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It feels like everyone is in Paris right now or just returned like my friend interior designer Andrew Brown. He and his partner Kip took a last minute trip to celebrate Andrew’s birthday. While they were in the City of Light, they took a day trip to Versailles where they quickly toured of the chateau […]

Now that we can go places again, I’ve been trying to check off some of the places I have been wanting to explore in New York. Last Friday, I took a field trip to the Van Cortlandt House Museum which is the oldest building in the borough of the Bronx and run by the National […]

Have you always wondered what it would be like to live at Versailles? Well, now you can get your chance at the newly opened five-star Le Grand Contrôle Hotel from the Airelles hotel group which sits within the gates of Versailles. Le Grand Contrôle was built in 1681 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Louis XIV’s favourite architect […]

I feel like I’m definitely going to have Stendhal Syndrome the next time I go to Paris. For those who aren’t familiar with this illness, it’s is “a psychosomatic condition involving rapid heartbeat, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations, allegedly occurring when individuals become exposed to objects, artworks, or phenomena of great beauty.” Another opening in […]

I can’t believe we’re in June already. It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun again. There are so many things going on in New York right now and about to happen so I’ve rounded up the best for you. I haven’t been to the MoMA since I went to the preview of the […]

Paris just opened after lockdown today and Americans are chomping at the bit to go to the City of Light. I usually don’t like to visit Europe in the summer and will probably wait until the fall. That was my plan until I saw the newly unveiled Bourse de Commerce Pinault Collection art venue that […]

I’m always in awe of women who started their own companies when most women weren’t even working outside of the home. Loretta Caponi earned how to embroider at the age of nine and opened her boutique in Florence in 1967. Her signature nightgowns made of cotton, linen, and silk and later table linens and bedding […]

I’m lucky that we have so many wonderful places to visit within driving distance of New York City. One of the most buzzed about is the Mayflower Inn and Spa in Washington, Connecticut which I was lucky enough to stay at for a weekend earlier this month. The classic 35-room hotel which is part of […]

We’ve had some beautiful weather this October and I made sure I went out for walks on all the sunny days. It was so nice to see so many homeowners and businesses decorate for fall and Halloween. The city is bustling and seems back to normal which feels so good. I can’t wait to see […]

When my friend and I visited the Berkshires in August, we stopped by the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. I posted on Instagram that designers should visit since I found the simplicity of design and color choices infinitely inspiring. It looks like one of them actually took my advice. Tory Burch photographed her Spring […]

So many people are back in the city for work and school that New York is definitely feeling back to normal but with masks. One thing that has helped with the normality is the reopening of museums. I visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday with a friend and it felt so good to […]

Palazzo Sacchetti

07 . 17 . 20

Since we can’t travel the world right now, the next best thing is to travel virtually. Today, Gucci showed their Gucci Epilogue collection at the Palazzo Sacchetti in Rome and I took a deep dive into its historic beauty. Palazzo Sacchetti is one of the most beautiful late Renaissance buildings in all of Rome. The […]

Last year flew by because I traveled so much. I probably don’t have to tell you how long the last three months of quarantine have felt. New York City has just entered Phase One of reopening so I hope this means we are close to getting back to a more normal feeling life again. I […]

Dispatch from New York

03 . 25 . 20

Everyone keeps asking how we are in New York. We’re all just taking it one day at a time. Last week was the most stressful as we all waited for word that the city would receive a “shelter in place” order. I think many people think that means that we are not allowed outside. (If […]

While most people think of the Hamptons as just a place to visit in the summer, they can be just as fun off season. Last week, my friend Michelle Adams and I went out to Montauk to stay at Sea Roost and visit some of our favorite friends and stores out east. You may remember […]

J.K. Place Hotel Paris

11 . 06 . 19

The much anticipated opening of the J.K. Place Hotel in Paris looks like it’s finally happening soon. The Leading Hotels of the World website is allowing booking for early December so you might want to plan your next trip to the City of Light this holiday season. The 30-room J.K. Place Hotel Rive Gauche marks […]

Instagram is the best travel agent and no one has made me want to plan a trip to visit the English countryside more than Mish Tworkowski. The fine jewelry designer of MISH has been posting beautiful bucolic scenes of gardens across England for the part two weeks. I can’t wait to see how this inspiration […]