Check Out The Best Photos from iHeartRadio Music Awards 2015!


Missed last night’s iHeartRadio Music Awards? The second year of the iHeartRadio Music Awards brought the biggest names in entertainment to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles to celebrate fans and all things music. Last night saw performances from Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Jason Aldean, Jamie Foxx, Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg, Nate Ruess, Alesso, and Nick Jonas — just to name a few!

Justin Timberlake received the most prestigious award of the evening, the 2015 iHeartRadio Innovator Award.

 5 Seconds of Summer, Adam Devine, Billy Eichner, Tom Ford, Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Anna Camp, Reba McEntire, Jeremy Piven, Gina Rodriguez, Ryan Seacrest, Liev Schreiber, Brittany Snow, Ryan Tedder, Mike Tyson, Steven Yuen, Zendaya, Ian Ziering and more made special guest appearances.

A highlight of the show featured the music world’s top music stars, including Steve Aoki, Bono, Luke Bryan, Charli XCX, Foo Fighters, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Keith Richards, Andy Samberg, Cole Swindell, and Steven Tyler sharing details of their personal journeys of how they got where they are today.

Here are some of WGY‘s favorite shots:

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Category winners were:


Artist of the Year:
Taylor Swift

Song of the Year:
“Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift

Best Collaboration:
“Bang Bang” – Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj

Best New Artist:
Sam Smith

Country Song of the Year:
“Burnin’ It Down” – Jason Aldean

Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year:
“Don’t Tell ‘Em” – Jeremih featuring YG

Dance Song of the Year:
“Summer” – Calvin Harris

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
“Take Me to Church” – Hozier

Best Lyrics:
“Blank Space” – Taylor Swift

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell®:
5SOSFAM – 5 Seconds of Summer

Renegade Award presented by the All New 2015 Jeep Renegade:
Brantley Gilbert

WGY Interview: Q&A with Fashion Blogger Danielle Bernstein

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WGY spoke with international fashion blogger Danielle Bernstein of about Fashion Week, her best traveling tips, and her favorite places around the world.

WGY: Tell us about your experience at Paris Fashion Week… What were the highlights?
Paris Fashion Week was an amazing experience because I was able to form relationships with many high end international brands that I had yet to meet in person. I also got to attend the runway shows of some of my favorite brands like Louis Vuitton, Chloe,  and Stella McCartney. The nightlife was fun too. I felt like a local being there – it was 11 days!

WGY: What has the highlight of being a WGY member been so far?

Getting upgrades to Prince de Galles Paris hotel for the price of a standard room!

WGY: Would you recommend WGY to your friends and colleagues?
Yes, it’s an amazing experience with luxury perks and makes traveling that much easier!!

WGY: What new/emerging fashion brand or designer should we know about right now?
Gigi Burris for hats and accessories, Simon Miller for denim, and Charlie May this UK based designer for all clothing.

WGY: We know you love music and are practicing your DJ skills. What songs/artists are on your travel playlist right now?

Right now I am loving Thomas Jack, The Magician, and Kygo.

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetWGY: What’s your #1 traveling tip?

Overpack! You can never have too many options.

WGY: We know you love traveling, so we want to ask some of your favorites in our some of our favorite cities…

– Fav restaurant and what must we order? Soho Beach House, love the cafe there. Must order the kale salad.
– Fav club? LIV
– Fav hotel? The Edition

New York
– Fav restaurant and what must we order? Jacks Wife Freda and you have to get the avocado toast
– Fav club? Gilded Lily
– Fav hotel? Bowery Hotel

Los Angeles
– Fav restaurant and what must we order? Gracias Madre and order their Gracias Madre salad
– Fav club? Hooray Henry’s

– Fav hotel? Chateau Marmont

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Missed SXSW 2015? Here Are The Artists You Need To Know

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WGY just got back from the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas and have a round up of the best breakout artists you need to know about right now including Years and Years, Elle King, Tove Lo, Shamir, Marian Hill and Milky Chance. We followed these artists from The Spotify House to exclusive house parties to track the buzz and bring them to you:

Years and Years

Marian Hill

Elle King


Tove Lo

Milky Chance

WGY Interview: What’s Next at Fontainebleau Miami Beach?

Since the Fontainebleau opened in 1954, it has become the staple Miami Beach resort property and it continues to expand, upgrade and innovate. WGY spoke exclusively with Josh Herman, Director of Marketing & PR at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, about the success of the brand and everything Miami Beach:

WGY: The Fontainebleau opened in ’54. 60 Years later – what would you say is the property’s greatest accomplishment?

