Word on the street is downtown Sarasota has a new after-hours lounge. Open every Saturday 10 p.m.–2 a.m., this authentic Mex-eclectic restaurant offers more than just the town’s best margaritas. Owned and operated by Mitch Good and Matt Hess on the corner of North Palm Avenue and Main Street, El Melvin Cocina Mexicana is only five minutes from the famous Unconditional Surrender statue along Bayfront Park. Every first Saturday of the month, El Melvin delivers Tulum-inspired music with performances from top international DJs, exotic fire dancers and surprise entertainers. With capacity limitations, private V.I.P. tables are available for purchase.
If you are anything like me, tequila makes every hour happier! El Melvin offers delicious tacos, appetizers and drinks on special 4–7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and all-day Taco Tuesday specials big enough to feed an entire group—pitchers large enough, too!
El Melvin has become a favorite spot for my friends. Captured within the heart of Sarasota, El Melvin is a restaurant during the day transformed by night, offering authentic Mexican cuisine in a modern environment that provides a fine-dining experience filled with life and culture. Please take my word when I say the margarita is the best in Florida!
— Christyn Pek, business development executive
Pantone recently unveiled its color of the year for 2023. The highly anticipated announcement has become a tradition, each year introducing a new color to represent the coming year. In 2021, Pantone declared 2022 to be the color of Very Peri 17-3938, a blend of purple and blue. For 2023, Pantone’s Color of the Year is Viva magenta 18-1750. A shade from the red family, this color represents a new signal of strength. Brave and fearless, Viva Magenta is rooted in nature and embraces joy and celebration.
Sweet tea. Soul food. Y'all. Sound familiar? Though these words and phrases are commonly associated with the South, it's understood in any language. If you're seeking a city abroad that will enchant you, capture your attention from start to finish and welcome everyone as family, we cordially invite you to visit Savannah.
The UNESCO World Heritage neighborhood of Balat rivals İstanbul’s Old City for its historic significance, with an added splash of color. Its cobbled hilly streets boast a full rainbow of houses, cafés, restaurants and churches painted in pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, greens and blues — parts even surpassing my native San Francisco’s steep, colorful corridors. The most vibrant stretch of homes, dating anywhere from 50 to 200 years old, runs along Kiremit Caddesi.
Icelandair recently announced its newest North American gateway: Detroit, Michigan. The seasonal flights begin May 18, 2023, taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Reykjavik (KEF), Iceland. The four weekly, non-stop flights will run through Oct. 30, 2023. Flight 872 departs Detroit for Iceland Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 8:30 p.m., on a 160-seat Boeing 737MAX. The return, from Reykjavik to Detroit, departs 5 p.m. on the same days of the week, arriving at 6:25 p.m.
Experience the beauty of Alaska and save 60 percent off cruise fares on your second and fourth guests. Plus, drinks, WiFi and tips are all included.
If your personal travel nirvana involves fabulous scenery and a snappy, reviving hike in bracing winter air, Bannikin Travel & Tourism hopes to make your dreams come true with a selection of new winter walking itineraries in Scotland (other trip options are available in England and Ireland). Here’s what you can look forward to in 2023:
A giant, sparkling white fir tree and decadent holiday brunch in a historic Rocky Mountain setting? Please and thank you! It’s all happening at historic Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, Colorado. Guests will be greeted by sparkle and light as they enter — the hotel’s enormous lobby tree is a local tradition, chosen each year through a partnership with Native Nursery in the nearby town of Golden.
Travelers constantly look for their next bucket-list vacation, but with Europe getting colder, why not travel to a destination that is sunny year-round? Tel Aviv is the perfect getaway to escape the cold winter months. Whether traveling solo, with friends or family members, here are some must-do activities in Tel Aviv.