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Food and Wine Share the Stage at the Newport Beach Wine Festival

Food and Wine Share a Starring Role at the Newport Beach Wine Festival With an emphasis on the quality of wines served and carefully thought-out food pairings, the 13th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival takes place this Memorial Day weekend, May 27–29, at the waterfront Balboa Bay Resort. As always, the event and the resort… Read more »

Enjoy Private Dining at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Enjoy Private Dining at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa     You want the true Southern California experience under the shade of trees and the swaying of palms—an intimate private dinner for your wedding rehearsal, a post-wedding brunch, a small reception or even a tailored meal during your corporate retreat. Perhaps you just want… Read more »

Unique Luxury Spa Treatments With a Local Flair

Luxury Spa Treatments With a Local Flair   At Meritage Collection resorts, no two spas are alike, and that’s one of the many things that set them apart. Local ingredients and a special sense of place enhance the experience for each spa guest. For example, guests at the Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort in Kauai… Read more »

Enjoy SUP Experiences at Your Favorite Meritage Collection Resort

Enjoy Stand-up Paddleboarding at Your Favorite Meritage Collection Resorts One of the best parts of a beach resort vacation is the endless recreational activities, including the increasingly popular pursuit of stand-up paddleboarding. Meritage Collection luxury resorts including Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, the new Paséa Hotel & Spa opening… Read more »

World-Class Performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Orange County Visitors Enjoy World-Renowned Performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Guests of the Balboa Bay Resort can find world-class performing arts just minutes away at the famous Segerstrom Center for the Arts (SCFTA) in Costa Mesa, California. Home to the Pacific Symphony, Pacific Chorale and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, SCFTA... Read more »

FLAVOR! Napa Valley–A ‘Must’ Event for Wine Lovers

Flavor! Napa Valley–A ‘Must’ Event for Wine Lovers The 2016 Flavor! Napa Valley event, benefitting The Culinary Institute of America, takes place March 16–20 during Cabernet Season, featuring 40 events filled with world-class wine, farm-to-table cuisine and star talent.   “This event is a must for wine lovers because it oozes Napa,” says Asa Christensen,… Read more »

Take the Hassle Out of Flying with These Helpful Travel Apps

Take the Hassle out of Flying with These Helpful Travel Apps Crowded airports and rough flights are the least desirable parts of traveling, but many smartphone apps are hoping to make travel easier. From the moment you book a plane ticket to the time you land at your final destination, there’s a travel app to… Read more »