10 Best Luxury Hotels in Miami

By Peter Schlesinger

With miles of beachfront resorts and a slew of hotels in tony neighborhoods like Brickell and Downtown, you won’t have difficulty finding a room in Miami. Since many of the area’s hotels offer a winning combination of sun, sand, sleep, and repeat, the city’s best luxury hotels have had to get creative to stand out. An ice rink in the tropics? Why not? Triple-decker spas? Of course. But above all, Miami’s best luxury hotels excel at providing stellar service and unwavering comfort. Here, our 10 VIP picks in Miami and Miami Beach.

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These 7 Iconic Hotels Are Reopening

Time is a cruel mistress. No matter how beautiful a hotel is at its birth, inevitably, the paint will chip, the design will grow old-fashioned, and the glamour of “newness” will all but fade away. Of course, all these buildings need is a little—or, in the cases below, big—refresh to bring them back into their heyday. Which is why we can hardly contain our excitement that these seven sleeps, after being shuttered for years undergoing complete makeovers, are finally ready for their second closeup.

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A Spa For All Seasons

By Brandi Shaffer

Along with the rapid expansion of fitness centers, properties are investing in a sprawling, active spa facilities, and amenities that address modern health and wellness concerns.

As meditation and mindfulness practices go mainstream and their efficacy is backed up by scientific research, the perception of wellness these days is less patchouli oil and incense, and more stress management and mental health support.

Club and resort properties are responding to the increased public interest in methods designed to help de-clutter the mind and reinforce the mind-body connection by creating sprawling, serene spa facilities that appeal to all of the senses. Often paired with (or adjacent to) fitness centers, the spa amenity encourages all members and guests to step in and breathe a little easier.

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7 Creative Golf Marketing Ideas to Make Your Club Stand Out

Everywhere we turn lately, we come across tips for how to execute creative golf marketing ideas this year. So we’ve collected a short list of our favorite tips.

Here are seven ideas for giving your marketing efforts a boost:

1. Ask your Members how to reach out. When is the last time you actually asked your members about how they’d like to interact with your club? There’s really no excuse when you can run instant polls on your Facebook page or club website.

2. Triggered emails. Do you send members an email that makes additional offers after they’ve made a reservation or tee-time on your website? If not, you’re missing a great opportunity to keep your name in front of a member who’s planning to visit the club. Private Club Marketing can assist you with setting this up with your existing website/email platform.

3. Text marketing. Find out what members want by texting them a question. Then, send them a coupon for a discount on that item. This one’s particularly useful for those Gen-X and -Y customers, many of whom don’t seem to use email anymore.

4. What your competition isn’t doing. Analyze what creative golf marketing methods your competitors are using, and look for the holes. Be somewhere they’re not — maybe on the local chamber of commerce, Instagram or even bringing back the printed club newsletter.

5. Don’t just network — host an event. Hosting an event is a powerful way to get known by a lot of people at once. Why? Everybody comes over to thank the host.

6. Referral rewards. This one’s an oldie but goodie that’s still around because it works. Let members know you’ll reward them if they send you a prospective member, and turn your members into your marketing team on the cheap.

7. Simplify. Remember that too many marketing messages confuse members, especially as you spread them across various marketing channels. Try to pare down to three choices in all aspects of your marketing, from how many fonts you use to how many times you follow up.

The Priciest Golf Course Homes for Sale in Florida

Private Club Marketing has compiled a list of the priciest golf course homes for sale in the entire state of Florida.

From sprawling waterfront estates to expansive high rise views, there really is something for anyone looking to embrace palatial country club living. Surrounded by ocean views and lush landscape, find out why the Sunshine State is considered a golfer’s oasis.

1964 Royal Palm Way, Boca Raton, FL

1964 Royal Palm Way
Listed by David Roberts of Royal Palm Properties LLC

$12,750,000 | 6 Beds | 8.5 Baths | 10,815 Sq. Ft.

