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Suite Stays in Maine

As summer hits its stride on the Maine coast, Inn by the Sea on Cape Elizabeth, just south of Portland, provides several reasons for guests to visit this alluring part of the Pine Tree State. Last month, the inn unveiled 10 beachfront suites: one bedroom (700 square feet) or two bedrooms (1,300 square feet) and […]

The Ultimate Poker Match

The largest buy-in poker tournament, with a $1 million entry fee, will take place July 1 to 3 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The tournament, Big One for One Drop, will be part of the annual World Series of Poker but will host only 48 professional and nonprofessional poker players […]

The Robb Reader: Stuart Varney

Stuart Varney’s love affair with America started with a simple visit as a young man. “I really wanted to see America because that was the last big place I hadn’t been to,” recalls the 63-year-old British expatriate and world traveler, who is best known as the host of Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co. “And […]

The Robb Reader: John Paul DeJoria

Growing up in Los Angeles as a child of immigrants, John Paul DeJoria sold greeting cards and delivered newspapers to help support his family. After serving in the United States Navy, he worked several jobs—from driving a tow truck to pumping gas—before launching a hair-care business with his late friend Paul Mitchell. John Paul Mitchell […]

A New Night Spot Opens on the Las Vegas Strip

The Bellagio resort and casinoinLas Vegas is opening a 12,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor nightlife venue, Hyde Lounge Bellagio, on New Year’s Eve. Modeled after an Italian villa, the massive space featurestwo bars, floor-to-ceiling windows, a fireplace, a private study, and an outdoor terrace lined with olive trees that overlooks the fountains of Bellagio. There are 40 VIP […]

Golf: High Societies

Originated in Scotland in the 18th century, golfing societies have long been popular in the British Isles. But the concept—a membership group that hosts matches and other events, and offers access to various courses—has never caught on in the United States, where the local country club has been the affiliation of choice. In recent years, […]

Best of the Best 2011: Golf Courses: Old Macdonald

More golf courses closed than opened in the United States last year, and the industry experienced a significant drop in rounds played. Yet at least one Amer­ican golf institution showed signs of life in 2010, thanks in part to a man who died more than 70 years ago. Charles Blair Macdonald, the country’s first homegrown […]

Spring Cleaning at Elysian Spa

From now through the end of June, Elysian Spa & Health Club, located at the Elysian Hotel in Chicago’s lakefront Gold Coast neighborhood, is offering treatments inspired by healing practices used in Thailand. The treatments are a part of a yearlong series of seasonal spa menus, comprising culturally inspired services from around the world. These spring […]

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