Photo: Max Whittaker With its expansive beaches, enveloping Santa Ynez mountains, and year-round sunshine, no other United States locale so well mimics the aesthetic of the European Riviera. Hence Santa Barbara’s nickname, The American Riviera. And no other hotel in this elegant oceanfront hamlet so closely imitates the vibe and tenor of the Mediterranean as
Photo by Jill Weinlein The 11 million dollar luxury blue and silver Bellissima yacht is docked right in front of the 159-room waterfront Balboa Bay Resort. Known as one of Newport Beach’s Top 10 most striking private cruise ships, it’s tied up to one of the most upscale properties and marinas in Orange County, California.
Black Tomato “When you look back on your life of travel, this will be one of the standout moments,” says Tom Marchant, co-founder of luxury travel specialists Black Tomato. Experts at curating hyper-personalized tailormade itineraries worldwide, according to Marchant, it’s their latest just-released experience – swimming with humpback whales under the midnight sun in Iceland– that