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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’ve been struggling with posts lately since I can’t travel and there are only a few places I can visit in New York. It’s hard to keep going when inspiration is in short supply, especially for design posts. So I’ve decided to go through my camera roll and try to post some historic houses from […]

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 […]

The Breakers, Newport

10 . 29 . 20

I had such a nice time in Newport, Rhode Island recently and inspired many followers to plan their own trips. But I know many of you can’t travel now so I thought I would post a virtual visit to The Breakers for you. It was interesting to visit the mansions during the pandemic and one […]

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 […]

Mayflower Inn and Spa

07 . 23 . 20

Everyone is upset that Americans can’t travel outside the country now but luckily, there are a lot of wonderful places to go within driving distance of New York City. The Mayflower Inn and Spa in Washington, Connecticut has always had wonderful reputation but it became an even more luxurious retreat when Auberge Resorts took over […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I had a busy summer of travel and I’m finally sitting down to work on my travel guides. Many of the places can be visited year round so don’t worry about feeling like you missed out. First up is Newport, Rhode Island. I haven’t visited the “City by the Sea” since college so it was […]