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September Events: Barcelona’s Festival of Giants

September 4, 2015 • By

A while back, I ended up in Barcelona on the same weekend as the Festival La Merce.  Before that trip, I’d never even heard of this September event.  My husband was traveling on business and I decided to tag along…

One day while Mr. H was out making deals,  I took a taxi to Plaza Catalunya, because I wanted to visit (and spend money at!) Barcelona’s famous department store El Corte Inglés.  A few blocks from the plaza, a huge crowd had gathered and the streets were closed.  The taxi driver said I’d have to walk the rest of the way – and explained that the store was probably closed. At first I was disappointed.

Then I realized that something BIG was about to happen!  And by big, I do mean gigantic.

Festival of the Giants in Barcelona

Festival of the Giants in Barcelona

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City, Destinations, Tips

What to Do in Seattle in September

August 29, 2015 • By

September is the perfect time of year to visit Seattle. The summer crowds have faded away. The weather is still mild and – at least for this area – somewhat dry. Hotels start offering their off-season prices around this time, too.

So what is there to do in Seattle in September? So, so much.

The Harbor in Seattle, WA is a Great Place to Get Away to This September

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City, Destinations

5 Days in Charleston, South Carolina

August 17, 2015 • By

Mr. H recently had business near Charleston, South Carolina and I went along because – well, you know – any excuse for a road trip!  The business part of the trip ended on a Thursday, so we decided to take a long weekend exploring Charleston and the surrounding areas.

Historic Houses of Charleston, SC

Historic Houses of Charleston, SC

Even on a road trip I love a luxury hotel as much as the next girl, but I don’t like to pay rack rate. So I did a quick search of Jetsetter.com‘s carefully curated boutique hotels and luxury properties to see if anything was available on short notice. I found two hotels in the Charleston area that looked particularly nice. We couldn’t choose between them, so we decided to split our five days up between the city itself and a more rural property, simply because they both looked like fabulous places.

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Country, House Parties, Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rental of the Week: Pixie Nook Cottage, Cornwall

August 12, 2015 • By

This week’s stylish vacation rental is Pixie Nook, a charming, 300-year-old luxury cottage located in Cornwall, England. Designed with indulgence in mind, you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets from the hot tub and wake to the sound of bird song at this romantic self-catering holiday cottage squirreled away on Bodmin Moor. Jewel hues, upcycled vintage finds and bold Designers Guild fabrics create a vibrant and contemporary cottage vibe that makes for an idyllic getaway for two.

This week's stylish vacation rental is Pixie Nook, a charming, 300-year-old luxury cottage located in Cornwall, England.

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City, Destinations, Events, Experiences

3 Fabulous Reasons to Be in Los Angeles this October

August 7, 2015 • By

Sunny Southern California is always nice. But this October things are really popping. If you’re thinking about traveling and are wondering where you should go next, here are three reason to be in Los Angeles in October of 2015.

1. Dracula at the Ace Hotel

This Halloween, Hollywood’s most alluring bloodsucker gets a new soundtrack. The original 1931 screen version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula was made when limited sound technology existed, so no musical score was ever composed and there were very few sound effects.

Dracula at Ace Hotel is presented by the LA Opera and features Phillip Glass and Kronos Quartet

Dracula at Ace Hotel is presented by the LA Opera and features Phillip Glass and Kronos Quartet

Legendary composer Philip Glass wrote a new film score in 1998. His music blows the cobwebs off this horror classic and adds depth to the emotional layers of the story.READ MORE


Country, House Parties, Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rental of the Week: Dragonwood Boat House

July 29, 2015 • By

It is Wednesday, which means it is time for yet another Stylish Rental of the Week! Today I’m featuring a boutique boat house rental located near Oakham in Rutland, United Kingdom. The Dragonwood Boat House was designed solely with romance in mind and saw local craftsmen come together with Harlequin interior designers to create a traditional Victorian bolthole with a modern Italian twist. This lakeside home offers luxury self-catering breaks in the most magical of settings.

Vacation Rental of the Week: Dragonwood Board House via Rover at Home

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