Think only the city of Paris provides a cinematic stage for a romance? I’ve got news for you. London has been the setting of plenty of romantic movies…and not all of them include Hugh Grant. Even if you exclude well-known favorites like Notting Hill, you will find charming contemporary romantic comedies set in London. I […]
It’s easy to find romance in New Orleans. The jazz sets the tone…mellifluous and ever present. Toast your honey with one of the city’s famous or not-so-famous cocktails. Then dig into bowls of sensuous cuisine like shrimp n’ grits or or crawfish etouffe. The music is the muse of New Orleans, begging couples to swing onto the […]
You can tell when someone has the right job and is living the right life. People like Hofsas House Proprietor Carrie Theis exude an easy happiness. She welcomes guests with a genuine smile and asks if there is anything she can do to make your visit to Carmel by the Sea more pleasant. She doesn’t do this […]
Want to escape the kids for a few days of romance in Los Angeles? Take your sweetie to The Hotel Wilshire, where romantic touches combine with a boutique feel. A Kimpton Hotel, this property offers the hip design elements and offbeat extras you’d expect from this brand. My husband and I jumped at the chance […]
The American Midwest can be a sexy place. From the South Dakota Badlands to the forests of Ohio, the region oozes romance. Smack dab in the middle of the Midwestern love fest is Indiana, a state rife with beauty and iconoclastic mystique, much of it pulsing through a wonderful small town within its boundaries: French Lick. […]
Like most parents, my husband and I don’t get as much time as we’d like for romantic pursuits. So, when I was invited by West Inn & Suites to check out their digs, I asked my visiting mom and dad to watch the kids one night so we could duck out for a 24-hour getaway at this boutique hotel in Carlsbad, California — just a short drive from our home in San Diego (33 miles from the San Diego International Airport).