Chateau Elan: Where Southern Charm Meets French Luxury

(Photos courtesy of Chateau Elan)

We recently discovered the enchanting retreat that is Chateau Elan. Nestled in the rolling foothills of north Georgia, the resort sits on 3,500 acres of lush vineyards and vibrant fairways. The best part? It offers something for everyone.

  • Foodies: Chateau Elan is most known for its wine tours and tastings. The Winery is also home to The Viking Culinary Studio. It's here that guests can brush up on their cooking skills alongside a team of world-class chefs.
  • Spa-Goers: Surrounded by deep blue waters and green forest canopies, the Spa at Chateau Elan is a destination all on its own. It boasts an extensive spa menu, 14 newly renovated overnight suites, and its own kitchen and epicurean chef.


The Only Way to Drink a Mint Julep is in Southern Style

(Photos courtesy of and Flickr members thp365 and

On your marks...get set...GO! Gent Supply Co.'s Silver Plated Mint Julep Cup will give your summer beverage a run for its money! Although the Kentucky Derby has come and gone, we're still sipping on mint juleps out of these classic cups.


Sauna, Spa, or Scrub Bar—Take Your Pick!

(Photos courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans and The Omphoy Ocean Resort)

Feeling like you need a dose of Southern hospitality? To continue our spa series this week (we featured West coast spas last week), we're featuring two of our favorite Southern spas, one in New Orleans and the other in the Sunshine State!

The spa at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is the real deal. The ambiance is spectacular and features water fountains and draped chandeliers to make you feel relaxed. The spa offers a scrub and wrap bar, mother-to-be specials, and couples treatments, which are perfect for a getaway for two! It even has an in-house Pilates studio, so your body and mind will feel rejuvenated.