French Riviera, La Vie en Rose

The French Riviera has been a quintessential playground for the rich and famous for more than a century. In the late 1800s, wealthy and aristocratic northern Europeans used to flee the harsh winter weather for the balmier climate of the Riviera but it wasn’t until the 1920s when the Cote d’Azur quickly gained popularity as…

A Day In Yountville

By Norah Bradford Yountville is a small town composed of some 3,000 people located in Napa Valley California approximately one hour’s driving time from the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. More importantly Yountville is home to as many Michelin stars as exist in some of the world’s culinary capitals with disproportionately larger populations coupled with the wine scene and natural beauty of the…

Wynn Wonderland

By Norah Bradford Wynn Las Vegas, a two hundred fifteen 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…

A Chic Retreat

By Lisa Loverro If you like immaculate rooms, three outdoor pools with varied temperatures and a hotel that has been referred to as one of the “Sexiest Hotels In America,” then get online and book a room at the beautiful Setai Hotel in South Beach. Be warned, all this sexiness doesn’t come cheap but it’s…

The ORIGINAL Chic and Elegant Ritz Carlton Hotel

By Norah Bradford The Ritz-Carlton Montreal offers its guests a sublime mixture of old and new. The only hotel in Quebec to be granted the CAA/AAA’s prestigious Five Diamond Award, the Ritz-Carlton Montreal has also been named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Best New Hotels and Robb Report’s Top 100 Hotels for 2013. During an extensive $200 million restoration, the building’s façade was preserved…

Hotel Quintessence is Canada’s Best Kept Secret

By Norah Bradford Located at the base of Mont Tremblant and directly on the shore of Lake Tremblant, Hotel Quintessence is an exquisitely located luxury boutique hotel. Sean O’Donnell and Steve Courey, the duo behind this rare gem executed their vision to  create a five star hotel that exudes extravagance while managing to flying under the radar, ensuring unparalleled opulence within an intimate setting.…

Chic Modernity Meets UWS

By Peizhao Sun New York is a beacon. While to each their own interpretation of the glimmer and shine, this sleepless beacon has brought in countless pilgrims for whom the light of New York is the guiding star on the path to urban enlightenment. Rather than the kindness of heart and good intentions, however, boutique…