Culina Modern Italian Celebrates 5Th Anniversary Four Seasons long

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

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

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

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…

Rosewood London: A Hotel Fit For Citizen Kane

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…

The Quantum Class

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

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…