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The Bungalow Kitchen Belmont Shore Opening in Long Beach

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Introducing The Bungalow Kitchen

Long Beach is gaining a chic, new restaurant with The Bungalow Kitchen Belmont Shore–the latest outpost of the Bungalow Hospitality brand. A departure from its Santa Monica and Huntington Beach predecessors, this unique brand concept of a lounge-worthy eatery is the result of a partnership between Bungalow’s Brent Bolthouse and award-winning Chef Michael Mina. The “social dining” space is slated to open its doors on March 4th, 2021 to a community of Long Beach’s Belmont Shore diners.

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The Bungalow x Michael Mina

Brent Bolthouse has established himself as a veteran in the hospitality and nightlife industries through decades of success in Los Angeles. After opening the first Bungalow in 2012, the brand has grown to become a staple in its Santa Monica and later Huntington Beach neighborhoods. Joining with Michelin-starred Chef Michael Mina for The Bungalow Kitchen was a natural collaboration for the two. “Brent is a longtime friend of mine,” notes Mina, “We are so excited to collaborate on our first brand new restaurant concept and to utilize his deep roots in the industry with the launch of The Bungalow Kitchen.”

While plans for a Long Beach Bungalow have been in the works for years, the untimely pandemic spurred a shift in plans for the restaurateurs. “The original plans for Belmont Shore was to open the third Bungalow location, but Michael and I quickly shifted gears to rebrand and pivot to The Bungalow Kitchen in response to the pandemic, opting to launch our new brand concept there first,” Bolthouse explained. Plans for a Northern California Bungalow Kitchen in Tiburon are still currently in development.




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In the Heart of Belmont Shore

Guests of The Bungalow Kitchen Belmont Shore can expect to be wowed by the living room-like setting, a “community clubhouse” for cocktails, dining and socializing. Perched on the upper floor of the 2nd & PCH shopping center, the eatery overlooks the water of Long Beach’s Alamitos Bay. Similar to other Bungalow locales, eclectic, bohemian decor will make the comfy hideaway perfect for lounging. The 10,000 square foot space, designed by frequent Bungalow collaborator Studio Collective, boasts custom furnishings, stylish artwork and rock and roll-inspired decor reflecting the nostalgia of Long Beach’s punk rock influences. Mixing a traditional bungalow style with sleek, musical elements creates an environment of eccentric refinement for visitors to unwind.




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The Space

Similar to other Bungalow outposts, the multi-room layout allows for a residential feel that creates a welcoming ambiance of comfort. Rooms in varying sizes and styles add an additional layer to the dining experience, offering multiple backdrops for guests to enjoy themselves. The plush seating in the dining room is perfect for large party visits or cozy date nights, with a fireplace bringing warmth to the space. The game room features a pool table for a fun, post-dinner activity, while the sunroom provides a sophisticated locale for sipping cocktails. No waterfront restaurant would be complete without outdoor seating, making Bungalow Kitchen’s 3,000 square foot patio ideal for al fresco dining with a view of the bay.




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A Social Dining Experience

The social dining experience at The Bungalow Kitchen Belmont Shore is elevated by Chef Michael Mina’s dinner and late night menus of California cuisine, with a brunch menu soon to be added. An emphasis on local, seasonal ingredients brings fresh flavors to the variety of indulgent plates. Guests can start their dining experience with table snacks like Crispy Duck Wings or Prosciutto-Wrapped Asian Pears. A raw bar includes items like Tai Snapper Ceviche Verde and Tuna & Tomato Poke, as well as platters that may be shared between 2-4 people. Salads like the King Crab & Endive Caesar are sure to impress, while pastas like the House-Made Rigatoni and Spicy Lobster Spaghetti will be seaside favorites. The Kitchen also offers grilled and roasted selections like Charcoal-Grilled Lamb Tenderloin and Grilled Sea Bream, alongside Chef Michael Mina’ signature Lobster Pot Pie, featuring whole Maine Lobster, Truffle-Lobster Bisque & Petite Root Vegetables. 

