Hotels

Farmer's Daughter Hotel

Situated across from The Grove, Farmer’s Daughter is a boutique hotel offering a unique experience. With daily whiskey tasting hour, an on-site restaurant with amazing food, and cozy quarters to hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Melrose, it is a perfect getaway for couples and friends.

Farmer's Daughter Hotel

Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara

With villa rentals accommodating up to a group of 4 adults or 4 adults and 2 children, these resort residences were built to fully equip you with all your needs for a stay. Better than an Air B&B, as you don’t have to clean or cook if you don’t please, since room service is a call away and the Seasons restaurant is located on-site. With a gym and spa located on the property as well, in addition to a beautiful heated pool and kids pool, golf-course, and plenty of activities the concierge can easily arrange for you, there is no doubt that there is plenty to do for everyone.

Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Technology meets luxury, blended perfectly with just the right amount of world-class service at your fingertips. All the things you could ever need for the perfect getaway can be found at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills. However, I have to warn you that once you check-in, you may never want to check-out.

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Nautilus Resort & Spa

On our second trip back to Cook Islands, we opted to stay at Nautilus Resort and Spa, after glamping with Ikurangi prior. It was nice to have the contrast between an eco retreat (from our previous trip) to something a little more luxurious.

Nautilus Resort & Spa

Santa Ynez Inn

Located right in town is Santa Ynez Inn, a luxurious Victorian styled property with a private spa. Upon checking in, you’ll be presented a Tasting Passport, which provides you complimentary tastings to over a dozen wine partners nearby. Yes, free wine tastings — I told you this is heaven for wine lovers.

Santa Ynez Inn

Kimpton La Peer Hotel

La Peer is said to be the most luxurious of all the Kimpton hotels in the LA area, and after staying at the Everly earlier in the year, I was quite curious to compare the two. I loved the Everly and their design is still one of my favorites around town, however the moment you step into La Peer, you can see the immediate difference.

Kimpton La Peer Hotel

Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

After an hour and some change at the airport and another hour in traffic, we turned left into a narrow alleyway and started questioning whether the driver knew where he was going. Within a few short minutes, we arrive to a gated property and stop right in front of a lobby, where we were warmly greeted with fragrant floral lei’s and a welcome drink. We arrived, after 20+ hours of traveling; we have arrived to a place we were going to call “home” for the next few days.

Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Sunset Villas by Monarch Luxury Villas

The last family trip I had was during my teenage years and I think it was one of those tours from LA to Yosemite, on a bus filled with other families. I didn’t have the best time and I never wanted to go on another trip after that, however with my nephew turning 1, I knew I had to celebrate in a big way. Our family dynamics have shifted after his arrival and we are much closer now than in the last decade, so it was the perfect opportunity to go to one of my favorite cities for the weekend, San Diego. Luckily, I was able to partner up with Monarch Luxury Villas to ensure this family trip would be a success —and it was!

Sunset Villas by Monarch Luxury Villas

Grand Hyatt Kauai

Waking up before the sunrise in LA is out of the question for me, as my view from my apartment isn’t anything spectacular. However, it was a breeze waking up at 6AM each morning at the Grand Hyatt Kauai. With the sunrise around 6:30AM, it gave me enough time to get my coffee, settle into our balcony, and watch the skies turn into shades of pink and orange. I couldn’t get enough of it and with the pond right below us, watching the swans and koi fish swimming around just put me in the best mood everyday. Then again, you’re in Kauai, so can you really complain about anything?

Grand Hyatt Kauai

Miramonte Resort and Spa

The best thing you can do for yourself is make yourself a priority, even just for a weekend. I promise you’ll feel much more focused, refreshed, and energized after a weekend away in Indian Wells at Miramonte Resort and Spa. Take a friend, a sister or your better half if you wish or just getaway on your own. It’s not only needed, but it is necessary.

Miramonte Resort and Spa

Hotel Vintage Seattle

The hotel itself blends design elements of rustic and elegance from the lobby to the rooms, beautiful interior selections and spacious rooms. However, with most boutique hotels, it isn’t a huge property and therefore, the one thing I believe they do need to improve upon is their staff.

Hotel Vintage Seattle

Hotel Monaco Portland

Alongside our welcome tray was hand-written postcard from the front desk welcoming me. Sure, notes are standard for guests but this postcard also had little hand drawn graphics of all the places I visited on my last trip in Portland - places I blogged about in this post. I love when a hotel does their research and takes the time out to know who they are expecting, it shows that they really do care (and being a fan of my blog is a major plus!)

Hotel Monaco Portland

Four Seasons Punta Mita

Punta Mita is a gated peninsula, secluded and protected by a security booth at the front of the entrance. Beyond these gates was our home for the four days, the Four Seasons. The drive through the peninsula was filled with palm trees and an amazing ocean view, which our driver paused briefly to allow us to admire it. Upon arriving at the hotel we were taken aback by how large the property really is. 

Four Seasons Punta Mita

Palazzo Las Vegas

Within the last few trips, I've further prolonged my return and while I always have a good time, let's be real. After 21, the fun and excitement of Las Vegas dwindled. In fact, since turning 30 (earlier this year), the very thought of Vegas had me exhausted. However, with this last trip, I had the pleasure of staying at the Palazzo and experienced the city on a whole new level. 

Palazzo Las Vegas

Andaz Scottsdale

Just 20 minutes from the airport, the Andaz Scottsdale features 201 guest rooms with 8 styles to choose from. With gorgeous modern interior decor within the rooms and a stylish lobby featuring local artist's designs, you'll easily fall in love with the Andaz. 

Andaz Scottsdale

Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar

Located just 30 minutes outside of Cabo San Lucas is the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Resort, which features a gorgeous infinity pool, several dining options, and of course, endless ocean views from your room.

Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar

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. 

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

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. 

The Knickerbocker

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

San Diego has always been my second home and with each visit, the notion of moving there (in the future) gets stronger. With this last visit, however, I may just rethink getting a house and figure out how I can just live at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Krystal Grand Los Cabos

Located in San Jose del Cabo, Krystal Grand Los Cabos hotel is made for lovers, families, and anyone looking for a relaxing time. From the drinks to the tacos to the variety of dining options, Krystal Grand Los Cabos is the beachfront resort you'll call your "home away from home." 

Krystal Grand Los Cabos