These are strange times, indeed. I have spent years working and planning “the next” project or assignment, when working with publishers, hotels, destinations and other travel and lifestyle brands. Whether it was my work on brand marketing projects; developing editorial destination features; or reviewing hotels; there has always been an urgency to begin focusing on the next job. While I switched...

There is a growing buzz around Washington, D.C. about a new kind of hotel coming to the District. With two properties in France that have made big impressions in their neighborhoods, MOB Hotels has some exciting openings in the near future in Europe and the United States, including Washington, D.C. This is the latest hospitality project of philosopher-turned-entrepreneur Cyril Aouizerate....

With the recent opening of the Al Bait Sharjah, this port town on the Arabian Gulf has stepped up its game on the hospitality front. The 53-key resort has forged a new anchor for the Heart of Sharjah, a redevelopment project that seeks to preserve a great swath of the city as it was in the 1950s. Understanding the importance...

Vacations are a time to relax, unwind and enjoy the spoils of our hard work. Where spa treatments and tee times are on the agenda, not conference calls and meetings. Where “I’ll have another” refers to cocktails not coffee, and suit and ties are bypassed for Bermuda shorts and boat shoes. As often the case, these vacations have a lasting impression,...

Perhaps I’m just old school, but I always look forward to stopping by the airport book store to pick up one of the latest best sellers to read on my journey. So I naturally love this newest luxury hotel amenity by Bedside Reading®, which places a wide variety of complimentary books (physical, ebooks and audiobooks) by the bedside in a...

There are certainly no shortage of amazing hotel experiences waiting to be discovered throughout London, but one that has been impressing guests for many years is The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences. Located in the heart of Mayfair (nearest tubes are Green Park and Hyde Park Corner) opposite Green Park and moments from Shepherd’s Market and Buckingham Palace, this boutique property...

BMW has not yet released the prices that go along with the new 7 Series in 2020, but from everything we see and hear, this luxury sedan will be an elegant combination of technology and luxury. Gracefully sporting proportions and alluring bodywork mark the exterior design of the new BMW 7 Series. The latest edition of the 7 Series features...

I always enjoy the opportunity to work on projects that are uniquely matched with my talents and interests, so when I was approached to copyedit a new real estate investing book, I jumped at the opportunity. When copyediting nearly 100,000 words, it consumes several weeks of your life, so it's fantastic to see the book now released, and receiving great...

After so many years of working with a diversity of magazines around the world to develop travel and lifestyle editorials, and collaborating with other corporate/hospitality brands and digital agencies as a copywriter to develop a variety of content for websites, blogs and other marketing materials; I thought it could be beneficial to break it down to showcase what I might...

I was fortunate to learn about the Bedside Reading program earlier this year while researching and developing a story about their unique program that places great books in hotel suites throughout North America. I felt honored when they asked me to MC their event at Morrison House Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection, which proved to be such a rewarding evening...