The Westin Great Southern

Last week I visited the old hometown of Columbus, Ohio. So much has changed – new hotels, restaurants, shops, commons areas. All the things. This meant that the only thing that translated to a work budget was the old nice spot of the Westin Great Southern in downtown Columbus. My colleague and I had hoped…

1 Hotel South Beach

So, I finalllllly had my weekend away at the gorgeous 1 Hotel South Beach. I must say, I visited several times back when it was the Gansevoort, and it is much lovelier now. Rather than take photos of random people in swimwear enjoying the pools, etc., I thought perhaps you could just find some much…

Hotel Crescent Court – Dallas

One more night in Texas! What a fun trip full of bits and pieces of everything high and low. The trip ended on a very high note, at the Hotel Crescent Court. The lobby was just DIVINE. Like could this be my living room? Or someone send me some funky flowers? I mean… And the…

Hotel Saint George – Marfa

Not knowing how’d I’d feel about sleeping in a trailer (which was THE best), I booked my second night at the new hotel in town, Hotel Saint George. I stopped by early in the day hoping for a shower and a snack since both are limited in Marfa. No go. Good thing I didn’t, as…

El Cosmico- Part 2: The Grounds

Approaching El Cosmico, you’ll recognize the place either by the flashing neon arrow alerting you to its parking lot at night, or this more mystical eyeball gate during the day. A charming porter will escort your luggage to your accommodation. Rolling bags don’t work well here on the gravel paths. The lobby is cleverly marked…

El Cosmico- Part 1: Imperial Mansion

The first night in Marfa was a dream come true – a glorious night at El Cosmico, part of the Bunkhouse Group. I’d been wanting to stay here literally as long as I’d heard about it. The real dream was to sleep in a teepee – cool air, wood burning fire, what could possible be…

The Line Austin

The Line Austin is a newly opened crash pad at the corner of South Congress and Cesar Chavez. The location makes a great launching point into downtown or South Congress – so much is walkable from this intersection on the river. The hotel itself is a geometry teacher’s dream. The lobby offered plenty of fun…

Arlo Grey

The first night in Austin was dinner at the ever-so-chic hotel, The Line. Oh yeah. And I stayed there- review coming soon. The restaurant is called Arlo Grey which sounds like a Southern baby name, but is really the concept of top chef winner, Kristen Kish. How chic is the signage? This was the clear…

Grand Hyatt San Antonio

“Her name is Rio and she dances on the saaaannndddd…” Why was this song in my head the whole week I spent in San Antonio? The river here is the San Antonio River, not the Rio Grande. (shrugging lady emoji). Great song. I rolled into West Texas to plan a conference for later this year…

Hôtel Saint-Marc, Paris

Do your hotel requirements include a velvet furniture playground, highly-lacquered honor bar, vast breakfast options, Art Deco accents, and a location in a quiet are of a city in turmoil? Then, let me introduce you to the charming, Hôtel Saint-Marc in the second arrondissement. Green Velvet: The breakfast room was simple, but still instagramable. Teal…

Andaz London

A few weeks ago, mum and I commenced the London portion of our European tour with a stay at the Andaz London- Liverpool Street. We left Paris a day early feeling uncomfortable by about everything going on in that city at the moment. I called Andaz to add a night to the room and they…

The Tides Beach Club

After the longest, most exhausting conference of the year ends (and nearly a year in prep work!) I always need a massive escape for some R&R afterwards. Last year, somehow I hopped on 17 hours worth of flights, 22 hours with a layover in Taiwan and headed to Bali. This year, I rented a rather…