1964 Royal Palm Way is appointed on a trophy Intracoastal lot offering 100′ of water frontage inside the exclusive Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club. Located across the street from Boca Raton Resort & Golf Club, and surrounded by a spectacular panorama of the waterway, this estate welcomes you into 10,000+ sq. ft. of elegant living. Upon entering the grand two-story foyer, a wrapping marble stairway and see-through pool views coax you to explore. Beginning in the foyer and flowing throughout are beautiful marble and Brazilian hardwood floors, crafted trims & moldings, and custom built-ins. The formal living room is a perfect entertaining space, bathed in light through the wall of windows accompanied by a marble surround fireplace with a white wood mantle. Proceed through the living room’s double doors and experience a true entertainer’s space with a fully-equipped bar, theater room with snack bar, and study with custom wood built-ins. The formal dining room calls to host a lavish dinner party and is located next to the temperature controlled wine room with ample bottle storage for easy service. Hosting your family and guests is never a problem in the spacious white chef’s gourmet kitchen with two huge center islands and snack bar peninsula topped with select white marble counters.


50 S Pointe Dr #3302, Miami, FL

50 S Pointe Dr #3302
Listed by Jorge Martinez of WDLR01 – Worldwide Properties and Roland Ortiz of WDLR02 – Worldwide Properties

$12,900,000 | 4 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 3,772 Sq. Ft.

First time on market! Prime flow-through, SE corner, penthouse-worthy residence featuring the largest rooftop terraces in the tower. Capture jaw-dropping views of the Atlantic Ocean, South Beach, Fisher Island Club, parading cruise ships and panoramic sunsets over the skyline from multiple outdoor living areas comprised of nearly 1,500 SF. Upgraded by Rockstar Design, the home features Kreon & Luminaire lighting and furnishings, smart-media, custom designed Italian kitchen & baths. Enjoy five-star resort amenities including bio-metric access, an 22K SQFT wellness center offering full spa services, yoga, Pilates, spinning and boxing. Two lagoon + Olympic pools, 3 Har-Tru tennis courts & green fields over a private 13 acre oasis. An upgraded 1 bedroom 742 SF guest suite included.


7882 Fisher Island Dr #7882, Miami Beach, FL

7882 Fisher Island Dr -7882
Listed by Wilhelm Nash of Illustrated Properties

$13,500,000 | 5 Beds | 5 Baths | 6,170 Sq. Ft.

Magnificent Ocean Front Penthouse with over 6,100 Sq Ft under air. 5 Bedroom, 5.5 Bath. Breathtaking direct ocean and golf course Miami skyline views. Private Island luxury at it’s best. Priced to sell. Fisher Island Club Membership available. Bring all offers. All room dimensions are approximate.


9540 W Broadview Dr, Bay Harbor Islands, FL

9540 W Broadview Dr
Listed by Nelson Gonzalez of EWM 04 – BHHS EWM Realty

$13,500,000 | 6 Beds | 9 Baths | 8,884 Sq. Ft.

New dream waterfront mansion offering serene views of the bay & the Indian Creek Golf Course! Inside, dramatic contemporary design featuring expansive & open living areas enclosed by oversized glass walls, interior garden, formal dining, chef’s kitchen + full 2nd kitchen, large upper living area, sauna, & high-end finishes. Exceptional outdoors with an infinity pool, spa, & summer kitchen – ideal for entertaining & dolphin sighting. Deluxe master offers ultra-lux marble bath, terrace, walk-in closet, & endless sunsets! Equipped with Lutron lighting & auto shades, 2-car garage with lift, lush landscape. Live in exclusive Bay Harbor Islands, minutes to world-famous Bal Harbour! Created by the vision & dedication to perfection of Gamma Construction & Caterina Badiello Design Team.


12227 Tillinghast Cir, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

12227 Tillinghast Cir
Listed by Cornelius McGinnis of Old Palm Real Estate

$13,750,000 | 6 Beds | 9 Baths | 11,837 Sq. Ft.

