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Andaz Napa

OVERVIEWThe Andaz Napa is located in the heart of downtown Napa, accessible on foot to everything in town and by car for the surrounding areas. Part of the Hyatt chain, this upscale brand offers luxury accommodations at affordable prices. THE ROOMS The 141 rooms are elegantly decorated with contemporary furnishings, plush beds with crisp cotton...…

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Bernardus Lodge, Carmel CA

OVERVIEW With vineyards in the foreground and the Santa Lucia Mountains as the backdrop, Bernardus Lodge is the quintessential “Relaxing Retreat”, a property so special it raises the bar for all others. The setting could not be more idyllic, but it is the care that went into the design, both inside and out, the attention...…

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Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

OVERVIEW Hidden behind 80 year old palm trees and banana leaves, the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel sits on 12 acres of tropical gardens and exotic flowers. The familiar “pink palace” is part of the esteemed Dorchester Group of super luxury hotels. Steeped in history the hotel’s Polo Lounge has been the scene of many Hollywood...…

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Bouchon LV

Bouchon is the Las Vegas iteration of Thomas Keller’s wildly successful French bistro in Napa. Keller, the Chef/Owner of the world renowned French Laundry, also in Napa, has created a near perfect restaurant where guests can enjoy breakfast, brunch or dinner, inside or on the patio. Located in the Venetian Hotel on the 10th floor...…

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Casa Madrona, Sausilito, CA

OVERVIEWJust across the Bay from San Francisco is the charming seaside town of Sausilito, filled with wonderful shops, cafes and art galleries. If you want to escape the rigors of a big city, yet be close enough to get there when you want, Casa Madrona is the perfect choice. Perched on a hillside overlooking the...…

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Cavallo Point, Sausilito CA

OVERVIEWLeave it to the government to appropriate a setting so amazing, but that’s what happened at Fort Baker, an army post created in 1866 for the defense of the San Francisco Bay. Located at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge, the views of the bridge and San Francisco are nothing short of spectacular. In...…

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Encore at Wynn

OVERVIEWWynn and Encore are sister properties in Las Vegas. They sit next to each other on the Strip and are, in many ways, interchangeable. Here are the differences; Encore is slightly newer, debuting about 3 years after Wynn opened, it is slightly smaller in terms of number of rooms (although at 2,000 plus rooms each, who...…

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Estancia La Jolla, La Jolla CA

OVERVIEW Just north of San Diego lies the upscale enclave of La Jolla (pronounced hoy-a), and within it, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, a peaceful refuge from the bustle of the city. The impeccably manicured grounds are designed in Spanish hacienda style and bloom with vines, flowers, trees and plants that infuse colors and...…

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Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Del Mar CA

OVERVIEW The magnificent 249-room luxury San Diego resort, Fairmont Grand Del Mar,  captures the elegance and comfort of an old-world Mediterranean estate with an enviable Southern California locale. Its design honors the indelible style of visionary architect Addison Mizner (1872-1933) who drew his inspiration from Spain’s palaces, France’s sun-washed coastal retreats and Florence’s decorative arts...…

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Fairmont Heritage Place, San Francisco

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Four Seasons

OVERVIEWFour Seasons hotels are among the finest in the country. Their design, service level and amenities are matched by few other hotel chains. While the hotels can be very expensive in places like NYC, sometimes, like in Las Vegas, you get an incredible value for this level of lodging. The Four Seasons Las Vegas is...…

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Four Seasons, San Francisco CA

OVERVIEWJust steps away from the popular Union Square shopping area of downtown San Francisco lies the inimitable Four Seasons Hotel. It may not look like much from the outside, as it is simply another building hiding indiscriminately among the skyscrapers in the financial district, but step inside and let the gilded treatment that the Four...…

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Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles CA

OVERVIEWThe Hotel Bel-Air opened its doors in 1946 and quickly became a favorite of the Hollywood elite including Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. Purchased in 2008 by Dallas businesswoman Caroline Hunt, the hotel became a member of the esteemed Dorchester Collection of hotels which includes the Dorchester in London, the Hotel...…