 

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Late Night Bites

Aside from dinner, the limited late night menu will also satisfy cravings with items like the Bungalow Burger and “Boardwalk” Crinkle-Cut Fries. Bites will be paired with a drink menu of classic cocktails and an expansive wine list of curated selections. Delivery and takeout are also expected to be in The Bungalow Kitchen’s future, soon allowing patrons to enjoy Chef Mina’s creations right at home. Bolthouse and Chef Mina bringing a fresh, new dining destination to Long Beach is sure to attract excited local patrons ready to enjoy their piece of the renowned Bungalow brand. The success of Bungalow Huntington Beach suggests this twist on the widely-acclaimed bars will make waves in the Long Beach restaurant scene for years to come.

 

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    The Bungalow Kitchen Belmont Shore is located at 6400 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 200. Long Beach, CA 90603 in the 2nd & PCH retail center. Current hours of operation are Wed-Sat 5pm-2am and Sun 5pm-10pm. To make dining reservations for March 4th, 2021 and later, contact concierge@zochagroup.com or click here for reservations.

     

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    Villa Rentals in Los Angeles for an Escape to Luxury

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    Los Angeles Villa Rentals

    People visit Los Angeles from all over the world looking to indulge in the creative culture, beautiful weather, and lavish surroundings. Splurging on a luxurious hotel room is one way to dive into the perks of the city, but a villa rental may also take your trip to the next level of extravagance. Your LA vacation will be one to remember when you see what it’s like to live in one of these breathtaking villa rentals in Los Angeles.




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    Stratt House

    Retreat to a quintessential Hollywood Hills vacation home where a panoramic view from Downtown LA to Santa Monica will be the backdrop to your stay. Architectural elements like two-story ceilings, natural stone and floor-to-ceiling windows surround you with luxury while the gym, home theater, wine cellar and full spa create a dreamlike habitat of relaxation.




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    Blue Jay Modern

    Rest and relax in this contemporary destination for luxury. A prime location with a 180-degree view of Los Angeles’ scenic cityscape, your vacation will be filled with extravagance due to the property’s beautiful furnishings and design. Four bedrooms that open onto the terrace can house up to eight guests to enjoy the indoor and outdoor spaces built for a divine escape.




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    Beachfront Gem

    Escape to an ocean paradise in this stunning, beachfront estate . Impressive views of the water are just steps away as wall-to-wall glass doors open to bring sounds of the sparkling waves right into your home. The open layout flows seamlessly filled with crisp, modern furnishings perfect for relaxing. The stainless steel appliances, private balcony and hot tub make this three-bedroom rental one of the best on the water.




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    Mockingbird Estate

    Get lost in paradise at this stunning property with unobstructed views that span from Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. Located at the top of a bluff in the Hollywood Hills, the Italian-inspired home is full of elaborate details such as a sun deck, poolside cabana, and sculptures by well-established artists. You’ll never want to leave this 67,000 square foot lot that acts as the perfect stay for up to 14 of your closest friends.




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    Modern View Estate

    You’ll have everything you need when you rent this impressive property with an elegant, modern design. Large enough for 14 guests, the picturesque pool sits in the center of the action making this Hollywood Hills space a great place for al fresco group entertainment. With pristine views of Downtown Los Angeles, and floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the terrace, you’ll have a classic LA getaway at this luxury escape.




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    Sierra Heights

    Embrace the spacious feel of a hotel in the Sierra Heights villa, a five-suite rental with plenty of room to savor the serenity. An outdoor seating area complete with a firepit, kitchen and barbecue makes for the perfect place to entertain. The picturesque infinity swimming pool and jacuzzi will impress any guest looking to take a dip under the LA sun. Indoor entertaining is also plentiful with a wet bar and home theater to keep you busy.




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    De Laurel Chateau

    Head to Beverly Hills to live in this extravagant, French-style work of art with unparalleled space for entertainment. The modern furnishings and opulent decor create a lavish atmosphere where you’ll spend your time in the private movie theater, relaxing living areas, and private tennis court perfect for a workout. The breathtaking outdoor living space will keep guests entertained as you dive into the pool on a sunny day.

