The Essence of Mexico – Historic Mazatlan

Robin Cannon used to think that Tony Bennett’s song about leaving his heart in San Francisco was just that—a song. But that was before she visited Mazatlan, and now she completely understands what he was talking about. Twenty years ago, she left her heart in this...

From Red Clay to Green Hedges

Green is the color of the garden created by Frank Byers and Jerry Northcutt. It’s a peaceful place where they can entertain graciously and where the geometry of shape and form creates a restful, visually pleasing composition.  What looks so “right” today began eleven...

Farm Fresh Feast

The difference between locally grown and shipped-in fruits and vegetables is night and day. There’s no comparison to the flavor of produce that’s been grown within 100 miles, having been transported almost no distance at all. And, in the case of farmers’ markets, you...

Realizing the Essence of Place

Forty years ago, when Geoffrey Cridland and his wife, Val, first rented one of a pair of run-down nineteenth-century workers’ cottages located in an English village near Petworth in West Sussex, he didn’t dream that the garden he would make there would change the...

Picture Perfect

Fun, fitness, fine food, fabulous setting. These are just a few of the many reasons to put Rancho la Puerta on  your list of places to go. Ranked one of the top ten destination spas in the world, it has been drawing people for more than seventy years since its...