Wednesday, November 30, 2011

St. Croix Food & Wine Experience, April 17-21, 2012

A line-up of celebrity chefs has been announced for the annual St. Croix Food & Wine Experience taking place April 17-22, 2012 on the the island of St. Croix. 

Guest chefs include Govind Armstrong, Graham Elliot, Howie Kleinberg, Orlando Santos, Ana Sortun, Roberto Trevino, Sue Zemanick and Top Chef Just Desserts judge Dannielle Kyrillos. They will be participating in events including wine dinners, cooking classes, and competitions.

The weeklong fundraising fete includes gourmet dinners, an island-wide culinary competition with wine tastings from celebrated vintners, wine seminars and more. Below is a video of the 2011 festivities.

Courtesy of Go To St. Croix on YouTube

For more information, visit http://www.stcroixfoodandwine.com

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Guy Harvey to Open Outpost Club on Rum Cay, Bahamas

Celebrated marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey has announced plans to open the Guy Harvey Outpost Club & Marina, Rum Cay this summer, upon completion of initial renovations and rebranding of Rum Cay's popular Sumner Point Marina & Villas.

Following the reopening of the Bimini Big Game Club last year, the Guy Harvey Outpost organization has turned to the Southern Bahamas for its latest undertaking. Roughly 50 miles southeast of Georgetown in the Exumas, Rum Cay is 10 miles south of Conception Island, which is part of the Bahamas National Land and Sea Park sanctuary, and figures prominently in Harvey's interest.  "In addition to the fantastic diving there, we intend to work with government in expanding the coral and shark research work of the Guy Harvey Research Institute which is a cornerstone of our Outpost program in the Bahamas," noted Harvey who holds a Ph.D in marine fisheries management.

"Rum Cay has always interested us because of its unquestionable natural beauty and its top-of-class sporting activities, including extreme sports that appeal to a new generation of Guy Harvey friends and fans," emphasizes Mark Ellert, president of Outpost and who leads the company's search for new opportunities and markets.   

"Every serious angler or scuba diver has the Southern Bahamas on his or her bucket list; every mariner heading to and from the Caribbean knows Rum is where you put in for fuel and shore leave before continuing on with your journey. Rum is the southern gateway in and out of the Bahamas, just like our Bimini Big Game Club property is to the north, so this is a great complement to our system and will be a welcome Outpost for any of our Guy Harvey customers spending time further down the island chain," adds Ellert.
 

The company's immediate plans include rebuilding the marina and fuel dock, adding a dive shop, refurnishing existing beachfront cottages and redeveloping the club's popular Out of The Blue restaurant.  These improvements are scheduled for completion by the start of the summer boating season.  In the fall work will begin on adding new beachfront and marina suites, a small spa and a freshwater pool complete with terraced patios and a pool/beach bar. 

Source: Guy Harvey Outpost Club & Marina
Via PR Newswire


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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Craftboston Holiday 2011 - December 9-11

The Society of Arts and Crafts presents the 4th Annual Craftboston Holiday show on December 9-11, 2011

Craftboston Holiday will offer the work of 90 of the most innovative craft artists of our time at the historic Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116.

For three days, artists will showcase one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, art-to-wear, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood. Itʼs an amazing opportunity for creative shoppers, collectors and those who are looking for the perfect gift to complete their holiday shopping.

Craftboston Holiday will feature many handmade items and an interactive shopping experience.

Read the full story at Boston Style Hub


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Silversea Announces 20 Voyages in 2012 to Feature 'Relais & Châteaux L'École des Chefs' Cooking School

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises is pleased to announce that 20 voyages in 2012 will feature the exclusive "Relais & Châteaux L'École des Chefs" interactive cooking school.

