The Many Faces of Sketch Cafe, London

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The Sketch Cafe in London has long been one of my absolute favorite spots, especially for their unique take on important British tradition of afternoon tea. But with five different dining spaces, all decorated by star designers, and lead by amazing chefs, each becomes a unique dining or drinking experience. It is utterly dreamy! Let’s take a look around, shall we? One of my favorite spots in Sketch would have to be The Gallery, which is an artist collaboration with the cheeky David Shirley and designer India Mahdvi. This is the place to go for high tea, as the fluffy pink interiors are subtly … Continue reading >>

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Interior Dialogue with Devin Kirk of Jayson Home: Chicago

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Being a Chicago girl, I have a soft spot in my heart for all things design-oriented that are coming out of that great city right now. New York City may be my home, but Chicago will always be my hometown, which is why I just love the brilliant design and antique store Jayson Home. Located on North Clybourn Ave in a post-industrial area that has become quite the hub for all things design in Chicago, Jayson Home has become one of the top purveyors of finely crafted, antique, and hand made furnishings for the home. They have such a fabulous … Continue reading >>

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Getaway to SingleThread Farm

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How about a little getaway from these cold New York days for a weekend in the paradise of Sonoma Valley’s very own SingleThread Farm? Buckle your seatbelt, this is going to be quite a getaway. Hailed as one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2016, SingleThread Farm is not just an amazing farm-to-table, fine dining experience. With a beautifully restored guest house and completely functional farm including orchards, greenhouses, and rooftop gardens, it truly is an immersive experience! SingleThread Farm is the work of Kyle and Katina Connaughton, who having been high school sweethearts, have been together for over 20 years. … Continue reading >>

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Landmark Trust: Why not Rent-a-Castle?

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When I first came across the non-profit organization Landmark Trust, I couldn’t quite believe it. Here’s the premise: they restore beautiful buildings all over Europe that have been neglected by the local authorities, which is amazing, but what’s even more fantastic is that these amazing properties are for rent, meaning you can literally have a vacation in a castle. How cool is that? But beyond my obsession with living out a childhood dream of being in an actual castle, the charity organization also does really amazing work. Established in 1965 by building and restoration enthusiast John Smith with his wife Christian, the foundation … Continue reading >>

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Metrograph: Back to the Golden Age of Film

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Metrograph cinema in New York’s Lower East Side prides itself as being the best of the best for film enthusiasts, full stop. Founder Alexander Olch, who is a successful designer in his own right, had a vision to create a space for film buffs to not only view classic titles and groundbreaking new works, but also elicited the old-world New York film scene of the ’20s, along with the feeling of the golden age of film, when stars flocked to the Hollywood back lots to share work, take meetings, and most importantly eat, drink, and talk about film. And the two-cinema theater that opened on Ludlow … Continue reading >>

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New Year’s Eve at The Point

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This year I’ll be cozied up at home with the family on New Year’s Eve, but I wanted to take a moment to reminisce about one of the best New Year’s I have ever spent at The Point Resort in the Adirondacks. Stretching out over the serene Saranac Lake, this resort has all of the classic winter getaway charm, updated with beautiful cozy cabins to match the breathtaking views. It is as if you were living in Ralph Lauren’s dream boathouse. Only it is so much better. Originally built in the 1930s, the camp served as a private woodsy retreat for … Continue reading >>

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