Peaceful Retreat

Usually, my phone is an extension of my hand – wiring me to a never-ending stream of emails, text messages and social media accounts. St. Pete Beach’s milky sands and cool, transparent waters had me detached. My device stayed tucked away with my belongings while I got a dose of UV rays and seafood.

FLOWER POWER

FLOWER POWER Edit Delete Unpublish Submitted by admin on Mon, 2014-05-05 10:39 I forgot that Disney’s Space Mountain was so thrilling. This twirling, twisting roller coaster thrusts you through space – even more exciting when you can’t anticipate the next drop because you’re in total darkness surrounded by stars. I loved every second. My last Disney experience happened a decade ago, but the combination of my passion for thrilling rides and a festival highlighting two favorite hobbies, gardening and cooking, lured me to Walt Disney World and the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Epcot's 21st International Flower and Garden Festival offers the chance to mingle with TV stars and brush up on cooking and gardening skills.Read more about FLOWER POWER

A Girlfriend Getaway

A Girlfriend Getaway Edit Delete Unpublish Submitted by admin on Thu, 2014-03-27 07:15 Why is it that even the simplest things are never easy? Especially planning a girlfriend getaway, in spite of the fact it was just for one day and only three girls. Schedules of husbands, kids, parents and work had to be juggled just for one special day – time together at the spa, time for the three Rs: reconnection, relaxation and reflection. Worth it? You bet. And what better venue to plan a girlfriend getaway than the Eau Spa, Palm Beach’s newest addition. See why the Eau Spa has been ranked one of the top spas in the world.Read more about A Girlfriend Getaway

Live like A Vanderbilt

Live like A Vanderbilt Edit Delete Unpublish Submitted by admin on Fri, 2014-03-07 10:59 “My island for your boat.” – in the early 1920s William K. Vanderbilt knew he had made a great deal when he traded his 250-foot-yacht, The Eagle, for Fisher Island and the elite privacy that this winter retreat would provide. The deal had been Carl Fisher’s idea. Fisher had purchased the island from Dana A. Dorsey, one of America’s first African-American millionaires. Fisher, whom some considered part entrepreneur and part huckster, also was the successful developer of Miami Beach. Take a trip to Fisher Island, the home of one of the most expensive zip codes in the U.S.Read more about Live like A Vanderbilt

Little Palm Island

Little Palm Island Edit Delete Unpublish Submitted by admin on Wed, 2014-02-05 11:23 If you are wondering where to escape for a few days when your next 50th wedding anniversary comes up, you can do worse than Little Palm Island Resort & Spa. As the name suggests, this is an island, is little and has a lot of palms. It is off Little Torch Key in the Florida Keys, about 30 miles up from Key West. Unlike most of the numerous islands in the Keys, which are largely mangrove-covered, this one has so much tropical foliage it could pass for the South Pacific. In fact, it did, back in 1963 when it was selected for the film, “PT 109,” the saga about President John F.Celebrating a 50th anniversary in the Keys.Read more about Little Palm Island

FINDING MAGIC IN MIAMI

FINDING MAGIC IN MIAMI Edit Delete Unpublish Submitted by admin on Mon, 2014-02-03 07:07 I’ve discovered how to plan the perfect weekend getaway in Miami. Step one: Book a room at the Mondrian South Beach. A penthouse suite, if possible. Step two: Don’t fight the voice in your head that sings “When You Wish Upon a Star,” as you enter the whimsical resort. Just face the music: You’re in for a dreamlike weekend. 6 reasons to take a weekend trip to the Mondrian South Beach.Read more about FINDING MAGIC IN MIAMI

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