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What's Really the Difference Between Cage-Free, Free-Range, Pasture-Raised, and Organic Eggs?

Is one label of egg better than another to purchase? Cruise through the egg section of the grocery store, and it's impossible to not notice the clutter. There are a lot of products, yes, but also the egg cartons themselves have many callouts and labels emblazoned on them: Pasture-raised! Cage-free! Organic! Egg producers are savvy: They know consumers like these differentiations because the consumer believes they're getting a premium product. Nearly two in three consumers surveyed said they try

This Insane "Summer Fun Cake" Will Make You Ready For Sunshine NOW

There's a lot to love about dbakers sweets studio: the story behind the bakery (it was founded by twins! And their cousin!), the hard work it took to bring it to life (they immigrated from Venezuela! With civil engineering degrees!), and, you know, the insane cakes they're now producing down in Miami. The family-run team can, no joke, make just about anyone's wildest (cake-related) dream come true. On Instagram, they're constantly posting some of the craziest confections you've ever seen. Like

Miami’s gone omakase crazy. Try to get a seat at these chef’s choice sushi dining experiences

“Omakase” has become a buzzword in Miami. It’s a trend that’s quickly gathered steam in a city that loves fads, but the concept itself has been around in Japan for generations. Omakase translates to “I leave it up to you,” and it’s most closely associated with dining at sushi counters. When you opt for omakase, you give the head chef full creative reign to curate your meal, often at the spur of the moment, based on his or her philosophy and using the ingredients on hand. This means you’re likely

Your Guests Will Love These 7 Booze-Centric Destination Wedding Locations

Epicureans may want to sip a little something special throughout their wedding weekend—so if you're planning a destination wedding, check out these locations that offer up a special regional drink or experience that you and your guests will love. Situated across a 790-acre estate and vineyard in Argentina, Casa de Uco's parcel tasting excursion allows travelers to ride on a tractor with the sommelier and chef, hopping from plot to plot where a glass of wine from each plot awaits the guests with

The Best Restaurants and Bars in Miami

The Miami Yacht Show takes place from February 13 - 17 2020, but there's plenty to do outside of visiting Miami's best superyacht marinas or spa hotels. We round up the best restaurants and bars in Miami for drinking and dining during your stay in the sunshine state. Embrace Cuban culture at Café la Trova in the heart of Miami’s Little Havana. If you fancy a Mojito or Daquiri this is the place to get it, but they've also got an excellent bottomless brunch spread on offer every Sunday. Live Lati

Miami's Best Zero-Proof Mocktails for Dry January

The holidays were for overindulging, but now that the new year is here, it’s time to get back to business.This month has been coined "Dry January" for people choosing to abstain from alcohol for the first 31 days of the year. Being sober-curious is a trend that’s grown greatly over the past few years. In 2019, YouGov.com reported that one in every five people participates in Dry January Luckily, many South Florida restaurants and bars offer mocktails — alcohol-free cocktails for drinkers who are

Try Some High-Flying Zuma Recipes At Home

I’ve been spending a lot more time in my kitchen lately, and I know I’m not alone (literally – the tweenagers are always home now. Always). I’m fortunate to have some terrific small shops in my community fully stocked with local meat, fish, exotic condiments, and curbside delivery, and I’ve been digging through my cabinets unearthing a variety of long forgotten ingredients (if anyone has a recipe they love for tinned sardines or mackerel, please let me know…) In my search for a challenge, I fou

Secret Menu Items

Everyone loves to have the inside scoop and for JustLuxe readers, we bring you fantastic offerings all over the globe. Diving a little deeper into the realm of speakeasies and celebrity treatments, we sought out interesting secret menu offerings all over the world. From specialty cocktails to unique experiences, these secret menu items are sure to please, and make you feel “in-the-know” yourself. Asking for the “Magic Mike Martini” at the Pacific Hideaway Restaurant and Bar in the Kimpton Shore

Where to Eat in Miami during South Beach Food and Wine Festival

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is one of the hottest food fairs in the nation. Whether you're in town for the festivities, or traveling to the Magic City for another reason, we'rve got the hottest restaurants and The sister restaurant to Kiki on The River, Mandrake is a slice of Mykonos in Dade County. It flew onto the Miami scene in the reins of nightclub impressario Roman Jones. A slew of Nobu alumni serve modern Pan-Asian cuisine in a dining room decked out in LaCroix fabrics and shock

19 Restaurant Wedding Venues Across the Country

If your Instagram features more food pictures than selfies or beaches, you might want to consider a restaurant wedding for your big day. With a culinary focus—obviously—restaurant wedding venues offer plenty of built-in amenities for your nuptials, from stunning views to seating, drinks, staff, and sometimes even wedding decor. Talk about a one-stop shop! Plenty of restaurant wedding venues also feature private rooms, meaning a guest list as small as 12 feels special, and you can also consider a

