My weekend Glamping in St Michaels at Belmond Inn at Perry Cabin

My weekend Glamping in St Michaels at Belmond Inn at Perry Cabin | St Michaels, Maryland | Check Out my photo gallery of my recent stay at Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond, This peaceful and charming manor house resort and spa, the Inn at Perry Cabin sits in beautiful gardens that reach down to the gentle waters of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.. Steeped in history and style, this rural retreat enjoys a reputation as one of the best luxury resorts in Maryland. While just a pleasant drive from Washington, D.C. and less than two hours from Baltimore and Philadelphia, and three hour and 30 minutes from New York. During our weekend we have a amazing boating experience.  Continue reading My weekend Glamping in St Michaels at Belmond Inn at Perry Cabin

Baden Baden the iconic Brenners Park Hotel & Spa and more


Baden Baden the iconic Brenners Park Hotel & Spa and more  
|  Baden Baden, Germany  | So my travel during the month of February, took me to Frankfurt, Germany on a work trip, where I managed to escape for a one night relaxing experience in Baden Baden, with as lovely stay at the Grande Dame of this spa and wellness destination, the iconic Brenners Park Hotel & Spa by Oetker Collection. Below you will be able to see and read my overall experience, of my slightly over 48 hours in Germany. The main reason of my trip, was as part of the team of Fashion Designer RUBINSINGER, to do the first ever Fashion Show 30K feet up on the air, onboard Lufthansa’s Boeing 747 Double Deck, as we crossed the Atlantic from Europe on to New York Fashion Week.  So before all this took place, I made sure to unwind in stye at Brenners Park Hotel & Spa, and enjoy a brief visit to the charming spa town of Baden Baden.   For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on Baden Baden. Continue reading Baden Baden the iconic Brenners Park Hotel & Spa and more

Casual-chic intimate and relaxing weekend at Hotel Esencia in Xpu Ha

Hotel EsenciaCasual-chic intimate and relaxing weekend at Hotel Esencia in Xpu Ha | Riviera Maya, Mexico | One of my favorite getaways from New York, is Riviera Maya. I try to come at least twice a year. This time, I’ve added some extra excitement, planning a stay and visit to a new beach area and recently renovated intimate resort. Hotel Esencia in Xpu HaHotel Esencia is located fifty minutes south of Cancún and thirty minutes north of Tulum by car. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO Continue reading Casual-chic intimate and relaxing weekend at Hotel Esencia in Xpu Ha

My luxury weekend in Punta Nizuc

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My luxury weekend in Punta Nizuc  |  Cancun, Mexico  |  Here some images of my luxury weekend at NIZUC Resort & Spa, hosted by LGTNetwork. This was my second time at this resort and spa, located at the private area of Punta Nizuc, a complete different experience to Cancun. Located only fifteen minutes away from Cancun International Airport. This time I was hosted at one of their lovely Penthouse Suites, located at the Residences Towers. Some of the great activities during my three days visit were, 5-Steps Mexican imbued gourmet dinner at the Chef’s Table at RAMONA Restaurant. Paddle-Boarding along the coast of Punta Nizuc and the mangroves. Paddle board yoga, over the green crystal waters of Nizuc Bay. Spa treatments and hydrotherapy cycle at their spa by ESPA. Cocktails and starters at Terra Nostra Restaurant, follow by a full dinner at Indochine, including options from all corners of Asia. Fantastic Peruvian lunch, with gorgeous beach views at Ni Restaurant. Private party hosted by Cartier to launch their arrival of the new collections to Mexico. And many many more. You can read one of the article that has already surface by one of my fellow travelers, joining our group @ A luxury Mexican resort designed with LGBT travelers in mind by Cameron Lee. Thank you to all the team at NIZUC Resort & Spa, and to LGTNetwork – Luxury Gay Travel Network.  Continue reading My luxury weekend in Punta Nizuc

Elements Restaurant

Elements Restaurant by www.carlosmeliablog.comElements Restaurant  |  Scottsdale, Arizona  |  Dinner at Elements at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa overlooking the sunset over Paradise Valley by Food Network Star, Executive Chef Beau MacMillan was brilliant. He creates specialties that live up to the dramatic setting of elements, a top rated Scottsdale restaurant. Watching the colorful sunset on Camelback Mountain while dining at elements is one of the most enjoyable pleasures at Sanctuary. With a menu as inspiring as the stunning location, elements features farm-fresh American cuisine with Asian accents, providing an upscale Scottsdale restaurant experience. My choices: Dirty Vodka Martini accompanied by shishito peppersThe ‘blt’ salad with heirloom tomatoes, tempura avocado, spiced brioche, buttermilk vinaigrette. Ahi tuna tartare with avocado, shoyu onions, roasted pepper, yuzu granite. Main course Halibut accompanied by a glass of Sancerre. Must try. !!! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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SWB Wine Me Dine Me

