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There’s reason why I live near the sea. I love the water, the sand, the sun, and yes, the seafood. I also have deep appreciation for fine art and craftsmanship. So when the newest hotel in our collection – Royal Blues Hotel, in Deerfield Beach, Florida – married a stunning saltwater aquarium with artful décor […]
I love pie. All kinds of pie – apple, berry, pumpkin, peach, lemon meringue. Baking pies is a Cifelli tradition, and come Thanksgiving, my kitchen is a’bake with the sweet-and-spicy fusion of apple and pumpkin pies. Much of my love for hosting the holiday for family and friends comes from my love of baking pie. […]
My first glimpse of the now-opened Royal Blues Hotel was on a hard-hat tour, but even then the artistic vision of its creator was apparent. Designed by film (Blue Jasmine) and Broadway (Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway, Cinderella) producer Edward Walson, the hotel, just 12 rooms, is a showcase of his passion for art, wine, […]
I love the changing seasons. Especially September. Perhaps it’s the upstate New York girl in me, but I love the crisper days, cooler, good-for-sleeping nights, and the brilliant orange-red-crimson hues. I love, too, that within our JCR collection, it’s always summer, or autumn, or winter, or spring, somewhere. I love that as we are looking toward leaf-peeping and […]
Paris in summer… Springtime earns all of the accolades for Paris – and rightly so. Spring is one of the city’s most gorgeous times. But summer is a fabulous time to visit too, as noted in this travel clip from the Katie Couric Show (featuring Virtuoso) which I’m loving and adoring. Speed to 4:21 to hear […]
On a recent trip to Ireland, to see clients Sheen Falls Lodge and Ballyfin, followed by a trade-symposium in Berlin, I found myself in the `what-to-pack’ quandary, familiar to so many of us in the travel industry. My dilemma was a specific cocktail party and specific pleated dress I wanted to wear. But how to keep […]
“I love putting on the wellies (yes, provided) and walking onto the misty glen to ‘fly’ the powerful red-tail hawks and falcons. There are very few places left in the world where one can experience the authentic and ancient (dating date to 2000BC) sport of falconry. I love, too, the roaring waterfall views from Sheen […]
I love the bathtubs – and how they fill in 60 seconds. The beautiful Redflower bath amenities and snack baskets in the rooms (with yummy Tate cookies). I love the privacy and green of the courtyard. And the beds and pillows, so sumptuous.
Garden tai-chi in the early a.m. – the lush green of the grass, intoxicating scent of the flowers, and chirping birds. I love the peace and tranquility of The BodyHoliday. The smoothie bar – and endless arm-leg-butt-toning, spinning and yoga classes….
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