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Verbier: A Ski Resort for the Discerning Family
Please welcome Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan our guest poster from Momaboard.com!
Like every one of London’s families, we planned to spend our February half-term holiday skiing. The options are endless, ranging from Italy to Austria, from budget to luxe and from beginner to advanced ski slopes. We were two families traveling together, with two 5-year olds and a 2 year old. We wanted easy slopes and lessons for our beginner kids, a bit of a challenge for our skiing husbands and a fun après-ski scene for us glam moms. It soon became apparent that Verbier in Switzerland was the perfect place for us.
Verbier is small village in southwest Switzerland. Geneva is the closest major airport and an easy two-hour drive to Verbier, weather conditions permitting. There are also many shuttle and train services connecting Geneva and Verbier.
If you have kids that are learning to ski, you will no doubt spend a lot of time at Les Esserts, the best beginner ski set up. Bubs as young as two years old go zipping down the slopes either harnessed to a parent or completely on their own. Every second person is tethered to a ski instructor, and no one pays much mind to face splats or flying poles. The experts know what they are doing—we booked the boys into two days of private lessons (two hours each), and by the end of the second day they were flying downhill all by themselves.
Everyone deserves a treat after all that hard work, and Restaurant Les Esserts is the perfect place for it. We enjoyed Swiss specialties like fondue and raclette, and the kids relished their burgers and hot chocolate. Sit inside by the fire or on the terrace overlooking the mountains on a sunny day.
Après-ski activities in Verbier start at 4pm and carry on into the wee hours. Kids are welcome at many places, even, I was surprised to find, at the cocktail lounge at Le Farinet, the it après spot. For a more casual outdoor scene, the brand new W Hotel offers a DJ and beverages right at the foot at the slopes. For those looking to be transported to warmer shores, surf bar Offshore serves up Tex-Mex cuisine and margaritas. For a typically Swiss dinner in a cozy chalet, head over to Aux Vieux Verbier to enjoy the wine list and local specialties while the kids feast on the most gourmet nuggets they will ever have.
Fashionista parents will enjoy picking up the latest ski collections from Moncler, Descente and other luxury brands at many of the village’s boutiques, so even if you don’t ski, there’s much for you to do by way of shopping, browsing or people watching. Because it is so popular with kids, babysitting services are also easily available, as are kids’ clubs at the larger hotels. The locals speak French and English, and you will hear a lot of Italian and German as well.
Verbier is truly a luxe ski resort getaway for the whole family. If you don’t believe me, ask Frederik, the Crown Prince of Denmark who was visiting Verbier at the same time as us. And brought the paps with him.
Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan is the founder of Momaboard.com, a website for globetrotting kids and their parents. Kaamna lives in London and travels the globe with her two kids—5 and 2 years old. Join the community on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and keep up with Momaboard’s journeys.
Posted by Elizabeth on 03/25 at 12:31 PM
Warm Weather Getaways from Poshbrood and Virtuoso
Virtuoso is the travel industry’s leading luxury network and (lucky you!) one of our partners for booking travel on Poshbrood. When you book your vacation through Poshbrood, you get access to all those awesome Virtuoso perks from exclusive hotel experiences to one-of-a-kind local adventures! And their gorgeous travel magazine, Virtuoso Life, is published six times a year, meaning we have the latest issue available for your perusal!
For this March/April 2014 issue, they’re focusing on those sunny, sunny beaches we’ve all been missing!
Spring is in the air, and we’re betting that you’re ready for a change in seasons—and probably a change of scenery, too. Let’s face it, in March, the beach beckons. It’s time to get away and bid farewell to winter. Check out the latest issue of Virtuoso Life to get a look at this year’s hottest beaches, islands and trips that call for bathing suits, sunscreen and cold cocktails. Don’t miss the feature on our favorite beach towns around the world, with tips on where to eat, shop, stay, catch the sunset—or the best waves—and more. From the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean to the Pacific, these spin-the-globe articles intentionally entice.
Beach Appeal: Six sun-kissed towns where life revolves around the seaside.
Turks and Caicos, Tailored: This tiny chain of islands offers something for everyone.
