Scenic Snapshots from Palm Springs

August 3, 2011 Notes from Nicole

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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In the Spirit of St Barths

March 21, 2011 Fab Finds
In the Spirit of St. Barths Cover

On April 5th luxury publisher Assouline will release a new coffee table book that celebrates the beauty and magic of St. Barths which happens to be one of my all-time favorite vacation destinations. Written by Pamela Fiori (who also authored In the Spirit of Capri), In the Spirit of St. Barths is full of captivating photos, giving us an up close look at the posh Caribbean isle that evokes th …

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Diane von Furstenberg Designs Chic Suites for London’s Claridge’s Hotel

July 26, 2010 Fashion & Beauty

Fashion designer and style icon Diane von Furstenberg can now add the title interior designer to her resume after the debut of 20 glamorous hotel suites she recently designed for Claridge’s hotel in London. In her first-ever interior design project, von Furstenberg developed bespoke fabrics, rugs, furniture and cashmere throws for the rooms in the historic art deco landmark hotel. The room …

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A Peek Inside Soho House West Hollywood

July 6, 2010 Travel

I just returned from a little mini vacay in Los Angeles and during my stay I had drinks & dinner at Soho House, the posh and super exclusive private members club with outposts in London, New York and Berlin. Soho House West Hollywood just opened this March and has quickly become the newest Hollywood hot spot.  On any given night you can look to your left and notice the likes of Brad Pitt an …

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Doris Duke’s Shangri La

April 21, 2010 Stylish Spaces

An exterior shot of Shangri La. Photographed by Luca Trovato for the July ’07 issue of Town & Country

Back in October I went to Hawaii for a few days and the #1 thing on my to-do list while there was visit Shangri La, the legendary estate of Doris Duke.

A 1930′s portrait of Doris Duke by Cecil Beaton. Photo via

Doris Duke was an American heiress and the only daughter …

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I Love LA!: A Recap of My Weeklong Adventure in the City of Angels

April 7, 2010 Notes from Nicole

Photo: Mooncici’s Etsy Shop

I recently returned from a week long trip to Los Angeles and I’m already wishing I was back there! I LOVE LA! I was in town for work and then extended my trip into a long weekend and had such an awesome time. I’ve been to LA many times over the years and never gave the city any serious thought but lately the sunshine, palm trees and laid back California life …

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