Edited by Carl Dellatore, INTERIOR DESIGN MASTER CLASS: 100 Lessons From America’s Finest Designers On The Art of Decoration, is an outstanding book. Although it’s geared towards students of design and professionals, this book would appeal to anyone who’s curious about interiors. The book is divided into six sections: theory, structure, style, process, elements, and … Continue reading The Design Files – Interior Design Master Class
This is a phrase coined in the mid-1800s during the reign of the Bourbons. At the time Naples was the third most populous city in Europe after London and Paris. It was also one of the wealthiest. I prefer to agree with the original meaning of the phrase and not the “if you go … Continue reading “See Naples and Die.”
I always sent holiday cards when I lived in the States. Growing up it was a big deal as my parents had a very long list. They would also enclose handwritten letters to our family in the Caribbean. I loved sending and receiving cards. This was a tradition I hoped to continue once I moved to … Continue reading Taking My Holiday Salutations To The Next Level With Paperless Post
I made it to Puglia, finally! I’ve wanted to visit this region of Italy for years. I was excited to learn that Eat, Pray, Move had a yoga retreat in Puglia and signed up. I wrote about my first yoga retreat which was in Tuscany. That retreat had an art component. This retreat had a … Continue reading Eating, Praying, and Moving in Puglia
Hurricane Season 2017 was devastating. On the personal front, my parents (in St. Martin) do have electricity again but still no phone service. I haven’t spoken to them since the day before Hurricane Irma. Most of the power is back in St. Martin, over 90%. Meanwhile in Puerto Rico, 80% of the island is still … Continue reading Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria – How to Help
I went to Florence for the first time during my second vacation in Italy. I stayed for a couple of days. My second trip was a few years later during the first month I lived in Italy. I couldn’t wait to leave both times. The second trip was over nine years ago and I believed … Continue reading I Used to Hate on Florence, Italy.
One of my friends, who owns a boutique travel agency in Italy, told me that finding four star hotels in Rome is difficult. She said there are great options at the five-star high-end level and at the economical end but there are too many four-stars that are really a three- star at best. Enter Le … Continue reading Life in Rome – Mini-break at Le Méridien Visconti Hotel