New Dress, New Adventures!

Just wanted to update you all to let you know of the great deal I got on one of my fave sites, reveboutique! As you may know, I am a huge Sky fan and when I can, I travel to their main warehouse on Robertson Blvd. when I’m in LA. Recently, along the lines of Sky, I have discovered Parides, a brand of kaftan-like dresses. I’ve always wanted to get one, and when I was scouring the internet, I realized that reveboutique has a special promo code for 10% off with code “REVE10” (thanks, retailmenot!)

Anyway, the patterns on the dresses are amazing and the fact you can wear the dress 3 different ways sealed the deal. What do you think of my new purchase? Here’s Kyle Richards from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in a similar pattern (um, can I have the bag too?!) It’s also a motivator since I have lost some weight thanks to all the yoga and pilates I’ve been doing!

Beverly hills housewife in Parides Top Trend Palm print dress

XOXO,

The SocalSocialite

 

4 Tips on Hotel Room Upgrades: How to Score Like a VIP

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This past week, I was lucky enough to be upgraded to a junior suite at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach for the price of a regular room. It was a sweet deal. How can you also be lucky enough to get free upgrades and feel like a VIP? Here are 4 tips:

1) Join the loyalty club. Likely it is free and comes with great perks, such as free internet, and exclusive promotional rates for the hotel. Also, there is a greater likelihood that the hotel will give you free upgrades when they see you are a loyalty member.

2) Make friends at the reception desk. Name-dropping (“Dave always puts me on the suite floor”) sometimes does the trick.

3) Request a room on a higher floor. Sometimes busy reservation agents won’t think twice and accidentally may book you for a room you didn’t choose and usually, this is a winning situation for you, the savvy traveler.

4) Talk about the purpose for your visit. Special event? Party? Whatever the case, play it up. The reservationist may want to increase your loyalty to the hotel, and therefore book you to a room you won’t forget. (hence, it worked this time, as I blogged about it!!)

Any other tips you have to get a great VIP room at a great price? I’d love to see them below in the comments section.

Onwards & upwards,

TheSocalSocialite

Got Another Great Travel Deal!!

Sorry, I had to brag right now. I just saved 45% on booking my upcoming one night stay in Newport Beach by using my iPhone.

Seriously.

I went onto Hotwire’s site and it said if I use promo code APP 25 and download their app, I would get $25 off my purchase.

How cool is that, I thought?

I just booked a $230 per night hotel for $89 🙂

Got any amazing travel savings? I’d love to see in the comments below!!

Onwards and upwards,

The Socal Socialite

SoCal Travel Buffs, Listen Up!!

If you haven’t heard of it yet, you need to check out Travelzoo for deals on anything from hotels, rental cars, flights, all-inclusive vacations…to local deals.

I signed up for their emails and every Wednesday like clockwork at 2 PM I get these awesome updates sent right to my iPhone. I never have boring weekends, but these definitely get my imagination flowing.

I’m digging the $89 special for massage and a facial (a $206 value!!! – insane! like over 50% off!!) at one of my fave hotels, the Fairmont Newport Beach.

Onwards and upwards,

The Socal Socialite

Awesome Orbitz Promo Code!!

Hello all.

I just wanted to share with you that I saved over $1500 booking my honeymoon to Hawaii with Orbitz. (www.orbitz.com). Wow, that sounds like a commercial tagline. I swear I’m not being paid for this! 😉

How, you may ask?

Simply enter the word “Celebrate” in the promo code box at checkout. If your hotel qualifies, you could save 15%!!

I believe tomorrow 1/8/14 is the last day to take advantage, but just wanted to pass on the good word.

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Best,

The Socal Socialite