Archive | March, 2011

Mama Shelter – Paris

Posted on 29 March 2011

The Mama Shelter is one of the hidden gems nestled in a less traveled area of paris. This get away is a new concept boutique hotel conceived as a project by STARK, and it covers all the bases from convenience to comfort. From the outside the Mama Shelter looks like a modern cubist’s dream, steel […]

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Compose – Tribeca

Posted on 27 March 2011

The quiet block of Worth Street just found a reason to have people talking:  Compose is the Tribeca’s new hidden gem for a tasty and tasteful cocktail and culinary experience.  As you penetrate the discreet entrance of the chic and jazzy, intimate establishment you are instantly struck by the prominent and inviting curved bar, the […]

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Bar Boulud at Mandarin Oriental – London

Posted on 23 March 2011

Celebrated chef Daniel Boulud has finally brought his take on French cuisine to the UK. Bar Boulud, London, a new French bistro and wine bar located in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, opened in May offers guests a full menu, inspired design and extensive wine list. The restaurant design, conceived by Adam Tihany, aims for […]

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Responsible Beauty – Josie Maran Cosemetics

Posted on 22 March 2011

Don’t hate her because she’s beautiful! And NO, she wasn’t born that way. She believes in balance. She believes that doing the right thing can be glamorous. She believes in beauty without the baggage. Pack up the carcinogens, mutagens, and reproductive toxins that could be in your current cosmetics and make room for Josie Maran […]

Oh Jonathan!

Posted on 21 March 2011

“See the water and feel the steam, as it’s winding around you and me, Feeling dirty and feeling clean, in the center of our fantasy”… Somehow I don’t think our fantasy included skin-damaging chemicals and hair-stripping metals. Or did yours? Mine didn’t. If yours did you can just get out of the shower right now, […]

Andaz Liverpool Street – London

Posted on 21 March 2011

The Andaz lives up to its reputation tenfold on Liverpool Street in London. Their comfortable, easy service makes for a seamless check-in, add to that a drink and a snack…doesn’t get better. I love that Andaz keeps their lobby stocked with complimentary tea, coffee, snacks, and cocktails. Serious kudos. It’s a short jaunt from the […]

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The 5th Floor Bar & Perrier-Jouët – London

Posted on 20 March 2011

What better way to commemorate the passing of winter than enjoying Perrier-Jouët with pleasant company as the sun sets on the ending of short days? Thankfully, the 5th Floor bar at Harvey Nichols shared my sentiment and so I was delighted to arrive at the Cuvée Belle Époque Champagne bottle inspired bar and see that the […]

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D*Face at Corey Helford Gallery – Los Angeles

Posted on 19 March 2011

On April 9, internationally-celebrated UK street artist D*Face will make his distinguished mark from the walls of Corey Helford Gallery to the streets of Hollywood with the debut of his newest exhibition of works, “Going Nowhere Fast.” One of the most prolific contemporary urban artists of his generation, D*Face has created works for a variety […]

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Perfect Visit – Amsterdam

Posted on 19 March 2011

“Picture yourself in a boat on a river, With tangerine trees and marmalade skies….”

We stayed in the most beautiful apartment in the center of Amsterdam, The Johannes Vermeer [...]

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Rail Europe – London to Bath

Posted on 16 March 2011

Train travel in England or anywhere in Europe for that matter can be an exciting adventure, especially for those who want to enjoy the country-side. Trains run via the UK’s First Great Western trains as well as Virgin Trains and a few other options, but the most efficient way to book is through Rail Europe. […]

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Cannizaro House – Wimbledon

Posted on 16 March 2011

Through all the traveling I have done in my life I have never fallen prey to the allure of resorts or “off the beaten” path luxury hotels. They often struck me as bourgeois playground getaways for toffs and the elderly who wanted to leave home and never encounter the city they are visiting.  My opinion […]

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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park – London

Posted on 12 March 2011

Nestled on the North side of Camelback Mountain with breathtaking panaramic views of paradise valley and beyond rests the Sanctuary Spa. The setting is a fusion of modern architecture and Asian inspired zen elements. I knew I had found my way to this boutique hotel’s secluded spa when I spotted some very tall bamboo accentuating […]

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Fox & Anchor – London

Posted on 09 March 2011

The mantra at the Fox & Anchor is: “Hops & Chops, Cuvees & Duvets” and it delivers this exactly:  a multitasking tavern under an Inn in the heart of Clerkenwell, in the center of London. This gastro-pub combined with an Inn is a beauty of a place! With live music, an amazing menu (I had […]

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130 Queens Gate – London

Posted on 02 March 2011

130 Queens Gate Apartments in Kensington, is nestled amongst some of London’s finest locales, such as Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall, The Natural History Museum, the Royal College of Art, and Harrod’s, to name just a few. It’s a beautifully refurbished 1870′s building, with 50 modern luxury apartments equipped with all the modern conveniences, like […]

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