Several weeks ago, I briefly stopped over in London before embarking on a week long sailing adventure in Greece. After turning to my trusty travel advisors at Mr & Mrs Smith, I opted to stay at The Cranley, a classically British and an incredibly charming boutique hotel in South Kensington. I must say, I was impressed with how much we were able to accomplish in just a couple of days – witnessing tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams win their semifinal doubles match at Wimbledon, shopping at the wonderful and iconic Liberty of London, charging through the fabulous museums along Exhibition Road, and enjoying the most delightful high tea at The Savoy. And to top it all of, our digs at The Cranley was truly the icing on the cake . . . or rather, the clotted cream on the scone. You get my drift.
Several weeks ago I fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting Alaska. I walked through a forest and enjoyed the new growth of ferns, hiked to Exit Glacier, attended one of the most beautiful weddings, ate freshly caught salmon, and enjoyed many hours in a car driving up and down Highway 1. I loved the majestic mountains, glaciers, wildlife, fields of wild dandelions, water skiing, fishing, clean fresh air, and 19 hours of sunlight so much so that I plan on going back every summer. As I overheard someone summing it up perfectly: ”if this isn’t heaven we are half way there.”
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling to Paris for the grand opening of the Levi’s flagship store on the Champs-Élysées. We all know Levi’s created the first pair of jeans but did you know that denim is originally from France? 17th century French sailors were the first to wear clothes made of serge de nimes, also known today as denim. In 1873 Levi Strauss created the first pair of riveted denim jeans. In celebration of their newest post in Paris, Levi’s will host a series of collaborations between French and American friends – the first of which are musicians Pedro Winters of Ed Banger Records and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem/DFA Records. Not only did the boys DJ the opening party, they designed custom trucker jackets, created the window displays, and set up interactive music stations throughout the store! With an impressive 30 foot backdrop of San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge, echoing the brand’s historical roots, the store is designed with a vintage and industrial feel with the use of reclaimed materials. If you live in Paris or have a trip planned I highly recommend you check it out. You might even see street artists Shepard Fairey and Mister André collaborating next. Vive Les Friends!
A couple of weeks ago I was able to fulfill a longtime desire of experiencing Savannah, Georgia, in all it’s charming glory, for the first time. And honestly, staying at The Gastonian only made the visit that much more special. Located near Forsyth Park, the historic inn is made up of 17 unique and intimate guest rooms, in two adjoining mansions built in 1868. In between wandering the stunning city squares, hopping on romantic carriage rides, snacking on sumptuous pecan pralines, and embarking on hauntingly scary ghost tours, we were pampered back at the B&B with family-styled breakfasts in the mornings, hors d’oeuvres and wine in the afternoons, and desserts and cordials in the evenings. Y’all, if that isn’t the epitome of Southern hospitality and charm . . .
The snow had already started to melt in Colorado when I and members of the Bentley team arrived for Aspen Fashion Week several weeks ago. The unusually warm weather, however, didn’t stop the action packed trip, where I got to drive a Bentley for the first time (did you know it takes over 70 hours to hand stitch the steering wheel alone?), go snowmobiling through a forest of aspen trees (pinch me), see covetable outerwear collections (snowbunny!), snowboard on one of the most stunning mountains (breathtaking), and witness a base jumper leap from a plane (WTF). And just because I fell madly in love with a magenta Continental GTC doesn’t mean I didn’t truly feel like one of the boys for the weekend . . .
As you should all know by now, we are both ridiculously obsessed with Instagram. But there’s no need to feel left out if you have yet to succumb to this highly addictive app (don’t say we didn’t warn you) – you can now experience our daily escapades via a live stream right here on HonestlyWTF. Come join us on our New York Fashion Week adventure!