There was an article on The New Potato this morning that starts like this: “So help us, if one more flake falls, if one more sweater pills because of ridiculous overuse (seriously, looking at our white cable knits that were so fresh and so clean at the start of the season is starting to make us physically ill), or if one more person hits us with their umbrella again…we’re moving. It can be anywhere along the equator, a place called Sticksville, as long as it’s 70 degrees fahrenheit or higher; we don’t care. Forget all our ambitions: We’re cold as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore. “
Sound familiar? I picked up a friend to go to dinner the other night during yet another snowstorm and as soon as she got in the car, I lost it: a full-blown rant about how I really can’t deal with this weather any longer! My skin is beyond-repair dry, my vitamin D levels are at an all-time low, I can bear to look at my winter clothes for another second. I am done. Good news: daylight savings is this weekend! So technically we can all start Spring cleaning and updating our wardrobes, because before we know it, it’ll be Memorial Day weekend.
Point Yamu overlooks the Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestones of Phang Nga Bay, Thailand
Let’s just pretend for a second that we’re all frolicking around in faraway Thailand—because that’s exactly what my girl Jacquelyn is doing right this second, and she asked me to fill in while she was away. So naturally I set out to find her the perfect place to go sip a cocktail.
Enter Point Yamu: moroccan tiled floors, giant wicker chandeliers, black and white stripes, dip-dyed tree trunks and sweeping views… The interiors are by Italian designer Paola Navone—which you may remember from her collections for Crate & Barrel and Anthropologie. I don’t know about you, but I’d order a Singapore Sling (not Thai, I know, but still delicious). Who’s with me?
I’m in a weird mood these days where it’s definitely still winter outside (I witnessed quite the snowstorm from my window yesterday), but my brain keeps shifting to summer. Part of me wants to buy fur scarves and soft sweaters (blame it on NYFW)—but the other part of me wants to stock up on tunics and strappy sandals. You could say my current mood is about as contradictory as Gray Malin’s gorgeous new series taken at the Snow Polo Cup in St. Moritz. Now that would be an experience to put on your bucket list!
“Amy leans more toward the purist modernist side, Todd is a little more rustic countryside, so the store is the perfect marriage”
Chances are you’ve already heard about design-duo Amy Kehoe and Todd Nickey and their buzz-worthy LA decor shop Nickey Kehoe, but have you seen their Instagram? Their West Hollywood shop, just like their Insta account, is filled with everything from Indian batik textiles to Peruvian throws and French antiques. Anything goes in this decorator’s heaven.
The pair divide their time between their residential and commercial projects, and scour the world’s flea markets, from California to Italy, to collect the best antique and vintage finds for their shop. Their taste, which falls somewhere between modern and rustic, is reflected in their quintessentially Californian aesthetic. Until I make my way to LA to visit the shop in person, I will live vicariously through their colorful Instagram (or their One Kings Lane sale, which ends tonight)!