Beautiful Borgo Egnazia

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The secret may be out about Italy’s once sleepy southern boot heel, but that doesn’t mean that the magic has been lost from the amazing region of Puglia. For many years Puglia was not on most tourists radar, leaving the beautiful region, filled with baroque architecture and olive trees galore, to Rome and Milan’s elite. Then the celebrities caught wind, escaping there for holidays full of peace and quiet. These days, the scene has definiltey picked up, but it’s still just as beautiful and breathtaking as ever. I went a few years ago with my family and stayed at the … Continue reading >>

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ICFF Round Up

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It’s that time of year again! Where artisans, makers, and designers alike make the trek to Javits Center for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair aka ICFF. I always get a little initially overwhelmed by the sea of exhibitors on view at the fair, but if you really do your sifting, there is some truly amazing work in the crowd! As always, it’s so invigorating to see such fine work being presented from across the country and the world! I would like to take a moment to note that the lighting in the Javits exhibition hall is horrible so these photos don’t … Continue reading >>

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Piscine Molitor: Decades of Chic

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Well, the list of things to do in Paris just keeps growing. Of course! My latest obsession is with newly renovated Molitor. Tucked away in the 16th Arrondissement, the hotel and massive Olympic-sized pool has recently reopened after years of restoration. But what’s so fabulous about this place is not the totally chic decor of the hotel rooms, or the fabulous sunbathing deck, it’s the totally amazing history of this establishment, which goes back to the early 20th century. Originally opened in 1929 at the hight of art deco, the hotel and was designed by Lucien Pollet, and quickly became the go-to … Continue reading >>

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Mi Golondrina’s Fanciful Embroideries

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Having just been in Mexico City, I am increasingly obsessed with all things embroidered! It’s something you see everywhere – from the street markets, to high end shops, but one of my favorite iterations of this fabulous, colorful, hand-stitched embroidery is from Texas based brand, Mi Golondrina. Founder Christina Lynch learned about her Mexican heritage from her mother, and was always drawn to the bright colors and beautiful craft of embroidery. Having grown up in Texas, she was close to her mother’s roots in Torreon, Mexico, and was always immersed in the craft and beauty of the region. After moving … Continue reading >>

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Interior Dialogue with Benni Frowein of Schumacher / Hamburg

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In my seemingly endless love affair with wallpaper, Schumacher never disappoints. And heading up their team is the wonderful Benni Frowein, who as President of the company works closely with creative director Dara Caponigro to bring this historic company charging into the future with exciting new projects. And with his love for travel, along for his penchant for good design, I just had to ask him give us the inside scoop on his home city of Hamburg. “I grew up in Hamburg, but it wasn’t until I moved away that I realized what an extraordinary place it is.  Having been for centuries … Continue reading >>

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Day to Night at the Whitby Hotel

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After a day of running around and being immersed in all things design, it’s always nice to take a break and refresh, which is exactly what I did after a whirlwind tour of the fabulous Kips Bay Showhouse, popping down to the brand new Whitby Hotel for a late lunch. The Whitby Hotel is the second New York location of the Firmdale Hotel group, whose other properties include the Crosby Hotel in Soho, among others in London. I just love the way husband and wife duo Kit and Tim Kemp creates spaces – they are always fun and well designed, yet … Continue reading >>

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