Posts Tagged ‘luxury travel’

Are you ready for some adventure? Look no further than Singita’s mobile tented camp on the Serengeti in Tanzania. Be at one with nature, as you wake up to elephants, giraffes and all of Africa’s Big Five at this luxury dream destination.     Every detail, from the tents to the exquisite food, compliments the […]

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What if you wanted to learn how to make risotto from the “King of Risotto” in Italy? Well, take a look at the private cooking classes with Executive Chef Luciano Parolari at Villa D’Este. You won’t find anything like this anywhere in the world. I promise! This sumptuous, elegant hotel will transport you in time, as […]

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Four Seasons always offers something extraordinary. Doug, the head bartender at the Lava Lounge at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, shares one of his signature recipes: a collins cocktail recipe like no other. INGREDIENTS 1.5 oz Cucumber Vodka (Square One Organic) .25 oz Elder flower Liquour (St. Germain) 2/3 thinly sliced cucumber (using a mandolin) 1/2 […]

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Grilled shrimp, sliced mango, hearts of palm, a bit of herb oil and cilantro lime sauce are combined for a great taste sensation. Chef Nick at Four Seasons Hualalai serves the shrimp lettuce wrap at the Beach Tree Restaurant or poolside.   INGREDIENTS 9 halves Grilled Shrimp (large) 3 Leaves Butter Lettuce 2 oz. Julienned […]

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These days it’s almost impossible to get my entire family, including the “Blue Baker,” on vacation. So, you can imagine it was pretty exciting when we connected in Hawaii this summer. There is nothing quite like the Saturday night beach barbecue at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii. Executive Chef […]

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  The Four Season Resort’s Chef James is sharing one of his personal favorite recipes. This isn’t on the menu at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, but this Thai Beef Salad recipe knocks it out of the ballpark. Serve it as an appetizer or a main course. Don’t be put off because you haven’t seen some of […]

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 If you love Garth Brooks, you’ll love seeing him in concert.  Knock me over loving this show. I’m not a country fan, so I was a skeptic. Walked out thinking it was one of the best concerts  I’d ever seen.   .   .   .   Ever. Garth walked on stage with his guitar […]

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Thinking about an exotic African safari?  Take a look at Tanzania’s luxury safari lodge, just named in Travel + Leisure’s 2011  World’s Best Awards category. Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania is next on my bucket list to visit. Singita Game Reserves set the gold standard for accommodations in Africa if you want to experience a […]

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Flora Aghababyan is the master cake artist at the Wynn Resort Las Vegas. She is cool under pressure and there isn’t a cake request that she can’t fulfill in a moment’s notice. Do you love the red Hermes purse in the photo? Wait . . . this is a birthday cake replicated by Flora. Trust […]

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Christian Sperka captures the bond between mothers and babies in South Africa near Phinda Private Game Reserve.  Did you know that the cheetah is the fastest mammal on land? It can run as fast as 60 – 70 mph over short distances. It can cover 23 feet in four strides when running, but after a chase, […]

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