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Get out your map and throw a dart. Now, make your Quintess Beyond 2012 reservation—space is limited! To help you hit your target, here are the highlights of what awaits:
Each year, the world’s most accomplished celebrity chefs and winemakers come together in the breathtaking setting of Aspen, Colorado for the Food and Wine Classic. Quintess member Susan Larson attended this past June and graciously shared her experience with us. Here is what she had to say:
For our exclusive Los Cabos Yoga Retreat, Quintess sought out the eco-conscious company Manduka to offer participants a cornucopia of goodies to start a practice with. Recently, we sat down with Allie Rosenzweig to learn more about the work Manduka does in the yoga community.
This October, Quintess members will be treated to the inspiring instruction of Shannon Paige Schneider. Living fully as an author, sacred activist, motivational speaker, dedicated teacher of Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow, and founder of Anjali Restorative Yoga and öm time yoga studio, Shannon is an expressive student of the symbolic nature of Tantra and mystic poetry.
The Tour Club, which offers members exclusive access to luxury residences at some of the world’s most sought after golf destinations, has added two notable properties to its growing portfolio of assets—Victoria National Golf Club, in Newburgh, Indiana, and Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Ranked #35 and #58, respectively, on Golf Digest’s 2011-12 listing of “America’s 100 Greatest Courses,” Victoria National and Rich Harvest Farms join more than 40 private clubs and resort courses that are part of The Tour Club’s offerings.
Savvy globe-trotters, take note: Growing demand for members-only vacationing has fueled a resurgence of locally based destination clubs (see right) that combine the amenities of five-star hotels with the privacy of personal residences – without the hassles of second-home ownership – in exotic locations such as Bali or South Africa.
Quintess Beyond enables you to explore the world from the most intimate vantage points, from private safari vehicles in Africa to personal tour guides in Asia. Onboard the Silver Spirit, which is able to call at smaller harbors inaccessible to larger ships, you'll visit...
To fuel the flow of those attending the Quintess Beyond Yoga Retreat this October, Linda Hampsten will be creating healthy, delicious cuisine. Linda lived in Italy and Switzerland for close to 15 years, working with many talented chefs who shared with her the secrets of their kitchens.
If you’ve seen the movie Eat, Pray, Love, you’re probably already acquainted with the beautiful work of Bali Malas. Now, we are excited to be giving their Balance mala to the women attending our Cabo yoga retreat in October. To find out more, we chatted with Karyn Robinson, who shared the unique story that makes up this particular mala.
Whether you participate in the prep work or not, private chefs from The Quintess Collection are ready to cook for you, as well as get you into the kitchen for unique culinary classes and cooking experiences to match your vacation.
South Africa’s viticulture history dates back to 1659, a time when farms were passed down from father to eldest son, and ownership was entrenched in a small group of people. Now however, women increasingly participate across the industry—from farming to tasting counters, administration and marketing..
Calling all women who love wine and love to travel! We are thrilled to announce we’ll have two wine and travel experts co-hosting our #TravelWell Twitter conversation this month to discuss what women need to know to have an incredible travel experience with wine at the center of it.
Our Member Referral 45-Day Blitz held in the spring was a huge success, bringing in 72 qualified referrals. Michael de Anda repeated his December performance as our top referring Member; Tod Nielson and Harry and Dawn Leatherwood also showed great support of The Collection with their high number of referrals.
It is my secret ambition (though now you know) to bring my wife and four daughters to every continent before my oldest graduates from high school. I have two years, and now that we just returned from Africa, only two more continents to go: Asia and Australia.
I hope that this letter finds you enjoying the summer months and the travels that come with them. Our summer newsletter comes on the heels of a number of accomplishments that enhance your enjoyment of membership and support the growth of The Collection; providing you and your family with ever-increasing travel experiences.