What to Expect in Moonlighting: An Oral History by Scott Ryan

What to Expect in Moonlighting: An Oral History by Scott Ryan

If you’re someone who devours new television shows, are the go-to person for recommendations among your friends, and want to hold your fame, you’ve got to read this. You’re about to earn some serious brownie points by being the first to know all about the 80s iconic show, Moonlighting. Here’s a little chat with pop culture storyteller and television historian Scott Ryan.

Hi Scott, your latest book, “Moonlighting: An Oral History,” still holds its position on the top 50 Television History & Criticism books on Amazon since its release. Congratulations!

How’s the overall response so far? 

It has been incredible. I have been getting emails almost every other day from fans of the series. I always put my email in the back of all my books and say that if you have a kind email to send, send it. I do not have interest in the mean ones. Most bookstores have not been carrying the book, so we need more stores to jump on the eighties bandwagon.

Why did you choose to write about Moonlighting?

 I have always been amazed that no one had ever written a book about it.  I have wanted to write this book for years. Finally, two years ago, Glenn Caron gave me his blessing and I ran with it.

Would you say this book is mainly for those who are fans of the show?

Well, you are asking the author. No author would say his book is for less people. But I honestly believe this book should be read by all television lovers. This will really explain to viewers how hard it is to create a piece of art. And how much harder it is to make a quality piece of art. I have had many interviewers tell me that they never saw an episode of the series, but they loved the book.

What can you share about “Moonlighting: An Oral History” that will resonate with today’s television viewers and potential readers?

I think they will get a look at how Moonlighting changed the way TV was made and produced. It is also a great reminder at how viewers want TV that challenges them. That making average TV should be thought of as the greatest crime. There is a really amazing story in this book. I was lucky to get to tell it.

Can you share some of your fanboy moments from your time meeting and interviewing some of Moonlighting’s cast/crew members? 

Look, I got to watch an episode of Moonlighting with Cybill Shepherd. We watched over zoom together. I will never forget that my entire life. Jay Daniel produced Roseanne, Moonlighting, Cybill and he is now one of my dear friends. I have been blessed to talk to the very  people that inspired me to be a writer. I will never get over how my life and their lives  intersected. This entire process has been a dream for me.

What’s the one thing you learned about Moonlighting that bowled you over?

That the network just let them spend as much money as they wanted. There was no one on set telling them to finish an episode, or cut a scene or anything. They were just left alone because the ratings were so good. I also finally figured out exactly how they filmed Season 4. I have never understood why they didn’t have Cybill and Bruce in scenes together, but they are in every episode. It just didn’t make sense. It took lots of interviews to piece together the filming sequences. But I think readers will love the answer to that question. I am not telling you, though. You’ll have to read the book.

Aside from Moonlighting, what are some of your favorite binge-able shows of all time? 

Well Twin Peaks and thirtysomething have always been my favorite. I also love anything by David E. Kelley. Right now, I love Hacks on HBO, Good Fight on Paramount + and Ted Lasso on Apple +, but my goodness, who can afford to buy all those platforms. Just forget it and read my book.

Ready for some rapid-fire questions? Here we go:

Morning person or a night owl 

Morning person (that kills me to say that now)

Television shows or movies 

TV all the way

Movie theatre or streaming at home

 Streaming, I don’t need to hear a stranger’s comments on the film. I am fine.

Popcorn or Nachos

 Nachos and piled so high they are messy.

Night Court or Family Ties

 WOW. This is an amazing question and a stumper. It is basically even, but I was so in love with Mallory, that FT has to win. But great question.

A preferred writing snack

 Grapes. I know that sounds weird, but I love to stop and start when I am writing. I adore getting up and getting something. So I love for it to be grapes. You write a few paragraphs, then you go to the fridge, get a grape and go back and sit down and then rinse and repeat.

What was the last movie you watched?

 Jackie Brown. Which will give you a hint at what I want my next book to be about. The Movies of Tarantino.

