Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

A Visit to Frederiksborg Castle

I still owe you all a proper Copenhagen city guide, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share some photos I snapped yesterday at one of my favorite Danish destinations, Frederiksborg Castle. Located in Hillerød, about 45 minutes north of central Copenhagen by train, the Dutch Renaissance style castle was built in the early 1600s by King Christian IV. The building tragically burnt to the ground in 1859, but was eventually rebuilt by the owner of the Carlsberg Breweries, J. C. Jacobsen. I’ve visited the property three times now (it’s open 365 days a year!) and love wandering from room to room admiring the spectacular portrait collection. In the summertime, the ground’s Baroque garden (complete with boxwoods trimmed to depict the royal monogram) is lovely to visit. Below, enjoy some photos from my recent wintertime visit. From here on out, I promise to take my DSLR camera on all my adventures! READ POST

Luciana Pampalone at Robin Rice Gallery

If you’re in New York, the Robin Rice Gallery has a show opening tonight that is right up my alley. The first solo exhibition of photographer Luciana Pampalone, the playful imagery is reminiscent of the 1930s and was shot with vintage props in Southhampton. I especially love the image above. The show runs from November through December 31, 2017. If you stop by, let me know so I can live vicariously! READ POST

Cake Atelier Amsterdam

Looking to brighten up your instagram feed? These stunning floral arrangements and handcrafted sugar blooms by Amsterdam-based baker Natasja Sadi are the highlight of mine. A wedding dress designer turned cake decorator, Natasja founded Cake Atelier Amsterdam in 2015 and now creates decadent desserts for fans around the world. Her sugar anemones, peonies, tulips, and more, look so lifelike it’s hard to believe they’re edible?! I also love how she arranges her fresh blooms in classic Dutch delft vases. I wish could hop over to Amsterdam for a flower arranging tutorial! Below, explore more of Natasja’s lovely creations. Follow @CakeAtelierAmsterdam on instagram here. READ POST

My Top Picks: Artfully Walls

Looking for some affordable art prints to spruce up your walls this holiday season? Look no further than Artfully Walls. The online art shop is full of inexpensive prints by painters, illustrators, and photographers around the world. From travel photography snapped in India to the traditional still life, there’s something for every artistic taste. Below, check out my top picks from Artfully Walls. Looking for more art suggestions? Explore my artist spotlight series here. READ POST

Luke Edward Hall for Stubbs & Wootton

My apologies for the radio silence yesterday. We had friends arrive from London and the day slipped away from me. This morning I wanted to share a newly released collaboration between two of my favorite design power houses. Palm Beach slipper maker Stubbs & Wootton has teamed up with London-based artist Luke Edward Hall for a Greco-Roman inspired fall line. From Pegusus to Hydra, I’m coveting a pair of each. Peruse the full collection here and explore Luke’s current home decor line for Anthropologie here. READ POST

Luke Edward Hall’s Bedroom Makeover

My favorite contemporary British artist and designer, Luke Edward Hall, recently unveiled a makeover of the London bedroom he shares with his partner, Duncan Campbell (of the brilliant Campbell-Rey). The handsome bedroom was transformed as part of a collaboration between House & Garden UK and Farrow & Ball paints (Luke selected full gloss ‘Calke Green’ for the bedroom’s doors, trim, and closet). The playful scalloped mirror by Balineum and leopard print carpet are highlights. Looking for a touch of Luke’s style in your own home? Explore pieces from the artist’s recent collaboration with Anthropologie here. READ POST