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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 […]

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 […]

Penns View Inn/Panorama Restaurant – Philadelphia

There are few places in the world that make us feel like at home when we’re traveling. There’s nothing like warm and hospitable hotel staff, clean and comfortable bedding, and wholesome and fulfilling meals cooked with love to do the trick. For us, our recent trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania introduced us to such an establishment: Penn’s […]