September is California Wine Month!

Discover the Award-Winning Wines of Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande, Avila Beach, Cambria and San Simeon Along the Highway 1 Discovery Route

This perfect slice of California’s Central Coast is open for business and home to the Avila Beach Wine Trail, the Pacific Coast Wine Trail, Award-Winning Tasting Rooms and must see, must do Wine-centric activities

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Celebrate California Wine Month in September along the Highway 1 Discovery Route.

Did you know that there are more than 2,000 acres of vineyards in Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande wine regions located on the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route? Have you taken the Avila Beach Wine Trail or the Pacific Coast Wine Trail? Or tasted the hand-crafted offerings of Hearst Ranch Winery in San Simeon? Do you know about the award-winning wines of Cambria? If the answers to those question is yes, then you know the region offers the perfect growing climate for delicate grapes – warm sunny days that turn into cool coastal nights. The weather is also perfect for wine tasting adventures and outdoor play!

This stretch of Highway 1 is open for business and ready to roam and wine taste! And since September is California Wine Month, this is the perfect time to experience the annual harvest season first hand and enjoy special tastings, festivals, concerts, wine and food offerings along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route including:

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This perfect slice of California’s Central Coast called the Highway 1 Discovery Route is open for business and home to the Avila Beach Wine Trail, the Pacific Coast Wine Trail, Award-Winning Tasting Rooms and must see, must do wine-centric activities.

  • Edna Valley, where cool ocean breezes and rich soil create ideal conditions for growing world-class grapes.

Wine-centric Activities in Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley, Avila Beach and San Simeon include:

Highway 1 Road Alerts
If you’re heading to the Central Coast, be mindful of the stretch of Highway 1, located 21 miles north of Cambria. Please note that Highway 1 is still open from Morro Bay to Ragged Point. For those traveling past Ragged Point, check out these Sights to See Along the Detour.

Be sure to download the SLO Wine map with info on wine tasting, lodging, dining and points of interest in this beautiful and delicious part of the world. For more information, visit www.Highway1DiscoveryRoute.com.

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InterContinental® Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa And InterContinental® Bora Bora Le Moana Resort Honored On Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2017 List Of “The Best Resorts In The South Pacific”

InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia is pleased to announce that the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa and the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort were both honored by readers in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2017 on the top five list of “The Best Resorts in the South Pacific.”World's Best 2017

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is located on a virgin beach on Motu Piti Aau with breathtaking views of Bora Bora’s majestic Mount Otemanu. Known for its exemplary service to its guests, the resort features a number of unique attributes, including: luxurious overwater villas each with a split-level terrace and sundeck for easy access to the turquoise waters of the lagoon; two of the finest culinary experiences in French Polynesia at its restaurants Reef and Le Corail; and the first overwater wedding chapel with glass bottom floor in French Polynesia. The resort just unveiled 10 overwater villas with private infinity pools and will debut four new overwater Brando Suites Bora Bora in December 2017 which each feature 3,400 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space and uninterrupted, 180-degree views of Mount Otemanu.

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InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

The resort’s Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm is the very first spa to utilize the benefits of deep-sea water and minerals extracted from the Pacific Ocean in its signature spa treatments. And, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa‘s romantic Secret Garden of Love offers couples the opportunity to symbolize their eternal devotion by sealing their love with a lock in Polynesian style in the resort’s botanical garden.

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InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Thank you to the readers of Travel + Leisure for this prestigious honor,” said Stephane Massarini, General Manager, InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. “Every day we look forward to providing our guests with an extraordinary stay in Bora Bora.” Continue reading

The Surrey Wins Best City Hotel, US & Best Hotel, New York City Voted by Readers of Travel + Leisure For World’s Best Awards 2017

Upper East Side Luxury Hotel Claims Top Hotel Positions and Celebrates with Special Travel Deal

Each year, Travel + Leisure, the largest travel magazine brand in the United States, encourages travelers to vote on their favorite destinations, hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, rental-car agencies, and more. Today, the results of the poll were revealed, and The Surrey was announced Best City Hotel in the United States and Best Hotel in New York City by the readers of Travel + Leisure in the 22nd edition of the “World’s Best Awards.”

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The Surrey Wins Best City Hotel, US & Best Hotel, New York City Voted by Readers of Travel + Leisure For World’s Best Awards 2017

New York City is a highly competitive market with more than 656 properties vying to woo discerning travelers,” said Pedro Dias, general manager of The Surrey. “We are truly honored to receive not only this accolade but also the extraordinary recognition of No. 1 hotel in the U.S. This achievement is a testament to our staff’s dedication to providing customized service to each guest throughout every moment of the travel experience from the first click on the website to check-out.”

