Meeting Curtis Stone at SHARE

Australian Chef Curtis Stone’s is one of the most charismatic chefs I’ve ever met. His mega-watt smile, culinary talents and charm has landed him appearances on a number of top rated programs including Take Home Chef (TLC), Top Chef Masters (Bravo), and Food Network’s All-Star Academy. Chef Stone began his cooking career in his homeland of…

Princess Cruises Debuts a new Cocktail & Beverage Experience

When I learned Princess Cruises collaborated with actor, television personality and master mixologist Rob Floyd, to elevate the ships cocktail and beverage menus, I was so happy for this union. I’ve cruised on four Princess Cruises ships and have always enjoyed unpacking once while visiting multiple ports in Mexico, Alaska and the Caribbean. It’s one of the…

10 Reasons to take an luxury AmaWaterways Cruise

Last week I met with AmaWaterways co-founders Kristin Karst and Rudi Schreiner to learn more about their elegant European river cruises. While enjoying a three-course lunch at the new FARMHOUSE restaurant at the newly renovated Beverly Center, Karst remarked that Executive chef and farmer Nathan Peitso (second-generation farmer of Kenter Canyon Farm) menu was similar to…

Hong Kong’s New Cruise Port

Hong Kong has the new Kai Tak World Class Cruise Facility, making it a wonderful cruise port for many cruise lines. The Star Cruises’ largest Asian vessel, the SuperStar Virgo is based in Hong Hong and sails from the port to Taichung and Kaohsiung in Taiwan, Sanya in Hainan, China, or Halong Bay in Vietnam….