Pet friendly, with a 24-hour gym, an excellent location near a future People Mover site (Detroit’s elevated tram system), excellent views of Detroit, impeccable customer service, posh rooms, sophisticated dining and drinking options, plus an indescribable “coziness”, make Shinola Hotel the best hotel to stay at in Metro-Detroit. Whether you’re visiting over the weekend for a Lion’s game or in town for business, Shinola Hotel is truly a home away from home for the discerning traveler. Read on to find out why even locals should book a staycation at one of the Midwest’s finest hospitality destinations.
This has been the first week that we’ve had consistent blue skies since last September. The snow is beginning to melt, and we can finally go outside without having to worry about getting frostbite (I’m not exaggerating, it gets dangerously cold here!). These refreshingly blue skies inspired me to craft this week’s Spring Essentials around this stunning hue, and thankfully now that retailers are finally putting out spring and early summer clothing, so it wasn’t difficult to find a plethora of beautiful blues.
The Kyoto Luxury Travel Guide is full of the best temples, shrines, gardens, museums, and fine dining in Kyoto, as well as useful cultural notes, ideas for day trips to nearly a dozen nearby cities, and advice on what to wear, how to spend rainy days, and much more. Travelers with distinguished tastes will immediately be drawn to Kyoto’s many Michelin Star restaurants, cultural events and learning opportunities, luxury ryokan, and traditional crafts.
‘A Year in Flowers’ by Erin Benzakein teaches readers the essentials of flower arranging from selecting blooms, filler, and arrangement materials like eco-friendly, hand-dyed ribbons and vintage vases to creating long lasting, stunning bouquets, flower crowns, centerpieces, and much more by offering her insight and wisdom gained by farming her Skagit Valley flower farm for more than a decade. Learn how to use seasonal, locally grown blooms to create stunning displays of nature, which are completely in harmony with nature and entirely unique, and find out how to order your own signed copy of “A Year in Flowers”, out February 11th.
Yasaka Koshin-Do Temple in Hiashiyama, Kyoto, Japan is a native folk take on Buddhist temples, and is famous for its colorful, hanging cloth monkeys said to have the ability to grant a wish in exchange for the wish-maker giving up an earthly desire or bad habit. Located around the corner from the iconic Yasaka Pagoda, this temple welcomes anyone whether they want to make a wish, snap a selfie, or learn more about Kōshin beliefs.
What to Expect From Your First Spa Appointment will help you understand how to book a spa day, how to prepare for your appointments, as well as what to expect during and after your appointment to ensure that you can make the most of your spa day. Plus, find helpful tips about managing allergies, sore muscles as well as suggestions for the perfect spa day itinerary!
Home to more than 65,000 works of art, valued around $9 Billion, by famed artists such as Picasso, van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Georgia O’Keefe, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Breughel, and hundreds more, the Detroit Institute of Arts receives around 1,000,000 visitors each year, making it one of the world’s most visited art museums. With a vast collection of sculptures, paintings, busts, artisanal sterling silver dishes and cutlery, ancient artifacts, photographs, murals, and mixed media works, primarily from Europe has a little bit of everything. When the City of Detroit filed for bankruptcy in 2013, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the impressive cultural and historical markers it houses, was nearly stolen from the people of Detroit and its visitors.
These 20 Midwest Travel Destinations will prove just how much the midwest has so much to offer discerning travelers, from $5 billion art collections, luxury and concept car creation, world class luxury resorts, incredible flower festivals that attract visitors from all around the world, some of the bluest waters in the world, and so much more. Read on to see why travelers in the know are traveling to the Midwest in 2020.
Berlin’s Botanic Garden & Botanical Museum is home to more than 20,000 stunning flowering plants, as well as a castle shaped glasshouse that represents the more than 20,000 individual castles found scattered around Germany. This exceptional garden educates visitors on both native plant species as well as endangered plants, which serves to foster a deeper appreciation of nature and the environment, and the gardens also strive to encourage visitors to get involved in their communities to protect and become stewards of our natural world.
Visit Stirling Castle to enjoy spectacular royal gardens & architecture, learn about Scotland’s historical figures like William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, and many others who either lived at Stirling Castle, were coronated at Stirling Castle, or fought battles near the castle. This castle, that may be nearly 1,000 years old, is a fascinating look back into the lives of Renaissance era monarchs.
I love my Birdies leather loafers, because they’re comfortable, supportive, and each purchase supports Project Glimmer, which helps empower underserved teenage girls to help them feel confident, worthy, and prepared to take on life’s challenges. Read on to see how I style them, how they’re constructed, and how you can save $20 off your first purchase from Birdies!