     

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    Alta Vista Hideaway

    This private, West Hollywood luxury villa comes with five bedrooms for everyone in your group to have a space to themselves. Dine al fresco in outdoor seating or join together on the rooftop deck to toast drinks beneath the stars. The modern styling of furnishings with airy whites and rustic grays create a soothing color palette to complement the relaxing breeze. Take in this indoor-outdoor space for an LA stay to remember.

     

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    Malibu Masterpiece

    The awe-inspiring interior of this private rental home will make guests never want to leave. The cliffside locale in Malibu creates an ideal getaway for seclusion and serenity with a view of the sparkling Pacific below. Extravagant modern furnishings bring style to the space for up to 10 guests to enjoy. The prime California floorplan also includes outdoor living space, with a stunning infinity pool and jacuzzi alongside an al fresco dining area.

     

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    Chantilly

    You’ll live in the lap of luxury in this contemporary, seven-bedroom estate overlooking a lush, green backdrop on the border of Bel Air and Brentwood. The backyard comes complete with a sunken lounge, infinity pool and plenty of space for entertaining, making it the perfect setting for an evening under the stars. The pop art decor, spacious layout and floor-to-ceiling windows will keep you satisfied in this stylish and welcoming space.

     

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    Carbon Beach

    Take in the iconic Malibu coastline at this beachfront property overlooking the breaking waves of the ocean. Savor an al fresco breakfast with a view or relish in the earthy, modern furnishings in the open concept space. Indulge in the convenience of direct beach access to explore the sand and sun in one of Los Angeles’ most coveted neighborhoods.

     

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    Skybox View

    The twists and turns of the famous Mulholland Drive will lead you to this Skybox View private rental in the Hollywood Hills. Modern amenities and elegant furnishings create a setting of classic Hollywood glamour perched over the star-studded city. Each bedroom boasts direct access to the pool and balcony while living spaces include a media room, wet bar and outdoor kitchen. You’ll be swept away into a dreamlike fantasy at this enchanting luxury rental.

     

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    Supreme Villa

    This bright and modern gem sits just minutes away from West Hollywood’s bustling Sunset Strip. Relax within the elegant strucuture of marble, floor-to-ceiling glass and standout design features. Natural light fills the home organically, or take in the California sunshine by entertaining on the outdoor patio. Enjoy the hot tub and swimming pool underneath twinkling stars in this enviable escape.




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    Sunset Hideaway

    An acre of land North of Sunset Boulevard will be yours if you rent this modern, Beverly Hills property. The designer kitchen is perfect for cooking up a meal with a view of the swimming pool and jacuzzi out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. The gated entry and lush landscaping create an air of privacy for you and your guests to enjoy your luxury hideaway.

     

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    Beverly Hills Modern

    This spacious estate located on four acres off of Mulholland Drive provides guests with unparalleled views of Los Angeles’ city lights. Vacation comfortably with a group thanks to five suites along with an expansive living space, including outdoor living perfect for entertainment. Fire up the barbecue and gather around the firepit for an al fresco, poolside dinner beneath the stars.

     

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    Zen Oasis

    Relaxation is inevitable in this artsy, Beverly Hills estate located in the Trousdale community. The décor boasts a mix of modern and traditional with an array of eccentric design elements. Take a dip in the expansive swimming pool or lounge in the spacious, indoor living areas with help from a personal housekeeper to cater to your every need.

     

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    Laurel Grand

    Head to the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles to live in this modern work of art with an unparalleled space for entertainment. The bright furnishings and opulent decor create a lavish atmosphere where you’ll spend your time in the private movie theater, eye-catching kitchen, and private backyard space perfect for a gathering. The breathtaking outdoor living space will keep guests entertained as you dive into the pool on a sunny LA day.

