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The latest from the Timbers Collection is a spectacular oceanfront property in Hōkūala,on the island of Kaua'i's southeast coast. Unveiled on June 1st, Timbers Kaua'i offers homeowners and visitors dramatic and unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and the lush, green Hau'pu mountains.

"As the last 'closer than close' oceanfront development on the island, this is a special opportunity to experience one of the most sought-after locations in the world," says David Burden, executive chairman and founder of Timbers Resorts. "Like every destination in the Timbers Collection, Timbers Kaua'i is deeply rooted in authentic [Hawaiian] culture, laying deep roots to the community and the destination. We are thrilled to share our exceptional amenities and personalized services in this truly breathtaking location.”

Distinguished as the last direct oceanfront property on the island of Kauai, the 450-acre resort community of Hokuala is both a Hawaiian jewel and a hot spot for vacationers.

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A new level of luxury living is coming to the exclusive private island of Kiawah, off the South Carolina coast. A barrier island just 25 miles southwest of Charleston—a destination for New Southern restaurants, architecture, and history—Kiawah is named after the Kiawah Indians who inhabited the island before  the English colonized the area in 1670.

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Awakening the coast of Hawaii’s oldest island, Kaua’i, is the brand-new Timbers Kaua’i – Ocean Club & Residences at Hōkūala, a 450-acre slice of paradise offering an 18-hole ocean course, 47-luxury residences and soon-to-be-completed clubhouse dining and retail spots.

“On one of the most coveted sites in all of Hawaii, Hōkūala is a natural oceanfront amphitheater at the entrance to the tranquil waters of Kalapaki Beach along the Pacific,” says Gary Moore, managing director of Timbers Kaua’i.

Due to its proximity to the cliff-sides, Timbers Kaua’i has been deemed the “last-of-its-kind” as construction regulations require new properties be at least 500 feet away from escarpments. “Timbers Kaua’i” was grandfathered in due to the timing of its approval process. Therefore, the residences are the last property to be built on the island with closer than close proxmity to the ocean,” says Moore.

Fractional ownership is also popular and the USA’s leading purveyor, Timbers Resorts, began 15 years ago with the Timbers Club in Snowmass village. There, you can buy one-eighth deeded shares from $300,000 (£222,000) (for six weeks’ usage per year—two in winter, four in summer) in a three-bedroom/three-bathroom residence. Timbers Resorts has since rolled out 16 more fractional schemes, or Residence Clubs, across America as well as in Tuscany, including one in downtown Aspen.

Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resorts (Europe's No. 1 Resort as ranked by Travel + Leisure) which recently hosted Unique Homes for three beautiful nights to experience its magic firsthand. What we discovered was a perfectly placed paradise offering the finest level of service imaginable.

The setting is storybook. Through a cypress-lined drive up to a hilltop in Siena, a Middle Age castle from the 10 century serves as the core of the hotel and resort, "we are very, very lucky, because we are in the heart of Tuscany, " says Gabriele Olla, senior sales manager. Some of the world's best wineries are very close as are Michelin-starred restaurants – Florence is an easy 45-minute drive. But visitors and residents hardly have to leave the 4,200-acre estate.

As we pulled of the main road we looked up to the hillside and there she was, quintessential Tuscany and luxury at it’s finest. Castell di Caseole – A Timbers Resorts was in our sights and it was a grandiose as the pictures portrayed it to be. As we pulled into the driveway it all set in, our Tuscan adventure was bestowed upon us. This ravishing hilltop castle took our breath away once on the grounds, the cypress tree lined paths led us to the front door of our humble abode for the next few days.

The Sebastian-Vail, located in the heart of Vail Village, takes a step forward with a new, excitable staff and a fresh approach to their food and beverage program. RMFR travels up to the magical and notably affluent area to taste the reconstructed menus inside Frost Bar and their fine dining and tapas restaurant, Leonora.

As we enter the artfully decorated Frost Bar we receive flutes of champagne and notice a long table that stretches across the foyer full of dried fruits, a variety of cured meats and honey-whiskey ham from Colorado Meat Company.  A raclette cheese station captures everyone’s attention and ramicans full of new potatoes, gherkins and house-marinated pearl onions lie beneath it to stay warm. We watch intently as a slow-spilling avalanche of cheese cascades onto the pickled and root vegetables.

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Set in the rolling hills of Tuscany, the heated infinity pool at Castello di Casole (a 10th-century castle turned five-star boutique hotel) boasts unobstructed views of vineyards and olive groves. Magic hour feels just that much more, well, magical while gazing upon the idyllic countryside with a glass of private label wine.

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Most hotel and resort proposal packages expect the trip to have a fairytale ending. But at Castello di Casole — A Timbers Resort, in Italy, there’s a back-up plan. If your significant other isn’t wooed by the extravagant stay at this restored castle (or the bottles of estate wine, personally-designed engagement, romantic candlelit dinners, and rose petal baths) — the rejected guest can enjoy a half-hour drive in a Ferrari.

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