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@thetravelwomen Running towards the weekend or just the Artefact Bar @aubergesaintantoine like... know the feeling?! I just spoke at @sheswanderful #wits18 about how 360 and VR is impacting the travel industry and after touring three hotels including the iconic Frontenac I could not stop thinking of this museum-hotel, so I wrote a blog post all about it! #thetravelwomen #quebeccity #quebecregion #hostedstay  Follow @ladiesquarterly posting what we love daily #styleblogger #pop #style #fashionable #fashionista #instapic #womenswear #bestoftheday #fashion #instafashion #picoftheday #casual #classy #insta #fashionblogger #personalstyle #instalike #inspiration #lifestyle #fashionstyle #fashioninspiration #fashionblog #fashiongram #fashiondiaries #pictureoftheday
Running towards the weekend or just the Artefact Bar @aubergesaintantoine like... know the feeling?! I just spoke at @sheswanderful #wits18 about how 360 and VR is impacting the travel industry and after touring three hotels including the iconic Frontenac I could not stop thinking of this museum-hotel, so I wrote a blog post all about it! #thetravelwomen #quebeccity #quebecregion #hostedstay
@kirstenalana I was instantly transported back to the wonderful sensory overload that was Rajasthan last month when I walked into @saintjamesparis and discovered this central atrium. Similarly to the blue & white interiors that I posted about in India, this black/white/red design was so graphic that it inspired instant love. Had the streets of Paris not been calling me, were this hotel almost anywhere else, I would have wanted to stay here for a long time capturing all the angles and opportunities this space might gift the camera. The work of Bambi Sloan, the eccentric yet elegant interior design is classicism, elegance and downright daring all in one. Yet the interior design was not the only thing I loved about our stay at this @relaischateaux property. Our room with its cozy textures and beautiful art, the food presented by Chef Jean-Luc Rocha and his team which was a delight, mum & I were over the moon for the cocktails made by @dedelweedys in the library bar (she has studied the cocktail arts around the world!) and I adored the garden with its hot air balloon-inspired tents that echoed the wallpaper inside. A nightcap of Taittinger champagne accompanied by the most stunning etched glasses was the icing on the cake. The only thing I didn’t personally get to test was the Geurlain Spa. Le sigh. Perhaps next time 😝 #saintjamesparis #relaischateaux #hostedstay #boutiquehotels #bambisloan #hoteldesign  Follow @the.style.issue posting what we love daily #pop #fashionista #fashionstyle #instalike #fashioninspiration #instapic #casual #womenswear #bestoftheday #pictureoftheday #fashion #fashiongram #styleblogger #personalstyle #instafashion #classy #fashiondiaries #inspiration #lifestyle #fashionable #fashionblog #selfie #picoftheday #fashionblogger
I was instantly transported back to the wonderful sensory overload that was Rajasthan last month when I walked into @saintjamesparis and discovered this central atrium. Similarly to the blue & white interiors that I posted about in India, this black/white/red design was so graphic that it inspired instant love. Had the streets of Paris not been calling me, were this hotel almost anywhere else, I would have wanted to stay here for a long time capturing all the angles and opportunities this space might gift the camera. The work of Bambi Sloan, the eccentric yet elegant interior design is classicism, elegance and downright daring all in one. Yet the interior design was not the only thing I loved about our stay at this @relaischateaux property. Our room with its cozy textures and beautiful art, the food presented by Chef Jean-Luc Rocha and his team which was a delight, mum & I were over the moon for the cocktails made by @dedelweedys in the library bar (she has studied the cocktail arts around the world!) and I adored the garden with its hot air balloon-inspired tents that echoed the wallpaper inside. A nightcap of Taittinger champagne accompanied by the most stunning etched glasses was the icing on the cake. The only thing I didn’t personally get to test was the Geurlain Spa. Le sigh. Perhaps next time 😝 #saintjamesparis #relaischateaux #hostedstay #boutiquehotels #bambisloan #hoteldesign
