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If Walls Could Talk: The Peninsula Paris Arrives Late Summer

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 August 4th, 2014|Hotels & Resorts, The Traveling Pooka|

Even with The Ritz and Crillon currently unavailable and being renovated, there’s no shortage of 5-star hotels in Paris Le Bristol, the Meurice, and Plaza Athenee to name few. Regardless, come August 1, 2014, the iconic Asian brand of Peninsula joins the elite list. The-Peninsula-Paris Pooka and I had dinner with the new [...]

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

By | 2014-06-23T19:45:09+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|Travel Tips|

  You’ve Googled “Mexico Vacation,” and came up with 128 million responses.  Need a little help editing those choices? Ah, you didn’t realize that getting that special offer on a Parisian hotel put so far away from the heart of the city that it takes you 2 hours to get into town and costs an [...]

Virtuoso’s Best of Best Hotel Experience Guide 2017

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|Virtuoso Best of Best Guide|

Get Inspired with Virtuoso’s Best of the Best 2017 Guide to the World’s Exceptional Hotel Experiences. This publication includes: The Best of the Best Hotels and Resorts Villas and Private Retreats Best Achievement in Design Best Spa Best Bar Hotel of the Year Best Family Program Most Innovative Guest Experience and so much more… Click [...]

Berlin Revisited Hotel de Rome and more

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 June 13th, 2014|Hotels & Resorts, The Traveling Pooka|

Hotel de Rome Bar Berlin Berlin has more bridges than Venice, a city park roughly the size of NYC’s Central Park, and an island on the river Spree with multiple museums for easy exploration. Berlin is a happening, dynamic, and layered city whose transformation and integration since the famous wall came down is [...]

Restaurant Georgia Opens in Santa Fe

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 June 10th, 2014|Food and Drink, The Traveling Pooka|

Georgia Opens in Santa Fe My friend David Morris was in the office recently and just happened to mention his new Santa Fe restaurant Georgia      opens this month. A one-time owner of Santa Fe’s legendary Geronimo restaurant, David lives part-time in Santa Fe, part-time in Dallas, and part-time as a world travelers. The [...]

Staying at Capella in Ixtapa

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 January 11th, 2010|Hotels & Resorts, The Traveling Pooka|

Pooka decided it was too cold to breathe. I mean, even the fish in the Florida Keys are freezing, literally, to death. Jumped on a non-stop flight Saturday morning and a few hours later Pooka is staring at glittering seas, reclined upon a white couch with lemon yellow pillows, one toe in a brilliantly blue-tiled [...]

Auberge du Soleil, Artichoke Soup, and Beehive Cake in Wine Country

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Food and Drink, Hotels & Resorts|

 A three-day long birthday celebration in Sonoma required a week of recuperation. Well, maybe longer, since the party was early in September, and it's now November. Most of the time, we enjoyed meals prepared by our hosts at their gorgeous home overlooking the Sonoma Valley in California. Sitting on the top of a small mountain, [...]

Treasure Beach – Montego Bay

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 February 11th, 2009|The Traveling Pooka|

Sometimes you are just so tired of the hustle and bustle, so sick of the words economic crises, you can't even think straight. That's when you REALLY need a plane ticket the heck out of Dodge and you might be willing to rent out the cat, sell the Jaguar, or throw your house keys in [...]

Peaches for Dinner: A Vail Treat

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 September 7th, 2008|Food and Drink|

I've never considered a dinner of peaches until my friends and I went to the Vail Farmer's Market over Labor Day weekend and carried a basket of beautiful orbs back home. To celebrate the unofficial end of summer, I was invited by friends who own a wonderful house overlooking the golf course in East Vail. We [...]

The Perfect “Big Night” in Boston

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 May 5th, 2008|Food and Drink|

Oh, oh, I found it! Or better said, it found me. The absolutely perfect romantic Italian restaurant in Boston. No gimmicks. No joke. There I was in Boston, a foreign and fascinating city to a Southerner like me, attending a conference, when who - to my surprise - should be sitting in the lobby waiting [...]