An escape from our daily lives is crucial for sanity, and if you can turn your getaway into a mini one, then you can squeeze them in more frequently. That, I’m all for. For Californians, Palm Springs is always a great choice for a quick trip (along with Newport/Laguna Beach, Vegas, Santa Barbara, etc), and […]


My favorite thing to do is travel, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have been many places, but Vancouver wasn’t one of them. It’s been on my list of cities to check out for the longest (I mean, it is just a short flight above me), but for some reason I just never got up […]

Monday’s Escape To: Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona, Spain This refurbished 20th-century former bank building designed by Patricia Urquiola, mixes very modern design with rich accents of velvet and leather in a palette of greens, golds, and black. Located in the heart of Barcelona, guests have easy access to the best the city has to offer […]