Thompson Toronto

After a few days in Mexico, I stopped home, swapped suitcases and headed to Toronto for two (very long) weeks. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see my bed before. Or cook. Or nap. Or read. Or anything at my house (except unpack). I spent a chunk of my time at the…

Unico 20 87

Recently, I returned from a long weekend at the beautiful, new-ish, all-inclusive resort, Unico 20 87.  I must admit, I wasn’t jazzed about the idea of going to Mexico. While I LOVE Mexico, there have just been so many murders and whatnot, I thought the Caribbean seemed like the more logical option. Also, I’m never…

Principal George Street

Time to head back up to Edinburgh! This round, I test drove the lovely Principal George Street. Around since the 1700’s (!!), the hotel recently received a face lift and was lauded by Conde Nast as the spot to stay in Edinburgh. It’s among some great restaurants, bars, and shopping in New Town. Obvious choice!…

Eat the Mondrian London

Throughout my weekend at the Mondrian London, I managed to sneak in a meal or drink at all three of their charming establishments. Free breakfast (with a view of the Thames!) is always a bonus. The pretty lattes were delivered quickly from the yellow submarine bar to table. The breakfast was a buffet that was…

Mondrian London

You guys! I am getting old! It takes me a serious moment to recover from a long trip these days. I’ve been home a week and just today did the laundry from my trip. I’m finally back to buying vegetables, exercising, and writing to you gorgeous people. So, let me begin by telling you about…

Posh Edinburgh

What’s there to do in Edinburgh when you’re stuck in the city, no public transport, shops open, many open restaurants, and you are banned from the office? Walk around the city, take photos of the snow and warm up with drink breaks at posh establishments, because hotels never close. First up, The Balmoral hotel. Rates…

Epicurean & Cucina

But what are you eating besides the minibar wine and crisps, you ask? Easy, well I’ve been here for ages so all sorts of things, but sticking around the hotel also proved lovely. The hotel bar, Epicurean, is staffed by lots of lovely folks and a killer cocktail menu. Stairway to heaven. Again, love that…

G&V Royal Mile Hotel

I arrived at the charming G&V Royal Mile Hotel (formerly Missoni Hotel) on Tuesday for three nights and two packed days of meetings. Plans never go as expected, so instead I opted for a weak half day of meetings and five nights at the hotel. Well, it’s what Jack Frost opted for, anyway. Edinburgh has…

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,…