     

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    Trousdale

    This newly remodeled estate brings elements of warmth and style to the prime, Beverly Hills location. The private, gated entry gives way to a 12,000 square foot property complete with a screening room, state-of-the-art appliances and an elevator to move easily between floors. Head outside to enjoy the customized swimming pool and see stunning views of the hillside as the backdrop to your stay.

     

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    Hollywood Vista Estate

    You’ll live like a star at this exclusive estate in the Hollywood Hills’ OutPost Estates. You’ll get two homes in one at this property which features lavish furnishings, a game room, and two heated pools. The sweeping views of the city create a serene atmosphere as you settle into your own private oasis.

     

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      Live in a Tropical Desert Beachfront Retreat at 1 Homes Cabo

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      Experience 1 Homes Cabo

      Take a much-needed escape to the new Homes in the natural oasis of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The Baja’s stunning landscape will be the backdrop to your long-term getaway where you can settle into 1 Hotels’ new luxury residential accommodations. Just minutes away from the spirited Downtown neighborhood, guests can experience the vibrance of the city and come home to a dazzling, beachfront retreat fit for an extended tropical stay.




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      Homes

      The pristine accommodations are a collection of homes ranging from one to seven bedrooms. Each is outfitted with top-of-the-line tech, convenient amenities and luxurious comforts. The classic hacienda style mixes with an airy sophistication to create a space that’s modern and inviting for your long-term stay. Book the One Bedroom Ocean View Home to get a little R&R on your private terrace with an enviable view overlooking Medano Beach and Land’s End.

      With a larger group, the Three Bedroom Plus Den Ocean View Home offers similar views and includes a spacious den to comfortably house up to nine people. You’ll have the ultimate home away from home experience with the Seven Bedroom Beachfront Estate. This extravagant domain of over 7,000 square feet sits directly on Medano Beach, providing a feast for the senses. The sparkling ocean is just steps away from this two-level home that boasts multiple private terraces for you to lounge and unwind.




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      Food & Beverage

      One of the biggest perks about an extended stay is the access to a variety of delicious dining venues within walking distance to your home. The Hacienda Cocina y Cantina restaurant is sure to impress with enchanting views of Land’s End to complement your meal of traditional Bajan dishes. The Beachfront Pool Food Truck offers “farm-to-food-truck” dining with locally-sourced ingredients making up a menu of fresh, Mexican cuisine. Fans of a smokey cocktail will love the Mezcal Bar, serving quality selections of tequila and mezcal. The Grab & Go snack bar provides a thoughtful menu of artisanal, packaged goods around the clock to tackle guests’ late night cravings. 

      If ordering room service is more your style, the In-Room Dining offers delectable dishes that can be delivered right to your home. You can also test your skills in the kitchen by taking advantage of the Grocery Services–no need to leave your restful retreat to stock your pantry. Elevate your dining experience to a new level of luxury by requesting private Chef Services. Enjoy feasts like taco stations or barbecues, and add a private bartender to ensure revelry with every sip.




      Amenities

      While you’ll have nothing but beautiful views of the ocean, you can also take a dip in one of the property’s two sparkling swimming pools, including a beachfront infinity pool. Hacienda Spa, located nearby at the sister resort, will revitalize you through massage treatments, facials, and manicures. You can also keep your health a top priority with The Field House fitness center. Families will also love Seedlings, a place for kids to explore, learn and have adventures of their own.

       

      Experiences

      While living in Cabo, you’ll have plenty of time to discover the beauty of Cabo San Lucas. Medano Beach is right in your backyard, giving you year-round access to the crystal clear waters perfect for swimming. Visit Marina to experience activities like snorkeling or scuba diving, or party it up at vibrant nightlife venues that keep you dancing all night long. You can also visit Land’s End to see the iconic rock formations, or catch a glimpse of unforgettable humpback whale migrations in the Sea of Cortez.

       

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        Why Luxury Vacation Home Rentals are the Hottest Travel Trend of 2021

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        Luxury Vacation Rentals

        As countries around the world continue to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are seeking alternative ways to travel where they can stay-at-home in style. Luxury vacation home rentals have become one of the best ways for people to safely escape to a relaxing, new environment. There are limitless possibilities for travellers who work from home remotely, where a home office can be located anywhere in the world. Luxury vacation home rentals are one of the hottest travel trends to get you out of the house and into an extravagant retreat.

