Luxurious Home in Miami

Listed at $2,500,000, this is a custom and modern home in Miami with no detail over looked. It has custom closets in every room and wood ceilings. The designer kitchen features wood cabinetry, walk-in pantry and Jenn Air appliances. Expansive sound proof media room with music and A/C controls. This home features a hi tech alarm with cameras located throughout. There is custom lighting that features low voltage bulbs for energy savings. The large outdoor area is great for entertaining with pool and built in BBQ.

Shakespeare Ranch Hits Lake Tahoe Market

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For just $98 Million, you could own the Shakespeare Ranch, which offers more than 400 feet of sparkling shoreline, has hosted historic dignitaries and modern celebrities for well over 100 years. This Lake Tahoe compound is comprised of 17 guest homes, including 25 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms and 13 kitchens, one of which hosts the culinary fireworks of renowned chef Emeril Lagasse during annual celebrity events hosted at the Ranch. The feast-for-your-eyes property also includes an indoor pool house, horse stables, a greenhouse and a root cellar converted to an underground wine-tasting and tap room.

Where dignitaries and famed actors of the silver screen once landed by steamship to Glenbrook’s shores, now modern day entertainers fly in by private jets to attend this annual benefit rodeo. Past headliners have included former Tonight Show host Jay Leno, and musicians Lionel Richie, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Kenny Loggins, the band America, and the late Robin Williams.

Shakespeare Ranch Hits Lake Tahoe Market

Luxury in Downtown Miami

Looking for city life in paradise? Look no further than this exclusive penthouse with a private terrace that features a Jacuzzi and BBQ area in Downtown Miami. Currently listed at $5,600,000, it is a custom-designed three bedroom plus den and three and a half bath duplex penthouse with a private rooftop. The sleek, modern designed unit features a wine cellar, floating staircases and soaring 20 foot ceilings. The expansive terrace features an outdoor barbecue, dining area and its own Jacuzzi overlooking the city of Miami. Truly, this is luxury at its finest.

Design Trends for 2015

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With a new year comes a new look! Here are some of our favorite ideas from around the web, so that you can find inspiration to make your home fabulous.

1. Add Marsala, 2015’s Pantone Color of the Year

An earthy tone that reminds us of the perfect glass of wine, Marsala is the perfect accent color to update any room with a warm shade and plenty of style.

2. You Can’t Go Wrong with Blue

As we scoured the Internet for the best ideas, we kept coming across bloggers discussing the color blue. BoConcept in New York went as far as to call the shade the “New Black,” and we couldn’t agree more. Blue is classic yet versatile, and even pairs well with Marsala.

3. Accent with Gold

As Business Insider reports, Zillow Digs has announced that homeowners are adding gold fixtures in 2015. But don’t only think of new bathroom fixtures! Votives, sconces, vases and other décor items add gold pops of color and mixing metals adds depth and ambience to any room.

4. Try the Contemporary Look

Inspired by the Paris runways during Fashion Week, Conde Nast Traveler thinks that loose geometric lines are going to be appearing in home décor. Whether it’s through accent furniture pieces or even painted accent walls, these bold designs really update a room’s look and prove how on-trend you can be.

5. Mix Up Black & White

As South Africa’s Life & Leisure points out, black and white are fundamentals to interior design. This year’s trend, however, encourages the use of softer shades of black and white that create a more relaxed ambience, without compromising the sophistication and glamour of the décor.

New Year’s Eve in South Florida

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Known as the playground of the rich and famous, South Florida is home to one of the best party scenes on New Year’s Eve. So now that you’ve come to town fleeing the harsh winter up north, we’ve put together our list of top spots to ring in 2015.

1. Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Home to four of Miami’s most prestigious restaurants, the iconic Fontainebleau is our top choice for New Year’s Eve fun in South Florida. After enjoying any of the specialty menus provided that night by Michal Mina 74, Hakkasan, Scarpetta or Stripsteak by Michael Mina, you can walk across the lobby to LIV nightclub and rub shoulders with several celebrities who’ll be welcoming 2015 in Miami’s top hot-spot.

2. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Located within walking distance of Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road Mall and of course, the beach, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is hosting one of the city’s premiere pool parties, with a special guest DJ and an open bar from 9pm to 1am. This is definitely the place where you’ll want to be seen on Wednesday night so don’t forget to wear all white.

3. Turnberry Isle Miami

If you’re looking for something a little bit more low-key, but still elegant, the Turnberry Isle Miami is also a great spot to ring in the New Year. Located in scenic Aventura, the resort houses Bourbon Steak and the newly-open Corsair by Scott Conant. With their fine-dining options hosting special three-course and six-course menus and a “Red Carpet Affair” New Year’s Eve gala, this is one of the area’s more elegant affairs.

