Let's Talk about Tipping

“How much should I tip?”

It’s time to talk about tipping standards.

This blog might not be the most common topic since for some, money can be an uncomfortable topic. But, I have a feeling it’s going to be a valuable topic, because advice on tipping is one of the most commonly asked questions I get from my clients prior to a trip.


Based on the popularity of the question, I’m sure you also have been on a vacation and wondered how much you should tip (you know you’ve googled it!). I hope you can take this information with you on your next trip and it helps clarify better than a google search.

First, let me start by saying, tipping really is entirely up to you and your discretion and is certainly based on how you felt about the service provided, but my goal here is to provide you with a guideline.

I have put together common traveling adequate for tipping. Please also note that countries vary from place to place on tipping standards and this is just a suggested guide to make it easy. This is also suggested for Luxury travel.

Hotel/ Resort:

Bellman - If they just drop off your bag in the room about $3 - $5 per bag. If they go into

explaining the room, put your bags away and preform extra duties, tip on the higher end of this.

Doorman - (the ones that call you a taxi like in NYC) $2-$3

Valet - $3-$5 unless they saved your car upfront - in that case, more like $20-$50

Housekeeping - I personally tip $5 a day for the housekeeping staff and write a thank you note

with it in an easy to view location before I depart the hotel. They work so hard and really

appreciate this- you will see in the back of the house at some hotels the thank you notes they

have received from guests hanging! Not expected but a nice touch!

Butler - High end luxury suites/ villas with your personal butler (for an example St. Regis Butler

service or a butler in the Maldives). For a family, a minimum of $50 a day is a good tip… if you have 2

people, about $20-40 a day.

Concierge- Simple dinner reservations and show tickets / arrangements about $5-$10 but if it’s

a sold out show/ moved something around for you… please include more!

Spa Therapists - 15-18% is pretty standard

Spa Lounge Attendants – Depends how much they help but about $5 to the attendant that

helped you.

Pool Staff - The person getting your towels, serving you drinks and is just there for you while

you’re soaking up the sun. $15-18 of your check… if you don’t order anything about $5-$10

Additional Tipping situations while traveling:

Yacht skipper/ trip - 10-20%

Restaurant servers – This really depends on the country you’re in but 15-20% is standard in

most places.

Bartenders - $2-$3 per drink (if you’re tipping off a total tab it’s calculated like your food bill 15-


Private Driver- 10%- 15% of the fare

Private English Speaking tour Guide – $25- $50 or 10-15% of the total tour cost. (every country

has it’s own standards though)

Safari guide - $20 a day

Skycap at the Airport - $2-$5 per bag

Cruise Steward- $20- $50 when you arrive to cabin (every cruise has set guidelines and some cruises include tips already)

The Best Unknown Destination You Should Get to Know...Right Now!

Mandarin Oriental Canouan

Recently I visited what I like to call a “destination unknown” in the Caribbean. It’s a very untouched island, that not many have heard of… especially perfect for those who crave some real privacy. I was truly impressed with my experience here, and how magical it was!

Below, I’m sharing everything you need to know abut Mandarin Oriental Canouan. Don’t forget to reach out to me if you would like to inquire about your own experience here. Of course, I’ll get you the very best perks and pricing!


Overview of the island and Resort: 

In the heart of the Grenadines you will find this lush and beautiful island that maintains a true sense of privacy with perfect sugar sand beaches! It’s called Canouan, which is a type of turtle. The island has more turtles than people who live it it : only 2500 people reside on the island.

The gentle and kind nature of the people of Canouan is immediately obvious and I have never felt so safe! They are thrilled to have you there and some of the most genuine people I have interacted with.

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Water sports and sailing are some of the best in the Caribbean. A short sail away is Tobago Cay (where pirates of the Caribbean was filmed!) and the area has some of the best snorkeling and diving on the planet!

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The sea turtles are so much fun to swim with! You’ll also enjoy volleyball matches, tennis games, and a hike to the top of the highest point of the island with breath taking views will make you fall in love with Canouan.

