My favorite beach weekend get-away, Watch Hill, Rhode Island, may very well be one of the best-kept secrets on the East Coast. A charming seaside town complete with miles of stunning beaches, chic shops too numerous to mention, and delicious restaurants, Watch Hill is the perfect weekend vacation destination. Not to mention it is home to the newly renovated Ocean House, a resort hotel complete with a private beach, spa, championship croquet course and whose restaurants serve only the freshest local ingredients. Here, New England elegance takes on a whole new meaning.—Caitlin O’Malley
Shop: Christina ltd
Restaurant: Olympia Tea Room
Hotel: Ocean House
Destination of the Month: Tuscany. Admire perfectly preserved Renaissance treasures in culture-packed Florence, or succumb the quieter lure of Maremma, characterised by beautiful coastline, hot springs, and marshes. Don’t miss wine tasting at San Lorenzo’s Petra winery, set in a spectacular building designed by Mario Botta.
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We don’t wait for Valentine’s Day for a romantic getaway. When we’re in the mood for love, we escape to one of our favorite destinations—Mexico’s El Dorado Royale. No kids allowed, so they can’t kill the mood. We relax on a secluded stretch of the Mexican Riviera on our king-size beach bed, while our beach butler ferries our cocktails and nibbles. Then, it’s off to our beachfront massages before we indulge in a soak in our private Jacuzzi. Now, that’s love, Mexican style!
Price: $2,000 (two people for four nights, including food, premium alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages; airfare not included)
For reservations: Call 888.280.7558, or go to www.karismahotels.com