When in doubt , head to Italy ! 

Italy is my favorite country in the world.  New York is where I wanted to live as a child , Italy (  Regions of Tuscany or Umbria ) are where I would love to retire.  Day 1 in Milan. We checked in at the Bulgari. A true test of a hotel is what they doContinue reading “When in doubt , head to Italy ! “

10 year wedding anniversary celebrations- NYC

Hello all, Last post of 2012! It was our 10 year wedding anniversary on the 28 th. Since we just had our 2 nd baby 6 weeks ago , a vacation was not possible. I decided to plan a ” Stay-cation” , a term my friend D introduced me to! With my mom in lawContinue reading “10 year wedding anniversary celebrations- NYC”

3 nights in Paris, 5 nights in Perros-Gueric, Brittany

We headed to France, August 9th , to meet up with our parents. ( both sets). We flew XL airlines, it was decent, good food and service, no personal entertainment. Since the flight departure was 11.50 pm ( delayed to 3 am), we pretty much slept on the plane anyway. First stop was the MandarinContinue reading “3 nights in Paris, 5 nights in Perros-Gueric, Brittany”

Paris: Day 5

Day 5-Wed Oct 12th We checked into Hotel Maurice http://www.lemeurice.com/ , another Palace hotel and we were going to stay here 2 nights, just to get a break from the moving around!  It was purchased by the Dorchester group in 1998. Very grand hotel, with modern touches, the interiors are by Philippe Starck. There are 160 roomsContinue reading “Paris: Day 5”