Exquisite Custom Estate residence on expansive double lot (over 2 acres) with an incredible 489′ of frontage with a resort style pool, tennis court, guest house and stunning lake and golf views of the exclusive Old Palm Golf Club. From the moment you arrive through the private gate, this stately home will captivate you. Impressive light & bright interior design. The resort pool has everything you can imagine including a guest house and game room, beach-walk zero entry pool, swim up bar, cabanas, lounging suite, pergola and gazebo, diving area with depth to 12′, 2 bbq areas, a full summer kitchen, customized LED lighting, gas fire bowls & fireplace, plus an adjoining tennis court and batting cage. Other features of the home include a generator, 3 gas fire places, elevator, Savant premium home automation system w/ cooling boxes. The Club room is a multi-level room encompassing a home theater with “pit” true theater seating, upper level bar/billiards/card area, Other features: large loft, outdoor “Zen” shower off master bath, His & Her Master bathrooms each have steam showers & massive walk in closets, wine room, salt pool chlorinating system, 5 1/2 car garage, extensive garden area with bamboo and orchids, a 2nd upstairs washer and dryer, and so many others.


1555 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan, FL

1555 S Ocean Blvd
Listed by Jack Elkins & Erin Hiatt of William Raveis South Florida

$15,450,000 | 8 Beds | 11 Baths | 12,474 Sq. Ft. 

Behind the private gates of this Modern Mediterranean masterpiece you will find a remarkable estate that mimics the feel of a ”Bel Air” estate as it is perched above the Intracoastal waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Floor to ceiling windows and gorgeous French doors provide panoramic Ocean to Intracoastal views and accent the dramatic and spacious open floor plan allowing the outdoors in. This 8 bedroom, 9 bath home, with 2 half baths, is a stately, shapely, three-level residence dotted with balconies and anchored by a dramatic stone stairway leading up to the front entrance. Originally built in 2004, this home has been completely remodeled with a substantial addition that blends seamlessly with the existing home. Enter from the foyer past stately columns into the grand living room with vaulted ceiling, beautiful wrote-iron palladium French doors and take in the view. The adjacent garden room is perfect for watching the boats go by, the sun set, and enjoying a refreshment from the wet bar. Entertain in style! Gratis membership included to the Club Coquille at EAU Palm Beach. Within a short driving distances are world-renowned Palm Beach, the resort towns of Delray Beach and Boca Raton, international polo in Wellington, and many world class golf courses.


7061 Fisher Island Dr #7061, Miami Beach, FL

7061 Fisher Island Dr -7061
Listed by Oren Alexander & Isaac Lustgarten of DEOM01 – Douglas Elliman

$16,150,000 | 5 Beds | 5.5 Baths | 7,630 Sq. Ft.

Escape to one of the last available residences at Palazzo Del Sol, Fisher Island’s newest and most lavish address. The expansive 7,630 sq. ft. home comes designer-ready and offers panoramic views of Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, and the exclusive Fisher Island golf course from its extra-deep terraces on three sides. With 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 2 half baths, a lavish master suite, massive living room, and private elevator entry, the residence is designed for grand living. The first true full-service building on the private island, Palazzo Del Sol offers a plethora of amenities and services for the discerning owner, including a butler-staffed aperitivo bar, fitness center, hair salon, movie theater, private cabanas, a nearby private beach, and access to the oceanfront Fisher Island Club.


Undisclosed Address, Jupiter, FL

Undisclosed Address - Jupiter
Listed by Todd Peter of Sotheby’s International Realty

$21,900,000 | 7 Beds |  12 Baths | 23,029 Sq. Ft.

This exquisite Palladian-style estate, previously featured in Architectural Digest, was designed by architect Manuel J. Diaz and built by Lavelle Construction in 2010. Situated on a large double lot in the prestigious Bear’s Club located in Jupiter, Florida, the residence offers 33,705 total square feet with 7 bedrooms, 9 baths and 3 half baths. The property showcases views of the Jack Nicklaus golf course from its expansive outdoor loggias, spacious lawn, serene pool and spa, and covered private second floor terrace. The main house offers great attention to detail throughout including high ceilings and doors, custom moldings and built-ins, marble floors, beautifully proportioned rooms, a full house generator, hurricane impact doors and windows, and the most spectacular master suite with a dressing room, safe room, gallery hall and a sensational bathroom that serves as a spa-like retreat. In addition to the main residence is a spacious office conveniently located next to the master wing complete with an en-suite bath, walk-in closet and gym surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the beautiful garden and golf course views. There is also a separate two-story guest house with an office, two bedrooms and two baths, and a living room, kitchen, and laundry.


