DON’T MISS

favorite places not to be missed

THAT’S MY GIRL

THAT’S MY GIRL

Read my new book, a chapter at a time, on Kindle Vella. Jade Pearce has a perfect life. She’s a successful event planner with an exquisite NYC apartment and zero emotional complications. Her orderly world is thrown into chaos when she becomes guardian to a prickly, blue-haired teenager named Zoe.…
TANGIER: Dar Nour Guesthouse

TANGIER: Dar Nour Guesthouse

After rockin’ the Kasbah to find it, I opened the door into the charming Dar Nour Guesthouse. The “House of Light” is actually five houses connected by passageways and flights of stairs leading to its seven guest rooms and the rooftop terraces that overlook the Bay of Tangier on one…
TANGIER | FAVE FIVE

TANGIER | FAVE FIVE

Tangier. My fave five. (You can get the mother lode of things to do in any guidebook—these are my personal favorites.) 1. LE SALON BLEU Rue de la Kasbah (entrance at 71 rue Amrah) From the rooftop terrace of Le Salon Bleu (photo at top) is the stunning view over…
TRAVEL TIPS | Three fave essentials

TRAVEL TIPS | Three fave essentials

Travel product alert! I will never again leave home without these three items. Ever. 1. TRAVEL PANTS. The holy grail of travel attire.They are made of a magical stretchy, no-wrinkle, lightweight and breathable material. Not only are they comfortable for the plane, they looked as good after an eight-hour flight…
BOOK | Paris Views | Gail Albert Halaban

BOOK | Paris Views | Gail Albert Halaban

One of my guilty pleasures in my travels around the world is peering into the windows of homes.  Not in a creepy way, mind you.  I’m just fascinated to see the way that people live. (Think Hitchcock’s film, “Rear Window.”) New York photographer, Gail Albert Hallaban, has used this theme…
LISBON | FADO AT TASCO DO JAIME DA GRAÇA

LISBON | FADO AT TASCO DO JAIME DA GRAÇA

In Lisbon there are scores of fado music shows, pretty much everywhere you look — but if you know anything about me, you’ll understand that the last thing I wanted to see was a show for tourists. So I found Tasco do Jaime da Graça. It’s now one of my…