Travel

Golfing meets gastronomic pleasure at The Phoenician Resort

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By Norah Bradford The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona today has its roots in a late 1980s venture by Charles Keating, whose vision was to create a luxury resort at the base of Camelback Mountain, l a site that was originally home to one of the first hotels in the area, constructed in the early 1900s. The resort has won numerous awards […]


A Fine Wine at Mohegan Sun

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By Brooke Girard Mohegan Sun is known for its casinos, dining, shopping, and most of all, hospitality. Take a stop by Casino of the Earth, Casino of the Sky, and Casino of the Wind to experience over 5,000 slot machines and over 300 games such as, Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. And Poker. […]


Going Underground at London’s Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

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By Norah Bradford London’s Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is a luxury hotel in London’s exclusive Knightsbridge neighborhood overlooking Hyde Park. Widely renowned as not only one of London’s though also the world’s most celebrated hotels, it features world-class accommodations, extremely knowledgeable concierge staff, and extraordinary dining.  Hidden from view behind and underneath the classic façade of the establishment and following an extensive excavation plus renovation lies the […]


The Key to Happiness

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By Lisa Loverro Located in the Florida Keys, Little Palm Island Resort and Spa is a 5.5-acre island resort, so exclusive that it’s only accessible by boat or seaplane. For those seeking complete privacy, not tourist attractions, this island retreat is perfect for the digital detox getaway; cellphones are not permitted in pubic areas and […]


Experience the new Kona Kai

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By Mary Pfeifer Located on Shelter Island in San Diego, California, Kona Kai Resort and Marina is a unique way to experience San Diego. The property acquired in 2013 and newly renovated by Noble house capped at $22 million. The transformed 129-room cozy two-story mission style hotel sits right on the bay across from houses […]


Hotel de Sers: Your 5 star pied-a-terre for a visit to Paris Fashion Week

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By Norah Bradford Paris fashion week is imminent this March 4th-11th 2015 and the Capital will be awash with designers, their latest collections, models, media and not to mention Parisians themselves. The timing of the event really makes it a mental turning point from winter into a first hint of spring. One of the challenges with Paris fashion week as one of the […]


Scottsdale’s all season Four Seasons Resort at Troon North

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By Norah Bradford Scottsdale, Arizona offers an alternative, great respite form the bitter winters of recent years to hit the United States. The kind climatic conditions in the winter coupled with the golf, spa and increasing dining scenes make a visit a change from the often more familiar visit to Florida. In terms of hotels, there are many though few which offer […]


Culina Modern Italian Celebrates 5Th Anniversary Four Seasons long

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By Norah Bradford Nestled within the iconic Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills hotel is a reclusive star whose fan base continues to grow and for whom time has seen a continual improvement. This is not an actor or actress but rather the restaurant Culina, Modern Italian which is celebrating this year its fifth anniversary.  A hotel with the reputation for attracting […]


Florida’s Sweet Spot

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By Hillary Latos Though Ft Lauderdale has long been associated with Spring Breakers, there is much more to this sunny destination extending beyond the beach and sun. As a favorite destination for Northeast snowbirds looking to ditch arctic subzero weather for summer weather, there’s no better excuse to head South this spring to the oceanfront […]


A Country Charmer

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By Hillary Latos While this year has seen its share of snowfall, take advantage of winter time activities and become one with nature in just under 2 hours by car at The Emerson located at the base of Mount Tremper and Esopus Creek. Spend the day on the powder at nearby Belleayre or Hunter Mountains […]


Drop-Dead Gorgeous Dead Sea Resorts

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By Janis Turk Seducing travelers with tingling waters and salt-encrusted cliffs like clear rock candy, the Dead Sea has long beckoned vagabonds, Bedouins, Crusaders and kings—and even mere Everyman travelers like me. Along the highway that cuts through the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea emerges as a welcome mirage—a cerulean oasis in a brittle, parchment-paper-colored […]


A Sophisticated Savannah Stay at Mansion on Forsyth Park

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By Janis Turk “No, no. That’s not enough,” says Chef Peter Russo with a wink as I stir a pot of grits in the gleaming cooking school kitchen of the Mansion on Forsyth Park, in Savannah, Georgia. “Too much is just right in Savannah. This is the South. Now add more cheese!” chides the gregarious […]