845 Longboat Club Rd, Longboat Key, FL

845 Longboat Club Rd
Listed by Michael Moulton of Michael Saunders & Company

$22,500,000 | 6 Beds | 8 Baths | 19,300 Sq. Ft.

A stunning ode to the majesty of Renaissance Venice, Serenissima “The Most Serene” is one of the finest homes ever built in Florida. Incomparable in architecture, irreplaceable in artistic beauty and situated on the southern end of the coveted Longboat Key, this palatial masterwork embraces a luminous panorama of sea, sand and sky. Engaging all of the senses, a marble-clad hall soars to a glass sky dome, while before your eyes the azure Gulf of Mexico melts into the horizon. Supreme in scale, Serenissima balances voluminous spaces for entertaining with intimate leisure rooms, all of which inspire memorable moments with family. These include a magnificent grand salon, which could easily accommodate 100 guests, a master chef’s kitchen ideal for congregation and conversation, 10-seat theater and Sun Room adjacent to the pool. At Serenissima, active days of sand castle building, shell seeking, sailing, kayaking, golfing or theater-going are capped by spectacular sunsets enjoyed from expansive terraces with incredible views spanning the infinity pool, beach and Gulf. Designed with a reverence for craftsmanship; lyrical Venetian murals, glittering chandeliers and extraordinary millwork are just a glimpse of the details across three living levels. Set behind the exclusive gates of The Longboat Key Club, amenities include golf courses, tennis courts, restaurants, a spa, fitness center and marina. St. Armands Circle is less than 10 minutes away and downtown awaits across the iconic Ringling Bridge.


9912 Lake Louise Dr, Windermere, FL

9912 Lake Louise Dr
Listed by Dianna Desboyaux of EXP REALTY LLC

$23,000,000 | 11 Beds | 14 Baths | 25,466 Sq. Ft.

An exquisite waterfront estate within one of Orlando’s most sought after golf community of Isleworth Country Club. This impressive mansion offers car enthusiasts a dream showcase garage that can accommodate collections of 40+ cars. This impressive estate features nearly 800 feet of water frontage, offering commanding views of the pristine lake waters whether you are in the grand entrance, kitchen or guest quarters.  The structural balance and perfection of this estate is shown through it’s appealing and accommodating floorplan. Across the home you will be awed by the marble flooring, majestic double staircase, floor to ceiling windows and impressive garages. Situated on over 3 acres of land, virtually every room in this estate offers unobstructed lake views of the Butler Chain. As you stroll through the perfectly manicured gardens of this mansion, you will arrive at the covered double boat lift and double jet ski dock where you will spend countless afternoons enjoying the lake life and creating memories with your family and friends. This one of a kind mansion exudes luxury, elegance and grandeur. The community of Isleworth features 24 hour guard gate, 18 hole championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, 89,000 sq feet club house, gym, tennis, restaurant, bar, resort style pool, water sports, family activities and youth programs.


38 Indian Creek Island Rd, Indian Creek, FL

38 Indian Creek Island Rd
Listed by Nelson Gonzalez of EWM 04 – BHHS EWM Realty

$23,900,000 | 8 Beds | 12 Baths | 9,709 Sq. Ft.

Rare find! Waterfront mansion in Miami’s most exclusive zip code for luxury estates – Indian Creek Island. Rebuilt & remodeled in 2016, the Mediterranean home sits on a lush 1.2-acre lot with 118-FT WF & is equipped with luxurious amenities & tropical backyard w/ resort-style pool with built-in pool lounge. Inside, living rm w/ dramatic volume ceilings, formal dining, chef’s kitchen w/ family rm, beautiful architectural details & high ceilings. Upstairs, master suite w/ office, upper living rm, 2 beds & gym. Other features: 4car garage, Control4 system, Venetian plaster walls, 2 powder rms. This is the ultimate estate for enjoying lavish lifestyle! Indian Creek Island is a private police-guarded w/ less than 40 WF homes, 18-hole Golf Course at Indian Creek Country Club. SF modified per architect drawing. 


