Tea at the Taschen (The Joule) – Dallas, TX

England is know for afternoon tea, but did you know Dallas has an afternoon tea in one of its nicest hotels? The Joule in Downtown Dallas is not only a place to lay your head; it is also a great place for a spot of tea. Inside hotel sits the The Taschen Library…a bookstore like…

Omni Dallas Hotel – Dallas, TX

The Omni Dallas has been on my bucket list for awhile. So to say I was excited for my weekend staycation was an understatement. I was in room 1733 on the 17 floor. The views from the floor-to-ceilings windows of downtown were quite impressive, especially as the sun went down. The room was modern and comfortable….

Marriott Union Square – San Francisco, CA

We recently spent three nights at the Marriott Union Square in San Francisco. The hotel is located at the corner of Sutton and Powell Streets. We were on the 28th floor in a corner room (2818) with great views. One window faced north towards Coit Tower and the other faced west. I love being on the upper…

Tickle Pink Inn – Carmel Highlands, CA

Did I get your attention? Yes, the name of this hotel is really the Tickle Pick Inn.  It is located about 10 minutes south of Carmel off of Highway 1.  Perched up on a cliff it has absolutely amazing views!  Here’s one. We were in suite #4. The living area has plenty of seating, a…

Spindrift Inn – Monterey, CA

My daughter, Kate, graduated high school in June.  For her graduation my mother and I took her to Monterey, Carmel and San Francisco.  We had an amazing trip and enjoyed every second of it. We flew into San Jose, rented a car and drove to Monterey.  We stayed at the Spindrift Inn on Cannery Row….