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Penny in Portland: Radisson RED Portland Hotel Review

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Media Visit Dear Pennies & Pens,  There are some hotels that just have “it” — whatever it is. The Radisson RED in downtown Portland is one of those hotels. It is oh so fancy without being pretentious. But let’s back it up for just a second and let me explain how I came to stay […]

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Coming Soon To A Page Near You: Penny in Portland

Combo Plate from Homegrown Smoker (Image by LoudPen)

Media Visit Dear Pennies & Pens, For some reason, I have always dreamed of visiting Portland, Oregon. I guess it’s because as a millennial, I grew up playing Oregon Trail and learning about the pioneers’ life out west. Since I’m really into history, the state of Oregon has forever fascinated me. This past May, I […]

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Coming Soon to a Page Near You: Cruizing thru the Mile High

Media Visit Dear Pennies & Pens, In April 2019, my sister from another mother and I did something EPIC. We went to Denver, Colorado. I can’t take credit for it because it was all my sister October’s idea. That’s why we made our collaboration official and I brought her on to Team ISLP as a […]

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Pen.Point: Colcord Hotel OKC

Colcord Hotel (Image from colcordhotel.com)

This post was created in collaboration with Colcord Hotel Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I just returned to Dallas from Kansas City. I went to Kansas City to produce the KC and All That Jazz issue of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. Since Dallas is 8 hours from Kansas City, I stopped […]

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Pen.Point: Hotel Sorella KC

Hotel Sorella Lobby (Image from Hotelsorella-countryclubplaza.com)

This post was created in collaboration with Hotel Sorella Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, my assistant Renee Jones and I stayed at Hotel Sorella Kansas City while producing the KC and All That Jazz issue of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. Hotel Sorella was gracious enough to sponsor our visit and we […]

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KC and All That Jazz: Hotel Sorella

Hotel Sorella Lobby (Image from Hotelsorella-countryclubplaza.com)

My fellow Pennies & Pens, If I was limited to only three words for Hotel Sorella, I simply could not do it! However, if I was keeping a short list of everything I loved about this hotel, I would start by mentioning the stylish and posh lobby. Hotel Sorella keeps it crisp and clean with […]

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Pen.Point: Hotel Sorella

Hotel Sorella

This post was created in collaboration with Hotel Sorella Dear Pennies & Pens, Some of you may remember that a few years ago, when I first moved to Texas, I worked with Lone Star Court in Austin. Lone Star Court is owned by the Valencia Group, a fabulous luxury hotel management company. The Valencia Group […]

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de la Pen…All Pen Everything Presents KC and All That Jazz

Dear Pennies & Pens, KC and All That Jazz is the March issue of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. KC and All That Jazz KC is dedicated to featuring Kansas City’s unique art, music, style, food, wine, and culture. When we started planning this issue, we of course conducted research to get a feel for […]

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Pen.Point: Colcord Hotel

Colcord Hotel (Image from colcordhotel.com)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, in just a couple of days, I’ll be heading to KC from Dallas to produce the KC and All That Jazz issue of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. Since I am driving, I have decided to stop in Tulsa and Oklahoma City to break up the trip. […]

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8515 Presents InteleTravel

Sponsored Post Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so thrilled to be working with my amazing sister Carnice to create and launch a content marketing campaign for her InteleTravel business! Some of you may remember that last year, we planned a retirement party for our mother. If you missed that post, check it out here: […]

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