HOT TICKETS | SOUTH FLORIDA by Brackett Bilodeau

Mark your calendars, we’ve got some hot tickets in store for you. Whether you fancy the theatre, a rock concert, or sports, your Attaché always has access to the best tickets. Contact your Attaché today for more information about these upcoming events!

CULTURE CORNER

Charlie Brown comes to life on the Broward Center stage in Fort Lauderdale. From July 6th through 15th see the whole Peanuts crew in the musical, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.

MUSIC MANIA

  • Music icons Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper join forces for a national tour before his upcoming residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Visit Hard Rock Live on July 6th to see the legends on stage.
  • Hard Rock Stadium better get ready for the multi-Grammy Award winning Rock and Rollers, Metallica on their WorldWired Tour. See the epic show on July 7th.

THE HUDDLE

The NL leaders are making their way to Marlin Park to take on the hometown Miami Marlins from July 14th to 16th. This is a game you don't want to miss!

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HOT TICKETS | NEW YORK by Brackett Bilodeau

Mark your calendars, we’ve got some hot tickets in store for you. Whether you fancy the theatre, a rock concert, or sports, your Attaché always has access to the best tickets. Contact your Attaché today for more information about these upcoming events!

CULTURE CORNER

  • "Piano Man" hitmaker Billy Joel is continuing his Madison Square Garden residency on July 5th. It will be the perfect way to recover after your festive Fourth of July.
  • Speaking of residencies, Jerry Seinfeld performs on July 13th at the Beacon Theatre. His 2016 residency was so popular, he extended another year. You don't want to miss The Homestand again.
  • The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park continues with its second show of the summer, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Head to Central Park's Delacorte Theatre from July 11th through August 13th to see Phylicia Rashad in this Shakespeare classic.

THE HUDDLE

New York City's MLS team takes on our neighbors to the north at Yankee Stadium. NYCFC takes on Toronto FC on July 19th. 

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NEW & NOTEWORTHY | LA MILAGROSA by Brackett Bilodeau

 
 

It is time to head to Brooklyn. With the mezcal craze in full-swing, you don't want to miss the new mezcaleria la milagrosa in Williamsburg. Opened by Felipe Mendez, the chef and owner of the popular taqueria La Superior. Walk into a brightly-colored Mexican deli, soon to be fully functioning, but looks can be deceiving, head through the freezer door and enter the agave bar and listening room. With incredible mezcal-centric cocktails, knowledgable staff, and a high-fidelity sound system, la milagrosa is soon to be a Brooklyn hot spot. 

Order This:

Mezcal Mule- A playful twist on the Moscow Mule. Mezcal, ginger beer, fresh lime, and ginger slices. 
Margarita Guayaba- Mezcal, fresh lime, guava juice, with a tiny spicy kick.
New Fashion- A Mezcal twist on the American classic. Mezcal, orange bitters, Amargo Angostura, agave nectar, orange peel, and magic!

Insider Tip:

la milagrosa has a rotating list of well-known DJs manning the turntables, so you may get a special treat on your next trip. If you are new to mezcal, ask the knowledgable bartenders to give you a brief introduction, perhaps he will give you a tasting!

la milagrosa | 1629 Second Avenue between East 84th and 85th Streets

GET TO KNOW YOUR ATTACHÉ | LORI KILMARTIN by Brackett Bilodeau

When not at work as Luxury Attaché’s newest addition to the team, Lori Kilmartin can be seen performing at various comedy clubs around Los Angeles. Her thirst for life and desire to go above and beyond translates directly into her work as an Attaché. Discover more of Lori’s favorites and the items she can’t live without in this week’s Attaché Interview.

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Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Place of birth: Los Angeles, CA
Favorite color: Green
Favorite flower:  Peonies & yellow roses
Favorite book: Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis
Favorite movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Favorite LA workout class (and instructor): Spin @ Total Woman w/ Ali
Favorite beverage (non-alcoholic or alcoholic): Whiskey Sour, Mezcal on the rocks
Favorite Broadway show: Bye Bye Birdie
Favorite travel destination: San Sebastian, Spain
Favorite airline: Virgin America/Atlantic, no matter where you're sitting it feels like first class...almost
Favorite LA restaurant: The Eveleigh
Favorite dish at favorite LA restaurant: Dungeness crab pasta
Favorite cocktail lounge, club or bar: Tom Bergin's Public House
Favorite entertainment/concert venue: The Hollywood Bowl
Favorite museum or gallery: The Broad Museum
Favorite boutique, bookstore or home goods store: The Last Bookstore on Spring Street
Favorite band or performer: The 1975, Blood Orange, The Chain Gang of 1974, Lana Del Rey
Favorite weekend activity: Rooftop brunch with friends and then music or a movie in the park
Iconic Los Angeleno: Carrie Fisher
Favorite Los Angeles neighborhood: Los Feliz - for the shopping and the brunch.

