Checking into the YSL Beauty Hotel

It isn’t easy to find a chic place to stay when traveling. But, the folks at YSL Beauty have managed to bring the accommodations to you. As part of its globetrotting tour (there have been pop-ups in...

Berlin’s Hotel Zoo is Simply Wunderbar

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) 2019 will mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, that defining symbol of the Cold War that physically and ideologically separated the German city for...

An American in Paris, Part 2: Beef, Bicycles, and Blomet

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) After consuming a variety of crepes, fromage, and escargot throughout Paris, my culinary adventure finally brought me to the arches of the Marché Saint-Germain, where I...

My Weekend in Vegas with Jennifer Lopez

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) Photo By Denise Truscello "Us," the energetic dance track from global superstar and (current Las Vegas resident) Jennifer Lopez, came out earlier this year and has been...

Girlfriends’ Guide to Getting Away: Royalton Bavaro

by Stefanie Novik The winter of 2018 was one for the record books (can you say, “snow in April”?!). So what better way to melt a little – and mellow a lot – than a warm weekend getaway in the...

Sojourn in South Beach, part three

After a good night’s rest, I take advantage of the balmy weather and have my coffee outside.  Bypassing cabanas and a large-scale chess set on the Stanton’s terrace (stantonsobe.com), I make my way to the...