Local Haute Hotels

Napa’s Meadowood is a Beacon for Luxury Wellness

Tucked into the hillside off of the famed Silverado Trail, Meadowood Resort blends seamlessly and sublimely into its oak and redwood tree-studded terrain. Secluded, romantic, and preternaturally posh, the resort, despite suffering…

Monterey Plaza Hotel is a Dining and Spa Destination

Featuring a world famous aquarium, gorgeous bay and ocean views, and of course the John Steinbeck-memorialized Cannery Row, Monterey attracts tourists from all over the world who are lured by the region’s…

Winter, Wine, and Wellness

Head to the Meritage Resort and Spa for some R&R. The beginning of the year for much of the U.S. means frigid temperatures, puffy coats, seeing one’s breath while speaking, and snowplows,…

Exclusive Four Seasons Napa Valley and Polestar Partnership

From October 27 through 29, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley hosted a select few top media members for an immersive first look at the resort’s newly debuted Polestar house car program. The…

The Awesome Aura of Auro at Four Seasons Napa Valley

New to the fine dining scene in Calistoga     As rows of grapevines flashed their autumn brilliance, wine country’s newest fine dining experience made its debut at the Four Seasons Resort and…

Hotel Drisco is a San Francisco Favorite

Ask San Francisco residents which local hotel they most often recommend to friends and family, and the answer is invariably “Hotel Drisco.” The slightly under-the-radar (yet always included in top SF hotel…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Montage Healdsburg Highlights the Best of Sonoma County

Set within a verdant 258 acre landscape of vineyards and majestic oak trees, Montage Healdsburg has the qualities of a remote sanctuary. The vibe is aided by the private, slightly uphill drive…

Country-Chic: Forestville’s Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant 

Sonoma County is one of California’s most diverse regions. Within a short drive, one can pass through vineyard covered hillsides, redwood forests, and riverbeds while headed to the crashing surf of the…

Third Annual Rosé All May at Auberge Du Soleil

There is something about a wine glass filled with Rosé that signals the beginning of summer. Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley’s premier adults-only getaway, is “pink” all month for their third annual…

Glen Ellen’s Gracious Gaige House

Yet another Four Sisters Inns Collection gem, Gaige House is a gracious – and surprising –  home base for Sonoma County visitors. Located in diminutive Glen Ellen, within walking distance of some…

Wine, dine, and unwind

Rediscover Napa Valley, and living in the moment, with a visit to the charming town of Yountville.