Montage Palmetto Bluff plays nice with exclusive Music to Your Mouth festival… Nov. 17-19, 2017

The grand, new Inn at Montage Palmetto Bluff looks out over the lagoon waterway and one of the property’s three swimming pool areas.

Upon arriving at Montage Palmetto Bluff last November, a buzz filled the air about the weekend’s Music to Your Mouth festival. I could see that some guests were […]


Florida’s Emerald Coast draws wine lovers to the seaside…

The sun, the sand and hundreds of bottles of Champagne and wines: That’s a perfect blend for wine—and food—lovers looking to combine their favorite activities. Each year, that’s the goal of the Sandestin Wine Festival, held at various venues around the Emerald Coast, and the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival at the Grand Boulevard in Sandestin.

Held […]


Sea Island fest offers food, drink and music… June 16-18, 2017

At the 2016 Southern Grown festival, visitors could opt for a lunch featuring recipes from Garden & Gun’s The Southerner’s Cookbook.

Even when it’s quiet, Sea Island is lovely. But on this June evening, as the sun sets on the impossibly green grass surrounding The Lodge, the island property famous for its world-class golf, […]


Sip waterside at the Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival… March 6-12, 2017

In March, the coastal town of Hilton Head, South Carolina, is at the height of its beauty—sans the hectic summer crowds. So when I was invited to attend last year’s Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival at The Sea Pines Resort, I gave an enthusiastic yes.

Started 31 years ago (2017 marks the […]


N.C. town’s food and wine event a delightful draw… April 26-30, 2017

Beaufort Wine & Food Festival is a splendid excuse to take in the pleasures of this historic town, established in 1709 and the crown jewel of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. While the culinary festival allows you to spend nights sipping wine and peeking into some of the most gracious homes lining the streets of this […]