Articles by Fran Endicott Miller

Paradise Found: Punta Mita, Mexico

Paradise Found: Punta Mita, Mexico

The first thing one notices is the line-up of palm trees. Hundreds are planted in precise rows, creating a dramatic canopy that leads from the Punta Mita entry gates to your destination of either the refined The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, the casually elegant Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, or a luxurious private condo or villa.

Explore Bespoke Experiences at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Explore Bespoke Experiences at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Haute Living in Toronto’s Yorkville

Haute Living in Toronto’s Yorkville

Torontonians have a secret. Beneath the puffy Canada Goose down jackets and the mukluk boots lurks a chic citizenry with passion for fashion, food, and culture - the fusion of which is found in the tony village of Yorkville.

Fanatical About Fairmont Orchid

Fanatical About Fairmont Orchid

Known for its iconic properties, the Fairmont brand of hotels and resorts never fails to please.

Pacific Heights Elegance at Hotel Drisco

Pacific Heights Elegance at Hotel Drisco

Stroll amongst the pristine streets and stately homes of Pacific Heights and you’re likely to miss it. The elegant Hotel Drisco, housed in a historic 1903 Edwardian Building at Pacific and Broderick, blends seamlessly with the gracious mansions that surround it.

The Caribbean Charisma of Casa de Campo

The Caribbean Charisma of Casa de Campo

Casa de Campo, the Dominican Republic’s playground of the rich and famous, nearly defies description, in the best possible way.

Discover a Different Side of San Francisco at the Lodge at the Presidio

Discover a Different Side of San Francisco at the Lodge at the Presidio

Surrounded by treasured open space and panoramic Golden Gate Bridge views, the Lodge at the Presidio provides its guests a different sort of San Francisco experience.

Luxury Defined: The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Luxury Defined: The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Nestled mid-mountain at Northstar California Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is an all-season recreational wonderland.

Relais & Chateaux Charm at L’Auberge Carmel

Relais & Chateaux Charm at L’Auberge Carmel

This winsome Relais & Châteaux inn is proof that great things come in small packages. Echoing Carmel’s storybook aesthetic, L’Auberge Carmel’s white stucco exterior, flower boxes, and Mullion and Muntin windows exude old world charm.

The Fairmont Empress: Victoria B.C.’s Gold Standard

The Fairmont Empress: Victoria B.C.’s Gold Standard

Just as its Royal Family muse has embraced modernity, so has Victoria B.C.’s Grand Dame, the Fairmont Empress.

No Need for Golf in Order to Love The Lodge at Pebble Beach

No Need for Golf in Order to Love The Lodge at Pebble Beach

The Lodge at Pebble Beach is undeniably one of the most desired resort options along California’s central coast, yet the resort’s luxe factor is actually secondary to its appeal.

Find Your Bliss at Carmel Valley’s Bernardus Lodge

Find Your Bliss at Carmel Valley’s Bernardus Lodge

The first thing you’ll notice is the lavender. A lush carpet of the fragrant purple flora heralds your arrival, leading the way through the Bernardus Lodge entrance.

Luxurious SoCal Cool at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Luxurious SoCal Cool at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Of the multitude of resorts that line the Southern California shore, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel has no equal.

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco Reveals a Magnificent Makeover

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco Reveals a Magnificent Makeover

Rarely do I linger in a hotel room until the last seconds tick down to checkout time. But during a recent overnight stay at San Francisco’s Four Seasons Hotel, staff nearly had to drag me out of my newly remodeled quarters.

Sonoma County Sojourn

Sonoma County Sojourn

Located 30 miles north of San Francisco and boasting six distinct regions, Sonoma County is one of California’s most treasured and diverse vacation spots.