Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage

The Palm Springs area has always held special memories for me. I have very fond recollections from the time I was a young girl taking annual trips with my family; driving down with a car full of friends for Spring break; to eventually evolving into a more mature girl’s spa-weekend getaway. All extremely good times. […]

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Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya

Paradise: par·a·dise noun \ˈper-ə-ˌdīs, -ˌdīz, ˈpa-rə-\   a very beautiful, pleasant, or peaceful place that seems to be perfect Welcome to Paradise….Welcome to the Rosewood Mayakoba Located in the Riviera Maya just forty miles from Cancun, Mexico and four miles south from the charming town of Playa del Carmen, Rosewood occupies 20 acres in an upscale development called Mayakoba. The Mayakoba development consists of […]

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Solage, Calistoga

The Napa Valley is a world-renowned destination for wine lovers and general travelers alike. This California wine region is scattered with too many to count wineries, eateries and luxury resorts. In this saturated market of quaint hotels, charming B&B’s and luxury properties, I have to hand it to Auberge Resorts for establishing not one, not two […]

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Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

When I think of the Los Angeles area, I think of the hustle and bustle of downtown LA, the luxury of Beverly Hills and the eclectic beaches of Venice, Santa Monica or Laguna Beach. Because expansive land is so limited in Southern California, I don’t tend to think of remote destination resorts in that area. However, […]

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Nick’s Cove Cottages – Marshall, CA

An hour north of San Francisco is a small grouping of cottages located in Marshall, CA called Nick’s Cove and Cottages. These are a small settlement of 12 unique cabins built mainly in the 1930’s, some on land and 5 on pilings over the beach of Tomales Bay. These are a charming group of cottages with vintage accessories scattered […]

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Updated Review on the Bacara Resort, Santa Barbara

The Bacara Resort and Spa is located about 10 minutes north of Santa Barbara and boasts an incredible location on California’s central coast. The Bacara Resort is designed with a Mediterranean warmth that meets old Hollywood glamour and, from its inception in 2000, it has been a retreat to a luxury and celebrity clientele. The […]

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Four Seasons Seattle

I’m not quite sure what took me so long to visit the Seattle area considering California is so close but I’m so glad I finally made it there. Seattle is a vibrant city with a feel very similar to San Francisco. What finally lured me to the area was my curiosity to experience the Four […]

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Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, Santa Fe

At the time that I stayed at Rancho Encantado in the fall of 2011, the property was managed by Auberge Resorts, since then it has been taken over by the Four Seasons. As these are both luxury brands, I don’t imagine there have been any major changes but I did want to disclose that fact. […]

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Four Seasons Maui

If you haven’t been to Maui, Hawaii, then I strongly suggest you add this wonderful paradise to your list. Maui, in my opinion, is one of the best Hawaiian islands because it’s not as crazy as Oahu but still has enough night life to keep you entertained. At the top of my list for luxury […]

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Four Seasons Hualalai, Big Island

True luxury is not something that is accommodated as an after-thought when a void has been discovered, true luxury is providing for your every need before you even anticipate what your need or want is. The Four Seasons Hualalai located on the Kona Coast of the Big Island, Hawaii understands this concept. From the moment I arrived, […]

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