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Want to know what it’s really like to run away with the circus? Cirque du Soleil is not just a resident show at the Bellagio in Vegas, it is a real traveling circus complete with real traveling circus performers. They arrive with everything they need, they even custom designed their own traveling kitchen. A month from now when they move on they will leave nothing but a memory. Keaton follows a long and storied tradition of children enchanted by the circus. In an era of Miley Cyrus and […] Continue reading →

Luxury Travel Mom Kim-Marie Evans

“Party in the city where the heat is on, all night on the beach ’til the break of dawn” ~ Will Smith On our recent trip to Cuba my daughter and I overnighted at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami for a little R&R and to review the property. The travel concierge organizing our Cuba trip suggested a different Miami hotel, I called one of my very best friends who works in PR and asked for his advice, he said “the Mandarin Oriental is the ONLY hotel you want to stay at […] Continue reading →

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No snowboarders. Sorry shredders, the dark side not allowed here. I know, I know, I even gave birth to one of you but I really hate that sound of you scraping off all the powder just behind me while I hold my breath hoping you actually know how to turn that thing, because often, you don’t. No lift lines. Deer Valley limits the number of tickets they sell during peak ski times. In the spring they don’t need to. It would seem many of you are already headed to the Caribbean to work on your […] Continue reading →

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I’m headed to Curtain Bluff in Antigua to work on my tan and tennis game with none other than former World Number One tennis player Tracy Austin. Seriously. Get your racquet, your short skirt (or shorts, guys always welcome) your sunscreen and join me. Here’s the 411: Where: Curtain Bluff, the super luxe yet very laid back, resort in Antigua. Fly to ANU, VC Bird airport. There are many direct flights and the hotel will pick you up. When: May 1 – 4, 2014. How much: Prices […] Continue reading →

Katie Goldstein

The Luxury Travel Blog Network has been all over the globe this March, in style I might add. I love being a part of this group and living vicariously through their travels. Katie played a little James Bond in London, Paul headed to Cape Town, Nadine was at the ultra luxe Golden Oak in Disneyworld and Ana has made me absolutely drool over British Airways first class service. I will be sending this post to Richard Anderson of Delta, but it’s like telling a yorkie to act like a doberman. […] Continue reading →

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Do you dream of Havana? Don’t we all? It could be the salsa music that plays in the streets, the minty mojitos or the mere fact that Cuba is Vedado. Forbidden. Illegal. Off limits. Cuba offers the wild promise of the unknown. I’ve dreamed of dancing in Havana for as long as I can remember. In my dreams there were handsome Latin men playing guitars in the cobblestone square, vintage cars rolling down the Malecon and in this dream  I am smoking a fabulous cigar. I just returned […] Continue reading →

Disney Aulani Resort Reviews

The Aulani Resort is what they call Hawaii with a capital H and Disney with a lower case D. Heavy on the Hawaii, light on the Disney. But is there enough Hawaii to keep a picky teen happy and enough Disney to keep the world’s biggest eight year old Disney fan happy? Resort Details: Where it is: Aulani is on the island of Oahu, you fly in to Honolulu. This makes getting here easy, most major airlines have direct flights in to Honolulu. We came straight from JFK to HNL. The flight was […] Continue reading →

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I received the world’s best Valentine’s Day gift from Tieks. All they asked in return is that I consider spreading the word about Heart Health Month (which is February by the way). Coincidentally I was also invited to the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show “Go Red for Women – The Heart Truth – Red Dress Collection”.  During the show they announced the draw jopping statistic that more women die of heart disease than of ALL CANCERS COMBINED. Really? […] Continue reading →

Disney Aulani Mai Tai

Didn’t think of Disney as having a signature cocktail? Then you haven’t been to Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa on the island of O’ahu. This fun filled family resort has it all, water slides, lazy river, sandy beaches and killer Mai Tai’s. On my visit to see their recent expansions (fab new infinity pools) they treated us all to their signature Mai Tai. As I am now a cocktail blogger, and take my duties seriously, I had one every day of my stay to ensure product […] Continue reading →

Olga Valentina

Can’t get away for Valentine’s Day? Bring it home, dahling! Our fabulous west coast writer Whitney Stropp recently spent the evening with fellow hotty Olga Valentina of Olga Cooks and picked up a few new recipes. My assignment: Ride in a black limousine with mood lighting, champagne, and an Italian driver named René (with a rolling R.) Arrive in the hip area of Venice and follow a gorgeous Russian into a gated courtyard. Attend a fun evening of cocktails and culinary delights from the […] Continue reading →