The first thing that must be said about Berlin--is I had it completely wrong. As I could only guess that most Americans do. The second, and more important to the visit, is I left Berlin with a sincere admiration for what I experienced. Berlin was clean, very well organized, friendly and extremely diverse.
Its long been known as a college town and for baseball training. But the truth is, Scottsdale, old town that is, is like a funky Southwest Palm Springs. As opposed to a Hollywood influence, Southwest is the prevalent influence both traditionally and modernly throughout the towns art, architecture, ambiance and mood. Not to mention some great food and hikes to burn it off.
Between the pool, the softest beach sand ever, like flour, you'll enjoy great pull up seafood lunch and drinks at Beach Fire Grill and dinner sunset at Frenchy's. Your days will read much like the friendly and easy going nature of an Adam Sandler vacation movie. With all the mix of characters included.
The styling for this spring is inspired by the elephant in the room. There's no way around it. Things have been funky. So thats exactly how we approached the spring mood. With an appreciation to all things funky and a bit corky.
Aww New Orleans. A hugely miss represented pleasure from my perspective. Yes you can visit and easily find your way into drunken debauchery. But the place has some great approaches for visits otherwise. Particularly for a weekend visit during the fall for perfect weather and Covids crowd reduction effect. Thus allowing for a calm and enjoyed stroll through the Big Easy's preferred stops.
The styling for this fall is inspired by the mood of our favorite hole-in-the-wall drink and dine spots around the world. Never to stiff nor to loose. Authentic. The sweet spot in ambiance, style and service.
I would have never thought I'd be motivated to review a wander in Vegas. Its just too overdone, exposed and commercial. But the elusive downtown area is another story. Its overlooked by most and didnt-make-it-again by the intended. Myself included over the years of visits. If you're looking for a vintage/retro weekend getaway, or an add on day to your Vegas visit, here's an idea.