Hotel Spotlight: Montage Deer Valley

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Park City is the perfect destination for a relaxing, romantic, or adventurous getaway. It is the largest ski area within the United States with roots dating back to the historic mining times. Today it is internationally known for the amazing skiing & snowboarding that it offers. Park City has over 7,300 skiable acres with a good mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced slopes. While some think of Park City as only a winter destination, it offers events and activities year-round. There are over 100 world-class restaurants & bars, open-air concerts, amazing spas, boutique shopping, art galleries, unique golf courses and a revolving calendar of festivals.


There are many 5-Star hotels and luxury accommodations to choose from within Park City but I recommend making The Montage Deer Valley your home when visiting. It is an amazing property with exceptional service and it is located just 5-minutes away from Park City’s Main Street. The resort offers an authentic yet refined mountain experience with unrivaled ski‐in ski‐out access.

The property has 220 guest rooms, suites and private residences that overlook Deer Valley.

All of their accommodations are tastefully decorated in a rustic chic décor and come with signature amenities including: heated bathroom floors, fireplace & sitting areas, walk-in closets and deep soak tubs.

The Montage Deer Valley has the largest spa within Utah, offering exceptional beauty treatments, spa therapies and wellness services that are inspired by the beautiful local mountains. The property also has an amazing fitness facility that offers a variety of challenging exercise & yoga classes as well as nutritional training.

There is no shortage of dining options when staying at The Montage Deer Valley and their food is absolutely delicious! There are 5 uniquely different restaurants for you to choose from – Apex, Daly’s Pub & Rec, Burgers & Bourbon, Yama Sushi, & Vista Lounge.

Be sure to visit Daly’s Pub & Rec and enjoy a game or two in their bowling alley!

It’s easy to stay busy when visiting The Montage Deer Valley but I recommend leaving time to relax in their amazing outdoor spaces. The property has a beautiful pool and large fire pits where you can unwind after a long day on the slopes or post hiking. They’ll even provide you with everything that you’d need to make s’mores!

There is also a chic Veuve Cliquot yurt where you can get your Apres Ski on! Make sure to stop by for a glass of bubbly and an Instagram pic! #CliquotInTheSnow!

Whether it’s summer or winter, it’s easy to stay busy when visiting The Montage Deer Valley The property can arrange a host of activities including: archery, hot air ballooning, fly-fishing, sleigh rides, national park tours, tubing, ice-skating, bowling, alpine sliding, snowmobiling, dog sledding and much more!

I recommend spending a day exploring the alpine foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with a snowmobile tour. It’s an amazing way to explore the area and a great activity for the adventurous types!

Deer Valley is the perfect destination for a ski weekend or a summer getaway. If you’d like to start planning your vacation to The Montage Deer Valley , please email me. Not only will you be VIP guests but you will receive complimentary breakfast daily, a $100 spa credit, and top priority for room upgrades.

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Hotel Spotlight: Meadowood Napa Valley

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Napa Valley is one of the world’s premier viticultural regions that is internationally known for the Cabernet Sauvignon that it produces. It is home to over four hundred wineries, everything from large brand-name cellars to small family-owned vineyards. Whether it’s your first time wine tasting, or you’re an experienced wine connoisseur, you’ll have an amazing time exploring the unique landscape and grape varietals of this beautiful valley!

Napa is filled with amazing hotel options but I recommend making Meadowood Napa Valley your home when visiting Napa. Nestled in the heart of St. Helena, on a 250-acre private estate, the property has an assortment of unique luxury accommodations.

There are eighty-five exquisitely appointed cottages, suites and lodges, nestled into the forested hillside, providing serenity and privacy.

All of the rooms come with vaulted ceilings, natural light, beautiful views, comfortable furnishings, glowing fireplaces and private terraces.

The accommodations have been specifically designed to help you relax and unwind in your naturally beautiful surroundings.

There are three amazing restaurants on property as well as a daily wine tasting in the reception lodge. The Restaurant at Meadowood, is the Michelin 3-star restaurant, featuring California wine country cuisine and one of the most comprehensive lists of Napa Valley wines anywhere in the world.

The casual dining option is The Grill, which serves delicious meals throughout the day. They also offer 24-hour private dining and can prepare gourmet country picnic baskets. Finally The Pool Terrace Cafe, is located adjacent to the lap pool and offers al fresco dining.