3682 Princeton Pl, Boca Raton, FL

3682 Princeton Pl
Listed by Max Kiejdan of Marc Bell Real Estate

$24,995,000 | 9 Beds | 15 Baths | 19,972 Sq. Ft.

Truly one-of-a-kind 27,000+ total square feet Mediterranean-styled estate, nestled on 1.6+ acres of land in the ultra-exclusive, gated Princeton Estates, an enclave of Woodfield Country Club, the most exclusive family-friendly country club community in Palm Beach County. The estate is centrally located to many of Boca Raton’s finest offerings including South Florida’s finest public and private schools, the ultra-luxury Town Center Mall, the urban retail/entertainment village of Mizner Park, extensive city-owned parks, the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, the Palm Beach Int’l Airport, Fort Lauderdale Int’l Airport and minutes from Boca Raton’s Executive Airport, complete with its own U. S. Customs facility for international passengers. Offering the utmost in privacy and security, the estate can only be accessed by going through two 24/7 manned security gates or by landing a helicopter on its massive lawn (owner has obtained all required permits). The estate offers all the finest amenities including a Crestron Home Technology system, which provides home automation and covers security, temperature, lighting, audio, security cameras (80 throughout the house), and the pool from touchscreen devices located throughout and accessible remotely.


483 S Beach Rd, Hobe Sound, FL

483 S Beach Rd
Listed by Marie Rosner & Matthias Fretz of Douglas Elliman

$29,500,000 | 8 Beds | 12 Baths | 11,269 Sq. Ft.

Sea Dreams, is a unique property in both location and size as it is an island within an island, separated from the road by a tributary of the Intracoastal Waterway and stretching all the way to the oceans edge including a large natural dune and beach. This 6.4 acre parcel on Jupiter Island with 423.3 feet of direct ocean frontage including dune and beach Is private property to the waters edge. One of the largest and most private parcel available currently on Jupiter Island. There are plans approved by Jupiter Island expand it to 18,422 Sqft plans call for a modern home with 10 bedrooms, 14 Bathrooms 3 half baths & pool house. That permission is unusual since homes are normally capped at 10k Sqft. Minutes from the Jupiter Inlet, marina’s, dining, shops, entertainment, and two airports. Widely regarded as one of the most serene and tranquil enclaves in South Florida, Jupiter Island’s pristine ecological landscape is rivaled only by its privacy. A top destination for golf and tennis, Jupiter is home to some of the most renowned courses in the country including The Medalist and Bear’s Club. The historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Juno Pier are testaments to the community’s longstanding relationship with aquatic pursuits. .. world class diving and fishing await just offshore. Unique zoning provides for an approx. 19,000 sq ft structure extended to only a handful of parcels; allowing a home to eclipse the 10k sq ft limit found elsewhere on the island. Rare high elevation bolsters an already commanding view of Atlantic waters. Included in the sale is a dock slip at the exclusive Jupiter Yacht Club.

Creative Golf Influencers Accounts You Should Be Following

As more and more people and companies in the golfing space have started making noise about Instagram, we at Private Club Marketing have curated a list of accounts you should be following.

With golf looking for more ways to attract a younger demographic Instagram’s platform is perfect for getting your message out to the loyal young followers of your club and course.

Naturally, we decided to jump on and find out what the fuss was all about.

It’s fun, simple, visual and addictive. What’s more, it’s unlike any other social platform. It is unrehearsed and offers behind the scenes insight into the daily lives of golfers that the other platforms can’t replicate.

It feels very private and in the moment. This is what makes it so good. It’s also what makes it hard to find decent accounts to follow. Instagram is not designed to be a viral platform. Unless you know who to follow, it will be a ghost town for you.

