south america

One Fall Day

April 22, 2016

The last day of our Southern Cone Sampler tour, we woke up to glorious sun streaming through the hotel curtains. A mixture of clouds and golden rays illuminated swathes of the blue-grey waters of the Rio de la Plata. It was that kind of pure light that only appears after a stormy night. We set […]

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How Can I Help You?

June 11, 2012

What makes a stay in a luxury hotel, or any kind of visit for that matter, be the best? What do guests most desire and how can a hotel respond? The answer, I believe, lies in the details of personalized service. For affluent passengers, with routines that never stop, good service is everything. The innovative […]

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Wine Harvest Tour in South America, April 20-28, 2012

November 11, 2011

There’s been on-going petition by clients for me to personally host more weeklong tours. I have heard you all and shall deliver in 2012 with our Signature Journeys in Chile, Argentina, Peru, and Uruguay. I am super psyched to announce a special trip to South America during the annual grape harvest in April (our fall) […]

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South American Sparklers

October 24, 2011

Hi amigos. Color me happy, I am home after a whirlwind road show in the Southern US. GREAT trip. Beyond the cooking demos, classes at Central Market in Texas, and wine tasting events, I experienced a full-on tropical “monsoon” at Disney World in Florida (the Magic Kingdom is unfortunately not as fun in a day-long […]

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Spicy: South American Style

July 18, 2011

There’s a term that I really love here for describing spicy food. Let me qualify spicy first. The kind of delicious spicy that makes your taste buds stand at attention but does not scorch your palate nor have you downing liters of water (or milk) for relief. It’s that spiciness that makes you go “oh […]

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South American Velvet

July 14, 2011

Horses and horseback riding are a huge part of South American culture. From the Chilean huasos, cowboys, in the Central Valley to the baqueanos down in Patagonia, the horse is revered, respected, and loved from north to south in Chile and beyond. In Argentina, Uruguay, and Southern Brazil, the gaucho is an iconic figure, deeply […]

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