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SPECTACULAR SPA GETAWAYS | Hauteoc Traveler Spotlights Relais Borgo Santo Pietro Award Winning Spa Delights the Soul in Tuscany

July 7, 2013 CULINARY EXPLORATIONS Comments Off on SPECTACULAR SPA GETAWAYS | Hauteoc Traveler Spotlights Relais Borgo Santo Pietro Award Winning Spa Delights the Soul in Tuscany
SPECTACULAR SPA GETAWAYS  | Hauteoc Traveler Spotlights Relais Borgo Santo Pietro Award Winning Spa Delights the Soul in Tuscany

Hauteoc Traveler spotlights Relais Borgo Santo Pietro  for its award winning boutique hotel in Tuscany that captures all that is good and great about the Italian way of life.

Life at Borgo has it’s own ethos and spirit for you to discover. It is designed to include you into our world; to get underneath the skin of Tuscany and learn about the life here, whether sharing stories with our staff or being part of the local old men’s bocce match.

It breathes a vibrancy and energy that is born of its past and of the passions of those that work devotedly, to create an entirely unique Tuscan retreat.

 

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A GRAPE TRADITION | Among the Hillsides in Tuscany a treasure trove of historical charm in Chianti

June 30, 2012 CULINARY EXPLORATIONS Comments Off on A GRAPE TRADITION | Among the Hillsides in Tuscany a treasure trove of historical charm in Chianti
A GRAPE TRADITION | Among the Hillsides in Tuscany a treasure trove of historical charm in Chianti

From its privileged position in the verdant Tuscan countryside, the Tuscan hotel Castello del Nero is a magnificent 12th century castle commanding stunning views of the rolling local hills, ancient vineyards and lush olive groves whilst enjoying close proximity to some of Italy’s most mesmerising cities – Florence, Siena and Pisa.

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CULINARY EXPLORATIONS | Liven your Culinary Senses – Ultimate Sensational Tastings Each Stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

February 4, 2012 CULINARY EXPLORATIONS Comments Off on CULINARY EXPLORATIONS | Liven your Culinary Senses – Ultimate Sensational Tastings Each Stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
CULINARY EXPLORATIONS |  Liven your Culinary Senses – Ultimate Sensational Tastings Each Stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Are you a Culinary Explorer, thrive on passionate splurging by plate and by palette in the luxurious settings of seaside magnificence led by the talents of Amazing Chefs with a side of humor? Well, you are so not alone, HauteOC Travelers have a great year ahead at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel whose rock-star line up of Culinary Chefs  make this year’s food lover’s escape an ultimate sensation  year-round and culinary stay package you’ll want to book each month!

Join US for a monthly season of Culinary Bliss! Here’s the Line up – to Book Your Stay contact us directly BookTravel@Hauteoc.com for the Special Treatment |Chef’s Table Dinners Tantalize your taste buds and join Ritz‐Carlton, Laguna Niguel Executive Chef Andres Jimenez at his monthly Chef’s Table
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LOCAL LIBATIONS | Michelin-Rated Mayfair-Based Tamarind Lands in Newport Coast: Serious Naan-sense at Crystal Cove’s Tamarind of London by Culinary Explorer Melissa Sherman Pearl

February 1, 2012 CULINARY EXPLORATIONS Comments Off on LOCAL LIBATIONS | Michelin-Rated Mayfair-Based Tamarind Lands in Newport Coast: Serious Naan-sense at Crystal Cove’s Tamarind of London by Culinary Explorer Melissa Sherman Pearl
My formerly hippified father likes to say that he and my mom left Chicago for England in 1969 because Nixon assumed office.  However, as London was then the quintessential hotspot for young filmmakers, and he fit the bill quite nicely, their US exodus may very well be accredited to latter.  I happened along midway through their UK adventure and grew up in SoCal.  But one British trait they imparted on me was a deep-seated love of Indian cuisine.   You can’t imagine the elation I felt upon hearing that a London-based Indian restaurant would be opening a sister restaurant in Orange County.  And then to further discover it was the Michelin-rated, Mayfair-based upscale Tamarind, well, can we all say yippee?
Nestled in the Crystal Cove spot briefly occupied by Sage, Tamarind of London’s swanky interiors boast plenty of inviting booths, ample table seating, and a seductive bar.  The lighting is low enough to make everyone look great yet bright enough to behold the beautifully presented dishes as well as a clear menu read.  … Continue Reading

TRAVEL & FOOD | Four Seasons Maui indulge the Celebrity Palate at the Annual Maui Film Festival at Wailea with “A Taste of Chocolate”

