Showing posts from April, 2011

The Westin in Old Town Alexandria, VA

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If you are traveling on business to the DC area and looking to not be downtown then the Westin of Old Town Alexandria might be a good place for you! The Westin is a very clean, very business friendly environment. It also suits families and people just out to enjoy traveling to the Washington DC area but they make it especially nice with their meeting and conference rooms for the business person. The Westin is known for their peaceful surrounding, which this hotel does have a very nice ambiance, but it is not the typical Westin. There is no luxury spa with massages to relax all your aches and pains. There is a very nice pool with hot tub in a very calm and relaxing environment for the peace and serenity that the traveler may desire. There is also a great gym so you can keep that daily workout routine going. If you are looking for a big reso…

Bodega Louie

Having a Sunday brunch in a metropolitan area is always fun. The hustle and bustle of the city life, people are out and about with a purpose and somewhere to go, or maybe nowhere to go but just pretending like they do. It makes you feel important to be out having that brunch on Sunday. It makes you feel like it is ok that you missed church that morning because you get to have brunch at a "hot spot." And most likely you will feel even more important and happy when you leave because you get to have the "champagne special" or a "spicy Bloody Mary." Well that is just how it is when you venture to Bodega Louie in Downtown Los Angeles. The decor, the linens, the pastry display are as posh and trendy as they come. Going into this restaurant, with a full bar, I was hesitant because I had my 18 month old daughter with me, but it is so loud and the staff is so friendly, it was not a problem at all having her there. I have been in other higher end restaurants where …