Flashback :: The Keating Hotel in San Diego, CA

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I was born in San Diego, and it is a beautiful beachy type of community here in CA. It’s the perfect getaway from LA, about 2 and a half hours South. The Gaslamp district offers the City’s nightlife and the Maserati-inspried Keating Hotel is a great place to call home base while visiting San Diego.

Guys will like it because, hello, it was designed by Paolo Pininfarina of the Italian Maserati design aesthetic. Lots of red, lots of modern touches. Girls will like it because their staff goes above and beyond to create Signature Experiences.

It’s a great high-style experience with a lot of historic charm. Reminds me of Europe where in a small concentrated area you can experience a lot of different architecture, people and restaurants. You can even bring your doggie or rent a Ferrari.

Here’s a flashback from my visit to The Keating with JetsetExtra.com plus a little Segway and Rib Ride which were two of my favorite things to do in San Diego. I missed the hot air balloon because I had to hoof it back to LA to work on some Vanity Girl things … but that looked amazing too!

More later.

 

Flashback: The Hudson Hotel NYC

This is a great, very design – forward hotel. It’s central location (near Central Park, Midtown and the Upper West Side) means that you have a good portion of NYC at your fingertips. Even though we opted for a suite on that trip, the room was still on the small side but hey, it’s New York and hopefully you won’t be spending a ton of time in your room anyway. I really love the common spaces, like the 15th-floor Sky Terrace (complete with sweeping views of the Hudson River) and the restaurant with the communal table was a lot of fun. It’s amazing the conversations you can start simply because you are bumping elbows with strangers. The lobby is also impressive with 40-foot ceilings and real life greenery contrasting against the glass walls.

Be on notice though – the energy is high here and feels like a nightclub which as a West Hollywood girl, I don’t mind at all but I know some people prefer a little more peace and quiet.

Tip:  One of my favorite things to do to really get into the nooks and crannies of a city is take a walking tour.  Here is some video of one I did with JetsetExtra and Big Onion Tours in NYC.

Hollywood manager tells us which stars should be hosting which TV shows

Check out what Marki Costello of BecomeAHost.com has to say about Khloe taking on X-Factor.

This is where I take hosting classes (even made it to her Advanced workshop) – I think she is so great at what she does – but as you will read, she has no filter.  She’ll tell you like it is so be prepared for that if you want to enter her bootcamp.  I don’t necessarily agree with her on Khloe.

What do you think?