1.13.2012

Leigh's Frivolous Friday: Ski or Beach?

When I was in the news business, I was always a thorn in my news director's side.  He was a hard news junkie, and I loved "feel-good"  features with a capital F.

I loved the creativity of features, the thrill of meeting new people when they were actually happy to see the news truck coming, and the fact that I was covering a story for the news that was not controversial or negative in nature.  Mr. News Whiz thought my little feature ideas were frivolous news stories, but by the end of the week, I would wear him down and I would get my wish.   He would allow the assignment editor to give me some type of  feature to end the newscast on Friday so the anchors could laugh and say, " That Leigh is having fun. Goodnight! Have a great weekend everyone. Thanks for keeping it right here on Channel 3."  He allowed this for two reasons.

  1. He was so tired of my constant complaining that he would finally give in to me.
  2. By Friday, there is so little news to cover in a small television market that the producers are always looking to fill air-time.
Well, I loved my "Frivolous Fridays" in the newsroom, and truthfully, it's a big part of who I am as a person.  I like to talk about a lot of things that some people may find well, frivolous. 

As a result,  I have created the first of what I hope to be a Hines-Sight Blog staple this year. 

I'm calling the posts Leigh's Frivolous Friday, and they will appear once in awhile.   Now, get ready for a very important question. 

If you were planning a vacation in the next three months, would you choose ski?


or beach?



The Four Seasons Nevis

Truthfully, I would take either vacation, especially if I stayed in a Four Seasons Resort.   The luxury hotel chain unveiled a new website and trend report this week.  As a result,  I've lost many countless hours staring at hotel destinations.

But to be fair,  I've asked you what you would choose this very minute.   It's only fair that I answer my own question.  Right now, as my toddler screams at me for a paci that she shouldn't have, I would choose a beach destination, which I believe would be perfect as an escape from the daily grind of being a mom.  It would be nice to sit by the pool, and relax.  I'm not looking for an active vacation right now.   I would prefer to do absolutely nothing!!!  

Also, I've stayed at the Four Seasons Whistler, and it is a delight.  We went in 2005, B.C...that is... BEFORE CHILDREN.  I'm not a skier, but I love a great hotel in the middle of a charming ski town.  Also, now that I have children, I love how Four Seasons caters to the smallest guest.  Four Seasons Whistler does not disappoint in this area nor does Nevis.

I guess the best of both worlds would be Four Seasons Nevis this week, and Four Seasons Whistler the next week.

What would you want?

Don't forget that I'm giving away a wonderful Southern cookbook from Raleigh.  The deadline to enter is Jan. 16.  Also, mark your calendar for Friday, January 27 for Let's Eat, Ya'll! with Flip Flops and Pearls and my blog.  Daphne and I are joining forces to bring you one big monthly link-up filled with great recipes.

Have a great weekend, and enjoy dreaming about your next vacation at a Four Seasons Resort.




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