Herman: After a grand re-invention in 2008, Fontainebleau Miami Beach continues to bring guests and visitors the best in dining, nightlife, entertainment, spa, shopping and the most luxurious guest experience.

In 2011, we launched BleauLive, the hotel’s entertainment platform established to preserve Fontainebleau’s stature as the destination where entertainment and glamour fuse by bringing modern, unique, priceless experiences to guests. Since the inception of the series, we have hosted artists such as Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Maroon 5, Afrojack, Robin Thicke, Pharell Williams, Blondie, Neon Trees, Jennifer Lopez and many more. In addition to entertainment, Fontainebleau is dedicated to bringing guests and visitors alike an incomparable collection of dining experiences including two AAA four diamond award winning restaurants, Hakkasan and Scarpetta. Most recently, we have added two more signature restaurants: StripSteak and Michael Mina 74, both concepts by the award winning Chef. To complement our restaurants, Fontainebleau has taken freshness to a whole new level with our BleauFish Ocean to Table live catch, ocean-to-table seafood program, featuring fishing operations exclusive to the hotel and delivering fresh catches daily. Including fish, lobster and Florida stone crab claws.

Additionally, in 2012, the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida) launched a Top 100 Buildings online competition called “100 Years. 100 Places.” Fontainebleau was honored to have placed as number one in the state after garnering the most votes from the public and out of 2.4 million casted votes.

For more information on the award and Fontainebleau’s history/architecture, visit:

WGY: What makes the Fontainebleau different than other resort properties in Miami?

Herman: Fontainebleau’s design is unlike any other hotel. When you arrive to the main lobby, there’s a certain feeling that takes over, a sense of glamour and sophistication that is truly unmatched by other Miami properties. Some stand-out unique design elements that have stood the test of time are the Stairway to Nowhere, a grand staircase in the main lobby that was originally designed for guests to make their grand entrance; they would check-in and take an elevator up to a coat check and then descend down the stairs, essentially if you were to go up the stairs they do not really lead anywhere. In addition, Fontainebleau’s original Chateau building was designed by famed architect, Morris Lapidus, who was known for always wearing bow ties. When designing the Fontainebleau, he incorporated black marble bow ties into the white marble floor of the lobby; it was the only signature he placed in the hotel.

WGY: With all the new construction in Miami and the surrounding areas, The Fontainebleau always seems to stay ahead of the game and remains the ultimate Miami stay. How does the FB always do this?

Herman: Our guests are our number one priority and providing consistent luxury service keeps travelers coming back for more. Fontainebleau has learned to evolve with the modern traveler and their needs. An example of this is the hotel’s recent launch of StayNTouch, Fontainebleau’s mobile check-in program that allows guests to check-in and out via their mobile phones, making the arrival/departure process much more simple and efficient for both guests and employees and taking the guest’s limited amount of time into consideration.

Fontainebleau owner,  Jeff Soffer also puts a great amount of effort into growing our food & beverage program as to always offer our guests the best dining experiences. Within a short period of time, Fontainebleau welcomed 3 new dining establishments including Michael Mina 74 and StripSteak, both by award winning Chef, Michael Mina; and the re-opening of Fontainebleau’s coffee and patisserie shop, Chez Bon Bon which plays homage to the original patisserie that opened with Fontainebleau in 1954.

WGY: I was watching a documentry about Steve Wynn and he said that a lot of his creative inspiration came from his trips to the Fontainebleau. How does the hotel react to such an incredible statement made?

Herman: We are honored to hear that Mr. Wynn found inspiration when visiting the hotel and hope this is an impression we can leave on all our guests and visitors.

WGY: Tell us about the BleauLive concert series? What can people expect?

Herman: The BleauLive performance series continues to evolve and expand and we are excited to continuously innovate and entertain our guests in an iconic setting. Since its inception, we have hosted artists like Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and many more. Our next show is on Saturday, April 11th featuring the Hall-of-fame American rock band, Heart.

WGY: Anything new, next or fun that we should know about?

Herman: This year, Fontainebleau will celebrate 100 years of Frank Sinatra in honor of his upcoming centennial with programming including VIP events, services, cocktails, spa treatments, signature design elements, dapper retail offerings and a few additional surprises. Stay tuned!

ULTRA Worldwide Announces “Destination Ultra” + More!


