Four Seasons Dining Experience

The Four Seasons at Walt Disney World Resort offers fine dining experiences for every occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a holiday or birthday, or simply enjoying a night out with family, the Four Seasons makes every dining experience special.

Capa, the 17th-floor rooftop steakhouse and bar, offers some of the best of Spanish-influenced cuisine. The menu ranges from fresh Florida seafood to small plates and grilled cuts. You can get close to the action with its open kitchen view and wood-burning grill, or enjoy a view of Disney’s nightly fireworks from the outdoor patio. Dining hours are 6-10 p.m. and the attire is ‘Resort Casual’.

Looking for an Italian bite? We love dining at Ravello. Conveniently located on the first floor of the resort, Ravello serves traditional breakfast favorites (6:30 – 11 a.m.) and modern Italian cuisine (5:30 – 10 p.m.). And if you’re hoping to see your favorite characters, this is the place to be. Goofy and His Pals character dining is offered on Thursdays and Saturdays (and select Tuesdays) for a buffet-style breakfast.

If you’ve just arrived but need some fuel before starting your vacation, stop by for a quick bite to eat at Lickety Split. This lobby lounge is open daily (6 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.) and offers savory quick bites, breakfast pastries, gelato and more— perfect for guests on the go.

The Four Seasons Resort at Golden Oak

The Four Seasons at Walt Disney World Resort offers one of the most exquisite Resort experiences in Central Florida. The offered services and amenities are the perfect mix of the Four Seasons’ style and elegance and Walt Disney World’s renowned customer service.

Choose a view for your visit— park or lake view, or a serene look at Disney’s Golden Oak resort community. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, thick Terry bathrobes, hypoallergenic bedding, access to 24-hour in-room dining and twice-daily housekeeping services.

Your vacation begins now. Unwind in the sun and enjoy the Four Seasons’ adult pool, family pool, interactive splash zone, winding lazy river and water slides. Recreational activities include tennis, fitness facilities, dive-in movies and a complimentary kids’ camp.

Shop around in the boutiques of the Four Seasons Resort. With a wide range of stylish apparel, swimwear, footwear and accessories for both men and women, enjoy a personal shopping experience, VIP trunk shows, designer appearances and shopping parties.

Golf packages are available at the Tranquilo Golf Club. Designed by Tom Fazio, this certified Audubon sanctuary is named to reflect the Spanish style of the resort and pay homage to the Florida landscape and abundant wildlife.

End your evenings with grand dining experiences at the Four Seasons at Walt Disney World. Choose a delightful meal at Ravello, the resort’s home for Italian cuisine, or take the elevator up to the 17th-floor rooftop steakhouse for the best of Spanish-influenced cuisine and a view of Disney’s nightly fireworks.

The Four Seasons Resort at Golden Oak

The Four Seasons at Walt Disney World Resort offers one of the most exquisite Resort experiences in Central Florida. The offered services and amenities are the perfect mix of the Four Seasons’ style and elegance and Walt Disney World’s renowned customer service.

Choose a view for your visit— park or lake view, or a serene look at Disney’s Golden Oak resort community. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, thick Terry bathrobes, hypoallergenic bedding, access to 24-hour in-room dining and twice-daily housekeeping services.

Your vacation begins now. Unwind in the sun and enjoy the Four Seasons’ adult pool, family pool, interactive splash zone, winding lazy river and water slides. Recreational activities include tennis, fitness facilities, dive-in movies and a complimentary kids’ camp.

Shop around in the boutiques of the Four Seasons Resort. With a wide range of stylish apparel, swimwear, footwear and accessories for both men and women, enjoy a personal shopping experience, VIP trunk shows, designer appearances and shopping parties.

Golf packages are available at the Tranquilo Golf Club. Designed by Tom Fazio, this certified Audubon sanctuary is named to reflect the Spanish style of the resort and pay homage to the Florida landscape and abundant wildlife.

