Mondrian Miami

Are you ready to be transported? Immediately before you walk in, the Mondrian beckons you in with gigantic black doors reminiscent of something out of Alice in Wonderland… and the rabbit hole just goes deeper and deeper. Like a modern fantasy, there are oversized, decorative pieces, a floating staircase and a dreamy playground-like lobby, thanks to Dutch designer Marcel Wanders who…

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Step by Step Guide to Flying With Your Dog

  Traveling with your dog can be a smooth, easy process as long you are prepared and know what to expect. I can’t imagine most of our trips without our dogs — they bring so much joy (to us and to others!) and are totally part of the family. We’ve already decided a long time ago we won’t have children,…

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Terranea Resort Palos Verdes

In a land not so far away… Terranea Resort celebrates the best of California, set on 102 acres of natural landscape on the gorgeous Palos Verdes Peninsula. Imagine panoramic views of the blue Pacific Ocean and lush nature life greeting you when you arrive to this expansive eco-friendly resort. Being less than 35 miles south of Los Angeles, Terranea is a…

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LINE Hotel LA

The LINE hotel only opened its doors 3 years ago and since then it has made its mark in Los Angeles, highlighting Koreatown as a hip, vibrant spot to explore. From the Sydell Group (Saguaro Palm Springs, Ace NYC, NoMad hotel), the LINE draws inspiration from the culture of Los Angeles with its midcentury 12-story building, concrete walls and industrial…

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Mondrian LA

I think if you’re staying in Los Angeles, the hip and funky Mondrian is quintessential to stay in (at least one night!). Everything screams LA — from the loud but cool furniture, clean minimalist walls, the famous guests and the iconic Skybar. Set on the Sunset Strip, you’ll be walking distance to the Sunset Plaza for some shopping, the Comedy Store…

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Parker Palm Springs

I would have to say this is one of my favorite hotels in California because of its gorgeous design and interior. Parker Palm Springs is a chic upscale resort set on 13-acres featuring decor by the famous Jonathan Adler. His saying? “To unite happiness and chic”, and that’s just what he’s done. My dream one day is to share a…

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Amangiri Utah

Of all the hotels I’ve stayed in, Amangiri doesn’t just top the list–it surpasses it. It is a truly breathtaking masterpiece. Set on 600 acres in Southern Utah, the architecture is built into the massive landscape with a 60-foot heated pool practically carved around the rocks. With only 34 suites, you get personalized service and also zen-like serenity, like you’re in another…

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Sleep Inside A Beagle! Dog Bark Park Inn

Is that a hotel shaped like a dog? YES!! I saw an article on Dog Bark Park Inn aaaand within one minute, booked a night no questions asked — a total impulse purchase, ha. So, this is quite literally a one-room Beagle-shaped bed + breakfast and just the cutest thing ever. His tail is a chimney! It’s in the middle…

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Bacara Santa Barbara

Ahh, Santa Barbara. Only 2 hours north of LA, escape here and you’ll find blue beaches, upscale boutiques, colonial Spanish history and plenty of dog lovers! We just spent a weekend here and stayed at the luxurious Bacara Resort – now a Ritz Carlton. For a thorough dog-friendly Santa Barbara guide, check out my Getaway: Santa Barbara post. Luxury Mediterranean-style resort overlooking the…

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Portland Dog-Friendly Guide

We just got back from a weekend getaway in Portland (our first time!) and loved the drizzle. I had to make a pitstop at Personal Beast and found the most adorable raincoat for Fira! Luckily, the rain was off and on so we got some really cute photos and explored most of downtown. Portland’s all about their quirky individualistic vibe, foodie culture and picturesque…

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