Instagrammable Travel Experiences: Our Top 10 Destinations

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Instagrammable Moments

If you’re in search of the perfect place for an photo-filled vacation, there are a number of locales around the world that will bring eye-catching scenery to your timeline. From lush, tropical beaches to lively, cultural landmarks, a getaway filled with unique snapshots will create unforgettable memories you can recall for years to come. Pack your lenses and tripod to visit these beautiful destinations for Instagrammable travel experiences.




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Patagonia – Chile

Some of the world’s most enlightening natural landscapes reside in Patagonia, like the photo-worthy Marble Caves made up of swirling, blue formations. The glasslike waters along the Route of the Seven Lakes are sure to provide impressive pictures, or visit Explora Patagonia Hotel Salto Chico for an unparalleled, mountainous backdrop to your stay.




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Costa Rica

The diverse, ecological landscape of Costa Rica makes for a never-ending supply of paradise-like scenery. Pack a waterproof phone case to swim in Santa Teresa beach and take in the lush scenery or hike the Rio Celeste waterfall for a photogenic adventure. The Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa offers a volcanic backdrop to your getaway while you enjoy their relaxing hot springs.




Greece

Santorini’s signature blue dome Oia churches and vast caldera are just some of the many reasons to snap a photo in Greece. Visit the Cavo Tagoo hotel in Mykonos and book a stay in its Instagrammable cave pool suite, or explore the ancient ruins of Athens.

Arizona – USA

Get in touch Arizona’s nature with Sedona offering the dazzling Red Rock State Park, or visit the northern region to hike to The Wave–a rare rock formation that will leave you awestruck. Stay in Phoenix’s luxe Royal Palms Resort to be surrounded by a garden oasis that will create the perfect backdrop to your stay.

Iceland

This mystical region offers one of the best views of the Northern Lights during winter months. From waterfalls to glaciers to volcanoes, Iceland has a rich, natural landscape including the Strokkur geyser near Reykjavík that provides a dramatic show. Stay at the ION Adventure Hotel to watch Iceland’s colorful, starry skies from a luxurious property.

Havana – Cuba

Cuba is known for its cultural heritage which includes an abundance of vibrant buildings, classic cars and a lively music scene. Walk the streets of San Miguel de Allende to see beautiful, Instagrammable houses in Old Havana or traverse the stunning El Bosque de La Habana covered with natural foliage. Book a reservation at La Guardia restaurant to snap a photo on their storied rustic staircase.

Paris – France

Paris isn’t just filled with the Eiffel Tower’s romance, but also a variety of eye-catching locations perfect for adding a touch of glamor to your scrapbook. Roam the green, Tuileries Garden or waltz down the Rue Cremieux, known for its pastel-colored homes. If you stay at the Ritz Paris you’ll also experience a historical building with extravagant architecture and Instagrammable furnishings.

Thailand

With big cities and personable villages, Thailand is a dynamic country filled with photo-worthy destinations to explore. Head to James Bond Island in Phuket, named after being featured in one of the iconic films, for a beautiful ocean backdrop. See the opulent architecture of the Wat Arun temple in Bangkok, or enjoy the Jungle Club Hotel in Koh Samui for a breathtaking view from their restaurant’s unique vantage point.

Tokyo – Japan

Fans of bright, neon lights will love taking photographs in Tokyo, where places like Akihabara shopping center create vivacious shots. During the daytime, admire the blooming cherry blossoms in Inokashira Park or lounge in the Instagrammable rooftop Sky Spa at the trendy Candeo Hotels Tokyo Roppongi for a stunning setting.

Marrakech – Morocco

The Sahara Desert is an unforgettable background in Marrakech, known for its mystifying scenery and architecture. Barter with vendors at vibrant local souk markets like the popular Jemaa el-Fnaa. The plunge pool at the Riad Yasmine hotel is a known Instagram hot spot if you decide to book your stay at this lavish destination.

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    10 of the Best NYC Rooftop Bars

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    Best NYC Rooftop Bars

    There’s no better way to spend the breezy days of summer than by enjoying a cocktail with a rooftop view. Head to New York City to take in the sights and sounds atop one of the city’s many sky-high buildings. Toast to the sunny days of summer as you grab a drink at some of the best NYC rooftop bars in the city.




    Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel

    This stylish garden escape lets you get lost in the lush greenery as you sip your drink in the midst of an abandoned train car. The surrealism of the space lends a magical element that will have you cozying up to enjoy the whimsical rooftop garden party.




    Mr. Purple at The Hotel Indigo

    Head to the 15th floor to take in the scene at this Lower East Side spot with a 360-degree view. You’ll come for the drinks but stay for the fish tacos at this eclectic hangout spot perfect for watching the sunset.




    Fleur Room at Moxy Chelsea

    Take the elevator up to the 35th floor to experience Fleur Room in the Moxy Chelsea, a garden escape modeled after the nearby Flower District. You’ll get panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline in this space filled with lush glamour, breathtaking sunsets and guests dancing the night away.

    Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square

    The Moxy Times Square is home to Magic Hour, New York City’s largest indoor-outdoor year round rooftop bar that’s filled with whimsical decor and even a putt-putt golf course. The amusement park-inspired hotspot brings in DJs for dancing and serves up flavorful drinks all year long.

    Le Bain at The Standard High Line

    This playful rooftop spot is a prime destination for taking in an unparalleled view of the skyline along with lounging on their playful astroturf terrace. The interior is the perfect place for a dance party with DJs spinning on busy nights and an indoor jacuzzi adding to the fun. Cocktails can be ordered by the pitcher to share with friends in one of the Meatpacking District’s best bars.

    Westlight at The William Vale Hotel

    With an atrium-style glass enclosure on the panoramic rooftop, Westlight is a quality destination perched at the top of the 22-story, tallest building in Greenpoint. Unobstructed views of Manhattan’s skyline make the elegant, industrial space worth a visit.

    Harriets Rooftop & Lounge at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

    In the heart of DUMBO you’ll find Harriet’s, an exclusive venue with an up-close-and-personal view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Lounge amongst the greenery of the industrial chic rooftop while admiring the Manhattan skyline with refined, craft cocktails and appetizing bites.

    Lemons at Wythe Hotel

    Sunny day crowds love this bright and airy hotspot that boasts one-of-a-kind rooftop views of the East River and Manhattan. Their fruity, signature cocktails will complement the sunset as you mix and mingle with the stylish crowd in a colorful, Mediterranean-inspired habitat.

    Ophelia

    The Roaring Twenties are back in action with Ophelia’s speakeasy atmosphere transporting you to a modern version of a vintage feel. Atop the 26th floor, the decadent space puts you inside a jewelry box capping the Midtown East’s historical Beekman Tower.

    The Crown at Hotel 50 Bowery

    Head to Chinatown to enjoy this modern rooftop bar that offers up unrivaled views of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. With a cocktail menu inspired by Asian influences, this intimate hot spot gives you a sip of something tasty at either of their two 21st floor patios.

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      Trendy Paris Restaurants with a Fun Social Scene

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      Trendy Paris Restaurants

      Paris is one of the best destinations in the world to enjoy pristine architecture, dazzling hotels and most importantly, renowned fine dining. For those looking to enjoy the city’s vibrant social landscape, there are plenty of lively Paris restaurants where artists, designers and trendsetters flock to mix and mingle over delectable cuisine. Breezy afternoons turn into buzzworthy evenings at these trendy Paris restaurants that promise a sociable night out.




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      Verde by Yeeels

      This multi-level paradise on Avenue George V is filled with lush greenery surrounding the glamorous furnishings and decor. Mirrored walls and jewel toned accents create a flashy setting to dine from the Mediterranean menu. Tapas with seasonal ingredients and delicately-crafted cocktails draw in guests who especially appreciate the live DJ on weekends at this Paris restaurant.




      Girafe

      The unforgettable terrace view of the Eiffel Tower is just the cherry on top of this chic, elegant space in the Palais de Chaillot. The art deco design unites marble, leather and velvet to create a stunning atmosphere of modernity. With a classic, minimalist menu of fresh seafood and delectable desserts, Girafe a must-try destination in Paris.




      RAN

      If you’re hunting for a Japanese hot spot in Paris, look no further than RAN–a modern domain for French gastronomy in a glamorous, Tokyo-inspired setting. Sky-high ceilings, wood panels, and neon artwork surrounds as you dine from the menu of robata shared plates. Paris’ elite flock each evening to take in the elegant extravagance of RAN.

