For 15 years, my husband and I owned a historic 1927 Tudor home. We painted every inch of wall, gutted and renovated the kitchen (by ourselves – hello, learning lessons), then hired pros to tackle bathroom renos. We landscaped, built decks, created gardens and created a home exactly to our liking…then, promptly sold it. To … More 100+ Different Spaces in 16 Countries. Finding Inspiration for My Latest Assignment for Architectural Digest.
New Flight Routes, Emerging Destinations & Everything Else You Need to Know about Europe 2018 Europe is calling travelers in 2018 like never before. New flight routes from the U.S. and Canada hold promise of affordable ticket prices, even in the height of summer. Oft-overlooked destinations like Portugal’s art filled port city of Porto and … More New Flight Routes, Emerging Destinations & Everything Else You Need to Know about Europe 2018
Every day, I attempt to share how it feels to live a nomadic, travel-centric life. Most days, that involves stories and images of beautiful destinations and interesting people we meet along the way. But epic sunsets can never be the full story. This life, like any other, involves profound loss. Because I believe in sharing … More Love & Loss: Revisiting a Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip with My Grandmother
The irony of owning scantly more than what fits in a backpack (stuffed to its limit, granted) while authoring a shopping guide isn’t lost on me. It’s true that I rarely shop and the mere thought of “stuff accumulation” gives me the shakes. The reason I was drawn to this assignment – to create a … More Skip Cheap Trinkets. Here’s Where to Shop and What to Buy in Venice, Italy
Recently while visiting my grandmother, I found a sweet surprise tucked into the lining of her toiletry bag. A ticket stub (circa mid-80s) from the time she and I went to the top of Empire State Building together. Although I was young, I will never forget the thrill of holding my hair back as wind … More From Famous Luxury to Fabulously Cheap, Here’s Our New York City Hotel Guide