Cost Containment

Cost containment is a dreaded phrase that typically is spoken around mid-year when revenue forecasts shift in the less desired direction, it doesn't have to be so scary.  This year in my hotel we started to see a down turn in both occupancy and rate so we needed to take action, being that I have... Continue Reading →


“I don’t know how you do it”

"I don't know how you do it", I have heard this phrase for years, regularly.  Honestly, there have been times when I myself have wondered how I have done it, but I have.  Everyone has to find their own way but here are some tricks on how I have "done it" over the years.  ... Continue Reading →


Be patient...what a loaded phrase that is and one that is spoken so often.  You know what I have always struggled with in terms of patience?  The fine balance- is your patience allowing you to be passed up or is your lack of patience putting people off, personally or professionally.  In every aspect of your... Continue Reading →

Getting older

I mentioned in my first post that this year I turned 42, on one side, I feel great and on the other, there are a few things I just don't like.  I don't like that I have to color my hair every other month to cover grays.  I don't like that it is just harder... Continue Reading →

Autumn routine

"Its fall y'all" said a sign outside of a local bar here in NYC, it sure is.  While I don't love everything about this city, I must say this is one of my favorite times of the year here, the small window of the transition from summer to fall.  Everyone just seems happier, the humidity... Continue Reading →

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