      Beefbar Paris

      Surround yourself in the nostalgia of the lavish, art deco design of Beefbar Paris. Joining the brand’s other locations including Mykonos, Hong Kong and Dubai, the Paris restaurant feels like a trip through time with restored ornate artwork adorning the walls alongside extravagant, contemporary furnishings. Enjoy a beautifully-marbled steak with a timeless view of the Eiffel Tower in this awe-inspiring destination.

      Froufrou

      The vivacious energy of Froufrou is evident from the moment you walk through the door. Glimmering chandeliers and colorfully elegant decor fill the space with an inviting ambiance as you share mouth-watering dishes with your group. Inspired in part by the Roaring Twenties, the basement cocktail bar is one to be remembered with everything from burlesque dancers to illusionists entertaining guests into the early morning.

      LAvenue

      With a storied reputation for its celebrity clientele, L’Avenue is a must-visit restaurant to experience the trendsetting scene of Paris dining. Fashion designers, jetsetters and socialites fill tables on the terrace for people-watching, while the dimly lit interior gives a sultry feel that lasts well into the evening. DJs begin spinning as the clock strikes 12 in this attractive space along Avenue Montaigne.

      Costes

      Located on the ground floor of the buzzworthy Hôtel Costes, this opulent Paris restaurant boasts a refined, traditional style with baroque accents, plush red seating and fresh flowers adorning surfaces throughout. Toast drinks near the fireplace at the intimate bar while enjoying relaxing live serenades by day and talented DJs each night.

      La Société

      Indulge in La Société’s stylish setting of glass walls, contemporary artwork and marble furnishings. This fashionable hot spot is filled with a bevy of artists and Left Bank socialites who stop by to dine in a grand setting. Enjoy an appetizing dinner then head to the basement for a club-like atmosphere with a bustling social scene.

      Monsieur Bleu

      Located in the Palais de Tokyo, one of Paris’ most renowned modern art museums, Monsieur Bleu brings a chic but welcoming liveliness to the otherwise quiet 16th arrondissement neighborhood. This glamorous brasserie highlights seasonal ingredients through a playful menu of international dishes, including French classics. The restaurant is elegant and fun, giving an intimate view into the Parisian lifestyle.

      Le Mini Palais

      The opulent Mini Palais sits along Winston Churchill Avenue inside the Grand Palais museum. Fashionable and artistic guests regularly stop into the bright, expansive space to enjoy a quick bite or full dining experience from daytime well into the night. Sit between the grand columns on the terrace while tasting the rotating modern menu of French dishes.

      Ralphs

      Ralph Lauren’s fashion expertise translates into the culinary world in the sophisticated Ralph’s restaurant in Paris’ 6th arrondissement, serving classic American flavors in a vintage yet modern setting. Lounge on a banquette in the courtyard as jazz melodies set the scene while you’re served Lauren’s favorites–hamburgers, Maine lobster and steaks straight from his Colorado ranch. Toast a classic Western cocktail during this picturesque fine dining experience.

      Matignon

      Right off Champs‐Elysées, the refined Matignon brings vibrance to the Golden Triangle with a cozy, sensual atmosphere filled with mirrored and wooden accents. The restaurant, lounge and nightclub is a staple in Parisian nightlife with luxe furnishings and the bustling basement Club Matignon. Live DJ events draw in influencers and jetsetters to experience the eclectic elegance of this modern venue.

      Victoria

      Head to the Place de l’Étoile to find Victoria, a chic and welcoming Paris restaurant featuring romantic woodwork, majestic marble and seductive velvet furnishings that create an ambiance of mystery. Settle into Victoria on a cozy evening to enjoy the fresh and healthy Mediterranean cuisine as house music brings an energy to the spirited crowd each night.

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        7 Tropical Winter Holiday Destinations

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        Tropical Winter Holiday Destinations

        Sometimes the best way to spend the holidays is to escape the cold by staying inside during dropping temperatures. However if you’d really like to get away, escape altogether by choosing a tropical destination for a warm-weather winter. Spend the holiday season having some fun in the sun during at these tropical winter holiday destinations.




