Archive for November, 2011:

Friday Travel Photo: St. Barts

Once again, we’re daydreaming about our Christmas vacation last year in St. Barts. Overlooking Baie de Saint-Jean, this villa has one of the best views on the island. Yes, that is the world-famous Eden Rock you see jutting out in the middle. And right next to that? Nikki Beach — the infamous beach club and […]

Three Spots To Get Your Hot Chocolate Fix

We’re suckers for a classic hot chocolate around here, but we’ve been hearing about a few fancier versions that up the ante and then some. Want the delicious details? Check out three hotels that know how to hit your sweet spot: Four Seasons Chicago debuts its new Hot Chocolate Doc today, a mobile hot chocolate […]

Three Hotels That Make Holiday Shopping Easy

If you’re planning on braving the shops this holiday season, you might need a little backup. That’s why we’ve uncovered three luxe hotel packages that will not only give you a leg-up over your fellow shoppers, but will also pamper you in the process. Here’s where to get the VIP treatment this season: The Beverly […]

Where To Score A Cyber Monday Hotel Deal

Forget the discounted TVs or half-off sweaters — we’re logging on for hotel deals on Cyber Monday. Several chains are running promotions to help you save on upcoming trips. Have your credit card handy and dates in mind to take advantage of these not-to-miss sales: Trump Hotel Collection. Get 30 percent off when you book […]

Top Chef Restaurants: The Best "Cheftestant" Openings

After making names — and plenty of pork belly, risotto and scallops — for themselves on Top Chef, several alums of the popular cooking show are opening new restaurants around the country. Here’s our roundup of some of the most anticipated openings from the as-seen-on-TV chefs: Herringbone; Gingham; Gabardine; Brian Malarkey. The Season Three Top Chefalum plans […]

Do This Or That: Las Vegas Luxury Burgers

  We’ve got to hand it to Hubert Keller: The classically trained French chef doesn’t mind slumming with the likes of American fast food — he’s a die-hard burger fanatic with three budget-friendly Burger Bar chains in the United States. But most telling is his Las Vegas restaurant Fleur inside Mandalay Bay (named after his […]

Three Booze-Based Spa Treatments

Turns out, alcohol can help you relax in more ways than one. From the exfoliating effects of a grape vine to the intoxicating smells of margaritas and whiskey, check out three spa treatments that are good enough to drink: Honey and Wine Wrap at Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at The Plaza Hotel. A warm blend of honey […]