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 www.TheLuxeList.com. Follow her on Twitter here: www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

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

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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

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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

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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

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Oleum Vera Introduces DIY Organic Hair Care Kit

New to the beauty scene is Oleum Vera, a fresh new line of “Do-It-Yourself” organic and sustainability-minded beauty kits tha...

Jan 5 2017, 7:23pm CST

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How to Make Money on Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

If you’ve made a New Year’s resolutions, apparently the odds are not in your favor of achieving it. Reports indicate that upwa...

Dec 21 2016, 3:34pm CST

New Year, New You: 7 Ways to Start 2017 Right

New Year, New You: 9 Ways to Start 2017 Right

A fresh New Year is upon us and it’s time to recalibrate our self-care strategies to amp up our health, fitness and overall we...

Dec 21 2016, 2:58pm CST

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VARIDESK Standing Desk a Smart Wellness Solution

The pitfalls of sitting too much have been well-proven, with the gravely serious risks ranging from medical conditions like di...

Dec 13 2016, 2:22am CST

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Like untold millions of others, amid the rapidly approaching holiday you may be frantically trying to find that perfect gift f...

Dec 13 2016, 1:52am CST

The Luxe List: Holiday Gift Picks 2016

The Luxe List: Holiday Gift Picks 2016

With statistics revealing that nearly half of Americans are planning to use a digital device (desktop, laptop, smartphone or...

Nov 18 2016, 7:46pm CST

3 SoCal Locales Where Holiday Spirit Runs High

4 SoCal Locales Where Holiday Spirit Runs High

Southern California is known for having more than its fair share of hot spots, from the trendiest happy hour haunts, to hotels...

Nov 18 2016, 6:25pm CST

5 Wine & Spirits Gifts Suited for Any Season

5 Wine & Spirits Gifts Suited for Any Season

There’s no better way to usher in the holiday spirit than with a tasty cocktail or two. And, with 2-year worldwide sales volum...

Nov 18 2016, 6:14pm CST

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Celebrity Chefs to Convene at the 13th Annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival

There are few annual events that get me as excited as the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival—a week-long extravaganza showcasi...

Nov 4 2016, 5:49pm CDT

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9 Ways to Achieve Diet & Weight-Loss Success

As health-seekers strategize their diet and fitness approach for the holiday gluttony season and those inevitable New Year’s r...

Oct 27 2016, 6:40pm CDT

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Anatomy of a Grand Weekend Getaway at Boulders Resort & Spa Arizona

Turnkey, print-ready, 3-night itinerary chock-full of fun and fabulosity!...

Oct 27 2016, 4:02pm CDT

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The Queen Mary’s ‘Dark Harbor’ Halloween Attraction Unleashes It’s ‘Evil 8’

In Southern California and looking for a haunting good time this Halloween season? Then  head over to the city of Long Be...

Oct 16 2016, 9:08pm CDT

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4 Reasons Women Need Life Insurance

:::Women missing key piece of financial security & success; What working women, stay-at-home moms and all other women need...

Oct 5 2016, 9:46am CDT

16 Tech-Driven Wellness Innovations

16 Tech-Driven Wellness Innovations

With all of the excitement and buzz surrounding the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) coupled with the fact that the fa...

Sep 30 2016, 9:06pm CDT

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Leveraging UV Light for a Healthier & Odor-Free Home

The dreadful multistate E. coli outbreak at Chipotle, which hospitalized 21, is among a number of high profile situations und...

Sep 1 2016, 2:29am CDT

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Great Gets for a Killer Cookout

There are few weekend activities I love more than a good ‘ole backyard cookout—whether at my place or someone else’s abode. As...

Aug 26 2016, 1:59am CDT

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6 Cool Summer Travel Solutions

I get so much joy in helping fellow travel-lovers solve annoying problems and otherwise make their trips easier and more enjoy...

Aug 26 2016, 1:12am CDT

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Mark West Wines a Winner for National Pinot Noir Day

Today is "National Pinot Noir Day" so let’s celebrate this tasty varietal, which happens to be my personal favorite. I know the...

Aug 18 2016, 1:53pm CDT

Back to College Products Improving Campus Life

Back to College Products Improving Campus Life

College students notoriously struggle on multiple fronts, most definitely to include their grocery and entertainment options…o...

Aug 4 2016, 2:24am CDT

Products That Score for Back to School

Products That Score for Back to School

With summer nearing its end and the new school year in sight, now is the time to start planning for your student’s success bot...

Aug 4 2016, 1:51am CDT

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Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Exudes the Spirit of Scottsdale

Of all of the cities in the U.S. operating under a duality, I find myself drawn back to one in particular time and time again:...

Aug 4 2016, 1:05am CDT

Surf, Sky & Spirit at Tower23 Hotel San Diego

Surf, Sky & Spirit at Tower23 Hotel San Diego

As California's southernmost metropolis, San Diego is a veritable coastal paradise that’s widely lauded for its fabulous climat...

Jul 15 2016, 4:32am CDT

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Royal Blues Hotel an Elegant Oceanside Enclave

Just south of Palm Beach, along Florida's eastern coast, lies scenic Deerfield Beach—a city well known for its pristine and cle...

Jul 15 2016, 4:06am CDT

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa a Splendid Respite

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa a Splendid Respite

South Florida, or “SoFla” for the enlightened, is home to more than five million residents, which is understandable given the...

Jul 15 2016, 1:50am CDT