It’s All In the Details…

I cam across this incredible Parisian real estate/ renovation and design site A+B Kasha and fell MADLY, MADLY in love with everything I saw. Of course, as with most things, the French just do it better. And that goes for architecture too. Don’t get me wrong, a love a good, old New England Greek Revival- but the details found in the old apartment buildings in Paris are hard to beat. And I adore seeing a development company like this really celebrating all the gorgeous historical millwork, hardware and small accents that really make these spaces works of art. And seeing them empty and pristine like this just shows how much potential is there for decorating!

Get ready to SQUEAL.

Look at all that detailed crown and millwork. And the FLOOR! And windows. And the LIGHT! The light in Paris is just special.

Nantucket vs. Martha’s Vineyard

It was fun to play the NY vs. Boston real estate game last week, so when I saw these two properties I had to do it again. Granted, they are not for sale, but bring up the classic Boston-dweller dilemma- Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard?  These islands are right next to each other, but people seem to be drawn to one or the other.  Architectural Digest published both these homes and I’d love to know which one you’d prefer- the crisply renovated Nantucket home of Victoria Hagan or the antique charms of the Martha’s Vineyard home of Sir Evelyn and Lady de Rothschild?



I Want to Go To There: Babylonstoren

I’ve been dreaming of a getaway ever since returning from the book tour and came across the most MAGICAL place in South Africa that made me think that a stay there would change my life (granted, I also get that feeling sometimes at Whole Foods when loading up my cart with kale and organic face cream- a NEW LIFE!)
Babylonstoren is an one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms close to Cape Town. Renovated and made into a simply beautiful hotel, spa and working farm (not to mention the lauded restaurant and winery) it looks like a little slice of heaven.  Be prepared for some SERIOUS eye candy!