The Best Routes on The Yacht Week

Adventure-seekers are sure to live it up by booking a trip with The Yacht Week. This sailing expedition takes travelers on an exciting journey filled with sun, nightlife, and unforgettable memories. There are a number of routes to choose from, each with their own perks. Take a look to see which of the routes on The Yacht Week is the best for your ocean vacation.

 

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Croatia

The Original Croatian route, where The Yacht Week began, is packed with ways for you to make the most out of your getaway. The charming towns along with sparkling blue water will transport you to a dream getaway. For those that can appreciate a good party, Croatia is the best for nightlife lovers who want to spend their time dancing and partying until dawn on Hvar Island.

 

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BVIs

Emerge yourself into the tropical oasis of the British Virgin Islands. Become a part of the culture filled with lazy days on the white sandy beaches and floating in the blue ocean waters surrounded by plenty of palm trees and sunshine. Reggae fans will love the laid back nightlife while the locals will keep you entertained in their delicious restaurants and bars.

 

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Greece

You’ll get a little bit of everything when you take the Greece route. From shore side day parties and bottle service at nightlife events, you’ll get to live life to the fullest during this lavish route. Visit inexpensive restaurants on land for authentic Greek eats and explore the islands for an adventure with a view.

 

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Montenegro

It’ll be a feast for the eyes if you choose the Montenegro route, with beautiful landscapes that involve towering mountainsides and plenty of hidden caves to explore. Hike to the Sveti Ivan Fortress to see the ocean from amazing heights or attend a seaside yoga session to get in touch with your inner self. You’ll party surrounded by breathtaking views of the coastline and end your nights dancing under the stars.

 

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Photo: The Yacht Week Croatia / Louis Agace

 

The 10 Best Detox & Wellness Spa Retreats in America 2020

When the time comes to begin a new chapter in your personal health, booking a retreat for rest and relaxation is just what the body needs. Every year guests rejuvenate their mind, body and soul while receiving expert care at luxury spa retreats across the country. Dive into the amenities that each has to offer and choose these wellness spa retreats that are the best fit for your needs.

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Mii Amo Spa – Sedona, Arizona

Simplicity is key at the Mii Amo Spa located in the spiritual city of Sedona. A clay wrap will draw out all your toxins while psychic massages and even hypnosis tap into the subconscious of open-minded guests.

 

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Photo: Mii Amo Spa

We Care Spa – Desert Hot Springs, California

Spend as many as eight days at this desert oasis where lymphatic massages, an infrared sauna and specialized beverages are made to help you sustain your serenity. Mud wraps complement your liquid diet along with yoga, dance classes and meditation to round out your stay.

 

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Photo: We Care Spa

Red Mountain Resort – Ivans, Utah

A more adventurous cleanse at Red Mountain might be for you if activities like hiking and kayaking sound like a peaceful escape. Their trained outdoor guides will deliver their expertise in nature while the resort itself is a picture of Southwestern beauty.

 

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Photo: Red Mountain Resort

The Ranch – Malibu, California

Well-known for its celebrity clientele, The Ranch is the perfect place to detox and clear your mind of bad habits during an up to ten-day stay. Fitness classes and hikes keep you active while a specialized meal plan and medical testing ensure that the rejuvenation process is unfolding.

 

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Photo: The Ranch Malibu

Lake Austin Spa Resort – Austin, Texas

This intimate retreat boasts a lakefront locale with lavish spa treatments to set your mind free. Their dining options are both healthy and delicious, with cooking classes available to teach you how to live and eat holistically.

 

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Photo: Lake Austin Spa Resort

Golden Door – San Marcos, California

Mostly a women’s-only destination, this luxurious Southern California retreat takes its inspiration from Japan with serene gardens and wooden accents throughout the space. Detoxing is key with hikes, fitness classes and fresh, local cuisine to help you de-stress.

