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Engaged: Will Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux return to any of this summer’s favorite European haunts?

So Jennifer Anniston and Justin Theroux are officially engaged, sealed with an emerald eight-carat diamond. While speculation runs akimbo about where (Greece, where she lived for a year or so as a kid, is high on the list of possibilities) and when (perhaps as soon as “We’re the Millers?” wraps in October), I’d like to propose we “leave the love birds alone” and, instead, satisfy our luxury-wandering souls with a look at the wildly chic places they’ve already visited.

Take the Paris Ritz, for example. Ever since 1898, when it opened on the Place Vendome, this palatial hotel has pretty much owned the gold medal in hotel luxury. It’s where Coco Channel lived for 35 years, where Princess Di and Dodi Al-Fayed enjoyed their last dinner and where Ernest Hemingway fantasized he’d spend heaven. Although no one’s saying whether Jenn and Justin’s June getaway to the Ritz included the Imperial Suite, an official French National Monument with 20-foot ceilings, Louix XVI furniture and a four-poster bed modeled after Marie Antoinette’s, we do know it included such outings as romantic dinners at the Eiffel Tower, shopping the arcades of Palais Royal and relaxing walks through Jardin des Tuileries.

In Rome, the Wanderlust co-stars chose Hotel de Russie, an updated 19th-century palazzo enviably situated between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo. It’s near Via Condotti (can someone say shopping?) and the Vatican (which Jenn enjoyed in a rules-breaking short grey dress) or, for those who’d rather kick it on-site, there’s a tiered hillside garden (complete with butterfly sanctuary), one of Rome’s best spas (with its own Turkish bath) and the al fresco Stravinskij martini bar.

Next up was Capri and JK Place, an intimate, 22-room property on Marina Grande that, thanks to designer Michele Bönan, has an eclectic art collector’s vibe with retro 60’s statues, antiques, stacks of art books, potted orchids and billowing white curtains. The 19th-century villa turned resort is perched on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Naples and to get back and forth to their 60-foot yacht, Liberty of Lymington, Jenn and Justin rode a 3-minute funicular with views of Vesuvius.

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Atlanta St. Regis: Home Away from Home for A-list

Although Jennifer Aniston sightings were rampant in the Atlanta press when the famous actress was filming “Wanderlast” last fall, it was actually a couple sightings reported over and over again. Most inadvertent public appearances were avoided thanks to the private Bentley owned by the St. Regis where she stayed.

This limo, one of many indulgences in this stellar property in exclusive Buckhead, is used to secretively whisk its clients from the hotel to the various restaurants and shops that they frequent. Atlanta’s new St. Regis also offers such jaw-droppers as a $40,000 bottle of Dom Perignon’s White Gold Jeroboam, 24-hour butler service and enough white-gloved, “yes, maaming” that you’ll feel like Scarlet O’Hara before the war.

The hotel’s Empire Suite, 2800 square feet of posh, has a fireplace, a piano, original art and its own private Techno gym. You didn’t think Jen looks like that without an effort, did you? The three-bedroom suite that rings in at $6000 a night stays pretty busy. Dennis Quaid, Josh Duhamel and Cindy Crawford are a few other well-knowns who have enjoyed the suite’s handcrafted chandeliers, macasser ebony furnishings and deep soaking white marble tub.

Perhaps most beloved by Atlantans is the hotel’s glamorous, white, tent-topped skating rink. Located on the seventh floor terrace, next to the pool, the billiard table, the fireplace and the waterfall, the Astor Holiday Rink, as it’s called, is open to the public.

Of course, so is the famous bar with the top-shelf cocktails, but with Owen Wilson hogging one of the tables (at least when he was in town filming the upcoming “Hall Pass’) and cocktails going for $10-plus, the Atlanta St. Regis is usually reserved for cushy once-a-year occasions.

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