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Aside from indulging in gourmet food, an integral part of any fine dining experience is immersing yourself in the atmosphere of the restaurant. That’s why restaurants with gorgeous views make any dining excursion even more memorable. Whenever we plan a vacation, one of the first things we evaluate are the restaurants at the hotels. Since […]Continue Reading
Last week in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, the 6th Annual Relais & Châteaux GourmetFest captivated the senses of both culinary enthusiasts and hospitality leaders at the historic landmark hotel, La Playa. As a “global fellowship” of independently-owned and operated gourmet restaurants and luxury hotels around the world, Relais & Châteaux invites you to discover the ‘best of […]
Whether you’ve been facing blizzards or torrential rainstorms this winter, one thing’s for sure – you’re probably dreaming about a Spring getaway right about now. Lately, all I’ve been doing (while it’s been pouring outside) is perusing Travel + Leisure, getting excited about planning a Spring vacation to a gorgeous destination spot. 5 Beautiful Places To […]
While many people stay home for Thanksgiving, if you’d prefer to hit the road and experience Thanksgiving in a relaxing destination somewhere else, then read on. In today’s travel guide, discover 10 cozy places in California to visit for Thanksgiving. From luxurious wine country resorts in Napa Valley to world-renowned golf meccas along the Central […]
Whether you’re in the mood to island-hop or you just need to relax poolside while overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean, to inspire your next vacation, here are some last-minute luxury Labor Day getaways that will definitely help you celebrate the last few weeks of Summer. From gorgeous California resorts to incredible hotels in tropical destinations […]
GourmetFest is an exclusive food and wine festival that is held annually in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, bringing culinary excellence and outstanding wines to the Central Coast. Hosted by David Fink (Founder & CEO of Mirabel Hotel and Restaurant Group) on behalf of Relais & Châteaux, this year’s elegant event represented the 5th anniversary of the festival.  […]
Harvest season is a special time of year for wineries and wine lovers. The reason why harvest season is so important to wineries is that “the harvesting of wine grapes is one of the most crucial steps in the process of wine-making. The time of harvest is determined primarily by the ripeness of the grape as measured by sugar, acid and tannin levels with winemakers basing their decision […]
To inspire your next getaway this season, here are 10 enchanting Fall trips that capture the magic of Autumn. From mesmerizing Fall foliage excursions in the Northeastern mountains to relaxing coastal getaways in charming California towns, discover why traveling during Fall has its advantages (aside from good weather). Relish in Outdoor Excursions in Northern California […]