Most memorable hotel or luxury hospitality experience: The Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara is exquisite. The perfect weekend getaway when needing downtime from the city. 
Your LA moment: Performing at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club (When I moonlighted as a comedian)
Can't live without: Lipstick, phone charger, COFFEE
What is the greatest extravagance one could experience in Los Angeles: A Spa day at the Four Seasons, then drive to Malibu for dinner at Nobu.
If you could live in any other city besides Los Angeles: NEW YORK
The most unique thing about you: I put sauce on everything.
Motto to live by: "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop to take a look around once and awhile, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

LUXE LIST | TOP SUMMER WORKOUTS-BOSTON by Brackett Bilodeau

Even though summer has officially arrived, it’s not too late to get your body beach-ready with these Top 5 picks for Best Workouts. These unique and challenging regimens offer a wide range of fitness options, from Pilates to cycling to high-intensity cardio. Whatever your preference, one of these top studios will help you kickstart your journey to health and wellness.

EXHALE SPA + FITNESS

Two Battery Wharf
The Core Fusion Barre class at Exhale Spa combines light weights, planks, pushups, squats and ab work in a ballet barre-focused session that helps create a lean frame and dancer’s build. Using your own bodyweight as resistance, this class tightens and tones thighs, abs, and seat for an intense full-body workout.

((305)) FITNESS

699 Boylston Street
Focused on high-intensity rhythmic cardio, this dance-inspired workout features sprint intervals, sculpting, and a stretch cooldown. The 55-minute classes are 90% cardio, with some upper or lower body attention, depending on the class chosen. A team of highly-skilled dancer/instructors will push you past your limits and help you achieve peak fitness by constantly challenging new muscle groups to prevent plateauing.


EVERYBODYFIGHTS

15 Channel Center
Founded by George Foreman III, EverybodyFights takes fitness to the next level. With a focus on boxing workouts, this popular studio offers 12 classes from four disciplines. BAGSxBODY is the basis of the EverybodyFights class series. Incorporating various bodyweight exercises within 12 boxing rounds, this intense full-body workout provides total upper and lower body conditioning.

SWET

480 Tremont Street
The Antigravity Barre class at Swet focuses on toning and lengthening muscles to develop balance, agility, and a lean dancer’s build. Swet is open seven days a week and also offers small group and private classes. A team of highly trained instructors will help you slim down, build lean muscle, and develop flexibility and inner strength.


 

MYSTRYDE

456 Hanover Street
Using a combination of running and strength exercises to burn calories, the Power Stryde class at MyStryde will have you in shape in no time. This class, open to all levels, alternates 4-8 minute intervals on the treadmill with 4-8 minutes of strength exercises. Built on a philosophy that running builds character and increases confidence, the team at MyStyde pushes you to find your inner strength.

 

LUXE LIST | TOP SUMMER WORKOUTS- SOUTH FLORIDA by Brackett Bilodeau

Even though summer has officially arrived, it’s not too late to get your body beach-ready with these Top 5 picks for Best Workouts in South Florida. These unique and challenging regimens offer a wide range of fitness options, from Pilates to cycling to high-intensity cardio. Whatever your preference, one of these top studios will help you kickstart your journey to health and wellness.

FITBOX

1756 North Bayshore Drive | Miami
Designed to help clients lose fat and build muscle, Fitbox focuses its method on High Intensity Interval Training, using a combination of heavy boxing bags, dumbbells, and medicine balls. Workouts are constantly being changed and revamped to keep participants engaged, and class sizes are limited so everyone receives personalized attention from a team of highly trained and enthusiastic instructors.