Meadowood has two world-class championship croquet lawns, a tree-lined golf course and seven tennis courts.

There is also a 25-yard heated lap pool, a family pool, as well as an adult pool.

There is also a lavish spa on property called The Health Spa, offering an extensive list of soothing skincare & body treatments. Finally, there is an amazing gym with fitness classes, personal trainers and private yoga instructors available.

Be sure to take advantage of the amazing guest services team on property. They can design a custom itinerary that takes you to Napa’s most exclusive wineries & restaurants as well as arrange amazing activities like a hot air balloon ride over the valley! Or enlist Meadowood’s resident Sommelier to curate a day of wine tasting that is tailored to your exact palate and preferences!

Napa is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. If you’d like to start planning your vacation to Meadowood please email me. Not only will you be VIP guests but you will receive a $50 daily breakfast credit, a $100 spa credit, plus top priority for room upgrades.

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THE BEST OF: Overwater Bungalows

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When many couples think about their honeymoon, they love the idea of staying in an Overwater Bungalow! It’s become synonymous with romance, relaxation and the start of a new life journey.  I have some fun ideas on gorgeous resorts that feature overwater bungalows. I’ve explored the best properties around the world and from my travels I’ve come up with this list of THE BEST Overwater Bungalows!

SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLAND

Cambodia

WHAT MAKES THIS PRIVATE ISLAND IN CAMBODIA SPECIAL & UNIQUE

It’s a romantic and secluded destination that combines well with many places in South East Asia – Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT

November to April which is their dry season.

HOW DO I GET THERE

Song Saa private island is located in Cambodia’s untouched Koh Rong Archipelago. To get there you’ll need to take an international flight into Siem Reap or Phnom Penh. From there, you’ll take a 45-minute local flight to the coastal city of Sihanoukville, and then you’ll catch a 45-minute speedboat to the resort.

WHY STAY AT SONG SAA

Song Saa is the nicest luxury option for an overwater bungalow in South East Asia. The property has gourmet cuisine prepared by excellent chefs, private pools, unique cultural experiences and lots of activities for adventurous couples. An added bonus is that the property is ecofriendly and gives back to its local community through The Song Saa Foundation.

INSIDER TIP

Have the concierge setup a picnic on a private island for you. It such a unique and romantic experience! Also make sure to go on a bioluminescence swim at night to see the water light up!  It is one of the few places in the world that you can see this.

SPECIAL VIP PERKS YOU’LL RECEIVE WHEN BOOKING WITH EVER AFTER HONEYMOONS

As special guests of Ever After Honeymoons you’ll receive daily breakfast, a 30-minute wellness consultation, a 50-minute massage for two and top priority for room upgrades.



FOUR SEASONS BORA BORA

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

WHAT MAKES BORA BORA SPECIAL & UNIQUE

Bora Bora is an exotic destination that is perfect for honeymooners looking for the overwater bungalow experience but not wanting to travel too far. It is an easy destination to get to from the West Coast and it’s a Zika free destination that is very easy to travel within. The scenery and views of Mount Otemanu are unbeatable.

BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT

May through October has the least amount of rain, but it’s still nice to visit during other months of the year.

HOW DO I GET THERE

It’s a nonstop 8-hour flight from LAX to Papeete, Tahiti. From there you’ll take an additional 1-hour flight to Bora Bora. Upon arrival a speedboat will whisk you away to paradise.

WHY STAY AT FOUR SEASONS BORA BORA

It’s a beautiful and romantic property with the best of everything. The villas are gorgeous –  some even have their own private plunge pools. The water is crystal clear and you can dive-in directly from your villa’s deck. The food is delicious, there is a wide assortment of water activities, and most importantly they offer unparalleled service that is by far the best you will find anywhere in Bora Bora.

INSIDER TIP

Book a Mountain View overwater bungalow that is farther down on the pontoon. These bungalows have the most privacy, the best views of Mount Otemanu and they are far enough out that you can jump right off your deck into the water.

Also, have the concierge setup a private island dinner for you. You’ll take a short boat ride to get to the island, that you’ll have all to yourself because they only host one couple per night.

