Category: North America

Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival reaches silver anniversary

Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival reaches silver anniversary

The Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival celebrates its 25th year this weekend. As the area’s leading event of the summer, some 100,000 visitors will call over the two days and enjoy tasting tasting select wines, brand name beers and local micro-brews. Vintage and boutique wines can be tasted in the Premium Wine Tent. [...]

Immerse yourself in golf!

Immerse yourself in golf!

The luxurious Wild Dunes Resort, an island resort located near Charleston, S.C. – operated by Destination Hotels and Resorts – has created a week-long immersion into the game of golf just for women in honour of National Women’s Golf Week, 5th-11th June 2006. During this fun-filled week, enjoy casual golf lessons and clinics led by [...]

Simply The Best magazine

Simply The Best magazine

Simply The Best magazine is South Florida’s most complete chronicle of the good life. It caters to a high-end readership in Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Miami. Stories of local importance and national relevance – from people to places, food to fashion – keep  its devoted readers abreast of what’s new. The magazine is available [...]

Completion of renovation at Regent Beverly Wilshire

Completion of renovation at Regent Beverly Wilshire

The Regent Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, has spent $30m on an extreme hotel makeover. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, this luxury  hotel is located at one of the world’s most famous intersections – Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard. With the addition of Cut by Wolfgang Puck, contemporary lounge Sidebar, a new [...]

Birding weekend at the Mirror Lake Inn

Birding weekend at the Mirror Lake Inn

Why not treat yourself to a luxurious weekend of birding amidst the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks? The Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa  birding weekends run from 2nd to 4th June and 20th to 22nd October 2006.  Along with your group leader, you will get the opportunity to  explore Whiteface Mountain for the rare [...]

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

Luxury holidays aren’t always about reclining beside a beautiful pool and being waited on hand and foot.   They can be more active affairs as exemplified by DuVine Adventures. Enjoying its 10th year of trading, this Somerville, MA based operator’s mission on their superb bike tours is “to engage your senses, nurture your curiosity and [...]

Top 10 All-American Resorts

Top 10 All-American Resorts

In a bid to get US citizens to explore places closer to home, Matthew Collins of  Luxist has devised a list of the top 10 resorts in the USA.   There is a nice mix of resorts in his list, from a range of states. Of course, some in the list come as no surprise [...]

The most lavish suite in New York?

The most lavish suite in New York?

Check out the amazing Bottega Veneta Suite at the St. Regis Hotel, New York. Opening later this year, this 1700 square foot suite is situated on the 7th floor of the hotel and is the epitomy of opulence. It is furnished with Louis XVI style furniture  as well as  pieces from Bottega Veneta  itself (owned [...]

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel sold for $330 million

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel sold for $330 million

Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc., a  real estate investment trust based in Chicago,  has announced that it’s buying  the 393-room Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel hotel for $330 million. The sum equates to about $840,000 per room and is the second biggest hotel acquisition in California,  bettered only by the  sale of the historic Hotel del Coronado [...]

Quikbook Customers’ Choice Awards

Quikbook Customers’ Choice Awards

The Paramount Hotel New York is the  #1 hotel choice for Quikbook customers, according to Quikbook’s “2005 Customers’ Choice Awards” just released.  The Paramount was chosen first for its location because of its position at 235 West 46th Street in the bustling Times Square and Theater Districts. Packages at the hotel currently start from $159 [...]

Spas of America partners with Google

Spas of America partners with Google

Spas of America, a spa travel website showcasing the best resort, hotel and destination spas in North America,  has announced a new content relationship with the almighty Google, to use their interactive maps to illustrate the location of their premium member spas. Whether guests fly from Europe, Asia or within North America, or choose a [...]

Top 10 seafood markets

Top 10 seafood markets

CNN is running a feature in their travel section on the top 10 seafood markets.   I find it hard to believe that they should all be in the United States, so perhaps this would be better named ‘the top 10 US seafood markets’.   Many of these markets take orders online nowadays so I’ve [...]

The Greenbrier Summer Getaway and Complimentary Gift

The Greenbrier Summer Getaway and Complimentary Gift

As the summer sun fills the sky,  The Greenbrier  at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, invites you and  your family to relax among the quiet of the Allegheny Mountains. Here, cool breezes calm the soul, and the rush of life simply fades. They have just announced their  summer getaway which  is only $446 inclusive per [...]

Caleo Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Caleo Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Caleo Resort & Spa is the latest addition  to the Kimpton Hotels collection. Located minutes from Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona,  the Caleo offers guests style and tranquillity whether poolside or at the resort’s lovely Jurlique Spa.  They are currently running an  exclusive offer which includes complimentary wireless internet access, evening wine reception, and 15% off [...]

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Starting tomorrow and running for four days, the 2006 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival will be a celebration for lovers of the pinot noir grape and  include a technical conference, Friday BBQ, festival tasting, winery open houses and six winemakers’ dinners.   The latter will be hosted by Brutocao Cellars, Goldeneye Winery, Handley Cellars, Navarro [...]

Top 10 hotel bars in the United States

Top 10 hotel bars in the United States

You would think that all the possible ‘top 10′ lists out there have been exhausted by now.   But no, MSN have managed to come up with a new one… the top 10 hotel bars in the US. We’re told that the pool is the new “hot spot” at US hotels. Whether you’re looking for [...]

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