Tag Archives: beach

Food + Wine + Beach = The Perfect Day at Clearwater Beach Uncorked

What could make a day at the beach better? How about adding delectable bites from the best restaurants? Wine tastings? Sweet treats? Well, do I have the event for you!

For the fourth year, Clearwater Beach Uncorked will be under the warm Florida sun – and the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa – and on the cool, white sands of Clearwater Beach Saturday and Sunday, February 7 and 8, from 1 – 5 p.m. each day.

10 beaches to visit in January

It’s wintertime, and we’re ready to get to some warmer weather. Take a look at these Caribbean beaches in my latest piece for USAToday.com and start planning your getaway to the sun!

Girls’ Getaway to Palm Beach, Florida

I’m thrilled that my latest piece for GirlsGetaway.com is live online– all about my friend Robin and my visit a few months ago. What fun we had! luxurious Click here to read the piece!

A Sneak Peek – Villas by the Sea


Villas by the Sea - two bedrooms

While visiting my college roommate and her mom in Delray Beach last week, I had a chance to stop by the Delray Beach Marriott to take a sneak peek at their new, luxurious Villas by the Sea. While the villa I walked through was in its final stages of tweaking and fine tuning, those that were finished were booked and occupied. I’d say they’re already quite popular!

The first thing I noticed when walking into the villa – albeit an unfinished one – was the opulent, luxurious décor. Instead of walking into a hotel’s accommodations, I felt like I was walking into someone’s home, or guest house. A feeling ease and familiarity washed over me, and I was ready to make myself at home!

There are eight ocean view or garden view villas from which to choose, with differing floor plans: one-, two- and three-bedroom, ranging in size from 520 to 1,600 square feet; some are two-level, and all have kitchenettes with premium appliances, spacious living rooms and oversized verandas, perfect for taking in the ocean breeze. Though they differ in size, all come with the same amenities: private check-in; exclusive pool and Jacuzzi; and much more.

The pièce de résistance, though, is the breakfast basket that is delivered to the room each morning, ready to fuel you and have you on your way, to the beach or to go exploring. Bon appetit!

In celebration of the opening of the new Villas by the Sea, the Delray Beach Marriott is offering a savings of up to $300 a night on a stay in the villas. The offer is valid through April 30, 2013; promo code XM5.

For an idea of things to do in Delray Beach, check out my article on GirlsGetaway.com: Catch Some Rays on Delray Beach.

Photos courtesy of Delray Beach Marriott.

Warm Thoughts

For those of you buried in snow in the Northeast, a few beach/water/sunny photos to help with warm thoughts…