Travel Diary | ASPEN, COLORADO.

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Last week we took our kids out West to ski for the first time. I was really apprehensive about it at first, thinking it was too big of a trip for them, and that it would be too hard on us, and maybe they would complain the whole time. One of my hardest parenting struggles is - how hard should I push them? On one hand, I don't want them to miss out on any opportunities because I failed to do my duties and force them to, say, practice piano. On the other hand, who doesn't have miserable memories of practicing piano as a kid- and now you only know one song?  I really believe that hobbies, … [Read more...]

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...]