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All American Luxury Travel Bag

Saintly Bags introduces the first ever, fully customizable, leather weekender. Handmade in NYC, Saintly Bags offers custom design options including size, shoe and laptop pockets, leather, lining, hardware, and much more. These luxury bags make frequent air travel convenient serving as an all in one carry-on bag that fits laptop, shoes, clothes, in one bag. A separate laptop portfolio slides right into the bag in its own compartment. Designed for the urbane man and woman in mind, those always go, bags are made to reflect a  personal style and lifestyle.  Prices range from $ 950-1,195.00. Two Sizes The All-American is available...

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Ed Sheeran’s Australia Tour Keeps Getting Bigger

Ed Sheeran was recently filmed surprising a teenage fan in a Canadian shopping center to perform a duet with the aspiring teenage singer, but that’s just the latest in a number of surprises Sheeran fans have experienced lately. In particular, Ed Sheeran’s Australian presence just keeps getting bigger. First, the British troubador announced a new Australia tour after already touring the country once this year. Then, Sheeran’s fellow Brit, the singer Passenger, joined the new tour. Finally, they announced a second date in Melbourne. The New Tour Sheeran’s Australia tour was announced back in April, and tickets have been...

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2015 Top 10 Luxury Grills and Smokers

By Max Good, Director of Equipment Reviews & Keeper of the Flame, Note: We rate and review as objectively as possible, measuring temperatures, slamming lids, turning dials, studying warranties, and kicking casters, but inevitably intangibles such as look and feel have to be considered. We consider them among the best of breed in the wide world of luxury priced cookers. They are listed in order of manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), but actual prices can differ particularly since many of these items are often highly customized. Please click the links to read our complete detailed review and find...

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An $18,000 Airbnb Weekend Stay

By Dr. Rosanna Garcia I recently booked through Airbnb a stay at a lovely home in Leuven, Belgiuim, for the end of May. The simplicity and quaintness of the room reminds me of Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles.  Besides its charm, I chose this room because previous guests had described their stay as ‘amazing’, ‘magnificent’, and ‘excellent’.  The last Airbnb guest wrote that it was a ‘pleasure to sit down and get to know [the hosts] a bit better over some wine and snacks.’ It’s the locals you meet through home sharing that adds to the foreign travel experience....

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Ragtop Romance of Mine

When I was really young, I used to know all the automobile models, and would point them out when my parents and grandparents were driving. But somewhere between late high school and early college, my car passion, as it were, turned to convertibles. To be fair, these weren’t just any or all kinds of convertibles. After all, even Volkswagen makes convertible models. No, the objects of my affection were the big, boat-like kind. These were the kind that former auto executive George Romney derided as “gas-guzzling dinosaurs.” My goal was to own one of these in the non-too distant...

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New technologies help realise Vineyard of Future

By Nick Carne SOUTH Australia’s vision of a “vineyard of the future” is already producing results for the vineyards of today. University of Adelaide researchers with combined expertise in engineering and plant biology have developed three new techniques for monitoring grape and vine performance, with others in the pipeline. The first – an iPhone app to measure canopy growth – is being beta tested by a leading wine company prior to being released through iTunes. The second is a new way of measuring vine water status using near-infrared spectroscopy (wave lengths above our visual range). The aim is a...

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Escaping Busy Berlin – The Luxurious Hotel Zur Bleiche Resort & Spa

There is no doubt that exploring a capital city is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend your day. There is usually so much to see, from exciting tourist attractions to beautiful museums filled with history, never ending nightlife to exotic restaurants. One of the main struggles with visiting any capital city around the world is the fact that these cities never sleep. There is always a hustle and bustle on the streets, cars whizzing past, sirens off in the distance and the sounds of stray car horns bursting through your open window. Due to this very reason,...

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Travels of Wayward Wanderer Jenna Intersimone

People travel for different reasons. Personally, I feel travel is is more than a geographical exploration, it is an opportunity to uncover more about who you are as an individual, and a chance to grow. With every journey I discover a new interest, or reach a place in my mind that was previously untapped. My thoughts go to how travel can create a personal transformation, because over the last year, we’ve seen Luxe Beat Magazine contributor, Jenna Intersimone, blossom as a writer. She has been open to editorial changes and committed to listening to advice. As you move from...

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4 Free Weight Exercises for the Upper Body

By Beth Shaw In my book, YogaLean, “Lean Consciousness” is a state of mind that will help propel you toward weight loss and sustain your ideal weight when you get there. Achieving it, however is not only about a regular yoga and meditation practice. You must venture beyond the gentle, peaceful realm of poses, meditation, and breathing to do exercise that challenges your stamina and refines and builds your strength. Cardio exercises and weight training are essential in burning fat and keeping our muscles strong and toned. Yoga then helps us stretch, center, balance, and provide focus. When you...

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2015 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

2015 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance The bluffs of La Jolla, California are the spring destination for thousands of classic car buffs. With 3 packed days of activities from VIP soirees to a double-decker bus tour of San Diego’s most elite private collections and to the concours itself, the 2015 La Jolla Concours will please even the most casual of enthusiasts. Just Registered: 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo This 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo, known as “The Grey Ghost,” has just been registered by owner Joseph DeMeo to appear at the 2015 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance. This divine driving machine retired from...

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day is more than green beer and leprechaun’s. Why not give these St. Patrick’s Day cocktails a try? Éirinn go Brách! Amarula Mint Splash 1 ​ shot​ fresh cream ½ ​ sh​ot Amarula Cream ½  shot Peppermint liqueur Place all ingredients into shaker with ice, shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with crushed peppermint crisp chocolate and add fresh mint.   St. Patrick’s Surprise by Junior Merino 1 oz. G’Vine Floraison gin ½ oz. blue curacao liqueur ¼ oz. white creme de cacao liqueur 1½ oz. freshly squeezed orange juice Foam: 1 egg white and...

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Impact of Temperature on Wine

By Gabriel Matagne In an article published in a major wine publication, Decanter, in February 2013, Christy Canterbury MW is reporting the conclusion of a study by Christian E Butzke from the Department of Food Sciences of Purdue University: “Wine is aged to allow chemical reactions to occur. At a consistent, typical cellar temperature of 13°C, they materialise gradually. At higher temperatures, the processes accelerate and at different rates. A study by Butzke shows these processes begin in earnest over 16°C. Damage includes oxidisation, browning and a change of aroma and flavour. Extremely low temperatures, assuming the wine does not...

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