Category Archive for "Travel" | Avenue348
  • A Visit to the Pollock-Krasner Studio…

    Visiting the Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) and Lee Krasner (1908-1984) house and studio in the woods of Springs, in East Hampton, was a very special and touching experience. I have always admired Pollock’s and Krasner’s work, but experiencing the place where so much of their art was created, was so very moving… The couple moved there from New York trying to find a “healing place” from Pollock’s struggle with depression and alcoholism. In this small studio, full of beautiful light, in this secluded area of East Hampton, some of Pollock’s best Abstract Expressionist pieces were created. After his death, Krasener continued her amazing work here as well. To walk over the paint-splattered studio floor where Pollock’s footprints are still visible, surrounded by the silence and stillness of the woods… sooo beautifully inspiring and emotional!!
    Will post about the residence in a future post…

  • Black Swan Antiques…

    What I love most about traveling is the thrill of discovering places that have long been there and you have not been aware of…
    Black Swan Antiques in Sag Harbor was such a discovery!! It’s like going on a treasure hunt in this wonder of a store full to the brim with oil paintings, furniture, antique mannequins, “Americana” folk-art, sea-inspired pieces, vintage signs and  decorative items and sooo much more!!  Every corner with an exciting, inspiring surprise . This has been a true Sag-Harbor experience that is now on our “to return” list when in the Hamptons…

  • One Kings Lane Southampton…

    One of the perks of visiting The Hamptons during the summer months is discovering the great stores that “Pop-Up” just for the season. Loved the online home decor and interior design retailer One Kings Lane first ever physical store opened in Southampton! Being in the Hamptons, it has a lovely beach, relaxed style,  just stunning! And such an inspiring merchandising and visual design!!

  • Seated Ballerina…

    We were soooo lucky to see this amazing art installation on our last trip to New York;  such a great surprise!!
    “Seated Ballerina” by Jeff Koons, the art installation in Rockefeller Center was such a breathtaking piece to see and  experience. At 45 feet high, the inflatable sculpture is Koons contemporary interpretation of the mythological goddess Venus. A prodigious, beautiful art work that makes you stand and stare in awe!!

  • Aerin Lauder’s Southampton Pop-Up…

    Ahhhh… the Hamptons during the summer season is such an experience!! Not only is it soooo beautiful, but there are so many exciting events going on!!
    Loved Aerin Lauder’s Southampton Pop-Up store in a colorful, bright space designed by Jacques Grange. Resort inspired clothing, tableware, home accessories, vintage pieces, jewelry , gifts, books, and of course, Aerin’s fragrance and candle lines. So tastefully done!!  J’adore!!
    Aerin Southampton, 83 Main Street, Southampton.

  • Regal East Hampton…

    We recently visited the lovely town of East Hampton, called “America’s most beautiful village” discovering and revisiting some of the spectacular places to see around town..
    The village of East Hampton, settled in the 1660s, was one of America’s first English settlements, and still maintains the mix of history and grandeur that makes it so unique and special. Love, love the impressive, regal, elegant white houses you can find in almost every street with impeccable lawns and the most lovely landscaping you can ever imagine; just a dream!!

    Sunday, July 9, 2017 Share

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  • Lost in The Hamptons…

    For the past days, I have been lost from my blog, revisiting many of the places we loved in our last trip to The Hamptons, and discovering many of the new, exciting Pop-Up stores and events going on this season. So much to see!!
    I will be editing the images to start sharing them with you this week. Hope they will inspire you for a Hampton’s break, if you visit New York this summer! As always during our trips, you can follow us on Instagram, for up-to-the moment daily posts. See you there, and see you soon!!

  • Lost in Wanderlust in New York…

    I have been lost from my blog in the past days…
    Have been lost with wanderlust in New York!   Too many things to see and cover;  exciting Spring exhibitions going on in the city that never sleeps! Will share details in the next days.. stay tuned!!

    Friday, May 19, 2017 Share

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  • The Breathtakingly Beautiful Virgins of Sevilla…

    For me, to think of Holy Week, means to think of Sevilla, and the breathtakingly beautiful images of La Virgen Dolorosa, the weeping, suffering religious figures of the crying Holy Mother, seen especially during Holy Week; admired and revered by the faithful from all over the world…
    There are so many wonderful virgins in Sevilla… each so beautiful and extraordinary!!  Just to name some of the ones I love and find hauntingly beautiful: La Macarena,  Esperanza de Triana,  Virgen de las Angustias,  Virgen del Socorro,  Virgen del Rosario, Virgen de Guadalupe,  Virgen de la Paz,  Virgen de la Victoria,  Virgen de la Trinidad,  Virgen de la Candelaria,  María Santísima de la O,  Virgen de la Consolación.
    You will see many of them during the Holy Week Processions in Sevilla taking place since Monday, and ending Friday with one of the most awaited and loved, La Virgen de la Macarena.

