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Recipes from Travels: Strawberry Chrysanthemum Elixir

May is National Strawberry Month Our luxury hotel expert Leigh loves her local spa resort The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina, for day getaways in the spa or for luxurious overnights that…

Finding Tea and Alchemy in Ireland

Having Tea in Ireland was my Skimbaco Moment Guest post by Lara DiPaola of Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom. Tea is possessed of a special alchemy. My earliest memories of my paternal grandmother involve the gilded…

Culinary Postcard: Make Crêpes like in Paris

Crêpes like in Paris Crêpes are the comfort food of my childhood, and the childhood of my children. They are tasty thin pancakes, that are much less sweet than what pancakes typically are. The dough…

Wellness Tea for Spring (or anytime) to Boost Immunity

Welcome spring! Well, not so fast. Spring isn’t coming fast at least here in New York, where our yard is still snow covered. At least the temperature reaches over 32F/0C on many days now. To…

Exploring Malbec From Mendoza, Argentina

Photo: lipecillo At Skimbaco, we have quite a few wine lovers on the team. We have explored wines from Italy and even recommended great gifts for the wine lover in your life. There is so much…

Whiskey Cocktail Recipe for a Crowd: It’s no Longer Just a Man’s Drink

We’ve come a long way, baby!  Gone are the “Mad Men” days of whiskey being a just a man’s drink, straight on the rocks. Whiskey sales are on the rise, and women are contributing to…

Recipes from Travels: Strawberry Chrysanthemum Elixir

Strawberry Chrysanthemum Elixir

May is National Strawberry Month Our luxury hotel expert Leigh loves her local spa resort The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina, for day getaways in the spa or for luxurious overnights that…

Finding Tea and Alchemy in Ireland

Camomile and Cake, The Willow Cafe Tea Room

Having Tea in Ireland was my Skimbaco Moment Guest post by Lara DiPaola of Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom. Tea is possessed of a special alchemy. My earliest memories of my paternal grandmother involve the gilded…

Culinary Postcard: Make Crêpes like in Paris

Crepes in La Marais in Paris

Crêpes like in Paris Crêpes are the comfort food of my childhood, and the childhood of my children. They are tasty thin pancakes, that are much less sweet than what pancakes typically are. The dough…

Wellness Tea for Spring (or anytime) to Boost Immunity

Stay healthy with Thieves essential oils wellness tea!

Welcome spring! Well, not so fast. Spring isn’t coming fast at least here in New York, where our yard is still snow covered. At least the temperature reaches over 32F/0C on many days now. To…

Exploring Malbec From Mendoza, Argentina

Forever Young Wine Malbec with two glasses photo

Photo: lipecillo At Skimbaco, we have quite a few wine lovers on the team. We have explored wines from Italy and even recommended great gifts for the wine lover in your life. There is so much…

Whiskey Cocktail Recipe for a Crowd: It’s no Longer Just a Man’s Drink

Whiskey cocktails on the rise

We’ve come a long way, baby!  Gone are the “Mad Men” days of whiskey being a just a man’s drink, straight on the rocks. Whiskey sales are on the rise, and women are contributing to…

Valentine’s Day Cocktail Ideas

valentine's day cocktails

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you have a fabulous night on the town planned or an intimate dinner planned at home, a cocktail will definitely be in order during the evening.…

Travel Insight: Luxury Hotels taking on role as “Cupid” for singles

Bar Cocoa and the Punch Room in Charlotte, N.C at Ritz-Carlton

Last month on  Skimbaco Lifestyle, we gave you the scoop on What Women Want in 2015.  The list was interesting, and even though the topic of romance did not make the top of the list,…

Civet Coffee Tasting & Visiting Teba Sari Farm in Bali

Civet Coffee tasting in Bali, Indonesia

Teba Sari Farm Experience in Bali I have been contemplating whether to post about our visit to the Teba Sari agrotourism farm in Bali, where we learned about Indonesian and Balinese farming and fruits, and…

Food Adventure at the Christmas Market in Paris (and what not to do!)

Christmas time in Paris

“We will always have Paris.” The famous movie line from the movie Casablanca. The line I have been thinking a lot the past week. I can’t believe I was in Paris just a few weeks…