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Hotel Yountville, Yountville

OVERVIEWHotel Yountville is in the center of the town which is in the center of the valley, making it an ideal base for your visit to Napa. In Yountville itself, you can walk to tasting rooms, Michelin starred restaurants, an amazing bakery and wonderful boutiques. The hotel is an elegant compound of 80 rooms surrounded by...…

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Hugo’s Cellar

Hugo’s Cellar is a somewhat unlikely choice for dinner. It doesn’t show up on any “lists” of the best restaurants in town, it has been around forever and it is located underneath the Four Queens Hotel, a decidedly down market casino on Fremont. This is “old school” Vegas. It’s dark with cozy booths, candles, artwork...…

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L’Auberge Carmel, CA

OVERVIEWBuilt in 1929 and recently renovated, L’Auberge Carmel has only 20 guestrooms that surround a charming brick courtyard. The white stucco building with arched doorways, green trim and flower boxes filled with red flowers has the look and feel of an inn you might encounter in the French countryside. The small entryway leads to the...…

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La Toque

Chef/Owner Ken Frank came to love French cooking while living in France as a teenager. He first achieved national acclaim in 1977 when he was Chef of La Guillotine Restaurant at age 21. He was the original Chef at Michael’s in Santa Monica, considered the Los Angeles birthplace of “California Cuisine,” which he left in...…

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Lakeside Wynn

I am kind of a stickler when it comes to seafood. If it has been frozen, I can tell with the first bite and I am done with it. That makes Lakeside at Wynn the perfect seafood restaurant for me. Lakeside serves Hawaiian seafood, line-caught by family fishermen in Hana and flown daily, directly to...…

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Lodge at Pebble Beach, CA

OVERVIEWSet high above the crashing waves, overlooking Carmel Bay, Pebble Beach Resorts is world renowned for its golf courses which host the annual AT&T Pro-Am PGA event and has been host to 5 U.S. Open tournaments. Golfers the world over are familiar with this amazing setting. Playing these courses is a golfer’s Nirvana and something...…

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Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla CA

OVERVIEWSet on 6 1/2 acres beside the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Lodge at Torrey Pines is one of the most dramatic settings for a resort in the country. The beautiful Torrey Pines State Park with its beaches, rugged cliffs and forests of rare Torrey pine is just steps...…

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Maison Fleurie, Yountville

OVERVIEW This may well be THE value accommodation in the Napa Valley. Located in the heart of the valley in Yountville, this charming B&B sits on a half acre of beautifully sculpted gardens and is made up of three stone and brick buildings. Maison Fleurie was built in 1873 as the Magnolia Hotel, constructed of stone from...…

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Meadowood, St Helena

OVERVIEW In 1979 H. William Harlan was searching for land on which to create a wine estate when he was introduced to Meadowood, which had been founded in 1964 as a private country club. The property wasn’t ideally suited to grape growing, but Mr. Harlan was intrigued and called his partners to share the news...…

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Montage, Laguna Beach CA

OVERVIEWPerched on a bluff above the mighty Pacific Ocean with the rugged coastline below, the Montage Laguna Beach is a stunning property set on 30 beautifully manicured acres halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The gorgeous lobby has massive floor to ceiling windows that showcase the crashing waves and slender palms lining the rocky...…

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Nick’s Cove, Marshall CA

OVERVIEWThe 1 ½ drive to Nick’s from San Francisco is worth the trip alone as you make your way up the coast though redwood forests, on winding mountain roads with more hairpin turns than you’ve ever experienced and beside green pastures with grazing livestock. The mountains were dotted with yellow flowers and purple heather and...…

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North Block Hotel, Yountville

OVERVIEWNorth Block is a boutique hotel in Yountville that could have been plucked from a Pottery Barn catalog. The stone buildings with slate roofs surround a courtyard that has seating areas and fireplaces. The entrance way is lined with citrus trees, hand painted tiles and lanterns. The chic lobby is bathed in shades of brown with...…