 

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Photo: Golden Door San Marcos

Cal-a-Vie Health Spa – Vista, California

You’ll get a customized wellness program from a nutritionist if you decide to visit this elegant spa destination North of San Diego. After just one week, you’ll undergo a number of spa treatments to help you relax you as you enjoy the well-kept European-style hideaway.

 

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Photo: Cal-a-Vie Health Spa

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa – Catalina, Arizona

Escape to the foothills of the Catalina mountains with your own adobe-style casita at Miraval Arizona. With hot stone massages, horseback riding and botany tours, there’s something for everyone whether you’re exploring alone or with a group.

 

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Photo: Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa

Canyon Ranch – Lenox, Massachusetts

The Canyon Ranch experience uses cutting edge medical wellness programs to transform your mind, body and spirit. You’ll have exercise therapists, energy healers, and spiritual counselors all at your fingertips to help you unearth your inner peace.

 

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Photo: Canyon Ranch

New Life Hiking Spa – Killington, Vermont

This well known destination spa is popular for those seeking to shed a few pounds during their cleansing getaway. The mountains of Vermont make for a scenic backdrop as hiking programs and outdoor workouts keep guests on track and in shape.

 

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Photo: New Life Hiking Spa

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Explore a Desert Oasis with a Palm Springs Getaway Vacation

A favored piece of California history, Palm Springs is known for its signature mid-century modern architecture and design, along with being the preferred vacation spot for the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. The city currently acts as a desert oasis for visitors seeking warm weather, shopping and a setting to relax as the palm trees sway in the breeze. Take in California’s desert sun with a worthy Palm Springs getaway vacation.

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Rent a Villa

To make the most of a Palm Springs stay, a private villa is essential to enjoy the architecture of the city and beautiful mountainous backdrops. Enter the Palm Yellow property to be swept away by vibrance in a modern atmosphere. A full glass wall opens into the backyard where entertaining is a breeze thanks to the pool, jacuzzi and lounge space. The Spanish influence of the Smokewood Palms brings a contemporary charm complemented by a rustic feel that extends into the lush backyard, complete with a private pool. It’ll be hard to leave the California Palms estate, with a quintessential mid-century look right out of a magazine. The bright and airy space is filled with plush furnishings and modern accents to create a world of luxury and style.

 

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Photo: Smokewood Palms

Photo: California Palms

Book a Hotel

If a hotel stay is preferred, the selection of resorts is unparalleled, offering lavish amenities that create the perfect desert retreat. L’Horizon Resort & Spa is a perfect example of how Palm Springs history joins with its present to create an unforgettable experience. Formerly a playground for Hollywood celebrities of the 1950s, it now stands as a departure into luxury with private bungalows for ultimate seclusion. The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs will also impress with a serene ambiance and beautiful sunset view from the rooftop pool terrace. The stylish furnishings and decor at Parker Palm Springs place guests in an atmosphere of artistry. Their well known drinking and dining outlets pair with beautifully-designed rooms to offer everything guests can dream of in a vacation.

 

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Photo: Parker Palm Springs

Wine & Dine

Pleasing the palate is a necessity while relaxing under the warm sunshine, and Palm Springs boasts a satisfying selection of restaurants for travelers to choose from. One of the favorites for locals and visitors alike, Workshop Kitchen + Bar sits in the Uptown Design District and has a James Beard-winning menu of refined dishes. 4 Saints is another favorite, being the only rooftop venue in the Coachella Valley. The location provides a dazzling view while delectable bites are served both indoors and outdoors. Guests also get an outdoor experience at Birba, an al fresco dining destination with handmade pastas and wood-fired pizzas that make it a go-to hot spot.

 

Photo: Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Photo: 4 Saints Palm Springs

Photo: Birba Palm Springs

Experience Bars & Lounges

The city’s variety of bars and lounges provide just the right amount of nighttime buzz  for guests to mix and mingle under the starry skies. The Ace Hotel & Swim Club is a popular destination with an artsy crowd of patrons enjoying The Amigo Room–a cavernous bar that connects to the hotel’s outdoor pool terrace. Have a speakeasy experience at Seymour’s, an upscale lounge hidden behind a nondescript door and serves up delicious craft cocktails. Dive into classic Palm Springs culture by visiting one of its many tiki bars, with Bootlegger Tiki, Tonga Hut and The Reef being popular choices that evoke an idyllic tropical ambiance.

