Maison Albar le Vendome

best bed: Maison Albar Le Vendome, Paris, France

A little hotel with a big history and a perfect location in the heart of the 9th, Maison Albar Le Vendome is a wonderful place to stay. The building was constructed during the Revolution to house a drapier’s shop. Even…

view from the Hyatt Paris Madeline

best bed: Hyatt Paris Madeleine, Paris, France

Dream location, fabulous value and Paris. What more could you ask for! The Hyatt Paris Madeleine surprises on every front. So not the American chain hotel you might expect when you hear Hyatt. Built in the  1850’s, this Haussmann building…

me in Venice

what is the most romantic place?

What makes a place a romantic? For me, it is the experience, sometimes shared, sometimes solo. Rwanda was one of the most romantic places I’ve ever visited; I went alone. 30 years ago, completely broke, John and I rented the…

wonderful treats ate the peninsula paris

best bed: The Peninsula, Paris , France

My big question as I booked the Peninsula Paris was could it possibly live up to the amazing memories I have of the first Peninsula located in Hong Kong. I am delighted to report yes yes yes!!!! This is the…

ah paris….6 things to do

Ah! Paris!… Where dreams play out, chic women reign, fabulous restaurants tempt and incredible shopping abounds.  The city is home to the most visited museum in the world (the Louvre) the most Michelin stars (over 70) and only one stop…

best bed: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome, Paris , France

Behind the classic Haussmann-era façade is an art packed oasis of urban chic. Rather than trying to mimic a historical era, the Park Hyatt decided to focus on the contemporary. The hotel is hidden behind the meticulously restored listed facades…

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