SLS Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip

March 14th, 2015 No Comments

Sarah Hotel and Casino was the sixth largest casino built on the Strip back in the 1950s. It lived a long and lush life. When it closed its doors in 2011, nobody knew its future. In the summer of 2014, it reopened under a new brand – SLS (which stands for Style, Luxury and Service). Three years and over 400 million dollars, the old Sahara is looking good.

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My fascination with Thomas Jefferson and Monticello

November 18th, 2014 No Comments

How much do you know about Thomas Jefferson? Indeed, he was the Third U.S. President and his portrait appears on a two dollar bill. But there is so much more to what makes Jefferson such an interesting individual. You wouldn’t guess it but I first learned about his genius in an article on Monticello in Martha Stewart Magazine. It inspired me. He inspired me…for these reasons. read more

Moonrise Hotel, St.Louis Boutique Hotel

August 4th, 2014 No Comments

Technically The Delmar Loop is located outside of St.Louis proper. The Loop is and always was an entertainment, cultural and dining district in University City. It shares a border (western edge) with St.Louis. Whether you are a local or just passing by, The Loop is a six block district you should make a point of checking out. read more

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

February 10th, 2014 No Comments

I have stayed at a few different hotels on the Las Vegas strip but The Cosmopolitan was definitely the most impressive. It is one of the newest hotels and casinos right along the Las Vegas Boulevard, just aside Aria and the City Center. Opened on December 15th 2010, the Cosmopolitan is the newest addition to Marriott’s boutique portfolio of hotels known as the Autograph Collection. read more

Hotel Indigo: West London, United Kingdom

October 28th, 2013 1 Comment

A hotel and a restaurant that’s run entirely by lords and ladies sounds intriguing. Believe me when I say that the treatment we received during our stay at Hotel Indigo nothing short of royal. This newly remodeled boutique hotel located in the heart of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, was our third and last stop on this trip to Europe. read more

Hotel Ares Eiffel in Paris, France

October 21st, 2013 No Comments

It’s been my life-long dream to go to Paris. I’ve been fascinated with the language, the history (especially Ludwig the XIV era) and the culture since I can remember. I took four years of French in high school (and forgot almost all of it since then) and my heart melts when I hear French whether it’s live, in passing or on television. 2013 was the year. I made it to Paris! read more

The Hoxton Hotel, London UK

October 14th, 2013 No Comments

Hoxton is cool! No, really. It’s a hotel like no other I ever stayed at. Casual yet high-standard; comfortable yet classy; edgy, inspiring, unexpected….and so much more. The Hoxton Shoreditch should be where you stay, next time you visit London, UK. read more