 

Photo: Ace Hotel Palm Springs Amigo Room

Photo: Seymour’s Palm Springs

Photo: Tonga Hut Palm Springs

Explore the Desert

When guests aren’t swimming laps in the hotel pool or toasting drinks during an al fresco brunch, there are a bevy of activities to indulge in to create a well-rounded stay. Get ready for tee time with Escena Golf Club being ranked within the top ten golf courses in California. The stunning landscape of the San Jacinto Mountains surrounds each game providing a memorable golfing experience. Hit the shops along North Palm Canyon Drive to browse unique boutiques along with luxury and designer outlets. The Agua Caliente Casino is an attraction for those feeling lucky, while wellness lovers will enjoy visiting natural hot springs like Two Bunch Palms, home to a 600-year old mineral water spring.

 

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Photo: Two Bunch Palms Spa

Photo: Agua Caliente Casino

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Discover the Top 12 Most Luxurious Hotels in Paris

A city known for romance, Paris a place filled with elegance and awe-inspiring architectural history. Luxury is a necessity with five-star hotels across the city delivering world-class service, impeccable design and an extravagant place for rest and relaxation. Explore the stunning city with a lavish home away from home at any of these pristine, luxurious hotels in Paris.

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The Peninsula Paris

Oriented in the center of Paris, this 16th Arrondissement luxury hotel is located near world-famous monuments like the Arc de Triomphe. You’ll stay in one of 200 extravagant rooms with options for unique spaces like the beautiful Rooftop Garden Suite. With six onsite places to wine and dine, along with an expansive swimming pool, you’ll live in the lap of luxury at The Peninsula Paris.

 

Photo: The Peninsula Paris Rooftop Garden Suite

Photo: The Peninsula Paris

Shangri-La Paris

With 100 rooms and 37 luxury suites, the European and Asian influences of Shangri-La Paris provide an opulent design for a dreamlike stay. Located on the Avenue d’Iéna, the restored historic building now houses guests with an unparalleled view of the Eiffel Tower, and is one of the few named Palace hotels in Paris.

 

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Photo: Shangri-La Paris

Four Seasons Hotel George V

The trendy 8th Arrondissement district is home to this lavish hotel that brings even more luxury and style to the Golden Triangle. From the moment you see their signature striking floral arrangements throughout the lobby, you’ll be swept away by elegance with Renaissance art, sparkling chandeliers and historic, Parisian accents. Three restaurants, sharing five Michelin stars between them, will make your dining experience unforgettable along with sipping wine from their 50,000-bottle cellar. 

 

Photo: Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

Photo: Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

Le Bristol Paris

Almost a century’s worth of history gives Le Bristol Paris the experience to provide warm, personal service to its luxury clientele. The award-winning destination was the first French hotel to be distinguished as a Palace hotel, and lives up to the name through offering a unique stay with artistic events, informative workshops and indulgent amenities.

 

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Photo: Le Bristol Paris

Hotel Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris

This luxury hotel is refined yet whimsical, created with the artistic traveller in mind. An onsite contemporary art gallery displays works alongside the hotel itself featuring unique details like drawings on furnishings, large photographs and mirrored walls. The bright and airy rooms call forth a chic ambiance where guests can revel in Parisian style.

 

Photo: Hotel Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris

Photo: Hotel Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris

Hôtel Ritz Paris

After a day of shopping in the 1st Arrondissement, you’ll enter a dreamlike escape at this ornate hotel that was restored to pay tribute to its 19th Century historical significance. Some of its more prominent regular guests now have elements of the hotel named after them, such as the Coco Chanel and F. Scott Fitzgerland prestige suites, along with Bar Hemingway. The extravagant space is museum-like in opulence with a beautiful indoor swimming pool and many bars and restaurants.

