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Mirrored Horse // Las Vegas
By January 30, 2017
 Mirrored Horse // Las Vegas travel photos travel hotel
High impact lobby art: silver and gold glam at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
A Room with a View // Las Vegas
By January 16, 2017
 A Room with a View // Las Vegas travel photos travel hotel
55 floors up! (at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)
Stepping Inside a Chandelier // Las Vegas
By January 7, 2017
 Stepping Inside a Chandelier // Las Vegas travel photos travel hotel design
The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

I love chandeliers! I’ve got one in almost every room in my house. So naturally, I loved The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. Stepping into this bar is like walking through one giant, glamorous, sparkly chandelier.

 Stepping Inside a Chandelier // Las Vegas travel photos travel hotel design
 Stepping Inside a Chandelier // Las Vegas travel photos travel hotel design
Zurich, Switzerland City Guide
By January 14, 2014
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Zurich is a really cool city. This was my second time here, although the last time was 15 years ago, and only for a day. (Definitely not enough time to do the city justice.) Not surprisingly, this time around I found the city to be completely different from what I remembered. Grand and bustling, Zurich has all the trimmings of a financial powerhouse capital for sure, but also has quiet old town streets that feel a million miles away from all that. The train station is one of Europe’s grandest, filled with modern art on the inside and classical European architecture on the outside. Leading off from the station is Bahnhoff Straße, the grand street that runs into the heart of town.

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Old town.
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Art installation in the Zurich train station.

Top Hotel of 2013: The Dorchester, London
By December 27, 2013
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Afternoon tea at The Dorchester, London.

The Dorchester is in a class of its own. One of the best hotels in all of Europe, this five-star hotel in the heart of London’s Mayfair district overlooks Hyde Park, and is the perfect destination for an extra special occasion, or just an ultra luxury retreat. Read on to find out why The Dorchester has earned our vote as 2013’s #1 hotel in the world.

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The Promenade at The Dorchester.

Destination Fiji: A Rainforest Retreat in Savu Savu
By November 26, 2013
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Savu Savu.

The flight to Fiji aboard Fiji Airways was a relatively quick 10 hour jaunt across the Pacific Ocean from Los Angeles. We landed at Nadi (pronounced Nandi) around 5 a.m. when it was still dark out. As we de-planed, the sun began to rise, and I began to adjust to the warm, tropical humidity seeping in all around me. All of us bleary eyed travelers were greeted by a welcome trio dressed in tropical shirts and leis, strumming their guitars and singing cheerfully while shouting “Bula!” (hello in Fijian) in between songs.

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Getting a banana leaf body wrap at the rainforest spa in Savu Savu.

Bay Area Weekend Retreat: Luxury in the Country at the Farmhouse Inn
By September 16, 2013
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Barn-house guest room.

With so many great wineries surrounding the Bay Area, travelers to San Francisco will definitely want to find their way out to wine country. But where to start? Napa? Sonoma? Calistoga? We discovered the perfect weekend retreat in northern Sonoma County: The Farmhouse Inn.

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Pool entrance.

A Pair of Trendsetting Edinburgh Restaurants for Foodies
By August 21, 2013
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Shetland mussels at Blackwood’s.

Blackwood’s Bar & Grill at Nira Caledonia

Nira Caledonia translates roughly to ‘Pure Scotland’ in Latin. Set in the new town district of Edinburgh in a classic Georgian building, this boutique hotel is a stylish retreat a world apart from other Scottish hotels, blending chic design elements with luxurious comfort. With rich textures, fancy wallpapers, and metallic highlights throughout, this hotel is a stylish find that also happens to offer a world-class restaurant filled with delicious specialties from Chef David Scott’s inventive hands.

London Culinary Vacations: Stylish Hotels for Foodies
By August 7, 2013
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Afternoon tea at The Dorchester, London.

London is filled with an overwhelming array of hotels. When planning a visit, where do you even begin to look? Foodies visiting the English capital will want to take note of the following hotels, which combine comfort, luxury, and show-stopping style with some of the city’s finest gourmet cuisine.

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The Promenade at The Dorchester.

The Toren: Amsterdam’s House of Style and Glamour
By August 1, 2013
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Amsterdam is a quirky city where plenty of off-beat design touches flourish. Among the dangerously crooked houses you’ll find eccentric boutique shops, artistic graffiti, and bursts of bright orange, the unofficial national color. You’ll also discover plenty of stylish and design-centric hotels across the city, one of the most intriguing being The Toren.

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