Author: Merilee Kern

Five Fine Living Questions with Mark Steines

Share: Now as co-host of Hallmark Channel’s Emmy-nominated Home & Family program, and with more than 17 years rubbing elbows with Hollywood A-listers as co-host of Entertainment Tonight, Mark Steines knows a thing or two about living the good life. Given he’s enjoyed an esteemed TV career that’s not only survived, but also thrived for more than two decades, this three-time Emmy award-winning journalist has experienced the kind of sustained success in the entertainment industry most only dream about. Given Steines’ proverbial membership in this coveted “club” and the lifestyle it has afforded him, I touched base for his...

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Wolfgang Puck Reveals Ingredients for Luxe Living

Share: A world-renowned master in the kitchen and a charismatic personality, Wolfgang Puck is a dynamic “chef-lebrity” who is globally revered for his combination of classic cooking techniques and the modern fusion cuisine he pioneered in his iconic restaurants all around the world. All of the accolades that have ensued are decidedly well-earned, given that he began his formal kitchen training at just fourteen years of age with the encouragement of his mother—herself a chef in the Austrian town where he was born. After honing his craft at some of the finest restaurants in France and, subsequently, in the United...

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Ultra-Premium Maurice Vendôme Champagne

Share: The Ultra-luxury wine and spirits purveyor Prodiguer Brands, which privately develops and markets many of the world’s finest, award-winning wines and spirits, has just introduced its newest offering, Champagne Maurice Vendôme, which is now exclusively available in the United States marketplace. This latest offering, one that I have personally had the extreme fortune of sipping and savoring, furthers the company’s extraordinary portfolio of premium ultra-grade adult beverage brands specifically tailored for the global luxury market to meet evolving consumer desires and tastes. About this new release Prodiguer Brands’ Managing Partner and Sommelier, Noel Shu, said: “This rare Grand...

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‘The Scintas and a Steak’ Dinner Show Package a Stellar Vegas Experience

Share: Whether or not you’re planning a stay at The Plaza Hotel in downtown Las Vegas, there’s one entertainment offering at the property you’ll do well not to miss:  “The Scintas and a Steak” dinner-and-a-show package. The experience combines a three-course prix fixe dinner at Oscar’s revered “Beef, Booze & Broads” Steakhouse with a VIP ticket to The Scintas—a wildly entertaining comedy and musical variety-style show currently running in the hotel’s swanky showroom. This fabulous food-and-theater package combines delectable cuisine at a top-notch eatery with world class entertainment. The Steak at Stake Of course, any dinner-and-a-show package starts with,...

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Eat Like a Local at City Kitchen NYC

Share: You’d be hard pressed to find many locations in New York that can impress locals just as easily as they draw in tourists. But City Kitchen at the Row NYC hotel isn’t the typical foodie hot spot. That much is apparent when you first step in and observe the warm and communal atmosphere of this bustling food hall. The space is a nod to the classic working kitchens of yore, with a mix of modern and industrial décor elements like white marble tile, Italian glass chandeliers and leather counter stools punctuated with pops of ambient neon light that,...

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