LIFESTYLE

San Francisco

Wine And Wellness Blend At The Westin Verasa Napa

With several new developments underway, one can say that Napa Verasa Westin is having “a moment.” This week, it operates as a headquarters for the 5th annual Napa Valley Film Festival, which is fitting. The hotel’s longtime general manager, Don Shindle, sits on the event’s board and the ski lodge-meets-wine-country lobby—fireplace, comfy furniture and a wooden floor composed of wine barrel ends—suggests an atmosphere vaguely reminiscent of Sundance or Telluride. Read More

San Francisco

SF: See Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley’s New Haute Enhancements

What lies beyond the Four Seasons’ curved glass visage that glistens over Highway 101 in Palo Alto, CA? The hotel, built in 2006 at the rear of a large business park off of University Avenue, offers more than meets the eye. In addition to exceptional service for which the brand is known, the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto, as it is officially called, boasts a small but luxe rooftop pool, a world-class spa, a destination restaurant, and—after recent décor and tech refurbishments—sleek and sophisticated guest and meeting rooms. Read More

San Francisco

A Haute Escape Down The California Coast In A Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

One our favorite places to go for a serene and relaxing vacation is the Post Ranch Inn, the spectacular hideaway in Big Sur. We recently took a trip down the coast in a haute 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S-Model 4Matic Coupe, stopping in Carmel-by-the-Sea for a spell, before continuing on to our retreat. We suggest you do the same so you can enjoy some of these activities that we guarantee will soothe your soul. Read More

National

Drake Devonshire Inn Is a Luxurious Respite Alongside Lake Ontario

Drake Hotel Properties opened their first-ever hotel outpost, Drake Devonshire Inn, in the picturesque town of Wellington, Prince Edward County (“the County”) in late September 2014. This beautiful, historic building, nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario, was restored and transformed into a thoughtfully curated boutique hotel. Read More

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