WANDERLUST | The Gritti Palace, Venice.

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It's legitimately the most gloomy day in recent memory here in NYC. As such, feast your eyes on the storied Gritti Palace in Venice. The hotel was legit sinking, when it received a 35 mil euro renovation a couple years back. (And for you Starwood lovers, its an SPG hotel.) The Gritti Palace was transformed into its current Gothic shape by the Pisani family in 1475 and became the private residence of the Doge of Venice, Andrea Gritti, in 1525. In the centuries that followed, it was home to other noble families and illustrious visitors before being converted into a luxury hotel in 1895. In … [Read more...]

WANDERLUST | Courtney in Greece.

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Our buddy Courtney Velasco went to Greece a few weeks ago -and despite crippling food poisoning and tourist overload- she managed to snap some beautiful photos. There is nothing like that mediterranean sun, it does magic with color. Even white looks special, doesn't it? Pretty, isn't it? Have a great day! … [Read more...]

Playland Motel.

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The Playland Motel just opened in Rockaway Beach. Twelve designers and artists restored an old 19th century building and each designed one room. I love the idea of each room being different- then each time you stay there its a new experience and you never know what to expect. You can stay in a blue teepee bed one time and the next be in a floral garden with a giant deer on your wall. Pretty cool. The outdoors is like an adult playground, covered in sand with ping pong tables, drinks and DJs. They are sure to remind you that this is not the place to go if you are looking for a luxurious … [Read more...]

DESIGN | A beautiful remodel in Formentera.

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This is a remodel of a traditional stone walled home on the island of Formentera. Architects Marià Castelló and Daniel Redolat have remodeled Can Manuel d’en Corda, incorporating the small forest of pines and junipers and working with the existing architecture.  I love this! … [Read more...]

DESIGN + TRAVEL | ROSA ET AL.

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ROSA ET AL is a little boutique hotel in the up and coming artsy district of Porto, Portugal and it is a complete delight. It's just 8 rooms in a refurbished townhouse. It is owned by Patricia and Emanuel de Sousa, the architect who oversaw the reconstruction, and sits on a street that is being revived by chic boutiques, farm to table restaurants and more. I also really love the way this was shot. Anyone going on any fun trips this summer? Learn more ROSA ET AL … [Read more...]