Known around the world as simply "Cake Boy," Chef Eric Lanlard has earned his way into a very elite group of the best pastry chefs in the world. It's not only his amazing talents in the kitchen, but also his approachability and humility that has brought him so much success through his cookbooks, shop, television and other partnerships. With the...

Known within the culinary industry as the “Culinary President” of France, Chef Bernard Vaussion will be sharing his amazing cuisine with guests at Le Normandie at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok from November 20-23, 2013. This is a monumental event, as it’s the first time Chef Bernard will be cooking in Thailand. Special guests of the restaurant will surely be inspired by...

If you’ve been around 50th Street and Madison Avenue in the past year, you know that it has been a total construction zone with the Cathedral in scaffolding, 50th Street in shambles and the beloved New York Palace Hotel in a much needed, but very extensive $140 Million renovation. As the jewel in the crown for the New York Palace...

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 and 6th Avenue once again shines bright with the renewed sense of belonging. Opened as the handsome Buckingham Hotel in 1929, this corner was...

When Ms. Adrienne Arsht arrived in Miami in 1996 to serve as chairman of the board at TotalBank, it's fair to say that even she did not know of the intense feelings she would quickly have for this dynamic city. Today, her name is synonymous with gracious generosity throughout the Miami community, as Ms. Arsht continues to give not only...

When asked to develop a story for Global Living Magazine 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 of my favorites. Round this out with some of my favorite golf and travel items, and this is the result...

The excitement has been building for what seems like years waiting for this magnificent property to open the doors and accept their first guests. However, simply entering Rosewood London has a way of impressing you as you pass through an archway that opens into a grand Edwardian courtyard – this little oasis of tranquility is unique among London luxury hotels...

You can’t help but be impressed when you view the sleek exterior of this property, as the glazed black brick-and-metal window-fronted building brings the character of Tribeca to Midtown. Amazingly, Viceroy New York looks to be on-schedule for their “big reveal” as they open the doors to their first official guests on October 9, 2013. Though the brand is also...

I recently attended an exciting event for so many people in the Washington, DC area connected to not only the city politics, but also the tourism and hospitality industries. Marking a major milestone for both the Marriott brand and the City of DC, J.W. (Bill) Marriott, Jr., executive chairman of Marriott International, DC's Mayor Vincent C. Gray, and an impressive...

With all the uncertainty surrounding D.C. these days, afternoon tea is one tradition that has survived the test of time, remaining a pastime both locals and tourists can enjoy. The traditions associated with afternoon tea have remained largely the same over the years. When looking for the quintessential D.C. afternoon tea experience, it's difficult to compete with Peacock Alley at...

This iconic hotel has been impressing its guests since it was converted to a hotel in 1889, and has been host to a variety of royalty, heads of states and celebrities during this time. With a colorful history from the time it was converted to a hotel to take advantage of the visitors who were looking for hotels near the...