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The Epicurean: A Hotel Dedicated to “The Good Life” with a Little Bit of Whimsy

Walking into the Epicurean lobby one gets an immediate sense of the attention to detail that went into the development of this unique property that tickles the palate, literally and figuratively.

It’s not your average reception area — wine racks are desks and the ceiling and walls were made with crates from Bern’s Steak House’s legendary wine collection. Although, you could just as likely be met curbside by a wandering host who will welcome you and check you in with an iPad. Continue reading The Epicurean: A Hotel Dedicated to “The Good Life” with a Little Bit of Whimsy

I ATE • Tarpon Springs/Tampa (Opa + Olé)

I took Amtrak from West Palm Beach to Tampa for a 1-day/2-night visit with lifelong friends from ‘up north’. I armed myself with a good novel, my ipod and snacks and found the experience totally bearable, if not completely enjoyable. The Silver Bullet got me there in 3.5 hours.

Come along while I show you Tarpon Springs, a heavily-populated Greek sponge fishing village that made me feel like I was back visiting the Islands, but first…

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