This time last week we were staying at a theme park hotel for the first time ever. It was so handy in the morning as we pottered across to the medieval style restaurant for our coffee ☕️ and croissant 🥐 fix before strolling down to the Puy du Fou theme park which was hosting us. We definitely felt like VIPs! I’ve posted a new video all about the hotel and facilities. (Youtube Link in bio). Have you ever stayed at a theme park? Do you think the benefits outweigh the cost? @PuyduFou #puydufou #lacitadelle #hostedstay #presstrip . . . . . . #themepark #familytravel #france #familyholidays #familyholiday #daysout #familyoutings #holiday #holidays #instatravel #travelwithkids #travelguide #vacation #travelwriter #travelphoto #travelpics #blogtravel #instagramtravel #travelgram #kidstravel #passport #travelfamily #taking5 #familytravels #familytravel #awanderfulchildhood #france #familyholidays #familyholiday #daysout #familyoutings #holiday #holidays #instatravel #travelwithkids #travelguide #vacation #travelwriter #travelphoto #travelpics #blogtravel #instagramtravel #travelgram #kidstravel #passport #travelfamily #taking5 #familytravels #familytravel #awanderfulchildhood
@kirstenalana How was your Valentine’s Day? ❤️ I’ve often heard it said that food is love and if that’s true then the staff at @fscostarica love their guests very much!! During my #hostedstay, I found that the zeal & passion that goes into food prep, service and delivery is off the charts. From Roberto, who went out of his way to spend time showing me how the 6 bartenders on staff make the CR6 cocktail with dry ice, to @kirsten.cowles who had dinner with me to the bewildered staff who worried over me at breakfast each morning wanting to make sure my Huevos Racheros were perfect (which they always were!!!!) - there was never a doubt in my mind that food was just a physical manifestation of love. It proved you don’t have to be in a relationship just to feel loved. But we all know that already, right? 😉 I’m grateful for what’s often called a ‘Hallmark Holiday’ in the USA because it’s the day I met @dante.vincent 5 years ago. Yet I do think Valentine’s Day places an overemphasis on love only in the terms of romance. Like @theblondeabroad said in her latest post, if you can’t love yourself first or you can’t find love outside being part of a couple, then.... • #fscostarica #fspuravida #whatsforbreakfast #foodtravel #foodieforlife #sonya7rii #fourseasons #fsfoodie #peninsulapapagayo  Follow @theclassybird posting what we love daily #fashionista #picoftheday #fashionblogger #fashiondiaries #instapic #insta #pop #personalstyle #instalike #fashiongram #womenswear #lifestyle #casual #fashionable #fashionstyle #instalove #style #fashion #instafashion #fashionblog
A last post from @umaidbhawanpalace with @tajhotels because it really is about time I start to wrap up my collection of India photos and move on to the next stories. It’s hard to let go! So of course I couldn’t do so with just one photo. Swipe right for ten moments from this Art Deco masterpiece, hotel and palace in Jodhpur. Rajasthan really surprised me during this trip, officially becoming my favorite part of India that I already want to return to see more of as soon as I can. And a huge part of that love was cemented with our stay at Umaid Bhawan. From the first night on the roof at sunset, to the way every meal was worthy of a Michelin star to the outdoor and indoor pools to the incredible spa to the view from my room (which is the first photo in this series), to the smile on the faces of everyone we met, to the afternoon tea and the bazaar that was set up for us in the courtyard one day and on and on and on... It was all the things that princess dreams are made of when we women are little girls. And so much more. It was easy to see in just the first few hours why this property has been chosen more than once as the best hotel in the world and I can’t wait to have time to share an entire blog post with you because a few Instagram posts just aren’t enough to do it justice. #tajness #treasuredbytajtraveler #hostedstay • And before I let go of India, next up I’ll share a few photos from a market tour of Jodhpur and the city at sunrise as seen from above...
