About Elise Kolle

An international traveler by age 9 (with a fully stamped passport book), and the favorite party guest at various soirées, hospitality was always her calling. Her love of the food, cultures, etiquette, and the glamour of events, led her back into the hospitality industry after perusing a BA in Political Science. Elise has spent the last 2 decades planning and executing events for various Fortune 500 companies at top destinations, hotels, and specialty venues along the East Coast. Forever a fan of weddings and gala events, she took her love for the details to the wedding industry several years ago and fell in love with everything weddings. Elise has had the awesome opportunity to work for such brands as Starwood Hotels & Resorts, IHG Hotels, & Hard Rock International, enhancing her drive for perfection and the ultimate in customer service. Always looking for unique experiences and the “go to” on everything hospitality, her passion has led her to write and share some of the world’s best places to eat, stay, and play. Elise resides in the Washington DC area with her husband, little boy, and Boston Terrier “Guinness”.