BARRY'S BOOTCAMP

1835 Purdy Avenue | Miami Beach
Combining treadmill cardio with strength training on the floor, Barry’s Bootcamp offers daily 60-minute sessions that focus on different body sections each day, with Fridays-Sundays devoted to full-body workouts. These high-intensity routines are not for the faint of heart, as they claim to burn up to 1,000 calories per class. But devotees love the fun yet challenging atmosphere created by Barry’s team of highly-trained instructors.


ORANGETHEORY FITNESS

7396 S.W. 40th Street | Miami
Orangetheory Fitness offers 60-minute workout sessions split into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Their heart rate-monitored, high-intensity workouts are designed to keep heart rates in a target zone, which can increase energy, speed your metabolism, and burn calories for up to 36 hours. Shape magazine and Men’s Journal have named it the best one-hour workout in the country.

REDBIKE STUDIOS

1399 S.W. 1st Avenue, #102 | Miami
The indoor cycling craze that has swept the country makes its way to Miami with RedBike. The 45-minute classes combine high-energy music and choreographed circuits for an intense cardio workout that burns calories, while sculpting arms, legs, and core. RedBike also offers a juice bar and an in-house nutritionist for personalized counseling and diet plans.


 

JETSET MIAMI

401 N.W. 26th Street | Wynwood
JetSet combines the principles of Pilates, weight training, and cardio into a unique workout that utilizes resistance-based body conditioning equipment called the Megaformer. Sessions designed to push one muscle group to fatigue before moving on to another provide intense yet exhilarating workouts. Clients flock to this trendy studio for cardio benefits, as well as body-changing results.

 

ATTACHÉ EXCLUSIVE | SHADES BY DESIGN by Brackett Bilodeau

Style meets function with Shades By Design, an industry leader in custom window treatments for both commercial and residential clients. Providing products for automated and manual indoor and outdoor use, Shades By Design also offers a team of highly trained technicians to install and program your custom window treatments. Clients of Luxury Attaché receive preferred pricing on products and services. Discover more design inspiration by contacting your Attaché today.

ATTACHÉ EXCLUSIVE | REALCAR by Brackett Bilodeau

Driving in style has never been easier than with RealCar, the premium car rental service in the New York City metropolitan area. With convenient pick-up and delivery, their team of customer service experts will have you on the road in one of their luxury vehicles in no time. Clients of Luxury Attaché receive 20% off their first rental. Hit the open road by contacting your Attaché today.

LUXE LIST | TOP SUMMER WORKOUTS- NYC & HAMPTONS by Brackett Bilodeau

Even though summer has officially arrived, it’s not too late to get your body beach-ready with these top picks for Best Workouts in New York and the Hamptons. These unique and challenging regimens offer a wide range of fitness options, from Pilates to cycling to high-intensity cardio. Whatever your preference, one of these top studios will help you kickstart your journey to health and wellness.

TRACY ANDERSON

241 East 59th Street at Second Avenue | NYC
271 Church Street, between White and Franklin Streets
| NYC
30 Park Place | East Hampton
Creator of her eponymous trademark exercise method, fitness guru Tracy Anderson has designed workouts for some of entertainment’s biggest names, including Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow. With locations in New York, Los Angeles, and London, as well as an online studio, Anderson brings her wealth of exercise knowledge to the masses. Combining dance moves with Pilates, as well as light weightlifting, she has developed a tried-and-true method that has helped thousands sculpt and reshape their bodies.

AKT

1182 Broadway, at 28th Street | NYC
244 East 84th Street at Second Avenue
| NYC
3 Railroad Avenue
| East Hampton
Celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser has combined her background in dance and sports medicine to create AKT, a fitness program that combines circuit training, pilates, yoga and dance. With multiple NYC and Hamptons locations, as well as on-demand internet workout programs, a staff of highly-trained and enthusiastic instructors can transform your mind and body for a challenging yet comprehensive and fun workout.


SOULCYCLE

Various NYC & Hamptons Locations
SoulCycle has reinvented the concept of indoor cycling. Combining fat-burning cardio with hand weights and choreography for a full-body workout, SoulCycle provides inspirational coaching with the best music in a party atmosphere, designed to engage both mind and body. New Yorkers flock to one of several Manhattan locations for inspiring and invigorating 45-minute classes.

