Luxe wedding at Park Hyatt Mendoza.
Villas at Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza.
Nurturing an abiding love for Latin America, I've traded big city lights for sunshine and grapes in Mendoza, Argentina. A perennial traveler and writer, I'm inspired by locals, culture and creativity. This is my patchwork.
A winter’s walk through a silent and slippery Central Park this morning.
View from the Penthouse on the 36th floor
Penthouse Dining Room
Penthouse Master Bedroom
Comfy penthouse living room with a cozy fireplace
Chef Todd English’s CaVa Brasserie
CaVa Dining Room
InterContinental Times Square
300 W 44th St. btw 8th & 9th Ave.
New York, NY, 10036
Front Desk: +1-212-8034500
Cool Hunting.com: Housed in a renovated factory building on the Williamsburg waterfront, the Wythe Hotel marks the long-due maturation of the booming Brooklyn neighborhood. The place embraces local flavor by blending grungy industrial looks with luxe hospitality, and there’s plenty of buzz around the involvement of restaurateur Andrew Tarlow of Marlow & Sons and Diner fame. “It’s a grown-up version of what’s happening in Brooklyn,” says Tarlow of the Wythe. At present, it stands as a beacon for the direction of Williamsburg, a place to stay and feel at home in one of the hippest corners of NYC.
80 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
I spent this past weekend relaxing at Taj Boston in a room overlooking the Public Garden and Boston Common. The hotel was built in 1927 and has a colonial and cozy feel of a private residence. I felt like a welcome guest in the home of an aristocratic relative.
My favorite features of Taj Boston are the working fireplaces in both The Bar and in select suites.
One of my friend’s had a fireplace suite and we spent hours sprawled out on the floor warming ourselves by the crackling fireplace and drinking Bailey’s with Jameson. We sampled every wood on the fireplace menu from Cherry to Birch. It was heavenly.
Fireplace at The Bar, which I referred to as the “Drawing Room”.
The hotel is widely known for its weekend Afternoon Tea in the French Room, during which a harpist plays for both the 2:00pm and 4:00pm seatings.
The long room has an elegant air, accented with chandeliers, original portrait paintings and opulently draped windows overlooking Newbury Street.
My guestroom (1106) was spacious and comfortable and had a square view of the park.
It was amazing to wake up to this landscape every morning and watch the city lights sparkle after dusk.
Each guest was surprised with a single long-stem rose upon check-in to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
And chocolate in-room amenities kept the love coming throughout my stay.
My favorite was the Indian inspired chocolate treat: a beautifully decorated elephant.
Taj Boston is the perfect Valentine’s Day retreat, I wish I was still there!