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CHAMONIX, THE SKIING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

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Written by special DLX correspondent, Tim Baker For most people, the winter holidays mean the chance to hit the slopes and take a much-needed break from work and everyday worries. While there’s no doubt that  the French Alps are a ski heaven that you can enjoy regardless of your budget, some ski resorts are particularly known for their spectacular slopes an[...]

THE PERFECT VIEW - BILBAO, SPAIN.

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Ordering my glass of Rioja red, gazing out from the rooftop terrace on which I was stationed, it was hard to think of anything bad going on in the world. I’d forgotten about Hurricane Matthew bearing down on my newly purchased home in South Florida. I’d forgotten about the election and I’d forgotten about every person who’d asked me if I would be safe when I[...]

AN OLD WORLD POLYNESIA FOODIES PARADISE: MAMA'S FISH HOUSE.

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The story of Mama's Fish House is tale of adventure, exploration and passion. Before Maui had become a tourist destination and there was only one inn in Lahaina priced at a meager $10 a night, a very young Floyd and Doris Christenson flew to Hawaii on the new TWA prop-jet because their friends had told them about the enchanting island of Maui. They instan[...]

THE ULTIMATE TROPICAL DINING EXPERIENCE: DUO AT THE FOUR SEASONS.

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  After your adventurous Maui excursions, relax with a candle-lit dinner at DUO at the Four Seasons Maui. Nestled in Wailea, you can dine beneath oversized white umbrellas with a grand view of a brightly lit fountain and illuminated aquamarine pool. As you sit, you will hear the sounds of waves crashing from the Pacific Ocean while flickering tik[...]

HOME AWAY FROM HOME AT BERNIC HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY.

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Article courtesy of DLX Guest Contributor Gemma Stafford from Bigger Bolder Baking. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit for work and play, but it wasn’t until I stayed at the Bernic Hotel that I found my home away from home. From our first interaction with the staff, I knew the Bernic Hotel was bound to be a special place. We arrived [...]

THE ULTIMATE HOLISTIC HAWAIIAN SPA EXPERIENCE: THE OLAVINE SPA.

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The Olavine Spa is a boutique spa and salon located in the quaint city of Wailea. Perched on the 2nd floor, it is a popular destination for world travelers and locals alike.  The word 'Olavine' is inspired by the Hawaiian word “ola” which means life and health and the English word, olivine,  an enchanting lava mineral said to have properties of calmness p[...]

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY UPS THE ANTE WITH NEW CUISINE.

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With their most recent development, the Huntington Library, is ushering in a new era of destination dining. They have contracted Bon Appétit Management Co. for dining and catering services. The museum and library welcomes 750,000 visitors a year and features five dining spaces, including the Rose Garden Tea Room, nestled between the Rose and Herb gardens. [...]

QUEEN'S GARDENS RESORT IN SABA - THE DREAM GETAWAY.

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by Chirag Sagar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uni9_D0_gI With the rise of social media, the ongoing trend is to get online and stay connected. The counter-cultural trend is to get offline and find bleak moments throughout the day to focus on oneself. There's been an increase in meditation courses, yoga retreats, staying healthy and ultimately, 'discon[...]

A JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER'S HIDDEN ENCLAVE: TUCK ROOM TAVERN.

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Tuck Room Tavern and a movie at iPic Theatre are perfect for any date night. Located in the heart of Westwood, the restaurant is the brainchild of James Beard Award Winning Chef Sherry Yard.   Ms. Yard has garnered three James Beard Awards and an induction into their Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America, a prestigious culinary lifetime achievement [...]

TOP 10 SHOPPING SPOTS INSIDE DISNEY SPRINGS.

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Formerly known as Downtown Disney, the no-ticket-required 5th "theme park" at Disney World in Orlando has recently been re-imagined as a shopping and dining destination, known as Disney Springs. In the spot where once stood simply an expanse of concrete parking is now Town Center, one of three areas filled with retail, restaurants, and unique attractions lik[...]

CREATIVE CULINARY 12 COURSE TASTING IN LA JOLLA.

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by Joseph Casanova The city of La Jolla is one of California's best kept secrets. This little gem of a province is filled with posh experiences, incredible natural surroundings and a rich history.  The whole city gives off this tranquil vibe, which Georges at the Cove manages to match perfectly with their restaurant. The Destination Luxury team visited th[...]