 

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Photo: Hotel Ritz Paris

Mandarin Oriental Paris

Recently awarded the official Palace distinction, this exclusive, five-star hotel is one of the most prestigious in Paris for its stunning vibrance and stylish design. With a prime location near the Louvre and some of the city’s best shopping boutiques, the Mandarian Oriental provides a central location for a luxurious Paris stay.

 

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Photo: Mandarin Oriental Paris

Hotel Plaza Athénée

A fashion-centric locale makes the Hotel Plaza Athénée a destination that has attracted artists, socialites and designers since its 1913 establishment. The grand display of timeless design along the famous Avenue Montaigne makes for an elegant visual along with attractive art deco-inspired rooms to lounge in luxury.

 

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Photo: Hôtel Plaza Athénée

InterContinental Paris le Grand

The City of Lights has been graced with the presence of the InterContinental Paris le Grand since its construction in 1862. Guests of today get to travel back in time through witnessing the exquisite architecture and stay in one of 470 rooms with a royal design. Four onsite restaurants offer intimate spaces with menus of French gastronomy that are sure to impress.

 

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Photo: InterContinental Paris le Grand

Sofitel Paris le Faubourg

Situated in the stylish 8th Arrondissement, Sofitel Paris le Faubourg is a sophisticated and luxurious place for enjoying the quintessential French art de vivre. Rooms with high ceilings, elegant furnishings and artistic accents draw in guests to a prestigious stay made for a Paris getaway. A charming experience is in store for each guest who arrives to the Sofitel Paris le Faubourg, with the allure of fashion and style throughout the hotel creating a trendy atmosphere.

 

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Photo: Sofitel Paris le Faubourg

La Réserve Paris

This haven of luxury is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Paris, boasting ultimate privacy with 10 refined suites discreetly tucked away off the  Champs-Elysées. Your own apartment suite provides a home away from home with an attentive butler, simplistic, modern furnishings and a view of the Eiffel Tower. The discreet setting draws guests to this subtly chic, destination perfect for an intimate getaway.

 

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Photo: La Réserve Paris

Le Meurice

Establishing itself as a “living work of art,” the luxury hotel Le Meurice has influenced artists like Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol, and continues to present itself as a welcome habitat for the artistry of Parisian heritage. Inspired by Versailles, the recently-restored Palace hotel mixes tradition with modernity with period-style furnishings and contemporary touches, surrounded by the Tuileries Garden, the Louvre, and Place de la Concorde.

 

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Photo: Le Meurice Paris

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Instagrammable Travel Experiences: Our Top 10 Destinations

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.

 

Photo: Patagonia, Chile

Photo: Patagonia Hotel Salto Chico

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.

 

Photo: Rio Celeste Waterfall Costa Rica

Photo: Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

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.

 

Photo: Santorini, Greece

Photo: Cavo Tagoo Hotel Mykonos

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.

 

Photo: The Wave Arizona

Photo: Royal Palms Resort

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.

 

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Photo: ION Adventure Hotel Iceland

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.

 

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Photo: El Bosque de La Habana

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.

 

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Photo: Hotel Ritz Paris

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.

 

Photo: James Bond Island – Thailand

Photo: Wat Arun Temple – Thailand

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.

 

Photo: Inokashira Park – Tokyo

Photo: Akihabara, Tokyo – Japan

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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Photo: Marrekech Riad Yasmine

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Trendy Paris Restaurants with a Fun Social Scene

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.

 

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Photo: Verde by Yeeels Paris

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.

 

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Photo: Girafe 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.

 

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Photo: RAN Paris

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.

 

Photo: Beefbar Paris – Trendy Paris Restaurants

Photo: Beefbar Paris

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.

 

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Photo: Froufrou Paris

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.

 

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Photo: L’Avenue Paris

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.

 

Photo: Costes Paris

Photo: Costes Paris

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.

