At book club • Is it symbolic that two book club members stopped reading at the point where the couple’s teen son threw up? “Leave the World Behind” is a title three of us had on our “to read” list because of the hype it received and the interesting premise. But for most of this group, it did not hit its mark. I was the only reader who liked it, though it was my least favorite of the books I read this month.
It’s the job of a good hotel to curate lovely items for guests to enjoy during their visit. Hotel designers and consultants scour the globe for the right linens, paint colors and fragrances to make a guest’s stay just right — and some offer those items for sale in gift shops and online stores.
At the end of a year that kept most would-be travelers at home dreaming about travel instead of actually doing it, gifts from hotels may make the holiday season a little brighter. Here are gifts that bring the glamour, comfort and hospitality of a hotel experience home.
Food and drink
The DoubleTree Cookie, $15.50
The free cookie on arrival at a DoubleTree hotel is a great American tradition, and you can enjoy it at home this holiday season. DoubleTree by Hilton sells them online (all year, for the record) in tins