Queen Mary Travel

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Named after King George’s wife, the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary set sail in 1936. It pays to marry a king! At that time only the rich and famous traveled transatlantic by ship. Your fellow guests were Presidents, Kings, Queens and movie stars. Cunard represented an era of timeless elegance and class all its own. Remember to pack your best cocktail dresses! Whether a couples vacation or a singles cruise everyone must do this once!


Princess Diana  Gowns of Priness Diana

Retired in 1967, and converted to a hotel in Long Beach, The Queen Mary Hotel is now everyone can experience. A Queen for a day! An extraordinary exhibit on display is “Diana – Legacy of a Princess” an extraordinary collection of Princess Diana’s gowns and memorability. Value hotel stay! A perfect weekend getaway!





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Queen Mary 2 – What a way to travel! Elegant, refined, exciting and steeped in history. The flagship of Cunard. Launched in Jan 14 2004. At that time it was the largest, longest and most expensive luxury liner ever built. Remodeled in 2011. It’s the only transatlantic cruise liner to sail from Southampton to New York. One of the only ships that require formal dress every evening. How sexy is a man in a tux?




Float down the stairs of the Queen Mary 2   Playtime on Queen Mary 2   Commodore Club

With a continuous wrap around promenade deck, (unusual) the 1st planetarium at sea, champagne bar, G32 nightclub, Canyon Ranch Spa, a Winter Garden and over 5,000 works of art what more can you ask for? (is there a more perfect romantic vacation?) One major difference?  It’s the only three class ship at sea. Choose from Queens & Princess Grill, (special dining room, concierge and amenities) or Britannia. Where you dine is based on accommodations. Some love it, some not. The Wear Girls of course love to bring swimsuits and high heels! Just don’t forget your sunhat!
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With ports of call all over the world where would you go? Starting destination? Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers. Ideally located in Kowloon at the top of Kowloon’s Gold mile along Victoria Harbour. Perfect proximity to the cruise terminal. Sheraton Towers is noted for service, comfort, luxury and access to shopping. Don’t miss breakfast in the Oyster & Wine Bar – stunning views and have cocktails in the dining room which fuses international and Asian flair. This hotel is the perfect mix for play, work and relaxation in Hong Kong.   (MS)





QM2 in Capetown, South Africa  QM2 docked in St Maartin  QM2 Vista




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Read about your ship w/this in depth guide, and plane proof your skin with your Air Repair kit. Be sure you don’t lose your hard sided suitcase with your cool rainbow luggage tags! Then you WILL lose your mind!




Designer Hotel Trends

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 When is a hotel more than a hotel? Gives a whole new meaning to making out in the back seat!

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Fashion designers are rock stars. They now lend their name to create hotels that are as chic and cutting-edge as their fashion. We may not be able to afford that Versace dress or Armani suit but we can afford a night in a hotel they designed! What better way for a hotel to lure you in than attaching itself to designer? So whether a romantic hotel or travel trip for singles let’s go around the world for a glimpse of these unique places to lay your head.


Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S)) or quiet & elegant (perfect for married (M))?  Sometimes you want to “marry” the two (MS).


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Missoni Edinburgh– Not one white wall in sight! From bathrooms, bedspreads & furniture, to elevator, lounge, and even the dishes, be prepared to be assaulted by color. Ultra modern rooms, white computer screens all inspired by Rosita Missoni. A perfect romantic getaway for couples. In room Nepresso machines, I pod docks, LCD TV free WiFi. Your black BCBG skirt/pant is perfect for a night out. With the famous Royal Mile outside your door it’s all about location and romance. (MS)



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Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica – Style blazer, Kelly Wearstler has covered all bases. From designing residential & commercial spaces, to author, furniture and clothing designer, Ms. Wearstler now designs the interiors for all Viceroy Hotels. Dramatic, sexy & uber chic, ( just like your B Brian Atwood metallic fringe shoes) mingle with models, actors & musicians by the pool in beachy Santa Monica. Retro glam decor, private cabanas by day and Cameo Bar w/ DJ on weekends. Now you know where to go on that first date. (S) Alternative choice?  Clearly a visit to Hotel Zetta in San Francisco is a must! (S)


