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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 […]

George Wythe House

02 . 27 . 20

I spent a very busy summer traveling last year. So busy in fact that I still haven’t even had a chance to go through all my photos. I had been thinking about finally getting to them and starting with a post on the George Wythe House in Colonial Williamsburg when interior designer Caroline Gidiere mentioned […]

We lost some truly elegant women this year including philanthropist and art collector Jayne Wrightsman. She passed away in April at the age of 99 so she had a good long run. She also had a long run in her antique filled home at 860 Fifth Avenue. She and her husband Charles Wrightsman moved into […]

Palmer House

08 . 23 . 19

Remember when I went to Colonial Williamsburg in May? I posted most of my trip on Instagram and Stories but I couldn’t post photos of Palmer House until it was published in Veranda which just happened this week. Palmer House was decorated by Anthony Baratta who was tapped as Colonial Williamsburg’s first Designer in Residence. […]

I’m back from Boston and had a wonderful weekend. Until I have time to edit my photos, I’m leaving you with this lovely historic home in the Loire Valley that was brought back to life by Tino Zervudachi. The chateau just featured in Architectural Digest dates from the 17th and 18th-centuries and was acquired by the […]

Paris Blues

07 . 06 . 17

One of the things I learned while living in Paris is that some of the most elegant homes in Paris can be found on rue de Varenne in the 7th arrondissement. It comes as no surprise that the 18th-century apartment of Pierre Sauvage of Casa Lopez is located on this very chic street. It’s featured […]

Today I had the pleasure of visiting the newly renovated 18th-century Decorative Arts Galleries at the Louvre that just just reopened to the public. The Louvre was forced to close the galleries that were last updated in the 1960’s to bring them up to current fire and safety codes. Interior designer Jacques Garcia collaborated on […]