Diana Spechler

Diana Spechler is a novelist and essayist whose work appears in the New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Harper's, The Guardian, Robb Report, Texas Monthly, GQ, and many other publications.
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The Springs Resort, A Destination for Healing

Imagine a place where steam rises from the earth, a river runs through the center of things, and people roam around in water shoes, blissed out, bodies wrapped in plush bathrobes. The...

La Colombe d’Or Hotel: A Touch of Europe In Houston, Texas

I haven’t been to many hotels that transport me to a whole other world, but to stay at La Colombe d’Or is to step out of the charming Montrose neighborhood of Houston...

Il Modo Restaurant

Homemade Pasta and Craft Cocktails in The Heart of Fort Worth, Texas  I am in a constant state of craving Italian food. But not just any Italian food. It has to be Italian...

The Spa at Madeline: Paradise In Telluride

Though I admit I’m given to hyperbolic statements, my massage at Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection, a recently renovated five-star property in Telluride, Colorado, really was the best massage of...

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach: Pure Luxury in Miami

Even if you don’t spend a week at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, do stop in for a drink, because there are cool hotel bars and then there’s Lapidus: The statuario marble bar...

Loro Asian Smokehouse & Bar Arrives in Dallas, Texas

At the brand-new Loro in Dallas, you may as well start with a beer because the draught list is a tour de force. Lucky diners who arrive before the dinner rush snag...

Commodore Perry Estate, The Gatsby-Esque House That Became A Hotel

History is repeating itself—welcome back, Roaring the 20s!—nowhere more so than at Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection, a restored mansion from the Jazz Age on ten acres of land in Austin,...

Diana Spechler

Diana Spechler is a novelist and essayist whose work appears in the New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Harper's, The Guardian, Robb Report, Texas Monthly, GQ, and many other publications.
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