SPECIAL VIP PERKS YOU’LL RECEIVE WHEN BOOKING WITH EVER AFTER HONEYMOONS

As special guests of Ever After Honeymoons you’ll receive daily breakfast, honeymoon surprises throughout your stay, and top priority for room upgrades.

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GILI LANKANFUSHI

The Maldives

WHAT MAKES THE MALDIVES SPECIAL & UNIQUE

The Maldives are a very unique and exotic destination, located between the Arabian and Laccadive seas. The Maldives are about as isolated as you can get and the perfect destination if you really want to get off the grid. The water is the clearest that you’ll find anywhere in the world – you can literally see fish swimming around your villas. It is considered one the best destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving and it’s a destination that pairs well with Thailand, Oman, Sri Lanka, and Dubai.

BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT

December to April has the least amount of rain, but it’s still really nice other months of the year.

HOW DO I GET THERE

To get to the Maldives you’ll need to take an international flight into Malé. You can fly with major airlines like Emirates.  Then you will take a speedboat to Gili Lankanfushi.

WHY STAY AT GILI LANKANFUSHI

Gili Lankanfushi has a great sense of place and getting there from Malé is easy! It’s a short 15-minute speedboat ride whereas many other properties require a long boat ride and/or a seaplane transfer. Once you arrive, you’ll embrace the  “No News, No Shoes” barefoot culture that promotes complete relaxation.

The property has huge spacious villas that are rustic but luxurious with overwater hammocks. There is an endless assortment of water activities for the more active couples. The food is delicious with a unique Indian influence and during the entirety of your stay you’ll have a private butler whose sole job is to make sure that you are well taken care of.

 INSIDER TIP

My favorite villas are the Crusoe Residences. They are stand alone villas with their own hammocks, only reachable by boat.

Also, be sure to carve out time for a massage or a facial at the overwater spa. They offer unique treatments and the treatment rooms have glass bottoms, so you can watch the sealife while you enjoy your massage.

SPECIAL VIP PERKS YOU’LL RECEIVE WHEN BOOKING WITH EVER AFTER HONEYMOONS

As guests of Ever After Honeymoons you’ll receive daily buffet breakfast, a 30-minute spa treatment for two, a $100 Food & Beverage Credit, and top priority for room upgrades.




An overwater bungalow is the perfect accommodation for honeymooners! If you’d like to start planning your trip to SONG SAAFOUR SEASONS BORA BORA, or GILI LANKANFUSHI please email me. Not only will you be VIP guests but you will also receive all the wonderful amenities mentioned above.

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Hotel Spotlight: La Reserve Paris

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Paris is the City of Love. It is the City of the Lights. It is the epicenter of all things chic, beautiful, romantic and timeless. Whether you’re visiting with the love of your life, a group of friends, or exploring on your own, this city will take your breath away! Paris is filled with some of the most beautiful and iconic buildings and no visit would be complete without seeing the Eiffel Tour, Arc De Triomphe, and the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Art lovers will find no shortage of amazing museums to explore with classic pieces housed at the Louvre or the amazing collection of impressionist pieces at the Musee d’Orsay.

The dining options in Paris are also endless, as it is home to one of the largest selections of Michelin restaurants. If you’ve come to shop, Champs-Élysées offers some of the chicest couture you will find anywhere in the world! And finally, if you’re an architecture buff, you will delight in the diverse mix of styles, everything ranging from Gothic to Art Deco to Baroque to Art Nouveau to Renaissance to Classic French.

Paris is filled with so many amazing and unique hotel options but on my most recent visit, I made La Reserve Paris my home and everything about my stay was incredible! You can’t beat the location of this property.


It is comfortably nestled off the Champs-Elysées, and overlooks the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon and the Concorde.

The hotel has the elegance of a 19th century urban mansion but provides a private club atmosphere, where only guests may access the library, smoking lounge, pool and fitness center.

La Reserve Paris is a boutique property with only 26 rooms and 14 suites, each having its own charm and personality.

All of the accommodations are spacious and comfortable, featuring custom silk walls, velvet drapes, contemporary paintings, antique bronze sculptures and brocade taffeta. You will be well taken care of during your stay, as every room and suite has a personal butler.


