Category: Design & Decor

ABC Kitchen & ABC Home

I recently had a chance to revisit one of my favorite restaurants in New York City: ABC Kitchen, a place that is so perfectly designed that one feels right at home with its lovely antiqued finishes and French countryside vibe.  Thanks to Chef Jean-Georges, I would gladly return again and again for the divinely prepared food.  Here’s how we lunched on that one fine day.ABC KitchenABC KitchenABC Kitchen

As you know, ABC Home happens to be my ultimate design haven, so of course, we did some browsing, and as usual, the scene was simply delightful and inspiring.  From yards of velvety ribbons and whimsical pillows to shelves of sparkly crystal and ceramics, exquisite treasures were stashed around every bend.  Obviously, the reocurring debate over want versus need ensued.ABC HomeABC KitchenABC Home

Hawaiian Holiday

I’ve sung praises of The Modern Hotel before here, and so needless to say, did not hesitate to return again last month for a quick getaway.  Its whitewashed minimalist decor is an ideal backdrop for the otherwise color-saturated lush tropical isle of O’ahu.  A few of my favorite design touches are below as well as some gloriously indulgent breakfasts after the jump.The Modern HotelThe Modern HotelThe ModernThe Modern HotelThe Modern Hotel


Shop: ABC Carpet & Home

A design and decor must in New York City is the inimitable ABC Home, filled with floor after floor of dreamy inspiration.  Years ago, as a student, I recall perusing its endless displays of ingenuity and lavishness that prompted many a day dream building impossibly sumptuous rooms.  On a recent visit to my beloved city, I stopped by the store briefly and was once again able to revel in its glorious grandeur … bowls of stardust, whimsical little mice, and all the French inspired furnishings one could possibly want. Have a splendid Easter weekend …

ABC Carpet & Home

ABC Carpet & Home

A Few New Things

Driving down from Whistler, BC a few weeks ago, we passed through Vancouver to indulge our love of Japanese ramen, and of course, stopped into a favorite decor shop, The Cross.  Picked up these pretty things … including an amazing zebra striped leather pillow.  Every time I visit, I get the urge to completely redecorate my home and fill it with marvelous furnishings from the store.  Have a fabulous weekend.

The Cross Home Decor, Vancouver, BC,

The Cross Home Decor, Vancouver BC