Last week, South Jersey Magazine named 10 businesses in the city of Haddonfield, N.J., to its Best of the Best 2015 list.

Judges that selected the finalists looked at every town in the tri-county region of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties. Readers then went online to vote for their favorite places.

Winners include:

Food and Drink

Al Fresco Dining: Zaffron Mediterranean Cuisine

Comfort Foods: Apron

Macarons: Posh Pop Bakeshop

Pies: Sweet T’s Bakeshop

Soup of the Day: Marie’s Sandwich Bar

Retail

Men’s Accessories: Gorshin Trading Post & Supplies

Unique Jewelry: Haddonfield Fine Jewelers

Running Gear: Running Co. of Haddonfield

Lifestyle

Girls’ Night Out: Painting With a Twist

Readers’ Choice

Lunch: da Soli

“We are extremely proud of our shops and eateries for receiving this recognition,” says Remi Fortunato, retail recruiter, Partnership for Haddonfield, which manages the city’s Business Improvement District. “Being named among the best of the best in South Jersey in a variety of categories says a lot about Haddonfield and what we have to offer.”

On Nov. 1, global hospitality group, Benchmark added Manor Vail Lodge to its Colorado portfolio. Established in 1965 and situated at the base of Vail Mountain’s Golden Peak, its location offers picturesque views, yet is within walking distance from the ski slopes, shops and restaurants, giving guests the perfect mix of fun and relaxation.

 

A wise ski instructor once said his favorite resort was the one with the most snow and the least people. When it comes to bringing a group up for the day from a nearby city or going all-in and planning an event in a ski resort’s base village, there are several mountains that fit that description across the West. 

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Idaho

 

Tourism and skiing didn’t give birth to many of the West’s sweetest mountain towns. Instead, mining and early-day settlers were the drivers behind development that left behind character-filled downtown districts that are the community treasures of today. It’s important to note that sometimes downtown lodging properties don’t have enough guest rooms or function space to host groups, but options are typically available nearby (frequently ski resorts) for a win-win combination.

Virginia City, Nevada