May 17, 2011 CULINARY EXPLORATIONS Comments Off on TRAVEL & FOOD | Four Seasons Maui indulge the Celebrity Palate at the Annual Maui Film Festival at Wailea with “A Taste of Chocolate”
TRAVEL & FOOD | Four Seasons Maui indulge the Celebrity Palate at the Annual Maui Film Festival at Wailea with “A Taste of Chocolate”

Celebrating its 12th season on June 15-19, 2011, the Maui Film Festival at Wailea will once again be a celebration of compassionate cinematic vision and storytelling when it showcases nearly 50 of the best major and mini-major studios, independent and World Cinema feature releases alongside 25 of the best short films of the summer. Each year, guests have the opportunity to attend many special festival events including the Resort’s “A Taste of Chocolate,” a night on Friday, June 17th at 10pm following the films,  to indulge the palate while mingling with the festival celebrities and international film lovers along the lush oceanfront gardens at the Resort. Screenings take place at the open-air Celestial Cinema and at the Castle Theater.

Deca-dent 10 Layer Chocolate Cake - DecaThe guiding principle of the festival, according to Barry Rivers, Founder and Producer, is to harness “the power of creativity to enlighten as well as entertain.” Rivers says this is the driving force that gives the Maui Film Festival its character, energy and soul. The feeling is evident from the moment filmgoers arrive at their first screening. Rivers and his festival organizers are in the process of selecting films for this year. For now, he is staying mum about what is going to be shown. One thing is certain, the festival never disappoints. … Continue Reading

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THE WORLD IN STYLE | Discover the World You’ve Been Missing at the St. Regis New York

June 12, 2015

THE WORLD IN STYLE  | Discover the World You’ve Been Missing at the St. Regis New York

The Heartbeat of Fashion is a Pulse Away . . . Designer Inspired Luxury Compels at the St. Regis New York Fashion is the World We Love particularly when we’re in NYC where the heartbeat of fashion evolves during New York Fashion Week and what better way than to live among designers whose inspirations compel […]

DESTINATION DIVA | Mary Michael’s recaps last season’s Del Mar Horse Racing Women in Style

June 5, 2015

DESTINATION DIVA | Mary Michael’s recaps last season’s Del Mar Horse Racing Women in Style

Jennifer Bell, CEO of SugarsGone.com the luxury online consignment store with Stylist Guru and World Traveler, Julie Shulte review the Destination Diva Mary Michael’s faved fashion discoveries at last season’s Del Mar Horse Races. Jennifer and Julie head to this season’s live review.

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SPECTACULAR SPA GETAWAYS | Hauteoc Traveler Spotlights Relais Borgo Santo Pietro Award Winning Spa Delights the Soul in Tuscany

July 7, 2013

SPECTACULAR SPA GETAWAYS  | Hauteoc Traveler Spotlights Relais Borgo Santo Pietro Award Winning Spa Delights the Soul in Tuscany

Hauteoc Traveler spotlights Relais Borgo Santo Pietro  for its award winning boutique hotel in Tuscany that captures all that is good and great about the Italian way of life. Life at Borgo has it’s own ethos and spirit for you to discover. It is designed to include you into our world; to get underneath the […]

A GRAPE TRADITION | Among the Hillsides in Tuscany a treasure trove of historical charm in Chianti

June 30, 2012

A GRAPE TRADITION | Among the Hillsides in Tuscany a treasure trove of historical charm in Chianti

From its privileged position in the verdant Tuscan countryside, the Tuscan hotel Castello del Nero is a magnificent 12th century castle commanding stunning views of the rolling local hills, ancient vineyards and lush olive groves whilst enjoying close proximity to some of Italy’s most mesmerising cities – Florence, Siena and Pisa.

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BEHIND THE SEAMS:: Kids Casting turns heads for Occasion Kids: OCFW auditions all new models July 9th, Aug 13th

July 5, 2016

BEHIND THE SEAMS:: Kids Casting turns heads for Occasion Kids: OCFW auditions all new models  July 9th,  Aug 13th

Brand new luxury boutique retail store Occasion Kids launches this September but not without a runway, this fashionable luxury mega store promises Orange County mini me fashions that is incomparable! Join us July 9th, at Occasion Kids in Costa Mesa Saturday, July 9th and Saturday, August 13th  from 10am -12Noon for an incredible kid casting, […]

Christina Mathias joins Behind the Seams for an Insider’s Look on Runwayz Magazine

March 9, 2016

Christina Mathias joins Behind the Seams for an Insider’s Look on Runwayz Magazine

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