Stories By: Merilee Kern

Merilee Kern

Merilee Kern, Executive Editor & Producer of The Luxe List International News Syndicate, is a lifestyle, leisure and consumer goods expert who reports on noteworthy travel experiences, products, services and events at all price points – from the highly affordable to the luxury extreme. She keeps her finger on the pulse of what’s trending across all leisure and lifestyle product, service and travel categories to inform, enlighten and entertain. Also an award-winning author, APP developer, owner of a thriving communications agency, a two-time fitness champion and a proud mother of two, Merilee is the very definition of a renaissance woman. She may be reached online at Follow her on Twitter here: and Facebook here:

Easy Ways to Make Your Fall Season Better

Easy Ways to Make Your Fall Season Better

With summer in the rearview mirror, the consumer marketplace is a-buzz with brands eager to ease and enhance your fall season e...

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Easy Ways to Improve Your Summer (and Beyond)

With summer temperatures lingering on the high end of the spectrum, many are still out and about enjoying the longer days and e...

Aug 7 2018, 6:28pm CDT

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10 Savvy Summer Solutions

Summer is here so it’s time to get out there and enjoy the hot weather—and also use some of the extra down time to boost your s...

Jun 29 2018, 3:09pm CDT

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8 Fail-Safe Father’s Day Gifts

With Father’s Day looming, many are still frenetically searching for that perfect item to please and appease the Dads in their...

May 30 2018, 7:55pm CDT

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William Henry Pocketknives a Forever Father’s Day Gift

While there is no shortage of exceptional luxury design houses, there are an esteemed few that rise above their competitors and...

May 14 2018, 6:18pm CDT

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7 Marvelous Mother’s Day Gifts Under $100

In 2017, the National Retail Federation’s annual survey forecasted that Americans would spend more than ever on Mothe...

May 1 2018, 12:12am CDT

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New Bicycling Power Meter Boasts Revolutionary Nanotech with Breakthrough Pricepoint Allowing All Cyclists to Train Like a Pro

Leading-edge iQ2 Power Meter offers next-gen nanotechnology while shattering prohibitive marketplace price barriers to blaze an...

Apr 24 2018, 12:08pm CDT


LottoGopher Sets ‘Site’ on Making Californians Millionaires

Spring break and summer travel planning season is here, as throngs of people ready themselves for some well-earned, greatly nee...

Apr 15 2018, 9:32pm CDT

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Savvy Valentine’s Day Gifts & Gets

Last year, the National Retail Federation reported spending for the Valentine’s Day holiday was expected to top $18.2 billion,...

Feb 3 2018, 2:19am CST

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Gotta-Get Extras for iPhone X

With recently reporting that Apple sold an estimated 6 million iPhone X units this past Black Frida...

Dec 4 2017, 6:35pm CST

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Epic ‘Something for Everyone’ Holiday Gadget Gift Guide

Ah, holiday shopping—the time of year when we go toe-to-toe, elbow-to-elbow and sometimes nose-to-nose with other merry-makers...

Dec 4 2017, 5:32pm CST

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7 Apps to Earn Extra Cash for the Holidays (and Beyond)

Amid the holiday season where budgets feel squeezed and pinched to the max, there's help in the form of cash-inducing apps! To&...

Oct 3 2017, 2:39pm CDT

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Halloween Haunts Go High-Tech with AtmosFX Digital Decorations

In some neighborhoods, each October it’s outright competition to see which house can deck out their digs in the creepiest confi...

Oct 2 2017, 6:18pm CDT

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Gift-Worthy Fall Finds

While fall ushers in an array of annual delights, like cooler weather, gorgeous foliage, chunky sweaters, and pumpkin spice, it...

Sep 25 2017, 11:19am CDT

6 Tech-Driven Sweat-Busting Solutions

6 Tech-Driven Sweat-Busting Solutions

Product Innovations Reduce Profuse Sweating Problems Today’s breed of tech-driven product innovations help address an age-old,...

Aug 8 2017, 4:28pm CDT

Savvy Tech Solutions That’ll Enhance Your Life

Savvy Tech Solutions That’ll Enhance Your Life

As one who is exposed to new product innovations as a regular course of business, I’ve seen my fair share cool gear and smart s...

Aug 3 2017, 3:36pm CDT

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Awesome Summer Tech Solutions to Streamline Daily Life

Ah, summer... vacation time, R&R, and a reprieve (however slight) from the regular responsibilities of daily life. Even so,...

Jul 5 2017, 2:24pm CDT

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Enchantment Abounds at Puerto Vallarta’s ‘Rhythms of the Night’ Dinner Show

Rhythms of the Night is an immersive dinner show experience like none other, transforming your night into an enchanted eve...

Jun 23 2017, 3:58am CDT

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BANANA WAVE Bananamilk an ‘A-peeling’ Non-Dairy Option

Move over almond, soy, coconut and other non-dairy milk alternatives....there’s a new and decidedly tasty milk substitute in th...