Solving Mysteries in Real-Life and Fiction: T L Bequette

Solving Mysteries in Real-Life and Fiction: T L Bequette

Hi T L Bequette, congrats on your first novel, “Good Lookin’: A Joe Turner Mystery.” We’re so excited to hear more about you and the book. Let’s get to it.

As a criminal defense attorney, your practice involves defending accused murderers. How did you shift gears and decide to write fiction?

I’ve always loved to write creatively. As an attorney, I have plenty of opportunities to write, but creativity is generally frowned upon. You can’t make up the law, after all. So, when I finally stopped making excuses and started writing, it was a wonderful feeling—like seeing an old friend for the first time in years.

How did Joe Turner start to take shape in your mind? When did you know you had to get the story out there? 

I’ve practiced criminal defense for nearly thirty years, so my job has given me quite a trove of real-life tales that are often crazier than fiction. Also, a significant part of the book follows the exploits of twin boys. As a father of teenage twins, I’ve gained some insight there as well. They would disagree, by the way

Book cover of Good Lookin' by T L Bequette
Available on Amazon

In “Good Lookin’: A Joe Turner Mystery,” how much of it would you say is fiction and how much of it is derived from real life? 

The protagonist, Joe Turner is a criminal defense attorney like me. When faced with defending a client who is actually innocent, he stresses out and drinks too much. Also, a bit like me, I suppose. Joe is also a smartass and very witty—like I would be if I could magically stop conversations and take lots of time to think of great lines.

If you weren’t a criminal defense attorney, would you still write a crime mystery? Do you want to explore other genres?

That’s a great question. I’ve thought about other genres, but I have so much material and stories yet to tell, I think mysteries will keep me busy for a while.

If you have a chance to partner with Netflix, who would you like cast for as Joe Turner? 

Kyle Chandler, I think. He’s likeable.

Besides the real-life observations, where do you draw your inspiration from?

In my genre, Louise Penny is a wonderful writer. Also, you can’t beat John Grisham for storytelling.

Without giving much away, can you think of the one scene that made you go, “Ah, this is perfect!” 

Is it okay to have two? The first involves an abusive bully. Spoiler alert, I suppose, but let’s just say I enjoyed writing the resolution of that part of the story. Also, there is one final twist in the very last line of the book. I think it’s cool.

T. L. Bequette

Here are some rapid-fire questions for you. Answer with the first thought that comes to your mind. Ready? Let’s go. 

Tea or Coffee


‘Rear Window’ or ‘L.A. Confidential’

Rear Window

Jazz or Country Music


Prefer writing in the morning or late at night

Early am

Video Game or Movie


What’s the one thing you learned when writing the book? 

That organization — keeping plot lines and characters straight — is an underrated part of writing.

Tell us one thing about yourself that we likely don’t know. 

I once worked in the largest prune dehydrator in the world.

Why hire an outsourced finance & accounting department?

Why hire an outsourced finance & accounting department?

Hiring an outsourced finance and accounting department might not sound like the obvious next step for your business, but actually outsourcing is a very economical thing to do. As well as taking a task off your hands, it means you don’t have to hire a whole team for your own business which saves you time and means you can keep focusing on growing your business financially, not growing the number of employees and cutting into your profit margins. Outsourcing this kind of work is also very efficient – you tell them what to do and they go away and do it rather than you having to have a direct hand in everything that goes on.

Secondly, by outsourcing you are essentially handing it over to the experts – this will be a firm that handles all sorts of financial and accounting contracts for a living, which means they’ll have a wide range of experience and formidable problem solving skills when they run into any kinks, which means not only that your finances and accounts will be in good hands but also that you won’t be having to put out fires or explain problems every five minutes – provided you make sure you give them all the information they need to do their jobs properly when you’re starting out.

Having an in-house team does have its benefits. There’s nothing wrong with having a dedicated team which is only working with your company – it means they know the ins and outs of day to day business for a start, and secondly people who work directly for a company tend to be more invested in the outcome of their work meaning they may be more committed to finding the best solutions for you as it affects them too. However, outsourced accountants and financiers also want to be the best in their business – so though they may not be attached to your business in an emotional sense, they will still want to do a great job for you, so you’ll want to work with them in the future.

