Sarah Storms headshot
Sarah Storms headshot

Sarah Storms

Sarah is a Maine-based writer, stylist, and photo art director. Her writing has been published in Elle Decor, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Travel + Leisure, Lonny, Modern Luxury, and House Beautiful, among others. Sarah helms the creative consultancy SGBMade. Previously, she was a market editor at Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Veranda, where she was responsible for the Elle Decor's What's Hot and Trend Alert sections, Veranda's Personal Luxuries section, and styling shoots as needed for House Beautiful. Before that, she was a senior style editor at Tory Birch, style editor at Lonny magazine, and an assistant editor at Travel + Leisure.

* 10+ years of experience writing and editing lifestyle, design, and travel content
* Received a bachelor's degree in English language and literature from Colby College
When it comes to innovation and bold design, U.S. terminals are far behind their international counterparts. T+L assesses the American airport experience and how it’s changing—for the better.
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Hotel rates have continued to fall in many U.S. hubs during the past year. For the best deals, look to these destinations, where room prices have dropped the most.*
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You know the clichés: long-stemmed roses, soft lighting, strolling violinists. Well, forget all that. Real romantic restaurants have cut the fluff. Instead, they’ve focused on what’s really important: great food and wine, excellent service, and an authentic ambience. Of course, many elements of the traditional romantic restaurant haven’t changed. Creating an environment that makes guests want to linger is still key. A stellar wine list helps, as does a well-trained staff, tables set apart from each other, and a great view. In Chicago, Everest restaurant offers a different perspective on its city: from the 40th floor of Chicago's Stock Exchange Building, the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows see eye-to-eye with the Sears Tower and its architecturally inspiring sisters. But a mesmerizing view isn’t a requirement to be one of America’s most romantic restaurants. At The French Laundry in Yountville, CA, it’s the restaurant’s team of sommeliers and 100 pages of wine offerings that seal the deal (its three Michelin stars don’t hurt). From local Napa Valley cult bottles to little-known gems handpicked from around the world, the expertly edited wine selection makes impressing a date with your choice a slam dunk. And sometimes, dialing in romance just requires a little seclusion. For that, it’s tough to beat Little Palm Island Resort, off Florida’s Key West. A seaplane or boat ride is the only way to reach this tropical oasis, where you can dine at a candlelit table right on the white-sand beach. A French and Pan-Latin menu rounds out the experience. We think it’s pretty simple: a great romantic restaurant should make you feel the way a great romantic partner does—appreciated, special, and like you’re the only person in the room. From cozy mountaintop huts to candlelit seaside enclaves, here’s where to find America’s most romantic restaurants. For that great partner, though, you’re on your own. —Sarah Storms
In our second annual guide to hotels, T+L looks at the current hotel landscape and where to find the best values, avoid hidden room fees, score an upgrade, maximize your loyalty program points, use the latest mobile apps, and more.
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For the latest deals and perks available at a hotel, sign up to follow the property on Twitter. Here’s what you’ll find.
In our second annual guide to hotels, T+L looks at the current hotel landscape and where to find the best values, avoid hidden room fees, score an upgrade, maximize your loyalty program points, use the latest mobile apps, and more.
For the latest deals and perks available at a hotel, sign up to follow the property on Twitter. Here’s what you’ll find.
New smart-phone apps allow you to find a good hotel deal, reserve a room, manage your points, and more.
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Despite the financial downturn, hotels have been opening across the country this year. Here, the 10 cities with the most new rooms.*
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