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Cocktails & Dreams: Sparkling Lavender Lemonade at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

Can’t wait to visit Washington D.C. I’ll be checking into the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia later this month as my family visits Washington D.C. for the first time. We’ll be in Arlington on…

Cocktails & Dreams: Caribbean Dream on St. Croix

Dreaming of St. Croix Today I am dreaming of a tropical vacation to St. Croix, and sipping a Caribbean Dream cocktail made with local Cruzan Rum right by the beach at the Renaissance St. Croix…

Recipes from Travels: Capa Gin&Tonic

Our goal for Skimbaco Lifestyle this summer is to bring an element of our travels into your home. We can dream a little about places to go.  Last month, Katja shared a Strawberry Chrysanthemum Elixir from…

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…

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…

Cocktails & Dreams: Sparkling Lavender Lemonade at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

Arlington Ritz Lemonade

Can’t wait to visit Washington D.C. I’ll be checking into the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia later this month as my family visits Washington D.C. for the first time. We’ll be in Arlington on…

Cocktails & Dreams: Caribbean Dream on St. Croix

Cocktails & Dreams: to travel to St Croix to drink rum!

Dreaming of St. Croix Today I am dreaming of a tropical vacation to St. Croix, and sipping a Caribbean Dream cocktail made with local Cruzan Rum right by the beach at the Renaissance St. Croix…

Recipes from Travels: Capa Gin&Tonic

Refreshing Gin and Tonic from Four Seasons Orlando

Our goal for Skimbaco Lifestyle this summer is to bring an element of our travels into your home. We can dream a little about places to go.  Last month, Katja shared a Strawberry Chrysanthemum Elixir from…

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…

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,…