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Calling all foodies: The Culinary Opus Dinner Series is a 15 demi-course dining extravaganza — with five wine pairings — taking place in Newburyport select Fridays in April and May. Each evening is designed to showcase the personality of chefs Jeremy Glover and Lowell Connors of Ceia Kitchen + Bar. These prix fixe dining events, all hosted at Brine, feature a different theme each month: Vegetarian (April 22), Childhood Favorites (April 29), and Psychedelic Dinner Theater (May 20). The only rules of the night are no substitutions, no special requests, and no phone use. (Sorry, Instagram-lovers.) Reservations are required and seating is limited to 40. $130 per person does not include gratuity, tax, and other beverages. 978-358-8479. brineoyster.com



It’s never too early to snag tickets for the popular Nantucket Wine Festival (May 18-22). Join vintners, sommeliers, chefs, and wine lovers from around the world who arrive for more than 50 wine-centric tastings, seminars, cooking demonstrations, lunches, dinners, and special events led by luminaries such as Eric Asimov, chief wine critic for The New York Times, and Boston chefs Lydia Shire, Michael Scelfo, Ken Oringer, and others. The historic, waterfront White Elephant Hotel hosts many festival events, including the signature Harbor Gala, with tastings prepared by 40 chefs ($250) and The Grand Tastings, featuring more than 600 wines from 150 global wineries (from $125). This year’s La Fête wine dinner, one of the festival’s most prestigious evenings, will benefit No Kid Hungry ($500). Other ticket prices range from $50 for Breakfast on the Harbor to $2,975 for First Growth Bordeaux Dinner. 617-527-9473, www.nantucketwinefestival.com



Those heading to Whistler, British Columbia, for late-winter skiing or springtime hiking and biking can be the first to experience the new Audain Art Museum and expanded Scandinave Spa. Debuting this month, the 56,000-square-foot museum — the newest in Canada — displays works from the personal art collection of Michael Audain and his wife, Yoshiko Karasawa. Designed as a visual journey through coastal British Columbian art, from the 18th century to present day, the collection includes Northwest Coast First Nations masks; works by painter Emily Carr; postwar modernists such as E.J. Hughes, Gordon Smith, and Jack Shadbolt; as well as contemporary British Columbian artists. Temporary exhibitions, featuring work from around the world, open with Mexican modernists Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco. audainartmuseum.com Just minutes from Whistler Village, a new building at the Nordic-inspired Scandinave Spa Whistler adds 4,144 square feet of space for steam room, sauna, yoga studio, relaxation room, and sun deck, all surrounded by a peaceful spruce and cedar forest with stunning views of Whistler, Blackcomb, and Sproatt mountains. www.scandinave.com/en/


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Say aloha to the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, a brand new Hawaiian resort on a pristine island a few miles west of Maui. The 217 guestrooms (including 51 suites) are set within lush grounds that feature verdant botanical gardens; koi ponds; a lagoon-style, free-form central pool with cascading waterfall; spa; multiple dining options — including Nobu Lanai — and an 18-hole ocean-view Jack Nicklaus Signature Manele Golf Course. Set apart is the adults-only Retreat pool, whose waterfalls and lava rock grottos echo Lanai’s iconic cliffs and offer stunning views. Rates from $1,075. 800-321-4666, www.fourseasons.com/lanai/




Zip through airport security with lightweight and stylish snap-closure messenger bags from 1Voice. The shoulder bag comes with a padded laptop compartment and two easy-access pockets for your phone. The best part? You can stop worrying about running out of power on long flights, or when you are out and about all day, because each bag comes with a built-in lithium-ion battery charger to keep your gadgets fueled no matter where you are. Fits laptops up to 14 inches. Adjustable length and removable straps. 100 percent cotton canvas, available in blue, gray, tan, brown, and cream. $159. www.1voicenyc.com/charging-bags


You’ll find casual and classic travel styles for men at women at Territory Ahead, a company dedicated to making “clothing for life’s adventures.” The collection of comfortable, easy-to-pack shirts, chinos, jackets, dresses, skirts, jeans, and accessories feature unique fabrics, patterns and designs influenced by textures and colors from around the globe — from the rugged coastlines of the Atlantic to the island life of the Caribbean to the jungles of South America. www.territoryahead.com