Where to Celebrate National Margarita Day

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Looking for the best places to celebrate National Margarita Day on February 22? Here are my top picks:
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Fairmont Mayakoba | Playa del Carmen, Mexico 

Fairmont Mayakoba is a truly amazing tropical resort located in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. I just returned from there, and it’s perfect for travelers seeking adventure, relaxation, fabulous cuisine, luxurious accommodations, warm temperatures and pure white sand. Celebrate Mexico’s national drink with their speciality margarita, Cucumber Habanero Margarita. The Habanero pepper is one of the most popular hot chili peppers in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and gives any cocktail that Mexican kick and flavor!

Blackberry MargaritasCheeca Lodge & Spa | Islamorada, FL
The oceanfront property with panoramic views features its Black Rita with an Islamorada twist is this beautiful oceanfront resorts delicious margarita. It’s is served with Patron Reposado Tequila, Triple Sec, Agave Necter, lime juice and lightly muddled blackberries garnished with mint for added flavor.

The Resort at Pedregal | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Resort at Pedregal is showcasing the drink that they know best with loads of refreshing Tequila-based treats including the Cabo Cadillac Margarita made with Tequila Clase Azul Reposado, Damiana Liquor, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Orange Juice and Simple Syrup; the Carrot Margarita with Tequila Clase Azul Platino, Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Carrot Juice and Rich Lavender Syrup; and the Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita consisting of Tequila Clase Azul Platino, Triple Sec, Fresh Cucumber Juice, Fresh Jalapeño Pepper Juice and Simple Syrup. Need I say more?

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples | Naples, FL

In one of my favorite Ritz Carlton properties in the world, enjoy tasty margaritas looking onto ocean views with frozen margaritas at Gumbo Limbo at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples beach resort. Indulge with flavors like strawberry, mango, raspberry and banana to satisfy all margarita tastes and cravings, or kick it up a notch with the Gold Brick Margarita, of course using Patron!

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami | Key Biscayne, FL

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami takes Margarita Day to the next level with on-site Tequilier Heriberto Ovideo’s specially selected Cantina Beach Margarita at Cantina Beach. The Cantina’s own Double Barrel Herradura Reposada is served sugar rimmed with the perfect mix of Cointreau, sour mix and a float of Chambord on the rocks. For a little extra kick, indulge in a tequila tasting with the with the Tequilier, exclusively at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami.

Spur Teton Mountain Lodge

Spur at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa | Jackson Hole, WY 

Spur’s Spicy Margarita is made with infused jalapeno tequila, muddled citrus, passion fruit or blood orange puree. Located slope side, Spur offers the most elevated aprés ski experience after a day of adventure on the mountain. Enjoy locally sourced, elevated mountain cuisine at Spur Restaurant & Bar.

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FIRE Restaurant, the ART Hotel | Denver, CO

Raise a glass to National Margarita Day at FIRE Restaurant, Terrace & Lounge by enjoying the FIRE & Blood Orange Margarita while overlooking downtown Denver’s thriving cultural district. This specialty cocktail puts a spicy spin on the classic margarita – composed of Peligrosso Blanco Tequila, ancho reyes chili liqueur, blood orange, and lime, topped with with San Pelligino, sea salt and chili rum.

Tavern on The Square at The Arrabelle at Vail Square | Vail, Colorado

After a long day shredding the slopes, nothing sounds better than celebrating with delicious après ski offerings at the Arrabelle at Vail Square. For those looking to celebrate National Margarita Day, try the Mountain Margarita Made with Grand Marnier, Don Julio Resposado, homemade sours, and a lime garnish, it’s hard to stop at one! Just steps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola, there’s no better way to say olé. Drink by the lobby fireplace or in your room by your own in-room fireplace.

The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa | Rancho Santa Fe, California

One of my favorite resort bars at the my top pick for best stays outside of San Diego, Rancho Valencia head straight to the The Pony Room, is the perfect place to grab a margarita for National Margarita Day. With five amazing margaritas on their menu featuring The Pony Express, The Silver Pony, The Palomino, Skinny as it Goes, and the daddy of all margaritas, The El Jefe. The El Jefe is made with Don Julio 1942 Añejo Tequila, Grand Marnier 100, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. For the less ambitious, The Pony Express is made with Fortaleza Reposado, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice.

Best Travel Finds for National Girlfriends Day

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With National Girlfriends Day right around the corner on August 1, 2015, the award-winning properties of Enchantment Group offer the following activities for the ultimate Girlfriends Getaways this season. Imagine snorkeling along the pristine Caribbean shores of The Cove, Eleuthera, sailing at Tides Inn near the Chesapeake Bay, learning the art of travel journal sketching amidst the stunning red rocks of Boynton Canyon at Enchantment Resort, enjoying a journey of pampering at Mii amo, a destination spa in Sedona, or partaking in a scenically spectacular round of golf at Seven Canyons Golf Club, these resorts cater to every type of girl’s vacation.

The Cove, Eleuthera

For a flawless Bahamian getaway with the girls, opt for the luxurious 3-bedroom villa with stunning ocean views and a personal plunge pool. Soak up the sun by the ocean-front infinity pool and sip on an array of the resort’s signature cocktails including The Green Iceberg and Caribbean Julep. Arrange a private morning yoga session on the beach followed by an afternoon of snorkeling on The Cove’s private boat, paddle boarding, or kayaking. End the evening with sunset views at The Point Bar, followed by dinner in the Freedom Restaurant or sushi bar.

Enchantment Resort

Enchantment Resort

Enjoy more than 100 weekly activities inclusive of endless outdoor excursions, fitness classes, educational workshops, and more at Enchantment Resort. Girlfriends can make memories together by taking the Travel Journal Sketching class, new to the property this summer, where the resort’s resident artist teaches the fundamentals of travel journal illustration. After exploring the red rock trails by mountain bike with the Diamonds in the Rough women-only excursion, girlfriends can sip on a signature Prickly Pear Margarita at View 180 before enjoying a stellar meal at Che-Ah-Chi and ending the night with an unforgettable star gazing experience beginning at twilight.

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Mii amo, a destination spa

Indulge in the ultimate spa-cation experience by embarking on an all-inclusive Mii amo package with the girls. Designed to nurture the mind, body, and soul, girlfriends can embark on this 3, 4 or 7 night escape together for a true restorative experience. Start the day by partaking in the Morning Ritual, held in Mii amo’s soothing Crystal Grotto, where friends can set their intention for the day. Enjoy a fresh pressed juice poolside while awaiting the Aura-Soma Relationship Reading or Sedona Clay Wrap experience.

Seven Canyons

Seven Canyons Golf

For those gal pals looking to unleash their inner golf diva, Seven Canyons Golf offers an unparalleled golfing experience with breathtaking 360-degree views of the surrounding red rock canyon. Enjoy lunch at the recently debuted golf clubhouse, complete with a gastro pub-themed restaurant and large outdoor patio, perfect for enjoying a cocktail while overlooking the golf course and stunning Sedona vistas.  (Must be registered guests of Enchantment Resort to book golf at Seven Canyons).

Tides Inn

Tides Inn

Explore the surrounding Chesapeake Bay via bicycle or spend the day tasting Virginia wines along the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail. Harvest Chesapeake oysters with a local waterman and enjoy them alongside some bubbly while taking in the breathtaking evening views at the property. For the adventure-seekers, set sail on the Rappahannock River or learn the ropes at the resort’s on-site sailing school for a firsthand experience. The group can complete their stay antiquing with the girls in town, followed by an afternoon of relaxation at the spa at the Tides Inn.