Overlooking the Andaman Sea, on the shores of Phang Nga province in Thailand, is the new and impressive Iniala Beach House. Each of the 10 suites, spread over three villas, are designed by different designers from all over the world – some inspired by traditional Thai architecture, some influenced by modern design, and some simply impacted by the waves of the ocean. What an incredibly beautiful and unique place to unwind beachside. An added bonus is that 15 percent of the resort’s revenue goes to the owner Mark Weingard’s Inspirasia Foundation, which funds health and education projects in Thailand, Indonesia, and India.
Summer really isn’t summer without that perfect, semi-sheer and lightweight white dress, wouldn’t you agree? Delicate and utterly feminine. I’m obsessed. Dolce Vita offers an eyelet maxi with the sweetest scalloped hem. Kate Moss has designed a perfectly boho version, with embroidered tulle and lace, for Topshop. Cynthia Vincent‘s short lace dress has belled sleeves and Ralph Lauren‘s macrame maxi is perfection with fringe. And some of the best, of course, are vintage.
I personally could not be more excited about today’s release of This Is Oakland. This stunning new guide book, written by dear friend and publicist Melissa Davis and photographed by Kristen Loken, pays tribute to the city I now call home. With profiles of Oakland’s best cafes, top restaurants, unique boutiques and one of a kind speciality stores, it’s easy to understand why this vibrant, culture rich city was recently named the #5 city to visit in the world by The New York Times. Below is just a highlight of some of my favorite local haunts which include Escqelito, Mind’s Eye Vintage, Atomic Garden and Maison d’Etre. Whether you’re a resident, just passing through, or know someone who is relocating, This Is Oakland will undoubtedly inspire. Oh, and come knock on my door!
Swiss architect Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, a 1930s modernist villa on the outskirts of Paris, was the catalyst for Clare Waight Keller‘s resort collection. The silhouettes are mostly architectural with soft, clean lines. But above all, everything maintins functionality and wearability, while still maintaining Chloé‘s revered je ne sais quoi. In addition to the killer coats and chic trumpeted skirts, the accessories so on point. It’s as expected, no? I’m lusting for the new structured cross body bag, that super thick belt and those must have wedges.