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        Antigua

        Slowly becoming a star in the Caribbean Islands, Antigua’s selection of modern and luxurious resorts will have you forgetting all about the brisk winter back home. Their impressive Hermitage Bay Resort gives you options of a beachside suite or hillside cabana depending on your preferred landscape for relaxation.




        Australia

        Fly across the Pacific to Queensland, Australia and experience their unique Lizard Island Resort. Located right on the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll have the ultimate privacy to spend quality time celebrating your holiday. The island also boasts some of the best snorkeling in the world, so prepare for some underwater exploration to get the most out of your stay.




        Indonesia

        Any tropical escape should include palm trees and a clear blue ocean—head to Indonesia for the best of the best when it comes to a serene vacation. Bali is a popular hot spot for crystal-clear waters and white, sandy beaches. Book a room at The Mulia to relax and take in infinite views of the sun setting over the horizon.

        Fiji

        Travel to the South Pacific and explore Wakaya Island in Fiji for a holiday getaway to remember. The Wakaya Club & Spa is a secluded locale filled with outdoor gardens growing fresh vegetables and herbs, and finely decorated interiors that will place you in the lap of luxury.

        Mexico

        Who needs a white Christmas when you have a private blue plunge pool right outside your villa? If you book your stay at the Viceroy Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen you’ll be able to rejuvenate as you get some sun on your private deck, or take on an adventure with diving lessons and horseback riding.

        Dominican Republic

        Since the holidays are a time for family, The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real may be the right resort for you if you book a trip to Punta Cana. Their luxury yet family-friendly space offers restaurants, spa and yoga amenities along with babysitting services to ensure some well-needed private time.

        Anguilla

        This small island is considered one of the best in the Caribbean for any time of year, but their 80-degree winter temperatures make it a go-to for those seeking warm weather. If you book your stay at the Frangipani Beach Resort on Meads Bay, you’ll have an intimate holiday getaway overlooking the sparkling blue ocean.

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          Top 10 Hottest Miami Nightlife Destinations

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          Miami Nightlife Destinations

          Trips to Miami are usually filled with plenty of sun, sand and revelry with the city being known for its party culture. Celebrities and locals alike venture to Miami’s world-renowned nightclubs to experience the legendary community of celebration. If you’re looking to stop into some of the best clubs in Miami, these Miami nightlife destinations are sure to impress with luxury, entertainment and cocktails abound.




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          E11EVEN

          You’ll have a sultry experience at E11EVEN–a Park West go-to for music, dancing and seductive performances from scantily clad dancers and aerialists. The expansive megaclub offers multi-level dance floors along with a spacious stage where DJs keep the energy alive. The multiple Champagne rooms and rooftop restaurant create a well-rounded night out at this buzzworthy enclave.

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          Rockwell Miami

          A departure from the average Miami nightclub, Rockwell Miami creates an atmosphere of pure energy with a clientele of A-listers, athletes and Miami socialites. The intimate, upscale club offers a hip hop playlist with a bustling crowd of partygoers ready to celebrate.




          Hyde Beach

          Legendary nightlife brand Hyde Beach has its South Beach outpost at the SLS hotel, with an unstoppable dayclub energy complete with sand and sun. A dazzling swimming pool sits in the heart of the indoor-outdoor, beachside venue. Sip a signature cocktail and nibble on the menu of Katsuya dishes at one of the best clubs in Miami.

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          LIV

          One of the most famous nightclubs in Miami, LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau Hotel draws in a trendy, exclusive crowd to experience the massive nightlife space. Glamor and luxury combine with EDM and hip hop to bring forth a one-of-a-kind Miami nightclub experience. Laser light shows, blasts of smoke and confetti rain are a guarantee underneath LIV’s dome habitat.

          Story Nightclub

          For those who like the vibe at LIV, Story Nightclub acts as its sister location with a bold design and approachable atmosphere. The spacious dance floor draws guests to party all night among the neon lights and luxe decor. Big-name DJs and hip hop artists play live in an environment built for revelry.

          Basement

          This photo-worthy hot spot has something for everyone with dozens of guests lining up each night for their turn to enjoy the inviting space. Complete with live dancers, a bowling alley and an illuminated ice skating rink, this Miami Beach playground is one of the most unique nightclubs in the city, located at The Miami Beach Edition hotel.

