9 posts tagged Wanderlust
Nothing like a pop of blood orange capucine to cheer up a mundane day running home errands.
this is what happens in traffic: impromptu photo session.
Hermes Rouge Casaque 35cm Birkin with gold hardware, Camouflage Twillies, Olga charm, medium white Clic Clac & Chanel J12 41mm watch.
Also a Zara creme blazer is peeking in from the side.
This is my solution for traveling with two birkins on a regular, commercial plane.
Because sometimes you want to bring a couple options on a trip! :)
The Main Dilemma:
How to bring them on board without squishing, damaging or having someone else crush them. Also, taking into account that packing two, or even one Birkin in your checked luggage is too risky for theft as well as damage.
I have found that by placing the primary Birkin, pictured here as Parchemin (that holds your passport, wallet, phone) in a Longchamp Le Pilage, you disguise it to other passengers and protect it from dirt on the security conveyor belt. Once on the plane, I tuck it *behind my legs* so the flight attendant doesn’t smush it under the seat and another passenger won’t kick it. I then disguise it by draping a travel blanket over my legs.
For the second Birkin, that is not in use during the flight, I put it in a Louis Vuitton travel case standing upright. While the LV bag isn’t hard sided, it comes packed with a hard cardboard insert which I leave in to maintain the strength of the sides. That way, when overhead, other bags next to it can’t crush the frame.
Yes, it is a lot of thought to put into carrying two bags. But it is definitely worth it!
On warm days, there is nothing more indulgent than strolling around from neighborhood to neighborhood shopping, buying sweets, and having champagne lunches with a lovely friend.
Fred’s at Barneys. Tuna Tartare (my favorite) & Prosecco
En route to Hermes Wall Street
Always the loveliest window displays at Laduree NYC
So many flavors, so little time to choose!
My favorites are Fleur de Sel Caramel, Almond, Rasberry & Rose.
Jaune & Capucine, 35cm Gold Hardware.
One of my favorite hotels in NYC that is *pet friendly* is the Hotel Setai.
Located on 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, it is such a convenient location, and the customer service is impeccable. I stayed in one of their Avenue Apartment Suites, which was so spacious and modern, I loved it! I wish I had taken more pictures, I promise I will next time I return. What I have found is that at so many hotels, when you book with a pet, they give you a run-down reject room. Whereas at the Setai, they treat you and your pet like royalty! I absolutely can’t say enough positive things about their service. And their food was super yummy too; munchkin and I enjoyed this lovely breakfast overlooking the city. We also had some cheesecake the night before, which was delish.
So, if you are traveling to New York City, (with or without a pet) consider the Setai. And then report back and tell me what you think!
If you haven’t been down to the Fontainebleau on South Beach in Miami, please head there immediately! If not for the fabulous nightclub LIV, (sure to be a memorable night) drop in at least to witness the stunning chandelier installation by artist Ai WeiWei.
Before a $1 billion makeover in 2008, the Fontainebleau was infamously known as the Rat Pack’s hot spot (circa 1950’s and 60’s), although you would never know that now! Super sleek and clean, the entire property exudes sexy luxury. It is still a hot spot; yet instead of catering to the likes of Frank Sinatra, you’ll find Heidi Klum and Jay Z.
This particular installation by Ai WeiWei is very unique in that it is the only *permanent* installation of his work in the United States. 16 feet in diameter, each of the three chandeliers can be yours for a cool $1 million. Would anyone like to guess how many crystals were used in each piece? I can’t even begin to imagine— they are awe inspiring!
source: Dream Design
You may recall Ai WeiWei as one of the artistic masterminds behind the “Birds Nest” main stadium at the Beijing Olympics.
source: Beijing Bird Nest