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A small-town girl with (more than) big city dreams. Libby’s passion for new experiences and joy of living has sparked a lifelong love of travel.
The travel bug started small as Libby traveled from her hometown of Baytown, Texas, to cities around the United States as a competitive figure skater. And — spoiler alert — while the ice skating career didn’t pan out quite as nicely as Peggy Fleming’s did, Libby did embrace the opportunity to establish a professional path in the travel and hospitality industry.
After moving to Houston, Libby worked in event planning, fine dining sales and marketing, which led to an enriching position with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. Her tenure with Four Seasons afforded her opportunities to travel and work throughout Europe and the United States. It’s here that she honed her planning skills to exceed her clients’ expectations, provide intuitive guest service and personalize each travel experience.
When not traveling, Libby can be found making a mess in the kitchen she shares with her love, Lauren, and their large and lovely standard poodle, Axel.
It’s hard to go across the pond and not stop in Paris. I haven’t been ALL over the world just yet, but I can’t imagine a more heavenly place than the George V. I spent my 30th birthday week there with the most fabulous friends, and it will forever be one of the most special birthdays ever. I’m hoping to drop enough hints over the next few years to weasel my way back for my 40th. We just returned from the South of France for the first time and fell madly in love with St. Tropez. We can’t wait to return (in and out of Paris, of course). Closer to home, we enjoy a quick two-hour flight from Houston to Cancun / Rivera Maya. We can’t get enough of the Grand Velas Rivera Maya. If you’re at all hesitant about an all-inclusive resort, let this be your first and only. We also love the Ritz-Carlton Cancun with its old-school pink decor and stellar service. When traveling for pleasure we’re most likely headed to a beach, but when we do make city plans we love the EDITION Miami, The Beverly Hills Hotel and Encore Tower Suites in Las Vegas.
One city in the world holds my two most cherished memories. Venice, Italy.
I had a life-changing opportunity to live there when a close friend, who was moving back to Venice, proposed a midnight toast and cheered, “join me in Venice for the summer!” That summer turned into six months of traveling throughout Europe and settling comfortably into the low-key pace of Italy. Fast forward many years, and I returned to Venice with Lauren to celebrate her birthday. Taking in Venice for the first time again through her eyes was the most incredible experience. We recommend a private water taxi upon arrival, listening to the bells in the middle of San Marco Square, taking in a gondola race from Hotel Danieli, ordering a world-famous Bellini at Harry’s Bar and, of course, devouring pizza and vino on repeat.
EAT!! Eat all the things! Immersing yourself in local food offerings and dining experiences is a fantastic way to learn about the destination and its culture. Besides, calories don’t count on vacation, right?!