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Sea Roost

06 . 12 . 19

No one does beach and nautical chic like photographer Matt Albiani and Ron Brand. Matt has an entire book devoted to the subject, Lifeguard on Duty, and the duo own the Mate Gallery store in Montecito curated with maritime accessories, book, objects, photography, and more. Now you can experience their aesthetic in a summer rental […]

I used to visit Maine in the summer when I first moved to New York but I’m well overdue for a trip now. It’s a popular destination for those looking for relief from the heat in beautiful natural surroundings so it’s no wonder that Gil Schafer fell in love with the Pine Tree State growing […]

As I mentioned yesterday, Mezzaore Hotel and Thermal Spa is part of the Pellicano Group of hotels. The iconic coral exteriors and crenellated watchtower built high up on the cliff in the 16th and 17th centuries has amazing views that the group could not resist. The family acquired the Ischia property six months ago and […]

I had such a busy and enjoyable week and now that the sun is finally out, it feels like all is right with the world again. There were lots of events and openings as everyone tries to get things on the calendar before people start leaving for the Hamptons and summer vacations. But if you […]

After my recent travels and countless events in NYC, I’m looking forward to a quieter weekend but that doesn’t mean I’ll be staying home. There are many new openings worth checking out. I missed the press preview for the updated galleries at Sotheby’s last weekend because I was traveling so I walked over for a […]

Charming Charleston

04 . 17 . 19

I was going to try to write a post this morning before my friend Andrew Brown arrived from Birmingham but the weather is gorgeous and I want to get outside and explore more of Charleston. The last time I was here it was winter and a little chilly so this weather is a treat. I […]

I had originally planned a different post today but I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the devastating fire at the Cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Paris yesterday. Everyone was in shock that a structure that was built in the 12th-century that had survived the Revolution, World War II, and the elements could be struck […]

I posted about Le Mas des Poiriers in 2017 and I’m still in awe of this property two years later. It’s currently featured on the cover and inside the March/April 2019 issue of Veranda where you read more about the 200 year old farmhouse and it’s extensive property. Renovating and reviving the property was a […]

After my press preview at Hermès yesterday, I decided to walk the entire length of the High Line to check out the first phase of the new Hudson Yards shopping and event complex. I had delayed visiting when it first opened due to the crowds and location. I wish it was more conveniently located because […]

Castello di Potentino

03 . 26 . 19

I fell in love with the story of Castello di Potentino in T Magazine this weekend. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a villa in Tuscany, this story is a bit of a cautionary tale of just how much work it can take to bring back a “bedraggled historic estate” to its former glory. Charlotte […]

I’m going to be honest, I don’t love Miami but I’ll take warm weather where ever I can get it in in the middle of winter. I’m not into the nightclub scene though so I try to find outings that appeal to my more refined aesthetics which is why I love Vizcaya Museum and Gardens […]

Le Chardenoux

03 . 04 . 19

I don’t think I’ve ever been to the 11th arrondissement in Paris but after seeing photos of Le Chardenoux, I wonder why. The restaurant owned by chef Cyril Lignac has reopened after a renovation by Martin Brudnizski designed with charm and heritage in mind giving the traditional interiors a modern twist. The decorative foliated ceiling and marble […]

As you know, I travel a lot. I’ve stayed in every conceivable type of hotel from tiny boutiques to five star resorts. I’ve experienced the best and the worst that the hotel industry could dream up. I’ve been known to move furniture and obsess over design details that I wish I could change. I can […]

Pretty in Palm Beach

01 . 24 . 19

I’m headed back down to Miami and Palm Beach on Friday. When I was there for Art Basel in December with La Prairie, my friend mentioned a Ferrari show, Cavallino Classic, in Palm Beach that he wanted to attend in January. It happened to fall at the same time as the Kips Bay Decorator Show […]

Beaverbrook Hotel

01 . 10 . 19

The Beaverbrook Hotel is a luxury British country house hotel in Surrey that makes me want to book a flight to England immediately. Beaverbrook takes it’s name from Lord Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, a “Canadian-British newspaper publisher and backstage politician who was an influential figure in British media and politics of the first half of […]

I’m back in New York and can honestly say I’m freezing after spending six days in warm and sunny Miami. The first part of the trip was a press trip to Art Basel with La Prairie and then I stayed the weekend at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Brickell Key which is conveniently located a […]

Philadelphia Bound

11 . 02 . 18

This week has been exhausting so I’m looking forward to getting away to Philadelphia this weekend. I haven’t been to the City of Brotherly Love since college so I can’t wait to experience all the city has to offer just a quick train ride away from New York City. Heidi Wynne moved to Philadelphia a […]