Tag Archives: luxury travel

you too can dream of venice

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Venice is one of those magical cities that you never forget. As an interior designer and art consultant, I am constantly seeking inspiration and ideas, and fond memories of my trips to Venice will often lead me to try a … Continue reading

portuguese royal palaces – pena palace, sintra

A few months back I introduced you to one of the great Portuguese royal palaces, the Ajuda Palace, located in the verdant suburbs of Lisbon. Today, as I yearn for the dog days of summer, I’m doing as the Portuguese royals … Continue reading

great house museums: the cognacq-jay in paris

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Loyal readers know that I’m addicted to house museums, so today I introduce you to the Cognacq-Jay House Museum in Paris.  House museums are time capsules of wonderful paintings, furniture and decorative arts assembled by great collectors and presented in … Continue reading

portuguese royal palaces – the ajuda, lisbon

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Portuguese royal palaces come in all shapes and sizes and are striking reminders of the country’s past.  There are palaces set in the city of Lisbon itself and then others scattered throughout the city’s suburbs and into the countryside and … Continue reading

great house museums: the jacquemart-andre in paris

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I’m due for a revisit of the Jacquemart-Andre Museum in Paris – one of the city’s great house museums.  There is always too much to do on my visits to the world’s capital of all things chic, but for a dose … Continue reading

hotel inspired rooms: le royal monceau, paris

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“Find me a chic hotel in Paris.”  That was my directive from a good client who was jetting off on a mission to see two pieces of art I knew would be perfect for her home.  Paris is any art … Continue reading

hotel inspired decor: the Vieques W in Puerto Rico

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Today we continue with our hotel inspired decor series and heading to the chic and delightful contemporary design hotel W Retreat & Spa on the island of Vieques just off the coast of the main island of Puerto Rico.  In … Continue reading