As you guys probably know, we recently took a trip to Lake Tahoe a couple of weekends ago and it was such a nice little getaway. We had the opportunity to stay at The Landing Lake Tahoe and it was just the relaxing trip we needed.
Taking your first trip to Wine Country? I wanted to share some of my favorite spots with you to help you navigate. I've sat down to write this a million times but something always came up. So here it is... ever-changing and they need our business more than ever.
Napa/Sonoma has a very special place in my heart. My husband and I would head that way when living in SF almost every chance we got. I would drink and he would eat, it was a win-win. We spent lots of special occasions in this magical place and we definitely know our way around.
As you guys may know, we recently traveled to Hawaii and had the opportunity to stay at Waikiki Parc. It’s such a beautiful and relaxing hotel and everything about our stay was so perfect. The hardest part about our stay was deciding when to go out and explore and when to stay and enjoy everything the hotel had to offer.
I recently had the opportunity to stay at the Hilton Sedona Resort Bell Rock and you guys, it was SO amazing! Our entire stay was absolutely nothing short of dreamy. It’s incredible how relaxing and peaceful the resort is. It’s nestled right in the middle of Sedona’s infamous red rock mountains so no matter where you are within the resort, the view is spectacular.
I recently took a road trip out to Southern California where my best friend and I had the opportunity to have a girls weekend at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey.
The luxury waterfront location was all sorts of dreamy.
With a bright and airy ambiance and stunning coastal views, we were able to soak in all of the California sunshine and sea breeze.
Our stay was the perfect mix of play and relaxation.
Marina Del Rey offers all sorts of activities and entertainment throughout the city.
With tons of water front restaurants and shops to stroll around in Fisherman’s village nearby, or if you love to be active you can do anything from paddle boarding to a sunset cruise on the bay.
The Ritz offers plenty of amazing amenities throughout the hotel for your stay.
You can enjoy lounging by LA’s only waterfront pool destination at the cabanas. Or relax and refresh yourself with a day of serenity enjoying a massage or facial treatment in the 7,000 square foot spa.
The hotel offers over 300 rooms and suites each including private balconies with insane views of the ocean and city.
The interior of the suites had a refreshing coastal themed ambiance. With gorgeous bathrooms that had all the perfect lighting and marble décor a girl could dream of.
The hotel also offers pet friendly accommodations as well as a wonderful fitness center equipped with eucalyptus steam rooms.
We had an exquisite experience at the Marina Del Rey Club Level located on the eleventh floor with breathtaking ocean views and an exclusive hotel experience within the hotel. With personalized services, the suites and Club lounge offer a relaxing luxury to your stay.
The Club Level cuisine and cocktail experience was a first class experience and was enough reason in itself to choose the Club Level.
The restaurant terrace within the hotel features Cast and Plow encompassing a coastal theme and offering a true California cuisine that can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors around balcony fire pit lounges.
We enjoyed each unique dining experience there with the variety of farm fresh dishes and handcrafted cocktails.
With community inspired plates incorporating local Southern California culture through the supply of local wineries, farmers and fisherman.
This beachfront destination is perfect for anytime of the year, with the holidays coming up it can be the perfect California Beach getaway to relax and refresh before the new year.
Being located minutes away from LAX, Beverly Hills and many of LA’s popular beaches you are in a prime location and can enjoy all of the luxuries the Ritz Carlton of Marina Del Rey can offer.
The W Hotels always have the best vibes, interior décor, and amenities, but the modern feel to the W Seattle Hotel was all sorts of amazing. They made me and my little man feel right at home from the very beginning. Even though he was all out of sorts because he's not necessarily a "city dog"... he found comfort in our cozy room!
The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Seattle with gorgeous views of the city, and in walking distance to restaurants, Seattle parks, and entertainment you can walk to just about anything your heart desires.
The building itself feels like a piece of art with their most recent renovations, the culture of the city is brought to life within the hotel.
Although, the amenities don’t end with the beautiful interior décor. There are a variety of suite options, access to 24 hour room service, a fully equipped gym, and full pet amenities.
Hemingway was a happy guy here on his stay with us at this swanky location! He was extra happy that he got to enjoy time with us in the living room area where we could have drinks and bites and have him with us.
The W Seattle has a wonderful scene within the hotel as well in their lounge and bar called the Living Room, which has a modern swanky vibe.
They also have an award-winning restaurant, Trace, which offers a variety of delicious seasonal dishes.
