Acqualina Resort and Spa’s citrusy Orange Blossom Package

Complete skin care with Floridian oranges

Located on over 4 acres of the Atlantic beachfront, Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, FL presents the Orange Blossom Package, available from March 1 – 31. The package includes two Orange Blossom Treatments, a three night stay in an Oceanfront hotel room, access to the marine biology-based AcquaMarine children’s program, daily continental breakfast for two, and free-internet service. The 2-hour Orange Blossom Body Treatment includes an Orange Blossom welcome tea and foot ritual, ESPA salt and oil scrub, deep muscle massage, warm poultice pressure point massage, and a refreshing scalp massage – the treatment incorporates specific blends of natural citrus oils and locally sourced aromatic poultices. Prices start at $825 per night ($295 for locals) and Orange Blossom Treatments can be purchased a la carte as well. 17875 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160. 305-918-6777.

Grand Traverse Resort hosts a city brewery tour

With a four-course beer-dinner the following week

Lake Michigan‘s Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is offering the Traverse City Craft Brewery Tour on April 14, allowing guests to explore the city breweries at the Mackinaw Brewing Company, North Peak Brewing Company, and Right Brain Brewery. If a night out seems like a better option, Traverse will also be hosting the Right Brain Brewery Dinner ($65), a four-course beer-dinner menu, on April 21 at Aerie Restaurant located on the resort.

Dinner will include Short Rib and Smoked Salmon paired with Satisfaction ESB as an appetizer, followed by a Bleu Cheese Wedge salad Paired with In Bruges, a Pale malt with 6.6% ABV. For the entree, guests have the choice of a 12 oz. Prime Rib Au Jus with Creamy Horseradish and Dijon sauces, Delmonico potatoes and Baby Beans with Pancetta and Almonds with Northern Hawk Owl Amber Ale or the Seared Sea Bass with Lemon Citrus Butter, Delmonico Potatoes, and Baby Beans with Pancetta and Almonds alongside the Spiney Norman IPA. Dessert will feature individual cherry pies with Right Brain ice cream. 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610. 800-748-0303.  Read More

Food

What makes a good sushi

With Executive Sushi Chef Hiroshi Shima of Sushi Roku

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From Japan to Los Angeles, Hiroshi Shima has been making sushi for a long time. For nearly 15 years he’s held the position at the Innovative Dining Group as the Executive Sushi Chef commanding all five Sushi Roku restaurants. Hiroshi was also a guest judge in 2006 on Bravo’s Top Chef where contestants had to make sushi. So who better to talk about sushi than this veteran chef. We connected with Hiroshi where he gave us some tips on what makes good sushi. Read More

Cowgirls invited to Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch’s four-day cattle adventure

April 12, Loveland, CO

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is offering four days of horseback riding at a working horse and cattle ranch located on 3200 acres in the Rocky Mountain foothills west of Loveland, Colorado. The package dubbed “Cowgirl Round-up” includes scenic trail rides, cattle work, team penning, Gymkhana horseback games, yoga classes, wine and cheese tastings, massages, campfires with S’mores, and a cowboy serenade. The round-up will take place April 12 – 16 and starts at $995 per person. 2939 N. County Rd 31D, Loveland, CO 80538. 970-667-3915.

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