travel

Island Bound

This week I will be island bound, heading to Nantucket with some of my family for the fourth of July weekend. I am excited to be spending more time on island this year and look forward to sharing with you a bit of what makes this tiny island such a desired destination.…
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Virtual Postcard | Susanna Salk in Iceland

The second installment of our new travel video series comes via my video partner, Susanna Salk, who recently traveled on a family vacation to Iceland. This nordic nation with its vast natural resources and friendly, happy population has been having a renaissance.…
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Discoveries in June

If there is going to be a lull in the summer season, it certainly hasn’t started yet. Between interesting shows, travels and online updates, it’s hard to keep up with all the recent discoveries in June. I am a longtime fan of French photographer Brigitte Lacombe‘s work and for the first time in her decades long career, she is exhibiting her work in New York.…
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Virtual Postcard | Michelle Nussbaumer in Gstaad

Welcome to Virtual Postcard! Our new travel series features top designers and stylemakers sharing, in brief videos, what they love about where they are traveling this summer. Inspired by the lost art of postcard writing and the travel envy instilled by Instagram, these snippets will take you, through the prism of seasoned eyes, to splendid spots around the globe.…
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Ushering the Postcard into a New Era

Remember the postcard, that charming missive that continually arrived in your mailbox all summer? It would inform you that one friend had made it to the top of the Eiffel Tower or that another was visiting the crown jewels with her family.…
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Hotel Il Pellicano Turns 50

Hotel Il Pellicano is an iconic Italian destination that has long been on my bucket list. Overlooking the Mediterranean from a promontory on the Tuscan coast, next to the stylish seaport of Porto Ercole, the hotel has been frequented by a cadre of international stylemakers since its opening in 1965.…
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Day of Design 2015

Based on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Day of Design is returning this year on Saturday, June 13 to the gorgeous Mayflower Grace in bucolic Litchfield County, Connecticut. Mayflower Grace Day of DesignIn this beautiful setting, a select group of designers and editors will share their insights and inspirations on design.…
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Design Video Update

I’ve been so busy trying to keep you up to date with my latest inspiration and finds, that I hadn’t realized how out of date the welcome reel was for Susanna’s and my design video series. We’ve been traveling from Connecticut to Los Angeles to Italy and back filming exciting people and places to share with you.…
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A Day in Venice

Nobody knows how to give good travel recommendations better than a local. And when that local is the head of a prestigious third generation luxury hotel group and lives in a 17th century palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice, I pay attention.…
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Summer Travel Inspiration from Italy

While it isn’t even officially summer, the Memorial Day weekend has clearly marked the onset of summer travel. Already I’ve been following friends on instagram dashing off to dazzling destinations and reading about ravishing new restaurants in Paris and Rome as well as fashionable new travel attire.…
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