Pet-Friendly Miami Travel Guide

Pet owners can spend the day shopping at Bal Harbour Shops with their four-legged best friends. With a 350,000-square-foot expansion in the works, Bal Harbour Shops is home to more than 40 designer brands and will soon welcome the first Florida location for Barneys New York. One of the best celeb-spotting areas in Miami, the shops double as a great place to eat with your pet as well. Choose from one of four dining outlets including our favorite, Carpaccio, an Italian restaurant that has become a

Ice Cream Day 2021: Where to get the best food freebies and deals

Ice Cream Day 2021: Where To Get The Best Food Freebies And Deals If you're already screaming for ice cream, then it's time you learn about all of the amazing deals, freebies, and inspired takes on ice cream that will be around to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 18th. From vegan oat milk ice cream sandwiches made with vegan cake slices from New York City's Whipped-Urban Dessert Lab to the city's Morgenstern's creamery, which is churning up French fry-flavored ice cream, there are some c

16 festive winter cocktails perfect for a cozy night in

• Whether you're raising a glass at an intimate holiday party or just sitting by the fire with a loved one, these craft cocktails are sure to be a hit. • You can easily replicate the recipes for a classic hot toddy, eggnog cocktail, and a spicy, smoky margarita at home with just a few steps. The holidays are finally here, making us want to curl up with a hot toddy or a mug of mulled wine by the fireplace. While cocktails can make for a cozy night in, it's also never too late to start planning

Stuart Scott's Daughters Honor Father's Memory By Raising Money for Cancer Research One Scoop at a Time

When ESPN anchor Stuart Scott stepped onto the stage at the 2014 ESPY Awards to accept the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, he was battling cancer for a third time. And in spite of that, he looked confidently, defiantly into the audience and he said, "When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live. So live, live, fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight, then lay down and rest and let somebod

We Asked Egg Farmers to Share Their Favorite Egg-Cooking Hacks With Us—and Wow, Did They Deliver

Even TikTok can't touch these genius (and expert-approved) cooking tips and tricks. We Asked Egg Farmers to Share Their Favorite Egg-Cooking Hacks With Us—and Wow, Did They Deliver Eggs are the ultimate protein-packed, crowd-pleasing pantry stable. They're always in the fridge, they cost next to nothing, and they're one of the healthiest breakfast foods you'll find. And from the simple perfection that is scrambled eggs, to adding a sunny-side up egg to avocado toast or pizza, to the many delic
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Charity Begins at Your New Home

Donna Bailey was looking with her husband, David, for a place to retire that had a golf course, a club and a wellness center. Also on the list: a way to get involved in local philanthropy. "What else would you do with your life if you didn’t become involved?" asked Ms. Bailey, 67, a retired software marketer. In 2012, the couple completed construction on a home for just over $2 million in the Cliffs at Walnut Cove, about 25 minutes from Asheville, N.C. The community is one of seven Cliffs Club

The Starchitecture Real Estate Market Isn’t Cooling Down in Miami

Miami, the city that hosts Art Basel and has its very own Design District, is certainly an apt gauge in terms of current trends. And if its real estate market is any indication, commissioning a big-name architect to design a building is still a good way to sell units. As a recent Miami Herald story indicates, buildings designed by famous architecture firms like (Bjarke Ingels Group, Herzog & de Meuron, Foster + Partners, and more) over the past decade are thriving—suggesting that so-called star

At Miami’s Ritz-Carlton Residences, the Food is Hyperlocal

A little local flavor is sprouting up at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach. Residents at the new development will have access to a host of fruits, vegetables, and herbs grown at its ecological food forest and garden. The development’s poolside grill will also benefit from the freshly grown produce, incorporating it into its seasonal menus. “In the world today, people are very involved in what they're putting into their bodies,” says Allison Greenfield, a partner at Lionheart Capital, th

Designing an Outdoor Space for a Penthouse

Considering the way you’ll move through the space is an important factor when planning the layout. “The goal is to create outdoor ‘rooms’ that can be used as extensions of the residence—spaces for entertaining and dining are key, but so are spaces for rest and relaxation,” said Andrew Torres, associate at Marvel Architects, with offices in New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico. One of the best ways to delineate different spaces is by utilizing natural elements. “Just like a great floor plan, a g

News Exclusive | Mike Piazza Snags New Home Base in Miami Beach for $5.6 Million

His Italian soccer team now defunct, Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza is buying a new home back in the U.S., snagging a luxurious Miami Beach condo for $5.6 million. The retired catcher and his wife Alicia Piazza are slated to close next week on a sprawling unit at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, according to Lionheart Capital, which is developing the project along with equity partner Elliott Management. The unit had been listed at $5.795 million, Lionheart said.

