Design Inspiration – La Bandita Townhouse – Pienza, Tuscany

I’ve read about La Bandita, a country house near Pienza and have seen photos of it in various shelter magazines/design articles. A little over a year ago, John Voigtmann and his wife Ondine Cohane opened La Bandita Townhouse converting a former convent in center of Pienza into a 12-room boutique hotel. My friend Gillian and husband … Continue reading Design Inspiration – La Bandita Townhouse – Pienza, Tuscany

Weekend Inspiration – Mosaics – Carolina Herrera

As always, one of my favorite shows from this week’s NYFW Spring 2015 was Carolina Herrera’s. She somehow makes classic clothes that are fresh, not dated or matronly. To see photos from her collection, check out Tom and Lorenzo. I’ve been looking at mosaics tiles for a client’s potential bathroom renovation. I’m curious to know … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Mosaics – Carolina Herrera

August In Rome

All over my neighborhood are signs like this: Before I was on Hollywood’s schedule, so August was a busy time for me.  While all my friends and neighbors fled the August heat and tourists, I stayed behind in Rome writing and pitching TV projects. Now I’m on a local schedule and it’s a trip.   … Continue reading August In Rome

Weekend Inspiration – Felicia Sullivan’s Dispatch From Florence

Felicia and I met a few years ago through a friend in NYC.   She’s wicked smart, funny, and has a killer sense of style.  Along with being a ridiculously talented writer, Felicia is also a gifted photographer, baker, and cook. Felicia recently left her high-powered/profile job and is traveling in Italy and France for three … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Felicia Sullivan’s Dispatch From Florence