relais & chateaux

Soccer, Wine & Killer Pasta in Apalta

September 16, 2014

In late June, we decided to ditch the smoggy air in Santiago and head south to the clean breezes of the Colchagua Valley for one of our last (adult) weekends as a couple Little One’s due date arrived. That Saturday in Colchagua was cold but clear, typical of central Mediterranean Chile in winter. We made […]

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Sun & Wine Salutations This Winter in Chile

August 1, 2012

Love yoga? Love wine? Love Nature? We do. If you find it hard to get back into your fitness and healthy eating routine post holidays, we have some inspiration for you. January may be cold and dreary, but it’s summer in Chile! Break out of the winter slump in 2013 to come to South America […]

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Enchanted by Estancia El Colibri

December 8, 2011

Over Thanksgiving, we said adiós to turkey, cranberries, and Chile, and jetted over the Andes to the city of Córdoba in Argentina. Never heard of it? It’s the second largest city in Argentina with nearly two million inhabitants. Our destination wasn’t really Córdoba city, rather a charming Relais & Chateaux estancia called El Colibri, an hour […]

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Cavas Wine Lodge: A Vignette in Mendoza

November 17, 2009

Life looks pretty damn good right now, at least from this chaise lounge where my feet dangle lazily in the private splash pool. It is hot, very hot. The ice cold Torrontes and 50-plus sunblock are my saviors for slumbering on this lazy late March afternoon in Mendoza. Even though it is early fall, the […]

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