Adirondack Great Camps were grand and romantic log mansions built by Gilded Age magnates (think Rockefellers, Carnegies, Vanderbilts, and Morgans) along the rugged lake shores of upstate New York. The Point, an original Great Camp built by William Avery Rockefeller II nearly a century ago as his family’s private residence, today is a year-round, intimate, 11-room, adults-only, all-inclusive, Adirondack estate situated on 75 private acres on Upper Lake Saranac in Saranac Lake, New York. The Point was designated as the first Relais & Châteaux property in North America (1983) and is the only current Forbes Five-Star property in New York State outside of New York City and in early 2019 received this coveted award for the 20th consecutive year. Be sure to make a point to visit in 2019. For more information, visit thepointresort.com.
Just in time for warm sunny days, Krug has released the 22nd edition of Krug Rosé. Offering delicate flavors of honey, citrus, and dried fruit along with aromas of rose hips, peony, and pink grapefruit, each glass provides a sense of elegance and refinement while boasting an unexpected subtleness of its pale pink color. This edition is composed of a blend of 22 wines across three grape varietals with the youngest wine dating back to 2010 and the oldest to 2005. It developed its expression and elegance after an approximate stay of seven years in the cellars. Sip stylishly this spring. For more information, visit krug.com.
Opening on May 25 and ongoing through September 2 is the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Butterflies & Blooms—an exhibition where visitors can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live butterflies. This exhibition is filled with species native to South America, Asia, North America, and Africa. The 2,800-square-foot mesh enclosure is located on the Regenstein Learning Campus. For more information, visit chicagobotanic.org/butterflies.
Ravinia Festival will open a major addition to the park, the Ravinia MusicBox Experience Center, in July. The new multi-use building features an immersive-experience 65-seat theater and a museum gallery space. Described as a “grand experiment” by Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman to spur interest in music, the Experience Center is the culmination of 10 years of research and brainstorming by Kauffman, Ravinia Festival’s volunteer boards, and expert consultants. Admission to the building will be free to concertgoers. For more information about Ravinia, visit Ravinia.org.