By Karen Loftus As we crossed over the Bosphorus, the strait in Turkey that separates Europe and Asia, we caught the golden sun reflecting on the water. The bridge that we were on looked like The Golden Gate Bridge. Yet, my nearly 14-hour flight on Turkish Air from LA to Istanbul was proof enough that […]
By Lisa Loverro With $10 million renovation and recently added to the Triumph Hotels brand this past winter, the Hotel Chandler is a charming 148-room hotel conveniently located in an area of Manhattan known as the Flatiron district, well within walking distance to some of the city’s major attractions such as the Empire State Building […]
By Beth Landman Pompano Beach Resort and Spa
By Hillary Latos Channel your inner rocker this summer at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. Bringing the spirit of Las Vegas to Tampa, the Seminole Hard Rock Café & Casino earned the coveted AAA 4 Diamond award combining the excitement of a casino and the world class entertainment of rock ‘n […]
By Hillary Latos While most New Yorkers will head to the Hamptons for the long awaited unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day, why not visit the charming Southern barrier islands of the Southeast where quiet placid beaches, world class golf and award winning low country cuisine awaits without the traffic or usual suspects that […]
By Sarah Sekula We hadn’t even gotten out of our Volvo station wagon rental when my sister declared: “This is a Dream World!” With a giddy laugh, I completely agreed.
By Jennifer Pelaez A favorite amongst Roman emperors, the rich and famous, artists, and writers, the picturesque island of Capri continues to be one of the Mediterranean’s most loved destinations. Since the infamous photos of Jacqueline Kennedy stepping out in Capri were shot, its been forever associated with understated chic and timeless elegance.
By Karen Loftus Coined the gateway to the Caribbean by the Brits back in the day, Antigua maintains it’s sexy island allure to this day. The capital city of Saint Johns sees its share of ships, mainly cruise ships today, while English Harbor plays host to jetsetters that prefer to pop in on private yachts […]
By George Wayne “It’s better in the Bahamas,” the catchy advertising lingo goes and when Gwyneth Paltrow and her former husband Chris Martin decided to make their first public appearance since their decision to divorce – and catapult into to the urban lexicon: the term – ‘conscious uncoupling’ on the most important of the ‘’family […]
By Mary Pfeifer Located just off the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers the ultimate vacation for guests of all ages with both an adults only (Heaven) and family friendly resort (Hacienda) experiences.
By Lisa Loverro Mexico lovers take note! There’s more to this beautiful country than beaches and guacamole. And, yes, while those quintessentially Mexican vacations are a great way to unwind and chill out, the Spanish Colonial cities in the interior of this beautiful country are filled with culture and exciting history.
By Bob & Sandy Nesoff New Yorkers do things with a passion. They work hard and they play hard. And when they play, they want a quality experience, reasonable cost and easy traveling times. More and more New Yorkers are finding the Jersey Shore (say it like a New Jersey native…”Down the shore…”) where there […]
By Rory Winston Apex, summit, zenith… it’s difficult to avoid allusions to altitude when referring to outstanding events. Whether it’s the ‘highpoint’ of a journey or the ‘peak’ of one’s career, excellence is something that hangs perpetually overhead. We scale grand heights, live with our heads in the clouds, and – after a lifetime of […]
By Rory Winston Without warning, the baritone voice had gone off in my head: “From the People who brought you Cannes Jury Prize winner, Queen Margot, and the Academy Award winner A Man and a Woman, comes an all new rollicking adventure for cinephiles and travelers alike: Sebastopol 123. With a cast of thousands, this […]
By Rory Winston “Come meet me in the sky”, sings Lily Allen in her recent hit single Air Balloon – an escapist anthem that asks us to enter an alternate universe in which ‘monkeys run off from zoos’ and ‘ceilings turn into floors’. Reveling in a host of exotic images, the song entreats us to […]
By Rory Winston ‘Luxurious?’ Not in that typically gauche way. ‘Opulent?’ –Wrong track; nothing vainglorious. ‘Posh?’ Well, for a five star hotel with the finest design and amenities it’s actually more friendly than snobby. Elite…? Yes, certainly; but not in that trying-hard-to-make-an-impression kind of way – nothing parvenu about it.
By Rory Winston Ensconced within a muted realm of marble busts and ivory floors, one can still hear the faint sound of muffled tittering and languid sighs. Perhaps, Philippe the First is at it again – still wandering down a nearby corridor in a lady’s dress while watching Antoine Coypel redecorate his palace; or, perhaps, […]
By Norah Bradford Wynn Las Vegas, a sixty four acre resort in Las Vegas, is known for luxury and distinctiveness in all the small details that make guests’ stays memorable. It is among the world’s most luxurious resorts. Built on the site of the Desert Inn (where Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Cher, Barry Manilow […]
By Hillary Latos At the intersection of Los Angeles’ most fashionable neighborhoods- West Hollywood and Beverly Hills sits the Sofitel LA that embodies the chic spirit of France in the middle of Los Angeles. Upon entering the sleek lobby you’re immediately enveloped in the French vibe of the décor.
By Norah Bradford London’s Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is a luxury hotel in the beautiful Knightsbridge neighborhood overlooking Hyde Park. Widely renowned as one of the world’s most celebrated hotels, it features world-class accommodations, extremely knowledgeable concierge staff, and extraordinary dining.
By Lisa Loverro Barefoot elegance, quiet sophistication and unpretentious luxury are just a few words that could describe The Somerset Resort on Grace Bay beach in Turks and Caicos. It’s one of the most upscale beachfront properties along a strip of beach that has come to be known as one of the best beaches in […]
By Norah Bradford Though Paris is home to many fabulous hotels, Hotel de Vendome’s charming and convenient location make it a standout choice for visitors to the City of Lights. This exclusive boutique hotel perfectly embodies the notion of Parisian chic. Located in the heart of Paris’s most fashionable district at 1 Place Vendome, this […]
By Charles-Edouard Catherine When I started dating the woman that would become my wife, it was difficult to explain where I was from. In France, there is a little piece of Celtic land, looking at the ocean, filled with legends and mediocre soccer teams.
By Rory Winston The renowned Singaporean poet Alvin Pang once described the half-fish half-lion national mascot, Merlion in the following way: “Even though there are more websites on you than verses, even though you evoke cameras more than pride, postcards more than praise, still you seem to have a face poets love to woo.”