BARI STUDIO

23 Leonard Street, between Varick and Hudson Streets | NYC
The Surf Lodge, 183 Edgemere Street
| Montauk
Dance, bounce, and tone with this hybrid workout that combines dance cardio, trampolines, and resistance training for a full-body fitness regimen. The combination of these three elements results in inches lost, a reduction in body fat, and increased muscle tone. Group classes are available at bari studio’s NYC location in Tribeca or at the Hampton's pop-up location on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day, or private training sessions available online, in-home, or in-studio.


BARRY'S BOOTCAMP

Multiple locations in NYC, Hamptons, and Westchester
Combining treadmill cardio with strength training on the floor, Barry’s Bootcamp offers daily 60-minute sessions that focus on different body sections each day, with Fridays-Sundays devoted to full-body workouts. These high-intensity routines are not for the faint of heart, as they claim to burn up to 1,000 calories per class. But devotees love the fun yet challenging atmosphere created by Barry’s team of highly-trained instructors.

DANCEBODY

Multiple locations in NYC, Hamptons, and Miami
With a staff of dancers-turned-instructors, Dancebody combines dance cardio with toning in a fun and challenging studio environment. This fitness franchise employs various dance styles, heart-pumping music, and high-energy instructors to get your heart rate up while tightening and toning your muscles. In addition to various studio locations, DanceBody also offers online workouts for those who can’t make it to one of their daily studio sessions.


 

BURN

Bridgehampton Surf & Tennis Club, 231 Midocean Drive | Bridgehampton
Fitness specialists Blake Shephard, Inc. bring their latest High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout to Bridgehampton Surf & Tennis Club this summer. This high-impact, full-body workout, complete with stretch and cool down, is offered on Saturday mornings at 9am, July 1 through Labor Day. Appropriately titled BURN, this intense workout will take place both indoors and on the beach and is designed to create fast results.

 

 

HOT TICKETS | BAY AREA by Brackett Bilodeau

Mark your calendars, we’ve got some hot tickets in store for you. Whether you fancy the theatre, a rock concert, or sports, your Attaché always has access to the best tickets. Contact your Attaché today for more information about these upcoming events!

CULTURE CORNER

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime is coming to the Golden Gate Theatre. Don't miss this Tony-award winning production which brings Mark Haddon's best-selling novel of the same name to life from June 27th to July 23rd. 
  • Legendary rock group Queen have joined forces with American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert on their latest national tour. Head to the SAP Center on June 29th for what will be a powerhouse performance.
  • On July Fourth, celebrate our nation's independence at the Shoreline Amphitheatre where the San Francisco Symphony will be performing. Go for the beautiful music, stay for the stunning fireworks display.

THE HUDDLE

Take me out to the ballgame! The hometown San Francisco Giants take on the number one team in the National League Colorado Rockies. Catch the showdown from June 26th to 28th at AT&T Park.

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HOT TICKETS | SOUTH FLORIDA by Brackett Bilodeau

Mark your calendars, we’ve got some hot tickets in store for you. Whether you fancy the theatre, a rock concert, or sports, your Attaché always has access to the best tickets. Contact your Attaché today for more information about these upcoming events!

THE HUDDLE

Take me out to the ballgame! The Miami Marlins take on their NL East rival New York Mets from June 27th - 29th at Marlins Park.

CULTURE CORNER

  • Legendary rock and rollers Chicago and The Doobie Brothers join forces on their epic new tour. Catch them at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater on June 30th.
  • Head to FAU Studio One to see fairy tale characters come to live in Stephen Sondheim's hit Broadway show, Into the Woods. Performances begin on June 30th and continue through July 30th.

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HOT TICKETS | NEW YORK by Brackett Bilodeau

Mark your calendars, we’ve got some hot tickets in store for you. Whether you fancy the theatre, a rock concert, or sports, your Attaché always has access to the best tickets. Contact your Attaché today for more information about these upcoming events!

CULTURE CORNER

London's National Theatre Associate Director Simon Godwin stages this modern adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, Measure for Measure. This innovative production is not to be missed. Performances from June 17th to July 16th at Theatre for a New Audience.

MUSIC MANIA

  • Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner (one away from the elusive EGOT) John Legend returns to New York City on June 28th. Catch his performance at Madison Square Garden.
  • Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow is back on tour to promote her latest album, Be Myself. On June 28th she stopping in New York to play the Beacon Theatre.