This morning we have to bid a fond farewell to France and La Citadelle Hotel. The last few days we have been well-fed and watered 🥘🍷, rained upon ☔️ and entertained 🎪 to within an inch of our lives. Thank you so much to Puy du Fou for a fabulous family experience! . . . . @PuyduFou #puydufou #hostedstay #presstrip #familytravel #france #familyholidays #familyholiday #daysout #familyoutings #holiday #holidays #instatravel #travelwithkids #travelguide #vacation #travelwriter #travelphoto #travelpics  #blogtravel #instagramtravel #travelgram #kidstravel #passport #travelfamily #taking5  #familytravels #familytravel #awanderfulchildhood
Good night @puydufou and thanks for having us. We’ve had an absolute blast! . . #puydufou #presstrip #hostedstay #familytravel #vendee #france #themepark
Getting into the history theme at Puy du Fou. Does he scare you?! @PuyduFou #puydufou #presstrip #hostedstay #familytravel
What do you think of the view from our breakfast table this morning at La Citadelle Hotel in Puy du Fou, France? Fun isn’t it?@PuyduFou #puydufou #presstrip #hostedstay #familytravel #lacitadelle
Thank you so much @kirstenalana ❤ ・・・ From Mumbai, in the state of Maharashtra, our #treasuredbytajtraveler group flew to Rajasthan to check into our next @tajhotels property in the “Pink City” of Jaipur. Our welcome, which I shared part of in Stories and have saved to my profile, included the most extraordinary collection of surprises, live music and of course champagne. It was a royal welcome that epitomizes #tajness and befits the property’s status as a former palace. Most special to me, since I love cars so much, were two vintage vehicles. Not long after check in, we then took a spin around the grounds in the blue 1937 Ford convertible at Golden Hour. Warm wind in our hair, gleaming light bathing the stunning facade of @rambaghpalace, peacocks casually strolling the grounds around us and sounding their mating calls with a cerulean sky overhead — it was the epitome of magical #incredibleindia. I loved seeing the ombré flame of our driver’s turban in front of me as we drove. Such a perfect contrast. (Sidenote: the way men tie turbans, the color for various occasions and the material varies all across India. In Rajasthan it’s quite typical to see a longer tail of fabric hanging down the back and a sort of feather effect on top, just to one side.) The start of our journey in Mumbai already blew my two other trips to this country out of the water but our second stop has shown me it can always get better even if it seems impossible. 🇮🇳 #tajhotels #hostedstay #sponsoredtravel #jaipurindia #jaipurrajasthan #rajasthan #rambaghpalace #rambagh #travelwithtaj #luxuryattaj #indiainluxury #royal #regal #tajtravels #palaceexperience #tajexperience
From Mumbai, in the state of Maharashtra, our #treasuredbytajtraveler group flew to Rajasthan to check into our next @tajhotels property in the “Pink City” of Jaipur. Our welcome, which I shared part of in Stories and have saved to my profile, included the most extraordinary collection of surprises, live music and of course champagne. It was a royal welcome that epitomizes #tajness and befits the property’s status as a former palace. Most special to me, since I love cars so much, were two vintage vehicles from the collection of the Maharajah. Not long after check in, we then took a spin around the grounds in the blue 1937 Ford convertible at Golden Hour. Warm wind in our hair, gleaming light bathing the stunning facade of @rambaghpalace, peacocks casually strolling the grounds around us and sounding their mating calls with a cerulean sky overhead — it was the epitome of magical #incredibleindia. I loved seeing the ombré flame of our driver’s turban in front of me as we drove. Such a perfect contrast. (Sidenote: the way men tie turbans, the color for various occasions and the material varies all across India. In Rajasthan it’s quite typical to see a longer tail of fabric hanging down the back and a sort of feather effect on top, just to one side.) The start of our journey in Mumbai already blew my two other trips to this country out of the water but our second stop has shown me it can always get better even if it seems impossible. 🇮🇳 #tajhotels #hostedstay #sponsoredtravel #jaipurindia #jaipurrajasthan #rajasthan
