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Hotels, Interiors, Unique Stays

Tour a Minimalist Luxury Hotel in the Desert (24 Photos)

February 11, 2016 • By

Let’s take a trip to Canyon Point, Utah, just so we can stay in this unique luxury hotel!

Looking for a Vacation Rental in the Desert? Tour this Hideaway Vacation Rental in the Utah Desert and get ready to pack your bags! #couplesgetaway #valentinesday #romanticgetaway

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 could you want for a romantic getaway?

Step inside the thick adobe walls for a tour…


Hotels, House Parties, Interiors

Tour this Luscious London Micro Hotel

January 13, 2016 • By

Today’s stylish vacation rental is actually a tiny, two-guestroom hotel called 40 Winks.

(My dad used to always say he was going to catch 40 winks, just as he would lie down on the sofa for a nap…)

This lovely house was built in 1717, so it’s almost 300 years old. It’s quirky, eccentric and playfully glamorous. The kitchen is completely over the top!

Scroll down to see more of this dramatic space…

Take a tour of this United Kingdom Vacation Rental with a Theatrical Vibe - 40 Winks. Grace, glamour, art, and design can be found here - so magical!


Accommodations, Hotel Reviews, Hotels

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.



City, Hotels

Lebron James is Going to Cleveland, and All I Got Was This Fabulous Hotel

July 11, 2014 • By

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 Global Cleveland, the city’s economic development agency, showed that more people move from NYC to Cleveland, than vice versa, for instance.

As a constant traveler, I can say I’ve been to Cleveland.  In fact, Mr. H and I had a fabulous time at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the second leg of our Progressive Road Trip.READ MORE

City, Hotels

Hotel Review: Row NYC

May 28, 2014 • By

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 the streets, handing out fliers for tours and shows.  Getting through the revolving doors and past the crowd on the sidewalk is a daily challenge when you stay in this area.  But Surtex had made Row NYC one of the preferred hotels, and that meant there was nearby shuttle service back and forth to the show every day, and the price was right.READ MORE

Art & Design, City, Destinations, Hotels, Interiors

Is This The World’s First Non-Profit Hotel?

April 29, 2014 • By

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 onto the courtyard, and we chose a table outside. The weather was as perfect as you’d expect in a Florida resort town.