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I love love love the new Beauty and the Beast movie. One of the best parts, of course, is the Beast’s library, so I wrote “Belle Would Be Enchanted by These 10 Lovely Libraries in Hotels” for USA Today 10Best.

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kimpton in la: hotel palomar

Kimpton robes

Can you guess from this picture which hotel we stayed at in Los Angeles last weekend?

Just one glance at those signature Kimpton robes and I always feel right at home.

What makes Kimptons so special — well, one of the many things that makes them so special — is that each hotel somehow manages to feel intimate and local by staying true to the specific city in which it’s located while still maintaining the high standards of the largest chain of boutique hotels in the country.

The Palomar in LA does that with beautiful, contemporary design — no one mixes patterns, colors and eclectic pieces of furniture together better than they do — and this stunning view of the city from our windows. [Read more…]

nature’s spa by jurlique at kimpton’s hotel palomar

Hotel Palomar feet

You know how much I love Kimpton Hotels, and you know how much I love massages.

So, when I was offered a chance to experience a massage at the new Nature’s Spa by Jurlique in the Hotel Palomar, well, there I am, above, patiently waiting in the relaxation room.

And, let me tell you, they’re not joking by calling it that. [Read more…]