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Poke Paradise: Hawaii’s Favorite Food Goes National

Poke Paradise   Hawaii’s favorite food—poke—has been around for centuries. One thing all poke has in common is cubed, raw fish. From there, the variations are endless. It’s a healthy staple, and poke bowls are now gaining popularity across the United States. “It is a Hawaiian traditional dish, and nowadays can be done many ways… Read more »

5 Questions With Red Salt’s Executive Chef Noelani Planas

5 Questions With Red Salt’s Executive Chef Red Salt, Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort’s signature restaurant, is the four-time recipient of Honolulu Magazine’s Hale ‘Aina awards for best Kauai restaurant. At Red Salt, you’ll find modern plates of fresh Hawaiian seafood creatively paired with flavorful, local produce. At the helm is Kauai native Executive Chef… Read more »

Exploring Why (and Where) Lovers of the Arts Love La Jolla

Why Art Lovers Love La Jolla If you love the arts, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa puts you right in the heart of it all—from the La Jolla Playhouse, to the University of California, San Diego’s (USCD) Stuart Collection, to the Museum of Contemporary Art and the La Jolla Shores galleries. Read on to… Read more »

Explore Newport Harbor Up Close and Personal, in a Duffy Boat

Explore Newport Harbor in a Duffy Boat   Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California, enjoys a distinctive waterfront location. Want to explore the beauty of Newport Harbor up close and personal? Guests of the resort can take full advantage of this prime spot by renting an electric Duffy boat. “Duffy boats are unique to… Read more »

Experience a Master Winemaker Dinner at The Meritage Resort and Spa

Experience a Master Winemaker Dinner at The Meritage Resort and Spa   Each year, The Meritage Resort and Spa curates approximately 10 dinners as part of its Masters Winemaker Dinner series. However, these are not your average winemaker events. Frederic Najem, director of food and beverage at the resort, says a “wow” factor and creativity… Read more »

Cooking With Fire: Tanner’s Restaurant at Paséa in Huntington Beach

Cooking With Fire: Tanner’s Huntington Beach   Cooking with fire is an ancient art form—one that Tanner’s restaurant at Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach is perfecting. Their aim: Capture the essence and soul of Southern California food cooked over a live fire. Pacific Hospitality Group’s Vice President of Food and Beverage Nate Tanner… Read more »

Experience La Jolla With Free Shuttle Service and Explore All It Has to Offer

Experience La Jolla With Free Shuttle Service   This summer, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa began offering a free Mercedes Sprinter shuttle service within a five-mile radius of the hotel. “The service is an on-demand service and limited to 11 passengers,” explains Chef Concierge Brett Hamblen. “To provide equal access to all hotel guests,… Read more »

Meetings Take to the Water on the Yacht at Balboa Bay Resort

Meetings Take to the Water at Balboa Bay Resort   Those hosting meetings and special events can now book them on the bay thanks to Balboa Bay Resort’s new yacht in Newport Beach, California. The Ambassador, a 128-foot yacht, can accommodate up to 150 people and serves as a floating space for everything from business… Read more »