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First Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival Coming in March

Feb 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Cancun is rapidly becoming a top foodie destination as it expands its culinary activities this year with new experiences, festivals and more! The new additions include:

The 2013 Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival, Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ partnership with Jackson Family Wines, Secrets The Vine’s extensive wine collection, The Little Mexican Cooking School in Puerto Morelos and Cancun’s three AAA Five Diamond Award restaurants, the most awarded city out of any international destination this year. With Cancun’s abundance of wine and dining options, it is no surprise why the first Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival had such success in bringing together extraordinary chefs, sommeliers and fans from all over the world in a celebration of food, wine and simple pleasu... Read More

5 Most Romantic Villas in Cabo: Valentine's Day Destinations

Feb 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Valentine’s day is just a little over a week away, and while roses and chocolates are always appreciated, sometimes the way inside your partner’s heart is a romantic getaway. Cabo San Lucas, the sunny, beachside city at the Southern tip of the Baja California peninsula has long been chosen as a convenient place to vacation. Beautiful beaches and a host... Read More

Karisma Hotels & Resorts Brings Jackson Family Wines In For a Monthly Culinary Series

Jan 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Karisma Hotels & Resorts, a collection of 11 Gourmet Inclusive resorts in Riviera Maya, Mexico, will host The Jackson Family Wines Culinary Series, by Karisma, a monthly wine and food program spotlighting top chefs and winemasters from around the world. Special events will include access and insight into highly sought-after wines along with vertical tastings. Educational classes with sommeliers and winemakers will also be available, along with cooking courses, special pairings and an exclusive Guest Chef and Winemaker Dinner. The complete Culinary Series will take place the first week of each month; select wines and individual elements of the Jackson Family Wines program will be featured at the resorts throughout the entire year. “Collaborating with Jackson Family Win... Read More

A New Sensory Education | Karisma Hotels & Resorts Partners With Kendall-Jackson

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Usually, food and wine events are dazzling displays of culinary artistry and ability—events where theory and practice become one. And, paired with great wine, these events create sensual reciprocities of taste, texture, and color; one taste working with others, often creating a savory taste synergy, called Umami—a kind of taste perfection—a word coined by the Japanese. But rarely do food and wine events define these things, PLUS a dual brand evolution of both hotel and wine. Yet this event, The first Jackson Family Wine Culinary Series, by Karisma, did all three.... Read More

Luxury Resort in Mexico Grand Luxxe Opens Santuario Entertainment Center in Nuevo Vallarta

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Grand Luxxe, a Grupo Vidanta luxury resort located on one of Mexico's most stunning beaches, has recently opened the new Santuario Entertainment Center.

The recently debuted breathtaking facility features a unique combination of an intimate setting within a space that both simultaneously conveys the feeling of being inside and outside. Sunlight streams in during daylight hours when guests can enjoy coffee, fruits and pastries. Nighttime brings exotic cocktails and appetizers under the stars. The huge structure, under palapa roofs, is situated in the center of the Nuevo Vallarta resort across from The Grand Bliss. "We envisioned a place where guests could gather and socialize," said Director of Entertainment El Kadri. "Santuario has exceeded our wildest dreams. Not only does... Read More

Book With Mexico Boutique Hotels and Give Back to Local Communities

Jan 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Mexico Boutique Hotels, a full service online hotel collection specializing in extraordinary boutique properties, is helping bookers "travel differently" in 2013. They're launching a series of charitable initiatives where MBH is pledging 5% of their booking revenue, starting with PEACE Mexico’s Alternative School in Punta Mita. The School provides underprivileged youth a place to overcome abusive homes, extreme poverty, no prior education or learning disabilities to help integrate them into the regular school system. “Our member properties are chosen in part because of their desire to give back to their communities, something very dear to us,” said Sylvie Laitre, Director of Mexico Boutique Hotels. “This year we’ve decided to step up those efforts, so we’re putting into place a series of... Read More

