Thanksgiving evokes images of bountiful spreads, hunkering down by the fire, crisp fall walks—and one place is seemingly the best place to do all these things. The newly opened Greydon House in Nantucket designed by Roman + Williams (of Ace Hotel fame) draws on the island’s history as a Colonial settlement where today, every rafter and paint color is inspected to respect the architectural integrity of the Greek revival shingle buildings that stand in this sheltered time capsule. Roman + Williams wasn’t about to jeopardize the local history and aesthetics—departing from their habitual edgy modern tendencies to create a place that’s integrally timeless—but not without an expertly curated aesthetic that’s firmly planted in the present. All this to say—I couldn’t think of a better place to get away for Thanksgiving than Greydon House—where one can sip on a cocktail at the bar, cuddle in blankets on the porch, read a book in the library, sleep in for hours, and taste the culinary delights of Michelin-starred chef Marcus Gleadow-Ware.
Picture this: waking up to linen curtains flowing, palms swaying, and waves crashing—the smell of fresh croissants and coffee. Welcome to St. Barts where island charm meets French flair. Take just a few steps, and dip your toes in the clear turquoise pool. Villa Palmier is nestled in the St. Bart’s hills, with towering views over the red tin roofs and sailboats below. Take just a few steps more and find yourself at the local boulangerie, or buying freshly caught fish right at the source.
The house, owned by Matt and Kate Holstein, an Aspen couple who fell in love with the island at first sight, is meticulously designed to suit a laid-back yet refined lifestyle: kilim rugs, linen sofas, woven pendants. “With a passion for both the ocean and French culture, St. Barts stole our hearts. We believe in a curated home, where every part of the house has a story, a purpose and aesthetic appeal. We are passionate about timeless, simple, elegant design, and spaces that cultivate a sense of well being.”
I couldn’t think of a better place to getaway with a few friends than Villa Palmier in St. Barts. A place where you can at once read a book in the hammock swaying over the pool, play dominoes, drink rosé, and have a dance party in the living. And the cooking—that’s easy: between the abundance of French delicacies, and the gorgeous Lacanche range, there’s lots to be inspired about.
My favorite concept store The Line opened up shop in the Hamptons. Located on Main Street in quiet Amagansett, the store is set in a charming 1720 clapboard house. The interior is far from what you’d expect from a traditional small town shop though—The Line has all the sophistication and refinement it’s known for, in a relaxed beach setting. This shop follows the New York, and Los Angeles Apartments, and is open as a pop-up for the summer (and hopefully much longer).
I visited the store over Memorial Day weekend. The painted white porch is adorned with leafy palms, and a light blue ceiling You are greeted with a gorgeous pair of pink Pierre Jeanneret chairs as you walk in—the massive walk-in closet The Line is known for takes over the line of sight. The whole place is drenched in sunlight. Needless to say I wanted to buy every single item. My favorite shop, in my favorite town—this may just be my version of heaven.
My intern, and resident Europe-ophile Christelle is back today with a dreamy Parisian getaway that will make you all book an Air France flight stat.
What is the epitome of a Parisian-chic getaway ? The Rive Gauche Hotel Henriette has become an indisputable choice as the balmy haven redefining the notion of hospitality accommodation.
Sitting somewhere between bohemian, scandinavian and rustic atmosphere, the neat yet quirky decor takes on mix and match aesthetic turning trends into a timeless and dreamy space. Hotel Henriette is the brainchild of fashion stylist and owner Vanessa Scoffier, whom with great flair and without the help of an architect or decorator individually furnished 32 rooms with vintage finds and designer pieces.
The design space has is adorned with splashes of pastel and graphic colors, painted floors, contrasting wallpapers while I can’t get enough of the original details channeling a shabby-chic apartment such as the plywood headboards, Moroccan rugs and sheepskin, rattan chairs, can mirrors, linen sheets and bold pillows.
In the same intimate and romantic atmosphere, the hotel also counts on a luxurious conservatory winter garden, a retro inspired breakfast room to enjoy brunch and a cozy lounge with books to grab and read. Am I crazy to say that I would like to move in ?