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The Grand Hotel – Minneapolis – Kimpton

The Grand Hotel – Minneapolis – Kimpton

By Ava Stochinsky on January 26, 2014Comments (0)

This was my first foray into the wonderful world of Kimpton. I had heard good things, but honestly did not know what to expect.I suppose I did not know what to expect from a franchise boutique hotel. To some this may seem like a bit of an oxymoron. The Grand Hotel exceeded my expectations from […] read more»

4 Great Places To Enjoy a Rooftop Drink in Barcelona

4 Great Places To Enjoy a Rooftop Drink in Barcelona

By Ava Stochinsky on January 20, 2014Comments (0)

Barcelona is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, known for its beautiful architecture, wonderful restaurants and serene atmosphere. There can never be a dull moment while you are visiting the city. And what better way to enjoy your vacation than going to a rooftop bar and enjoying a drink or two. Here are […] read more»

The Nines – Portland Oregon

The Nines – Portland Oregon

By Ava Stochinsky on January 16, 2014Comments (0)

The Nines is part of the Starwood Luxury Collection. This is likely going to surprise a few of you. I don’t like to be fussed over too much. You’re may be thinking, ‘why the heck would she have a luxury travel blog then?’ Perhaps I believe there is a fine line between elegant and over-the-top. […] read more»

The Elysian Hotel – Chicago

The Elysian Hotel – Chicago

By Ava Stochinsky on December 03, 2013Comments (0)

How does a hotel that opened less than 15 months ago manage to crawl its way up to the #1 hotel on Trip Advisor in Chicago? A simple answer to this question does not exist. It is, however, a combination of simple elegance and modern amenities that put the Elysian Hotel in Chicago in a […] read more»

The Pearl Hotel – San Diego

The Pearl Hotel – San Diego

By Ava Stochinsky on November 09, 2013Comments (0)

We have spent a great deal of time in San Diego, and there are certainly no shortage of hipster hotels to choose from. However, if you want someone right in the thick of things you should consider the Pearl Hotel. The decor is delightfully sleek, sophisticated yet casual and inviting. You walk in to the […] read more»

5 Must See Places In Canada That Reemphasize It’s Place on the Map

5 Must See Places In Canada That Reemphasize It’s Place on the Map

By Branden on October 25, 2013Comments (0)

Why Canada isn’t as popular a tourist destination as America never ceases to surprise me. It’s not that America is overrated or anything – far from it. It’s just that Canada is underrated considering its many treasures. From incredibly diverse wildlife and natural sceneries, to great cities and nightlife, Canada really does have it all. […] read more»

British Airways  – First Class Experience

British Airways – First Class Experience

By Ava Stochinsky on September 10, 2013Comments (0)

Right off the bat I should mention sitting anywhere other than coach/economy is a switch for me. I am usually over the week or at the very rear of the plane where the seat does not recline. Getting bumped up to first class is a rarity for me. I always think of the classic Seinfeld […] read more»

Home Away From Home Series – Villa Artisti, Tuscany

Home Away From Home Series – Villa Artisti, Tuscany

By Ava Stochinsky on August 14, 2013Comments (0)

Welcome to our relatively new series that will showcase homes around the world that are rentable. They are in line with our need for luxury and elegance. While I still love to experience a boutique or luxury hotel, sometimes you just need to feel you are home if there is an extended stay. For most […] read more»