Category | Hotels

The Maidstone Inn – East Hampton

Posted on 27 October 2013

Upon arrival at c/o The Maidstone it is hard to escape the glorious impression of the luxury Scandinavian décor. The imagination and immaculately conceived color scheme lend to the venue an electric atmosphere, the same attention to detail is exuded by the charming staff. Integral to The Maidstone’s appeal, is the manner in which every […]


Crosby Street New York

Posted on 14 October 2013

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” The White Queen- Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There If Alice fell down the rabbit hole and landed in a luxury hotel, she’d end up at the Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo (SOuth of HOuston St.). An eclectic mix of […]


The Kimberly Hotel – Midtown

Posted on 05 October 2013

On a recent trip to New York City, we had the pleasure of staying at the Kimberly Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Manhattan.  It has recently made Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2013. I’ve always preferred boutique over large corporate chain hotels because I love to appreciate the beauty and character […]


The Paramount Hotel – NYC

Posted on 27 August 2013

Paramount Hotel, is one of the coolest Midtown Manhattan hotels where I’ve stayed so far. Times Square can be tricky if you are looking for a tasteful place, but with Paramount you just need to step inside to understand you are in a special hotel. The atmosphere of the lobby is romantic, grown-up and very […]


The London – NYC

Posted on 15 June 2013

The London NYC Hotel offers luxury, all-suite accommodations right in the heart of Manhattan. Located just over a few blocks from Grand Central Station, the hotel caters to experienced business and leisure travelers. Whether you are in New York for an event at Madison Square Garden or need convenient access to the United Nations, Chrysler […]


Korakia Pensione – Palm Springs

Posted on 25 March 2013

Voted as “one of the sexiest hotels in America” by the New York Times, it’s easy to see why this tucked away little retreat in the desert lives up to its title. Not only does Korakia Pensione live up to its prestigious title, they also work tirelessly to maintain it. The property is run with […]


STAY – Copenhagen

Posted on 12 March 2013

Photographer Emanuele D’Angelo of Livin Cool recently stayed at “STAY” in Copenhagen and shot Danish model Cecilie


Hotel St. Paul – Paris

Posted on 12 March 2013

Hotel St Paul in Paris is located in the center of St Germain. It a short two minute walk from the Metro station Odeon (line 4) and two minutes from the famous and beautiful Luxembourg gardens. I spent two lovely nights in this lovely hotel. I stayed in two different rooms, the first one was […]


Hotel Bel Air – Los Angeles

Posted on 18 December 2012

Tucked away in the City of Angels is a place you’ve been dying to try for years. Friends, families, acquaintances, colleagues, you name it – basically anyone who has been here before will attest to Hotel Bel-Air’s irresistible charm. So you were itching to step inside as soon as it reopened its doors in 2011. […]


Riva Lofts – Florence

Posted on 20 November 2012

I had the great pleasure of staying a night just south of the Arno River at Florence, Italy’s Riva Lofts. These posh, modern lofts were renovated from a nineteenth century factory and are a great place to spend your next vacation in Florence. I checked into the Riva Lofts and a very nice hotel clerk […]

The Canyon Suites – Phoenix

Posted on 18 November 2012

Entering the lobby of The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, your personal Canyon Ambassador greets you and your tension melts away. Surrounded by translucent Italian marble, Chinese maple furniture, and floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s impossible to not be relaxed. Spend your days golfing at The Phoenician’s 27-hole championship facility, comprised of three nines, each named for […]


Grand Hotel Villa Cora – Florence

Posted on 17 November 2012

In Florence, Italy I had the great pleasure to stay two nights at the Grand Hotel Villa Cora. This amazing five star hotel is a mansion from the nineteenth century which was home to an Italian princess and baron at one time. If you want to live like royalty in Florence, then I definitely recommend […]

South Place Hotel – London

Posted on 13 November 2012

London natives always seem to bristle at overcast skies. I guess being a former desert dweller from Arizona I will always associate clouds with relief.  So when driving up to London after a short trip to Brighton, the GPS told me I had 100 plus Kilometer’s to drive I took a certain comfort in having […]


The Palladio Hotel & Spa – Venice

Posted on 10 November 2012

The Palladio Hotel and Spa of the Bauer Hotel group in Venice is on the island of Giudecca just across from San Marco. It faces St. Mark’ s Square and has some amazing views of Venice during the day and in the evening. This five star hotel is the exclusive way to vacation in Venice. […]


The Halkin Hotel – London

Posted on 03 November 2012

As I walked into the lobby, one thought kept repeating in my head, “please don’t recognize me, please don’t recognize me”. I just wanted to check into my room and keep a low profile. A few steps from the door and I can tell the concierge reads my blog and wants to get at me. […]