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Five Ways to Experience the Emerging Wine Regions of Slovenia

Wine tasting in Italy – you might already been there and done that. If you are looking for something new there’s no need to look far – just few miles across the Italian border lies…

Paris Day Trip: Touring Champagne Region in Reims

Just having returned from a trip to Paris, all things French are still on my mind. While there is a laundry list of things to see and day in Paris that can keep one busy…

Le Méridien Sparkling Happy Hour: Serving Global Cocktails Unique to Local Areas

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts are putting back the sparkle in happy hour this fall and winter.  The trendy, European-inspired hotels in the Starwood Brand, have tapped into local flavors to curate spritzers and cocktails…

Roccafiore: Winelover’s Destination in Umbria Italy

Located in the heart of the Umbria region of Italy, Roccafiore offers a unique experience with nature ranging from its winery to its spa and halls filled with art. The Roccafiore project was founded by…

Hot Coffee Trend: Nitro Cold Brew

At Skimbaco, when we experience something we love then we like to share it. We thought it was fitting since Satu wrapped up the Ride Wild 2014 through Ireland this month that we toast her…

Tracing the Origins of the Richly Flavored Ceylon Tea

This post is also available on our digital magazine Issue 1, on page 46. Ever since I was a little girl Ceylon tea was the one thing that came into my mind when thinking about…

Five Ways to Experience the Emerging Wine Regions of Slovenia

Vineyard at Sunset in Vipava

Wine tasting in Italy – you might already been there and done that. If you are looking for something new there’s no need to look far – just few miles across the Italian border lies…

Paris Day Trip: Touring Champagne Region in Reims

Paris Day Trip: Touring Champagne Region in Reims

Just having returned from a trip to Paris, all things French are still on my mind. While there is a laundry list of things to see and day in Paris that can keep one busy…

Le Méridien Sparkling Happy Hour: Serving Global Cocktails Unique to Local Areas

cocktails inspired by fall and winter

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts are putting back the sparkle in happy hour this fall and winter.  The trendy, European-inspired hotels in the Starwood Brand, have tapped into local flavors to curate spritzers and cocktails…

Roccafiore: Winelover’s Destination in Umbria Italy

Umbria wine

Located in the heart of the Umbria region of Italy, Roccafiore offers a unique experience with nature ranging from its winery to its spa and halls filled with art. The Roccafiore project was founded by…

Hot Coffee Trend: Nitro Cold Brew

Nitro Cold Brew in Raleigh

At Skimbaco, when we experience something we love then we like to share it. We thought it was fitting since Satu wrapped up the Ride Wild 2014 through Ireland this month that we toast her…

Tracing the Origins of the Richly Flavored Ceylon Tea

Tea picking in Haputale Sri Lanka

This post is also available on our digital magazine Issue 1, on page 46. Ever since I was a little girl Ceylon tea was the one thing that came into my mind when thinking about…

Montalbera: Italian Vineyard and Winemaker

Italian wine

A good glass of wine is always enjoyable, especially when surrounded by good food and good company. With that being said, I always love exploring, finding, and tasting new wines and learning about their heritage…

Just In: Aruba Super Bar & GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge Pops Up in N.Y. for Super Bowl Weekend Cocktails

Pelican Nest drinks

New York is bustling with activity as it gets set to host the Superbowl this weekend. Aruba, known to have more than 20 toe-in-the-sand bars brought a little warmth to recently very frigid city with…

Leigh Hines’ Top 10 Skimbaco Moments of 2013

Skimbaco in NMB

Even though I cover luxury hotel and travel for Skimbaco, which is nothing ordinary in the least, I live a very ordinary life in Raleigh, North Carolina.  When you check my linkedin profile, you’ll see…

Dream Party Menu: Black Bottle Bubbly with Seafood Delights

black-bottle-bubbly-party-menu

Retro Party menu with bubbly (retro = from my college years) I honestly have to tell you: I have THE BEST “Friday lunch/early dinner”-menu here. It is light, served with bubbly sparkling wine, absolutely delicious,…