Category Archives: Escape London & Visit America

November 21

ESCAPE LONDON-VISIT AMERICA : The Fairmont Grand by Name and Grand by Nature, Del Mar, California

Grand by nature and grand by name! With the opulence of an historic European manor, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar hotel in San Diego, California, was an utmost pleasure to review. From the moment you walk through the front door,  to the time strolling through the beautiful 17th century English Levens Hall-style garden topiary and rose gardens (rather […]

January 29

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA – Serene Serena Villas, Palm Springs

La Serena Villas is just the most modern yet traditional and classiest boutique hotel I’ve stayed at in Palm Springs. The second you walk through the entrance you just feel spoilt. The original and decorative wooden “La Serena” sign welcomes you and sets the scene to a most beautiful range of villas that have maintained […]

October 28

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA – The Three Fifty Hotel did a 360 – Palm Springs

While there are all different styles and decors throughout hotels worldwide, I must say it is very refreshing to see a boutique hotel redesigned in such professional, modern,  chic, Italian style that still maintains a clean, streamlined retro feel to it. Interior Designer and Hotelier Laura Slipak has done an amazing job converting the old “Calla […]

October 28

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA – SAY “BONJOUR” TO LA MAISON HOTEL – PALM SPRINGS

For those of you wishing that you were  on the  sunny, French Riviera during those cold winter months, you will be “enchante” to discover La Maison (‘Home’)  in Palm Springs, California where the sun shines year round. La Maison hotel was a just wonderful treat to review. It is a little corner of peaceful, provencial […]

October 28

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA – EAST CANYON HOTEL & SPA – BEST GAY FRIENDLY BOUTIQUE HOTEL – PALM SPRINGS

New owners David and Doug (D&D) have just taken over this really cute, boutique hotel just and have done a magnificent job bringing it back to life. Vince greeted me, as promised, with a big welcoming smile and showed me to my room that had tasteful jazz music already playing in the background, cookies and […]

October 17

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA – Take a trip back in time at the Rendezvous Hotel, Palm Springs

When watching the good old black and white romantic movies of the forties and fifties, have you ever wished you could go back in time to the era of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean or Elvis Presley? Well now you can. At the Rendezvous Hotel in Palm Springs, California, the hotel manager Robert has created each […]

October 17

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA – Palm Springs must see ‘Hotel California’

Love love love! this hotel. Based around the hacienda style design, and only being a few blocks from the main strip, it is easy to see why this hotel has won Trip Advisor awards year after year. The warmest, most friendly and most bubbly lady called Betty (who really should have a second career as […]