Silicon Valley Travel

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Samsung New headquarters  San Jose Cultural Affairs Building  Not a Spaceship

Futuristic Silicon Valley! From modern, glass sculptures, to flying saucers, Silicon Valley is THE business epicenter. Imagine “viewing” it through your personal colored glasses. Accessible to Carmel heading south & San Francisco and Napa Valley to the north. New bars and restaurants to mingle and meet the new “Bill Gates.” From tech museums, the Sharks, to designer shopping at Westfield Mall, Silicon Valley is the ultimate breakthrough destination!


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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)



Rosewood Sand Hill – Escape to Menlo Park. Surrounded by 16 acres w/views of the Santa Cruz mountains, this 121 room hotel is peaceful and super cool. Rooms have balconies or terraces. Relax by the outdoor fire place and find your hot first date. Wear your Dion Lee twisted top to dine at Madera. Pitch your new tech idea. If you overindulge, revive at the Sense Spa. Perfect for the single girl.    (S)

Four Seasons East Palo Alto – Always the luxurious and legendary Four Seasons. Soak in the rooftop whirlpool or swim laps. Recharge and indulge in their Italian Quattro Restaurant. Business turns romantic in your Yigal Azrouel dress.    (M/S)

Hotel Avante –  This special Joie de Vivre Hotel with furniture on wheels allows you to work in comfort. Free newspaper, breakfast, wine hour and shuttle. A WiFi Lounge for work and cocktails. Why leave?  Oh yes …  to work or maybe go to a Sharks game. Wear your Stella Adidas t-shirt (M)



Does this look like work to you?

Rosewood Hotel Dine at the Four Seasons Rosewood Pool



World class dining at your door.  A few suggestions… Tamarine in Palo Alto, Village Pub in Woodside, Gochi Japanese Fusion and Alexander’s Steakhouse in Cupertino. Have cocktails at Jack Rose Libation House and romance your mate at the Plume Horse.




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Shop – No need to drive to San Francisco! Westfield Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara  has it all: Mulberry, Burberry, David Yurman, Prada and Mui Mui – guaranteed to keep you dressed for success. Don’t forget Santana Row for the unique & unusual. Music – Mountain Winery & Studio 8, Learn at the Tech Museum of Innovation, w/hands on workshops and interactive exhibits. Art – Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford. Sports – SAP Center for your Sharks fix and wear your super mixed high top trainers!




Up & Coming Events Levi Stadium – Future home of the 49 ers and the San Jose Jazz Summer Summer Fest – Aug 8-10

Purchase now but  at your own risk!

Google Glass     Cloak App   Sony Smart Band    The Silicon Valley Edge

Sony Smart Band – This band links to corresponding mobile applications to monitor your behavior! Say you’re enjoying dinner. Tap your Smartband to create a”life bookmark” which commands the device and app to remember what restaurant you’re in, whom you’re with, and photos you took. “Life Log” will also monitor your social media activity in the moment. Creepy! Basically you’re watching yourself! (WOW)

Cloak – The “Anti” Facebook app. Tired of running into your ex’s? Want to avoid that person who keeps emailing you to get together? Download Cloak immediately. Through your contacts on Foursquare and Instagram (for now) Cloak tells you positions of people you know based on their most recent social posts. If you happen to be anywhere they are, the app tells you so you can run the other way! We love it!  Sometimes being incognito is a good thing!

Google  Glasses – for those of you who cannot be out of touch – ever! Read The Silicon Valley Edge to keep you up on all the gossip!




Celeb Travel

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Whether by plane... Luggage Tag  By train...

Plane, car or train… Whatever your mode of travel, do it in style. Barefoot or in Louboutin’s, on a beach, or viewing skyscrapers, traveling single or married, destination is key. Would it hurt if you mingled with the rich and famous? Absolutely not! You never know whom you’ll meet. It’s never too early to plan. So the secret is where2stay.



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).



