“Let’s go for a drive.” My father said those words almost every weekend. Each time, the statement was met with a flurry of activity, as if it was a wholly unexpected surprise that required emergency planning. My mother would begin boiling eggs for deviling, laying the halves out carefully on a rooster-shaped dish, filling them,… Read More
As a frequent traveler and fabric designer, I find inspiration everywhere. If you’ve been around a while, you know that when it comes to inspiration, my roots play as big a part as my wings. This story is about roots. (Literally). In winter, as friends and relatives begin to gather in family homes and relive cherished… Read More
I’m not the kind of traveler who heads to a beach at the first sign of frost. I love traveling to cold-weather destinations that let me pack sweaters and boots and scarves. I don’t just mean ski spots, either. Winter is a great time to travel to top tourist destinations. You’ll find less crowds, great… Read More
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
Exotic fabrics from faraway lands.
Not everyone has the time to scour the internet for fabric treasure troves. And depending on what you’d like to do as a designer, home stylist or DIY decorator, not everyone has the need. For those of us who love all things designer fabrics, however, there are numerous resources that can give you the information… 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
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