THE HUDDLE

Take me out to the ballgame! The New York Mets take on their NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field from Jun 30th to July 2nd

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HOT TICKETS | BOSTON by Brackett Bilodeau

Mark your calendars, we’ve got some hot tickets in store for you. Whether you fancy the theatre, a rock concert, or sports, your Attaché always has access to the best tickets. Contact your Attaché today for more information about these upcoming events!

CULTURE CORNER

  • One of the worlds greatest bands is back on tour. U2 embarked on their Joshua Tree Tour earlier this year and on June 25th it is your chance to see them at Gillette Stadium.
  • Magician David Blaine has made a name for himself by dazzling audiences with his death-defying magic. Catch him on June 28th at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.
  • Two parts of Fleetwood Mac have re-joined forces. Lindsay Buckingham and Christine McVie are on the road promoting their album Buckingham/McVie making a stop at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on June 28th.

THE HUDDLE

The Boston Red Sox take on the Minnesota Twins from June 26th through 29th at Fenway Park. This is their last home series before the All-Star break.

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HOT TICKETS | LOS ANGELES by Brackett Bilodeau

Mark your calendars, we’ve got some hot tickets in store for you. Whether you fancy the theatre, a rock concert, or sports, your Attaché always has access to the best tickets. Contact your Attaché today for more information about these upcoming events!

CULTURE CORNER

  • Legendary rock group Queen have joined forces with American Idol runner-up, Adam Lambert on their latest national tour. Head to the Hollywood Bowl on June 26th or 27th for what will be a powerhouse performance.
  • On June 28th modern dance will take Royce Hall by storm. Emmy award winner Travis Wall and his dance troupe Shaping Sounds are touring with their latest show, Behind the Curtain. Get ready for a high energy show.
  • Country star and reality personality Jessie James Decker is back on tour following the release of her latest EP Blackbird Sessions. Catch her at the House of Blue Anaheim on June 30th.

THE HUDDLE

It is the battle of Los Angeles. The LA Dodgers take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Dodger Stadium on June 26th and 27th and Angel Stadium on June 28th and 29th.

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TRAVEL ATTACHÉ | WEEKEND GETAWAYS FROM PALO ALTO by Brackett Bilodeau

Run away this weekend to one of these picturesque getaways, where relaxation is the order of the day. Just a short car or train ride away, these excursions are the perfect cure for anything that ails you.

CALISTOGA

2 hours 15 minutes
Located at the end of the Napa winery corridor, this charming little town offers a quiet escape from city life, and a perfect opportunity to explore some of the most well-known wineries in the business. Robert Mondavi, Beringer, and Inglenook wineries all reside here, as well as hundreds of other, lesser-known options. In addition to the cozy comfort of its inns and cottages, Calistoga is also best known for its spas and hot springs.

PASO ROBLES

2 hours 40 minutes
Natural hot springs and winery tasting rooms are two of the top draws of this charming and laidback community. A perfect getaway for wine lovers and couples, there are also unique shops, restaurants, and summer concerts at Vina Robles Amphitheatre. Visitors can also stop for an olive oil tasting or tour the San Luis Lighthouse.


HALF MOON BAY

45 minutes
In addition to its sandy beaches, travelers enjoy the assorted shops and galleries that line Main Street of this casual coastal destination. From glass-blowing to wine tastings to fine dining, this charming town has something for everyone. Attractions like Seahorse Ranch and Harley Farms are also big draws for families looking for a fun weekend escape.

MONTEREY

1 hour 30 minutes
This gorgeous coastal town offers an array of activities for visitors, including the whimsical shops of Cannery Row, miles of oceanside trails for hiking, and topnotch seafood restaurants. This seaside village is also home to the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and is a perfect weekend getaway for couples and families alike.

LUXE LIST | PALO ALTO'S BEST BRUNCH by Brackett Bilodeau

After a hectic workweek, it’s time for relaxing, catching up with friends, and, of course, brunch. This weekend staple has steadily gained popularity in recent years, with restaurants offering extensive food and beverage menus, from boozy breakfasts to family-friendly feasts. Satisfy your cravings with one of these top Palo Alto picks.

TOOTSIE'S AT STANFORD BARN

700 Welch Road | Palo Alto
Served on Saturdays from 10am-4pm, the brunch at Tootsie’s features traditional items like ricotta pancakes and vegetable frittatas. They also offer an assortment of homemade pastries and coffee drinks; a perfect way to enjoy a relaxing afternoon with family and friends.

