October 2018

Resort Wear for Less: Go Wild on Vacation with Safari-Style Fashion

By Katrina Caspelich

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Safari-Style Fashion Must-Haves for Spring: Beach Vacation Not Included!
Escape the cold this season by taking a walk on the wild side with your resort wear. Travel in style sporting one of spring’s hottest trends—safari—seen on the catwalks of Michael Kors, Derek Lam, and Nicole Miller. Whether you’re sitting surfside at your Venice Beach hotel, relaxing at a resort in Tuscany, or just getting a jump on shopping the spring fashion trends, channel your inner animal with our safari-style fashion picks. Go natural with a pair of wooden sunglasses and a straw bag, or go all-out in a snakeskin-print bikini and embellished sandals. The safari-style trend transitions easily from day to night. Read: More looks, pack less. And with budget-friendly pieces starting at $12.99, you can shop for your trip and still have money to take one!

Safari-Style Fashion Trends for Spring: 7 Resort Wear Beach-Chic Must-Haves

1. Safari-Style Beachwear Starts with the Swimsuit
Start your safari style making waves in this taupe and white python-print bikini with bead embellishments. The Vix Pisa Printed Bikini Top and Vix Pisa Printed Bikini Briefs, $82 each, are sold separately, so you get the best bathing suit for your body type.

2. Better than a Safari Jacket, the Beachwear Cover-Up
Cover up your bikini body with this Splendid Signature Cover Up, $97. The stylish V-neck cotton tunic has a fold-over collar, tie detail, elastic drop waist, and adjustable sleeves.

3. Get Covered with a Safari Hat
Shield your face from the sun without hiding inside. This tan Mossimo Straw Fedora has the natural look of the safari spring fashion trend seen on the runways at NY Fashion Week. But for $12.99, you’ll feel like you’re getting designer clothes for less.

4. Safari Resort Wear Requires Safari-Style Sunglasses
Lady Gaga sunglasses couldn’t make you look funkier or more on trend for the safari look than these Chilli Beans Wood & Blue CR-39 UV400 Sunglasses for $68. Add this pair of unique sunglasses to your safari resort look for day.

5. Bag It, Safari-Style
Hold your safari look together with this Raffia Crochet Tote, $62, in Tobacco. The straw bag with leather detailing is big enough to carry all of your warm-weather necessities, be it beach chic or cool-by-the-pool.

6. Resort Wear for Women Means Shoes: Safari-Style, of Course!
OK, so they may not be your idea of safari footwear, but we bet if Nicky Hilton went on safari, she’d rock these Juicy Couture Hermosa Sandals, $88. In the safari-trend-look handbook (read: this article), there is a clause requiring at least 1 glitter must-have. Our website, our rules! Kick back in these sparkly translucent jelly sandals, both water-resistant and adjustable.

7. Finish with Safari Style!
No aspect of your safari-trend resort wear for day should be overlooked. Set a backdrop for your safari chic and lounge in style and comfort with Trina Turk’s plush, oversized Tiger Leaf Towel, $68, perfect for pool or beach.

Safari-Style Fashion Trends for Spring: 5 Resort Wear Day-to-Night Must-Haves

1. Better than a Beach Dress
Go from day to night with ease in this H&M Layered Safari Maxi Dress, $79.95. Comfort and style make this printed, layered maxi dress the perfect piece of resort wear.

2. Shoes, Safari-Style
Did someone say the magic word? Oh yes! Shoes! Add pizzazz to your tootsies sporting these Jessica Simpson Shoes Ceal Sandals in Champagne, $79. These adjustable leather sandals with hardware detail transition easily from day to night.

3. Jewelry Gets with the Safari Trend
A little costume jewelry goes a long way with resort wear. Sport these safari-trend-friendly Bauble Bar Eye of the Tiger Drops, $34. These earrings feature a bold tiger eye-bead on a thin gold-tone wire with a small brown Swarovski crystal.

4. Dress Up Resort Wear
Show off your exceptional safari style sense with this H&M Tortoise Shell and Stone Bracelet, $19.95. This bold statement piece works with any resort wear wardrobe.

5. Don’t Forget Handbags!
Your hunt for safari style ends with this killer Nine West Hey Jute Foldover Clutch, $65. This woven clutch accented with patent details, zip closure, and magnetic snap, has as much style as any celebrity handbag.

