Destination: Santa Barbara • The American Riviera

The American Riviera Santa Barbara has been considered “The American Riviera” for over a century. A self-contained paradise surrounded by undeveloped coastline, the city’s signature red-tile roofs, white-washed buildings and lush gardens evoke the topography and architectural aesthetic of the European Riviera—with a distinctly Californian twist. Simultaneously sophisticated and bohemian, … Read More

Destination: Palm Springs

Always a fun place for a few days to get away from LA in the winter. Palm Springs was hit hard after the last recession, but has come back 10 times better. It’s fun and really hard to get super serious in Palm Springs. But in the summer, lordy… you … Read More

New Hotel Openings and Renovations for 2021

Quite a few of the planned openings for 2020 & 2021 are seeing some extreme revisions of the dates they plan to open or reopen. A list of my most anticipated New Hotel Openings or Renovations for 2021. Most, but not all, are Resorts, many are Luxury or Boutique properties. … Read More

New Hotel Openings and Renovations for 2023

A list of my most anticipated New Hotel Openings or Renovations for 2023. Most, but not all, are Resorts, many are Luxury or Boutique properties. Hopefully they will be bringing something new and unique to the world of hospitality. Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort Rescheduled to open 2023 This is … Read More

Destination: California • The Golden State

The Golden State California offers the most diverse choices than any other state, even more than most countires. City breaks, coastal trips, desert escapes, epic road trips, and mountain adventures… you can easily mix and match a variety of experiences in one incredible itinerary. Santa Barbara Information Page Los Angeles … Read More

Destination: Todos Santos • Baja California

Located north of Cabo San Lucas is the “Magical Village” (Pueblo Mágico) of Todos Santos. A sleepy little artists community, located in one of the few lush valleys in Baja. It makes a lovely place to spend the day shopping and eating, or a night or two before heading on … Read More

Destination: Abu Dhabi

A Desert Oasis Full of Contrasts Abu Dhabi is so spectacular, you might think it’s a mirage. You can be atop a camel galloping through the desert one minute and shopping at some of the world’s most high-end stores the next. You can ride a traditional abra boat in the … Read More

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