Chandler O’Leary just launched her illustrated travel blog Drawn The Road Again and it’s amazing. Documenting her travels with a moleskin and watercolors, she’s able to capture the essence of the places she’s seen through visual conversations. As I prepare for my trip to Montana this weekend, I’m inspired to bring along my moleskin so that I can attempt at documenting my journey.
Before designing each jewelry collection for A Peace Treaty, Farah Malik and Dana Arib research ancient civilizations and worldly regions for inspiration. This season, Villa Bambola II was inspired by the ancient Roman, Jewish, and Islamic influences on 1960s Libya and the detailed mosaics, latticework, feathers, hamsas and palm fronds that decorated the art and architecture of that time. I love the contrast of brassy metal with opal, lapis and amazonite – so rich and exquisite.
L’Otel, a colonial mansion turned boutique hotel, is another reminder of how much I truly miss San Miguel del Allende and how badly I’m itching to return. Nestled on a quiet side street, the four bedroom retreat is equipped with a private rooftop terrace, cushion rich alcoves, an indigo-tiled plunge pool and views over the city. Typically San Miguel and incredibly stylish. Get me there, stat.