4. W Fort Lauderdale

Owned by nightlife guru Rande Gerber, Whiskey Blue is dedicated to all things sophisticated, whiskey included. Hosting its 5th Annual Masquerade Ball at Whiskey Blue, the W Fort Lauderdale is a great location to spend New Year’s Eve with the party crowd.

5. Boca Raton Resort and Club

Home to some of the best golf courses in the country, the Boca Raton Resort and Club is hosting their 2nd Annual Rock the Block party, an affair for the whole family featuring Tone-Loc of “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cool Medina” fame.

The Berry Holiday

A Berry Holiday Final

Need a fresh, elegant cocktail for parties this month? Try one of our favorites, the Berry Holiday. Made with fresh raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, this champagne-based treat is easy to prepare and so pretty drink. Try serving it in our Prado Martini Red for an extra festive touch.

The Berry Holiday

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large strawberry, cut into fours
  • 4 to 5 Blueberries
  • 4 to 5 Raspberries
  • 6-oz Champagne or sparkling wine
  • 1-oz Grenadine
  • Strawberries to garnish

Instructions:

For each serving,

  1. Arrange berries at the bottom of a martini glass, layering the strawberries on top.
  2. Pour the champagne over the mixed berries, allowing them to rise to the top
  3. Slowly pour the Grenadine into the glass so it settles at the bottom.
  4. Add a strawberry for garnish and enjoy!

Living Large: the Tower Suite

 

Prepare to be pampered when you call this Tower Suite at the St. Regis Bal Harbour home! Enjoy unobstructed ocean views from this stunning two-bedroom plus den condominium with three oversized balconies in the Center Tower. The elevator opens into your own
private foyer, and it features a European kitchen, marble baths with Kohler Sok infinity tubs, a separate maid’s entrance and laundry room. The perks of owning this pieces of real estate include access to St. Regis Hotel amenities such as Butler Service, access to the 12,000 sq ft. Remede Spa, gourmet ocean front dining, beach and pool service, valet and concierge.

Refined elegance definitely reigns supreme at St. Regis!

Living Large: Coral Gables, FL

 

Ever wonder what a $15 million dollar view looks like? Well, wonder no more. This stunning one of a kind residence in prestigious Coral Gables, FL is currently for sale, but not so fast. It’s not openly listed so you have to be privy to the local market to learn more about it.  Click through the carousel as we’ve got some amazing inside-scoop views of this stunning home. Imagine the entertaining and swank parties that you can throw at this seaside compound.  Glamorous, sexy and ready for the crowds to arrive, this is one of the top properties on the market right now. It’s ultimate luxury living, guaranteed.

Montage Hotel, Beverly Hills

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It’s luxury, redefined. That pretty much sums up the Montage, Beverly Hills.  Calm, sophisticated, comfortable, and yet a pop of just the right amount of buzz that you can’t help but feel excited to stay here. In all ways, we purely love this hotel. The sense of arrival is there.  The warm welcome is there. The comfy nooks and crannies to park yourself for morning coffee, power scene cocktails or late night bites … all make you just feel AT HOME.  Glamorous … check.  Well-situated … check.  Spacious and inviting … check.  And for some reason, the whole place just seems so incredibly personal. No intruding staff, no paparazzi-seeking players … it is all top-notch and high class. It’s a casual oasis that is perfect for business meetings as easily as family get-togethers. Pack the bags and head on out to Beverly Hills. You deserve this touch of sublime style.  Bon voyage!

 

Villa d’Este, Lake Como

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Rarely, if ever, do we come across a spot where time just seems to stand still.  Welcome to Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, Italy, one of the most glamorous and fascinating hotels that we’ve ever visited. Classic, worldly, nostalgic, and oh-so-everlasting, Villa d’Este is a destination where you’ll find multiple generations of a family gathering to celebrate; you’ll watch wait staff welcome guests who have stayed at the resort for decades — perhaps first on their honeymoon and years later with their children and grandchildren.  And you will dine in style that is almost too perfect to be true. Sip a martini overlooking the stunning lakeside views, watch the lights of villas across the waterway sparkle at sunset and take a cruise along Lake Como to top off your day.  It’s not just the natural beauty of the area that we found so enchanting, it’s the overall feeling of “I have arrived and I deserve this!” that is most captivating. It’s a place where you will reflect, contemplate, and wonder where the next stop on your journey of life might be. The sense of history at Villa d’Este, the vistas and the overall opportunity to sit back and really enjoy yourself and whoever else might be at your side will leave you more rejuvenated than you could have ever imagined. This is a getaway that creates impressions, experiences and memories that define indulgent living, and an example of hospitality that sets the bar. We love Villa d”Este – it is Pop Culture worthy in all ways …

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