A New Grecian Formula: Greece turns to its past to develop a more sustainable tourism future.
Surprise Island: With a peaceful recovery in full swing, Sri Lanka’s temples, tea gardens, safaris, and surf breaks are ready for rediscovery.
We dare you to read this issue and resist the lure of the sun! You’ll be booking your next vacation to a beautiful beach before you know it!
Posted by Elizabeth on 03/21 at 10:11 AM
It’s Time to Warm Up: Elite Island Resorts March Madness Sale
It’s steadily approaching. The season we dreaded as we stuffed our faces during the holidays and yearned for as the snow piled up! Spring is inevitable so start digging out your summer attire, and take advantage of this sale!
Don’t miss out on the March Madness sale from Elite Island Resorts, a leading provider of authentic Caribbean vacations. Book a seven-night Caribbean getaway to receive up to 40 percent off, plus a $500 air credit, at the following participating resorts:
- The classically Caribbean St. James’s Club & Villas in Antigua
- The eco-conscious Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua
- The intimate, adults-only Galley Bay Resort & Spa in Antigua
- The family-friendly St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia
- Palm Island, a private island resort in the Grenadines
- The Club Barbados, the island’s first adults-only all-inclusive resort
- The newly re-launched Long Bay Beach Club in Tortola, BVI*
*Long Bay Beach Club participates on an air-and-room-only basis. All other resorts are all-inclusive.
All-inclusive rates start as low as $167 per person, per night, based on double occupancy at St. James’s Club Morgan Bay in Saint Lucia with a $500 air credit on stays of seven nights or longer.
Book online or by phone now through March 31, 2014 for travel through December 20, 2014 subject to blackout dates and availability.
About Elite Island Resorts
Elite Island Resorts represents an impressive collection of unique beachfront properties in the Caribbean. Each Elite Island Resorts property provides something special to fulfill travelers’ desires with offerings ranging from destination weddings or romantic escapes to family retreats or eco vacations. Resorts include: St. James’s Club & Villas, The Verandah Resort & Spa, and Galley Bay Resort & Spa all in Antigua; St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia; Long Bay Beach Club in Tortola; Palm Island Resort in St. Vincent and the Grenadines; and The Club Barbados Resort & Spa. For more information visit www.eliteislandresorts.com or call 1-800-274-0008.
Posted by Elizabeth on 03/18 at 11:26 AM
Luck of the Irish in Dublin: The Clarence
Saint Patrick’s Day is almost here, and it’s time to channel the spirit of the Irish! But we don’t mean celebrating the American way: throwing on a tacky green outfit and chugging an ungodly amount of green beer. We mean to keep it classy with a trip to Dublin! And where better to stay than in the heart of the city at The Clarence, the premiere boutique hotel owned by none other than U2’s Bono and The Edge?
You won’t miss a beat at this gorgeous hotel located within walking distance to the best of Dublin. Music, shopping, historical sites and Michelin star Irish restaurants are all just outside the door. The hotel sits on the banks of River Liffey, close to the Ha’penny Bridge, Croke Park, the Aviva Stadium, the RDS, the O2 and the National Concert Hall.
There are 50 rooms and suites to choose from, but the two-story Penthouse is the pinnacle of luxury featuring a baby grand piano, two master bedrooms, full kitchen and dining area and a panoramic rooftop terrace. The ambience reflects the belief of Bono and The Edge that luxury should be simple, unpretentious and elegant.
There are several dining options on-site from casual dining at The Octagon Bar to the tasting plate experience at Cleaver East. You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at one of the hotel’s four restaurants! The Group Team is on-hand to make arrangements and ensure your family’s stay in Dublin is as welcoming and comfortable as possible. Kids are welcomed on arrival with the non-alcoholic ClarenceKids Cocktail, and the family friendly hotel allows kids to hang out in the hotel’s social areas until 9pm!
See…we told you celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in Dublin was a good idea!
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Posted by Elizabeth on 03/14 at 01:46 PM
We Can Vacation Like Royals: Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort
We may not be able to be royals, but we can definitely vacation like them! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are vacationing in the Maldives this week, and Posh has the inside scoop on where they’re staying—the brand-new, five-star Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort on the southern Noonu Atoll.
