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:

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.


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

As always Judy, very very interesting...Your collection is incredibly extensive...I enjoy looking at all these things and the story's that go with them...I could use that Spa right about now!!!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A great collection there.

Hope you enjoyed Christmas!

Michele sent me this way.

Chrixean said...

very nice collection. I never really kept any of the matches that i saw laying in hotels i've stayed at... would have been interesting to remember the stories behind each trip.
Merry Christmas!

Pink Pen said...

I'm jealous of the travelling. lucky you :)

oh, and Michelle sent me.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi Judy...Michele sent me here this A.M., and I'm always happy to visit you!

sage said...

You have so many neat collections! I have match boxes in a sealed mason jar from hotels and restaurants across the land--but have never catologized them... Good idea--as fewer people smoke and security regulations on airlines make it impossible to carry matches--they'll be fewer of them available.

Plumkrazzee said...

Michele sent me, I think my foot is ok. =)

FuzzBuck Fuzz said...

Strangely, i think i still have a collection of matchbooks somewhere...

from michele's to share that ;)

Jamie Dawn said...

That Persian Paraffin facial sounds great to me! I could certainly go for one of those.

I hope your Christmas weekend was wonderful. Thanks for the tip about The Producers.

My parents and bro are due to arrive here within about half an hour. I'm killing time as I wait for them. They will be here with us until Friday. Hooray!!!