End your evenings with grand dining experiences at the Four Seasons at Walt Disney World. Choose a delightful meal at Ravello, the resort’s home for Italian cuisine, or take the elevator up to the 17th-floor rooftop steakhouse for the best of Spanish-influenced cuisine and a view of Disney’s nightly fireworks.

5 Things to do This Summer in Central Florida

  • Pandora

Pandora is officially open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Pay a visit — day or night (Now open until 11pm!) — to experience the World of Avatar. The new area features two rides, a quick-service restaurant, a gift shop, live performances and more.

  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Grab your wand and head to the Wizarding World this summer. Live like Harry Potter and his friends for a day while riding the Forbidden Journey and wand shopping, at one of Universal’s greatest attractions. Don’t forget to grab a cup of Butterbeer!

  • Hot Air Balloon Rides

Experience Central Florida from above as you take flight on a hot air balloon ride this summer. See miles and miles of Orlando’s most beautiful scenery, from homes and neighborhoods to attractions and nature.


  • Celebration

Visit the town of Celebration this summer. Enjoy some of our favorite restaurants like D’Antonio’s or Imperium Food and Wine, grab a drink with at Town Tavern, or take a sunset nature walk around gorgeous Lake Rinehard.

  • Volcano Bay

Make a big splash this summer at Universal’s new Volcano Bay waterpark. With plunging water slides, kiddy rides and sights of erupting volcanoes, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

 

Dining Alfresco

With the weather getting warmer and our days getting longer, it’s all the more reason to spend more time outdoors. Whether it’s a rooftop patio, seating by the pool or a balcony overlooking the ocean, dining alfresco is a perfect way to enjoy mother nature this summer.

Presented by: Dunes Properties

This low country home comes with breathtaking views of the marsh and luxurious comfort at the beach. With wide front porches AND an eagle’s nest, the home is elevated to provide the best ways to take in the sunrise and sunset, all while dining alfresco.

Presented by: CORE

If city life is more your speed, take in these cinematic skyline views of Madison Square Park, the Empire State Building and the Met Life clock tower residence. The 2,413-square-foot wrap terrace delivers unparalleled private space in New York City for dining alfresco.

Presented by: The Boutique Real Estate Group

Situated in the lush, California rolling hills, this estate offers secluded tranquility. With an observation deck, a saltwater pool and spa, and a certified-organic 430-tree lemon grove, there are ample options to dine alfresco throughout the summer.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Dining Alfresco

With the weather getting warmer and our days getting longer, it’s all the more reason to spend more time outdoors. Whether it’s a rooftop patio, seating by the pool or a balcony overlooking the ocean, dining alfresco is a perfect way to enjoy mother nature this summer.

Presented by: Dunes Properties

This low country home comes with breathtaking views of the marsh and luxurious comfort at the beach. With wide front porches AND an eagle’s nest, the home is elevated to provide the best ways to take in the sunrise and sunset, all while dining alfresco.

Presented by: CORE

If city life is more your speed, take in these cinematic skyline views of Madison Square Park, the Empire State Building and the Met Life clock tower residence. The 2,413-square-foot wrap terrace delivers unparalleled private space in New York City for dining alfresco.

Presented by: The Boutique Real Estate Group

Situated in the lush, California rolling hills, this estate offers secluded tranquility. With an observation deck, a saltwater pool and spa, and a certified-organic 430-tree lemon grove, there are ample options to dine alfresco throughout the summer.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Kitchen Envy

The kitchen is the heart of every home and where memories are made. Whether you are a seasoned home chef, a microwave master, or have your neighborhood restaurant on speed dial, the kitchen is more than a place for food. It’s where we all gather with friends and family to share our time and to share our stories. These days, there are numerous options for kitchen décor to create that jaw dropping design for families to enjoy. Here are some kitchens that will leave you envious:

 

Presented by: Partners Trust

This beach home has a wine room that leads into an over-sized kitchen that is perfect for entertaining. With a custom breakfast nook, additional dining area and doors that open to dine alfresco, this modern kitchen has views of the Pacific that any family would love.