Mike Piazza Scores A Home Base At The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach

As a prodigious hitter, Hall of Famer Mike Piazza didn’t walk much during his 16-year baseball career. But recently, the retired superstar wandered unannounced into The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach and dropped $6 million-plus on a new luxury home, guest suite and large on-site storage unit. Just like that—as easy as a tossed bat after one of his titanic home runs. As for the lucky sales broker—score! Piazza purchased the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence for $5.6 millio

How the skies became the last word in super-rich real estate, from home viewing via helicopter to people-carrying drones

The sheer drama of driving – let alone parking – in cities, along with a bigger push to be healthy and walk or cycle instead, is seeing super-rich buyers increasingly willing to forego off-street parking spaces with their multi-million pound mansions. But access to a private jet or helicopter, on the other hand, has never been more desirable – particularly when it comes to viewing properties. Private aircraft ownership is on the rise, driven by the US (New York is the private jet capital of the

Branded residences upping the ante

A well-polished groundbreaking ceremony took place at London’s Hyde Park Corner back in November 2017. In attendance was Michael Kadoorie, chairman of Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels and his guest of honour, Hugh Grosvenor, the 7th Duke of Westminster, who greeted photographers under the flare of flashbulbs on the foundations of what will become The Peninsula London. The occasion marked the end of a 30-year search for the perfect London site for The Peninsula Hotel, and the beginning of a four-year

Retailers and Landlords Harder-Pressed to Find Common Ground

Frustration is rising among retail tenants and landlords, which have both been crippled by the ongoing coronavirus. Retail tenants are finding it more difficult to negotiate rent reductions or other revised terms that might help them stay in business, saying landlords are becoming increasingly reluctant to grant concessions as their own financial positions continue to deteriorate and their obligations mount. Responses to requests for rent relief in many cases depends on the landlord being peti

Ultra-Luxury Concierge Services Target High-Net-Worth Buyers

Ultra-luxury concierge services target high-net-worth buyers at the Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach, where homes are priced from $2 million to $40 million. Well-heeled buyers receive one-year of complementary medical concierge services valued at $12,000 from a top Miami medical practice. This is presented as a closing gift. The Agatston Center for Private Medicine is the go-to medical provider. Ophir Sternberg, CEO and founding partner of Lionheart Capital, the development firm behind the p

How Do High-End Properties Shake Up Spa Treatments? Salt Therapy

If you are among those living in or considering a move to an ultra-luxuriant residential building in part for its luxe spa, you fully expect that spa to feature the latest, most cutting-edge treatments. One of the newest appears very much worth its salt. Among the leading trends in high-end spas these days is use of Halotherapy, often referred to as salt therapy. The use of salt to enhance health and healing dates way back to ancient times, when many a shaman and sage encouraged salt inhalation

Expert Concierges are Upping the Ante of Building Services

When Juan Pablo Verdiquio, a resident of a three-bedroom condo at Miami’s Porsche Design Tower, needed the windows tinted on his car, rather than call a local garage, he turned to the building’s car concierge, Trevor. And Trevor is just one of an increasing array of expert staff on hand at luxury residential buildings as developments look to up the ante on the concierge services they offer to well-heeled residents. "Trevor takes care of all the cars," Mr. Verdiquio told Mansion Global. "Taking

Tired of passe condo fitness centers? Over-the-top spas take wellness to another level.

A gym in the basement is a thing of the past in upscale developments. In fact, even a fitness center with a yoga room isn’t enough in high-end condo communities. Marketed as part of the wellness culture, spas are now an added perk for homeowners in luxury buildings. Today’s spas go beyond just a steam room or sauna, and incorporate some of the latest trends in spa treatments. For example, at the 1000M condo on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, residents can take advantage of ice therapy and a Himala

Wellness Real Estate Has Blossomed into a $134 Billion Industry Worldwide — And It’s Growing Fast

It’s the non-stop pace of our digital lives. An increasingly isolated and aging population. Rising chronic illness. Climate change. Given the pressures of the modern world, a gym membership and taking the occasional "mental health day" often just aren’t enough to maintain a healthy lifestyle. One way to achieve optimum wellness, experts and developers say, is by choosing a home that is designed for it. The wellness real estate boom worldwide, which took off in commercial buildings with the int

These Instagram-Worthy Staircases Take Luxury Developments To The Next Level

Luxury residential developers are taking bold and beautiful steps with statement staircases. Not only are staircases becoming Instagrammable design features in condo and apartment buildings, but they also have the potential to promote physical health, especially during May, which is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The extraordinary centerpiece of New York City’s new Hudson Yards development is its spiral staircase, the Vessel, a giant public sculpture that has gone viral. The intera
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7 Last-Minute Labor Day Trip Ideas in the US

