favorite places: italy

Well, actually I've never been. But I'm headed there tonight--be back soon!
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favorite places: les deux magots

Best hot chocolate ever. And I'm sure the fact that it's in my favorite part of Paris didn't have anything to do with it.
{image: les deux magots}


favorite places: lords of the manor

When I was 12, I took a trip around England with my parents and their friends, the Carters. It was great, and of course I didn't appreciate it as much as I should have, because I was too busy trying to make them find the McDonald's in each town (if there was one to be found). Our last stop was the Cotswolds and the Lords of the Manor hotel. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when I walked into the guestroom that almost exactly matched my pink and green Laura Ashley room back home.
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favorite places: the phillips collection

Trying to think of ways to get inspired lately, I started thinking about some of my favorite places of all time. So that's what you'll be getting this week, starting with The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. I discovered it the summer I interned for my congressman in DC (when, thanks to Monica, intern was sort of a dirty word). I don't think I've ever felt more at home in a museum, maybe because it is in a former home. And since contemporary art is my thing, I'd be happy to move right in.
{images: The Phillips Collection}


it's time

It's time to take a little break...I think I am suffering from a case of blogger block or something. I'll be back soon.


70 and sunny

This weekend I'll be wearing some J.Crew flip-flops, L'eau de L'artisan, and Opi's Coney Island Cotton Candy. Finally, I think warm weather is here.


dinner for four

Such a perfect room. From Habitually Chic's post on stylist Lili Diallo. And more pretty things in her portfolio.