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  • Diptyque’s Heavenly Store…

    Not only are Diptyque’s fragrances heavenly, their jewel of a store on Bleecker street in New York has to be, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful perfume stores ever!! Perfectly done luxuriousness!!
    British based designer Christopher Jenner envisioned this marvel of a store for the Parisian house of perfumes and candles inspired in the Art Deco style and the heritage of the brand.
    Gold starburst ceilings, hand painted mirrors, side mirrors painted with iconic images of Paris and New York… are just some of the beautiful details that make this small jewel of a store a must stop when in New York!!

  • A Winter Village at Bryant Park…

    Whenever I visit New York during the Christmas Holidays, I always make time to experience the Winter Village at Bryant Park…
    Always such an exhilarating experience!! The beautiful Christmas tree, the lights, the music, the small wonderful shops with so much to see!! A true Holiday delight!!

    Friday, December 30, 2016 Share

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  • Oh, Christmas Tree!! Oh, Christmas Tree!!

    We recently visited New York to enjoy as much and as many of the amazingly beautiful Christmas decorations the city offers this time of he year, which we will share with you through the coming days…
    Few Christmas trees as regal as the New York Christmas trees.. here, some of the ones we really loved!!

  • Inspiration of the day…

    Loving all the red, festive, decorated doors in New York for the Holidays… it adds an additional feeling of cheer for the season; J’adore!!

  • The Christmas Paradise at John Derian…

    One of my forever all time favorite stores in New York turns into a Christmas paradise during the Holidays…
    Could spend hours exploring every little marvel here!! So much beauty to discover and enjoy!! Three store fronts full of fabulousness!! Just a small sample, from my recent visit… enjoy!!

    Sunday, December 18, 2016 Share

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  • Christmas at the Met…

    For me, few Holiday events are more traditional and meaningful than visiting the beautiful Christmas tree and 18th century Neapolitan Crèche at the Metropolitan Museum of Art when visiting New York… just priceless!!
    Admiring the 20 feet high tree in front of the 18th century Spanish choir screen from the Cathedral of Valladolid with all the glorious details, is an experience to be had at least once, if you visit the city at this time of the year…

  • Inspiration of the day…

    There are beautiful stores in New York… but the Ralph Lauren store on Madison Avenue must be the most amazingly beautiful store of all !!

  • The New York Holidays…

    We are spending some days in New York, enjoying all the beauty the city offers during the Christmas Holidays…
    Will be sharing so many beautiful images with you in the coming days… follow us on Instagram for up to the minute photos, because, who doesn’t love New York in Christmas??

  • Il Tavolo Verde…

    On my recent trip to Madrid, I went out to discover unique places I had not seen before… Il Tavolo Verde, definitely tops my list!!
    Hidden on a quiet street and neighborhood in Barrio Salamanca, close to Parque del Retiro, this fascinating vegetarian and organic food and antique store is just a gem!

    Saturday, November 12, 2016 Share

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  • Inspiration of the Day…

    When in Paris, I love to wander through unknown, small streets of the city, strolling, discovering beauties in almost every corner…

  • Inspiration of the Day…

    Love Autumn colors… they make me feel cool, and warm and cozy at the same time… I took this photo at Bryant Park in New York, which always looks magnificently beautiful this time of the year!!

  • Margarita Se Llama Mi Amor…

    Margarita se llama mi amor… or in English we could say Margarita is my love’s name… What a beautiful name for the most charming, exquisite small flower shop in Madrid… I had heard and read about Margarita se llama mi amor many times, and as a devoted flower lover I needed to visit!
    Such a dream!! A wonderful, extensive and well curated selection of the most marvelous flowers in the most cozy, delightful place !! A flower lover’s small paradise…

  • Café Kitsuné…

    Every Paris Fashion Week, the international fashion flock descends to this Parisian small café in the Palais Royal for their daily fix of coffee between show and show… it is the place to see some of fashion’s best known editors, buyers and fashionistas dashing in and out; the who’s who of the fashion industry…

    Saturday, October 1, 2016 Share

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  • A visit to Madrid’s Iconic Lhardy…

    Every time I visit Madrid, Lhardy is one of those must stops I can’t miss!!
    When you enter Lhardy, you feel time has stopped!! Ahhh… if these walls could talk!! Since 1839 so much of the history of Madrid has been plotted inside these walls. The place for intellectuals, aristocrats, politicians; the who is who of the city’s elite made Lhardy the place to meet and be seen..

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  • Looking Through the Peephole…

    This photo opportunity was just too good to be true!!
    Shot while looking through the peephole of the construction wall in the Mercado de la Cebada, in old Madrid… so colorful !!

    Monday, September 19, 2016 Share

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