It’s also very easy to find the right outsourcing firm for you, especially if you use an outsourcing firm like CFOshare CFO for hire who will do the heavy lifting for you and find the perfect accounting and finance firm to do the work for you – ensuring they suit your business and understand your needs. This takes the work out of finding a firm for you, and makes outsourcing this department an even more sensible choice!

Ways to Protect the Rainforest

Ways to Protect the Rainforest

Be involved in protecting rainforests

There needs to be more thought into awareness of our environmental surroundings, in general. This not only pertains to the environment where we reside but also around the world. With that said, one might point out our moral obligation to protect our global rainforests from potential destruction.

This article is to promote the awareness of the different ways we, like people, can protect such rainforests. While taking steps to protect such rainforests may sound difficult to some, it’s quite simple when it comes down to it.

As we live in a time where social media is more prevalent than ever, Helen Lee Schifter encourages young people to use social media to our advantage. As social media platforms like Twitter and Youtube have the capability of reaching a vast audience, using these platforms to promote rainforest awareness is something everyone can do. Even if such posts, for instance, don’t earn that many watchers, every post counts if more people get involved.

Utilizing the internet is especially important when raising awareness of how we can protect rainforests. We can showcase steps for people to understand in the easiest way possible. One of those steps would be reducing carbon footprint.

For those who may not know, carbon footprint refers to the amount of carbon dioxide that’s released by fossil fuels. This is why it’s recommended that one take up an alternative route of fuel if possible.

That’s why it’s also important to research on the internet for alternate uses for fuel. There may be something possible for one to take up on that’s beneficial for the environment thanks to a reliable internet source. It can’t be stated enough regarding the importance of how the internet can be helpful in times like this.

In regarding the preservation of rainforests, one can also attempt talking to their local politician in doing something regarding such preservation. This is especially important for those who live not too far from rainforests. There could be more of a chance of such politicians deciding to do something about protecting the environment.

Talking to people and promoting rainforest awareness ties into why it’s important to stay active. Persevering is a requirement when discussing environmental issues, as one shouldn’t give up trying to protect rainforests. Even if there aren’t many results now, it’s important to keep striving for the results that matter.

It can take a long time for any real change to come to fruition. One must be patient in expecting any level of change. One’s patience may influence others to do the exact thing and thus, create a difference by getting more people involved in the process. One can also look to others on what they should do regarding the protection of rainforests. Getting advice from others who are much more informed on the current state of rainforests can also be motivating. An example of this would be someone named Helen Lee Schifter, who’s an editor for Hearst. Helen Lee Schifter herself says we should participate in protecting rainforests by educating ourselves.

5 Organizational Tips to Know When Cleaning Out a House

5 Organizational Tips to Know When Cleaning Out a House

It happens to the best of homeowners: With the passing of the years, clutter builds up in surprising places. If we stubbornly ignore this clutter, a mountain of junk will grow. When things start to get out of hand, it might feel impossible to imagine ever cleaning out the junk.

Here are some tips for getting started that will make cleaning possible.

1- Look For Trash

When we think of the word trash, a garbage can comes to mind–but the trash in your home isn’t always smelly and can be difficult to see. Old receipts, expired coupons, broken clothing and food crumbs make your house feel stuffy. When you remove these bits of trash and toss them into a dumpster, you’ll begin to notice a new spaciousness in your home.

2- Go Through Your Closets

Some of us hang on to clothes that are old or have been outgrown. A house can become overrun if these things are not sorted out. Beginning in the kids’ closets, remove apparel that has become too small.

When the closet is organized, you’ll feel better about things like doing the laundry. This process also gives you an opportunity to buy clothes that fit.

3- Donate!

Some of the clothes and toys you clear out aren’t trash. They’re in great condition; you just don’t need them anymore. Fill cardboard boxes with items you plan to donate to those in need. It’s a good feeling to watch your house become cleaner. Knowing that you’re helping someone only makes it better!

