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Articles by Connie Dufner

Hurricane Who? New Orleans is Vibrant 10 Years After Katrina
August 25, 2015
By Connie Dufner
As a phenomenon, New Orleans is invincible. Her grit and resilience in the face of tragedy, her highs and lows of opulence and poverty virtually side by side, her unfailing embrace of joie de vivre – it is a city that gets more exciting with every chapter.
Caribbean Caché: The Good Life Thrives in Grand Cayman
April 22, 2015
By Connie Dufner
In Grand Cayman, not even the rare rainstorm can put a damper on the island's sunny disposition and laid back soul. As the heavens decided to pour down on a recent visit during the rainy season, visitors hoisted their umbrellas and soaked in the island's relaxing vibe. Because the sunshine is never gone for long.
Oui, Windsor Court! British Elegance and French Flair in New Orleans
March 16, 2015
By Connie Dufner
In this city that so loves all things French, an English-inspired luxury hotel has been stealing hearts for more than three decades.
California Dreaming at Casa Madrona
March 27, 2014
By Connie Dufner
Revel in all the charm and beauty of San Francisco and eliminate the hassles of navigating the city via crowded bridges, and you've got a sure bet for a magical weekend getaway. The secret? SF's flirtatious little sister, Sausalito.
The Waldorf Astoria: Still 'Wow' After all These Years
February 4, 2014
By Connie Dufner
Every life needs some Waldorf Astoria – a dash of glamour, a touch of romance, a dose of razzle – dazzle.
Meadowood Reigns as the Napa Wine Region's Pinnacle of Luxury Lodging
January 29, 2014
By Connie Dufner
Stroll the grounds of Napa Valley's Meadowood on a sunny morning, and you'd be hard-pressed to remember what year it is. A pristine green croquet lawn whispers of men and women in crisp whites, and it doesn't take too much imagination to envision the lords and ladies of Downton Abbey gamboling about.

 

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Kinglike Concierge & Luxury Villa Rentals - Mykonos, Greece
Kinglike is a luxury villa rentals and personal concierge services company based in Mykonos, Greece offering 150 villa rentals, concierge, event planning, luxury transfers, yacht charters, and more.

 

 

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
A private, international sporting club and residential community situated on 453 acres in the Bahamas. The Abaco Club offers a world of relaxation with pristine white sand beaches, world-class Scottish styled links golf and a spectacular offering of other water, leisure and sporting activities.

 

 

Carneros Resort and Spa - Napa Valley, California
The resort features 86 charming private guest cottages and suites and nightly private luxury home rentals, each furnished with casual elegance and nestled in a lush garden courtyard with private deck.

 

 

 

Hotel del Coronado - San Diego
This majestic oceanfront beach resort engages the senses and its storied personality captivates the imagination of global guests and San Diego locals alike. Situated on America's most beloved beach, The Del is an iconic destination on every savvy traveler's must-see list.

 

 

 

WEALTH MAGAZINE
The luxury lifestyle - how to spend it on autos, jets, yachts, real estate, travel, shopping, wellness and all the best in life.

 

 

 

Grand Hotel Portovenere, Italy
The charming village of Portovenere, which sits on the point connecting the renowned Cinque Terre and the inspiring Gulf of the Poets, is the perfect place to experience the serenity of Eastern Liguria.

 

 

 

Eden Roc at Cap Cana - Punta Cana
Offering exclusive luxury in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the only Relais & Chateaux hotel on the island, features 34 freestanding suites with private pools and stunning views.

 

 

 

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Primland - Meadows of Dan, VA
A pristine Blue Ridge Mountain resort offering 12,000 acres of space, sky and shifting moods. Primland is the ultimate getaway for world-class golf, refined dining, and outdoor activities in an environment of rare natural beauty.

 

 

 

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Private Villa Rentals - Caribbean & Mexico
In the realm of world-class luxury private villa rentals, we know that the exceptional experiences our guests deserve are about much more than just the villa itself.

 

 

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Mountain Shadows
The new resort features timeless modern design, 183 guestrooms, a restaurant with an exhibition kitchen, two pools, a high-tech fitness facility, a fully revamped short golf course, a golf grill and lounge as well as 37,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space.

 

 

Jade Mountain - St. Lucia
Jade Mountain is an exclusive luxury 'resort within a resort' with 24 suites at St. Lucia's famed Anse Chastanet Resort, in a truly romantic and magical setting poised high overlooking St. Lucia's Piton World Heritage site and the Caribbean Sea.

 

 

Hotel Valley Ho - Scottsdale, AZ
Escape to the sun in Scottsdale! A hideaway for celebrities, this Downtown Scottsdale resort features generously sized guest rooms with all-glass walls opening onto airy patios or balconies, many with views of Camelback Mountain.

 

 

JETSETTER MAGAZINE
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Anse Chastanet - St. Lucia
Set amid a lush 600-acre estate with two soft-sand beaches and breathtaking views of St. Lucia's iconic twin Pitons mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

 

Meadowood Napa Valley
One of the true luxury resorts in Napa Valley offering golf, tennis, croquet, hiking, swimming, fitness, spa, wine education and a Michelin three-star restaurant dining experience...all on a private 250-acre estate in the heart of the Napa Valley.

 

 

 

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