Spring into Romance at the Coolest Honeymoon Hotspot in the Catskills

Globetrotting Cindy is back on the hunt for the finest romantic getaways. Today, she reviews The Roxbury Motel, one of the best-kept secret in the Catskills, New York.  Check out her report…

If you’re looking for the standard cookie cutter luxury hotel room, then the Roxbury is not for you!  When you walk into your room, you can’t help but smile at the coolness of each individually designed room. To be honest I was a bit skeptical. How can a hotel design luxury “themed” rooms?  Well, the Roxbury does it perfectly. Their themed rooms, most inspired by famous TV series of the 1960’s and 70’s focus on colors, textures and designs to bring you back to your favorite shows in a super classy way.

Rooms range from cozy studios, rooms with kitchenettes, three-room suites, all with a full array of amenities.  The entire upstairs of the main house is also available for groups that want to spread out, perfect for a bachelorette or bridal party.

Here’s a sampling of some of the fun suites:

Fred’s Lair (The Flintstones): Their own play on the Flintstones, with faux-rock walls, a pebble-stone shower and a bedspread made of fake fur.

George’s Spacepad (The Jetsons): This suite features “futuristic” furniture, metallic wallpaper, and a red bathtub right in the living room.

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Genie’s Bottle (I Dream of Jeannie): I loved staying in this harem suite with a 70-gallon bathtub in a Jeannie’s-bottle bathroom, complete with a wall-mounted flat screen and lots of pinks, purples and glitter.

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The Shagadelic Suite:  Offers a zebra-print sofa and mirrored mobiles in the bedroom.

The Miss Kitty’s Saloon: Is a whimsical bordello with corset lamps and red velvet everywhere.

The Digs: Their newest suite and most expensive suite, the Digs is an archeologist’s dream. It is a stand-alone cottage with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living and bar area, full gourmet kitchen, outdoor shower, outdoor deck with two dining tables, hidden treasures, maps and secret passageways.

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There are two small spas on property, one in each building, with a hot tub, dry sauna, fireplace, “green steam” (steam room made entirely of recycled windshield glass), and foot-massaging river-rock shower. A $20 fee for your entire stay gets you into both spas, and is well worth it.

Breakfast is included in your stay and the delicious homemade pastries and cakes are worth the calories.  For fine dining nearby, try the Peekamoose Restaurant, whose owner and chef is Gramercy Tavern veteran.

Spring rates start at $285 a night for a two-bedroom suite.

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Wedding Registry Splurge: Where’s the beef?

You’ve registered for the fancy pots and pans, chic serving platters and fine china.  Why not register for a little something to whip up once you’re back from the honeymoon?

Check out this Greg Norman Wagyu Steak Collection available at Saks.com.

You’ll get two 12 oz. strips, two 12 oz. ribeyes and two 8 oz filets.  And don’t worry if you’re a novice in the kitchen, it also includes cooking instructions.

I think it would also be a fun anniversary present.

Bon appetit!

Looking for a charming gift?

Here’s another personalized necklace that would be great for a wedding, anniversary, birthday or bridesmaid gift.

The Date Heart Charm by Isabelle Grace Jewelry is made of silver and gold and can be personalized with a date (anniversary, birthday, first date, etc.) or name (nickname, initials, etc.).  You can also add on initial or birthstone charms for a little added bling.

Have a great weekend!

Put a fingerprint on it!!

If you’re looking for a super personalized piece of jewelry, you’ll want to check out BeByBailey.  This talented artisan takes fingerprints and turns them into wearable works of art!  How cool to have a necklace with you’re guy’s fingerprints?  Or a fun bridesmaid gift or anniversary present.  Check these out amazing designs:

The Emmy:

The Olivia:

The Shepherd:

Tips from the Pros: How to Save Your Wedding Cake!

You know the tradition of saving the top layer of your wedding cake to enjoy on your first anniversary?  Well, I’m here to tell you a better idea than celebrating with stale, freezer burned cake.

The idea comes from Andrea Carusetta-Blaut, founder of Sedona Cake Couture who suggests saving the sugar flowers from your wedding cake and having them put on a brand new mini cake you can enjoy on your anniversary!  Genius, huh?

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Here are her instructions on how to preserve sugar wedding cake flowers:

– Wrap each flower individually in tissue paper and place in an air- tight box.

– Seal the box and store where it will stay dry and away from any light.

– Kept sealed, they will last forever.

Read more about Andrea’s stunning wedding cakes here.

Happy Anniversary!!!

A year ago today, the Globetrotting Groom and I tied the knot!  It really is amazing how fast time flies when you’re having fun. Here are some of my favorite pictures from our big day…

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And if you missed the recap video you can check it out here.

Photo credit goes to Belathee.

Come Fly With Me – Amazing Sale at Flight 001

Flight 001, one of my favorite travel shops is having a 30% store-wide sale on everything to celebrate their 10th anniversary! Now through April 19, you’ll save in store and online with the promo code BIRTHDAY (minimum $50 purchase).


If you need cool toiletry kits, luggage, Spackpaks, eye masks, travel guides, totes, passport cases, umbrellas, games, cameras, and anything else for your travels, be sure to check it out!
Lots of great gift ideas here too including bridesmaid/groomsmen presents…





Click here to read about some of my favorite in-flight gadgets.