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Also I have to note: the resort is surrounded by a reef protected lagoon making it incredibly calm right in front!
They have a 18 hole golf course on island that has stunning views and can keep you busy for half the day.

The spa is filled with international therapist who are the best at what they do and the treatment rooms are bungalows hidden on a hill that over look the turquoise waters…making you want to leave the treatment door open to hear the sounds of the waves. 

They kids club was one of the best I had ever seen which invites children ages 4-14 with unlimited games, pools, water slides and fun! 

Now lets talk about the food and wine! The resort has four restaurants offering guests a wide selection from French, Italian to beachside causal including a swim up bar where you can get both a drink and lunch!
They have the Caribbean’s largest collection of Italian wine varietals featuring 3500 bottles of over 300 classic labels. Enjoy a delicious meal cooked right in your villa or head out to dinner. Be sure to visit

L’ Ance Guyac close by-a MUST for a special evening!

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Best Islands to combine it with and best way to travel to the island:

St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Vincent are the best choices. There aren’t any direct flights to the island from the states yet, but Miami should be adding a direct soon (Soho house is opening a hotel and so is the Aman brand which will bring more of a need for direct flights).  The airport welcomes private jets and charters from any of the below destinations. You can fly from multiple US airports to the below and take a short flight over to the island. They also have a beautiful marina that can be accessed by yachts for the very discerning visitors.

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Flights from Barbados start around $500 to the island and you’ll have a designated Mandarin Oriental agent at the airport to swiftly get you to connecting flights and customs. If you want to take the private jet it’s about $4500 for 6 people.

-15 minute plane from St. Lucia (UVF)

-25 minute flight from Barbados (BGI)

-15min flight from St. Vincent (SVD)

-20min flight Grenada (GND)

-20minute flght Martinique (FDF)

Best time to visit:

Canouan Island is blessed to be located off the main hurricane paths in the southeast Caribbean so even during “Caribbean hurricane season” this is a perfect escape! 

Temperatures are perfect year round, even in the summer its not too hot.


Room types and villas:

With 26 suites and multiple villas you can experience two type of stays here:

  • Resort Style Suites: These suites have pops of pink and massive marble bathrooms with an open plan living layout. All suites face the ocean with an indoor/outdoor patio, pull out sofa and a TV in the mirror that opens and closes to separate the 2 rooms.  The smallest suite is 1300 sq ft.

  • Resort Style Villas: They have 7 resort style villas that are up to 4 bedrooms and have a Italian design to them. The newest addition is the 6 modern mandarin oriental feel type villas that go up to 4 bedrooms and are higher up with stunning pools and views! 


Be sure to experience :

A catamaran excursion to Tobago Cays to swim with the sea turtles and return in time for Sunset on the 13th hole of the golf course. Such an amazing experience!

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Extra Perks with booking Via Jetset and Travel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Full Breakfast for two per bedroom daily (including tax & service charge) in Lagoon Cafe or Asianne

  • $200 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-FI

Current Promotions:

4th nights free – Now through December 18, 2019

Family fun in the sun- Second suite 50% off (great for bigger families or nanny)


Best Resorts in Cabo: Chileno Bay Review

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Chileno Bay

This is a sister property to Esperanza and part of Auberge Resorts. It has a similar relaxed vibe but with pops of color, wood furniture and that Mexican culture sprinkled in! 

All the rooms feature private terraces with views of either the ocean, pool or garden. The spacious bathrooms have the most beautiful tile design work.

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My favorite part of the hotel is the waterfront bar that has music playing and ALL the vibes. They also have a swimmable public beach that is one of the largest and also a small private beach right in front of the 3 pools if you want a little more peace and quiet.

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This resort is super family friendly with tons of kids programs and even a cinema! The game room has everything including a recording studio and photo booth. They have 2, 3 and 4 bedroom villas that are so ideal for large families and you can just hang in and BBQ! 

I had a delicious meal at COMAL which is the perfect setting for sunset with an open area feel and a beautiful sexy scenery. My favorites where the Mussels and specialty fish called Totoaba only found in Mexico. 

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The resort wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the relaxing spa! They greet you with a cold neck pillow and you could spend all day in here! Don’t forget to relax in the reflexology co-ed area to really get a feel for it here! 

