#UnlockTheKeys: The Key West Appeal

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Miami visits will never again feel the same. The South Beach sunshine used to be my final destination, particularly during the midst of a raging New York winter. Yet what I discovered on a recent visit to Key West, was that Miami is only the beginning. A beautiful drive across a series of seven bridges from Miami to Key West, the conch life slowly creeps up with every passing mile. I stayed at The Gates Key West, a newly outfitted boutique hotel decorated in shades of blue and white. Equipped with Lorenzo Martone’s chic bicycles, I sped into town, the light breeze acting as the perfect backdrop to the sun dappled view.  Continue reading

#NewWhitney

2015-05-14 20.21.14The new Whitney Museum recently opened and I went to an after hours viewing during Frieze Week. The art caught my attention, and I particularly enjoyed the work of Yayoi Kusama, but it was the panoramic views that the building afforded that really stood out. From the sunset views to the brightly hued chairs that graced one of many patios, the building offered a glimpse beyond the works inside, and over the city that houses them.  Continue reading

Frieze. Summer is (un)officially here

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For me, the unofficial start to summer begins with the annual Frieze Art Fair on Randalls Island. Although it is still May, and New York weather changes moods more often than a teenage girl, there is something about boarding that ferry, sailing across the water and visiting an oft forgotten island to see some beautiful and thought provoking art, to bring about a summertime state of mind.  Continue reading

The Wynn: A Hotel Standout in Macau

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After traveling around the globe, I’ve experienced my fair share of hotels. Large and small, budget and luxury, detail oriented and wildly lacking. The Wynn in Macau was an eye opening experience for me, not only in it’s thoughtful design and immersive experience, but for the range of its scope and its embrace of different cultures. Continue reading

Macau Photo Journal, Part Two

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Macau crept up on me. Half expecting the cacophony of noise and bodies that pulse through the streets of China, I was thrilled to find that the blend of Portuguese and Chinese history was not relegated to schoolbooks. Instead, the streets were a blend of Chinese and Portuguese lettering, the food a mélange of Asian, European, and a new blend of Macanese flavors, and the sights a beautiful tapestry of this island’s history, while retaining both countries influence.  Continue reading