PANORAMIC PENTHOUSE–Encuentro Beach, D.R.

Encuentro Beach Leads Me Home By Emily Yurcheshen, Travel Writer “Every room in my home makes me smile.” –Cheryl Richardson I arrived into Puerto Plata with my friend, Lulu, after a red-eye flight from Los Angeles. As we stepped off the plane, this picturesque country warmly welcomed us with the sweet sounds of a colorful Merengue band. A young gal at customs spoke to Lulu, a native Spanish speaker and asked her if it was her first time here. “Yes, […] Read more »

ESSEX HOUSE 1101-Manhattan, NY

Two Elegant Eras By Lead Travel Writer Renee Fontaine, I arrived in the evening after dark. The doorman, finely dressed in a long black coat trimmed in gold, held the heavy door open as I entered this historic landmark, The Essex House. An icon of Central Park South since its construction in 1931, this luxurious residence-hotel has been home to the elite, including royalty, celebrities, and diplomats. The feeling of elegance and sophistication immediately enveloped me as I traversed the grand lobby, stylishly decorated […] Read more »