It’s not too late to change your mind and book a trip for Labor Day Weekend (you know, instead of spending it on the couch wishing you’d booked a trip sooner). Whether your style is bumming on the beach or sightseeing in the city, there’s still time to pack your bags for the end-of-summer micro-cation you deserve. Here are a few perfect destinations to consider for the last long weekend of the season—right here in the U.S. What isn’t there to do over a long weekend in The Big Apple? See a Broad

Pet-Friendly Miami Travel Guide

Pet owners can spend the day shopping at Bal Harbour Shops with their four-legged best friends. With a 350,000-square-foot expansion in the works, Bal Harbour Shops is home to more than 40 designer brands and will soon welcome the first Florida location for Barneys New York. One of the best celeb-spotting areas in Miami, the shops double as a great place to eat with your pet as well. Choose from one of four dining outlets including our favorite, Carpaccio, an Italian restaurant that has become a

Solé Miami, A Noble House Resort

Rooms were renovated in January 2019 with a coat of turquoise paint that looks good in photographs, but feels a bit overwhelming and slipshod in person with thick coats and corners that are already nicked. The bathroom renovation also feels half-hearted with a shower and tub combo with a cloth curtain spruced up by a dark mosaic tile wall in an otherwise drab space. While every room boasts a balcony, there is no furniture for sitting or lounging and most offer merely a partial ocean view due to

New (and renewed) hotels are popping up across the Sunshine State - The Boston Globe

Following a multimillion-dollar renovation, The Reach Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton re-emerges as the first property for Hilton’s upscale collection brand in Key West. Located on a private natural sand beach, the resort’s 150 ocean-view rooms — each with its own balcony — combines clean modern design with the nautical themes of the original property. Amenities include state-of-the-art fitness center; oceanfront pool; bocce ball court; sand-sculpting workshops; and on-site partnership with

Your Guests Will Love These 7 Booze-Centric Destination Wedding Locations

Epicureans may want to sip a little something special throughout their wedding weekend—so if you're planning a destination wedding, check out these locations that offer up a special regional drink or experience that you and your guests will love. Situated across a 790-acre estate and vineyard in Argentina, Casa de Uco's parcel tasting excursion allows travelers to ride on a tractor with the sommelier and chef, hopping from plot to plot where a glass of wine from each plot awaits the guests with

Hotel Intel: Solé Miami makes it a family affair on Sunny Isles Beach

Solé Miami is the ideal hospitality ambassador of Sunny Isles Beach, a gorgeous Atlantic Ocean playground on a barrier island between Fort Lauderdale and South Beach. It is a distinctive curved tower with contemporary design and all the Florida trimmings: glass-fronted balconies for sea views, a beach club, a poolside cocktail bar, and bistro cuisine at BALEENkitchen. A Noble House hotel, Solé Miami is easygoing and stylish, with grassroots appeal and upscale hospitality. I met guests from Bra

Check Out These Miami Area Hotels for Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIV will kick off Sunday, February 2, 2020, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. While the teams that will compete in the ultimate game in North American football are yet to be decided, many Miami-area hotels are already planning for Super Sunday. Travelers should know that hotel rooms for the weekend are at a premium because of the game. A number of hotels have already fully committed their inventory of rooms, but there are some with rooms remaining and ready to sell to

Winter travel deals: It’s not too late to plan a March Break getaway

When you use promo code SPJ on Feb. 29, 2020 only, you can save 29 per cent on stays of three nights or more at the Marriott Cancun Resort or JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa with travel dates between March 1 and Dec. 24, 2020. Over in the Bahamas, you can save 48 per cent at Breezes when you book by Feb. 29 and travel by Dec. 25, 2020. Travellers must be 14 years or older at this all-inclusive property, which has three pools and quirky activities such as flying trapeze and sumo wrestling. Club M

Super Bowl 2020: Here's your travel guide to the big game in Miami

While fans and odds makers have their favorites, we don't yet know which teams will be facing off at Super Bowl LIV at the Dolphin's Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Feb. 2. That doesn't mean that football fans should wait to look for tickets and deals on airfare and hotels for the game. Officials at the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau expect more than 150,00 out-of-state fans to head to the Miami area for the Super Bowl and associated activities. Ahead of Sunday's NFL conference champio

The Solé Miami in Sunny Isles Beach is a boutique, family-friendly hotel with likely cheaper prices than you'll find in South Beach

• Solé Miami, A Noble House Resort is an upscale boutique hotel in Sunny Isles Beach with a waterfront location just 40 minutes from international airports in both Miami and Fort Lauderdale. It's popular with families and travelers looking for a beach vacation that's affordable and refined. • Rates start at $169 for standard rooms and $399 for apartment-style suites with kitchens and sleeper sofas. After a 2019 renovation, all accommodations are laid back and convenient, with purposeful, contem

