Taking the Waters: A Spa Day at the Greenbrier

By |2018-06-22T11:30:33-04:00June 15th, 2018|Blog|

Taking the Waters. A Spa Day at the Greenbrier, West Virginia When in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, it only makes sense to do what the Native Americans and travelers, including George Washington, have done for centuries ... take the waters. Sink your body into the local mineral waters for whatever ails you. Tucked into the folds [...]

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Ritual & Refinement: Afternoon Tea at the Langham Hotel, Boston

By |2018-07-29T21:55:42-04:00June 1st, 2018|Blog|

I have been on a bit of an Afternoon Tea odyssey lately. There is something genteel and charming about the formality of it all. Tea cups with roses. Tiny sandwiches. Tiers of minature sweets. While living in England for a few years, friends and I sat sipping darjeeling with pinky's out at the Savoy. We drove the Fortnum & [...]

“The Grande Dame of the Sea”: Wentworth By The Sea | New Hampshire

By |2018-07-29T22:44:47-04:00June 1st, 2018|Blog|

In an effort to research some of America's great hotels for my book America's Grande Dames, I discovered this majestic beacon perched on a hill overlooking the island of New Castle, just near Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Wentworth-by-the Sea has an aristocratic ring to it. It was in fact built by a local ale tycoon in 1874 and [...]

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