DUBAI | DESERT DAY TRIP

DUBAI | DESERT DAY TRIP

Even though I was only in Dubai for two days, with at least four days worth of places I wanted to see, I was determined to find time to go to the desert.  When would I have another opportunity to be in the desert in the Middle East?  Furthermore, the…
EYE ON DESIGN | LOS ANGELES | “Projection”

EYE ON DESIGN | LOS ANGELES | “Projection”

I was going about my business, driving down Sunset Boulevard in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles yesterday, when I happened upon a stunning sight.  Milky white palm trees towered above a ghostly whitewashed structure.  Upon investigation, I learned that French artist, Vincent Lamouroux, had transformed a derelict motel…
DUBAI | Open doors.  Open minds.

DUBAI | Open doors.  Open minds.

I only had two days in Dubai, so I knew I had to plan my time meticulously.  It was the perfect time to try out tripomatic.com, a travel site that plans itineraries for you based on the places you want to see.  Now let me just say, this is a…
DUBAI | The souks

DUBAI | The souks

Remember the scene in the “Sex and the City 2” movie when SJP glides through the shadowy souk (wearing a full-length taffeta skirt, Dior t-shirt, and Manolos), amidst stalls that are draped with vibrant textiles and bursting with exotic merchandise? Well, that was the picture I had in my mind…
STYLE MOMENT | Burj Khalifa

STYLE MOMENT | Burj Khalifa

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) French aristocrat, aviator, writer & poet
DUBAI | Armani Hotel

DUBAI | Armani Hotel

Oh yes I did. I used my travel blogger status to score a press rate in the crème de la crème of hotels in Dubai.  The one and only hotel that resides in the world’s highest tower, the Burj Khalifa.  The height of luxury from one of the world’s most…
DUBAI | Magnificent metropolis

DUBAI | Magnificent metropolis

I’ve wanted to go to Dubai for a long time, so after days of worrying about snowstorms delaying my flight, a harrowing drive to the airport on roads slick with black ice, an altercation with the check-in agent about carrying on my suitcase (I won), I was at JFK airport,…