Mexico – The Perfect Escape

Baring it all   Demi More in Tulum   Stretch it out


Maya TulumOff the grid, laid back, great single girl vacation. Limited internet, jungle dining (we love Casa Jaguar & Heartwood), salsa on the beach at Le Zebra, tequila at Ziggys and yoga all day long! Introducing the new fashionable destination for the spiritually enlightened. We all want that fantastic Demi Moore body!  (S)


One and Only Pamilla, Cabo San Lucas – Flip side of Tulum. Posh, exclusive, romantic, expensive, a great place to show off that fabulous Lisa Marie Fernandez bathing suit. We’re worth it. (MS)

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 St Barts – the Europe of the Caribbean

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Eden Rock Hotel – A haven for the rich and famous St. Barts offers 22 white sand beaches, exclusive shopping and beautiful people. Grab lunch with your unique Les Petits Joueurs clutch at the uber chic Nikki Beach (perfect girl’s getaway.) Stay at the phenomenal Eden Rock Hotel offering “Rockstar” villas & dine at their Jean-Georges ” On the Rocks ” Restaurant. Just imagine yourself being there.   (MS)



Lake Como Italy-  The Ultimate Romantic Getaway

George!  CastaDiva Lake Como   Emily Blount & John Krakowski

The ultimate “rich and famous” destination. Mingle with “George” on the gorgeous lake. Take a ferry to Bellagio or Varenna. Casta Diva Resort and Spa – Notice the “Diva” in the name. Exactly how you will be treated. Located in the village of Blevio on Lake Como. All rooms completely different in style, most offering terraces or balconies. Enjoy the nightly fountain and light show near the outdoor floating pool. Wear a slimming ruffled style Lisa Marie Fernandez Swim Suit. View the dancing fountains with operatic Diva arias. Guaranteed to enhance your romantic getaway!    (MS)



Paris, France –  Whether in Paris w/ friends or with hot mate… Check out these brand new hotels. Be the first…

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Hotel O – New hotel w/ a modern unique and cool vibe. Ideally situated by Les Halles and the Tuileries. Perfect for a single vacation.    (S)


Royal Monceau Raffles – Words are superfluous. The beautiful, luxurious & eclectic Phillip Stark designed hotel on Ave Hoche.  Shang Palace Restaurant was awarded the first Chinese restaurant a Michelin star. Sadly booked until Christmas.   (M)


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It’s all worth it…                    Exhausted





Travel – Hotels as Art

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Lacroix Paris Le Bellechasse Hôtel

How do you select a hotel? Usually by location, price or availability. Now let’s add one more reason to stay somewhere… who designed it and what it looks like! Just as art influences fashion, fashion influences hotel design. Fashion is not just about clothing – it’s about the way we choose to live. Let’s go on tour around the world to the most unusual, exotic, humorous and beautiful hotel designs.


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).



Hotel Le Bellechasse  Designed by Fashion Designer Christian Lacroix  –  This over the top interior is like stepping into one of his designs. You won’t get much sleep for who can sleep with walls looking like this? This 4 star hotel on a quiet street in the 7th Arrondissemont strikes the perfect balance between calm and riotous. A perfect backdrop for your hot date or to stimulate your marriage! Wear your see thru Robert Rodriguez skirt to be part of the art. (MS)

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Take note that the rooms are miniscule but as we know ladies if you get a glimpse of  the hot Christian Lacroix model who cares! (MS)



Celeb Sightings in Christian Lacroix : Model Osea Robertson, Diane Kruger, Chloe Sevigny &  Jennifer Lopez

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nHow BerlinDesigned by Interior Designer Karim Rashid. You can’t judge a book by its cover. A hotel almost falling off the roof has spawned a new generation of hotels. Guests enter a lively, offbeat world designed by a NY based interior designer. This hotel comes with its own recording studio, keyboard room service – flawlessly blending their theme of fashion, music, art and design. Choose your room color overlooking the Spree River. Color coordinate with your Fendi multi colored slingbacks. (S)




Gramercy   Rose bar Gramercy Park Hotel

Gramercy Park Hotel Designed by Artist Julian Schnabel. With their motto ” It’s all about you” (when isn’t it?) you know that service is over the top. A complete facelift by Julian Schnabel created a Renaissance revival of opulence, bold colors and artwork by such luminaries as Basquiat, Damien Hurst and Keith Haring. Dine at Danny Meyer’s Italian Mailino, dress as if it’s a first date to get into exclusive Rose Bar and feel special unlocking the private gate of Gramercy Park. Rooms lovely albeit small, but who cares? It’s all about the address! (MS)