Showing posts from January, 2018

Hotel Haven - Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection - Chicago

In the late fall of last year, still with a few vacation days and feeling restless I was randomly looking for hotel travel deals for a very quick getaway close by air, and I stumbled upon this appealing, interesting and just plain cool art meets science themed hotel that peaked my curious mind. Since it was available for a steal in later November (pre Thanksgiving and before the height of holiday season), I decided Chicago (always wonderful to visit) would be my couple of cool nights getaway and I was excited to stay at the recently opened Hotel EMC2 part of the Marriott AutographCollection brand . A glimpse of the eclectic Hotel EMC2 Vibe – Creative boutique style hotel with art & science themed d├ęcor, hip and hi tech (there are two dapper Robots Leo & Cleo on site - they can make deliveries to your room!) Friendly service and cool, comfortable and unique rooms with excellent amenities on site including meeting spaces and a unique restaurant & loun

Comfort food picks for a Cooler Season - Las Vegas

On my recent midweek early winter getaway to Las Vegas a few weeks back, I was intent on trying a few new places, as well as new food choices in contrast to prior visits. I felt like grazing and keeping things casual so no reservations were booked. Since I was staying at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas , and they have an eclectic variety of well priced choices during their Social Hour, I checked out some great menu items that tantalized my taste buds. Being a Gordon Ramsay fan, I thought it was time to check out something new (for me) from his several excellent options in the city, as well as a warm and wonderful appetizer I needed to renew the experience of.  Walking over in the mild but slightly windy and brisk Sunday afternoon, I found myself at the Linq Promenade and it was a great time to try Gordon Ramsay Fish and Chips. The line up was short and there were a few seats still available in this cool British themed small open concept space with swift service. I ordered the Fish &a