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Tropical Dream Villa in Punta Cana
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You’ll Never Face Boredom In These Activity-Filled Dominican Republic Luxury Villas

Finding an unexplored vacation destination can be difficult when you’ve spent time in all seven continents like Laurent Fort, a senior manager at Luxury Retreats, has already done. To date, he’s lived in seven different major cities: Bordeaux, London, Miami, San Francisco, Paris, Toronto, and currently, Montreal. This spring, Fort added a new city to […]

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Stan's gang at El Cano villa in Marbella
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One Travel Pro’s Rules For Making The Most Of Any Trip

Luxury Retreats market manager Stanislas Helou has traveled all over the world, often bouncing between Geneva, Cannes, New York, Crete, London, and Barcelona. His personal travel motto? Live as the locals do, especially when it comes to food and drink. “I can be happy with a €5 tapas dish from a street vendor in the […]

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The Haute Retail Revolution Of The ‘New’ Malibu

Malibu, California has sun, surf, and sand in spades, but—until recently—little to offer as far as a wide variety of destination shopping or restaurants. Now, the openings of hotspots like the ultra-exclusive members-only Malibu Soho House and posh Nobu Ryokan Malibu hotel have drawn luxury-seekers downtown, high-end grocers like Whole Foods and Dean & Deluca […]

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Marylebone High Street
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7 Hidden Gems In London’s Toniest Yet Least Touristy Neighborhood

Marylebone, London doesn’t boast the instant name-check factor of “cool” London neighborhoods like Hoxton or Shoreditch, but among affluent Brits in-the-know, this low-profile locale is where the real cool resides. Marylebone High Street is the ‘hood’s heart for edgier luxury label shopping, but there’s also a menagerie of independent sellers and epicurean emporiums tucked among the streets. […]

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Beach at Casa Del Agua
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Two Luxury Retreats Travel Experts Take On The Riviera Maya

The 80-mile coastal slice of Mexico from Tulum to the Punta Allen peninsula is known as the Riviera Maya—and within the last 15 years, it’s become one of the country’s top luxury travel destinations. Now filled with fine dining, high-end entertainment, and extravagant hotel and villa rentals, many of its cities still retain a small-town charm […]

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Why Redchurch Street Is Your Next Shoreditch Stop in London

Label-chasers have long hightailed it to Bond Street, Oxford Street, and Regent Street for a fashion fix. Now, those in the know are making their way east to an edgier up-and-comer: Shoreditch’s Redchurch Street. Within the past seven years, this once-shabby lane has become ground zero for international, indie, and trendy brands. Here’s our hit list.  Test Your International Fashion […]

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The Sunniest Spot To See 2017’s Total Solar Eclipse

One absolute necessity for ideal views of the first solar eclipse of this century on August 21? Clear skies. And with 250 sunny days each year, Idaho’s Sun Valley region is a sure bet among the narrow, 70-mile-wide band of destinations stretching from Oregon to South Carolina that will experience a total eclipse. Imagine seeing the […]