vertical forests

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has just announced a new design for vertical forests in China. The city of Nanjing unveiled the ‘Nanjing Vertical Forest’ this week, a mixed-use development commissioned by the National Investment Group. The project will provide high density housing and office space while contributing to the environment in a positive manner. Boeri […]

london calling

My mom and I escaped the frozen tundra earlier this month for a jaunt to a less snowy but still chilly London. We had the best time tromping around in the constant drizzle. We saw many a museum (topping out at 4 audio guided tours), found excellent shopping, and of course delicious food. Our mutual […]

to see: jaipur

28 Kothi is a boutique hotel located in Jaipur. The gorgeous space puts India at the top of my travel list, built by French architect Georges Floret and Jaipur-based Lebanese designer Nur Kaoukji, who is responsible for its understated yet quietly luxurious interiors. The colorful hotel seems to be a reflection of the city it calls home. […]

tutto bene

Pasta, pizza, gelato, wine repeat. We had the best time in Italy and it has taken this whole week to defeat jet lag and function again like a normal human being. We made it to Rome, Naples, Pompeii and Florence, spending a few days in each location. The weather was perfect for long days of […]

a restaurant with rooms

Have you heard of The Pig Hotel? This foodie focused hotel is a dream. The Pig group features 5 unique properties throughout England, focused first on food, then sleep! My favorite property is the Pig Near Bath, located outside Somerset. Each property is built around a signature restaurant serving food grown on the grounds and with gorgeous […]

nantucket, ma

A week in the prettiest place left me with a serious case of home envy, cue the whitewashed shingles, widows walks, and porches looking over the ocean… My family and alongside our “chosen family” (Minnesota best friends for the past 20 some years) had the best time exploring and relaxing on the island. From moped adventures, afternoons […]