Haute Hotels

Menlo Tavern Has South Bay Soul

Hotel restaurants often receive a bad rap, with a reputation of existing merely to serve uninspired food and drink to tired travelers. Such is not the case for Menlo Tavern at The…

Vineyard Vibrancy: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley

Several Napa Valley hotels claim proximity to the region’s iconic grapevines. But only one is actually located within a working vineyard. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley  encircles Elusa Winery’s organic…

Funk Zone Flair: Santa Barbara’s Hotel Californian

One of Santa Barbara’s most popular regions is its Funk Zone, the ocean-adjacent industrial district in which creatives have fashioned a distinctive borough filled with wine tasting rooms, restaurants, art galleries, and…

Lafayette Luxe: Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa

Lafayette, California might not be the first place one considers when planning a bit of rest and relaxation. But the quiet East Bay town with its Mt. Diablo backdrop, miles of hiking…

PURA VIDA

El Mangroove, where luxury and nature bond “We’d been looking for a vacation home for years,” Anne shares with me as we wait for our lunch to arrive. “Then we decided to…

Experiencing The Power of The Blue Zone

Disconnect to reconnect at Costa Rica’s Punta Islita   The morning’s clouds opened, and the sun’s reflection cast vibrant rainbows throughout the Costa Rican sky. Perched atop a horse named Rabbit, my…

Beauty From the Vine: Vinotherapy Help for the Skin

And you thought wine was for sipping?  As it turns out there’s another use for wine good enough to turn a few heads. It’s called Vinotherapy. Redefining happy hour, the practice doesn’t…

50 and Fabulous: The Lodge at Bodega Bay

The Lodge at Bodega Bay celebrates 50 years, and whether ‘legacy guest’ or first time visitor, the stunning property continues to provide everything one might wish for in a Sonoma Coast getaway.…

Launch Party at The St. Regis San Francisco

The Arts & Entertainment Issue  La vita è bella! Spirits were high and sparkling wine flowed at the St. Regis Bar, venue for Haute Living, San Francisco magazine’s most recent launch party.…

Downtown Napa’s Hidden Jewel: The McClelland House

Napa Valley’s posh resorts may steal a great deal of the region’s hospitality thunder, but equal luxury is found in some of wine country’s more under-the-radar offerings. The McClelland House, for instance,…

Luxe Guide to Martha’s Vineyard

New England’s top destination for beach, food, and adventure. Martha’s Vineyard, known colloquially as “the Vineyard” is a 100 square mile island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Unfortunately for wine…

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Dive into the twin island resort where unparalleled luxury awaits both above and below the surface.

Family Fun At Fairmont Orchid

Say aloha to the perfect multi-generational destination Everything was still and silent, except for the wooden oars piercing the clear Hawaiian water with a calming “swoosh.” It was only 6:30 a.m., but…

Find Summer Wellness at Rosewood Sand Hill

Don’t let the business park façade mislead. Rosewood Sand Hill, though situated within the heart of Silicon Valley’s line-up of venture capital offices, is all about rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Located on…

Cottage Inn & Spa

Lounging in the heart of Sonoma It’s all about location. For a traveler, I can think of no truer axiom, especially when it comes to hotels. We want to stay close to…