Extra Perks:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily full breakfast for up to two guests

  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Best Resorts in Cabo: Esperanza Cabo Review

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Los Cabos is the perfect quick getaway for those living in California, Las Vegas or Arizona since it’s so easily accessible with non-stop flights!

It’s filled with so many luxury resorts and it’s definitely one of my most popular destinations with clients, so I’ve made a point to explore all the different properties and check more off my list every time I visit. On my most recent trip to Cabo, I stayed at Esperanza Resort and visited Chileno Bay, both of which are part of the Auberge collection.


I’ve been wanting to check out these properties that my clients love ( not to mention celebrities love too!) and they absolutely did NOT disappoint.

Esperanza Resort 

A short 30 minute ride from the airport,  you will arrive in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula! When I arrived I was greeted by the most delicious mango mezcal drink and walked to a 2 bedroom oceanfront villa. My mouth dropped when I saw how beautiful this villa was and the views from all the windows. With multiple terraces and bedroom views you really don’t want to leave this place. To top it off it has a private pool that over looks the ocean! I was in heaven and suddenly having to work this trip didn’t seem too bad if I could do it from these ocean views in my room

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When I did decide to venture out of the room (which in reality you really do need to, every aspect of this hotel is magnificent!) The resort has 6 places to dine, including a swim-up cantina, ceviche bar, and my favorite is the Argentinean restaurant with ocean views. Also it will be the best morning of your life when you see this breakfast buffet and take a seat on the cliffs with the morning breeze! The corn bread was out of this world and they also have Paleo pancakes and waffles! (I’ll include breakfast daily for 2 as well when you book via Jetset & travel!).

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The resort is known for the relaxing charm and the Spa will not disappoint as well as all the activities and fitness classes like beach boot camp and meditation. 

They have 3 large pools, 2 adults only and a family pool. My favorite was the adults only pool on the resort side- The one you see in all the pictures Stairs lead you right down to the beach and they have rows of seats right in the water! As soon as you take a seat they will place a Yeti cooler by you with waters! Don’t forget to order a drink and relax! 

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CLICK HERE to read all about their sister property  Chileno Bay

If you book  your stay between NOW and December 20th  you get the 4th night free and roundtrip airport transfers.

Extra Perks:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily full breakfast for up to two guests at Cocina del Mar

  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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The Best themed Suites in Las Vegas are at the Palms

If you’re planning to visit Vegas with a large group of friends for a bachelor bachelorette or bachelorette party, birthday, reunion… or just desire a really cool place to stay, you definitely want to consider the Palms. The suites at the Palms Casino are some of the largest and creatively themed suites, filled with great details and style options. I recently was treated to a tour of the newly renovated hotel and I’ll be honest with you-the $690 Million renovation has given the resort a major WOW factor… trust me, I’ve seen the '“before”!

10 Steps to Successfully Prepare for a Trip


If you’re anything like me, you’re a planner and before a trip you’re thinking of every little thing you need to do. Don’t let overwhelm set in! I’ve made a list of my personal preparation list for my bigger trips to help you!

  1. About 2 weeks ahead I begin shopping for any new outfits I may want or need for the destination. Amazon is my go to and I always look at the LikeToKnowIt app. If you go to the search area there are different categories (example; swim, fitness, sale, under $50, winter, summer etc…) I LOVE seeing outfits on bloggers and getting inspiration on how they style it. This is pretty much the only way I shop now!

  2. I start putting the outfits I want to bring in the front of my closet so when it comes time to pack, it’s much easier. (I have a packing tips blog HERE you can reference for this).

  3. I always get a manicure and pedicure and try to have the colors make sense with the destination. Warm places I like to do pink, light and fun verse cold destinations I tend to go with grays, blues and dark tones!). I’ve been getting the Dip lately and they don’t crack or chip. Plus your nails grow like crazy!

