L’Auberge Del Mar names Leaver as chef de cuisine

L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, has named Collin Leaver as chef de cuisine. He will collaborate with the resort’s executive chef, Nathan Lingle, on menu development, combining his certified pizzaiolo and Italian influences with fresh ingredients to create new and contemporary menus. www.LAubergeDelMar.com www.DestinationHotels.com. “Collin is a highly accomplished culinarian with a diverse industry […]

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country gets a new look

One of my favorite Southwest resorts – the  JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa – has refreshed its restaurants and lobby spaces.  Inspired by the Texas Hill Country and the resort’s scenic and natural surroundings, the new design, created by the design firm Seifert Murphy, reflects its regional surroundings throughout the resort. Located […]

Celebrate Summer Solstice on South Beach

Happy Summer Solstice. To celebrate the first day of summer, 1 Hotel South Beach is offering guests 30 percent off their stay and $30 food and beverage credit to Pinthouse for stays booked through Sept. 4.  Also, The Setai, Miami Beach is serving its new Coco Açai cocktail for only $16. It is offered at The Ocean Grill, the hotel’s beachside […]

Summer getaways: Father’s Day and Beyond

There’s still time to plan getaways for Father’s Day and beyond. Here’s some destination that are offering some outstanding packages for dad and the entire family for a summer of fun. Annual Parent + Child Four-Ball Tournament at Streamsong Resort — Streamsong, Fla. June 15-17, 2018, starting at $237 per person, per night Central Florida’s […]

Kids play in luxury at Palm Beaches’ resorts and hotels

Parents seeking luxury lodgings and family-friendly activities on vacation will find each in The Palm Beaches, FL. This summer, many of the region’s iconic resorts are offering a wide range of experiences focused on little travelers and their families, including family golf clinics, kids’ camps, video game lounges and custom menus – not to mention the […]

“Fairy Tale Playhouses,” on display in West Palm Beach

Fifteen child-size playhouses, collectively referred to as the “Fairy Tale Playhouses,” have moved into downtown West Palm Beach. To raise awareness of affordable housing while providing entertainment and shade to the smallest of waterfront visitors, the miniature homes carry a meaningful message. Through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, whose mission […]