4- Stay On Top

Every day you bring in mail and leave it on the counter. Your used tubes of makeup are forgotten in the bathroom drawer. You spill cereal under the table, swear you’re going to sweep it up, and find it there a week later.

You can make a difference in the clutter of your home by staying on top of messes like this. Toss empty lipstick tubes in the trash instead of your bathroom drawer. Sweep that cereal as soon as it falls–a tiny spill adds to the mess. Don’t let these things increase the clutter.

5- Do It In Parts

You can’t expect your home to look pristine in a day. Make realistic goals. Come to terms with the fact that it can be weeks before you notice a change.

Focus on cleaning one room at a time. If you look at the mess in the hallway and the kitchen, it’s easy to get discouraged. Start in the master bedroom and move on to the other rooms. This method keeps the work load manageable so you won’t be overwhelmed.


Home is the place where you feel secure. You cook great meals, make memories with family, and relax with books or the television. Keeping the house organized prevents it from becoming a burden.

Don’t let the task of decluttering frighten you; follow these steps and get the task done!

How Wigs Can Update Your Look Without Major Change

How Wigs Can Update Your Look Without Major Change

To wig or not to wig? Umm, YES! Not only do wigs provide a protective solution for your tresses in harsh weather, but their versatility adds a new level of flavor quickly to any look.

Today, wigs are gaining in popularity, thanks to popular culture and mainstream artists who promote them. Long gone is the idea that wigs are outdated or make you look aged. With the help of some modern techniques, today’s wigs cover an entire spectrum from fun and funky to sleek and sophisticated. Short, long, medium, blonde, brown, red, black… the options are limitless! Whatever your mood, when you’re ready to change your style, a wig can be a simple, effective solution.

Let’s say you’re ready to switch up your look. The traditional route means booking a hair appointment, finding the color and style to show to the stylist, carving out time for the appointment (and, we’re talking hours), and hoping the outcome is what you had hoped. If you have a great stylist, chances are you will love the final look, but it’s a gamble. Sometimes a style we think we will like might not quite compliment us the way we had hoped. So, then you’re stuck with it until you want to do something new. You could run home and cry over the wasted money, or you can join the in-crowd the next time and go wig shopping!

A wig is such a great alternative to changing your look because all you have to do is slip it on. Wigs come with different closures, so they look natural on the hairline. No one even has to know you’re wearing one!

You can also choose the type of hair of the wig, synthetic or human hair. Synthetic wigs can be more cost-friendly and easier to maintain. Human hair wigs are generally more expensive and require extra care to keep them looking their best. Do note, though, just because a wig is synthetic does not mean it will not look natural. How often you plan to wear the wig, the time you can put into maintaining it, and your intention for getting the wig are some primary factors to consider.

Wig care is also far more manageable than updating your natural mane. Now that we know the harmful effects of over-bleaching and over-processing our hair, we can be more gentle with it and make better hair maintenance choices. Insert: Wig. Getting the perfect strawberry blond color has never been easier!

With a wig, you know precisely the look you’re getting and if you’re in love with it without altering your natural hair. You never need to worry about hair damage from stripping your hair follicles continuously again. Then, when you’re back home and ready to kick back and relax, slide the wig off and store it properly for the next wear. That’s it!

Your friendly wig professional can guide you in finding the right wig for you and instruct you on how to best care for it. So if you want to be brunette for the office, but blond on the weekend, no judgment here! You can add an entirely new character to your style without going through much trouble.

Why Hiring a Moving Company Can take Away Stress

Why Hiring a Moving Company Can take Away Stress

A successful move requires a lot of planning and coordination, as well as the collaboration of many people from the start of the move to its finish. Hiring a professional moving company will take the stress off your shoulders and make the entire process of moving much easier and faster.

A professional mover can help you save time and effort. Besides researching your route, securing your goods, and ensuring packing and moving are as easy as possible, professionals in the moving business know how to take care of your needs.

Here are three good reasons hiring professionals make moving far less stressful than doing everything on your own with the help of a few volunteers.

1. Moving can be stressful and exhausting.

Moving can be a long-drawn-out affair that will leave you exhausted. There is plenty of work to be done when unpacking and moving your belongings from your old home to your new one.

