From bubbly to dancing to fireworks, New Year’s Eve is always exciting. For those planning to ring in the New Year away from home, hotel celebrations are often the most fun and convenient option. Not only are you steps away from your room (cheers to not having to drive post-party), the hotel also takes care of planning the perfect event, so the only thing you have to worry about is finding the perfect outfit.
If you love food and wine – and Florida’s year-round sunshine – you simply can’t afford to miss the next SOBE Wine & Food Festival, a four-day annual event that brings some of the country’s most talented personalities to the sands of South Beach. This year, the festival boasts a new name – The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival – and is scheduled to take place February 19-22, 2015. With more than 75 events in the lineup, you’ll want to take advantage of this year’s packages. Here are my top picks. read full story