Sep 26

Marseille | A Port of Culture and Cuisine

For Montage Magazine | When approaching this story, it was important to look beyond the rough exterior often associated with Marseille and discover the amazing cuisine found among the more popular port areas, as well as the side streets well … Continue reading

Sep 02

Hidden Beaches of Puerto Rico

For Bespoke Magazine – Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico | Winner of NATJA’s Writing Contest – Finalist >> When developing this story for the guests of the St. Regis Resort Bahia Beach, it was important to not only touch on the … Continue reading

Jun 02

Must Have Travel Accessories and Services

For Upscale Living Magazine | While it’s difficult to narrow down the many accessories and services that make travel more enjoyable today, I pulled together these great additions for anyone to consider – including Galvin Green, FoundersCard, Baxter of California, … Continue reading

Apr 08

Luxury Golf Resorts with a Touch of Southern Charm

For Upscale Living Magazine | Taking some time to explore these distinctive luxury resorts that provide great golf, and service with a touch of Southern Charm, Pinehurst Resort, Kiawah Resort and Sea Pines Resort all proved that they each have … Continue reading

Mar 30

Discovering The Ultimate Travel Experiences

For Upscale Living Magazine | With so many unique travel opportunities available today, I pulled together 15 of my favorite travel experiences for 2015 for the readers of Upscale Living Magazine. Included in this collection is AKA Beverly Hills, Boca … Continue reading

Feb 22

Today’s Fashion-Savvy Travelers

For World Travel Magazine | With the abundance of travel fashion and accessories available today, this was a unique story to develop where I was able to recognize a number of products that are ideal to have when traveling today … Continue reading

Feb 02

Under The Michelin’s Stars – Spain’s Gourmet Dining Scene

For Luxury Link Lifestyle | Winner of NATJA’s Writing Contest – Gold Prize Winner >> Always a fan of the food scenes throughout Europe, and certainly enjoying the excitement surrounding this delicious trend in Spain, I was excited to write … Continue reading

Dec 31

An Ideal Day in Miami with Adrienne Arsht

For Bespoke Magazine – Bal Harbour | Knowing Ms. Arsht’s zest for life and passion for the arts, I was thrilled to develop this story with her and her team. Always surrounding herself with a great public relations firm, a … Continue reading

Dec 31

Through The Lens – A Unique Look at the Real Puerto Rico

For Bespoke Magazine – Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico | An interesting look at the authentic Puerto Rico that was brought together from a collection of photo journalists and photographers who I worked with while developing this story to show that … Continue reading

Dec 08

The Ultimate Gift Guide For Golfers

For The Examiner | It’s that time of the year again, and shopping for the golfer in your life has never been more exciting, thanks to the many brands that have developed products fit for all ages, all skill levels … Continue reading

Nov 01

Have You Tasted the Gourmet Insects at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo?

For JustLuxe | While it’s not every day that you find yourself with the option of sampling of insects with your evening cocktail, it’s certainly possible at the Mandarin Bar at Tokyo’s luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Always curious to try new things, we … Continue reading

Sep 21

24 Hours at the Boca Raton Resort and Club

For LuxeGetaways | Winner of NATJA’s Writing Contest – Bronze Prize Winner >>There are certain destinations that simply pull you into their world the moment you step out of the car; where you find yourself forgetting any of the stress … Continue reading

Sep 13

Membership Has Its Privileges at These 8 East Coast Golf Clubs

For JustLuxe | There’s no denying that feeling of ease and happiness knowing that you have a home club—a place where you can practice in peace, tee up at a moment’s notice, and host guests. The United States has over … Continue reading

Sep 11

Wine and Dine in New York in Style

For TriplAgent.com | It’s no surprise that New York has many experiences just waiting to be discovered by residents and visitors alike. Of course, many tourists flock to the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock to get a … Continue reading

Jul 02

Seafaring Style: Today’s Yachting Watches

For Bespoke Magazine – National Issue | A staple in the classic American wardrobe, the modern-day yachting timepiece only continues to improve in terms of both style and functionality. This impressive collection of watches are ideal for both competitive racing, … Continue reading

Jul 02

Courtside Spotlight: The U.S. Open

For Bespoke Magazine – National Issue | A yearly celebration in New York, the world’s greatest tennis stars come together this August to battle it out at the 2014 U.S. Open. With so many players performing strong this year, it’s … Continue reading

Jul 02

Celebrity Chefs Take Their Talents to the Sky

For The Founder | It’s very rare to find the terms “airline food” and “world-class cuisine” in the same sentence. However, after years of negative press, commercial airlines have been slowly trying to improve this image, at least for first … Continue reading

Jul 02

Leave Work Behind: Five Destinations To Get Away From It All

For The Founder | There comes a time when everyone must simply leave the cares and worries behind to find solace in the beauty of a distant destination that can provide all the desired luxuries along with unique vacation experiences. … Continue reading

