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:

Dining:

La Hostaria

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

 
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Kenichi

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!

 
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Betula

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


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Matsuhisa

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!  

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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!

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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

 
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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!

 
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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

 
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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!

Read the full post for all the highlights…

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. 

Read the full post for all the highlights…

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. 

Read the full post for all the highlights…

Maldives Resorts: Kudadoo

Maldives Resorts: Kudadoo

I love the “Anything. Anywhere. Anytime Experience”… meaning you could do multiple spa treatments a day, pick the top shelf liquor or wine and nothing is charged additional like other resorts calling them selves all inclusive.  A personal butler will meet your every need, bespoke cuisine will satisfy your every craving, private experiences on sea or land will bring out your inner adventurer and the blissful wellness retreat will rejuvenate your senses.- literally everything is included. 

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Maldives Resorts: Hurawalhi

Maldives Resorts: Hurawalhi

Vibe: Plan to have your shoes off the whole stay.Number of Rooms: 90 Villas all come with breathtaking ocean or Beach views 

The Rooms: You can select from over-water villas or beach villas, both equally amazing! I also know the best room number here so I’ll be able to book you in the best room in the resort- but of course I’m keeping this a secret for my clients ☺ All rooms have pools with a large walk in/out shower and bed views of the ocean!

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How to Make the Best Out of Your Trip to Vancouver & Whistler Canada

How to Make the Best Out of Your Trip to Vancouver & Whistler Canada

As soon as you land and step off the plane you will notice the difference in the air. The coast, mountains and the surrounding waterways make everything naturally beautiful in landscape. I was also amazed by the city itself and how easily it is to explore. Close by is Whistler a world famous ski destination and a short drive from Vancouver to make it the perfect combo of a trip! I visited in the fall and the beautiful colors made for such a stunning surrounding and the perfect temperature in both locations.