The royal couple are staying in the two-bedroom Garden Water Villa featuring both horizon-side and lagoon-side views. The villa is perched on stilts welcoming the island water and air on the ocean side, while opening up to an infinity pool, patio with a dining table and deck area on the lagoon side. You can’t help but feel at home with the resort’s balance of modern architecture and traditional inspirations. Part of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy luxury conglomerate, you’ll be captivated by these beautiful Indian Ocean views.
Your entire experience at Cheval Blanc is personalized just for you. Every villa is assigned a Majordome to handle all aspects of your visit—unpacking with the assistance of the Maison’s Lingère, arranging a complimentary jet-lag treatment and working with the Alchemists to create unique vacation experiences ensuring that every need and desire is met. And don’t forget to unwind in luxury at the Spa after your wonderful day of enjoying exciting beach adventures.
To satisfy whatever desire you may have, there are several different dining experiences for you to choose from. Dining is available in-villa with a private chef, you can enjoy gourmet cuisine at the The White brasserie or your Majordome will arrange whatever experience you envision.
And, of course, the entire family is welcome! Younger kids can enjoy Le Carrousel—offering fun activities from splash-pool games to children’s yoga to a submarine pictures safari. Older kids can hang out at Le Paddock where games, a sub-aquatic hike, observational astronomy sessions and a mulitmedia center will keep everyone entertained and having fun!
Whatever you wish, at Cheval Blanc, it will come true!
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Posted by Elizabeth on 03/11 at 03:10 PM
Boogie On Down in Austin!
Can you believe it’s already time for SXSW again? The annual star-studded music, interactive and film festival in Austin kicked off yesterday with all the glamour and glitz we’ve come to expect from this exciting event! So, your movie is showing, your band is playing, you’ve scored an invite from a fancy tech friend or you just decided it’s time to expose the kids to the leading edge of modern culture, but where to stay? The festival website has several options available each year, but for the true Posh Brood treatment, we recommend the W Austin! The W Austin provides a true dose of classic luxury for both you and your family, with the added bonus that some of the breakout sessions take place right in the hotel’s conference center. Hang out in the lobby long enough, and you’ll definitely get a glimpse of your favorite stars!
From their Cozy Room that sleeps two to the Extreme Wow Suite that comes in at just under 2000 sq.ft., you’ll be surrounded by luxury at all times. Feel like a rock star with their Whatever/Whenever® service—just push the button on the phone, let them know what you need and the awesome W staff will make it happen. Oh, and did we mention the state-of-the-art-technology and entertainment system? Every room has a minimum 40” Samsung LCD TV, Sonoro for W Hotels clock radio with iPod docking station and an oversized work desk with cordless phones and High Speed Internet Access. A fabulous Munchie Box provides delightful treats for whenever, and pets are welcome!
With the on-site Trace Restaurant that supports sustainable, renewable and organic food and beverage products; the sensational AWAY Spa providing ultra-relaxing SXSW packages; and all the other built-in luxuries, you’ll find nothing lacking during your stay at the W Austin!
Posted by Elizabeth on 03/08 at 01:50 PM
Spring Breakers: Choosing Luxury!
You don’t want to end up looking like James Franco in the film Spring Breakers, so we’ve got tons of suggestions for your spring break vacay this year! There are some spectacular, fun filled places you should consider visiting, and we promise they won’t upset.
The Rittenhouse in Philadelphia
Looking for somewhere both kids and adults will enjoy? The Fresh Prince said it best! Visit Philadelphia with its big city appeal for adults and terrific opportunities for kids. Having just undergone a $10 MM revitalization, including the addition of five new perfect-for-families Park Suites, The Rittenhouse is the perfect boutique hotel for families visiting Philly. And just because the kids are off from school doesn’t mean they can’t learn something! The hotel is located within walking distance to some of the nation’s most legendary cultural establishments including The Barnes Foundation museum and The Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as historic sites such as The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Forget renting a car, the Rittenhouse is also conveniently located just five minutes from Amtrak’s 30th Street Station and eight miles from the Philadelphia International Airport. Get ready to throw your pinkies up! Everyone will enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at the Mary Cassatt Tea Room and delicious famous brunch, lunch or dinner at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Lacroix.
