Author: Maralyn D. Hill

Laguna Beach Getaway at Hotel Joaquin

Are you and your loved one looking for a weekend getaway? If so, head to Laguna Beach and stay at Hotel Joaquin for an active yet relaxing experience away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. Operating on the ethos of thoughtful curated experiences where guests are welcomed on a first name basis throughout their stay, Hotel Joaquin will provide: a worthwhile retreat, a hotspot destination and a technology free getaway.   Unplug from reality at the private beach where you will find the Adventure Garage—home to surfboards, hiking, beach toys, and more—so grab a bike and...

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2018 Annual Napa Valley Film Festival-Film Line-Up, Special Events and Celebrity Tribute

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Eighth Annual Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Film Line-Up, Special Events and Celebrity Tribute Honorees   Festival to Open with Green Book, Close with Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind   Honorees Include Geena Davis, Laurence Fishburne, Rising Stars Taissa Farmiga, Billy Magnussen, Camila Mendes, Rosa Salazar, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp   Stephanie Courtney, Taran Killam, Laraine Newman, Cheri Oteri and Julia Sweeney to Accept Miner Family Winery Legacy Ensemble Tribute on Behalf of The Groundlings Theatre and School     Napa, California (October 3, 2018) – The eighth annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) has announced its film line-up, including Opening and Closing Night, as well as special events and tribute honorees today. NVFF returns this fall with its five-day festival showcasing the year’s best new independent films, November 7-11. Organizers will showcase Napa Valley’s finest food and wine at all special events, including the Festival Gala, VIP receptions and Vintner Circle dinners, and will feature a lively series of filmmaker-chef collaborative demonstrations at the Monogram Appliances Demonstration Kitchen at The Studio by Feast it Forward in downtown Napa. The ten screening venues located throughout the Valley include the historic Cameo Cinema, Charles Krug Winery, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre, Lincoln Theater, Native Sons, Uptown Theatre, and new this year The Archer Hotel Napa,...

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Spa at Grand Velas Among the World’s Most Luxurious Spas

For Immediate Release:   Media Contact: Megan Sterritt KWE Partners 786.247.4812 SE Spa at Grand Velas Named Among the World’s Most Luxurious Spas By Forbes Travel Guide   Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (October 3, 2018) – Forbes Travel Guide named SE Spa at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas resorts in Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya among only 30 spas in six different countries as The World’s Most Luxurious Spas. The distinguished Verified Lists are compiled from data gathered by the company’s incognito inspectors who stay at the properties and evaluate them on up to 900 standards. The Most Luxurious winners are the top performers in the specific standards that reflect detailed attention to the level of luxurious choices and conveniences afforded to guests.   The 16,500 square-foot Se Spa is the crown jewel of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. The spa’s design includes a palapa-style entrance, furniture from Bali and a large marbled wall with cascading water. The spa experience begins for guests with the Hydrotherapy Ritual which includes a revitalizing shower, herbal steam and Sauna, a dip in the two-temperature lagoon, time in the Jacuzzi and a final multi-jet Swiss shower. Se Spa features 20 treatment rooms, more than 30 spa treatments, a high-performance gym and exercise room, spa boutique and a beauty salon. Treatments are grouped into seven ceremonies, including Huichol, Water, Wind, Earth, Fire, Diamond and...

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The Garage, Amsterdam: Residency, arts and lifestyle space reopens

  The Garage, Amsterdam: Arts and lifestyle space reopens its doors  Brouwersgracht 75, 1015 GC The Netherlands The Garage is an arts space located in a 17th century carriage house in Amsterdam’s historic canals. For the past decade, the space has been dedicated to the language of urban culture and emerging contemporary art, which is contextualised through exhibitions, artist residencies and collaborations with museums and institutions. Through its collaborative approach, The Garage benefits from a large subculture ecosystem and offers invited artists an ideal space for experimentation, research and reflection through their ambitious on-site residencies. In addition to this, the gallery curates...

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Holland America Line Adds 20 New Culinary-Themed FOOD & WINE EXC Tours

CONTACT: Sally Andrews PHONE: 800-637-5029 EMAIL: Holland America Line Adds 20 New Culinary-Themed FOOD & WINE EXC Tours in Countries Around the World New excursions added in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada & New England Seattle, Wash., Sept. 26, 2018 — Holland America Line is building on its popular collection of immersive culinary-themed FOOD & WINE® EXC Tours (shore excursions) with the addition of 20 new tours throughout Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada & New England. Developed in partnership with FOOD & WINE magazine, Holland America debuted 23 excursions earlier this year on select cruises in...

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