Getaway To La Jolla's Lodge At Torrey Pines!

A stay at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla gives you the beauty of Southern California at your fingertips. The crashing waves against the carved dunes of the coast, a seagull filled lagoon, and miles of hiking trails are enough to lure you into the San Diego area. Situated alongside the Torrey Pines State Reserve, the lodge offers the best that any AAA five-star golf course resort would -- terraced fine dining establishments overlooking the resort, garden like golf courses, pool lounging- cabana style, and spas that have mastered the art of relaxation. Additionally, it's decor is a tribute to California greats, pieces by A.R. Valentine adorn the walls, and the entryway is modeled after that of Pasadena's Black House. As a walk through the resort is almost like taking a tour through the mid-20th century, there's not a better way to explore the roots of rustic California. Experience the Golden State like never before and checkout some of the views at The Lodge At Torrey Pines in this slideshow!

Gotta Getaway To Beijing At The Raffles Beijing Hotel

When I think of China, I think of silk brocade, dragon motifs, a rich history and delicious food. So naturally, when I heard of the Raffles Beijing Hotel, I was more than intrigued. Much like the country itself, the hotel has a long history in Beijing. It was first opened in 1917 at the Grand Hotel de Pekin and then taken over by the Raffles chain and fully renovated in 2006. The Beaux Arts-style building has 147 rooms and 24 suites with everything you could ask for. Just minutes away from the famed Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the hotel's central location is well worth the price. With a blend of Asian and French influences, the hotel is an oasis after a long day of sightseeing. Find some time to dine at Jaan their signature restaurant serving French cuisine or relax at the Writers' Bar with a wide selection of drinks and cocktails. To see more of the Raffles Beijing Hotel, check out my slideshow!
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Label Love: Take On The Tropics With MIKOH Swimwear

Have you been sitting at your desk, fantasizing about your next beachy getaway? MIKOH Swimwear founders Kalani and Oleema Miller know exactly what that's like, and have even found most of their inspiration in their daydreams of vacations past (and future!). Their latest collection draws from their favorite tropical places to visit -- Bali, Fiji, Australia, and even California -- and the sisters-turned-design-partners seek to create the perfect swimsuit, not only for your body, but for enjoying a vacay to its fullest! Their flattering yet innovative cuts involve geometric cut-outs, twisted details, and plenty of flirty "cheekiness," while the color palette is reminiscent of warm sandy beaches, crystal-blue waters, coral reefs, and volcanic landscapes. MIKOH is all about making one's fashionable mark on the world, and what better opportunity to do that than a tropical vacation with the perfect suit? Take a look at the slideshow for a peek at their latest collection!

Gotta Getaway to Cannes' 1835 White Palm Hotel!

Cannes was just a fishing port -- way, way back in the day. In 1835, it became an elite port destination to a city born of wealthy intellectuals. Now, it is most recognized for its annual film festival. It is still the getaway hot-spot. Cannes is fashion, culture, history, art and beauty -- not to mention clubs, casinos and an adult party paradise. The 1835 White Palm Hotel has kept the affluent coming to this popular port with it's world class style and excellent service to accommodate the international tourist. Located in Cannes' historic district, every view captures the majesty of the city's marina, beaches and boutiques. The lobby's decor is based on a modern classicism that could be described as a contemporary Art Deco. The spacious and sleek rooms are equipped with the latest technology. The terrace welcomes you to explore the seascape, landscape and cityscape of Cannes rooftop style. The biggest perk, however, is not the fine dining within the 360 degree window-paneled restaurant atop the hotel (appropriately named 360), but its spa complete with thermal baths -- the reason for which this hotel is one of best luxury resorts. Feel like a 21st-Century aristocrat and take a virtual trip to Cannes' 1835 White Palms Hotel in this slideshow!