Romance in 2012

Romance is the heartbeat that swells inside…

“The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.” – Emil Ludwig

In 2012, let’s focus on the love. We all thrive on passion and the sensuality of something sublime.

This page is a list of places to escape and impress, tap into your more sensual side, engage your taste buds, and find some passion…




Romance Package #1: Imanta Resort Punta De Mita

Creme de la Creme – Imanta Resort Punta De Mita | Guadalajara, Mexico | Romance at a level so high and pristine, one can only imagine the possibilities:

Luxurious rooms, divine fare (all meals included), spa treatments, hiking tours in the lush surroundings, kayaking, champagne … need I say more? Packages for 5 nights begin at $7,740.00 USD

Imanta Resorts Luxury Hotel and Signature Lots embodies a singular concept: the harmonious interaction of natural beauty in magnificent places with environmentally sensitive architectural design, bringing the individual charm of each site fully to life.

Imanta Resorts Luxury Hotel | 1-877-370-5427


Romantic Getaway #2: The Opposite House

The first hotel by Swire Hotels in China. The Opposite House is the creation of renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Designed with space, warmth, comfort, and style in mind, this intriguing urban hotel provides a contemporary approach to service, a dynamic culinary team, modern amenities, and an impressive collection of modern Chinese art.

Experience the culture of Beijing as each Aturday, there is a Culture Walk to Five Hutongs: Fang Jia Hutong, Jian Chang Hutong, Gong Yi Xiang Hutong, Guan Shu Yuan Hutong, Guo Xue Hotong | Rates start at $360+

The Opposite House | 北京市朝阳区三里屯路11号院1号楼  China | +010 6417 6688



Romance Package #3

Le Blanc Spa Resort
Cancun, Mexico

Best for: Romantics, spa lovers
This lux, adults-only oasis brings sophistication to Cancun’s white-sand Caribbean Sea beaches. The 260 rooms come with customized touches like pillow menus and in-room aromatherapy, complete with 24-hour butler service. Three pools (two with swim-up, ocean-view bars), nightly entertainment, eight restaurants and bars, a fitness center (with personal training sessions included), and the Zen-inspired Le Blanc Spa are met by activities like scuba diving demos, beach volleyball, and yoga. Stay three nights or more for complimentary use of the spa’s hydrotherapy facilities, a massage, and resort credit of up to $1,500. High-season rates from $406 per adult, per night;

Le Blanc Spa Resort | Blvd Kukulkan Km 9.5  | 77500 Benito Juarez, Quintana Roo, Mexico | +01 998 881 4740


Romantic Getaway #4: Rancho Las Lomas

A weekend with the tiger (actual ones too!). Rancho Las Lomas is a little tucked away haven located in the hills of Orange County. Home to endangered animals, beautiful landscapes, and endless options, this is the perfect escape. Enjoy 1 of 2 spectacular bungalows for an over night stay at Rancho Las Lomas in our Zoological gardens. Imagine checking in to either Casa Bella or Casa De La Abuela where a bottle of Vueve Clicquot Champagne and small dessert awaits you. Walk the grounds to see all our animals for an experience of a lifetime. What better way to spend this with you love for a Valentine’s present. Dinner packages available so make sure to ask about that as well. | Please call us to book. Space limited. | 949-888-3080 | | LOVE IS IN THE AIR…

Rancho Las Lomas | 19191 Lawrence Cyn  Silverado, CA 92676-9731


Romantic Getaway #5: Hôtel Majestic Barrière

Experience life in a palace at the Hôtel Majestic Barrière! The legendary hotel on the French Riviera overflows with luxury, elegance, charm and the high life and has recently added a new wing to the existing 7 floors of its white facade.
Ideally located on La Croisette facing the Mediterranean and the Palais des Festivals, the Majestic Barrière boasts 265 rooms, including  84 suites, two of which are penthouses.

Fine dining also plays an important part of the pleasures that the hotel passionately nurtures, ranging from the private beach restaurant to Fouquet’s Cannes, in traditional French Brasserie style, not forgetting La Petite Maison de Nicole, ambassador of the famous Nice restaurant, reputed for serving the best Mediterranean specialties.
Enjoy the luxury of a heated, outdoor pool all year round, a private beach with water sports from the jetty (in season) or why not pamper yourself at the U Spa Barrière, a genuine oasis of wellbeing (450 sqm). Glamour forever, the Hôtel Majestic Barrière also encompasses 2,000 sqm of luxury boutiques.

Hôtel Majestic Barrière | 10, La Croisette, 06407 Cannes, France | +33 (0) 4 92 98 77 00


Romantic Dining #1:

Los Angeles Dining that has “Play” written all over it: The Bazaar™ by José Andrés

“Welcome to The Bazaar by José Andrés, a vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine and playful lounge spaces where dining transcends into fête extraordinaire. Experience a collection of magical dining experiences, entwined in a modern day, European-inspired “indoor piazza,” savor pioneering culinary creations, delicacies from roving carts and delicious libations by chef José Andrés. Enjoy delightful visual surprises at every turn, courtesy of world-renowned designer Philippe Starck. And shop the inspired retail selections woven throughout the space.” – Located inside Beverly Hills SLS Hotel