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FrontRunners: Parisi Pied-A-Terre

For those not fortunate enough to call La Jolla, Calif., home, the beachside community’s Hotel Parisi (858.454.1511, http://www.hotelparisi.com) has added extended-stay apartments to its collection of elegant guest rooms. Just steps away from the beach, the Parisi Apart units feature full-size granite kitchens and baths, and range in size from 420 to more than 2,000 square […]

Desert Oasis: Royal Highness

The jagged spine of Camelback Mountain rises high above the desert floor, an unfailing navigational guide through the tangled Phoenix freeway system. As I approach the rugged outcropping, crowded asphalt gives way to a stone-paved drive flanked by towering palms; the machine-made cacophony cedes to the songs of birds. Before me, a garden courtyard and […]