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Network and Create Craft Cocktails at coup d'etat

This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending a mixology class at coup d’etat in Uptown Minneapolis. The class was held in one of their semi-private dining areas, where 18 of us had the pleasure of creating five signature cocktails with our mixologist Alex.

Hip Hotels Highlight Edgy Designs to Make a Unique Impression

Pennsylvania's big cities are defi nitely upping the ante with a bumper crop of new hotels (Philadelphia could warrant an entire article alone), but they aren’t the only bastions of cool. It turns out that some of Pennsylvania’s smaller cities and towns are also turning out sleek, modern lodging that could compete with Manhattan or Miami. Read on for a fresh look at some new and old(er) hip havens across the Keystone State.

Mountain Resorts Offer More Than Winter Sports

Looking for a scenic setting with plenty to offer? Ski resorts offer skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and other winter sports, of course, but many of these resorts also offer state-of-the-art banquet rooms, auditoriums and conference rooms for meetings and events.

With so many activities, these lodges are ideal for team-building, and even participants who hate the snow will likely find a spa to relax in, restaurants and bars with fine food or drinks and a cozy fireplace to unwind by.

New Venue Spotlight: Mason Dixon Distillery

For Yianni Barakos, co-owner of Mason Dixon Distillery in Gettysburg, liquor-making runs in his blood. In fact, the enterprising Barakos, a self-proclaimed “tinkerer,” made his first still at the ripe age of 11 (from a cocktail napkin sketch his grandfather made of the equipment). Good thing his childlike passion for making liquor remains today, as he spent almost a year pouring his heart and soul into Mason Dixon Distillery, housed in a former furniture factory dating to the early 1900s.

Blue Mountain Resort Unveils Luxury Condominium Hotel

Anyone visiting Blue Mountain Resort in recent years has enjoyed an extensive list of resort improvements and additional multi-season activities. New lodges, restaurant & food service venues, new summer attractions, state-of-the-art snow making and now, a new 4-star condominium resort hotel.

These major capital improvements over the last eight years have been an ongoing effort by the Tuthill and Ebert families, who see the future of Blue Mountain Resort as more than just a ski mountain but as a four-season destination resort.

Enjoy the View On and Off the Green at Olde Homestead Golf Club

Few backdrops are more scenic than that of a pristine golf course—such as the Olde Homestead Golf Club in New Tripoli. Add multiple unique venues to the 18-hole championship course and you have a wonderful setting to host a special event.

“One of the great things about Olde Homestead is that each event venue is separate from the daily activities of the golf course, but you are still in the middle of the course and surrounding farm giving you that awesome environment,” says Justin Smith, general manager.

New Venue Spotlight: Kalahari Resort Roars Into the Poconos

With the largest indoor waterpark in the United States and the third largest convention center in the state (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are No. 1 and No. 2, respectively), it’s safe to say that Kalahari Resort has been eagerly anticipated. It was a massive undertaking and one that, according to owner Todd Nelson, was expected to take at least five years. Instead, they finished in three and created 1,000 jobs along the way.

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