Rosewood London: A Hotel Fit For Citizen Kane

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By Norah Bradford In the celluloid classic Orson Welles character’s final word “Rosebud” leads to a chase for meaning of the final utterance of the reclusive media mogul. Whilst the original pertains to a favourite childhood toy, a remake may well have Kane longing for a stay at the luxurious recently opened Rosewood London hotel. Located in High Holborn you may at […]


Ride On The Peace Train The Rocky Mountaineer

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By Janis Turk When springtime hits the Canadian Rockies, winter ice cracks and beauty breaks free. The sky turns a sharp clear sapphire color, white mountain peaks sparkle in the sun and eagles glide on the wind. And perhaps nowhere on earth can one get a better view of such wonders than from the glass-domed […]


The Quantum Class

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By Jennifer Pelaez Redefining the cruising experience and creating quite a buzz in the nautical world, Royal Caribbean’s recently debuted Quantum of the Seas is nothing short of a majestically luxurious floating mega-resort. At 1,141 feet long, Quantum of the Seas is the first in Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum class of vessels and can comfortably […]


Le Bristol’s Epicure

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By Joe Alexander  I spent the holidays searching for Culinary Heaven in Paris. I found it at Epicure, the three-Michelin-star gastronomic restaurant by Chef Eric Frechon at Le Bristol Hotel in Paris. The former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni, George Clooney and Anne Hathaway are all regulars at this culinary […]


‘Cinq’ Star Dining Experience At The Hotel George V Paris

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By Norah Bradford Ask any seasoned international traveler their list of favorite hotels or fantasy visit list and among their choices will invariably be the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, France. This is against a backdrop of stiff competition. The Paris Ritz is due to reopen later this 2015 after having been closed for what feels like an eternity for refurbishment. Hotel […]


Spain’s Hedonistic Playground

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By Hillary Latos The tony island of Ibiza has always been synonymous with playboys, models, scions, celebrities, jetsetters and ravers who flock here every summer likes moths to the light. Whether it’s the young European partyers looking to party into the sunrise to the EDM beats of world class DJs or the Hollywood elite partying […]


A Masterful Interpretation Of a 21th Century Parisian Boutique Hotel

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By Norah Bradford Vernet was a painter expert in producing paintings of the sea and bought by royal command back to Paris from Italy where he was also an integral piece of the social fabric of Rome and well known to the circle of aristocrats participating in the Grand Tour of the 18th Century – an older version of what today we would […]


Monkey Around at the Four Seasons, Nevis

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By Lisa Loverro While most visitors come to the exotic Caribbean island of Nevis in the West Indies to relax and bask in the sun, others come for fun and outdoor adventure. Although Nevis is a small island and considerably more chilled out than its sister island, St. Kitts, it’s filled with an abundance of […]


The Headquarters For Your Luxury London Visit

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By Norah Bradford Corinthia Hotel London is a luxury hotel with a unique location. Nestled between the River Thames, The iconic structures of British government and 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and the art exhibition of the National Gallery and a brisk stroll from the chic boutiques and dining of St. James’s and Mayfair. The Corinthia London’s history has an interesting historical pedigree. […]


French Riviera, La Vie en Rose

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The French Riviera has been a quintessential playground for the rich and famous for more than a century. In the late 1800s, wealthy and aristocratic northern Europeans used to flee the harsh winter weather for the balmier climate of the Riviera but it wasn’t until the 1920s when the Cote d’Azur quickly gained popularity as […]


A Day In Yountville

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By Norah Bradford Yountville is a small town composed of some 3,000 people located in Napa Valley California approximately one hour’s driving time from the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. More importantly Yountville is home to as many Michelin stars as exist in some of the world’s culinary capitals with disproportionately larger populations coupled with the wine scene and natural beauty of the […]


Wynn Wonderland

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By Norah Bradford Wynn Las Vegas, a two hundred fifteen acre resort in Las Vegas, is known for luxury and distinctiveness in all the small details that make guests’ stays memorable. It is among the world’s most luxurious resorts. Built on the site of the Desert Inn (where Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Cher, Barry […]


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