Offering 189 salons and suites, The Surrey is New York City’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel, owned and operated by Denihan Hospitality Group. The luxury boutique property is located in the posh Upper East Side neighborhood near The Met Breuer between Madison Avenue and Central Park. Built in 1929, it was once an intimate hideaway to JFK, Bette Davis, and Claudette Colbert. Following a $60 million renovation in late-2009, it exudes the ambiance of a glamorous re-imagined townhome with all the premium features of a hotel.

Known as one of the “World’s Best Art Hotels,” The Surrey offers an extensive contemporary collection, which includes a six foot tapestry of model Kate Moss by Chuck Close, custom pieces by Jimmie Martin and rotating art exhibitions.

Guests of The Surrey are afforded choice amenities such as a Duxiana bed with custom Sferra bedding, plush Italian robes by Pratesi, and bath products by diptyque. The hotel also offers guests Michelin-starred dining by Cafe Boulud, the atmospheric Bar Pleiades, and the award-winning Cornelia Spa.

To celebrate the two major wins, The Surrey has launched a celebratory promotion, An Infatuation Celebration to commemorate the hotel team’s gratitude for the support of its loyal guests. Guests who reserve this special will be treated to a variety of inclusions for an indulgent getaway: a welcome bottle of bubbly, passes to The Metropolitan Museum of Art for two, a celebratory amenity by Café Boulud, a Wellness Soak at Cornelia Spa, and cocktails for two on the picturesque Private Roof Garden or Bar Pleiades. To reserve now, visit www.thesurrey.com/travelandleisure.

In addition to claiming the Travel + Leisure No. 1 Hotel in New York City accolade, The Surrey was also voted No. 1 Hotel in New York City and No. 6 Hotel in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler for the “Reader’s Choice Awards” in October 2015 and 2016.

All results of Travel + Leisure‘s 22nd edition of the “World’s Best Awards” will be published in the August 2017 issue and online at http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KitchenAid Adds Premium Cutting Boards And Ceramic Cutlery To Offerings

KitchenAid, long known for the precision, design, and durability of its cookware and cutlery, is introducing premium ceramic cutlery as well as wood and poly cutting boards to the brand’s offerings. Thoughtfully designed and crafted from the highest quality materials, the new ceramic cutlery sets and cutting boards are sure to become essentials for the well-equipped kitchen.

KitchenAid currently offers a large selection of forged and professional grade steel cutlery that cater to a variety of cooking style and needs,” says Wendeline Camp, global product marketing manager. “As we expand our cutlery and cutting board collection, our goal is to provide cooks with high-quality tools that both assist in and help fuel culinary creativity.”

Ceramic Cutlery

The new KitchenAid Series of Ceramic Cutlery offers an exciting alternative to traditional stainless steel knives and is a durable, long lasting addition to any kitchen cutlery collection. The line includes tough-grade black matte ceramic knives with precision diamond grind blades that stay sharp up to 10 times longer than stainless steel cutlery*. The ceramic blades feature a black matte hue, offer a rust-free guarantee, are Dishwasher Fearlessä, and incredibly durable, yet light in weight. The line includes an 8” chef knife, 6” chef knife, 6” serrated bread knife, 5” santoku knife and a 3” paring knife.

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KitchenAid Series of Ceramic Cutlery

Currently available, the knives will be available for purchase separately at a suggested retail price of $39.99, $34.99, $39.99, $34.99 and $19.99, respectively, as a 4-piece set with a suggested retail value of $79.99 and as a 3-piece set with a suggested retail value of $59.99.

Wood Cutting Board

Made from high-quality materials and artfully designed, the new wood cutting boards are a practical and attractive addition to any kitchen countertop. Available in three premium wood finishes, the double-sided board features one flat side with measure marks for more precise preparations while the second side boasts a drain-away tray to allow juices, gravy, and liquids to flow away from the cutting surface. Available in 15mm thick Bamboo, 25mm thick Acacia, and 25mm thick Walnut, the boards are extremely durable, yet gentle on knives to prevent dulling of blades.

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KitchenAid’s New Cutting Boards in 15mm thick Bamboo, 25mm thick Acacia and 25mm thick Walnut.

Available in July 2017, the boards will be offered in size 8”x11”, 11” x 14”, 12”x”18, with a suggested retail price of $19.99 – $59.99 based on material and size. Continue reading

KitchenAid Introduces New Precision Kettlesat 2017 International Home & Housewares Show

KitchenAid is expanding its popular portfolio of craft coffee appliances with the introduction of two new gooseneck spout Precision Kettles. Available in both electric and stovetop models, the new kettles offer precise and consistent pour control for a pour over coffee, tea or beverage of choice.