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Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai CA

OVERVIEW In a lush valley surrounded by the Topatopa Mountain range lies the tiny town of Ojai California. Just a two hour drive north of Los Angeles, this laid back country town is a remote yet supremely accessible haven for those looking to get out of the city bustle. Ojai Valley Inn & Spa occupies...…

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Picasso

Las Vegas is less than 10% the size of NYC, yet it has only one less Five Star restaurant than the Big Apple. This is a foodie town! The point is, there are lots of choices for an over-the-top meal, but Picasso is my favorite for a host of reasons. The gorgeous dining room is...…

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Rancho Bernardo, San Diego CA

OVERVIEWNestled amidst the sprawling neighborhoods of San Diego’s coastal mountains, Rancho Bernardo has been awarded the AAA Four Diamond award for 33 years running and has earned the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine. It is a cozy and intimate respite just 30 minutes from downtown San Diego. Stucco buildings with red tiled roofs...…

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Rancho Valencia Resort, San Diego CA

OVERVIEW Set on 45 acres of lush gardens and olive groves, the Mediterranean-inspired Rancho Valencia,  is an all-suite property and recently completed a $30 million renovation including remodeled guest casitas, a brand new restaurant and new bar, completely remodeled meeting space, as well as major enhancements to The Spa and fitness center. This marvelous resort...…

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Rao’s

Rao’s was opened in 1896 in East Harlem, NY and is, today, one of the oldest family owned and operated restaurants in the country. Its 10 seat NY restaurant is the hardest reservation to get in town. In fact, unless you have “table rights” (a standing reservation for a particular night) or are invited to...…

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San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara CA

OVERVIEWTucked away in the coastal hills of Santa Barbara, San Ysidro Ranch is a quick drive from the freeway through a mélange of upscale neighborhoods landing you at the ornate entrance to the property. A long cobbled drive bordered on either side by verdant olive trees and fragrant lavender bushes seemingly delivers you into another...…

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Simpson House Inn, Santa Barbara CA

OVERVIEWLocated in historic downtown Santa Barbara, the Simpson House Inn is the ultimate in Bed and Breakfast perfection. Built in 1874, the actual structure is everything you would expect from a historical home; ambling gardens, cozy nooks, creaking stairs, and rooftop garrets that, though rustic, you wouldn’t want to have any other way. The front...…

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Sofitel, Los Angeles CA

OVERVIEW Los Angeles is notorious for having no real downtown area. However if it did have one, it would probably be the few blocks surrounding the Beverly Center. A major shopping and dining destination in its own right, the Beverly Center has garnered a panoply of other establishments in its vicinity−including the Sofitel Los Angeles....…

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The Palazzo at the The Venetian

OVERVIEWThis is another instance, like Wynn and Encore, where there are two sister hotels, side by side, that share a lot of features. There are a few design differences, but The Venetian and The Palazzo are very similar. This is a huge resort, the trip from the front desk to the elevators was so far...…

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The Scarlet Huntington, San Francisco

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Trump International Hotel

OVERVIEW Its gold façade glistening in the desert sun, Trump sits on the edge of the Strip, close enough to walk anywhere, yet seemingly far away from the bustling crowds. If you want luxury and proximity without the hordes tramping through a casino, this is a place for you. As with all Trump hotels, the...…

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Ventana Inn, Big Sur CA

OVERVIEW Nestled in a mountain meadow, amidst the towering redwoods, oak and bay laurel of Big Sur and 1200 feet above the Pacific, the Ventana Inn and Spa is a tranquil and serene refuge that will calm the soul of even the most stressed among us. The drive alone along the rugged coastline with its...…

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Waldorf Astoria

OVERVIEWLocated within the bustling City Center, right on the Strip, the Waldorf Astoria (formally the Mandarin Oriental) is close to all the major attractions and casinos, but thankfully does not have one itself. Guests arrive on the ground floor and are whisked to reception on the 23rd floor which is also home to the restaurants,...…

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