Jun 05

The Joy of Jonathan Adler – The Designer Lifestyle

For Montage Magazine | Jonathan Adler is not only a beloved television personality, but is also a potter, designer and author. He is constantly creating new creative designs and colorful aesthetic to spread the message that homes should make people … Continue reading

May 06

Modern User Experiences Thanks to the Ancient Principles of Feng-Shui

For The Examiner | Simply a fascinating topic to discuss, I was very pleased to have time working one-on-one with Mr. Bo Zou, Founder of BOZ UX to fully explore this methodology. With our global community today, it’s absolutely vital for … Continue reading

May 05

Ten of the Best Spring Golf Getaway Packages in the United States

For The Examiner | Spring is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to plan the ultimate golf getaway. I’ve compiled a collection of 10 great packages being offered by some amazing courses to get everyone back on the courses this … Continue reading

May 04

The Ultimate Golf Travel Lifestyle

For Upscale Living Magazine | It’s no surprise that today’s golf travel lifestyle is a booming business, and I explored several of my favorite resort and residential destinations for this story that also features a selection of products associated with … Continue reading

May 04

Profile of Cougar Vintage’s Carla McCarthy

For Upscale Living Magazine | With a dynamic career, Carla McCarthy is extremely busy in the world of fashion. With her brand, Cougar Vintage, McCarthy brings a unique approach to her clients and is able to express her passion of … Continue reading

Apr 02

John Paulson Continues Puerto Rico Expansion with Latest Acquisition

For The Examiner | After covering the story several months ago when John Paulson and his company (Paulson & Co.) acquired a majority interest in The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico and the Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club, … Continue reading

Mar 02

Montage Hotels and Resorts Launches The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

For The Examiner | For a collection of hotels and resorts that continues to impress guests with their phenomenal accommodations, dining, spas and residential options, it’s no surprise that as of February 1, 2014, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is … Continue reading

Mar 02

A Golfer’s Dream Journey Onboard The Royal Scotsman

For The Examiner | Later this year, golfers will have the opportunity to explore Scotland in a way that will make any other golf travel aficionado green with envy. The Orient Express continues to offer some of the most unique and … Continue reading

Jan 21

Featured Private Jets for “Best Of” Issue of Upscale Living Magazine

For Upscale Living Magazine | When asked to develop a story featuring two of the most popular private jet options for the past year, these were the obvious choices – including one of the fastest (Gulfstream G650) and one of … Continue reading

Jan 10

Ski Getaways | Destinations, Accommodations and Accessories

For Global Living Magazine | Working with Global Living Magazine, this story was developed to look at some of my favorite ski destinations in the United States. While I have many favorite ski getaways, we focused on Vail, Telluride and … Continue reading

Jan 10

Ace Hotel Los Angeles Opens Their Doors

For The Examiner | Seen as one of the most unique openings this first part of 2014, the Ace Hotel extends their reach to Los Angeles with this new property opening January 6, 2014. With so much history on this property … Continue reading

Jan 01

A Season To Celebrate with Chef Michael Mina at Stonehill Tavern

For Bespoke Magazine – Monarch Beach | The Stonehill Tavern is always a great culinary escape while visiting the beautiful St. Regis Hotel Monarch Beach. Between Chef Michael Mina and his amazing team of chefs and sommeliers, they always guarantee … Continue reading

Dec 31

The Chedi Andermatt | A Masterpiece of Asian and European Design

For The Examiner | When they say that good things come to those who wait, the Chedi Andermatt is a great modern-day example of this being a very true statement. The buzz began about five years ago with this monumental property being … Continue reading

Dec 31

WestHouse New York | The Newest Manhattan Hotel to Open Their Doors

For The Examiner | It’s official, as of December 27, 2013, the newest property to join the collection of luxury hotels in New York is open to their first guests (or in the case of this hotel concept, “hotel residents”) – … Continue reading

Dec 30

Broadway Shows For All Ages When in New York City

For Global Living Magazine | It’s that electrifying energy experienced in the Theater District that is quintessential New York City, and this, combined with the insane talent on the stages today, makes for an exhilarating theatrical experience. For families with … Continue reading

Dec 25

Travel PR | When A Crisis Threatens A Travel Campaign

For O’Dwyer’s Magazine – Travel Issue | Evaluating crisis communications within the travel, tourism and hospitality industries leads PR professionals through a maze of difficult situations that must be properly — and quickly — resolved… Published: O’Dwyers Magazine

Nov 19

A Regal New York City Hotel Opening For The Quin

For The Examiner | It has finally happened after years of talk and renovations, along with a delayed opening date – The Quin has opened their doors officially as of 11:11am on November 11, 2013. The corner of 57th Street … Continue reading

