Travel

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 […]


Escape to Fort Lauderdale

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By Hillary Latos As the temperatures drop the Northeast snowbirds start to flock, and what better choice than the white sandy beaches of South Florida. Since the 1920s Ft. Lauderdale has long considered a playground for celebrities and A-listers, as well as spring breakers, and at the heart of the new renaissance of “The Strip” […]


The Gale: Boutique Luxury in South Beach

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By Lisa Loverro It’s all about location when vacationing in South Beach and you get any closer to the action than at the historic Art Deco Gale South Beach boutique resort hotel. It’s located directly on the very posh Collins Avenue and, although not directly on the beach it’s only a block away, and nearby […]


A Chic Retreat

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By Lisa Loverro If you like immaculate rooms, three outdoor pools with varied temperatures and a hotel that has been referred to as one of the “Sexiest Hotels In America,” then get online and book a room at the beautiful Setai Hotel in South Beach. Be warned, all this sexiness doesn’t come cheap but it’s […]


The ORIGINAL Chic and Elegant Ritz Carlton Hotel

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By Norah Bradford The Ritz-Carlton Montreal offers its guests a sublime mixture of old and new. The only hotel in Quebec to be granted the CAA/AAA’s prestigious Five Diamond Award, the Ritz-Carlton Montreal has also been named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Best New Hotels and Robb Report’s Top 100 Hotels for 2013. During an extensive $200 million restoration, the building’s façade was preserved […]


Hotel Quintessence is Canada’s Best Kept Secret

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By Norah Bradford Located at the base of Mont Tremblant and directly on the shore of Lake Tremblant, Hotel Quintessence is an exquisitely located luxury boutique hotel. Sean O’Donnell and Steve Courey, the duo behind this rare gem executed their vision to  create a five star hotel that exudes extravagance while managing to flying under the radar, ensuring unparalleled opulence within an intimate setting. […]


Chic Modernity Meets UWS

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By Peizhao Sun New York is a beacon. While to each their own interpretation of the glimmer and shine, this sleepless beacon has brought in countless pilgrims for whom the light of New York is the guiding star on the path to urban enlightenment. Rather than the kindness of heart and good intentions, however, boutique […]


England’s Secret Oasis Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

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By Joe Alexander From Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Victoria Beckham to Donald Trump, Pamela Anderson and Woody Allen, the cognoscenti have all made the hour and a half trip from London to the fabled country house and culinary oasis of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, tucked away in the quiet hills of Oxfordshire, England. This […]


A West Village Hideaway

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By Jenifer Pelaez Greenwich Village, or as New Yorkers refer to simply as “The Village” is home to some of the city’s best old-time jazz clubs, pubs, restaurants, and now a new boutique hotel which has become a destination in the heart of this rich and vibrant part of New York City. The Jade Hotel […]


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