When in Los Angeles… (A Series)

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Hi Everyone!  It is almost the end of January and I hope the year has started off with some great travel for you.  For me...well, since getting back from my New Year's trip to Palm Springs, I've been home bound, but when you live in a great city like Los Angeles, it is not the end…

Hotel Review: Mir Amin Palace

Posted in Hotels| Lebanon| Luxury| Reviews

From the moment I walked into the reception area of the Mir Amin Palace, I felt my pace slow down. Instead of walking around the gardens, pool deck and restaurant, I strolled.  I did actually stop and smell the roses...and the fresh herbs grown in the hotel's gardens. At the Mir Amin Palace, you just want…

Hotel Review: Le Gray Hotel Beirut

Don't let the name fool you. Le Gray Hotel in Beirut pops with color at every turn. I spent a sunny afternoon at the hotel enjoying a delicious lunch with the hotel's Public Relations manager and getting a peek at what the hotel has to offer.  Truly a lovely afternoon! Towels await on the pool's lounge chairsOften…

Hotel Review: Four Seasons – Beirut

I began the day in a bit of a tizzy.  First a hectic, fast paced Arabic class that left my brain spinning, then emails to return, and following up on leads for a room to rent in Beirut that i need to secure by the end of the month.  By the time I stepped into the…

Hotel Review: Marriott Laguna Cliffs

Posted in California| Reviews

I am just getting back from a 2-night stay at the Marriott Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa in Dana Point, CA. Mom and I were originally thinking about heading to New York City for the holiday, but in the end decided that she’d come out to visit me in Los Angeles. Since I wouldn’t be spending…