ULTRA Europe already lays claim to being the largest electronic music festival in Croatian history however, far from resting on their laurels, the behemoth brand can now officially announce ‘DESTINATION ULTRA’ – a brand new concept that will see the expansion of ULTRA Europe into a prodigious seven day experience!

Set to take place from July 9-15, ‘DESTINATION ULTRA’ will give international fans an opportunity to attend an endless array of parties and events that stretch across the stunning islands of Croatia, from the beautiful shores of the Dalmatian Coast all the way to the picturesque islands of Hvar, Vis and Brač.

Beginning on July 9, ‘DESTINATION ULTRA’ will kick off with an Opening Party at the brand new Giraffe Palm Beach House in Split, where a whole host of performers will entertain thousands of partygoers for what will be an opening night to remember.

The party will then move to the main event from July 10-12, where over 150,000 fans are expected to flock to the impressive Poljud Stadium in Split to witness some of dance music’s most in-demand acts, including Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Axwell^Ingrosso, Carl Cox, The Chemical Brothers (Live), David Guetta, Hardwell, Knife Party, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Steve Angello, Tiësto and Zedd.

Following the festivities in Split, ULTRA Europe will then launch a one-off Yacht Regatta on July 13, which will transform Zlatni Rat Beach on the Island of Brač, Bol, into one of the coolest parties in Croatia this year.

July 14 will then take us to the famed island of Hvar for the third edition of ULTRA Beach and will welcome over 5,000 people to the now-legendary event at the Hotel Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort. Headlining will be Fedde Le Grand, Oliver Heldens and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, with support coming from Moguai and Jewels & Sparks.

Last but by no means least, the DESTINATION ULTRA Closing on July 15 will be held at the magical Fort George site on the island of Vis. Built in 1815, Fort George’s awe-inspiring views need to be seen to be believed and are guaranteed to provide the most fitting of endings to what will be a truly sensational week.

With the Phase Two lineup announcement on the horizon for the main event and names still to be announced to play at the Opening, Regatta and Closing parties, there are still many more details to come.

For those looking to travel to ULTRA Europe events across Croatia Music Week, please visit for all tips, exclusive packages and much more. For tickets and all further information on ULTRA Europe go to


July 9 – Opening Party @ Giraffe Palm Beach House, Split
July 10-12 – ULTRA Europe Festival @ Poljud Stadium, Split
July 13 – Yacht Regatta @ Zlatni Rat Beach, Bol, Brač Island
July 14 – ULTRA Beach @ Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort, Hvar Island
July 15 – DESTINATION ULTRA Closing @ Fort George, Vis Island


ULTRA Europe (Poljud Stadium, July 10-12)

Armin van Buuren
Carl Cox
The Chemical Brothers (Live)
David Guetta
Knife Party
Martin Garrix
Nicky Romero
Steve Angello

ULTRA Beach (Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort, July 14)

Fedde Le Grand
Oliver Heldens
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Jewels & Sparks

Tradeshow To Know: LE Miami 2015

LE Miami, the world’s first travel trade show to reflect the shift in luxury, defines the evolution in contemporary travel by connecting a curated crowd of nonconformist travel brands with the world’s leading creative class travel buyers, international media, creative visionaries and industry influencers.

The collective meets in Miami annually for a fiercely business-driven yet passionately festival-like event.


According to their website, “We curate both our crowd and our scene to go beyond the average trade show, transforming our conference into a Ministry of Ideas; networking events into electric parties; and dull plasterboard booths into a revolutionary show space.”


2015 will see approximately 360 SUPPLIERS meet with the elite leisure buyers, corporate travel managers from the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Spotify and Facebook, and the world’s leading travel media.


Here’s the schedule of events:

8 June, 09:00 – 17:30 | New World Symphony
The Ministry of Ideas is the cradle of our annual festival of creativity within the travel industry. A twist on the conference concept, it was conceived as an ideas factory where pioneering individuals in the travel and creative sectors can share, discuss and spark innovations with the power to move the evolution in travel onwards.

For 2015, we’re moving venues to the state-of-the-art New World Symphony, just around the corner from the Miami Beach Convention Center. The format is a full first day of inspirational debates, workshops and talks, both from those leading change from within the travel industry and big names inspiring innovation on a wider scale. The day will be split into two sections: Shared Ideas, a series of conversations and workshops, in the morning; followed by Big Ideas, our three keynote speakers, in the afternoon.

