I’m not the kind of traveler who heads to a beach at the first sign of frost. I love traveling to cold-weather destinations that let me pack sweaters and boots and scarves. I don’t just mean ski spots, either. Winter is a great time to travel to top tourist destinations. You’ll find less crowds, great… Read More
Kyoto is great for seeing authentic and historic Japan and there are loads of nice Kyoto hotels to choose from. But this one is my favorite. Let me show you why.
If you love layers, pattern mixes and a bit of excess, try one of these maximalist boutique hotels for a truly hedonistic getaway. We’ve rounded up twelve amazing hotels where maximalism reigns. Take a luxurious peak inside!
Let’s take a trip to Canyon Point, Utah, just so we can stay in this unique luxury hotel! Welcome to Amangiri! Amangiri is a remote hideaway, luxuriously appointed and architecturally pure, tucked into the canyons of the American Southwest. Located in a protected valley with wide and slightly surreal views, this resort offers high design, adrenaline-fueled adventure and a naturally peaceful retreat; what more… Read More
This plush London Hotel is actually a tiny, two-guestroom micro hotel called 40 Winks. Housed in a lovely house that was built in 1717, this London hotel is almost 300 years old. It’s also quirky, eccentric and playfully glamorous. The kitchen is completely over the top! Scroll down to see more of this dramatic space…
I haven’t posted a hotel review for a while. But recently I booked a room through Jetsetter.com at the Belmond Charleston Place. The whole experience inspired a new Hotel Love feature. You can read about the entire trip here – but for now, let me tell you about the hotel… We arrived to one of my… Read More
Ok, so Lebron has made his big decision and he’s going back home to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Going home is always a good thing, and evidently Cleveland, Ohio is kind of known for that. The city even has an ongoing campaign inviting former residents to “boomerang” back, and it seems to work. A poll from… Read More
Frankly, we chose Row NYC because of the price and proximity to the Jacob Javits Convention Center. We were in the city for Surtex. Normally, I don’t want to stay in Times Square area, since it is so touristy and there are all sorts of doe-eyed folks just off the bus mingling with hawkers on… Read More
While visiting friends in Winter Park, Florida last weekend, I was treated to brunch at Hamilton’s Kitchen. Hamilton’s is located inside The Alfond Inn, a new boutique property that may be the world’s first non-profit hotel. The lobby of the inn is bright and open, filled with contemporary art and modern Moorish influences. Hamilton’s opens… Read More
It’s getting to be that time of year again – the time when Mr. H and I start planning our annual re-wedding festivities. (Yes, you heard that right, but more about that in a later post.) Naturally, anniversary season brings back memories of weddings past.
Yes, that’s right. An Instagram-themed hotel called 1888 has just opened in Pyrmont, Australia, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. The rooms are decorated with Instagram photos – and if you have more than 10,000 followers on Instagram you can, supposedly, stay for free!
Nothing’s more American than a vintage health spa nestled into the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Complete with seven ancient mineral springs, a golf course, waterfalls and hiking trails, and a first-rate spa, this is a glamorous way to experience the lives of the social elite who visited to ‘take the waters’ around the turn… Read More
We loved the Rittenhouse from the moment we arrived – so much so that we changed our plans and stayed for two extra nights. That’s the beauty of a planned (but not overly planned) road trip!
Last year my friends McLaine and Gigi and I met up in the Florida Keys for a girl’s week away from it all. Gigi flew from snowy London and arrived in her stylish fur boots and winter coat – but it didn’t take her long to change into beach wear. McLaine and I didn’t have… Read More
Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia is one of my all-time favorite hotels. I have great memories of being snowed in here once, years ago. There were only a few other guests and it seemed like just one or two staff. Most people were spending their holidays at home, but
And then, there is my ongoing love affair with hotels. Classic, vintage, tiny, eclectic, minimalist, baroque, quirky or even bizarre…there is nothing like a hotel with a unique sense of place to take you out of ordinary life and into vacationland fantasy. My theory is: book on an off day, book off season, book through… Read More
I love hotels. Especially historic and/or unique hotels. Sometimes I’ll plan a trip just so I can stay at a property I’ve dreamt about, and I’ve been lucky enough to stay in some pretty special places. There’s a quote attributed to Aristotle Onassis that sums it up for me. “Wherever you go, try to stay… Read More
For some reason, I woke up this morning thinking about The Shoe Room – a unique hotel room I once booked in Valence, France. The room was in a boutique hotel called Maison de la Pra, a small bed and breakfast in a fairly small town, and frankly, we were not expecting a lot of… Read More
Eleven years ago today I was on a morning train from Washington DC to NYC when news began filtering in on passenger cell phones…supposedly, a plane had hit one of the Twin Towers. Strange. (Maybe the weather? Fog?) I’m running late – I should have left an hour earlier, but I’d decided to sleep in a… Read More
Last year, my husband and I traveled to Normandy. He had always wanted to visit the famous WWII beaches where the world’s history was changed forever – and I was happy to accompany him. To be honest, I was contemplating a week or two of great food and style, more than a history lesson. And I… Read More