Silversea enjoys the privilege of featuring the only Relais & Châteaux L'École des Chefs cooking school at sea. The innovative programme -- which is offered completely free of charge -- provides guests with a special culinary curriculum, including hands-on instruction, and entertaining events hosted by Silversea culinary trainer David Bilsland, a former instructor at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in London. He presents a programme developed in collaboration with Jacques Thorel, the owner of L'Auberge Bretonne and a consulting Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux. 

The curriculum for each of these cruises is carefully designed to celebrate the cultural flavour of the ship's itinerary. Highlights include specialised workshops covering a range of topics from basic knife skills and kitchen terminology to sauces and baking; cooking demonstrations with wine pairings and interactive Q&A sessions; lively cooking competitions between Chef Bilsland and the ship's own culinary team; a "Lunch and Learn" event offering small groups of guests a chance to sample a delicious meal of specially prepared dishes; and inspired "Take It Home" recipes that will give guests an edge when entertaining at home. 

Also offered on certain voyages, when the itinerary permits, is a "Market to Plate" experience that provides an escorted tour of a local market followed by a cooking class, and a "Culinary Outing," an instructor-escorted excursion to a local restaurant, hotel or other venue where guests can enjoy a unique culinary exploration.

"Our L'École des Chefs cooking school is a fun and entertaining enrichment programme that lets guests discover new cooking techniques and sample dishes that highlight the culinary traditions of the ship's itinerary," said Rudi Scholdis, Silversea's director of culinary development.

Caribbean L'École des Chefs voyages for 2012 will feature: 

Voyage 4229: Silver Whisper departs 1 November on a 7-day roundtrip sailing from Barbados with calls in Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire, Isla Margarita and Grenada. Silver Savings fares start at $2,798. 

Voyage 4230: Silver Whisper departs Barbados 8 November on a 9-day sailing to Fort Lauderdale with calls in St Lucia, Dominica, St Kitts, Antigua, St Barts and St Croix. Silver Savings fares start at $3,638.

For more information and destinations, visit www.silversea.com

Source: Silversea Cruises


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Monday, November 28, 2011

Boston Pops: "Judy Garland in Concert"

"The legendary voice of Judy Garland and the symphonic sound of the Boston Pops combined in this remarkable concert event. Using breakthrough technology, this unique entertainment event incorporated rare home movies, photographs, artwork, and the star's own reminiscences.."
-- Boston Symphony


Courtesy of the Boston Symphony on YouTube




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Spa Getaway Package At Cranwell Resort in the Berkshires

Ready to escape the hustle and bustle for a little respite in the Berkshires? Immerse yourself in relaxation with the Spa Getaway Package at Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club. It includes:

  • One night Classic Resort accommodations
  • $125 spa credit
  • 10% discount on spa treatments
  • $25 dining credit at any Cranwell restaurant
  • Unlimited fitness classes
  • Full use of the Spa at Cranwell with heated indoor pool, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and fitness center

Rates are $239 per person, double, Sunday-Thursday; $289 per person, double, Friday-Saturday and holidays. This offer is available through May 13, 2012.

For more information and reservations, please call 800-272-6935 or visit www.cranwell.com


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Pond Skim At Pats Peak Ski Area [Video]

Are you any good at skimming ponds? :) Check out this video from Pats Peak Ski Area in New Hampshire:

Courtesy of Pats Peak Ski Area on YouTube



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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

"Caribbean Dreams" Cooking Class At Inn at Baldwin Creek, Vermont

It's Island Time at the Inn at Baldwin Creek. The Vermont inn is offering a "Caribbean Dreams" cooking class on November 27 or December 4, 2012 from 12:30pm - 4:00pm.

Join Chef-Owner Douglas Mack in a small, intimate setting and learn the secrets of the culinary trade from a Slow Food, farm-to table perspective. On the menu will be some of the inn's favorites: conch fritters, pork in tamarind sauce, grilled chicken with bananas and mango, honey glazed pineapple.

The $75 per person cost includes lunch with wine.

