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.

Courtesy of The Queen Mary

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

 Great Gets for a Killer CookoutCourtesy Char-Broil

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

Courtesy Daniela Degrassi

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

Courtesy of Mark West Wines

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

Courtesy Royal Blues Hotel

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

Problem Solving Stuff for Summer

Problem Solving Stuff for Summer

I’ll admit it: I’m a fixer. Whenever there’s a problem at hand for myself or those around me I’m compelled to resolve it. All t...

Jun 22 2016, 6:04pm CDT

7 Gotta Get Summer Gadgets

7 Gotta Get Summer Gadgets

I just love summer. Aside from the longer days, jaunts to tropical locales, weekend barbeques and balmy nights out on the town,...

Jun 22 2016, 1:42pm CDT

The Ambrose Hotel Santa Monica Mastering Boutique Hospitality

The Ambrose Hotel Santa Monica Mastering Boutique Hospitality

There’s just something about a boutique hotel. Maybe it’s the quaint locales or the stylish upscale accommodations. Perhaps it’...

Jun 22 2016, 12:52pm CDT

Via Veneto Santa Monica Dishing Star-Caliber Italian Cuisine

Via Veneto Santa Monica Dishing Star-Caliber Italian Cuisine

Los Angeles is a city known as much for its distinctive award-winning eateries as it is for its celebrity residents. In fact, m...

Jun 22 2016, 12:03pm CDT

Courtesy Eddie V’s/Darden Concepts Inc.

Culinary-Forward Seafood at Eddie V’s San Diego

Next time you have a hankerin’ for swordfish from Block Island, scallops from Georges Bank or Yellowfin Tuna from the Caribbea...

Jun 8 2016, 7:22pm CDT

Experiential Gifts for Grads & Dads at Hilton Anaheim

Experiential Gifts for Grads & Dads at Hilton Anaheim

It’s that time of year when many are wondering what to get the graduate in their life—from college grads down through Kinderg...

May 20 2016, 3:18pm CDT

Entertainment On-The-Go: National ‘Coffee With America’ Show Embodies New Era of Interactive TV

Entertainment On-The-Go: National ‘Coffee With America’ Show Embodies New Era of Interactive TV

Wake up America, there’s a perky new lifestyle television program in town—a tasty daytime talk show worth getting frothed up a...

May 18 2016, 4:23pm CDT

Summer Health & Beauty Boosters

Summer Health & Beauty Boosters

Summer is a great time for a health and beauty reboot, since many of us are far more body conscious during this sizzling seaso...

May 17 2016, 5:46pm CDT

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7 Summer Saviors

This summer why not gear up with items that’ll ease and enhance the season? Here are a few hot product picks relating to fashi...

May 17 2016, 4:47pm CDT

I.D. Theft Protection Perfection with ‘Pagalli’ Fine Leather Wallets

I.D. Theft Protection Perfection with ‘Pagalli’ Fine Leather Wallets

As recently as January 2016 the FTC announced the escalating incidence of identity theft, revealing that it had received nearly...

May 13 2016, 2:36am CDT

7 Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

7 Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

With another Father’s Day on approach, many are racking their brains on what to get for “Dad” that will not only surprise him...

May 11 2016, 1:44am CDT

 Wow-Worthy Mother’s Day Gifts

Wow-Worthy Mother’s Day Gifts

Buying Mother’s Day gifts year-in and year-out can be a challenge with respect to keeping ideas fresh and unexpected on Mom’s...

Apr 28 2016, 5:55pm CDT

Entertainment Aplenty at V Theater Las Vegas Courtesy David Saxe Productions

Entertainment Aplenty at V Theater Las Vegas

Whether it’s your first or 25th time visiting Las Vegas, you’ll surely want to take in a show or two amidst the time you spend...

Apr 19 2016, 3:09am CDT

7 Reasons to Love Fleming’s La JollaCourtesy Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

7 Reasons to Love Fleming’s La Jolla

Having lived in San Diego for well over a decade I’ve had the pleasure of eating at Fleming’s La Jolla location on numerous oc...

Apr 19 2016, 2:45am CDT

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Vetting Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House Las Vegas

Exclusive interview reveals secret menu items, James Bond experience and other distinguishing features of this venerable Vegas...

Apr 19 2016, 2:20am CDT

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Enhancements Abound at the Plaza Hotel Las Vegas

If you haven’t been to the Plaza Hotel Las Vegas lately and can make your way to the property, you’re in for a surprise. The h...

Apr 5 2016, 8:24pm CDT

Courtesy of The Scintas

‘The Scintas & a Steak’ Dinner Show Package a Stellar Vegas Value

Whether or not you’re planning a stay at The Plaza Hotel in downtown Las Vegas, there’s one entertainment offering at the prop...

Apr 5 2016, 8:09pm CDT

Smart Spring Travel Solutions

Smart Spring Travel Solutions

Spring has sprung and many are gearing up to get out of Dodge.  But before you pack those bags and hit the road, consider...

Mar 22 2016, 12:49am CDT

MyFairyTaleBooks Expands to Offer Custom Kids’ Gifts Galore

MyFairyTaleBooks Expands to Offer Custom Kids’ Gifts Galore

March is National Reading Awareness Month—a time when literacy issues come to the fore and everyone is encouraged to crack ope...

Mar 18 2016, 1:42pm CDT

YummyHealth Company Raises the Candy Bar

YummyHealth Company Raises the Candy Bar

In 2012 Lisa Goldbaum—a journalist, wife and devoted mother of two—came to a startling realization: empty calories defined her...

Mar 4 2016, 7:47pm CST

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11 Key Considerations for Prize-Driven Diet Programs

What you MUST ponder before partaking in a 'dieting for dollars' program....

Feb 25 2016, 6:12pm CST

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Helpful Lifestyle Hacks: 9 Great Product Picks

Let’s face it, life can be frustrating. Luckily there are throngs of products on the market to help alleviate common annoyance...

Feb 23 2016, 2:12am CST

Dynamite Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $100

Dynamite Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $100

Holiday gift ideas that won't break the bank!...

Jan 27 2016, 6:37pm CST

Credit Perfect Fitness

Worthy Health, Wellness & Personal Care Wares

Items to help you look and feel great all year through...

Jan 12 2016, 1:05am CST

FINIS ‘Duo’ Underwater MP3 Player Lets You Swim with Swagger

FINIS ‘Duo’ Underwater MP3 Player Lets You Swim with Swagger

This highly advanced subaquatic music player lets both serious and recreational swimmers listen to their favorite songs, instru...

Jan 5 2016, 5:41pm CST

Conversation with a Millennial Mastermind: Rising Global VR Company CEO, Li Gang

Conversation with a Millennial Mastermind: Rising Global VR Company CEO, Li Gang

Li Gang, who is well-poised to become China’s most recognized global CEO, has a very Steve Jobs-like drive and vision for how h...

Jan 5 2016, 5:39pm CST

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Entrepreneurship Strategies for the Risk Averse

How to procure near guaranteed profitability with an "authority website"...

Jan 5 2016, 5:34pm CST