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This Just Out: Versace Opens a Luxury Hotel in Dubai

This Just Out: Versace Opens a Luxury Hotel in Dubai

This Just Out: Versace Opens a Luxury Hotel in Dubai

Plus, news on 'Staches & Lashes in LA, the White Party in Miami and more!

Miami - You’re bound to get your fill of sea men during this year’s Anchors Away-themed White Party. The week-long event’s tentpole dance party sets sail on November 28 at from 6 - 11 p.m. aboard the Grand Floridian Mega Yacht with DJ Roland Belmares. Other events for the week include: “White Heat” at Bailo Nightclub (November 25); “White Journeys” at Heart Nightclub featuring DJ Manny Lehman (November 26); “White Dreams” at Club Space with DJs Joe Gauthreaux and Alain Jackinsky (November 27); the “White Splash Pool Party” at the Aloft South Beach Hotel with DJ Tomer Maizner; “White Starz” at Score Nightclub with DJs Isaac Escalante and Paulo (November 28). The week wraps up at the “Muscle Beach Party” with DJs Eddie Martinez and Phil B, followed by the infamous “Noche Blanca” party at Story Nightclub DJ Abel. For more information and tickets, go to

Los Angeles - Outfest’s Emerging Leader’s Council, a group of film, TV and art professionals under 30, has announced its third annual ‘Staches & Lashes event will take place at Rudy’s Barbershop in Silver Lake on Saturday, November 21. The pre-holiday fete - which raises awareness and funds for the Outfest Forward educational and mentoring program - will once again feature performer Kelly Mantle. Tickets ($15 pre-sale/$20 at the door) gets you open bar, food, live entertainment and free haircuts. For tickets, visit Staches & Lashes website.

Paris - Louis Vuitton just got plus-sized. Or, at least its collection of City Guides did. Originally launched by the French fashion house in 1998, the guides each offer hundreds of vetted addresses to the best restaurants, hotels, bars and shops; themed itineraries to help make exploration fun; incredible photography and more. New for 2016: Prague, Bangkok, Rome and Chicago join the fold and New York, Paris, London and Tokyo get an update. Also, for the first time, Louis Vuitton has launched a mobile app to complement the guides with instantly updated content while you’re on the go. For more information, go to Louis Vuitton's website or the iTunes app store.

Dubai, U.A.E. - Speaking of fashion houses, Versace has opened the doors to its stunning new Palazzo Versace Dubai, a waterfront luxury hotel with interiors exclusively designed by Donatella Versace herself. The hotel features 215 rooms (plus 169 residences) and the details are everything you would expect: marble flooring and columns, ceilings hand-painted in gold, fine mosaics and the recurring iconic Medusa head and Greek Key motifs. This is the second Palazzo Versace property, the first being on Australia’s Gold Coast. To book, go to

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The folks in Puerto Vallarta want you to know that everything is business as usual after Hurricane What’s Her Name blew through town. In fact, to demonstrate just how great things are, the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has launched a “12 Days of Winter” promotion. Each day from December 1 - 12, one lucky winner will get a prize that ranges from bottles of artisan tequila to local Huichol art and, ultimately, the grand prize of a 12-night Puerto Vallarta vacation package with a stay a three great hotels including Casa Velas (photo above). Information is available at

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