        A Tropical Oasis

        Life’s daily stressors could dissolve before your eyes when you choose a beachfront luxury home rental. Sparkling, blue oceans and warm sunshine will bring serenity to your days as you work from home in paradise. A luxury villa in the Caribbean makes for the perfect getaway with sprawling layouts built for relaxation.

        Dive into your own infinity pool by day and dine alfresco on your private patio by night. A visit to Los Cabos will also provide a peaceful escape, with contemporary interiors and unparalleled views of the sunset on the water. Absorb Mexico’s natural beauty in a luxury villa you can call home.

        Road Trip

        Taking to the open road is an ideal way to get out of the house during the pandemic. For those that prefer to travel by car, California cities are some of the best for basking in the warm weather and swaying palm trees. Luxury rental properties in Palm Springs are known for their quintessential, mid-century modern flair.

        Private pools and breath-taking views of the mountains create the perfect setting for being productive by day and indulging in relaxation by night. Or pack up the car and unwind in San Diego at an oceanfront villa perfect for the whole family. You’ll awaken to the sound of the waves and can lounge on the beach after a day’s work.

        Staycation

        Los Angeles residents may enjoy a holiday staycation to live in luxury right in their own city. Hollywood Hills residences offer modern architectural design along with unmatched views of the city. Private swimming pools are a must, along with luscious interiors and spacious living areas.

        You can also drive along PCH to Malibu, where properties overlooking the ocean make for a summery getaway all year long. Bright, coastal rooms with breezy, open layouts allow you to breathe easy during your pandemic stay. Beverly Hills also offers pristine properties where a private estate can be yours to live a lavish escape.

        Long-Term Stays

        Sometimes an extended change of scenery is all it takes to relax and rejuvenate during the pandemic. A stay of one month or longer gives you time to settle into a new environment with ease. Some travel destinations may require a period of quarantine, which makes a long-term escape ideal for making the most of your experience. Head to Aspen to immerse yourself in a cozy luxury property nestled in nature. The snowy landscapes will place you in a winter wonderland where you can enjoy the peace and serenity of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

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          A Winter Holiday in Courchevel

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          Winter 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.




          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.




          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.

          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.




          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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            The 10 Best Detox & Wellness Spa Retreats in America 2021

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            Experience a Wellness Retreat

            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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            Amangiri – Canyon Point, Utah

            The Amangiri Resort is a detox retreat oasis surrounded by Utah’s beautiful red rock terrain. Its luxurious treatments utilize the landscape and culture with traditional Navajo healing techniques and Sedona clay to revitalize your body.




            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.




            We Care Spa – Desert Hot Springs, California

            Spend as many as eight days at this desert oasis detox vacation 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.




            Red Mountain Resort – Ivans, Utah

            A more adventurous detox vacation 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.

            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.

            Lake Austin Spa Resort – Austin, Texas

            This intimate retreat boasts a lakefront locale with lavish detox 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.

            Golden Door – San Marcos, California

            Mostly a women’s-only destination, this luxurious Southern California detox spa 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.

            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.

            Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa – Catalina, Arizona

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

            Canyon Ranch – Lenox, Massachusetts & Tucson, Arizona

            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 at this detox retreat.

            A detox spa retreat can be just what you need to release your day-to-day stresses. Whether you’re just stopping by for a detox retreat, or planning a full luxury detox vacation, there are destinations around the country dedicated to pampering and rejuvenating your wellness throughout your stay.

            Book at some of the best detox and best wellness retreats in the USA for a luxury spa experience you’ll never forget.

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              A New Age in Advertising with Experiential Marketing

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              Experiential Marketing

              In an era where ads are considered more of a nuisance than informative, companies are exploring more creative avenues to reach their consumers in effective ways. One approach that has gained traction in recent years is experiential marketing—events where consumers have hands-on and in-person experiences with brands. These experiential marketing events allow direct engagement that inspires an emotional connection to users.




