Favorite Designer, Joseph Dirand’s New Apartment is a Masterpiece

Mar 20

Joseph Dirand's new Parisian apartment is what he calls "ornamental minimalism" --a delightful mix of natural stones and marbles, neutral colors and glimmering light. Architectural Digest reported, "Clearly, stone is Dirand’s preferred material. Walls, flat surfaces, baths are all in soft-tone stone or marble—often cut from massive blocks he purchased years ago and stored, “waiting for the r…

My Parisian Weekend Getaway

Jan 24

Just back from a whirlwind weekend in Paris, and I want to share some of my favorite spots on avenue Montaigne - where you'll spot views of the Eiffel Tower at one end and the Champs-Elysées at the other. The hotels, restaurants and shops are the best there is. So next time you're in the romantically beautiful city of Paris, you'll know just where to go. { H0tel Costes, 239-241 Rue Saint-Honor…