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Experience Napa Valley from New Heights

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BY : Kendall Stoudt | 2018

Napa Valley in northern California is one of the most beautiful places in the world. This region is famous for its rich culture of art and wine. Napa is home to several hundred wineries that produce a wide selection of premium wines. Napa Valley Aloft gives visitors the unique opportunity to witness the diverse and striking geography of this region from a new perspective. The exclusive hot air balloon flight for two will take you on an intimate journey amongst the clouds. The balloon takes off right after dawn as the sun is coming up and continues for about an hour. You will be immersed in breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and mountains of this area. This early morning adventure gives guests a chance to enjoy a tranquil experience before the rest of the world is awake. The morning light and sounds create an exceptional atmosphere unlike anything you have experienced before. The flight is followed by a gourmet champagne breakfast for the two of you. This romantic excursion is perfect for anniversaries, birthdays and marriage proposals. The Napa Valley Aloft crew is happy to fulfill any special requests and make arrangements for an ever more personalized flight. No matter what the occasion, this day is sure to create a special memory that will last a lifetime.

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Chef's Counter- Exclusive Dining Experience in San Francisco

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BY : Kendall Stoudt | 2018

Cavallo Point, a luxury lodge at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, just introduced a new and intimate way to enjoy dinner. The well-regarded cooking school at this resort recently introduced the “Chef’s Counter” experience. This is a smaller option and aims to provide an extremely memorable event for guests. This three-hour dining event combines instruction with indulgence as guests get to watch the chef prepare their meal right in front of them. This is an interactive experience where guests have the opportunity to learn cooking secrets from the highly esteemed chef. You get the best of both worlds, with the atmosphere of a high-end restaurant and also the more personal experience of having the chef right in front of you. Head Chef Tony Adams is talented and passionate about cooking. He provides a unique experience to each and every one of his guests. He teaches professional techniques and offers remarkable insights. Classes are limited to six people to ensure individualized attention and care. The night will include a four-course meal that is paired with exceptional wines. This hands-on experience will teach you more than a simple cookbook ever could. From $250.00 PP

 

 

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Heal with Sound Energy

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BY : Kendall Stoudt | 2018

Ojai is a picturesque town in Southern California, complete with boutique hotels and ecologically friendly art. The town is peaceful and perfect for an escape from reality in a beautiful natural setting. Farmers markets, spiritual retreats and galleries are popular and contribute to the small business culture that is so prominent there. It is important to take a break from everyday life and devote time to yourself. Ojai is home to the high-end Ojai Spa and Resort, where they offer a signature experience that will rejuvenate your mind, skin, and soul. Ojai is a spiritual place, and they tap into that energy by offering a unique sound therapy treatment. Sound therapy has been around for ages and was first used by indigenous people. Over the years, experts have perfected the art of sound therapy. Each treatment is customized specifically to you, in order to achieve deep healing and mental relaxation. Trained practitioners know exactly how to use the vibrations and sounds to leave you feeling rejuvenated. An indigenous plant ritual accompanies the treatment to help you achieve a calm state of being. This treatment will leave you re-energized and ready to tackle the world with a healthy spirit.

 

 

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The Parsonage: elegant bed-and-breakfast in select San Francisco neighborhood

BY : Sean Hillen | 2018

Occupying a corner site in a sedate San Francisco neighborhood, The Parsonage is an elegant 150-year-old Italianate Victorian framed wooden guesthouse convenient to easy transport to the downtown area. Purchased in 1993 by Joan Hull and John...

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Take a bite out of San Francisco

BY : Sean Hillen | 2018

While San Francisco is famous for its regional delicacies such as abalone, Dungeness crab, bay shrimp and crusty sourdough bread, the city is so cosmopolitan there are few dishes of any ethnic origin you cannot find among its hundreds...

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PASÉA Hotel and Spa Huntington Beach

BY : Chad Chisholm | 2018

The crashing of surf against pristine beaches in Huntington Beach California is enough to get anyone to enjoy the coast. Whether enjoying a walk down the pier or firepit on the beach at dusk with friends, Huntington is an idyllic escape in Orange...

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Sample the City at "Taste of the Nation, Los Angeles"

BY : Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss | 2018

The LA food scene can be as daunting as it is diverse. It’s hard to keep track of all the top restaurants in Los Angeles, let alone try them all. One of the most efficient ways to sample some of the best Los Angeles has to offer is to plan on...

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California's Cavallo Point combines vintage and modern with panoramic views over the Golden Gate Bridge

BY : Sean Hillen | 2018

Once called Fort Baker, a military outpost built in the late 1800s to protect the port of San Francisco, Cavallo Point is now a historic property of Colonial Revival-style houses nestled inside a 45-acre national park on the north side of...

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Pebble Beach Resorts Completes Refresh to Mediterranean Classic, Casa Palmero

BY : JustLuxe Team | 2018

Known as a “resort-within-a-resort,” the boutique Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach Resorts has long been heralded for its luxurious Mediterranean-inspired design sensibility. The intimate all-suite estate recently completed a refresh to its...

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Argonaut Hotel highlights historic heritage on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

BY : Sean Hillen | 2018

Named after the ancient Greek heroes who searched with their leader, Jason, for the legendary Golden Fleece, the 252-room Argonaut hotel is a nautical-style Noble House property on San Francisco’s famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Its...

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Residences at the West Hollywood Edition Unveil Stunning Interiors

BY : Alyssa Kuhlman | 2018

Introducing West Hollywood's newest luxury residential collection The Residences at the West Hollywood EDITION. With concepts and creative direction by Ian Schrager, architecture and interiors by John Pawson and developed by...

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STK LA a Must Do-or-Dine Destination

BY : Merilee Kern | 2018

When it comes to steakhouses, Los Angeles is a carnivore’s cornucopia. While the City of Angels is replete with meat-minded eateries, one such restaurant—STK in the W Los Angeles in West Beverly Hills—rises above thanks to an...

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