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Surf Air is an all you can fly membership club servicing Hawthorne, San Carlos, Napa, Oakland, Palm Springs and Burbank.  They use Pilatus Turboprop Aircraft and they are pet friendly!   We flew from Hawthorne to Napa on Friday and back on Sunday – I am a huge fan of this new airline club and […] read more…

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  CAL-A-VIE HEALTH SPA – Vista, California ( Nestled away on nearly 500 private acres in Vista, just north of San Diego, Cal-a-Vie is a destination health spa resort offering a 5:1 staff to guest ratio with 32 private villas and an adjoining Country Club and 18-hole golf course. Cal-a-Vie combines luxurious European Spa philosophies […] read more…

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CHABLE is located 25 minutes from the Merida Airport in the Yucatan Peninsula. This is the most exciting new hotel & spa opening that I can remember in a long time.  There are 40 Castias all with their own pool and the most stunning Royal and Presidential Villas I have ever seen.  The property has […] read more…

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  Alexandra Sedlov is just one of the fabulous people you will meet when you check into the Canal Haus 58 – Canal Haus is part of the Eleven Experience and I am a HUGE fan of this property and of Alex – she runs a tight ship. We arrived at the property at 4p […] read more…

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Baden Baden

    I stopped in Baden Baden on my way to ILTM this year – having never been to Germany I thought it was time to check out Brenner’s Park the Grande Dame of the city and their fabulous new Spa @ Villa Stephanie. I can safely recommend this property for any time of year.   […] read more…

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I was lucky enough to spend last weekend at Taylor River Lodge – one of the stunning properties owned by Eleven Experience. Taylor River Lodge is a wonderful place for a family reunion, corporate retreat, yoga retreat or for a quick getaway for a weekend. If you like fly fishing or water rafting, this is […] read more…

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Just back from a quick trip to Oahu to check out the new Four Seasons Ko Olina. The hotel used to the JW Marriott Ihilani – after a total renovation the new Four Seasons is a gorgeous transformation. This is a very family friendly resort!  The property shares the beach cove with the Disney Aulani […] read more…

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fabulous trip to Europe


Just back from a fabulous trip to Europe and wanted to share my thoughts: South of France La Perouse – Lovely hotel in Nice – great location at the far end of the madness – worth checking out. Hotel Du Cap – J’ADORE – had a magnificent suite for 2 days of bliss – service […] read more…

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Just Got Back From London


Just back from London and wanted to share what I learned on this trip. Delta One check in at LAX is great and well worth the price of a business class ticket from LAX to JFK or on any Delta International flight (it’s included in the fare). We chose to connect in JFK so we […] read more…

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Buenos Dias!


Just back from a quick trip to Cabo – Here are my thoughts on what I saw: Arrived on Friday at 2p – went right over to The Resort at Pedregal.  This is a good property for families, the beach is not swimmable but they have a couple of pools (one just for kids) and […] read more…

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