"In the middle of it, there's joy" - Unknown
I live in Scottsdale, Arizona, and while I absolutely love to travel, there's nothing quite like coming home. And every once in a great while, I am extremely fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit and write about a hotel in my part of the world. This summer, I was thrilled to finally visit the shimmering W Scottsdale.
If you're familiar with the City of Scottsdale, you likely know that its Old Town, is the place to be, be ...
"Once you decide on your occupation, you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That's the secret of success." - Jiro Ono
I adore sushi. I think it's culinary poetry. The craftsmanship, the tools, the care, the training, the creativity, and the pure joy that follows viewing and consuming a magnificent sushi dish, all combine to make sushi one of the most satisfying of my ...
Arizona summers are notoriously and reliably hot - downright phosphorescent. Arizona residents do whatever they can to stay cool, and try to enjoy the outside despite the heat. One of the most popular things to do during Arizona summers, is to take a "Staycation" at a local resort. So when I thought about writing topics for this summer, it made perfect sense to do a Blog Series called "Best Staycation Resorts in Arizona."
I didn't want to limit my blog coverage to only resorts in the ...
Just a quick post with a great article on some of the background of the Four Seasons Lanai - Manele Bay beautification and enhancements. I'll have a more detailed article later this week on my tour and visit of the Four Seasons Lanai - Manele Bay!!! And you'll read more about many resorts in my Best Luxury Resorts in Hawaii blog series!
I've dined at a lot of restaurants, and I've learned a universal truth about sushi: Good sushi is usually found in the unlikeliest of places. Or, in this case, great sushi - at a new restaurant called Lahaina Sushi Ko in Maui.
Why Lahaina Sushi Ko?
My family recently traveled to Maui, so I decided to write a series of blog articles called Best Places to Eat in Maui. I had a list of highly regarded restaurants to visit, but I also like to walk around new areas and stumble on unexpected and ...
This Four Seasons did not disappoint. The mountain views are lovely, the staff is exceptional, and the on-property dining and entertainment is among the best of all the resorts we've visited.
The main pool and spa are stellar, and our room was awesome - plush and comfortable. We didn't want to leave the room!
I highly recommend The Four Seasons Westlake Village. Awesome experience, you'll thank me!
If you're interested in the property, here is the info: