This week’s stylish vacation rental is Pixie Nook, a charming, 300-year-old luxury cottage located in Cornwall, England. Designed with indulgence in mind, you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets from the hot tub and wake to the sound of bird song at this romantic self-catering holiday cottage squirreled away on Bodmin Moor. Jewel hues, upcycled vintage finds and bold Designers Guild […]
It is Wednesday, which means it is time for yet another Stylish Rental of the Week! Today I’m featuring a boutique boat house rental located near Oakham in Rutland, United Kingdom. The Dragonwood Boat House was designed solely with romance in mind and saw local craftsmen come together with Harlequin interior designers to create a traditional Victorian bolthole […]
I’m a bit obsessed with glamping. I love the idea of staying in a vintage-style safari camp with all the luxuries – a bathtub for instance, and a cushy bed, and folding chairs pulled ’round a fire at night while my adventurer friends tell tales and drink something serious. That’s glamping – or glamorous camping.
This is one of my all time favorite rentals – but I admit it is not for everyone. My husband and I booked this ancient Italian castle for his birthday, gathering here with thirteen friends to enjoy a few evenings of opera at the Arena di Verona, do some sightseeing, swimming and relaxing with lots of homemade […]
Remember when? Remember the way the light came in…the sounds from the trees…and the car crunching up the driveway? Nostalgia is sentimental, yes, a kind of melancholic memory of what was.
Nothing’s more American than a vintage health spa nestled into the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Complete with seven ancient mineral springs, a golf course, waterfalls and hiking trails, and a first-rate spa, this is a glamorous way to experience the lives of the social elite who visited to ‘take the waters’ around the turn […]
This photo of GLAMPING – vintage Airstream SAFARI is courtesy of TripAdvisor What better way to celebrate your independence than to get away from it all in a stylish Airstream Safair? This is vintage Americana at its best — AND you’ll be staying in Big Sur, no less. What’s more classic, more ruggedly American, more […]
Last night, my husband and I had the amazing good fortune (and foresight of planning on our cross-country road trip) to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday at his masterpiece, Fallingwater. The brilliance of our planning is completely overshadowed, not only by the place, but by the shear genius of the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh in […]
In England’s Lake District, pathways lead past stacked stone walls grown over with moss and ferns. Past flocks of sheep. Over wooden turn-styles and mud puddles. Past the occasional stone house.
Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia is one of my all-time favorite hotels. I have great memories of being snowed in here once, years ago. There were only a few other guests and it seemed like just one or two staff. Most people were spending their holidays at home, but
Castles, windmills, yurts and renovated churches were all mentioned in the email I received yesterday from Holiday Lettings, a Tripadvisor company. So were tree houses and house boats. I’m a big fan of the quirky stay – and I spent the day dealing with my husband’s dental surgery and an impending snow storm — […]
Yesterday, I decided to participate in an Olioboard Challenge on the decorating and mood-board creation site, Olioboard.com. I don’t always have to time to play with their site, but when I do I can lose myself for hours. It really is like virtual shopping and virtual room design, all in one. They post challenges every […]
Last year, my husband and I traveled to Normandy. He had always wanted to visit the famous WWII beaches where the world’s history was changed forever – and I was happy to accompany him. To be honest, I was contemplating a week or two of great food and style, more than a history lesson. And I […]
In the English Lake District, we went for long walks through the woods and fields. To be honest, one of the things I liked most was being able to wear my Tom Joules wellies and jacket. I bought them on a trip to Maine and when I wear them I feel sort of classic and […]