  4. Continuing on my beauty prep I get my eye brows threaded right before, eyelash extensions done (this makes it so much easier when traveling, its so fast when getting ready and I don’t have to worry about mascara running- it’s my go to travel beauty tip!). I also always get a spray tan because it just tones everything and makes you feel your best! I swear it will make your feel 10 pounds lighter :)

  5. I always search Instagram for the destination I am heading to for style inspiration but also for the places I want to see and where I want to take some pictures. This is the blogger in me but I always get great results for pictures ☺ . I always get asked… who takes your pictures. The answer is… I ask a stranger, a travel friend, or a set up a tripod and do it myself!

  6. I write tons of to-do lists the week leading up to my trip and cross it off as I complete it. I make sure to reference this right before I depart.

  7. I am pretty strict about my diet the week before a trip because I know during my travels I won’t be eating as healthy. (even though I still try to be good while traveling… try is the key word. Check out my blog on staying healthy when traveling HERE). I stick to a 80% plant based diet and count Macros as best I can.

  8. I am constantly working out especially when I’m home but the week leading up, I also I make sure not to miss a workout since there might be some travel days I can’t get it in. Plus it just makes you feel your best!

  9. This is more for work organization but I look ahead at my client’s trips and prepare as much as I can in advance, of course I’m working while I’m traveling but this keeps me on track so I don’t miss anything for all my important clients. With my job, I never really have “off” even though it seems like i’m always on vacation.

  10. I research the destination ahead to make sure I hit all the important places and also the best dining hot spots. This includes searches on Pinterest, other blogs, Instagram and my trusted other travel agent colleagues who have been to the location before!

Now I’m ready for my next destination! 

(btw- have you flown Jetblue Mint yet!? I was very impressed with the service and quality of this first class experience- above picture is right before take off!)

Everything you need to know about St. Barths 

I have a confession: I’ve found my new favorite destination in the Caribbean!

I love how private and exclusive it feels to get there, the thrill of a landing when you first arrive. I love that everyone speaks French and it really feels like you’re in Europe! I love the experience of drinking rosé at the cute bars with gorgeous people everywhere, I love the shopping, beaches and the town. This place has it al

Recap of my Visit to Aspen, Colorado

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As much as we all love a tropical getaway, there’s nothing quite like a cozy, fun and chic vacation in a winter wonderland like Aspen, Colorado.

This wasn’t the first time I’ve visited this magical hot spot, so be sure to check out my blog post from the last visit as well (I visited in the summer so it’s a different perspective!). There’s some great lodging options listed there but I definitely suggest checking out this fresh list of hot spots:


La Hostaria

This is a lovely spot, great to satisfy your craving for Italian food after a long day of skiing!




A local favorite for Asian cuisine, this is a great place to get private “Rock Star” booths and Private Tatami rooms that are great for large party celebrations. Definitely a fun environment!



Technically considered ‘French Pan-American Cuisine’, Betula is a fabulous place for an extremely memorable dining experience. Plus, you’ll love the ambiance.



This is one of Nobu’s restaurant, and I highly suggest making a reservation here. Must Orders: The Gardner Cocktail, the Seabags, and the Wagyu Beef!  


Coming Soon to Aspen: A New W Hotel!

If you haven’t heard the exciting new, W Hotels coming soon to Aspen! They’re slated to open this summer, and they’re taking reservations now! As of now, there’s no minimums for holidays so that’s something to consider!
Here’s a little more information on what’s to come, and here’s a few of the renderings… I’m personally really excited to return and check out the rooms when they’re done, they will definitely be everything mountain chic!


I truly had the best time in Aspen, and can’t wait to visit again.

All the photos from my Aspen Adventure:

Don’t forget to check out my previous post on Aspen here!


The BEST All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico

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Looking for a resort in Los Cabos that includes everything but still has the luxury service and feel!? I found the spot for you! Let me begin by saying, I personally am not a big fan of all inclusive resorts due to the quality of food and service. Typically, I don’t book them for my clients, but I have to admit, I was impressed by the Grand Velas Los Cabos all inclusive resort as a luxury option in Los Cabos. I got to experience 3 nights and I’m telling you why I would recommend it!

Here is why:

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This is a massive resort. Think Vegas style, but on the ocean… filled with color and plenty of pink flowers. There truly is no reason to leave the resort, because there is seemingly no end to the dining and activity options. With 304 suites, each with an ocean view, 1200sq ft or more, and a lounge area and patio.


I absolutely loved the wellness rooms they offer, perfectly suited for health lovers. These come with a massage bed in your suite AND all healthy options for your amenities, including coconut water and a juicer!


One of the main reasons people love All Inclusive Resorts so much is they love the convenience and perceived value of everything being one price and being able to not worry about any additional costs. Usually, All Inclusive Resorts are known for the quality of the food being less than favorable but I was pleasantly surprised with their 7 restaurants and 24 hour room service options. They even have a restaurant, Cocina de Autor which is a 7 course menu by Chef Sidney Scutte who runs a two Michelin starred restaurant in Amsterdam. They have a fun and unique twist on the presentation and the experience with live music.


In addition to the lovely private plunge pools available in some of the rooms, there are 3 pools on property. The pool closest to the ocean and beach is the adults only one. The pool staff is always available for pool side service so you won’t find yourself going very long without a drink. If you prefer heading to the poolside bar, there is 2 of them as well.

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If you prefer to hang on the beach, you can also get a cabana or beach chairs. Keep in mind, it’s not a swimmable beach, so you can dip your toes in the ocean, but don’t plan to do any water activities here.

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If you feel like you need a break from the sun and need some pampering, you can spend the whole day in their lovely spa. Here you’ll find 16 treatment rooms, a full hydrotherapy area, steam, sauna and cold ice room.

I would absolutely recommend this resort for families, more than anyone. It’s an especially great place for young kids and teenagers since they have a full teen’s lounge.


The Grand Velas Resort Group also has a property in Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya, but in my opinion, this is the nicest one because it’s the newest.

Pro Tip: When booking your flights to Los Cabos, try to arrive by 9:30 a.m. to avoid long customs lines.

Extra Perks When Booking with Jet Set and Travel

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (Ambassador Suite Ocean View to Ambassador Pool Suite Ocean View)

  • A La Carte and Buffet Breakfast included in rates 

  • Complimentary one-way private airport transfer ( From Airport to the Hotel).

  • $50 USD Spa credit per adult per stay*

  • $100 USD food & beverage credit toward a private romantic dinner 

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi=Fi

Enjoy all the photos from my visit too Grand Velas Los Cabos:


The Perfect Stay Awaits at Montage Los Cabos


When the Montage brand opens a new property, I just know it’s going to be good!

They select the best location in a destination, and then provide the best possible service and experience to pair with it. Needless to say, I was ecstatic to explore the new property in Los Cabos, their first international property for the Montage Brand.

Top reasons I LOVED this escape:

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• When you arrive in the lobby, you’re greeted with breathtaking views of the Santa Maria Bay. You’ll instantly feel the relaxed luxe vibe of this resort, set on a majestic desert landscape beside the turquoise blue Sea of Cortez.

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• The Montage Los Cabos is set on one of the few swimmable beaches in Los Cabos, because it’s located in a bay where the water is calmer. You can even go out on the water each morning at sunrise with a guide and a paddleboard. This experience  is offered daily and is included in your stay. During whale season, you can see the whales playing right in the bay, with your very own eyes!

*Please note, this is a public beach and there will be locals relaxing with their families. Because it is on Montage property, it is perfectly maintained. Steps away from your room you’ll find a myriad of water activities to do, including snorkeling and diving.


• This Spa has to be the best in Los Cabos, with 40,000 square feet of pure relaxation. Aesthetically - it is just beautiful. I highly recommend the Mezcal Signature Renewal massage treatment, which features actual Mezcal and Mexican rituals with orange essential oils mixed in. It ends with a Mezcal cocktail and Chapulines (crickets!). Yes, I tried the Chapulines for the experience...so should you!


• The entry level rooms are 895 square feet, giving you plenty of space. Of course, the more upgraded, the more space! Although all the rooms have big patios, I personally like the rooms closer to the water that are beach front and have the separate living room and a large patio.

