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The Dean Hotel. Providence gets it’s own (Williamsburg) chic.

Posted on April 02, 2016 by Designer Previews

A Designer Previews tip: If you want to be where it’s happening, on Thursday night, this week, head to official opening of The Dean Hotel in Providence RI. (tell them I gave you my invitation)! It felt like the coldest day of the year when, last month, I paid a visit to Providence’s newest hotel.  Located in the “Downcity”  neighborhood…Continue reading »


ASIA WEEK NYC: Rare opportunity to see the private collection of artist and designer Robert Kuo

Posted on March 15, 2015 by Designer Previews

                                                                                       “I collect everything because I appreciate the craftsmanship, the beauty and also the feeling a piece has.”…Continue reading »


Miami Beach redux: Italian designer Paola Navone imbues a 1939 hotel with a new design for the Metropolitan By COMO

Posted on March 02, 2015 by Designer Previews

My first visit to a COMO hotel was in Ubud, Bali. It left a beautiful imprint in my mind. I have memories  filled with exotic images. I haven’t returned to Bali so when I heard about the Metropolitan by COMO Hotel opening on Miami Beach, with a new interior design by Italian designer Paola Navone, I was determined to check…Continue reading »


“I AM big. it’s the pictures that got small.” Norma Desmond, (played by Gloria Swanson) in Sunset Boulevard.

Posted on February 22, 2015 by Designer Previews

With the 2015 Oscar’s upon us, it’s the moment to share the photos of fan-mail envelopes from 1951-59  that I got to see last summer.  It  was a perfect day when I visited, as I do every year, the eternally chic and expertly curated shop, Andrew Spindler Antiques, in Essex Massachusetts.  Long before 1stdibs.com had Andrew on its site, he was on…Continue reading »


A Palm Springs Hotel is redesigned by Stamberg Aferiat, using colors inspired by desert flowers

Posted on February 14, 2015 by Designer Previews

Another week. Continued freezing conditions and massive snowfall. Exactly one month ago I returned home from the dry heat of Palm Springs. In last week’s post I gave you Greece as a way to think of warmth and sun.  This week I’m thinking about Palm Springs, a city that has more than 350 days of sunshine (on average) each year. And,…Continue reading »


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