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Review: Experience the Distinct Character of Melrose Georgetown Hotel

ABOUT MELROSE GEORGETOWN There are plenty of beautiful luxury hotels in the world, but beauty and luxury are only a small part of what makes a guest’s stay truly memorable. For the team at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel, a special emphasis to details and quality have kept guests coming back time and time again for […]

Washington DC’s Best Kept Secret: The River Inn

The Location A calming wind makes its way down 25th Street in DC’s Georgetown neighborhood. The leaves of the yellow oak trees that line the street shake gently, like thousands of pieces of crinkled paper floating in the breeze. Unlike the countless other streets that make up this grid city, this one is different. Just a […]

Hotel Indigo Alexandria & Hummingbird Restaurant

Cradled between the charming cobblestone streets of Old Town Alexandria, Va. and the busy shorelines of the Potomac sits a quaint yet centrally located seaside oasis. What has become a destination for travelers both near and far, the Hotel Indigo Alexandria perfectly reflects the historic culture and character of the surrounding neighborhoods – and even the […]

Highlights from 36 Hours in the Imperial City: Vienna

In his 1977 hit album The Stranger, Billy Joel asks fans a simple question that sparked far-reaching inquisition: “When you realize, Vienna waits for you?” Of course, he was referring to the popular central European capitol city of Vienna, Austria, which was and has remained the pinnacle city of luxury travel, fashion, and cuisine. The […]

Aria Hotel Budapest

It’s completely possible to be in love with cities you’ve never been to before and people you have yet to meet. It’s exactly how we felt as we flipped through countless photos of “The Pearl of the Danube,” the “Heart of Europe,” – the pristine city of Budapest. Widely framed as one of the most […]

Aria Hotel Prague

Prague, Czech Republic is by far one of the most charming cities we’ve ever traveled to. If readers are looking for a hotel that is as warm and inviting as the “City of 100 Spires”, they should look no further than the Aria Hotel Prague. Opened in 2003, Aria Hotel Prague is part of the luxury […]

DC Staycation: Puttin’ On the Ritz-Carlton (Pentagon City)

Fred Astaire said it best in his 1930’s hit song: If you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to Why don’t you go where fashion sits: Puttin’ on the Ritz. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company empire, originally founded in the early 1900’s but officially established in 1983 with the purchase of The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, has remained […]

48 Hours in Miami Beach – Day 2

It’s been said that the Miami/South Beach culinary scene is on the brink of a cultural revolution – one that integrates the burgeoning urban farm phenomenon known as “farm-to-table,” the  authenticity of the city’s Cuban and Haitian cuisine, and the emergence of new cooking styles such as “Floribbean,” and “Nuevo Latin” that combine signature flavors and ingredients of surrounding […]

48 Hours in Miami Beach – Day 1

When the darkness and chill of winter descends on the north east coast, it’s usually time for these Contessas to seek out the warm sun and soft, sandy beaches. So at the first sign of snowfall (ok, it was more like the first time temps hit below 45 degrees) we logged onto Google Flights, packed […]

The Perfect Airbnb in Philly!

Visiting Philly soon and in search of the perfect place to stay? We’ve got you covered! We recently started utilizing an alternative lodging service when we travel to a new city – AirBNB! It’s the perfect platform for travelers to use when jetting on a budget. Not only is Airbnb easy on the wallet, but travelers get to experience the cities they visit just like […]

Hotel Elysee – New York City

If you’re making a trip to the “City that Never Sleeps” this holiday season, then you’ll want to consider staying at the beautiful Hotel Elysee. A truly magical and one-of-a-kind experience, Hotel Elysee is part of a fantastic hotel group called Library Hotel Collection that has boutique hotels located throughout New York City, Budapest, Prague and adding […]

Hotel Felix – Chicago

When traveling to destinations far from home, it’s always a pleasant surprise anytime we get the opportunity to lay our heads down in a place that feels welcoming and familiar. During our recent trip to Chicago, Illinois this summer, we discovered such a place located in the heart of the Windy City: the Hotel Felix. […]