Grand Hotel Tremezzo & T Beach

Grand Hotel Tremezzo holds such a special place in my heart after spending several afternoons and evenings there a few years ago. While I was just staying down the road, the hotel was such a fun mix of high-end hospitality and whimsy that I absolutely could not resist it. I was so grateful that T…

Hotel Bazzoni- Tremezzo

Another day, another chance to check out a new hotel! Since Grand Hotel Tremezzo was not in the (credit) cards for this trip, we checked into the Hotel Bazzoni, just a skip across the dock at Tremezzo. It’s also directly on a (car-sickening) bus route back to Como. We were kindly able to check-in early…

NYX Milano

On the quest for an inexpensive crash pad the night before a train trip out of Milan, I met my friend at the cheap and cheerful NYX Milano. Service was top notch, the locale was just across from Milano Centrale, and brekky was included. What more could you ask for for a few hours rest?…

Vertigo Urban Bar- Milan

The main hotel restaurant of the Milano Verticale Hotel was aptly named Vertigo…despite it being on the ground level among the hotel’s beautiful urban courtyard. Upon arriving at the hotel, I quickly changed clothes for the perfect spring day and sat down with my back towards all of the extremely chic business folk to focus…

Milano Verticale- UNA Esperienze- Milan

How to aptly describe the feeling of and starting a long term medical leave from work? A sabbatical if you will… Well, if you’re me, you have to punctuate the moment with a trip. In all honestly, I’d planned this vacation before I even knew I’d be going out, so it was the perfect line…

Hotel Le Bellechasse- Paris

What’s a lady to do when she’s halfway through chemo and doesn’t know how she’s going to feel? Book a last minute trip to Paris is the right answer. Tell no one so it’s only yours. Pre-book art exhibits, but not dinners and just see what happens- an uncertain adventure for an uncertain time, but…

Hotel Art Deco Montana- Lucerne

Last year I spent a truly phenomenal long weekend at the Hotel Art Deco Montana in Lucerne. Recently, I needed a wee getaway for one and decided to return and hopefully have the same repeat experience. Last round I enjoyed an incredible room and bathroom, huge terrace, nightly turn down service including local treats of…

Cheval, The Edinburgh Grand

A few years ago, I made The Edinburgh Grand my homebase for a quick work trip. I fell hard for the aesthetic, enormous terrace, and fun restaurant and bars of the property. Fast forward….Covid…and I was back in the UK for work. I was elated to find that The Edinburgh Grand picked up an extra…

Il Pampero- London

One of the key reasons that I chose The Hari Hotel for my birthday and Thanksgiving combo celebration was the glorious photos from their Il Pampero restaurant- their IG is absolutely drool-worthy. Solo travel is great, but sometimes at the end of a day walking ten miles, literally, traversing a vast city like London in…

The Hari- London

The Hari London was certainly a splurge long weekend- perfect to celebrate both Thanksgiving and an early birthday after a truly hellish work month. I’d booked this back in April to pair with an art exhibition that I’d bought tickets for the same weekend. So in short, seven months of anticipation for this trip and…

Nomad Hotel- Basel

Last weekend was a low key one, ripe for adventure. While I’d previously spent a several weeks in Basel during a brutal heatwave and even more brutal conference, I’d bookmarked the art scene and vowed to return. I try to keep my promises so I did just that, staying at the very cool Nomad hotel,…

Edinburgh: Motel One- Princes Street

Finally, I found myself back in lovely Edinburgh after nearly two years thanks to Covid. The break certainly made me appreciate the UK and how I don’t want to ever be apart this long again. I can co with a lot of breakups, but not this one, please. Booking just a few days prior to…