Haute Hotel: The Parker Palm Springs

February 27, 2012 Travel
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This past summer my girlfriends and I packed our bags and headed to Palm Springs for a relaxing long weekend where we enjoyed a fabulous stay at The Parker Palm Springs. Designed by Jonathan Adler, the Parker is full of personality and makes you feel as though you’ve been transported to a retro 1960s movie set. The vibe is colorful, whimsical and the entire guest experience embraces Adle …

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Reed Krakoff’s Latest Ad Campaign: Chic Fashion + Stylish Interiors

September 26, 2011 Fashion & Beauty
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I always love it when the worlds of fashion and interiors collide and such is the case with the ad campaigns of American fashion designer Reed Krakoff. Starring British supermodel Stella Tennant and shot at the expansive Upper East Side townhome that Reed shares with his interior designer wife Delphine, the stylish interiors of Reed Krakoff’s Fall 2011 campaign almost steal the spotlight f …

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Tory Burch Celebrates the Opening of her New Manhattan Flagship

September 15, 2011 Fashion & Beauty
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Tory Burch’s new Madison Avenue Boutique

When it was nothing more than a small collection of tunics that launched when its eponymous founder was better known for being a socialite than a fashion designer, Tory Burch was on my radar and over the years I’ve paid close attention to its development. I’ve watched it grow into the multimillion lifestyle empire that it is today with a global …

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Bicycle Chic

September 6, 2011 Lifestyle
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Cute girl on a bike. Photo via Fash n Chips (This could be me!)

I want to buy a bike…I want one bad. A cute little vintage/European inspired bicycle with a wicker basket on the front to tote my things around in and a little brass bell just for kicks. The only thing that’s holding me back is my intense fear of riding a bicycle around New York City where people tend to drive erratically, n …

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Haute Hotel: The Colony Palms

August 11, 2011 Travel
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A few weeks ago when I visited Palm Springs we spent our first night at The Colony Palms which is a beautiful old Spanish style hotel with a storied history. In the 1930s the property was owned by an alleged member of the mob and was equipped with a basement casino, a speakeasy and a brothel! It was Hollywood’s golden area the hotel, called The Colonial House back then, was a glamorous ret …

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Scenic Snapshots from Palm Springs

August 3, 2011 Notes from Nicole
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The Grounds at The Parker Palm Springs

I recently took a jaunt to Palm Springs for a long weekend getaway with my best friends to celebrate our birthdays and it was one of the most relaxing trips I’ve taken in a while. I’m sure this had something to do with the fact that I completely unplugged which allowed me to truly unwind and recharge my batteries. We enjoyed our stay at two fabulous …

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