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A Taste of California Sunshine at Rolling Hills Villa

Rolling Hills is a tiny, three-square-mile city on Southern California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula, where each home lives large, occupying one to five acres of land. And while it’s a city located on the southwestern tip of Los Angeles County, less than an hour’s drive from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and Hollywood, there are no commercial […]

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Travel

Where to go When: April

With the spring season in full force and nature blooming with possibilities, what better time to take advantage of the crisp, refreshing weather, warm sunshine, and overall feeling of renewal and rejuvenation. Here are four trip ideas that will give you a well deserved break, and add a little spring to your step! Paris Paris […]

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Travel

How to Plan a Last-Minute Getaway

Life moves fast, and as our lives become busier and busier, it becomes more important than ever that we disconnect, de-stress, and get away from our day to day routine in order to avoid burnout. We can’t always plan our trips months in advance. When we feel our thermometer rising to a breaking point and […]

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Homes

Francis Ford Coppola’s Italian Retreat

Francis Ford Coppola – the name needs no introduction. As a director in the 1970s he changed the face of filmmaking with The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, and in the decades since his children have made their own waves in Hollywood. His daughter Sofia directed the cult movie Lost in Translation, and his son Roman […]

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Food

Where to Eat in Napa and Sonoma Right Now

Napa Valley and Sonoma County are well known for their vineyard-covered hillsides and award-winning wine. With more than 800 wineries to choose from, most visitors to this legendary stretch of Northern California come ready to indulge, but there’s more here than just wine. The culinary scene is exploding. Wine country eats from Michelin star restaurants to under […]

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Travel

Pet Vacations: A New Era in Luxury Travel

Luxury Retreats is proud to announce the launch of its new initiative: Pet Vacations. Starting today, we’re accepting bookings at select luxury villas exclusively for dogs and cats to live in a human-free environment for a week or two. The very same luxury vacations you know and love will now be available to your pets. We believe […]

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Travel

7 Reasons to Love Mallorca

One of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, Mallorca has something for every type of traveler. From the rugged regions of the west where hikers and bikers can explore the Serra de Tramuntana’s limestone landscape, to the cliffside trails of the north. From the less populated beaches of the east coast where the are […]