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24 Apr 19
Adventures in the Holy Land

J said all the places within a days walk from Cana were booked since this week is Passover, so he booked a tent!  Well, after walking 5 kilometers out of our way (and 5 kilometers back!), we found the “tent”!  It is actually a petty nice place up in a little village called Ilaniya.  I […]

24 Apr 19
Milk Bubble Tea

Last weekend we were kindly invited to review The Retreat at Redworth Hall. Redworth Hall is situated just five minutes off the A1 tucked away in 26 acres of leafy landscaped grounds. They’ve spent millions on the leisure and spa facilities and it’s been completely transformed to create a new Decleor spa with six luxurious treatment rooms (including […]

24 Apr 19
Verma Robins Listings

Welcome to 67 Jeffrey Drive, in the highly sought-after Meadowlands of Ancaster. This home sits on a premium pie-shaped lot, large enough for a Hot tub, pool, and lots of greenspace. As you enter the home you’re greeted with a striking Oak staircase complemented by warm hardwood floors and dramatic high vaulted ceilings above the […]

24 Apr 19
Your Paris Property Agent

Found in one of the most desirable areas of the French Riviera, Cap d’Antibes, this brand-new luxury development is set within beautiful landscaped gardens just minutes from the beach. What is more, the resort of Cannes is just five miles away, with its unrivalled shopping, world-famous restaurants and hotels and glamorous events throughout the year, […]

24 Apr 19
Lovely To Meet Me

Bangkok, fondly known as the Big Mango, is more than just the gateway to South East Asia. It is a vibrant city that ferociously tickles your senses and leaves you begging for more. We arrived at Suvarnabhumi International airport last November, after a 14-hour flight from Dublin and decided to take a taxi to our […]

24 Apr 19
canadianeasymoving

TorontoRealtyBlog You’re all familiar with the term, “on paper,” correct? When something is “on paper” as opposed to in reality? There’s an argument to be made that something is either better or worse, on paper, or not.  Or that it’s worth more, on paper.  Or not… Like when my stock broker told me not to sell my […]

24 Apr 19
HAMILTON MAY NEWS

Hamilton May presents an apartment available for rent in the most prestigious residential investment in Warsaw. The apartment has 54m2 and sits on the building’s 14th floor. It comprises living room, open kitchen, bedroom with wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, shower and toilet. A complete set of appliances by Miele (fridge with ice machine, induction hob, […]

24 Apr 19
Camel Travel

We visited the new 5* Lava Beach Hotel in Puerto del Carmen, it’s perfect for couples seeking a quiet and relaxing holiday, in a modern environment situated on the beachfront. Available with breakfast or half board accommodation.

24 Apr 19
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  Dasmarinas Village Makati House for Sale  Lot Area: 2500 sqm 2 storey, 4 bedrooms Den, garden, prime location Price: Php 350k/sqm Or Php 875 Million   House for Sale Dasmarinas Village Makati Lot Area: 620 sqm Fully concrete Den, 4 bedrooms Price: Php 290 Million     Dasmarinas Village Makati Bungalow for Sale Lot […]

24 Apr 19
Stuck in Customs

Even though my new book is called “Under the Influence – How to Fake Your Way into Getting Rich on Instagram: Influencer Fraud, Selfies, Anxiety, Ego, and Mass Delusional Behavior” it’s not just those engaged with fraudulent behavior that portray an idealized life. It makes sense that those that fake their followings, comments, and likes […]