Brad Wilson, President, Ace Hotel
Ben Pundole, VP of Brand Experience, EDITION
Jason Pomeranc, Co-Founder, SIXTY
Will Deague, CEO, Art Series Hotel Group
Tina Edmundson, Global Officer for Luxury and Lifestyle Brands, Marriott International Michael Levie, CEO, citizenM
Niki Leondakis, CEO, Commune Hotels & Resorts
Anda Andrei, Principal, Anda Andrei Design
Avi Brosh, President & CEO, Pali Group
David Bowd, Founder, Salt Hotels
Mike Savas, VP Partnerships, Dainty Group
Jonas Rask Eilersen, Founding Director, RASK Travel

8 June, 09:00 – 17:30 | New World Symphony
09:30 – 10:00
How to keep the creative crowd coming back for more
10:05 – 10:35
What ‘contemporary’ design means today
10:50 – 11:20
What today’s budget lifestyle brands say about tomorrow’s high-end traveller
11:25 – 11:55
How to scale up yet retain a boutique experience
09:30 – 10:00
Sustaining marketing buzz amongst media-savvy travellers
10:05 – 10:35
Working with buyers to generate added value
10:50 – 11:20
Whether big and boutique can ever go hand-in-hand
11:25 – 11:55
How to remain edgy now lifestyle has gone mainstream

10 June
As the defining trade event for the contemporary travel industry, LE Miami brings together leading figures from the world’s most creative and forward-thinking travel brands at the Leadership Lab; a moderated discussion of current trends and future forecasts. See the resulting white papers from the 2013 and 2014 Labs, and watch last year’s Lab in action here.
This year Adam Ferrier will be chairing this hotly anticipated event, moderating discussion between CEOs, owners and influencers. For the first time, press are invited to take to the sidelines to watch the debate in motion.

Bali Bound? Consider The New Luxurious Ritz Carlton!

Ritz Carlton Bali - WGY Lifestyle Blog 01In an Indonesia state of mind? Consider booking at the 1 month old, The Ritz Carlton, Bali!

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, located in Sawangan, Nusa Dua, is set on 12.7 hectares of expansive and beautifully manicured beach-front and cliff-top land. Ritz Carlton Bali - WGY Lifestyle Blog 02With 313 hotel rooms, including 34 cliff top and ocean view villas, the luxury resort offers a dramatic location along the sweeping coastline of Nusa Dua’s southern tip. Of its many memorable features, the 180-degree unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean are undeniably a highlight, with a 70-meters high glass elevator providing guests with access to the beach, ensuring views of the lush landscape and exquisite scenery are strikingly omnipresent.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, embodies the brand’s dedication to iconic service, whilst combining the warmth and spirituality of true Indo-Balinese hospitality, set to attract global affluent travelers from couples, bridal parties and honeymooners, to group, meetings and conference guests.

Ritz Carlton Bali - WGY Lifestyle Blog 12Ritz Carlton Bali - WGY Lifestyle Blog 11Ritz Carlton Bali - WGY Lifestyle Blog 10The luxury resort reinforces The Ritz-Carlton’s commitment to inspiring life’s most meaningful journeys, with authentic and harmonious experiences and indigenous design elements. Embracing local symbolism, a central theme to the property is the Tree of Life, known to locals as ‘Kalpataru’, which represents strength, wisdom, and beauty, and is prevalent throughout the resort and grounds, providing the fullest appreciation for the beauty of life. Décor is “Anyaman” style, coupled with design influences from local craftsmen and the surrounding landscape, creating an exceptional environment that is as elegant as it is rustic.

Led by a highly skilled culinary team,  The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, features six restaurants and lounges, offering an authentic gastronomic journey, combining the finest local ingredients with international influences. Bejana, the property’s soon-to-open Indonesian restaurant, will offer the Culinary Cave – a unique epicurean learning experience with programs personally tailored to suit groups and individuals. The Beach Grill, set along the shore, offers seafood and grill specialties alongside stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The innovative food and beverage portfolio is completed by Raku, a Japanese Lounge & Bar, The Ritz-Carlton Lounge & Bar, which serves the finest selections of premium tea, Senses, an all day dining restaurant, and Breezes Tapas Lounge which serves light snacks and Tapas by the pool.

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For an unforgettable family vacation in Bali, Ritz Kids is housed in a dedicated building, delightfully created with young explorers in mind, with play and study spaces as well as a private pool. The Ritz-Carlton Club Level includes a private pool and sun deck exclusively for club guests, whilst The Ritz-Carlton Spa, opening soon, will offer a distinctive wellness experience that is truly Balinese in nature. Surrounded by lush foliage, the spa will consist of 14 serene treatment rooms seamlessly incorporating indoor and outdoor spaces.

