Objects of Interest

April 19, 2017

A little sparkle goes a long way with Menu's tactile vases and bottle grinders. Adding these shiny touches immediately transforms any interior into a polished lux-feeling space. Functionality, simplicity and timelessness are essential when adding elements to my home; combining these aspects with their unique designs, Menu will easily become one's go-to for home goods.

Tactile Vase, Bottle Grinder, Pouch

Acne Studios, Madison Ave

April 4, 2017

At the corner of Madison Avenue and 74th St, Acne Studios has opened its largest global flagship to date. British designer, Max Lamb, combines sculptural furniture, structural pillars scattered with colored stones, gold accents and even custom-made hand-dyed rugs. Aside from the compelling design, the store's women's and men's ready-to-wear is pristinely displayed creating the ultimate gallery-like shopping experience. 

Acne Studios, 926 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

Where to Stay in Paris: Hotel Panache

March 28, 2017

Back in early March, after having been confirmed on a shoot in Paris, I was left with about a week to book a ticket and accommodations. Having had such a positive experience the last time I used Mr & Mrs Smith to reserve a hotel, I was confidant that I would find a special place to stay.

In the heart of Paris's lively 9th Arrondissement, the stylish Hotel Panache became my friendly home away from home. A cozy lobby area, looking out to Rue Geoffroy-Marie, was an ideal spot for an afternoon coffee break and chats with other hotel guests. David Lanher's adjacent restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; however, the hotel staff will gladly serve your caffeinated beverage of choice throughout the day, which can be enjoyed on the lobby's plush couches.

The hotel's playful design fits perfectly with the surrounding vibrance and energy of the neighborhood. With easy access to cafes, museums, historical monuments, shops and wine bars, one does not need to travel far to experience the joys of being in Paris. And with a sweet box of La Mere de Famille chocolates on arrival (a special Smith Extra, if booked via Mr & Mrs Smith), one might not even need to travel too far from the room itself.

Hotel Panache, 1 Rue Geoffroy-Marie, 75009 Paris

Winter Landscapes

March 14, 2017

Atop Mont Tremblant one can see snow-covered, rolling mountains for miles. It is quiet up here, at this altitude and the buzzing world seems to have paused. Inhaling the crisp air while the eyes gaze at this never-ending landscape is truly meditative. They say the best thing for the mind is to go somewhere daily, where one is unable to differentiate between the past and the present. Amongst this incredible nature, I cannot tell whether I am in a world stifled by technology, or amongst a Victorian era snowfall. Time has stopped, the mind is free and the beauty continues to live.

Series photographed in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

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NYFW: Mansur Gavriel SS17

February 28, 2017

For my final NYFW post, I would like to highlight the Mansur Gavriel SS17 presentation. Mansur Gavriel's SoHo shop was transformed into a vibrant Candy Shop where one can shop select products from their SS17 collection as well as sweet treats imported from Italy. The mix of vibrant colors with classic design make for timeless pieces with a hint of bold. The Candy Shop remains open, so pop on over and enjoy a sweet and colorful experience (and maybe pick up a sleek Posternak Bag!)

Mansur Gavriel, 134 Wooster St, SoHo

NYFW: J.Crew FW17

February 20, 2017

If you are thinking about adding more color or pattern to your look, then the J.Crew FW17 presentation is a great place to start collecting inspiration. Blues, greens and variations on camel are my favorite colors, so it goes without saying that I loved seeing this palette throughout the presentation. It is always admirable how J.Crew possesses this innate, effortless and classy ability to mix patterns and textures. Stripes, camouflage, neon shapes, leopard, silky textures...you name it, they mixed it- and true to form, it worked perfectly. I'm anxiously awaiting the release of the collection so that I can pick up a pair of colorful shoes and also those fantastic green, wide-legged pants (3rd image down)!

NYFW, Club Monaco SS17

February 16, 2017

This is the first of a few New York Fashion Week posts to come. I aspire to churn them out in a somewhat timely manner so that you can view the collections not too long after NYFW week (especially since some designers adapted the See Now, Buy Now model).

I attended the Club Monaco SS17 presentation a few days ago and was in awe of all of the floral prints paired with the elaborate floral decorations in the space. The presentation reminded me of a modern version of the Dutch Masters' works. Viewing the collection against a beautiful live floral backdrop and amongst extravagant bouquets surely made it an elegant and refined presentation.