Archive | December, 2010

Turks & Frogs – West Village

Posted on 27 December 2010

Originally an antique store, Turks & Frogs was converted into a wine bar by its owner, Osman Cakir, in 2004. Little of its sense of history was lost in the process, as the location now not only offers Middle Eastern appetizers and an impressive wine list, but continues to sell antique pots and lanterns, which […]


Chagall @ Paris Luxe Apartments

Posted on 26 December 2010

Make believe that you’re a real Parisian and book this apartment called “Chagall” by Paris Luxe Apartments.  The art deco styled flat is named after the Russian artist Marc Chagall who was part of the Paris art movement and known for art work that was inspired from Belarusian folk-life. Mr. Chagall’s work portrayed a sense of optimism through […]

Gotham Bar & Grill – West Village

Posted on 26 December 2010

Tucked away on a quiet block on 12th Street in Greenwich Village a few blocks away from Union Square sits Gotham Bar & Grill widely considered one of New York’s restaurant giants. For over twenty-five years Chef Alfred Portale has been at the forefront of what is considered modern day American cuisine. With time honored […]


New Majestic Hotel – Singapore

Posted on 20 December 2010

The New Majestic Hotel in Singapore offers Design with a capital “D.” But while it offers a hotel experience filled with artwork and decor by all sorts of different artists, theatre directors, and designers of furniture and clothing, the feel is accessible without pretension. There is definitely a touch of whimsy with rooms feeling like […]


Backstage Beauty @ Jenni Kayne SS-11

Posted on 13 December 2010

Makeup by Sarah Lucero for Stila: “The palate is fresh and inspired by a girl who jumps in her convertible and takes off for the highway desert” Inspiration: Bronzed eyes, lips and cheeks at Jenni Kayne channeled a ride down the California coast and conveyed the effortless, wearable luxury of the collection. Get the Look: […]

Backstage Beauty @ Betsey Johnson SS-11

Posted on 11 December 2010

Makeup by Sarah Lucero for Stila: “The whole look is inspired by Brigette Bardot and a french movie that Betsey is really inspired by.” Inspiration: Bright pops of color were used to create a hip NYC punk girl look with a flirty hot pink lip and electric green eyes. Get the Look: * Stila One […]

Palihouse – West Hollywood

Posted on 09 December 2010

I’ve found my new favorite hotel in Los Angeles. Palihouse is just the perfect place for me. When you get to the lobby area/cafe/restaurant, it feels like being in a cabinet de curiosités. It’s very spacious, quiet and when you look around, there are so many cool and quirky objects hanging on the wall and […]


Boutikia Holiday – San Francisco

Posted on 05 December 2010

When you travel, nothing can compete with the comfort and cosiness of staying in an apartment instead of a hotel. A few weeks ago, I spent two days in San Francisco. I had the chance to stay in a four bedrooms apartment in a Victorian Painted Lady located in NOPA, a quiet area close to downtown, […]


Hyatt – Century Plaza

Posted on 01 December 2010

On a grand business scale, the Hyatt Regency Plaza has created desirable accommodations perfect for hosting business minded travelers. The Century City location is just a second away from Beverly Hills off Santa Monica Blvd, making the to and from of my west LA meetings quick and easy- no notorious LA traffic. I arrived during […]


Tower 23 – San Diego

Posted on 01 December 2010

Tower 23 is situated right on Pacific Beach in San Diego. It’s cool, modern, and comfortable, it’s all you need for a no-fuss, swanky getaway. In our room, we were greeted with a chilled bottle of white wine, cheese, fruit, nuts and a view of the ocean. Not a bad way to start the day! […]