Pack a Bag: The Monkey Tree Hotel, Part II

Pack a Bag: The Monkey Tree Hotel, Part II

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 [...]

Pack a Bag: Haywood Park Hotel, Part II

Pack a Bag: Haywood Park Hotel, Part II

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 [...]

Pack a Bag: Airlie, Part II

Pack a Bag: Airlie, Part II

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 [...]