Tierra Santa: America’s First South American-inspired Spa

Alan Faena only wears white. Perhaps this is so he will never be in danger of clashing with the decor of his hotel. When entering the 52-year old Argentinian’s self-named FAENA Hotel in Miami, Florida a sensory overload of color hits you as you walk into the lobby. The Cathedral, as the lobby is known, is surrounded by a collection of eight murals, … Read More

11 Howard’s Conscious Hospitality

There’s a new buzzword on the streets: conscious hospitality. Aby Rosen is the brainchild behind the creation of 11 Howard, Soho’s newest hotel that prides itself on defining that term. ethical muse seized the opportunity to spend a night in Soho in order to learn more about conscious hospitality from Director of Sales and Marketing, Shannon Sheppard. Read on and discover a bit … Read More

July 4th on Land and Sea

July 4th celebrations mean school’s out and summer is here; complete with barbecues, fireworks and all things red, white and blue. It is also a day for remembering the values that the country was founded upon. Inherent rights as American citizens focus on sustaining equality, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  This year, Christina pursued happiness on land by … Read More

100 hours on the Algarve with the ethical muse Squad

Isn’t there a saying that goes, “All work and no play…..” ethical muse ensured business and pleasure would go hand-in-hand during our brief 5 days, 100 hours on the Algarve for The Lost Warhol exhibition. Our squad was supported by @flairhunter of Stephanie Hunt Interiors (Globe roamer. Interior Designer. Trend spotter. Art collector. Vintage obsessor. Color junkie. Boy mom.); Kate … Read More

The Lost Warhols Found in Vilamoura World, Portugal

If we were lost, it would be an absolute dream to suddenly be transported to southern Portugal; the captivating Algarve where the sun shines daily, the sky is a cloudless vivid blue, and the sea is invigoratingly nippy. This is exactly where Omey Projects brought The Lost Warhols for their inaugural international holiday, far from their starting point in Los Angeles. … Read More

Sustainable Luxury: 1 Hotel Central Park

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 “The world around us is beautiful and we want to keep it that way.” – Barry Sternlicht There is no doubt in our minds that Barry Sternlicht, CEO & Chairman of 1 Hotels, is on a mission. His 1 Hotels beautifully blend both luxury and responsibility to create a refreshing platform for change. Not just a brand, they are also a … Read More

Taking a Spring Break

This blog-lite post is brought to you by “Spring Break”. We’ll return next week with our usual full-length post you’ve come to expect. In the meantime, enjoy a glimpse at the juxtaposed colors of our two very different adventures…

Dr. Cacinda Maloney: Travel Crush

Cacinda Maloney

Dr. Cacinda Maloney, travel writer, blogger, photographer and social media influencer, is passionate about value luxury travel as well as adventure and culture. She created the popular blog Points and Travel and is also a brand ambassador for Travelocity, Rocky Mountaineer and the Findery App. Having traveled every six weeks of her life for over 20 years and worked with a multitude of … Read More

Destination Bali: Three Favorite Things to Do

At the mention of the word Bali, do visions of exquisite temples, the UNESCO philosophical concept of Tri Hita Karana, and their lush green rice paddies come to mind? How about restaurants that indulge your taste buds in mouth-watering nasi goring and satays? And, don’t forget leisurely bike rides and exclusive boutiques. All of these things, along with many other … Read More

Sustainability in Our Own Sandbox

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It’s no secret that we love traveling the globe, sharing and educating readers on our personal finds and offering insights into the world of sustainable luxury. Last month we decided to venture out into our own sandbox, playing tourist for the afternoon in our adopted home town. Our choice was the tiny Bastakiya quarter in Old Dubai which was established at … Read More