While most people base themselves in Lisbon when visiting Portugal, nearby Sintra, once the summer ...
Vienna is a city that oozes opulence and luxury– from the grand opera house, to ...
The Ultimate in Smart Luxury: a Castle Hotel in Chianti Have you ever fantasized about ...
To be honest I reserved our stay at the Juniper Hotel looking for the closest lodging to our downhill ski destination in Banff National Park. Located down the road from Mount Norquay, the prospect of crawling into the Juniper Hotel’s outdoor hot tub following a day on the ski slopes, after using leg muscles long […]
The minute you step into the circus that is Tickets, you know you’re in for a ride. El Bulli is no more so those craving the delights of the Adria brothers must venture into Barcelona to find sustenance. I had read about Tickets four years before as it was about to open and had wanted […]
I recently had an incredible stay at the five-star Stanhope Hotel in Brussels. The Stanhope had all the luxury touches I love– dreamy beds and fluffy pillows, a decadent breakfast, and central location– but with the added bonus of an elegant historical setting and top-notch personal service. The Stanhope’s Hotel Lobby and Service The Stanhope […]
At my recent massage at the Viceroy Hotel in the Rivieria Maya, all the stars were in alignment. I had finally found the perfect massage– deep and effective, yet magically pain-free, in a luxurious, calming setting (I can still feel the cool breezes gently blowing over me.) The setting: The Viceroy massage was held outdoors […]
I’ve visited Mexico’s stunning Riviera Maya coast several times, but had never been to a Riviera Maya beach club before. In fact, prior to my most recent visit, I never even knew that there were any beach clubs along the Riviera Maya– I’d assumed these type of luxuries could only be found in places like […]
While most people base themselves in Lisbon when visiting Portugal, nearby Sintra, once the summer home of kings and aristocrats, is a more relaxed alternative to the busy city. Sintra is close enough to Lisbon– a quick thirty minutes via taxi– that it’s easy to pop into Lisbon for dinner, but come back home to […]
Vienna is a city that oozes opulence and luxury– from the grand opera house, to the lipizzaner stallions to the Schonbrunn palace. We’ve set out the perfect itinerary for a smart luxe day in Vienna. 1. Start the Day with a Decadant Luxury: Cake for Breakfast Start your smart luxe day off right with breakfast in […]
The Ultimate in Smart Luxury: a Castle Hotel in Chianti Have you ever fantasized about staying in the Italian countryside in one of those stunning hill towns? When we researched some of the hill town accommodations options in the breathtaking Chianti and Tuscany regions, we found some incredible options. But then a friend tipped us […]