FLORIDA


A review of a luxury holiday in FLORIDA. An insider’s guide to the best luxury hotels, resorts, and restaurants. Discover where to go, what to see and what to eat in FLORIDA, with Carmen Edelson.

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Where To Eat Like a Local in Miami, Florida

Where To Eat Like a Local in Miami, Florida

FOOD + WINE, MIAMI
Memorable meals are the highlight of many trips, and the booming restaurant scene in Miami can be confusing for outside visitors. To help first timers or revisiting travelers get their palates better acquainted with the best bites, I have rounded up…
Memorable meals are the highlight of many trips, and the booming restaurant scene in Miami can be confusing for outside visitors. To help first timers or revisiting travelers get their palates better acquainted with the…
Soaring Over Fort Lauderdale on the Goodyear Blimp

Soaring Over Fort Lauderdale on the Goodyear Blimp

FLORIDA, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS
I recently had the opportunity to check off a major bucket list item – getting a ride in the Goodyear Blimp! Rides aboard the Goodyear Blimp are by invitation only and I was lucky enough to win the tickets at…
I recently had the opportunity to check off a major bucket list item – getting a ride in the Goodyear Blimp! Rides aboard the Goodyear Blimp are by invitation only and I was lucky…
4 Reasons Why Florida is a Luxury Travel Destination

4 Reasons Why Florida is a Luxury Travel Destination

FLORIDA, FOOD + WINE, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY HOTELS, TRAVEL, UNITED STATES
A visit to the Sunshine State should be on every traveler’s bucket list! While spending all day at a famous theme park or a pristine beach is fabulous, there’s so much more to enjoy in Florida. For those who like…
A visit to the Sunshine State should be on every traveler’s bucket list! While spending all day at a famous theme park or a pristine beach is fabulous, there’s so much more to enjoy…
Most Luxurious Hotel Spas in South Florida

Most Luxurious Hotel Spas in South Florida

FLORIDA, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY RESORTS, HOTELS & LUXURY SPAS
There are few experiences more indulgent than a relaxing and rejuvenating visit to a spa. From facials to seaweed wraps and aromatherapy treatments, nothing says unwind like a hotel spa. In South Florida, an abundance of resorts offer the promise…
There are few experiences more indulgent than a relaxing and rejuvenating visit to a spa. From facials to seaweed wraps and aromatherapy treatments, nothing says unwind like a hotel spa. In South Florida, an…
Waterstone Resort & Marina, Boca Raton – Unveils New Menu Items

Waterstone Resort & Marina, Boca Raton – Unveils New Menu Items

FLORIDA, FOOD + WINE, LUXURY HOTELS
You’ll find the elegant Waterstone Resort & Marina overlooking the peaceful waters of Lake Boca in Boca Raton, Florida. This property is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton which means you’re staying in a unique hotel with its own…
You’ll find the elegant Waterstone Resort & Marina overlooking the peaceful waters of Lake Boca in Boca Raton, Florida. This property is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton which means you’re staying in…
H2O Suites Opens for Adults Only in Key West, Florida

H2O Suites Opens for Adults Only in Key West, Florida

FLORIDA, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTELS, LUXURY HOTELS
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, or even a fun trip with your girlfriends, then the new H20 Suites in Key West is definitely for you. This boutique property was deigned for adults only and has 22 one-bedroom suites…
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, or even a fun trip with your girlfriends, then the new H20 Suites in Key West is definitely for you. This boutique property was deigned for adults…
The Diplomat’s Point Royal Restaurant –  Coastal American Cuisine

The Diplomat’s Point Royal Restaurant – Coastal American Cuisine

FLORIDA, FOOD + WINE
The highlight of our stay at The Diplomat Beach Resort was dinner in the new Point Royal Restaurant.  We had heard a lot about their celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian who had been lured back to South Florida for this restaurant, so we…
The highlight of our stay at The Diplomat Beach Resort was dinner in the new Point Royal Restaurant.  We had heard a lot about their celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian who had been lured back to South…
Reasons to Spend a Christmas Holiday in Florida

Reasons to Spend a Christmas Holiday in Florida

FLORIDA, UNITED STATES
Florida is a wonderful destination all year round. But for the holiday season, it’s extra special and completely magical, whether you’re traveling as a couple or as a family. Here are three reasons why you should spend Christmas in Florida. It’s…
Florida is a wonderful destination all year round. But for the holiday season, it’s extra special and completely magical, whether you’re traveling as a couple or as a family. Here are three reasons why…
Gastronomy at Its Best – the Top Luxury Restaurants Miami Has to Offer

Gastronomy at Its Best – the Top Luxury Restaurants Miami Has to Offer

FLORIDA, FOOD + WINE, MIAMI
Miami is known for so much more than just its beaches. If you’re visiting the city, your stop will likely include fine dining. Don’t settle for any ordinary eatery when Miami has some of the best luxury restaurants in the…
Miami is known for so much more than just its beaches. If you’re visiting the city, your stop will likely include fine dining. Don’t settle for any ordinary eatery when Miami has some of…
5 Places to Soak up the Sun this Winter

5 Places to Soak up the Sun this Winter

CENTRAL AMERICA, EUROPE, FLORIDA, GREECE, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, SPAIN, UNITED STATES
Grab the thermals and slippers, because (and I don’t want to be the one to break this to you), winter is coming. It’s been a better summer than most here in the UK, but it’s no surprise that every year…
Grab the thermals and slippers, because (and I don’t want to be the one to break this to you), winter is coming. It’s been a better summer than most here in the UK, but…
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

FLORIDA, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY RESORTS, HOTELS & LUXURY SPAS, UNITED STATES
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. It’s only an hour and a half drive from Orlando. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the property is one of the…
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. It’s only an hour and a half drive from Orlando. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida,…
Key Largo’s Newest Luxury Resort – Playa Largo Resort & Spa

Key Largo’s Newest Luxury Resort – Playa Largo Resort & Spa

FLORIDA, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY HOTELS, UNITED STATES
It’s been over 21 years since a resort has been built in the Upper Keys, but the much anticipated Playa Largo Resort & Spa just had the honor of greeting guests into this incredible 144-room paradise. Playa Largo is the…
It’s been over 21 years since a resort has been built in the Upper Keys, but the much anticipated Playa Largo Resort & Spa just had the honor of greeting guests into this incredible…
Key Largo Bay Marriott Resort – An Island Escape at the Heart of it All

Key Largo Bay Marriott Resort – An Island Escape at the Heart of it All

FLORIDA, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY RESORTS, HOTELS & LUXURY SPAS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
Florida has dozens of different attractions that might draw you to it for a vacation, so why not pick a resort that is not only perfectly located to see all these, but a luxurious and tranquil stay in its own…
Florida has dozens of different attractions that might draw you to it for a vacation, so why not pick a resort that is not only perfectly located to see all these, but a luxurious…
il Paesano Italian Gourmet Food & Wine Market Review – A Taste of Italy in Fort Lauderdale

il Paesano Italian Gourmet Food & Wine Market Review – A Taste of Italy in Fort Lauderdale

FLORIDA, FOOD + WINE, FORT LAUDERDALE
We discovered this wonderful gourmet cafe, deli, and wine market called il Paesano about five minutes from our home on East Oakland Blvd in Fort Lauderdale.  It’s on the north side of Oakland Park Boulevard which I pass by several times daily…
We discovered this wonderful gourmet cafe, deli, and wine market called il Paesano about five minutes from our home on East Oakland Blvd in Fort Lauderdale.  It’s on the north side of Oakland Park Boulevard which…