Florida

Miami, Florida: Day 1-2

July 29, 2013
For as long as I can remember I have had an obsession with Miami.  In my mind, it seems like the perfect city: While it is known for its endless choices that promise to excite all of the senses, it is also known for being one of the best destinations to...

Be Back Soon, I Promise!

June 27, 2013
Dear Beloved Readers, June has been one of the most challenging months of my life to date.  It first began with a nasty staff infection that I contracted on my trip in the Turks and Caicos.  Wow, was that brutal!  Then I found out my Dad had to have emergency...

Mandarin Oriental, Miami (Part 2)

April 30, 2011
As I eagerly walked to my treatment suite, I could not help but notice all of the thoughtful details that existed throughout the entire spa.  Wherever I looked it was an Asian feast for the eyes! One of the things that sets the spa at the MO, Miami apart from...

Mandarin Oriental, Miami (Part 1)

April 28, 2011
For as long as I have been a traveler, I have had a special place in my heart for the Mandarin Oriental hotel chain.  I do not know if it is because I am obsessed with the Asian culture or because their name alone exudes the ultimate in luxury, but...

Maria & Jon’s Wedding (Part 4)

April 27, 2011
I had so many of you comment and send me private emails about "my look" at Maria and Jon's wedding (thank you for your kind words!).  When I entered the salon the only requirement I had was that they make me look tropical.  This is what they came up with:...