Viviane’s Top Weekly Picks August 10

Nonstop to the Greens

Thanks to all who attended our “nonstop” event at the Departure Lounge. We highlighted several great golf destinations and resorts and, if enough interest, we will arrange an exclusive trip for our clients. Today all eyes are on the PGA Championship at Valhalla. The final round will decide the final three spots on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Several players are still in the mix, and nothing will be decided until the final holes play out …

Score serious discounts in Valle Nevado

If you plan on heading down to Chile to catch some summer pow but still haven’t bought your ticket, here’s your chance to score 40% off on all hotels in Valle Nevado from August 22nd until September 5th. And, LAN Airlines is offering 20% off on hotels in September.

Departure Lounge Ski Event

Save the date for Wednesday, September 24 and join us to kick off the 2014-15 ski season. Representatives from resorts in the US and Europe will be on hand to answer your questions and hand out information. Our partner in snow, St Bernard Sports, will demo all the latest gear and fashions.

Whale Watching in Cabo

Departure Lounge founders Keith Waldon and Bryan Glatt are heading to Cabo in January to escape cedar pollen/fever and do some whale watching. They’re inviting a small group of Departure Lounge clients to join them. Who is interested?

Dallas Cowboys vs Jacksonville Jaguars @ Wembley

Be part of the action on November 9 when the Cowboys play their first-ever regular season game overseas at Wembley Stadium in London. We have you covered with exclusive premium, business and 1st class rates on the daily nonstop British Airways flight, and special upgrades, perks and complimentary meals at Shangri-La, Departure Lounge’s preferred hotel partner at The Shard. The views of London and London Bridge from this modern luxury hotel are extraordinary.

California Calling?

Read my update on Santa Barbara and Ojai in the current newsletter.

Art on the French Riviera

The French Riviera boasts several museums — dedicated to Picasso, Renoir, Matisse, Chagall, and Modern Art — and, in particular, the unique Maeght Foundation in beautiful Saint-Paul-de-Vence. To mark its 50th anniversary, there is a special exhibition to honor the vision of the collector and founder, Aimé Maeght. About 100 works will be on display through November 11, including those of Calder, Chagall, Giacometti, Adami, Kandinsky, Miro, and many more. The museum also hosts live music performances “les nuits concerts” on selected dates.

The medieval village makes a delightful day trip, or even an overnight stay, with its winding lanes and views of the mountains, Provence, and Mediterranean.

Destinations: Chile, England, Mexico, France, California

Departures: January 1 – December 31

Contact me here to help you plan and book your next trip.

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