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Samantha Leal



Samantha Leal (you can call her Sam) is a travel, drinks, and beauty/style writer with a love and knack for finding the best places to eat and drink in any location (that’s what makes a vacation, right?). She has a thing for classic cars, and can wax poetic about the history of your favorite cocktail. You can find her everywhere @samanthajoleal.

Recent Articles
  • The Weekender: Anguilla

    The Weekender: Anguilla

    This Caribbean island was forced to rebuild after Hurricane Irma and now, it is ready to impress

    To know it is to love it — that is the story of Anguilla. Those who don’t know it ask where it is, what it’s like, and what there is to do while the ones who have been are quick to shout “that’s my favorite place!” and it’s easy to see ... More

  • Nicky Jam Is Redefining Luxury

    Nicky Jam Is Redefining Luxury

    The reggaeton artist and Hublot celebrated their partnership in Miami during Art Basel

    Miami is known to be a mecca for nightlife. During the days of its annual Art Basel fair, it’s even more so, with one underlying thread — art in and of itself. From the Design District to South Beach, the city is abuzz with excitement, exhibitions, and star-studded parties. Enter ... More

  • The Weekender: Lima, Peru

    The Weekender: Lima, Peru

    Explore the rich culture and stellar cuisine in this South American capital city

    Yes, Machu Picchu is the big draw of Peru, but the capital city of Lima is a must-see. The cuisine is amazing as everyone says, and new fusions are jumping off of menus ready to be explored (and eaten). Nearly 10 million people call the capital city home — about ... More

  • Why This Coastal Resort in Maine is Your Next Getaway

    Why This Coastal Resort in Maine is Your Next Getaway

    Visit the Cliff House and savor an unforgettable retreat in the land of lobster

    If you’re looking for an escape from pretty much everything with beautiful views to boot, the Cliff House in Cape Neddick, Maine should be on top of your list. Located on the southern coast of Maine, the 145-year-old property received a renovation in the spring of 2018 ... More

  • The Weekender: Santa Monica, California

    The Weekender: Santa Monica, California

    Discover more than just the iconic pier and ferris wheel in this seaside hot spot

    Santa Monica is located right on the coast in Los Angeles, home to the famed Santa Monica pier and boardwalk that stars the picturesque ferris wheel at Pacific Park you’ve seen in many an Instagram post. It’s only eight miles from LAX and features dining, nightlife, shopping, and—obviously—the beach, making ... More

  • Drink DuJour: The Honey Deuce

    Drink DuJour: The Honey Deuce

    The official cocktail of the US Open Tennis Championship is here to satiate your end-of-summer drink needs

    It’s here: The US Open. And while players will be battling it out on the tennis court, the only love I’m interested in is my love of the Honey Deuce cocktail–the official cocktail of the US Open. Created by Grey Goose mixologist Nick Mautone in 2007, and made with ... More

  • Drink DuJour: Fair Winds Fizz

    Drink DuJour: Fair Winds Fizz

    Savor a refreshing cocktail on Governors Island that features a French Riviera-inspired bottle of Grey Goose

    It’s officially summertime in the city and that means sipping refreshing cocktails under the glistening sun on rooftops, terraces, or anywhere you can find a sliver of outdoor space. If you find yourself in New York City this summer, we suggest taking the ferry over to Governors Island, ... More

  • The Weekender: St. Kitts

    The Weekender: St. Kitts

    Get the perfect dose of luxury and fresh air at this sun soaked tropical paradise

    The Caribbean island of St. Kitts is exactly what you imagine a tropical island to be – lush forests and mountains surrounded by amazingly clear waters. With its quieter sister island of Nevis just a hop, skip, and a jump away (read: reachable by ferry), the larger of the two ... More

  • Visit a Luxury Waterfront Colonial Estate

    Visit a Luxury Waterfront Colonial Estate

    See why the revamped Inn at Perry Cabin is the perfect weekend escape from New York City

    When people think about an escape from New York City, they tend to think of the Hamptons, Montauk, or the Catskills. But what about Maryland? Located in St. Michaels on the Chesapeake Bay, the Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond is truly the perfect long-weekend getaway. ... More

  • Artist CJ Hendry Gives Good Instagram Candy

    Artist CJ Hendry Gives Good Instagram Candy

    Her new exhibit, "MONOCHROME," creates the living rooms of your artistic dreams

    Walking into CJ Hendry’s fifth solo exhibition, MONOCHROME, one immediately comprehends the show's title. Located in a nondescript industrial building in Greenpoint, the show centers on several cubicles styled as monochromatic bedrooms, each corresponding to Hendry's colorful framed works hung on the wall. “People generally buy art as the last item; they ... More