Posted on October 26, 2011
While a lot of Miami can be filled with bling, Soho Beach House is filled with class. Once occupied by Miami’s great Art Deco hotel, The Sovereign, designer Martin Brudnizki has blurred the lines between old and new by gutting the interiors but leaving behind fine details of its classic facade. The lavish upholstered sofas grace the lobby floor, while the Deco-inspired chandelier hangs over the antique wooden front-desk. Wooden-walled hallways house paintings by local artists and lead to the Cuban bar and high-end Cowshed spa. Relax in the 8th floor lounge decorated with antique furniture, and access to the rooftop swimming pool.
Smaller than most Miami hotel’s, the Beach House offers 50 rooms featuring flat-screen TVs, spacious rainforest showers, and king-size beds, with suites boasting ocean views and wraparound terraces. The sexy vibe gives us an appreciation for being secluded from the rest of South Beach. This classically chic hotel is far enough from South Beach to avoid the crowds, but close enough to enjoy the glam and glitz of Miami nightlife. Soho Beach House is primarily a members-only hotel, but at a higher nightly rate non-members can enjoy an über chic stay. Regardless, the unpretentious staff serves le chic traveler with impeccable service.
Posted on October 22, 2011
An intimate tappas bar located in the lower east side of New York City, Ten Bells is known for their $1 oyster happy hours and extensive French wine list. The price does not represent the quality, as the oysters are fabulous. The dim lighting accents the trendy ambiance as vino lovers sit at the wrap around bar. No need to wait for a menu as you can gaze up and view your options on a chalkboard.
Posted on October 22, 2011
A part of the Thompson Hotels, the Smyth is surrounded by the fashionistas of Tribeca in New York City. Their modern décor of solid colors leaves the space looking clean, until you get to the “smoking optional” second floor. Smoking may have been chic in the 1950’s, but le chic traveler wouldn’t dare light Marlboro Lights in the 21st century. Avoid the second floor, but enjoy the 400-thread-count Sferra linens. However, don’t be fooled, you don’t get a top sheet. We aren’t sure if this is minimalism gone too far, or they just spent all their money on the staffs Helmut Lang -designed uniforms. Sure, Helmut Lang is exceptionally chic, but chicer would be keeping our bums away from the frequently used comforters. Enjoy your night’s sleep until the thin walls share the sound of the dirty deed happening next door. C’est chic to never kiss and tell.
Posted on October 11, 2011
On the edge of trendy Soho, in New York City, sits the sophisticated Nolitan Hotel . With über chic exposed concrete and retro interior this hotel is the quintessence of elegance that leaves you with a lasting sensory experience. The compact rooms are cozy and bright with floor to ceiling windows, and some with the surprise of a New York City balcony. Bikes and skateboards come free of charge, as well as a pass to the trendy Equinox gym. If you match your sophistication with a Chihuahua or two, you are in luck! Their T.A.I.L.S pet program allows your pup to feel just as chic as you are. Drop your four-legged friend off and enjoy the better than usual hotel restaurant, Ellabess. Explore and let your très chic inhibitions out as late as you’d like, check out is not until 1pm!