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

Hotel Thoumieux Paris

If you love boutique hotels and the City of Light, bookmark this page. Paris’ new Hotel Thoumieux is situated on the Left Bank not far from the Eiffel Tower. It’s rooms, boldly decorated by India Mahdavi, would make any maximalist’s heart sing. I’m loving the wallpaper, drapery, and patterned carpets—clearly they’ve embraced a more is more approach. The 15-room hotel was created by famed hotelier Thierry Costes, and features multiple places to dine including the two Michelin star Restaurant Sylvestre. Below, explore more of the bold new French destination. READ POST

My Top Picks: The Maryn Shop

If you aren’t yet familiar with the online home boutique, The Maryn, then you’re in for a treat. Founded by my friend Michelle Adams (remember her amazing Michigan home?), the company sells a beautifully curated selection of furniture, art, and home accessories, all inspired by the sea. Blue and white lovers like myself will rejoice in their block print textiles, handcrafted candlesticks, and more. Below, I’ve rounded up my very favorites. Time to place a tall order. READ POST

Pierre Frey Collaborates with J.Crew

Since 1935, French textile and wallpaper company Pierre Frey has been dreaming up fanciful designs. In their recent collaboration with American icon J.Crew, the French brand’s timeless Alexandrie pattern can be found on chic swimsuits, a tunic, and a scarf. The Napoleon III-style botanical illustration was inspired by the 19th century Egyptian landscape and it’s bold palm details certainly feel as fresh as ever. Now, If I could just get an Alexandria wallpapered foyer to match my swimsuit! Explore more of the lovely collaboration below. READ POST