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Wine-Lovers’ Retreat: Paso Robles, The New Napa

By Anu Karwa

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When you think of a wine country vacation, Napa and Santa Barbara (or for the internationally inclined, Bordeaux and Tuscany) come to mind. Been there, done that. Instead, try my new favorite wine country destination: Paso Robles. It’s wine country for wine lovers. Wine destinations like Napa are also known for their culinary offerings, picturesque landscapes, and a hospitality industry that readily, and expensively, supports travelers. However, I frequently hear the complaint that Napa is too commercial.

Enter Paso Robles, California. Located exactly halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, it’s known simply as “Paso” by the locals, of which there are 30,000. The city of Paso Robles has a charming and lively downtown whose restaurants easily overshadow those of the nearest “city” of San Luis Obispo. I’d venture to say Paso Robles’ restaurants rival those of major cities. Its proximity to fresh produce yields incredibly fresh food and fuels the locavore, seasonal-food trend. Not to be outshone by the food is the area’s rising star and greatest hope—the wine. So, go for a long weekend, go for a Valentine’s Day getaway, or whatever the circumstances, just go to Paso Robles.

Where to Stay: Our Favorite Paso Robles Hotel

The equestrian-themed boutique hotel, Hotel Cheval, perfectly hits that desired balance of romance, luxury, and fun while maintaining a modern yet classic decor—this is no homey, chintz-and-lace-trimmed B&B. Be sure to spend an evening near the outdoor fireplace with a glass of Paso wine in hand, and your sweetheart at your side. The hotel’s Pony Club heats up Thursday nights on the outdoor patio.

Where to Eat: Our Guide to Paso Robles Restaurants

Farm-to-table cooking takes center stage at Paso Robles restaurants, not because the cuisine is trendy but because nearby farms supply a yearlong bounty that has attracted top young chefs. They rival the talent of larger cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The following Paso Robles restaurants are not to be missed:

  • Artisan Chef and co-owner Chris Kobayashi adds a refined touch to locally sourced ingredients in Artisan’s elegant surroundings. The trio of crème brulées is sublime, and the red abalone is a must for seafood die-hards.
  • Villa Creek The succulent and rich butternut squash enchiladas are reason enough to eat here. If you need another, the bar is a favorite watering hole for Paso Robles locals.
  • Panolivo Its reputation as the spot for weekend brunch in Paso is fully justified. Order the quiche—you won’t be disappointed.
  • Thomas Hill Organics Get anything with tomatoes if they’re in season. The young and extremely modest chef brings out of the best in the locally grown produce from the Thomas Hill Organics farm, which is dedicated to heirloom varieties of local fruits and vegetables. And if you find Thomas Hill figs in the marketplace, buy them by the dozen.
  • Il Cortile Ristorante This is fine Italian dining at one of downtown Paso Robles’ newest additions.

Paso Robles Wineries to Visit

Of course, one travels to wine country to visit wineries and go on wine tours. Hence, a list of Paso Robles wineries that are not to be missed:

  • Tablas Creek Vineyard A historic player in the area, organically farmed Tablas Creek Vineyard is a leader in producing rich Rhône varietal wines. It heads the area’s “Rhône Rangers” movement to grow and promote wines from grapes traditionally grown in the Rhône Valley of France. These include Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre red grapes, and Roussanne and Viognier white varietals.
  • Steinbeck Vineyards & Winery Go for a tour with Cindy Steinbeck as she drives you around her family’s 500 acres of grapes, most of which are sold to the area’s other wineries.
  • Eberle Winery One of the original wineries in the region, its quality is top-notch.
  • Justin Vineyards & Winery This is among the best known of the area’s wineries. Try its “Justification,” a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, or “Isosceles,” a similar blend that also incorporates Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Terry Hoage Vineyards Don’t dismiss this winery because it’s run by former football star Terry Hoage. The Hoages are serious about making fruit-forward wines in an idyllic setting that makes you linger and plot your own retirement in wine country.

Paso Wine Tour Insider Tip

Wine makes you tipsy. Let this serve as a PSA, and hire the Wine Wrangler to give you a safe, professionally guided, customizable tour in a comfortable shuttle bus. The bonus? At many wineries, you’ll get merchandise discounts and won’t pay tasting fees.

Take a Paso Robles Wine Country Day Trip

Take a trip to Morro Bay, a picturesque 30-minute drive from downtown Paso Robles. Morro Bay is a family-friendly spot famous for its oysters and abalone. The area is thriving thanks to young locals’ startups, from the astonishingly good Brown Butter Cookie Company to Top Dog Coffee Bar. Don’t miss Morro Bay Oyster Company, owned by 20-something Neal Maloney, which offers hand-selected oysters cultivated with environmentally sustainable methods. And at Windows on the Water, go for the 65¢ oyster night.