 

Photo: La Société Paris

Photo: La Société Paris

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.

 

Photo: Monsieur Bleu Paris

Photo: Monsieur Bleu Paris

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.

 

Photo: Le Mini Palais Paris

Photo: Le Mini Palais Paris

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.

 

Photo: Ralph’s Paris

Photo: Ralph’s Paris

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.

 

Photo: Matignon Paris

Photo: Matignon Paris

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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Photo: Victoria Paris

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Eden Rock St Barths: Experience A Modern Island Oasis

Enter into an island paradise at Eden Rock St Barths, a newly-reinvented property filled with luxurious amenities and relaxing island culture. Known for drawing Hollywood glamour to the island in the 1950s and ‘60s, Eden Rock played host to Howard Hughes and Greta Garbo, and was originally owned by Rémy de Haenen–the first pilot to land on St Barths. After completing a two-year renovation in recovery from Hurricane Irma in 2017, the property is now welcoming reservations for guests to experience the new and improved retreat in the Caribbean.

Photo: Eden Rock St Barths

 

Welcome

Arriving to the village of St Jean, whether it be by ferry, private boat charter or private air charter to the Rémy de Haenen Airport, you’ll be swept away by ocean views from the quaint island town. After a short drive you’ll enter Eden Rock, greeted by the award-winning Eden Rock Guestcare team who are ready to assist you in embarking on a world-class, luxury Caribbean getaway.

 

Photo: Eden Rock St Barths

Photo: St Jean Beach

Design

The newly-reimagined design of Eden Rock has brought forth a beautifully-renovated style fit for a St Barths escape. View the variety of artwork and decor throughout the property featuring local artisans, European-sourced antiques and curated pieces in collaboration with various international galleries, including the New York Academy of Art’s Graduate School of Art. The collection of over 400 pieces contribute to an unexpected yet elegant atmosphere filled with vibrance as you peruse the lobby on the way to your suite.

 

Photo: Eden Rock St Barths

Photo: Eden Rock St Barths

Luxury Rooms

The range of luxury experiences at Eden Rock St Barths is endless, and when you walk through the doors of your private, oceanfront domain, you’ll be swept away by comfort and sophistication. The 37 Eden Rock hotel room suites cover four different layouts, each with their own benefits and all providing a sumptuous stay. The Eden Rooms offer a private terrace above the Sand Bar Restaurant, the Plantation Rooms are ground-floor suites with beachside gardens, the Beach Rooms give you an unparalleled shoreline view, and the Rock Rooms sit right above the glimmering sea. Each space is furnished with fine art, libraries and luxury amenities to revitalize your mind, body and soul. Embrace earthy sophistication in your luxury room dotted with natural textures and fabrics to complement the relaxed spirit of St Barths.

 

Eden Rock St Barths – James Suite

Photo: Eden Rock – Rock Rooms

Luxury Villas

Your St Barths experience can also rise to the next level with a Villa Rental, providing luxury, privacy and exceptional service from the Eden Rock St Barths team. Over 125 properties are available for an elite getaway providing the pampering of a hotel with the seclusion of a private home. Wake up each day to an airy, ocean escape in spaces filled with contemporary decor and cutting edge amenities. As a guest of the Deluxe, Prestige or Ultraluxe Villas, you’ll receive attentive service including a dedicated butler, chef or private driver as needed.

 

Eden Rock – Villa Nina

Eden Rock – Villa Rockstar

Surroundings

Situated on a point overlooking the white sand beaches of St Jean Bay, Eden Rock offers a dazzling, panoramic view of the clear ocean below. Eden Rock Beach is an easy place to relax, with the Eden Rock Beach Team at your service to deliver anything from sunscreen to cocktails while you lounge along the water, or in your own private cabana. Stunning coral reefs are teeming with sea life and are a delight to explore during any clear, sunny day in the Caribbean.

