first impressions of barcelona & hanging at hotel omm

Posted on October 25, 2017

  If New York City and Paris had a baby, it would be Barcelona, a city at once chic and unapologetically grungy. It’s a melting pot, appropriating cultures left and right, and, at the same time, adamantly Catalonian.  The architecture goes from strict lines to undulating concrete waves, from beautiful to opinion-instigating. It’s a city that demands a reaction, but also seems ambivalent to how you react to it. This city feels like a teenager, actually, like a “where” that’sRead More

the guesthouse, vienna, austria

Posted on October 22, 2017

I think a small part of most people has a bias toward anything that feels like their home. Whether it’s a friend’s house or a city, a culture or an entire country, if something about a place taps into your personal definition of “homey-ness” you kind of instinctually like it before you can articulate just why. I think even if this hadn’t happened, Porter and I would’ve loved The Guesthouse (& Vienna overall) but something about this hotel (& thisRead More

mykonos grand, greece

Posted on October 11, 2017

  Last week, Porter and I had the chance to spend some time at Mykonos Grand, and the whole time we were there, we kept repeating that line from Gatsby about large parties actually being more intimate than small ones. While we’ve been traveling, we’ve been collaborating solely with boutique hotels. Most of the hotels we work with have thirty rooms or less. We love this atmosphere, the attention to detail, the close-knit feel of the staff at each one,Read More

bill & coo, mykonos, greece

Posted on October 6, 2017

  There are five star hotels, and then there are six star hotels. I know what you’re thinking, there’s no such thing as a six star. Unfortunately for you, (and fortunately for me, because I write this blog) I get to tell you that you’re wrong. There are. These are the hotels that not only meet the requirements of a five star, but blow each one out of the water. If five stars were honor students, they’d be the valedictorian;Read More

anemi hotel, folegandros, greece

Posted on October 3, 2017

  Way back in January, when Porter and I started making plans to leave home and travel indefinitely, we would spend nights researching eco hotels, digging up emails and saying prayers that the ones we really wanted to work with would choose to hire us. Those nights were so full of anticipation and excitement and coffee and the occasional french fry run, and inevitably, a lot of the time our conversations would circle back to one hotel in particular: Anemi.Read More

beach days in camaiore, italy 

Posted on September 20, 2017

  What I’m Wearing: Cantik Byron Camo Print One Piece, Cantik Byron Camel One Piece, Will & Bear Hats   What Porter’s Wearing: Hartford Linen Swimsuit   This post is going to be short and sweet because I’m trying to get better at that kind of post and I’m also trying to make the abnormally long passport control line at the airport go by more quickly (it’s 8:00 am and we’re currently on our way to Dubrovnik from Rome).  Read More

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