Greenbrier Resort & Valley: Perfect for the Holidays

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By Christopher Pape & John Friia

It isn’t often that old world charm mixes so seamlessly with modern day convenience. But at The Greenbrier Hotel, located deep in the mountains of West Virginia, guests have come to expect timeless experiences filled with mirth and joy. Regarded as one of the preeminent luxury resorts of the world, it has over 700 rooms, including 33 suites and 96 guest and estates houses. Surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains, Greenbrier offers an array of amenities that are sure to satisfy. And we cannot think of a place better suited than this luxurious haven for a Christmas vacation. With the snowcapped mountains as its backdrop, you are sure thank us for suggesting a visit during the winter time.

Holiday Getaways

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By Hillary Latos

As we approach the holiday season, New Yorkers have a tendency to flee the city with vacations on their mind that incorporate the 3 Rs- rest, relaxation, and revelry.   Whether you are longing for a sunny beach or golf or just a change of scenery here’s a couple of easy holiday getaways for the family that make it easy to avoid the hassle of holiday travel.

Caribbean Delights

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By Hillary Latos & Jennifer Pelaez

Amsterdam Manor

Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort situated across from one of Aruba’s most beautiful and top rated beaches, Eagle Beach, is a perfect destination for a romantic and relaxing holiday. This family-owned, Dutch Colonial-style hotel prides itself on its friendly staff, attention to detail, and warm hospitable ambiance .Laze under the waterfall at the fresh water pool or sunbathe on the pristine white sands and calm waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. For those looking to explore, take a short drive to downtown Oranjestad or a visit to the neighboring Palm Beach area, offering various dining opportunities, shops and casinos.

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Peru – Luxury On the Amazon, Machu Picchu and Beyond

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By Travelin’ Gal Maxine Albert

Some destinations are so special and magical they stay with you long after you’ve returned home. Peru is one of those places. This gem of a country has diverse, stunning topography, fascinating cultures and is a foodie paradise, voted best culinary destination at the 2012 World Travel Awards. A growing number of tourists are also flocking here for the au courant designer shops. Vogue featured a collection of Peruvian motifs on its cover, by acclaimed photographer Mario Testino.

Fast Times with Melissa Lee

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By Christopher A. Pape  |  Photography by Andrew Walker/Getty Images

Her combination of brains, beauty and charm has made her a leading figure in the financial news business. Her ability to gauge the subtle changes in the financial markets has made her a trusted source for analysis that is accurate and hard-hitting. Her ethnicity, Chinese-American, has made her a heroine to young boys (and especially) girls of the same background.  Her name, of course, is Melissa Lee. And she is the anchor of Fast Money, one of the most successful programs on the award-winning CNBC.

A Time to Spaaah

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By Hillary Latos

In my opinion, anytime is a good time to spa. Who doesn’t want to be pampered and feel like royalty. Now with the change of seasons, there isn’t a better time to get hydrated, rejuvenated, and emerge a healthier, hydrated, and better person. Whether it’s a day spa in the city or a weekend spa getaway further afield, here are some of the premiere destination spas to prepare for the holidays.

Thanksgivukkah – Lenox, Where Entertaining is @

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By Isaiah Negron

For the first time since 1888, Thanksgiving and the Jewish tradition of Hanukkah will share the same date, November 25, 2013. This will not happen again for another 79,000 years. Thanksgiving, first named a United States holiday in 1863, and Hanukkah, dating back to 165 BC Jerusalem, are two unique celebrations representing generations of history, culture and pride. To commemorate this once in a lifetime moment, Lenox, America’s foremost tabletop and giftware brand along with their entertaining expert and celebrity event planner Andrea Correale have joined forces. Together, they have created a festive table that celebrates both events simultaneously. Since 1889, Lenox has brought families and friends together for countless occasions. Here, Andrea and Lenox, “Where Entertaining is @,” bring these two holidays together on one dazzling table.