Archive | 2013

Have a Golden Christmas at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris!

The Best Hotel Christmas Trees Around the World

In the past, I’ve dreamed of being like Santa and circling the globe to see all the best Christmas decorations. But this year, I’ve decided that it would be more fun to stay at all of the hotels with the best Christmas trees! First I looked at the best hotel Christmas trees in the US, and now it’s time to travel the world. Here are my favorite hotel Christmas trees in Paris, London, Amman, Vancouver, Malawi and Kuala Lumpur.

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The Beverly Wiltshire's stunning tree might have satisfied Irving Berlin's dreams for a White Christmas in Beverly Hills.

The Best Hotel Christmas Trees in the US

For the past few years, I’ve fantasized about traveling the world like Santa to see all of the best Christmas decorations around the world. But a recent trip to The Plaza Tree Lighting to meet Santa and the Saks Yeti got me thinking about a different sort of trip this year… A look at the best hotel Christmas trees around the United States! These hotels in Beverly Hills, Washington, DC, Dallas, San Diego, Charleston, Florida, Virginia and Montana really get decked for the holidays.

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Just a small snippet of Gingerbread Lane at New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY... #gingerbread #christmas

A Trip Down Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science

What takes 2,250 pounds of icing, 415 pounds of dough and 17 pounds of candy corns? That would be Gingerbread Lane, and you can find 152 houses along this most coveted address at the New York Hall of Science (aka NYSci) in Queens, NY. We visited for the first time this past Saturday, and it […]

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One major reason to visit Florida: the beach!

5 Reasons Why You Should Go To Florida This Year

The other evening, I was out with a group of women in New York City. When the conversation turned to winter plans, almost a third of the group was headed to Florida — including me! Ah Florida, it’s the kind of place Americans totally take for granted. Almost everyone has some kind of Florida memory, whether […]

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Mallorca has incredible beaches -- love the Mediterranean!

Beach or Monastery: You Can’t Go Wrong in Mallorca

When I first learned that legendary Polish composer Frederic Chopin and his lover Parisian writer George Sand lived in a monastery when he spent time in the gorgeous Spanish island of Mallorca, I was puzzled as to why anyone would want to live there if they weren’t monks. But then we went to visit the […]

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Fall has come to Central Park in NYC! And it's even better with giant bubbles from the Bubble Man, my favorite park entertainer. #fallfoliage

Fall Foliage in Central Park and The Bubble Man

Fall foliage has peaked in New York City’s Central Park, and as usual, it’s magnificent. Yesterday was Jazz and Colors, my favorite Central Park event in which 30 jazz ensembles play the same set in different locations all over the park for the whole afternoon. Last year, I brought an almost two-year-old who was sort […]

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