• The Art of Interiors with Pierre Yovanovitch

    The New York Times style editor Norma Skurka once wrote: “Rooms say a great deal about their occupants. What we choose to live with reflects our educational, ethnic, and social background, our age, and our cultural development. Rooms are the clues to where we stand at a given moment of our lives. They speak silently […]

  • on literary escapes

    In this brave new world, where travel seems like a dirty word, I’m assessing my priorities. I’ve turned my attention to other sources of escapism now that the midsummer sojourn to Copenhagen is looking unlikely. My undoubted gratitude for access to safety and shelter has not waned. Still, at seven weeks in, it has become […]

  • The Art of the French Holiday

    When it comes to the art of the holiday, no one comes close to mastering leisure as the French. Maintaining a work-life balance and sustaining a high quality of life is a civic principle, as long as the emphasis on spending that leisure time is for cultural pursuits. While Americans live to work, the French live for pleasure. This certain joie de vivre is why we’ve highlighted our three favorite properties from Cote d’Azur to the Crillon.

  • Weekend Escapes from Los Angeles

    In Los Angeles, one thing you’ll find is that there’s no shortage of weekend escapes. The city looms so large that living on the East end can warrant a holiday on the West. There lies the cultural perk of California, are the range of ecologies you encounter in a short drive.