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 »
“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
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.
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 »
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 »