See, eat, stay :: New York City

Don’t tell my New York friends this but I never understood the allure of their city while I was living in Boston. Maybe it’s out of sheer blind loyalty to my sports teams or it’s just too close to Boston for me to fuss over or because of this one bad trip I had 10+…

About me :: 10 fun facts

This is the post I’ve been meaning to write over the last two years but kept putting it off. Theoretically writing about myself should be the easy part and yet it’s the part that feels the least natural.  How much of me should I put out there? What if it’s too much/too little/boring or comes off as…

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

I am clutching onto my orange life vest as we cruise through every choppy wave of the East Vietnam Sea on our hotel’s boat transfer.  As the small speedboat carries us out further away from Nha Trang and closer to the hotel I am once again making false promises to myself, this time I’ll really learn how to swim when…

Boston’s Beacon Hill

I am always short on time whenever I’m visiting home in Boston.  Despite having just spent three weeks visiting family and friends I barely had time to venture off and reacquaint myself with some of my favorite parts of the city.  Luckily, I managed to make it out to Beacon Hill, where I used to live and…

Uplifted in Covent Garden :: Pétillon’s Heartbeat installation

A cloud of 100,000 white balloons, stretching 54 meters in length, is currently looming over the south hall of Covent Garden. For someone who typically loathes crowds (and there is always heavy foot traffic in Covent Garden) I couldn’t resist seeing Charles Pétillon’s Heartbeat installation in person rather than just live vicariously through my Instagram feed. My awe of the luminescent white orbs hanging…

Friday fave :: Berners Tavern @ The London EDITION

Walk inside Jason Atherton’s Berners Tavern at the London Edition hotel and you could be rendered speechless.  I know I was when I stopped in for lunch a few weeks ago and had a difficult time peeling my eyes away from its art laden walls. Dangling from the ceilings are the equally impressive Beaux Arts oval shaped chandeliers, exact…

Refueling at London’s The Soho Hotel

There is no shortage of great hotels in London but when asked by stateside friends and readers which ones I’d recommend I tend to offer vague suggestions based on location. The last time I stayed in a London accommodation was in 1996 with my high school’s choir & band during our weeklong England & Wales tour. We…

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