Hotel Spotlight: The Fairmont San Francisco

By |February 25th, 2015|TRAVEL|

Just before Valentine's Day and Mary's birthday, we had a fabulous night in San Francisco, just the two of us!  A long overdue sister bonding trip.  Our home for the evening was the luxurious and historic Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill. Arriving at the grand hotel on a picturesque square, we were delighted!  Our ...


Hottest Restaurants in Washington, DC

By |February 20th, 2015|EAT & DRINK, TRAVEL|

1. Le Diplomate 2. Barcelona 3. Estadio 4. Iron Gate 5. Martin's Tavern and a bar to hit.... 2 Birds 1 Stone Others that get rave reviews that we didn't get to on our last visit are the Red Hen and Rose's Luxury.  Next time! Check out the latest issue of Travel & Leisure-- great ...


Hotel Spotlight: Hotel Esencia on the Riviera Maya, Mexico!

By |January 26th, 2015|TRAVEL|

Our 2015 got off on the right foot in the white (with a hint of pink a la our beloved Harbour Island!) sand beach at the relaxed yet luscious Hotel Esencia.  This elegant, luxurious property is tucked into the Mayan jungle bordering a stunning beach about 30 minutes north of Tulum and one hour south ...


Traveling with a Baby! Hotels/Rentals. What to book. What to bring.

By |January 19th, 2015|KIDS, TRAVEL|

Baby Ever is a frequent traveler at this point!  (Read my previous posts on flying with him and what helped make it the best possible situation here).  After a few trips, I have gotten savvier in terms of room configurations and what we will need while there to make the trip an actual VACATION for ...


Tulum, Mexico!

By |January 15th, 2015|TRAVEL|

Tulum is definitely a special spot for us! Balmy, bountiful boho chic at it's best.  It was the perfect way to break up the long trip back to LA from the East Coast. 2.5 hours from Washington DC and 4 from LA.  While we have been to Tulum a couple of times, it is definitely ...


10 Firestone Sisters Approved Spots for a Cozy Winter Getaway!

By |December 26th, 2014|TRAVEL|

1. Inn at Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 2. c/o the Maidstone, East Hampton, NY 3.  Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, CT 4.  Korakia Pensione, Palm Springs, CA 5.  Nick's Cove, Tomales Bay, CA 6.  Cavallo Point, Sausalito, CA 7.  Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC 8.  Fess Parker Inn & Spa, Los Olivos, CA 9.  ...


Lovefest with Langley, Washington and The Inn at Langley!

By |December 17th, 2014|TRAVEL|

I have been dying to go to Whidbey Island, an island off the coast of Washington state, 40 minutes from Seattle, ever since Mary discovered it on an anniversary trip with Napper several years ago.  She described it is a perfectly quaint little town nestled on the shores of the Puget Sound where there is ...


Stealing Savory Moments in Seattle….

By |December 9th, 2014|TRAVEL|

  I am officially obsessed with the Pacific Northwest and all the islands in the Puget Sound! We padded our November getaway to Whidbey (coming soon) and Orcas Islands in Washington State with quick stop offs in Seattle. Although we arrived after midnight, we managed to make the most of our morning before heading to ...


Orcas Island In The Off Season

By |December 3rd, 2014|TRAVEL|

The San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest are a magical place not only for their awesome beauty and painfully cute quaintness, but also for the pristine quiet energy they emanate.  Until a couple of weeks ago, I had only been there in the Summer, when it stays light until 9:30pm-- read the blog I ...


Less Than 36 Hours in San Francisco….

By |November 23rd, 2014|TRAVEL|

Catching San Francisco on a perfect, crisp, SUNNY, Fall weekend is almost enough to get me packing my bags and moving for good!  I love the City's incredible food scene and was lucky enough to experience a special private dinner by Boulettes Larder while enjoying the view of "The Bay Lights" art installation by Leo ...