Here’s a list of the best we’ve found make sure you check them out, and let us know if we should add anyone to the list.

Private Club Marketing

Username: @privateclubmarketing

Checkout our antics at our private golf, yacht and country club client’s properties, as well as what’s happening in our offices in Irvine, CA.

 
 
 
 
 
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Rickie Fowler

Username: @rickiefowler

Olympian🇺🇸
Go Pokes🍊🔫
Go Cards⚾️

 
 
 
 
 
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Rory McIlroy

Username: @rorymcilroy

I hit a little white ball around a field sometimes!

Zack Bates

Username: @ZackBates

Oxford Man (in a Gatsby sort of way)
Developer and Advisor for Private Clubs, Iconic Destinations & Luxury Brands📍Newport Beach

 
 
 
 
 
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Erik Anders Lang

Username: @erikanderslang

Creator of Adventures In Golf & #erikanderslangshow
YouTube’s “Creator On The Rise” 🎥🏆⛳️

 
 
 
 
 
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Blair O’Neal

Username: @blaironealgolf

🎥 GOLF CHANNEL Host ⛳️ Pro Golfer 📸 Model 🏌🏼‍♀️ Cobra/ PUMA Ambassador 🏆 Winner of BIG BREAK: Dominican Republic ❤️ Health,💪🏽 Fitness &💄Beauty lover!

 
 
 
 
 
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Justin Rose

Username: @justinprose99

Husband to Kate, Dad to Leo and Lottie • European, PGA tour and Olympic Golfer • 🏆 2013 US Open Champion • 🏅2016 Olympic Gold Medalist • 🎖MBE• #Team🌹•

 
 
 
 
 
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Elise Lobb

Username: @eliselobb

Co-host Fox Sports | Jeremiah 29:11 Inquiries: [email protected] 🇬🇷🇺🇸 #TheLobBshot 👇🏼

Ai Miyazato

Username: @Ai Miyazato

SUNTORY✨ #suntory Bridgestone golf ⛳️ #chaseyourdream ✈️ #JAL Honda golf 🚘 Oakley 🕶✨

Ian Poulter

Username: @ianjamespoulter

Dreamflight.org Patron, Play a little golf, Love family time, Enjoy cars

Tiger Woods

Username: @tigerwoods

Official Instagram account of Tiger Woods. Father, Golfer, Entrepreneur. Posts from TGR Ventures are signed – TGR

Michael Phelps

Username: @m_phelps00

Father of two. Husband to @mrs.nicolephelps Former Olympian

Coach Rusty

Username: @coach_rusty

Team @cobragolf @pumagolf My golf club is my paintbrush 🖌 🏌️ Contact: [email protected]

Paige Spiranac

Username: @_paige.renee

💁🏼‍♀️ OG Insta golf girl 
👻 Snapchat: paige_spiranac
📧 Business Inquiries: [email protected]

 
 
 
 
 
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GolfInc Business Names Private Club Marketing Amongst The Best on Social Media

Private Club Marketing was recently listed on GolfInc Business as one of the best 10 social media accounts to follow online

The exclusive memberships of some of the world’s most expensive and swanky private members’ clubs enjoy much more than just eye-catching décor, unique amenities and fabulous views. They open windows onto vibrant communities, boast superb dining and drinking options, and — most importantly — offer truly one-of-a-kind experiences. Whether it’s a private snow topped mountain to go skiing with your closest friends, or a rooftop sanctuary in the middle of the city to rub shoulders with Hollywood elite here are our picks for the 10 best private club social media accounts you should follow.

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Here’s How You Can Help Those Affected by the Napa / Sonoma Fires

You’ve seen the horrific images, you have friends and loved ones and favorite haunts up north.

And as of Monday morning, Wine Country is in a state of emergency as more than a dozen wildfires are consuming large swaths of Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Yuba counties. It’s a time for thoughts and prayers, yes, but more importantly for action: Here’s how to help the victims of this Bay Area tragedy.

