This Morning’s Focus…Italy

The city (San Francisco) is not the place to be in the summer months if you are a sun worshiper, and the fact the fog is holding steady at bay, and the weather is unpleasantly windy and cold – all of it is enough for me to shift my visual focus – to simply Italy: […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – L’Albergo della Regina Isabella – Ischia, Italy

This hotel I found, when I did my daily ritual of reading about my celebrity crush – Gerard Butler. Who is currently in Italy attending a festival of sorts and then some. I’ve been to Italy a million times, but have never ventured to Ischia. The most has been Capri.  So, it’s wonderful to discover […]

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Travel: Boutique Hotels Around The World With Views

I love spending time in my hotel room while travelling, so it is very important for me to book one that offers some views – of  the city or water, or mountains. Huge windows, and even a balcony if I can pull it off. My favorite of all hotels so far has been the Westminster […]

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Architecture: The World’s 20 Best Loved styles

It’s sort of difficult to say really what cities architectures truly admire, or appreciate because, based on my travels, I consider every city or town I’ve been to most appreciated – in terms of architecture. But I get it, there is a certain standard or identity to styles which over the years have become most […]

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Travel: List of Best New Hotels 2017

I love a new hotel, or the experience of it. My hubs and I got to experience such a wonder in Madrid Spain a few years back – staying in a beautiful hotel that had opened for one a week. The service was amazing, the amenities over the top, and even complimentary drinks were offered […]

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What’s Got Me Interested This Morning

This week feels like it’s dragging on – or – maybe I’m taking a break from being productive. Who knows – except that I am spending way too much time online letting my brain to simply escape. I mean we all need that once in a while right? So here’s what got me interested this […]

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Travel: Ten Lakeside Destinations Worth Your While

Taking a short trip for a few days to attend a friend’s graduation somewhere deep in the south. I’ve never been to the south so I am a little excited to make some new discoveries. In the meantime enjoy these wonderful lakeside destinations according to Conde Nast- Traveller:  

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Boutique Hotel Pick – Villa Pliniana – Lake Como, Italy

One of my favorite places on earth is Lake Como. The hubs and I, or maybe me mostly, have expressed a desire to move there and live out the rest of our lives… Well, although there is a sense of uncertainty with my life right now, that dream still holds true. I am hopeful I […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – Le Roch Hotel and Spa – Paris, France

In my opinion all hotels in Paris are boutique, no matter the grandness or the uniqueness or even the simple 2-star rated tucked away in some alleyway unfamiliar to tourists and frequent visitors of the city. I decided this to be the case when I first arrived in the beautiful city over a decade ago […]

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