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)





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)



   Trending Designers and their hotels                          Kelly Wearstler

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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 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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Valentine Travel

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 Valentine’s Day Romantic or depressing?

Is it the best or worst day of the year? If you’re married your expectations are completely unrealistic. You expect cards, champagne, chocolate, (diamonds wouldn’t hurt) and have hot sex on a full stomach! If you’re single you want to “get away from it all.” So whether you’re on a romantic vacation or a singles’ getaway where do you go & what travel clothing do you pack? The good news… it only lasts for 24 hours!

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SHOP NOW  for these grownup toys! For those with a bit of hostility – Grow a Boyfriend (he won’t talk back.) Need to reduce frustration… stabbing will work with your Dead Fred Pen ( you won’t lose your pen.) In case you get too carried away while playing Sexopoly this Happy Man Stopper will preserve your wine!




The Game of Love                         Forever!


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).


For you lovebirds: It’s all about the bath

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Royal Palms Hotel –  A perfect “Cupids” getaway in Arizona. Book the romance package which includes a special “Be Mine”dessert and rose petals on your pillow at turn down. Your Agent Provocateur red lace bra will enhance the mood! When you eventually leave the room, stroll the hotels cobblestone paths strewn with citrus groves, fountains and gardens. Could any place be more perfect for a couples getaway? (M)

Ventana Inn Big Sur -Driving down Pacific Coast Highway comes close to perfection when your destination is the romantic getaway Ventana Inn. Nestled among redwoods on the Pacific Coast your “elegant cabin awaits.” Book the incredible Pacific House Room, w/private outside deck, over sized soaking tub for two & fireplace. Breakfast, wine, cheese & yoga included. Dine by the fire in your two tone red/back Fausto Puglisi dress. Two swimming pools (one clothing optional) & Japanese hot soaking tubs. What’s a better way to declare your love? (M)


For you single runaways

Las Vegas  Dance the Night Away

Cosmopolitian Las Vegas – This amazing hotel will make you forget all about Valentines Day. A perfect singles vacation. Dine in one of 14 restaurants wearing your Alexander Mcqueen open back red dress . Sip cocktails in the Swarovski Chandelier Bar (where you drink inside the crystals.) Dance the night away at their Marquee Nightclub. Book a room w/the outside terrace to take in the view since you won’t be single for long. (S)


For Both Married and Single – Stay Warm

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Ritz Carlton Tahoe – Skiers will love this ski in-ski-out resort in Lake Tahoe. Major trails, a 17,000 sq. ft. spa, new al fresco dining serving “blue’s, brews & BBQ” and a “marshmology” roast at their fire pit nightly (don’t tell your children.) Stay warm in your Rag & Bone jacket. Whether on a quick couples or single vacation the Ritz service makes any vacation perfect. (MS)