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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Summer Style Guide: Yachts as Holiday Homes

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Living on a yacht highlights your taste for the finer things in life. A yacht as a summer holiday home has become more accessible to many these days. And it allows you to take pleasure in all the amenities life at sea accords, while letting you express your joie de vivre. Join Balsam Hill as we take a closer look at how a luxury boat can transform into an excellent home away from home.

Fine Dining

Create a unique dining experience by anchoring your yacht in some of the world’s most scenic destinations. Enjoy your breakfast off the coast of Cape Cod. Have lunch amid the gentle waves of the French Riviera. Or savor an intimate dinner in the warm evening air of the Caribbean. The ambiance alone is enough to guarantee an exquisite fare.

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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Balsam Hill Travels: Martha’s Vineyard

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When it comes to the best vacation spots in the country, few others exude the simple yet enticing appeal of Martha’s Vineyard. The beauty of this New England paradise – from its rustic architecture and landmarks to its seemingly unending coastlines – has captivated the hearts and imagination of all who come to visit for the summer.

This season, join Balsam Hill as we take a closer look at how each town on the island helps define Martha’s Vineyard as an ideal home away from home.

Martha's Vineyard
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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Balsam Hill Travels:
5 Summer Destinations in Europe

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Nothing can be more intellectually stimulating than a holiday in Europe during the summer. This season gives your mind that much-needed midyear rejuvenation. It highlights the glorious colors of the world through the exuberance of the various cultures found on this continent. Enjoy the fine weather and take an enriching journey to five of Balsam Hill’s favorite cosmopolitan destinations in Europe.

Barcelona and Madrid

The sunny climate and flamboyant culture of Spain make this country an exciting summer travel destination. The city of Barcelona is famous for its fanciful but majestic architectural wonders by the renowned Antoni Gaudi, while the neo-classical city of Madrid is home to lovely parks as well as the Royal Palace, Museum on the Americas, Prado, and an Egyptian temple.

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With its spectacular scenery, the Green Spain of the Asturias makes the perfect spot for relaxation and soul-searching. Couples and families can enjoy the warmer Mediterranean waters off Costa Brava, Costa Blanca, and Costa del Sol with miles upon miles of superb beaches.

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Top 5 Most Luxurious Valentine’s Gifts

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While Valentine’s Day celebrates love and romance, the day of hearts can also be redefined as the celebration of luxury: the art of expressing love for the finer things in life.

This year, Valentine’s Day spending is predicted to reach $18.6 billion. The anticipation for the occasion reveals one thing: people expect to be pampered on this day. And they are willing to spend for it.

As our luxurious gift ideas show, Valentine’s Day highlights your taste for the exquisite.

Holiday in Greece

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Anastasis Apartments in Greece

Vacations in Greece are always made memorable by visions of whitewashed houses gleaming in the sunlight and kissed by the cool Mediterranean breeze.

Bask in the sun on the island of Santorini, and stay at the Anastasis Apartments sitting atop the cliffs of the Caldera and surrounded by gardens. This private retreat was voted the most romantic getaway this Valentine’s, according to Tripadvisor. The tranquil atmosphere of this Greek resort is magnified by the warmth of the people.

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