Author: Lillian Africano

August is Golf Month at the Breakers

Share: Enjoy summer savings through October August is golf month nationwide, but at the luxurious Breakers in Palm Beach, the summer savings extend through October. The special offers include unlimited golf (cart extra)–the opportunity to play on Florida’s oldest 18 holes, as well as a renowned contemporary course. If instruction is needed, lessons at the resort’s John Webster Golf Academy are also discounted. The Ocean Course at The Breakers First laid out in 1896 by Alexander H. Findlay, the 18-hole Ocean Course has fascinated golfers for over a century, with its winding fairways that weave between sandy hazards and six...

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Portrait of an American Traveler: Millennials Spend More, Travel More

Share: ​Millennial families spending, traveling during a projected travel industry slowdown​ In a year of projected slowdown for travel, Millennial families are going to spend more and travel more than all other generational segments according to MMGY Global’s Portrait of American Travelers® survey. This year’s Portrait predicts that the approximately 60 million traveling households in the U.S. will spend up to $5 billion less on leisure travel, which shows a less than 1% dip from its eight-year high in 2016. The 9.5 million households that are American Millennial families, however, intend to spend 19% more on vacations during the...

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Uniworld Launches U, a River Cruise for Millennials

Share: While other river cruise lines simply add features designed to appeal to millennials, Uniworld has boldly staked out the millennial market with a unique new brand called U. With two ships—the A and B—each carrying a maximum of 120 passengers, the brand is aimed at reaching 21- to 45-year-olds with a combination of luxury, casual elegance, customized cuisine, entertainment and shore excursions. To educate travel agents in the same age group as the target demographic, Uniworld launched a contest (through August 15th) to have agents compete for spots on the sneak-peek cruise sailing a Paris to Paris itinerary...

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My Beauty Buster Experience with Celebrity Esthetician Lora Condon

Share: Until a few weeks ago, I had nothing in common with Tory Johnson, Debra Rush, Flo Anthony and a long list of other celebrities. But now I ‘m a member of the Beauty Buster Experience club, one of the lucky people to have been treated by Lora Condon, who has developed a truly extraordinary facial that is unlike any I have ever experienced. The beauty Buster Experience, a 90-minute treatment includes DMK Enzymes (the magical ingredients!), my own oxygen, LED lights, Beauty Buster Skin Care products, Reiki, a jade roller and—the bonus—a callus-dissolving foot treatment with reflexology. Lora...

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Sunset Boulevard Closes With a Really Big Bang

Share: I’ve been going to the theater since I was 12 years old, but until recently I had never been to a final performance. Okay, for the many years I was a theater critic, I did attend some final performances—because the shows opened and then closed almost immediately. But this Sunday matinee of Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close was very, very different. First and foremost, it was an Event, a celebration of Glenn Close’s magnificent portrayal of Norma Desmond, the aging and delusional star of silent movies who believes she can–and should–return to the silver screen. Ms. Close sets...

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