Yes, summer means long days spent on the beach, bbqs and rosé. It also means house guests. Which, let’s face it, can be kind of a PIA, right? But what if your house was always ready to handle said guests? What if your guest room felt like a luxurious boutique hotel just waiting to give those guests the best night's sleep of their lives? Hosting might turn into something you actually look forward to.Read More
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Consider these Files a distillation of years, days, months and hours spent researching, searching, tagging, pinning, asking for information and giving recommendations. They are your resource for all things beauty and fashion, your online travel guides, social guides, holiday catalog, life coach, design consultant and anything else in your life that might benefit from an exchange of thoughts and information.
The world is big and life is a work in progress. And these are just my 7 cents.
Here’s the dilemma: You love beautiful interiors. You also love your bank account. We get it, which is why we’ve not only rounded up seven Instagram handles guaranteed to inspire you, we’ve also curated a selection of affordable products inspired by these design-savvy accounts. From Kelly Wearstler’s luxe vibes to Nathan Turner’s love affair with color, read on to learn (and shop!) your wildest design dreams.Read More
Packing. Long-haul flights. Lack of Sleep. Yes, taking a vacation is the best, but actually getting to said vacation is a whole different story. Where here to help you put the bon back in bon voyage.Read More
Traveling these days is not for the faint of heart. It’s a battle and you need to be armed and ready at all times for all possible situations: Flight delays, cancellations, security lines, freezing airplanes, crying babies, snoring seat mates — you know what we’re talking about. So how do you prepare? With precision, organization and maybe a stiff drink. Or just read on for our favorite tips, tricks and products that we promise will make your travel at least feel relatively relaxing.Read More
When I explained to people that we were going to Guatemala for our holiday vacation I was met with blank stares. And widening eyes. And the inevitable question, “ why?” Well, we wanted culture. And adventure. And warm temperatures. And history. So … Hola, Guatemala! From ancient Mayan ruins to volcanoes you can hike, from colorful colonial cities to lakeside splendor and amazing food, Guatemala has something for everyone. The Central American stunner is luring travelers eager to experience the beauty and diversity of the country and the warmth of the people. We hit three very different parts of Guatemala — Lake Atitlan, Antigua and Flores — and each had its own (spectacular) vibe. Read on for my favorite, must-visit spots that should be a part of any Guatemalan vacation.
— Holly Parmelee
We’ve had a love affair with the mini break since Daniel Cleaver whisked Bridget Jones away in the first Bridget Jones’ Diary. And while in this country we call it a weekend getaway (mini break sounds so much better), the sentiment remains the same: A quick break from reality that appeals to the free spirit in all of us.Read More
Here’s the thing — as much as we appreciate movies on demand, a well-stocked minibar and an oversized bathrobe, sometimes hotel life can feel anything but inspired. Which is why we have such a love affair with the idea of vacation home rentals, especially when they can turn our wildest architectural dreams into beautiful reality. Want to spend a weekend in Margot Tenenbaum's bedroom? Sure. How about a night in an actual treehouse? Or a week off the grid in a house inspired by Thoreau's Walden? We're in. Read on for our favorite far-flung, jaw-to-the-ground houses for rent (via Airbnb, btw). Where do you want to go?Read More