*We will be updating this article throughout the week as we learn more about ongoing relief and recovery efforts. If you have a tip for how we can help those in need, email [email protected] with the subject line Help for Wine Country.

Bring Crucial Supplies & Volunteer at Shelters

To accommodate the estimated 20,000 evacuees, a number of local landmarks have opened their doors to the growing influx of escapees. Below is a list of shelters, organizations, schools, and businesses we’ve found that are currently operating as safe spaces; they need able-and-willing volunteers and donations of essential supplies.

  • Veterans Memorial Building and Hall, 1351 Maple Ave. (Santa Rosa), sonomacountry.ca.gov
  • Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. (Petaluma), cityofpetaluma.net
  • Sonoma County Fairgrounds (open for large- and medium-sized livestock and farm animals), access via Gate 7 on Aston Ave. (Sonoma), sonomacountyfiar.com
  • Ramekins Culinary School and Inn, 450 W. Spain St. (Sonoma), remekins.com
  • Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds (open to accommodate small livestock and other farm animals, access via Gate 4 on 175 Fairgrounds Dr (Petaluma), sonoma-maringfair.org
  • Crosswalk Church (currently at-capacity and in need of aid), 2590 1st St. (Napa), crosswalknapa.org
  • Napa Valley College Gym, 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy. (Napa), napavalley.edu
Update: SF’s Love on Haight is giving away free clothing to fire victims; they will also be taking donations through out the day.

Update: Marin County has opened a temporary shelter for evacuees. Donations needed include clothes for older children and adults, blankets, new pillows, new underwear for all ages, packaged prepared food, baby formula. Drop off behind exhibit hall;10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.

Marin shelter: 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA

Donate to the Bay Area Red Cross and Local Food Banks

In the ensuing days, the Bay Area’s Red Cross affiliates will be busy lending their might to ongoing relief efforts for the affected counties. Donations of any kind—be it large or small, monetary or otherwise—will be greatly appreciated; blood drives, too, are likely to be scheduled, so we’ll keep you updated; redcross.org

The Red Cross has exhausted its volunteer networks in the Bay Area and is currently seeking additional volunteers, according to the City of Santa Rosa Facebook page. Those willing to help with check-in and supply distribution are encouraged to call (707-543-4542) or go in person to Elsie Allen High School (599 Bellevue Ave, Santa Rosa) or Cook Middle School (2480 Sebastopol Rd., Santa Rosa).

Purge your pantry for the cause:

Donate to the Humane Societies and SPCA

Natural disasters of this magnitude affect more than human lives. Donate your time—and extra bags of dog and cat food—to the North Bay branches of the Human Society and SPCA as they go about the tough work of accommodating new shelter animals.

Lend a Hand (or Home-Cooked Meal) to the Fire Stations

Countless men and woman serving on the front lines are in need of sustenance and miscellaneous supplies. Be sure to call the appropriate non-emergency numbers to get a grasp on what they may need.

Newport Beach Cigar Lounge Lights Up on PCH

Newport Beach investor and Instagram celebrity, Manny Khoshbin has opened a brand new business dedicated to one of his many loves in life – cigars, with the opening of the first private Newport Beach Cigar Lounge.

The real estate investor and luxury car collector partnered with a private club entrepreneur Zack Bates in Newport Beach to open Cubano Room.

Inside the private lounge, members house their personal collection of fine cigars, wine, and whiskey and settle into the yacht-inspired retreat.

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Situated on the top floor of Khoshbin’s Landing, next to Billy’s at the Beach. The open-air, covered patio features an on-site hostess, complimentary Wi-Fi and espresso bar, partial harbor views, ocean breezes and monthly luxury and leisure events. Their most recent events included partners like Ferrari of Newport Beach, Watch Expo, and Nobleman Magazine.

The lounge has limited the number of memberships available (80 to be exact). In the first month, they were flooded with over 50 applications, and have been selective with whom they’ve allowed in.

Want to get a sneak peek? The lounge will host pre-registered previews on October 25 – 27. Interested parties should email <a href=”mailto:[email protected]”>[email protected]</a> for more information.