Our Leisure

Our Leisure

New York, N.Y.  |  The Ritz Carlton New York, Battery Park When to travel: Year-round When to book: 3-6 months in advance Why The Ritz Carlton New York, Battery Park: Take in spectacular views of Lady Liberty, Ellis Island and the Hudson River from the comfort of your elegant room […]

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Pageant success becomes a Holen family tradition Morgan Holen’s path to pageant history began with awe. She was about five years old, sitting in the audience of a Miss Nebraska competition in North Platte. On stage, contestant after contestant spoke passionately about causes and organizations they were working to help. […]

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By Land Seattle, Washington  |  Hotel 1000 When to travel: Year-round When to book: 3-6 months in advance Why Hotel 1000: This celebrated, modern boutique hotel provides a superb downtown Seattle location just blocks from Puget Sound, Pike Place Market and more. Outstanding amenities include sparkling wine upon check-in, virtual […]

Spirit of Service

For these Omaha women, philanthropy is a family affair Lucy Newberry, 42 Mother of: Nicholas, 14; Elizabeth, 12; Christopher, 9; Beau, 2; Penelope, 1 Profession: Partner at Kutak Rock LLP law firm Volunteers with: Junior League of Omaha, Child Saving Institute, Joslyn Castle Guild, Omaha Symphony Guild, Lauritzen Gardens Life […]

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BY LAND Walland, Tennessee  |  Blackberry Farm When to travel: Year-round When to book: 3-6 months in advance Why Blackberry Farm: Nestled on 4,200 lush acres at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm is renowned for its enchanting landscape and elegant accommodations, including hill cottages with private […]

Summer Strength

Conditioning programs keep young athletes in top form Troy Watchorn, T7 Fitness 402-350-5178 t7fitness.com   Tyler Nieland, going vertical 10700 Sapp Brothers Drive 402-392-1889 goingverticalomaha.com   Gibbie Duval, Xplosive Edge 14706 Giles Rd. 402-933-7622 xplosiveedge.com   Turman Quarterback Academy 402-650-5475 turmanquarterbackacademy.com   Fourteen-year-old Alex Nelson of Elkhorn shot up several inches […]

Rock On

For youngsters, School of Rock strikes a chord In just three years at Omaha School of Rock, 11-year-old Aidan Fisher transformed from a guitar newbie to a YouTube sensation. Last year, a chance encounter led Aidan to take the stage and shred a Van Halen solo with ’80s heavy metal […]

Giving Back To Those Who Serve

Through program, community heroes save when buying, selling or refinancing  Terry and Lisa Matlock are committed to helping others. Lisa, a nurse, visits elderly and disabled patients in their homes, helping them maintain their independence. Terry, a federal inspector, spent over a month in New York with the Federal Emergency […]

Outdoor Oasis

With the latest evolution of outdoor entertaining areas, your next favorite room could be the backyard A cozy nook for a fireside glass of wine. A poolside cabana bar to watch the game. A scenic getaway where the kids can play while their parents relax. The above may sound like […]

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By Land Newport Beach, California  |  The Resort at Pelican Hill When to travel: Year-round When to book: 3-6 months in advance Why The Resort at Pelican Hill: Experience beauty and luxury fit for the Renaissance! Nestled along 3.5 miles of stunning California coastline, The Resort at Pelican Hill offers […]