nola’s new ace.

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The Ace Hotel in New Orleans…so gorgeous and green! It opened just two weeks ago. I stumbled on it as I was making my way from the city’s Garden District to the French Quarter. Located in the area known as the Warehouse District, the new hotel has taken over a 1920s Art Deco building, and similar to its other properties, it includes a lobby bar, a restaurant, a rooftop... 
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wear this there: bar basquiat.

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amsterdam has long been known as a hub for eccentric design, beauty, and off-beat hang-outs. so who’s shocked to learn that they have yet another cool café we wish we could transport ourselves to in time for sunday brunch. bar basquiat is not only a nod to art legend jean-michel basquiat, but it’s also right up our alley in terms of places we want to grab a cocktail... 
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rattan is my jam.

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homes to love. in case you’ve ever been confused about rattan versus wicker: wicker is the weave and rattan is the material that is used. Some of the wicker furniture that you see is rattan while other pieces are actually made from bamboo, straw or even synthetic materials. but regardless, i love rattan — my love affair began a long time ago when i discovered the... 
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vignettes that speak volumes.

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this loui origami pendant lamp just makes this corner and draws attention to the print, via urban outfitters. with interiors, i’m often just as much drawn to the nooks and crannies or how an odd little corner has been thoughtfully styled as i am to the big picture. the small vignettes of personal keepsakes, travel treasures, photographs and artwork tell the story of... 
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say hellow to yellow.

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vtwonen. it was so warm this weekend in l.a. that it felt a lot like spring was already here. spring always makes me think of bright colors, like yellow. yellow harkens back to my 1970’s preteen hell-yes-to-yellow years. i had faux bamboo ‘corner beds’ and a built-in wall unit desk — all quite yellow. when i think about yellow i instantly have flashbacks... 
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