Restaurants & Hotels
Wythe Hotel

Wythe Hotel

The new local hangout for us. Love how the old warehouse meets the new glass building. Read more about it and see all of the pics on the NYTimes site.
Donna - Williamsburg

Donna – Williamsburg

Old fashioned has been going strong in New York for it seems like eternity. Evan and Oliver Haslegrave are the brothers behind hOmE an interior, furniture and lighting design firm. They have been responsible for several of New York and Brooklyn establishments in the old fashion vein. Donna is the latest project from them and...
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

Il Buco the classic go to on Bond St. opened another great spot around the corner on Great Jones St. earlier this fall.  The cheese selection at the deli counter is fantastic – at the deli you can grab a take away sandwiches and espresso… or if you want something more formal there is a...
Celestino - Bed-Stuy

Celestino – Bed-Stuy

From the guys behind the amazingly good (and cozy) Saraghina restaurant in Bed-Stuy comes a second in the up and coming hood that will focus more on seafood as opposed to authentic pizza. The lure for us is the simple yet tasteful use of nautical decor to create a seafaring theme. Photos and more details...
PUBLIC - Chicago Hotel

PUBLIC – Chicago Hotel

Just another great Ian Schrager makeover. This time in the old Ambassador East Hotel in Chicago. As seen in gblog – “the décor has been changed into a mixture of austere lighting and dark interiors”. Chic!
La Maison - Champs Elysees

La Maison – Champs Elysees

We posted about this back in July but just stumbled across some more images posted on ARCHI scene and how we haven’t done a post with more images from this amazing hotel from Maison Martin Margiela is insane…. because this hotel is INSANE.
The Iron Horse - Wisconsin

The Iron Horse – Wisconsin

Though we would prefer to do a quick week getaway to Mexico or St. Barts sometimes the mid-west calls your name.  Upon a recent trip to Milwaukee we were pleasantly surprised at the level of accommodations at The Iron Horse Hotel.  The Iron Horse was giving us a touch of the ACE Hotel mixed with...
The Dutch

The Dutch

Just lunched at this great place in SOHO and couldn’t help but woo over the decor. The lights and furniture, in particular. The Dutch is a great modern rustic stop while strolling the streets of SOHO.  
Hotel Americano - NYC

Hotel Americano – NYC

You may have seen our previous post about these guys and their cool hotels. Made by Originals does it again with the freshly opened NYC spot, Hotel Americano. Super chic decor and a swanky rooftop bar. We’re in!
Le Senechal Hotel - France

Le Senechal Hotel – France

This quaint hotel is located on an island off the coast of France. Small rooms and even little houses and lofts are available. Looks like it would be a quiet and amazing get-away. Read more about Le Senechal Hotel here.
Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel

Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel

The Yunak Evleri Cappadocia Cave Hotel in the ancient village of Urgup in Turkey is actually carved into a mountain cliff. The rooms date back to the 5th and 6th century. Lovely mix of rustic luxury.
Butcher's Market - Sao Paulo

Butcher’s Market – Sao Paulo

Recently on a trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil stumbled upon this cute little burger shop.  The Butcher’s Market is very similar to the whole Brooklyn aesthetic we have been seeing recently….specifically Fette Sau. Super cute rustic interior.
Babylonstoren in South Africa

Babylonstoren in South Africa

Loving this amazing resort in South Africa. The Babylonstoren is an old Cape Dutch farm that is still a farm…sort of. With all the beautiful views and chic accomodations, you can sign us up.
Hotel Boca Chica - Acapulco

Hotel Boca Chica – Acapulco

This beautful hotel straight out of the 1950′s has been restored to all it’s glory and decorated perfectly on the inside. On a beautiful beach in Mexico, you can’t go wrong. Meet the creative force behind this and other fantastic hotels at Made by Originals. Book Boca Chica here.    
The Standard Grill

The Standard Grill

Although open for a while, we forgot about how perfectly chic The Standard Grill is. Having lunch there last week reminded us.  
Pizza East

Pizza East

Located in Shoreditch, Pizza East is always a go-to stop for us when in London for shopping trips. The interiors are rustic and beautiful, the lighting is fantastic and the scene is always cozy but lively. And of course there is the food…perfection. Obviously no surprise that the Soho House Group knows what they are doing....
Margiela Hotel

Margiela Hotel

Who better to shake things up than the house of Maison Martin Margiela. Although the fearless leader has since left the brand, this hotel seems pretty MMM. Head to Paris to stay at La Maison des Centraliens all starting at the low price of about 200€.
The Dream Downtown - NY

The Dream Downtown – NY

This Dream is a new design hotel located on the edge of Chelsea and The Meatpacking district in downtown Manhattan.  Over the top in glossy surfaces and metallic finishes it’s really bringing the Miami vibe to Manhattan.  A serious departure from your typical NY hotel it is a sure escape from all of the hustle...
Tiled Bars and Restaurants

Tiled Bars and Restaurants

Our latest obsession has been tile. Tile in the bathroom, tile in the kitchen, tile in our local hangouts. Here are some great uses of tile.  
Hotel San Jose

Hotel San Jose

Located in Austin Texas this hotel  is the perfect southwest getaway.  This bungalow-style hotel built in 1939 is ultra chic and affordable with rooms starting around $215.  
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