          Treehouse

          This Miami nightclub may be more laid back than its competition, but it attracts just as lively an audience who flock to dance to house and techno music in an inviting setting. The indoor-outdoor dance club is great for any guest looking to take their Miami nightlife experience to the next level.

          Club Space

          One of the best nightclubs in Miami, Downtown’s Club Space is well-known for its after hours schedule of partying. Sounds of house and techno last all night and into the morning, where guests receive a complimentary cafecito to enjoy as the sun rises over the terrace.

          Floyd

          Located on the first floor of Club Space, Floyd is a more small-scale nightlife destination with an intimate feel yet still bustling energy. The cocktail bar vibe is complemented by live DJ sets where guests dance and toast to a trendy Miami night Downtown.

          Do Not Sit on the Furniture

          Fans of house music flock to Do Not Sit on the Furniture for a signature Miami club experience. The natural, bohemian accents mix with walls lined with gold cassettes and a disco ball shark to create a Burning Man-inspired haven with an underground feel. Start your night off with yoga and meditation and end it on the dance floor in this dimly lit, Miami go-to.

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            10 of the Best Bar Programs in Los Angeles

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            Best Programs in Los Angeles

            Los Angeles is known for its innovative bar scene thanks to the many talented bartenders who are experts at creating unique concoctions with their own personal spin. Some of the best in the business work their magic at many of LA’s favorite bars leaving guests with plenty of new and exciting flavors to sip. Visit these hot spots and you’ll be in for a treat as you get to experience some of the best bar programs in Los Angeles.




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            Harvard & Stone

            Harvard & Stone has established itself as an industry favorite through continuously staying ahead of the game with a daily evolving R&D menu. Guest bartenders visiting from across the country often stop in for a shift to show their stuff at the vintage-inspired East Hollywood hot spot.




            Melrose Umbrella Co.

            This West Hollywood staple has made a name for itself through offering up quality cocktails in the prohibition-style space. A go-to neighborhood spot for locals and industry folk, Melrose Umbrella Co. delivers unique drinks made by some of the best bartenders in the city.




            The Varnish

            Hidden in a renovated storage room at the back of historical Downtown eatery Cole’s, The Varnish is a speakeasy worth visiting. The dimly lit private space is home to a classic menu of carefully crafted cocktails that have made the award-winning bar program one to remember.

            A.O.C.

            A refreshing night out can be spent at Beverly Grove’s favorite wine bar, A.O.C. The James Beard award-winning owners boast a wine program that pairs delicious bottles with seasonal small plates. The welcoming patio space makes for a great destination for lunch or dinner when you’re on the hunt for an indulgent glass of wine.

            The NoMad Hotel

            This notable brand expanded to Los Angeles’ Downtown neighborhood taking its highly-regarded cocktail reputation with it. Within the hotel’s Gianni Bar, guests are able to taste signature drinks and classic cocktails crafted by an award-winning team.

            The Walker Inn

            Make a reservation at The Walker Inn for a private experience tucked away inside of The Normandie Club in Koreatown. The attention to detail is easy to see with their well thought out drinks and an air of mystique that will keep you coming back to the chic hideaway.

            Employees Only

            The Los Angeles version of its world-famous NYC counterpart, Employees Only has established itself as a West Hollywood power player through using local ingredients to set off the flavors of your favorite liquors. Duck into their hidden back room, Henry’s Room, and order the bartender’s choice for a more elegant and intimate experience.

            Everson Royce Bar

            This Downtown Arts District locale unites a ‘mix and mingle’ atmosphere with an innovative cocktail program, resulting in a go-to neighborhood favorite that anyone can enjoy. Not only do the drinks impress, but the dining menu is known for its mouth-watering take on thoughtful bar food.

            Big Bar

            One of the best neighborhood bars in the city, Los Feliz’ Big Bar inside of Alcove Café & Bakery is known for inventive cocktails with an attention to detail. Holidays and events are a big draw for guests as Big Bar’s affinity for custom made menus keeps things fresh for regulars.

            The Spare Room

            This one-of-a-kind haunt on the mezzanine level of the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is known not only for its charming vintage bowling alley, but also the menu of classic cocktails. The inviting drinks are great for big groups ready to show off their bowling skills in the renowned hot spot.

