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Maison Laurent refurbished bed

Under The Languedoc Sun, Another Side to the South of France

“Are you sure this is it?” I remarked to my husband. “It doesn’t look very fancy.” “We have a weekend without the kids. That’s luxury in itself.” He responded. We had found Maison Laurent on the main road in the town, a four-story cloud grey townhouse with sage green shutters and an unobtrusive sign announcing

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Home Sweet Hotel Christiana

As a general rule, we don’t stay in the same hotel more than once because we like to try new places and experiences.  The only time we have broken this rule is sking in Val D’Isere and the Hotel Christiana.  So you figure the Hotel Christiana has to be something special for us to keep

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Luxury Hotel St Regis Rome in Italy

Valentino Red and the St Regis Rome

When you are looking for an escapist weekend away in Rome, you can’t do much better than the St. Regis Rome, the Eternal City’s first luxury hotel. My friend and occasional contributor to this blog, Dianna, is a big fan of the St. Regis brand.  The St. Regis Rome was a natural choice for us when

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Lobby of Hotel Alfonso XIII

Red Hot Again: The Glamorous Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville Spain

Where were you when the Euro came into general circulation on New Year’s Day 2002?   I was celebrating New Year’s Eve in Seville with my husband and a group of friends.  After hanging out with the hordes in Plaza Nueva and following the Spanish custom of eating  12 grapes for luck as the clock

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Amazing Vanderbilt Grace

In Newport we stayed at the Vanderbilt Grace, which  we loved so much we stayed an extra night.  This boutique hotel is situated in one the former Vanderbilt homes.   Built in 1909, the building has gone through several incarnations before becoming a hotel.  When we went, the hotel was full but we did not

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Hotel Review: Le Pavillon Des Lettres

Before we had children, my husband and I decide our lifetime ambition would be to visit all of the Small Luxury Hotels in the world.  Yes, we are really that shallow.  Unfortunately, lots of the SLH hotels don’t take little children and so our plan was put on hold.  My recent child-free mini-break to Paris

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