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Merilee Kern

“The Luxe List” Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events, and notable products and services. Submissions are accepted at www.LuxeListReviews.com. Follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

There’s no greater luxury than living a life of good health, but being waistline-wise can be a challenge this time of year. As wellness-minded folks strategize their diet and fitness approach for...

::: Turnkey, print-ready 3-night itinerary chock-full of fun and fabulosity ::: Amid my considerably hectic work schedule and family life where there’s nary a moment to spare, let alone full weeks (or...

With all of the excitement and buzz surrounding the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) coupled with the fact that the fall and winter flu, holiday survival and New Year resolution seasons are all...

The dreadful multistate E. coli outbreak at Chipotle, which hospitalized 21, is among a number of high profile situations underscoring the danger of—and our collective vulnerability to–bacterium-born...

There are few weekend activities I love more than a good ‘ole backyard cookout—whether at my place or someone else’s abode. As a bona fide foodie, my search for ways to elevate this perennial pastime...

I get so much joy in helping fellow travel-lovers solve annoying problems and otherwise make their trips easier and more enjoyable. Toward this end, I’m always keeping an eye out for noteworthy innovations...

Of all of the cities in the U.S. operating under a duality, I find myself drawn back to one in particular time and time again: Scottsdale. Known as “The West’s Most Western Town,” this...

As California’s southernmost metropolis, San Diego is a veritable coastal paradise that’s widely lauded for its fabulous climate. Often referred to as “Mediterranean” in nature, the...

Just south of Palm Beach, along Florida’s eastern coast, lies scenic Deerfield Beach—a city well known for its pristine and clean coastline and the array of recreational water activities delighting...

South Florida, or “SoFla” for the enlightened, is home to more than five million residents, which is understandable given the region encompasses gorgeous coastal cities like Miami, Fort Lauderdale...

I’ll admit it: I’m a fixer. Whenever there’s a problem at hand for myself or those around me I’m compelled to resolve it. All the better if I actually have the right merch for the occasion.  Luckily,...

I just love summer. Aside from the longer days, jaunts to tropical locales, weekend barbeques and balmy nights out on the town, it’s a season during which my thirst for innovative and utilitarian gadgetry...

There’s just something about a boutique hotel. Maybe it’s the quaint locales or the stylish upscale accommodations. Perhaps it’s the extraordinarily personalized level of service or the charming...

Los Angeles is a city known as much for its distinctive award-winning eateries as it is for its celebrity residents. In fact, many of the city’s restaurants—particularly those frequented by Hollywood’s...

Next time you have a hankerin’ for swordfish from Block Island, scallops from Georges Bank or Yellowfin Tuna from the Caribbean, there’s no need to charter a jet to satisfy your craving for seafood...

Summer is a great time for a health and beauty reboot, since many of us are far more body conscious during this sizzling season. Below are some wellness boosters you might consider embracing to keep your...

This summer why not gear up with items that’ll ease and enhance the season? Here are a few hot product picks relating to fashion, functional décor, technology and travel that’ll please and appease...

With another Father’s Day on approach, many are racking their brains on what to get for “Dad” that will not only surprise him with the unexpected, but that’ll also genuinely delight and excite...

Having lived in San Diego for well over a decade I’ve had the pleasure of eating at Fleming’s La Jolla location on numerous occasions. With each, the award-winning restaurant exhibited why it’s remained...

If you’ve dined at any of the Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak Houses throughout the U.S., you’ve certainly reveled in the sophisticated chophouse chain’s take on prime steak and seafood. While...

If you haven’t been to the Plaza Hotel Las Vegas lately and can make your way to the property, you’re in for a surprise. The hotel has undergone a litany of physical renovations and operational changes...

Whether or not you’re planning a stay at The Plaza Hotel in downtown Las Vegas, there’s one entertainment offering at the property you’ll do well not to miss:  “The Scintas and a Steak” dinner-and-a-show...

Spring has sprung and many are gearing up to get out of Dodge.  But before you pack those bags and hit the road, consider these problem solving solutions that can enhance the travel experience in a variety...

March is National Reading Awareness Month—a time when literacy issues come to the fore and everyone is encouraged to crack open a book and read for the love (and value) of it.  Of course, some need...

In 2012 Lisa Goldbaum—a journalist, wife and devoted mother of two—came to a startling realization: empty calories defined her family’s meals, with her children becoming heavily inclined toward processed...

A world-renowned master in the kitchen and a charismatic personality, Wolfgang Puck is a dynamic “chef-lebrity” who is globally revered for his combination of classic cooking techniques and the modern...

Let’s face it, life can be frustrating. Luckily there are throngs of products on the market to help alleviate common annoyances and generally provide sound solutions for things you wish were better or...

Valentine’s Day has become big business, and is certainly a holiday that retailers love. In fact, last year it was reported that retail spending for this holiday would reach a record $18.9 billion....

A fresh New Year is here and, with it, comes the annual ritual of revving up our personal care, health and wellness routines. In kind, I have compiled this list of worthy wares to assist the throngs who...

Tastemakers behind the world’s most expensive champagne continue to break boundaries, introducing another supremely-luxe bottle of bubbly in the U.S. The ultra-luxury wine and spirits purveyor Prodiguer...