Sheraton Grand Edinburgh

The last stay on my last-minute European adventure was the Sheraton Grand Edinburgh. While, I’m not usually one for big, chain properties, this hotel was awesome. The staff was so friendly and helpful in answering questions, ordering cars, storing packages, and recommending restos. Apparently, there was also a lovely spa with what looks to be…

Hotel Review: Royal Lancaster London

After my time at The Franklin, I was due to spend a couple days in Dublin. In favor of sleep, not packing up for a quick international flight, and avoiding snowy flight delays, I opted to stay in London. I asked The Franklin about rates for the few extra days and they weren’t quick to…

Hotel Review: The Franklin, London

Hi Loves! Hope everyone had a charming Christmas; I sure did. A full house here, just a few days after returning from ten fantastic days in the UK! The weekend started off with my thirty-fifth (UGH) birthday at the gorgeous, Franklin Hotel in South Kensington. Recently renovated and opened, the hotel was an interior designer’s…

Jimbaran

“I do not stay at the Intercontinental. Everything I got is not a rental.” – Drake Usually a lady after Drake’s advice, if not heart (did you hear he’s been buying up Birkins for his one day wife?? Right here, Drake!), I had to disagree with his Intercontinental mantra. While I previously agreed with Drake,…

353 Degrees North

Our third destination was our splurge of the trip and the one we were both most excited about – the insanely gorgeous, 353 Degrees North. The villa is located on a hill-top of the neighboring island of Nusa Lembongan and it mockingly looks across the sea at Mount Agung, the rude volcano that had been…

Origin Ubud

A few days later we headed toward Ubud via a VERY nauseating ninety minute cab ride. Everyone said Ubud would just charm our pants off; we couldn’t wait. Our hotel, Origin Ubud, was a very nice start to pants charming. Open only for about a year and with just a handful of rooms, it was…

Unscripted, Part Deux

Hi loves! I’m baaccckkk! Apologies for the month-long hiatus, but I was able to make my trip to Bali, for which I am so grateful. (The volcano still hasn’t erupted!) More on that very soon. Prior to that was the biggest work event of the year which was beyond physically and mentally exhausting and prior…

EAST Miami

Welcome to the East…. said in the tune of the old Wyclef song of the same name. With Hurricane Irma looming on the horizon, it’s a little unreal to think back through my mostly sunny weekend in Miami. Having moved away from SoFL a few years ago, when I return to see friends, I pretty…

Stuff I Ate in Durham

Durham’s charming nickname of the Dirty D doesn’t scream food scene. But it is a pretty good one. My gal pal and I ate every meal out in the downtown for two days. Here were the highlights. Friday Night’s Stop: ¬†Pizzeria Toro. Buratta (shocking) and grilled peaches with pine nuts and crispy basil. Ricotta dumplings…

Unscripted Hotel Durham

“Live life unscripted,” the motto of the new Unscripted hotel in Durham, part of the Dream Hotel group. Having enjoyed the pool scene and restaurants many times over in Miami, I was super excited this was moving into the neighborhood. One of my fav travel partners and I decided a staycation was absolutely in order….

Stuff I Ate at Hotel San Cristobal

The Hotel San Cristobal was not only gorgeous, the sunsets spectacular, but the food was overwhelmingly wonderful. So much so that there was a chef party under the moonlight I so desperately wanted to crash. And everyone knows the ruin across the street full of chefs can’t be wrong. First order of business upon arriving…

Hanging Out at Hotel San Cristobal

I spent my three gorgeous days at the Hotel San Cristobal strolling the beach, floating around reading in a pink inner tube, and sitting poolside Shazaming the hell out of a constant bad ass 1970’s surfer vibe playlist. It was true love. Like any tiny design hotel, I didn’t want to leave, so I took…