Sculpted into the rocky hillsides that comprise the shores of an Atlantic Ocean inlet, The View Golf Resort charms clubbers with sweeping vistas throughout its nine-hole, executive course. Seaside breezes snake through groves of pine trees and fairway-side shrubs, cooling off players and hot-tempered 9-irons as they traverse the 2,250-yard layout. Though lacking in overall length, the course challenges duffers with narrow fairways cleaved through ponds, sand traps, and natural hazards, placing accurate shot-making at a premium.
Along with its scenic fairway chain, The View Golf Resort regales guests with two distinct eating options—the Dining Room and Lounge—that serve a menu of traditional Newfoundland cuisine. Six well-appointed suites dot the resort’s placid expanse, providing overnight accommodations for those hoping to enjoy a romantic getaway with their golf bag or spend a weekend boating, hiking, or fishing in the resort’s rustic surroundings.
Course at a Glance: * 9-hole, par 34 course * Length of 2,250 yards from the farthest tees * Two tee options * View scorecard
The Ellis family traces its history of working with plants to the late 1800s, when they operated a pottery-manufacturing company in Texas. Current-generation family members build from their familial expertise at all five of their store locations, spread between Louisiana and Texas. Twice a year, the Ellises travel overseas to identify upcoming horticulture trends decided by UN meetings in The Hague. This has expanded their decorative focus to include all aspects of home décor to complement greenhouses filled with tropical blooms and locally grown shrubbery. Clocks, lamps, and vases score homeowners extra credit in interior-design classes, and fountains and outdoor furniture make gardens hospitable for warm weather. For those who want to get ahead on holiday decorating, they offer an extensive selection of seasonal decor and accents year round. The Ellises encourage creativity with hands-on classes in subjects such as making centerpieces, weaving wreaths, and tying ribbon into perfect bows.
Jane Kesinger of Your Family's 25th Hour has a history that guarantees that she has experienced many of life's hectic day-to-day tasks firsthand: she's a mother of three and grandmother of seven, as well as a former daycare owner and school-district employee. She knows the combination of work, school, extracurricular activities, and social obligations can become overwhelming for even the most organized families. Through her personal-assistant services, she helps clients perform routine errands and one-off tasks alike, scheduling appointments, shopping for groceries, picking up prescriptions, addressing event invitations, and chatting about the weather with that neighbor you can't stand.
Wheat State Pizza assembles its pies on signature dough made fresh daily, including hand-tossed and thin-crust wheat. Customers may adorn their pizzas with more than 30 different toppings, ranging from cashews and mushrooms to pineapple and avocado. The menu also features a robust roster of pizza alternatives, such as sandwiches, salads, and create-your-own calzones, which pack in three main toppings along with fresh basil, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese.
The seasoned chefs at Rogue Wave court patrons with a lunch and dinner menu filled with hearty sandwiches, grilled burgers, and ice cream dished out alongside a full-service coffee bar. Celebrate flavor-filled starters such as the crab cakes frosted in a roasted-red-pepper-cream sauce ($7.10). Mouths can nuzzle up to the Black & Blue burger, a cajun-seasoned patty cloaked in blue cheese ($8.20), or chew through the foliage of a veggie sandwich, assembled from a baguette layered with sautéed zucchini and drizzled in red-wine vinegar and olive oil ($6.60). Cement antivampire sentiment with the garlic-butter KC strip, a 6.5-ounce char-grilled USDA Choice slab of strip steak served with white-truffle mashed potatoes and balsamic-glazed asparagus.