Travel

Bits and Pieces : Strolling in Chinatown

07.07.2016

French By Design

Inès and I spent some much deserved mother and daughter time a few days ago; after a couple of ‘shopping’ stops on a very crowded Market street, we headed down to Chinatown. Oh, how I love the colors there, the signages and graphics, the eye-catching lanterns, and the vibe of this neighborhood! I took a…

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Escape to Casa Cook

06.21.2016

French By Design

Casa Cook is a 90-room boutique hotel located in Kolymbia, on the Greek island of Rhodes; the hotel brings together a modern take on traditional Greek architecture with a warm, nomadic, and laid-back style. Each room opens out onto a long, turquoise blue swim-up pool [le swoon]. Casa Cook‘s interiors are inspired from travels around the world: vintage pieces,…

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Bits and Pieces

06.14.2016

French By Design

Oh hey, there! Hope your week is going great. We had a fun weekend and took a family trip to one of our favorite spots in the bay area: Stinson Beach. The weather was perfect, but the water still a bit too cold. I forgot to apply regularly sunscreen on my legs and burned pretty…

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Escape to South Africa

06.01.2016

French By Design

OK, it’s that time of the year when my eyes are drawn to escape locations. This home, located 70 kilometers from Cape Town, in Rooi Els, has breathtaking views of the Atlantic coast. Open to the wind and the outdoors, the interior features some amazing lounge chairs and fluffy sofas. I could see myself lounging…

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