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Suddenly Single | Some of the Best Trips are the ones you take Alone -Enjoy Southern Italy at the Palazzo Margherita

June 11, 2015 ROMANTIC RENAISSANCE Comments Off on Suddenly Single | Some of the Best Trips are the ones you take Alone -Enjoy Southern Italy at the Palazzo Margherita
Suddenly Single | Some of the Best Trips are the ones you take Alone -Enjoy Southern Italy at the Palazzo Margherita
Imagine three perfect days at Palazzo Margherita
An 18th century treasure exquisitely restored by renowned interior designer Jacques Grange, Palazzo Margherita offers a stunning backdrop for a magical getaway to Basilicata, Southern Italy’s undiscovered and unspoiled destination. Set in the charming village of Bernalda, the town where Francis Ford Coppola’s grandfather was raised, the palazzo delights guests with palatial rooms and suites, delicious authentic cuisine, numerous amenities and hospitality so heartwarming that some visitors choose never to venture beyond the palazzo walls.

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ROMANTIC RENAISSANCE | Top 5 Most Popular Things to do in Lake Como, Italy

March 16, 2012 ROMANTIC RENAISSANCE Comments Off on ROMANTIC RENAISSANCE | Top 5 Most Popular Things to do in Lake Como, Italy
ROMANTIC RENAISSANCE | Top 5 Most Popular Things to do in Lake Como, Italy

Travel Italy to charming Lake Como – a place for families, couples, and celebrities alike. Tour intimate villages and stay in luxury hotels on Lake Como vacations. Indulge in luxury Lake Como hotels in Bellagio, Cernobbio and Como; and discover lively cafes framed by cobble stone walkways.

Most Popular Things to Do in Lake Como:

  • Explore extravagant villas and view their furnishings and immaculate grounds
  • View the renowned Porta Vittoria, the late 12th century city gate
  • Learn the history of Italian silk at Museo Didattico della Seta
  • See the 11th century basilica of Sant’Abbondio
  • Ride on the funicular to the hilltop city of Burnate for an aerial view of the area … Continue Reading

ROMANTIC RENAISSANCE | Top 5 Most Popular Things to do in the Amalfi Coast 2012

December 21, 2011 ROMANTIC RENAISSANCE Comments Off on ROMANTIC RENAISSANCE | Top 5 Most Popular Things to do in the Amalfi Coast 2012
ROMANTIC RENAISSANCE | Top 5 Most Popular Things to do in the Amalfi Coast 2012

One of the most beautiful Europe travel destinations, the Amalfi area beckons vacationers with dramatic sea cliffs and picturesque villages. Ravello brims with festive art and cultural events. Positano The Amalfi Coast is a chic seaside village with exclusive Italy hotels while Sorrento has a vibrant cultural scene and stunning views of the Bay of Naples. Just off the coast, Capri Island is a playground for jet setters and celebrities.  Discover a stunning coastline and lounge on a private beach or sun deck against a backdrop of dramatic cliff sides and verdant green mountain peaks at Il San Pietro Di Positano.

Top 5 Most Popular Things to Do in the Amalfi Coast

  • Tour Anacapri’s craft shops, Punta Carena lighthouse, and the Piazzetta
  • Explore the small towns and seaside cliffs of The Amalfi Coast
  • Marvel at the Imperial Villa of Damacuta and the Bay of Marina Piccola
  • Stroll through the heart of Sorrento and view medeival structures
  • Stop for lunch at a local trattoria and enjoy the cuisine of Campania … Continue Reading

LUXURY CRUISING | Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises’ adventure travel embraces the global environment through the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

LUXURY CRUISING | Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises’ adventure travel embraces the global environment through the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

In April 2011, Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises changed the name of the Prince Albert II, its expedition ship, to Silver Explorer while the vessel was in dry dock at the Lisnave shipyard in Setubal, Portugal,  prior to commencing a summer programme of Northern Europe and Arctic voyages.

Manfredi Lefebvre, Silversea’s chairman, said: “Our expansion into adventure travel has turned out quite successful and we have to prepare for the possibility of adding more ships. To reinforce the Silversea luxury brand image for the expedition segment, we decided to change the name of our first expedition ship to Silver Explorer and anticipate any future expedition ships will bear similar names that evoke a sense of luxurious adventure.” … 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.

CULINARY EXPLORATIONS

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.

FASHION

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, […]

Behind the Seams :: A Visit with OC’s BSpoke Style – Tailor Made Lifestyles of Dave and Kim Welch

February 16, 2016

Behind the Seams :: A Visit with OC’s BSpoke Style – Tailor Made Lifestyles of Dave and Kim Welch

On this episode of #BehindtheSeams on #FashionistaNowBoarding, your host Chadia Almeddin has the inside scoop on what’s happening in the world of fashion. She checks in with Mary Daley, who’s given behind the scenes access at b.spoke, a Newport Beach staple creating custom suits and tailor-made jackets by husband and wife design team Dave and […]