A stunning oceanfront wedding chapel makes the property the venue of choice for island weddings, while meeting facilities for up to 200 guests provide for an endless variety of corporate and private events.

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TomorrowWorld: 2015 Stage Hosts Announced!


Get excited for TomorrowWorld, a whimsical, fantastical music festival nestled among forestland and rolling hills outside Atlanta.

While MainStage headliners are yet to be announced, they have just revealed its musical curators for 2015. Curating labels and artists (listed below) will create unique sonic areas and add an exciting supplement to the headlining performances, with specific focus on niches like deep house, trance and trap during the festival’s third year in the US, from Sept. 25th – 27th. TomorrowWorld is the largest 21+ music festival and was created by the producers of the internationally renowned Tomorrowland, which is entering its eleventh year in Belgium and has recently expanded to Brazil as well.TomorrowWorld 2015 Stage Line Up

Along with the elaborate soundscapes, festival goers will experience theatrical imagery, costumed characters, world class cuisine, fantasy accommodations and activities in TomorrowWorld’s on-site camping city, DreamVille.

dTier 1 DreamVille tickets have already sold out and Tier 2 Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, coinciding with today’s musical curator announcement. In 2014, DreamVille sold out and welcomed 40,000 people per night. This year, DreamVille will be introducing new Easy Tents, prefabricated tents with air mattresses and sleeping bags, and Cabanas, lockable cabins with two beds and a private terrace. For those who will journey in and out of the festival grounds each day, General Admission passes are still available. For more information and tickets,


“Each year, TomorrowWorld looks forward to offering a unique and unparalleled music experience to our fans,” said Jamie Reilly, project director of TomorrowWorld. “We’re excited to partner with the industry’s top DJ collectives and labels this year to shine a bright spotlight on the rich diversity of dance music. This is just the first in a series of exciting announcements to come for this year’s festival.”


For the first time in TomorrowWorld and Tomorrowland history, an all-new L!VE Stage will look beyond dance music to welcome new talent to the TomorrowWorld experience. An ATL Stage will spotlight the area’s hottest local electronic talent and themed stages will return, namely: It’s A Trap!, Mythical Frames, All Your Bass Are Belong to Us, The Belgian Stage, and the welcome of a new Future House Stage.


  • Revealed (label headed by Dutch house sensation Hardwell)
  • All Gone Pete Tong (collective headed by the voice of BBC Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming)
  • Smash the House (curated by Belgian superstar DJs Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike)
  • Full On bytrance legend Ferry Corsten
  • Paradise, an Ibiza-inspired deep house party curated by house innovator Jamie Jones
  • Premier hardstyle/hard dance event producer and labelQ-Dance
  • Techno tastemaker Adam Beyer’s label Drumcode Records 
  • Toronto-based collectiveTrance Addict
  • Australian-based future-funk label Future Classic(responsible for premiering such talents including Flume, Flight Facilities, Classix)
  • Los Angeles-based future hip hop and electronic label How What Where (showcasing artists including Kaytranada, Ta-ku, Evil Needle, Pomo, Gravez)
  • South London independent drum and bass label Hospital Records (showcasing talent including Netsky, High Contrast, Danny Byrd)

eOriginating from the legendary Tomorrowland festival, TomorrowWorld debuted in 2013 and set a new bar as a truly international music festival on a massive scale in the United States. In 2014, TomorrowWorld welcomed 160,000 visitors from more than 75 countries around the world, including 40,000 happy souls to DreamVille. The magical 3-day music festival and 5-day camping experience combines nearly 300 DJs, mind-blowing décor, animation, A-class camping, eccentric comfort areas and gourmet food amid a breathtaking fantasy world backdrop. TomorrowWorld is currently the nation’s most popular music festival on social media, with more than 6 million likes on Facebook.

The TomorrowWorld 2014 aftermovie can be viewed here.

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Welcome Back: STK Miami Re-Opens!

Miami – if you haven’t heard the news, your favorite STK house has officially re-opened on the corner of 23rd and Collins Avenue and is now accepting reservations.

STK Miami 2015 Cake Boss

The buzz has already begun for The One Group property. Cake Boss Buddy Valastro chatted with Chef Todd English during a special South Beach Wine & Food Festival party hosted by The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas and The One Group at their not-yet-opened STK Miami in the 1 Hotel & Homes in Miami.

Contact your WGY Lifestylist to make your reservation today!