On an average day in Monaco, women walk the streets in their spiked high heels, form fitting dresses and carrying designer Louis Vuitton bags. You can smell the perfume as it lingers well after they pass. The men, when not in their name-brand suits, wear linen pants paired with a crisp button up shirt that looks freshly pressed.
With the endless food selections, colorful cocktails flowing and the luxury of locking up your wallet for a week, what's not to love about an all-inclusive resort? It is a perfect travel vacay for someone that doesn't want to overthink lengthy itineraries, worry about booking reservations or whipping out a credit card for every little thing.
What little, or big, girl doesn’t dream of being a princess at some point in their life? Images of wearing a spectacular puffy pink gown, expertly dancing at a ball with the most handsome man and being the center of everyone’s attention. Even though I was not born into royalty I was going to get my chance to wear the glass slipper, so to speak. Tonight, I would be spending the night in a Irish castle with my prince (aka: husband Peter).
As we were driving up to Stejarii Country Club in Bucharest, I sat up a little straighter and properly crossed my legs, practicing my sophistication prior to arrival as I had never been to a country club before. Aren't they meant for classy women who sip fruity flavored iced tea, wear designer tennis outfits and reek of poise and refinement?
There has been a not so secret fantasy that has occupied my mind over the last few years. It is the one where I leave all the stresses of life behind [...]
I am not a camper. There, I said it. Call me high-maintenance, but there is nothing fun about pitching a tent, sleeping on the floor and peeing in the bushes. [...]
Besides this Maui Ritz Carlton stay, my only other experience with these luxury hotels was eating free lobster gnocchi and pigs tail at their restaurant in Lake Tahoe, California. It [...]
In London, a trip to the uber-luxurious department store, Harrods, was on the agenda. But, not for the designer Givenchy handbags, Escada dresses or Yves Saint Laurent shoes. I am not label whore. I wanted [...]
Let me start by saying that I am not one of those girls who always has to vacation in pure luxury. I have been camping. Even peed in the woods...once. But, [...]
"Such luxury that it will be hard to return to Motel 6" How I did it: This goal would have not been completed unless my former company footed the bill! [...]