Presented by: Total Property Resources

This single level home boasts a gourmet kitchen and has a unique custom paneled design with quartz counter tops and pops of bright red. Beyond the sleek contemporary design, you will find a Wolf range with double ovens, custom paneled Subzero refrigerator and wine fridge that will make any host want to invite everyone over.

Presented by: Partners Trust

This California home has a kitchen begging to play host. With a classic, crisp white aesthetic, this large chef’s kitchen has a huge marble island for the whole family to gather around. This kitchen also has double ovens, built in range and gorgeous chandelier that brings a little glamour into the beautifully functioning space.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

What’s in your beach bag?

 

When Nicole Kidman arrived on the red carpet at Cannes in a show stopping Dior dress made of intricately woven raffia, it confirmed a trend that shows no sign of stopping. The palm fiber material is a natural for summer hats, shoes and bags, and it’s never been more popular.

No one does boho summer vibe better than CJ Laing, the Palm Beach shop (with Nantucket and Siasconset doors as well). Their raffia tote has leather whip stitching, fun tassels and beading. It’s roomy enough to cram in your Kindle, fashion mags, and a bottle of OPI’s Cajun Shrimp nail lacquer—a summer standard for toes.

Want a bag with a little more formality? Balenciaga’s Panier Tote takes raffia into posh territory with leather trim and an attached leather-bound hand-mirror for touchups. Très chic.

Also, at CJ Laing, is the raffia Mama Tarboush hat, a fedora-style sun hat in crochet raffia which is soft enough to stow in your carry-on without getting squashed.

If Audrey Hepburn were to go to the beach, she’d wear this hat. From Lola Hats, the wide brim is woven in two shades of raffia and trimmed with a black ribbon that ties under the chin. Goes perfectly with a simple black one piece, pearls optional.

Cat eyes are everywhere in sunglasses this year. Actress Busy Phillips wore these Alice +Olivia Victoria Blush Fade sunnies on her Instagram feed and they immediately lit up the fashionista world. They come in several colors, but the Millennial Pink are so now.

Looking for Euro-sexy sophisticated? Fendi’s Hypnoshine sunglasses are embellished with a gold and opaque black motif and complete with metal temples with contrasting tips. Meow!

British lifestyle guru India Hicks embodies the ultimate in island style (her famous family has kept homes in the Bahamas for years). Her Holicow line, named for India’s sacred bovines, offers a beach towel that’s both beautiful and practical. It’s a gorgeous block-printed cotton fabric on one side backed by plush terry.

Another big trend for summer is tassels and pompoms. John Robshaw has created a graphical blue and white beach towel trimmed with oversized turquoise pompoms that captures the joy of sun, beach, and vacation vibes.

Don’t forget to pack sunscreen. The Island Company makes a divinely scented potion that beachy bloggers swear by: Tourist® Spf 30 Lotion.

Beauty brand favorite Tarte’s Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 delivers  fresh lily-scented sun protection with no parabens, chemicals or toxic additives.

Photos Courtesy of en.vogue.fr, cjlaingshop.com, indianhicks.com, neimanmarcus.com, aliceandoliviaeyewear.com, islandcompany.com, Sephora.com, fendi.com, glamour.com, and horchow.com

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

What’s in your beach bag?

 

When Nicole Kidman arrived on the red carpet at Cannes in a show stopping Dior dress made of intricately woven raffia, it confirmed a trend that shows no sign of stopping. The palm fiber material is a natural for summer hats, shoes and bags, and it’s never been more popular.

No one does boho summer vibe better than CJ Laing, the Palm Beach shop (with Nantucket and Siasconset doors as well). Their raffia tote has leather whip stitching, fun tassels and beading. It’s roomy enough to cram in your Kindle, fashion mags, and a bottle of OPI’s Cajun Shrimp nail lacquer—a summer standard for toes.