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              The Hottest New Years Eve Parties

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              Hottest New Years Eve Parties

              With 2019 coming to an end, many are making plans to celebrate the year’s last hours by partying the night away. New Year’s Eve bashes are a holiday tradition, but choosing the right one to attend can be a tough decision.  From Los Angeles to New York City, there are a sea of celebrations occurring in cities across America, each with their own unique atmosphere. These picks for the best New Years Eve parties in the U.S. will have you ringing in the New Year in style.




              Los Angeles

              For a New Year’s Eve at a loungey hot spot, Los Angeles is a prime location to see and be seen as the clock strikes twelve. Places like 1OAK, Bootsy Bellows, and Avenue often offer a premium open bar with their entry. Last year’s celebration at Delilah was hosted by Drake with a star-studded guest list of people like Diddy and Chris Brown, while Hyde Sunset has thrown NYE masquerade parties with performances from artists like Mase and Party Next Door.




              Las Vegas

              For the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience, Vegas is a hot destination that includes an endless night of partying hard. Attracting the best performers of the year, Sin City will be packed with music, dancing, and open bars at many of their NYE events. Plenty of guests will be heading to 1OAK to pop bottles with Lil’ Jon, and others are prepared to join Calvin Harris at Omnia. You can also take in the festivities at XS, where The Chainsmokers will be performing for a lively New Year’s Eve crowd. No matter where you end up, each spot has plenty to offer for a wild night to remember.




              Miami

              If you’re aiming for a more beachy New Year’s Eve bash, Miami has numerous artists populating the city’s hottest nightclubs. Each year Fontainebleau hosts an unforgettable event that in past years has featured artists like Justin Bieber, Pharell and Lady Gaga. Hyde Beach has had New Year’s Eve parties with performances from Russell Simmons and Dada Life. Torey Lanez and Trey Songz have hosted events at Rockwell, or if you head to LIV, you can enjoy people like Skrillex, Migos or Travis Scott. You can also head to ORA which has seen an exciting NYE performance from Snoop Dogg.

              New York

              The city that never sleeps will surely be up all night at one of the many 2020 NYE celebrations throughout NYC. For those not watching the ball drop in Times Square, you can head to the rooftop of Catch to see the view of the city while you countdown. Nightclubs like Up&Down, Avenue, and Lavo will often feature an open bar to keep the party going. To enjoy some EDM, Kaskade will be taking the stage at Marquee to celebrate a night of revelry.

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                A Weekend of Revelry at Art Basel Miami Beach

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                Art Basel Miami Beach

                It’s time again for Art Basel in Miami Beach, an annual exhibition featuring modern and contemporary artwork from around the globe. Complementing the Art Basel fairs in Basel and Hong Kong, the Miami shows this December will include more than 250 gallery participants, each contributing their greatest paintings, sculptures, photographs and more. This leg of the fair draws crowds of more than 70,000 visitors from all over the world, each ready to experience the art world and all that Miami Beach has to offer.




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                Shows

                This year Art Basel will be featuring over 4,000 artists, each of whom contributes something different to the international collection.  The fair is set up in sectors that place similar works in categories such as editions, group exhibitions, thematic exhibits, film, and solo showcases. No matter the medium, there is a multitude of ways for visitors to enjoy the range of works on display. The schedule also includes a number of talks and panels as a platform for notable figures in the art world to discuss their knowledge with audiences. For guests who seek out the expertise of a guide, tours are also available to give context and provide deeper analyzation into the featured works. Even children have a space to call their own, with the Miami Children’s Museum providing crafts and activities for kids while parents visit the shows.




                Food & Drink

                With Art Basel being the central event, Miami Art Week draws in plenty of visitors to wine and dine their way through the city. Pop-up bars and menu collaborations are popular attractions as restaurants and brands seek to impress guests of the exhibition. Normally known as the bar Bitter Truth, the Basel House pop-up will feature live hip hop, art, and cocktails. The new NYC cocktail bar Employees Only will host a pop-up at the Washington Park Hotel with curated cocktails, a DJ, and a fortuneteller to top it off. A “sneak eat” of NYC favorite Luke’s Lobster will be at Wynwood Arcade for those looking to get a preview of the new location opening in Miami’s Brickell City Centre.