With all sorts of amazing accommodations at the W Seattle you will feel refreshed by the mix of relaxation and culture of the Seattle scene that you can enjoy at your stay at the W Seattle.
We can't wait to visit this beautiful location again!
I recently had the opportunity to stay at Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington. Willows Lodge is truly such an amazing and magical place and the property is so beautiful. It’s located on five lush acres that border the Sammamish River in West Washington’s wine country. Willows Lodge makes every effort to be the most relaxing getaway. Each guest room and suite has a gorgeous fireplace and soaking tub designed for two and the exterior of the lodge is so green and beautiful.
As you guys probably already know, I am ALWAYS traveling. I love getting to see places
and experience new things, but I also love having all my essentials with me so I can feel at
home even when I’m away. Thankfully, I recently found a luggage company who values these
things as well! Away Luggage believes that your suitcase should act as your home away from
A few weeks ago I packed my little family up and made the little trek from Phoenix to LA in hopes of escaping the heat. We love LA. Mostly because it's where we met back in 2010 and also where we lived during our peak party years. Lots of memories from that time and friends that are family to this day.
I recently partnered with BumbleBFF and Mountain Shadows Resort to host a girl’s staycation in Paradise Valley, Arizona. As part of the Staycation, Mountain Shadows Resort hosted us for dinner at their premier resort restaurant, Hearth ‘61. Hearth ‘61 offers fine dining and a full bar within the most relaxing atmosphere. Dining there was such an amazing experience! The restaurant has amazing mountainside views, as well as views of the resort’s pool. The kitchen is open so guests are welcomed and encouraged to observe their food being prepared with fresh ingredients and time-honored cooking styles.
Next time you vacay in Palm Springs you HAVE to visit Avalon Hotel’s restaurant, Chi Chi! I recently had the pleasure of dining there and it was the best! Everything about Chi Chi is perfect. First of all, the general atmosphere in the restaurant is so cute. Everything is bright and white, and it has such a calming vibe. Chi Chi has the cutest bar and the drink selection is so extensive. They definitely have whatever you’re in the mood for.
Who doesn’t love a good staycation?? I know I do, and Hotel Valley Ho knows how to do it right! Hotel Valley Ho is mid-century modern and contemporary hotel located in Downtown Scottsdale, Arizona. It is such an interesting hotel because of its unique architectural design and historical roots. John B. Mills, Robert Foehl and his wife Evelyn, opened the hotel way back in 1956 and built the hotel with the belief that “the important thing is to make your guest feel wanted” and from experience I can tell you that they still take that belief seriously today!
Once I begin planning my trip and viewing various rates between airlines, I go directly to the airline website to see if there are any additional savings I can find through their exclusive promotional offers! Southwest airlines are one of my favorite airlines for this reason, often offering wanna get away fares for as low as $50 one way!
This past weekend we made a little trip out to Tucson for some of the world's best Mexican food. We let the JW Marriott Starr Pass spoil us a little, and we stuffed ourself every hour on the hour with delicious food!
Did you know thatTucson is home to the most authentic Mexican food north of the border?? Most of these restaurants are found found within a 23-mile area that includes the City of South Tucson, downtown and lower midtown. At these restaurants (many are actually family-owned and decades old) the settings are casual and ingredients are fresh. And most have been around a VERY long time.
Last week we had a "date weekend" at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn. We were LONG overdo for some down time, and a "date NIGHT" just wouldn't suffice. This property SCREAMS romance. Think: desert meets Old Hollywood. I love an environment that allows you to wear your Yoga pants OR dress to the nines! Either one will do.
It was 1926 and despite the full, heady swing of the “Jazz Age,” Delos Willard Cooke at age sixty-two was tired. His career as a railroad and steamship executive in New York was coming to a close. He, a nephew of banking mogul J.P. Morgan, could now look back with pride at his long career in transportation, which included being a top executive at the Cunard Steamship Line, vice president of the Erie Railroad, and federal fuel administrator for the state of New York.
Yesterday I attended a fabulous (by any foodie standards) event at the JW Marriott Resort. It's literally just a couple of miles from my home, but it feels like a vacation the minute you pull up.
The event was held outside at Bar 1936 and then later taken inside to a private dining room inside Lincoln. Lincoln is known for its locally-sourced, modern cuisine while Bar 1936 is know for its uniquely crafted cocktails and sharable, tapas-style plates.