Dazzling Gingerbread Houses in America

During the holidays, pastry chefs in hotels design, create and bake the most spectacular gingerbread houses for their guests to enjoy. Here are three of my favorites dazzling displays: The Mission Inn & Spa The life-size “Santa’s Wonderland House” displayed in the lobby of The Mission Inn & Spa took Executive Pastry Chef David Blaine…

Hawaiian Wedding at the Four Seasons Oahu in Ko Olina

Finishing up lunch with Yvonne Hunter, the Director of Public Relations at the Four Seasons Oahu Ko Olina Resort, she took me on a tour of the newer resort. Almost three years ago the JW Marriott Ihilani (built in 1998), became the Four Seasons Oahu. Set among green lawns and a dramatic coastline with the…

Loving the Lido House Hotel in Newport Beach

Driving up to the new Cape Cod style Lido House Hotel in my new Lincoln Black Label Navigator, I noticed a classic 1946 Lincoln Mercury Woody Wagon parked out front. A valet named Justin told me it was the owner’s car. This was one of many old meets new moments while staying at the resort….

Summer Fun at La Quinta Resort & Club

When director and writer Frank Capra arrived to La Quinta Resort in the 1930s with his wife Lucille, he worked on his script “It Happened One Night.” The film went on to receive an Academy Award. The beauty and tranquility of the resort brought him inspiration and luck in his writing. He and his wife…

A Slice of Paradise in Puerto Vallarta

Located on the beautiful secluded cove of Las Estacas Beach, is a luxury all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta. In 2013, the Dreams Puerto Vallarta was rebranded after a multimillion-dollar upgrade and expansion into the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.Almost every one of the 300 rooms and suites has views of the Pacific Ocean. One of the…

Festival of Lights at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

This is the 25th year that Duane and Kelly Roberts, the owners of The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, have created the nations largest holiday light collections. USA TODAY voted the display the “Best Public Lights Display.” This year’s theme is a Candy Spectacular. Every year the historic Inn ushers in an increasing number of…

Summer Fun at the Suncadia Resort

During Earth Week I had the opportunity to meet Katie Sheppard the Director of Marketing at Suncadia Resort. She came down from Washington State to make an Earth Day donation at TreePeople LA. Katie and a TreePeople volunteer led our group on an Earth Day activity that included weeding, mulching and watering trees in a canyon…

The Outrigger Signature Experience

Next time you plan a trip to Oahu, be sure to check into the Outrigger Waikiki Beach or Outrigger Reef to take advantage of the Signature benefits – http://luxebeatmag.com/outrigger-waikiki-signature-experience/