We experienced an incredible generosity of service at @tajmahalmumbai. (And possibly the best croissants I’ve ever had outside of France!! 🥐🇫🇷) There was no request too big, no need too great (like the need for croissants still warm from the oven) that they couldn’t find a way to make happen. In casual interviews with quite a few staff members I discovered that at least all those I talked to, genuinely love their jobs at the hotel and feel it’s an honor to work for @tajhotels. It’s easy to see why once you have been a guest, even more so if you take the time to do a historical tour of the property. Built in 1903, by Jamsetji Tata, it was the first true luxury hotel in Mumbai and the only hotel to have electricity in India at the time it opened. It holds four of the first licenses to serve alcohol ever granted in India. An awe inspiring list of Maharajah, dignitaries and celebrities have stayed at Taj Mahal Palace. Movies have been made here and a documentary was filming even while we were guests. It is an architectural marvel bringing together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. But it is the service and the individual staff who looked after us so kindly that I will remember most. That all too elusive element, difficult to quantity in photos or videos, which makes all the difference in the world when you’re visiting a city that is as full on as Mumbai. #tajness #treasuredbytajtraveler #hostedstay #sponsoredtravel #mumbaiindia #luxuryhotel #tajhotels
@kirstenalana Just a simple moment, listening to the waves and enjoying the warm breezes, on one of the two beaches at @fscostarica during my #hostedstay this week. I was always on the beach early to shoot product for clients, so as not to disturb guests of the resort later on when the chairs started filling up. And yet it was amazing to me that no matter how early I had my toes in the sand, there were always a few people who had already staked their claim on beds or beach chairs. I mean why not?! That’s what you go on an actual vacation for, yes? I know I would!! And while I tend to travel for cultural reasons more than relaxation, I can’t deny that being such a huge fan of @fourseasons going back to the earliest days of my career as a travel photographer, their resorts are the first place I think of for relaxation. What about you, could you enjoy a day here just relaxin, maxin and maybe drinking one of those cocktails with edible flowers that I talked about in my last post? 😝 #fscostarica #fspuravida #peninsulapapagayo #beachlifeforme #deltamedallionlife #shotoniphonex  Follow @the.style.issue posting what we love daily #casual #insta #fashionblog #fashionstyle #instalove #fashiongram #selfie #fashioninspiration #instapic #fashionable #fashiondiaries #fashionblogger #bestoftheday #instalike #inspiration #womenswear #fashion #fashionista #picoftheday #classy #pop #styleblogger #instafashion
@kirstenalana What a Monday! Good morning from my #hostedstay @fscostarica on #peninsulapapagayo where I woke up to the sounds of the ocean and nearly cried from happiness. The cold at home in NYC was really getting to me more than I even knew. So rather than hurry to breakfast this morning, I decided to slow down and stay awhile. I used my in-room coffee maker and slipped into my @ethicalsilkco robe — that I carry with me whenever I travel so I have something from home — and I sat on my balcony to just soak in the warm breezes and listen to the waves. And in “you can’t make this up even if you try” news, a little hummingbird came to visit the tree right in front of my room and stayed almost the whole time I savored that cup of coffee!! 😳 😃 I think I am already in love with #fscostarica #fspuravida 😍 #costarica #morningslikethese • Oh and my #theethicalsilkcompany robe was a gift from the brand whom I love because of how they ethically source their silk and then donate 10% of profits to charity. Plus it’s sooo soft and cozy!  Follow @the.style.issue posting what we love daily #lifestyle #womenswear #fashionable #instapic #fashionblog #pictureoftheday #fashioninspiration #bestoftheday #fashionblogger #styleblogger #fashionstyle #personalstyle #instafashion #fashion #fashiongram #classy #pop #picoftheday #instalike #casual #fashiondiaries #instalove #selfie
