JETSET EXPERIENCES: Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort

What is your “wow factor?”  In the competitive world of luxury travel, properties are always thinking oustide the box to come up with ways to woo their guests.  For some it is a picturesque view, expansive presidential suite or the best location in a city.  For others, it could be the designer furniture or the impressive art collection in a hotel.  Still for others it is personalized service to enhance the overall experience.  The emotional connection that you attach to your visit leaving you longing for more after you return home.

What if you found a place that emcompassed all of these aspects?  A place so lavish and spacious you’ll need a long enough stay to enjoy all the features inside – and then there is the view outside that will leave you speechless.  A place so visually appealing you can’t help but snap photos everywhere you turn.  And of course, not only does the staff know your name but they know your favorite drink when you walk up to the bar or your favorite fresh fruit to blend up in a delicious pina colada.  This place does exisit and it’s the brand new beachfront villas at Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos Mexico.

The villas were unveiled in December 2013 and are truly one of a kind. Sizes start at 4,500 sq ft (in addition to a 1,800 sq ft exterior) with more than enough room to spread out for families and couples alike.  As soon as you arrive, you are whisked off to your private sanctuary and treated to over-water massages.  You’ll also enjoy private tequilla tasting in your villa and have a 24-hour butler at your service for the duration of your stay.  Outside your villa you’ll enjoy an infinity pool with built in hot tub, lounge chairs on your patio and direct beach access.  You may never want to leave your villa, but if you do the main hub of the resort is just steps away.

If you’re ready to raise the bar on your “wow factor” – contact Michelle Pragnell today and start packing for some surf, sand and surprise in Los Cabos!

JETSET EXPERIENCES: Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy


A UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, the Dolomite mountains are one of the most unique and breathtakingly beautiful alpine regions in the world.  Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, home of the 1956 Winter Olympics, is uniquely located at the base of these majestic mountains and is known as one of the best ski resort in the Alps.  It is a mix of modern day adventure, fashion and Italian lifestyle, sure to please even the most discerning traveler.

While the center of town is nestled in an old Italian village with plenty of charm, there have been many modern upgrades to the accommodations, including Grand Hotel Savoia.  Featuring contemporary mountain design and an exquisite spa, you can spend your days exploring the great outdoors literally surrounding you and return to the hotel for some much needed rest and relaxation.

Cortina is the ultimate destination for families or groups with varying skiing ability.  Offering a variety of slopes, and even more slope-side dining options, don’t miss an opportunity to embrace the local fare with dinner atop the mountain in a local refugio, and burn off the cheese and grappa with a late-night ski (illuminated by snowmobile) back down to the village.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to explore the Dolomites in Italy, add it to your bucket list – you will not be disappointed.  For more information on booking your summer or winter holiday contact Lindsey Woodcock,