Special Packages at The Historic Lafayette Hotel

January 10, 2019

The historic Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows in San Diego was built in 1946 and was a favorite of Hollywood celebrities like Ava Gardner and Bob Hope. It became the ultimate playground for the famous, infamous and locals. Today it’s a retro chic vacation resort in the heart of San Diego's vibrant North Park neighborhood. You can relax around the famous Weissmuller Pool, enjoy delectable dining in Hope 46, and rejuvenate in a spacious guestroom, suites and private bungalows.   Currently, the Lafayette is offering two packages that are perfect for relaxing for a weekend and for any craft…

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An Alaska Trip to Always Remember

May 21, 2018

Not long ago, thinking about my sons and how grown up they're becoming, I decided that perhaps boxes with bows for birthdays were no longer as important. These events should be more about memories. Just before my son Matthew's 21's birthday, I asked him where he would like to go for a birthday he'll always remember, and he said--"Alaska."  This wasn’t going to be easy, but it was going to happen. There were constraints on the time we could allot because of my work, his work, and my youngest son’s school schedule. Also, at Matthew’s request, my 81-year-old mom was…

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Luxury, History and Charm in Southern Arizona

April 10, 2018

By Carolyn Burns Bass Erase all assumptions about Southern Arizona before reading on. Aside from the rugged mountains and saguaro cactus so iconic to the desert south of Interstate 10, the only clichés you’ll encounter are the ones you can’t let go of. Just hours away from Southern California by air or auto, Southern Arizona offers unexpected luxury, fascinating culture, spectacular scenery and diverse activities. A long weekend spent here can include a visit to legendary Tombstone, home of the O.K. Corral; a hike from the desert floor to mountain forest at Ramsey Canyon; and surprisingly good wine tasting. Stay…

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San Francisco’s Iconic Hotel Drisco’s all New Look

December 12, 2017

Hotel Drisco, the perfect Pacific Heights neighborhood hotel in San Francisco, just completed a major renovation and for a luxury boutique hotel, you'll love the complimentary amenities.  The refreshed guestrooms and suites, many with sweeping views of San Francisco, are tastefully appointed with new custom-designed furniture and vanities, carpeting, window treatments, light fixtures and sound insulation upgrades. Nearly all guestrooms have increased square footage. Guest bathrooms feature radiant floor heating, marble details, lighted fog-free vanity mirrors and walk-in showers. Additional enhancements include a beautifully appointed new high-speed elevator, renovated Dining Room and Boardroom, new hallway art and lighting, and updated…

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Lakefront Boutique Hotel Getaway in San Diego

November 29, 2017

Who knew that there’s a lakefront boutique hotel in San Diego, aptly called Lakehouse Hotel & Resort. Lakehouse is a hidden gem for a seasonal retreat, the resort is on the shores of Lake San Marcos, and you can take advantage of a variety of outdoor activities with friends and family. You can swim in the pool on a warm autumn day, or take a boat ride after dinner, play tennis, or play a round of golf at the St. Mark Golf Course, Lakehouse Hotel & Resort is an ideal weekend getaway. For daytime excursions, there are 15 breweries within…

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