Category Archives: Escape London & Visit America

December 07

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – SOOTHE AND REVITALIZE AT KNOT SPRINGS, PORTLAND, OREGON

Oh to exhale all your worries away! Come to Knot Springs and all your covid stress knots will spring, spring, spring away! Love love love this precious place! You would never know that you could rest and rejuvenate in the middle of a bustling city, on the top floor of a commercial building, but you […]

December 07

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – HEAD TO HEAVENLY HYATT CENTRIC HOTEL, PORTLAND, OREGON

They say it’s the little things that count. I couldn’t agree more. My stay at the Hyatt Centric Portland reflects that in every thoughtful aspect of the unique design of this hotel.  From the view of the beautiful view of the church from the 15th floor castle style window, to the locally inspired wall art […]

November 15

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA : THE PRETTY PORTER HOTEL, PORTLAND IS A MUST SEE!

The Pretty Porter Hotel, Portland, Oregan, USA

November 12

ESCAPE LONDON VISIT AMERICA : SAN DIEGO BAY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 9-13, 2022, CALIFORNIA

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival November 9-13, 2022

February 24

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA – BEAT THE COVID BLUES Visit Beautiful Bacara Hotel, Santa Barbara

Beautiful Bacara. I’ll be back… Having the luxury job of reviewing some of the most beautiful hotels in the world, I always think …”Surely, it can’t get better than this.” But … enter the Ritz Carlton BACARA Hotel in Santa Barbara, California. I had always heard the Bacara Hotel was the Hollywood celebs hideaway from […]

February 10

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA – Eight4Nine RESTAURANT IS BACK!

Enter the restaurant Eight4Nine, located in the heart of sunny Palm Springs, California and indulge yourself in the style of Beverly Hills dining darling! It’s definitely the hottest ‘outdoor’ dining restaurant in town. The silver lining to Coronavirus is discovering Eight4Nine restaurant. I just wish I lived in Palm Springs instead of only visiting.  The […]

December 07

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA – Why Las Vegas is the place to head and stay safe

When one man in a travel ban took a flight to Nevada, he expected uncertain times ahead. What he found exceeded all his expectations and more – as he tells his story. During both lockdowns, sometimes one’s opinion has been unpopular, sometimes it takes someone to speak up and change others’ viewpoints – and this […]

November 18

ESCAPE LONDON VISIT AMERICA – “BEAT THE COVID BLUES” – Don’t confine, Go Recline at Dr. Elstein’s divine “Willows Inn”

Just like the Nat King Cole song softly crooning in the background, this place is “Unforgettable”.  The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn is the most beautifully converted, early-20th-century sumptuous, Italian-inspired mansion. It is a home away from home, if you are doing very well on the stock market. The modestly named “Inn”, is more of an elegant manor house which throws […]

September 23

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA – BEAT THE COVID BLUES at CAL-A-VIE FRENCH INSPIRED HEALTH SPA, CALIFORNIA

  Having stayed at Cal-a-Vie health Spa five star resort, I can understand why Conde Nast gave it the accolade of it being in the top ten health spas in the world.   With the world on hold due to Covid-19 and all the stresses that it brings, Cal-a-Vie Health Spa  is definitely the place […]

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 […]