There is an intimate spa on property, with only three treatment rooms. They offer some of the world’s finest anti-aging treatments using Nescens products from Switzerland and they can tailor any service to your exact personal needs. You’ll also find one of the city’s only indoor pools as well as a fitness center. Guests can also request private yoga, pilates or personal training sessions.

Finally, the property has two amazing restaurants with gastronomic offerings from acclaimed chef Jerome Banctel. Le Gabriel is the double-Michelin-starred restaurant. I suggest ordering the tasting menu so that you can have a thorough introduction to the seasonal French cuisine. La Pagode is the second option, offering incredible dishes with a spicy flair.

If you want to take your trip to the next level, charter a private helicopter to give you an aerial tour of the City of Lights.

After you’ve admired the architecture and city streets from above, let your captain whisk you away to the Château de Ferrières for a relaxing lunch at Le Baron.

The restaurant is perfectly situated inside a beautiful 19th century French chateau and you can explore the amazing buildings and grounds after you dine.



Paris is the perfect destination for a romantic vacation or honeymoon! If you’d like to start planning your trip to La Reserve Paris please email me. Not only will you be VIP guests but you will receive daily breakfast, 100 euros spa credit, complimentary airport transfers (for 3-night stays) and top priority for room upgrades.

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Hotel Spotlight: Four Seasons Lana’i

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The island of Lana’i feels a world apart from the other more developed Hawaiian Islands. Lana’i is a special destination where you’ll find adventure, tranquility, romance and breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.

It is the smallest of Hawaii’s inhabited islands, covering 140 square miles. It was once known as the Pineapple Island because over 20,000 acres were covered with plantations.

Today, Lana`i is considered Hawaii’s most secluded island and the place to go if you want a very relaxed, private vacation.  It has a unique and unusual beauty and is the ideal destination for couples that want remote luxury.

Lana’i also offers a range of activities and excursions to keep you busy including amazing hiking trails, biking, world-class golf courses, horseback riding, snorkeling, off-road adventuring and five-star dining.

You can even rent a jeep for the day and drive to beaches that are entirely yours to explore!

When visiting Lana’i be sure to stay at the Four Seasons Lana’i. The resort is perched on top of red lava cliffs and overlooks white-sand beaches, the Pacific Ocean and Hulopo’e Bay, a marine sanctuary that’s a playground to spinner dolphins and humpback whales.

The property features a main building and nine separate two-story buildings housing 213 guest rooms, including 45 suites.  The resort was recently redone and the decor is gorgeous!

There is a wide range of luxury suites with panoramic views of the Pacific or the stunning hillside.

Enhancing the grounds are five lush botanical gardens, featuring cascading waterfalls and serene koi ponds.

The resort has gorgeous swimming pools overlooking Hulopoe Bay. There is an adults-only pool that offers a peaceful, lagoon-style setting, complete with whirlpools.

The central pool allows children of all ages. You will be well taken care of while relaxing at the pool, as the staff regularly come around with Evian spritzes, chilled towels, frosty Popsicles, sunglass cleaning, a selection of magazines, complimentary sunscreen and flavored ice water.

There are countless activities to keep you busy on the property. I recommend seeing the island with a UTV tour.

For a unique experience that will provide you with a bird’s-eye view of the island, take a helicopter ride.  You’ll get to spend the full day flying over coffee estates, remote beaches, and active volcanoes. Land for a gourmet picnic lunch, hiking tour, or a visit to a local attraction.

Or better yet, sit in the pilot’s seat during a private flying lesson, where you will learn to perform basic maneuvers such as takeoff, cruising and landing.

Also, make sure to also carve out some time for a visit to their spa, Hawanawana. The spa focuses on ocean-based products and their treatments are inspired by the healing powers of the sea and are uniquely tailored to each individual guest.

Finally, there is an amazing selection of restaurants located on the property offering everything from steak to seafood to sushi. My favorite is their Japanese restaurant Nobu, which offers an extensive selection of sakes and traditional Japanese dishes as well as sushi.

 

Lana’i is a destination not to be missed! If you’d like to start planning your honeymoon or vacation to  Four Seasons Lana’i please email me. Not only will you be VIP guests but you will receive complimentary breakfast daily, the best rate available, a $100 hotel credit, plus top priority for room upgrades.

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