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Celebrate the Holidays at National Harbor, Md.

Washington, D.C. region’s  premier waterfront escape features Santa, larger-than-life ice sculptures, performers, stunning holiday décor and displays National Harbor has quickly become one of the nation’s top holiday waterfront destinations, offering both family activities and romantic getaways for couples. Each year, National Harbor welcomes Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center’s amazing ICE! This year, the fun begins on November 16 and runs through January 1, 2019.  The world-famous interactive ICE! attraction will showcase the true meaning of Christmas with its rendition of the ever-popular Peanuts holiday story, A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz. Beloved characters including Charlie Brown,...

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Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive Go Bold for the Holidays

  The second annual BOLD Holidays campaign kicks off on November 15 from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. with the highly anticipated Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration.  This multi-generational event is sponsored by the Rodeo Drive Committee in partnership with the City of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau and Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. The event will be hosted by TV and social media personality Dawn McCoy.  The festivities will include live music from electro hip hop violinist and America’s Got Talent contestant, Svet, and a specially curated 20-piece #BOLDBH band which will be playing a mix...

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Oceania Cruises Reveals All-New Owner’s Suites Furnished Exclusively With Ralph Lauren Home

Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line unveiled the first of many exciting enhancements coming to the line’s acclaimed 1,250-guest ships Marina and Riviera: an altogether new generation of Owner’s Suites furnished exclusively with Ralph Lauren Home. “The Owner’s Suites furnished exclusively with Ralph Lauren Home are signature elements of our brand and truly iconic,” stated Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises. “As we are always looking for ways to elevate the guest experience we took the opportunity to completely re-master these suites and provide our guests with an entirely new experience. Everything from the furnishings to...

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La Pulperia: Outstanding Seafood and Lots of Fun

  I love New York’s Restaurant Row (West 46th Street) because almost every cuisine of the world is represented here. And, if you have tickets for a Broadway show, there is an abundance of choices for pre-theater or post-theater dining. Recently I was invited to sample the food at La Pulperia, a Latin American restaurant on Restaurant Row. Since I had read only good things about the place, I was especially eager to try the seafood, which had garnered the most raves. My daughter and arrived on a Monday evening, when most theaters are dark, but the restaurant was...

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Cunard Announces 10-Day Sale on Select Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth Voyages

Luxury cruise line company Cunard today announced a 10-Day Sale, which features up to 50% savings plus up to $800 Onboard Credit per stateroom on select voyages on Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Guests can reserve a voyage under the 10-Day Sale now until August 3, 2018 under the promotion code RG5. Sale features up to 50% off Launch Fares plus up to $800 Onboard Credit per stateroom The 10-Day Sale applies to new bookings only. The offer features: 7-night Transatlantic Crossings including Transatlantic Fashion Week, from $749 7-night New England and Canada voyages from $899 7-night Mediterranean Voyages from $899 13-night Europe voyages from $1,299 Bookings are based on double-occupancy and taxes, fees and...

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AmaWaterways Concierge Golf: Luxurious River Cruise Plus World Class Courses

A spectacular European river cruise and golf at world-class courses—perfect together! Imagine golfing at the finest courses in different countries all on one trip. Imagine not having to organize tee times, transportation, club cleaning and so on. Imagine having your favorite luxury hotel follow you wherever you go with everything you need for the perfect vacation. AmaWaterways’ Exclusive Concierge Golf Program includes 7 nights on board the line’s newest and most innovative ship to date, the AmaMagna, sailing along the iconic Danube and taking you to some of Europe’s most prestigious golf courses. With this seamless golfing experience, guests...

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Create a Summertime Bedroom With Lacoste and Saaya

The bedroom that felt so warm and inviting last winter can now, during the summer feel…too warm. The lush fabrics—the velvets and wools and damasks–that made your bed so cozy in January can be stifling in July. The rich colors that brightened your winter bed on your bed—burgundy and emerald green or navy and red, for example—now seem…wrong. Enter Lacoste, the iconic brand best known for crisp and stylish sportswear. As this year marks the 85th anniversary of René Lacoste’s designs –in particular, the sporting classic L.12.12 polo shirt—the company has now added Lacoste Maison and created a line...

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Ezra Arthur Wallets: Heirloom Quality Gifts Any Man Would Love

Ezra Arthur Hand Made Leather Goods are Heirloom Quality In this age of disposables, there are still American companies using premium materials to handcraft heirloom quality products–articles made to last a lifetime. Ezra Arthur is such a company, owned by four brothers who honor their family legacy by producing lifestyle accessories made from the finest materials, which are then manufactured by hand. Each and every product is carefully examined and inspected before being offered for sale. For this Father’s Day, an Ezra Arthur wallet, cash fold or passport wallet would be a gift to treasure for many years to...

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Royal Wedding Breakfast in Bed at the Lotte New York Palace

Millions of people worldwide will be watching the royal wedding, the marriage of Prince Harry and his American princess, Meghan Markle on television. To mark the occasion, The Lotte New York Palace has created a regal opportunity for other couples: to watch the royal wedding while luxuriating in bed in one of the hotel’s guest rooms—while enjoying a bedside  breakfast for two. The royal repast will feature tea for two, a miniature wedding cake and homemade scones with preserves and clotted cream. For one day only (May 19th), the hotel will offer guests the Royal Wedding Breakfast in Bed...

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London’s Afternoon Teas: A Feast for the Eyes

For me, a proper afternoon English tea is the perfect meal: properly brewed tea, a good selection of sandwiches and freshly baked scones with double Devonshire cream, some lemon curd and preserves. I haven’t found too many places that serve the perfect tea this side of the Atlantic. (The Palm Court at New York’s Plaza Hotel does a beautiful tea, but unfortunately it’s priced at $75–more if you add a glass of champagne.) However, the city London is a movable feast for tea lovers, and there are delectable teas in every price range and to suit every taste. London’s Afternoon...

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Manuka Honey Hot Toddy: Delicious and Good for You

If you haven’t already heard of Manuka honey, take note. Not only does it taste delicious, it has been widely recognized for its natural powerhouse qualities. Unlike most honeys found in the supermarket,  Manuka Health MGO™ Honey derives from the Manuka plant, found only in New Zealand. Every jar tested, packed and sealed can be traced directly back to the beekeeper. To beat the chill of these last cold weeks of winter, Marlon Tulaszewski, bartender at Polo Bar and Ardent Hospitality, has created a delicious and easy to follow recipe for a MockToddy. Follow these few simple steps for...

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