Travel and Leisure topics from November 2017

Posted on: November 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Editor’s Note: These advertorials cover travel and leisure topics included in November’s special section.


Green Hills Hampton Inn: Making your out-of-town guest feel at home 

Complete confidence that out-of-town guests will feel “right at home” is a primary concern for every host or hostess, no matter what the social event. Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills specializes in just that: making our home, their home-away-from-home while they attend your special event. 

We are a boutique-style select service hotel in the heart of Green Hills’ fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment district. We can offer both comfortable standard rooms and spacious residential king suites with fully furnished kitchens. 

We provide your guests with complimentary cost-saving services and amenities that other hotels often add to their bills. Our rate includes free parking, internet access, local calls and our highly praised daily breakfast buffet with hot items. The facility offers a computer center, fitness facility, and laundry services for the convenience of guests during their visit.

The atrium-style sixth-floor Belle Meade Room offers a dynamic view of the Green Hills area, perfect for bridesmaid luncheons, rehearsal dinners, receptions and birthday parties. To keep your visitors entertained during those free times of your special event, we are in walking distance of the Mall at Green Hills, 15 restaurants and a 16-screen cinema. 

Contact our sales department to learn how we can help relieve some of the responsibilities so you can better enjoy your next social event. Find out more at •


Bruce Shelton offers discerning vision for art collectors

My travels to South Florida in the 1970s started my love of watching the parade of exotic cars, the polo games and the diversity of events in the art world.  In 1991 those leisurely travels became my professional journey as well.  

The institutions of the Norton in Palm Beach, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art inspired me.  I began buying and selling tribal West African art and the works of Howard Finster and other folk artists.  This progressed into dealing in works by Salvador Dali, William Edmondson and Hermann Herzog.  I have represented artists such as Red Grooms, Carroll Cloar, Tim Lewis and Helen LaFrance and many others.  

As a dealer I have participated in over 400 shows in my 25 years in the field. The experience has rewarded me well in expertise and intuition that I could not have gotten any other way.  It is only natural that my clients have asked me to appraise a wide range of art for them.  I have just added the credentials of the ISA to my name to further validate my consistent, objective approach to valuations.

I have been fortunate enough to have patrons such as Elise Steiner, Ben Caldwell and Oprah Winfrey. I have owned galleries in Nashville, Palm Beach and Highlands, N.C.

So wherever your travels have taken you, when the time comes that you need to know the value of your collections or of a family heirloom, you can depend upon my expertise.   •