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December 1st, 2016

Miami Luxury Rental: A Villazzo property with Christian Jagodzinski – December, 2016

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 »

“The Unequal States of America”, interview with Christian Jagodzinski – September 2016

September 14th, 2016

German News Channel ZDF “Die ungleichen Staaten von Amerika”

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.”
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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

Celebrate Labor Day in Villazzo style

August 26th, 2016

Let’s welcome the Fall season with style!

Book your 5-star VillaHotel Stay in Miami 

and Enjoy a complimentary tailoring session

and men’s suit from John Varvatos.

Guests that book a minimum of one week 5-star VillaHotel service level will enjoy a private in-villa styling experience with a master tailor session from John Varvatos Bal Harbour Shops.

John Varvatos tailored clothing offers a distinctive approach to formal dressing. Designed for the discerning gentleman in two coveted styles, The Hampton and The Austin, each suit evokes a sophisticated fusion of modern sensibilities with classic artisanship.

This offer is valid during the months of September and October 2016 with any 5-star VillaHotel booking of 7 days or more in Miami, valid for one guest.

Villazzo has partnered with American contemporary menswear designer John Varvatos to offer you a truly bespoke experience. The master tailor will custom fit you with a complete look from the John Varvatos Tailored Clothing collection – including suit (sizing 46 to 58),shirt, tie and shoes for a complimentary retail value of $4,000.

Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy this refined tailoring experience this Fall at one of our 10 VillaHotels located in Miami Beach. All Villa rates are valid for the month of September and October, contact villas@villazzo.com and customize your VillaHotel service packages according to your specific tastes, we have created three service levels for you to choose from.

Kick off the Fall season in sophisticated style, and let our experts pamper you in style.

Villa Contenta (6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms; waterfront)
5-Star VillaHotel Rate: starting from $10,500 / night
Villa Kristine (7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms; waterfront)
5-Star VillaHotel Rate: starting from $14,300 / night
Villa Denise (5+2 bedrooms, 5+2 bathrooms; canal front)
5-Star VillaHotel Rate: starting from $6,700 / night

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Top 5 Activities to do in Aspen this August

August 1st, 2016

Unlike some mountain towns, the adventures in Aspen are just starting to heat up when the snow melts. The ski town known for its breathtaking landscape and dynamic culture scene comes alive with a variety of activities, from star gazing to mountain biking. There are many reasons why Aspen is one of America’s most visited destinations over the summer, and here’s a guide on how to make the most of this month of August in this unforgettable and exclusive getaway.

1. August 1 Belly Up Aspen, Chris Isaak “First Comes the Night Tour”

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Since opening in 2005, the Belly Up has become Aspen’s premier spot for live music. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy Isaak’s first album of new material in six years than at this intimate venue with a capacity of 450.

 

2. August 8 Aspen Institute Hurst Lecture Series: Bright Minds in New Media

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Gather amongst diverse thought leaders, creatives, scholars and members of the public to address some of the world’s most complex issues.  The panel discussion will focus on the future of new media and how it has transformed our lives and the way we consume information.

 

3. August 10 Stars Above Aspen | Astronomy Night

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Head up the Silver Queen Gondola to gaze through telescopes and explore the constellations and learn from experts. Be sure to stay until 8:15 for the keynote presentation with Astronomer and Author David Auguilar entitled “To Pluto and Beyond”.

 

4. August 16 Farm to Table Tuesdays

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The weather is perfection in Aspen in the summer…… warm, sunny (no humidity) and it cools off at night. Indulge in the outdoors, ride up the Elk Camp Gondola in Snowmass and enjoy locally-sourced ingredients in a farm-to-table-inspired dinner menu, outdoor family activities and live music.

 

5. August 23 Bonus Bike Nights

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Thrill in lift-served biking covering more than 50 miles of terrain. The trail system on Snowmass ranges from gentle roads to challenging freeride single track.

 

Top 5 Things to Do In St Tropez this July

July 5th, 2016

 

School is out, temperatures are soaring and the glamorous vacation destination of St Tropez is buzzing with energy. Known as a playground for the rich and famous, there is much to choose from, so we have selected our Top 5 cultural events we think should be on your radar this July. Whether you are inspired by art, sports or music, St Tropez promises to delight. Enjoy the small town-feel and soak in the ambiance of this gem of a town on the French Riviera.

Top 5 Things to Do In St Tropez this July

  1. July 14-16 Classic Tennis Tour St Tropez 

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Head to the Port and enjoy two days of exhibition matches. This year’s program features Mats Wilander, Sergui Bruguera, Marat Safin, Ilie Nastase, Michael Llodra and Mansour Bahrami.

  1. July 14 Vernissage Pablo Picasso Exhibition St Tropez at Salle Jean Despas

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Photographers Edward Quinn, Jean-Jacques Lartigue and André Villers create an amazing exhibition about the talented artist. During this exhibition, you will also be able to discover a unique collection of original ceramics created by Picasso himself.

  1. July 7-17 International Polo Cup St Tropez 

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This annual polo competition is held in Gassin, a small town just outside of St Tropez. Spectators flock to the tournament not only to watch the best international matches in this high-end venue , but also to enjoy the club’s exceptionally breath-taking location on the peninsula of Saint-Tropez.

  1. Fête nationale du 14 juillet   

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Come out to celebrate this national holiday with all the family. Enjoy activities all throughout the night and end the evening with fireworks over the sea.

  1. July 15-July 30: Tom Jones and other evening concerts at the Citadelle 

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From July 15 to 30, nine major artists will take the stage in a magical setting on the top of St Tropez. Enjoy a variety of music, ranging from electro to rap to world music.

 

Celebrate Father’s day with a River Raft Adventure in Aspen!

May 31st, 2016

 

Give the gift of the outdoors this Father’s Day and plan a unique outdoor adventure for Dad.  Bring the whole family to a half day river raft adventure on the refreshing waters of Colorado’s best whitewater rivers. Celebrate the excitement of summer and make some new family memories. The whole family can enjoy the fresh mountain air with Dad!

Enjoy a half day rafting adventure on the Roaring Fork River, complimentary when you book a minimum one week stay, 3 star VillaHotel booking at any Aspen villa during the month of June.

-Offer valid for up to 12 guests (gift value of $1200)
-Experienced and award winning guides
-Good for beginners as well as experienced rafters.

Your VillaHotel experience includes a lifestyle organized by your own private Hotel Manager and his expert team of hand-picked and uniformed staff whom we train in-house to pamper you. Don’t miss your opportunity to indulge all the moms in your family and celebrate in style! Contact us at villas@villazzo.com to book now and assure availability, and let Villazzo take care of the details.

Inquire now to ensure availability and take advantage of our amazing low season rate during the month of June!