Summertime at Domaine de St. Remy and the living is easy. The pool invites our guests to come sit outdoors with a glass of our award wining wine and enjoy the late afternoon sun.
Close to the village of Aimargues, St. Remy offers great hospitality in quiet comfort.
for more information: http://mas-saintremy.fr/
Just in from Nicaragua….a new update on Las Cinco Playas de Rancho Santana. For the non-Spanish speakers the name translates as The 5 Beaches of Rancho Santana. And beautiful beaches they are.
Most outposts and camps are small, boutique properties. That’s because it’s hard to find the attention to detail, beautiful accommodations, and expert guides that we so value at big name resorts around the globe. Las Cinco Playas de Rancho Santana in Nicaragua breaks the mold. The 2,700-acre resort on the Western shore of the country merges a wildly large operation with first class hospitality and lodging, creating a destination perfect for the entire family to visit.
Rancho Santana boasts five distinct beaches, a farm to table restaurant literally stocked by a farm on the resort, and enough activities to convince you to move there – which you can do, if you’d like to purchase a private residence on the property. We think you just might.
For more information on Rancho Santana: 1-888-870-0903
We recently had the pleasure of staying at Marrowstone Island in Washington State. Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe it. Our home away from home had pots of flowers on the deck, immediate access to the lake, a fire pit that we used almost nightly. What you can’t see is that it is a magical place for observation and contemplation – a true sacred space.
On a more practical level, the house was fully stocked with every important appliance for cooking a great meal and all the cupboards were filled. We will definitely come back.
Enjoying a little alfresco music on the deck
One of our favorite dining spots in the City is Le Charm, a small neighborhood bistro that serves up some scrumptious French dishes. Lena manages the restaurant and she has a top notch team that provide excellent friendly service. There is usually live jazz on Thursday nights which makes for a fun evening. We went this past week and started our dinner with two Kirk Royale, then partook of the prix fixe menu. I had the goat cheese salad to start, Derek had the saluted chicken liver salad. For the main I had the special fish, which was a petrol sole in a lovely sauce with a very tasty crispy potato. Derek had the Risotto with mixed mushrooms, parmesan cheese and truffle oil. Both were delicious! The prix fixed includes dessert so we had to take part – I had the chocolate cake and Derek had the tarte tatin. An awesome deal for $35 each. Our server suggested a very nice bottle of Marsanny Louis La Tour 2009 which was a great value at $45.
Bay to Breakers, the always fun and crazy San Francisco tradition takes place today. Tens of thousands of runners and revelers took to the streets in usual form. We have run this race many times – a nice 12K that goes from the bay to the ocean and has one killer hill in it. It is as much fun to watch as it to run! More info is available here.
If you haven’t experienced it yet, consider a weekend in San Francisco that centers around this fun event.