For more information, visit http://www.innatbaldwincreek.com/cooking/



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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Win a VIP Trip to Substation Curacao With KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

You could be the winner of a VIP trip to Substation Curacao. This KLM prize package includes:

- Two KLM Economy Class round trip tickets to Curaçao
- A once in a lifetime submarine journey with the
Curasub to the unreachable depth of 150 meters 
- A 4 nights stay at the Dolphin Suites Hotel
- A dolphin experience at the Dolphin Academy
- A free car rental by Avis from February 23rd – 27th
- A Sunset boat trip
- A welcome cocktail and dinner at Avila Hotel on February 25th
- A visit to the Maritime Museum including harbour trip
- A Samsung PL120 dualview

The Curasub is said to be the world’s most spectacular certified mini-submarine for tourists. It descends four times a day from Bapor Kibra.

Onboard, submarine passengers make a memorable journey to places where very few people have ventured. The colorful fish, corals and old shipwrecks are perfectly visible in the crystal clear waters surrounding the island of Curaçao. 

Sweepstakes deadline is January 31, 2012. Click here for details.

Source: KLM

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Monday, November 21, 2011

JetBlue Announces Twice Daily Nonstop Service Between Fort Lauderdale and Kingston, Jamaica

Beginning April 30, 2012, JetBlue will commence twice daily non-stop flights between Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Kingston, Jamaica. 

To celebrate, customers traveling between May 3 and June 13, 2012 can book sale flights today, November 21, 2011 through Dec. 1, 2011 for as low as $59 at www.jetblue.com/new.

 JetBlue's schedule between Fort Lauderdale and Kingston is as follows:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Kingston (KIN)
Kingston (KIN) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
Depart – Arrive
Depart – Arrive
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
4:50 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.
8:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
6:30 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.
- Flights will operate daily –
- All times local -


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Take a Relaxation Minute With Princess Cruises [Video]

Courtesy of Princess Cruises on YouTube


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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Craftsmanship: The WoodExpo Returns to the New England Home Show in February 2012

WoodExpo returns to the New England Home Show in February of 2012 with Tommy MacDonald, host of the TV Show "Rough Cut." The 4th annual celebration of custom crafted furniture will be themed ‘The Next Step.’

The WoodExpo attracts woodworkers from all over the region to watch guest speakers and hand tool demonstrations, learn about cutting edge woodworking design and craftsmanship and to admire exhibited work by well-known designers, studios and schools. WoodExpo will again feature a juried woodworking contest featuring pieces submitted by woodworkers all over the country..
 
Per website, WoodExpo 2012 is currently accepting applications from woodworkers looking to have their work displayed at the show.

The New England Home Show will be held February 23-26, 2012 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston..

For more information, visit http://www.thomasjmacdonald.com/content/woodexpo/


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Spot the Langham Pink Taxi in Boston Facebook Sweepstakes: Win a Trip to London!

The Langham Hotel Boston is offering a sweepstakes started November 12, 2011 and will run through January 12, 2012.

Courtesy of the Langham Hotel Boston

Spot the Langham Pink Taxi in Boston, upload your photo and be entered for a chance to win a four-day, three night stay at the Langham Hotel in London.

For more details,  visit the Langham Hotel Boston Facebook Page


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Friday, November 18, 2011

Walking Club of Bermuda: Sunday Walks

Event:

Throughout the year the Walking Club of Bermuda meets on Sunday mornings. They walk for the exercise, the good company and for the fun of it while enjoying the beauty of the island. Average distance is 6-7 miles, with cut-off points for those who do not want to walk the full distance.

The following dates remain on the 2011 schedule:

November 20 Hog Bay Park, Middle Road, Somerset
November 27 City Hall, City of Hamilton
December 4 Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, Gibbs Hill Road, South Road, Southampton
December 11 A-1 grocery, Valley Road, Paget (across from St. Paul’s Church)
December 18 Admiralty House, Spanish Point Road, Pembroke
December 25 Christmas – no walk!