 

Photo: Eden Rock – St Barths

Photo: Eden Rock St Barths

Dining

Lovers of food and drink will have plenty of reasons to indulge as Eden Rock St Barths boasts a selection of remarkable restaurants and bars. Remodeled to be even larger than its previous size, the new Sand Bar Restaurant serves up beachy cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients. You’ll be in for a treat as dishes created by Master Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, known for his work in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, will please your palate with flavorful tastes and savory spices. From truffle pizza to caramelized foie-gras, you’ll be dazzled with each bite at the oceanside eatery located in the convenience of your own hotel. The brand new Rémy Bar will welcome you to a world of delicious spirits, signature cocktail creations and appetizing bites in a British-colonial-inspired space. Named as a tribute to Eden Rock’s original owner, the beachy, sophisticated outpost will sweep you away with a treat for your senses. The island ambiance will continue to flow through you as you step out into the Eden Rock Beach Bar, located on the exemplary St Jean Beach. The bar’s new redesign encompasses a shaded sundeck with a view of the sparkling blue water. Swim out to the Eden Rock inflatable raft to float on your own buoyant island, or stay on land to enjoy an expertly-prepared cocktail while lounging in the sand.

 

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Photo: Eden Rock Sand Bar

Experiences

In between relaxing on the beach and tasting culinary classics, Eden Rock St Barths offers an array of amenities and experiences to enhance your stay. Dive into an underwater adventure with snorkeling, paddleboards, kayaks and even sea toys available for use at Eden Rock Beach. Ask the Eden Rock Guestcare team to arrange for day and night dives along with scuba courses and deep-sea fishing expeditions. You’ll also get in touch with the ocean with a sailing trip to nearby islands of Shell, Anguilla or Colombier. On land, there are plenty of ways to experience Eden Rock with solo, group and family-friendly activities offered during your getaway. Stay active in mind and body with a yoga or meditation class, or get your heart pumping with an expert personal trainer to guide you through dance, aquatic and fitness courses. After an active morning, the brand new Eden Spa will whisk you away into the lap of luxury with treatments and massages using the local Ligne St Barths natural products, produced exclusively on the island. The yacht theme will complement your lavish experience as knowledgeable experts spoil you with soothing techniques. Request to have your massage beachside and take in the sounds of the ocean waves in the distance.

 

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Neighborhood

In your time away from Eden Rock, you’ll be able to discover all that St Barths has to offer. Get to know the 13 miles of land and 14 different beaches, along with with beautiful architecture and French-influenced culture. Explore the town of Gustavia for designer shopping, museums and the popular nightlife locale Le Ti St Barths. Visit the hidden away Colombier Beach for swimming and a picnic. Taste a world-famous burger from historical, charming eatery Paradise Select–a favorite of former St Barths resident Jimmy Buffet. Cool off at the sealife-filled lagoon at Grand-Cul-de-Sac, a natural reserve that’s the perfect spot for an afternoon of paddleboarding or kite surfing. Plan your vacation during the St Barths Music Festival, Mardi Gras or Bastille Day to celebrate alongside the locals during your tropical getaway.

 

Photo: Gustavia, St Barths

Photo: Grand-Cul-de-Sac St Barths Kitesurfing

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A Weekend of Revelry at 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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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Photo: Bazaar by José Andrés

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A Winter Holiday in Courchevel

Summer isn’t the only season for travel as winter months bring blankets of snow to the French Alps—one of the most beautiful regions in the world. The Courchevel ski resort holds true to France’s romantic reputation as many flock to enjoy the breathtaking views, fine dining, and world class skiing. If you’re planning to take advantage of the fresh powder this winter, Courchevel could be the perfect destination for your next getaway.

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Luxury Hotels

At each of Courchevel’s villages, named after the four altitude levels of the resort, you can enjoy the comforts of luxury living. But at the highest altitude, Courchevel 1850, the palatial hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants keep you living the high life. The five-star L’Apogée hotel boasts a chic, trendy ambiance with spacious rooms overlooking views of the valley. The new Barrière Les Neiges Hotel sits on the slope of the Bellecôte mountain, allowing skiers easy access to glide down to the lifts right from the heated outdoor terrace. There are also multiple chalet options like the Shemshak Lodge, which features a pool, steam room, and gym to enhance your stay. Stay at the intimate Cheval Blanc Courchevel to find elegant and inviting suites with ski-in-ski-out access to the slopes.

