Dive Right In! Discover St Barth from the Sea

January 26th, 2017

10 Ultimate Ways To Enjoy The Snow In Aspen!

January 13th, 2017

It’s the coldest time of the year and we all like to cozy up by a nice fire, but there is plenty of outdoor activities that will entertain you all Winter long. Pick your favorite winter wonderland adventure and let us know!

1. DOG SLEDDING:

dogsledding

Experience an exciting dog sled ride through the Snowmass backcountry being pulled by 8-10 Alaskan Huskies for over an hour. This thrilling adventure will allow you to fully enjoy the wilderness whether it’s sunny or rainy. Try the twilight ride too where you will take a pit stop in the woods to enjoy some warm drinks, soup and a cozy bonfire. Don’t forget to ask the musher for your turn to drive the sled!
Find more information here.

2. SNOW TUBING:

snow-tubing

Grab a tube, ride the lift up the hill and slide down at full speed! Snow tubing is one of the most fun activities for adults and kids and Snowmass now offers facilities with lighting to illuminate the hills even at night during festivities and special holidays. You can also reserve the lanes for special events and have a private fun day with your family and friends!
Find more information here.

3. SKIING:

Skier Carving a Turn in Fresh Powder

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier, Aspen will satisfy all your needs with 4 mountains offering every slope difficulty from easy to hard. If you are a beginner try Buttermilk or Snowmass, both with “learn to sky” zones, but stay away from Aspen Mountain. Expert skiers on the other hand will get the best experience from Aspen Mountain with top-to-bottom runs and if you really want to get a kick out of it try the 700 ft vertical hike to the top fo Aspen Highland bowl!
Find more information here.

4. SNOWBOARDING:

snowboarding

If you love snowboarding don’t miss Buttermilk Mountain, with its 22–foot superpipe it’s been voted #1 by Transworld Snowboarding Magazine Reader’s Poll, or try Snowmass Mountain with its beginner terrain park. If it’s your first time, don’t worry, they say “it takes only 3 days to learn”, but why not get a teacher who will help you get started. Don’t forget you will fall and it will hurt, but you can always get up again.
Find more information here.

5. SNOWSHOEING:

snowshoeing

If you are looking for a family activity, getting in touch with nature, or just a good workout, snowshoeing might just be the right thing for you. With a huge variety of trails and views, Aspen Mountains can make your snowshoeing experience unforgettable. Explore the snowy forests on your own or with a guided tour, either way you will love it. And with night tours available as well, why not make it a romantic date night ending with a dinner reservation at Elk Camp Restaurant!
Find more information here.

6. ICE FISHING:

ice-fishing

Ice Fishing isn’t for everyone, but if you try you’ll get hooked! Remember to dress up warm since you will be sitting in the cold for hours, while waiting to catch some good fish. Then drill a hole in the ice, drop your line and just sit back and relax. If you are not the most patient angler and want to maximize your time, just read a book, practice your photography or maybe meditate while you are waiting for your fish to get hooked. Now it’s time for dinner, just throw your catch of day on the grill and enjoy!
Find more information here.

7. ICE SKATING:

ice-skating

The perfect entertainment for kids and adults alike, ice skating is always a fun activity. With two indoor skating arenas and an outdoor ice skating pond, Aspen has it all. Just strap your skates on and go with the flow! And if you are a first-timer, lessons are available, as well as for the experts that want to improve their technique. If you are more into team sports they also offer ice hockey, or curling clinics, so don’t hold back and get on the ice!
Find more information here.

8. BUILDING A SNOWMAN:

snowman

Here’s an all time favorite, build your very own snowman and make it a whole family entertainment, that the kids will absolutely love. All you need to make it perfect are a carrot, some buttons, a scarf and a hat, then just get your hands in the snow and get started! And if you want your snowman to stand out try to make an upside down one. When you are done take pictures of your own creation and send them to family and friends!

9. BUILDING AN IGLOO:

igloo

If you are more entrepreneurial, you could try building an igloo. You should definitely get some help and have a few hours available but wouldn’t it be amazing to have a picnic in your very own igloo a few hours later? Here is a tip! The snow needs to be very solid but no worries, if your snow is too soft you can always harden it by adding some water to it.

