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Last Tango in Paris: Napoléon’s Tomb

“Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.”~ Napoléon Bonaparte “That was the greatest and finest moment of my life!” a smallish man in a white raincoat proclaimed loudly as he exited the domed church at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris. Moments before, this man stood trembling with excitement and removed his cap out of respect as he gazed for a long time at an ornate marble tomb. It was June 23rd, 1940; just three days after the French capital had become German-occupied territory. The following day during his official sightseeing city tour,...

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How to Make Your Home Decor More Luxurious

Updating your decor is a great way to make your space feel like new. If you want to introduce some elegance into your home, creating a luxurious living space is only a few steps away. Whether you live in an apartment, condo, or house, there are plenty of ways to bring a splash of high-class into your decor. Here are a few of our top recommendations for making your home more luxurious. High-Quality Furniture First things first, your furniture is one of the most important aspects of your interior design. From style to comfort, it plays a large role...

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Avoiding The Knife: 3 Cosmetic Procedures For The Squeamish

With today’s modern medicine, more people than ever are able to get cosmetic surgery to feel more like their true selves. However, what about people who want to avoid surgery but still see results? Recent advancements have made all of the following non-surgical cosmetic procedures possible; check them out and see if you’d try one for yourself. Botox and fillers When it comes to non-surgical cosmetic treatments, Botox has become something of a household name. Generally, Botox is injected in areas to prevent wrinkles from forming and is most frequently used on the forehead and other areas of the...

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PHOTO ESSAY: Italian Opulence On the Las Vegas Strip

All photography ©Dale Sanders 2019, article written by Christine Sallas There’s no question that Las Vegas is a mecca of luxury and opulence in the Nevada desert. But with so many elegant resorts to choose from, how can you decide where to stay? The Palazzo at the Venetian Resort could be your winner. The updated and modernized twin to The Venetian, The Palazzo offers a modern color palette and sleek, resplendent decor, catering to a hip and fashionable crowd. Romantic, Ethereal Entryway and Opulent Rooms The Palazzo’s lobby and atrium are full of elegant touches: waterfalls and flower gardens,...

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Winter Fitness Tips To Stay Travel Ready

Winter is just around the corner, and you know what that means – winter vacation. Now is the perfect time to start preparing for your big vacation this year, including getting into shape for your best Instagram beach shot. Managing fitness and exercise can be challenging, especially when cold weather makes it tempting to stay at home. Here are a few tips you can use to kick start your fall fitness plan and beat the winter workout slump. Try Out A New Class Has your normal workout routine been getting a bit boring? If you need a bit more...

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Smart Home Technology: The New Frontier In Luxury Living

Luxury properties often evoke images of opulent gardens, large pools, marble in the bathrooms, and grand chandeliers in the foyer. But there’s a new side to luxury living that you may not know about: smart home technology. This technology is a step up from your Amazon Alexa sitting in the living room or kitchen; this smart technology takes luxury living to a brand new level. What Is A Smart Home Now? Smart home technology is changing, and consumers are staying interested. More than 80% of consumers either already own or would like to purchase connected home products for their...

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Seeing Rainbows in Oahu, Hawaii

The island of Oahu should be named the “Rainbow Island,” because every time I visit the third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, it’s rains once or twice and rewards its residents and visitors with a colorful rainbow. Like the colors of the rainbow, the diversity of Hilton Hotels in Honolulu and Waikiki Beach offers accommodations for every budget. One of the most iconic luxury vacation destinations is the Rainbow Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach. Set on 22 acres, the beachfront rooms and suites are located near tropical swimming pools, a salt-water lagoon, 20 restaurants and bars and...

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Global Sustainable Home Trends You Should Be Following

With the world aiming to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency, sustainability has become a prevalent trend in home design and renovation. A study from Chicago-based real estate developer AMLI Residential found that homeowners are now more concerned with the “green” amenities and features in their homes. The research revealed that this trend is especially true for millennials—who are currently the biggest market for home design and solutions. They want their homes to reflect the world they want to live in. As more people become passionate about eco-friendly living, industries and designers are modernizing their approach to respond to this demand...

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Vive Le Bordeaux!

“Over the bottle, many a friend is found.” This saying proves especially true when the bottle in questions holds a fine Bordeaux, the gold standard of French wines. Bordeaux is the largest (284,320 acres) fine wine-making region in the world. Though its legend ws built mainly on red wines—especially those from the Médoc, Saint Emilion and Pomerol—the region also produces whites (both sweet and dry) and claret, as well as a sparkling wine called Crémant de Bordeaux. Thanks to an ideal climate and diversity of soils, Bordeaux is home to a variety of grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and...

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Celebrating Wine All Year Long

Though the calendar says that summer ends with Labor Day, I continue to celebrate and enjoy wines I discovered in spring and summer. One of my  discoveries was a delicious, environmentally-friendly and premium-quality wine by Archer Roose—and it comes in a can! Not only do I enjoy drinking this sustainable wine, I love that it is earth-friendly. With 70% of wine bottles ending in landfills because they’re so difficult to recycle, the Archer Roose recycled aluminum single-serving canned wine eliminates the wasteful act of throwing out half-empty wine bottles–leading to a 60% lower carbon footprint. Archer Roose also produces Sauvignon...

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The Springs Resort and Spa, A Unique Luxury Getaway In The San Juan Mountains

My husband and I don’t have what you would call a traditional family life. After all, as a musician that frequently travels for work, I’m gone a lot performing and travelling to auditions all over country. We got married on a Thursday, and by Monday morning I was back at work in Kentucky while he stayed at his work in Florida. Needless to say, we ended up having to skip a traditional honeymoon. Finally, just this past July, my husband and I decided to take a long weekend and call that our honeymoon. We live in beautiful, colorful Colorado,...

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