              It has become a recognized trend that millennials tend to spend more of their income on experiences in comparison to the product-oriented generations that came before them. With their eyes constantly seeking new activities, they invest their free time in taking trips, going to events, and socializing in public places. This modern pool of highly active individuals sets up a foundation for experiential marketing to be extremely effective for brands. The continuously growing social media landscape has also become a large aspect of why experiential marketing is so useful. The unique and artistic spaces created for events are often prime photo-ops for attendees. Interactive activities can inspire hundreds of pictures which users voluntarily post to their social media channels. Experiential marketing events often will include a custom hashtag promoted in marketing materials and signage that allow attendees’ photos to be grouped online to make them easily viewed by others.




              Experiential marketing campaigns can also provide a way for brands to learn more about their consumers. Analyzing consumer data and KPIs are a significant part of marketing and with experiential events, consumers are often willing to provide relevant information about themselves in exchange for the opportunity to experience a fun event. These events act as a modern re-imagination of the classic focus group style of market research that proves to be more effective as it generates both in-person and online engagement while making a positive impact on the participant.




              Ultimately the most beneficial part of experiential marketing is the personal connection consumers are able to make with a company and more specifically, their brand. These events help illustrate the brand’s narrative and integrate consumers into the story. Their in-person memories of experiencing the event are far more impactful than a billboard they pass on the street or an ad before an online video. These opportunities for direct engagement create a relationship where after attending an experiential event, the consumer is more likely to develop brand loyalty than through traditional means of advertising. This two-way relationship where both brand and consumer are learning about each other is an invaluable method that has plenty of space to flourish within the marketing industry.

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                Discover the Top 12 Most Luxurious Hotels in Paris

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                Experience Luxury 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.




                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.




                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. 

                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.

                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.

                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.

                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.

                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.

                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.

                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.

                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.

                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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                  The Most Beautiful Health & Wellness Retreats in the World

                  The Most Beautiful Health & Wellness Retreats in the World

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                  Most Beautiful Health & Wellness Retreats

                  Enter into a dreamlike oasis of relaxation when you indulge in a luxury spa and wellness getaway. Properties around the globe showcase awe-inspiring architecture and unparalleled views to surround guests in a habitat of serenity. Explore some of the most beautiful health and wellness retreats in the world to learn how to pamper yourself in an environment of extravagance.




                  Como Shambhala Estate – Bali, Indonesia

                  This award-winning estate is known as one of the best health and wellness retreats in the world. Reach all your personal goals on this 23-acre property surrounded by tropical forest, with custom activities like hydrotherapy, stress management and reflexology available depending on your needs.




                  SHA Wellness Clinic – Alicante, Spain

                  With short-term suites and long-term residences available, you can rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at SHA Wellness Clinic. Their focus on a combination of Western and Eastern medical treatments set guests on the right path to health with detox, fitness and overall lifestyle improvement in a breathtaking setting overlooking the Mediterranean.




                  Amanpuri – Phuket, Thailand

                  Whether you’re aiming to shed some pounds or seeking a mindfulness reset, Amanpuri surrounds guests in a beautiful scene of palm trees, a sparkling swimming pool and an unmatched view of Phuket’s west coastline. Disappear into luxury while embracing calming treatments like private therapy and meditation sessions.

                  Kinkara – Santa Elena, Costa Rica

                  Succumb to the natural beauty of Costa Rica at this luxury camping and wellness destination. The stunning layout of the property includes a Mandala Garden with sustainable food grown onsite. Trained healers perform traditional wellness ceremonies along with hikes, tours and culinary experiences creating a one-of-a-kind stay.

                  AmanZoe – Kranidi, Greece

                  The Greek Hippocratic view of holistic health is what makes AmanZoe one of the best wellness retreats in the world. The beautiful and exclusive setting overlooking the Aegean Sea sweeps you away into a fantasy destination complete with fitness sessions, spa treatments and natural baths in the glimmering waters.