Interiorlove 😍 || ich war vor 2 Jahren bereits einmal in Zusammenarbeit mit @greenpearls auf Recherchereise in Ligurien und habe damals unter anderem das tolle @relaisdelmaro besucht (findet ihr auf dem Blog). Aktuell besuchen wir drei spannende Mitgliedshäuser rund um Cusco. Die @inkaterrahotels setzen sich seit über 30 Jahren für den nachhaltigen Tourismus in Peru ein und das Hotel in Aguas Calientes (wo wir gestern waren) ist eine wunderbare grüne Oase 💚 .... #hostedstay #aguascalientes #inkaterrahotels #interiorlove #prettyplace #architecture
That green 💚 || das Tolle an der Regensaison ist das intensive Grün und die blühenden Orchideen, wie hier im weitläufigen Garten des  @inkaterrahotels in Aguas Calientes - die negativen Seiten könnt ihr euch in den Stories angucken 😂🙈 .... #hostedstay #machupicchu #inkaterrahotels #greenpearls #allthatgreen #peru
Saved the proverbial best for last with this set of sunset moments from my #hostedstay at @fscostarica on @peninsulapapagayo. The first two images are from a special expedition to one of the @fourseasons villas that you can rent when you’re a guest. It was not rented for that particular evening and because it’s at the very end of the peninsula, the stay affords you both a view of sunrise and sunset each day. I had SO much fun photographing this house. You might remember that in Stories I showed the standalone tub that you can soak in while you watch sunset. It’s archived in my profile if you want to still see it! The sweetest FS employee, Errol, took me up to the villa and I really enjoyed talking with him about the differences between Costa Rica and the USA, before we eventually enjoyed the view in contemplative, grateful silence. Don’t worry though if you can’t rent it, there are two beaches on the resort that serve almost the same purpose with one giving guests a sunrise view and the other, sunset. The timelapse video that comes next when you Swipe Left was created on my @apple iPhone at the sunset beach and the rest of these images were taken with my #sonya7rii with @vanguardworld VEO tripod. When you visit, make sure you walk along the beach allllllll the way to the right. Because of the curve of the peninsula, sunset will last the longest for you when you do that and you’ll also find these gorgeous reflections in the pools of water that collect in the rocky area of the shoreline there. It’s worth the extra time to walk back when you’re done! Though really, you can’t go wrong anywhere on this property. It recently re-opened after an extensive renovation and though I didn’t see it before to compare, I know what’s there now has made it one of my favorite #fourseasonsresort properties. 🌴🌅 #fspuravida #fscostarica #sunsetsforbreakfast #sunsethunters #shotoniphonex #vanguardworld
Can’t stop won’t stop raving about the this balcony on my suite at @fscostarica from my #hostedstay this week! 😝 This airy space is screened in, so you can sit with all the benefit of being outside, enjoying a gorgeous view but with no worry of pesky monkeys or mosquitoes or anything uninvited coming in. Though who am I kidding, a visiting monkey would have been adorable - for a minute! 🐒 And I think I loved this particular space as much as I did because it also reminded me of the Vermont house that I grew up in. It was not on the water but in the middle of a large tract of land where we’d sit and watch lighting storms from the comfort of an enormous screened-in porch. For me it just reinforced that theme @fourseasons has, of wanting you to feel like you’re coming home when you visit. I rave about them not because they’re paying me to, because they’re not though they did host me, but because they’re genuinely a brand I love even more with each of their properties I am able to visit. Now about that gorgeous view though, I’m sorry I’m not showing you that and you have to look at me instead. Because it’s currently dry season on @peninsulapapagayo in Costa Rica, the tree that’s in front of this room actually looks dead in photos. Not just dormant. In person it’s so different and afforded such a wonderfully clear view of the hummingbird that visited the first morning. But in photos it just wasn’t the same. Thank goodness for all the palm trees on the property that never lose their green fronds. The rest of the resort still looks like a veritable garden of Eden, so swipe left to see what I mean 😊🌴🌸 #fscostarica #fspuravida #fourseasonsresort #costarica #peninsulapapagayo #deltamedallionlife

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