Habitually Chic®'s Logo  

There are 192 posts
tagged with the term travel

Back on Bermuda

04 . 20 . 18

Those of you who follow me on Instagram already know I’m in Bermuda but just wanted to let everyone know I’ll be here all weekend. Yesterday was a whirlwind day of travel and activities which is why I didn’t get a chance to post. Sarah Bray of Gotham magazine organized a wonderful Bermuda Design weekend […]

I usually stay at the Hotel Drisco when I visit San Francisco and last year I stayed at the Four Seasons. I’m hoping to return to San Francisco this fall to celebrate the publication of the book The Curated Home by my dear friend Grant K. Gibson and might give the new Proper Hotel a […]

The best place to learn about new hotels is on Instagram and that’s exactly how I learned about the Hotel des Grands Boulevards in Paris. It was developed by the Experimental Group and designed by Dorothée Meilichzon in the 2nd arrondissement in an 18th-century building “erected shortly before the French Revolution on the foundation of […]

Cliveden House

02 . 02 . 18

Editors from London have been enjoying a press trip to Cliveden House for Sarah Chapman skincare. I’ve known about Cliveden House but I thought it was just a historic house managed by the National Trust and didn’t realize it’s also a hotel and spa. Cliveden House is an Italianate manor house located about 45 minutes […]

Gucci Garden

01 . 11 . 18

I’m sure no one needs another excuse to visit Florence but the new Gucci Garden that just opened is a very compelling reason. The Gucci Garden is located inside the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia, which housed the Gucci Museo. Conceived by creative director Alessandro Michele, the newly designed space features a store with one-of-a-kind items, the […]

Savannah Bound

12 . 08 . 17

I’m headed to Savannah for the first time this weekend. I’m looking forward to antiquing and eating and just enjoying the city. Hundreds of people left suggestions on places to go and things to do on Instagram but if you have any last minute recommendations, please let me know. And as always, you can follow […]

There is nothing I find more overwhelming that creating gender and age specific holiday gift guides. Instead of doing it the way everyone else is doing it this year, I’ve decided to create a few favorite things gift guides inspired by Oprah. This one mixes gifts for everyone on your list so you can get […]

My friend and I couldn’t believe the Louis Vuitton exhibition Volez Voguez Voyagez was free. It’s so large and extensive that they could easily charge $50 for admission. The exhibition, curated by Olivier Saillard, retraces the adventure of the House of Louis Vuitton from 1854 to the present. It begins with the iconic trunks for […]

Not sure how many of you remember that I used to reside in Boston. I lived on Temple Street in picturesque Beacon Hill from 1996 until 2001 when I moved to New York. I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t been back for a visit in the last 16 years so I’m very excited to be […]

I consider La Réserve to be one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Paris. I knew it was part of a group of La Réserve Hotels but I didn’t know there was one owner and that his home is also available for rent. La Chartreuse is the private residence of Michel Reybier and his family that is […]

Bermuda Bound

09 . 29 . 17

After a whirlwind week, I’m Bermuda bound this morning for a weekend of rest and relaxation at the Hamilton Princess Hotel and Beach Club. While many islands in the Caribbean are still recovering from recent hurricanes, Bermuda was left untouched due to its location which is just 655 miles off the coast of North Carolina. […]

I love visiting San Francisco because I have so many lovely friends who live in the city and because it has such a robust design community. My recent 10th Anniversary trip to San Francisco before heading to Napa was a little rushed. I got to visit a lot of my favorite places but didn’t have […]

It feels like everyone I follow on Instagram has been in the south of France this summer. That’s how I came across Le Mas des Poiriers. Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam stopped by the the recently renovated 18th-century farmhouse on a pear orchard (Poire is the French word for pear) in Avignon and posted beautiful photos. […]

After a four year closure for renovations, the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris reopens today. The historic site on Place de la Concorde was built in 1758 for King Louis XV by French architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel. Apparently, Marie Antoinette took piano lessons in the mansion at one point. The Count of Crillon bought the building in 1788 […]

Off to Utah

05 . 26 . 17

I’ll be in Utah for some fresh air and fun this long Memorial Day weekend. As usual, you can follow along in real time on Instagram and Instagram Stories. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! XOXO, HC

We don’t have that many hotels on the Upper East Side of New York so it’s big news when a landmark one gets a chic new facelift. The Lowell Hotel was always a well respected but sleepy hotel but after it’s redesign by Michael S. Smith, it’s become the new clubhouse for the uptown set. I […]

The best place to learn about new hotels is Instagram. It’s always where I see new openings first including The Ned hotel and member’s club in London. The former 320,000 square foot Midland Bank building was originally built by famed English architect Sir Edwin “Ned” Lutyens in 1924 and has been fully restored to include 250 guest […]