Monday, July 21, 2014



I just returned from Tulum, Mexico.  I stayed at the wonderful six bedroom Coqui Coqui hotel.  The beachfront property is part hotel and part perfumery.  The hotel is right on the beach and the vibe was perfect.  The lack of air conditioning, modern amenities, and the salt water stone bath added to the charm.  The views of the Caribbean water could not be beat.   I would recommend highly it for a relaxing weekend getaway. 


Tulum's restaurants were highly touted prior to the trip and they did not disappoint.  Hartwood was one of my favorites.  The food was outstanding and the cocktail list was superb.  The Pina Habanero Margarita was a highlight.  Infused tequila, fresh pineapple, and cointreau was the perfect beginning to the meal.  I also enjoyed El Tabano and Casa Jaguar. 



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Design New England

Last month Design New England magazine asked me to design a tent using outdoor fabric from Janus et Cie for their July/August edition. I drew inspiration from a trip I took last year to Morocco and decided to build a Berber style mediation tent. My colleague Lindsey and I spent a fun afternoon a few weeks ago constructing it at Crane Beach in Ipswich.