24 Apr 19
Thrive Global
The Wild Flowers of Carrizo; photo by Richard Bilow © 2019; courtesy of ETG They say a weekend away can do wonders for your relationship…but who says you have to spend the entire weekend together? I can understand the reasoning behind the new trend called solomoon or unimoon. A March 2019 NY Times article tells the story of recently married couples who choose to take separate trips over a honeymoon. However, this goes a bit too far for me. My husband and I recently took a weekend jaunt up the coast to San Luis Obispo County. He is a professional photographer and was excited to chase the super blooms in Carrizo Plain National Monument and willing to wake up before dawn to catch the sunrise…I was not. So on this getaway trip we decided to stay in Paso Robles where I could sleep in, then do some shopping and wine tasting while he photographed the wild flowers. View his amazing photos and read his article “California Wild Flowers: Chasing the Super Blooms” Here. The Wild Flowers of Carrizo; photo by Richard © 2019; courtesy of ETG La Bellasera Hotel & Suites proved to be the perfect choice. It is situated in the midst of many wineries and a short drive from town. The room offered a balcony, a private sitting area with a couch, TV and chairs, sink, fully stocked bar with a coffeemaker, as well as a completely separate sleeping area (with a large bathroom dividing the two). The sleeping area featured another TV, a refrigerator, and many additional amenities. A complimentary bottle of wine awaited us, which we thoroughly enjoyed.  We did have a chance to do some wine tasting prior to dinner at the Midnight Cellars Winery and Tooth and Nail Winery…both conveniently located on the same street Anderson. Then it was back to Bellasera’s in-house restaurant, Enoteca for dinner. It was fantastic. I was truly impressed – starting from our cocktails all the way through to the dessert. This was a great chance for my husband and I to reconnect. The ambiance was romantic and the cuisine was truly exquisite. Read my full review HERE – on EatTravelGo.com The Cuisine of Enoteca; photo by Kathy Leonardo; courtesy of ETG The next day, I awoke to a quiet serenity that I rarely experience in Los Angeles. As an arts and entertainment writer, I am always on a deadline. Breakfast in bed is a favorite luxury of mine. Provided by Enoteca, I savored the Central Coast Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon, spinach and avocado…it was spectacular. This was a much needed respite. I allowed myself to be indulged with a massage provided by the in-house spa, then dipped into the Jacuzzi, and sat by the pool until I was ready to start wine tasting. Downtown Paso Robles is small but charming. I did a quick walk about and found artist Dale Evers’ studio on Park Street. I had read that his work was on view at Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden which was on my list, but the day was already flying by. When I saw the breadth of his work, I knew I had to make time to see his larger work at the winery. Studio of Dale Evers; photo by Kathy Leonardo; courtesy of ETG I stopped for a quick snack at the Berry Hill Bistro – I enjoyed the pesto pizza bread with artichoke hearts on the outside patio and took in a twenty-minute people watching session…after all I was on a schedule. As I wandered around town, I spotted Symbiosis Wine. I walked into a small storefront tasting room, where I met its charming owner Glenna Thompson. When I asked where the wine was made, she led me to the back room where I saw about 20-25 barrels. I was impressed. Years ago, a wine tasting trip to Paso Robles changed her life and she soon starting working for wineries (running labs). Thompson has a background in Biology and a Ph.D. in Marine Microbiology. She saw the symbiotic mix of art and science and decided to create her own wine. In 2007 she launched Symbiosis. Symbiosis owner/winemaker Glenna Thompson; photo by Kathy Leonardo; courtesy of ETG The shopping in town was wonderful, and the boutiques showcased many local artists/designers. Some of my favorite stores included the General Store, Sugar Fashion Beauty, along with And Be Boutique which had sign on the front door saying Wine Tasting in the back. That’s how I found Paso Underground, a wine collective which was established in 2013. Offering tastes from four wineries Copia Vineyards, Hubba Wines, Lost Blues, and Ranchero Cellars, it’s the perfect place for wine tasting, if you don’t have a lot of time.  Feeling a bit tipsy, I decided to try out another restaurant I had heard about Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ (the entrance is in an alley). Being raised in New York City, I normally wouldn’t wander into a back alley looking for a restaurant. However, I heard great things about the owner, Chef Jeff Wiesinger who was a multi-award winner of two well-known Paso Robles food festivals – The Mac & Cheese Fest and Pinot & Paella Festival. The rumors were true – I tried both his Mac & Cheese and Paella signature dishes. Be sure to stop into this casual counter style service eatery on your next visit to Paso Robles.  Paella at Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ; photo by Kathy Leonardo; courtesy of ETG After eating, I was once again ready for some wine tasting. I made one final dash to Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden. Being an art writer, I naturally was drawn to this winery. Upon arrival I found out it was so much more. The grounds feature large scale sculptures from local artists such as Dale Evers, John Jagger, Robert Bently and more. There is even a rotating art show inside the tasting room featuring additional visiting artists. The majesty of the sculptures and the landscaping (originally designed by John Jagger) makes for an enchanting place to sip a glass of delicious Petite Sirah. Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden was founded by Dr. Warren Frankel who supported artists by bringing them in and allowing the unlimited space to create. He also established the medical missionary foundation “His Healing Hands.” With the help of his fellow Doctors, he travels around the world providing care to under-privileged peoples across the globe. Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden; photo by Kathy Leonardo; courtesy of ETG Alas Los Angeles and my deadlines were calling me back. It was time to say goodbye to Paso Robles – what a beautiful wine and wildflower getaway. My husband and I reconnected, but also enjoyed our time alone. The whole ride home we filled each other in on our solo-day excursions. La Bellasera Hotel & Suites is located at 939 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2513 https://www.labellasera.com For more in-depth reviews about the hotel/restaurant/wineries mentioned above – visit the Destinations section of EatTravelGo.com – This article was previously posted on EatTravelGo.com
24 Apr 19
Luxe Surf Style

Hotel Overview Okay so my travel page ‘Luxe Surf Style’ doesn’t usually stray too far from coastal shorelines but if I must do business orientated city stays I will often choose from the expansive global hotel fleet courtesy of the esteemed Fraser Hospitality group – the epitome of corporate chic. Sydney’s ‘Fraser Suites’ is an […]

24 Apr 19
Tiny Commotions

((In Honor of Spring Cleaning: Seven Days. Seven Dresses. This is Day Five. Day Four is here) Just after midnight, I stood with my three best friends and the charming, redheaded Brooklynite dating one of them at the edge of the ugly oval fountain, in the center square of my otherwise lovely hometown. It was […]