Jun 23 2017, 3:15am CDT

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Personal Photos & Videos ‘Go Hollywood’ with UrLife Mini-Movies

People have always snapped photos on vacation, but the proliferation of smartphones has ushered in dramatic changes in the way...

Jun 23 2017, 2:39am CDT

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Bleu Bohème San Diego Enchants With Free-Spirited French Fare

Ensconced in San Diego’s delightful Kensington neighborhood, Bleu Bohème is a must-visit eatery for anyone in San Diego county...

Jun 23 2017, 1:37am CDT

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‘WatchBox by Govberg’ App a Timely Father’s Day Find

In 2016, consumers spent an estimated $14.3 billion on gifts for Father's Day. Traditional gifts include things like power tool...

Jun 2 2017, 8:02pm CDT

7 Useful Summer Solutions

7 Useful Summer Solutions

After a long and chilly winter that lingered longer than many would prefer, summer is finally in full effect.  Amid this s...

Jun 2 2017, 7:26pm CDT

Father’s Day Gifts That’ll Undoubtedly Impress

Father’s Day Gifts That’ll Undoubtedly Impress

Genius gear gift ideas for home mixologists, kitchen commandos, entertaining aficionados, style savants, gadget geeks and those...

Jun 2 2017, 6:55pm CDT

5 Problem-Solving Self-Care Solutions

5 Problem-Solving Self-Care Solutions

Ever on the hunt for consumer goods that solve ubiquitous annoyances, I’ve come across a selection of self-care solutions that...

May 7 2017, 6:32pm CDT

7 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts Under $100

7 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts Under $100

Mother's Day is on Sunday May 14....

May 4 2017, 12:55pm CDT

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5 Problem-Solving Self-Care Solutions

Ever on the hunt for consumer goods that solve ubiquitous annoyances, I’ve come across a selection of self-care solutions that...

May 4 2017, 12:39pm CDT

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M.I.N.D. Brainwave-Controlled Game System Hits Market

Cerebral combat trainer allows you to play ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ by combining brainwaves and holographic projec...

Mar 30 2017, 7:05pm CDT


Cool Spring Things: 16 Trend-Forward Finds

Every spring brings with it the perfect opportunity for fresh beginnings as days become longer and the weather warms.  Giv...

Mar 30 2017, 6:41pm CDT


7 Ways Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort Ups the Luxe All-Inclusive Ante

The newest property in Grand Velas Resorts’ esteemed portfolio is Grand Velas Los Cabos — an all-inclusive spa resort with...

Mar 17 2017, 2:01am CDT

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5 Key ‘Make or Break’ Life Insurance Trends

New laws, emerging technology, fiscal uncertainty and changing marketplace perceptions are making big impacts on the life insur...

Mar 14 2017, 3:22am CDT


Maverick Mattress Biz Wakes Up Tired Industry

When a consumer brand sets an entirely new benchmark, you know they’re on to something big. Very big. This is the case with Nol...

Mar 14 2017, 2:32am CDT

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5 Disruptive Luxury Travel Trends Shattering the Status Quo

With the global luxury market collectively growing at 4 percent to an estimated $1.15 (€1.08) trillion in 2016, according to a...

Mar 13 2017, 11:57pm CDT

Culinary Cultural Immersion a Foodie-Forward Travel Trend

Culinary Cultural Immersion a Foodie-Forward Travel Trend

:::Indigenous epicurean adventure escalates among ‘victual vacationers’:::Exemplifying this is data from Venngage und...

Feb 21 2017, 1:47am CST

Hair Havoc No More with Dr. Marder Scalp Therapy

Hair Havoc No More with Dr. Marder Scalp Therapy

Winter weather, and the subsequent use of indoor heat to stay warm, can have an extreme drying effect on the skin—and this most...

Feb 20 2017, 7:30pm CST

Grayton Automatic Watches an Admirable Accessory for All

Grayton Automatic Watches an Admirable Accessory for All

We live in a fast-paced wardrobe world where few fashions stand the test of time. One exception, however, lies in the world of...

Feb 20 2017, 6:49pm CST

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Tasty Valentine’s Day Gifts with Direct-to-Door Delivery

According to the National Confectioners Association (NCA), chocolate accounted for approximately 59 percent of U.S. candy reta...

Feb 1 2017, 9:06pm CST

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11 Endearing Valentine’s Day Gifts & Gets

Looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift that’s sure to charm the loved ones in your life? With so many options to choose...

Feb 1 2017, 8:35pm CST

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7 Reasons Dining at Marina Kitchen San Diego Is a Must-Do

Destination-driven gourmands will do well to visit Marina Kitchen restaurant ensconced in the San Diego Marriott Marquis hotel....

Feb 1 2017, 7:39pm CST

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‘Pay-for-Pounds’ Contests Prompting Workplace Weight Loss

:::Four Key Marketing Strategies Helping Business Groups of all Sizes ‘Diet for Dollars’ to Boost Bottom Lines as Innovative...

Jan 19 2017, 2:26pm CST