Category Archives: Travel

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.

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.

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

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum museum recently opened a new exhibition for fashion fans and I look forward to checking it out. Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion is open now until February 18, 2018 and includes over 100 pieces crafted by Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga and his talented protégées. If you can’t make it across the pond, they’ve also published a gorgeous book about the exhibit. Explore some sneak peeks of the much buzzed-about show below. READ POST

Le Coucou New York

Several lovely restaurants have opened in New York since my last visit (I haven’t been back since we got hitched in 2016!) and I’m eager to get back and try them all. Perhaps the most instagrammed is Le Coucou in Soho. Located within the boutique hotel 11 Howard, the stunning space was designed by the celebrated Roman and Williams. Have you visited yet…? I can’t wait to see take in that mural in person. READ POST