CNN TOUTS TAOS, NM ON SHORT LIST OF INT’L CITIES WHERE CELEBRITIES FIND SOLACE
Press release 4/12/2012
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2012
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CNN Touts Taos, NM on Short List of Int’l Cities Where Celebrities Find Solace
Fox News, Forbes Magazine also Talk Up Taos in Recent Articles
TAOS, NM — The remarkable Town of Taos, New Mexico continues to garner international attention, with the latest accolade appearing on CNN.com, mentioning Taos on an exclusive list of only eight destinations in the entire world where a person can “Get Away, Celebrity Style.” The article focuses on destinations in which celebrities have “found solace, far from the fray," that everyday people can also experience.
Taos is home to America’s sweetheart and superstar Julia Roberts, who not only got married there in 2002, but calls the Town “home” because it offers an escape from big-city life. In fact, Roberts has been quoted as saying that Taos is the “harbor of her life,” who prefers it over Manhattan and Malibu, where she owns homes, because of the laid back lifestyle and friendly people.
CNN.com’s article also mentioned the American Artists Gallery Bed and Breakfast as a no-hassle getaway stay, offering in-room fireplaces, oversized Jacuzzi tubs, heated tile floors, stunning views of the Taos Mountains, along with their gourmet breakfast which includes Navajo cornbake casserole and cheese biscuits. Visit taosbedandbreakfast.com/ to book.
The historic Taos Pueblo (taospueblo.com) and 650-foot Rio Grande Gorge were also featured in the article, along with Lambert’s of Taos (lambertsoftaos.com/) which offers a scrumptious signature dish of pepper crusted loin of lamb with a red wine demi-glace, sautéed vegetables and garlic linguine.
Other international celebrity getaways in the CNN.com article include: Lake Como, Italy; Maui, Hawaii; Aix-en-Provence, France; and Nashville, Tenn. The article can be viewed at cnn.com/2012/04/12/travel/celebrity-inspired-getaways/index.html.
Along with being named one of the best places to “get away, celebrity style,” Taos was recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s “Prettiest Towns,” and by Fox News (April 6, 2012) on a short list of the “Best American Historical Towns You Never Heard Of.” The full article is available on Fox News.com: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/04/06/best-american-historical-towns/?intcmp=features.
CNN.com receives more than 21.3 million unique visitors per month, with nearly 617 million page views per month. Fox News reaches over 85 million viewers and millions more with their online presence; and Forbes Magazine has a readership of nearly 929,000 subscribers, and reaches millions of online readers per month.
For more information about Taos, visit www.taos.org.