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Spring in Central Park

04 . 12 . 19

Sorry for the lack of posts the last two days. I had a lot going on this week including a sore throat that luckily didn’t turn into anything more. I’m also trying to finalize all my plans for my birthday trip to Charleston next week. I did manage to take a walk in Central Park […]

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 […]

On Thursday morning, I headed downtown to preview the new Hermès store in the Meatpacking District. The area used to actually be where they packed meat in New York. You would almost break an ankle on the cobblestones when you went to Pastis or Florent. Now those iconic places are gone and the cobblestones have […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yesterday, I had a chance to visit the just opened Ralph’s Coffee in the Ralph Lauren Women’s and Home mansion at 888 Madison Avenue. It’s such a treat to have this chic coffee shop uptown where you can not only get a coffee or tea but some sweets and gifts. They can also make you […]

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 […]

My Visit to Monticello

10 . 29 . 18

When I invited to Charlottesville at the end of September, it seemed serendipitous since I had already been looking into trips to Virginia to tour Monticello, the home of statesman Thomas Jefferson. I added a few days onto the trip and made plans to visit with interior designer Andrew Brown. He wasn’t going to arrive […]

I’ve never been to New Orleans so I’ve been thinking of planning a trip this winter. Now that the Hotel Peter and Paul has just opened, I have even more motivation to visit The Big Easy. The hotel, restaurant, cafe, bar, library, and event space are located in an abandoned group of 19th-century buildings that […]

I’m back from my whirlwind week in Charlottesville, Virginia and I feel like I’m still recovering. The first 36 Hours in Charlottesville Wine Country were jam packed with chef’s tasting meals and wine tastings in beautiful bucolic settings. I’m recapping this part of my trip here and will put together a travel guide to Charlottesville […]

If you’re looking for a quiet place to get away from it all this fall, I highly recommend The Inn at Kenmore Hall in the Berkshires region of Western Massachusetts.  I have been anxiously following the renovation of the main house and property since owner Frank Muytjens and his partner Scott Edward Cole started posting about […]

Hotel Lutetia in Paris

08 . 20 . 18

When I lived in Paris, I lived on rue Babylone on the top floor of a beautiful old building overlooking a park. When I looked out my window to the right, I could practically reach out and touch Le Bon Marché department store. At the end of the park on the left was the old […]

As much as I love traveling, there are only so many places I can go in a year. Some of my friends are also experts on certain cities and countries so I’ve asked a few of them to contribute travel posts for Habitually Chic. I couldn’t think of a better person to begin than my […]