Rosewood Mayakoba Celebrates its 5-Year Anniversary With a 5-Night Giveaway

Dec 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Lucky number 5! As Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya’s premier resort is nearing their fifth anniversary of the hotel and earning 5,000 Facebook fans.Situated along a mile-long arc of pristine white Caribbean Sand, nestled just north the sce... Read More

A Long Weekend at Cabo San Lucas' RIU Palace

Dec 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

I'd lived in San Diego for over four years without traveling to Mexico once. I had simply not educated myself on how temptingly close I was to 80 degree weather, endless frozen concoctions and cozy lounge chairs. Don't worry, I am now fully aware.... Read More

Villa Brisa Caribe | Exclusive Luxury on the Mayan Riviera

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Brisa Caribe, located on the Mayan Riviera, offers luxurious accommodations within nine unique bedrooms and ten baths, boasting breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The fully air-conditioned villa provides guests with an entertainment room and stocked wet bar as well as a rooftop bar and dining terrace perfect for some al fresco dining! For relaxing in the warm sun, Brisa Caribe showcases three stunning pools and cascading waterfalls, including a fresh water and salt water pool.

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Capella Pedregal Serves Up Fresh Ocean Fare at Crudo Bar

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

One of Cabo San Lucas’ most beautiful spa resorts, Capella Pedregal sits comfortably on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula featuring both mountain and oceanfront vistas. The private escape can only be reached through a tunnel that is carved through the center of a mountain, separating the town of Cabo... Read More

Top Chef Contestant Collaborates with Rancho Pescadero for a Mexican Culinary Weekend

Nov 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Top Chef contestant and award-winning chef Kelly Liken is collaborating with Los Angeles chef Tim Goodell of Public Kitchen & Bar and resident chef Rodrigo Bueno for a three-night, four-day Culinary Weekend at Baja’s Rancho Pescadero. The weekend will feature cooking demos, classes, Baja wine tasting, a Todos Santos taco tour and more.... Read More

Azul Hotels by Karisma Unveils Azul Villa Esmeralda in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Azul Hotels by Karisma, a Gourmet Inclusive collection of properties, has just unveiled Azul Villa Esmeralda, an 11,000-square-foot oceanfront villa in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Azul Villa Esmeralda is a six-bedroom, six-bathroom secluded haven featuring two private pools, spa, fitness center, Bose equipped home theater, kids' club, and conference center that offers the privacy of a residence with the services and amenities of a luxury boutique resort.... Read More

Villa del Palmar Resort Collection Launches 'Your Story Starts Here' Campaign

Nov 2, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Villa Group Resorts recently launched the Your Story Starts Here branding campaign to further advance its Villa del Palmar Resort Collection of luxury hotel properties in Mexico's most desirable resort destinations. The hotelier reports that the new campaign represents its matchless ability to create vacations that are unique and personal to each guest. A newsletter will be sent out and social media will be used to broadcast details and launch a sweepstakes where a winner will receive a customized travel package.... Read More

JW Marriott To Open Luxury Resort In Los Cabos, Mexico

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

Try to consider which international city could really use another all-inclusive luxury resort and Cabo San Lucas is probably at the bottom of the list. Already home to some of the top retreats for relaxations this tourist hot-spot will now be home to a new 300-room JW Marriott Hotel in Cabo San Lucas set to open in... Read More

Awaken All Your Senses in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss  |  2 Comments

Bucket list aside, this magical Mexican colonial town, San Miguel de Allende, looks too good to be true, but isn't. Superlatives lack descriptive power to express the palpable joy that a simple stroll, or chance encounter will evoke in this enchanting enclave. Those narrow, cobblestone streets that offer peeks at the most charming doorways, arches, courtyards, parks and vistas are not Disney creations, but finely preserved remnants of a proud historically significant area that echoes its past and embraces its present ever so graciously.... Read More

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