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5 Bakeries Worth Traveling To

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Mar 23, 2021

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Top 5 / North America

Do you have a sweet tooth? If the answer is yes, then this list is for you!

 

Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani, Honolulu, Hawai’i

At Halekulani Bakery & Restaurant, find delectable treats like fresh-baked artisan bread, pastries, cakes and coffees crafted by Executive Pastry Chef Mark Freischmidt and Head Baker Tatsuhiro Kaneshiro. What are some of the standouts? Consider the Brownie Bread, Cream Pan and the Pineapple Croissant.

 

Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont

The pastry program at Twin Farms, available to guests traveling for an overnight experience and helmed by Executive Pastry Chef Christopher Wilson, has a local focus. Think house-made jam, locally driven plated desserts, handcrafted artisanal bread and handmade garden lavender chocolates, all made in a scratch kitchen.

 

The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park, El Paso, Texas

Chef Marisol Puentes thoughtfully crafts desserts, breads and spreads inspired by the hotel’s history and Mexican culture. Delicacies include Coconut Tres Leches; a flan topped with clear sugar, revealing colorful fruits and marigolds inside the dessert; and The Pink Cloud, a flaming treat served at the rooftop restaurant.

Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, California

Executive Pastry Chef Margaret Nolan Carvallo comes from a long line of sweet tooths, and she creates each dessert as though it’s a fun, new adventure. Daily baked goods, pastries and house-made desserts complement Chef Carvallo’s annual life-sized gingerbread house built and baked in house each holiday season.

 

Mission Point, Mackinac Island, Michigan

At Boxwood Coffeeshop & Café, sip a perfectly crafted coffee paired with the made-from-scratch pastries that delights guests and locals alike. Fresh croissants and lemon bars — yum!

An array of grab-and-go options ensure guests can return home with the flavors of Mackinac Island and Mission Point.

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North America
Nov 29, 2021

Curling and Igloos at Winter Village, Bryant Park

The first-ever iceless curling experience at the Curling Café and the beloved cozy igloo experience will arrive at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park this holiday season. New York City is already a hot spot for visitors each holiday and the Curling Café and Cozy Igloos are just another addition to the festivities guests can experience when in the city.

A Taste of Greece

Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.

North America
Nov 26, 2021

The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston Holiday Offerings

Celebrate the holidays at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston. Throughout the month of December, the Houston hotel offers guests a selection of unique festive experiences.

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Nov 25, 2021

New Lounge Wear from Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

With the cold weather coming and the long winter months ahead, it's time to start investing in some cozy loungewear — whether you buy it for yourself, add it to your holiday wish list or buy it for your loved one. Nowadays, loungewear is so popular and in demand with everyone working from home; there are so many different brands and types to choose from, but a new one just hit the shelf. Chrissy Teigen is known for many things, specifically her cookbook Cravings.

Seek Wellbeing in Greece

The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.

North America
Nov 24, 2021

Riggs Washington D.C. Partners with RdV Vineyards

Riggs Washington D.C., set in a historic Washington, D.C. building once home to Riggs National Bank, partners with RdV Vineyards to offer world-class wine tasting experiences exclusive to Riggs guests. RdV Vineyards is situated on a steep, granite hillside 60 miles outside of the nation’s capital.