Hiring a professional moving company saves you time and money by making the whole process as painless as possible. When you decide to hire movers, it’s best to think about how much time and money you save by having them carry out the tasks that are required.

Of course, there are many things to consider when looking for the best moving company. Before deciding who your moving company should be, review several recommended websites to make an informed decision on the best-moving company for your needs and budget. Find a moving company that provides a comfortable and hassle-free experience. 

2. You don’t have to wait for family or friends to help you.

You don’t have to worry if the people you asked to help you move are coming or whether they will text you with an excuse to avoid hours of heavy lifting.

When you work with professional movers, you know they are definitely coming and you also know that they will come with all the right equipment, such as a moving dolly with straps to make the work as easy as possible.  

It is also very difficult to organize a move on your own if you have any physical issues, like lower back pain. You are always better off if there is a professional company doing all the strenuous work for you. Professionals know how to handle any situation which might arise, like how to lift and carry your oversized refrigerator out of the narrow doors in your house to the truck.

3. You will save time and money.

Hiring a moving company will save you a lot of time and money because they take care of all the details of moving for you, from heavy lifting to loading and unloading the truck, to choosing the shortest, quickest route to your new home.  

They know exactly where how to carry everything and how not to break your most prized possessions, such as the box where you pack all your computer equipment and expensive electronics. This saves you from the stress of managing volunteers on how to pick up, carry, and put down boxes with fragile contents.

Professional movers will make sure that all your belongings are safe and protected before, during, and after the move.  

In a nutshell, hiring a professional moving company can be the best decision you make for your moving needs. These professionals will save you a lot of stress and aggravation compared to dealing with the unforeseen and unexpected on your own.

5 Tips For Getting Rid Of Pests In Your Home

5 Tips For Getting Rid Of Pests In Your Home

Have you ever seen bugs or rodents running around on the inside of your home? If so, you may already know how these little pests can easily grow into an uncontrollable annoyance to your entire family. Since these pests instinctively have familiar places that they like to hide, you can find many effective ways to eradicate their existence. That said, here are 5 tips for getting rid of pests in your home.

Tip #1 – Always Dispose of Your Trash and Litter in a Timely Manner: Do not Let Your Trash Pile Up

Even though most people know that trash and litter are often unsightly scenes on the inside of any home, they may not realize the other problems that usually come along with these things piling up. For instance, household garbage is a very attractive food source for pests, and these odiferous smells can easily lead to a trail of rodents, ants, and bugs into your kitchen. To eliminate these issues altogether, all trash and litter should be disposed of as quickly as possible.

Tips #2 – Left Over Foods Should Be Kept in Sealed Containers

Another great tip that you need to consider is keeping your dried foods in sealed containers. Sealed containers will not only keep these foods (i.e. pinto beans, rice, pasta) fresh longer but will also prevent bugs and other insects from having a place to hide and multiply.

Tip #3 – Clean Surfaces Thoroughly and Then Spray with Bug Spray

To prevent bugs and rodents from finding the remnants of your family’s meals, it is important to keep the surfaces in your kitchen squeaky clean. You can also stop the spread of ants in your home by wiping the trails that colonies of ants leave behind.

Additionally, as the second level of protection, you can use bug spray to kill insects before they start an infestation. For more information on these topics, you may want to check out sites like bugspray.com.

Tip #4 – Seal Windows and Doors to Close All Gaps and Cracks

Bugs, rodents, and other insect evasions usually start from problems that occur on the outside of the home first. So, you need a detailed plan that involves sealing off the windows and doors. Particularly, those doors and windows that have gaps and cracks that need repair. For instance, you can buy screen mesh at your local hardware store to correct a multitude of problems. Mesh is used in a number of different ways, including repairing tears and rips in your window screens and door screens.

