design tripper olde bell inn breakfast

It’s easy to see why people make such a fuss about The Olde Bell Inn—all rush matting, pewter pitchers, colorful Welsh woolen blankets, local high-backed chairs handcrafted in nearby High Wycombe, and a flock of sheepskin throws tossed in every direction. Plus, it’s only 45 minutes from central London. With a makeover by Ilse Crawford (the […]


We just stayed at the Park Hyatt in Washington D.C., and wow, it was fantastic. You might be saying, sure, of course, it’s a fancy hotel…but really, it’s way beyond luxury–it’s intuitive…it read my mind…it was like the perfect mate. Here’s what impressed me: 1. There was a stamped postcard in the room just ready […]


We were psyched to see this list of super curated lodging options in Sunday’s NY Times article, “Six Sites That Curate Lodging Options So You Don’t Have To.” Not just because it’s really helpful (you should bookmark all of the sites since they’re all so good), but because our friend and Momfilter contributor, Meghan McEwan, […]


One of my friends was looking for some ideas on LA hotels for her son’s spring break, and since I pulled together a list for her, I thought I’d share it here. Here are some of my suggestions: If you’re going to LA for vacation, especially with a child, stay near the beach. Although my […]


The farmers’ market, which happens each Wednesday morning at Sheraton Waikiki, takes sustainable menus and farm-to-table to another level. The menu at the hotel restaurant, Kai, changes constantly depending on what’s fresh at the market the farmers have. Bonus: In-house guests can pop down to the Wednesday market and get a cup of fresh-brewed Kona coffee, […]


It’s close to the middle of summer (sigh), so chances are, you are not in the market to plan a vacation–it’s either already been planned, taken, or not happening. In the event that you are either an advance planner, or, on the other end of the spectrum, a last-minute airfare deal junkie, here’s a list […]


If ever there was a hotel kids club that should be the new gold standard, it’s the one at the Rosewood Mayakoba. It’s so smartly designed–right next to the pool, beach, and restaurant, where mom and dad can pop in to see how the kids are doing, and then go back to finishing that article. […]

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