Springtime in Paris: Experiencing Le Grand Vefour

Often I find that when you open yourself up to the experience of dining alone, the world opens itself up to you.  This is especially true when traveling. My first stop after arriving in Paris, other than at the hotel to unpack, was at the Iconic Paris restaurant Le Grand Vefour (17 Rue de Beaujolais, […]

Springtime in Paris: Rainy Day

In the film Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson’s character kept talking about how he loved Paris in the rain–that he wanted to walk through Paris in the rain. Well, I was lucky to experience that one Parisian afternoon. But, the weather doesn’t matter to me–I love Paris rain or shine. A gloomy day calls for color in […]

Springtime in Paris: Lunch at Ralph’s

Paris is always on the top of my list for Spring travel, so to celebrate the equinox this week, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite times in Paris, and the best ways to enjoy the City of Light. I am a Francophile and really a Parisophile. I have been fortunate to travel there often […]

Miami Part 2: Expanding Horizons

After giving you my can’t miss classic spots in Miami Part 1, I wanted to share a few of my deep-dive favorites in the city as well. South Beach is always great for beach lounging and Cuban cigars, but there is so much more to the modern metropolis today. A warm, multicultural landscape that offers a […]

Miami Part 1: Can’t Miss Classics

Over the holidays, I was lucky to enjoy a blissful week in South Beach soaking up the sun and reorienting myself for the year ahead. Miami is one of my favorite get-aways because it’s quick and easy to get to but still has so much character to offer. There is always something new to explore around every […]

What to Look for at New York Fashion Week

Happy New York Fashion Week! The one and only Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicked off to a snowy start today and will continue with a jam-packed schedule through Thursday, February 19. We have more fun fashion week content to come, but for now I wanted to share the shows I’m keeping a special eye on this […]

Must-See Spring Exhibits in Art and Fashion

The groundhog may not have seen his shadow yesterday, but for many of us down South Spring weather is already here, and with it new Spring gallery openings in art and fashion. Seeming to catch on to the winds of change today, each of these exhibits explore times of transformation‒in commerce, politics, and pop culture. […]

My Desert Isle Top Ten

The Devil in Kiton (a/k/a my husband) has a saying “his desert isle ___” – his desert isle beer, his desert isle scotch, his desert isle gin (we will just ignore that these are all references to various alcoholic beverages at the moment, but that is when he is most likely to use the phrase). […]

Remembering Franca Sozzani

“Giving back is the new luxury” – Franca Sozzani Today, fashion is mourning the loss of Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani, who suffered an untimely death at just 66 years old. Sozzani, known equally for the transformative photography on her pages as the activism she employed in and out of the industry, always believed fashion was […]

How To Wear A Statement Coat

It’s the first day of winter, and while I hate the cold, I have to say I love a great statement coat. It’s my favorite winter fashion find. You put one on and your basic black outfit transforms to something surprising yet simple. And you are comfortable as the temperature cools which to me, is always in style. There […]