At Home, Style

8 Ways to Decorate with Vintage Luggage

July 24, 2015 • By

They don’t make suitcases like they used to…the older ones have character and patina, and you can still find affordable vintage suitcases at thrift stores and in antique shops for reasonable prices. Most vintage luggage has traveled far and wide; their once vibrant colors have faded and their leather has worn to a subtle softness – and what we use now is lighter and much more convenient for actual travel.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of alternative uses for vintage luggage. Here is my round-up of 8 Ways to Decorate with Vintage Luggage.

Create a wall gallery with old vintage suitcases.

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Accommodations, Apartment Chic, City Seeker

Stylish Rental of the Week: Duplex In the Heart of Paris

July 22, 2015 • By

So, it’s Wednesday, which means it is “Stylish Rental of the Week” day.  Every Wednesday, I’ll show you a beautiful apartment, condo, villa (or something even more unique) that is available for rent in some interesting part of the world.

Today’s Stylish Rental of the Week is an amazing duplex in the heart of Paris! This apartment is ideal for exploring the capital, in the pedestrian zone and the mode called Beaubourg, and accommodates two guests for a stay in Paris. Look at how beautiful this apartment is…

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Gorgeous right? I love the stark white, modern style of this stylish rental.

Nearby you have restaurants and bars, food shops, bakeries, caterers. It is just a one minute walk from the famous Georges Pompidou Center, the hippest of Paris: the Marais, near the royal palace and garden of the Louvre. Access transport: metro line a town hall, this line is the most central of Paris which allows you to go to the Champs Elysées, the Galeries Lafayette, the Château de Vincennes in just 10 minutes.

On the first level you will find the lounge and kitchen, equipped with available appliances (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Nespresso coffee machine) and dishes.

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On the second level there is one bedroom and bathroom.

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I discovered this stylish rental on AirBnb, you can find this listing and many others there – plus use this link and I’ll give you $25 off an AirBnb booking! I hope that you have enjoyed this week’s feature. Be sure to check back next week for another Stylish Rental from somewhere on the planet!

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At Home, Color & Pattern, Design Crush, Interiors, Style

10 Amazing Bohemian Chic Interiors

July 16, 2015 • By

I just found out I was secretly voted “Most Likely to be Bohemian” in college…

Seriously.

I love Bohemian inspired design and expressing my inner gypsy, plus it fits right in with my ongoing global wanderlust. Boho style is a great way to show off your eclectic (random?) travel souvenirs and create an international feel that reminds you of all the places you’ve been – or the places you want to go!  I sometimes think of re-designing the whole house to suite the Bohemian style, but I think that Mr. H would have a mini meltdown. So for now, let’s just drool together over these amazing Bohemian inspired spaces.

Here are 10 Amazing Bohemian Chic Interiors.

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Accommodations, City Seeker, Houses & Villas

Stylish Rental of the Week: Neve Tzedek

July 8, 2015 • By

I’m so excited about my latest vacation rental that I’ve decided to reinstate Rover’s “Stylish Rental of the Week” feature.  Stay tuned for a new holiday rental property every Wednesday!  This particular apartment embodies everything good about renting a home away from home.

First of all, the house is in a perfect location.  Tucked away on a residential street just steps from coffee shops, bakeries, stylish boutiques and a dozen top quality restaurants – living here, even on a temporary basis couldn’t be more convenient.  Neve Tzedek is my favorite area of Tel Aviv, filled with historic buildings turned into chic lofts and apartments.  The streets are narrow and pedestrian-friendly.  There are cafes on every corner.  And yet, with this rental, we were amazed to find convenient parking every day.  That’s a huge plus in a crowded city!

The property’s unique style greets you at the decorative front gate.  The blue door, small front patio, tall arched windows and hot-red bougainvillea blooms hint at what you’ll find inside.

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Stylish Rental Apartment in Neve Tzedek

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Hotel Reviews

A-Z Travel Guidebook: The Ace Hotel

June 20, 2015 • By

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I’m excited to join fellow blogger Fiona Ryan and others in the A-Z Guidebook Travel Linkup.  This inaugural week, the letter is (obviously) “A”. So let’s begin:

A is for the Ace Hotel, one of my all time favorite places to stay, due to the property’s hippie chic vibe and the dry, bright desert heat of Palm Springs.

Mr. H and I stayed at the Ace in January, when most of America was cold and gray.  We drove through the desert in our horse with no name and arrived just in time to enjoy some late afternoon pool time, listen to some vintage vinyl and build a fire in our courtyard fireplace.READ MORE


City Seeker, Color & Pattern, Interiors, Style

Modern Moorish Style with Villa Maroc’s Deganit Cohen

June 19, 2015 • By

The shop’s colorful facade got my attention as we drove past, and despite a tight schedule I managed to persuade my husband to turn the car around, drop me across the street and set up a meeting time for later in the day.  It was the right thing to do!

Villa Maroc is bright, colorful and filled with layer upon layer of visual goodness.  I needed to slow down to take it all in.  A charming lady (who I later discovered was the owner’s mother) let me know that céramiques were discounted 20%.  Everything – on the floors, the walls, the chairs, the tables, in baskets and boxes and bowls – clamored for my attention.

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The feeling was warm and evocative of the past – but perfectly modern at the same time.  READ MORE