Want a bag with a little more formality? Balenciaga’s Panier Tote takes raffia into posh territory with leather trim and an attached leather-bound hand-mirror for touchups. Très chic.

Also, at CJ Laing, is the raffia Mama Tarboush hat, a fedora-style sun hat in crochet raffia which is soft enough to stow in your carry-on without getting squashed.

If Audrey Hepburn were to go to the beach, she’d wear this hat. From Lola Hats, the wide brim is woven in two shades of raffia and trimmed with a black ribbon that ties under the chin. Goes perfectly with a simple black one piece, pearls optional.

Cat eyes are everywhere in sunglasses this year. Actress Busy Phillips wore these Alice +Olivia Victoria Blush Fade sunnies on her Instagram feed and they immediately lit up the fashionista world. They come in several colors, but the Millennial Pink are so now.

Looking for Euro-sexy sophisticated? Fendi’s Hypnoshine sunglasses are embellished with a gold and opaque black motif and complete with metal temples with contrasting tips. Meow!

British lifestyle guru India Hicks embodies the ultimate in island style (her famous family has kept homes in the Bahamas for years). Her Holicow line, named for India’s sacred bovines, offers a beach towel that’s both beautiful and practical. It’s a gorgeous block-printed cotton fabric on one side backed by plush terry.

Another big trend for summer is tassels and pompoms. John Robshaw has created a graphical blue and white beach towel trimmed with oversized turquoise pompoms that captures the joy of sun, beach, and vacation vibes.

Don’t forget to pack sunscreen. The Island Company makes a divinely scented potion that beachy bloggers swear by: Tourist® Spf 30 Lotion.

Beauty brand favorite Tarte’s Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 delivers  fresh lily-scented sun protection with no parabens, chemicals or toxic additives.

Photos Courtesy of en.vogue.fr, cjlaingshop.com, indianhicks.com, neimanmarcus.com, aliceandoliviaeyewear.com, islandcompany.com, Sephora.com, fendi.com, glamour.com, and horchow.com

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Charleston Calling

As part of an ongoing series in which we highlight different locations in connection with my affiliation with Leverage Global Partners, I would like to welcome you to explore Charleston, SC. If you’ve never been to Charleston, you’re in for a treat. It’s a unique city with heaping spoonfuls of Southern charm, living history and natural beauty. Bring comfortable shoes because you’re going to want to do a lot of strolling (all the better to indulge in a slice of world’s best coconut cake at the Peninsula Grill).

Head to the waterfront to explore Battery Park and its oak-sheltered paths, rustling palmettos, and take in spectacular views of the harbor, Fort Sumter and Sullivan’s Island. Stop for a photo opp at Rainbow Row, a stretch of paint box-historic homes along East Bay Street. From many vantage points in Charleston you’ll see the stunning Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, which spans the Cooper River and has a walking path where you can take in the city skyline.

Another fascinating area for wandering is King Street where you’ll find upscale shopping (antiques, clothing boutiques, quaint book shops) and plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and bars. A must-see attraction that is both part history and part retail is the bustling City Market, one of the nation’s oldest public markets and a Charleston cultural touchstone. Wander among hundreds of local craftspeople and artisans—you’ll see folks busy weaving traditional sweet grass baskets (which make a great take-home souvenir).

History buffs will want to tour Fort Sumter, site of the first shots fired in the Civil War. To see an authentic antebellum manse, visit the Nathaniel Russell House, a gracious 19th-century home surrounded by formal gardens.

And, of course, there is the buzzed-about Charleston food scene. It’s hard to miss among its many notable restaurants, but don’t leave the city without trying the Lowcountry cuisine (Magnolias is a longtime favorite; Husk is a more recent star) and the barbecue (try the smoked wings at Home Team BBQ).

Photos: Charleston CVB

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com