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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…

Family-friendly Luxury in the Shenandoah Valley Horse Country in Virginia

Special feature & giveaway guest post by Keryn Means. Shenandoah Valley in Virginia I visited Middleburg, Virginia, with Go Blue Ridge Travel and Trekaroo in June. This tiny town is in Virginia’s prime horse country.…

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…

Get the Outer Banks Lux Coastal Style

Stylish Beach Luxury Luxury doesn’t have to be grand and opulent. Luxury is sometimes best when its understated. Simple. You are not going to find a lot of glitz and glam in North Carolina’s Outer…

Culinary Postcard: Leigh’s Shrimp and Feta Pasta Salad from Topsail Island

Topsail Island Summer Vacations For nine years, I’ve vacationed with my husband’s family on Topsail Island, North Carolina.  This simple island calls for lazy beach days, Gin & Tonic drinks on the porch, and home-cooked…

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…

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…

Family-friendly Luxury in the Shenandoah Valley Horse Country in Virginia

Salamander Resort horses. Photo by Keryn Means

Special feature & giveaway guest post by Keryn Means. Shenandoah Valley in Virginia I visited Middleburg, Virginia, with Go Blue Ridge Travel and Trekaroo in June. This tiny town is in Virginia’s prime horse country.…

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…

Get the Outer Banks Lux Coastal Style

Sanderling Coastal Luxury for Home

Stylish Beach Luxury Luxury doesn’t have to be grand and opulent. Luxury is sometimes best when its understated. Simple. You are not going to find a lot of glitz and glam in North Carolina’s Outer…

Culinary Postcard: Leigh’s Shrimp and Feta Pasta Salad from Topsail Island

Grover's  Feta and Shrimp Pasta Salad

Topsail Island Summer Vacations For nine years, I’ve vacationed with my husband’s family on Topsail Island, North Carolina.  This simple island calls for lazy beach days, Gin & Tonic drinks on the porch, and home-cooked…

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…

5 Things You Must Experience on NC’s Crystal Coast

waterfront town, boating

Time to visit North Carolina North Carolina’s Carteret County encompasses 85 miles of coastline from Emerald Isle to Harker’s Island. This area is often referred to as  North Carolina’s southern outer banks by those who live outside of…

New Online Community to Highlight North Carolina

#OutaboutNC

As a founding member of #IGTRAVELThursday, I consider myself an old-timer. I’ve been part of Katja’s Skimbaco team since the summer of 2012. I remember tossing around the idea of #IGTRAVELThursday in our team meetings for months. The…

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…

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,…