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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 […]

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 […]

If you are anywhere in Italy from now until 2021, make sure you plan a visit to the Palazzo Grimani in Venice. It re-opened this summer with the spectacular Domus Grimani 1594 – 2019 exhibition after major restoration work which is the result of several architectural interventions carried out in the sixteenth century by Giovanni […]

Since I focused mostly on the Grand Hotel in my post last week, I wanted to also highlight the beauty of Mackinac Island, Michigan and give a little more travel related advice. The best time to visit Mackinac Island is from Memorial Day weekend to about mid-September. While the Grand Hotel stays open until the […]

I saw photos of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Upper Michigan on Instagram last year and immediately put it on my must visit list. When I asked Michelle Adams who moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan about going to visit the hotel, she said it was a long drive from her house which meant […]

I hope you are enjoying a nice long holiday weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July. I couldn’t think of a better place to post today than Sag Harbor. It’s such a quaint harbor town full of American flags and patriotic price. If you’re looking to partake in the all American past time of shopping […]

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 […]

What a week! There seemed to be something off about this week which culminated in my website going down last night. It was due to the fact that all the domain renewal notices went to my Spam folder instead of my Inbox. This has definitely been a lesson to make sure I have important dates […]

Le Jardinier

06 . 05 . 19

The French are spoiled with restaurants designed by architect Joseph Dirand and now New York can experience his work while dining at Le Jardinier at 610 Lexington Avenue in one of developer Aby Rosen‘s newest building. The light and airy space is filled with shades of cream and green that looks like a breath of […]

Today marks the unofficial start of summer and chances are you are going away this long holiday weekend. I’m in the Hamptons and there are a lot of exciting new pop up shops opening this weekend. There are also fun events happening in New York for those of you visiting the city or when you […]

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 […]

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 […]