Travel To These Cities For Luxurious Holiday Shopping

The holiday season is enormous, particularly for shoppers in the United States, and it often accounts for as much as 30% of annual sales for some retailers. And although 55% of shopping will take place online, a great number of people still enjoy heading out to the mall or stand-alone department stores in order to soak in the holiday spirit. Based on proximity to shopping epicenters, variety of retail centers and hotels with in-house retail experiences, here are some top locations for luxurious

New Resort and Residences On Singer Island Focus On Mindful Living

Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences has one goal: to bring its occupants and guests a luxury lifestyle enhanced by mindful living. Combining Eastern traditions, science and Western luxury, Amrit was conceived by Dilip Barot, founder of Creative Choice Group. Scheduled for spring or summer of 2019, Amrit’s design is inspired by fire, water and earth. Upon entering the private 7-acre property, guests and residents will find a water wall greeting them. The property will be comprised of two towers, ea

How to Infuse Wellness Into the Design

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL—When designing for a luxurious utopia like Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences, how do you infuse wellness into the look and feel of the space? Rocio Saenz, designer at Bilkey Lineas Design based here, believes it is about having a focus on the process that leads to wellness-promoting spaces and experiences. In this case, it consisted of developing a thoughtful, contemporary design that resonates with the mind, body and spirit. “Natural finishes and elements came together to

Amway Grand Announces New Exec. Chef

Award-winning Chef and Michigan Native Brings His Self-Taught Techniques and Years of Professional Experience to Luxury Michigan Dining The Amway Grand Plaza is pleased to welcome Chris Madsen as executive chef of the hotel. In addition to this coveted promotion, 2017 marks Madsen’s 20th anniversary with AHC+Hospitality. In his new role, Madsen will oversee all of Amway Grand Plaza’s culinary operations, food and beverage venues, catering services and restaurants including Cygnus27, The Kitchen

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Stuart Scott's Daughters Honor Father's Memory By Raising Money for Cancer Research One Scoop at a Time

When ESPN anchor Stuart Scott stepped onto the stage at the 2014 ESPY Awards to accept the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, he was battling cancer for a third time. And in spite of that, he looked confidently, defiantly into the audience and he said, "When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live. So live, live, fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight, then lay down and rest and let somebod

Dick Vitale: Why I'll Never Give Up the V Foundation's Fight Against Cancer

Since joining ESPN as an analyst shortly after the network’s inception in 1979 following a successful college and professional coaching career, Dick Vitale has become synonymous with college basketball and is a true ambassador for the game. Bursting at the seams with enthusiasm for college hoops, the 82-year old is equally as passionate about taking on cancer with the V Foundation for Cancer Research. In a guest column for InsideHook penned in recognition of September being Childhood Cancer Awar

Steelers' Cam Heyward Honors Late Father During My Cause, My Cleats

When the Pittsburgh Steelers head to the field in Week 13 for a game against the Washington Football Team, defensive lineman Cameron Heyward will do so while wearing a special pair of footwear. He will honor his father, "IronHead" Craig Heyward, a Pro Bowler in his 11-year NFL career. Craig was diagnosed with brain cancer that ended his career at age 32, and he passed away at 39 years old. Heyward's cleats, which are a partnership with the V Foundation, will feature his father's face, as well a

Cycling with cancer for a cure: Raleigh woman pedals to fight the disease

RALEIGH, N.C. — Beating cancer is hard — especially when you have to work on defeating it a little bit every day. Fran Powell has been doing just that, off and on, for more than 10 years. What You Need to Know Fran Powell has battled endometrial cancer off and on since 2010 The cancer spread from her uterus to her lungs Thanks to advances in medicine she no longer endures chemotherapy and radiation She is riding for a cure as part of the V Foundation's Victory Month Ride Now, she spins the

Op-Ed: Taking on Cancer and Disparities in the Black Community •

I was born into a family of game changers – literally. My father took the field as West Point’s first Black football player. My parents were an interracial couple on the heels of the civil rights movement. And I built a career in a male-dominated sports broadcasting world. While those things have shaped me, they aren’t how I got through some difficult times. I am surrounded by family, friends and love. And that’s what I hung onto when I met cancer. My dear friend and ESPN colleague Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott's family raising money for cancer research with 'Scoops for Stu' ice cream campaign

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Two of Stuart Scott's favorite things were family time and ice cream.Unfortunately, he passed away in 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Although he said he beat cancer on his terms, his absence from the world now mean he is missing out on both his favorite things.But the Stuart Scott Cancer Research Memorial Fund is raising money so no one in your family has to miss that special time and all you have to do to help is have a scoop of ice cream.In 2014, Stuart Scott gav

On The Anniversary of Stuart Scott’s Death, His Daughters Pay Tribute To His Legacy

There were more hospital visits leading up to the fall of 2014. Many more. And they always ended the same way, with us discussing what we would do when our dad got home. We would just pick right up where we left off. After all, we shared our day-to-day life with him in real time while he was in the hospital. It was just how our life looked in that moment. He was there, and he was certainly still our dad; he just was not staying at home. There was never a moment when we believed he would die. Our

