The Royal Hawaiian resort hotel is the most beautiful pink pastel building, even though I have never stayed with them I always make a point to visit the grounds and stop by for a drink at their bar. I also love walking around to look at old photos and window shop their little boutiques.
Last weekend Patrick and I decided to have a little "staycation" vacation in Manhattan, so we checked into Hotel Americano. Changing neighborhoods for the weekend really can feel like a little getaway, I loved exploring Chelsea and the Meatpacking District as if it was my new home. Each morning we spent relaxing poolside with our books and coffees, I would recommend making a lunchtime reservation at La Piscine for some bites and drinks by the pool. The hotel also has bike rentals, which we took full advantage of for an afternoon ride along the water. On our return trip up the bike trail we stopped by the Gansevoort Market for dinner and gelato.