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Scottsdale Resorts Valentine's Day Flourless Chocolate Cake!

With Valentine's Day right around the corner our in-house Pastry Chef Mary Fallon has decided to share her recipe for Chocolate Flourless Cake. Enjoy!

6  X Large  Eggs  Separated
7  ounces  Granulated  Sugar
9  ounces  Semi-Sweet  Chocolate
5  ounces  Sweet  Butter

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Butter and Flour 10 inch Spring Form Pan

If you are avoiding Gluten you may use parchment or wax paper cut to fit the bottom and sides of pan.
Using pan spray lightly spray pan placing paper over spray. 
In a double boiler place butter and semi-sweet chocolate. Stir until melted. Remove from heat.
Whip egg yolks with 3 ounces of sugar until pale yellow and has a thick ribbon consistency.
In a clean stainless steel bowl whip egg white while slowly adding remaining sugar until soft peak stage.
Fold chocolate and butter into yolk mixture, and then into egg white mixture.
Place batter into prepared pan. Place in oven for 5 minutes, reduce temp. to 250 degree and crack open oven door. Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes.
After cooling for one hour remove from pan. 

Chocolate Fourless Cake

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Outdoor Amor: Romantic Spots in San Diego

Paradise Point ~

For a romantic outing that will really get your heart racing, let your love run wild in San Diego’s great outdoors. Many of San Diego’s most romantic spots can found outside, amongst the city’s diverse landscape of peaks and beaches. In addition, the year-round Southern California sunshine and mild temperatures mean exploring these outdoor spots for amor is possible even during Valentine’s Day and the rest of the winter season.

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Prime Time for Whale Watching

Terranea Resort ~

Now is the perfect time to spot dolphins and whales right off the coast of Terranea from either land or sea!

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2015 Wedding Trends

La Cantera Hill Country Resort ~

Is your Pinterest board exploding with wedding images? Are you recently engaged, soon to be engaged or just totally in love with weddings? If you answered yes to any of those questions, today’s blog is for you. Each year, weddings seem to have more and more creative, unique or non-traditional elements added, making a couple’s day truly extraordinary.

I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing vendors, creative planners and individualistic brides in 2014 so I’ve compiled my list of the top wedding trends you can expect to see in 2015. 

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San Diego North County’s 5th Annual Wellness Week Festival

L'Auberge Del Mar ~

Get That Feel Good Feeling...

Wellness Week is a week-long program of events designed to improve physical, mental and spiritual well-being that takes place in Encinitas just a few minutes north of the Village of Del Mar.

All are invited to sample and learn about a wide range of wellness topics, treatments and practices. The week’s opening festivities are held at the Encinitas Library and parking lot, Saturday, January 24th from 11am-3pm, where dozens of exhibitors will be offering demos, samples, complimentary mini-treatments and educational workshops. Activities and discussions are catered to wellbeing and health topics for all ages. During the rest of the week that follows, enjoy everything from complimentary yoga to guided farmer’s market tours throughout town.

Mark Your Calendar:

  • Kick-off Event Saturday, January 24, 11am-3pm | Don’t miss the guided Isha Kriya Meditation put on by the renown Isha Foundation (11:30am-12:30pm).
  • Farmer’s markets held on Sunday 1/25/15 and Wednesday 1/28/15.
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Wellness in the Workplace

Stowe Mountain Lodge® ~

Did you know that it is “healthier” for you to work at the front desk of a hotel vs. reservations?  And that the valet/bellmen have less of a chance of developing cardiovascular disease than the concierge and operator?  And it is all a result of sitting.  In fact, there are now over 10,000 studies showing that chronic sitting—at work, commuting, and watching TV at night—significantly impacts your cardiovascular and metabolic function.

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU – Santa Fe spa treatments designed to help you start 2015 off right!

Inn and Spa at Loretto ~

A new year means a new opportunity to enhance your best asset – YOU! This year the Spa at Loretto is focused on helping you do just that. With Spa Packages designed to help guide your intention for the year, Spa Director Suzanne Chavez, is an expert at helping clients find their glow – inside and out. 

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5 Recipes That Will Help You Stick to Your 2015 Resolutions

The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center ~

As the clock struck midnight and we clinked glasses of champagne, the prospect of a new year on the horizon was enticing and inspiring.  Faced with the opportunity for a fresh start, millions across the globe resolved to eat less, sweat more, and better themselves all around.  However, research shows that only 8% of Americans actually accomplish their resolutions.  For those who resolved to eat healthier or cook at home more, do not fear! Here are some quick and easy recipes to help you stay on track with your goals.

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Top Destinations For a Wellness Vacation

Destination Hotels & Resorts ~

Find your zen, unleash your inner child, get centered- call it what you will, we've all said we need to do it a some point in our lives. A new year is on the horizon and now is the perfect time to start taking steps towards making this happen. With a collection of hotels and resorts that spans the United States, Destination Hotels has endless opportunities to recharge your batteries. We've rounded up our top places for a wellness vacation below- read on for details: 

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A Bright Winter Day in Stowe, Vermont

Destination Hotels & Resorts ~

We recently had a young guest who wrote a poem about her visit to Stowe Mountain Lodge in Winter for her 8th grade English class. We thought it was worthy to share with all of our guests. We also thought, this is really good! Enjoy!

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Experience Wellness at Sunriver Resort

Sunriver Resort® ~

An escape to Sunriver Resort is always a good idea when you're looking for peace, relaxation, rejuvenation and down time. Our property is carved out of the Deschutes National forest and we have over 40 miles of paved bike path that are surrounded by towering pine trees. Waking up in the morning and going for a morning stroll through the trees, with the scent of pine needles and fresh air, is enough to make you feel like a new person.


If you prefer a more organized method of achieving wellness and relaxation at Sunriver Resort, the below options are just for you.

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Celebrating 25 Years with Romance in Lake Tahoe

Resort at Squaw Creek ~

2015 marks Resort at Squaw Creek's 25th Anniversary - from 1990 to 2015 - and we are celebrating by offering two romantic packages to couples who are also celebrating 25 years in 2015.

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Black Truffles at mar'sel

Terranea Resort ~

Enjoy the delicious, seasonal black truffle offerings prepared by Chef de Cuisine Charles Olalia at mar'sel

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Arizona is Home To Super Bowl XLIX

The Teams are set! Super Bowl XLIX matches each conference's top seed for the second consecutive year as the defending champion Seahawks represent the NFC in going up against the AFC champion Patriots on February 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

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February Events in Miami Beach

Eden Roc Miami Beach ~

February is for lovers and in Miami Beach, for boat enthusiasts as well! From February 12th to the 16th, the greatest boat show in the world is taking place right in our front yard and you are invited! So how do you combine your love of yachts into your romantic weeekend?

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