The amazing Family Travel Amenities at the Rittenhouse include:
- Gift of choice from The Rittenhouse Treasure Chest for children 10 and under
- Complimentary in-room movie and popcorn for pre-teens and teenagers
- Children’s bathrobe at turndown time
- All baby amenities, including bathtubs available upon request
- Copy of the book Goodnight Philadelphia for ages 9 and younger
- An MP3/docking station for when you just can’t help but dance
- Discount tickets to the Philadelphia Zoo, Adventure Aquarium and the Please Touch Museum
Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI
What’s in Rhode Island you ask? A trip to Newport, RI is the quintessential New England getaway and staying at Castle Hill Inn, located on its own 40-acre peninsula, is the perfect oceanfront playground for families! Castle Hill Inn has captured the imaginations of guests from around the world for more than a century with its enchanting coastal setting, relaxed elegance and authentic Newport spirit. Combining the elegance of a boutique hotel with the inviting comforts of a coastal inn means you won’t ever want to leave! What’s stopping you? There are nine guest rooms and suites in the original 19th-century Agassiz Mansion (guests must be 13 or older to stay in the mansion) and 24 private, waterfront accommodations in the Harbor House, Chalet, Beach Houses and Beach Cottages. Hello, Perfection! Book now!
Within the mansion, indulgent meals are prepared by renowned executive chef, Karsten Hart, and the recently renovated Lawn at Castle Hill is the epitome of classic New England al fresco dining. All guests receive complimentary gourmet breakfast, and there is an afternoon tea—with a kid’s menu—daily.
On property activities include stargazing, clambakes, picnics, fishing, trails for walking, bonfires, games on the lawn, kayaking, paddle boarding, yoga, surfing, sailing, beach activities and more. The hotel also provides stuffed bunnies for the little ones during turn-down. If this doesn’t scream spring break luxury, then what does?
Your Jamaican Villas – Three Private Villas in Jamaica
Your Jamaican Villas are ideal destinations for families of all sizes to experience an authentic Caribbean getaway in the private homes of owner Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Founder and Chairman of Sandals Resorts.
From a palatial seaside estate at Rio Chico to an intimate beachfront masterpiece on a former lime plantation at Lime-Acre, each villa has a personality of its own. Earlier this year, Sundown Villa, set in the historic fishing village of idyllic Discovery Bay, underwent major enhancements making it the largest in the collection of three villas. The newly-constructed two-story cottage conveys Caribbean allure following designs hand-picked by the Stewart family. The villa boasts vaulted ceilings, luxurious king-size beds and personal kitchenettes on each floor. The original main residence houses an additional three bedrooms with four poster king-size beds and two bedrooms with two double beds. With a total of nine bedrooms available, the villa is great for multi-generational families, but also offers guests the flexibility of exclusively renting five or seven bedrooms on the compound for smaller parties.
Fowl Cay – Private Island Resort in the Exumas, Bahamas with Six Villas
Fowl Cay is a private island with a difference: discover six uniquely beautiful villas spread across a private 50-acre retreat in the secluded chain of the Exumas, Bahamas. No neighboring hotels, no passing ships, no crowds—just you and the excitement of exploring a special kind of wilderness. Made up of 365 tiny islands and cays stretching across more than 120 miles of crystal-clear, warm turquoise water—the natural beauty of the Exumas is one of the most extraordinary settings on the planet.
This all-inclusive island features six beautiful one-, two- and three-bedroom villas scattered throughout the exotic wilderness of the 50-acre private island. Each villa offers panoramic views of the electric blue waters and neighboring cays and feature fully stocked kitchens with a variety of breakfast, lunch, snack, beverage and dessert items. Lunch and dinner are offered at the Hill House restaurant and pub where only the freshest local seafood and cuisine is served.
