Monday, December 26, 2005
Matchless Memorabilia ~ 4
La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA. We stayed here in 1979 or 80; a business perk of hub's. I had my first facial there, a "Persian Paraffin" facial, otherwise known as heaven on earth. While the paraffin mask was firming and softening my skin, my hands and feet were massaged, lotioned and then encased in hot mitts and booties. I have never known such relaxation (before or since). Luckily, the business took care of the cost for this!
Sam Lord's Castle used to be a Marriott property, but it has changed hands since we were there. In Barbados, on the south eastern coast, it is a beautiful resort surrounding a large house built by Sam Lord, a pirate who used to ply the waters in and around Barbados and nearby islands.
The Broadway Lounge is located in the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.
The Berkeley Hotel , a small boutique hotel in Richmond, VA. Hubs has been here, but I haven't.
The Bank of White Sulpher Springs, WV. This one was picked up on the trip to the place shown in the next matchbook: The Greenbrier Resort. If you don't know about the Greenbrier, it is a fascinating place and has an interesting history. There is a bomb shelter under The Greenbrier, which ahs been used to secrete government officials in times of war. Check it out: http://www.greenbrier.com/site/default.aspx
Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, located on the premises of Disney World. I stayed here for another Special Event Convention. The architecture and interior decor are both to die for!
The Empress Lily, a showboat in Walt Disney World at Lake Buena Vista. Hubs and I had dinner here during a business trip to Orlando. It is lit at night and glows beautifully over the lake.