Alex Skjong

Correspondent

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Alex Skjong is a Forbes Travel Guide correspondent based in Atlanta. The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, nurtured his journalistic foundation and the Internet did the rest, as his interest in new media forms such as podcasts and videocasts has grown over the years. He’s contributed print and online content to luxury and lifestyle publications including Michigan Avenue Magazine and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, and social media content to the guitar website FRET12.com. When Skjong isn’t writing or tweeting, he’s recording music and tightly crossing his fingers for affordable commercial space travel.

  • On September 6, 2012
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    What is the best way to get an appointment at The Spa at Bacara?

    Once you glimpse The Spa at Bacara’s tranquil atmosphere and long list of pampering treatments, you’ll want to book your appointment. Who wouldn’t want to experience total relaxation with, say, a couples massage or bamboo lemongrass body scrub in one of the 36 ultra-plush treatment rooms within the 42,000-square-foot facility? Whether you want to improve the way you feel or want to give your appearance a little boost, The Spa at Bacara has a service for you. To book an appointment, call the spa directly at 805-571-4210.
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    What is the cancellation policy at Miró Restaurant?

    If you need to cancel your reservation at Miró, the staff is more than willing to assist you with canceling and if need be, rescheduling for another time. Just be sure to give the restaurant a call ahead of time, out of consideration for other guests that are waiting for a table. We recommend that you reschedule promptly if you want to sample the delicious fare at Miró; remember, the restaurant is only open for dinner four nights a week.
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    What is the dress code at Miró Restaurant?

    If you’re planning to have dinner at Four-Star restaurant Miró, located within Bacara Resort & Spa, we recommend that you dress to impress. While there isn’t a formal dress code in place, it’s best to dress smart casual. In other words, no beachwear, please. Pants, blouses, skirts and dresses are appropriate for women. Men are not required to wear a jacket or a tie, but we suggest they wear a button-down collared shirt or a polo shirt with trousers. To be on the safe side, why not overdress? You never know you who might run into at this California hotspot.
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    What are the operating hours of Miró Restaurant?

    Miró, located within Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California, is open from Tuesday through Saturday for dinner from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. The restaurant is closed for dinner Sunday and Monday—although on Sundays, champagne brunch is served 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. You’ll want to be sure and reserve a table in advance; Miró is quite popular with its innovative New American cuisine and fun, vivacious atmosphere.
  • On September 6, 2012
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    Where is Miró Restaurant located?

    Just 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, Miró is one of the exciting dining options at Bacara Resort & Spa, located at 8301 Hollister Ave. in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Here the cuisine is an inspired take on New American style, and the lively atmosphere influenced by the sunny California weather and Miró’s prime location—on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The vibrant, red-hued décor nods to work of the restaurant’s namesake, Spanish artist Joan Miró. If you’re flying into Santa Barbara airport, you’re only a 10-minute drive away from tasting all that Miró has to offer.
  • On September 6, 2012
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    What bars does Bacara Resort & Spa have?

    By day you may relax by the pool at Bacara Resort & Spa, but come evening, you’ll be glad you’re here for the fun nightlife. The scene at the luxury hotel’s bars is lively, with a diverse selection of tasty libations. Miró’s bar and lounge serves more than 12,000 bottles of wines from 13 counties, homemade sangria, various cocktails and tapas. At Bacara Bar, have your pick of wines, cordials and signature cocktails like the sake-tini. Enjoy your drink while listening to the musical entertainment of the evening.
  • On September 6, 2012
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    What restaurants does Bacara Resort & Spa have?

    Bacara Resort & Spa’s restaurants match the sophistication of the resort itself. The trendy and prestigious Miró serves unique New American cuisine such as roasted Santa Barbara mussels prepared with Vandouvan spice, white wine and tomato concasse. Whether you’re eating inside or outdoors, the rustic smell of the wood-burning oven permeates the space. The Bistro is a casual option, and the chef here masters Mediterranean-fusion cuisine. For a light bite, try the Spa Café. You won’t leave here feeling guilty, as every dish is low in calories and fat—even the desserts.
  • On September 6, 2012
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    What is the cancellation policy at Bacara Resort & Spa?

    Trust us, you won’t want to cancel your reservation at Bacara Resort & Spa, which features a championship golf course, exciting dining choices, a state-of-the-art gym and three zero-edge saline swimming pools. But if you do unfortunately have to cancel your reservation, the staff asks that you do so five days prior to your arrival date. To cancel, call the hotel directly. If you don’t call within that time, you will have to pay the cost of a one night stay plus tax.
  • On September 6, 2012
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    What is the average price of a room at Bacara Resort & Spa?

    Prepare to be impressed when you arrive at the Bacara Resort & Spa. Described as a combination of Spanish colonial warmth and Old Hollywood glamour, this serene resort is worth every penny. In each and every one of the 354 guest rooms and 29 specialty suites, you can wake up to your own private balcony or patio and be greeted by inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean, on-property gardens or the Santa Ynez Mountains. The average price for a luxurious room is $350. The average price for a suite is $1,500 and can run up to $8,000. The price for a room or suite varies based on the size and view.
  • On September 6, 2012
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    Where is Bacara Resort & Spa located?

    An amazing location is a bonus to Bacara Resort & Spa’s luxurious accommodations and sophisticated dining. The luxury hotel sits on 78 beachfront acres on the Gaviota coast at 8301 Hollister Ave., in Goleta, just outside of sunny Santa Barbara. The location allows for jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, as well as endless opportunities for scenic hiking, mountain biking and star-gazing. Accessibility is a key benefit of this luxury hotel. It’s a five-hour drive from San Francisco, a 90-minute ride from Los Angeles and a mere 10-minute drive from Santa Barbara. Once you arrive from your car or plane ride, head to the 42,000-square-foot spa for a relaxing treatment.