If you’re traveling with a larger family, the 5 bedroom villa is the perfect location to fit everyone. It also comes with a chef to cook breakfast daily, welcome BBQ, private cabanas by the pool / beach with wine and champagne. You even get a personal butler with a golf cart!

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• The cuisine is outstanding. They have a fabulous separate menu for vegans, which I thought was fantastic. Additionally, Be Well by Kelly has made a special healthy menu for the resort so you can stay healthy during your stay.

• If you decide you love it so much, you can make it your home! They have 50+ residences on property

Now till December 19th – 4th night free promo!

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When booking with Jetset & Travel

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (excluding Specialty Suites, Residences, and Casas)

  • Daily $70 USD breakfast credit per bedroom, available in the restaurant or through in-room dining. (Credit is non-cumulative, should be redeemed per day.)**

  • $100 USD equivalent Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, not valid on products)

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-fi

  • For bookings in Specialty Suites, guests will also receive complimentary one-way airport transfers (for up to 4 guests).


Simple Packing Tips


Packing can definitely become an ominous chore, but as you can imagine, I've become a packing pro. Often times challenging myself to fit it all in a carry on!

If you're on your way to a trip, here's a few helpful tips:

  • The week prior start putting pieces in the front of your closet that you would want to wear on your trip that way when it comes down to the night of packing you already have some of the main pieces.

  • Make sure to always look at the weather in the destination you are going. If there is rain in the forecast you need to be prepared.

  • I always like to pinterest the area I am going and also search #hashtags on insta to get some fashion Inspiration and see what others are wearing this time of year (I also get some photo inspiration ideas at the same time).

  • Write out your plans, for each day... just a general guideline (cocktail party, boat ride, walking around the city) this way you know what types of outfits you need each day.

  • I personally plan out my outfits down to the shoes, jackets and scarves that way I’m not worried about my outfit while on the trip.

  • For your toiletries I have a separate bag used for all my travels and I make sure to review it each time before I travel to make sure I have everything. I always have backup contacts, my toothpaste is filled, you know. The important stuff.

  • I lay everything out on the bed and make sure everything is accounted for including underwear and bras that will go with everything.

  • Try rolling all your clothes as it will fit better. I also love to use spacepak bags since you can fit so much more using cubes to compress the clothes. Plus it has a dirty side so while I’m on a trip it stays separate once dirty.

  • I typically go with a theme of colors so you can match the belts and shoes. I always pack scarves and lipstick to easily change up an outfit.

  • The night before I take off I make a running list, for example: curling iron, phone charger, computer, passport etc... these items HAVE to make it in my travel bag before I leave the house.

Happy Travels!

Top Luxury Hotels in Toronto

I just returned from a trip to Toronto… I know what you’re thinking: “Toronto in the middle of February?!” It doesn’t sound ideal. But, believe it or not, I was more than impressed! They have so many luxury hotels in this booming Canadian city. I was even there during the week and every night had packed & entertaining nightlife and the restaurants were filled! My personal favorite area is Yorkville. I found the town completely adorable.

If you’re here to enjoy the city, watch a hockey game or  baseball game (the Blue Jays!) or go close by to visit Niagara falls. Here is the scoop on the best places to stay and eat.

Here in Toronto, I’m breaking down the top hotels for you! Lucky for you I have relationships with them and can get you extra perks at ALL of them! Be sure to let me know when you plan to take a business or personal trip here!


Toronto is the where Four Seasons the brand originates from, and the corporate offices are close by (I got a behind the scenes tour while I was there). It is also the best option in my opinion out of all the luxury hotels. The original building was down the street and was built in the 1960’s but this new building is still new- opened in 2012. This also has to be the best spa in Toronto! It’s about 10 minutes from the downtown area and in a quite chic area of - the town of Yorkville which is filled with art galleries and designer luxury brands.

Extra Perks:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests

  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay

  • not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in

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The first St. Regis in Canada, and it’s all about the glam luxury here including the signature butler St. regis service in each room. . Very modern rooms that offer the largest entry level guestroom size starting at 550 sqft  with bold black crystal chandeliers and bold accents of black and gold. The beautiful restaurant and bar reminisces a whisky bottle and has a scene during the weekend. The 2 bedroom suite is spectacular and a great spot to stay in the city.

