Madrid: Sophisticated & Authentic

Madrid has always been one of my favorite European capitals, and no, not because of the name! 🙂 Madrid is elegant, sophisticated, understated, and authentic. It does not get as much fanfare as Barcelona, which is perhaps one reason it has been able to maintain its poise and grace despite the pressures of over-tourism in …

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Osteria Francescana: Memories of a Meal at the Number One Restaurant in the World

Have you ever traveled somewhere literally just for a meal? Many food-centric travelers make pilgrimages to try a coveted restaurant whether it be a two seat sushi dive in a Tokyo subway station, a Michelin starred food stall in a Singaporean hawker market, a destination restaurant where absolutely everything is cooked over fire in Patagonia, or to a number one-rated restaurant in the world be in in Copenhagen, or in Girona, or in this case Modena.

The Point: An Historic Great Camp on Saranac Lake

The Point is one of those legendary places known for decades of spoiling and pampering in-the-know jet setters seeking to go off the grid. The Point boasts a Forbes Five-Star setting and service, Relais & Chateaux cuisine, charm, and character, and the rustic, laid-back vibe of an Adirondacks Great Camp. The 11 cozy lake-side cabins, …

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Antigua’s Island Charm & British Sensibility: 3 Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts

Who doesn't love Antigua? It is a fusion of island charm and British sensibility. It is laid- back, yet sophisticated. It is active with genuine sportsmanship. Antigua offers escapism, yet it is easy to reach. One of the best things about the destination is that all of the top resorts are "all-inclusive". That word can …

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The Yucatan – My 50th Birthday Celebration at Hacienda Itzincab Camara

I suppose being on quarantine makes me ponder life a bit more, long for family and friends, and accomplish a whole lot of tasks that have been left on the back burner. Finally, I have been able to write my blog recapping such an epic celebration which I organized to celebrate my 50th birthday with …

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Exploring the English Countryside

A highlight for many of my client's is a visit to England’s timeless countryside and the pretty villages of the Cotswold Hills. A wonderful base while touring the Cotswolds is in the spectacular town of Broadway where there are several options that we love for our clients including the Lygon Arms, the Dormy House and …

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Paris – City of Light (& tres chic hotels!)

My clients always ask me what my favorite neighborhood in Paris is and where do I suggest they stay. That is like asking someone about their favorite child, which is impossible to choose. All Parisian neighborhoods offer something wonderful and it all depends on what one is seeking. The first question is RIGHT BANK (Rive …

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