Staying in old-school, proper hotels has been my favorite pastime since I was a kid. They totally enthrall me and I am constantly looking forward to the next one. Here's the bucket list...
  1. Colombe D'Or, Saint-Paul de Vence, France
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    This 1920's cafe-turned-hotel in Provence boasts one of the best art collections in the world because artists like Picasso, Matisse, and Miró traded artwork to pay their tabs.
  2. Le Sireneuse, Amalfi
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    Looks stunningly beautiful and has its own parfumerie.
  3. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur
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    I've been to Big Sur many times but have never been able to shell out the cash to stay at this architectural gem. Someday...
  4. Ocean View Club, Harbour Island
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    Totally secluded and under the radar. Perfect for a week of drinking rum and getting lost on the beach.
  5. Hotel Lungarno, Florence
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    When I studied abroad in Florence, this was on my daily walk and I fell completely in love with this charming, old-school European hotel.
  6. Crosby Street Hotel, NYC
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    Because I get energy from being in beautifully-designed rooms.
  7. The Carlisle Hotel, NYC
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    So many reasons.
  8. Cheval Blanc, St. Barth
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    I ate lunch here once and totally swooned over the entire hotel. It's crazy expensive and owned by LVMH but still... Every detail is perfect.
  9. Soniat House, New Orleans
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    Because I am a sucker for courtyards, terraces, and French doors.
  10. Claridge's, London
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    Sets the bar for old-school, swanky, European hotels, which is, incidentally, my favorite type.
  11. The Beverly Wilshire
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    I've had the chance to stay in many great hotels in LA, but this place feels like a classic. Joan Didion's choice.
  12. Bowery Hotel, NYC
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    Mostly to hang out at the bar and order from the bangin room service menu.
  13. Park Hyatt, Tokyo
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    Because I am a cinephile.
  14. The Raleigh, Miami
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    Mostly because of Instagram, if I'm being honest.
  15. Poetry Inn, Napa
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    Supposed to be the best in Napa.
  16. The Ritz, Paris
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    Just for one night, for nostalgia's sake.