Hotels that sell macarons in their lobby sweet shop get extra points in my book. Loving the French/Thai blend of styles here at Sofitel Sumkhuvit.

Hotels that sell macarons in their lobby sweet shop get extra points in my book. Loving the French/Thai blend of styles here at Sofitel Sumkhuvit.

This is where to get a Thai massage! Loving the new Sofitel Sumkhuvit…stylish, modern, luxe with a polished French touch.

This is where to get a Thai massage! Loving the new Sofitel Sumkhuvit…stylish, modern, luxe with a polished French touch.

Travel Makes People Happy. But we knew that...

Very cool to see travel topping the list of what makes people happy. More importantly, travel and experiences outrank “things” when it comes to what people are happiest spending their money on. Check out the results of this “happiness” survey conducted by San Francisco State University. What makes YOU happiest?

Coolest chandeliers ever. (Taken with instagram)

Coolest chandeliers ever. (Taken with instagram)

Lessons learned @FSNevis

Lessons learned @FSNevis

Mesmerized by the view from Room 627 @FSNevis (Taken with instagram)

Mesmerized by the view from Room 627 @FSNevis (Taken with instagram)

Tonight’s activity… (Taken with instagram)

Tonight’s activity… (Taken with instagram)

Four Seasons Westlake doesnt just take amazing care of their human guests. They’re all over my VIPup!

Four Seasons Westlake doesnt just take amazing care of their human guests. They’re all over my VIPup!

This is the perfect mantra for this weekend. And forever.

This is the perfect mantra for this weekend. And forever.

Why Travelers Make Great Entrepreneurs: Lessons From the Road

spenceinthecity:

I can say without a shadow of doubt that several months of travel was decisive in leading me down a path of entrepreneurship. This is a fun read about lessons in entrepreneurship through the vehicle of travel.

During our time abroad, we didn’t realize how our travels shaped us as entrepreneurs. Looking back, a lot of the lessons we’ve applied to our business have come directly from our experiences abroad — lessons of teamwork, gratitude, confidence, and making things happen.In a world that encourages ladder-climbing over travel experience, we say otherwise.

Great read re: travelers as entrpreneurs…

Quote of the day for 1-2-12

"You get out of life what you ask for"
—Oprah Winfrey

ABC fired its programming chief for green-lighting Lost. Howard Schultz shrugged off the Starbucks worker who first pitched a blended-coffee drink. For most businesspeople, realizing any creative vision—while addressing concerns about scale, tradition, and profitability—is a Herculean task. Here, 10 bold thinkers tell us how they pulled it off (or tried to), and the lessons they learned along the way.
Meet The Disrupters (via fastcompany)

Great read!!!

(via fastcompany)

Even more obsessed w @KateSpade after seeing this adorable hat!

Even more obsessed w @KateSpade after seeing this adorable hat!

Still deciding where to head this winter when temps drop? Acqualina Resort & Spa, with its huge oceanview suites, ESPA, kid-friendly activities, oceanfront pools, Il Mulino restaurant, and impeccable service, is an obvious choice. Convenient to both FLL and MIA airports, as well as Bal Harbour + Aventura, Acqualina is a wonderful spot for a quick escape or extended family vacation. Our Virtuoso rates include breakfast, resort credit, priority upgrades + VIP attention. For more info, email me stacy@elitetravelinternational.com

Still deciding where to head this winter when temps drop? Acqualina Resort & Spa, with its huge oceanview suites, ESPA, kid-friendly activities, oceanfront pools, Il Mulino restaurant, and impeccable service, is an obvious choice. Convenient to both FLL and MIA airports, as well as Bal Harbour + Aventura, Acqualina is a wonderful spot for a quick escape or extended family vacation. Our Virtuoso rates include breakfast, resort credit, priority upgrades + VIP attention. For more info, email me stacy@elitetravelinternational.com

springwise:

Social media platform provides dog-sitting service


We’ve recently featured several luxury hotel concepts that cater for pampered pooches, but now Stayhound in the US is offering a less costly alternative, by matching vacationing dog owners with available local pet sitters via Facebook. READ MORE…

springwise:

Social media platform provides dog-sitting service

We’ve recently featured several luxury hotel concepts that cater for pampered pooches, but now Stayhound in the US is offering a less costly alternative, by matching vacationing dog owners with available local pet sitters via Facebook. READ MORE…