                Parties

                A world of travelers will be flocking to Miami to experience the art scene, but the city is prepared to party with both invite-only and public events for visitors to enjoy. 1OAK, known for its locations in NYC, Vegas, and LA, has in recent years taken over Miami’s Rockwell to bring in Art Basel guests. They’ll be joining together once again December 5th-7th with a lineup soon to be announced. David Lynch’s Parisian pop-up club Silencio is likely to return for their sixth anniversary with past performances from rapper A$AP Rocky, artist Michele Lamy, and composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. LIV at Fontainebleau is known to host show stopping parties and will be the site of an impressive line up this year with Kendall Jenner DJing on 12/4, Bad Bunny on 12/5, Lil’ Wayne on 12/6, Alesso on 12/7 and DJ Khaled celebrating his birthday at the venue on 12/8. Story nightclub will also be drawing a crowd with a performance from Deadmau5 on Friday, 12/6.

                Those with Art Basel on their calendar are in for a weekend full of fun thanks to the number of attractions keeping visitors occupied during their stay in Miami Beach. 

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                  The Top 10 Best Hotel Bars in San Francisco

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                  Best Hotel Bars in San Francisco

                  With new hotels opening left and right to accommodate San Francisco’s boom of business and vacation travelers, hotel bars are more popular than ever with excellent bar programs and luxurious spaces drawing in hotel guests and locals alike. Stop into these hotel bars in San Francisco to taste thoughtful, craft concoctions in a well-designed setting.




                  Charmaines – Proper Hotel

                  A local favorite, the sophisticated feel of Charmaine’s draws in guests searching for a place to enjoy the night surrounding fire pits to keep warm. The indoor-outdoor venue sits at the top of the Proper Hotel overlooking Market Street and providing a quality view. Appetizers and deserts complement the menu of tasty cocktails from the quality bar program, creating lines down the street to enter the elegant, hotel bar venue.




                  Benjamin Cooper – Hotel G

                  This hidden hotel bar behind an inconspicuous door in Hotel G is staffed with talented bartenders who can create customized cocktails to please any palate. The Union Square den boasts a rotating drink menu along with a wine selection and fresh oysters to boot.




                  The Bar – Hotel Kabuki

                  This San Francisco hotel bar offers the best of Japanese cocktail culture with tea cocktails to sip while overlooking the hotel’s courtyard garden. The inviting lounge seating creates the perfect place to try out the variety of Japanese whiskies on the menu along with delicious highballs in the heart of Japantown.

                  Everdene – Virgin Hotels SF

                  One of the most recent additions to San Francisco’s hotel scene is Virgin Hotels SF, home to the trendy indoor-outdoor hotel bar Everdene. Views of the skyline attract a stylish crowd to mix and mingle in the garden-esque space. The long wait is worth it with thoughtful cocktails and bites from the hotel’s restaurant served up to guests admiring the unparalleled view.

                  Ayala – Hotel G

                  While Ayala is known for its restaurant menu, the bar program from James Beard-award nominee Julian Cox makes this hotel bar a favorite for industry patrons and locals alike. Located at Union Square’s Hotel G, Ayala’s cocktail menu of fresh and colorful drinks complements the seafood dining menu along with catering to hotel guest favorites.

                  Chambers Eat + Drinks – Phoenix Hotel

                  The indoor-outdoor hotel bar at Phoenix Hotel is made for partying with a rock-and-roll atmosphere pairing with a poolside locale. Dedicated bar and lounge spaces that filter into the outdoor setting make for plenty of room to relax and enjoy simple, creative cocktails. Summertime draws a pool party crowd to this inviting space in the Tenderloin.

                  The View – Marriott Marquis

                  This San Francisco hotel bar is named “The View” for good reason–the breathtaking view from the 39th floor of the Marriott Marquis is an unparalleled experience. Take the elevator all the way up right before sunset to witness a beautiful show with floor-to-ceiling glass. Snag a window seat and watch the sky change at this Instagram-worthy lounge.

