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Out of Office

01 . 08 . 15

This is the view I woke up to this morning at Caneel Bay.  It’s perfection as is the weather.  While it feels like -8 with the wind chill in New York, we will have 80+ degree temperatures today.  Ahhh. I’m taking a little break to enjoy myself but will definitely have longer posts up soon. […]

I’m off to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands today for a few days of fun in the sun at Caneel Bay. I’m leaving just in time to miss another arctic blast headed for New York and can’t wait to sit on the beach. India Hicks is based in the Bahamas, not where I’m […]

Hotel Jerome

01 . 04 . 15

My Instagram feed during the holidays was a mash up of snow photos and palm trees.  I haven’t been skiing in years but the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado makes me want to hit the bunny slope.  It looks a bit like something Ralph Lauren would have designed with a mix of Western accents and modern […]

Miami Nice

12 . 07 . 14

I’m back from Art Basel but battling a nasty cold.  Makes me wish I had stayed in sunny and warm Miami.  While I rest up and recover, I’m leaving you with a few pics of my trip. But I will have another lovely gift guide for you on Monday morning.

Since I’m currently traveling, I thought it would be appropriate to post the holiday travel gift guide.  When I was thinking of who I could ask to contribute their travel gift suggestions, Julia Leach, the founder of Chance was the first person who came to mind.  She always seems to be off somewhere and they only […]

I arrived in Miami to find 80 degree temperatures and the nicest people at the new Miami Beach Edition Hotel.  I stayed at their other hotel in London so I was excited to see how they tweaked the design for this edition. The wood and upholstery are lighter and the room feels brighter. They give […]

Off to Art Basel

12 . 02 . 14

I’m off to Miami this morning for Art Basel.  It’s my first time attending and I’m looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about. From what I hear it’s more about the parties than the actual art but I will let you know. I’m excited to be staying at the new Miami Beach […]

When I told everyone that I was going to Napa Valley for the first time recently, everyone agreed it was one of their favorite places and that I was going to absolutely love it.  I can confirm that they were right.  I could not have asked for better host for my first visit than the […]

I’m having a great time in the Napa Valley. The weather has been perfect and the wine plentiful. What more could you ask for?!  Bon week-end!   View from Dutch Henry Winery by me.

When everyone found out I was visiting San Francisco, they all suggested I should visit the store MARCH on Sacramento Street. They are known for their very chic selection of products that include tabletop pieces, cookware, furniture, art, and even some clothing. They are very particular about photos but allowed me to take some to share […]

Chic in San Francisco

11 . 11 . 14

When I mentioned that I was going to be visiting California this week, everyone assumed I meant Los Angeles. I’m actually in San Francisco right now. I’m here for a few days before I head to Napa to visit Dutch Henry Winery. I’ve never been to Napa and everyone agrees that I’m going to love […]

While walking in Sag Harbor last Sunday, I ran into interior designer Kristen McGinnis, who told me that I had to stop into Bloom (no website).  I’ve been to Sag Harbor many times but have never been to Bloom which I realize now was a huge shame.  Not only does it have the chicest exterior […]

After a brief reprieve of warmer temps on Saturday, we’re back to feeling the winter chill in New York.  Perfect time to revisit my trip to Morocco and luxurious stay at the Four Season Marrakech.  The hotel had only been open for a few short months when we arrived and we were the very first […]

One of the highlights from Marrakech, Morocco was visiting Jardin Majorelle. In 1923, the french painter Jacques Majorelle fell in love with the intense light of Morocco and built himself a Moorish villa around which he designed a luxurious garden and a separate bright blue studio.  The garden was opened to the public in 1947 […]

Day three of our “no carb left behind” tour of Morocco found us at the Hotel Atlas Kasha in Agadir.  I’m not gonna lie, I thought this eco-friendly hotel was going to be the most outside my comfort zone but I ended up loving it.  When we arrived, it was only 6:30pm but completely pitch […]

While in Essaouira, Morocco we stayed at the very chic L’Heure Bleue hotel which sits just inside the walls of the medina.  The minute we walked in, the group was in love.  We all agreed that it looked exactly like we thought Casablanca was going to look but didn’t and was terrible romantic.  It also […]

I originally intended to post about my trip to Morocco in chronological order. The first oasis resort at which we stayed, while gorgeous, didn’t seem like a true reflection of the country so I’m going to start with the medina in Essaouira. I will also be putting together a “chic travelers guide to Morocco” on […]