10. SNOWBALL FIGHT:

Snowball fight

Who hasn’t taken part in a snowball fight at least once in their life? Well if you haven’t you better get on it now! Gather all your friends out in the snow, start rolling your snowballs and just throw them at each other. Doesn’t that sound like fun? So what are you waiting for?

This Just In: Villazzo launches St Barth Collection

December 5th, 2016
Stay tuned for more news about our expanding luxury villa portfolio, 
we promise blue skies ahead with Villazzo!

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December 1st, 2016

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St Barts, A holiday hotspot in the Caribbean

October 24th, 2016

TOP 5 ACTIVITES TO DO IN ST. BARTH IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY

In wintertime, excitement is a constant in the air at this divinely chic French-Caribbean island and new Villazzo destination in the West Indies. The perfect weather makes St. Barths a respite for the jetsetters who flock here for postcard beaches, fabulous food and cultural experiences. These are the top 5 events we are most enthusiastic about:

1. December 12- 21 St. Barth’s Christmas Village in Gustavia

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Enjoy the holidays at this festive area set up on the Quai, showcasing local artisans’ work and food stands. Your little ones will love taking pictures with Santa Claus, the unique children’s parade and a magical costume contest.

2. December 31 New Year’s Eve Regatta

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St. Barths prepares for the big night with a friendly race around the island. Open to sailboats of any size, this is a fun-filled “warm up” for visitors and locals alike.

3. December 31 New Year’s Eve

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Welcome 2017 in style with live music and celebrations happening across the island, including parties at lavish hillside villas and megayachts. Enjoy the finest dining under the light of the midnight fireworks over the harbor in Gustavia and along St. Jean beach – in front of Nikki Beach, the Sand Bar at Eden Roc hotel or at the La Plage at the Tom Beach hotel.

4. January 8-22 St. Barts Music Festival

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The 33rd edition of this arts festival promises to be the best just yet. Treat yourself to a star-studded night of the finest classical music, opera, ballet and jazz performances by an eclectic roster of renowned international artists.

5. January 28-31 St. Barth Fun Cup

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Watch daredevil windsurfers compete for first with their best moves as they ride the waves in St. Jean at this heated sporting event.

Pssst…Coming Soon

September 30th, 2016
Stay tuned for more news about our expanding luxury villa portfolio, 
we promise blue skies ahead with Villazzo!

FLORIDA DESIGN’S MIAMI HOME AND DÉCOR

September 27th, 2016
VILLA CONTENTA: A PALM ISLAND STORY – Sep 2016


If the interior elegance that simmers every turn in this sprawling Palm Island estate overlooking Biscayne Bay in Miami Beach, Fla., calls to mind Versailles, noble apartments in the 16th arrondissement or the playgrounds of the striking Madame de Pompadour, then your sensibilities are in line with the dream its designer had hoped to create. Corinne Sananes, head of the design department at Romeo Royal Gallery, is not only the designer of the 9,893-square-foot estate name “Villa Contenta,” she is the muse of Romeo galleries and partner of owner Claude Dalle, founder of the renowned showrooms and ateliers in Paris and Cannes that create an interior world of luxury, panache and enduring elegance. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 14th, 2016

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Our Founder’s Top 5 Miami Spice Restaurants Picks

September 1st, 2016

2016 Fuerteventura 9652It’s “bon appetit” time for foodies participating in the best summer restaurant promotion in Miami. The annual Miami Spice promotion ends this month on September 30, offering three-course prix-fixe lunches and dinners at the city’s most beloved establishments.

This year, more than 240 restaurants will participate, and we asked our longtime Miami Beach resident and President and Founder Christian Jagodzinski to pick his favorite top 5 “Miami Spice” offerings in Miami Beach:






1. Mr. Chow  – This gorgeous space with a lavish gold leaf crystal chandelier (designed by Michael Chow himself) is the epitome of an upper class dining experience featuring “exquisite Chinese food and professional service.”
MrChow

2. Estiatorio Milos – This South of Fifth’s ultra-sleek Greek spot never disappoints, “ I love their lunch menu all year round.”
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3. Pubbelly  – This Asian-inspired gastropub on the beach features “creative cuisine in an unpretentious setting.”
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4. Pied a Terre  – Hidden away in the historic Cadet Hotel, this refined restaurant “feels like you are in France, a very small, quaint place run by an authentic French family.”
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5. Red, The Steakhouse  – This exceptional South Beach outpost of a Cleveland original offers “one of the best steaks in Miami.” Red