Fowl Cay offers a ton of activities, including snorkeling at the two old sunken planes or at Thunderball Cave, feeding the sharks at Compass Cay Marina, and taking a trip to Rachel’s Bubble Bath—an area where waves hit rocks and cause a lagoon of water to fill with bubbles—an old mermaid legend. The resort also has tennis, paddle boarding, beach games and a private beach where couples can hang out and relax. Each villa has its own motor boat so couples can spend the day together out on the water exploring the surrounding area. Don’t worry! Every guest gets a tutorial on how to use the boat.
Grace Bay Club – Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Conveniently divided into three separate sections for discerning travelers of all tastes, Grace Bay Club includes the family-friendly Villas complete with its own restaurant, bar and pool. The award-winning Grace Bay Club’s Kids Town program is designed specifically for the resort’s youngest guests. Located next to The Villas, Kids Town offers full and half-day excursions, from on-site arts and crafts to cave safaris. The Very Important Kids (VIK) programs offers welcome and activity amenities, including a Kids Town t-shirt, backpack, underwater camera, post cards and snorkel set. Off-property excursions require 48-hour advance booking and an additional fee.
- Caribbean cooking classes with the chef
- Family sunset kayak eco-tour
- Junior Mocktail Party
- Trips to North Caicos to see flamingos or explore local villages
- Wakeboarding and waterskiing
No matter which of these you choose for spring break this year, there will be lots of fun and luxury for all ages!
Posted by Elizabeth on 03/04 at 03:51 PM
Do It Big Like Kimye: The Huntington Hotel
Please tell me you’ve seen Kanye West’s proposal to Kim Kardashian! If you haven’t…you totally should. Way to win a girl’s heart, Yeezy! Okay…maybe you won’t be renting out AT&T Park in San Francisco and busting out a 15-carat diamond ring, but you’ll definitely be feeling like the celebrity couple when you stay at the Huntington Hotel in San Francisco.
Known to be a crown jewel of the city, you won’t be disappointed by the classic hospitality and modern luxury offered at the Huntington Hotel, located atop the famous Nob Hill. Staying at the Huntington is an opportunity to experience San Francisco in an entirely different way. Since 1947, this historical hotel—one of the first in the country to be owned and operated by a woman—has maintained the highest standards of gracious service. With cable cars gliding past, enchanting skyline views and the beauty of Huntington Park and Grace Cathedral just outside, you’ll feel like you’ve entered another world.
You and your family will reach maximum relaxation after visiting the eucalyptus steam room and tranquil fireplace lounge at the luxurious on-site Nob Hill Spa and indulging in gourmet dishes at the award-winning Big 4 Restaurant. As they say, go big like Kim and Kanye, or go home!
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Posted by Elizabeth on 02/28 at 12:24 PM
No Budget? No Problem! Villas in Anguilla
Oh what’s that you say? You have no budget for this year’s vacation? Did you rub the magic lamp again? Well, when money is not an issue, plan yourself a fabulous and indulgent vacation to one of these three lavish villas on the Caribbean island of Anguilla where you will be surrounded by the best of the best. Luxurious is an understatement. Want to indulge in delectable food? Stay at Ani Villas and book their Ultimate Connoisseur Beach Escape. Need some peace and quiet? Stay in a villa at Altamer. Just want to lounge in the pool all day and stare into the beautiful abyss? Escape to a Cerulean Villa.
Ani Villas has partnered with leading luxury wine and spirits importer Moët Hennessy to design a gift that is available for any occasion: the Ultimate Connoisseur Beach Escape. The $250,000 package includes a week-long stay for up to 14 guests, round-trip private jet service from the continental U.S. or Canada, a private chef and full staff, a Moët Hennessy expert to create a curated collection for guests to enjoy and additional one-of-a-kind Moët experiences. For more information, visit http://www.anivillas.com/.
Keep your mind stimulated while your body relaxes. Named the Russian Amethyst, the Brazilian Emerald and the African Sapphire after the rare locational artifacts found in each villa, each five- or six-bedroom villa features unique luxuries such as a private rooftop terrace or a meditation/massage room. Altamer’s conference center can accommodate up to 80 people and offers an unrivaled setting for an executive retreat. Weekly rates start at $30,250 for one villa. For more information, visit www.villaaltamer.com.
