6 Days in Paradise

6 Days in Paradise

It is dark when we finally arrive in Bora Bora. We spent the previous night in the sky, flying from LAX to Papeete, and then the entire morning and afternoon shaking off the jet lag on one of Archipels Croisières’ luxurious catamarans, sailing and snorkeling in the lagoon off the island of Raiatea, just a short commuter flight from the airport in Tahiti. Not a bad way to jump start our trip to French Polynesia.

Once on the catamaran, we are refreshed with ice-cold Tahitian beer and a delicious lunch of exotic fruits and freshly prepared Poisson Cru, French Polynesia’s national dish, a tasty concoction of fresh raw tuna, marinated in citrus juice and coconut milk and tossed with diced vegetables—usually cucumber tossed with a variation of scallions, peppers and tomatoes, depending on the chef. Lunch is followed by a leisurely nap, a welcome reprieve from a long night and day of traveling. We are awestruck by the luminous turquoise water and the views of the surrounding atoll—it would be a shame to miss a second of the breathtaking view—but sated from the delicious meal and lulled by the gentle waves, an hour nap on the boat’s bow is irresistible. We awake for another quick snorkel with the sting rays and then a tour of a small vanilla farm on nearby Taha’a where we buy jumbo-sized vanilla pods to take home, visions of homemade vanilla vodka brewing in our heads.

Weekend Getaway

Weekend Getaway

The Hotel Escape to the earthy splendor and inspiring mountain surroundings of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Rising majestically on Northstar Mountain, this year-round destination is the ideal place to experience the beauty of the California wilderness in a true mountain resort setting, enhanced by the premier accommodations and the world-renowned personal service of The Ritz-Carlton. […]

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Giving Tree Montessori School

Our classrooms feature an ordered arrangement of learning materials in a warm, non-competitive environment. GIVING TREE MONTESSORI SCHOOL provides a challenging, innovative educational program designed to foster self-esteem, independence, creativity and a love of learning in an exceptionally clean, safe and warm environment. Our curriculum is enhanced by the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, a world-renowned […]

GETAWAY TO SUNNY SAN DIEGO

GETAWAY TO SUNNY SAN DIEGO

An easy family getaway San Diego has to be one of the best places anywhere to visit with kids. There’s so much to see and do and, with almost always perfect weather, you can be out and about every day enjoying the beautiful beaches and the endless array of family-friendly amusements in the area. Only […]

HOLIDAY TREATS

HOLIDAY TREATS

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The Thanksgiving Table

The Thanksgiving Table

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#1 Silicon Valley Magazine – By a Mile!

#1 Silicon Valley Magazine – By a Mile!

SINCE OUR LAUNCH IN 2008, M Magazine has grown faster than any publication in the Bay Area. M now has the largest circulation and readership of any glossy magazine in Silicon Valley. We mail 125,000 Affluent Homes 10X a year. Advertisers have the flexibility to purchase all of our circulation or choose from five zones […]

ESCAPE TO MENDOCINO

ESCAPE TO MENDOCINO

Spring means renewal and the options for rebooting mind and body in Mendocino County are plentiful. Offering the ultimate landscape for recharging, the region boasts equal parts wine, waves and wilderness making a getaway to this Northern California destination the ideal escape hatch. Linger on the Lost Coast, hike among the wild flowers or celebrate the season […]

SCOTT’S SEAFOOD

SCOTT’S SEAFOOD

Scott’s Seafood has long been a tradition in Downtown San Jose. With its central location near the sports arena, theaters, the Center for Performing Arts, and several other downtown venues, it’s a great place to start an evening before heading out to a Shark’s game, the ballet or symphony, an outdoor concert at the nearby Caesar Chavez […]

Kids & Concussions

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