My 4 year old daughter just started taking classes at a fantastic new yoga studio in Charleston called The Yoga Room. It is located in an old savings bank and the studio space is just spectacular! They offer classes for adults as well. You can check it out at: The Yoga Room, 1 Thompson Square, Charlestown, MA 02129
Monday, March 26, 2012
The Architectural Digest Home Show in NYC this past week was one of the best I have ever attended. I think a lot of that can be attributed to Margaret Russell's influence as the new editor in chief.
One of my favorite exhibitors was O'Lampia. I have been using their lighting for years but they have some wonderful new designs. You can visit their showroom at: 155 Bowery, NYC 10002
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I am looking forward to checking out the newly opened NoMad Hotel, located in the Flatiron District in NYC. The hotel is in a turn of the century Beaux-Arts building with interiors by Jacques Garcia. The rooms were designed to have a timeless residential feel about them. The restaurant will feature Chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park. The NoMad Hotel 1170 Broadway &28th Street, NYC 10001 T 212.766.1500
Monday, March 19, 2012
Cuba has always been on my list of places to visit, not only because of its rich culture but also for its amazing architectural history. I am so inspired by these beautiful photos from Hermes Mallea's book The Great Houses of Havana.
Spiral Staircase in the Art-Deco style house designed by Raphael de Cardenas for
pharmaceutical heiress Hilda Sarra
The pool house wing in the British ambassador's residence.
The bathroom of the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales with carved Carrara marble bathtubs from 1894
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I was just looking for some interesting finds for a project and I came across these fabulous pieces from Rose Unaicke:
Leather, Oak & Baize Square Card Table, Jacques Adnet
Glass & Enammelled Brass Table Lamp, Poul Henningsen, Danish Circa 1930
Michael Niedermoser, Solid Maple Centre Table with Brass Sabots, Vienna Circa 1900
Pair of Wall Lights for the Moldauer Residence, Josef Hoffman
Cast Iron Hanging Lamp, French Circa 1920's
A pair of Safari Chairs, Danish Circa 1950
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
On now through April 9th The Royal Academy of Arts in London is featuring an exhibition on the new landscape works they commissioned from David Hockney. He is not only showing his large scale East Yorkshire landscapes but also his ipad drawings and movies about his work.
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J OBD
Speaking of David Hockney, I have always loved the collection of photo-collages, paintings and drawings he did for Vogue Paris in the Dec/Jan issue 1985.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
One of my favorite stores in India was Hot Pink. They have a beautiful mix of home accessories and clothing for men, women and children. I especially loved their exquisitely colored pashminas. There are two locations in Jaipur but I recommend visiting the one in the Amber Fort.
Hot Pink, near Maan Singh Mahal, Amber Fort Jaipur 302 028
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
One of my favorite experiences on my trip was visiting an amazing dhurrie rug cooperative outside of Jodhpur. The owner and his wife could not have been more warm and welcoming. They showed me how they hand weave the rugs while serving me tea in homemade clay cups. You would never guess anyone would be able to locate them in their rural location but their clients include everyone from Richard Gere to Prince Charles.
Monday, March 5, 2012
I am back from my trip to India and I miss it already. It is the most amazing country I have ever been to. I think it would truly take a lifetime to explore the whole country so I hope this was just the first trip of many!
One of my favorite hotels was the Samode Palace, located an hour outside of Jaipur. The hotel is in a 400 year old Maharaja's palace nestled amongst the mountains. It is well worth a visit!