Travel Tuesday: The Redemptory New Orleans Short Term Rental

The Redemptory New Orleans NOLA Short Term Rental AirBNB exterior

Hello and welcome to another periodic Travel Tuesday! (Okay – very periodic – we sadly can’t travel every week!) I wanted to share The Redemptory New Orleans Short Term Rental –  a fabulous newly minted (in an 1885 shotgun style) bed & breakfast property hosted by my friend Deborah Peterson Milne and her husband Graham … Read more

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

  I’m pretty excited for the new movie Murder on the Orient Express. Firstly because I’ve had a long-standing crush on Kenneth Branagh and the rest of the cast is amazing as well. And coming in a close second is the amazing looking production design by Production Designer Jim Clay, Set Decorator Rebecca Alleway and … Read more

Travel Tuesday – Cristallo Resort & Spa, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Crystal Resort hotel exterior in snow

I haven’t done a Travel Tuesday post in quite a while, so when I received the news release about the Cristallo Resort & Spa in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, joining The Luxury Collection of hotels, I thought the pictures were too pretty not to share. Located in Northeastern Italy and nestled within the spectacular Dolomite mountain range, … Read more

Travel Tuesday: Vaux-Le-Vicomte – A Bucket-list trip in a book

A Day at Château de Vaux le Vicomte

  I haven’t done an official Travel Tuesday post in quite a long while, but the recently published book © A Day at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte by Alexandre de Vogüé, Jean-Charles de Vogüé, and Ascanio de Vogüé, Flammarion, 2015, photographs © Bruno Ehrs offers quite a tour of both the history and beauty of this amazing place. … Read more

Visiting The Crane Estate – Ipswich, MA

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to tour parts of the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA. It’s truly a magical place with amazing ocean views, grand lawns and gardens, a beautiful main building and outbuildings – all with a story to tell.The spectacular Crane Estate encompasses more than 2,100 acres in Ipswich, Massachusetts. … Read more

Boston Travel Tuesday

I was debating whether to hold off posting this Boston Travel Tuesday until the week of July 4th, but Boston has so much to offer, that you might be inspired to book now to be here on July 4th! While we have a somewhat deserved reputation for being staid and old-fashioned, we do know something … Read more

Travel Tuesday: Paris

This week’s post Travel Tuesday: Paris ! I stayed at the Hotel Scribe, which is right next to the Opera House, last year when I attended Maison et Objet. It’s a beautiful hotel, bright, luxurious and sparkling clean. I will say, the mattresses and bedding were like sleeping on a cloud. It was hard to … Read more

Canyon Ranch Berkshires

Happy New Year everyone! Are you ready for 2015? My holidays were very nice, on the quiet side, but lots of time spent with friends and family, and of course my little RoyRoy! With the new year comes the usual self-evaluation, resolutions and hopes of doing things just a little bit better in the year … Read more