Hotel Review: Bacara Resort Santa Barbara

As I stepped into the lobby of Bacara Resort & Spa, I noticed that I was seeing a lot of blondes. Only these golden, long-haired beauties were the four-legged type. That’s right, these two Golden Retrievers and the short haired yellow Labrador Retriever were feeling right at home by the reception desk of the Santa […]

February 12th, 2016|California, Lodging, Spa|

Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, Santa Rosa, CA

I’ve driven by it hundreds of times on the way to my in-law’s place in Sonoma. That pink neon spire that looms above a grouping of low-lying buildings. Neon letters spell out F-L-A-M-I-N-G-O  and at the top, the eponymous bird rotates in a circle. A touch of Vegas or Hollywood glitz in Santa Rosa. I’ve […]

April 6th, 2015|California, Spa, Wine Country|

Review: Hotel La Ferme

It’s called “The Farm” but this upscale four star hotel, tucked in the charming village of Baie-Saint-Paul, is anything but rustic. With clean, straight lines and five ultra modern pavilions situated within the hotel grounds, Hotel La Ferme is a time traveler’s delight while still rooted in old world charm.

You won’t find farm animals […]

January 2nd, 2015|Canada, Lodging, Quebec, Spa|