All Aboard

If you’ve ever returned from vacation to face the endless security lines at the airport and the herding of passengers onto the plane, where you struggle to find space in the overhead bin for your carry-on bag and wait for the drinks and snack carts to roll past your seat at the rear of the plane, hoping that they have anything left to snack on besides pretzels, then consider a luxury train trip for your next vacation. Imagine the anticipation of stepping from the station onto the platform, hearing the whistle in the distance, feeling the rumble of the approaching train, and…

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From Pinterest: 30 Images of Life At The Beach

It’s Tuesday already and I still can’t seem to pull my thoughts from lazy, hazy afternoons at the beach. Images of beach umbrellas and campfires, boardwalks and cozy shelters, and lovely picnics for two keep my mind wandering back to the weekend. Click the image above to start the slideshow. All photos via Pinterest

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Let’s Go Glamping

I love the idea of camping – the whole great outdoors, unplugging from technology, getting back to basics, communing with nature, cooking on a camp stove, sleeping in a tent, telling ghost stories around the campfire, eating s’mores, cuddling up with your favorite person to stay warm thing – it seems so romantic. In reality I have issues with the sleeping part. It doesn’t bother me to sleep in a tent but the thought of sleeping on the ground, in a sleeping bag – that is nylon on the inside – that I have to zip myself into, on a thin little…

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The Wall

When I was a kid my mom wallpapered a single wall in my bedroom in a flocked, red and white, damask type pattern. And I loved it. I was hooked – for life. It just seemed so cool to me to be able to get pattern and texture onto walls. It was so fabulous, and sophisticated, and cultured, and colorful, and intense, and beautiful, and art-like, and magic that I was mesmerized by it. And then, when house-hunting with Mom, I discovered wall murals – it was more than I could take. I wanted a mural in our house so…

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The Art Of The Pied-A-Terre

I was out wandering around the interwebs recently, looking at real estate in Paris when I happened upon a Parisian real estate and design website that immediately grabbed my attention. Of course, there are lots of Parisian real estate websites but the work that A+B Kasha does is so beautiful that I just couldn’t look away. If you’re not familiar with A+B Kasha they specialize in the restoration and sale of  historic French luxury apartments primarily in the 6th arrondissement – the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris. Their concept is simple: An apartment in Paris should bring together iconic character and elegance with practical luxury:…

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