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3 Simple Pleasures That Change Your Life

Written by Rob Vaka on February 25, 2014

As Old man Winter begins to loosen his frigid grip, the lure of Spring Break begins to take hold. For families with schoolchildren this particular “holiday” is often the biggie. It’s a time for many to leave the road salt and slush back at home and for the first time in months to slip the bathing suit on – and of course hope it still fits! Our family has been blessed with a string of remarkable annual trips and aha

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Dining in Seafood Heaven: The Bahamas

Written by Kelly Palmer on July 25, 2013

Taking a beach vacation is the perfect way to escape and rejuvenate. But what do you do when hunger strikes? Get rid of the guess work and stop searching the internet because we’ve found the five dishes that you must try on your next Bahamas getaway. Feed your inner food critic, indulge in good taste and revive your senses.


Caribbean Bouillabaisse, Coral Sands

Overlook remote beaches while sipping on a tropical gin and tonic with the sun setting behind

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5 Handcrafted Cocktails You Can’t Miss in Chicago

Written by Kelly Palmer on July 18, 2013

Luxury and hand-crafted cocktails go hand in hand.

The Speakeasy

Juliet and Romeo at The Violet Hour

Fall back in time to when bootleggers and gangsters were king and everyone could be found secretly sipping in speakeasys. Drinks have come a long way since alcohol was banned during Prohibition, but nowhere is this more true than at The Violet Hour, the cocktail bar that started it all in 2007. Serving up new favorites and old classics in a vintage, velvety

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Escape to Deer Valley: Sun Shines Brighter, Sky Reaches Further

Written by Kelly Palmer on July 11, 2013

Press the escape button and jet off to a place where nature and luxury merge together into a stunning vacation landscape. More than a world-class ski resort, Deer Valley is one of the top destinations in the world, and a fresh crop of summer activities rival those of the winter months. Deer Valley and Park City may bring to mind an image of snow-capped mountains, powder skis and cozy cabins, but when the warmer weather rolls around, it’s time to

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