Cheer on the Super Bowl from The Comfort of These Homes

The biggest game of the year for anyone who loves football (and creative commercials), Super Bowl LII will pit the Philadelphia Eagles against the New England Patriots. If you can’t make it to Minneapolis to watch the game in person (and sample the best food in town while you’re there), throw the ultimate game day party in one of these haute homes. Designed by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach showcases 111 condos and 15 standalone villas. Invite your fri

Steelers’ Cam Heyward to Wear Custom Cleats in Support of The V Foundation

When Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward takes the field on Monday against Washington, he’ll do so while wearing custom-painted cleats (pictured above) that honor the memory of his father and support The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Heyward—like many of his Steelers teammates—will be participating in the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats initiative, which will see more than 500 players wear custom cleats in support of a cause during the league’s Week 13 games. As you may recall, Cam’

News Exclusive | Mike Piazza Snags New Home Base in Miami Beach for $5.6 Million

His Italian soccer team now defunct, Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza is buying a new home back in the U.S., snagging a luxurious Miami Beach condo for $5.6 million. The retired catcher and his wife Alicia Piazza are slated to close next week on a sprawling unit at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, according to Lionheart Capital, which is developing the project along with equity partner Elliott Management. The unit had been listed at $5.795 million, Lionheart said.

Gear up for the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two white men were arrested earlier this week, days after a Black delivery van driver accused them of chasing him and shooting at him after he dropped off a package in a Mississippi city. But driver Demonterrio Gibson, 24, on Friday said he doesn’t believe police took him seriously at first and his attorneys say both suspects have been “undercharged” and should face charges of attempted murder.

Community rallies around Raleigh restaurant owner's fight against ALS

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Twelve years ago, Jeanne and John Luther opened the beloved Sola Cafe in Raleigh. A few years later, the Hot Mini 5K was launched to help wounded veterans. Now the annual fundraiser is even more personal.Three years ago, Jeanne was diagnosed with ALS, "Just one day my left pinky started feeling kind of strange. And then another finger. And then I couldn't cook dinners so well."The ensuing diagnosis left them both in shock as John recalls."The way it was communicated to us

Cary resident took up cycling to lose weight; now he rides for victory over cancer

CARY, N.C. (WTVD) -- The annual Victory Ride is the main event for the V Foundation in the Triangle. Cyclists raise money and ride between 10 and 100 miles to help fight cancer and fund research.Cary resident Matt Flippin recently rekindled a love of the sport after decades of not touching a bike. It started as a way to get outside for some fitness during the COVID-19 pandemic."Bought a used bike," he said. "Was able to find one on Facebook before they were all gone and just started riding."Flip

Mike Piazza Scores A Home Base At The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach

As a prodigious hitter, Hall of Famer Mike Piazza didn’t walk much during his 16-year baseball career. But recently, the retired superstar wandered unannounced into The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach and dropped $6 million-plus on a new luxury home, guest suite and large on-site storage unit. Just like that—as easy as a tossed bat after one of his titanic home runs. As for the lucky sales broker—score! Piazza purchased the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence for $5.6 millio

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The Best Wellness Retreats to Restore Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Only an hour from New York City in the lower Hudson Valley, Valley Rock Inn & Mountain Club is a wellness focused destination with a long list of activities and boot camps. Highlights include ridge line climbs at nearly 2,000 foot elevation on 7 Hills Trail, brookside trail run hikes, biking, kayaking, and snowshoeing programs, a 75-foot pool, and a fully-equipped fitness center, spin room, and yoga studio. The compound also boasts two farm-to-table restaurants, an art gallery, an organic market

Utopic Wellness Communities Are A Multibillion-Dollar Real Estate Trend

Imagine 40,000 acres of forest surrounding newly built Craftsman and Victorian homes–each with sweeping Southern-style wraparound porches sprinkled with lemonade-sipping residents, old and young. Behind each house lie “alleyways” of forest trails–there, athleisure-clad grandmas go on runs while clusters of unaccompanied kids forage for secret treehouses strewn throughout the landscape. Nestled behind a communal organic farm, pigs and chickens roam free beneath pine trees. At the local inn, the c

Wellness Real Estate Has Blossomed into a $134 Billion Industry Worldwide — And It’s Growing Fast

It’s the non-stop pace of our digital lives. An increasingly isolated and aging population. Rising chronic illness. Climate change. Given the pressures of the modern world, a gym membership and taking the occasional "mental health day" often just aren’t enough to maintain a healthy lifestyle. One way to achieve optimum wellness, experts and developers say, is by choosing a home that is designed for it. The wellness real estate boom worldwide, which took off in commercial buildings with the int

