MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa in the Seychelles Becomes “BEYOND All-Inclusive”

MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa in Mahé, Seychelles introduces the new “BEYOND All-Inclusive” concept beginning November 1, 2014. This new approach includes a myriad of services such as a dedicated butler, high-speed Wi-Fi, complimentary laundry service, all daily meals, soft drinks and premium alcoholic beverages as well as food a la carte on a “Whatever, Wherever, Whenever” basis. Additional activities introduced include morning Yoga or Qi Gong, non-motorized sports plus unlimited scuba diving.

Located on 30 acres of award-winning gardens on the main island of Mahé, MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa features 30 private villas, all with 180-degree uninterrupted sea views. While staying at MAIA guests can choose between two villa categories, the “Ocean Panoramic” villas or the “MAIA Signature” villas. Designed by leading architect Bill Bensley, each villa offers guests the perfect escape while vacationing at MAIA.

   Dotting the hillside are the nineteen Ocean Panoramic villas, each offering guests exquisite views of MAIA’s lush gardens and the blue waters of the ocean below. Additionally, the eleven “MAIA Signature” villas are located closer to the shore and provide guests direct access to the surf and sand. Guests booking the “MAIA Signature” villa also enjoy additional inclusions like early check-in and late check-out, their choice of Champagne as well as in-villa offerings such as daily private yoga, one-time mani-pedi, and a specially prepared barbecue.

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SOUTHAMPTON GETAWAY

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75 Main

75 Main | 75 Main Street | Southampton, NY

631.283.7575 | 75main.restaurant@gmail.com

www.75main.com | @zacherdem | Facebook.com/75MainSouthampton

NEW FOR 2013: Recently named as one of Long Island’s best brunch spots by USA Today Travel’s 10best.com, 75 Main has exciting changes sure to spice up the 2013 season. This summer, 75 Main Delray Executive Chef Mark Militello will be bringing his award-winning dishes to the Southampton eatery, adding a touch of South Florida to the East End. Locals and visitors can enjoy 75 Main even earlier, with breakfast and brunch now being served every day from 8:00am until 4:00pm.

OVERVIEW: For the past 20 years, 75 Main has remained a Southampton staple and celebrity favorite, bringing both Italian and American cuisine to the East End. Owner, Zach Erdem has revamped this Hamptons hotspot, transforming the space into a year-round restaurant and lounge. Throughout the week, the post dinner crowd can take advantage of the various entertainment 75 Main offers, including well-known DJs, live bands and drink specials. 75 Main maintains the perfect balance of Hamptons style and New York nightlife.

CUISINE: Chef Mark Militello will present his new menu, featuring a variety of impeccably flavored dishes including Grilled Lamb Chops, Halibut, Truffle Crumb Stuffed Chicken Breast & homemade pastas. While dining, guests can enjoy the restaurants extensive wine list, which showcases a collection of the finest Italian, French and Californian wines.

DÉCOR: With its classic yet chic design, 75 Main elegantly brings together traditional elements and contemporary décor. The restaurant evokes a relaxing atmosphere that can be felt throughout the year, with an outdoor patio, hardwood flooring, modern artwork by famed artists Chris Brown and photographer Raphael Mazzucco, in addition to a soothing, white color palette.

CELEBRITY FANS: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jonathan Cheban and Vice President of the United States Joseph “Joe” Biden, Jr.

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Inn by the Sea’s Package

Inn by the Sea’s Twin Lobster Package

The Ultimate Maine Experience

At coastal Maine’s Inn by the Sea, set on a mile-long stretch of sandy Crescent Beach, nothing says "Maine" more than lobster. The Inn, located on scenic Cape Elizabeth just minutes from Portland, has created the Twin Lobster Package, which includes a lobster tasting dinner and a hands-on experience in a lobster boat.

Donning lobsterman’s overalls, guests set sail on the 37-foot Lucky Catch lobster boat into the heart of the calm waters of Casco Bay. Amidst the islands and the colonies of harbor seals, they get to haul lobster traps in the shadow of Maine’s most famous lighthouse, Portland Headlight. They’ll also learn about lobster habits, conservation efforts and the difference between hardshells, shedders, shorts, culls and keepers.

