When it opened in 1954, the Fontainebleau was the largest and most luxurious hotel in South Florida. Morris Lapidus, the hotel's architect, included signature features like a 17,000-square-foot lobby with a now legendary staircase to nowhere, six acres of formal gardens designed to replicate Versailles, and antique furnishings to authentically convey the hotel's French period theme. In 2008, the resort completed a $1 billion renovation and expansion. The resort's 1,504 guest rooms include 846 rooms and suites in the original buildings. The 37-story Tresor and 18-story Sorrento, two new luxury all-suite towers located at the south end of the property, have 658 junior, one- and two-bedroom suites.
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Paddleboarding on Lake Tahoe
See the lake from a different perspective on a standup paddleboard. Great for practicing balance and strengthening the core, exploring the shores of Tahoe has never been so surreal.
Photo By: Tawnya Schultz
After: Bayview Opera House in San Francisco Entrance
After a transformation by preeminent color consultant Bob Buckter, a fresh coat of crisp, white paint makes the entrance of the historic Bayview Opera House pop.
You'll likely find a touch of Middleborough on your holiday dinner table: It's the cranberry capital of the world. The Ocean Spray company, headquartered here, is surrounded by acres of cranberry bogs and still gets much of its crop from area families who have been in the business for generations.
The Junk Gypsies brought in color by painting the staircase wall bright blue. Comfortable leather furniture with festive pillows welcomes guests to sit and relax. A Native American style rug brings warmth and an atmosphere of the American West. A campfire collage made from scrap metal and Western belts adds a playful focal point above the fireplace, as seen on GAC's Junk Gypsies. (After #1)
Typical Designer Shoes and Handbags Found at L.A. Estate Sales
Very lightly, if ever, worn designer shoes and handbags, like these Louis Vuittons, Doc Martens and Louboutins, are common finds at Los Angeles area estate sales.
Photo By: Succor Estate Sales
Play Ball at Coors Field
Named for the Coors Brewing Company, the 76-acre Coors Field is home to Denver's beloved Major League Baseball team, the Colorado Rockies. Original plans for the ballpark called for a seating capacity of 43,000, but after the Rockies attracted nearly 4.5 million fans in their first season, seating was increased to 50,000. The ballpark opened in 1995 and consistently draws baseball fans to Denver's LoDo neighborhood.
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Friendship Fountain in Jacksonville, Fla.
When it was completed in 1965, Friendship Fountain in downtown Jacksonville was the world's largest and tallest fountain, with pumps that could push water 10 stories high. In 2011 the fountain underwent a $3 million restoration: Walkways and picnic areas were added around the fountain, and colorful lights were incorporated for an incredible show at night.