                  Gibson – Hotel Bijou

                  If you’re looking to mix and mingle with San Francisco locals, Gibson is a hotel bar known for its elegant atmosphere and sophisticated feel in the bustling Tenderloin neighborhood. A cocktail menu made up of inventive, classic flavors brings guests in to enjoy the art deco furnishings of painted ceilings and mirrored accents. The Gibson drink is of course their speciality, with varieties of the recipe available to satisfy any taste.

                  Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar – Fairmont Hotel

                  The Fairmont Hotel in Nob Hill is home to the Tonga Room & Hurricane bar, a San Francisco favorite with a theatrical tiki setting designed by an MGM set designer in 1945. The preserved space takes on a nautical, Polynesian-inspired theme complete with bi-hourly thunderstorms of rain falling into the pool below. Live bands play afloat the water while crowd-pleasing tiki drinks promote a good time on the dance floor.

                  Top of The Mark – Intercontinental Mark Hopkins

                  This San Francisco hotel bar is easy to find as the location is in the name, featuring a panoramic view at the top of the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins hotel. Guests drop in for a dance floor and live music in an inviting atmosphere with a classic Martini menu to keep the buzz going strong.

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                    The 12 Best Restaurants for Dessert in LA

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                    Best Restaurants for Dessert in LA

                    If you’ve got a sweet tooth, Los Angeles is the perfect place to satisfy your craving as restaurants all across the city offer up quality treats to round out your dining experience.  Many restaurants love to have a signature dessert to make sure guests end their meal with something creative and sweet. These dining destinations are sure to do the trick when you’re on the hunt for a sweet treat at the best restaurants for dessert in LA.




                    best restaurants for dessert in la

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                    Pizzeria Mozza

                    You may think of Pizzeria Mozza as a go-to for a good pie, but pizza pies aren’t your only option. Don’t overlook the quality dessert menu stocked with Italian confections like their signature Butterscotch Budino that’s sure to hit the spot.




                    CUT by Wolfgang Puck

                    Your mouth is sure to water the second you take a bite of CUT’s classic Chocolate Souffle. The popular dessert has reached perfection with molten chocolate and ice cream mixing to create a delectable taste.

                    Odys + Penelope

                    It’s a cake lover’s dream at this La Brea restaurant with delicious options for you to choose from. Their signature Rye Pie is known for its perfect fusion of chocolate and peanuts to put the finishing touch on your meal.

                    Republique

                    There’s a little bit of everything on Republique’s dessert list, but the Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake will be the dish you talk about long after it’s gone. The sweet flavors mix to create a taste like no other at this La Brea destination.

                    The Bazaar by Jose Andrés

                    This West Hollywood staple is known for its Patisserie that serves up quirky desserts that are sure to impress. Don’t be surprised if your dessert pops, smokes or splatters with unique items to activate your senses.

                    The Rose Café

                    Doubling as a bakery, you’re sure to find something good at The Rose Café with fresh ingredients integrated into each of their dishes. Their puddings and pies will have you feeling right at home in this open-air Venice locale.

                    Bottega Louie

                    While dining at Bottega Louie, there’s no way you’ll be able to pass up their patisserie packed with a rainbow assortment of desserts including macarons. Choose from fourteen flavors of the trendy, pastel treat to brighten your day.

                    Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar

                    You won’t go wrong if you’re looking for something sweet from Nighthawk. The sugary pastries mixed with alcohol cereal drinks make for a one-of-a-kind menu that’s sure to be a memorable treat.

                    Catch

                    This trendy rooftop serves up a quality fine dining experience in its West Hollywood location, including their signature Instagram-worthy “Hit Me” Cake, which involves a quick tap with a spoon to break open the fun.

                    Bestia

                    Known for their impressive list of desserts, you’ll have to test out this contemporary Italian spot for a taste of something sweet. From tortes to tarts, there’s something for everyone to nibble as you enjoy the sophisticated space.

                    Black Market Liquor Bar

                    You won’t find a dessert quite like those at this Studio City destination. The Fluffernutter, a sweet treat with marshmallow fluff, puts on quite the show as you slice into it. Also taste their Housemade Ice Cream for a quality refresher.

                    Jones Hollywood

                    If you’re a sucker for apple pie, Jones is the place to go for a late night comfort dessert. This classic Hollywood destination will have your mouth watering for a sweet treat.

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