Remember that pool I mentioned? Cerulean Villa has a 50-foot infinity pool that you will never want to leave. Newly renovated, ultra-luxurious Cerulean Villa reopened November 2013 under new ownership and a new estate manager. New amenities include an expansive heated pool, climate-controlled bedrooms and living rooms and a private spa treatment room. For more information, visit http://www.propertiesinparadiseaxa.com/.
Posted by Elizabeth on 02/25 at 11:38 AM
Good For All Seasons: The Breakers
Hate those vacation destinations that are only worth going to during certain seasons? Well, don’t you worry! Plan your next family vacation, whenever that may be, and stay at The Breakers, a luxury Florida resort. The entire family will be sure to have a fabulous time from the moment you arrive.
Located in the heart of Palm Beach, Florida, The Breakers is an oceanfront property encompassing 140 acres of land. Oh and let’s not forget that it’s the only resort of its kind on the island. You will be surrounded by a tropical oceanfront oasis with stunning vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, lush colorful gardens and charming courtyards. It’s location makes it easy to travel around the island, but you’re guaranteed to never want to leave this Mediterranean-style Beach Club.
How unforgettable will this trip be? Well, The Breakers has tons of spectacular things to offer and keep you coming back for more.
- One-half mile of private beach, four oceanfront pools and five whirlpool spas
- 25 luxury beach bungalows for daytime use, including personal concierge
- Luxury oceanfront spa featuring masterful treatments, services, and spa fitness classes
- Two fitness centers
- Nine distinctive restaurants and nine bars for an array of dining and entertainment options
- 36 holes championship golf, including The Breakers Rees Jones® Course
- World-class golf instruction featuring the acclaimed John Webster Golf Academy
- 10 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts and instruction by USPTA/USPTR-certified professionals
- 11 on-site boutiques, including Guerlain, Ralph Lauren and Lilly Pulitzer® at The Breakers
- Family Entertainment Center and Coconut Crew Kids Camp
So the next time you’re thinking about escaping with the family, don’t let the season permit you! Visit The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.
Posted by Elizabeth on 02/21 at 12:28 PM
Luxury Hotels Make a Comeback: Hôtel Majestic Barrière – Cannes
What’s that you say? Where are the luxury hotels in Cannes? There’s more to Cannes than the famous film festival. Check out the Hôtel Majestic Barrière. You’ll be sure to leave this hotel feeling like you rule the world. This fabulous hotel is located in Cannes, a city on the French Riviera known for its luxury shops, restaurants and hotels.
Not to toot its horn, but Hôtel Majestic Barrière faces the Mediterranean and the Palais des Festivals. Oh and lets not forget its 265 rooms, including 84 suites, two of which are penthouses. Talk about living in a palace. What’s a palace without delectable food? Fine dinning is a key part of this luxury hotel. There are many restaurants to choose from , from the private beach restaurant to Fouquet’s Cannes, in traditional French Brasserie style, not forgetting La Petite Maison de Nicole, ambassador of the famous Nice restaurant, reputed for serving the best Mediterranean specialties.
You will be able to relax in the year round heated, outdoor pool or on ,a private beach with water sports from the jetty. Heck! why not treat yourself to a little TLC at the Spa My Blend by Clarins? Oh, don’t worry, as a holder of the “Accueil Enfants” (Children Welcome) label, the Hôtel Majestic Barrière takes the pressure off of parents by providing an unforgettable bundle of unique services for 4-12 year olds!
Posted by Elizabeth on 02/19 at 02:46 PM
3 Posh Valentine’s Getaways for the Whole Family
You know it’s meant to be a long weekend when a lovely holiday lands on a Friday! How about packing up the brood and skipping town for Valentine’s Day? We love these options for an amazing trip that everyone will enjoy.