BILL'S CAFÉ

3163 Middlefield Road | Palo Alto
Bill’s Cafe features traditional American diner style food and ambiance, with an extensive breakfast menu offering classics like omelettes, waffles, pancakes, and South of the Border specialties. With several Bay area locations, diners return here for reliable, hearty food and friendly service.

ANGELICA'S

863 Main Street | Redwood City
Italian eggs benedict and Angelica’s corned beef hash and eggs are just two of the brunch selections that diners return for at Angelica’s, the lively American eatery in Redwood City. They also feature a brunch cocktail menu with mimosas, bloody marys, and organic fresh smoothies.


 

VILLAGE CALIFORNIA BISTRO & WINE BAR

378 Santana Row #1035 | San Jose
Focused on local, seasonal ingredients, this indoor/outdoor eatery offers classic brunch selections like biscuits & gravy and brioche French toast, but also heartier options, including fish & chips and spicy chicken chili.

TOWN

716 Laurel Street | San Carlos
Town restaurant uses locally- and seasonally-sourced ingredients and provides a commitment to topnotch customer service. Their brunch favorites include chilaquiles, chicken and waffles, and country eggs benedict. In addition to these offerings, they also have an extensive cocktail menu featuring bottomless mimosas and sparkling sangria.

 

TRAVEL ATTACHÉ | WEEKEND GETAWAYS FROM SAN FRANCISCO by Brackett Bilodeau

Run away this weekend to one of these picturesque getaways, where relaxation is the order of the day. Just a short car or train ride away, these excursions are the perfect cure for anything that ails you.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE

3 hours 30 minutes
Surrounded by the majesty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, South Lake Tahoe is an alpine paradise. Whether enjoying the winter wonderland that awaits November through April or the picturesque spring and summer, this mountain oasis offers spectacular scenery and an average of 300 days of sunshine each year.


HEALDSBURG

1 hour 30 minutes
The small-town charm of Healdsburg is just a short drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge. World-class shopping, farm-to-table dining, and the very best in art and music are just some of the draws to this trendy weekend destination. For wine enthusiasts, Healdsburg is also situated near three prime winegrowing regions.


CARMEL

2 hours 30 minutes
The breathtaking natural beauty of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is just minutes from Carmel, a short, southern trip down Highway One from San Francisco. Filled with beautiful inns and cottages, as well as great restaurants and fun boutiques, this historic village offers a relaxing weekend escape.


PISMO BEACH

4 hours 30 minutes
Pismo Beach offers a perfect weekend getaway, whether exploring its incredible sand dunes, nearby wineries, or upscale resorts. Another family-friendly attraction is Dinosaur Caves Park, which sits on 11 acres and offers hiking trails, a children’s playground, and gorgeous Pacific Ocean views.


SAN LUIS OBISPO

4 hours
Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles lies the quaint town of San Luis Obispo. Although a college town, it remains relatively uncrowded, with a laidback yet lively vibe. Nicknamed “America’s Happiest City,” this ideal weekend retreat offers an abundance of vintage stores, fun boutiques, wine bars, and farm-to-table dining establishments.

LUXE LIST | SAN FRANCISCO's BEST BRUNCH by Brackett Bilodeau

After a hectic workweek, it’s time for relaxing, catching up with friends, and, of course, brunch. This weekend staple has steadily gained popularity in recent years, with restaurants offering extensive food and beverage menus, from boozy breakfasts to family-friendly feasts. Satisfy your cravings with one of these top San Francisco picks.

PLOW

1299 18th Street
Located in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, this Bay Area staple serves locally-sourced American comfort food. Dungeness crab scramble, Vietnamese pork chop + eggs, and lemon ricotta pancakes are just a few of the brunch menu standouts that keep locals coming back for more.

MISSION BEACH CAFÉ

198 Guerrero Street
Although this eatery serves a California market menu daily from 9am-9pm, they are best known for their brunch, which usually has patrons lined up down the street on weekends. Menu favorites include braised duck hash over easy eggs and the open-faced breakfast sandwich.

UNIVERSAL CAFÉ

2814 19th Street
Serving both weekday and weekend brunches, Universal Cafe offers an ever-changing menu, ranging from traditional favorites like steak + eggs and French toast to locally-inspired selections like linguine with pan-seared halibut. Fast service and a casual atmosphere keep patrons coming back to this off-the-beaten-path spot.