SWB Wine Me Dine Me by www.carlosmeliablog.comSWB Wine Me Dine Me  |  Scottsdale, Arizona  |  Tonight I checked in at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, and as soon as I got settled, I joined Philippe aka. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale LGBT Ambassador, for a special dinner experience at SWB – SouthWest Bistro.  Wine Me Dine Me, a journey deep into the heart of fresh, authentic Southwestern flavors. Enjoy the delicious authenticity of Chef’s nightly  four-courses wine paired menu. No set menu, every night let their culinarians enchant your senses. Show Kitchen with up-close and personal experience with Chef and culinary staff while wood-fired ovens smile out over the bustling kitchen. Nightly seatings at 6PM and 8PM. My favorite dish was the Halibut. Wine wise, although the pairings where the technical correct matches, I must say I was not thrilled by the options of Rieslings, Chardonnays and Prosseco. Now the opening with their own take on Tequila, was the perfect beginning for this southwestern culinary experience. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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GUERLAIN Spa at the Waldorf Towers

GUERLAIN Spa at the Waldorf Towers  |  New York, United States  |  Yesterday, getting ready for the gala dinner I was assisting, at the 24th GLAAD Media Awards, I decided to pamper myself getting a nice facial at the fabulous GUERLAIN Spa, located within the stunning and iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel, although I must admit, spoiled me, ha ha ha, I always come by the more exclusive side, by the Waldorf Towers, on 50th Street. The experiences I would define it as customization, luxury, emotion, and sensuality.
The experience was beyond relaxing, quick and very chic. I was in a rush, running from work appointments to get ready to head to the gala dinner, so my therapist in a very professional way, took care of me in form and time. The room was well set, perfect temperature and ambiance. The bed was very comfortable and had its own heating system. All the products used were of course by Guerlain.
Guerlain Spa offers a wide array of therapies for men.  Take time for yourself to relax and invigorate.  Treatments include; Deep Tissue Massage, Waldorf “As You Wish” Massage, Ultimate Experience, Scalp Massage, Energizing Facial, Skin-Saver Facial, Nail Treatments and more. All Guerlain Spa Treatments are available to men.
Every pampering experience at the Guerlain Spais transformed into a unique and personal occasion, performed with expertise and exceptional virtuosity, setting a tone of instant tranquility and creating a journey of personal transformation. Their aestheticians begin each treatment with a systematic analysis and precise skin diagnosis to reveal your individual beauty and well-being profile. They gain understanding of your essential concerns to tailor a treatment according to your needs and your expectations. I went for a 50 minutes Energizing Facial. Give your skin a boost! Uncover a fresh complexion through deep cleansing. Exfoliation, massage and mask, coupled with a complimentary eye treatment, create a more radiant, smooth and luminous skin. (approx. USD 195 ). CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Casa de Uco preview at SOHO House in New York City

Casa de Uco preview at SOHO House New York  |  New York, United States  |  The soon to be opened luxury Vineyard and Wine Hotel Casa de Uco, in Mendoza, Argentina did its preview in New York City yesterday at the exclusive SOHO House. The event was organized by MJL Select a Hotel PR firm, that represents most luxurious properties in the world, with whom I have been working for the last few years. Casa de Uco, a private and silent way of transcendence, in touch with the magnificence of nature and the fascinating culture of wine. Continue reading Casa de Uco preview at SOHO House in New York City

Four Season Tented Camp Thailand

Four Season Tented Camp Thailand  |Golden Triangle, Thailand |  If there was a hotel I visited in 2011, that went above and beyond any expectations, was the Four Seasons Tented Camp at Golden Triangle in the northern region of Thailand, right on the border with Lao and Burma. How about combining the best of Four Seasons signature luxury, style and customer service, with the exuberant beauty of the bamboo jungles of Chiang Rai province in the outdoors, surrounded by a local Elephants camp, Burmese chanting monks in the mornings and serene waters of the Mekong River. How would I define and summarize this experience, simply like this… train to become a Mahout, live with the elephants in full luxury, enjoy all-inclusive adventures, spoil yourself at their full service outdoor spa and dine like a king or queen. Continue reading Four Season Tented Camp Thailand

Four Seasons Buenos Aires Check IN

Four Seasons Buenos Aires Check IN  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |   Nested in the exclusive neighborhood of Recoleta, over the beginning of 9 de Julio Avenue, surrounded by early century French-style mansions, embassies and international prime stores, Four Seasons Buenos Aires welcomes you with their consistent and remarkable trademark service for which they are well known worldwide. Without a doubt and to my best understanding, Four Seasons Buenos Aires, is one of the Top 03 luxury hotels in the city, differentiating itself by their bespoke customer service, location, professional staff, Les Clefs d’Or concierges, the 20th-century French-style Mansion Palacio Alzaga Unzue and by being the only of this Top 03 luxury properties to offer a year-round outdoor pool. Continue reading Four Seasons Buenos Aires Check IN