the lobby of the Beekman

best bed: The Beekman, New York City, USA

The Beekman is quirky, eccentric and fun.  And full of history. A theatre built on the site hosted the first performance of Hamlet in the USA back in 1761. Edgar Allen Poe published his paper The Broadway Journal from this…

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…

21c Museum Hotel, Chicago

best bed: 21c Museum Hotel Chicago, Chicago, USA

That rare hotel that has it all… well designed rooms, tons of art, central location and a bit of history all at a fabulous price! The first 21c Museum hotel was opening in 2006 by philanthropist, contemporary art collectors Laura…

stayPineapple Chicago

best bed: StayPineapple Chicago, Chicago, USA

Housed in the wonderful historic Reliance Building,  StayPineapple Chicago is a terrific new discovery in the windy city. Not too expensive; loaded with style and humor. They have successfully built a hotel within a National Historic Landmark. The Reliance Building…

great lighting at the park hyatt chicago

best bed: The Park Hyatt, Chicago, USA

Jay Pritzker was one smart hotelier. In the late 50’s he figured out that people needed nice hotels near airports. He bought a small motel near LAX and started the Hyatt chain. 20 years later he saw a market for…

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