5 things hotels do that we’re completely over

We love a good hotel, but there are plenty of things hotels have done as of late that are too easy not to love. From fees to bizarre “amenities”, there are many features at modern hotels that seem to strip the hospitality away. At one upscale property in Washington DC, we counted five items (the minibar…

Cask-aged cocktails at FT33 impart delicious wit

It’s three hours before the dining room is set to open at FT33, and Executive Chef/Owner Matt McCallister’s tattooed personage is leaning over the host podium, snapping a picture of a plate of food with a smartphone. The plate is so perfect, and the mood is so focused that we dare not ask what the quenelle…

Kaua’i Grill at St. Regis Princeville is pure, decadent heaven

The north shore of the Garden Isle of Kaua’i has its own special beauty. So beautiful in fact that the moku (district) overlooking Hanalei Bay was named Halele’a (House of Joy) and was known throughout the islands as being one of the most beautiful locations in the Hawaiian archipelago. Originally designated as kula for the maka’ainana (commoners) for harvesting the bounty of both land…