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Pinch me. This isn’t real, is it? Located in French Polynesia, the Four Seasons Bora Bora hotel is a paradise beyond description. My husband and I are  just arriving and exploring what could be one of the most beautiful places on earth. This is the view from our plane before landing! First, we arrive on the […]

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Ever wondered how a hotel creates the delicious food enjoyed by guests? We asked Chef Fabrice Lasnon, Executive Chef at La Mamounia in Marrakesh, Morocco, that very question. Few places in the world offer such a dizzying array of food inspired by so many countries. Chef Fabrice spotlights the diversity of cuisine and spices in this ancient […]

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Imagine getting up in the morning and going to work in the kitchen of a magnificent yacht. This is a reality for Chef Karina Hines. It’s no wonder she’s inspired every day by the crystal blue waters of the Bahamas one week or the calm waters of the Mediterranean another. One thing is certain; the […]

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Extraordinary. How else do you describe spending a week aboard the  Hyperion, a 155 foot sailing yacht. Exactly how long did it take me to accept this invitation? About a nano second. The occasion was a birthday, but that was just the beginning. Nothing quite like party ready friends, the crystal blue waters of the […]

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          “An eternal palace. Once upon a time, there was a place called La Mamounia . . .  as in a tale from long ago.”                                                         […]

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  Hawaii conjures up images of sun, sand and surf – in other words, paradise. One of my favorite places in the world is the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii at historic Kaupulehu. Hualalai takes its name from the volcanic mountain that rises on the island and captures the essence […]

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Love a little romance and grandeur? Villa d’Este is simply breathtaking. This exquisite, five star Italian resort is located on the romantic shores of Lake Como, not too far from Milan. This is one destination that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Where else can you combine history, exquisite atmosphere and culinary excellence? Many have […]

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Lemon-Ginger Cookies look like little sand dollars with a hint of ginger. These delicate cookies won’t last long. They are light and I guarantee you can’t eat just one.   SERVES  Makes about 2 dozen cookies INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup packed golden brown sugar l large egg 1/4 cup sour cream […]

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  Pad Thai. Wouldn’t you love to make this at home? Look no further than Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.  Executive Chef James Babian shares one of his favorite Thai recipes. This is delicious paired with his Tom Yom soup and Thai Beef Salad. SERVES 8 INGREDIENTS 8 oz flat Thai noodles (rice noodles) 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons […]

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Christian Sperka has captured the essence of the Big Five animals in his wildlife photography, particularly the lions and leopards from the cat family. South Africa is the ultimate life-changing trip and it certainly was for my family. The rich culture, breathtaking landscape and jaw dropping wildlife take one’s breath away. Can you name the “Big Five” wild animals […]

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