The Garland Hotel – A Hidden Gem in Hollywood

We had been watching so many other cities launch productions of the musical Hamilton, and finally it was time for Los Angeles. I had been preparing our family for months, and I wanted ... Continue Reading →

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences – Sterling Accommodations, Location and History in London

The prestigious address of 116 Picadilly has seen its share of elegance over the decades. In the case of British history, of course, history is measured in centuries. Charles Dickens ... Continue Reading →

Mediterranean Splendor and La Jolla Luxury Meet at La Valencia Hotel

La Jolla has always been the jewel of southernmost California. In fact, that was the Spanish name given by 19th century explorers. The landmark hotel of La Jolla is La Valencia (whose ... Continue Reading →

sketch Parlour – London’s Cheekiest Take on the Venerable Institution of High Tea

Anyone with even a passing acquaintance of British tradition knows that tea is a fundamental aspect. Centuries of tradition have evolved into veritable rituals around consuming a cuppa. How ... Continue Reading →

La Morra – Brookline’s Eminent Italian Restaurant

Boston is famed for its bevy of seafood and Italian restaurants, so when La Morra was recently named the city’s best Italian restaurant, we expected it to be good. We were not disappointed. Tucked ... Continue Reading →

La Brasa – Somerville’s Finest

Somerville was an area I sorta remembered when I lived in Boston many decades ago. Adjoining Cambridge, the town had a few record stores I would seek out. As part of a recent college ... Continue Reading →

Marble 8 – Amazing Dining in Kuala Lumpur

The recently opened Marble 8 looks up to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, and provides one of the city’s finest dining experiences. The sleek interior space features elegant fabrics ... Continue Reading →

Vitello’s supper club brings hot jazz, cabaret & Broadway to Studio City

 Vitello’s Restaurant, near the movie studios and networks in a trendy L.A. Valley neighborhood, was once a hangout for the Rat Pack. Frank Sinatra’s autographed picture still ... Continue Reading →