Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Winter 2015/2016

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DREAMSCAPES WINTER 2015/2016 56 TRAVEL GALLERY >> BY CYNTHIA DAVID DS O pulent is the word for The Reverie Saigon, seven years in the making, located in the 39-storey Times Square tower in Ho Chi Minh City's centre. Leading Italian designers collaborated on the 286 spacious rooms and suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows. Marvel at the seventh- floor lobby and the winding gold-leaf-encased marble staircase of the Reverie Lounge while taking afternoon tea. From the finest Cantonese fare to local Vietnamese street food, its restaurants celebrate the cuisines of France, China, Italy and East Asia. A plush spa features a pool and the city's most advanced 24-hour fitness centre, while chandeliers of Swarovski crystals sparkle from ceilings seven metres high in the La Scala Ballroom. thereveriesaigon.com S haw Festival's 2016 playbill marks the festival's 55 th season in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the end of artistic director Jackie Maxwell's tenure. The lineup includes 10 diverse productions including contemporary pieces by Shaw and the world premiere of two commissioned works. Peter Hinton's new version of Alice in Wonderland promises to be a theatrical treat for audiences of all ages. Joining Aliceon the Festival The- atre stage will be Oscar Wilde's classic, A Woman of No Importance, and the musical, Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. In a new twist on another classic, playwright Lisa Codrington tackles Bernard Shaw's fable, The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God, which was considered blasphe- mous when it was published in 1932. shawfest.com T rade a snowy backyard for a white-sand beach with a holiday stay at two of Florida's premier resorts. Starting at US$199/night until January 2, 2016, the Home Away from Home for the Holidays package at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort includes accommodation (minimum two-night stay), buffet breakfast, a half-day of Kids' Club access, DIY gingerbread house and discounts at SiSpa and local shops. For US$359/night until December 26, enjoy a Hol- iday Retreat at the Four-Diamond all-suite Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island resort on the Gold Coast. The package includes a US$50 spa certificate, Kids' Club access and two beach chairs and umbrella for a day. pompanomarriott.com; palmbeachmarriottresort.com THE REVERIE SAIGON DAVID COOPER MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL S how your Canadian passport and take advantage of big savings in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, from January 1 to April 30, 2016. The popular beach and golf destination is celebrating the 55 th anniversary of the Canadian American Days Festival March 12–20, and plans special activities during March Break to showcase its southern hospitality. To get you there in style, Porter Airlines is set to resume non-stop seasonal service between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Myrtle Beach on February 11, with up to five weekly flights until May 23. visitmyrtlebeach.com/things-to-do/events/can-am-days SEAN PAVONE/SHUTTERSTOCK

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