If you love layers, pattern mixes and a bit of excess, try one of these maximalist boutique hotels for a truly hedonistic getaway. We’ve rounded up twelve amazing hotels where maximalism reigns. Take a luxurious peak inside!
What’s the one thing I can’t leave home without, when it comes to summer travel? A kaftan! Known in some regions as a djellaba or galabeya (in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East), and similar to India’s kurta, a long, loose dress is definitely not new. I purchased this beautiful, Bedouin-embroidered kaftan-style dress… Read More
Farmhouse vacations are great experiences. And with farmhouse décor all the rage, you may think you know what a farmhouse is supposed to look like. Let’s take a tour of some unique and special farmhouses available to rent for your next holiday. Is this what you expected?
While I’d love to be at the Royal Wedding tomorrow morning – (I’m sure my invite is just delayed!) – even a dedicated travel blogger can’t be everywhere. So I’m relying on our Roving Reporter on the ground in Windsor, for updates on all the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle madness! As a lark, Gaezie’s… Read More
In honor of Kentucky Derby weekend, I’ve put together a bit of silliness. Take a peak at these crazy Kentucky Derby hats – and some super stylish Lexington and Louisville vacation rentals that match. Let’s start with this classic confection with pastel accents… The super sweet color combination reminds me of the stylish Lexington vacation… Read More
I’ve always admired Bedouin embroidery. To be fair, I love almost any kind of embroidery, decoration and embellishment! I also love cultural experiences, so visiting a Bedouin village in the Negev Desert, feeling local hospitality and watching women create traditional designs was a special – and fun – experience. Getting to the Desert Embroidery Center… Read More
Nothing says Ireland like a pub. The best part of travel is experiencing what makes a place unique – the authentic food, drink or culture of place, the places filled with local history. In Ireland, that means a traditional pub. There’s whiskey, beer, the possibility of live music – and lots of local stories. Let’s grab… Read More
Are you a fan of dark romance? More Jane Eyre than Jerry Maguire? More Brönte than Bridget Jones? A heart-shaped box of chocolates is not your ultimate fantasy. You need myth, mystery, roaring fires and windswept hair. You need a romantic getaway to a Highland castle! Well Rover’s got you covered. Here are 9 amazing… Read More
Topiary Gardens are my secret passion. Throughout my travels, I look for local topiary gardens to visit. A topiary is a living art piece, and their fantastical shapes, in an open landscape, can feel magical and other-worldly. Today, I thought that we would highlight a few of these one-of-a-kind gardens. Take a look at these… Read More
I love Moroccan decor – the colors, textures and patterns. So Morocco has been a dream destination for a long time. This year I finally decided to plan a trip with friends to immerse myself in Moroccan design and shop the souks of Marrakesh. If you read regularly, you’ll know my favorite kind of getaway is a house… Read More
So you’re traveling in Asia and wondering what to do in Kyoto, Japan… My advice? Settle into this beautiful and historic Japanese city for a few days. Mr. H and I just returned from Japan, and Kyoto was the highlight of our entire Asian trip. The people are warm and friendly. The food is diverse… Read More
I’ve been so busy starting our new SmithHönig home decor line that I forgot to blog! Yep, I’m the travel blogger without a post…But I’m not sad! In fact, I’m celebrating! Here’s why. I’ve been making lots of new art – based on lots of new travel – and this past January, Kellie Smith of Design… Read More