In Travel on April 1, 2010 at 6:44 pm
Every morning I am so thankful that I live in a cute, bright apartment a block and half off Montana Ave in Santa Monica. Montana has always been a chic shopping destination, however, over the past year many stores closed down. But in the last few months or so there is a small resurrection of stores cropping up and the stores that have lasted seem revitalised. Here are my favorite stops…
Inner Gardens Is the New Kid in Town. A Los Angeles mainstay for unique garden furnishings, this is the first Westside location.
The store is really well done.
The Most Well-Edited Boutique on Montana. Proenza Schouler (check)
Zac Posen (check) Isabel Marant (check)
R and D Kitchen-Part of the Hillstone Group (Houston’s, Bandera) Quite possibly the only restaurant that will survive at this unlucky former address of Wolfang Pucks and a string of other unsuccessful restaurants.
Rooms and Gardens-A charming boutique full of John Robshaw bedding and other unique, beachy, bohemian objects and furniture.
In glamping, gypset, safari, Travel on March 23, 2010 at 1:56 pm
Lately I’ve been suffering from a severe case of wanderlust-must have something to do with the warm weather. All I want to do is go on a fabulous vacation somewhere. Here is my wanderlust wish list:
The Surf Lodge, Montauk
While nothing beats a private home in The Hamptons/ Montauk-I like the laid back vibe of The Surf Lodge.Seems like a fun gathering spot.
A Private Home in La Barra, Uruguay
Punte Del Este, Uruguay is the South American playground for the rich and famous. However, there are ways to escape the scene-case in point this secluded private home in La Barra.
La Residencia Hotel, Majorca, Spain
After seeing the Francois Halard photos of the Venturis’ fabulous home in Majorca (Vogue, April 2010), I want to be surrounded by lush lemon and almond trees while relaxing by this pool.
Sri Panwa Resort, Phuket, Thailand
This world-class resort is unbelievable. It has every amenity imaginable. Phuket seems like the ultimate resort getaway.
Glamping in Kenya
Going on Safari in Kenya is my ultimate Wanderlust Wishlist Destination. Luxury tent-check. a glimpse of the Big Five-check.Cruising in a Land Rover-check. It would be the most unbelievable experience. Abercrombie and Kent are the leaders in organizing exotic itineraries.
In Barneys, goyard, J Crew, louis vuitton, luxury shopping, Travel on February 20, 2010 at 11:37 pm
Lately I’ve been slightly obsessed with the chic weekender bag. One day, I really want the edgier Balenciaga weekender and other days, I think a classic LV or Goyard seems like the right choice. I really think that if you carry a nice handbag during the day that the quality and thought should translate into your travel bag. Plus it makes packing that much more fun. Here are some of my favorites.
Although this bag reached the peak of popularity a few years back, I consider it to be a Modern Classic.
The French label has been around since the early 1800s. Love the Forest Green.
Both available at Barneys.
Louis Vuitton Keepall
Simply a Classic.
Available at Louis Vuitton
Bottega Veneta Intricatto Duffel
Another classic-more understated than the LV or Goyard. Imagine how soft the leather must be.
Available at Bottega Veneta
Want Organic's 72 Hour Duffel
A much less expensive options than the rest of the bunch yet it doesn’t skimp on style.
Available at J. Crew
Valextra Travel Bag
Valextra is perhaps the most understated label out there. It’s all about the leather and not the label.
Available at Barneys.
In 29843633, C Magazine, french, inspiration, Napa Valley, Travel on January 20, 2010 at 8:00 am
Weekend Getaway-Napa Valley
I’m dreaming of a weekend getaway to Napa Valley. Here are my Napa Valley Essentials.
Pack– Striped Sailor Shirt, Boyfriend Jeans, a great leather jacket, perfect flats, a scarf and a crazy purse all tucked into a Balenciaga Weekender.
Stay–Auberge Du Soleil for the ultimate weekend getaway.
Eat- French Laundry-where else?
Shop– Jan De Luz for french inspired linens and home accessories and Martin Showroom for inspiring interiors by eclectic interior designer Erin Martin.
Read– C Magazine for all the the latest information that’s happening in Napa.
In boho chic, gypset, inspiration, Jewelry, julia chaplin, Travel, Uncategorized on November 12, 2009 at 5:19 am
A Tahitian Pearl Necklace from Pachamama
I’m heading down to Sayulita, Mexico for a friend’s wedding this weekend. It is a small, bohemian fishing/surfing village about an hour North of Puerto Vallarta. I am so excited to eat fish tacos from a street stand and shop at Pachamama, a small boutique owned by gypsy, bohemian sisters-Nathalie and Sophie Mignot. I first read about them in Gypset-one of my favorite new coffee table books. I am hoping to come home with one of their Tahitian Pearl Necklaces.