Nov 06

Golf Travel | Resorts and Accessories

For Global Living Magazine | When asked to put together a story about my favorite places to escape for fantastic golf, as well as great spa and restaurant options in the fall, I had no problem pulling together a few … Continue reading

Sep 26

There’s Something New Brewing in the New York Restaurant Scene

For Huffington Post | A true labor of love, Paulaner Brauhaus & Restaurant NYC is finally about to open their doors and welcome thirsty guests on the Bowery. Located in the historic building that was once known as Sammy’s Bowery … Continue reading

Aug 04

The Best DC Hotel Rooftop Bars & Lounges

For Huffington Post | Many think of Washington, D.C. as simply a place where Democrats and Republicans fight it out on a daily basis, but there is more to see and enjoy when visiting and living in the capital of … Continue reading

Jul 04

Yigit Pura Continues To Impress, Both in the Kitchen and Community

For Huffington Post | After winning Top Chef Just Desserts on Bravo, Yigit Pura’s life has been one exciting ride; with an insanely successful Pâtisserie in San Francisco, upcoming book releases and a full schedule of events and activities, I … Continue reading

Jul 04

A New York Weekend With The Waldorf

For Seven Star Magazine | Though New York is a city I know extremely well, it’s also a city that is always enjoyable when included in an assignment. With the amazing restaurants, sensational hotels, excitement of Broadway, world-class shopping and … Continue reading

Jul 04

Discovering The Hidden Jewel On Board Norwegian Cruise Line

For Global Living Magazine | For someone who is not an avid cruiser with the standard cruise mega-ships, it was a pleasure learning of the many luxury options on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Jewel for an Alaskan adventure… The entire team … Continue reading

Jul 04

A Whisky Journey On Board The Royal Scotsman

For JustLuxe | If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a unique travel experience that doesn’t necessarily include a 10-mile hike into a remote corner of the world. I am from a generation that travels often, but rarely has … Continue reading

Jul 04

Backpacking The American Southwest

For Visa First | There is never a shortage of outdoor activities to satisfy anyone’s thirst for the great outdoors while enjoying the sunshine and serenity of the American southwest. Always surrounded by controversy to determine which states are officially … Continue reading

Jul 04

Northern California’s Pasatiempo Golf Club

For GoodLife Report | With so much attention surrounding the historic Olympic Golf Club in San Francisco, home of the 112th US Open Championship, golfer’s around the world can’t help but be intrigued by this beautiful area of California and … Continue reading

Jul 04

New York City | A Fashionable Getaway

For Eat Love Savor Magazine | Fashion and New York just go together for travelers looking to experience the most fashion-forward city in the United States. The fashions change drastically within a few short blocks, and the uptown fashion and … Continue reading

Jul 04

Doing St. Martin & St. Maarten In Luxury

For LaCure Villas | The island of St. Martin / St. Maarten has long been one of the premier worldwide destinations for a perfect combination of relaxing beaches, adrenaline-pumping adventure and delicious cuisine. Relatively small in size and rich in … Continue reading

Jul 04

A Weekend Getaway at Kiawah Island Resort

For Destinations Travel Magazine | Even with an ever-growing awareness of this island destination, Kiawah Island Resort still maintains a level of privacy, exclusivity and casual luxury that is often difficult to find today in a location as beautiful as … Continue reading

Jul 04

Sensational Celebrity Getaways

For Destinations Travel Magazine | Celebrities, personalities and political figures love to getaway; most likely with the media and paparazzi close behind. These four exclusive destinations have been favorites for those seeking both privacy and luxury. Featured is the luxury … Continue reading

Jul 04

Discover Paradise in Fiji

For Eat Love Savor Magazine | Even with a questionable government history, Fiji still holds a tremendous amount of attractive qualities; from the local’s hospitality and generosity to the beautiful beaches, championship golf and award-winning hotels and spas. The InterContinental … Continue reading

Jul 04

Afternoon Tea At The Fairmont – Washington DC

For LuxeGetaways | With so many wonderful locations around the world, Fairmont Hotels have become known for their traditional, yet creative Afternoon Tea service… While it’s almost impossible to secure a reservation at many of their properties, a recent afternoon with … Continue reading

Jul 04

The Suite Life Around The Globe

For Destinations Travel Magazine | This amazing collection of presidential suites and villas gives you a glimpse into these luxury options at some of the hottest destinations and properties in the world today… Features Trump Soho, Park Hyatt Vendôme, Beverly … Continue reading

Jul 04

The Kimberly Hotel | Manhattan’s Suite Deal

For Destinations Travel Magazine | With cities like New York, I always tend to have my favorite hotels for a variety of occasions and reasons: the size of the rooms, best brunch, afternoon tea service, rooftop bars, staff, amenities and … Continue reading