Welcome

Welcome to The Lunch Belle, a NYC based food, travel, and hospitality consulting services website!  I'm glad you're here.

xoxo, 

Lindsay

Search this site
My delicious calendar
  • 10/18-10/20: Austin
Contributions & affiliations

Tabelog Reviewer TheLunchBelle

 

 

Login

Need more streamlined advice?  Shoot me an email with your specific requests:  Lindsay@TheLunchBelle.com.

Entries in Travel (48)

Friday
Mar232018

Reviewed: Emirates Airlines Business Class from JFK to Muscat (via Dubai)

I scored a great deal on a round trip business class fare through Emirates Airlines. My purchase included: Chauffer-drive service (to/from the respective airport) before AND after each Emirates flight, and multi-city airport lounge access (Note: Because the Emirates Lounge at JFK was closed for renovations during my outbound flight on 2/16/18, I was given a voucher at check-in to use at a restaurant of my choice in JFK's Terminal 4. Pretty nice, right?).

Click to read more ...

Monday
Feb122018

United Arab Emirates: Where to Eat/Drink

From 14-karat gold lattes to the finest Middle Eastern buffets this side of, well, the Middle East!

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Jan182018

Life's a beach! Elite Traveler's Top 100 Hotels in the World

It's that horrific time of year here in NYC (...the sun sets at 4-something P.M., the forecasted highs don't go above 35 degrees, the air is so dry that the skin on your knuckles cracks open, and everyone is in a generally angry/pissed off mood) when I get the itch to get the hell out of town.  Visions of white sand beaches, frozen drinks crowned with magenta-colored umbrellas, and the smell of sunscreen dance in my head.  Aside from yesterday's snow storm, nothing has gotten me thinking about a winter escape more than Elite Traveler's recent release of their 'Top 100 Hotels in the World.'  

 

*The Four Seasons New York, US, has the most expensive suite costing $50,000 per night

*Exclusive rental of Cliveden House, a 5 star country house in Berkshire, UK, costs guests $70,000 per night

*List includes hotels frequented by A-List celebs including the hotel George and Amal Clooney spent their wedding night, and the Mexican resort favoured by Justin Bieber, Mick Jagger and Tom Cruise

*USA has the most hotels, with 20 featured on the list

 Elite Traveler, the world’s leading private jet lifestyle magazine, has announced the Top 100 Hotels in the World for 2018.

For the second edition of this list, Elite Traveler presents updated picks of the properties that offer the most opulent hotel experiences. Hand selected by Elite Traveler’s editors, the list feature 14 new entries, including the spectacular Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland.

From basking in the foothills of a Unesco-designated wilderness reserve in British Columbia to rubbing shoulders with A-List celebrities in Mexico, the collection offers a true ‘round the world’ variety of hotels frequented by those who travel by private jet.  

 

Now, I don't know about you but, when I close my eyes and imagine myself in an exotic, far off land...I am standing on the balcony of my over-the-water bungalow deciding whether to jump in to the crystal clear ocean beneath me for a morning swim, or to call room service and order a crazy-induglent breakfast.  Decisions, decisions.

Photo credit: One & Only Resorts, Maldives

...

Stay warm out there and dream BIG

The Lunch Belle

Thursday
Jan042018

South Carolina (Charleston & Mt. Pleasant): Where To Eat/Drink

From grab-n-go biscuit sandwiches and local seafood to cocktails...

Click to read more ...