Skiing in Lake Tahoe

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Hi from Southern California. I’m finally home for an extended period of time, and I’m happy to be catching up on everything (work, mail, laundry, friends, sleep…). First of all, my heart and prayers go out to all those involved in the ridiculous Tucson shooting. When is America going to clean up gun control? It […]

My Top 2009 Hotel Rooms

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Copacabana Palace — Rio De Janeiro, Brazil The most prestigious hotel in South America is the Copacabana Palace. It was built in 1923 and practically every celebrity (Tom Cruise checked in just after we checked out) or dignitary who has visited Rio has stayed here. Here’s my trip report. JW Marriott — Guanacaste, Costa Rica […]

The Breakers in Palm Beach

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Merry Christmas! Most of my friends back east thought I was crazy when I told then I wished I was in NYC for the “snowstorm of the century.” Instead, I was in hot and sunny L.A., playing beach volleyball and attending holiday parties—including one on a boat ! The week before I was lucky enough […]