Our last night in paradise kicked off with a hosted reception at the Kauai Botanical Gardens in Princeville. We missed most of it because I was still recovering from a 7 hour boat ride that ended just hours before. But, we made it just in time to board shuttles to our next destination in the garden. We […]
Travel and handbags. What’s not to love? I’m head over heels for this new partnership between SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) and Kate Spade. I got my hands on one of the new, exclusive totes that Kate Spade designed – using our SPG Member Favorite Resorts as inspiration. Check it out at spg.com/katespade. Pretty cool, no?
I got my hands on this tote because we were doing a photo shoot at The Phoenician Resort, not because it was gifted to me. Just had to mention that.
You can’t get a better view than this. Horseback riding in Princeville was one of the most scenic things we have ever done. Neither one of us had ridden a horse before, so when we saw this Waterfall Horseback Picnic Ride, we jumped at the chance. Out of all of the activities we did in Kauai, this horseback […]
If you get the chance to vacation to Kauai, Hawaii – take it! It’s truly remarkable. I don’t think Ryan and I have ever seen a place so lush in trees, exotic plants, roosters (more on that later) and beautiful mountainsides.
There is history every where you turn – from the filming of Jurassic Park to a mountain that looks like King Kong to a little bar called The Nui where they filmed The Descendents. The North Shore was filled with so many great stories. I’ll walk you through some of our adventures and our tips on what to do when you’re in Kauai a bit later.
But first, we start at the pool. Day One of paradise, Ryan and I hung out at the St. Regis resort pool for five hours. Five. Hours! I had to pry Ryan off of his chair, only because we had a dinner to get to. I would argue with you that this was the best resort pool and beach in Kauai.
The Pool at St. Regis Princeville is a large infinity pool overlooking Hanalei Bay and the views do not disappoint. Get their early before everyone else and you’ll get some great photos. Walk down to the beach and you may see some roosters. They are everywhere.
The poolside restaurant is the Nalu Kai Grill – which opens for cocktails at 10:30am. Yep, you guessed it. We were first in line for drinks – Mai Tai for him Pele’s Lemonade for me. Here’s a peek into what the pool area and beach looks like.
Chickens. Roosters. Everywhere!
Private dining, anyone? It’s only $890.00 per couple. Only.
This was the view from our room. Ugly, isn’t it?
And, the bar opens at 10:30am.
Lately, I’ve been having cabin fever (in more ways than one) so we made a last-minute decision to go to the cabin for a weekend getaway. We knew it would be cold, but we really didn’t know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised to find snow! Ahh … winter still exists! If we would have […]
St. Regis is known for a lot of things: signature Butler service, five-star resorts, their unique heritage … and, the Bloody Mary. After all, it was in The St. Regis New York (circa 1934) where the first Bloody Mary was poured. Deemed too racy a name for the hotel’s guests, it was first called the Red Snapper. […]
Every year we try to get to the cabin to just relax. Today, we visited the annual car show and showed Kelsey all the vintage cars like ’56 Chevy’s, ’55 T-bird, Ford GT Cobras … but, the most important car of all was a vintage hot pink car that Kelsey loved. Every time you ask […]
I was coming back from a hotel meeting at The St. Regis Monarch Beach when something amazing caught my eye. Located in their lobby cafe, crust, was this Milk Chocolate bag of heaven. I had to have it. With good intentions I bought it thinking, “Ryan will love this sweet gesture.” I got as far […]
I recently acquired a new set of properties, some of our ski resorts. I’m putting together marketing plans and getting ready to launch a few winter campaigns. Typically, I would prefer the beach over a cold mountain for a family vacation, but I have quickly changed my mind. Just look at these places? They are on my […]
After being in Portland for four days, it was time to pack up and head to Seattle. We had a wedding to attend and we thought the drive up would be scenic. It was! We started our first day in Seattle at Pike Place Market for coffee and a little shopping. The line at Pike Place Chowder was too […]