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Palazzo Versace – Queensland Australia might seem a long way to go but once you arrive at Palazzo Versace on Australia’s gold coast you’re not leaving! Could it be the unbelievable water setting, the opulence of every room, the chandeliers, antiques & gold everywhere! Perhaps that Phillip Lim metallic skirt would assist you in finding a sexy older man to date. Come for the glitter, stars, gastronomic adventurer & Vie Bar overlooking the private Marina (S)



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Bulgari Resort Bali    Julian Moore   Cliffside Pool at Bulgari Bali

Bulgari in Bali – Romance in Bali. Yes it’s costly but how do you put a price tag on love? 59 villas perched cliff side overlooking the Indian Ocean. Built in traditional Balinese style w/walls of volcanic stone each villa has a private garden, pool and outdoor living room. With Bulgari products to luxuriate in. Could a romantic vacation get any better than this? Pack a swimsuit and throw on a KARA necklace to complete the look. In a word – Wow! (M)





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Jeweled Bulgari sunglasses                                    Versace Perfume                                    Kelly Wearstler Cuff                               Missoni Pouf



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Contemporary Istanbul

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Istanbul Dancers  Perching over Istanbul


After touring the historic Old City, get ready to party all night and shop all day in modern day Istanbul. Whether you’re on a romantic getaway or a singles’ vacation, take the city by storm in your chicest travel outfits. Peruse the many nightclubs and bars as well as chic, cutting edge restaurants. Influences from the East and the West are present wherever you’ll go.


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Cruise up the Bosphorus from the Golden Horn to the Black Sea with Europe on your left, Asia on your right. Explore Beyoglu, nightlife central. Climb the steep hills of Cihangir (San Franciscans should have no problem) and immerse yourself in the community of artists and writers. Wear you fur beret to blend in. For more art, try the Istanbul Modern museum. Take a romantic vacation within a vacation and go to Fransiz Sokagi (aka French Street) and feel like you’re walking the streets of Paris amidst the pink buildings.


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Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S)) or quiet & elegant (perfect for married (M))?  Sometimes you want to “marry” the two (MS).


The House Hotel – In Nisantasi or Ortakoy, the epitome of modern design. Recommended by Vogue, small, very cool, you feel as though you’re at a private party. (S)

Park Hyatt – Nestled amidst the best shopping. Modern, leather accented rooms, Turkish hamam (call for your own personal bathmaster) and end the day perched at their rooftop pool sipping cocktails for the perfect romantic getaway. (M)

Shangri-La – Newly opened and by the Bosphorus. Great restaurant paired with amazing view. There is nothing more romantic than a room by the sea. Perfect for an all inclusive honeymoon. How about fur ankle shoes to show him how sexy you can be? (MS)



Waterside nightclubs like Angelique stay open until dawn, perfect for the single’s vacation. 360 doubles as both a restaurant and a hot club. All things Middle Eastern, from food to harem design, Al Jamal not only offers a gorgeous view of the Bosphorus, but enticing belly dancers (maybe get some ideas for later that night). Billionaire Nightclub located in the new EDITION Hotel is adorned with crystal, gold and a very chic crowd just like your purse – great for a single girl’s night out.


Billionaire Club Istanbul   360 Istanbul


Head to Zuma for Japanese (other locations in London, Hong Kong, Dubai and Miami), or 360 Istanbul for fusion (order the Sultan’s Aphrodisiac, who knows what will happen next?) Award-winning Changa is neither on the water or on a rooftop, but in an art nouveau building. It combines classic & modern food w/ an open interactive kitchen. For more authentic cuisine head to Alem.

Istanbul Skyline at Dusk  Dining Magic in Istanbul


Nisantasi is the trendiest shopping area – a posh residential district infused with cafes, restaurants and historical buildings. Don’t miss Abdi Ipekci Avenue for all the  luxury brands and local designers. Atil Kutogna is a boutique that mixes bold Turkish & Ottoman patterns with modern European influences. Men & Women! Vakko is Turkey’s answer to Barneys’ New York. Five floors of their own designs, scarves that rival Hermes, & unique custom handbags all at unbeatable prices. Indulge in their own line of chocolates & champagne while shopping. Cocktails always enhance shopping.


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