” exhibit in Los Angeles at the Petersen Automotive Museum. While admiring these familiar cars, I learned that automobiles play a key role in the plot line of many films, often adding an element of adventure, romance or comedy. Cars create some of the most memorable scenes in cinematic history. Ten of my favorites are currently on display. Who Drove this Iconic Red Ferrari? This 1982 red Ferrari 308 GYSi was driven by Tom Selleck in...

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Spectacular San Diego Spas

Share: The Ocean Crest Spa in Carlsbad Driving up to the coastal inspired three-story Cape Rey Carlsbad, you can see the 215-room hotel is directly across the street from the legendary Ponto surf break and Pacific Ocean. This elegant property attracts families, girls getaways, weddings and surfers. The Ocean Crest Spa offers 5,700 sq. ft of serene spa experiences, including a spacious couples suite with a tub and private outdoor relaxation area. There are separate men’s and women’s locker rooms. Across from the spa is a 24-hour fitness center with views of the pool and ocean. The spa decor...

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Amsterdam’s Canals of the Rich and Famous

Share: A line of Teslas pull up to the taxi stand outside the Amsterdam airport, with a few Mercedes Benz sprinkled in between. We hopped in a Tesla for a ride to the Ambassade Hotel in Amsterdam, located along the Herengracht canal. This street is one of the most prestigious in the Netherlands and home to the rich and famous. During the 17th century, the wealthiest merchants, mayors and most influential people in Amsterdam had a home on this canal street. Amsterdam was founded 1275, and the first multi-level home with a beautiful step gable roofline was built in...

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Elegant Pink Moments at Ojai Valley Inn

Share: After about a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, tourists arrive in laid-back Ojai to relax and seek wellness. Locals claim that the East-to-West Valley situation has a magical vortex, similar to that in Sedona, Arizona. Among an endless expanse of blue sky, palm-fringed streets and red-tiled Spanish Revival architecture, the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa is an ideal location to witness a pink champagne glow on the Topatopa Mountains at dusk. The  308-room Ojai Valley Inn & Spa was originally designed by esteemed architect Wallace Neff. There is a pleasing smell of rosemary and lavender throughout the 200-acre property. Here...

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