How could you question going to a location for Valentine’s that is practically made of chocolate? I mean, that’s pretty perfect. Hershey Hotel is heaven for chocolate lovers. Not only are there Hershey products galore, but you can go to the spa and get a chocolate fondue wrap service. While you’re relaxing, unfortunately the Cocoa Clubhouse is only open in the summer, but you can arrange for babysitting and then later get everyone together for some family activities like Chocolate Bingo or Family S’Mores Roast!
Maybe you’re up for some West coast action. The gorgeous Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, CA will make you feel like Valentine’s Day royalty! After all, who says chocolate is the only way to sweeten a weekend? The Ritz-Kids program will set everyone up for the fun they’re looking for. While the brood are off for a full-day of activities and a yummy meal, you’re relaxing and taking in the scenery and enjoying you’re own romantic dinner.
If you’re not able to get away from the snow and just want to be somewhere that feels like a getaway, getaway quickly to the Trump Hotel! They have their own wonderful assortments of chocolate if that’s what makes your Valentine’s Day and if you get the Park View Suite (no matter what the weather is doing) you’ll know you’re treating yourself. Trump Kids will help you take a load off whether you want to visit the spa or just lounge around in the suite robe. It’s you’re special holiday so live it up!
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Posted by Elizabeth on 02/11 at 12:03 PM
Winter Depression be Gone!
Ever get into that funk during the winter time? Too much snow? Can’t feel your fingers and toes? Asking yourself why you don’t live on the Carribean Islands? Winter depression be gone! The Walt Disney Studios and Quebec City’s Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel) unveilled a special experimental “Frozen” themed guest suite and activity cave for the 2014 winter season.
The kids are sure to enjoy this year’s winter vacation even if that means not escaping the cold and chillaxin’ on a beautiful beach. The suite is made out of sculpted ice and snow and modeled after Frozen’s characters, Anna’s & Elsa’s, bedrooms. The suite will be bringing the “wonder of Disney’s wintry tale to life” until March 23rd.
For more information, check out Disney.com/Frozen, like on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.
Posted by Elizabeth on 02/07 at 10:52 AM
Kids and Relaxation at Hotel Esencia
Ever stopped and thought to yourself, maybe the kids just want to relax too? Am I on vacation or did we just relocate for the week? Are you suffering from that “halfway vacation” syndrome where you leave your destination feeling just as tired (or even more tired) as you were before the vacation?
The struggle of trying to keep the kids entertained while on vacation is a well-known phenomenon to many parents. Don’t be afraid to do absolutely nothing during your vacation with the kids. Pack up your bags and head to Esencia Estate, an “indulgent atmosphere fitting to royalty.”
Imagine spending a week on a 50-acre private estate, in the Riviera Maya, with an amazing beachfront, day spa, two swimming pools, and a gourmet restaurant. Located just 20 minutes north of Tulum, Mexico and recently featured in Condé Nast Traveler magazine, this luxury hotel estate runs along part of Mexico’s best beach, Xpu-Ha. You and your kids will be able to kick-up your feet and be waited on hand and foot. There are even kid-sized robes and flip-flops in each quest room. You’ll have breakfast waiting on you, dinner at your fingertips, and let’s not forget the cookie-decorating party for the kids. Sugar them up and let them run around the beach, they’ll practically crawl into their own beds.
So the next time you ponder where to go for a family vacation, remember that it’s totally okay to do nothing for a few days. Toss your phone out of the window and just relax at Esencia Estate.
Posted by Elizabeth on 02/03 at 12:33 PM
Fab Friday: Super Bowl Weekend!
Looks like the game is on this Sunday, even though the weather has been so cray it could have jeopardized even the biggest sporting event of the year! The Super Bowl is always a great reason to have a party on a Sunday and we found some cool tips to help you celebrate with friends and all the brood! Whether you’re in it for the teams or the commercials, have a fab weekend!
Super Bowl Fabness:
Get the kids in on the fun with these great brood-friendly Super Bowl party ideas from Care.com.
Take the easy route! Reader’s Digest has some great tips to make an impressively simple Super Bowl spread.
Just need a checklist? We love this one from Real Simple.
Winter Travel Steals: Fight the Winter Blues with a Luxury Getaway
Posted by Elizabeth on 01/31 at 11:25 AM