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Tropical Dream Villa in Punta Cana
Homes Travel

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
Homes Travel

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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Helene Henderson of Malibu Farm
Food People

Malibu Vs. Miami: The Owner Of Chic Malibu Farm Dishes On Both Cities

Malibu Farm started as a simple pop-up eatery. Now, it’s poised to become the next farm-to-fork foodie empire. Model-turned-restauranteur Helene Henderson has taken her local, seasonal, sustainable concept—a cult favorite among the ‘Bu’s locals, celebrities, and tourists alike—first to Hawaii and currently to Miami (and she’s planning two more openings in 2018, too!). With Malibu […]

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An Idyllic Island Getaway On South Caicos

For Palo Alto couple Stephen and Debra Smith, the tale of their first trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands more than two decades ago is as much about their adventure getting to the island as about the luxury villa at Sailrock that they would eventually buy. Back then, the tiny British Overseas Territory 500 […]

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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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Beverly Hills’ Bevy Of Decadent Sweet Shops For Grown-Ups

Glamorous Beverly Hills is known for its high-caliber restaurants and luxury stores—after all, this is city that boasts the legendary shopper’s mecca of Rodeo Drive, home to the world’s most expensive store. But slipped in among the Gucci, Cartier, and Chanel are a smattering of equally posh sweets shops, all aimed at adults of a […]