Take a tour of the placid bay with Lost Isle Adventures, and watch pelicans dive for breakfast while they dodge kayakers. For $3, check out the Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History  and bring the kids for free. Golf enthusiasts can play a round at the Morro Bay Golf Course, known as the “poor man’s Pebble Beach” since it overlooks the Pacific Ocean. On your way back to town, don’t miss the halibut tacos and melt-on-your-tongue guacamole at Taco Temple.  Or for something decidedly more upscale, taste the inventively presented food at the Cass House Inn and Restaurant.  No matter what dish you order, you’ll absolutely devour it.

Related Links
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Anu Karwa, Epicurean Contributing Editor
Anu Karwa has been called a no-nonsense walking 411 for a new generation of female wine drinkers and home entertainers since she launched Swirl Events, an in-home and corporate wine tasting events company with a fresh, hip spin. For anyone who thinks Perez Hilton should be required reading . . . Read more of Anu’s picks

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Holiday Travel in Style and Comfort

By Katrina Caspelich & Lindsay Leff

Holiday travel is just around the corner. And, whether jetting to southern California with Katrina or road-tripping to Boston with Lindsay, wearing something comfortable and chic is key. Over the years, we’ve experimented with every travel look—jeans and heels, sweats and sneakers, and the worst—conservative suits and over-the-top LBDs (the only excuse for which, we’ve concluded, is straight-off-the-plane and into-a-business-meeting necessity). What works? Start with pants and a cute tee, then choose shoes and an extra layer to suit the weather at your destination. If you’re our partners in travel-fashion crime, ditch your faux-pas ways and shop our new favorite travel-friendly pieces. And repeat after us: We will not sacrifice style in the name of comfort!

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Holiday Ski Vacation Plans: Hit the Slopes at These Winter Wonderlands

By Mr & Mrs Smith

This winter ski season, we have our hearts set on the snow-topped peaks of the Rockies. Any skier worth their Schöffel will know the Swiss-style Teton Village, a magnet for ski-bunnies in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Colorado’s calling too—its San Juan Mountains promise pulse-quickening glacial adventures. In the Wild West, the adrenaline-seeker is king: rafting, heli-skiing, ice-climbing, and snow-shoeing amid some seriously scenic backdrops. Of course, après-ski is also key. Here, you’ll find our ski vacation package picks of Rockies retreats, slope-free activities, and tempting restaurants for when the snow boots come off.

Skiing Out West: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The Best Place to Stay in Jackson Hole: Amangani
This ski resort hotel’s dramatic good looks—a combination of Oklahoma sandstone, Pacific redwood, and lofty architectural aspirations—make the perfect vantage point from which to take in the rugged sweep of the Teton Mountains. Inside, it’s a sleek, minimalist affair: steel furniture, amber-hued lighting, and wrought-iron sculptures. Amangani operates a ski lodge 20 minutes away in Teton Village—rent ski equipment, take lessons, and test your downhill skills on Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s 116 ski and snowboard runs, from bunny to black diamond.
Holiday Ski Tip: Corbet’s Couloir is a run spoken about by skiers in hushed, hallowed tones. Watch the locals shoot over its lip—then follow, if you dare.
Vacation Après-Ski: Go on a wildlife safari or a horse-drawn sleigh-ride in the National Elk Refuge. For information, call 307.733.9212. And, sample steak tartare pizza and other eccentric creations at Snake River Grill. For reservations, call 307.733.0557.

Ski in Colorado: San Juan Mountains
When Skiing the San Juan Mountains, Stay in Dunton Hot Springs
Perched between the spectacular Rocky Mountains and a winding river, Dunton Hot Springs is a former mining town reincarnated in boutique cabin form. The old village Dance Hall, Bath House (boasting one of the eponymous hot springs) and Saloon are still standing—though we’ll wager their insides are a lot more luxurious than they were back in 1885. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were early visitors—look for their signatures etched into the original bar.
Holiday Ski Tip: Don’t forget the off-season. Skiers who fall in love with Colorado in winter will love it in summer, when the technicolor wildflowers bloom, melted mountain snow flows down the rivers, and sunny blue skies abound.
Vacation Après-Ski: Ease post-slope aches with a yoga session in the Dunton Hot Springs’ studio or a dip in the hotel’s heavenly hot springs. Reward yourself with a dry-aged steak at the renowned Chop House Restaurant in the New Sheridan Hotel in Telluride. For reservations, call 970.728.9100. And sample local treats at the farmers’ markets in Durango and Cortez.

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