For all those of you visiting and/or entering the United States without a Visa Waiver, now you can get your Admission Number online. You just need to visit www.cbp.gov/I94. The I94 is a form denoting the Arrival-Departure Record of particular foreigners.
The other afternoon, invited by the FABULOUS Tony Awards nominated and lead actress playing Judy Garland at The End of the Rainbow Tracie Bennette, we came to the SOHO House Los Angeles, to have some drinks enjoying the stunning views of the city.
Just arrived and Checked IN at the iconic, recently renovated, sophisticated and very laid back and relaxing El Encanto by Orient-Express in Santa Barbara. Only 2 hours away from Los Angeles, we will be here relaxing and spoiling ourselves for the weekend, after a long week working in Los Angeles for Rubin Singer’s Special Appearances with Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills and a fun social nights out in Beverly Hills. Luxury bungalows dot the lush gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara’s Riviera overlooking the Pacific Ocean.Orient-Express. At our suite now, after a lovely lunch at the Terrace on a gorgeous sunny day. Time for a nap.
Back in New York since last night, and today I got together with my two best friends, for a lovely lunch at Dovetail on the UWS. After a heavy brunch and to enjoy the beginning of the Spring season, since the day was gorgeous, we decided t walk and stopped at this charming Flea Market, which opens every Sunday from 10AM till closing. Green Flea Market, a nice alternative outdoor activity while in Manhattan. Columbus Avenue between W. 76 & 77 Streets, UWS. Food, vintage clothes, furniture and much more.
This is the hotel with which I am obsessed today, El Encanto in Santa Barbara, California. The brand new property by Orient-Express Hotels, which needs no further presentation. El Encanto, will be opening its doors and rooms, next Monday, March 18th, and the best news are, that I will be visiting and experiencing this hotel myself, next end of April. So stay tuned to my full review, videos and photos. If you book any of this hotels with me, Carlos Melia, you will get instant access to VIP amenities, and exclusive privileges, at the same exact price: Continental Breakfast for each guest daily + USD 100 resort Credit per room per stay + Welcome seasonal amenity + Upgrade, early check it and/or late check out at time of booking if available. Because YOU are worth it.
Yesterday both Rubin and I were invited to join a lovely couple for drinks at the East Village. When we asked for the name of the restaurant, they told us Degustation, so we got ready for a heavy night on drinks and no food. Well we could not be more wrong. Our afternoon turn into a fantastic gourmet experience in a very intimate atmosphere, with at tasting me of seven steps chosen by the Chef.
Last night I had a lovely flight onboard LAN Airlines Boeing 767, southbound New York City to Buenos Aires, Argentina with connection in Santiago de Chile. Total flight time 13 hours.Was a very comfortable and pleasant experience. I got my Business Premium Class window seat, express boarding and access to the Mistral VIP Lounge during my connection in Santiago de Chile, where I was able to take a refreshing shower and enjoy some bubbles.
So last night, we decided to go Argentinean in New York, and one of my top choices when I want to kickback my heritage is Novecento SOHO. Located in the neighborhood of SOHO over West Broadway, this charming Argentinean Bistro welcomes you with taking the old mantra “mi casa es su casa” (my home is your home) to another level.
Generally I do a post per hotel I visit when I am traveling, but this weekend in particular was rather special, and to be honest I didn’t have much time left to explore and experience the properties as I like to do. So I will mentioned and quickly share the videos of the rooms of this two hotels I tried during my Super Bowl XLVII weekend, along with my partner Rubin Singer hosted by Beyonce.
Where I am heading this weekend ? To New Orleans for the Super Bowl XLVII. And all will be at www.carlosmeliablog.com. New Orleans here I come. (02 – 05 FEB, 2013). First time in New Orleans and first time at the Super Bowl. After getting my Work VISA to the United States, I am fully embracing the US culture, assisting to one of the most important year events.