Category Archives: Travel

L’Hôtel Marrakech

One spot I can’t wait to explore on our upcoming trip to Morocco? The new L’Hotel Marrakech by beloved British designer Joseph Conran. The riad, which is located in the heart of the medina and was once part of an eighteenth-century palace, features five spacious bedrooms, multiple rooftop terraces, and a courtyard with a pool and leafy-green garden. I can’t get enough of the rooms with their crisp white linens and enviable inlay accents. So darn chic. Explore more of the dreamy new property below.  READ POST

Palais de la Zahia, Marrakech

A reader (thanks Natalie!) wrote tipping me off to this stunning Moroccan home published in the September issue of the Wall Street Journal magazine and I’m so pleased she did. I enjoyed my winter trip to Marrakech so much that I’ve already booked a return trip this December. Photographed by the brilliant Stephen Kent Johnson (love his work), the Palais de la Zahia is the private retreat of famed French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and his wife, actress Arielle Dombasle. The couple purchased the historic riad in 1998 before embarking on restorations and an expansion. Located in the bustling Marrakech medina, the property now boasts multiple courtyards, a swimming pool, and a roof terrace with a magical view of the city. Talk about living the dream. Below, explore more of the dreamy Moroccan oasis and read the full story at WSJ.com. READ POST

The Ottoman Chic Home of Serdar Gülgün

Simon and I just booked another trip to Istanbul and I am beyond excited to return to Turkey. We loved our trip this past March, but felt we didn’t have enough time to explore. Thankfully, it’s a short flight from Copenhagen so we’re headed back in October. I’m already saving my pennies for more silk ikat pillows and suzanis! This home belonging to Turkish designer Serdar Gülgün is all my Ottoman dreams come true. He published a gorgeous book with Assouline called Ottoman Chic, and I treasure my copy. Below, explore more of the opulent home. READ POST

Le Mas des Poiriers in Provence, France

I haven’t been to the South of France in over ten years and this needs to change. Le Mas des Poiriers is an 18th century farm house turned luxury hotel in Provence. Located near the magical Medieval city of Avignon (I saw a ballet there once inside the Palais des Papes!), the property consists of 65 acres of pear orchard and sunflowers. Newly renovated, the property now boasts nine bedrooms, a tennis court, and swimming pool. The gorgeous rooms were decorated in a classic French country style by designer Susan Bednar Long using all Pierre Frey fabrics (talk about the dream!). Below, explore more of the secluded French escape.
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Feminities: Guy Bourdin at Maison Chloé

French luxury brand Chloé (shop their classics here) recently unveiled a new public space in Paris known as Maison Chloé. The new five-story building is located next door to the fashion house’s headquarters on the right bank and will offer cultural exhibitions and serve to celebrate the history of the brand. The inaugural exhibition, Feminities: Guy Bourdin, includes more than 100 photographs by the influential French photographer known for his often glamorous and risqué snaps (coveting this book of his work). Below, enjoy a sneak peek, and if you’re in Paris, stop by (reserve tickets online here). Maison Chloé, 28 Rue de la Baume, 75008 Paris, France.
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Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams

Have a trip to Paris on the books…? Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, a major fashion retrospective celebrating the famed French couturier, opens today at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The show revisits 70 years of Dior including the creations of his successors John Galliano and Maria Grazia Chiuri and sprawls across 32,000 square feet. As if I needed another excuse to get back to Paris! Below, enjoy some sneak peeks from the exhibition. READ POST