Our new precision kettles allow for coffee and tea lovers to create their favorite pour over beverages in the comfort of their own home,” says Daniel Galea, global product marketing manager for KitchenAid. “The streamlined design and accuracy allow consumers to precisely pour their preferred beverage without needing the skills of a trained barista”.

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KitchenAid Precision Kettle

Featuring a polished stainless steel design and elegant gooseneck spout, the new kettles make a stylish addition to any kitchen or coffee bar countertop. A one-liter capacity and three unique flow rate settings offer precise pour control for a perfect at-home custom pour, every time. The electric and stovetop kettles also include a brew range thermometer displayed on the lid to keep track of the water temperature while pouring. The stovetop kettle is compatible with gas, electric and induction stove tops.

The new KitchenAid® Precision Kettles will be available in August at a suggested retail price of $119.99 for the electric model and $99.99 for the stovetop model.

New Kitchenaid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker Makes Home Brewing A Breeze At 2017 International Home & Housewares Show

Cold brew coffee lovers can now make their favorite cold brew beverages at home with ease thanks to the new KitchenAid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker. Making its debut at the 2017 International Housewares Show, the new addition to the brand’s popular craft coffee collection brings the high quality taste and experience of coffee shop cold brew into the home.

Cold brew coffee is an increasingly popular brewing technique known for producing a smooth, rich and full bodied flavor,” said Dan Rellis, Senior Manager of the KitchenAid® Coffee Category. “We’re thrilled to offer coffee enthusiasts a new way to treat themselves to their favorite cold brew coffee beverage in the comfort of their own home.

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KitchenAid®’s New Cold Brew Coffee Maker

The KitchenAid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker’s thoughtful and streamlined design allows for easy home brewing in three simple steps: grind, brew and pour. The model’s no heat brewing method steeps coarsely ground coffee in cold water for 12-24 hours, resulting in a smooth and balanced flavor that can be enjoyed all day. Capable of making up to 28 ounces of concentrate at once (or approximately 14 average single servings), the resulting brew is best enjoyed by combining 2 ounces of coffee concentrate with ice and the option of milk and sweeteners.

Designed with a modern glass brew jar and sleek stainless steel tap, the cold brew coffee maker serves as a stylish addition to any kitchen countertop, while the compact footprint provides an ideal fit for a refrigerator shelf or door for easy dispensing straight from the refrigerator. A reusable stainless steel steeper allows for custom beverage brewing, aided by a fill guideline that take the guesswork out of the process. The easy to clean glass and stainless components help to preserve taste in combination with a fitted lid that ensures freshness of coffee concentrate. A convenient carrying handle allows for easy transport from countertop to refrigerator.

The KitchenAid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker is available now in stainless steel at a suggested retail price of $129.99.

House & Home: Kitchenaid Unveils Covetable New Colors At 2017 Home & Housewares Show

KitchenAid, the pioneer in bringing color to countertop appliances, is adding new stand mixer colors, small appliance collection hues, and finishes to its palette of over 86 color variations. New colors Avocado Cream, Black Violet, Ink Blue, and Milkshake, all featuring the brand’s popular matte finish, will join the current matte finish stand mixer options. Small appliance collection offerings have expanded to include existing colors Guava Glaze, Matte Grey, and Matte Black.

The kitchen is a key place for cooks to play and experiment with favorite new and trending colors,” says Jessica McConnell, Senior Manager of Color, Finish and Material Design for KitchenAid. “Our ever-expanding small appliance color and finish offerings provide consumers, even more, freedom to curate and enliven kitchen countertops.”

Stand Mixer Colors

Avocado Cream, the latest option in matte Artisan® Mini stand mixer finishes, offers an earthy yet contemporary approach to a more traditional pastel hue, perfect for natural kitchen finishes and countertops. It will be available for the Artisan Mini stand mixer ($399.99) beginning in July.

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer New Colors

Joining the Artisan® Series offerings are new colors Black Violet, and Ink Blue. Black Violet with its deep purple hue, a more indulgent and velvety alternative to the brighter purple stand mixer colors currently available. The new Ink Blue shade offers a softer alternative to Matte Black, while still maintaining a neutral tone. Inspired by classic ink blue glaze on white bone china tableware, the deep, rich blue fits seamlessly into a variety of kitchen color schemes. Offered only on the Artisan® Series 5 Quart stand mixer ($429.99), Ink Blue will be available in July and Black Violet will be available in September.

Milkshake, a welcome new addition to both the Artisan and Professional Series, adds warm-toned, neutral option to the brand’s existing lineup of natural and off-white offerings. It will be available for both the Artisan® Series 5 Quart stand mixer ($429.99) and Pro 600™ Series 6 Quart stand mixer ($569.99) beginning in July. Continue reading