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For a Small Town, St. Simons Island is Big on Appeal

When a destination continues to receive recognition and glowing accolades in major publications, it piques my curiosity. Such was the case with St. Simons Island, one of Georgia’s Golden Isles. USA Today named this slice of paradise one of the “Best Coastal Small Towns,” while Travel + Leisure distinguished it as “America’s Favorite Beach Town.” Located on the southern part of Georgia’s scenic coastline, St. Simons has been attracting vacationers in the know for generations. This enchanting island boasts breathtaking views, sandy beaches and beautiful marshlands, along with a temperate climate and unhurried charm. And if that’s not enough, add...

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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort Eco-Friendly Family Getaway Package

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, a Noble House Resort located on the idyllic Naples beachfront, welcomes the return of its annual Sea Turtle Suite package to celebrate the beginning of the 2018 nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles on the beaches of Southwest Florida.  The two-night Sea Turtle Suite package features luxurious accommodations, dining at the resort’s BALEEN Restaurant, and the opportunity to adopt a sea turtle, as well as a visit to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, where guests can learn about the importance of the center’s resources and understand the role it plays in protecting the region.  The eco-friendly package, perfectly...

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Exclusive Derby Night Event Features Porsche-Sponsored Private Dinner

The newest and most innovative addition to the bourbon scene is ready to make a splash. Rabbit Hole will celebrate the grand opening of its brand-new multi-million-dollar distillery on May 5th during Louisville’s biggest weekend of the year (Derby weekend). The exclusive, invitation-only event kicks off with a dinner catered by Wiltshire Pantry and sponsored by Porsche. Later in the evening guests will imbibe cocktails mixed by Proprietors LLC, the team behind internationally acclaimed bar Death and Co. Sucré, an indie pop band from Nashville, TN formed by vocalist Stacy King (married to Darren King of Mutemath) will headline...

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Westworld Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa Package

Fans of HBO’s Westworld can get a taste of adventurous Western living, just in time for the release of season two premiering on April 22. Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa in Western Colorado has debuted a special, action-packed Westworld Package for super-fans of the popular HBO show. The cult TV series, filmed in the beautiful wild west of Colorado and Utah, features several scenes shot just miles away from the award-winning Noble House resort. Discover life in a Western amusement park of your very own with this adventurous package, which can be booked online. The Westworld Package includes: Amenity: Cigars and ingredients for...

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Luxe Collection by L.E. Hotels Welcomes Lotte New York Palace

Global hospitality brand, L.E. Hotels, has welcomed the iconic Lotte New York Palace to their Luxe Collection. This historic landmark in Manhattan offers 909 spacious and unforgettable guestrooms and suites with premier views of the city’s skyline, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center. Lotte New York Palace is an incredible addition to the other properties within the Luxe Collection by L.E. Hotels. Known as a historic landmark in Manhattan, Lotte New York Palace offers the ideal setting for travelers looking to escape the bustling city for a relaxing and elegant retreat on Madison Avenue in Midtown. This New...

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Malene Wines Debuts Mobile Tasting Room in a 1969 Airstream Overlander Trailer

Taking a fresh approach to the tasting room concept, Malene Wines, the newest member of Crimson Wine Group, is proud to introduce its official Malene Rosé 1969 Airstream Overlander Trailer. Reflective of the wine itself, Malene’s new mobile tasting room will be temporarily parked adjacent to Chamisal Vineyards’ tasting room in San Luis Obispo, but it can easily hit the road and head to the beach or music festivals to serve Malene Rosé on tap. “Malene is a Provençal-style Rosé from Santa Barbara. It’s a complex Rosé, true to its French roots, but grown in California,” said Malene winemaker...

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BIGHORN Unveils Four Ultra-Exclusive Penthouse Residences in Palm Desert, CA

Known for two decades of cutting-edge innovation, BIGHORN, America’s premier luxury lifestyle community, recently introduced the next phase of luxury living, The Penthouse Collection. Built on 20-plus years of excellence, this incredibly lofty vision has come to full realization. BIGHORN’s Penthouse Collection features four penthouse residences offering a completely unique residential experience. Ranging in size from 5,150sf to 6,790sf atop BIGHORN’s new 80,000sf Clubhouse, at 1,000 feet in elevation each Penthouse enjoys spectacular views of mountains, fairways, and city lights. Created by the genius of internationally renowned designer, Guy Dreier, are four different, distinctive and dynamic floorplans. As the name and the talent...

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Miami Beach Jewelry & Watch Show Follow-up

The 2nd Annual Miami Beach Jewelry & Watch Show produced by the Palm Beach Show Group took place on February 1 – 4, 2018 at One Herald Plaza (NE 14th Street & Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL 33132) and showcased over 110 international dealers from around the globe. The new venue, one of the most prestigious and well- known waterfront locations in the City of Miami, welcomed thousands of well-heeled consumer and trade buyers over the 4-days. Crowds came to view marquee items such as the Papal Cross and Ring that once belonged to Pope Paul VI, a coral, diamond,...

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The Literal Translation of Places in Canada & the United States

What’s in a name? A noun, a sense of identity, a form of identification. The discovery of the “New World” has been written about extensively but what can sometimes be forgotten is how states and areas became known for what they are now. Many derive from indigenous languages of the Americas. Alaska for example is derived from the Yupik word, “Alyeska”, an idiom from the Aleut people and Kansas comes from the Native American Sioux language. Others come from an individual person — Georgia from King George II and Louisiana from King Louis XIV. We’ve taken the names of...

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Most Handsome Cities in the United States

GroomingLounge.com, the nation’s premier resource for men’s grooming products and advice, set out to determine which U.S. city was currently home to the country’s most handsome men. “We’re in the business of making men more handsome and as we grow, it’s important for us to keep abreast of how men throughout the country prioritize good grooming,” said GroomingLounge.com Founder and CEO Mike Gilman. GroomingLounge.com just released the results from their 2017 research and here are the major markets in order of most handsome men: 1. Seattle, WA 2. San Francisco, CA 3. Portland, OR 4. Denver, CO 5. Washington,...

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Tuscon’s Canyon Ranch, Like Fine Wine, Just Gets Better With Age

Last week, I visited Canyon Ranch in Tucson for my third time in about 20 years, accompanied by my rather stressed-out friend, Joan, who was a newbie there.  One afternoon, as I was “mindfully” eating my delish lunch (that included healthier-versions of fish tacos heaped with salsa and shredded cabbage, a cup of aromatically-spiced dal soup, minty zucchini feta pancakes and a frozen chocolate-dipped banana for dessert, which to my way of thinking was all guilt-free all since I had just returned from a pretty steep 5.5 mile mountain hike) while sprawled on a poolside lounge chair, I picked...

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