Tip #5 – Take Advantage of Creative Pests Deterrence Hacks

If you do not have a lot of money to spend on getting rid of pests in your home, the plan that you make should be financially feasible for your own budget. In fact, with this extra tip, you may want to look into different types of pest control hacks. For instance, some people use leftover coffee grounds to solve their problems. Particularly, because coffee grounds can be used in a number of different ways. One of the most commonly known hacks involves steering insects away from the home. Coffee grounds are an ideal hack for keeping critters away because they cannot stand the smell.

Meet the Author of Harry Harambee’s Kenyan Sundowner

Meet the Author of Harry Harambee’s Kenyan Sundowner

Gerald Everett Jones’ latest book takes us across to the Sub-Saharan African Country of Kenya. The award-winning author effortlessly transforms his readers’ experience from being passive observers to find themselves thoroughly invested in this journey. Here’s what he shares about himself and his new book, “Harry Harambee’s Kenyan Sundowner.”

Hi Gerald, you tell us about your new book, “Harry Harambee’s Kenyan Sundowner”? 

A lonely widower from Los Angeles buys a tour package to East Africa on the promise of hookups and parties. What he finds instead are new reasons to live.

Aldo Barbieri, a slick Italian tour operator, convinces Harry to join a group of adventuresome “voluntourists.” In a resort town on the Indian Ocean, Harry doesn’t find the promised excitement with local ladies. But in the supermarket he meets Esther Mwemba, a demure widow who works as a bookkeeper. The attraction is strong and mutual, but Harry gets worried when he finds out that Esther and Aldo have a history. They introduce him to Victor Skebelsky, rumored to be the meanest man in town. Skebelsky has a plan to convert his grand colonial home and residential compound into a rehab center – as a tax dodge. The scheme calls for Harry to head up the charity. He could live like a wealthy diplomat and it won’t cost him a shilling!

Harry has to come to terms with questions at the heart of his character: Is corruption a fact of life everywhere? Is all love transactional?

Who would enjoy reading it the most? Why? 

Fans of literary fiction who aren’t locked into any particular genre. I believe the fascination of literary fiction is to get inside a flawed character who is forced to dig deep into his soul. He’s not necessarily someone worthy of admiration, but we may be impressed by his courage. We might see ourselves differently as a result. And as we follow him through the strory, we go through his painful discoveries without having to look too closely at ourselves in the process. But in the end, we know we all face the same questions and anxieties.

How do the characters from the book come alive? What makes them so appealing?

Harry sets out as a tourist, a passive observer. He watches the world from the backseat of an excursion vehicle. But then when he develops an emotional attachment and decides to stay in-country, he must begin to think like a resident, like a citizen. He must decide how much he is willing to become involved, how much he’s willing to commit. There’s bravery in his decision.

What are some of your cherished moments from your time in Kenya that may or may not have made their way in “Harry Harambee’s Kenyan Sundowner”?

Most of the time, my wife lived in Diani Beach, a small resort town on the white sands of the Indian Ocean. Some of my favorite times were Sunday afternoons at Forty Thieves Bar and Grill on the beach. It was a buffet for ten bucks. Almost everyone you knew in town dropped in at some time. There was a band playing, alternating American pop coverage with authentic South African rhythms. We all sat there, gossiping, eating, and drinking until the sun went down. And our two terriers amused themselves endlessly chasing crabs in the surf. (This scene isn’t in the book!)

If it is made into a movie, who do you think should play Harry Harambee’s character?

Christian Bale has proven he can play just about anybody, but think of him plumped up with thinning hair as he was to play Dick Cheney. But with more affability and heart. I describe Harry as a bit pudgy, something of a couch potato, but with a friendliness and charm. Then again, Jack Nicholson just the way he shows up these days?

Mystery-thrillers or literary fiction, what do you enjoy writing the most? Why?

I prefer to write literary fiction because there are no rules. Almost none at all. But I enjoy writing mystery-thrillers because after I get going, I let myself go and let the characters make the decisions. And the ending is always a surprise, to me and I hope to the readers.

What are you reading, watching, and loving? Any recommendations?

