Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Situated on Wilshire Boulevard, this oceanfront property features manicured grounds, beautiful interior design, and one of the most popular restaurants to dine at, FIG. Not to mention one of the most favorited places to party on the weekends, the Bungalow. Trust me when I say that the line gets long really fast on any given Saturday or Sunday. I opted out of the partying for our stay and chose a more relaxed itinerary for the weekend featuring poolside tanning, beach hangs, and breakfast in the room on our private patio. 

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The Knickerbocker

Located between Broadway and Bryant Park, is The Knickerbocker, a luxury hotel that's known to be the IT spot for New Year's Eve because the ball drops right across the street. With 330 sleek and contemporary style guest rooms and an amazing rooftop, you can bet that The Knickerbocker gets booked up quite often. Luckily for us, we were able to snag a room during our recent trip to NYC. 

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A Weekend in an Airstream at Joshua Tree Acres

Joshua Tree Acres consists of a handful of beautifully decorated airstreams on a plot of land, just 20 minutes from a real human interaction. You have the choice to be social with others who are staying on the property or you can just isolate yourself in your airstream, use the communal areas when no one else is there, and pretend that no one else exists. It’s really up to you. Luckily for us, we had a rad group of people staying while we were there and made some new friends by the end of the trip. By the way, have you ever heard of the card game ‘threes’? It’s quite addicting.

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Fairmont Royal York

The Fairmont Royal York is located in the center of Downtown Toronto, across the street from Union Station, and is nearby the CN Tower, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, and most importantly, several boba spots (hah). While I didn’t get to personally see most of the big attractions, thanks to the flu, KSOLE was kind enough to wander and snap a few shots for me.

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H Hotel Los Angeles, Curio Collection by Hilton

When it comes to traveling, the hardest part isn’t packing, as I’ve become quite the professional in that aspect. It isn’t planning the itinerary or even figuring out the exchange rate. It is the dreadful drive to and from LAX, and it is during those drives that I wished I lived closer to LA. Fortunately, my wish came true with our latest trip and it gave me more than I asked for, including a futuristic butler name Hannah.

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Exploring Park City with Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes

Winter in Los Angeles typically consists of 70 to 80-degree temperatures in the daytime, a handful of rainy days where people all of sudden forget how to drive, and occasional low 60’s, when everyone complains that it’s freezing on Facebook. Fortunately, this “cold front” occurred while I was in Park City, Utah, where it was snowing and about 4-degrees, but was one of the best experiences I ever had.

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4 Ways to Grow Your Brand on Instagram: Tips from The Workshop

Earlier in February, KSOLE and I flew to Phoenix to attend The Workshop, a conference by Bloguettes. The two-day conference covered a range of topics such as content creation, social media marketing, small businesses, how to start a podcast and so much more. With over 30 different workshops to choose from, there was plenty of knowledge to go around. After all, who doesn't want the secrets to increasing your followers, engagement rate, and taking better pictures? 

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Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain

The first thing I did when we walked into our huge 1-bedroom suite was run to the bathroom. I had to pee really badly, but immediately got sidetracked after seeing the tub. You can bet I took advantage of my bath time while I was there. Best part? The heat flows into the spacious sky-lit bathroom so you're never freezing after stepping out of the shower. 

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7 Things You Must Do on Catalina Island

 

Catalina Island is often underrated and misunderstood, but even after 3 trips, I still find that there's always something new to do. 

Less than an hour away and with ports in Long Beach, San Pedro, and Dana Point, there really isn't a better way to getaway last minute than to the island. Did I mention that Catalina Express is also comfortable, spacious, and sails so smoothly that I fell asleep both ways? True story.

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8 Apps To Step Up Your Instagram Game

One of the top three questions I get often on Instagram is, "what app is that? what app did you use for that?" While I don't mind sharing what I'm using, it can get quite repetitive answering the same questions over and over again.

Therefore, I decided to compile my top 8 apps into a blog post so I can just say, "click here" instead :)

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Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Granted that I’ve only stayed at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth (back in Nov), my first impression and experience at that one was beyond expectations that I fell in love immediately after that stay. So much so that I didn’t hesitate to jump on a plane to Quebec for the 125th Anniversary of the Fairmont Frontenac.  

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