Tag: travel

it’s in the details [AL]

Over the weekend, I hopped over to Atlanta to visit with Jenny while she was in town for work and we stayed at the lovely Stonehurst Place.  The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with many thoughtful details.  Artwork, books, chocolate, and coffee are available for guests to indulge in.  Caroline, the innkeeper, is most hospitable and knowledgeable on the history of the house and origin of the furnishings and finishes. She can bake a mean puff pastry too! The photos are just a peak into the beautiful interiors of this wonderful B&B.  [all photos from Stonehurst Place]

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” John Wooden

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the high {AL}

{high museum of art} last sunday, i went to see the picasso to warhol exhibition on view at the high in atlanta.  the weather was cloudy & crisp but the white sky with shades of gray was a beautiful backdrop to the architecture and landscape.  
the exhibit was amazing and displayed the works of 14 modern artists from the twentieth century.  these masters of abstract expressionism pioneered through traditional concepts & practices to open way for a new style of art through paintings, printing, and sculpture. the great 14 included: pablo picasso, henri matisse, constantin brancusi, piet mondrian, georgio de chirico, jackson pollock, alexander calder, romare bearden, louise bourgeouis, joan miro, marcel duchamp, fernand leger, jasper johns, & andy warhol.
i highly recommend a visit if you live nearby or happen to be in atlanta.  it only takes about 2 hours to walk through and it is the first time ever this collection has been on display in the southeast.  
{sculpture: companion passing through – KAWS}
{all images are personal photos, if used please link back}

retreat to the trees {AL}

i went to the woods because i wished to live deliberately…
{treehotel} may be a little more than the essentials but these beautiful shelters suspended within the trees foster solitude and unity with nature.  situated near the lule river in harads, sweden, are 5 modern tree houses with varying thematic styles. i’m usually not one for themes but love these imaginative concepts. my favorite? i think it’s a tie between the mirror cube room and the cabin. 19 additional houses are currently planned for the future. look forward to seeing the next design. this place is definitely going on the bucket list!
the mirror cube room


the blue cone


the UFO


the bird’s nest


the cabin
all photography from treehotel

the salk revisited {LA}

last weekend my man {r} and i found ourselves back in beautiful la jolla visiting the stunning salk institute, along with 74 of his undergrad architecture students!!! this place never ceases to amaze me.  there is an overwhelming sense of order and purpose in the design, yet experientially the spaces exudes a feeling of serenity and tranquility.  if you haven’t been, you really should make the trip. and when you do, schedule a tour with the effervescent ellen. one of the many guides at the institute; ellen is a native new yorker with quick wit, incredible knowledge about loius and jonas, and she will take you to all of the top-secret spots at the institute. here are some of the photos from our most recent visit.

if you missed my last post on louis kahn and the salk institute, check it out {here} 

anthro november issue {LA}

i was thrilled when i received my november issue of antrhopolgie this week.  immediately captivated, and wishing i could transport myself into the beautiful & colorful pages in front of me.  i’ll admit, very little of the clothing in the catalog seems “winter wear”, but who cares?  the styling is stunning, the accessories & details are divine, and the imagery of Perú is inspiring & breathtaking! incase you haven’t seen {the november issue} . . .

i think Perú just moved to the top of my “must see” travel list.  the list is a mile long and constantly changing, but today . . . i am completely enamored with Perú!!!

hello november {AL}

hope everyone is enjoying the cool crisp weather and warm seasonal colors.  i am savoring these beautiful fall days. photos are taken from the top of looking glass rock in the pisgah national forest {north carolina}. the views were so beautiful i just had to share.

avalon hotel {AL}

while in la, i stayed a night at the {avalon hotel}, a unique boutique in beverly hills designed by kelly wearstler. this modern, mid-century space was absolutely beautiful & filled with classic furniture pieces designed by the famous george nelson, isamu noguchi, and charles & ray eames.  i absolutely loved the color palette with white, various shades of blues & greens, contrasted with pops of gold metals & dark woods. the variety of texture and pattern added energy & interest while maintaining a relaxed, laid back atmosphere. loved the continuous striped ceiling & terrazzo floors flowing from inside to out with solid sheets of glass walls separating the interior and exterior environments. if every back in beverly hills, i will surely stay here again.

little tokyo {AL in LA}

yesterday, my mom & i decided to take the metro down to {little tokyo} to enjoy some authentic japanese cuisine & shop around. we had such a wonderful afternoon walking adrift and taking in the beautiful culture. the streets were lined with various noodle bars and sushi restaurants filling the sidewalks with wonderful aromas as we passed. we had lunch on the patio of the joy mart restaurant and enjoyed an array of delicious dishes including salads, sushi, & spicy salmon. i was delighted to see the decorative papers that garnished the streets from lanterns, & wish trees, to bamboo arrangements draped with colorful ornamentation. having tons of fun here in {LA} and so happy i got to see this section of town!

{a little noodle bar in the heart of the district}
{a wish tree. the wish for monkey butlers was my favorite : }

{our delicious lunch from the joy mart restaurant}
{fancy bamboo dangling over a storefront}
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{c} is here {LA}

{c} arrived in los angeles saturday, and words cannot express my happiness to have my best friend here for 10 days!! we hit the ground running, of course we are trying to cram a month’s worth of activities into her week and a half trip. we spent her first night in pasadena catching up over vino and planning all of the things we wanted to do.  we decided {joshua tree} was a MUST.  so, we headed out early sunday morning for the desert. here is a sneak peek from our adventure. so thrilled to have you here dear friend!

{personal photograph from joshua tree national park – if used please link back to our site}

happy friday {AL & LA}

 & HAPPY ME! packed and ready for my {LA} trip to see my wonderful family & friends. {e} and i have planned fun day trips, beautiful hikes, & of course we will all have a little wine at the magical Cornell Tasting Room located in the Santa Monica mountains. hopefully we will see the same whimsical characters from our last visit : ) look forward to sharing our adventures! have a great weekend, {c}
photo via pinterest