May 2011

Devil's Gulch rabbit rack

Devil's Gulch rabbit rack

Quince, the much-heralded Italian restaurant in the Jackson Square neighborhood of San Francisco, is the kind of place where, on any night of the week, you might find the likes of food cognoscenti Ruth Reichl, and actors, James Spader, Roy Romano and Peter Krause, dining. It’s easy to feel like a glam celebrity at this gorgeous, historic 1907 brick and timber building , even if you’re not one at all– and that’s because Quince treats you with such utmost care that you can’t help feeling a bit special.

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What’s New Today

by Hilary on May 20, 2011

Here’s what caught our eye. Spread the love.

Manuel Antonio Playitas Beach

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Any chance to squeeze in family time is precious, which is why picking a hotel that is fun for both adults and kids alike is important when we have a day off from our busy lives. These hotels will show your whole family a good time this Memorial Day Weekend.

 

1. Hotel Marlowe, Boston

A “discovery” theme (hallway carpets patterned with stars and moons), kids’ menus, large guest rooms, and lots of freebies — welcome treats for kids, free use of bikes and kayaks, a free lending library of books, free cribs and playpens, free child-size bathrobes — make Hotel Marlowe a great choice for families. Plus, across the street, hotel guests get free use of the telescopes at the Museum of Science observatory.

Hotel Marlowe
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Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your regular workout routine. These first-class hotel gyms are jetlag curers.

Floor-to-ceiling windows at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach offer ocean views from dozens of cardio machines. The gym’s rock-climbing wall is a distinctive feature. Every day, some 40 free fitness classes are offered throughout the property, from Sunrise Yoga to Beach Conditioning.

Canyon Ranch Miami Beach

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Ray-Ban

We’re so excited to introduce Oyster’s first giveaway!

Summertime is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate than soaking up the sun in style? To win this pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses for free, all you have to do is like us on Facebook and you’ll be eligible. Tell your friends too, because once we reach 3,000 fans we’ll pick a winner!

How it works: Click here to like us, tell all your friends to like us, once we reach 3,000 fans we’ll pick a winner.

GOOD LUCK!

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Whether you’re jetting to a rustic escape or beach-ing in style in Vegas (yes, Vegas), Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of summer for all of us. We couldn’t be more excited for swimsuits, sandy toes, and sunglasses. These hotel beaches are top-notch in Oyster’s book, so get ready for a fun Memorial Day Weekend soaking up the rays in awesome accommodations.

1. Rockhouse Hotel (Negril, Jamaica)

Gourmet dining, morning yoga, and cliffside loungers all make for a truly holistic haven at the Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, Jamaica. Its premium spa, no kids under 12 rule, and beautiful eco-appropriate design attract those who are looking for a secluded, peaceful getaway. While the amenities and views are priceless, the actual hotel rates are surprisingly reasonable.
Rockhouse Hotel

Rockhouse Hotel, Negril, Jamaica

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BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel Miami Beach

BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel Miami Beach, which offers a decadent prixe fixe Mother's Day menu

Take your mother out of the kitchen and wine and dine her this Mother’s Day 2011. Area restaurants have created sumptuous menus that are sure to entice her. From a la carte menus to extravagant brunch buffets, she is sure to remember the flavors from this year’s Mother’s Day.

Area 31 at EPIC Hotel Miami; 305.424.5234
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m; Cost $55++/adults or $25++/children 6-15

Make this Mother’s Day extra special by taking mom to Area 31 for a decadent brunch. Standouts on the menu include Lobster Ravioli with Black Truffle Sauce; Domestic Caviar and blinis; Long Island Duck Breas with Ruby Orange Glaze; Spring Greens; and Kobe Hot Dog Chemis with spicy mustard and chili sauce.

Asia de Cuba at Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.514.1940
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Cost $52++/person

For a poolside dining experience, make your reservations at Asia de Cuba. This elaborate brunch menu include house baked breakfast pastries; Blueberry Pancakes; Chilled Salads; Asian Crudites like the Marinated Grilled Fennel and Eggplant; and Wonton Cannolis. Add on a glass of unlimited sparkling wine for just $25 more. Read More »

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Studio at Sutton Court Hotel Residences, New York

Studio at Sutton Court Hotel Residences, New York

A trip to New York City requires planning, ambition and most importantly: time. Four days simply doesn’t suffice for a Big Apple excursion, which is why many travelers come for extended stays. If you’re one of the lucky ones who has planned a trip for 30 days or more,  here’s a tip for you. You don’t need to go through the mess of renting an apartment – whether in town for business or for leisure, Sutton Court Hotel Residences is sure to meet your needs.

The property, located in a quiet area in Midtown East, features bright, comfy studios and one-bedroom suites, all furnished to make you feel at home. Starting at 625 square feet, all apartments have a fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a living area with high-tech amenities. The large, almost floor-to-ceiling windows offer great views of Midtown Manhattan and of the iconic Queensboro Bridge in most units.

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