Santorini, Greece

Posted on June 4th, 2013

Katikies Hotel
Oia (Ia), Santorini 84702, Cyclades Islands, Greece

Among the many islands in Greece, Santorini is one of the most picturesque and unique. It is a natural wonder – shaped like a crescent moon from a volcanic eruption, the formed caldera provides stunning 180 degree views of the Aegean sea from almost anywhere on … (More →)


Wynn and Encore

Posted on February 19th, 2013

When you’re looking to escape from everything sensible, there’s only one place to go: Las Vegas, Nevada. Open 24 hours and offering no end of entertainment, Vegas has been completely rehabilitated in the past decade and a half – once the land of the downtrodden and known for its pawn shops, $9.99 steak dinners and … (More →)


Le Petit Hotel, Montreal

Posted on July 3rd, 2012

Once the pinnacle of the hotel experience, boutique and design hotels have become as hackneyed and generic as your average Holiday Inn. With countless properties branding themselves as design orientated with little more than a few clumsily placed Philippe Starck knockoffs in the lobby, we’ve become extremely weary of the term. Which is why Le … (More →)


Sherry-Netherland Hotel, New York

Posted on June 12th, 2012

Sick of slick, shoebox sized hotel rooms with lobbies resembling nightclubs, the last time we were in New York, we decided to go Old World and stay on the Upper East Side at The Sherry-Netherland hotel. At the corner of 59th and 5th and overlooking Central Park, it sits across the street from the 24-hour … (More →)


Hotel de Russie, Rome

Posted on May 15th, 2012

Secret Garden at Twilight

On a recent trip to Rome we had the great pleasure of checking in to the Hotel de Russie, an elegant and decadent option in The Eternal City. Located centrally on the Via de Babuino right beside the Piazza del Popolo, an elegant neoclassical urban square, the hotel is a stone’s … (More →)


Talalla Surf Camp, Sri Lanka

Posted on April 10th, 2012

There comes a time each winter when I think, I need to get away. I need to get away from this place and that job and those responsibilities and all these people… and this past winter, I found a perfect, and perfectly simple, solution. The name “Sri Lanka” means: “Great big beautiful island with nice … (More →)


The Horizon Hotel, Palm Springs

Posted on January 24th, 2012

Vancouver’s rainy season occupies the greater portion of the year so whenever possible, pack your swimwear and head south to Palm Springs for some dry heat. Stay at The Horizon Hotel, one of the few remaining Mid-Century Modern hotels in this palm-tree lined city known for its Neutra houses. Built in 1952 by architect William … (More →)