Valentine with the Stars

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, follow in the footsteps of these stars from the Golden Era of film. When Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe honeymooned in Japan in 1954, the American ballplayer presented his actress bride with a necklace of 44 akoya pearls. Sixty years on the akoya pearl is the centerpiece of a romantic package at the Palace Hotel Tokyo. For an experience of the 1930s, look to the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, where Charlie Chaplin checked in after a secret marriage in Shanghai to Paulette Goddard. Indeed, the Charlie Chaplin Suite a memorial to that landmark visit. When in Bangkok, note the portraits of Brigitte Bardot at the elegant Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, where a recent exhibit celebrated the glamour of the French icon.