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…

amazing welcome gift from le rich hotel & spa

best bed: Le Roch Hotel & Spa, Paris, France

Anything but cookie cutter,  Le Roch Hotel & Spa oozes style and personality. The hotel,  pronounced ‘le Rock’, is found on one of those perfect quite Parisian streets you’d live on in your dreams. Yet it is the shortest walk…

a bed in the desert, discovery bedu, jordan

best beds…finding the perfect place to sleep

Every would-be traveler begins with three questions:  Where to go? Where to stay? And, what to do?  The first and last queries are quite easy to answer.  The merit of a destination is measured by its cultural dynamism and a traveler’s itinerary is…

the last box before the bottle of port

the wonderful world of vintage port

The most beautiful bottle I’ve never heard of arrived in the most beautiful box. A Christmas gift.  (Thank you John). A Tappit Hen.  Any idea? I had none. But I do know what’s inside it! Vintage Port. 1977. Yum! Tappit…

Alexander Calder: Radical Innovator

looking for a reason to visit montreal?

If you’ve ever needed an excuse to go to Montreal this is it. Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a must-see exhibit. This major retrospective includes the expected. His famous moving sculptures. They were jokingly dubbed…

beirut

beirut baby!

“Hi, kifak, ca va?” One phrase says it all. English, Arabic and French. Hi! How are you? Fine!…. the quintessential Beirut expression. The perfect symbol of this multi-cultural city. The Paris of the Middle East has had some pretty major…