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.
You will leave this boutique property with your next Instagram post
While the Hamptons—on the South Fork of Long Island—may get all the hype, there’s another fork to familiarize yourself with: The North Fork. In particular, the town of Greenport at the end of the fork, which is slowly but surely seeing more visitors. A former whaling and fishermen’s ... More
It’s a quick trip from New York, and somewhere you’d never expect
When people think of summer in New York, most people's minds almost immediately wander out east to the Hamptons. But what if I told you the chicest getaway is just 70 minutes outside of NYC? Well, I just did. Asbury Park, New Jersey has been revamped as an idyllic ... More
Whether you're at The Surf Lodge in Montauk or relaxing in your own backyard, here are your next two drink orders
Summer isn’t over anytime soon (at least, let’s pretend that’s the case), so what better way to soak up the rest of the season than with good tunes, good company, and great drinks? Head to Montauk’s Surf Lodge where the bartenders are slinging summer cocktails a plenty to ... More
Get to know this Northern Italian wine region and discover that there is more to Italian sparkling wine than Prosecco
Franciacorta, Italy is an Italian wine region just about 50 miles, or an hour, outside of Milan. While Prosecco has become synonymous with Italian sparkling wine, Franciacorta is an entirely different animal — made in a Champagne-style, and completely delicious. But where to begin exploring the region? Below, find your complete ... More
Why not celebrate National Rosé Day every day?
A short and simple guide for enjoying part of the French Riviera on little time
Visiting the French Riviera, or Côte d'Azur, is like turning the illustrious pages of a storybook. The little villages nestled in between beaches along the Mediterranean Coast in the South of France are picturesque in every way — and are the perfect backdrop for a much-needed vacation. But what ... More
The actress and model talks Bacardi, bars, and beats
Olivia Culpo knows a thing or two about entertaining. The model and actress is often seen at star-studded Hollywood parties and events, and even hosts them — and such is the case this afternoon, where she’s celebrating the launch of BACARDÍ Lime at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & ... More
Visit this luxury resort that inhabits its own island — yes, island
Venice is a magical place. So it seems extreme to think that you can add to the magic — but here we are. Located on its own private island (Isola delle Rose, the youngest island in the Venetian lagoon dating back to 1870), the JW Marriott Venice ... More
The newly opened Dream Nashville hotel brings chic cosmopolitan vibes to Music City, U.S.A.
Dream Hotels has done it again. Inside their newly opened Dream Nashville, located on 4th Avenue North (with its back oriented to the historic Printer’s Alley), the vibe is electric and, dare we say, sexy. With 168 rooms and 21 suites and a plethora of dining and ... More
A stay at the Allison Inn & Spa does not disappoint — and it celebrates its 10th anniversary this year
Portland, Oregon is great, but less than an hour outside the city awaits even more beautiful scenery and — wait for it — a buzzy wine country waiting to be discovered. The Willamette Valley has put itself on the map largely for its Pinot Noirs, with Chardonnays also ... More