Opening Day at the AC Hotel Portland
I was invited to the opening of the new AC Hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon. They built it in what was a funny old vacant lot that everyone just used as a shortcut at a busy intersection. Now it's a charming place to stay steps away from the Pioneer Place shopping mall and other downtown attractions. The best part of it for me, hands down, is they have a bunch of local artwork and local food and drinks...
Reykjavík: Day One Wandering
In November 2016 Canopy by Hilton flew me to Iceland for the opening celebration of their first hotel, the Reykjavík City Centre. If you're ever in Iceland, you should try to stay there. The location and facilities are both excellent...
Venice, Hotel Danieli
Near my apartment in Venice (where I visited in December 2015) stands a wonderful five-star hotel, the Danieli. Its rooftop restaurant looks out on both the Palazzo Ducalo and San Giorgio Maggiore. Impressive. The whole place has a great vibe of an old Venetian palazzo combined with a modern hotel. Sitting at the bar, sipping my gin & tonic, I felt like I was in a scene from a James Bond film. Turns out they filmed part of Moonraker here...
Dinner at the Enchantment Resort, Sedona
In March 2016 I had a quick trip to Sedona, Arizona, to take pics for Visit Sedona. One evening for dinner we stopped at the Enchantment Resort, just outside of town in a secluded valley. Isolated in the best way, you feel like you have your own little Sedona world.
Palazzetto Pisani, Venice
In December 2015, I traveled to Venice, Italy, for a few shoots and a lot of R&R. One quick shoot was at the dazzling Palazzetto Pisani, which is a hotel on the Grand Canal, across from the Guggenheim and the Accademia. What a place! I felt like I'd stepped right into the Italy of E.M. Forster or Henry James.