Admission: FREE. Refreshments are provided at the end of each walk.

For more information, visit  http://www.walk.free.bm/ or gotobermuda.com



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New Pump House Indoor Waterpark at Jay Peak Opens on Thanksgiving Weekend

The new indoor waterpark at the Hotel Jay in Northern Vermont will open three weeks ahead of schedule on Thanksgiving weekend -- Friday November 25-Sunday November 27, 2011.


Courtesy of Jay Peak Resort on YouTube

Per website, the rate will be $35 for Adult (15+), $25 for Juniors (4+14) and kids 3 & under splash for free.

For more information, visit www.jaypeakresort.com


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cayman Cookout January 12-15, 2012

Join Chef Eric Ripert for a weekend celebrating food, wine and the natural beauty of the Caribbean at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. An incomparable roster of world famous chefs, wine experts and spirits blenders will offer tastings, demonstrations, tours and dinners. The Cayman Cookout will be held January 12-15, 2012.



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Lighthouses of The Bahamas



Courtesy of Visit The Bahamas on YouTube


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Connecticut Style: Moffly Media Launches Fairfield Living Magazine to Rave Reviews!

Moffly Media launches Fairfield Living magazine! The premiere issue, on newsstands now, joins the company's multiple award-winning titles: four regional publications— Greenwich, New Canaan - Darien, Stamford and Westport —as well as its highly acclaimed home-design publication, athome in Fairfield County

"Fairfielders asked for a national-class magazine to call their very own – and we delivered a magazine worthy of their dynamic, historic and proud community. We could not be more pleased with the Fairfield community's support, encouragement and reaction," said Jonathan Moffly, president of Moffly Media. 

Read the full story at Boston Style Hub 

 

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hyatt Regency Cambridge Hotel Debuts a New Interactive New England Seafood Market Featuring Live Music at Zephyr on the Charles Restaurant

Executive Chef Robert Daugherty will soon unveil the new New England Seafood Market featuring live contemporary jazz favorites at Zephyr on the Charles, located at Hyatt Regency Cambridge. Beginning Friday, November 18th, Zephyr on the Charles waterfront restaurant will transform into a lively atmosphere of food and fun with new and interactive dining concept showcasing the best of New England’s bounty by our resident Fishmonger and Raw Bar chef. 

On display for selection will be delectable hand-picked shell-fish along with an abundance of local seasonal fish straight from the Gloucester Bay day docks. Diners at the Cambridge hotel can then watch as the culinary artisans create gourmet dishes using rustic New England specialty ingredients.

The New England Seafood Market will feature the following selections:
  •     Oyster Flight Tasting with three distinct styles of oysters from the area waters featuring our signature lemon horseradish granite and classic accompaniments
  •     Freshly Steamed Gulf Shrimp in the rough tossed with Old Bay seasoning lemons and a selection of funky hot sauces
  •     Iced Little Neck Clams on the half shell with peppercorn mignonette
  •     Steamed Acadian Mussels with coconut milk and lemon grass
  •     New England Clam Chowder with Westminster Oyster Crackers
  •     Grilled Calamari Salad with Peppadew Peppers
In addition to the New England Seafood Market, diners can select from an a la carte dinner menu featuring a one and a half pound Lobster, Gloucester Bay day fish and grilled rib eye steaks.

The new décor will be reminiscent of a sea side New England Seafood Market with a chalk board featuring the fishmonger’s daily catch. The fishmonger’s theme of ‘Eat Mor Fish’ rings throughout as our culinary team delivers gracious hospitality direct to table.

The New England Seafood Market will run every Friday evening from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. The full menu is currently priced at $43.00 per person. Zephyr diners receive three-hour complimentary parking at the hotel’s garage. Located on the second level of Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Zephyr is the convenient to all corners of Cambridge and Boston with truly amazing panoramic views of the Charles River and the Boston skyline. With its easy access along Memorial Drive, Zephyr’s location fills the niche for power breakfasts, business lunches, specialty cocktails, dinner, Friday New England Seafood Market and Sunday brunch with friends and business associates. Seasonal outdoor dining is available. Private dining rooms by reservations only, for larger parties.

