Tag Archives: Travel Talk

Travel: London’s Soho Hotel

I first posted this in early April but I’ve been traveling a bit lately (visit next week for a report on my latest trip to Dallas and the . . . interesting hotel I stayed in – not exactly a design lover’s dream), and I find myself comparing every hotel to the Soho Hotel in […]

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Interiors Magazine Features Istanbul Apartment

It’s not often that I print every single photo from a magazine article, but I fell in love with the Istanbul apartment featured in the most recent issue of Interiors (on sale now!). Turkey is a true cross-roads of civilizations where religions and cultures come together. In the not-so-distant past, it was the seat of […]

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Knotty Pine, How I Love Thee: Ruminations on Friends, Rest and Relaxation

Is there anything better than knotty pine? The look is positively retro, and while living with it might drive me . . . knutty, I am so very nostalgiac for the rustic look after spending my weekend with friends whose family owns a home on Lake Michigan in Michigan. For those of you who haven’t […]

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Design Destination: Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois

When I was a kid, my dad lived out in the country along the Fox River between Plano and Sandwich, IL (we called it Bologna). Every so often, we’d be driving and dad would alert us that we were approaching the famed glass house; the whole family would crane our necks, expecting to see somebody […]

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Travel: Portland’s Ace Hotel

Travel: Portland’s Ace Hotel

I have seen the future, and I didn’t need a Flux Capacitor, just a plane ticket and a (very affordable) reservation at Portland’s Ace Hotel. Ace is a game changer, a new category in American hotels, a place where style and utility and sustainability and art coexist peacefully because in the future, it has to. […]

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Open House: House 5863

In most cases, I like the concept of Bed and Breakfasts a whole lot more than the reality. Sure, it sounds cozy and “real”, the idea of staying in an actual home instead of a sterile hotel, the informal shared breakfasts, meeting new people, helping a real person make their living. But my, admittedly anecdotal, […]

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Travel: Hotel Bourg Tibourg

Travel: Hotel Bourg Tibourg

I enjoy staying in hotels just a bit off the beaten path. I can’t imagine staying at a Hilton when for about the same dime, one can have a truly unique experience. One excellent example is Hotel Bourg Tibourg in Paris, France. Hotel Bourg Tibourg sits on a bustling street, Rue Bourg Tibourg, in the […]

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