My heart sank as I stepped onto the scale. After nearly a month of trying to lose weight for my week-long trip to the Gulf Coast, I was up another three pounds. My clothes were snug and getting snugger. If I ate everything I wanted on my vacation, I’d be flying home naked, and I… Read More Low-Carb (Sort Of) Along the Gulf
I was so looking forward to the days when I could spend my time alternating between travelling and writing at home, free from all the petty annoyances that get in the way. dress: Banana Republic; earrings: Simon Sebbag; necklace: Simon Sebbag; bracelet: Rearden Metal I’ve dedicated the better part of the last two years to… Read More Living the Dream in the Real World
I love snow days. I hate snow, but I love snow days. They’re one of the only socially sanctioned times to step back, slow down, savor silence and solitude. I spent the long weekend of Blizzard Jonas holed up in my Virginia apartment and loved every second of it. The time was like a good… Read More Snow Days!
“What is luxury?” is an exhibit that opens today at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and a question I’ve pondered more and more during the years when I’ve had to rebuild a life. I think there are a few sine qua nons of luxury: quality materials, precise craftsmanship, aesthetic and sensual appeal, impeccable service, and… Read More What is luxury?