For reservations to Zephyr on the Charles, please call 617.441.6510, or reserve online at OpenTable.

Source: PR Newswire 

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Delta Announces New & Expanded Caribbean Routes

Delta Air Lines today announced its latest expansion in New York City, with 12 new daily flights to 11 domestic and Caribbean destinations in spring and summer 2012.

In March, Delta will add new frequencies between New York-JFK and Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Delta also will launch new nonstop service between New York-LaGuardia and Nassau, Bahamas. The new and expanded Caribbean routes will serve significant local demand for flights to those markets.

Schedule details of Delta's new flights are available at http://news.delta.com/index.php?s=18&item=161

Delta also announced introductory one-way fares for its new Caribbean service from New York. Sample fares are as follows:

Route
Each-way fare*

New York-JFK – San Juan
$99

New York-JFK – Santiago
$119

New York-JFK – Santo Domingo
$119

New York-LaGuardia – Nassau
$99


Source: Delta Air Lines



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Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Summer Wedding at Mountain View Grand Resort in New Hampshire


Courtesy of Mountain View Grand on YouTube




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Alexandra Resort on Turks & Caicos Islands Announces New Facilities, Services and Packages

Just in time for the Thanksgiving, Christmas and the holiday season, The Alexandra Resort and Spa on Grace Bay Beach in Turks & Caicos Islands is introducing a series of new facilities and services to cater to visitors as well as very special packages to help celebrate the season.

In early December, Alexandra Resort guests will be welcomed at a spacious new reception centre on the beach, complete with a lounge, large patio and concierge centre. The facility will offer stunning views of the Caribbean waters and a stylish welcome to guests.


Sanay Spa will be upgraded and is also being relocated to new larger facilities at the resort.

New non-motorized water sport equipment - including kayaks and water trikes - will be available, and dedicated beach attendants are now offering improved beach services.

In addition, guest room renovations continue, and include new flat screen televisions. Complimentary Wolfgang Puck coffee and tea service will be available in guest rooms by the end of December.

The resort will also be offering an optional meal package at the popular on-site Mango Reef Restaurant. Various packages will be available to suit every budget. Considered to be one of the best restaurants in Providenciales, Mango Reef offers an extensive menu and terrific value.

Special packages are also available* for winter getaways and include:
  •     25% off ocean view studios and one bedroom suites for stays until December 19, 2011
  •     20% off deluxe and luxury studios and deluxe one bedroom suites for travel from Jan 3 - Feb 3, 2012 (if booked by November 30, 2011)
  •     15% off deluxe ocean view and luxury oceanfront two bedroom suites , and luxury oceanfront one bedroom suites for travel from Jan 3 - Feb 3, 2012 (if booked by November 30, 2011)
  •     10% off 5 to 7 night stays for travel between February 9 and April 9, 2012
  • Applicable to new bookings only. Subject to change without notice.
The Alexandra Resort & Spa is an extraordinary resort community on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, an island that is renowned for its enchanting mix of natural charm, contemporary comfort and breathtakingly natural gifts, so stunning the Turks and Caicos are known worldwide as “beautiful by nature”. For reservations call 1-800-284-0699 or visit our website http://www.alexandraresort.com.

Source: PR Web



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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel launches stunning special event space as part of its multimillion dollar renovation..

Couples looking to celebrate “I do” in style have a new option for stunning and stress-free weddings at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf. This Boston harbor hotel’s new Harbor View Ballroom–the crowning jewel of a four-year, full-hotel, multimillion dollar renovation–boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto a seasonal, outdoor patio, all with a breathtaking, 180-degree view of the Boston Harbor.

Read the full story at Boston Style Hub 

 

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