Swinging open the bedroom window to the mellow weather and sea breeze was the best way to begin our days.
Jamie and I stayed at Monkey Tree Hotel in Palm Springs and I cannot wait to make the another trip back. As a preservationist, I can appreciate a storied history and the Monkey Tree Hotel has rich one. The property went through several iterations: the OG Monkey Tree Hotel phase ran from 1960 until 1988 when it switched hands and [...]
Jamie and I took a friendship roadtrip from southern California destinations up to Napa. We went sideways, you could say. Our first stop on our friendship roadtrip? A bucket list destination for both Jamie and I has always been Palm Springs. Fun fact: Jamie and I met in graduate school, where we were both at [...]
part one... While we were at Hotel Congress, we indulged in adult beverage aplenty, some delicious food, and streamlined but comfortable accommodations. I loved that in keeping with the historic quality of the hotel, the guestrooms are not equipped with televisions. This kept us out of the room and out and about. The measure undoubtedly [...]
The sixth night of our cross country road trip brought my husband and me to Tucson, Arizona, specifically the Hotel Congress. The Hotel Congress is not only listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but is also a Historic Hotel of America. It was nominated for two of the categories of the Historic Hotels of [...]
for part I... While we were staying at the Haywood Park Hotel, the hotel kindly made our dining arrangements. Dinner at Hemingway's Cuba next door and breakfast at Isa's Bistro. Our dinner reservations were originally for two, my husband and I; however Hemingway's Cuba was so flexible. The restaurant was able to accommodate my sister and [...]
I was so excited for our stop in Asheville, North Carolina. My little sister lives not so far away, so we took this opportunity to drink a few St. Patrick's Day beers. We only celebrate it together every ten years. The world and our livers, cannot take it more frequently. Haywood Park Hotel and Atrium [...]
read part I here... One of the strongest green initiatives of Airlie is the property's approach to sustainable agriculture. Not only is there on-site farm land but there is also a community garden. Inviting and integrating Airlie guests as well as locals, into the agriculture component not only facilitates time in the outdoors but also promotes healthy [...]