Extra Perks:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Breakfast credit of $30 CAD per person per day, guests can choose Continental breakfast OR use $30 CAD pp as dining credit at Hotel Restaurant

  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort/Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Located in the heart of downtown, and great for business travelers in the financial district. Multiple restaurant and bar options and during season they even have a great outdoor patio with a scene! They will be going through a large renovation this year on rooms and the spa and everything will have a modern feel and look to it! They also have the only cheese cave room in Canada which features the best cheeses in Canada and international. You can also sit at what looks like a hole in the wall chefs table ☺

Extra Perks:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests

  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort/Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for duration of stay

Shangri - La


Located in the heart of downtown with live music 7 days a week in what they like to call Toronto’s urban Living Room, you can see designer fashionable dresses on display and the beautiful spa including a hammam and multiple couples rooms. What I love is the lululemon yoga mat in each room and also a work out video on your TV designed to go with the type of room you are in!

Extra Perks:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (excludes Specialty Suites)

  • Full Breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, served in restaurant

  • $100 USD equivalent Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (excluding Momofuku Restaurant, and Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris, not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Has that “members only” boutique vibe going for it and feels more like an apartment than a hotel room. Located in the chic town of Yorkville and walking distance to museums, art galleries and shopping. It’s been here for years and still remains one of the city’s iconic landmarks.

Extra Perks

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Complimentary full breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay

  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early check-in/ late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Bisha Hotel

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Located in the entertainment district. This has the cool vibe written all over it. Even some of the suites are inspired by Lenny Kravitz himself and has a sexy lobby with a bunch of Warhol prints through the hotel. If you’re looking for a rooftop restaurant, you will also find one here!

Extra Perks

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability 

  • Complimentary full breakfast in our Kost Restaurant for two daily for duration of the stay (value $60) 

  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full) 

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

For top restaurants and local activities, Check out the full Toronto City Guide from SmartFlyer as we explored the city together!

All the pics from my fabulous visit in Toronto :)


Disney Cruise: A Client Review

I recently had a client take a Disney Cruise over the holidays and they wrote a whole blog all about their experience!  If you're interested in a Disney cruise for your family you’ll want to read this!

Of course, I’m here to book the journey for you and I’ll throw in some extra of my own perks for you too!

Click here to read the blog :)

A few cute photos from their experience:

Maldives Resorts: One & Only Reethi Rah

Maldives Resorts: One & Only Reethi Rah

Vibe: Maldivian culture everywhere. This was the largest of the resorts I visited with 800 staff on property. 7 restaurants and 12 different beaches around the resort. Considered a 6 star resort.

All the restaurants are unique and very different. There was so many options. I loved Tapasake for Japanese cuisine. If you go in the evening you will spot sharks right next to your table! Also Botanica is the organic option with fresh vegetables grown right there! It was incredible to see!

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Maldives Resorts: Cheval Blanc

Maldives Resorts: Cheval Blanc

Vibe: When you think of ultimate and discerning luxury this is what you should think of… This resort has been on my radar ever since I became an agent and knew I had to get here! I was the most excited about this property and let me tell you - was I impressed! It’s appropriate that Cheval Blanc Randheli is part of the hotel brand by LVMH Hotel Management, which owns Céline , Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Pucci, Berluti, Bulgari, Tag Heuer, De Beers, and a whole lot more!

Made up of 5 islands, one being exclusively for the Guerlain spa (the most luxurious spa I’ve ever seen!). This hotel is for the elite and I mean elite. But it’s also very private. 

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Maldives Resorts: Velaa Private Island

Maldives Resorts: Velaa Private Island

Vibe: Self-Described as a “beyond luxury”, The Owner is a billionaire from Czech Republic. It was his dream to have a resort of his own so years ago he bought an island. He wanted all his friends and guests to experience it. The resort is still family run, and the GM Michael, is his brother. The owner frequents often. He was there while I was visiting. The resort itself is in the shape of a turtle and you will see turtle features throughout the resort. 

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