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Connie Pistilli
Created byConnie Pistilli
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Places Your Mom Would Approve Of!

Get extra brownie points by taking mom to these spots!

The Peninsula Hong Kong

If you want to go fancy and high class, than The Peninsula is for you. This grand hotel is located right in the heart of the Kowloon side. The only drawback is that it's not located right on the harbour so the rooms don't have a unobstructed harbour view. They're famous for their high tea, which is lovely....

Lancaster Estate Winery

WOW. What an incredible winery in Healdsburg! The grounds are spectacular and their cabs are fantastic! They are one of the only wineries that has a wine cave where you can experience an intimate tasting inside a gorgeous room that's modernly decorated. We sat with our guide at a round table and high...

The Signature Room at the 95th

I could spend hours just taking in the breathtaking views here, which are probably second best to the views from Willis Tower. The cocktails are delicious, and not very pricey, so it's a perfect spot to just lounge the night away. The restaurant is on the 95th and the lounge is on the 96th. You can get...

L'Auberge De Sedona

Absolutely stunning location along Oak Creek. Cottages are perfect for a peaceful and romantic getaway in Sedona.

Palace Hotel

If you're a luxury traveler, then The Palace Hotel is where you'll want to stay. It is one of SF's most beautiful and grand landmarks, and holds so much interesting history. For anyone searching for a venue to have their wedding, this hotel would definitely provide you with a fairytale setting. The...

The Mountain Winery

Absolutely gorgeous winery, concert venue and wedding locale. Once you arrive at Mountain Winery, you'll be immediately taken away by the breathtaking panoramic views of the valley. It's an ideal place to spend a warm summer night listening to live music, and an even more ideal place to have the...

Ram's Gate Winery

Ram's Gate is absolutely stunning! When you arrive, you feel like you're at a gorgeous resort, with lots of cushy couches and tables overlooking the rolling hills and vineyards. The tasting experience here is spectacular - you can either do a tasting at their wine bar or get seated in the living room....

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

The serene cliffside location of this Ritz-Carlton makes it one of the most beautiful and romantic hotels in the Bay Area, if not the entire US. Our luxurious coastal view room was fabulously appointed. The bed was so comfortable - had it not been so gorgeous outside, I could've stayed in bed all day...

Filoli Center

Filoli is a gorgeous estate tucked away in rural Woodside. The grounds are immaculately kept up by volunteers and is open to the public from February to October. The best time of year to visit Filoli is right before Christmas when the house is decorated and turned into a holiday boutique and during the...