The day ends with a return to Inn by the Sea for a lobster tasting menu for two from Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich at Sea Glass restaurant. This five-course dinner includes Chef Mitchell’s signature mini lobster roll, his poached lobster & gnocchi as well as grilled lobster risotto and much more.

The Twin Lobster Package includes: 

  • Two nights in a one bedroom garden suite, spa suite, beach suite or traditional guest room accommodation
  • Dishing Up Maine cookbook featuring classic Maine lobster recipes
  • Gourmet breakfast for two daily
  • Lucky Catch lobster cruise for two
  • Lobster Tasting menu for two in Sea Glass Restaurant
  • Rates from $498.26 per night, with a two-night minimum
  • Twin Lobster package is available 5/23/13-10/14/13

 

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THE WORLD’S MOST LUXURIOUS HOTELS

Here’s a bundle of exclusive luxury with links included Hotel Les Mars – Healdsburg, California, USA Hotel Les Mars Evokes Romantic French Charm in Sonoma Wine Country, California Hotel Les Mars is the finest destination for travelers who want to experience California wine country in lavish comfort. Resting among the hills of the Russian River […]

SOUTH AFRICA CAPTURED WITH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

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Capturing safari experiences on camera has always been an integral part of the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve experience, and the new digital age has made it easier for everyone to try their hand at taking the perfect picture. While deep in South Africa’s bushveld, guests opt for the Sabi Sabi Photo Safari, a unique experience with a professional photographer who will guide you through the intricacies of getting the very best out of a camera for that once-in-a-lifetime wildlife picture.

Prior to your arrival, the professional will be in touch to ascertain the level of your interest and expertise, as well as to get details on the equipment you have been using. He will then tailor your course, provide cameras and lenses if necessary and customize subjects such as a camera setup, photography in the field, working with wildlife and light sources.

The photographic safari runs for one full day, beginning at lunchtime on the first day and ending before lunch the following day. These thrilling open Land Rover game drives allow exclusive up close encounters with Africa’s Big Five and hundreds of other species living in the bush. This is the perfect opportunity to get a clear night shot of the leopards that prowl at night or the eagle soaring through bright rays of sunshine.

At the end of the safari, you and your instructor will review the images and you will discover the various methods and merits of post-processing. The photos you select will go home with you on a CD or flash drive.

Sabi Sabi is an award winning private game reserve that offers world-class standards in luxury accommodation, exceptional close wildlife encounters, personal service and delicious cuisine. Located on the South-Western section of the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi is described as a classic bush experience with its four five-star lodges.

The rate $588 per guest photographer per 24 hours, and includes the services of a professional photographer for up to a maximum of six guests on a photographic vehicle. These Professional Photographic Safaris are available on request and must be pre-booked. Additional equipment can also be rented, with rates available on request. And, partners of registered participants may accompany the photographic safaris, but will not be provided with photographic equipment.

Camera equipment provided will be as follows or similar (depending on availability):

– Nikon D700/ D3 or D3S with Nikon 200 – 400mm f/4 lens

– Canon 70/ Mark III or VI with Canon 300mm f/2.8 or 500mm f/4 lens

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Luxury Has Never Been More Affordable With New ‘Ultimate Luxury Package’

Pictured above:  Lobby of The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt

Business Class Airfare, Five-Star Hotels, and Chauffeur-Driven Touring From Just $2,799 Per Person Round-Trip Including All Taxes and Fees

Imagine traveling to Ireland in Business Class round-trip on Aer Lingus, staying at five-star hotels across the country, and enjoying private chauffeur-driven touring between cities — all for less than $3,000 per person round-trip for a six-night getaway. This dream trip is now a reality for travelers who book the new "Ultimate Luxury Package" from the Aer Lingus Vacation Store.

A group of four travelers will experience true Irish hospitality with incredible elegance and unparalleled luxury throughout this six-night vacation which includes stays in four of Ireland’s most exclusive properties where many of the world’s famous actors, athletes, politicians, and royalty have stayed: Four Seasons in Dublin, Glenlo Abbey in Galway, Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney, and The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt. And to make it even more exclusive, the private driver lets travelers see it all in style and comfort!

Here is how the itinerary works:

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