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Hotel Love: Belmond Charleston Place

August 18, 2015 • By

I haven’t posted a hotel review for a while. But recently I booked a room through 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 favorite greetings of all time – “you’ve been upgraded”.

Bedroom, Belmond Charleston Place

Bedroom, Belmond Charleston Place

Those three little words set the tone for the three days that followed.  We’d come to the hotel directly from horseback riding in humid 99º weather and we felt hot, sweaty, messed up and – well – stinky.  The staff seemed to overlook this completely (which I appreciated very much!) and treated us like visiting dignitaries.



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A-Z Travel Guidebook: The Ace Hotel

June 20, 2015 • By

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I’m excited to join fellow blogger Fiona Ryan and others in the A-Z Guidebook Travel Linkup.  This inaugural week, the letter is (obviously) “A”. So let’s begin:

A is for the Ace Hotel, one of my all time favorite places to stay, due to the property’s hippie chic vibe and the dry, bright desert heat of Palm Springs.

Mr. H and I stayed at the Ace in January, when most of America was cold and gray.  We drove through the desert in our horse with no name and arrived just in time to enjoy some late afternoon pool time, listen to some vintage vinyl and build a fire in our courtyard fireplace.READ MORE