 

Photo: L’Apogée

Fine Dining

In between trips down the slopes, you’ll be able to feast on decadent cuisine assembled by world-renowned chefs. At Azimut, you can taste local delicacies by Chef and owner François Mouraux, who creates accessible dishes with upscale quality. One of the resort’s favorites is Le Chabichou, a two-Michelin Star eatery with elegant gourmet dining to complement the traditional décor. To see and be seen, Les Verdons is the place be with its extravagant menu and relaxed, social atmosphere.

 

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Skiing

The main attraction of Courchevel is its unparalleled skiing for recreational skiers and experts alike. One of the largest lift-linked places to ski in the world, the Les Trois Vallées has over 170 lifts with Courchevel visitors calling the Saint-Bon valley home during their stay. Travelers get to enjoy the landscapes while coasting the local slopes, like the Courchevel 1300 ski jumping hill built for the 1992 Olympics.

 

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Photo: Courchevel

With the numerous reasons to explore all that Courchevel has to offer, the winter season will be packed with visitors looking to live in the lap of luxury while they embrace the fresh powder. Events like the the impressive International Festival of Pyrotechnic Arts and the 3 Vallées Enduro competition will also draw in hundreds looking for entertainment during their holiday. As the weather in France keeps the snow falling, Courchevel may be the best place to embrace the cold during your next winter vacation.

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Photo: Barrière Les Neiges

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The 2019 Necker Cup: A Tennis Tournament for the Stars

The luxurious and completely private Necker Island is home to not only a lavish resort, but is also the site of the annual Manuka Doctor Necker Cup—a pro-am tennis tournament put on to close out tennis season. With a number of high-profile guests and participants, the Necker Cup is an exciting event that also raises money for a good cause.

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The 2019 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup

The 74-acre Necker Island stands as a luxurious vacation destination for celebrities and world leaders such as President Barack Obama, along with being the site of numerous events. The 2019 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup presented by Metal is now in its eighth year on the island, taking place December 4th-9th. The Necker Cup is expected to be the event of the season for those with a ticket to the exclusive tournament. Pro tennis players from ATP / WTA tours unite with amateurs to bring their A-game and see who will take home the coveted Necker Cup. Stars like Martina Navratilova, Caroline Wozniacki and Sir Richard Branson will show off their talents during the six-day event.

 

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A Week of Excitement

While on the island, guests are treated to a week of excitement with activities like paddle boarding, sailing, and snorkeling to name a few. Guests will have exclusive access to the Great House overlooking the sparkling Caribbean seas below. Along with the Necker Cup, guests can also participate in the Manuka Doctor Legends Camp. The three-day clinic with instruction from professional coaches and players lets you train with the best in preparation for the big tournament. With a choice between tennis or golf, the Camp gives the full experience leaving guests with a variety of skills to bring home at the end of the week. Guests can also start the experience three days early with the Dream @ Sea aboard the SeaDream II Yacht. The luxury accommodations are the perfect fit for Legends Camp attendees to enjoy views of the ocean waters along with world-class cuisine and personalized service.

 

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End of the World Beach Party

The event is organized by Premier Live and Mehow, and in the past seven years has raised more than $3 million for the selected charity beneficiaries. A charity auction that takes place during the week treats guests to an elegant dining experience while they make their bids. One-hundred percent of proceeds are donated to charities like The National Tennis Foundation and several other player charities. The highlight of the week for many is the End of the World Beach Party that occurs after the charity auction. Past years have seen performances from Jamie Foxx and LMFAO’s Redfoo, Kenny Chesney and more.

 

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Photo: Premier Live – Necker Cup

 

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