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.
Archive | 2013
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.
There’s plenty of snow in Lake Placid, NY, right now. That makes it much easier for the Ski Jumpers to relentlessly hone their skills. But in case you were worried, they did not take the summer off. Nope, the Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex is open year round so these dedicated daredevils can practice […]
What better place for my three-year-old son to meet Santa for the first time than at The Plaza tree lighting? The Plaza, a true icon of New York, is a magical place in its own right. My husband, son and I were invited to the Tree Lighting Tea at the Palm Court for yesterday evening, where […]
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 […]
One of the toughest decisions when traveling is how much time to spend relaxing and how much time to spend sightseeing. Cramming in too many activities can leave you without a real appreciation of the destination, but seeing too little can leave you unsatisfied. As someone who typically errs on the side of doing too […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’m a huge fans of islands (perhaps because I’ve lived my whole life on the island of Manhattan), and Sardinia has long been on my short list. I just know I’d love this Italian island! If you’re looking to learn more about Sardinia like I am, I hope you’ll enjoy this post brought to you […]
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 […]