Miami’s EDEN ROC Hotel STILL Reigns Supreme & Remains A CELEB FAVORITE!

Before Ocean Drive and the rest of Collins Avenue were known for deluxe hotels, fancy restaurants, high end shopping and street eye candy, the fabulous beachfront EDEN ROC Hotel served as Hollywood’s go-to Miami resort!  It’s even mentioned by Lucille Ball in an episode of I Love Lucy when the gang traveled to Florida.  It was […]

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Escargot & Truffle Fries @ The HOTEL MONACO, DC

A recent stay in Washington DC found me lapping up in luxury at THE HOTEL MONACO.  A historic former government building, the Monaco’s vast halls, comfy rooms, chic and contemporary decor, and adjacent fusion French restaurant where pork belly, escargot and toothsome menu items cause instant mouth-watering temptation, define the distinct style and bold luxury […]

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What To Order from ROOM SERVICE @ THE WESTIN BONAVENTURE, LA

I stayed at the legendary WESTIN BONAVENTURE HOTEL during my last stay in Los Angeles.  Located at 404 S. Figueroa Street, the Westin Bonaventure has been the location for many of Hollywood’s blockbuster films, including Clint Eastwood‘s In The Line of Fire and Will Smith‘s Hancock. The Bonaventure offers a few dining options, including LA […]

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Room Service Breakfast, Washington DC

I’d tell you where this is from, but I don’t want you stalking me!  HAPPY MONDAY!  Be inspired! BJC.

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SHE CRAB SOUP & TANDOORI CHICKEN at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami

I may have previously raved about the other room service dishes I had while at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami this past weekend, but my dinner the other night was hardly what I expected.  While the she-crab soup was outstanding, the chicken tandoori was hardly sufficient to be a $70 meal! The soup had lumps […]

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A Club Sandwich at The Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Growing up when my mom would treat us to Saturday lunches at a Chadwicks or Houlihan’s, I thought the a club sandwich was the ultimate in mid-day dining!  I found the traditional double decker sandwich to be filling and grand!  Nowadays I’m not so forgiving to this carb heavy meal, but the other day, while […]

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Room Service Breakfast at the MANDARIN ORIENTAL, Miami

I have stayed at Mandarin Oriental Hotels all over the world – in New York, Malaysia and now Miami!  If I had to list my favorite hotel chains, the Mandarin would certainly be at the top along with the Ritz Carlton and ANY of the Leading Hotels of the World.  Mandarin Oriental are Asian-themed hotels […]

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Room Service: MARYLAND CRAB BENEDICT, Ritz Carlton, Washington DC

I’m in DC for the day!  Woke up to a beautiful morning and anticipated anticipation for this morning’s breakfast!  Oh, how I cherish the days of travel where I get to wake up in a new and plush setting and not have to dread the thought of my daily homemade breakfast of a banana with […]

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Philadelphia Room Service, THE WESTIN

I arrived in Philadelphia around 5pm, got settled in hotel around 6pm and was famished!  It seems as though whether I’m at the Loews or The Ritz Carlton, every hotel has their own version of the city’s most famous sandwich – the Cheese Steak!  I stayed at the luxurious WESTIN HOTEL on this visit and […]

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Room Service: Breakfast at the FONTAINEBLEAU, Miami

The first time I stepped into Miami’s ultra-luxurious and fabulous hotel The Fontainebleau, the year was 2000.  It was my first time to Miami and I was extra excited because The Fountainbleau was featured in two of my favorite movies – The Bodyguard and Scarface!  Upon checking in, eleven years ago, my group immediately checked […]

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