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Ditch The Cold and Spend NYE in Cancun at NIZUC Resort & Spa

Who wouldn’t want to ring in the New Year in a tropical paradise at one of Cancun’s most luxurious resorts? NIZUC Resort & Spa will be hosting an incredible New Year’s Eve bash under the stars that is perfect for guests looking to celebrate with that special someone, friends or family.  This year, guests will say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 with an exclusive dinner on NIZUC beach, complete with live cooking stations led by Executive Chef Sylvain Desbois and his team from the resort’s top restaurants. Revelers will enjoy a variety of drinks and NIZUC margaritas as they dance the night away to live band and DJ performances. To...

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Belmond Cadogan Hotel Provides A New Stylish Option In The Heart Of London

Travelers searching for a new level of luxury in London can look forward to discovering Belmond Cadogan Hotel, opening early 2019. The hotel is celebrating its opening with a special offer available only to guests who reserve their stay through an advisor affiliated with leading global luxury travel network Virtuoso®. Travelers who book from February 1 to April 30, 2019 will receive a guaranteed suite upgrade at the time of their reservation upon availability. After that date, the hotel will provide an upgrade upon arrival if available. Belmond Cadogan Hotel will also provide the following complimentary advantages on an ongoing basis exclusively for clients of Virtuoso travel advisors:...

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SHARE by Curtis Stone on Princess Cruises

Walking on-board the Emerald Princess, I admired the 19 deck cruise ship with almost 900 glass balconies attached the 1,539 guest rooms. What makes this ship extra special is Executive Chef Curtis Stone’s fine dining restaurant SHARE. It’s featured on only three Princess Cruises ships, to provide passengers an celebrity chef culinary experience while at sea. Chef Curtis Stone creates an inviting dining room with walls of glass windows for ocean view dining in an opulent setting. Inside a private dining room are photos of Stone and memorabilia, including his first recipe Orange Cake that he wrote out in...

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Island Time, Ohio style

Most people, even residents of the Midwest, are incredulous when they hear there are islands in Ohio, I was born and raised in Chicago and I’m embarrassed to admit I knew nothing of their existence. I had to look at a map for proof, but it wasn’t until I actually visited the area that my doubts were dispelled. Known as the Lake Erie Islands, these bodies of land are clustered together in the lake’s western basin, north of Ohio’s mainland. Easily accessible from the metropolitan centers of Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo, they’re regarded as the Jersey Shores of the...

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Unknown Titanic of the Pacific

“For God’s sake, hurry. The water is coming into my room!” (One of the last dispatches from the telegraph operator aboard the Princess Sophia.) S.S. Princess Sophia The steamship SS Princess Sophia was a steel-built coastal passenger liner in the coastal service fleet of the Canadian Pacific Steamship Line. Built in 1911, the vessel was known as a coastal class “pocket liner.” Named after Princess Sophia, granddaughter of Queen Victoria and daughter of Emperor Frederick III of Germany, the ship entered service in 1912 and plied the coastline of British Columbia from Vancouver and Victoria up to Skagway, Alaska as a...

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WÜSTHOF A Cut Above

Carving the Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham is a symbolic ritual that signifies a celebration is underway. As I started formulating my plans for the holiday season, the majority of my lists revolve around food, cocktails and desserts. Once the menus are established, I move on to tableware, accessories and the like. My mind wanders and I reflect back to holidays past. In my family, we’re all very particular as to the specific knife used for the bird or dessert pie. We still laugh about my grandma using the long serrated bread knife to reach across the table to...

Go Fig or Go Home with Black Infusions Vodka

Martini’s… shakin’ not stirred. Highballs…on the rocks or straight up? Whatever your poison there are a plethora of choices when it comes to selecting ones five o’clock libation. Let’s put beer and wine aside for a moment and take a look at the spirits industry. It’s on fire. According to a recent report by Grand View Research, Inc.,” the global craft spirits market is expected to reach USD 80.43 billion by 2025.” Michael Davidson is the owner and CEO of Black Infusions and is celebrating five years with his Distilled Spirit Specialties. He’s developed a product that is taking...

Aqua Art Miami Announces 14th Edition 12/5-12/9

Aqua Art Miami will kick off its 14th edition at the Aqua Hotel (1530 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139) with a VIP Preview on Wednesday, December 5th before opening to the public December 6th – 9th, 2018. The energetic preview has become the destination for influential collectors and art professionals, many of whom migrate from Aqua’s sister fairs, Art Miami and CONTEXT conveniently nestled between the Venetian Causeway and the MacArthur Causeways, and Art Basel Miami Beach, which is located just a few blocks away. Aqua Art Miami is the premier location for art aficionados to procure works by young, emerging and mid-career artists. Throughout...

Hermès Birkin Bag Becomes Even Harder To Acquire In 2018

The chasm between demand and supply of Hermès Birkin handbags is greater than ever according to the latest market research conducted by ultra-luxury consignment service, Baghunter. Factors such as a growing US economy and celebrities continually pictured with Birkin bags have both contributed to an increase in demand. Meanwhile, a decrease in Birkin owners willing to sell their coveted possession has brought about a mini-Hermès drought across the secondary market. As one of the largest consignors of Hermès bags in the United States, Baghunter has analyzed company data including the number of clients and collectors inquiring about selling or consigning...

WÜSTHOF A Cut Above

Carving the Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham is a symbolic ritual that signifies a celebration is underway. As I started formulating my plans for the holiday season, the majority of my lists revolve around food, cocktails and desserts. Once the menus are established, I move on to tableware, accessories and the like. My mind wanders and I reflect back to holidays past. In my family, we’re all very particular as to the specific knife used for the bird or dessert pie. We still laugh about my grandma using the long serrated bread knife to reach across the table to...

Inspirato and Lumière provides luxury residences, high-touch service, and incredible ski access in Telluride

The Lumière Hotel in Telluride is getting a facelift this season—and a new name. Lumière with Inspirato is a new collaboration between the award-winning property and the leading luxury hospitality company known for the highest standards in residential vacations. All Lumière with Inspirato guests will enjoy the pinnacle of first-class service that both brands deliver, with special benefits for Inspirato club members. With an unbeatable ski-in, ski-out location in the heart of Telluride’s Mountain Village, Lumière with Inspirato offers a boutique collection of one- to five-bedroom residences that meet the high standards of all Inspirato properties, designed with the discerning traveler in mind. Guests...

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Ditch The Cold and Spend NYE in Cancun at NIZUC Resort & Spa

Who wouldn’t want to ring in the New Year in a tropical paradise at one of Cancun’s most luxurious resorts? NIZUC Resort & Spa will be hosting an incredible New Year’s Eve bash under the stars that is perfect for guests looking to celebrate with that special someone, friends or family.  This year, guests will say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 with an exclusive dinner on NIZUC beach, complete with live cooking stations led by Executive Chef Sylvain Desbois and his team from the resort’s top restaurants. Revelers will enjoy a variety of drinks and NIZUC margaritas as they dance the night away to live band and DJ performances. To...

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