Why Wellness Real Estate Is Now a $134 Billion Industry

The ancient Roman poet Virgil once said, “The greatest wealth is health.” And those in contemporary times increasingly agree—a 2017 study by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) found that wellness real estate is now a $134 billion industry. Katherine Johnston, a senior researcher at GWI, says the wellness economy has experienced a consistent upward trajectory in the last 10 years. It is expected to increase by 6 percent annually in the next several years. Residential buildings and communities ar

Healthy living the luxury condo way

Natasha Shangguan, a real-estate agent, is quick to list the perks of living in the Grand at SkyView Parc development in Flushing, Queens. The 1,100-square-foot unit she shares with her son and husband looks west to the Midtown skyline. Outside, a 7-acre garden equipped with landscaping, play areas and grills is popular among residents — but this isn’t your typical garden. Crafted in accordance with feng shui, this lush escape — where the placement of stone, plants, water and wood are said to

Selling Wellness, Whether It Works or Not

When Daniel Donnelly spent $9 million on a three-bedroom, three-bathroom Manhattan condominium in November, he wasn’t just buying high-end real estate. He was investing in his own wellness. “We have the cleanest possible water in the building, the best air. My building is healthy,” said Mr. Donnelly, 60, who owns a design firm and a restaurant, and recently sold an HVAC and water tower company. He regularly uses 252 E. 57th’s “hydrotherapy circuit,” consisting of a steam room, experiential show

New Resort and Residences On Singer Island Focus On Mindful Living

Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences has one goal: to bring its occupants and guests a luxury lifestyle enhanced by mindful living. Combining Eastern traditions, science and Western luxury, Amrit was conceived by Dilip Barot, founder of Creative Choice Group. Scheduled for spring or summer of 2019, Amrit’s design is inspired by fire, water and earth. Upon entering the private 7-acre property, guests and residents will find a water wall greeting them. The property will be comprised of two towers, ea

How to Infuse Wellness Into the Design

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL—When designing for a luxurious utopia like Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences, how do you infuse wellness into the look and feel of the space? Rocio Saenz, designer at Bilkey Lineas Design based here, believes it is about having a focus on the process that leads to wellness-promoting spaces and experiences. In this case, it consisted of developing a thoughtful, contemporary design that resonates with the mind, body and spirit. “Natural finishes and elements came together to

Wellness is Quickly Becoming the Newest (and Healthiest Trend) in Real Estate

It takes technology, innovation, and experimentation to transform a residential community into one that’s a haven for health and wellbeing. As wellness is increasingly integrated into the core DNA of the real estate industry, we are seeing proof that these investments are paying off. A 2017 study by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) revealed that wellness in real estate is a $134 billion industry and growing annually by 6.4%. Katherine Johnston, a senior research fellow for GWI, believes these

Palm Beach wellness condo launches: The Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences

Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences has officially relaunched in Palm Beach after a decade of delay. The Creative Choice Group project in Singer Island features a 100,000-square-foot space that’ll house an outdoor spa and wellness amenities, including an oceanfront restaurant, meditation garden, indoor and outdoor yoga studios, and a private beach club with cabanas, water sports, and lounge chairs. The development is comprised of two towers, Tower P (Peace) and Tower H (Happiness), totaling 351 un

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Op-ed: 'Giving Tuesday' is a chance to help charitable organizations tackle worthy causes

Since early 2020, most of us have obviously focused our energy and attention on the global pandemic. As we emerge from this perilous time, it's important to remember that the last 20 months have had a profound impact on charitable giving. It has been widely reported that small charities nationwide have faced significant losses in charitable giving as donors cut back during the Covid-19 health and economic crisis. However, the urgent need to solve problems like climate change, homelessness and he

Steelers' Cam Heyward Honors Late Father During My Cause, My Cleats

When the Pittsburgh Steelers head to the field in Week 13 for a game against the Washington Football Team, defensive lineman Cameron Heyward will do so while wearing a special pair of footwear. He will honor his father, "IronHead" Craig Heyward, a Pro Bowler in his 11-year NFL career. Craig was diagnosed with brain cancer that ended his career at age 32, and he passed away at 39 years old. Heyward's cleats, which are a partnership with the V Foundation, will feature his father's face, as well a

Stuart Scott's Daughters Honor Father's Memory By Raising Money for Cancer Research One Scoop at a Time

When ESPN anchor Stuart Scott stepped onto the stage at the 2014 ESPY Awards to accept the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, he was battling cancer for a third time. And in spite of that, he looked confidently, defiantly into the audience and he said, "When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live. So live, live, fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight, then lay down and rest and let somebod