                  Belmond Cap Juluca – Maundays Bay, Anguilla

                  Situated along one of the most stunning beaches in the Caribbean, Belmond Cap Juluca is a resort with an awe-inspiring design to complement the sand and sun that surrounds. Take in a breath of fresh air with self-care retreats held on the property ensuring an education on wellness amidst the airy landscape of serenity.

                  Mii Amo – Arizona, United States

                  One of the best health and wellness retreats in the United States, Mii Amo Spa is renowned for its location among the red rock of Arizona’s Valley of the Sun. The stone structure of Mii Amo makes it a natural escape during your wellness journey led by experts who guide you through your revitalizing stay.

                  Rosewood – Phuket, Thailand

                  Head to one of the most remarkable sites for lush landscapes and experience Rosewood–71 villas situated on 2,0000 ft. of beachfront property. The surrounding banyan trees and blue skies will make your stay blissful, along with their Asaya wellness program consisting of activities like volcanic clay wraps, sound therapy and mindful movement workshops.

                  LUX* Grand Gaube – Mauritius

                  The East African island nation of Mauritius draws visitors from around the world to experience the exclusive, five-star property LUX* Grand Gaube. This hidden gem boasts everything guests can imagine in a spa retreat, including three swimming pools, two beaches and 11 spa treatment rooms for the ultimate luxury experience.

                  7132 Hotel – Vals, Switzerland

                  This beautiful health and wellness resort in Switzerland will get your life back on track with their signature thermal baths that have helped it become an award-winning property, along with its sensational architecture that complements the green, mountainous landscape.

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                    7 Beautiful Island Countries for a Tropical Escape

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                    Beautiful Island Countries

                    Some of the most enchanting countries in the world are located right in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by an endless soundtrack of ocean waves and breathtaking views from every angle. If you’re choosing a tropical getaway, these countries make for the perfect destination as you can not only enjoy the plentiful sandy beaches, but also get to experience the nation’s history and culture. Plan your next destination at any of these beautiful island countries for an unforgettable tropical getaway.




                    Bahamas

                    This country in the Caribbean is home to over 700 individual islands that make up a beautiful nation of relaxing beaches and amazing weather. With plenty of shopping at local marketplaces and historical cultural monuments to visit, you’ll have an enlightening getaway at this island nation.




                    Fiji

                    Get in touch with nature surrounded by Fiji’s beautiful scenery making it the perfect environment for your beachy vacation. Set sail and take a cruise to tour the island or dive in and snorkel for a view under the sea. Enjoy fresh seafood on the romantic island at one of the nation’s most popular fine dining restaurants, Wicked Walu.




                    Indonesia

                    You’ll have plenty of choices for where to stay when you visit one of the thousands of islands that make up Indonesia. Experience world-renowned diving at the Coral Triangle or get in touch with the country’s spirituality through visiting the Borobudur Buddhist temple.

                    Cuba

                    With visits to Cuba now open to the US, tourism has skyrocketed as anyone can now experience the vibrancy of this Northern Caribbean island. Support local restaurants and businesses with your stay while gaining a cultural education in this history-rich nation.

                    Maldives

                    This tropical paradise is one of a kind with sparkling blue beaches perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving and taking in the ocean breeze. The Maldives is known for its marine life and having dozens of activities to make the most of your getaway. Splurge on a luxury stay at the Soneva Jani resort for a private overwater villa unlike any other.

                    St. Lucia

                    This Caribbean country is perfect for a little R&R along with a tropical adventure. Rent a boat to go sailing or explore the lush, green habitat on land. You’ll also get a taste of the culture when you pass through one of the fishing villages or take a tour of the Pitons, known for being the world’s only “drive-in” volcano.

                    Jamaica

                    Experience Mother Nature by venturing through the tropical forests of Jamaica, with hiking trails that lead you past exotic plants and animals. You can also get to know the country’s culture by visiting Kingston’s dancehall nightclubs or by eating freshly caught seafood on the island’s beautiful beaches.

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