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Stepping Inside a Chandelier // Las Vegas
By January 7, 2017
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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
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.

Budapest, Hungary: A Guide to the City on the Danube
By October 24, 2013
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The Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest.

Budapest, Then

Budapest, Hungary—take two. My train rolled into this magical city, known locally as Budapesht, for the second time in 15 years. The Hungarian capital, divided by the Danube river into the districts of Buda and Pest, was as picturesque as I remembered it from decades ago, although the city itself had undergone major changes since my initial visit. Back then, I remembered a quality of darkness—both in spirit and physical appearance. Buildings were stained black. The city was a bit rough around the edges—a little bit seedy you could say—and there was a certain heaviness of spirit in the air. It was also winter, with fleeting hours of daylight and a frigid bite in the air. The impression was very much one of recovery from the aftermath of soviet occupation.

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Hungarian parliament.

3 Standout Afternoon Tea Spots Making a Splash in London
By October 14, 2013
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Afternoon tea at Dorset Square Hotel.

London is filled with magnificent places to enjoy afternoon tea. Join us as we explore 3 standout spots in the city:

Dorset Square Hotel

The Potting Shed Bar & Restaurant at Dorset Square Hotel features an airy glass ceiling that fills the restaurant with natural light while the playful interior design lends an elegant, modern style. Afternoon tea here is particularly lovely, with tea served in beautiful floral dish-ware. Starting at £19.50 per person, you get scones with homemade jam and clotted cream accompanied by sweets like lemon tarts, carrot cake, and chocolate fruit-infused brownies. The finger sandwiches are creative as well, featuring tiger prawns, rare roast beef with horseradish crème fraiche, smoked trout with cucumber and lemon, and my personal favorite: truffled egg and cress.

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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 Week in Bavaria Part 1: Munich
By August 27, 2013
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Inside a Bavarian beer hall.

Bavaria is my absolute favorite part of Germany. It’s iconic, friendly,  flowing with great beer, and filled with incredible fairytale castles. A week in Bavaria will give you enough time to explore the dynamic city of Munich, then head south to one of Germany’s most picturesque regions for some castle hopping.

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Munich city skyline in winter.

Munich City Guide

Munich is a beautiful city, filled with history and culture. Although Munich is quite a big city with a population close to 1.5 million, it still manages to retain a bit of a small town vibe. The city brims with festive beer halls, some of the country’s best shopping, and feels like the friendliest place in Germany. It’s got imperial palaces, crown jewels, modern art, and grand pedestrian boulevards. Munich is a true cultural powerhouse, with enough sights to easily fill a few days.

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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Discovering Luxembourg Part 2: The Moselle Valley Wine Region
By July 25, 2013
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The Moselle Valley, or “D’Musel” as it is affectionately known as in Luxembourg, is one of Europe’s most celebrated wine regions. It’s also a great jumping off point for a multi-country wine tour since the Moselle Valley spans 3 countries: Luxembourg, Germany, and France. Within Luxembourg, the Moselle Valley makes up the heart of the country’s wine industry. Connoisseurs of white wines will find bliss in the string of tiny towns that make up the Moselle Valley, where small family vineyards specialize in whites like Crémant, Riesling, Auxerrois, and Pinot Gris.

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