Marina V Visits Madison

Marina V Visits Madison
December 4, 2017

Marina V is “an award-winning Russian-American recording pop artist, singer and songwriter with a ‘hauntingly beautiful’ voice and ‘melodic and passionate’ music. A self-described ‘musical lovechild of The Beatles, Tori Amos and Tchaikovsky’, Marina grew up in Moscow and has been singing and writing songs since a very young age.” As Marina is a traveling artist, she loves traveling to various places around the world, experiencing new food and lodging, and exploring new cities. While recently visiting Madison to open for Beth Hart at the Barrymore Theater, Marina stayed at HotelRED. She loved the cool, modern vibe of the hotel and the wine selection at The Wise! You can read more about her trip to Madison at her blog here.


Around 9pm we made it to our hotel in Madison, the lovely, one of a kind boutique hotel called HotelRED.

I carefully research and choose where we stay, and I am so glad I found this hotel. Our room was really big, had tall ceilings, super modern bathroom, a great kitchenette, and even a balcony! Everything was beautiful. What a difference a nice hotel makes for a weary traveler!

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It was our wedding anniversary eve, and Nick & I wanted to have a little celebration – especially since the next night we were going to perform and wouldn’t have time to celebrate. We thought we’d walk over to a nearby grocery store to buy a bottle of wine but learned no alcohol of any kind is sold past 9pm (unless it’s a bar). How strange! We’re too spoiled by our grocery stores in California, I guess. So we went to the hotel bar, which turned out to be beautiful and had great wine selection! They even had one of our favorite Napa cabernets – Paraduxx (which we’d visited a year before and loved).











In the morning I worked out (such a nice gym – here is my dorky selfie, trying to flex and look sort of relaxed all at the same time):














Before we left, I enjoyed the beautiful September weather on the balcony of HotelRED: