Archive for February, 2013
The Setai looks amazing at night next to the Empire Stand Building along 5th Avenue
The Setai Fifth Avenue was where I chose to stay on my recent trip to New York. I’ll admit I was a bit hesitant to check it out because I knew the property had recently undergone a change of management (the property will become a Langham on April 1st). But when I scored a room at a great rate for a New York City luxury property ($250 a night, including a $35 breakfast credit), I decided to give it The Setai a try.
The staff at the property were incredibly welcoming starting from the second I arrived. Jonathan, the doorman, noticed that I was a photographer. He suggested various camera angles to shoot the property and the nearby Empire State Building. It turns out all of his photo scouting tips were really good. I went out of my way to tip him for that excellent service.
Mobile Photo Awards 2013 Winners
I’m off to New York today for the 1197 mobile photography conference. The event is part of 1197.is conference and social media week at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art.
If you’re in the city and want to check out some great mobile photography, come check out the MPA Premiere Event where you can see all the winning images and honorable mentions from the 2nd annual Mobile Photo Awards.
Friday, February at 6 pm-9:30 pm
Soho Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10014
If you can’t attend in person, follow events on twitter #smw1197
Once Upon a Time, The Ace was a Howard Johnson’s. It’s a Great Example of Upcycling!
On my recent trip to Palm Springs, I stayed at the Viceroy. But I did pop by The Ace Hotel a few times. I’ve stayed there in the past and I’m a fan of King’s Highway, the diner at the hotel that used to be a Denny’s in a former life. This trip I went for lunch with my friend. We agreed- The raw kale and quinoa salad and pork belly sloppy joe were both tasty.
Here is a little photo essay of some of the fun and funky public spaces of The Ace Palm Springs.