Articles by Susan diRende

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center Review - Left Bank 4-Star Style

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center Review - Left Bank 4-Star Style You walk into the lobby of the Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center and say, “Wow!” The space is gleaming white and immense, and gives the impression more of a resort than a hotel in town - this is what Marriott calls "business chic"

Air Tahiti Nui Nonstop to Paris Simply the Best

Air Tahiti Nui Nonstop to Paris Simply the Best Air Tahiti Nui nonstop service to Paris from Los Angeles is the preferred airline for travelers in the know

Air Tahiti Nui Business Class to Paris Review

Air Tahiti Nui Business Class to Paris Review Air Tahiti Nui Business Class to Paris gets your vacation started the minute you step on the plane

Le Meridien Etoile Review - 4-Star Paris Luxury Hotel

Le Meridien Etoile Review - 4-Star Paris Luxury Hotel The Le Meridien Etoile Hotel in Paris is a sophisticated standard-bearer of European-style

AFM Profiles: A Visceral Experience

AFM Profiles: A Visceral Experience For indie producers like Visceral films, coming to this year's American Film Market lays a groundwork of relationships that will pay off in next year's

The Sounds of Silence Moving - Review

The Sounds of Silence Moving - Review The Sound of Silence Moving performance at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre was a spectacular display of free improvised music and dance

The American Film Market 2007 in Santa Monica

The American Film Market 2007 in Santa Monica Walking into the AFM is like walking into the human equivalent of a jet engine: high-octane ignition where money's the spark and movies are the fuel

Indie Season in LA with AFM and AFI Fest

Indie Season in LA with AFM and AFI Fest For ten days in November, Los Angeles becomes indie film central with the American Film Market in Santa Monica and the AFI Film Festival in Hollywood

LA Opera Luxury Bus Service from Westwood

LA Opera Luxury Bus Service from Westwood Going to the opera in LA on a weeknight does not necessarily mean struggling through rush-hour traffic to get there

Dog Beach? Not in Los Angeles - Dog Owners Denied Their Fair Share of Play

Dog Beach? Not in Los Angeles - Dog Owners Denied Their Fair Share of Play The beach, any beach, is the closest thing to heaven on earth for dogs. But for most of us with dogs in Los Angeles, the beach is like the waters in Hades under Tantalus’ chin

Virgin Atlantic's New Upper Class Wing for Business Travelers

Virgin Atlantic's New Upper Class Wing for Business Travelers Virgin Atlantic opens a special wing at London Heathrow on November 2, 2007 for its business class flyers and Flying Club Gold members

Gaillon Opera Hotel Paris - Review - Where to Stay in the Second Arrondissement

Gaillon Opera Hotel Paris - Review - Where to Stay in the Second Arrondissement If you are looking for a small three-star hotel in Paris that has the old-world charm of a continental hideaway but all the modern comforts of bed and bath in a prime location, the Best Western Gaillon Opera is your hotel.

The Boneyard - Culver City’s Off-Leash Dog Park

The Boneyard - Culver City’s Off-Leash Dog Park The Boneyard, an acre-sized off-leash park for dogs, is part of the much larger Culver City Park grounds, and is an ideal setting for dogs to run and play

Jenufa at the LA Opera - review

Jenufa at the LA Opera - review The LA Opera’s production of Jenufa, the opera by Czech composer Leos Janacek, delivers an emotionally supercharged story of passion and redemption

The Broad Humor Film Festival - Review - Female and Funny

The Broad Humor Film Festival - Review - Female and Funny The Broad Humor Film Festival is one of the most enjoyable film festivals in town, both for audiences and participants

Val Priftis Photography Exhibit at Broad Humor Film Festival - Review

Val Priftis Photography Exhibit at Broad Humor Film Festival - Review The photographic series, “LA Ladies” by French artist Val Priftis is on exhibition as part of the Broad Humor Film Festival

Starhotel Du Parc Hotel in Parma, Italy - review - Stately Grace

Starhotel Du Parc Hotel in Parma, Italy - review - Stately Grace The Starhotel Du Parc in Parma has the stately and genteel elegance of old nobility in one of the most comfortable and gracious cities in Italy

La Torre Restaurant in Tuscany Review

La Torre Restaurant in Tuscany Review The La Torre Restaurant, in the middle of the Chianti countryside, offers a savory escape to the dolce vita for the passing traveler

ESPA Luxury Destination Spa in Tuscany - Review

ESPA Luxury Destination Spa in Tuscany - Review ESPA at the Castello del Nero is a luxury destination spa in an enchanted Tuscan setting. For a step out of time and a step into the Italian version of heaven on Earth, the ESPA gives you an unsurpassed spa experience

Doney Restaurant - Review - Elegant Dining on the Via Veneto in Rome

Doney Restaurant - Review - Elegant Dining on the Via Veneto in Rome While in Rome, you should treat yourself to at least one elegant supper along the storied Via Veneto and you can do no better than Ristorante Doney

Castello del Nero Review - A New Five-Star Luxury Resort in Tuscany

Castello del Nero Review - A New Five-Star Luxury Resort in Tuscany To describe the Castello del Nero in the Chianti region of Tuscany as a five-star luxury hotel and spa does not do it justice. The Castello del Nero is above and beyond classes

The Crowne Plaza Milan - Malpensa Airport Hotel - Review

The Crowne Plaza Milan - Malpensa Airport Hotel - Review The new Crowne Plaza Milan-Malpensa Airport Hotel is a design hotel that serves as a destination in itself for business travelers and a jumping-off point for vacation travelers to Italy

"Luisa Fernanda" starring Placido Domingo at the LA Opera- review

"Luisa Fernanda" starring Placido Domingo at the LA Opera- review Luisa Fernanda at the LA Opera, an operetta in Spanish starring Placido Domingo in a highly-anticipated musical treat

Distinctive Messengers Exhibit at the House of Campari

Distinctive Messengers Exhibit at the House of Campari Distinctive Messengers, an ongoing exhibition of contemporary art at the House of Campari, presents a group of emerging artists who have had or will have a first solo show in a Los Angeles art gallery

The Locanda San Ginese in Tuscany - review

The Locanda San Ginese in Tuscany - review The Locanda San Ginese in the Tuscan countryside feels like you are staying in an Italian home all the while providing the comforts an American traveler requires at a truly modest price

The Merry Widow at the LA Opera - Review

The Merry Widow at the LA Opera - Review The Los Angeles Operas production of The Merry Widow at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion sweeps you away with waltz-time romance and foolish charm

Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli - Hotel Review - Italy with the Comforts of Home

 Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli - Hotel Review - Italy with the Comforts of Home The Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli is the perfect hotel for those who would like to enjoy the citys magic and still be able to escape the maddening tourist crowds at the end of the day

Benvenute in Toscana - Tuscany Welcomes Women Travelers

Benvenute in Toscana - Tuscany Welcomes Women Travelers With the summer travel season approaching, the tourism offices of Tuscany invite female travelers to enjoy special stays and services around the region geared specifically to their needs and interests

United Airlines Business Class to Paris - The Only Way to Fly

United Airlines Business Class to Paris - The Only Way to Fly Until recently, I had always flown Economy Class to Europe. I thought the difference in price for what I considered the same trip to be unreasonable. Then I flew United Airlines Business Class to Paris and learned how wrong I had been.

300 Review - A Graphic Novel Come to Life

300 Review - A Graphic Novel Come to Life The epic 300 is a dazzling spectacle, a heroic tale of men prepared to die rather than submit to tyranny. Based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller

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