Articles written by: Merilee Kern

"The Luxe List" Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events, and notable products and services. She is a good life connoisseur who keeps her finger on the pulse of the luxury marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points – the affordable to the extreme. The best of the best across all product, service and travel categories are detailed in her exclusive column “The Luxe List” (www.LuxeListReviews.com) that reaches millions of affluent consumers each month through multiple print and online syndication channels. Merilee reports on glam gifts, gets and getaways of interest as well as notable “happenings” – those society events, grand openings, launch parties and such where the A-listers lurk…and that make localized luxury scenes tick. She may be reached online at www.LuxeListReviews.com. . Follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

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Travel

Havana 1920 Driving Cuban Cuisine Cravings in Downtown San Diego

San Diego tourists and locals, alike are hailing Havana 1920, which opened its downtown doors in late 2017 in the city’s famed Gaslamp Quarter. Conceived by the GBOD Hospitality Group and with a kitchen helmed by Chef Anthony Porras, Havana 1920 exudes history—“channeling Cuba’s hay days when the island became […]

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Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Savvy Valentine’s Day Gifts & Gets

Last year, the National Retail Federation reported spending for the Valentine’s Day holiday was expected to top $18.2 billion, which is an average of $136.57 per person. Romantic getaways, flowers, jewelry, candy and greeting cards aside, other findings show apparel, accessories and personal care products contributed about 1.65 billion U.S. […]

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Healthy Eating

Resolution Realization: 7 Diet Apps for Slimdown Success in New Year

Even the most well-intentioned New Year’s Resolutions can quickly become nothing more than a fond memory without a solid plan in place to keep you motivated and on track. And if you utilize tools and resources that are a means toward that end, all the better. And it seems some […]

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Travel

Monkey King San Diego a Late-Night Chinese Dining Destination

San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter is a bustling community filled with vibrant nightlife, which indubitably includes dining to die for. Amid the burgeoning downtown culinary scene is Monkey King, an elegant late-night Chinese cuisine eatery that swung into action in late 2017. The current iteration of Monkey King is a reprisal […]

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Travel

The Hermosa Inn Arizona a Unique Boutique Hideaway

Nestled in the heart of Paradise Valley, Arizona—an exclusive Phoenix enclave that’s just minutes from bustling Scottsdale—lies a AAA Four Diamond boutique hideaway called Hermosa Inn. Originally the residence and studio of iconic cowboy artist Alonzo “Lon” Megargee, this one-of-a-kind boutique resort is the quintessential blend of modern luxury and […]