 

‘AINA

900 22nd Street
This modern Hawaiian restaurant combines traditional cooking techniques with locally-sourced and Hawaiian ingredients. With brunch offered Friday-Sunday, this casual and welcoming eatery dishes up selections like kalua pork belly and smoked lomi salmon salad.

ELITE CAFÉ

2049 Fillmore Street
A New-Orleans-inspired menu greets diners at the upscale Elite Cafe in San Francisco’s elegant Pacific Heights neighborhood. Crawfish etouffee, duck gumbo, and andouille hash are just a few of the brunch standouts, as well as bottomless mimosas.

 

GET TO KNOW YOUR ATTACHÉ | ERICA FIGLIOLIA by Brackett Bilodeau

When not providing dedicated and expert service at 75 Wall, Erica Figliolia can often be found on the weekends walking her dog in Manhattan’s historic Battery Park or catching the latest concert at Jones Beach. Discover Erica’s favorite Attaché request and more in this week’s Attaché interview.

Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Place of birth: Long Island, New York
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite flower: Sunflower
Favorite book: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Favorite movie: Jurassic Park
Favorite NY workout class (and instructor): Flywheel with Kyle Axman (or any instructor with great music)
Favorite beverage (non-alcoholic or alcoholic): Indian Cooler from Bohemian or an iced matcha latte from Bluestone Lane
Favorite Broadway show: Footloose
Favorite travel destination: Tuscany, Italy or Tel Aviv, Israel
Favorite airline: JetBlue
Favorite NY restaurant: Bohemian
Favorite dish at favorite NY restaurant: Steak sampler (3 different cuts of meat)
Favorite cocktail lounge, club or bar: Death & Co
Favorite entertainment/concert venue: Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach
Favorite museum or gallery: Museum of Ice Cream
Favorite boutique, bookstore or home goods store: ABC Carpet & Home
Favorite band or performer: Maroon 5, Chris Brown (greatest dance moves)
Favorite weekend activity: Walking my dog along the water in Battery Park
Iconic New Yorker: Joan Rivers
Favorite New York neighborhood: West Village

Hidden NY Gem you'd like to share: Bohemian (if you can't already tell)
Can't live without: Nail polish and pizza
Favorite Attaché request: Planning an entire trip and itinerary to Boston (where I went to school). It brought back great memories and I was able to share some of my favorite spots in Boston
If you could live in any other city besides New York: Los Angeles
Favorite Emoji: Fire emoji
Motto to live by: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take"

TRAVEL ATTACHÉ | WEEKEND GETAWAYS FROM LA by Brackett Bilodeau

Run away this weekend to one of these picturesque getaways, where relaxation is the order of the day. Just a short car or train ride away, these excursions are the perfect cure for anything that ails you.

PALM SPRINGS

1 hour 45 minutes
Once a top gathering spot for artists and musicians, Palm Springs is experiencing a resurgence in popularity due in part to events like the Palm Springs International Film Festival and Coachella. This relaxing desert oasis offers an abundance of activities, including boutique shops, art galleries, and museums.


SANTA BARBARA

2 hours
Just two hours from Los Angeles, the immaculate town of Santa Barbara offers a historic and picturesque weekend escape. Travelers visit this historic city for its high-end dining options and pristine beaches. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is another top draw at this charming and peaceful resort destination.


JOSHUA TREE

2 hours
Centrally located in the California desert, Joshua Tree is the closest national park to Los Angeles and San Diego. Occupying over 790,000 square feet, the park, which is actually a desert, is the perfect weekend getaway for hikers, campers, photographers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to its stunning natural beauty, the park also offers restaurants, local merchants, and a farmers market.


BIG BEAR LAKE & BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

2 hours 30 minutes
Situated in the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear Lake offers a host of high-altitude activities, including skiing and snowboarding in the winter and hiking and kayaking in the summer. Helicopter tours, jeep excursions, and equipment rental are just some of the amenities offered to guests of Bear Mountain Resort, the perfect alpine getaway.


SAN DIEGO

2 hours
Visitors flock to San Diego to experience the ultimate Southern California surfing and skating scene. In addition to an abundance of local breweries that draw craft beer aficionados, the great year-round weather brings travelers to city landmarks like Balboa Park, Mission Beach, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.