After I started writing the book, I realized its similarities of setting and expat intrigue with The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (set it Sierra Leone) and The Constant Gardener by John Le Carré (set in Kenya). I reread both of those recently, and the movie of Gardener is well done. There’s also a movie of the Greene story. It’s available to stream on Amazon and I intend to watch it for the first time soon.

Rapid Fire time! Answer the following questions with the first thing that comes to your mind.   

Orange juice or Coffee

Organic French Roast. At least two cups with soymilk first thing in the morning.

Writing in silence or with music

I’m a music lover – mostly classical and jazz, and especially opera. But if I listen while I’m writing my head gets jammed and it’s a distraction.

Kindle or Paperback 

Kindle especially when traveling. Paperbacks when making notes, especially for research. I love a paper book, but if I get one I have to gift it because I just don’t have the space to hold them all. That’s another reason for Kindle – a thousand books in your library in the cloud.

Podcast or Video 

When I’m recording a podcast in the studio, I love the sound of my voice in the headphones, and I relax. I enjoy doing video but I tend to be both animated and self-conscious at the same time.

One item from your “bucket” list you’d like to share

I’ve often thought of investing in an art gallery on Canyon Drive in Santa Fe. I’d work there part time, but never miss the parties on openings. I’m not sure my wife is ready to let me do this, though.

Favorite holiday destination

I lived in Paris on the Left Bank for a time as a student. Never bored going back. My French has gotten better. They now accuse me of being either Belgian or British. They know I’m not local! My wife Georja went to school in Rome, and that’s at least one place where I shut up and let her talk.

A favorite author you’d love to meet

I’d love to have a leisurely chat with Hypatia of Alexandria. And I’ll ask her what she thinks of the book I wrote about her. Most of her writings have been lost, so I’m sure the conversation would be revealing – particularly regarding who destroyed them and why.

Top 5 Most Luxurious Hotels in Europe

Top 5 Most Luxurious Hotels in Europe

Top 5 Most Luxurious Hotels in Europe

When a person is looking to travel they are going to need a place to stay. Most people want to stay in a nice hotel. Father George Rutler does more than that. He likes to stay in luxury. These are five of the most luxurious places to stay in Europe. Everyone should stay in at least one of these hotels in their life.

1. Ashford Castle in Ireland

This is nothing like styling in a castle. The castle is surrounded by forests and there is traditional decoration inside. There are chandeliers and there is a counter made from Connemara marble. The castle has a tennis court, golf course, and plenty of scenery to check out.

2. The Ritz in Paris, France

This hotel was renovated in 2012 and got over $440 million in upgrades. This hotel has two glass conservatories with roofs that can be retracted. This will allow guests to enjoy the view in any season. There is the first Chanel Spa in this hotel in honor of designer Coco Chanel. There is also the Hemingway Bar which serves up some of the world’s finest cocktails.

3. Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam

This hotel has a model feel to it and is still one of the tops. There is minimal furniture in the rooms but they have oak flooring. There are Japanese-style baths to soak in or a guest can take a shower in a huge walk-in shower. In the lobby, famous people hang out to enjoy some cocktails. During the afternoon hours, a person can enjoy a relaxing massage than fine at the Taiko which is a famous Asian restaurant located in the hotel.

4. Hotel Cala Di Volpe in Italy

This hotel will offer views of the Italian countryside like nowhere else. It is located in Costa Smeralda which is an island off the coast of Sardinia. There are hundreds of people that come to this hotel especially during the summer months. The hotel is right on the Mediterranean sea which gives it one of the best views in all of Europe. This hotel has only the finest of items for the guests. It is easy for a guest to spend $22,000 a night for a room here.

5. Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc in France

While the name may be long it is worth the trip. With the view of the sea, a person cannot go wrong staying at this hotel. This hotel was made in the 19th century mansion that was known as Cap D Antibes. There are 117 rooms and two villas. They have chandeliers and gilded mirrors. There is plenty of landscape and gardens to see. A person can even play tennis on a clay court. There is a seafront diving door to cool off in or a guest can use the salt water pool.

These are some of the most luxurious hotels in Europe, according to Father George Rutler. While they are top of the line a person should save up and take a dream vacation there if only for a night or two.