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Town&Country Luxury City Guide App Now Available on the App Store

App for iPhone and iPod touch Showcases the Best of Cities Stateside and Worldwide (December 07, 2010)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/07/10 -- Town&Country magazine, a leader in luxury living, has released its first app, Town&Country Luxury City Guide, available now for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch. The Luxury City Guide App is tailor-made for those looking for the inside scoop while traveling or visiting a new city, or even for exploring their own hometown.

Developed by AccessNetwork, the Luxury City Guide App uses exclusive GPS technology to localize the more than 30 U.S. cities and 30 countries that Town&Country covers each month. Users get the inside scoop in five categories: Shopping, Restaurants, Nightlife, Hotels, and Beauty, Gyms, Spas. Descriptions of the places and things to do within each category include insight from Town&Country's network of experienced travelers, foodies, style leaders, night owls, and jetsetters.

In addition, the app features the "T&C Must Do" list, highlighting can't-miss experiences taken directly from the pages of the magazine. Users will also find "Access Perks," VIP experiences from hundreds of shops, restaurants, clubs, salons, and spas around the world. Simply save and show the on-screen Perk at your destination to receive red-carpet treatment.

"Our first app is a unique and useful extension of our brand," notes Jim Taylor, VP/publisher, Town&Country. "Our affluent readers are looking for quality and style in every aspect of their lives, and with the Luxury City Guide App, they can now experience the best of their own city and anywhere they travel."


Domestic destinations listed in the Luxury City Guide App include Aspen, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, the Hamptons, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orange County, San Diego, and San Francisco, among others. International destinations reveal the best of the best in Berlin, the Caribbean (13 islands), Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Toronto, and more.

Other highlights of the Town&Country Luxury City Guide include:

  • Ability to search by category and by using on-screen guide buttons
  • A "Nearby" feature that maps all the retailers around the user, color-coded by type of outlet
  • Social media extensions that allow users to share content and ideas through Twitter, FourSquare and Facebook

The Town&Country Luxury City Guide is available now for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch, or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.

About Town&Country
Town&Country (www.townandcountrymag.com) is America's longest continuously published general-interest magazine. It was established in 1846 (before the Civil War). Today, it is the premier luxury lifestyle magazine in America, edited for the country's most sophisticated, affluent and accomplished women. Town&Country Weddings, established in 2003, is published twice a year.

Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com), one of the nation's largest diversified communications companies with interests in magazines, newspapers, digital media, business media and television. As one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, Hearst Magazines publishes nearly 200 editions around the world, including 14 U.S. titles and 20 magazines in the United Kingdom, published through its wholly owned subsidiary, The National Magazine Company Limited. Hearst Magazines is a leading publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. in terms of total circulation (ABC June 2010) and reaches 73 million adults (Spring, 2010 MRI).

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Nathan Christopher
Hearst Magazines
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nchristopher@hearst.com


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