Cycling with cancer for a cure: Raleigh woman pedals to fight the disease

RALEIGH, N.C. — Beating cancer is hard — especially when you have to work on defeating it a little bit every day. Fran Powell has been doing just that, off and on, for more than 10 years. What You Need to Know Fran Powell has battled endometrial cancer off and on since 2010 The cancer spread from her uterus to her lungs Thanks to advances in medicine she no longer endures chemotherapy and radiation She is riding for a cure as part of the V Foundation's Victory Month Ride Now, she spins the

Dick Vitale: Why I'll Never Give Up the V Foundation's Fight Against Cancer

Since joining ESPN as an analyst shortly after the network’s inception in 1979 following a successful college and professional coaching career, Dick Vitale has become synonymous with college basketball and is a true ambassador for the game. Bursting at the seams with enthusiasm for college hoops, the 82-year old is equally as passionate about taking on cancer with the V Foundation for Cancer Research. In a guest column for InsideHook penned in recognition of September being Childhood Cancer Awar

Meet The Nigerian Tackling The Genetic Basis Of Cancer

Nigerian researcher Professor Olufunmilayo Olopade has worked for decades in the search for the genetic basis of breast cancer, now she is teaming up with an African startup to sequence populations that are under-represented in the medical literature. Professor Olopade, a V Foundation Scientific Advisory committee member, and dean for global health/director of the University of Chicago's Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics & Global Health says her current laboratory research is focused on using

On The Anniversary of Stuart Scott’s Death, His Daughters Pay Tribute To His Legacy

There were more hospital visits leading up to the fall of 2014. Many more. And they always ended the same way, with us discussing what we would do when our dad got home. We would just pick right up where we left off. After all, we shared our day-to-day life with him in real time while he was in the hospital. It was just how our life looked in that moment. He was there, and he was certainly still our dad; he just was not staying at home. There was never a moment when we believed he would die. Our

Gear up for the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two white men were arrested earlier this week, days after a Black delivery van driver accused them of chasing him and shooting at him after he dropped off a package in a Mississippi city. But driver Demonterrio Gibson, 24, on Friday said he doesn’t believe police took him seriously at first and his attorneys say both suspects have been “undercharged” and should face charges of attempted murder.

How Braswell Family Farms Is Giving Back to the Community This Season

One local farm is going above and beyond to help the NC community this holiday season. ’Tis the season of giving, and just like it’s never too early to tackle your gift list, it’s also never too early to start thinking about ways to give back to the community. Enter Braswell Family Farms, a Nashville, NC-based family-owned farm specializing in feed and eggs, who is leading the way in bettering the world around them. To that end, some of Braswell Family Farms’ initiatives include contributing f

Community rallies around Raleigh restaurant owner's fight against ALS

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Twelve years ago, Jeanne and John Luther opened the beloved Sola Cafe in Raleigh. A few years later, the Hot Mini 5K was launched to help wounded veterans. Now the annual fundraiser is even more personal.Three years ago, Jeanne was diagnosed with ALS, "Just one day my left pinky started feeling kind of strange. And then another finger. And then I couldn't cook dinners so well."The ensuing diagnosis left them both in shock as John recalls."The way it was communicated to us

Stuart Scott's family raising money for cancer research with 'Scoops for Stu' ice cream campaign

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Two of Stuart Scott's favorite things were family time and ice cream.Unfortunately, he passed away in 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Although he said he beat cancer on his terms, his absence from the world now mean he is missing out on both his favorite things.But the Stuart Scott Cancer Research Memorial Fund is raising money so no one in your family has to miss that special time and all you have to do to help is have a scoop of ice cream.In 2014, Stuart Scott gav

Cary resident took up cycling to lose weight; now he rides for victory over cancer

CARY, N.C. (WTVD) -- The annual Victory Ride is the main event for the V Foundation in the Triangle. Cyclists raise money and ride between 10 and 100 miles to help fight cancer and fund research.Cary resident Matt Flippin recently rekindled a love of the sport after decades of not touching a bike. It started as a way to get outside for some fitness during the COVID-19 pandemic."Bought a used bike," he said. "Was able to find one on Facebook before they were all gone and just started riding."Flip

Op-Ed: Taking on Cancer and Disparities in the Black Community •

I was born into a family of game changers – literally. My father took the field as West Point’s first Black football player. My parents were an interracial couple on the heels of the civil rights movement. And I built a career in a male-dominated sports broadcasting world. While those things have shaped me, they aren’t how I got through some difficult times. I am surrounded by family, friends and love. And that’s what I hung onto when I met cancer. My dear friend and ESPN colleague Stuart Scott

Steelers’ Cam Heyward to Wear Custom Cleats in Support of The V Foundation

When Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward takes the field on Monday against Washington, he’ll do so while wearing custom-painted cleats (pictured above) that honor the memory of his father and support The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Heyward—like many of his Steelers teammates—will be participating in the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats initiative, which will see more than 500 players wear custom cleats in support of a cause during the league’s Week 13 games. As you may recall, Cam’